Category: beads
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august 2017 giveaway!

As a kid I liked ice cream, every kid likes ice cream. But I didn’t love it, I merely liked it. Several years ago my like for ice cream became a raging LOVE. It was all because of some boat…

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cd pinwheel 4
O Canada! new collection

Announcing, my limited edition O Canada! collection! Because 150 is something to celebrate isn’t it? O Canada! In these interesting times that we live in, I am so grateful that Canada is my home. On July 1, 2017 I shall…

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blue n4
day 3 of Wonder Week

Day 3 and I came up with 4 pieces. There was meant to be another one, in my mind it was fantastic, stunning, gorgeous. Sometimes my mind and reality don’t match. In reality, the lovely lime earrings were…. not lovely….

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wonder week day 2!

Day 2 and I came up with 5 pieces again. Every day for one week I will post new jewelry using only beads I currently have on my bench. Some days I’ll make one piece, some days I’ll make 10…

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wonder week

As I ran into my studio the day after returning home I had one focus, make new work!!! I have a sketchbook full of ideas and 3 shows in the next 3 weeks! Make new work! Make more beads! Find…

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mini snow queen pendant by sailorgirl jewelry
it’s all about the moments

They stood there, giant mountains of teenage boy hulks casting a shadow over the booth. Teenage boys on their own are an uncommon sight in my handmade glass jewelry booth. They are not my usual customer and on day 6…

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2016 diaries – 68 days to go

Blink! Where does the week go? One reason I am doing this weekly diary is because it is forcing me to acknowledge just how much there is to do and that time is ticking. It is really hard to focus…

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water opal pendant by sailorgirl jewelry
September 2016 giveaway!

It is still hot hot hot and then more hot! I am so thankful for my excellent air conditioner in the studio! When you sit in front of a torch that is 1700 degrees the air con is a must….

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life is a beach necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
June 2016 giveaway

Help me out here people. As much as I love every single bead and piece of jewelry I make I can’t make all of them all the time. So I will continue to make those that others love too. What…

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may winner
and the May 2016 winner is…

At the beginning of May I was starting my 30 Day challenge and I was wondering, what colour combinations were you thinking of this spring/summer? Not surprisingly there was a lot of green in your answers. I get that, it’s…

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30 30 2016 done
and it’s a wrap! DONE!

YAY!!! YIPPPEEE!!! WOOHOOO!!! My 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days is officially done. Wow. So much fun. From my huge heap of sketchbooks, doodles and scribbles I made 30 new pieces of jewelry. For some of the designs…

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kickass coco necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 30 – the kickass Coco necklace

LAST DAY!!! I had planned on making a sweet little bracelet… and then something took over and I ended up with the absolutely kickass Coco necklace. It’s large. It’s killer bright. It’s a statement! Giant orbs of colour with silver…

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ocean crystal necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 29 – ocean crystal necklace

It’s a really hot day today and I thinking how nice a swim would be. Oh to float in crystal clear water. Instead I played with crystal shaped beads in deliciously cool water colours, light and refreshing. I love how…

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little lilac necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 28 – little lilac necklace

Biking to the studio should take me about 10 minutes. And it would, if it weren’t for the lilacs. The smell is so intoxicating that I have to stop and smell every bush I pass. This is a spectacular year…

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Canada Day bracelet by Sailorgirl Jewelry
day 26 – Canada Day bracelet

Yes I am jumping the gun on this one. Every year I plan on making some super fun red jewelry for Canada Day and I ALWAYS forget. Ha! I debated on calling this one Picnic because it made me think…

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fiesta pinwheel necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 24 – fiesta pinwheel necklace

Think happy, think fiesta!!! Summer arrived today and everyone is running around looking like it’s party time! So I began with my fiesta colours and then spun them around until they made me happy. Because being happy is the only…

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cluster earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
day 23 – cluster earrings

Continuing on with yesterday’s Lilac Cluster necklace, today I made some lilac cluster earrings. And then I just couldn’t stop myself, I loved how much fun these are on so I made more colours that scream spring. Sky for the…

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lilac cluster necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 22 – the lilac cluster necklace

Is there anything quite as intoxicating as the smell of lilacs on a warm spring day? Biking around the city takes forever these days as I have to stop and smell every single lilac bush I come across. Those little…

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summer sky necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 21 – summer sky necklace

Today the sky was blue! Not a deep summertime blue, just a lovely light spring blue. That kicked off my playing with shades of sky blue, and then I added in some of my (current favourite) super pale crystal blues….

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hanging jewel necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 20 – the hanging jewel necklace

I’m still on my jewel kick, still thinking treasures and gems. I am in love with this new shape, it is like a giant chunk of candy-like gem goodness. Here I wanted to showcase this fantastic shape so I suspended…

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sunshine twirl necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 19 – sunshine twirl necklace

Today I am craving sunshine, bright orange noon day sun, early morning pale sun and late afternoon sunsets. Sunshine makes me happy. So today I made a fun, playful necklace of bright colours and whimsical silver twirls so that the…

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pink sapphire bracelet by sailorgirl jewelry
day 18 – the pink sapphire bracelet

Day 18 of my 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days brings a very different look for me, just one single colour! It’s hard for me to use a single colour however this pink sapphire was just too delicious…

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jewel earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
day 17 – jewel earrings

Arrr matey, twas a jewel of a day today, put me in the mood for some jewels to wear. Actually, the jewels are because I watched a pirate movie last night and when they opened that treasure chest, oh it…

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coco mini bead bracelet by sailorgirl jewelry
day 16 – the coco mini bead bracelet

Some days you just need simple, bright colour. That was today. It was a sunny day but cold cold cold and my Coco colourway was just the antidote to the chill. Tropical and happy. Now I feel better. Coco sat…

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day 15 – the snow queen crystal necklace
day 15 – the snow queen crystal necklace

Today marks the middle of my 30 day challenge! I gather a lot of my inspiration from my walk to the studio, checking out the gardens and parks and staring at the sky, this usually gives me the colours I…

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jewel sparkle slinky bracelet
day 14 – jewel sparkle slinky bracelet

Day 14 of my 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days. Continuing today with thoughts of treasures chests. Peridot, amethyst, emeralds, sapphires… gorgeous lovely sparkly jewels. I adore bright shiny gemstones, the bigger the better. If I were a…

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ocean at night earrings
day 13 – ocean at night earrings

Day 13 of my 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days. Above you is a bright moon and blinking stars, under your boat the water swirls and sparkles with the light of the moon . The air is salty,…

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water opal pendant by sailorgirl jewelry
day 12 – water opal pendant

Day 12 of my 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days. Yes, I admit it. I am obsessed with my new water opals. They are so much fun to make! The glass begins as clear and by playing with…

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sunshine twirl bracelet by sailorgirl jewelry
day 11 – the sunshine twirl bracelet

Day 11 of my 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days. The Sunshine Twirl bracelet. Yes! It’s sunny! Those were my first thoughts when I opened my eyes to a bright bedroom this morning. Sunshine makes life SO much…

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