Friday, November 30, 2018

Owl Earrings, Blue Copper Czech Glass Handmade Jewelry Gift for Women


owl earrings gift idea for women






With their glowing, rustic look, the PETITES CHOUETTES handmade earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves unique owl jewelry. The whimsical, one of a kind beauties feature two sided Czech coin beads created with a small owl design impressed into each side of soft sky blue silk glass beads. To bring out the amazing detailing, a metallic bronze Picasso finish was applied and then polished off, leaving the metallic glow in the recessed areas of the owl design and various “cracks.” Because the owl beads are two sided, the earrings look charming from any angle.



unique owl jewelry gift idea for her




Stacked above the owl beads are crisp faceted Czech rondelles with both translucent and opaque dark sapphire blue glass that absolutely glows when backlit. A band of white with a hint of pale lilac is found at the bottom of each bead. The top and bottom of each rondelle is coated with a Picasso finish of amber and pale green. A copper daisy spacer separates the owl beads from the radiant rondelles. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the PETITES CHOUETTES owl earrings were created for the woman who loves to wear unique artisan jewelry that can go from casual to boho dressy. “Petites Chouettes” is French for “small owls.”



owl jewelry for women gift idea



  • Czech silk glass owl coins: app. 14 mm x 6 mm; metallic bronze Picasso finish 
  • Faceted Czech rondelles: app. 7 mm x 5 mm 
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver 
  • Earwires: sterling silver earwires with copper bead accents 
  • Length: app. 1.75” / 4.5 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


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Bubble Gum Pink Large Hole Bead, Handmade Lampwork Bead, Bracelet Slider Bead With Raised Black Dots

This is one of my delightfully fun pink handmade lampwork beads with a 5mm large hole size and fits on my personal Pandora bracelet. It was made using a glass color called bubble gum pink! What a great name for some glass.  I added some black dots around the bead to add texture and contrast to this gorgeous handmade glass bead.


Bubble Gum Pink Black Dots Large Hole Handmade Lampwork Art Charm Bead

My artisan glass charms fit trendy European charm bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.

Handmade lampwork beads and glass charms created by me, Covergirlbeads glass artist, Charlotte Hayes. I make them one at a time in my studio, digitally kiln anneal them for strength and durability and clean them using a dremel. They are unique beads made in the USA and made in Texas.  


 These beautiful handmade beads can be found in  my Large Hole Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.




Measures 14mm x 7mm
Hole Size 5mm





Thursday, November 29, 2018

Etched Transparent Dark Steele Gray Handmade Lampwork Beads, Handmade Sea Glass Beads

Luxurious etched transparent dark steele gray lampwork beads with a frosted sea glass bead finish.

 

Etched Dark Steele Gray Lampwork Beads Handmade Sea Glass Beach Glass

Etched Dark Steele Gray Handmade Lampwork Beads with a Frosted Matte Bead Finish

 

These beautiful handmade beads were made using transparent dark steele gray glass. These rich colored beads look like round beach glass and have a frosted sea glass bead finish.

These beautiful beads can be found in my Gray Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Maroon and Bronze Elephant Earrings with Orange and Aqua Handmade Jewelry Gift



elephant earrings gift idea for women





A perfect gift for the woman who adores elephants and and loves to wear elephant jewelry, the whimsical maroon and bronze MAROODI handmade earrings will make you smile each and every time you wear the fun cuties. The unique, one of a kind earrings feature two sided Czech glass elephants with raised trunks created from rich colored maroon glass. To add a rustic, vintage charm and to bring out the details of the eyes, mouth, ears, legs and trunk, the glass beads were given an earthy lichen gray Picasso finish and then washed with metallic bronze. Due to their handmade nature, each elephant (and each side of each bead) is a bit different, as you can see in the photos. Because the elephant beads are two sided, the earrings look fabulous from every angle!




