Category Archives: Bracelets

Sapphire Day!

The sky recently has displayed so many rich and vivid shades of blues that I just borrowed  a few, mixed them with golds and bronze tints, and voila! Feast your eyes on these ladies:

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Buttons Buttons Buttons!

I have an current obsession with Czech glass buttons! They are beautiful art pieces handmade by skilled glass artisans whose techniques have been perfected and handed down for generations. I can’t resist making them the centerpiece for more jewelry pieces … Continue reading

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Butterflies in Flight

We live in the path of the monarch butterfly migration and are lucky enough to see vast numbers of them on the coast of central California. Though we see lots of monarchs, there have been plenty of varied colored butterflies flitting about our garden … Continue reading

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Star Goddess

Really, making a complete mess of my home shouldn’t be this much fun! I love this gorgeous vintage brass Art Nouveau Star Goddess set on a large filigree which I painted in burgundy and bronze patinas then shaped into a wearable form. Having spent hours figuring … Continue reading

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Art Deco Angel

I am absolutely entranced by this exquisite vintage brass Angel! Such a lovely face. She is fastened to a wonderful vintage brass Art Deco piece which I hand tinted using a variety of methods and layers of color. Hah, I just … Continue reading

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Embellished Romance

Having found another new technique to go crazy with, I am proceeding with careless abandonment and wielding my paintbrush and tools with recklessness. Beware, anyone who walks into the workroom better be prepared for flying bits of metal and paint! I have … Continue reading

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Chain Maille

So recently had a major need to up my game and do something new with my jewelry. Yep, short attention span here which means trying a variety of methods to add to the current madness. I settled on playing with chain … Continue reading

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Green Green Green!

We have green! Yep, little shoots poking through the parched soil in shades of emerald, jade and verdigris just waiting for the next rain to flourish. Doing my rain dance! Thought a few pieces to reflect the colors were in … Continue reading

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Buttons!

When I used to work with seed beads, I made elaborate bracelets using enameled and Czech glass buttons.  The bracelets were fun to make but took a tremendous amount of time. The teeny tiny seed beads were hard on my … Continue reading

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“On the Threshold of a Dream”

“Take another sip my love And see what you will see A fleet of golden galleons On a crystal sea Are you sitting comfortably? Let Merlin cast his spell… Ride along the winds of time And see where we have … Continue reading

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