Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weeping Willow Designs

Beautiful earth riches worked into dynamic, energetically-helpful designs.

Semi-precious stone beads and freshwater pearls combined with handcrafted Bali silver. Strung on nylon-coated steel with sterling clasps and findings. Double crimp beads used to finish.

I worked previously for two years as the in-house bead jewellery designer at Art of My Heart, TD Square, downtown Calgary, Alberta.

Scroll down to see the photos of items I have for sale at the moment. Click to enlarge.

*** Only the photos with prices are still for sale. If there is no price, the item has been sold. ***

Payment is by cash, PayPal, or email money transfer. PayPal payments must be in Canadian dollars. Shipping is extra.

Contact: willowsweb [at] hushmail.com

Note: Sterling does tarnish over time, but a quick rub with a silver polishing cloth makes it shine again. Many of the beads I use are already oxidized and don't need much extra care. The smoother beads do require a little polishing at times, but a whole necklace can be cleaned in about five minutes. Storing them in Ziploc bags with the air removed also helps.

Freshwater Pearl Earrings with Silvertone Accents & Sterling Hooks - $30 each


Freshwater pearl and silvertone accent earrings. Sterling silver hooks.

Pale pink (right) and green (left). Sorry, the colours don't show up clearly in these photos.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tibetan Turquoise with Agate Dzi Beads and Copper-Coloured Accents - $65


Lovely turquoise with agate dzi beads, two varieties of round agate beads, and copper-coloured accents. The copper-coloured beads are metal, so this necklace is not for people with non-precious metal allergies.

27 inches.

Tibetan Turquoise with Agate Dzi Beads and Copper-Coloured Accents - $65


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Peacock Pearl Beauty - $65


This one is made from freshwater pearls referred to as "peacock pearls." They're grey-ish in tone with varying shades of shimmery green, blue, and purple. Hard to capture in a photograph! Handmade Bali bead accents. It's a real stunner.

PLEASE NOTE: The necklace in this picture has been sold, but I have one more just like it. The only difference is that I used different round Bali beads as accents.

With matching earrings - $85 as a set

Approx. 27 inches.

Peacock Pearl Beauty - $65


Freshwater peacock pearls and Bali silver accents. 

PLEASE NOTE: The necklace in this picture has been sold, but I have one more just like it. The only difference is that I used different round Bali beads as accents.

With matching earrings - $85 as a set

Approx. 27 inches.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rose Quartz Pendant - $25


This is a substantial chunk of rose quartz! It's a good 3/4 of an inch deep. It has an ornate bale and would have to go on a sturdier chain or cord.

It would look amazing on a very long, thick sterling chain.

Set in sterling.

Agate Dzi Beads and Yak Bone Necklace - $50


Brown agate dzi beads with yak bone. Sterling clasp. 18 inches.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hematite with Bali Silver Accent Beads - Necklace $45


Simple, elegant, and powerful. Combines the protective quality of hematite with beautiful hand-made Bali silver. Looks dynamite in real life. I like this necklace so much, I made one for myself!

This necklace is 16 inches long, desiged to fit close to the neck, but can be sized.

THE BRACELET HAS BEEN SOLD.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dzi Beads with Onyx Necklace - $55


Three agate dzi beads mixed with three sizes of black onyx beads. The dzi beads are black and white with bands of brown and beige and were purchased in Nepal.
24 inches.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Smooth Bali Silver Bead with Turquoise Earrings - $25


Earrings hang 25mm.
Smooth silver bead is 8mm wide.
Turquoise bead is 5mm.

Onyx Set - $50


Juicy 10mm onyx beads.
This set would look great with a retro printed dress.
Necklace is 16.5 inches.
Bracelet is 7.75 inches.
Lengths can be adjusted easily, free of charge.

Pale Green Rectangular Turquoise Bead Bracelet - $55


Pale green rectangular natural turquoise beads with Bali silver accents.
Bracelet is 8.25 inches.
Turquoise beads are 12mm long X 8mm wide.