rustic elephant earrings for women





To add unexpected bursts of color, stacked onto the back of the elephant beads are ridged, bright orange Czech glass melon beads with a gold Picasso wash and rustic aqua Czech glass nuggets. Copper daisy spacers separate the two colorful beads and an aged copper disc separates the ebads from the elephants. Sterling silver earwires with copper bead accents finish the earrings beautifully. Carefully designed and artisan handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the MAROODI earrings were created for the woman who cherishes the majesty of elephants - and worries that their population is rapidly dwindling rapidly. “Maroodi” is Somali for “elephant.”


elephant jewelry gift idea for her





  • Maroon Czech glass elephants: app. 23 mm x 20 mm x 10 mm; lichen gray Picasso finish and metallic bronze wash
  • Orange Czech glass melon beads: app. 5 mm; gold Picasso finish
  • Aqua Czech glass nuggets: app. 5 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
  • Length: app. 1.75” / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires




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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Etched Transparent Dark Grass Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads with Fine Silver




Handmade Lampwork Beads Dark Grass Green Glass Beads Etched Silver


Etched transparent dark grass green handmade lampwork glass beads wrapped in .999 fine silver with a frosted sea glass bead finish.

These beautiful green handmade glass beads are hand made using transparent dark grass green glass. I wrapped them in .999 fine silver for added sparkle and shine. These bright beads have been etched for a frosted matte sea glass bead finish.


These beautiful beads can be found in my Green Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm

  

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.



Monday, November 26, 2018

Cat Kitty Earrings, Swarovski Crystals Handmade Jewelry Gift Women




cat kitty earrings gift idea for women





The HERE KITTY handmade dangle earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who adores her cat(s). The unique earrings feature shiny rhodium over pewter sitting cat charms with a solid face and a cut out center of the body. The lines of the silver kitty charms are very flowing, ending with a curved tail in the cut out. The charms are smooth and sleek on both sides so the earrings look fabulous from any angle.




cat kitty jewelry gift idea for women




To keep the earrings design simple, letting the cat charms take most of the credit, two faceted 4 mm Swarovski crystals in shades of brown were stacked above the kitties. The darker color is called “smoked topaz” and the lighter brown is called “light Colorado topaz.” The crystals might be small but they add a tremendous amount of eye catching sparkle! A single 2 mm sterling silver bead separates the two crystals. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the HERE KITTY earrings created for the woman who loves to wear cat jewelry.

+++ Because these earrings are part of my animal rescue line, when sold one half (½) of the purchase price will be donated to an animal rescue group.




handmade kitty cat dangle earrings with Swarovski crystals jewelry gift for her






  • Cat charms: app 15 mm x 10 mm x 2 mm; rhodium plated; TierraCast
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm “smoked topaz” and “light Colorado topaz” bicones
  • Metal: rhodium over pewter (charms) and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 1.75” / 4.5 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires



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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Etched Light Teal Green Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads




Etched Light Teal Green Lampwork Beads Handmade Beach Glass Beads 026e


Etched transparent dark teal green handmade lampwork glass beads made to resemble beach glass with a frosted sea glass bead finish.

These luxurious frosted handmade lampwork beads were made using transparent light teal green glass. Some call it teal green while others call it teal blue. My glass supplier simply calls it teal. What ever name you choose, I call them beautiful and rich in color. These trendy matte beads have been etched for a frosted handmade beach glass bead finish.

These beautiful beads can be found in my Green Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm

  

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you.



Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mahogany Reddish Brown Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads




Who doesn't love mahogany!  That is exactly what these handmade beads reminds me of.  These brown beads made using glossy opaque mahogany colored red brown glass. These earthy handmade lampwork glass bead have a deep rich color with a shiny glass bead finish.

Handmade Lampwork Bead Shiny Opaque Dark Red Brown Reddish Glossy 452g


These are glossy reddish brown handmade lampwork glass beads that have been wrapped in .999 fine silver:


Handmade Lampwork Beads Mahogany Dark Red Brown Shiny Silver 452gfs


I also have some of these reddish brown handmade glass beads that have been etched:

Lampwork Beads Etched Dark Red Brown Opaque Glass 452e


And these gorgeous etched reddish brown lampwork glass beads wrapped in .999 fine silver:


Lampwork Beads Reddish Brown Handmade Glass Opaque Matte Silver 452efs


These beautiful beads can be found in my Brown Beige Taupe Glass Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.

