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"

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Having a little spring sale!



Spring Earring Sale!

Visit my sale blog here!

Free Shipping too!



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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, April 01, 2014

Green Beads - Spring Giveaway & Guest Design Spot

It's giveaway time + design time!

I've got some green Czech glass beads all packaged and ready to go to a new home. These are some of the very first beads I purchased early in my bead making. I would love to see what you create with them! If you are willing to create something and send me pics I will blog & post on Facebook about your creation! You can also blog about it as well if you are a blogger. You will be given the package shown below. It is a mix of green Czech glass beads. To enter: Leave a comment below.

If you want a for sure spot at playing along, I do have 1 more package ready to be shipped! I will blog about your creation as well. This guaranteed design spot will be only $4.! (To cover shipping & packaging.) US residents only. To enter: Contact me here or with the email link at my profile in the blog sidebar.

PS...You can also add beads from your own stash to your creation. Let's keep it within the Spring time frame. I would like to blog about it by June 1st or before (Memorial Day Weekend). So, if you want to commit to this and can create something and send pics or a link with pics please enter...and have fun creating!

(Remember: It can be anything from a pair of earrings or a necklace incorporating the beads. Whatever you want to create. This is just for fun and to create - no matter if you are a beginner or not.)
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Sorry about the phone pic!
-Blue Moon Beads/ Green Mix/ Czech Glass-
 Update: I will be picking a winner on Saturday morning!  
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, March 05, 2014

Bead Table Wednesday {3/5/14}


Above are some small beads, seed beads, tube beads & Dalmatian Jasper that I just used in a current project I'm working on. I really love this color combo and think it picks up the colors in the jasper. Using tiny beads is not something I ever thought I would like but it was fun! I will keep you posted on the outcome of this beading project. :)

 
 
Heather of HumbleBeads is the creator and hostess of Bead Table Wednesday. Here's what she has to say about it on her blog (http://humblebeads.blogspot.com/):
 
"Bead Table Wednesday is a fun way to connect with other beady creatives. You can share your bead table or work in progress - messy or staged. There are no rules!" Share your post in the link at her blog (http://humblebeads.blogspot.com/) or on Instagram. Use the hashtag #beadtablewednesday. 
 
Play along and show what's on your bead table?
 
 
 
 
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"