Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bead Vocabulary 101 - Clasps

All good jewelry must come to an end, and what you put on the ends makes all the difference.  I want to show examples of the clasps I use.
a.  These clasps are called bar and ring toggles.  They are easy to fasten than traditional clasps, and are handmade in Bali.  Bali silver is .925 sterling silver, which means that it is 92.5% silver, and 7.5% copper, which makes the silver stronger than pure silver.

b.  These clasps are called s-hooks.  Again, they are made in Bali, and fasten more securely than toggles.

c.  These are bar and ring toggles, put have extra circles for multiple strands.

d.  These are slide locks for multiple strands, and they fasten securely.

e.  Lobster claws are a more traditional clasp, and fasten securely.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New jewelry coming soon

Remember that pile of beads and pendants?  I will be turning that pile into beautiful new jewelry this weekend.  I will put up a photo of the new jewelry before it goes on sale.  Let the alchemy begin (that is, after 5:00 pm.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My new Picasa Album

Here is a photo album featuring my jewelry which is for sale on my Etsy store
Etsy Jewelry

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My new Facebook page!

Come visit my new Facebook page!

Note- all new fans of my page will receive the secret code for a 20% discount!
(Limited time offer)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Look at the beautiful things I got at the Gem Faire at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium today!  Beads, silver wire, findings and chain!

The beads are - picture jasper, pink opal, blue mountain jade, green chrysoprase, laboradite, blue fire opal.  Sterling silver pendants.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Swedish Night Out!

Tonight I am getting a Swedish massage, by my friend, who is Swedish.  After that, we are going to see "The Girl Who Played With Fire", a Swedish movie.  Lisbeth Salander is so cool with her tattoos and body piercings.  Makes me wish I still had my old nose ring.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well it's official. I have decided to become a blogger. I just started tonight. I opened my Etsy store about two weeks ago. I have 26 items up so far, but more will be coming. My back patio/photography studio is turning out quite well. Plus, my bedroom/art studio seems to work. The Santa Monica Bead Faire is coming up this weekend! Hopefully it will have many great new treasures.


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