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About the Bead Art Jewelry Designs
Bead Art Necklaces
These Bead Art necklaces were inspired by Beth Stone Beaded Jewelry Designs, who creates both new and vintage jewelry with pearls, sterling silver and seed beads. Thanks to Beth's article in Bead & Button magazine I was inspired to take these a step further to create individual pendants, with more embellishment than folding, and a Bali silver ring. These pendants eventually evolved into the...
All Mixed Up© Series
Inspiration comes to me at the strangest times. For instance, I can see a design like the one below and it inspires me to try something. My result was nothing like what inspired me in the first place and so I ended up with a new design that I really enjoy creating. There are only a few created at this time, but I am eager to create more pendants with more bead combinations.
One of the drawbacks to becoming busier is that I have less time to do the artistic work I used to do.
Recently, I started playing around with artistic wire and created two very interesting pendants with the same techniques I used above. I really like that these pendants are reversible and no two are identical.
A Little Wired Woven Bead Art Pendants
Fleuri Art Domino Pendants
These wonderful designs were inspired by a Domino Stamping class taught by Sandy Forrest-Hartman. In Sandy's domino stamping class we created the dominos in the photograph on the left. While taking this class I wondered if it would be possible to somehow bring my flower, leaves, and butterfly photographs into my jewelry designs.
As an artist, I like to take newly learned techniques, expand them, and create a style that is all my own. I discovered almost any look can be created by using my own collection of nature photographs. I created an interesting texture to normal game dominos by utilizing my quilting supplies and skills. After some trial and error, I created the 'Fleuri' Flower Art Dominos in photograph on the right. I soon discovered I could put just about any image on the dominos and create a complimenting beaded necklace to match.
Cellini Spiral Necklaces
These wonderful designs were inspired by Deb Samuel’s Cellini Spiral article in Bead & Button, this was the pattern that first sparked my interest in seed bead designs. Her peyote pattern inspired me to create the segments as individual beads, add crystals into the pattern, and do a size increase for a graduated necklace.
Four Season© Bracelets and Anklets
©Summer Season - consists of a random mixture of Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Turquoise, Blue, Lavender, Purple, and Pink Czech glass beads, gemstones and Swarovski Austrian crystals in Light Siam, Sun, Light Jonquil, Citrine, Peridot, Emerald, Medium Emerald, Aquamarine, Light Sapphire, Sapphire, Light Amethyst, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Light Rose, and Rose, and Fuchsia.
©Fall Season - consists of a random mixture of light topaz, dark topaz, shades of brown and some black Czech Glass beads, Gemstones, and Swarovski Austrian Crystals in shades of light Colorado Topaz, Smokey Topaz, Morion, Silk, and Jet.
©Spring Season - consists of a random mixture of pastel shades of Czech glass beads, Gemstones, and Swarovski Austrian Crystals in shades of Light Rose, Light Sapphire, Lilac, Light Amethyst, Peridot, Jonquil, Chrysolite, and Peach.
©Winter Season - consists of a random mixture of Blue, Green, and Purple Czech glass beads, Gemstones and Swarovski Austrian crystals in shades of Tanzanite, Light Sapphire, Sapphire, Light Amethyst, Amethyst, Peridot, Emerald, Medium Emerald, Lilac, Violet, and Aquamarine.
Snap Swivel Beach© Crystal Anklets
SWCreations is home of the Original Beach Snap Swivel anklets.
These fun snap swivel anklets were designed in 1993 when I was
12 years old and were redesigned in the summer of 2005.
They wouldn't be complete without names:
Summer Beach Rainbow Crystal Anklet
Spring Beach Pastel Crystal Anklet
Beach All About Black Crystal Anklet
Beach Field of Violets Crystal Anklet
Beach Ruby Lipstick Crystal Anklet
Beach Chestnut Topaz Crystal Anklet
Beach Sugar-n-Spice Crystal Anklet
Beach Oceanic Blue Crystal Anklet
Beach Tangy Citrus Crystal Anklet
Beach All About Green Crystal Anklet
Beach Garnet & the Rose Crystal Anklet
Beach Snowy Wonder Crystal Anklet
My BeadLoved Button Jewelry
Worn as a Symbol to Own Your Own Button
If you own your own button, then it can not be pushed! I have found there is always someone you encounter in life that enjoys confrontation. One day after dealing with one of these very types of individuals I decided my buttons belonged to me and they could only push them if I allowed it. Suddenly that is when the vintage button came to mind and from that thought, the creations of beautiful pendants and necklaces developed. These necklaces are created as symbol to own your own button and it helps to have a reminder at difficult moments that it is my choice to not respond. Design inspired by button pushers. How many days can you go without letting someone push your buttons?
Circle of Dreams Pendants
Gorgeous pendants that are fabricated out of a world of dreams and are as unique as your visions in slumberland. Each sterling silver circular pendant is wire wrapped pendant with a random variety of beads, gemstones, crystals, and seed beads. Now you can chase your dreams every day you wear these pendants.