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I hope you enjoy your stay at this site and will return from time to time to see what else has been added. Any questions, or to order, please e-mail me at wseville7@gmail.com

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bugs anybody?

I had this beautiful round stone with white marks on it and my creative mind went to work to see what I could make it into.  The name of the stone is Mossy Agate and it is a semi-precious stone.  It has a very interesting and different look to it.

I used black wire and also white wire, firepolish jet black beads as well as crystals.  The result is what looks like a bug to me.

I suspect everybody will look at it and see something different but this is the interesting part to see what others see in it.

Here it is.

I see a bug, what do you see?

It was really fun to see what this shaped into.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process.   $80.00 Canadian plus shipping and handling.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Monday, March 28, 2011

River stone wrapped in gold plated wire with jewels

This little stone could tell us a tale, I'll bet if he could talk.  I wonder what river he first came out of and how he ended up in Hamilton?

Is he a Canadian stone, born and bred in our cold climate or is he a stone born in the hot tropics?

I do not know. 

Like most of us, we are just plain ordinary folk such as this little stone is an ordinary stone.  When we dress up and put on our best clothing and fix our hair, don't we look better?

Thus, here is our dressed up river stone which can be hung from a chain.  I love to make plain things beautiful and hope that I have succeeded in making this dear little stone even more lovely.

This creation now reminds me of a bulb planted in the ground with jewelled branches reaching up to the sky.

Here is the same creation attached to a gold plated chain.

Another good thing is that it is quite lightweight to wear even with the stone.

Who could ever guess that from a dear little rock could come such beauty?

$85.00 Canadian plus shipping and handling.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

leather lanyard for keys

The other day I had a very frustrating experience trying to find my keys in the large, key devouring purse.  I poked, my fingers pulled at various items in the purse but alas, the more I tried, the more unsuccessful I became.

I determined that this would not happen to me again so I took some leather and made a lanyard with a hook and key ring and now I don't have any trouble whatsoever finding my eyes in my former key eating purse.....

For my own chain, I attached my cell phone holder as well as my keys and now never forget to bring my cell phone with me.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Can't find your keys in your large purse? A solution is available.

I spent what seemed like an eternity trying to find my elusive keys in my purse the other day.  There was nowhere to put my bag down except on the floor to dump the things out of my bag so I had to stand there rummaging in my bag.

Frustration is not a strong enough word for how I felt.  I was glad it was day light and not at night as it would have made me vulnerable if it had been night.

Finally, success!  I decided then and there to do something about this situation and came up with a very good one.

I made a leather rope with a thing to grasp the round circle to put the keys on.  I made it long enough that I could fit it over my head if I were just going down to get the mail or just running over to the mail box and didn't need to carry a purse.

I now use this every day and have not been frustrated since that time!

I will make a few of these for my party.  If you are interested, please e-mail me.  Sure makes my life easier!
They leather can come in several different colours and I will use some other jewels to make a variety for the party.

Thanks for reading my jewellery blog and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two new designs on this stormy day in March

I purchased some beautiful stones from a dealer and decided to make a wirework design for a change.   Good thing I bought them before the big storm hit here in Hamilton.  The wind is howling, I have a big pot of homemade navy beans cooking in the oven and my creative streak is going full force.  As I look outside, I see people battling against the wind, the snow covering their coats quickly and the snow plows in full force downtown.

I thought this lovely creamy yellow type of stone would bring on a spring-like feeling.  I decided to wrap it in heavy copper wire and it turned out very well. 

I put it on a chocker length black cord as some people prefer shorter lengths in jewellery.

Copper wire work -  chocker length cord
Chain maille done by hand and Swarovski Topaz gem
Chain maille and topaz  Swarovski gemstone

Not as clear but a really close up look

I also worked on a mixed media piece, crocheted out of cording and I will most likely add some beautiful stones to it but haven't decided yet about that.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Synthetic blue stone with silver and amber coloured beads

This little creation measures 11" from top to bottom.  I have used silver coloured beads to complete the silver on the blue stone plus to add a little colour, I have added amber beads.

The blue bead is very pretty as well.

Price:  $50.00 Canadian plus shipping and handling.
Sits flat on the neck when worn

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Amethyst crystal bunny

I just fell in love with this little rabbit.  I can picture a lovely young lady wearing it.  It also would make a wonderful keepsake to pass on to her child in the future.

If it is for an adult, it would need a chain of 18" minimum.  It is so cute!

Picture your daughter or granddaughter wearing this!

If I were lucky enough to have a granddaughter, I would purchase this little bunny for her.  I have priced it extremely low so that it can be more affordable. 

Making a plain stone prettier!

I had a plain stone which I thought might be prettier if I did some wirework on it.  I used copper wire and amber colour beads.  It has a wooden bead as well as a leather strap.

This creation has just been sold today (St. Paddy's Day) to a lady from Manitoba.  It is one of a kind so cannot be duplicated.  Sorry.
Light brown stone, with copper wire and amber beads

Leather strap with wooden bead plus stone with wirework

It was fun to figure out how to make this rather plain stone look classier!