Handmade Artists Forum Etsy Team Summer Memories Challenge

Congratulations to Suzie's Armoire, winner of the Handmade Artists Forum 2009 Summer Memories Challenge.

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Handmade Artists Forum, of which I'm a proud member, has a wonderful article on the Handmade News page. It's so nice to be noticed!

A 1 1/2" pendant of moss jasper takes center stage on this 21" necklace, which also features moss jasper nuggets and rounds, amber freshwater pearls, gold metal beads and bead caps and amber crystals. The pendant hangs from a hand-fashioned bale that reminds me of  geometric roses.

Moss jasper nuggets and rounds and 4mm amber crystal bicones play off each other beautifully and sit atop wrapped and hammered gold colored beading wire. These lovely and feminine dangle earrings are 2" long from the top of the tarnish resistant, hypoallergenic surgical steel ear wires. 
Whether your mood is fun, flirtatious or fancy, these earrings will definitely satisfy. They dangle 2" from the top of the tarnish resistant, hypoallergenic surgical steel ear wires, which feature gold plated wire inserts. The main stone is a Czech glass drop and is flanked by antique gold metal rounds and dainty ivory pearls. These beautiful earrings are the perfect way to add a little "vintage" to your jewelry box and a little va va voom to your life!

Our day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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This necklace reminds me of a dark and mysterious time gone by. Shining black metal chain leads to black and grey circular connectors, holding three more chains in black and gun metal. The chain that goes around the neck is 19" long with two more chains draping below. A beautiful Swarovski crystalized dangle consisting of a grey mist crystal bicone, charcoal pearl, wooden bead, black cord, metal cage bead and several lengths of chain hangs from one side. From the other side hangs a 10mm charcoal Swarovski crystalized pearl and a 4mm fire-polished AB vitrail Czech glass round. Try as I might, the photos don't bring out the beautiful colors of the crystal and pearls against the black. Gonna have to work harder at this photography thing!! Listed on Etsy.
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The Possibilities are Endless ...

I had fun creating this one because of the many possibilities it presents. This pendant can be worn any number of different ways with a 22" silver plated chain and 25" black genuine suede cord. The cord can simply be tied in the back to any length desired. Twist the two together for a dramatic effect. Wear the pendant on the cord and let it hang long and loose along with the chain. Slip the pendant onto the suede cord, tie it to choker length and wear it together with the longer chain. You could even use the cord and chain for other pendants or charms in your collection. The possibilities are endless. The stunning over-sized 2 3/4" art glass pendant is silver and black with gold accents. Colors fluctuate depending on which way the light hits them.