Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adornments for your Wrist!

I have heard it said that if you can't decide on a one piece of jewelry that you should always go for the wrist! This is because the wrist is the thinnest part of your body and so to adorn this particular area draws the eye to it and away from perhaps less "desirable" areas. I tend to agree. I find that somehow I feel more elegant with a well adorned wrist that most other things I could add to my outfit. So without further ado, Adornments for your wrist!!
The first picture is named "Mermaids tail" because of the mix of Czech glass used. The cut sides of the glass beads remind me of the shimmery scales on the tail of one of these mythical creatures. The second photo is named "Monet's Garden" Thanks to someone on my Facebook page I found this name to be more suitable than what I had originally picked out. I love the soft colours of the Czech glass leaves and flowers mixed with the earthy and warm copper.

I used this fabulous clasp a second time to create this warm and rich piece. I love making a little something for every taste, whether simple or complex, colourful or muted, smooth or textured... the possibilities are endless and so I create from my heart and let the designs come out in whatever way they shall. I used brown/gold tones in this one, also made of Czech glass. I did three simple strands in separate rows unlike the first where I intertwined the rows. It lays quite smoothly on your wrist!

This is the crowning glory of the day! Over 4 hours of wire wrapping! A mix of Czech glass in clear with AB finish, deep blue Ocean colours mixed with the earthy tones of the copper. I named it "Ocean Spray"! This is what I felt as I was creating it! I could hear the waves in my head and see the salt spray of the waves crashing on the beach. I have always loved watching the ocean, I live by the mountains so I don't get to enjoy it very often, but as a child I enjoyed the Atlantic Ocean very much with it's tides and rocky sand beaches.

I hope you can take these images with you and be inspired to bring your own surroundings and memories into creation through whatever form of art you use. I wish I could paint, I would create a scarf with the Ocean Spray and the mermaids tail... I am really loving scarves lately, not sure why but they make me smile ;)

Have a great week! {and don't forget to create something!!}


Friday, July 1, 2011

New pendants with Calico Collage, a show and even some jewelry!!

 I have been trying out some new images that I am very happy with :) I have been looking for some new clock images that would really speak to me and I was lucky enough to meet a lovely lady named Ella, that was willing to work with me on some custom sheets!

Ella is also known as Calico Collage. She has a fun unique style and is so full of energy and spunk! Just my kind of girl! These sheets will be listed in her shop on Monday, for anyone who is interested. They are not available yet, so keep an eye out for 6 new sheets of clocks, maybe more on Monday Morning West Coast time...
The top one is 1inch circles, and has a mix from two different sheets. The second are 1.5 inch circles, perfect for a pendant! There are 4 different sheets of these ones. I think Ella mentioned that she was working on some other sizes too, so keep an eye out ;)

Some of these pieces have already sold but please keep an eye out after the weekend for me to start listing them in my Etsy shop, More Skye Jewels!!
These are by another artist, but I wanted to include them because I love them so much! I love the colour and texture in these. Photos do not do them justice!!

On another note, I was able to find a few minutes to create something new in the last couple of weeks. I am a little overwhelmed by everything that has been going on and keep hoping that someone will offer their services as my assistant in exchange for jewelry! lol Alas no one has offered yet, that lives close enough to actually be able to do it! It was fun to read the comments of those interested though ;)

This necklace is Vintaj, with a mix of other lovelies! It has a very beachy feel and is summery and fun!
Also made with Vintaj, I love the focal bead and this one sits just right on my neck, might keep it, but I have not decided yet! lol

Fallen Angel Brass, Hollow beads...
More Fallen Angel Brass with Hollow beads...
You will be seeing more of these coming out, I am making them a permanent part of my collection. They will all be a little different, just to keep them interesting, but in general they will be pretty much like these two pairs...
Fallen Angel Brass has really grown on me, I am loving it more and more. I think it's the fact that it is so dark. Makes my designs rich and different!
And for the last pair, more Fallen Angel Brass with a touch of French Class! I can't wait to get more!! So fun to play with!!

So please forgive my absence, I will try to stop in more often, it has just been a crazy week/month lol

Come again soon for more fun Calico Collage pendants!!


Please join me this Saturday in Okotoks for a fun outdoor market! Lots of amazing vendors, fun for the kids and Live Music!!
I will be there with Scentsy and you really don't want to miss it!! See you there!!