Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring Things




Vintage Butterflies
 

                                        Just in....vintage butterflies available at my shop!




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, February 09, 2015

Thinking of Spring



Spring Eternal

Here in Cali it already feels like the beginning of Spring...
 
so these pics definitely go with the nice weather.
 
The pic above is a one-of-a-kind bracelet made with a
 
vintage leaf bead. (The leaf is a 'new/uncirculated' vintage bead.)
 
The chain consists of metal beads and a crystal rondelle with 
 
some raspberry color beads to finish off this bracelet.
 
 
PS...the clasp is hidden behind the big leaf!

Now available on my site!





Stay tuned for my next 'Thinking of Spring' jewelry post! 



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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, January 31, 2015

♥ Heart Earrings ♥


 
Since tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday I'm posting today.
 
I updated this published (in Stringing 2011) design by
 
changing the crystal color and doing a little wire wrap.
 
I'm loving the very pink crystal and only have enough hearts
 
to do 4 pairs of this design. So contact me if you want a pair!
 
{$20. each}
 
I'm only taking the first 4 people who contact me.
 
I can also do a pale pink crystal if desired.
 
Enjoy your weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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, January 27, 2015

♥ Hearts ♥ Arriving Feb. 1st!


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I'm getting in the mood to make heart earrings again! Remember these? (above)

This design was published in Jewelry Stringing and was actually my first

design published with them!





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Published design in Jewelry Stringing.



I plan on doing these but with other a different crystal color.

I'm thinking of doing a variety of earrings
with crystal colors ranging from pinks
to a deeper Marsala color.

Stay tuned!

PS...I am also thinking about making some limited edition kits
w/ basic instructions for your own jewelry making!

***These kits would be for your personal use and not for resale.***





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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"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Marsala...maybe?

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015-marsala and mauve purple wedding color palettes
Image found on Pinterest via:
http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/pantone-color-of-the-year-2015-marsala-wedding-color-schemes/#



By now you have heard about Pantone's color of the year for 2015.
If not, it's Marsala. A redish-brown color. And its all over Pinterest.


Once, you start looking for it you will see a ton of color pairing ideas
(on Pinterest). There are some that already dislike the color choice and
while I'm not totally sure if I'm in love with it...I think I like it...maybe.

What I like most is the muted color variations that can be paired with it.
(See above)
The wedding color scheme I found can be inspiration for tons of jewelry ideas.

Here are some beads I found (some I've already purchased) from one of my
favorite Etsy shop owners. Karen at ArteBellaSurplus is a joy to work with
and always has the best selection of Czech glass beads around!

CHESTNUT PANSIES .. 4 NEW Premium Picasso Czech Glass Flower Beads 14-15mm (4198-4)
Image found on Etsy via:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/212700936/chestnut-pansies-4-new-premium-picasso?ref=shop_home_active_5




Can you tell I'm ready for Spring? Love the Pansies...and
Karen has other colors to choose from! I've already ordered the Plumeria Pansies
and can't wait to create something Spring-y.




Here are my favorite beads, so far, designing around the color Marsala!
Some, I've already ordered as well. ;)








GOLDEN ROSE .. 10 Picasso Czech Faceted Glass Beads 6x8mm (3916-10)
Image found on Etsy via:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/184108932/golden-rose-10-picasso-czech-faceted?ref=shop_home_active_14


CARVED PLUMS .. 10 Picasso Czech Glass Square Beads 10mm (2550-10)
Image found on Etsy via:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/109193611/carved-plums-10-picasso-czech-glass?ref=shop_home_active_13



PINK FAIRY DUST .. 50 Picasso Czech Glass Beads 4mm (3624-st)
Image found on Etsy via:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/159776587/pink-fairy-dust-50-picasso-czech-glass?ref=shop_home_active_8





After discovering all the design color possibilities using the color Marsala...
I think my 'maybe' is definitely a Yes!

Do you have any plans to design using this color? If so, what colors will you pair with Marsala?






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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"

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!



 
All new designs arriving in 2015!
 
In the meantime, visit my sale blog.



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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"

Friday, December 12, 2014

Green Rosette Earrings






A couple pics of my Green Rosette Earrings. So fun to make!
The 'flower' part of these earrings is really a bead cap! Super
light weight on the ears. These may be my go-to stocking
stuffer for family & friends this Christmas.


I'm still taking orders for these throughout the weekend
until 12-15-14 (for those orders needing to be mailed out).
Contact me if you want to order a pair.
They are $20. a pair///free gift box with tag///& free shipping!
I can customize with different color beads!
(The contact link is at the top of this blog.)


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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, December 06, 2014

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop {2nd Annual}

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/11/welcome-to-2nd-annual-bead-hoarders.html
It's reveal time!








This is a portion of the hoard (above). I purchased a graduated set of Dalmatian Jasper beads when I first started making jewelry. I remember getting these on eBay about 7 or 8 years ago!





I never used them because I didn't know how to showcase them properly. But, knew they were meant to be in a necklace. When I first started out making jewelry I was only creating bracelets. So, the Dalmatian Jasper sat and sat.





I don't know if I hoarded the Dalmatian Jasper because I liked them so much or because they were expensive or because I simply didn't have a design in mind. Then one day I knew it was time for them to see the light of day...





"Stonehenge"

I created "Stonehenge" using the hoard! I always like to incorporate vintage beads (the black bead link chain) into my designs. There's a lot of stringing involved in this piece (at least for me). I've been working hard since last year on my necklace designs since necklaces have always intimidated me. I hope you enjoy what I created. :)





PS...if you get a chance to do a web search on Dalmatian Jasper you will see the healing properties associated with the stone. It's very interesting!






*********Make sure you visit everyone's blog and have fun hopping around!*************








Lori Andersonwww.PrettyThingsBlog.com  (Hostess)

Audrey Belanger
esperianterra.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgiehttp://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Dolores Ramlhttp://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Rebecca EdnieHttp://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Lili Kristhttp://emjestudio.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Richhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Hannah Rosnerhttp://goodrivergallery.wordpress.com/blog/
Nicole Princehttp://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Deana Hagerhttp://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/
Jackie Ryanhttp://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Elsie Deliz-Fonsecahttp://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doylehttp://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelbyhttp://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnsonhttp://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthierhttp://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Patti Pruhshttp://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com
Shai Williamshttp://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrea Glickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
K Hutchinsonhttps://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Marci Brookshttps://thatnothingbewasted.wordpress.com/
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Sue Kellywww.midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com
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Mary K McGrawwww.mkaymac.blogspot.com
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Karen Mitchellwww.overthemoon-design.com
Tammy Adamswww.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Patty Millerwww.pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medinawww.peru-medesigns.com
Stephanie Hausslerwww.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
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Claire Fabianwww.saraccino.blogspot.com
Bridget Torreswww.shears58.net
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Lee Koopmanwww.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Deb Fortinwww.studiok24.blogspot.ca
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Lizzie Clarkewww.theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
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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"