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Taking my Embroidery to a new level….

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Taking my Embroidery to a new level….

This cuff was an amazing challenge, and once completed…. it turned out better than ever expected!  The rich tones of bronzes, coppers, mixed in matte and shiny finish.  The Shibori pleated, hand died silk leant itself to the background and launching point for the Swarovski crystals in Lilac Shadow, Verde, and Topaz Starlight.  The piece has a strong Persian feel to...

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Mother of the Groom, Challenge.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Mother of the Groom, Challenge.

I was very excited when my sister in law asked me to design a bracelet and earring set for her to wear at her son’s wedding.  I was delighted by the challenge as she wanted something to go with her dress, …. and it had to be in stone.  I selected Lapis Lazuli, for the deep beautiful blue to compliment the piping her dress, and for the shear beauty of the agate. The wedding was last weekend, and the compliments she received were many.  She was so pleased, as was I.  Thanks Deb for the challenge and the opportunity to design for...

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Swarovski Onyx Set

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Swarovski Onyx Set

  Planning ahead for Autumn, I have made this Swarovski Onyx bracelet and earring set.  The Onyx rivolis are surrounded by nickel plated cylinder beads.  The inner most circle is accented with shades of deep metallic blues.  The bracelet is reversible for a slightly different look....

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Accomplishing Something New

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Accomplishing Something New

  I find it very gratifying when a new skill is learned, and accomplished.  Especially, when the results are breath taking.  Please see this new Bead Embroidered Cuff on butter soft leather.  I will detail this piece under the Bracelets tab…. it is going to be a show stopper.  This picture  was taken while the piece was more than half done.      ...

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Custom Work

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Custom Work

  I am always thrilled when I am asked to prepare a piece for a client.  She liked one of my previous pieces but it did not have enough “bling.” So, I switched out the clasp, hid a magnetic, and dah-ta…. The client is thrilled with it, and I am so glad....

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Feeling Bold…

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Feeling Bold…

  After a couple of very successful bead embroidering projects, I am going bold.  I found this amazing piece of butter soft leather in a shop off Queen Str, in Toronto, and this colour palate to compliment the Jasper Red Creek cabochon stone.  I am...

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Golden Frames Set

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Frames Set

  I am very excited to present my latest necklace and bracelet set.  I have had these Swarovski Frames on my bench for a while, and was wondering what colour I could use to give the finished pieces an edgy, urban feel.  I know I have succeeded!  These 20mm Swarovski Crystal ‘Frames’ (art. 4439) are linked together with a blend of low luster cylinder beads in shades of silver and gold.  I have complemented the piece by making the clasp.  They can be purchased separately or make an amazing set....

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Arts on the Credit Show Reminder

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Arts on the Credit Show Reminder

I know in yesterday’s teaser I promised you the front of the necklace, but the postman let me down! Boohoo, oh well snail mail.  In the meantime, mark your calendars for this weekend and plan on coming to Arts on the Credit Show, at the Waterside Hotel in Port Credit, Mississauga. www.artsonthecredit.ca and after the show, stroll along the Lakeshore Drive. See you...

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New piece – Teaser!!!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New piece – Teaser!!!

As I have been getting ready for the Arts on the Credit show, in Mississauga on April 12th and 13th (www.artsonthecredit.ca).  I thought I would share a glimpse of the clasp of the necklace. Full pictures coming in a day or two ….. In tones of rich mixed metals , and dark grey Swarovski pearls, accented with 24kt  plated seed beads ....

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Swarovski Crystal Flowers on Vine Bracelet

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Swarovski Crystal Flowers on Vine Bracelet

Awaiting the Spring like weather and warmer temperatures. I created Swarovski Crystal Flowers on a Vine Bracelet. Light, Airy and delicate!  Swarovski Crystal compose these three flowers resting a light airy vine like bracelet  ...

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