Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ok this is for fun! It was such a "Whoot!" to make.

I found this 1 1/4 inch silver plated Owl pendant on sale at the bead store and HAD to have it! His eyes are rhinestones. And it just seamed to me that he kept looking at me at the store. So, I brought him home.

This half beaded Necklace measures 18 inches long. The beads are 9mm turquoise dyed howlite stones and are attached with gorgeous fillagree bead connectors. The Chain is also silverplated and has a lobster clasp for security.

He's available on my website at come take a look!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cuff Links

These little buggers.....
They turned out wonderful and I love them, but they brought me great stress! They were a special order from an old co-worker who at one time was my manager. He wanted something "one of a kind" and flashy. I spent a lot of time researching cuff links and have not seen anything like my finished product. I hope he likes them. It's a 8 x 13 mm bezel. I glued the photo in the bezel and over the top I glazed over with an epoxy coating that dried beautifully, leaving a glass like finish. I then soldered it on to the cuff link post. Soldering it was a little challenging. With such a small piece it was hard to center it without it moving around. But after taking a deep breath and drinking a bottle of Bud Light Lime......finished!!!!

The photo was compliments of Black Diamond Images Photography, Lloyd Robbins Jr of Fort Atkinson, WI ....thank you Lloyd.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Autism Awareness Earrings

Help me help a good friend!!

We are all affected by autism. We have a family member or friend who is somehow affected...

Knowing the numbers:

- 1 in 150 children will be born with autism.

- Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with Autism.

- Autism is the 2nd most common developmental disability.

- Autism was first identified in 1943. - The current annual cost of autism is $90 billion.

- Caring for a child with autism for one year is over $40,000.

- Everyday 67 more children are diagnosed with autism.

In the month of May and June, I will be selling Autism Awareness Earrings. For each pair I sell, $10.00 will go to the A.N.G.E.L Autism Network, a Wisconsin based organization helping families with Autism. I hope you will visit my website and purchase a pair. On June 20th, there will be a fundraiser at Jones Park in Fort Atkinson, WI called, "Step Up To The Plate Against Autism" were I hope to be able to give the money I have raised in the name of a good friend who has 4 year old twins both with Autism. You can go to to learn more about the organization and Autism.

To purchase a pair for a good cause go to They are only $13.00 (shipping and handling included)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lampwork Bead Earrings - Lampwork Beads by Kelley's Beads Studio

My new creation!! I purchased these beautiful lampwork beads at a shop on Etsy.

They are called Midnight Cowboy. So, these are my Midnight Cowboy Earrings. Made with sterling silver ear wires and findings. The colors in these beads are so wonderful.

Check out Kelly's blog at to learn more about her unique form of art. Spinning Lampwork beads.

I've also been working on other designs lately and have added them to my websites. Please, please, please check out my websites and tell all your friends.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sterling Silver Earrings

Hi Everyone!! Welcome.
I took a survey on my Facebook fan page..."How Charming by Michelle Jewelry Design". I asked if people were interested in 2 pairs of similiar earrings, 1 silver plated for $10 and 1 sterling silver for $18.00 which would you choose. Hands down 100% chose the Sterling Silver pair to purchase. So, I have decided to start using Sterling again. I stopped using about 2 years ago when the price of silver peak beyond affordability. Now, with the price of silver down, I think this is the best choice to make. I hope you wiill all agree and check out my web sites to see more of my new line of earrings. I'm keeping the other earrings on the site as well. There's a lot of cute ones out there.
I have also recently joined twitter. Follow me! My ID is jewelrynut. And, I have entered the Etsy world. Thanks for stopping by....