One of my favorite plants in the Mojave Desert is the Joshua Tree. I was playing with polymer clay and was inspired to make a few pendants. This one has the “ghost” of a Joshua Tree design. Matches up well with this macrame necklace I knotted. I’m liking this new-to-me design for the necklace. Enjoy … Continue reading
Welcome to my garden… that’s my theme for the Jewelry Designs from Nature Challenge. The generous and talented Heather Powers, aka Humblebeads had a little lottery earlier this summer and I was one of the lucky designers selected to work with one of her polymer clay pendant beads. I work at a cactus nursery, so … Continue reading
I was lucky winner recently and my name got drawn for the Jewelry Designs from Nature Challenge sponsored and hosted by Heather Powers (a.k.a. Humblebeads, Art Bead Scene.) This here is my piece of paradise… Check back on July 17th to see what becomes of this little beauty.
Dug these up in the backyard yesterday afternoon. Teasing, really, I made them from polymer clay about two years ago and found them in one of my stash boxes. Decided to stain them yesterday. It’s one of the charms of being slightly disorganized, being able to delight yourself with long lost items. I’m not certain … Continue reading
The fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day has arrived. Many, many participants from around the globe this year, so get ready for a full day of blog hopping. Once again, thanks out to the gracious host, Lori Anderson (Pretty Things); as well as to all the amazing artists who are participating this year. As … Continue reading
The challenge on this one was sculpting the tiger lily pendants and then connecting it all together. I had a little mishap with the clay malfunctioning, of course there was no designer error 😉 involved. A flower petal broke off when I tired to hammer a metal connection on the end. No worries, spare parts … Continue reading
Another challenge piece here for the Inspired By Nature jewelry series by Heather Powers. This weeks theme is the Forest Floor. It’s been some time since I’ve been for a stroll in the forest, perhaps five years or more. So, it took me a while to remember, then I recalled that when I lived in … Continue reading
I make this free form style of micro macrame jewelry every once in a while. No pattern in particular. I just let my fingers wander around the cords. This one turned into another micro macrame bezel style pendant with a knotted adjustable length necklace. The pendant measurement is one inch in width by three inches … Continue reading
I made this polymer clay pendant two years ago. It finally found a home in this micro macrame bezel pendant. Again, this macrame pendant is double sided with a few coiled wire accents. Happy knotting.