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Janice – week 9

The past several weeks I’ve been working on making some basic, lower end items for a small show I’ve got coming up – so earrings have been features a LOT! These are simple beaded earrings. :)   Janice http://doxallodesigns.blogspot.com

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YOJ Week 9 – Pearl Cross – weirdlywired

Still behind, oh well. Life goes on, as we all know! This is one of two crosses I made for a customer to choose from. The other is HERE.  After making the other, and not being thrilled with it, I decided to try this one. I REALLY like this one much more, but the other […]

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wk 9: by Delia Stone

No Irish eyes for me this week.  Just catch up … so simple earrings.  This time my very first brass etchings.  I like the look of the etched brass …. wasn’t really sure I would but I was pleasantly surprised.  I added some ab Swarovski crystal drops to them which really complimented the golden tones […]

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Week 9 – Windswept Sky – Bebop Beads

I’m playing catch-up. The focal element in this bracelet is a piece of Fenton Art Glass brokenware — specifically, a piece of carnival glass. I’m not sure of the pattern. The base glass is a pale lavender and the iridescence is pink and gold. Building a beadwoven bezel around the brokenware pieces is a challenge, […]

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Week 9, Windswept, Geneva Collins/Torque Story

I know this is late for week 9, but dare I confess that this was originally supposed to be my “Down and Dirty” entry several weeks ago? I took the theme literally, choosing red agate chips and other desert-colored stones and seed beads that I wove into graduated loops in a double spiral rope pattern. […]

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Week 10 – the second part of the week….

Week 10 - the second part of the week....

I have been a busy girl this week! In addition to the earrings and ring I made at the beginning of this week, I went on to make another gorgeous ring with a glittering boulder opal, and finished off the week with a couple of gem-filled mini seahorses. Still editing photos for the lotus hoop […]

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YOJ 2011, Week 10, The Nimble Sprite, Celtic Pendant

YOJ 2011, Week 10, The Nimble Sprite, Celtic Pendant

I made this pendant by much the same method as I made the Freya pendant a couple of weeks ago. After the clay was baked, I rubbed on a little interference gold acrylic paint, let it dry, and then finished up with some brown oil paint for an antiqued look. I found out from my […]

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Week 10 – Some green to wear – Bebop Beads

I have fallen behind and will have to catch up on “Windswept” later. To compensate, here are two green pieces. These pendants are beadweaving over recycled glass — specifically, cullet (i.e., waste glass to be recylced) from Fenton Art Glass in West Virginia. When my sister turned me on to the to place that sells […]

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Week 10 – Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Michelle Buettner

My Irish Eyes are NOT smiling this week.  I’m having major tumbler issues.  Every piece of sterling silver that I have put in the tumbler has come out a different color!   No oxidation was used, either, by the way!  First it came out this really pretty ‘brass/gold’ looking color. So, I washed the pieces, washed the […]

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Week 9-Granulation Pendants-Nancy Wickman

Last Saturday I took a great class in granulation from Debbie Fehrenbach. So I had no choice but to part with some of the sterling silver sheet that I’ve been hoarding. We learned how to melt all of the little same size fine silver balls. They were then glued to the sterling silver sheet with […]

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Week 10 – Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Week 10 - Irish Eyes Are Smiling

What a happy coincidence that the ring I made this week fits the theme for the week! A lovely bit o’ green sure to make a pretty lass smile. I made the ring in my metals class this week, using a bright green FW coin pearl left over from a custom piece I made a […]

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Week 10: Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Heidi Kinnally

Week 10:  Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Heidi Kinnally

Cierra Hoops in Copper and Luck of the Irish Green   These fun, lacy  hoops are handcrafted from copper wire which has been oxidized for a rich earthy tone and malachite green Czech glass beads have been wired along the outside edge. Perfect for St. Patty’s Day! Hoops measure about 1 1/2″ in diameter.  I […]

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YOJ11-wk 9 by P. Whitlow

Although this piece might not appear windswept. I can imagine the little fine silver swirls being tumbled about by the wind. The pendant is made of dichroic glass with a fine silver bail imbedded and fine silver foil swirls. Although you can’t see it, the clasp is also a swirl made from sterling silver. Now I have […]

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YOJ11 Week 9 – A ring and a flowery earring design…

YOJ11 Week 9 - A ring and a flowery earring design...

I have been a busy bee this week! Even though I did succumb to the cold I caught from my husband, I managed to finish several pieces this week, and I keep making more! This weeks haul was a boulder opal ring and some lacy lotus hoop earrings with stunning blue tourmalines. To see more […]

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Week 9 -Windswept Talula

I wrote a poem for the week.  I have the piece working in my head but it didn’t want to come out yet.   Windswept by J. L. Denman 2011 Grey mists rise on wings. Grey wings fly through skies. Grey skies pour out tears. Grey tears drench hopes. Hope’s strength falters ladden by Dejection’s […]

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