Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Organic Olives

As artists, often we have "happy accidents" when making something! Originally, I started out making a simple pair of wire earrings but they did not turn out as they were intended too. So, not being pleased with the original results, I decided to embellish them with my hammer! I like the organic look that the copper took on with just a few taps of my chasing hammer! Hence, another "happy accident"!

These graceful earrings are made with natural copper wire, not a coated craft wire. Because there is not a sealer on the metal, their patina will change over time to an even darker, antiqued finish. They are 2-1/4 of an inch in length; the dangles are 1-1/2 inches long, swinging from handmade copper earwires. The 6mm olivine glass bead is faceted, and coordinates well with the copper wire!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Lighting Bolt Ring

One hot little ring with a bolt of copper lighting shooting across it! The 12mm round agate has loads of gorgeous colors, rust brown, mauve and gray that all coordinate perfectly with the copper wire! Made with natural copper wire (not craft wire), it will patina nicely with wear. If you prefer the copper to remain bright, just clean it regularly by pouring Worcestershire Sauce over the wire! Size 6 (US)

Thank you for looking!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Look Up!!!

Did you know that snakes can climb trees?!? I had never really thought about it before until my oldest son pointed out to us that this black snake was climbing the tree in our backyard! The snake was heading for a summer tanger nest on that branch to eat the eggs!

Needless to say, he didn't get eggs for lunch that day thanks to all of us! We used the garden hose and a long painters pole to get him out of the tree and sent him off to the woods to find something else to eat! I think the summer tangers were grateful, because we have seen them all around our house since then!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cool as an Ice Cube!!!

Hands down, this ring is clearly awesome! The 8mm focal bead is a clear glass that has a wavy surface, these waves make the glass appear like you are looking into the center of an ice cube! This bead is flanked on each side with AB coated beads that add to the icy look! All wrapped in sterling silver wire, you have one cool ring!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Going International!!!

Heart's Desire Beading Company is now offering international shipping on all of the items in our Etsy shop! Stop by and see our great selection of handmade and custom jewelry as well as our wonderful selection of beading supplies! Please be sure to read all of the shop policies on shipping and thank you for looking!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Be Breathtaking!

Life isn't measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Unknown

Be breathtaking in these gorgeous sterling silver ball and post earrings! Made with cloisonné beads, two colors of freshwater pearls, and Swarovski AB crystal bicones they are perfect for any special occasion!

Rev. 21:21

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Snow In Summer!

Summer has always been the perfect time for cool white accessories! Made with almost pure white howlite beads that are loaded with facets (and only one tiny gray vein) these lovely earrings will go with many of your summer outfits!

The 12mm howlite beads sit on top of fancy sterling silver triangle headpins and for added length they are topped with a sterling silver tubes and 2mm beads. These earrings are 2 inches in length, the dangles are 1-3/8 long and swing gracefully from handmade sterling silver earwires.

Isaiah 1:18

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Everyday Elegance

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Earrings

Beautiful freshwater pearl earrings that are simple and elegant, perfect for the bride or for everyday wear! They will coordinate with almost everything in your wardrobe from your little black dress to a pair of jeans!

These 6mm by 9mm potato pearls have a gorgeous iridescent nacre that looks wonderful with the handmade sterling silver earwires they are on! The earwires are hammered slightly to keep the pearls on the wire, which is buffed to a smooth finish! The dangle of the earring is 13/16 of an inch in length, so they are dainty but still noticeable!

As with all pearls, do not wear them while applying perfume or hairspray and always wipe them off with a soft cloth before storing them away!

The Everyday Elegance earrings will be sent to you on a display card enclosed in a shimmering organza drawstring bag, which is suitable for gift giving or storage! Please see my shop policies for shipping information and thank you for looking!

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Elegantly yours.....