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.