My paternal Grandmother loved owls. She collected them; so I am also
drawn to owls. I found this large pendant at a tiny vintage shop in
Again, more owls. This necklace and earring set is made with a colorful owl charm surrounded by beads my mom actually bought and sent to me.
This Buddha on a Lotus Gemstone Necklace was one of the first pieces I made that was independently reviewed by a website/blog. It is also one of my favorite necklaces (and of course is a one of a kind and has been sold). It has a mix of beads I bought at a bead show in
The one of a kind (and also sold) “Vintage Pink Rock Candy Necklace” is another that is one of my favorites, in part because I love the color pink and more so because this necklace was reworked from a necklace that belonged to my paternal Grandmother. The pink, purple, and white cube beads are layered, and they are perhaps supposed to look like precious stones. One of my best friends, Jennifer was planning to buy it, but then a wonderful PinkBird customer beat her too it—but, that’s the nature of one of a kind creations!
I called this necklace “Sunset” because of the beautiful colors of the gemstones. It is strung entirely with a mix of red agate, garnet, tiger's eye, and red jasper gemstone chips as well as moonstone and quartz beads surrounding 3 quartz crystal points. Much of this necklace is two separate stands of gemstone chips woven together. I acquired these gemstone beads in different places, some are reworked from pieces I already had; some I bought in
This is another of my favorite items. I actually made a similar necklace for myself, but I used blues and greens (rather than oranges and browns). I wear it quite a bit and for some reason every time I’ve been to
These next earrings are funny to me because they are so “HOT!” (Corny, I know!) But, seriously, I reworked them from some decorations that were set up at a New Year’s Eve party we went to in 2006 (at a bar in Chinatown, in
I made this Goldenrod Dichroic Glass Necklace (as well as a blue version for myself) after going to the 2005 Summer Camp Festival with some friends (best friend, Janine, and her then-fiance, now-husband, Angelo) at Three Sister's Park in
These super cute friendly food earrings are made with awesome charms I bought while we were in
I call this next piece the “Sylvie Necklace” after one of my best friends. Not only is that her guitar in the photo background, but I had made her a 3 stranded rose quartz necklace like this one. See, she was going through a lot of transitions in her life and I thought she could use a little dose of Rose Quartz (said to be the stone that is unequivocally associated with all types of love; enhances creativity, opens the heart to beauty from within and without. It is also said to be calming and helps to increase self-confidence).
I made Sylvie a necklace similar to the one here and this is what she said about it, “I was wearing this necklace over a year ago the first day I met my now boyfriend. My hair wasn't fixed, I'd been in the car for two days traveling and looked awful and probably because I had this beautiful necklace on it didn't matter what the rest of me looked like. Thanks for the boyfriend Pinkbird!” (By the way, as a quick plug, her boyfriend maintains the awesomely helpful site Unknown City).
Well, that seems to be quite a bit for now, but have tons more pieces that have fun stories behind them, so I will get to those another day! Until then, Be light, BEkki