Monday, March 23, 2009

Agate Pearls

I must say that since I discovered the higher end materials, nothing makes me smile more than the pearls. I especially love the large ones. They make any bracelet more rich and luxurious and add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to any creation. I used pewter spacers and bead caps. I also used a few pewter beads and a pewter toggle clasp. The agate nuggets come in all sorts of tones so I tried choosing a variety to make the bracelet look unique. Of course I added my favorite large cultured fresh water pearls.

Let me know what you think I always love to read your lovely comments.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Nugget Bracelet

This bracelet has a lovely silver plated toggle clasp and small round silver plated beads between each nugget. The light green nuggets are Aventurine a semi precious stone and the dark variegated green are dyed shell. Unfortunately When I first started this little hobby of mine I did not write down the names of most of my stones, so the other ones I can not remember the names of. I learned my lesson and now keep all the tags with the beads so I don't run into this again. lol. This bracelet has considerable weight to it, and feels quite nice on your wrist.
I am having trouble with my computer so excuse the short posts, I hope to get it fixed soon.
See you soon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stretch Choker

What a lovely neck, don't you think? lol. This is my oldest daughter Emma-Jeanne. She is modeling this choker for me so I could get a decent picture and really show you what it looks like. It really suits her. :)
I used three rectangular red glass beads as the focal point, silver spacers at the edges and black glass seed beads in between. I did this on two strands of stretch magic so that I could make it stronger and so I could make it wider by expanding it after the focal point. I did this simply by putting beads on each of the strands and combining the strands again through one row before the toggle.

I used more of the black seed beads and pewter spacers, and added some larger clear and black glass beads. I put a toggle clasp at the back to make it easy to put on but the stretch magic was to make it more comfortable.

Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I gave this bracelet to my Mother for her Birthday. She was ecstatic. She loved the colours and the texture and how it sat on her wrist. My Mother has dark brown hair, even at 63, and looks fantastic in earthy colours.

I used a variety of stones and some chips that had an iridescent sheen to them. I did not place the stones in any particular order but made sure to place chips between each stone. I finished it off with a metal heart toggle clasp.

Come again soon