Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Destashing - selling bead mixes

I have no room for more beads. And it´s a crime to have beautiful beads lying around for no use. So I´ve put togheter some bead mixes and listed them in my www.suzyqjewelry.etsy.com shop.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bright sun brings urge for bright colours

I´ve been creating tiny intricate stuff for some time now. But the bright sun, inspired me to make some plain colourful pieces for my Suzy Q Trinkets shop.

Normally I don´t like to just string my jewelry. Bores the /&%¤ out of me. But these I actually enjoyed making.

Sometimes I get an image in my head and can´t get rid of it until I create what I see. And it was just like that with this simple design.

I saw a plain row of smooth beads only interrupted by one single silver bead.

Eventually I had made 5 desings out of that idea. All different, but with the single "interruption" in common.

I´m lucky to have two shops, one with intricate designs with only precious materials and one with more simple designs, sometimes made of vintage plastic beads.

See more pictures in my shop: www.suzyqtrinkets.etsy.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Emerald Isle necklace

This months Team Wire Artisans Guild challenge "Emerald Isle" and my longing for spring really came together in this necklace. The image I got in my head when thinking of "Emerald Isle" was green meadows full of spring flowers.

I tried to work on a celtic inspired idea, but the meadow image kept popping up in my head. So here it is...

The original idea was to make a pearl chain. I have a strand of really beautiful spring green freshwater pearls. But somehow I felt this flat diamond cable chain suited the necklace better. Perhaps I will let the customer choose.

925 sterling silver and 999 fine silver chain, wire and findings. Peridot briolettes and a round smooth citrin bead. Oxidized and tumbled
Size: Chain measures 16". Pendant 1"x1.2"/2,5x3cm

See more pictures at www.suzyqjewelry.etsy.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring colour explosion!

The winter is finally letting it´s grip of Sweden go. The snow is melting with an amazing speed and out comes snow drops and those tiny yellow flowers I don´t know the name of.
All these spring feelings have made me long for strong colours. And is it just me or is Etsy flooding with lovely jewelry in strong colours?
Browsing around today I found some favorites I just have to share.

First Pinkdragonfly98:



Sunday, March 15, 2009

1400 hearts!!

Woke up feeling loved today. 1400 people have marked me as a favorite on Etsy.com. 1400!!!

I know Etsy is a big community, but I never thought I´d get that many hearts. I will celebrate by browsing aroung Etsy hearting other sellers. I want more people to feel like this :).

Let´s make this a "hearting" day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What I´ve been up to...

Just wanted to show you some of the things I´ve been working on.

This is a commission order where the customers bought all the material. It was a challenge, but fun.

It was a long time since I made any of these bangles. It´s based on a tutorial by Eni Oken, a wonderful american jewelry designer.

The colour combination chosen by the customer is wonderful, beautiful rhodocrosite and rhodonite beads with blood red garnet. They mix so well with the oxidized silver.

Now I only have a few commission orders left. Then I´m going to list new pieces in my shop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I am working...

No blogging in a long time. But I haven´t vanished. I have several commission orders and I´m working on starting a second business too.

Of course I feel blessed when having special orders. But my sketches are piling up and I feel I have a lot of creativity that needs to erupt soon.

Beware for new designs at the end of March :)
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