Monday, October 31, 2011

Gray with hues of pink

Another 3 strand special.
I like using the gray mother of pearl beads drilled diagnoally as a base - they are a great neutral and go well with everything.
Then I added the same pearl beads in pink. The pink mother of pearl has some purple overtones and is a lovely rich color.
The mother of pearls beads are interspersed with freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls and glass beads
I think I may have to make one for myself!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gunmetal gray!!!

These are also blister pearls, but they do not have the tail.
These grey stunners have hues of burgundy, blue, green and yellow.
I strung them in a way that makes them look like a lattice - I think it works well.
Finished off with a magnetic rhinestone clasp.... SUPERB!

How would you wear this?

Would you wear this single, double or triple?
(sadly, my jewelry stand isn't long enough to show it as a single)

The stats....
Silver grey length drilled Biwa pearls with Tibetan silver beads and ink blue crystals....

Fit for a Queen!!!

These blister pearls are truly outstanding!
They are huge and each one has a personality of its own.
They measure up to an inch in length and are a majestic in color and shape.
Gunmetal grey with hues of blue, green and purple

These beads are no longer available so its kind of a one time deal....

Voila - Earrings!!!!

Ok.... so here are the earrings.
Sorry its taken so long to post them - its been a busy week.

The first pair I made as an order to match a necklace....

The 2nd pair for another order....
White veined blister pearls!

And then 2 more I made just for fun....

Monday, October 24, 2011


I did it!!!
Ok... so I finally worked out how to do an earring with the nonuniform blister pearl.
I am so excited.  I have made 2 pairs so far and will be posting pictures of them soon.

I was just so excited about this break through that I thought it was worth sharing!

Vibrant green

Another graduated green blister pearl necklace with gorgeous iridescent crystals in between.
Look at the variety of colors in each pearl? 
This is a beautiful necklace... if I can say so myself ;)

Something else....

I decided to string these brown veined blister pearls all in one long string. 
I think it came out really well.
There are 2 clasps - one is a dummy clasp ( the hematite rhinestone round clasp) and just for show, the other is a square magnetic clasp made from Tibetan silver.
There are a few random beads strewn in between and as you can see, this can be worn multiple ways!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another idea...

Just for some variety, I tried this design.
It's a little more understated but has got positive reviews from many people.
I love the center piece bead!

I did it this green, a burgundy and peacock Biwas!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Biwa city!!!

Biwa, Biwa, Biwa!!!
These are all center drilled Biwa pearls. 
Look at the array of colors (and there are a lot more where these came from)
Again, each pearl is a different shape with individual sheen.  They come in a variety of sizes and some of larger and more dramatic than others.

Below are the finished necklaces as seen on the bust.
They close with lobster clasps and extender chains so you can wear it at your preferred length.

The blue necklace below has sheen of pink and is finished with Aqua and clear iridescent crystals.
I tried to get a good photo but they kept coming out blurry :(

Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 strand simplicity

These are lavender Biwa pearls drilled lengthwise with crystals in between.
Quiet and refined elegance!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

And again.....

Very pleased with how these are turning out! 
Feedback would be great if you feel like sharing!

I think this would look great on a redhead....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brown lace blister pearls

The black lines on this necklace are called veins or lace and add another feature on top of the pearls natural iridescence.  These pearls are graduated and separated with crystals!
There is a lobster clasp with extender chain on all necklaces of this style so it can be worn at your preferred length.

Yay!!! I did it again!

Take 2? - I like it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pine green Blister pearls

These blister pearls do not have a tail even though they are not perfectly spherical.
They are roughly 10-11mm wide and are top drilled. 

The brown undertones enhance the earthy green color and the necklace is finished with a Tibetan silver toggle clasp.

Are these Keshi or Biwa pearls??

Not sure if these are Keshi or Biwa pearls.  I've heard them called both.
This beautifully rich purple/burgundy necklace is so elegant.  It's understated yet powerful.
The color is so rich and vibrant and the magnetic rhinestone clasp adds a touch of class next to silver stardust beads.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One of a kind

I'm not sure if I'd be able to recreate this one if I needed to...
It has bits and pieces from all over that are no longer available.
The biwa pearls are a beautifully iridescent with hues of purple, green, blue and silver.
There are stardust beads, crystals and various other beads randomly between! 


I'm so thrilled with this new design.
I love big and chunky and this worked out really well.
It's a combination of freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls, mother of pearl, crystals and other delicious tidbits that I thought would go well and have been collecting over time. 

You can wear the 3 strand masterpiece twirled tighter or just as it hangs!
I'm pretty thrilled with the design....may have to make it in different colors!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Purple with gold

same design as the necklace below but purple blister pearls with gold veins...

Royal Blue

This is one of my more recent designs.... Inspired by a friend in the music world.
Graduated blister pearls with crystals in between.
Turns a tank top into a work outfit!

Look at the iridescence of these pearls - stunning!

Another favorite

I could say that about most of them I guess..... I wouldn't make things I didn't think were beautiful.
Classic colors together - burgundy and ivory, sewed together with Tibetan silver beads and hematite crystals.  Can be worn lots of ways.

Look at the cute toggle clasp...