Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Madness ! ! !

Happy March Madness time!  Just a quick note:  15% off the Etsy store from now until March 25th!  Use coupon code "MarchMadness15" at checkout!  Does not apply to shipping costs.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sterling silver.....

Today's post... simple and elegant.  I have some gorgeous Sterling silver pedants that were actually cast from old buttons...  I wanted to keep it simple, so I put them by themselves on a Sterling silver chain:

The are also available as earrings, too, on the Etsy store.....

Friday, February 20, 2015


 Went on a bit of an aventurine kick recently....  Thought it would be fun to make a group of jewelry pieces that all match.  These pieces can be found at the Etsy store!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

And the matching earrings . . . .

Matching earrings to the Travelers Bracelet.....

Today was a pretty descent day!  Honestly, I want to get the Etsy shop inventory level to about 150 items... only about 1/3 of the way there!  Pictures do take a bit of time, but yay for the light box I built (why didn't I do that a year ago?!?!)
 So aside from the Chinese Dynasty and Half Penny replica coin earrings (benefit of replicas: very light weight for earrings!) - I also put together the Swarovski pearl earrings in the same antiqued brass finish.  They remind me of little acorns with those decorative caps on them......

  The coins are pretty neat, too.  They have different designs on the front/back - you get to pick out what side you want facing outwards when you order (who doesn't like choices?!?!?)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sleepy Hollow Inspiration

We all need downtime when doing laundry or decompressing after a long day of work, right?  So yes, yours truly watches Sleepy Hollow as a form of decompression (although my battles of matching socks in a family of 5 seem to be, at times, on the same level as demon fighting). 

If you follow Sleep Hollow too, you're aware that there are only a few episodes left this season.  So, Nick Hawley, right?  He's running around collecting this artifact and that, all with that pretty cool leather necklace with a coin on it. 

Using his necklace as inspiration, I thought I'd design a bracelet version that features the rugged look of leather, jade, and a coin (sorry Nick, this coin is a replicate!).  The final piece: The Travelers Bracelet (which part two will be making matching earrings / necklace!) :

Saturday, January 17, 2015

HAPPY 2015!!!!
Ok. So January is more than halfway through - it has been a slow start of the year (injuries, sicknesses, etc.).  However, thanks to everyone for a successful 2014, I splurged and bought some freshwater cultured pearls.  I had fun playing around with several ideas - but ultimately decided on the Sanibel Collection of 2015 now at the Etsy store... 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#BBSFallGiveaway2014 - FREE FALL GIVEAWAY!

Ok - I promised!  Finally, after solving technical and other life delays, here are the pieces for this Blue Beehive Studio Fall Giveaway 2014!

Entries this time are only through Facebook (sorry Twitter folks... next time I think I'll do a Twitter Giveaway!). Visit --->> HERE <<---for Facebook link and details on how to win (post made October 9th)!

As mentioned in Facebook, the winner gets to choose ONE piece only (who doesn't like options?!?!). Didn't win this time?  You can get your chance - pieces will be listed on the ETSY store after October 17th!


We just saw the great lunar eclipse this morning (wow!), so I had to toss in a piece with something red....   earrings!

Dragonflies (plated in fine Silver) are suspended from a red mountain jade stone.  Earwire is silver plated.

For size reference....    Not too big.

A bracelet!

This one is made from imitation turquoise, glass beads, and silver plated beads.

Suspended in the center is a symbol called the "Prayer labyrinth".  It is also known as a meditation labyrinth and is an old symbol for spiritual growth. 

It measures approximately 7.5" long with a 1.5" chain extender.  It closes with a gunmetal lobster claw clasp.

Too long?  I can shorten it if you'd like.  Measure your wrist and add .25" or .5" (depending upon how tight you like your bracelets).

Another bracelet! 

This one features the Tree of Life pendant with black lava rock and green serpentine stones. Small silver plated beads are also spaced in the piece.

The bracelet is approximately 7" long with a 1.5" chain extender.
Too long?  I can shorten it if you'd like.  Again, measure your wrist and add .25" or .5" (depending upon how tight you like your bracelets).

GOOD LUCK!!!  If you didn't win, don't worry! 

After October 17th, these will be available on my Etsy shop.