Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shop update

www.roxidesigns.com
"Ocean's Mosaic"
The last of the summer necklaces is available at my website!


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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Saturday, September 06, 2014

My necklace project in Jewelry Stringing {Fall 2014}

River of Gold

This is a pic (from my phone) of the necklace project you will find in the current issue of Jewelry Stringing. Pick up a copy to recreate your own version of this necklace. Or contact me to order this necklace! It will be on the shop site in a couple weeks with better pics.


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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

1 Necklace...3 Photo Looks {Mother's Day Necklace - Part 3 of 3}

Angel Wing necklace w/ background props.
I used a allover color tone with this photo.
 
This necklace is special to me because it's mine.
It represents me, my kids, and my mom.
 
I've been meaning to post earlier but the summer has just flown by!
 
 
This pic was actually taken on a very white cake stand.
I then added a "sun-washed" vintage color to this pic.
 
When editing my photos of this necklace I tried out 3 different looks.


When taking these pics I was picturing a darker grunge look.
I applied a frame to the pic and added a pattern to the background.

 
Hope you enjoyed the pics! I plan on adding some to my shop. Contact me if you can't wait. ;)

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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media..."roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Another first!


 
Here's a collage of my first published bracelet! It's in Bead-it Today.
The August issue is out now.
 
I love using vintage pieces in my designs. The bracelet above features a vintage Weiss brooch. This brooch was given to me but you can find similar ones online or at estate sales.

Tip: Make sure you always look at the back of the brooch if you are looking for a signed Weiss brooch. Here's a website with advise on how to spot fakes! http://vintagecostumejewels.com/Info/How_to_Spot_Fake_Weiss_Jewelry.htm

Here's some I found that you can use to create your own 'vintage brooch' bracelet!
Design Tip: Don't cut off the pin part of the brooch if its a real Weiss brooch. Keep the integrity of it so you can wear it again as a brooch at a later time.

Follow Roxanne's board vintage brooches on Pinterest.




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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My first published necklace!!!

 
This necklace is my first published necklace and piece in
Bead It Today magazine. In the June 2014 issue!


Here are some earrings I created that were also shown
with the necklace...


This issue came out around my birthday and was the best gift ever!
Thank you Joanna and Bead It Today for including me in your mag!




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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com.
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mother's Day Jewelry - Part 2 of 3


 
This is the second angel wing necklace I made for Mother's Day.


 
I made it for my sister. She has a little boy so I used a pretty blue
bead with gold trim. I also added a tiny little vintage locket.
 

 
I've had these 'Vintaj' (brand) angel wings for a while now
and have been waiting for the perfect time to use them!
 
{My mom received the left side angel wing pendant and I made a
 necklace for my sister with the corresponding right side angel wing.}
 
 

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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mother's Day Necklace {What I created - Part 1 of 3}

 
This necklace was made for my mom.
She loves green - so I knew I had to incorporate green into the design.
I used 2 olivine Swarovski crystal elements.
 

 
I've had this little vintage locket - that I embellished with some
vintage text showing the word 'mother' - for a while now.
There's also a hint of glitter. :)
 

 
I've had these 'Vintaj' (brand) angel wings for a while now too
and have been waiting for the perfect time to use them!
 
My mom received the left side angel wing pendant and I made a
 necklace for myself with the corresponding right side angel wing.
 

 
 She loved it!
 
 
 
 
 
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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com

handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

7TH Do Over Challenge

This is the first challenge of the year that I have had time to participate in....
 
 
This is what Jeannie sent me...
 
A pretty and colorful bracelet with a hanging charm (shown above).
 
 When I opened the package from Jeannie I thought the bracelet was cute already!
 I was truly stumped with which direction to go? I could take apart every hand applied crystal from the chain, but then what? Because I really liked the charm bracelet look I thought about saving that piece and incorporating it into a necklace.
 
But first, I took off the round watercolor looking pendant and carefully cut off the loop. After realizing it needed to be a focal point I decided to turn it into a Ring!
 
 
 
But, my second problem was actually making the ring. I felt it needed to rest on top of something to stand out more! So I grabbed a brass washer from my stash that I keep for jewelry making.

 
 I applied a layer of blue-green paint and let dry. Then, using a rubber stamp I stamped 2 layers of a brown-gold color paint and let dry between each layer. Tip: dab off excess paint immediately after stamping. Once dry, spray a couple layers of clear coat onto the washer and let dry.
 
Lastly, I glued the pendant onto the washer and glued a ring back behind the pendant (it fit perfectly through the washer hole). Hope you like the Ring! It was fun to make and figure out the design.
 
Now for the Necklace...

 
Now do you see why I couldn't make myself take apart that cute and colorful bracelet!

 
I had the perfect chain from Joann Art & Fabric Store to add to this and create a necklace. The brass in my chain matched perfectly to the bracelet chain! And I loved how the necklace came together so effortlessly. It really felt like it was meant to become a Spring or Summer necklace...I hope you think so too!

 
Here's another pic showing an asymmetrical look as well.  
 
Thanks for visiting and be sure to continue the blog hop and see what the other participants created.
 
Thank you Jeannie for hosting this challenge and I can't wait till the next one!




Jeannie K Dukic
Dagi
Judy Campbell
Veralynne Malone
Christine Murrow
Shai Williams
Lola Surwillo
Christina Hickman
Katrina Taylor
Becky Pancake
Roxanne Mendoza
Charlene Jacka
Inge von Roos
Mary Govaars
Penny Houghton
Beti Horvath
Ginger Davis-Allman
Molly Alexander
Linda Britt




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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"