Thursday, October 31, 2013

Catholic Saints "Bling" Rings

I have been a real collector of rhinestone chain these days.  I absolutely love the stuff.  I've seen the chain used in bracelets and necklaces, but I've never seen anyone use it in rings.  Until now.  I made some Catholic saint portrait rings with glass domes and some beautiful bronze bezels I'd found.  The rings were nice, but they appeared to be missing something.  So - I framed the images with rhinestone chain - and they really seem to pop.  Here's some of the rings I created:

Saint "bling" rings made with rhinestone chain.

Saint "bling" rings made with rhinestone chain.

Saint "bling" rings made with rhinestone chain.

St. Dymphna ring - side view.

St. Dymphna ring - front view.

St. Edith Stein ring.

St. Edith Stein ring - side view.
I really love how the rhinestone chain makes the rings sparkle.  Perfect for the holidays!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Triple-Layered Crucifix Crystal Necklace

A dear friend of mine, Kama, had a birthday last week.  Kama has a really vibrant personality - and wouldn't you know it?  Her favorite color is red - such a fitting color for her.  I wanted to make Kama something special for her birthday - so I made her a triple-layered crucifix necklace which features bright red AB Swarovski crystals and rhinestone chain (with earrings to match).  I'm happy to say - Kama loved it!

Here are some pics of the necklace and matching earrings:

I had a great time making the necklace and I'm tempted to make similar designs in different colors.  I've been collecting rhinestone chain and rivoli stones like there's no tomorrow and I have a ton of beads.  Looks like I've got some creating to do.....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Candyland Gingerbread Loaded Charm Bracelets for 2013

Ever since I designed my first Candyland bracelet in 2006, they have been a favorite of my customers.   They are - without a doubt - my most popular item during the Christmas season.  In fact, I received several requests from customers this summer who were waiting for the new ones to be posted.  Good news!  They are here - but for a limited time only.  Here are some pics of the completed bracelets:

The bracelets are posted to both EBay and Etsy (in case you only shop at one or the other.)

Sweet dreams!
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