Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Extra shop update TOMORROW, Thursday, AT 3:00 PM!!

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I'm doing the update a little differently this time around. It will start at 3:00PM tomorrow, Thursday the 1st of September, in the shop. I am hoping that the later time will allow some people to shop who normally don't get a chance to. We shall see how that works.

The pieces shown above and below were made from a mold I made of one half of an antique buckle.

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I love the asymmetrical design!

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This is fun pile of textured round pendants. No two are alike!

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For some reason I only made five of these ginkgo leaf pieces. I think I got fidgety when I was making them, but seeing them now makes me wish I had made more.

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Hearts! I heart them!

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These are the kind of pieces that are much more complicated to make than they look. I'll give you a hint...they were NOT made with a mold or a stamp....

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Small pile of large shards...

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A close-up of another small pile of large shards... LOVE the design and detail in these pieces!!

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Lastly I have these large Scarab Beetle pendants.

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They are cool. :)

Don't forget! The update will take place tomorrow (Thursday!) at 3:00pm EST. That's 3:00PM in the shop! Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Face-down Tuesday!!!

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Yep, it's been a freaking long time since I have done a Face-down Tuesday photo! I attended Bead Fest in Philadelphia this past weekend (hope to blog about that soon) and one of the things I was asked over and over was, "When are you going to do another Face-down Tuesday shot?" That and, "Why don't you post more photos of your bunnies?"

Forget about my jewelry. It's all about the face-down shots and the rabbits. Yeah, I know. I know. ;)

Without further ado...I present you with Face-down on a bale of hay.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Extra shop update Wednesday August 17th!

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The more I work with this technique, the more I love love LOVE it! I warned you that I would be making a lot in this style, and I am keeping my word.

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See what I mean? I can't stop. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Every time I sit down to make new pieces, those pieces spark an idea for the next batch, and so on, and so on... It's a vicious, crazy, wonderful cycle of creative mayhem!

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I was calling these pieces shell drops, but they look more like almonds, don't you think? Especially the ones that have the rusty glaze on them.

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These are rather large focals that will surely make a fabulous statement piece. I can see multiple strands of beads draping around it, looking very Titanic/dramatic.

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Lastly, I made these very ornate pendants. They are good medium size so they won't be overbearing in a design. Just pretty. And that's what we all want. Right?

The update will start at noon on Wednesday the 17th right here, in my shop and you can watch the pieces as they are listed right here, on Facebook. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Owls in the house!

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Surprise!! There is a parliament (Google it) of owls in the Extra shop at this very moment!
It's a rare sighting, so fly on over and pay them a visit!
You can find them HERE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Extra shop update tomorrow - Wednesday August 10th!

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Every now and then I make some new pieces that really get me excited. It's the kind of excited that makes me smile like a mental patient and makes people wonder what I've been smoking. Now THAT'S excited! These pieces have done that for me. I made them last week and felt rather clever after I did. I felt like I had invented the wheel. Sounds silly, and it is, it's just that I came up with a technique that I had never done before and it produced something awesome...therefore, I must have invented it! Ha!

Nope. I didn't. But it was a good feeling while it lasted.

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I am just thrilled to bits with the way they turned out! Hope you all like it as much as I do because I will be doing this technique A LOT. I have BIG plans for it... just giving you a warning.

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This is a sweet birdy design that I haven't used in years. Birds are always good, right? (and speaking of birds......keep your eyes peeled for a feathered friend surprise ambush in the near future....shhhhhhhh...not telling......)

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How fun are these? Pretty darn fun! They are a good size so they will work great as a focal, and you can make them extra sassy by dangling something fantastic from the center.

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These rings will be sold in matching sets. They are a little bigger than my usual rings so they will work for many different things...earrings, connectors, bracelet focal.... oh the possibilities!

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Some simple drop focals.

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Last up are these large pendants. They are super feminine and make me think of the beautiful women in John William Waterhouse paintings. I imagine one of them wearing a necklace made with this pendant. (Smoke another one, Nancy...)

Anyhoo. The update will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10th at noon EST in my shop.
You can shop HERE
You can watch the pieces go up HERE

The pace may be a little faster then usual during this listing. I am going to try to have everything ready to go so expect it move right along. I hope! :)