Friday, January 16, 2015

Artchain Day 5

The Artchain - Day Five
A great way to bring your art to the attention of others is the artchain.
The idea is that for five days in a row you show art made by yourself, on FB, and that each day you nominate someone else to take part. I was nominated by my dear friend, Jamie North

Today, I'm sharing a variety of pieces I made with Swarovski CrystalsSwarovski Create Your Style, beautiful gemstones and various components that I designed in the last few years that I love! Most have been published or taught in some way......this has been so much fun going back and looking at some of my work....I normally don't take the time to do this. Thank you Jamie North for nominating me!

I would like to invite one of my amazingly talented friend, Linda Hartung to come play and show off some of her fabulous, fabulous, fabulous jewelry designs!!!!





Sparkles!

June

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Artchain- Day Four

The Artchain - Day Four

A great way to bring your art to the attention of others is the art chain.


The idea is that for five days in a row you show art made by yourself, on FB, and that each day you nominate someone else to take part. I was nominated by my dear friend, Jamie North


Today, I'm sharing a piece I made with Swarovski Crystals Swarovski Create Your Style, this piece was featured in a magazine as well as have taught various versions of this necklace. Love that some of the pieces in the necklace were components I designed as well!


I would like to invite one of my super talented friend, Denise Yezbak Mooreto come play and show off some of her fabulous & amazing jewelry designs!!!!


Sparkles

June

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Art Chain- Day Three

The Artchain - Day Three 

A great way to bring your art to the attention of others is the art chain.

The idea is that for five days in a row you show art made by yourself, on FB, and that each day you nominate someone else to take part. I was nominated by my dear friend, Jamie North
Today, I'm sharing a piece I made with Swarovski Crystals & Pearls Swarovski Create Your Style, this piece was featured on the cover of Jewelry Affaire Magazine. This piece is near and dear to my heart…..

I would like to invite one of my fabulous and dear friend Val Hirata Sparkle Queen to come play and show off some of her fabulous & amazing designs!!!!

Sparkles!

June


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Artchain- Day 1 & 2

So I realized I have been remiss at blogging lately, so here we go back at it again!! A new year! Here is Day One & Day Two of the art chain that I was invited to play in….been nice going back and looking at various pieces I have created for different projects, events, magazines and more!

The Artchain - Day One
A great way to bring your art to the attention of others is the artchain.
The idea is that for five days in a row you show art made by yourself, on FB, and that each day you nominate someone else to take part. I was nominated by my dear friend in Canada, Jamie North.
Today,I'm sharing a fun piece I created a while back but still love, its fun, colorful, happy, totally trendy, creates a statement and best of all…..one of a kind!!!
In terms of inviting someone else to play,I would like to invite one of my equally sparkly friends Kristal Wick to show off some of her amazing pieces! Hugs Kristal!


The Artchain - Day Two
A great way to bring your art to the attention of others is the artchain.
The idea is that for five days in a row you show art made by yourself, on FB, and that each day you nominate someone else to take part. I was nominated by my dear friend in Jamie North
Today I'm sharing a piece I made with tons of Swarovski Crystals Swarovski Create Your Style, this piece was featured by Pamela Hawkins for Bead Design Studio Magazine. To this day its one of my favorite! Nothing like a really good statement necklace right?? 
I would like to invite one of my fabulous and dear friends Julianna Hudgins to come play and show off some of her amazing designs! Love this lady!!


Sparkles!

June

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NYC

I love to take photos and on a recent trip to one of my favorite cities, NYC, I took a couple of quick pics that I wanted to share.  Summer is officially here and I love how much Americana influences there is everywhere these days!  So these windows in New York were inspiring for their fun and inspirational windows and of course I couldn't resist a night photo of NYC, always inspiring…….




Sparkles!

June

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday!!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Hope you have a fabulous and sparkling day!!!

Had some fun time  in the studio last night and wanted to share this necklace just full of Swarovski crystals in some of my favorite happy colors! Enjoy!!


Sparkles!

June

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog Hop with Carmi!

I love Blog Hop's!  So much fun!!  This time it is with my favorite gal, Carmi in Toronto for Dazzle It Neo chain.  Love this chain, have seen it on some of my various trips abroad and was delighted that John Bead was bringing it to everyone in so many colors and size variations

I got a lovely package from Carmi to create a few pieces from and here they are……Course, leave it to "sparkle" girl to add some of my custom pendants that I made from various Swarovski Elements to complete the pieces!  I love the faux wood grain resin pendant with Swarovski's Ceralun two-part epoxy clay which is my favorite clay these day, especially the metallics but  I used black for this project.

Here is another necklace I created with a key pendant wrapped in Swarovski Elements Ceralun Two Part epoxy clay with Swarovski Elements Chatons and Star Pendants mixed with John Bead Dazzle It Neo Chains in cream and blue, jump rings and closures! LOVE!!! 

I simply took 3 of the Dazzle It chains and made random knots to create the base of the necklace, added jump rings, closures before adding the pendant and Swarovski Elements star pendants.

Note: John Bead is a wholesale only company, so you need to have the proper credentials to buy from them directly but all the materials are available from their various suppliers.

Enjoy!  Can't wait to see what you create!!

Sparkles

June