On the eighth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me –

a compliment on one of my recent creations – a gold choker and some beads and a piece of fused dichroic glass, golds and deep teal and bronzes on a china red base – quite festive-looking, without being traditional Christmas jewelry…and even 3-D…

When I made the necklace – I started out to do one thing, but this piece wanted to go its own way, so I just went with the flow, and got the heck out of the Muse’s way – it’s the wise choice!

The photo doesn’t do it justice.  Available for sale, with matching crystal earrings, $35 plus S/H.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me —-

a good razzing for committing myself to this 12 days of Christmas silliness…but since I said I would do it – better late than never (almost 9 PM)…

my “faux jade” cluster pendant – available for purchase now at the Jacoby Arts Center Holiday Sale – 627 E. Braodway, Alton, IL.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me…

a “come hither” mermaid necklace handmade, enameled on fused art glass, so the design will not wash off or wear off – this and other mermaid necklaces will be for sale at the Green Gift Bazaar at the Riverbender community center oat 200 W #rd st., downtowsn Alton, 10-4, Sat. – Nov. 24.

Come hither and shop local, shop handmade!

Vintage Vibe

here is an example of the old becoming new – I used a vintage clip earring (the gold leaf) – gifted to me by an 84-year old gentleman – it had belonged to his late wife – and I surrounded it with Swarovski crystallized green and gold pearls. Volia – a necklace that blends something old and something new!

by Kerry Ellen 2012

Under the Tuscan Sun Crystal Clusters

One of the Crystal Cluster necklace, earrings, and bracelet sets I made this weekend –

I placed Swarovski crystal element pearls around an antique marquisite pin (bought at the Elsah, Illinois, historical society sale) with a crystal dragonfly and butterfly – the color assortment was named “Under the Tuscan Sun” and includes beautiful autumn shades of warm golds, greens, coppers, and ivory.  Necklace, bracelet, & earrings $50 for the set.

This will be one of my crystal clusters available this weekend at the Wine and Art Festival at the Bretz Winery near Carlyle Lake, Illinois:

http://clintoncountynightlife.com/2012/carlyle-wine-art-festival/

Kerry Ellen 2012