Showing posts with label Virgin Mary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virgin Mary. Show all posts

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Soldered Jewelry Designs


It seems like a million years since I have posted anything artsy on my blog.  For those of you who have stuck it out with me - thank you so much!

I recently got the itch to solder jewelry again. The last time I soldered was about 8 or 9 years ago. For some reason, I just decided to pick it up again.  Of course, being the kind of person I am, I don't just solder jewelry, I have to embellish my pieces with paint, filigree, rhinestones, rhinestone chain, stampings and other decorative details.  I have been attracted to bling ever since I was a little girl.

This evening, I posted several of my new soldered jewelry pieces to my Etsy shop.
While most of the pendants dangle from ball chain necklaces, others (which I am still working on) will have more extravagant beaded chains.  (Please stay tuned for those.)  Without further adieu, here are some of my newest designs:

Soldered pendant with painted/sanded filigree and rhinestones.

Three versions of blinged-out Our Lady of Guadalupe pendants.

Virgin Mary with rhinestone chain and painted/sanded filigree stamping.

Rhinestone chain and metal stamping Virgin Mary necklace.

Rhinestone chain and painted/sanded filigree stampings.

Painted solder and Swarovski crystal rhinestones.

A collection of soldered and painted pendants.

Blinged-out soldered glass pendants.

Filigree-embellished soldered glass pendants.

Simply painted soldered pendant.

Side one of a reversible soldered necklace - Immaculate Heart.

Side two of a reversible soldered necklace - Sacred Heart.

Please check out my Etsy shop to look at all of the new designs. Of course, you can also follow me on Instagram, where I share my work and travel experiences on a pretty regular basis.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Newest Resin Jewelry Necklace Designs




Earlier in the week, I promised I'd share with you some of my latest necklace designs.  I made several resin pendants and fashioned most of them into beaded necklaces.  So, without further ado, here they are:

St. Therese of Lisieux

Our Lady of Fatima

Virgin Mary and Jesus

Our Lady of Sorrows

A real dried viola flower set inside a white resin pendant.

A trio of my latest resin necklace designs.

Some of the resin pendants before they were made into necklaces.

Real dried flower resin pendants.  Morning glory, viola and pansy flowers.

More dried flower pendants.  These include daisies, violas and more.

More resin pendants.


This particular necklace isn't made from resin, but it is a new design for me, so I thought I'd also share it.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary

I have put together some awesome tutorials I will be posting in the near future, so be sure to stop by regularly.  You can also see some of my newest projects on Instagram.

And as always, you can find my latest completed designs available on both EBay and Etsy for sale until they sell.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Completed Polymer Clay Necklace - Finally!

Back in May, I shared some pictures of polymer clay jewelry designs that were in various stages of being completed.  I (finally!) finished the Our Lady of Sorrows necklace this past weekend.  I ended up combining the polymer clay accent beads with (mainly) black crystals and glass beads to make an eye-catching necklace.  Overall, I am happy with the way this necklace turned out. I just finished posting it - along with other new creations - to my Etsy and EBay shops.  Stay tuned - I will be sharing pictures of some of my other newly created necklace designs on this blog later on in the week.




Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Polymer Clay Jewelry Designs


I love creating with polymer clay, as I mentioned in my last post.  I have completed several brooches, which I have just posted to Etsy and EBay.  Without any further ado, here they are:

Our Lady of Sorrows Figural Brooch

Brooch embellished with several AB crystals

St. Therese of Lisieux (as a child) - with a rose border

Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus - stamped and painted clay

Our Lady of the Wayside figural brooch


Our Lady of Fatima figural brooch

Our Lady of the Wayside - twisted border design

Our Lady of Guadalupe - stamped and painted border

Several figural Virgin Mary brooches

I am still in the process of making several polymer clay statement necklaces and will share them here when I have some completed.  Be sure to check back!

P.S.  By the way, have I mentioned that I am now on Instagram?  Be sure to visit me there, too! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Bronze Mixed Media Necklace Creations


I'm happy to tell you that after the whirlwind of the holiday season and everything which surrounds it, I am finally back to posting my new jewelry creations on EBay and Etsy.  The ones I am sharing here have the same basic format - bronze bezels, chain, crosses and crystals - but all feature different images based on some of the more popular saint requests I receive on a regular basis.  As always, no two designs are exactly alike.  The necklace featuring St. Therese of Lisieux - the Little Flower - was made with metal rose beads that I hand-tinted red to match the crystals.


St. Therese of Lisieux Mixed Media Necklace

St. Therese of Lisieux Mixed Media Necklace

St. Therese of Lisieux  Necklace - Detail

St. Agatha Necklace - Breast Cancer Patron

St. Kateri Tekakwitha necklace - I love the milky blue crystals on this!

St. Kateri Tekakwitha necklace

St. Kateri Tekakwitha necklace

St. Agnes necklace

St. Mary Magdalen necklace

St. Clare of Assisi Mixed Media Necklace

St. Elizabeth of Hungary necklace

Virgin Mary Mixed Media Necklace

Necklace detail - I love the milky green crystals on this - it really complements the picture!

Virgin Mary Mixed Media Necklace - one of my favorites



Stay tuned - more designs will be posted soon!

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Jewelry Items for San Gennaro Festival

It seems like time has flown since I was accepted as a sponsor/vendor for next week's San Gennaro Festival in New York.  I have been working from sun up until the wee hours of the night making jewelry for this event.  It has been a lot of work but I'm not complaining.  Thankfully, I love to make jewelry!

Being the creature of habit that I am, even though I am making tons of jewelry for the festival, I don't have it in me to make several hundred pieces of the exact same item.  So - while I am making several hundred pieces of things like domino pendants featuring San Gennaro, for the most part, the necklaces, charm bracelets, etc. that I am making are all one-of-a-kind in design.  Along that note, I want to show you some variations of necklaces I have made for the festival.  The basic design element is the same between this particular style of necklace, however, I utilized different images, beads and chain to complete the finished product.  So, without further ado - here are some of the bronze cameo necklaces I will be selling at the Festival:

Virgin Mary - made with new and vintage moonstone-style beads.

St. Mary Magdalen - made with Czech glass crystals.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha - Made with Swarovksi crystals.

St. Therese of Lisieux - made with hand-colored metal rose beads and crystals.

Virgin Mary - made with green jadeite milk-glass style crystals.

Virgin Mary - made with bronze metallic and champagne colored crystals.



These are just a few of the necklace variations made for the event.  All have adjustable necklace chains.

If time permits before I leave for NYC in a few days, I will post a tutorial or two on coloring and enameling metal jewelry pieces.

Stay tuned!

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