Friday, September 3, 2010

Kate O's Pearl Necklace

For Mother's Day, Kate's husband commissioned this 56"~ish pearl necklace, hand strung and knotted on silk cord with a lobster clasp. To be worn long or wrapped multiple times, this necklace has staying power and matches with just about anything in the closet! It's one of my favorites. I love a design that can multi-task!

Jen's Bridesmaids Set

Swarovski crystals in Caribbean Blue and Sea Opal teardrops make a striking earring that can go from formal to jeans and t-shirt. The 3-strand bracelet with chain and sea opals in three different shapes make a statement in any context. So easy to wear and so stunning!

Jen's Bridal Set

A crystal and silver brooch becomes center stage for a 3-strand bracelet of Swarovski pearls. 3" earrings to match on french hooks.

Melissa's Wedding

Melissa is having three flower girls in her wedding party. The dresses are cream on top with pink skirts. These are the bracelets for the special day! Congratulations Melissa and Jake!

Say It With Flowers

The CT Bead Society is sponsoring their annual creative bead challenge. I can't show you the piece I submitted just yet, but here are some other pieces I came up with for fun. Final voting occurs at the CT Bead Society Bead Bazaar, September 11 & 12 at the North Haven Holiday Inn. All are welcome!

Olive Garden

The Bead Hive in Guilford, CT recently had a challenge/contest. With the purchase of a set of Grace Lampwork Beads (my choice was the rectangle pendant and the cool bumpy bicone beads) during their trunk show, create a piece of jewelry, then submit photo(s) of your finished design for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Bead Hive. I call this "Olive Garden", and am very pleased to have been awarded first prize! Thank you ladies!