September 28, 2007

I'm in another Etsy Treasury!

Woohoo!!!! One of my girlfriends from the Cagey Crafters forum has featured me in another Etsy Treasury with 11 other awesome designers! Fun, fun!!!

September 24, 2007

New Twisted Circles and Cascade Pieces

Here are two of my newest sets of pieces:

Green Amethyst Twisted Circles Necklace & Earrings

and Iolite Phrenite Cascade Necklace & Earrings

The Green Amethyst Twisted Circles set features some of my favorite things, green gemstone beads (can I ever have enough green gemstones?? *grin*) and twisted jumprings. I love making twisted jumprings and enjoy using them in my pieces as they lend a delicate flair to a simple piece giving it an entirely new look.

The Iolite Phrenite Cascade set is very special to me for the simple reason that one of my good friends and fellow designers, Rhonda Reagan of Stunning Details inspired these Cascades. Rhonda is a dear friend and a fantastic designer.

Both sets are, of course, for sale on my website.

Thank you Crystal!!

I am so excited about a recent blog post by one of my friends, Crystal of 2 Belles & a Bead. In her Blog Post she talks about our recent Art Piece Swap from the Cagey Crafters forum of which we both belong. Crystal was my Art Swap person to whom I mailed 2 lengths each of Jen's Pind and Flat Queen's Link chainmail. As you can read from her Blog Post, she is absolutely thrilled about the pieces. Thank you so much Crystal for such an awesome write-up!

September 22, 2007

Stepping Stones Collection

I recently worked on a series of pieces entitled "Stepping Stones." The pendants consist of short lengths of a chainmail weave called "staggered corduroy." Three large handmade sterling silver rings intersected by smaller silver rings stepping upon each other with various selections of gemstones woven into the larger rings.

This first piece feature Grade AAA Garnet rondelles:

This pendant contains Iolite and Freshwater Pearls:

And this third piece pairs Smoky Quartz and Pink Topaz:

I also created two additional color combinations that are on my website, Shaded Hessonite Garnets and Freshwater Pearls. Several of the pendants have delicate earrings to match, an example is seen here:

Additional color combinations are available of course. Feel free to email me for custom work.

September 17, 2007

Surprise Sale!

Raspberry Delight Necklace

Berry Kaleidoscope Necklace

Queen's Link with Lampwork Bracelet

These are just a few of the myriad of pieces that are on sale in my Decadence Collection on my website. The sale runs this week, 9/17 - 9/22, and the majority of my Decadence Collection is 15% off, with a deeper discount on a couple of pieces.

September 14, 2007

My first magazine press!

On Tuesday, September 11, 2007, one of my pieces made it into Quick & Simple magazine which is published by Good Housekeeping.

Here is the cover:

And here is the page with my Sapphire Teardrops Necklace :

September 12, 2007

I was listed on an Etsy Treasury!!

Woohoo! How fun! Yesterday I found out that I was listed on an Etsy Treasury. Here is a picture:

Yes, I know, its a bit small, but, look in the upper right hand side and that's my Fireglow Necklace.