Monday, January 26, 2009

Mermaid's Tale

There is a lot of history behind this stunning necklace!

The pendant is made from 3 pieces of sea glass (including some rare blue) which I found on the beach on Martha's Vineyard in Cape Cod over nine years ago. Most of the sea glass found out there is from antique bottles and such. You can almost picture the perfume bottle or medicine bottle from which these might have come.

All these years later I finally have the tools to drill and mount the pieces. They are artistically hung from sterling silver bails, which hang from exquisitly dainty sterling silver chain, which is interupted every so often with gorgeous little blue chalcedony faceted rondelles.

This is a completely one-of-a-kind piece. I never have and never will make another one exactly like it, and you will be wearing an incredible amount of history as well!!

The necklace measures 17 inches (42.5cm) and adjusts up to 20 inches (50cm) and the pendant hangs at 2.25 inches (5.5cm) long and about .75 inches (2cm) wide.

This necklace can be purchased here -

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Growing up, I was a total tomboy. I caught snakes and climbed trees and rode horses. I was never into icky girly stuff. As I grew older, however, I found I really started liking pretty things, and clothes and shoes and even found I could stand pink!!

Now, I would totally sport this necklace in a second! That's why I made one for myself too!

This necklace is made from sterling silver chain, even the extension chain, even the lobster claw clasp and the wire wrappings and head pins are sterling silver. The stone is the most lucsious cotton candy pink chalcedony I've ever seen, and the pearls are the prettiest little white button pearls. It is very girly indeed!

It measures 17 inches (38.25mm) long and extends to 21 inches (47.25mm)

It is available for sale here -

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Steampunk Bracelet

I'm going through a new phase with my jewelry making - It's my steampunk phase. For those of you who don't know what it is, steampunk is a fashion trend that has been around for quite some time, but is really hitting mainstream big right now. It is kind of a mix between Victorian and industrial. Think movies like Time Machine and the Golden Compass. The jewelry in this fashion almost always has some sort of watch movements or gears somewhere in it.

Here is the second piece in my steampunk installment. You can find it listed on Etsy and I also have it on Artfire and 1000Markets.

Time Flies One of a Kind Steampunk Bracelet

"As we grow older, it's amazing how quickly time seems to fly past us. The days pass by so quickly that before we know it, days turn into years.

This gorgeous piece seems to have come right from the past, but will still fit into your modern day wardrobe. This cuff is pretty enough to be worn by a woman, yet masculine enough that it could be worn by a man.

The base of this cuff is copper, which I cut and filed into this shape. Then I heavily oxidized it to give it the dark titanium appearance. I then etched the filigree "wings" into the sides , bringing back out the gorgeous copper color. The center silver plated filigree piece and the antique watch movoment were then soldered into place.

This is a large adjustable cuff. It will fit wrist sizes of 7 inches (6.75mm) and up. The cuff is 1 inch (2.25mm) wide."