pinterest-d9ec2.html paperswans: August 2015



Monday, August 24, 2015

What's happening at RocksandPaperSwans today?

Multi-strand Chunky Tribal Bracelet - Turquoise Beaded Multi-strand Bracelet- Chunky Hippie Chic Style

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

lotsa earrings ...

Pretty paper beads

♥ Process:
My paper beads are made from paper I paint by hand or digitally design to create certain patterns and color combinations; the papers are cut into strips and rolled into beads; they are sealed with at least two coats of either matte or shiny polycrylic and are extremely durable and quite water resistant (but as with all mixed media jewelry you are advised not to shower or swim in it)

Monday, August 17, 2015

What's happening at RocksandPaperSwans today?

This is a gold and silver leaf over lava rock experiment from a few months ago. A little bling with rustic romantic bohemian earthiness. Don’t ya think?Lava Rock Necklace // Boho Chic Statement Necklace

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

further experiments

different kinds of metal leaf over lava rock ... love the look. Now I need to decide what to do with them.

Made this a while back but it hasn't sold so I'm not sure if no one else likes the look 
or it's just that the right person hasn't discovered it. 
It's an interesting mix of bling and rustic romantic bohemian earthiness.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sterling silver and Czech glass


Very pleased with this one - simple and elegant.

I oxidized and wrapped sterling silver and found this pretty red Czech glass bead to hang in it. The necklace strand is made of tiny gray and white spotty glass beads.

Monday, August 10, 2015

altered metal experiments

Love how the whole look changes with different metal treatments.
These medallions with large fresh water pearls are my new favs.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Roman glass

I keep hoarding some really, really old Roman glass and finally decided to use a little of it. These earrings also use TINY Glass Excavation African Trade Beads*. They are primitive and rustic and beautiful but unless you look closely you'll miss them. 
So look closely!
The discs are my textured painted polymer clay and I added little metal birds that I patinated in gold and green.

*(The supplier was required to have signed, written permission from the Museum of Mali in Bamako in order to purchase these 600+ year old beads. Because they were not originally made in Mali, they are not considered Mali "artifacts".)