New Beads Coming

April 12th, 2010

I just placed several order and got a Bali bead order from Indonesia today. Very pretty things.  I got more flame jasper this time in 15mm coins and 30x40mm ovals. Also some beautiful pink and green tourmaline chips. I’d show you, but the pics are copyright. I’ll photograph them when they come in.

I partbeads_2098_1279443822laced an order with Artbeads and amongst other things, I’m getting these sterling cones.

P7635GLBI also order from Fire Mountain Gems and got some of the items I’ve promised others, and these millefiori glass, turquoise blue and multicolored with silver-colored foil beads. Which I’m hoping are as cool looking in real life as they look in the picture.

Use the Muse IV and Me

April 7th, 2010

I’ve been busy making jewelry and getting it online in the shop. That and trying to get all my parts inventoried and paperwork and my first jewelry party. Yikes!

I’ve also been busy creating a piece for Use the Muse IV. I found this contest through Artbeads.com, who is sponsoring the contest. I love their beads and findings. As a novice jewelry designer, I couldn’t wait for the kit to arrive so I could get started. Naturally, once it arrived I took weeks deciding what to do. But I’ve finally finished my piece and have a sneak peek at one little bit of it. We can’t show you the muse. I did some techniques I’ve never done before for this piece. So I had a lot of fun.

use-the-muse-peekYou can learn more about the contest at thebeadersmuse.com.

Jewelry On Sale Thru Feb. 15 25 – 29% Off

January 12th, 2010

The following items are now on sale at the Eclectic Jewelry Box.

Flash of Fire Necklace and Earring Set

Flash of Fire Necklace and Earring Set
Originally $48.50.

Now
$35.50
Save: 27% off

One large 23mm flaming orange lampworked coin bead with copper and silver foil additions is the centerpiece for this string that incorporates more 18mm orange lampworked coins and 11mm orange lampworked round beads. Small aragonite beads buttress beautiful Swarovski fire opal crystals. Gold plated findings and toggle clasp reflect the flaming glints of light created by the lampworked and fire opal beads. A matching set of earrings is include with this 24-inch necklace.

GreGreen Cane and Cranberry Bead Earringsen Cane and Cranberry Bead Earrings
Originally $7.95.
Now $5
.95.
Save: 25% off

Green cane glass combined with a bright cranberry wonder beads and gold plated findings make a terrific pair of Christmas earrings. Ear wires are gold plated surgical steel and hypo-allergenic.

Vintage Cranberry Wonder NecklaceVintage Cranberry Wonder
Originally $44.95.
Now
$31.95.
Save: 29% off

This combination of butterfly and vine adorned vintage bead frame pendant with cranberry wonder beads and silver foil lampworked coin beads is a spectacular statement. At 35 inches, you can wear it long or as a double strand for a shorter look. Antiqued gold-plated filagree beads and floral toggle clasp complete the look.

Pretty, pretty, pretty aqua terra jasper

December 12th, 2009

I love aqua terra jasper. I’ve just finished a necklace using 10mm aqua terra jasper coin beads and I think it’s the prettiest thing. This is the pretty blue aqua terra jasper…not the greener stuff or the faded stuff…the brilliant aqua blue with sandy beach tones swirled in. Seeing is believing. I’ll have the piece priced and posted to the shop in the very near future.

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Copper Wire Working

December 6th, 2009

This is the first time I’ve worked in copper wire for years. This piece isn’t finished, but the main part of the necklace is.

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My wish list has a lot of wire working tools on it. When I get my skills up in copper, I’ll start working in sterling silver.

Welcome to the Eclectic Jewelry Box Blog

December 6th, 2009

This blog will be the place that Beverly Krueger, that’s me, will discuss her latest jewerly making projects and new items added to her jewelry shop at the Eclectic Jewerly Box.