"Handmade Artisan Jewelry For Every Woman's Taste"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Featured Spotlight - Artisan Polymer Clay Beads By Chris Dembinski

I am a true beadaholic, I love them all, every shape, every color, every material they are made from. One of my favorite materials to work with though is Artisan Polymer Clay beads. Most of my polymer beads come from an awesome and very talented friend, Chris Dembinksi of Crafts By Chris. Besides the beads on her site, Chris has made some exclusive bead designs for me as well.

I thought I would share with you some of my jewelry designs featuring Chris' beads.

These flower beads are some of my favorites from Chris, just gorgeous!

These are some of the exclusive design beads that Chris designed for me for some jewelry I made for the Sturgis Bike Rally this year.

And these are some designs I have done in the past using Chris' beads, I LOVE the shimmer in these beads!

Hope you have enjoyed this "Feature Spotlight" on Polymer Clay Artist Chris Dembinski, stop by her shop Crafts By Chris to check out her selection of handmade beads for your own creations.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Handmade Artisan Jewelry Designs

I have decided to go back to my jewelry making roots a little bit and create designs featuring gemstones and various metals. I have always been in love with copper and now it's all the rage again so you will see a lot of it featured in my upcoming work.
I still LOVE Artisan lampwork glass and Artisan Polymer Clay and I won't totally depart from them but my gems have just been beckoning to be turned into some fabulous jewelry though so how could I deny them!

I thought I would share just a few of my new pieces with you.

These designs feature gorgeous, minty Chalcedony and copper plated brass chain. These designs will be available within a few days on my website Jewelry Designs By CBL & CO

I think this is my favorite one, a gorgeous rectangle of Turquoise Jasper teamed with hammered copper wire and copper plated brass chain.

These designs feature a variety of stones, crystals, copper and sterling silver.

Hope you enjoy these desings as much as I enjoyed creating them :)