Thursday, December 2, 2010
St. Hubert, the patron saint of archers, forest workers, hunting, huntsmen, metal workers and dogs. This is a vintage medal measuring 3/4". I have a collection of different medals that I have picked up along my journey and have decided to incorporate them in my jewelry. This one is very simple. It hangs from a dark brown cotton cord which I can make in 16, 18 or 20 inches long.
Posted by Cassandra at 11:31 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A rare old medal of the Eiffel Tower and The Arch of Triumph in Paris, measures 7/8" and made of brass, hangs from three different lengths and styles of brass chains. Three glass beads embellish the look. A charming necklace of a romantic place. 10.5" from neck to the end of the medal. Handmade closure clasp. One of a kind.
Posted by Cassandra at 2:40 PM
A pewter heart, 1 1/4" long (with bail) hangs from a small silver disc chain. A cable sterling silver chain and leather cord make up the necklace that has a sterling silver "S" closure. Necklace measures 11" from the neck to the end of the heart. The pendant has a flower, vine and leaves on the front. On the back is inscribed "Some pursue happiness, others create it".
Posted by Cassandra at 2:31 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This brass necklace is for the romantics who love Paris. It is made up of three styles of brass chain. A small ball chain holds the Eiffel Tower, a small suitcase key and a French love medal. " I love you more today than yesterday, but not more than tomorrow" is inscribed on the medal.The necklace measures 16" from the neck to the end of the charms. There is an amber glass bead at the neck and a lock and key hang to one side of the necklace. It will remind you of the romantic visit you made there or the longing you have to visit there. A fun, casual piece to wear.
Posted by Cassandra at 6:28 PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A unique envelope charm envelope sealed with a heart, handcrafted from PMC. Charm measures 3/4" high and 1" wide. A perfect piece worn on a short chain or on a longer chain that is combined with other of your favorite pieces. Wear it alone to make it's own statement. Pricing will vary on whether you desire pendant with 36" 2.5mm sterling silver ball chain as shown, or pendant with nickel 2mm ball chain @ .50 per foot. Charm is also sold separately.
Posted by Cassandra at 11:04 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
The second necklace I ever made was for my daughter, Cecily. It is neutral so that she can wear it with everything and she does.
This necklace is made using gray fresh water pearls, snow flake obsidian roundel beads that are wire wrapped with sterling silver wire and silver handmade charms and spacers.
This necklace measures 19" from neck to end of black glass bead. It will become a favorite.
Posted by Cassandra at 5:43 PM
Amber loves receiving special things with love from her grandmother. Amber loves going to Hawaii with her family and so I used this shell I had gotten in Maui to make this vintage looking necklace. The necklace is handmade except for the sterling silver chain at the top. It will remind one of going to the beach when you were young and is made in a antique sort of way.
17" long, but may be shortened.
Posted by Cassandra at 5:15 PM
A lucky horseshoe made of silver (PMC ). Leather wrapped waxed cord and three sterling silver spacers are attached to make a pendant that hangs from a leather cord. A small lobster clasp finished things up. Measures 9.25" from neck to bottom of horseshoe. Made for that special country girl.
Posted by Cassandra at 5:05 PM
The leaf that wraps around the twig is made of silver. A leaf was embedded into the PMC and formed before it was fired. The twigs are made of PMC also and they are separated by Thai silver spacers. The twigs are looped onto a leather cord and then wrapped with brown waxed thread for a rustic look. A pmc leaf hangs off the side of this piece. The necklace has a lobster clasp and a czech glass leaf shaped bead hanging from the top of the necklace. It measures 8.25" from the nape of the neck to the end of the leaf. One of a kind.
Posted by Cassandra at 5:02 PM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This little necklace is very romantic. It is available simple with just the vintage cherub medal, or with the additions of handmade silvercharms and garnet teardrop beads. It is a combination necklace made of 12.5" black leather strip and 7" of oxidized sterling silver cable chain and leather cord. A vintage Cherub medal measuring almost 1" in diameter dangles from the chain. The medal has an excellent detail of the little cherub and there is a shiny cut bezel around the outside edge. A sterling silver "S" closure is placed on the side. It measures from the neck to the end of the medal 10" long. A very unique necklace that has a touch of romance.
Posted by Cassandra at 8:24 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Winter is slowing coming to Bend and I am visiting my studio more often than I did in the summer. I have just finished a necklace made out of Chinese beads, made from bamboo and painted with bright colored designs on them. I have used a combination of black wire and brass wire and a few glass beads. The dragon pendant is a special coin that I have soldered onto a hand made background. Necklace measures 19 1/2" from neck to end of pendant.
Posted by Cassandra at 11:45 AM