Some important information about these brown beads:


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm

 
 
All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. Care and love is given to each


Believe Angel Wing Necklace with Turritella Fossil Agate and Pearls, Handmade Jewelry


believe angel wing pendant necklace




If you believe that angels are spiritual messengers sent between heaven and earth, then the one of a kind BELIEVE pendant necklace is definitely a piece of unique jewelry you must wear! The meaningful handmade necklace features an artisan designed and individually hand cast bronze pendant with an exquisitely detailed angel wing and the word “Believe” along the bottom. To add even more beauty and texture to the pendant, the bail was fashioned from a folded over wing. The backside of the pendant is textured and has a raised area at the bottom right corner with the business name of the artist.



angel wing believe pendant necklace gift for women





To perfectly highlight the eye catching angel wing pendant, turritella fossil agate nuggets and small heishe pearls were used, along with copper bicone spacer beads. Turritella agate, which was formed approximately 50 million years ago, is an amazing gemstone since it contains actual freshwater Elimia tenera snail fossils! Look closely and you’ll see a whole multitude of white to tan colored fossils that contrast beautifully against the brownish agate base. The turritella nuggets are faceted and are slightly graduated in size, the larger found at the front of the necklace and the smaller nuggets at the back.



believe angel wing necklace for her




Separating the first six turritella nuggets are small white pearl heishe in groups of three. The heishe pearls have an amazing lustre and positively glow. Faceted copper bicone spacer beads flank both sides of the grouping of pearls and separate individual turritella at the back of the necklace. A textured bronze hook clasp set finishes the unique necklace. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BELIEVE handmade angel wing necklace was created for the woman with a taste for uniquely spiritual jewelry.



angel wing jewelry gift for women


  • Angel wing Believe bronze pendant: app. 53 mm x 26 mm x 1.5 mm; created by Sue of Sentiment Redesigned
  • Turritella fossil agate: from app. 16 mm x 12 mm to 12 mm x 10 mm
  • Heishe pearls: app. 6 mm x 2 mm, some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Faceted copper bicone spacer beads: app. 4 mm x 3 mm
  • Clasp: textured bronze hook clasp set
  • Length: app: 19” / 48.3 cm
  • Pendant drop: app. 2” / 5.3 cm

SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Red Art Glass Charm Bead, Large Hole Handmade Lampwork Glass Slider Bracelet Bead with Fine Silver

What a gorgeous luscious red color!

Red With Fine Silver Large Hole Lampwork Slider Charm Bracelet Bead

This is one of my handmade lampwork beads with a 5mm large hole size and is wrapped in .999 fine silver around the middle of this vibrant glass bead.


My artisan glass charms fit trendy European charm bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.

Handmade lampwork beads and glass charms created by me, Covergirlbeads glass artist, Charlotte Hayes. I make them one at a time in my studio, digitally kiln anneal them for strength and durability and clean them using a dremel. They are unique beads made in the USA and made in Texas. 


These beautiful handmade beads can be found in  my Large Hole Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.  

 Here is a little more information about this lampwork glass bead


Measures 14mm x 7mm
Hole Size 5mm




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dog Rescue Earrings, Love My Dog Blue Lampwork Handmade Jewelry Gift


dog rescue earrings for women




If you are looking for a meaningful pair of dog inspired earrings as gift for a loved one who adores her dog (or dogs), look no further than these LOVE MY DOG artisan handmade earrings. The focal of the dog rescue earrings are silver over pewter heart shaped charms. As an added bonus, the charms are two-sided: the front says “Love My Dog” and the back has a single paw print. Because the charms are to sided, the unique earrings look fabulous from any angle. The designs on both sides were given a dark patina and then polished to bring out the beautiful details. The heart charms have a mirror-like finish, which, unfortunately, made them very hard to photograph without reflections from the sky, my camera, my head, my red shirt, etc. Please be assured they are a brilliant, shiny silver color.