Matching earrings - $35 or $80 for the set. 

Square Turquoise with Bali Silver Bracelet and Earrings - $75 as a set


Rare pale green square-shaped natural turquoise beads with Bali silver accents.
Bracelet is 7.5 inches.
Beads are 15mm.

Pale Green Square Turquoise Bracelet - $60


Rare square-shaped natural turquoise beads.
7.5 inches long.
Beads are 15mm.

Pale Pink Freshwater Pearl Bracelet and Earrings - $50 as a set


Very sweet and elegant.
Bracelet is 7.25 inches long.
Pearls are 5mm.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Red Agate and Turquoise Bracelet - $50


Thanks for the inspiration, Julie!
7.25 inches.

Matching earrings below - $25

Red Agate with Bali Silver Bead Caps Earrings - $25


The pair on the right have been sold.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Handcrafted Bali Silver Bead Earrings - $30


A round, detailed Bali bead with smaller accent beads on top and bottom.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wise Eyes: Onyx with Bali Silver Bead Cap Earrings - $28


These earrings match any of the onyx with silver bead caps items.

Ceres and Pluto: Long Onyx and Bead Caps with Round Bali Silver Necklace - $60


My apologies for the shadowy picture. This necklace is a very dramatic item and also quite versatile. Combines conservative black with antique-y Bali silver to produce a long, rocker chick necklace that hangs to mid-chest.
27 inches.

Ceres and Pluto: Matching Onyx Bracelet and Earrings - Bracelet $45, Earrings $15


Bracelet: 8 inches

Ashgrove Earth Mother: Red and Brown Agate With Bali Silver Bead Caps and Accents - Necklace $68


Very earthy and dynamic item. Has a grounding, protective feel.
27 inches.
Matching earrings with double round agate beads - $18.

Ashgrove Earth Mother: Red and Brown Agate With Bali Silver Bead Caps and Accents - $68


The colours of the agate in this necklace are graduated from red-orange at the centre to brown at the top with red-orange accents and round, texturized Bali silver accent beads throughout. Very warm and earthy but with the Bali silver to give it a bit of an edge. 27 inches.

Eye of the Storm: Onyx with Bali Silver Bead Caps - Necklace $60


Bracelet has been sold.
Industrial Romantic style. Dramatic and elegant with an edge.
Necklace: 18.5 inches

Protector in the Dark: Long Hematite and Handmade Bali Silver Combination Necklace


Industrial Romantic style. Dramatic. Hematite is an ore that is shaped into beads. It's a powerful material - my hands and wrists get sore if I work with it too much! It has a Plutonic feel to me - emotionally protective, especially when interacting in the modern world. Very nice in combination with Bali silver. 28.5 inches.

Protector in the Dark: Long Hematite and Handmade Bali Silver Combination Necklace


28.5 inches.

Scorpionic Delight necklace: two types of carnelian with Bali silver


The colours of the beads are graduated from red-browns at the bottom to orange and then yellow at the top. Very warm and rich-feeling item. The photograph really doesn't do it justice. 21 inches.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Scorpionic Delight - two types of carnelian with Bali silver

Scorpionic Delight bracelet

Pink coral beads with Bali silver and bead caps

Amethyst with offset sections of Bali silver



Earrings have been sold.

Group of Bali silver bead earrings

Group of Bali silver and stone bead earrings

Group of bracelets - freshwater pearl, turquoise, onyx with sterling bead caps

Onyx with Bali silver bead caps

Long onyx (three sizes) with sterling bead caps

Group of onyx and sterling earrings

Handmade Bali silver with chunky coral discs

Handmade Bali silver with chunky coral discs

Coral chunks with silver

Coral chunks with turquoise heishe

Turquoise with Bali silver bead caps

Robin's egg blue turquoise with handmade Bali silver

Robin's egg blue turquoise with handmade Bali silver

Handmade Bali silver with two sizes of round turquoise