Tag Archives: Jewelry

Dream Faire Top Ten

21 Mar

The top 10 most “envied” rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets at The Dream Faire are now on sale for 25% off.  Making the list are (click on the photo to see the detailed listing):

1.  "Cosmic Ice" on sale for $30

1. “Cosmic Ice” on sale for $30

2.  "Blue Seed Pod" sold!

2. “Blue Seed Pod” sold!

3.  "The North Wind" on sale for $55

3. “The North Wind” on sale for $55

4.  "Power of Three" on sale for $45

4. “Power of Three” on sale for $45

5.  "Bewitching Blue" on sale for $55

5. “Bewitching Blue” on sale for $55

6.  "Dragon's Egg" on sale for $26.25

6. “Dragon’s Egg” on sale for $26.25

7.  "Box of Hearts" on sale for $146.25

7. “Box of Hearts” on sale for $146.25

8.  "Ice Dragon" on sale for $71.25

8. “Ice Dragon” on sale for $71.25

9.  "Graceful Wave" on sale for $71.25

9. “Graceful Wave” on sale for $71.25

10. "Lucky Peacock Eye" on sale for $15

10. “Lucky Peacock Eye” on sale for $15

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On A More Positive Note

19 Jul

I am creating again!  These are antique chandelier drops that I’m turning into pendants.

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Chocolate is a Girl’s Best Friend

12 Nov

Scratch any woman and under her skin you’ll find a core of creamy milk chocolate!  I’m no exception to this rule, but I don’t get to eat as much chocolate as I really want, so I found the next best thing:  yummy copper filigree with mocha chocolate crystals!

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Don’t they look good enough to eat?!  Visit The Dream Faire to find out more.chocolate

These are a Few of My Favorite Tools

11 Nov

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply pull out my favorite tools
And then I don’t feel so bad

I have a great many tools, but there are some tools I just cannot live without when wire weaving or wrapping (I have a completely different set of tools for fiber arts and precious metal clay).

When I started working with wire, I didn’t spend much money on pliers; I had a round nose and a bent nose, but no flat nose.  Since then, I’ve spent some money on a good pair of round nose pliers, and picked up two different flat nose pliers; these are the work horses of my tool bench:

Swanstrom Micro Round-Nose Pliers from Rio Grande, $34

Swanstrom Micro Round-Nose Pliers from Rio Grande, $34

Xuron 485FN Flat Nose Plier from Amazon, $14

Xuron 485FN Flat Nose Plier from Amazon, $14

Xuron 450 Tweezer Nose Plier from Amazon, $14

Xuron 450 Tweezer Nose Plier from Amazon, $14

With these pliers, I am finally able to start down-sizing my jewelry; I love big and bold, but I think most of the female population doesn’t feel the same, so I’m trying to make more dainty, delicate items, and these tools are critical.  With the Swanstrom pliers I am finally not leaving marks on my wire; why this is so, I couldn’t tell you.  I don’t think I applying less pressure, so it must be magic!  The Xuron pliers are also non-marring, and great for getting into tight places to place or end a wire.

Another staple in my tool chest are my shaping tools, the most important of which are my hands.  These tools see continual use, too.

Wrap n' Tap Pliers (Large) from Beadaholic, $30

Wrap n’ Tap Pliers (Large) from Beadaholic, $30

Wrap n' Tap Pliers (Small) from Beadaholic, $30

Wrap n’ Tap Pliers (Small) from Beadaholic, $30

15 Inch Wooden Round Bracelet Mandrel (1.5"-3") (sawed off baseball bat!) from Amazon, $24

15 Inch Wooden Round Bracelet Mandrel (1.5″-3″) (sawed off baseball bat!) from Amazon, $24

BeadSmith Six-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set with Storage Case from Beadaholic, $6

BeadSmith Six-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set with Storage Case from Beadaholic, $6

What are your favorite tools?toolsign

Jewelry That Sings and Flies!

11 Nov

These adorable enchanted musical note earrings are now available:

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This earring and necklace set (each sold separately with no additional shipping charges) are ready to take you on a flight onto the astral plane.

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These are delicate and dainty for my ladies out there who are not so much in love with big jewelry!  Gift yourself or gift them to someone you love.  See here for more details.daintysign

Power of Three

9 Nov

My newest Dream Faire treasure and the number three have many powerful associations.

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Whether you know this symbol as the Irish Trinity Knot, a Triquetra, or a Trefoil, there’s no denying it is a powerful symbol of three interconnectedness.

From the time of the ancients to the current day, three has always been a significant number for many cultures.

For Christians, the most powerful triple symbol is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). Christians also believe that three wise men (Magi) brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus.

For some pagans, the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone are represented by the triquetra; for others, it combines Earth, Air and Water; and for some it symbolizes Life, Death and Rebirth.

Celtic mythology introduced the three-faced Goddess of War: Morrigan (the great queen), Bodbh (the crow) and Macha (the plain).

Ancient Greeks had the three Fates (Clotho, the spinner; Lachesis, the measurer; and Atropos who cuts the thread of life), as well as the three snake-haired gorgons: Stheno, Euryale, and their infamous sister, Medusa.

Whatever its origin, and there are many conflicting theories (Christians say it was brought out of Jerusalem by monks, Celts say it originated with them and was appropriated by the monks, and Germanic people claim it from early engravings on runes), there is something magical about the power of three, even today.

Consider these well-known trios: The Three Musketeers, The Three Stooges, Three Amigos, Three Men and a Baby, as well as Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Athletes and other contest winners are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals or trophies.

What does the Power of Three mean to you?triquetrasign

Delicate Dewdrops

8 Nov

These charming drops of color are now available in my boutique, The Dream Faire!  Stop by to see some of the finer details of these newest treasures, won’t you?

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More new treasures are awaiting their time before the lens and will be uploaded soon.CameraFaerieSign

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