dog rescue jewelry for women




Wire wrapped with sterling wire above the dog heart charms, and perfectly complementing them, are speckled blue lampwork glass beads that were artisan handmade and clear Czech glass rondelles with an aurora borealis finish. The lush blue lampwork beads beads started out as clear glass. When they were still in their molten stage, a rich midnight blue glass frit was applied to form the subtle spots. These lampwork beads positively glow when backlit! 



dog rescue earrings gift idea for her



Stacked above the lampwork beads are radiant Czech glass rondelles that are clear with a rainbow like aurora borealis finish. As the light hits the beads, shifting colors magically appear: blue, pink, green, aqua, purple and others. A single sterling silver daisy spacer separates the lampwork beads from the Czech beads. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the LOVE MY DOG will be a much treasured jewelry for any woman who loves her dog(s).

*** Since I strongly believe in dog and cat adoption (adopt, don’t shop), when sold one half (½) of the purchase price of these earrings will be donated to a local animal rescue society.


dog rescue jewelry gift idea for her




Here is the important information for these meaningful earrings:

  • Two sided Love My Dog charms: app. 12 mm x 10 mm (at widest) x 1.5 mm; silver over pewter
  • Blue lampwork glass beads: app. 10 mm x 6 mm; artisan made by Lisa Anderson
  • Clear Czech glass rondelles: 6 mm x 4 mm; aurora borealis finish
  • Metal: silver over pewter (charms) and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


Shadow Dog Designs

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Very Pale Olive Green Large Hole Bead, Handmade Lampwork Slider Bead Wrapped in Fine Silver



This gorgeous handmade large hole bead is made using the subtle shade of green glass called Pale Olive Green. It is an opaque creamy color and makes such an elegant expensive looking large hole bracelet bead. 

Whether you have one bead to add to your favorite Add-A-Bead bracelet or a whole bracelet full of this beautiful color, you are sure to wow the crowd everywhere you go!


Pale Olive Green Large Hole Lampwork Glass Bracelet Bead With Silver 


My artisan glass charms fit trendy European charm bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.

Handmade lampwork beads and glass charms created by me, Covergirlbeads glass artist, Charlotte Hayes. I make them one at a time in my studio, digitally kiln anneal them for strength and durability and clean them using a dremel. They are unique beads made in the USA and made in Texas. 

Measures 14mm x 7mm
Hole Size 5mm 
 
These beautiful handmade beads can be found in my Large Hole Beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.






Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Tree Earrings, Handmade Holiday Jewelry Enamel Swarovski



christmas tree earrings gift for women




The OH TANNENBAUM handmade Christmas tree earrings are absolutely perfect for fun holiday wear. The one of a kind earrings feature individually artisan created enamel Christmas tree charms. Two shades of green enamel glass powders were fused onto a copper blank with a high heat torch. Then red and blue ornaments were added along with a yellow star, again using enamel glass powders and the torch. The back of each tree charm is solid black. Since each tree was individually handmade, you can see in the photos that they are very similar but not exactly the same.





christmas tree jewelry for women




To add mega sparkle to the Christmas tree earrings and mimicking a star, a pale yellow “jonquil” Swarovski crystal faceted bicone was wire wrapped with sterling wire above the enamel star. Capping the crystals are 2 mm sterling silver beads. To perfectly finish the unique holiday earrings, sterling silver French hook earwires were used. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the OH TANNENBAUM tree earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves unique artisan made Christmas jewelry.




one of a kind enamel christmas tree earrings with crystals





Here is the important information for the unique Christmas tree earrings:

  • Enamel Christmas tree charms: app. 40 mm x 30 mm (at widest) x 1.5 mm; artisan handmade by Pearly Karpel
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 6 mm “jonquil” yellow bicones
  • Metal: copper (base of charms) and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm




SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Transparent Rose Quartz Pink Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead

 

Rose quartz is such a bright yet soft and feminine shade of pink.  It's one of my favorites.  This large handmade glass bead is made using transparent rose quartz glass. It is a beautiful true "pinky" pink. There are thousands of air bubbles trapped within this large lentil bead. The photo below depicts the transparency and all of the air bubbles trapped within this shiny glass bead.

