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Bronze hand carved bead earrings and shells

I am still developing new designs with these bronze hand carved beads that I am calling coral reef.   These asymmetrical earrings catch the light and the attention of admirers.  My new coral reef art beads are light and fun to wear.   Look for the first of new coral reef designs coming soon!  If you sign up to my email list and become an Insider, you will  be first to know when they are released.  

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How to style art jewelry with holiday outfits - part I

It's holiday season again.  Time to pull out the classic and fancy clothes.   But how to accessorize with your art jewelry?   With basic, classic black for the holidays, you can highlight your favourite artisan jewelry pieces.   First a shorter, larger copper enamel pendant that stands out against the black and provides a pop of colour. Or perhaps a longer pendant on a chain.  Here is a handcrafted bronze shell from my personal collection.  On a solid, dark colour like black you could even go longer and have the pendant be the accent for the whole outfit.   Or, you can let the outfit and jewelry speak for themselves, yet off-set each other.  Like I did here with my new bronze coral...

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Bronze coral reef bead necklace

In the design process, it is important to try things on a real human. Here I am considering what length these bronze carved bead necklaces should be.  First at approximately 18 inches, which is usually close to the collar bone.   Or what about shorter, more of a choker style?  For this size of bead, I like how the shorter necklace hangs.   Be the first to shop these new designs when they are released next year. Sign up to my email list -> -> ->

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How many pairs of glasses does it take to design jewelry?

I was again playing around with my new bronze beads to create some designs when I noticed that I have not one... But two...wait not two... THREE - three pairs of glasses - my everyday pair, my "task specific" pair (for working on the computer at the day job) and my magnifiers to make the small work easier!   Good thing I don't have to wear them all at the same time... Want to know when the new bead designs are released.  If you sign up to be an Insider, you will be first to know and shop.  Sign up now!

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Coral reef bead necklaces

Playing some more with potential new designs.  This time, taking the hand carved bronze beads (I am calling them coral reef beads) and putting them in necklaces.   And putting various accents with them - in this case a handmade sand dollar in bronze.   Or for contrast, in blackened steel.   Be the first to shop when these new designs are released by signing up to my email list as an Insider.  

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