Beautiful earth riches worked into dynamic, energetically-helpful designs.
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.
Contact: willowsweb [at] hushmail.com
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
Friday, April 7, 2017
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Rare pale green square-shaped natural turquoise beads with Bali silver accents.
Bracelet is 7.5 inches.
Beads are 15mm.
Posted by Willow at 3:11 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
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.
Posted by Willow at 1:37 PM
Friday, October 7, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
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!
THE BRACELET HAS BEEN SOLD.
Posted by Willow at 10:12 AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016
It would look amazing on a very long, thick sterling chain.
Set in sterling.
Posted by Willow at 11:51 AM
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Thursday, October 10, 2013
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.
Posted by Willow at 5:07 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Pale green natual turquoise rectangular beads with Bali silver accents.
Bracelet is 8.25 inches.
Turquoise beads are 12mm long X 8mm wide.
Posted by Willow at 3:35 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
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.
Posted by Willow at 10:46 AM
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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.
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