I have to admit, when I saw this dragon bracelet, I was totally floored:
All the color and wire and detail … and the wings were pretty cool. And then I kept poking around Shiny Things and realize there’s a lot more where that came from:
Orin Drake is the one behind all the beads and the wire making all this great stuff. In addition to things you can display in your home (like the tree and the spider), she makes lots of jewelry. If you’re not into wearing a dragon on your arm, you’ll find other wire-wrapped jewelry that’s a little smaller in scale, like this black heart necklace. There are even a few clay sculptures in the shop.
There’s lots of good stuff that’ll make you go wow, so do take a look!
If you’ve played even a lick of Nintendo (or watching someone play a lick of Nintendo), you will no doubt know about Link from The Legend of Zelda!
The first time I saw this, I was totally amazed. It’s fantastic work by Ruthiee of Rose Works Jewelry.
At Rose Works Jewelry, it’s all about beads and using them in all kinds of ways, from beadweaving to simple stringing to wire work. There’s a terrific selection of jewelry in Ruthiee’s shop, from the simple and elegant to the eye-popping and intricate. And very colorful too.
A peek at a couple of other pieces to whet your appetite:
Take a look at these treasures from Tulip’s Treasure Box:
That is just a sampling of the amazing and intricate work that can be found in the shop. If you love seeing woven bead work (and wearing it, of course), or you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind item, this is the place to go. Many of the woven works are one of a kind — understandable when you think of the time patience involved in making some of those pieces!
There’s also a wide array of other beaded jewelry to check out, and even some destash supplies.
Colorful and glassy … it makes for some eye-popping jewelry. Take a look:
And this isn’t big and bold, but it’s nonetheless really pretty:
You can find this jewelry at A Keeper’s Jackpot. Visit the shop and you’ll be sure to be mesmerized by the shiny, pretty glass beads.
If you’re looking for something bold and elegant, this is the place to look. Plenty of chunky bracelets and big glass pendants. There’s also some very nice wire-wrapped and wire crochet pieces in the store.
Custom items are also available, including some custom word bracelets.
And prices are really reasonable. That’s only a plus.
Needle + thread + fabric + nifty additions = Fun accessories.
a crocheted necklace …
a cuff watch …
a beaded bracelet (hey, i bet some needle and thread was needed to make it!) …
All this is the fine work of Amy Rae at Dragon’s Spark, where on her site she says, “I have a passion for the useful and beautiful, and a compulsion to create the things I imagine.”
How’s that for feeding your creative spark?
Amy Rae has plenty of beautiful accessories on her site, many of which incorporate fabric, ribbons or beads. The crocheted jewelry is especially nice, as it’s elegant and simple and makes for a nice, organic look.
There are also clutches, cuffs and some sweet copper wire jewelry. So Amy Rae’s need to create awesome stuff is to your advantage!
Check it out … it’s a shrine in your pocket:
This sweet little compact — you gotta love the plastic couple — is made by Yoli at Sacred Snatch. Yoli is one cool and crafy chica, and a fellow member of the Sacramento Craft Mafia.
She is heavily inspired by Frida Kahlo, shrines, the Virgin of Guadalupe and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). She decoupages, glues, beads and glitters away. And the results are unique and fun.
Sacred Snatch offers bags, picture frames and clothing as well. It’s a mix of glam and culture. And in her words, “I know sometimes I can be a bit tacky, but hey, for some reason I do it so well.” And I’m sure some of us can appreciate that.