Check out Tanni’s Jewelry Supply on Etsy for great prices and quality supplies. I am a jewelry designer and do beadwork, so I know my products. The seed beads that I offer are quality Toho and Miyuki brands for all of you beadweavers and bead embroidery artisans. I plan to be adding more items to Tanni’s as time goes on. Presently, I offer the brand name seed beads, Swarovski Crystal, sterling silver charms, other charms and lots of fun beads, some vintage.
These are my newest creation, listed on etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/89765821/earrings-red-creamy-faceted-ab-fire .
They are made on a sterling silver headpin and are wire wrapped on handmade sterling silver spiraled earwires. I especially liked the new fire-polished crystal beads that I ordered and used. I’ve never tried them before and I have to say that they are lovely colored and faceted nicely….sparkling lovely colors when you hold them to any light. For an added finish, I added sterling silver bali-style daisy spacers and a couple of tiny seed beads.
To see these and other artisan crafted jewelry, visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BohemianIce
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I belong to this great team of artisans. “On Fire for Handmade” is the name of our team and we are artisans of all different kinds of media. Our mission is to love, promote, cross-promote, share, and care for handmade and the talented people who create handmade items. We are all artisans who sell our handmade items on Etsy and Artfire.
Anne Hopfer, our fearless leader and curator is a great part of the heart and soul behind this group. Check out her Made for Me by Oaklie Etsy & Made for Me by Oaklie Artfire for great crocheted items. I love her handbags and scarves.
Anne recently put together a place where “On Fire for Handmade” members have their treasuries featured. One of my treasuries “Shades of Sunny” is featured along with many other great treasuries of members. You just got to see the beautiful handmade items for sale featured in these treasuries. Take a look at “On Fire for Handmade Treasuries.” There is also other fellow teams featured with great handmade items for sale.
I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of winter….the white stuff still covers the ground outside. I can’t wait to see those pretty little flowers showing up. I need Spring and everything green. Here’s a little bit of green for you all. I recently made this green bracelet and listed it in my etsy shop BohemianIce here’ the link http://www.etsy.com/listing/67795227/green-multi-gemstone-and-pearl-bracelet
Well, I figure that I can share with you, who may be newbies to jewelry making, how to make a bracelet like this. First, I used what’s called memory wire….it’s hard, coiled wire that can be used for making jewelry. I like to get the good quality kind. Snip off the amount that you want (how big a bracelet) with a, and this is very important, a not so good pair of heavy duty wire cutters…(DO NOT USE YOUR GOOD SNIPPERS OR WIRE CUTTERS…YOU’LL RUIN THEM). Then file smooth both ends of the wire. Next, take your round nose pliers and turn back the first end…you can add a charm here if you like. Next, just add all of your desired beads, gemstones, pearls, etc. Finally, finish off the finished end the same way that you did the first end.
Happy jewelry designing!
Hand beading jewelry is enjoyable work for me…maybe it’s not really work… it’s so enjoyable. Doing this, of course, is part of my job as an artist, since I sell my jewelry at BohemianIce Etsy.
This necklace, I just listed, is a Native American style beaded necklace. I really first started with making the 1″ square beaded pendant by using waxed linen thread and using the square stitch on my selected beads. I then used thin flexible jewelry wire to make the dangles that hang from the 1″ square…attaching them by using sterling silver crimp beads.
I then strung the 30″ necklace part on the same durable jewelry wire by adding various shape and color glass beads, paua shell beads, glass bugle beads, and large green glass bugle beads…finally attaching the pendant to the necklace using one of the large green bugle beads.
To see the listing on etsy and to get more information about this necklace, please check it out at this link http://www.etsy.com/listing/43467236/native-american-style-hand-beaded
At Bohemian Ice Jewelry Etsy, many prices have been reduced for the End of Summer Blowout…..necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Also, I am happy to announce that the shipping fees have changed to $2.00 on first item…$0 on the rest of the items in your order. Yes, that’s only a total of $2.00 shipping on any order. So, have a look at my artisan bling. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I love to do custom orders….it’s so rewarding to make something for someone and have it turn out just the way that they want it. This photo is just part of an order that I had for an upcoming wedding. This necklace and earring set was made for the bride. I used freshwater pearls in white and cranberry….the white pearls had Swarovski crystals embedded in them…what sparkle! I used Swarovski crystals to accent the pearls also, and an awesome rose clasp with crystals.
I also did the bridesmaids jewelry, the flower girls jewelry, and the mothers of the couple. Anyone interested in having their perfect piece hand-crafted by an artisan, I would love the opportunity to oblige. Check out my other jewelry at Bohemian Ice or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.