Posts tagged ‘black’

queen of hearts

when i was little, i played the queen of hearts in alice of wonderland.  i hung onto the skirt i wore as part of my costume forever–i still remember it: red check gingham happiness.

when i saw these red beads, they just struck a chord.  they are a gorgeous bright red at the center with delicate swirls spinning out to a clear finish.  you have to see them to believe them.

i added gunmetal, bali sterling silver, and black matte czech glass beads to make them shine.

available at my etsy store for $20 USD.  perfect for your queen of hearts!

i’m still donating $5 for every item sold to the aid organization of your choice to help the victims of the haiti earthquakes.  i know it’s out of the media for the most part, but as someone who went to assist with rebuilding in mississippi a year after katrina, i can tell you the work has just begun.  you cannot believe how much devastation there can be.  let’s keep doing what we can.

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January 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

peridot swing

another iconic bare tree, this time in pewter.  i don’t know what it is with me and bare trees, but i just think they’re so cool.  i made this one for my urban prairie collection.

i felt like it needed a little something, so i added a tiny peridot to swing from the branches, wrapped with oxidized sterling silver wire.  in keeping with the simple, timeless theme, i knotted it on a thin black leather cord.  i wanted to keep it spare and classic.

it’s available at my etsy store for $26 USD.

and i’m still donating $5 to red cross for every item purchased from my etsy store!

January 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

pretty scrollwork

when i saw these gorgeous bali sterling silver beads, i just had to have them!  they are hand-carved with a beautiful open scrollwork.  and because they’re hollow, they’re surprisingly lightweight.  i struggled with the perfect accent for them, but they really are the accent, so i just added small swarovski crystals and hung them from sterling silver earwires.

earrings measure just under 1.5 inches in length, including earwires.

they’re available at my etsy store for $42 USD and arrive in my handmade paper box via usps priority mail.

ps – for a limited time, i will donate $5 for each item purchased through my etsy store to the aid organization of your choice for haiti. participate in ‘hearts for haiti’, too–add my store to your favorites list and i’ll donate a $1 to red cross, whether or not you make a purchase.

January 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm 1 comment

can i keep it?

this wood pendant just spoke to me at the bead store, so i brought it home, and man, am i glad i did.  i don’t know if it’s algae or coral or a brain cell, but i really like it.  i added some red coral (sustainable source) and hammered balinese sterling silver, then strung it on a hand-sewn black silk cord.  it’s finished off with a sterling silver lobster clasp and i kind of hope no one buys it so i can keep it.

it’s available at my etsy store for $40 USD plus shipping and handling.

January 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

deep waters combo

even in the deepest of waters there is life. faceted jet, blue quartz, and olivine beads alternate with sparkling sterling silver from thailand. a sterling silver lobster clasp secures the necklace.  it measures 16 inches in length and is available at my etsy store for $36 USD.

matching earrings contain crystalline blue quartz and deep black jet dangling from sterling silver earwires.  they measure 1.5 inches in length and are available at my etsy store for $20 USD.

January 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

gunsmoke necklace

delicate but edgy: smoky grey and blue fire-polished czech crystals and milk white glass drops dangle from a gun metal chain. each bead is wire wrapped and chain is finished with a gun metal clasp.

perfect with any one of your black shirts but it also looks great with lots of other colors!

necklace measures 19 inches in length.

it’s available at my etsy store for $28 USD plus shipping and handling.

December 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment


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