Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2017

Turquoise, Black, Silver, One-Of-A-Kind Necklace

 Handmade clay and paper beads mixed with glass, wood and metal on a black faux sued tie cord.  Clay beads have the look of marble or turquoise with streaks of black, silver and turquoise.  One of a kind.  $55

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Jewelry This Week

One of a kind necklaces.

Handmade clay beads mixed with wood and glass.

Handmade clay beads mixed with wood and glass.
Handmade clay beads mixed with wood and glass.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Teal And Orange Boho Style Necklace

Clay and paper beads handmade by me are mixed with glass and wood beads on an adjustable hemp cord.  Will adjust from 19" to 26".

In my Etsy Shop at

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blue And Yellow Necklace

$52 in my Etsy Shop.
Hand made clay and paper jewels are mixed with wood and glass in this one-of-a-kind necklace.  Hemp cord will adjust up to 34".

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Black Stripes Necklace

Just finished this!

 Black, gray, taupe and off white handmade clay and paper beads with a sprinkle of wood and glass beads on an adjustable black suede cord. Item # NC152  for $46.00.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fini! My Orange and Yellow Spree.

After much doing and undoing and redoing ... this is what I came up with.

Available in my Etsy Shop at:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In The Works ...

This is what I'm working on today.   Orange, red and yellow have become one of my favorite color combinations. (In Pantone speak this would be Fiesta and Buttercup.)

I'm putting lots of love into this necklace.  A few of my handmade paper and clay jewels, a little bit of wood and glass on strands of hemp.  Little bits and pieces I've stashed over the past year.

Check back in a few days to see the finished piece.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Paper Jewelry In My Etsy Shop

I re-opened my Etsy shop this summer and have slowly but surely been adding inventory to it.

For those of you who have been buying my jewelry at T.F. Rice & Co - never fear, they will continue to carry my jewelry.  As a matter of fact, if you see something in my online shop that you would prefer to buy at T.F. Rice & Co., or vice versa, just let me know.

This week I have been uploading paper jewelry.  (This is really time consuming.) Over the next few days, I'll be uploading clay jewelry.   I have lots of ideas for new pieces - just have to find the time to make them.

About my paper jewelry ….

As an artist I have always worked with high quality paper - artists and watercolor papers, papers used for fine art prints and papers used for displays.  And I would always have pieces left over.  I hesitate to call these left over pieces “scraps” because  they are really quite beautiful forms of paper - archival, acid free, cotton rag and other fibers, some handmade papers - beautiful even in their natural, unpainted or uncolored state.

In the interest of being ecologically friendly I started  experimenting with paper.  Paper has been used in  jewelry for over 2000 years.  So it’s not a new idea, just a new look.

Paper is extremely versatile.  There’s no end to it’s shapes and colors and it’s very lightweight.  If you are afraid to wear big bold earrings because of the weight - think paper.  It’s light as a feather.  And all my paper pieces are sealed to make them water resistant (not water proof).  With a little care paper jewelry will last for many, many years.

I hand paint and draw my own designs onto these various forms of paper.  Then I combine this artwork with diverse materials including metal, wood,  glass and crystal beads.  When I have recyclable materials such as old or broken jewelry or buttons I like to include them whenever possible. I create each piece of jewelry myself with an eye for color, shape and texture.

By carefully mixing colors, shapes and textures, I try to create distinctive and unique jewelry.     Although some pieces may look similar, no two pieces are exactly alike.  My jewelry is not mass produced.  Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art.  However ... if you see a piece of my jewelry that you really like and it has already sold, please email me.  I might be able to make you something that is similar - maybe the same colors or some of the same features.

My Etsy Shop:

And as always, I happy to read your comments or suggestions.  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Recycling Watercolor Paper Into Earrings

I love it when I get to make something so pretty out of mistakes and scraps.  All of these earrings were made from watercolor paper.  If you like to wear big, dangly earrings but don't because they are too heavy - this is what you need. You won't believe how light they are.  

No two pairs are exactly alike.  Painted by hand, by me.  Sealed to make them water resistant.

Just a little preview of new earrings I'll be taking over to T.F. Rice & Co. later this week.  Come on down and check them out!

Each piece is a little masterpiece!

Friday, June 5, 2015

In The Works

What I'm working on today.

Feather light earrings.  Those big round ones at the bottom are 2 1/4 inches across - really big, but feather light. I'll post another photo when they are finished.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Earrings

Some of my new earrings designed exclusively for T.F. Rice & Co.  Can't wait for their grand re-opening on April 22nd.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Button, button, who's got the button?

Button, button, who's got the button?  I do.  Or, at least a few of them.

Bracelets made from buttons, baubles and beads.  I've been having entirely too much fun lately making jewelry.  I don't seem to be able to make myself stop.  These button bracelets are lots of fun.

This one made from an assortment of vintage and new white buttons with a tiny vintage gold heart is my favorite this week.

And of course I had to make some more earrings.

More buttons!  Green and black, black and tan.  The ones on the right are navy blue, but look black in this photo.

Recycled watercolor paper and doo hickeys.

These will be at T.F. Rice & Co. as so as I can get them packaged and delivered.