Tag Archives: Glass

September 4th, 2011

4 Sep


This old, old, old necklace has a mix of glass beads and pretty, lacey filigree. I haven’t worn it in years and forgot how much I liked it.


Tuesday, August 2nd

2 Aug


This vintage glass bead necklace is made of turquoise-colored beads and a pendant in the same glass. I love that simplicity.

I wore this today layered with a necklace from April.

I like simplicity, but layered.

Friday, July 8th

8 Jul


This necklace is a whopper. Gigantic resin beads strung on red leather with a single, blown-glass Venetian bead off-center.

Yummy. I love giant necklaces like this. Very Wilma Flinstone.

Not very Wilma; the bra and slip straps showing with this sundress.

Don’t worry, I wore a tasteful cardigan over it to work. For photographic purposes I ditched the cardi and now, looking a the tell-tale straps I am regretting that decision. This necklace, however, I will never regret.

Sunday, June 26th

26 Jun


Wednesday, June 22nd

22 Jun


A lariat; #8 silk knotted occasionally between vintage glass, seed pearls, very old Bali. Finished with a hollow-blown stripey bead on one end and a hunk of smokey quartz on the other.

That’s my friend, Beth, in the background. She didn’t believe I was going to use a mirror to take a picture of myself.

Tuesday, June 21st

21 Jun


A pink silk ribbon holds a pendant made of resin in one of our bezels. Bit of Italian wrapping paper in the bezel, plus a key and a crystal.

Sorry the photo isn’t very complete. I took this one myself.

Thursday, June 16th

16 Jun


Wednesday,May 18th

18 May


Faceted glass beads, 10 mm, in smokey gray. The color is called Black Diamond, I think.

That’s copper wire and a copper jump ring.

I think I must have made about 500 of this exact necklace.

It was one of my biggest sellers.

Adjustable closure with a hook and extender chain, from 14-17 inches.

I used to wear it way up there, like a choker. Now I prefer it a bit longer.

I think I will write this project up for ornamentea.com.

Saturday, May 14th

14 May


A busy day of school activities and outdoor events at work. I wore this two-strand necklace with a purple cotton dress that is cool and easy.

The necklace uses a bead-wrapped end bar as a center bar to hold the carved bone focal bead. The double strands are coral and brown glass beads.

I made this for Bedizen years ago and it was quite popular if I remember correctly.

Saturday, April 2nd

2 Apr