Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bee Crazy

Tiny bees are something I’ve always loved this one isn’t as tiny as some I’ve seen he is 3/4 of an inch tall, the texture turned out so well I can’t wait to make more. 


Not a great photo cuz it’s really hard to take a photo of your own neck. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Work

I’ve had so much fun with the electroplating that I can hardly wait to share it. 

This star came out looking like something found in a treasure chest from the titanic, I t’s just over 2 inches tall.


This piece is already sold but I plan to make another soon. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Electroforming Fun

I’ve been playing with electroforming after about ten years and I forgot just how much fun and unpredictable it is. 


This beautiful crystal is topped with a purple druzy my friend Melissa gave me. It’s about 2.5 inches long and has a ton of amazing texture. 




This tiny fairy door sets on a hand cut lapis door step. It measures 1.5 inches tall, it’s the first time I’ve ever seen red come up using liver of sulphur, that’s not a filter. 


I love how this one turned out, it's topped by a very colorful crystal and measures 2.5 inches tall. 


Mr Nome is all of an inch and a half tall and really woody looking. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lit Jewelry

With the help of my amazing friend Cara we figured out how to light my jewelry. These are treasures Dave picked up on Fort Lauderdale Beach, coke bottle glass and shell set on copper hung from a hinged neck wire.

This has a little hand made battery/light pack that slides in and out so you can change the battery. I have no idea what the battery life will be so tomorrow I plan on wearing it to see just how long it will stay lit. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Danny Wade Stamping Class

The second cass I took in Tucson was a stamping class with Danny Wade and it was a very informative class. He showed how to work with difficult large stamps and we learned how to rock and lock a stamp instead of just depending on it making a perfect mark by hitting straight down. 

I also got this amazing Navajo bracelet. 

Richard Salley Lock Class

I went out to Tucson again this year and took another class from Richard. He always pushes my abilities to the max and this project was way beyond my comfort zone but I built the whole thing without melting anything and that was a first for me!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mexican Lace Necklace

Small handmade beads and large seed beads give this necklace a fun pop of color without being heavy. $70.00. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Recycled Aluminum Tray

I found this tray with these flowers embossed on it so I cut them out and set them with raised rivets onto recycled roofing copper. The backs of all pendants have been powder coated. These have little felt pads that slip between the layers so you can defuse your favorite oil. 


That’s a reflection on the back of this not missing powdercoating. 

Window Bracelet

Week Two Setting Challenge, I created this out of over pour from a latex painting that I did, it’s attached to a piece of copper and set into a hammered copper bracelet with a powder coated interior. 


English Paper Piecing

I had some fun recently patching some items with hexies using the English paper piecing method. 


Poison Ring

I’ve had some trouble posting to my blog so I reverted to Instagram but I’m back and hope to catch up with the past year. 

I took a Richard Salley class in September and made this poison ring. I’ll be headed to Tucson at the end of the month for another of his classes and I can’t wait. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Flaming Skulls

I’ve decided to create a setting a week, it can be stone or any other material, here is week 1, Copper flaming skulls with a purple druzy. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sugar Skull Necklaces

Hot off my bench, Sugar Skull Necklaces with focal beads made by Tera Belinsky-Yoder. 


I'm not sure I like the leaves on this one so they may be removed tomorrow. 



 


 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mermaid Tears

I've spent several days making beads and here are the results. 

Mermaid Tears necklace $175.00
Mermaid Tears and handmade chain $55.00
Dicro Mermaid Tears on purchased chain $50.00

If your interested in any of these contact my by email at beadbug at USA . Com