Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beach Glass Jewelry!

I suppose I'm still enjoying 'Jewelry Mode!'
I've had a huge bag of beach glass that I collected on the rocky shore of Lake Erie that I haven't figured out what to do with... until a friend of mine recently taught me how to solder. (fun!) We sculpted some bails from wire, soldered them smooth, added a patina, and E-6000'd them to my beach glass to create some unique pendants.
Some photos:

These are all the bails before I glued them to the glass.

Waiting for the glue to dry!

I also found some beautiful pieces of old pottery on the beach that had been tumbled smooth the same way the beach glass had been.

My favorites are the pieces that have evidence of lettering.

One of my first necklaces! I don't think I'll be able to give it away ;~)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jewelry Mode.

Hey everyone!
Here are a few pics of beaded jewelry I just sent off to a shop (the Artist Playhouse) in Sioux Falls, SD.

I'm quite proud of these bangle-y bracelets!

Those were so fun to make.


Some jade lotus beads I used in a simple necklace.


I'm loving all the copper that's out right now!
I will have more clay to post very soon.