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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Snakeskin Pattern for the Win!

Oh, for goodness SNAKES! 


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With this one-of-a-kind statement necklace, you can have snakes on a plane or snakes on a train or snakes in the rain. Animal print jewelry is as trendy as ever, and this 22-inch long snakeskin pattern pendant necklace makes a stylish addition to any wardrobe.

porcelain snakeskin print bead

antiqued silver plated rolo chain

Zola Elements antiqued silver plated coiled hook and eye clasp


Sunday, September 22, 2019

How It All Began

I was challenged to share a "fun fact" about myself or my business here on the blog, so here goes!

I have a long-standing interest in astrology. In fact, that interest is what got me started designing and crafting jewelry. An astrologer friend of mine shared a design for a necklace I could make that would represent my birth chart. You can find her webpage and a tutorial HERE.

When an astrologer casts a natal chart, the locations of the sun, moon, and planets are noted by degrees and the heavenly bodies are a specific number of degrees apart. The chart looks like this:



My friend's design calls for a bead to represent each planet plus the sun and the moon, with the degrees between them represented by smaller beads. (Picture the necklace as a circle, and you will begin to get the idea.)

As you can see from the photos below, I chose a large orange bead to represent the sun. At the time, I didn't know anything about gemstones or beads, so I didn't make a note of which stones I used for the sun, moon, and planets. To represent the degrees between the larger beads in this necklace, I chose very small hematite beads. Each segment of 30 degrees is separated from the next segment with a tiny silver bead.



Making that necklace hooked me on making beaded jewelry. After making pieces to complement my favorite outfits and pieces for every friend and relative I could think of, I still wanted to make more. Now I have an online shop at Etsy and many storage boxes containing all manner of beads and accoutrements. (It's not an addiction. I can stop any time. Seriously.)

Each piece is unique, the result of my imagination and fascination with colors and patterns and shapes. Stop by my shop any time! Just click the link below:

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Red, Black and Gray Tassel Jewelry

Vibrant, fiery RED... dramatic, mysterious BLACK... neutral, dignified gray -- a classic color combination that's perfect for fall and winter.


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Adjustable Length Necklace with Suede Tasselshttps://www.etsy.com/listing/728678339

Long Dangle Earrings with Suede Tassels and Sterling Silver Filled Hookshttps://www.etsy.com/listing/714882304

The color red represents courage, passion, adventure, and power. Black is the color of magic, night, and the unknown. The color gray represents security, reliability, and intelligence. Quite a powerful combination when you think about it!