Monday, October 9, 2017

Purple Netting Bangle with Long Pearl Accent


I made a green netting bangle earlier this year which is headed to Minneapolis this month and I decided I was wearing it so much that I wanted to use the plum beads that I was toting around.  I was a bit stumped as to what to fill in the gap between the netting since its not completely even with the bangle size when I came across this long dyed freshwater pearl. I think the pearl has been floating around my bead stash since my college days.


Speaking of college days, I have been trying to clean out the disaster that I currently call a studio and have been running into all sorts of UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  I think I need to start filling a garbage can so I can think straight as I sift through, however, what if I get rid of something that would be of use in 10 years?! Always the struggle.

This plum netting bangle can be seen at the Lansing Art Gallery right now for this 2017 Holiday show.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Blue and Purple Leaf Lariat Set


In preperation for holiday I've been making sure to stay on top of creating new jewelry.  I'm pretty satisfied with this blue and purple set.  I haven't made a shorter leaf necklace in a long time, so I'm glad I finished this one on time.  These will be headed to the Lansing Art Gallery on Friday.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beaded Blob Earrings in Blues


As you may or may not have followed, I really love making these 3-D forms.  I'm starting to make the beaded blob earrings again!  These will be headed to the Lansing Art Gallery soon with more blue and purple jewelry!


Monday, September 11, 2017

College Football Themed Bangles


College football is covering the Lansing area with green and white.  When in Rome.... MSU bangles can be found through me OR Sweet Custom Jewelry in Old Town.


HERE is the first block S bangle style that I made, along with a matching pendant.


I was commissioned to make an ILLINI bangle a few years ago, which you can see HERE.



I do have a block M bangle for my own alumni which I am unable to find a photo of at the moment, but I did make myself some blended bead ones for more subtlety which is HERE.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Yellow Grey and Black Offset Arrow Bangle and Earrings


I really liked the look of the offset arrow pattern with the blue, red and light pink set I finished, so I decided to take it a step further with this yellow, grey and black set.  The lines and spacing are much more randomized with this set and the earrings only match in length, not pattern.


You'll be able to check these out and all of the other arrow sets I've been working on at September's My Arts Night Out!  I will be set up at Piper & Gold at 5pm!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Greys and Gold with a Teal tint Tonal Arrow Bangle and Earrings


I originally was going to stick with greys and gold on this arrow bangle variation but the teal metallic beads jumped out at me when I was putting colors together.  the teal really makes the greys look more blue which surprised me. It looks like you'll be able to pick up this set at the next Arts Night Out in Old Town! 



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Blue, Red, Light Pink and Grey Offset Arrow Bangle and Earrings


I have been playing with a lot of different bead color combinations while looking for the perfect day-job.  This particular blue is the darkest I have in my bead stash, it's not as navy as I was hoping for, but I do think it still compliments the other colors.  


I like that it looks somewhat patriotic, without being the real red white and blue colors.  

Purple Netting Bangle with Long Pearl Accent

I made a green netting bangle earlier this year which is headed to Minneapolis this month and I decided I was wearing it so much that ...