Friday, November 11, 2011

Purple Zirconia and White Topaz Gemstone Ring in Silver

Etsy Listing: Purple Zirconia and White Topaz Gemstone Ring in Silver


This stunning piece is made with a genuine White Topaz Gemstones and a Purple Cubic Zirconia center gemstone as the focal. Each stone sits in a prong setting then wrapped in silver. The shank is wrapped for a comfortable fit. All wire is non-tarnish Silver plated wire for a lasting shine.


The ring shown is size 6



Friday, October 28, 2011

My Heart is Yours Bangle

This bangle came about as a Custom order for Cindi. She contacted me concerning my Woven Eros Passion Labdorite Bangle and asked if I could do a design without the main focal gemstone and just have the hearts. This is for her wedding in November. So I came up with a lacy design with hearts incorporated for her wedding day.

The back portion is scalloped lace wire with a bangle outline and a heart hook clasp. The heart focals have been woven and adorned with a large 10mm Coin pearl and two 8mm pearls in the center of each heart. Down the center of the bangle is a line of smaller 4.5mm freshwater pearls for an extra touch of elegance.

The bangle is 1 3/4 inch in width and at its smallest at 8 1/4 inch in length. It can extend up to 9 1/4 in length with the 3 clasp options.

I drew the design out for her first. It came out exactly like the original design!

Each piece of this glorious pendant was handmade solely with wire. There is no soldering in this piece. It is very delicate.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lockets - A View to the Soul

Lockets. They're really something special. They hold loved ones close to your heart so you can keep them with you and look at them at any point in the day.

Once day while I was randomly searching Etsy, I came across a very neat design. I decided I had to give that a try myself and these are what I came up with:

Design based on Copper Wire Wrapped Locket Pendant Necklace by WiredElements

I was so inspired by my first locket that i just had to make a second immediately. This one has a Carnelian Gemstone Cabachon with Carnelian chips and Smoky Quartz rounds accenting the filigree swirls. This particular locket too over 6 hours to make from start to finish and I just adore it. I've got some more stones put together to make more!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ready for Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival!!!

This is one of my favorite festivals during one of my favorite times of the year! October 8th and 9th, just before Halloween and the Holiday Season. I love the festival foods of funnel cakes, candied apples, and homemade ice cream. 

Artisans from around the United States gather for this festival. Begin your Holiday shopping for friends and family with all sorts of art and craft options. You can make your visit a day trip or a weekend event. Stay at various hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in the area or make it a weekend camping trip with a bit of shopping. Either way, it makes for a fun filled weekend with lots of sights to see with over 650 booths, 30 of which are food, and a Festival Parade on Main Street in Mound City.

For more information visit the Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Website.

Booth Photos

 These photos are from our booth at the Maker Faire at Union Station but they'll still help you find our booth at Sugar Mound. We'll have a canopy of course, but look for the purple. It's a favorite.

These were taken in the afternoon when the sun was coming through the windows. Makes for beautiful, if slightly fuzzy, photos where the jewelry just shines for those patrons stopping by. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween is around the Corner!

I just love Halloween! It's such a fun holiday. Everyone from children to adults can dress up as whatever they feel like for the year. I just love the jewelry and accessories we add to our daily lives for the month of October too! So may things we can do to subtly show our tribute to All Saints Day.

I've made a pendant just for Halloween. My little cat. He's made of an abundance of wrapped silver and black wire. The cat is black, of course, with Swarovski crystals making up his color and a Topaz crystal eye for that "glowing eyes in the dark" look. Then the little guy is flying on his witch's broom. I haven't made her yet, but she's in the works.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cat's Pajamas Art Show

Visit the Artists of Eclectics Gallery!

We'll be hosting our annual Halloween Show with various arts and crafts perfect for the Fall season. If you don't find what you're looking for, ask the artists if something can be made custom for you. Be sure to give them time to make your item.

Eclectics Gallery
7015 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO

Friday, September 16, 2011

Margi Posten Trunk Show (Ceramics)

Meet Margi Posten

Margie began her career in the Radio and Television business, using her talents for a local commercial for the May's and Worlds of Fun or in industrial films for Hallmark Cards and Products and Kansas City Power and Light. She has been in radio and theater for years. Now see her talent grow in the world of ceramics.

Eclectics Gallery
7015 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Rain Etsy Treasury List

A few weeks ago, we finally had a break in the heat in the form of a summer thunder storm. The items below remind me of that Summer Rain.

Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone Necklace with Leaf Accent by CircesHouse on Etsy - "Mirkwood" by CircesHouse

 Enchanted rain, antique Gold Art Cameo Pendant with crystals and agate by Ewasaj

 Ozone Handmade Soap - JUMBO SIZED vegan bars made with pure coconut milk - from Arcadia Aromatics by SoapStore

Fine Art Print, Giclee Archival Print, Photomontage, Collage, Painted Photographs, Rain Dance.... by ImagineStudio 

See more Featured Artists in my Summer Rain Treasury List.