Friday, May 27, 2016

All The Shiny Things

This ornament went out as a Pay It Forward surprise early this morning. It has a peachblow dyed agate in the center, Czech crystals, seed beads in 11/0 and 15/0, nylon netting, and bugle beads. Backed in ultrasuede.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Snail Inception

Necklace is about 19.5" long, focal piece is about 5" long including bail and fringe. Druzy agate double snail, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, seed beads in 11/0 and 15/0, nickel-free gunmetal toggle clasp. All photos © Jen Curry of Erie, Colorado. Work by me. Photos can be clicked to see larger versions. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Egyptian piece- completed!

Czech glass button, Swarovski pearls, Swarovski crystals, bugle beads, seed beads in 15/0 and 11/0, amethyst chunks. Backed in ultra suede.

Photos © Jen Curry of Erie, Colorado. Work by me.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Nice photos of pretty things!

Had "real" photos taken of these pieces because they're all on charity auction this weekend. The last one with the bright pink eye shaped one is new. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oil Slicks and Mermaid Jewelry

Conch shell detail, seashells as accents. Swarovski glass pearls, multi-faceted crystals, Czech fire polish glass beads, seed beads in 15/0 and 11/0, bugle beads. Twisted fringe detail. 22" necklace pattern is modified design from Jill Wiseman​. Clasp is nickel free metal alloy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In Stitches

My first new piece is a petrified snail shell with druzy agate inside, Swarovski pearls, glass seed beads in 15/0 and 11/0, a Sterling silver clasp, backed in Ultrasuede. I donated it to the silent auction at my kids' school. You can click and enlarge the photos. 

The second piece is a geode slice with seed beads in 11/0 and 15/0, bugle beads, Swarovski pearls, Czech dragonscale beads, backed in Ultrasuede. It's about 4.47" from bail to the ends of the fringe. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Egyptian Zodiac bead embroidery WIP

In progress photos of a bead embroidery project I'm currently working on. Czech glass button in mirror back purple/ pink/ orange finish, Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass seed beads, bugle beads, and amethyst chunks. It took a LONG time because I had to do every part at least three times. It's at a stopping point until I get some beads to make a necklace strong enough to hold it. I will have to re-paint the face when it's all finished since the paint wore off over the course of my work.

Pay It Forward 2015

A couple bead embroidered shell ornaments I sent out to finish up last year's Pay It Forward projects.