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Friday, June 24, 2011

My New Favorite Necklace

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I made this necklace last week and it has become my favorite item.  It started with the pendant I made from polymer clay mixed to look like ivory.  The pendant is impressed with a butterfly from an oriental stamp. The design is highlighted with gold and antiqued with burnt umber.  The vintage gold chain came from a local antique shop and I combined it with irregular-shaped colored pearls found at a local bead show. Added are a few glass crystals for some extra shine. It was if all the elements were meant to come together and the final product went beyond my expectations. It is elegance with a difference. I hope I find it a good home with someone who loves it as much as I do. If you are interested in assuming ownership this lovely piece, please go to my Artfire studio to complete the adoption process.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Summer Collection

Green Pearl with Glass Conch Shell
   The pieces I placed in my summer collection all have some connection to the beach and the ocean. I included four necklaces, a white pearl necklace made with irregular peanut pearls, a lovely green potato pearl necklace with glass blown conch shell, a crystal necklace that shines like the reflection of sunlight on the ocean,  and a glass bead and wire wrapped charm necklace because it includes shiny fish beads. Also I have a bracelet made with seashells from Jamaica, and I had to include Mr. Fish pin. See the collection at my ArtFire studio:
   OK, I have to admit that the only item made with polymer clay is Mr. Fish but sometimes I see beads and other things like the Jamaican seashells that just cry out to me. I just have to do what I have to do at the time.
   I now accept payment through Amazon.  If you have an Amazon account you can use it to purchase from my studio.  This allows you to use your credit or debit card.  I still accept payment through PayPal or by check or money order.