Collette’s Designs

Turquoise and Carnelian collar

Turquoise and Carnelian collar                                                                               This is one outstanding necklace! The carnelian agate tubes are about 30 mm long there are turquoise ovals and blue goldstone accent ovals. and touches of 4 mm red carnelian. All are hung from a large heavy weight brass chain.  This necklace is not for the faint of heart. Love it!

Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy

This is a lovely necklace. it is all Swarovski prong set stones Dark Topaz and Summer Blush and Olivine and Crystal Copper Swarovski bicones in and sterling silver strung and wove together to make a stunning focal point. It is finished off with a sterling chain. This is a very luxurious piece

Autumn Joy bracelet

Autumn Joy bracelet

Autumn Joy earrings

Autumn Joy earrings

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Wine

This double strand necklace is done with Swarovski marquis Stones in Burgundy side set with Swarovski stones in Black Diamond/ Chili Pepper. finished with Swarovski beads in Burgundy and Crystal AB2x

Sparkling Wine earrings

Sparkling Wine earrings

Starry Nights earrings

Starry Nights earrings

These are clip on earrings done in seed beads, rivioli and Swarovi prong set stones and beads. The rivioli are 18mm Crystal encased in dove gray and gun metal hematite. surrounded by White Opal AB 2x and Gray Opal AB 2x. the bottom drop is a Swarovski tear drop prong set stone that was bezeled in Miyuki dove gray and gun metal seed beads. The y were commissioned for a lady that wore a dove grey chiffon for her wedding dress.

This matching piece is also done in Swarovski Stones and beads

Regal Lady

Regal Lady

Regal Lady Back

Regal Lady Back

Regal Lady earringsRegal Lady earrings

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.

Kathy's OwlKathy’s OwlKathy's Owl sideKathy’s Owl Side 

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

Time's past

Time’s past

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

FossilThis 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.

Waters from Africa

Waters from Africa

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.

winter skyThis 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

winter sky ear

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.

waters edgeWaters edge

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.

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One thought on “Collette’s Designs

  1. coffeelizard

    I love the way you chose the complementary beads to give the lovely texture and playful air influencing the eye to imagine movement. The turquoise and the amber tones give this necklace such a sophisticated look with eht chains. ! Keep up the wonderful creative designs!

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