Wednesday, March 26, 2014

First Friday Art Walk Spring Treasuries on Etsy

Wild Things

Welcome Spring
Pixe's Treasure Chest
Here at the AWEteam, we are gearing up for April's First Friday Art Walk Weekend!  One of the activities we've been doing is creating Pay It Forward Treasuries!  Lots of fun, and get to stroll through some awesome Etsy shops!
The first Treasury I was included in, and the second treasury, I returned the favor!
Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pink Tourmaline

Pretty, sparkly, and rustic cut pink tourmaline stones are simply wrapped onto sterling silver. Delicate, simple, and rustic. 

I've designed these earrings by forming a frame with sterling silver wire, and simply wrapping an oval pink tourmaline stone to it. A little decorative swirl adds the finishing touch! These natural tourmaline stones are oval in shape, with varying shades of pink throughout the stones. They have their own sparkle! These pink tourmaline earrings dangle gracefully from handmade sterling silver ear wires.

These earrings are 1-1/2 inches in length, and 1/2 inch wide.

A little bit about tourmaline: Pink tourmaline is the birthstone for October. Tourmaline is thought to aid in understanding oneself and others; promoting self confidence and eliminating fears.

Pink Tourmaline Sterling Silver Earrings
Wishing you a beautiful day!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Etsy Treasuries

Oh happy day!  Spring is finally here! 
This has been an awesome week so far!  My jewelry has been popping up in quite a few Treasuries around Etsy!  Here are a two of them for your shopping pleasure!  Just click on the link below the pics to view the Treasury on Etsy or to view the curator's shop! 
You'll find some really beautiful artwork in DreamOn's shop, and some wonderful vintage items in Carrie's Attic!

Color Fun

Lovely Items on Etsy


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Adventures with the "3 R's"

Wondering how the 3 R's relate to jewelry?  I'm not talking about reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic.  I am, however, talking about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These Three R's are just as important in our world today as the other 3 R's.
This year I am focusing on reducing, reusing, and recycling, currently my focus is on Reducing, as in reducing my massive, out of control bead supply.  That translates into lots of jewelry.  As in one of a kind, and/or limited pieces. 
Going through my stash, I found these glass beads, 2 of each and designed these earrings.  They can be found for sale in my Etsy shop.  I'm finding this is an easy way to increase my inventory, especially with show season starting!
Oh, and did I mention, the only sterling silver wire I purchase comes from recycled resources?
I'll continue to share my adventures with the 3 R's!
Beach Inspired Earrings

Aqua Foil Glass Illusion Earrings

Black, Silver Gold Harlequin Bead Earrings

Wishing you a wonderful, and peace filled day!  Spring is just around the corner, so smile!  :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aquamarine is Back at Pixe's Treasure Chest!

Copper Aquamarine Earrings  Wire Wrapped  Illusion Earrings E360
Aquamarine Copper Illusion Earrings

At the Berks Bead Bazaar, I scored some really pretty aquamarine round and oval beads.  I currently am offering these pretty aquamarine and copper Illusion Earrings for sale in my Etsy shop! Sterling silver coming soon!
Aquamarine is such a pretty shade of blue, and is the March's birthstone!

What makes these Illusion Earrings so special?  I design these earrings using one length of wire, so there is no extra tugging on the earlobe.  This is important to those of us, shall I say, have more mature ear piercings.  These really are the most comfortable earring you can wear!

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Petite Picture Jasper Studs

Today, while I was working on my to-do list, one of the tasks at hand was organizing around the house.  I came across these little gems!  They are generally popular at art/craft shows, many people tell me brown earrings are difficult to find!
I think these may be the last pair I have, so I listed them in my Etsy shop!

I've wrapped 4mm picture jasper beads with sterling silver, and finished them with a swirl. These stud earrings are 5-6 mm in diameter. These earrings are tiny! 
I find picture jasper to be a fascinating stone...there are bands of varying shades of brown and tan throughout the stone. Picture jasper is actually petrified mud, and no two stones are the same!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!