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Lampwork glass chandelier necklace

Lampwork glass chandelier necklace

This handmade chandelier necklace is one of a kind!  It was born out of an abundance of lampwork glass beads and a spark of creativity :)

Four 10 x 5 mm cobalt blue borosilicate glass beads form a dramatic pendant with accents of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver.  The 4 mm crystals glimmer in a light sapphire satin color that beautifully complements the boro beads.

Lampwork glass chandelier necklace

The pendant measures approximately 43 mm (1 5/8″) from the top of the sterling silver circle to the bottom of the longest sterling silver headpin.  It hangs from a 1.4 mm sterling silver double rope chain with a sterling silver spring ring clasp.

The lampwork beads are also handmade, though not by me :)

Lampwork glass chandelier necklace

I loved designing this pendant because the lampwork beads are just beautiful.  They have great depth and amazing color.  Anyone who likes blue will undoubtedly be drawn to them.  Visit my Etsy shop to learn more about this necklace today!

Black & white crystal collar necklace

Another new listing!

I’ve been trying (and hopefully succeeding!) to rev up my Etsy shop these past few weeks with new listings, updated photos, better descriptions, anything that will make my creations stand out in a sea of beautiful jewelry.  What do you think of my latest item?

Black & white crystal collar necklace

This elegant collar necklace is perfect for a formal occasion or special event.  I call it my “blizzard baby” in honor of its wintry color scheme and the wild snowstorm that raged outside during its construction!

Black & white crystal collar necklace

Bold black 10 x 10 mm Swarovski crystal stairway beads are the focal points of this piece.  The stairway beads are accented by grey and clear Swarovski crystal bicones and sterling silver spacers.  Additional sterling silver beads and components complete the piece.  This multi strand necklace includes a sterling silver chain extender for adjusting its length from 16″ – 18″.  It closes with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.

Black & white crystal collar necklace

The classic black, white, and grey color scheme of this bib necklace coordinates easily with any outfit.  Wear it to a wedding, an anniversary party, a holiday function, anywhere you like.  No matter the season or the occasion, you will feel extra special with two strands of sterling silver and crystal sparkling delicately at your neck.

Black & white crystal collar necklace

Even at its shortest length, this necklace is comfortable to wear.  Its two strands of beads lay flat against the skin and move easily with you.  With its multitude of crystals, this necklace does have some weight.  It is recommended to wear this piece at or just above the collarbone.

Black & white crystal collar necklace

Visit my Etsy shop to order this necklace today!

Beautiful blue lampwork beads

Lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver components

Just a quick photo of my latest creation.  I snapped this image with my phone, so please excuse the shadowy lighting.  The handmade lampwork beads are a lovely deep sapphire color, and the components are all sterling silver.  It will be posted for sale in my Etsy shop very soon.

Raspberry pearl & copper jewelry set

I created this custom jewelry set for my good friend Pauline a couple of years ago.  She had had a large embellished copper cross pendant in her jewelry box for a very long time but had never been able to find the perfect necklace on which to hang it.  Most chains were either too delicate to carry the weight of the pendant or visually too small to balance its heft.  She had searched high and low to no avail, so I was thrilled when she asked for my help.

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I took Pauline to a local bead store, and together we chose the raspberry colored freshwater pearls, peridot crystals, copper beads, and other components that you see here.  I use primarily sterling silver in my own jewelry line, so working with copper was a fun change.  I made sure that Pauline was involved in the entire design process because I wanted her to absolutely love the finished set.

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I particularly liked the clasp that she chose for the necklace.  Its intricate detailing added an unexpected touch of romance.  The ridges and grooves of the irregular raspberry pearls gave the pieces an earthy flavor that is lacking in beads of more uniform shape.

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The bracelet mimicked the general shape of the necklace and included a cute crystal and copper dangle for interest.

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Lastly, the earrings maintained the beautiful colors and dramatic style of the entire set but were fashioned on a smaller scale so as not to be too heavy for everyday wear.

You can find more of my jewelry creations for sale in my Etsy shop.

Pink crystal heart necklace

Pink crystal heart necklace

Perfect for spring or summer, this simple necklace features a 14 mm Swarovski crystal heart pendant in a soft shade of rose pink.  It is attached to a sterling silver bail and hangs from a sterling silver double rope chain with a spring ring clasp.  It is available for sale in my Etsy shop.  Prefer a different color?  Check out my other options here.

Amethyst romance choker necklace

Amethyst romance choker necklace

Another finished project!  Now available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Work in progress

Work in progress

Turquoise, pearls, and crystals

Turquoise, pearl, and crystal jewelry set

This is the first jewelry design that I created and sold as a set.  Each piece features round howlite beads dyed in a rich turquoise color, cultured freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver beads.  My friend Connie snapped it up before anyone else even had a chance to see it!

Sparkling hearts necklace

Lampwork glass beads

Lampwork glass beads

Several years ago, I met a ski instructor whose sister made lampwork glass beads in her home studio and sold them to local boutiques in upstate New York.  When she was ready to move on to other creative endeavors, she offered up her remaining beads to me for use in my own jewelry projects.  This is the jewelry set that I made for her to thank her for her generosity.