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

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Other payment options may include check and money order.

Questions? Send me an email at sm_cohn (at) hotmail.com.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Memory Wire Coil Wrap Bracelets

No matter what we call them, we all love those multi-strand bracelets that coil around our wrists -- no fasteners, no fuss, no muss. And I love making them, so it's a win-win for me!

We start with something called "Memory Wire." Memory wire is packaged in coils, which when opened resemble that marvelous toy called a Slinky. Memory wire "remembers" its shape and retains its coil form, allowing the bracelet to fit most wrists.

Memory Wire comes in the appropriate sizes for rings, bracelets, and necklaces. The size of the beads we use will affect how the bracelet fits: larger beads will create a tighter fit. This can make it tricky to get a perfect fit when ordering a bracelet online -- even though the coils will stretch if the bracelet seems too tight. To see a demonstration of how to enlarge a memory wire bracelet to fit more comfortably, refer to _this link_. If the bracelet is too loose, there's not much you can do but return it. I sometimes describe the fit of my bracelets by telling customers how they fit on my wrist, which is fairly small (6 inches just above the wrist bone.)

Now that we have the foundation of our wrap (coil) bracelet, the possibilities are endless. Below I am sharing photos of many of the wrap (coil) bracelets available in _my Etsy shop_. Come over and take a look. Just click on the "Bracelets" section of the shop to see all of the different types of bracelets I offer (including wrap bracelets).

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.