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 fifth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me –

5 dichroic fused glass rings!

A big thank you to eveyone who supported small business, shopped local, shopped homemade, and stopped by the Green Gift Bazaar!

We the artists appreciate it more than you will ever know!

Purple Butterfly, Oh My!


Again using the Color Purple Swarovski assortment of pearls, I surrounded a silver butterfly pin with the pearls & purple and silver crystals.  The silver collar can be adjusted to fit one’s neck.  The earrings and necklace set is $40.  It will be available at the Carlyle Wine and Art Festival this weekend, August 18 & 19, in Carlyle Illinois.


Kerry Ellen 2012

My Pretties

My niece Lindsey and I and the Reflections of Style Fashion Show (put on by the Community Hope Center of Cottage Hills, Illinois) with a display of my crystal cluster necklaces, which will be on sale at the Carlyle Art and Wine Festival in Carlyle, Illinois, August 18 & 19, at the Grafton’s Art in the Park September 8 & 9 at The Grove Memorial Park in Grafton, Illinois,  at ARTEast in Alton, Illinois, October 20 & 21 at the Jacoby Arts Center, and at the Christmas Market at Hawken House, Webster Groves, Missouri, November 4.  These are each one of a kind – when they are gone, they are GONE!

Copper Crystals



Once Sue saw the beautiful coppery faceted Swarovski crystal pendant she ordered as a gift for her friend, she wanted one for herself, but with gold crystals, not amber chips.  I actually designed the necklace a few different times before deciding on this pattern, because it balances the sparkling and the matte, the gold, the copper, and the crystal, the cube, bicones, and pearl shapes so well.   I can’t wait to see Sue wearing it – she will be stunning! (And the jewlery’s not bad, either!)