Saturday, August 10, 2013

Halloween Necklaces

These necklaces are a departure from the beachy jewelry I usually create.  I  decided to create Halloween inspired necklaces because it's hard to find All Hallow's Eve jewelry that isn't too cute or too gory.  I think these necklaces are in the cool middle with their vintage images and pops of color.

A little bit about how they are created....... each image has been created using a real black and white or sepia vintage photograph of a person/children from the 1880s to the 1930s.  The photos are scanned, cleaned up and colorized using Photoshop, they are then layered with other vintage elements and words  along with drop shadow to give them depth.  The base of the pendant is a vintage yardstick (you can see the numbers on the back) which has been cut, sanded, painted and sanded to distress the edges.  The tiny work of art is then printed out and fixed to the piece of yardstick and coated with a clear shiny resin to protect it forever....and ever.  A hole is drilled in the top of the pendant after the resin has cured for 24 hours then a necklace is beaded using various sizes of glass beads and finally it's done.  Whew!

{EEK Necklace} SOLD
{$15 includes shipping}

This necklace is 17 inches long created with #6 black seed beads and #11 bronze Japanese seed beads as accents.  The pendant measures 1inch wide by 1.5 inches long and is sealed with shiny resin.

{$15 includes shipping}

This necklaces is 18 inches long and created from hematite colored #6 seed beads with a picture frame toggle closure.  The orange leather heart is approximately 1.75 inches long.  The little trick or treater is on a Scrabble Tile and sealed shiny resin.

{$15 includes shipping}

This necklace measures 16 inches long, created with tiny #11 seed beads in matt green, opaque orange and white.  A glass pumpkin bead dangles from the bottom of the 1 inch by 1 inch pendant.

{Union Jack-O-Lantern}
{$15 shipping included}
This 18 inch necklace has been created with black and orange #6 seed beads.  The British Union Jack in Halloween colors measures 1 inch wide by 1.5 inches long with an orange glass dangle bead.

{$15 includes shipping}
This 17 inch necklaces is comprised of #6 black seed beads and orange flecked round beads.  The pendant measures 1 inch by 1 inch and is sealed with shiny resin.

Thanks for looking and stop back as more items will be added shortly!  If you see something you'd like to purchase just send an email with the name of the pendant to:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Air Mail Necklace
{$12 + $3 shipping}

 A longer 20 inch necklace created with small glass beads in denim blue colors accented with dark magenta and bronze beads.  The resin air mail envelope is accented with a metal starfish at the top and small metal key and pen nib with an "adore" sign on the bottom of the letter.

Road Trip #1
{$10 + $2 shipping}
Created on an 18 inch black suede cord, a small rubber tire complete with tread, metal washer and resin covered road sign dangle ready to hit the road around your neck!  This necklace could be worn by a man or a woman.

{East Coast Free Bird}
{$12 + $3 shipping}

This 18 inch necklace was created with multi-colored glass beads.  The heart is batik fabric backed with denim material and layered with a round metal sun and metal seagull.  This necklace would look great with jeans and a plain T-shirt!

{Alice in Waiting}
{$12 + $3 shipping}

The 2 by 1.2 inch Alice faceted acrylic Alice pendant is an original collage created digitally.  The pale blue suede cord is 18 inches long and closes with a lobster claw clasp.

{Siren of the Sea Necklace}
{$12 + $3 shipping}
This 18.5 inch necklace has been created with mat iridescent beads and metallic purple beads.  The mermaid pendant is metal with an antiqued pewter look and the tiny beads are twisted through the pendant to give it that "come hither" siren look.  A small metal seashell and glass bead dangle from the bottom of the pendant.

{Beach Home Necklace}
{$ 12 + $3 shipping}
 Who wouldn't like a beach home?  Now you can wear one around your neck in this 20 inch necklace created with small light blue stone chips, root beer brown beads and copper metal long beads.  The "home" bead is bamboo and hand stamped which has been layered over a filigree copper colored flower and natural seashell.

{September Bird Necklace}
{$12 + $3 shipping}
This 18 inch necklace has been created with golden and light blue glass beads.  The pendant is completely handmade out of batik fabric on the front and denim fabric on the back.  The bird is denim and the flower is suede.  So sweet with a pair of jeans and long sleeve T!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Leather Bracelets.......

{leather bracelets}
{$12 plus $2 shipping}
Created with glass, wooden and stone beads with a leather focal piece

{hello hoot}  SOLD

{by the sea}

{blackbird} SOLD

{dragonfly}  SOLD


{dragonfly blue}

{angel girl}

{take flight}
If you see something you like give me an email!  :-) M

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quite the Mix......

{baby fairy bracelet}
{$12 + $2 shipping}

 This leather bracelet goes from 6 inches to 8 inches.  The tiny collage in the acrylic drop is an original that I created and you will not find it anywhere else.  Two glass danglies in complementary colors adorn the D-ring.

{karma necklace}
{$15 includes shipping b/c that's just good Karma}
 This 18 inch necklaces has been created with polished stone chips and glass beads.  The center pieces is made of leather which has been distressed on the edges.  "Karma" is hand stamped on suede with suede and leather leaves.

{Aqua Dream}
{$12 + $2 shipping}
 A 1.5 inch long leather heart which has been hand painted and distressed is the focal point of this pieces.  An acrylic drop with chocolate brown, aqua and a touch of verdant green and lemony yellow adds a subtle pop of color.  The 18 inch cording is handmade batik fabric and the closure is a lobster claw.

{Button Closure Butterfly Bracelet}
{$5 + $1 shipping}

{Button Closure Lavender Garden Bracelet}
{$5 + $1 shipping}

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bicycle Built for One!

{Bicycle Necklaces}
{$12 + $3 shipping= $15} SOLD

{purple passion}
This 18 inch necklace has been created with various purple seed beads and acrylic flowers.  The bicycle pendant measures 1inch wide by 2 inches long and sealed with shiny resin.

                                                       {blue bicycle wheels}  SOLD
Created with glass beads formed into rings, bamboo beads and a 2 inch by 1 inch vintage bicycle pendant.

                                                        {aqua flyer bicycle} SOLD
Created with a hand sewn aqua and pale yellow batik fabric cord measuring 18 inches long.  The bicycle is sealed with shiny resin on a vintage wooden domino.

So who wants to go for a little bicycle ride through the countryside?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

King Neptune Trident Necklaces

{King Neptune's Trident Necklaces}
Created from hand sewn cording, silver plated pickle fork, glass beads, shell and wire
They measure approximately 19 inches long and can be made shorter by tying knots into the cording.
{$22; free shipping}

{Sea Glass Trident Necklace}

{Cape Dunes Trident Necklace}

{Outer Banks Sunset Trident Necklace}

{Briny Deep Trident Necklace}

{Miami Beach Trident Necklace}

{Lakeside Raindrop Trident Necklace}

If you see something you'd like to purchase, give me an email.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


{$12 + $2 shipping}
18 inches long necklaces; nest measure 1 inch to 1.25 inches in diameter