Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NEW ITEM IN MY SHOP!!




Handmade triple leather wrap bracelet made with 6mm picture jasper beads - hand stitched on soft natural 1.5mm brown Greek leather.

Bracelet measure about 21” long and wrap around most wrists 3 times. Silver button made in Spain. Be sure to convo me your wrist size when placing your order so I can make sure your bracelet fits well. This is a display model. Each is a custom order based on your wrist size. 


Custom orders and sizes available - just convo me!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/89038832/triple-leather-wrap-bracelet-custom-made

Sunday, December 11, 2011

RAKU SCARAB STERLING SILVER BRACELET


A beautiful golden 28mm handmade raku scarab focal with 3mm x 40mm sterling silver curved tubes,6mm purple velvet Swarovski bicones, 4mm sterling silver daisy spacers, and an easy to use11mm sterling silver twisted toggle clasp. It fits a 6.5" wrist. It can be made smaller or larger. Just convo me.

The raku scarab was made by Duane Collins from http://www.etsy.com/shop/elementspottery.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88456254/raku-scarab-sterling-silver-bangle

Giveaway!!!

http://lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2011/12/mega-bead-winner-and-another-giveaway.html

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 2 of Virtual Craft Show

Day 2 is live at Pretty Things.  Check out the newest Artists being featured today.  They're all wonderful. It runs for 7 days with 70 different artists participating. Giveaways listed every day.  



http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/11/day-2-virtual-craft-show-giveaways-and.html

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Special from November 23-28

I am running a Black Friday Etsy special in my shop from November 23-28. Any jewelry design marked Black Friday Etsy will be 20% off when you enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/fireflymyst

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80349534/black-friday-etsy-blue-sunmoon-necklace

Friday, November 4, 2011

Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge





Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge


Each  Design Kit contained a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor, a terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a lampwork glass headpin from SueBeads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead, natural brass peanut chain(not in my kit-silver chain was included), Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass ancient bead replicas, and a Luxury Bead Blend.















My silver chain








The Luxury Bead Blends included Japanese Toho seed beads, Miyuki seed beads, freshwater pearls, blue aventurine, sodalite rounds, lapis lazuli rounds and other semi-precious stones, vintage sequins, German glass, and Czech glass. Each kit included a surprise element!







My bracelet design includes the ceramic bead by Keith O'Connor, the terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead along with some of the Luxury Bead Blend. I also used from my stash 2.5x40mm sterling silver curved tubes, a sterling silver lobster clasp and 2 textured silver oval beads. This bracelet fits a 7.5" wrist. I can also make it to fit a smaller wrist.
















Sunday, October 16, 2011

I AM FEATURED IN," ITS A MAD CAP LIFE" BLOG


Awakening the Inner Artist

BY
A'esha Miller

Welcome to another feature on "It's A Madcap Life."  We hope you will join us in the Madcap Speakeasy, where we explore art, culture and design.  Within the Etsy community, there are wonderful artists who express the ethos of the Madcap spirit.  I'm lucky to have met many of these artists, who joined the Madcap Team.

What is the Madcap spirit?  The Madcap spirit is the desire, will and intention to have a great artistic adventure.  To play, create and make life worth living, peaceably, brilliantly with madcap candor and fun.  All the way around the globe!  "It's a Madcap Life" is designed to give people a good laugh, help them to explore and stretch their boundaries and take a new great leap forward into the Etsy ethos of the creative spirit.  Live footloose and fancy free!  We hope you will come join us on our next Madcap adventure in the stars and with the stars who shine so brightly on Etsy.

Today, we begin our exploration into the inner artist. What makes an artist tick? Featuring Etsy artisans who are living to tell you why they CREATE.  And how much they Love to be FREE! 




Travel is what makes me tick, having lived on three different continents in the past 3 years. I now reside in Mozambique where I surround myself by things which inspire me, the sea, blue skies, tropical storms, African culture and much more. I use rich colour in my paintings which give energy to my work.





I have been trying to answer that question for myself for at least 2 decades now. My partner Don (the woodwork) says he enjoys it. For me it's a constant compulsion to try something new. A constant influx of ideas in my head. From color combinations, to patterns, to being satisfied with a new design I create. I gave up painting because I was never satisfied with the end result...constantly wanting to add a little more. With the fiber art, there is a "somewhat" limit and I can reach satisfaction with a finished piece.

                            Really, what makes any artist tick? Please let me know if you find
                            the answer.



by Firefly Myst



For me this piece represents a true "awakening"! The dragonfly with her wings open to the wind and flying to unknown places.

