Monday, December 31, 2012

Pisces Fish with lampwork glass beads


SOLD....THANK YOU !

Handmade lampwork beads made with beige and coral glass with brass and hematite spacers. Double-sided, cast metal fish pendants in green patina dangle freely from copper jump rings. Copper daisy french ear wires.
Measures from top to bottom 2 inches




Registered SRA member G-122 and SRAJD # 2147 member.
(self representing artist) (self representing artist jewelry designer)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I made each bead by melting glass in a torch flame...


I just placed this beautiful bracelet in my shop...Stop by to see it here....https://handmadeartists/BrooklynBeadGoddess
I made all these beads myself by melting glass in a torch flame. This technique is called lampwork (or flamework) and takes patience and skill. I've used cream, turquoise, coral and purple glass. Swarovski crystals and sterling silver embellishments. Fancy sterling silver toggle clasp closure. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Featuring this week Dec 23 - Dec 30th is Lil Bit Sassy

Handmade Artists Forum Feature of the week

This week let's take a look at Lil Bit Sassy

  You will find a wide array of items here--from baby and children's items to gadget cases and housewares. ALL are handmade from high quality materials with care and attention to detail.
 These are a few of my favorite items listed in her shop:

Jungle Animal Heat or Cold Pack...Cute !


Animal Reversible Preemie Blanket...Adorable!

 

 

 

Love this book cover !

 

Like an item but want a different fabric? Custom orders are welcome. How great is that?





 Find more items on the below sites and enjoy shopping handmade~
https://handmadeartists.com/shop/LilBitSassy

http://lilbitsassy.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.lilbitsassy.com/

 

Brrrr..Baby it's Cold Outside..

Let it Snow..let it snow..let it snow...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Angels are looking over us..

This is a pic of the angel on top of my Christmas tree with one of my paintings hanging on the wall behind it. Pretty cool isn't it?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Lights, Camera..Action..

 
 I think it's pretty cool how people add COLOR into their lives during this holiday season. 



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Custom Order. Handcrafted Glass Lampwork Beads


I've just finished this Special Order. Lovely shades of transparent purples and opaque purples were used when I made these glass beads.
I usually don't enjoy using the same colors in a session at the torch. But this project was different. I thought about the person who will be receiving this for her birthday while I was designing each bead. Handmade with thought and love~
I must admit this is a beautiful piece of art...I'm so pleased with the results...


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Featuring this week Dec 17th - 23 Jewelry by Lady Faith

This week we will take a look at Lady Faith Jewelry.

Jewelry for the Modern Woman. An array of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, charms, charm bracelets, bangles.



 
My favorite is this Mystery of Egypt Charm Bracelet. It's made of mixed metals. A copper linked bracelet with copper S- hook closure. Handmade spirals in copper and brass. Egyptian Charms in brass. Ceramic scarabs inscribed with ancient hieroglyphics.
Orange, turquoise, glass beads.  Wow!




 This sterling silver cuff is a statement piece. Love it!
It's 1 1/2 inches wide and hand textured and finished.  
The sweet Candy Stacked Ring looks just like a bag of candy disc on your finger. Cute!

Visit her store here: Handmade artists shop Lady Faith Jewelry

And her blog here: Lady Faith Jewelry blogspot.com

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Earrings are the perfect gift, especially when they are handmade


Shop Handmade ...Not Mass Produced.  

  

Aren't these great?
They were sold today and will be given as a Christmas present. I'm sure she will love knowing these are handmade beads made by melting glass in a torch fire flame. Artisan created.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12 Wow...Look at that sky !





I glanced to the side of me and saw an odd glow outside the window.Opened the front door and saw the sky was a pale pink. Went to the back door and WOW. I ran for my camera and quickly got these shots. 
Did you see it too?

Cheerful and Bright Handmade Glass Beads

 I enjoy creating colorful lampwork beads. Each one has its own personality. Put this on your wrist and a happy day is on its way!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Artists Shop Promotional...First month free !

No listing fees charged and no commissions charged? Yes, that's right!

In the spirit of the Holidays, Handmade Artists’ has decided to give away one free month to all new vendors that sign up in the month of December 2012. This promotion is only available to new vendors  a tremendous amount of just hanging out with like minded people. Our members enjoy sharing their lives with each other and have created a wonderful family type atmosphere.
Check it out here.....http://handmadeartists.com/blog/first-month-free-december-love
Many of our members sign up just for the sheer promotion that Handmade Artists provides. You can not spend $5.00 a month on advertising anywhere on the net and get the same amount of exposure that Handmade Artists’ Gives their vendors.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Featuring this week is: Finding Charm

 Handmade Artists Forum feature of the week Dec 2-9 2012


This week let's take a look at a wonderful artist.
Finding Charm.
Sarah tells a cute story of how she got started making jewelry. She had outfits and couldn't find that perfect piece to go with them. So she bought some beads and started her journey of making her own creations. Since then she admits, it's an addiction. Her work is unique and one of a kind.
Take a look at some of my favorite pieces.





I just love this chunky necklace in warm earthy tones

Black, Silver, and Fuchsia Bracelet..

Love this too!

Red, Aqua and White Triple Strand Cuff Bracelet ...Wow !

Find out more about Finding Charm and see her jewelry at any of the below links. There is something for everyone ~

Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/findingcharm
Blog: http://findingcharm.com/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FindingCharm
eCrater: http://findingcharm.ecrater.com/
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/FindingCharm
Artfire: http://www.artfire.com/users/FindingCharm

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lampwork Army Green and Creamy Ivory Beads and cute puppies


Handmade glass lampwork beads and cute puppies too. 
Fun to wear anytime..
 Find them here:
https://handmadeartists.com/brooklynbeadgoddess


 Or if you prefer cats...

Watch your...

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.


Unknown author

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pathways to Consciousness was fortunate to have as guest speaker: Dr Stewart Bitkoff


I found out about a lecture being offered by Dr Stewart Bitkoff from the site called MeetUps Group. It sounded interesting to me. Never heard of him or read his books, but for some reason, I went to hear what he had to say.
I loved it. Got inspired, informed and enlightened and met some cool people too.

From A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment
  For years, Dr. Stewart Bitkoff suffered through every traffic jam, flat tire, and rude driver that marred his long commute to New York City . . . until he discovered how to transform this soul-draining journey into one filled with divine lessons and meaning. Blending spiritual wisdom with his own astute life observations from the road, Dr. Bitkoff teaches readers how to live in the present and find joy in ordinary moments. His personal stories draw insightful parallels between the “road of life” and one’s spiritual path. Meditations, tips, exercises, and prayers will help you shut off shallow concerns, center yourself, and open up to a higher consciousness. Whether you’re a stockbroker, a student, or a soccer mom, this guide will show you how to find tranquility during life’s most stressful and tiresome activities.

 He is the author of several additional titles including A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, Journey of Light Trilogy and his most recent book, The Ferryman’s Dream.

You can check out his books at: http://www.stewartbitkoff.com/books/
and of course, Amazon.com

 

Two new birdhouses from Wegmans

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