I recently had a trunk show
Anoka Minnesota is a lovely blue collar river city with picturesque bluffs and an old world feel.
I have been in this gallery under a year and I have developed quite the following up there. I guess it is not surprising when you look at the community. I love it! They have all kinds of lovely little shops, antique, clothing boutiques just my kind of shopping place. It is alluring to the eye. So I made some jewelry for my new trunk show that is alluring to the eye.
Good Morning Sunshine Necklace - Sold
This was the necklace I wore to the show and this was my favorite one so I kind of shed a tear when I sold it. I know though it is in the hands of a very appreciative owner. Just this year I have begun my goal into making some of my own jewelry components. This is a long necklace and that copper swirling shape is one I have been remaking and playing with in different styles. This is my first long necklace and I think it works quite well. Although it is asymmetrical the balance of the swirl is offset but the Titanium treated Druzy at the side. I love the cheerful feel of the necklace. Brings that fun song to mind, "Because I'm Happy" by Pharrell Williams. It is how I felt when I made it. I added some really fun lampwork beads by studioJules, 2 types of corals, Greek Mykonos and Sunstone. It's a Happy Necklace.
It is refreshing to see people get my earthy interesting style. I live south of the river, southern metro area and lets just say these ladies like their bling. Blingy Jeans and Blingy Jewelry. Nothing wrong with a little sparkle but sparkle really isn't my forte. I love very earthy, textural jewelry that focuses on stone and mixed media. I love to incorporate lampwork beads in my work. The necklace below is my Wigwam Necklace. Working with some very flowing copper shapes that I made and adding my unique bent to it. The lampwork is from Donna Millard and is gorgeous!!!
I added some really great stone into this design. The AAA quality Kyanite is from Dakota Stones as is the Angelite and Bronzite Nuggets. I also added some Ostritch Egg Shell beads, wood and a super spikey pendant from Scorched Earth. This is really a fun and sexy necklace on.
African Trade Beads Necklace
Not everyone is into long necklaces so I had to make this short tied necklace that has been in my head for quite sometime. I purchased these lovely Blue and White African trade beads at the Rings N Things show. I wanted to make a necklace with my twisting tying technique but without the large pendant. So this is a spin off of that style. This necklace has some brass beads to the front but at the back I added some fine silver bead caps and clasp from Hill Tribes Silver. I twisted in some bone and Lapis beads from Dakota Stones.
Of course I made some earrings to match!!!!!!! But I am all about the necklaces! I could make them 24 hours a day.
None of the jewelry here is in my shop yet. I will be adding styles like these to my shop the week after Mothers Day.
The one thing that I really like is how the styles you come up with can spin off into similar pieces and that is what I have going on here. Cant wait to delve in and make more longer styles with the copper!!!!!