Tag Archives: Elaine Ray

Monday, June 20th

20 Jun

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Out-of-focus Elaine Ray beads with a yellow, dyed-howlite skull…on leather of course. Notice a trend, yet?

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Wednesday, June 8th

8 Jun

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Two strands of dupioni silk hold my favorite square jump rings and a mix of felt balls and Elaine Ray ceramic beads. This necklace appeared in Stringing last summer and a version of it can be found here. It looks great with bright prints (as shown) or as a single, colorful accent with a white dress or shirt. The ribbon is fraying nicely. I love bias-cut ribbons for just that reason!

Saturday, June 4th

4 Jun

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Thursday, May 26th

26 May

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A simple design.

Wooden bar with Elaine Ray teardrop and a very, very old Hand of Fatima/Hand of Budda charm.

Finished with a double strand of ribbon.

Friday, May 20th

20 May

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Thursday, May 5th

5 May

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Friday, April 22nd

22 Apr

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This long strand of tiny copper beads has an Elaine Ray handmade ceramic heart tied onto it with mustard-colored silk cording. It’s a really simple design, but this necklace somehow works for so many days. I wore it on Friday, traipsing around New Bern, NC, with my family. We were in and out of several Colonial-era homes and gardens and at least one gift shop. We saw Federal-style windows, Withdrawing Rooms, spinettes, pot hooks, butler’s closets and more bonnet-wearing Interpreters than you can shake a stick at. The day was lovely.