December 12, 2006
Labradorite rounds, facetted roundels roundels, garnet facetted roundels and heishi. Rich, exotic, perfect. Sterling. Adjustable from 7 1/2 to 9 1/2. All beads can be found in my store at www.turquoisemagpie.com
December 8, 2006
Rough, earthy and simple. The focal and the rounds are all Red Tiger Eye. Finished in Sterling. Adjustable from 16 to 22 inches.
Mother of Pearl Sterling set focal held together in a ring of mother of pearl diamonds and sterling beads. Adjustable from 16 to 22 inches.
December 7, 2006
November 29, 2006
Yummy Turquoise, Labradorite Rondells and Raku with Sterling. This piece is adjustable. Contact me for specifics.
October 29, 2006
Natural Garnet Nuggets and faceted rounds coupled with faceted Blue Chalcedony ovals match the swirls and twirls in the hunk of Mexican Lace Agate that has been wire wrapped behind an Egyptian silver dangle.
Sterling beads and a thick Sterling bracelet finish it off with just enough luxury to make people wonder how old this piece might be.
The thick Sterling Bracelet can be removed to turn this into a choker that measures 14 to 16 inches with the extender chain. With the Sterling bracelet in place it measures 23 to 26 inches. The pendant is 2 inches long and almost 2 inches wide.
October 27, 2006
September 30, 2006
September 10, 2006
I use to make these wire wrapped earrings by the dozens and sell them in a gallery. I usually added one paper bead to each one but all of those are gone. This is the last pair left. They have been through swimming holes, and sleepless nights, and 8 years of hanging on my earring tray in my bathroom. Like a well worn pair of jeans.
August 27, 2006
This "Bali Princess" wire wrap necklace is loaded with stunning Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Baltic amber, and rich soft apricot Mediterranean Coral. The large Turquoise nuggets measure 20 by 30 mm, and the Amber 10 by 25mm. The "Princess" has Sterling Silver hair flowing on her crown. The necklace closure is custom designed to be adjustable from 19 inches to 25 inches to fit inside any neckline. The princess face dangles down 3 1/2 inches to give the necklace a pleasing line.
August 25, 2006
A Charming Charm necklace. Looks great choker lenth (as short as you want) and looks stunning hanging it's full 27 inches. Heck it could even be wrapped around the wrist for a killer bracelet. Raku and hand blown glass donuts and focal by Noel, wire wrapped onto a 27 inch long chain with a loster clasp.
I have been busy filling the $15 board with bracelets. Here are just a few. When I do a show I have a board of these and a board of simple $25 dollar necklaces, and $7 rings. They pay the booth space.
I make up six of the same design in three different sizes. Even with the extender chain it seems to help. The large ones also double as anklets.
August 23, 2006
August 12, 2006
This 26 1/2 inch necklace is amazing. It is full of Wild Horse turquoise roundels and labradorite rounds. The rondells start at 17 mm and graduate down to 7 mm behind the neck of the necklace. Two sizes of labrodorite rounds, 6 mm and 8 mm give this piece a nice flow. The attention getting center piece is made from a jade pendant with two fish carved into it and wire wrapped with sterling silver wire. The large clay bead that hangs above the centerpiece is hand formed by an Oregon artist named Dana. The centerpiece hangs down 3 1/4 inches and is 2 inches wide. This will look great this fall and winter over that earth colored turtle neck. It can also be seen in my EBay store at http://www.turquoisemagpie.com/ .
August 10, 2006
Adjustable from 20 1/2 to 26 inches. Sterling wire wrapped extender, bold and surprising. Turquoise, tiger eye, and african picture jasper nestle her in a sea of silver. The clay formed piece is from Clay Jeani. All sterling finding and beads were used.
The picture does not do her justice. The turquoise nugget on the bottom is not overwheming in person and the nugget nestles just below her.
Can't you just see this on a red head? Medusa 1 3/4 inch round pendant hand formed by Clay Jeani. The gaspeite rondells, turquoise and orange aventurine match her perfectly. It is 18 1/2 inches but an extender chain can be added with ease.
This piece took over. I do not know who it is for but it built itself. It is not something I would usually make. Turquoise, tiger eye, and three hand made clay beads by "Clay Jeani". Is this one yours?
Twenty-six inches, and the pendent measures 1 3/4 by 2 1/4 inces. Huge turquoise nuggets, facetted tiger eye eggs, and sterling silver. This is a bold and interesting piece.
July 31, 2006
July 1, 2006
Washington Clay artist "Clay Jeanie" has inspired my hands to do some amazing bead stringing. This double strand raku and blood stone beauty is adjustable with an extender chain. Who is going to be the lucky person to live with this wonder and give her the home she deserves?
This hand made clay bead by Washington artist "Clay Jeanie" is one of a kind. It accentuates the A grade malachite, new jade, and raku. Fully adjustable with attached chain.
Faceted Olive Jade pillows and tubes surround the neck in this three strand beauty. It is beautifully wire worked in the back with copper adjustable closure which accents the small copper beads. Amazing color. Feels rich.
This turquoise nugget (yes it is brownish greenish orange - amazing) just begged to be married to these hand carved gaspeite roundelles and tiger's eye cubes. There will never be another like it. Wow. Adjustable size and I can make it even longer! This necklace made it into "Her Accessories". That wonderful plug can be seen here http://www.heraccessories.com/szarkas-designs/
April 29, 2006
This is a a necklace and bracelet I worked up to test out the memory wire I purchsed for the store. It is not the high end wire but it appears to hold up quite well. I will wear something made from it for a few weeks and see the results. So far I don't see any problem with it. This is made with sterling dangles holding onto lucious green turquoise and raku finish glass beads.
April 22, 2006
April 14, 2006
O La La. Between the Watermelon Tourmaline, the Fisheye Jasper and the Mookaite I don't know which is more attractive. They shouldn't all go together but they really do in this amazing "wear me three or four ways" necklace.
This is a new style I have been playing with. It can be worn really long, doubled up, or knotted (in a way) by pulling the medalion through the loop of the necklace to make a choker. Very nice. Long and rich.
Really earthy. Nice piece. The necklace surrounds your neck with 8 mm Leopard skin jasper rounds, sterling set fossil cab and sterling clasp.
Beautiful turquoise tiny nuggets that are sweet color and slightly stabilized. This is the good stuff, with a chinese focal nugget. Yum. $30.