Monday, December 13, 2010

More new techniques

My first sucesses with two-part resin. I have a few experiments that didn't turn out so well, but I was happy with these.

These glass pendants are super fun to make:

More metal stamping:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintaj fever

I've been checking out the blog for Vintaj lately, loving all their new items and watching the technique videos. I was inspired to alter this leaf blank with embossing powder and alcohol inks, then adding a layer of clear gloss. I was very happy with the result:

The new Arte Metal is very cool too.

A couple of bracelet sets I donated to an auction to raise money for my son's marching band:

And some more fall stuff:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Feeling more creative lately...

I won these beautiful beads as part of prize package from a contest at I'm not sure what they are, I think maybe red agate? I love the beautiful fall colors in them.

I made one like this last year, decided to make another!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Colors

As the colors start to change here in Michigan, my creations turn to the gorgeous fall colors.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Online store!

So, I'm going to try to sell some of my creations online, and have opened an online store at Chelester's Beads and Stuff. We'll see how it goes!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Petoskey Stones

A friend collected some Petoskey stones for me from up north (Petoskey, MI of course!). After spraying with some acrylic spray, I attempted to wire wrap a few for pendants. I was pretty happy with the results! I used 20 ga. sterling silver wire for the wraps.

I also have been trying metal stamping with alphabet stamps and sterling silver blanks. After a couple of (expensive!) mistakes (a "g" can sure look like an "a" when it's backwards!), I attached copper stamped hearts and hung on sterling silver ball chains.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crazy Lace Agate and Alcohol Inks!

Blue Lace Agate:

Pink Crazy Lace Agate:

My first experiments with Alcohol Inks:

Vintaj ode to summer:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I love summer!

Back recently from a family vacation, finally posting some more stuff. I love anything to do with seashells, as you can see from some of these creations!