Friday, August 17, 2012

Beery Berry Necklace

Princess length necklage - 18 inches long not counting the toggle clasps. Toggle clasps generally add about an inch to the product. Princess length necklaces are well suited for crew necks and high necklines, falling just below the throat. It can also be worn as a contrast to low punging necklines!

I fell in love the focal beery. For some reason it reminded me of watermelon even though the color if not right.

It is an original piece, as all my jewelry is.

 If you are interested in buying same, please go to my online store at , Mary Janes Just Jewelry

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vintage fun long necklace

This is a beautiful necklace. I chose the vintage oval shaped bead because I love the colors and I love vintage. The rest of the necklace fell into place. I used beads of varying colors that are in the focal bead.  The diamond tangerine beads are crazy lace agate (dyed). The clasp is a toggle.

The necklace is  approximately 24.5 inches long, not including the clasp. This length falls between matinee length and opera length.  Being said, this length is perfect for casual and business dress so you can wear it from work to a nice evening out.  It works well with high or crew neckline.

This necklace can also be found for sale on my online etsy shop.  Just go to and look for Mary Janes Just Jewelry store! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sea Shell Necklace

Princess length, 17.5 inches long not including the toggle clasps. Toggle clasps, on average, add on another inch. This length works well with crew and high neck lines. It can also be a contrast when wearing a low, plunging neckline.

The shell is made out of Amazonite. Amazonite got its name from the Amazon river. It is most commonly found in Brazil, india, as well as the United States and other places.

The brass spacer beads are vintage Ethiopian 8 mm brass.

As usual with my creations, the clasp is toggle.

If interested in purchasing this beautiful necklace, please go to my online store Mary Janes Just Jewelry!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Simplicity at it's best bracelet

I made this bracelet from a pattern in one of my bead books. I have made a total of four of them. The first one took me about 3 hours (I had to learn a new stitch) and then I had to take it apart because the clasp was not right.  By the time I got to the fourth one, I could make it without looking at the directions and it took me less than an hour!

The bracelet is made out of bugle beads and cubes.  The clasp is made out of a button and peyote stitching.  When I think about how simple this was, I realize that this bracelet could be made using all types and sizes of seed beads!  I think I am going to have some fun experimenting with this one!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pink wirewrapped pendant and pearl necklace

Last week was an eventful week for me as far as beading is concerned.  I made a total of three necklaces and a pair of earrings.  I just this day posted pics of the purple and green necklace and earrings. All three projects were made with pearls of various colors!  I love pearls!

I took several classes in wirewrapping a while back but had not tried it since the class.  I was hoping that I would be able to wirewrap on my own and I DID!  I wirewrapped this lovely pink pendant.  The necklace is made with simple stringing of pink potato shaped pearls and silver spacers.  I love the end result. 

Green/Purple necklace

You could say I like purple because I seem to have alot of purple jewelry.  I don't know what it is about purple beads but I just love them. These beads are a green/purple mix, with no two alike, and are just beautiful.  Between each large bead is a silver spacer, purple pearl (yes purple) and anothter silver spacer.  The look is beautiful.  I made earrings to match.  I am not sure what I will wear it with yet but I am sure I will find something!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nona Collar

I made this collar twice.  The first time I accidently cut threads that should not have been cut which would, ultimately, result in the necklace falling apart.

The pattern for this came from one of my beading books.  I fell in love with it immediately and knew I wanted to make it!

The colors are green, blue, black and purple.  The clasp was made from a button that belonged to my grandmother.  In her day, people would cut the buttons off clothes before they discarded them.  I feel very lucky to have inherited her buttons, and, in fact, I have used them in a number of jewelry and other projects.

There are three different type and size beads.  I used size 11 seeds beads, size 8 triangle beads and hex cut beads.