Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NEW! Eagle Series - Hand carved flute

Small Mountain (Brother,)is at it again. Carving his hand made flutes. This is a one of a kind rare flute that will never be duplicated. It is carved of Bristlecone Pine. If you could imagine a living tree as old as the pyramids of Egypt, what do you think it would look like? It would look like a bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva, the oldest living thing on the planet. As you can imagine, it is extremely rare. SM hunted for this wood for years! This is truely his finest and most treasured masterpiece.

Priced at $1500. Note: Other wood flute variations are available - starting at $150.00. All flutes made by custom order only. For more information on the bristlecone pine click on the link below. Pretty amazing stuff!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wire Wrap Pendant

Those of you that know me, know that I am taking wire wrap jewelry classes and I am looking forward to creating some pieces after the craft fair is over (now old news.) I couldn't sleep worth a darn last night.... coming down with a cold, so I figured why not create! Here is one of my wire wrap pendants. I am sure I will improve over time, (ain't as easy as it looks,) but not too shabby for one of my earlier attempts.

The black beads in the background are rare, antique beads that were gifted to me from Liza at Turtle Beads..... WOW! They are gorgeous. Thank you soooooooooo much Elizabeth. You know you are my inspiration when I run out of steam. Now that I created the "Eagle" series of beads you have to keep hunting down those old, one of a kind, rare, antique beads, so I can keep making them you know, *winks. I will be seeing you soon, Liza. Get some good wire in.

Now that the Eagles Club craft fair is over, I will be working primarily on wire wrap jewelry and stringing beads for the pendants. I am now getting ready for the Stratton Elementary school craft fair on Dec 1st, located in Newport. Oh yeah, lastly, I will be teaching a "beginning wire wrap" class at Turtle Beads in a month or so,(depending on interest,) so if anyone is interested in attending, call Liza.. Turtle beads is located in Newport, WA.

Hugs to all
Lady V

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The long awaited Blue Lace Agate Arrived today!

UPS finally arrrived with the Blue Lace. It seems like I ordered it eon's ago, but I guess it was last week. I have lost all sense of time. Well now I AM ready for the craft fair. I have my master piece and a couple of other wire wrap necklaces to have on display.

NEW! Magnetic Gemstone Bracelets!

I am now making genuine gemstone bracelets with magnetic beads and clasps. Men's and Woman's bracelets are available. Magnetic therapy is great for people with tennis elbow, arthritis in their hands or shoulders, or carpal tunnel. The magnetic beads are approximately 800 gauss and the clasp is close to 5000. It takes a magnet strength of 2400 to penetrate the skin, so you can see that a single strand bracelet well exceeds that and a double strand is
powerful magnet therapy. To purchase click on the "Beads n' Things" store link on the right. For more information, email me.

A few pendants get face lifts

While I was in the "stringing beads" mood, I decided to give the Ocean Wave Jasper pendant a face lift too. I a strung a necklace of silver Swarvoski pearls and of course added Swarvoski crystals.

Copper and Black Onyx Pendant Necklace

Just as I imagined, the Onyx and copper necklace looks gorgeous! I made a strand of Swarovski bronze beads to go with it, added a few Swarovski bicone crystals and antique bronze beads. Wa-la! Paz' Azz!

Unakite and Copper Wire Wrap Pendant

My roll of copper arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to play with it. I twirled it around some unakite, but it didn't quite have the piz'azz I was hoping for....... dang! Not to fear, I have not given up hope. I am going to wrap it around some black Onyx and see if that doesn't razzle dazzle the wire.

Oh yeah, the craft show? It was a bust! In spite of it, I still had a kick-ass time and met some great people and made some new friends...... after all, isn't that what life is all about? I am looking forward to the next craft fair on December 1st. I am READY

Note: I made up a strand of hunter green Swarovski pearls, added a few Swarovski bicone crystals and antique copper beads. It was the right touch and made the pendant really stand out. (Click on the photo to see enlargrment.)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ooooooooh weeeeeee..... we're having some fun now!

Ummmmm, it really helps when you take the picture of the stone right side up? Lol, I guess I was really tired that day........ and, Mom?????? Like I said, I really need a new camera for Christmas! These out of focus pictures are for the birds....... (sigh.)