Rose Quartz Pink Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Lentil Bead And Bubbles 

The following photo shows how this pink bead looks against a white background.

 Rose Quartz Pink Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Lentil Bead And Bubbles


Focal Bead Size: 24mm x 24mm x 14mm
Mandrel size: 3/32mm


This gorgeous bead would pair greatly with some of my handmade jewelry beads.  Yes, they are also lampwork glass beads and made without the trapped air bubbles.  Here is a picture of them.

 
Or some of my gorgeous .999 fine silver wrapped transparent rose quartz pink glass beads

Lampwork Beads Rose Quartz Handmade Lampwork Beads Fine Silver SRA 
Transparent Rose Quartz Pink Handmade Lampwork Beads Wrapped In .999 Fine Silver

The silver really dresses up these beads.  Just imagine how they would add the finishing touch to a stunning necklace and earring set for that gorgeous focal bead.  


Bead size: 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size: 1/16mm


My regular size of handmade jewelry beads are great for earrings, necklaces and bracelets as well as other projects.  I can also custom make  larger glass beads to add a little drama to your necklace design. 

Just a little teaser:  Here is how my transparent rose quartz glass beads look when etched:

Pink Sea Glass Beads Etched Rose Quartz Lampwork Beads Silver 067efs
Etched Transparent Rose Quartz Pink Handmade Lampwork Bead Wrapped In .999 Fine Silver 

All of these beautiful beads can be found in my pink glass beads section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Red Flint Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads with Fine Silver


These beautiful red flint handmade jewelry beads are great for making earrings, bracelets and necklaces, zipper and fan pulls, most any project you can think of. While you may want to add them to your beading supply stash for a later project, you will probably want to use them right away.  Yes, they are that beautiful!

Shown here are two examples of this rich luscious color.

The first example of my red flint handmade lampwork beads are wrapped in fine silver with a shiny or glossy bead finish: 

Red Flint Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Silver Jewelry Supplies 653gfs 

I have wrapped them in .999 fine silver adding beauty and elegance to this romantic bead. The silver wrapping can vary from a single wrap to several wraps. All are equally as beautiful.

The other example of my red flint handmade glass beads are solid in color and have a shiny bead finish:




Red Flint Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Shiny Jewelry Supplies 653g


Both styles are available both shiny or etched and with or without fine silver wrapping.  However, I don't have picutures of the the etched version.  You can see listings of other red beads by visiting my "red glass beads" section in my Covergirlbeads Artfire Store.  This will give you an idea of how some red etched beads look. 

Red beads are especially thought of around holidays such as Valentines and the Christmas season but they can be worn throughout the year with most any wardrobe you have. The .999 fine silver wrapping around them adds another layer of elegance to these gorgeous beads!


Measures approximately 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm




Thursday, November 15, 2018

SPARKLING HANDMADE CHRISTMAS EARRINGS



Christmas will be here before we know it.  How about some sparkling, eye catching holiday jewelry to wear to those festive parties?  Each one of these beauties uses Swarovski crystals to add mega flash to the earrings designs.  Just imagine how they will look on your ears!  The handmade earrings shown below are just a few that can be found in my "Artisan Christmas Jewelry" section of my Shadow Dog Designs handmade jewelry shop.   



christmas red white and green holiday earrings





swarovski crystal christmas tree earrings gift idea for women





swarovski crystals santa earrings for christmas





I hope you enjoyed these festive Christmas earrings. Be sure to stop by my shop for even more unique jewelry, most of them one of a kind designs.




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