Monday, March 31, 2008

diamond shaped bead necklace

Though you may not be able to see clearly from this photo, each large bead is diamond shaped. I used a small diamond shaped cookie cutter to create the flat fimo beads and then grouped them by colour, adding a small, contrasting glass bead between each to keep them from touching. I love the result, but the beads can be a little sharp if they twist and turn on your neck... takes a little getting used to!

Friday, March 28, 2008

small light green mug

This was the first mug I ever made on the wheel. I love the shape and the colour. But, due to its thickness and that I didn't realise the clay shrinks in the kiln, It turned out to be a demi-tasse rather than a real coffee mug. I use it now for display purposes only... and I'm getting better on the wheel!

Monday, March 24, 2008

jade earrings

These earring were made with cast-offs from other jewellery pieces. I used old orange bakelite beads, light green jade beads and attached the dark jade ovals with green metallic wire. They are surprisingly light and fun to wear!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

multicoloured choker with beaded pendant

This choker is small and meant to be worn tight to the neck. Some of the beads are hand made from Fimo, and the rest are glass and plastic. It looks great with a decolleté dress (or shirt)!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

turquoise, gold and red necklace

This piece has an ancient look to it. I created the gold beads using fimo. The turquoise stones are from New Mexico and the red are some sort of distressed glass. The black beads are plastic and the center drop is made of fimo. But all together, it works... and the result is very regal!

Monday, March 10, 2008

blue and orange choker

As you can tell by now... I love to make (and wear) necklaces! This multistrand choker with a dual personality was really fun to create. By splitting the colours from side to side, rather than strand to strand, it gives the necklace a very dramatic look.

Monday, March 3, 2008

yellow hued necklace with wire spirals

This necklace is similar to the green toned necklace with copperwire coils... (I did a series of similar chokers with different colours). The spacer beads are black, and the dangling beads are in tones of yellows and golds that sparkle in contrast...It looks great on a black sweater!