Featuring Handmade Artists Forum Member: Baublezptoa

Baublez--pretty things of adornment--are made by Carmen Trueheart, using sterling silver, vintage and lampwork beads, and gemstones. This amazingly talented artist hails from from sunny Saint Augustine, Florida and has dabbled in many areas of jewelry making since her humble "hippie" beginnings in Richmond Virginia. She began by stringing beads for necklaces, bracelets and earrings to give to friends and family, but soon began learning about the beads she loved so much--their history, what they meant, and their values. Her lust for learning led her to silversmithing and to her medium of choice now: creating beautiful jewelry made from Precious Metal Clay.
"It is one of the things I love to do, and it is an outlet for my desire to use my hands to create. And of course the positive feedback of someone wearing my creations is a marvelous reward."
Below are just a few of her beautiful works of art, and more can be found here: 

Freeform Boulder Opal Pendant on leather cor
Boulder Opal in a strange shape accented with bali and sterling silver beads and findings.
Strung on a 17" light brown leather cord with sterling lobster claw clasp.

Pendant of Molten Silver of the Moon
Twice fired precious metal clay, with blues golds and black.
Red Jasper with Blackstone and Cross Beads Pendant on Leather Cord
Red Jasper Heart with blackstone beads and cross stone beads,
strung on a tan leather cord with sterling silver lobster claw clasp.


  1. Love Carmen's work she also has a lovely shop here Baublezptoa on the Handmade Artists' Shop! That Red Jasper necklace is gorgeous!

  2. How great to be on this beautiful Blog! I feel treated!

  3. Oh Carmen, I'm the one who should be thanking you for adding beauty to my blog!

  4. Gorgeous pieces! Makes me want to learn this too! Your post is wonderful too as always!

  5. Fantastic artwork by a clearly super talented artist. Wonderful feature post as always NaLa.

  6. I absolutely love the Fordite pieces she makes - great post!

  7. Fantastic artist! Makes me feel inspired to try out some new techniques.

  8. Great post! I really love her work and the original media she uses!

  9. Carmen's work is great! Loved the post but one of the pics is not showing up. Might want to check on that.