Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Choosing A Clasp For Your Beadwork

Here is a link to an article I wrote for!

Enjoy! and Happy Beading!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rose Gold Jewelry

Rose Gold  jewelry has become very trendy for this spring!  I love the gold tone with its hint of pink shining through!  Most rose gold jewelry is traditional yellow gold alloyed with copper, which gives it that blushing pink tone.  I have found glass seed beads, crystals and rose gold pearls as well. Swarovski has a beautiful rose gold pearl and crystal which made its premier this summer!    Below are a few things I created last week.

 I love this ring!  It is made from Swarovski rose gold pearls and rose gold tone copper wire.  I consider this my statement ring.

Rose gold topaz Hybrid seed beads were used to create this cuff bracelet.  These beads are special because of how they were made.   They are manufactured in Japan for precision and size and then they are shipped to the Czech republic where they receive their wonderful coloring! The marbling of the colors makes each look like a tiny gemstone!

 Rose gold tone copper wire caresses a Swarovski Crystal with AB finish (aurora borealis).

Rose gold pearls with silk Swarovski  crystals complete this wedding set! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Turquoise Jewelry

I love the color Turquoise!  During the summer month's it reminds me of the ocean and going to the beach, and during the winter it keeps me happy by generating those same memories! The gentle balance between blue and green really speaks to me. When researching its meaning online I found that Turquoise symbolizes strength and protection from harm.  It can be given to a friend as a symbol of friendship and love.  Upon further research I found that in some Native American cultures it represents the earth and the sky and represents the connection to Yei (Holy People).  It is worn as a way of honoring and recognizing them.

  Last week I pulled out my turquoise beading stash and started creating some pieces for my Etsy store.  I even made some paper beads as well!  Here is what I came up with;

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Choosing Crystals for Your Beadwork

I love creating jewelry with crystals!  There is just something about the sparkle that makes me so happy!  Last week I wrote an article for on choosing the correct crystals for your work.  There are so many colors and different types to choose from.  

Happy Beading!!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Handcrafted Wedding Jewelry

.  Last Saturday I had the opportunity to be involved in a Spring Craft Show on Staten Island. at The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park.  I always take at least 2 wedding necklaces with May being so close to wedding season.  Sometimes I am fortunate to get a sale, usually from the mother of the bride or a caring aunt,  and this was one on those times.  What makes this so special was that the bride herself made the purchase!  The bride looked very regal in it and she is headed down the aisle this weekend! Check out the above pic!

Here is some more wedding jewelry featured in my Etsy store at

Congratulations to all the June brides out there!