Dear batty friends,
Sorry that I've been a bit neglectful! I've been a bit busy. Here's a quick update for you:
I've been filling a few custom orders - some on Etsy, some not. Mysterious... ;)
I'm working on a few more prototypes for the For The Birds series. I've added the Oval Cage and was very excited to have it sell right away!
Also, this morning, I made it to the front page again! I never seem to be on the computer when this happens. ;) My pendants were in an Etsy treasury called "Caged!" Click on the photo above for a larger view.
Back to work for me!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Original design by Beads In The Belfry! Part of the For the birds series. This birdie has sold.
This little birdie made of Imperial Jasper, is free to fly wherever he pleases! He has chosen to perch for a bit on this branch with its two little Mouakite flowers.
The branch is a sterling silver tube bead outfitted with smaller sterling silver branches. Our bird has a hand formed and forged coil (spiral) wing.
Don't be fooled by its delicate appearance. This pendant has been hammered for additional durability. The bird itself has been wire wrapped to the branch. Yet and still, I wouldn't give it to my dog as a chew toy.
Impression Jasper showcases many colors and no two stones are exactly alike. This means each and every piece will be one of a kind! Convo me if you want a custom order.
Measures 1 in tall x 2 in wide.
OK. I came up with an original and really fun design over the past few weeks. I am calling it the "For the Birds Series."
Here is the first in the series. It's the Caged Bird Pendant. This birdy has flown the coop. It has been sold!
Stone birdie made of Imperial Jasper sits atop his perch with two little Mouakite flowers.
Our bird is caged in a heavy gauge hand forged sterling silver frame and has a hand formed and forged coil (spiral) wing.
Don't be fooled by its delicate appearance. This pendant has been hammered for additional durability. The bird itself has been wire wrapped to the frame. Yet and still, I wouldn't give it to my dog as a chew toy.
Imperial Jasper showcases many colors and no two stones are exactly alike. This means each and every piece will be one of a kind! Convo me if you want a custom order
Measures 1 in tall x 3/4 in wide.
Please note this listing is for a pendant only.
Sway in the breeze with this lovely ode to nature!
Sterling silver trunk and branches with turquoise leaves supported by a sterling silver frame.
Tree stands 1 in. tall x 2 in. wide
This listing is for a pendant only. The bonsai has been sold. Woot!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
One of the pieces from my shop made it to the front page on Etsy! Woohoo! It's a new piece that I'd not listed on here yet. Sorry guys. Here is a picture of what it looked like on the front page. Post above this will be dedicated to the listing.
Fall has fallen on our area of the world and we welcome her with open arms!
Sterling silver trunk and branches and frame hold carnelian, mouakite and sterling silver leaves.
Simple enough for every day wear yet elegant enough for your next gala!
Tree stands 1 in x 1 in tall.
This tree has been sold!
I have to tell you how grateful I am to have been able to purchase the "Pearly Tree of Life Pendant." I bought it as a gift for my best friend. It is so delicate and feminine. It fits her personality perfectly. She really appreciated the fact that it is handcrafted and one of a kind.
You are so talented. And your pieces are so unique. I can hardly wait for a piece to wear myself.
This wonderful customer has asked me to create a piece for her that celebrates her grandchildren! As you can see, I do custom orders. :)
Friday, October 19, 2007
That I am SUPER EXCITED about!!!! Pics to come soon. I've been trying to figure out how to execute this idea that I've had in my head for some time now and I think that I've finally got it!
After much trial and error, I've made a prototype out of practice wire and now I'm ready for the real deal. Of course I ran out of the size wire that I need so must now go purchase some tomorrow. I must have it, like yesterday!
What can I say about it...hmmm... it's nature-inclined, delicate and shiny. Duh! I live for the shiny!
OK. I must head to bed now. At first I typed bead. Seriously guys, I have beads in the belfry!!!
Did I mention I'm excited??!?!!? How will I ever sleep!?!!?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This wonderfully talented artist, Angie Vandenbogaard, has featured me on her blog!
Check it out at : http://jellybeansart.blogspot.com/
I am very flattered and honored to be chosen Angie! Many thanks!
You may have noticed that she too has a love of trees ;)
Here is one my new trees! This one has leaves made of Red Flower Jasper. Isn't the name of the stones just lovely?
Available for purchase here
This tree stands 1 in tall x 1.5 in wide.
Monday, October 15, 2007
I just received my BEAUTIFUL Copper bracelet and I am so in love with it. I am so sorry I'd already left FeedBack (FB), you deserve to be praised in your FB!!.. you are a wirewrap queen of the perfect coils. It is just the sweetest and most beautifully made piece of art for my wrist....
I can spot a perfectionist and it matters to me the difference, your work is seriously well made. That just elevates it so much for me most sincerely.
Blessings, Name Withheld
Well, folks, it does my heart good to know that my work is being enjoyed by its recipient!
Friday, October 12, 2007
So there was a creative challenge on the Etsy forum to create a piece that you felt defined your shop. And I LOVE an artistic challenge. So I thought on it and at first I was going to be very literal. I was going to make a head with beads in it. I did (eyes, nose, ears etc.) and it looked too cartoony. So then I decided to approach it more abstractly.
The shape is reminiscent of a head but also resembles a heart. The beads are worked into the middle which could signify the brain or the heart's core. I think it fits the bill because it is organic, simple, colorful, classy and of course...shiny! lol. I like to think that is what BeadsInTheBelfry is all about.
The original version of this has been sold. Take heart! heh heh. If you'd like your own, I can recreate it. I've already had to do it once. :)
Friday, October 5, 2007
Would love to post up something new but I'm waiting for my latest materials to arrive. Aaaaarggh!!! As you can see I'm not displaying patience at the moment.
Well as I wait for supplies I have been sketching new ideas I have so I've not been completely unproductive. :)
Posted by miznyc at 3:58 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
So, I'm going about the business of promoting my work and was told about a few sites. One of which is called TalentDatabase.com. So, I joined today and guess what? I just saw that I was one of the four most popular people on there today!
Now, I don't know what that will translate into but it's pretty effin' cool I think. :)
Posted by miznyc at 12:09 AM
Monday, October 1, 2007
Here is one of the finished pieces! And I just noticed how well the colors compliment my blog. lol.
I had to do three sets of necklaces and earrings. The bridesmaids will be wearing brown, low cut V-neck dresses. I made the necklace kind of like a faux lariat.
It has a cluster of champagne pearls at the end with one large faceted Czech glass bead. It comes together on a sterling silver chain with a few individual wrapped pearls near the hammered sterling silver circle link. I hammered it. I love hammering. :)
The earrings feature more of the same. I'm really happy with how they turned out! I hope the bride will be too! I love how the whole thing sparkles. Oooo.
I love sparkly things.