Until just a few years ago I never knew that creating could be so rewarding. My husband's passion for creating and his mentoring, helped me to see that there was an inner passion and talent for creating within me that I didn't know even existed. 

The colors and textures of the materials; from the organic look and feel of black lava and earthy clay to the pop of color from the purple crazy lace agate. It all comes together, and I know that this is just the beginning!!







Color makes me tick; and treasure! I'm a modern day pirate! I see something pretty or interesting and I want to take it home with me! But how do you take home a drop of dew? How do you keep a rose from fading? How do you take home the color of the sea? You take a picture of it! Then a part of it is yours forever.






I love creating wearable art. My goal is to make women feel beautiful and happy when they put on one of my jewellery pieces. I want them to experience that same dream-like state of being that I envision when creating my jewellery. Romantic designs are my specialty and passion.




'MADCAP TICKING TIME BOMB' BY THEMADCAPHEIRESS

WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST TICK? FEATURING IT'S A MADCAP LIFE TEAM ETSY ARTISANS WHO ARE LIVING TO TELL YOU WHY THEY CREATE. AND HOW MUCH THEY LOVE TO BE FREE! HTTP://WWW.ETSY.COM/TEAMS/7393/ITS-A-MADCAP-LIFE

Bib Necklace Purple... 
$92.00
Oak Wood Hot Pad. ... 
$46.00
Southern Girls Wear... 
$65.00
Reserved for Kimber... 
$100.00
Black Red Striped -... 
$35.00
Chunky Ceramic Bead... 
$30.00
It's a Long Roa... 
$45.00
Fall Button Bouquet 
$22.00
Cupid Revisited Art... 
$20.00
journal wood book -... 
$150.00
Brooch Quivering Ca... 
$224.95
Flying Peregrine br... 
$20.00
Raku-Fired Mask -- ... 
$38.00
Blue and Tan Wristl... 
$20.00
Flower Necklace - M... 
$17.00
SALE Aurora Pleated... 
$100.00


And that is our Madcap tour through the tick and the tock!  Please check out our Madcap Heiress Facebook Page, where you will find daily fashion, art and entertainment updates for every madcap taste bud.  And come back soon for our exploration into the movement of art.  What creates a cultural, spiritual and philosophical movement in the arts? Featuring Etsy artisans who are choosing to move the world.  Before the world moves. 


Before you step out, have a look at Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Ready to Wear.  Only in my fashion dreams!

See you in the stars!

Always Madcap,
A'esha



http://itsamadcaplife.blogspot.com/2011/10/awakening-inner-artist.html

ELEMENTS POTTERY NECKLACE GIVEAWAY

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Sterling Silver Turquoise Dragonfly Necklace






A recent addition to my Etsy shop!

A beautiful handmade turquoise dragonfly necklace with 8mm round jet black lava, 6mm round purple crazy lace agate and 4mm sterling silver round beads. It features an easy to use sterling silver toggle clasp. Measures almost 21" in length.The dragonfly focal was made by me in my home studio and is signed.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ELEMENTS POTTERY AT BEAD BONANZA


Don't Miss  Bead Bonanza!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011
10am - 5pm


Over 50 vendors (and still growing) from around the country!  Ethic beads, lampwork and hand-blown glass, seed beads, semi-precious stones, findings, pearls, kits, delicas, books, instructional videotapes, and much, much more! 


 GLBG show is the largest of its kind in the Metro Detroit area. Admission is only $5.00 and parking is free! What a great deal! (And a better deal if you are a GLBG volunteer) Bring a friend and look for those one of a kind treasures!

The Bead Bonanza will be held at the Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion in Southfield, MI 26000 Evergreen Road

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL!!



Well today is the big reveal…
this is the day of the Bead Soup Blog Hop organized by Lori Anderson

There are 362 participants from 21 countries (and 5 continents)!!




THANK YOU LORI ANDERSON
 FOR ORGANIZING AND HOSTING THE BEST BEAD SOUP PARTY!!!









THIS WAS MY BEAD SOUP


FROM CHRISTINA MILES















My piece is called "Strands of Sunlight in the Coral Sea"!






Christina sent me this beautiful fish as my focal bead so I created an asymmetrical design around it. I used her amber and turquoise beads along with the copper disks and spacers. The fish copper toggle clasp fits in nicely with my design. I added some 6mm blue green magnesite beads, copper , and  multi-colored seed beads. The necklace measures 20" in length and can be worn with the fish focal swimming up stream.















BSBP Partner list

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke


19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel



46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins(You are here)








       82. Jenni Connolly  and Jennifer Heynen