I’m back & new pendants

Well, my trip took longer than I had expected, for which I apologize, but now I’m back and have over 70 (!) new pendants, which I will be listing in my Etsy shop shortly. Here’s some gothic hearts for a start; they’re available in the gothic & fantasy section of my shop.

Various pendants

Some pendants I’ve made recently. I like to experiment a bit, so in these two I used Vintaj Patina to decorate the brass base and a dragon charm. Available in my Etsy shop: dragon pendant, green pendant One of my usual steampunk pendants. I have abandoned them a bit recently, although they are quite popular and I like making them. I must get back to making them more regularly. Available here. A heart pendant but different …

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Earthy tones necklace

As usually, assembling the beaded part took me a lot more time than the wire wrapped part, because I kept stringing the beads and dismantling the whole thing all over again until for hours until it looked right. I used fused glass cab for a focal piece, coconut shell beads, lampwork beads, handmade recycled glass beads, some brass plated findings and faux suede cord. Available on Etsy.

Ocean bracelet

I had wanted to make this for a long time and had the wire wrapped part pre-made, in my drawer. I just couldn’t find the right beads. While browsing Etsy I found African glass beads recycled from old bottles. They’re beautifully  irregular and come in variety of colours and shapes. I also used some artisan lampwork beads, a patina starfish charm and silver plated “bali” beads. Available in my Etsy shop.

Wire wrapped winter bracelet

I have to admit, the wire wrapping in this one took an awful lot of time. I used three dichroic glass cabs from For The People shop (purple and ice pink/white) and lampwork beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry. Purples, lilacs and whites. Enjoy. Bracelet available in my Etsy shop.

Twin bracelets

Sometimes I set aside some beads that match together and keep them for later in case I come across more matching beads or just something that goes with them enough for me to go “wow” and feel that using those beads in a different combination wouldn’t produce something good enough. That was the case with caramel lampwork beads, with navy blue, clear or brown bumpy spots. When I gathered all my matching supplies it turned …

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Autumn tones bracelets

Bracelets are fun to make and unlike wire wrapped pendants they don’t require a lot of skill from the maker to look original and beautiful. Two of these are just beaded, with some bead charms, otherwise no frills except the beads matching and complimenting each other perfectly. The other two include wire wrapped elements – a fused glass cabochon and a bead. Available on Etsy in my “bracelets” section.