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:
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.
Twice fired precious metal clay, with blues golds and black.
Red Jasper Heart with blackstone beads and cross stone beads,
strung on a tan leather cord with sterling silver lobster claw clasp.