Sunday, January 11, 2009

As promised...

I kept my end of the deal and on the last day, I have completed two pieces to show! YAY! In between school delays, vacations, painting the living room (which is still in process), and taking the cat to the vet, I managed to get these beautiful pieces of jewelry made!

First is a really long and beautiful pair of earrings that are not for the faint of heart! These are really LONG earrings but definitely something that will catch the eye! These are called Toad Skins, and the lamp work beads are made by one of my favorite Glass Artists, Michele of Moonfairy Glass. Michele, if you are reading this - I miss you my friend! I made some beautiful silver links, wrapped them with Swarovski Crystals and dropped the glass beads from them. Then made some dangling charms at the bottom. Really funky!!!

Next are two sets of glass beads made by none other than my very dear friend Carey! I combined the two sets into this fabulous necklace and earring set and called it Dusk at Red Rock Canyon (Thank you Ann Marie for help with the name). They are very earthy and sparkly and I have wire wrapped these beads in sections, separated by Silver oval links, and Swarovski Crystals. It's finished with a hammered toggle clasp. The earrings have glass as well to round out the set. So pretty and feminine. Thanks Carey for your awesome beads! :)

More to come this week, please check back!


  1. come to asheville on a bead buying expedition!

  2. Gwynne, I would LOVE that! That would be so much fun... want to come? :)

  3. Beautiful jewelry! I would love to get into making lampwork beads...someday... Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful pieces Kristen!!! Love love love them :)


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