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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Lots of earrings! on: June 08, 2009 02:36:50 PM
I've been busy lately! I love collecting vintage brass charms and using them in unique ways in my jewellery designs.. Here are some of the earrings I've come up with lately  Smiley


Thanks for looking!! Any constructive criticism is more than welcome  Grin
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Across the Universe Jewellery on: June 15, 2008 03:59:03 PM
i made this bracelet and earrings for the Across the Universe movie swap that I participated in last month... It was especially sad to see the bracelet go, but I was happy that my partner enjoyed it!

Here are the different panels of the bracelet:

I started off with a stretch bracelet made of wooden double-drilled beads (from Michaels), and painted each panel gold. I modge-podged photos from the movie (printed from my computer) on each panel and triple-thick glossed them (I think like 4 layers? I went gloss-crazy!) and also added a little trinket or sticker to each panel

From top to bottom,
-Lucy and Jude all psychedellic and underwater, with a flower sequin
-JoJo rockin out whil his guitar gently weeps, with a star button
-Jude walking near the water.. I added some seagulls and the lighthouse
-Lucy and Jude embracing, with a metal heard brad
-Sadie singing, I added some swarovski rhinstones
-Prudence and ome flower stickers
-Jude and Strawberry fields forever (with a teeny tiny poly-clay strawberry that I made!)

and here is a photo of the bracelet, jsut so you can see the shape:

My partner also got these earrings, which were inspired by "Happiness is a Warm Gun" (and I may have posted these in this forum before... sorry if this is your second time seeing them!)

-Fuzzy heart beads, metal gun charms and swarovski bicone crystals

I think I may re-make the bracelet for myself Wink

Hope you enjoy the pics!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / PLEASE VOTE FOR ME! on: June 13, 2008 06:50:48 AM
Hi everyone!

A bracelet that I made is a finalist in the BeadStar competition! I am absolutly excited about this, and winning would be a dream come true! I could get my creation published in a magazine, and the $5000 FMG gift certificate grand prize is not too shabby!

TO VOTE, go to http://www.beadingdaily.com/BEADSTAR/ and click on FINALISTS. Then click on VOTE. You will have to submit a vote in each category. My entry is the 19th in the "Metals" category. All you need is an e-mail address to vote. Voting ends June 18th, so get your vote in early!

This is the bracelet I entered:

Again, I would REALLY appreciate your support! Thanks Smiley (and let everyone know if you are a finalist too!)

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bunny Necklace and Earrings (and more!) on: May 30, 2008 01:51:05 PM
Hi Everyone! I made this necklace/earring set and I wanted to show it off  Kiss I used brass charms, and the beaded chain is vintage 1960s. I think it's adorable!

Here is a Cameo necklace

Brass charms and crystal earrings

Faux Pearls, roses and chain necklace

Wooden Pendant Earrings

Beehive bracelet and earring set

Have a great weekend! Now, back to more beading  Grin
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Vintage-Inspired Jewellery on: May 18, 2008 08:10:08 PM
I came across lots of vintage charms and findings lately (thank-you Jar of mini Whimsies swap partner!) and here is what I have come up with!

Vintage charm bracelet

Beach Glass and antique gold chain and links

Black and Gold charm bracelet

King Tut Earrings with vintage findings and swarovski crystal

Mahjong Tile earrings

Gold Necklace

Vintage cut glass and gold findings

Eiffle Tower earrings

Pink glass cluster earrings

Shell and glass flower

Blue glass cluster earrings

Flower, leaves and keys

Kitty Cats

Blue flowers and antique gold leaves

Shell and glass flowers

Wooden cut out disks

Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!

Please let me know what you think! thanks Smiley

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wooden Pendant Earrings on: April 22, 2008 12:24:23 PM
I picked up these wooden pendants from my LBS and put together some earrings! I know that they're not very creative, or all that difficult to make, but I love them so much! They're light-weight and just fun  Grin


Gingerbread Daisies

Whimsical Butterflies


Leaves (?)


Oh and I also made Guns n Roses Earrings.. hehe

...and finally, my new favourite bracelet!


7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Charm necklace, plus earrings and bracelets (img heavy!) on: March 25, 2008 06:58:50 PM
can't... stop.... beading!

Charm Necklace: a similar piece was comissioned, but I loved it so much that I made a new one Smiley

Charm bracelet: random assortment of blue gemstones and shell

Asymmetrical bracelet, made with gold findings and glass beads

Silver earrings, with swarovski crystal, and awesome silver charms that I picked up (go Michaels!)

Cracked "quartz" (I totally think these are glass... whatevs) and swarovski

Gold earrings! Love these, but please don't notice the silver headpins!!! lol, I ran out of gold

A bunch of earrings made using swarovski baroque pendants. LOVE these (and I am keeping the pink pair for myself!)

Wood and glass flowers. My first time using wood

These are NOT my style, but I still love them. Turquoise, chain and swarovski rounds

Borosilicate glass that I picked up from the Bead Oasis show in Toronto in September. they were expensive Sad but SO pretty!

Green scarab beads and swarovski crystal

Last but not least, amozonite and key charms!

Let me know what you think!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New jewellery and charm bracelets (image heavy) on: March 06, 2008 04:21:41 PM
I don't know how I'm finding time to make jewellery, take pictures, and post them on here when I have 2 presentations next week, plus a test and essay due.. anyways, on to the jewellery!

bird and flower pendant earrings

Gold starburst earrings

aqua and gold earrings

western earrings v02

Fuzzy heart and gold sparrow earrings

Gold wire-wrapped star earrings

Black guitar pick earrings

Wooden Disks

deer charm bracelet with shell and other findings

Under the Sea Charm bracelet

Faux pearl and leaf charm bracelet

Black bird charm bracelet

Gold swan charm bracelet

Vintage glass chacha bracelet

faux chainmaille bracelet

Gold and Silver chain bracelets

glass and chain

Mother of pearl and sterling

glass, swarovski and sterling

I love comments, please let me know what you think Smiley thanks!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earrings Galore! on: February 27, 2008 12:19:01 PM
here is a bunch of stuff that I have made lately, let me know what you think!

Happiness is a Warm Gun

Black dangles with glass, onyx, and these fuzzy beads

Under the Sea bracelet

Gold mish-mash of beads and findings

Art-deco-esque Miami earrings

Frosted purple glass beads and swarovski crystal, plus half a toggle clasp

Gold star earrings

Gold sparrow charm and a cluster of green and gold glass beads

Pink wooden gingerbread earrings

Animal print shell earrings


Angel wings and borosilicate glass and swarovski crystal

Gold beehives

White Doves

and more...

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt Russian Doll(s)! on: February 21, 2008 10:54:20 AM
My swap partned recieved this the other day so I can finally post my pictures! The dolls are hand-sewn using felt and embroidery floss. They are stuffed with cotton balls. so much fun to make! without further adooooo, I present to you...


In labour

Happy family

Size comparison


I love feedback, let me know what you think!
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