Saturday, January 2, 2016

Gold Pyramids

Happy New Year! 

A new pair of earrings with gold and light bronze seed beads. The crystal color is called Vitrail and it is by far my very favorite. Depending upon how the lights hits the glass it is blue, green and amber with a hint of orange in the center.






They will be listed in my shop today.  Thanks for looking.



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pyramid Earrings - Available Today

The Pyramid Earring design has been flying off the shelf! Today, these color combinations are available in my Etsy Shop.

This is the second pair I have made with the tangerine Swarovski rivoli. Seed bead colors are gold, black and cream. A real classic color combination with a burst of color. The ear wires are 14K gold filled. They are price reasonably at $33 plus shipping. Love these!!








This pair is made with bright silver, gold and bronze seed beads. The crystal Swarovski rivoli is edged with gold seed beads to make the crystal pop up from the design. The ear wires are sterling silver. Again, reasonably priced at $33 plus shipping.




What's next?  I have an awesome Amethyst color I will combine with a silver and matte silver. Stop back for a look in the coming week.

Thanks for looking!









Saturday, December 19, 2015

Pyramid Frenzy

What began as an experiment to dress up the peyote triangle has become a "must have" design. In the past two weeks I have sold three pairs of the pyramid. They present the best when I use a metal color delica as part of the combination. Here are few color combinations recently completed.

Bronze, gold and shiny black delica seed beads. The rivoli is called Tangerine.



Bronze, Cream and Shiny Black. The rivoli is called Topaz.




Unfortunately, neither pair were listed in my Etsy shop. They were both claimed by buyers through a private showing. I have had some requests to add more with gold seed beads. I will have something posted in the next week or so.  




Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pyramid Collection

Another pair of earrings inspired by the great pyramids in Egypt. I had a reason to make another pair. The bronze pair in my previous post sold last week and on their way to Northern Ireland.  It's very satisfying to have my bead art travel to other parts of the world.  





This pair is made with bright silver and tarnished silver delica seed beads.  The rivoli color is called Vitrail. I am not quite sure why, but the minute I saw it in the catalog I had to have it. As you can see in the pictures it is a blue, green, gold with a glimmer of red in the middle. These earrings are weightless so don't expect the ear lobe to droop at all. I like substantial statement earrings and I work hard to make sure there is no weight to them. 

This pair of earrings are for sale in my Etsy shop for $29.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holiday Sparkle

It's that time! Shopping for the holidays.




These gold snowflakes are made with sunflower yellow swarovski rivals, gold delica and round seed beads. The ear wires are 14K gold filled.  I posted them in my Etsy shop earlier today for $29. Stop by for a closer look and the other snowflake designs available. 




Monday, November 2, 2015

Holiday Inspiration

Have you noticed that retail stores combined the Halloween decorations with the holiday trimmings?  I am not looking forward to the next 7 weeks of an abundance of catalogs in my mailbox, Emails from online retailers and the overwhelming commercials between programs. I encourage everyone to make homemade gifts or look to shop on venues offering handmade items.  

In preparation for fulfilling my holiday gift list I designed these snowflake earrings.  I will be gifting a few pairs and selling a few pairs in my Etsy shop. 





This light green pair are listed for $29 at preservestudio.etsy.com.  I will have a jet black pair listed in the next few days.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Inspired by World Traveling

All artists find inspirations from something in their life. Whether it's a surrounding element or an experience they had.

I was sharing my experience travel experience in Egypt a few weeks ago with a co-worker.  Just talking about it bought me back to that wonderful trip and life long dream. Unfortunately, there is so much unrest in that space of the world I don't foresee having an opportunity to return for a very long time. 

The next best thing was to bring my experience at the pyramids to my designs. 





I have been having a love affair with the Swarovski rivoli the past six months. I am fascinated by the sparkle and beauty of these glass pieces. The boring peyote triangle became something more interesting!




Monday, September 28, 2015

A Peyote Triangle Remake

A basic peyote pattern with a spot of color. This Swarovski crystal rivoli is called Padparadscha. The best way to describe this color is pinkish orange. 





This design is a great way to add birthstone colors. These earrings are for sale in my Preserve Studio shop on Etsy for $29.