Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hair Clips, Earrings and Scarves

Hair Clips, Earrings and More!

I’m currently offering sets of 6 small (3cm) hair clips for $5. Choices include beaded flowers and crocheted flowers that I make by hand, as well as vintage flowers up-cycled from lace trim from my grandmother’s sewing notions and wooden beads from Africa. See photo of sample sets here.

Shown here are some sample sets of hair clips. House shoppers can choose from sets or mix and match 6 clips for $5.
Vintage lace blue leaves with rhinestones; Vintage metal flowers with rhinestone; African wood beads

Green crochet flowers; African wood beads; Vintage lace daisies; Hand beaded flowers in assorted colors; Vintage metal flowers with rhinestone; Vintage lace green and white flowers.


Here are some examples of clearance earrings available for $5!
Here are some clearance earrings priced at $5 each! Some are gemstone with bali sterling silver!

Pink Rose Quartz with Bali Sterling and Blue Millefiori with Bali Sterling.

Vintage "disco ball" earrings up-cycled from a necklace.

And, while we're at it, let's throw in some warm winter scarves for yourself or gift giving! Check out my post on Toddler Scarves for a little history on my love affair with crochet meditation.

I have adult scarves on clearance for $15 and kids for $10. Let me know if you'd like more pics. My 5 year old can model them if you want to see how they look on a child.

Child scarves: Lime Fizz w/ Pale Pink; Burgundy Multi Nubby; Hot Pink Fizz; Lime Green Sparkle
Child scarves are approximately 4" wide and vary in length from 42" on the Lime Fizz to 54" on the Lime Green Sparkle

Adult scarves vary in length and width. The colors are soft green, nubby blue, pastel, blue/burgundy stripe chenile, fuzzy blue, and nubby pale pink.

Shown here, folded in half, widths vary from approximately 5" to 7" wide and from 60" to 72" in length.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Waxed Linen Glass Bead Necklaces

Waxed Linen and Glass Bead hand knotted chokers

I’ve been making and selling jewelry since I was a child, but became more interested in bead work after a trip to Africa, 15 years ago, when I brought back tons of beads and supplies. Since then, I have added to my collection with beads from all over the country and the world. I started fusing glass about 10 years ago, but have been on hiatus since a young child and glass tools and kiln don’t really mix. In trying to find a creative outlet that is more practical to work on while playing and crafting with my daughter, I recently began making these simple, earthy, natural necklaces.

I’m starting off by offering the specific options below. I have enough supplies to make as many as 10 of each style. I have thousands of beads though, so if you’d like to request a custom option, I would be happy to work with you!

LENGTH: Choose a length between 15” and 20”.  Lengths are approximate, and account for clasp. I think this style drapes nicely as a loose choker, around 16” for me. In the photos below, I show both 16” and 18” to give an idea of how shorter and longer lengths drape.  All necklaces are on brown waxed linen cord. You may wish to measure a necklace that is the length you would like to determine your desired length.

BEAD: Choose a bead from the list. As I run out of specific beads, I will remove them from the list of options.

HOOK: All necklaces will have a silver hook and eye closure unless otherwise requested. I do have a limited number of toggle clasps available, but most are already on finished necklaces. You may request a toggle, but please know that most necklaces will have a hook and eye closure. You may also request gold tone instead of silver tone hook and eye clasp.

HOUSE SHOPPING: I am South Central near I35 & Riverside. If you choose to pickup from my house, you can select your necklace, try on necklaces, and view other jewelry if you are interested. I have tons of beaded jewelry that I am clearing out at as much as 75% off, so feel free to come with a little extra time if you’d like to shop. I also have lots of hairclips with hand made and vintage elements ($5 for 6 clips).

Light Green 16” (sold out, but dk green is very similar)

 Blue Swirl Saucers 18”
Red Discs 16”
Brown Teardrop 16” (note: flash makes beads look more orange, these beads are light brown)

Blue Cubes 16”
Light Blue Round 16”

Brown Oval 18"
Clasps: Toggle (limited quantity): Silver tone hook and eye; Toggle; Muted gold tone hook and eye. I generally choose the clasp that I think looks best with the beads, but feel free to state a preference if you have one. The first to request will receive the toggles where possible. The rest will be hook and eye clasps.
Pretty beads in the sun! From left to right: Blue Swirl Saucer; Brown Teardrop; Blue Cube; Red Disc; Brown Oval; Purple Diamond; Lt Green; Lt Blue Round; Dk Green.

Let me know if you have questions or would like to see additional photos!