* One-of-a-Kind *
* Handmade *
* Many Different Styles and Colors *

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Such a Lovely Couple (from the Dark Side)!

For me, much of the fun of creating jewelry is looking through my finished pieces for earrings, bracelets, or necklaces that complement each other in pleasing ways.

For today's blog entry, I submit to you one of my newest creations -- "Mysterious Night" -- followed by some of the necklaces in my shop that seem to pair especially well with it.

You can buy any or all of these unique pieces from my shops at _ETSY_ or _ARTFIRE_ using Paypal or a credit card.

This wonderfully gothy, gypsy, boho 15-coil bracelet is the perfect thing to jazz up your night (or day, really).

Purchase from _ETSY_

Pair it with one of the following necklaces from my shop:

Purchase from _ETSY_

Purchase from _ETSY_

Purchase from _ETSY_

Purchase from _ETSY_

Friday, June 5, 2015

Adventures with Handmade Ceramic Beads - Part 2

I thoroughly enjoyed creating a new necklace and pair of earrings with two handmade ceramic focal beads and pale turquoise ceramic rounds made by Cindy of Art and Soul Jewelry.

To purchase one or both of these pieces, visit Etsy or ArtFire.

Necklacewww.etsy.com/listing/236052330 or www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/JewelryByScotti/12003166

Earringswww.etsy.com/listing/235938803 or www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/JewelryByScotti/12003172

Here are the beads "before" . . .

My parcel arrived with an extra gift inside, a darling little flower bead with a spiral center, so I used that as well.

Soothing turquoise, teal, and blue harmonize with creamy gold crazy lace agate chips to create a symphony of serenity in this “Tranquility” statement necklace. You can almost hear the gentle waves lapping against the sandy shore. 

To complement Cindy's beautiful work I chose crazy lace agate chips in creamy tan and gold, peacock blue glass pearls, shimmery teal porcelain ovals with coffee-colored specks, and Montana matte Picaso beads. 

The matching earrings also feature crazy lace agate chips and peacock blue glass pearls, along with the handmade pale turquoise ceramic beads. French hook ear wires are sterling silver.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Adventures with Handmade Ceramic Beads - Part 1

What happens when you hang out at the _Ceramic Art Bead Market_ on Facebook? You get to see amazing, gorgeous, fascinating, delightful creations by some truly talented ceramic bead designers! (And you also run the risk of spending a lot of money... but let's not dwell on that!)

I am having such fun bidding on beads and, if I win the bid, making them into unique pieces of jewelry that express a wide variety of moods, tones, and fashion statements.

For example....

Look at these wonderful handmade green ceramic beads from _NKP Designs_.

I decided to create a necklace I call “Secret Garden” using AB amethyst faceted round glass beads with the handmade ceramic clay beads in different sizes and shades of  apple green, asparagus, avocado, fern green, pistachio, and anjou pear. Antiqued silver bead caps from my friends at Sturee Tribal Village embrace the large central bead.

To purchase this necklace through my Etsy shop, click HERE.
To purchase through my ArtFire shop, click HERE.

I chose amethyst faceted glass rounds to add the suggestion of lilacs to the glorious greens in this secret garden. A lovely 7/16 inch purple and green silk ribbon called “Monet” brings these two colors together. Silvery light gray Crystazzi pearls contribute shimmer and shine. Continuing the antiqued silver tone set by the bead caps are large hammered rings, chain, and an ornate teardrop toggle clasp. The necklace measures 22-1/2 inches in length.

The color green soothes and relaxes us mentally. It can symbolize abundance, prosperity, hope, life, and nature. The color purple is said to symbolize wisdom, inspiration, spirituality, royalty, mystery, and magic.

Stay tuned for more of my "Adventures with Handmade Ceramic Beads"!