Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Emerald Green

A gorgeous emerald green rivoli combined with bronze delica seed beads. I used matte green round seed beads as an accent. 

I added three bronze drop beads to finish the bottom edge. 

The actual length of these earrings is only 2-1/4 inches.  They look longer on this small scale clay model.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shortened Elegance

I have been working on a shortened style of elegance this past week. 

This above pair of earrings are earmarked for a local boutique I am contemplating placing some inventory.

Both pairs of earrings below are available in my Preserve Studio shop on Etsy. 
They are listed here temporarily because I am experimenting with how these might be viewed or sell in this shop. The plan is to keep this design work in the AlexaSteve shop on Etsy.

Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Formal Earring Design

The newest design is a mixture of matte silver, galvanized silver and gunmetal seed beads.  I think the crescent moon border gives this pair a stand-out style. The earring length is approximate 2 inches.

Please browse the AlexaSteve Etsy shop to see all designs ready to ship. Free shipping in the U.S.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Design for AlexaSteve Shop

The latest design for the AlexaSteve shop on Etsy.  I took this design to the side for a stand-out style.

I suppose the design can be worn the opposite way, but I think it looks best the way it is displayed on the model below. 

In working through design ideas in the past few weeks I am finding easier ways to assemble. I have come to the conclusion that some designs will be limited editions and others will be replicated and available for custom orders. This one will be on the list for a custom order.

I have contemplated a new blog site for AlexaSteve, but for right now, I intend to combine shop updates for Preserve Studio and AlexaSteve on this site. When time allows and this shop catches on I will contemplate the next steps.

Thanks for following me on both accounts! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bespoke Earrings

A bespoke pair of earrings using silver and matte yellow seed beads.  Once I began incorporating the matte yellow I began to doubt my decision, but I stayed the course.  I added only one row to avoid having the color dominate the silver. It worked out just fine.  Swarovski makes a beautiful Sun Flower Yellow Rivoli.

I am having fun with changing up the color schemes of my original design. I have also found ways to improve the connection to the bezel with a double row on the front and back. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year - Announcing Changes and Sharing New Designs

The arrival of a new year prompted me to reassess my efforts and future creative desires. 

I have opened a new Etsy shop for my new line of earrings. The shop is called AlexaSteve. This shop is offering earrings with a flavor of elegance. Because of the distinct style I thought it was best to market these designs in their own venue.

I have 8 pairs of earrings listed in the shop as of today.  Here are three samples of what I am offering. I am hoping to reach a new audience looking for unique statement earrings. I have been wearing my pair that are similar to the first picture with jeans and business attire.  Either way, they are awesome eye catchers.

What's next?  I am consolidating my efforts now that I have 4 Etsy Shops. I am closing that housed only sterling silver earrings.  I have moved those listings to I am finally fixing the crazy URL on this shop.  A mistake I made several years ago when signing onto Etsy.  It will change to 

Last, but not least, I am keeping for my Tutorials. I don't think I am finished in that area yet.  So if this is confusing here is a summary of where to find me.

AlexaSteve ( - Elegant earrings

Preserve Studio ( - Beaded beads & Sterling silver earrings

PJS Annex ( - Beading tutorials, jewelry envelopes and beaded beads.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newest Rivoli Design

My latest addition of the leaf design with a 12M Swarovski rivoli. The leaf was made slightly larger to balance the larger rivoli. The delica bead colors are matte silver and galvanized silver. Between the rivoli and leaves I inserted a Swarovski crystal bicone for added sparkle. It's not apparent against the white background.

Two words for the outcome of this design - just gorgeous!