Thursday, August 31, 2006

Here's a bracelet I started yesterday. It's made with moonstone rondells and sterling silver. Through every second link I threaded a pieces of wire, then used my torch to melt the wire to form little balls on the ends, then I folded the wire down into a U shape. It's really hard to see in the pictures, (especially since I took the photos indoors at night with crappy lighting) But think it adds a neat affect. I am oxidizing it now so we can compare which way looks better. :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

For you butterfly lovers!

I have had a few requests for jewelry with butterflies somehow incorporated into it, so without further ado, here is a butterfly charm bracelet! The butterflies are glass, the rest is rose quartz, peridot, pearl, moonstone, Swarovski and Czech crystals and sterling silver.

Five Strand Turquoise Necklace

This necklace is five strands of turquoise heishe beads with sterling silver clasp. It approximity 17 1/2" long

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Crazy Cuff Bracelet

Here's something a little different! It's made with copper which I textured and torched to bring out some fabulous colours, sterling silver, amethyst, peridot and chrysoprase.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Black and White is aways in Style!

Here is a black and white charm style bracelet. It has white jade, black tourmaline, mother of pearl, black Swarovski crystals, pretty hand painted black glass beads and loads of sterling and fine silver!
I gave this bracelet a light patina.

Egyptian Coil Bracelet with Patina

I couldn't help it, I just had to see what it would look like with a patina. I think I'll polish it a bit more, but so far I have mixed feelings. What version do you like better?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Egyptian Coil tutorial

I did up a quick basic tutorial, it's not great, but I hope it helps!

put a loop at each end of the wire

Use your pliers to slowly coil the wire at each end.

When youre done you should have a piece like this.

Then you want to bend it in half, I just eyeballed it.

You should end up with this phallic looking thing. Then you need to bend it the other way.

Here is a finished single link.

Then you thread the one through the other until you get the length you desire.

Tips: Make sure you cut all your pieces of wire the same length. For the silver bracelet I used 20 gauge wire which I cut into 6 inches lengths. When you make your coils it’s important that they are all consistent, once I do the first one, and get it to the point that both ends are coiled, I set it aside, then use that one to measure and compare against all the others I do.

*If you want the coils to overlap, bend the loop over just at or bellow the height of the coils. If the tail is too long the gap will be big. I hope that makes sense.

Sterling Silver Egyptian Coil Bracelet

I just finished this bracelet. I'm not sure if I am done with it or not, I might embellish it with some nice stone beads, and/or I might oxidize it. But right now I must wear it! It feels incredible! I used just under full ounce of 20 gauge wire, I think I've had my fill of coiling for now....

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Boro lampwork and labradorite bracelet.

These beautiful beads have such depth, especially in the sunshine. I bought them from this Etsy seller

Serpentine and Amazonite Bracelet

This is a very chunky bracelet. The stones are about 15x20mm or more, but they work geat with the big beautiful silver toggle clasp.

Three Strand Coral Necklace and Bracelet

I've been busy trying to get some things made for this weekends fair. I am going to be selling at our local Logger Sports. It's a big event this year, they are doing an East vs West competition, so loggers from B.C. and Alberta vs Ontario, Manitoba and Maritimes. For more information visit .

Here is a three strand coral set I made yesterday


Friday, August 04, 2006

Stering wire, pearl and shell earrings.

These earrings measure about 3 1/4" (8+cm) from the top of the ear wire. All of the pearls and sterling silver beads are securely wrapped onto the textured sterling base with fine gauge sterling silver wire.
I don't have a name for these beauties, so if you think of one please post it in the comments!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings


Peridot, Pearl and Sterling Earrings

Here is a beautiful pair of earrings. I started with a piece of 16 gauge sterling wire, then hammered it flat and gave it texture. Then I started wrapping it using fine gauge sterling wire, 4mm faceted peridot rondelles, sweet little fresh water pearls and 2mm sterling silver beads, and violla! This is what we ended up with! If you notice, when I made the ear wires I wired on a few beads just to add a little something extra to these earrings! They measure just under 3 inches (7 1/2cm) from the top of the ear wire.

Oxidized Necklace and Bracelet


Ok, I oxidized them, then polished them up! What do you think?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I just did this yesterday, I'm oxidizing it as well! It's not the best picture, but you get the idea!

Wire necklace With Square Pendant.

For this necklace I started with the pendant, I was inspired by a piece I saw on Eni Okens website, she has a tutorial, but I just winged it for this one. Once the pendant was done, the rest just sort of fell in place. It's my first time doing a necklace in this style, but I think it turned out pretty good. I am oxidizing it now, so I thought I would post before and after pictures so we could compare!