Monday, August 14, 2017

Maple Seed Bangle 1


I collected maple seeds a month or so ago and have been rolling a bangle design around in my head.  For the most part, I just needed to get some colors picked and make it.  I already have some ideas of a larger version of this piece with varying seed colors since they go from green and dry to brown.


I'm not sure how successful I think this bangle is, but it's growing on me.  I'm glad I finally got to draft it out!  Any thoughts?  Comments below appreciated. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tonal Arrow Bangle and Earrings Set in Pinks


I've been enjoying pouring through my bead stash and working on some easy to wear jewelry for holiday sales.  I have WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor confirmed for holiday and the Textile Center Holiday Market in Minneapolis, MN.


This was a fun neutral/pink set, I have some drastically different color combinations coming up soon!





Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Netting Bangle Revisit


After I finished my most recent leaf lariat necklace and earrings, I wanted to finish up the pack of green 15/0 seed beads that I had sitting in my tray.   I had been wanting to revisit my netting bangles (originally, I called it a wide open bangle) from 2011 as seen HERE.


This piece is half the middle width due to finishing up those green beads, but I have plans to make more of the original larger one to have in my stock.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Green and Gold Lariat Necklace and Earrings Finished!


This weekend I finished up a green and gold lariat leaf necklace and pair of matching cluster earrings.  I'm excited to announce that my jewelry will be part of WSG Gallery's Holiday Show at 306 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor.


Yes, I am already starting to think about holiday shows and I'm making use of my extra time by getting a lot of beading done, so look out for a flurry of new work this week!




Friday, August 4, 2017

Green and Gold Tonal Arrow Bangle and Earrings

More tonal arrow jewelry this time it's a gold base with greens from my bead stash.  I didn't make a necklace this time since I'm not sure how they'll sell, thoughts?






Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tonal Arrow Jewelry in Blue and Purple


Well, I haven't blogged in a month.  Oops.  I've been working a lot more at the office, getting more training in as the law firm I work for grows.  I'm also trying to organize all the stuff I have in my house as my parents are cleaning out their farm and passing stuff on to me.  (Yes, stuff, that I want, but I'm so not ready to be inundated with it).


So I guess in March I started making these tonal arrow beaded jewelry sets.  The the first set most of the pieces sold at the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Fiber Feast show.  I really enjoy this look so I've been inspired to make them in more colors.


This grouping I used the colors I had pulled for the Anniversary Party Set.  I really liked how they came together.



I also had to make another pair of the yellow deco wing earrings (I love them, I'll drop everything to make a new pair when the current pair sells).  And decided to do a tiny tonal arrow earring from the colors I'd been using.




Monday, May 29, 2017

Anniversary Waves Bangle


This set came about because I bought a dress (this is how new jewelry patterns are often made).  I pulled colors that matched months ago, but I didn't feel drawn to try to mimic the pattern of the fabric. I bought the dress for the 10 year anniversary party of the law firm I work for, Speaker Law Firm


I have been working on sending out the invites and have been looking at the wave pattern on the invitation for months now.  I decided to pull that and drop it into graph paper for a bangle.


I have been trying to make new earring designs from my bangle patterns, but on this one, I couldn't decide.  The smaller pair of earrings didn't have enough statement to them, and I rather like the longer ones once they were finished.  I did have black glass pearls sitting in my bead tray that really helped the design of the shorter earrings.



I'm quite happy with how this pattern turned out, and I think I may expand on it in time. Below is the dress and invite that the inspiration came from. I have been working for Liisa Speaker for 9 years now and I', very proud of the work she does in appeals and am glad I have been there to help her along as her firm has grown.




Maple Seed Bangle 1

I collected maple seeds a month or so ago and have been rolling a bangle design around in my head.  For the most part, I just needed to...