Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New line of satin necklace cords

I have to admit to being frustrated with commercial choices in necklace cords.  Not only is it nearly impossible to find any over 20 inches long to use for displaying pretty gemstone donuts as pendants, but so many also have sliding knot ends that come untied or crimp ends that pull off. I wanted a simple, affordable satin necklace cord with easy lobster claw clasps in different metals to display pendants. This satin cord is 1.5mm wide. It is slimmer than the standard 2mm cord so that it doesn't overpower your pendants. I currently can make these in three different satin cord colors.

My black satin necklace cord comes in many lengths and three different clasps metals so you can get just what you need. $6

Silvery grey cord necklace with shell donut  $12.50

Brown cord with turquoise donut  $15.50

I can make these in copper plated, gold plated or silver plated

Since I make these myself, I can do custom lengths
Get just the right length for you. Any length $6.
I heat seal each end, loop it over and sew it with strong thread and then cover it with hand wrapped wire coils turning the ends of the coils down to anchor them in the satin cord.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Bride's Story . . .

Meet Kristine.  Though I work with many brides to design their bridal jewelry, I rarely see the wedding photos. This time I had the pleasure of attending the wedding and taking photos as the lovely bride is my niece.

Kristine planned an outdoor country club wedding with black satin bridesmaids' dresses and lemon and lime accent colors. Tables were beautifully decorated with black linen runners and real lemons and limes in clear vases with water.  Working with me, she chose Swarovski crystal heart pendants to accent all the jewelry. Her necklace set also contains sparkling sterling chain with white freshwater pearls and crystals. The bridesmaids are wearing glowing hand knotted lime green Swarovksi crystal pearls.

Hannah, Kristine and Morgan

We chose a "Y" shaped necklace and heart shaped pendant to compliment the sweetheart neckline of her dress

Bridal earrings with smaller matching Swarovski hearts. Bridemaid's earrings used the lime pearls instead of the white

Lime green Swarovski crystal pearls hand knotted by me

Each necklace has a matching Swarovski heart dangle at the clasp

Bridemaid's earrings used the lime pearls instead of the white

An everyday necklace set allows the bride to carry the memories of her special day any time she likes.

Earrings for the everyday set

Keepsake Christmas ornaments for the bridesmaids and close family members use the largest size of matching Swarovski hearts
Something blue anklet with clear Swarovski crystals and one little blue crystal

Pretty coral flowers decorate this necklace that I designed for the grandmother of the bride

I designed and wore this set to Kristine's wedding

Monday, May 7, 2012

Meet Kelly Bermudez watercolor artist

One of the joys of selling my jewelry designs on-line is that I get to meet a great community of other on-line artists.  Once in a while I like to share some of the talented people that I meet with you.

Meet Kelly Bermudez.  I met Kelly through my Christian Artists Street Team on Etsy.  Kelly does absolutely charming watercolor paintings.  I'd like to share a few of those with you today, but also go on by and browse her Etsy shop kellybermudez.  Here are some of my favorites:

Fawn 8x10 Watercolor Print

Together/Wren Watercolor print/brown/8x10

Contour Feathers/ Black, White, Grey/8x10 Watercolor Print