This is one of my favorite seed bead pieces. The focal piece has a topaz rivoli the bottom of the focal is done in Swarovski and up the side of the necklace are bezeled glass fire opal cabachons. it is finished off with vintage Czech glass bronze beads.
This a collaborative piece . The Owl is drawn by a good friend of mine Kathleen Piercefield, in pen and ink on a small stone about 1.75 wide by 3 in tall and then sealed. When I got the owl from my friend I loved the way the matte finished Myuki Delicas complimented the ink. The accent bead are 15/0 toho in African sunset luster. I love that color. The bail is a crinoid fossil section. It was found by another friend in a local creek. The original ink drawing is by Kathleen Piercefield . You can see more of her art work at www.kpeircefield.com
This piece is a lovely mix of found objects. The watch face was repurposed from a pocket watch and encased in vintage brass filigree, held in place with a looped Swarovski margarita and some vintage watch hands and a crystal hanging on solid brass chain. there is also an etched brass keyhole plate. an antique cabinet key. The toggle is a brass filigree piece married with a handmade etched toggle ring. Strung on a solid brass chain
This my first attempt at bead embroidery. The fossil is an orthoceras. I have always had a fascination with fossils and have incorporated them in my jewelry. I used matte finish gun metal delicas and african sunset luster toho 15/0 for the edging, and small fresh water pearls. Strung on a solid brass chain.
This necklace is made from ceramic African Kazuri beads. These are handmade by Women to help care for their families. Each bead is unique no 2 are alike. These were put together with sterling chain and wire. Accented with premium fresh water pearls, turquoise glass picasso coins and a sterling accent piece re-purposed from a bracelet.
This lovely lady was created on an overcast winter’s day. The bare branches juxtaposed on the sky matched to a ‘T’! The materials to make this are 10 mm aquamarine stone beads and Myuki seed beads in Matte Metallic Iris with a vintage open work filigree circle in antiqued solid brass. The hooks were made by wiring aquamarine beads into a brass filigree flower The original seed bead pattern, is by Carole Ohl as seen in the August / September Beadwork magazine
These earrings were made the same way as the hooks for the necklace, 10mm stone aquamarine beads, with handmade headpins set through the the vintage antiqued filigree flower the finished off with antiqued bead caps.
The focal beads are hand made By ’emmylou beads’ on Etsy They are graced on the sides with vintage solid brass bead caps and 6mm Swarovski Pacific Opal AB. The peyote tube beads are done in Matte Metallic Khaki Iris Myuki delica with antiqued solid brass chain and vintage re-purposed screw clasp.