Sunday, December 09, 2012

As seen in Jewelry Stringing {Winter 2012}

'Copper Squared' in winter 2012 Jewelry Stringing
First, I would like to thank Jewelry Stringing for for allowing me to share my designs in their publications over the last year. It is truely an honor! Their magazine sparked my jewelry making creativity over 9 years ago.

Roxi Designs began in 1999 while creating art cards and note cards. {Here's an old interview I found online.} Then, one day the jewelry bug hit (around 9 years ago) and lots of hard work and perserverance started paying off! I enjoy designing and inspiring others to create...can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

ps...the earrings are limited edition and available for $22. a pair. The copper squares are vintage uncirculated beads. Wire wrapped w/ olivine bicones and rhinestone rondelles accented.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving thanks!

Earrings all lined up!
Cute owl cards

These cute little matching earrings are all ready to be given out on Thanksgiving Day! They were made using some left over 'cup of bead soup' beads donated by Crystal of 'Bead Happily Ever After' that I didn't get a chance to use. See a few posts back to see what I created with Crystal's cool vintage beads!

The black and gold beads are vintage (from Crystal's shop) and the crystals are from Fire Mountain Gems. The cute owl earring cards I found on etsy (my secret for now until I write up a special tag/packaging post soon).

I wanted to use harvest tones for the crystals but the blue looked so good I had to include it too. I'm going to have to make more to give out all weekend to any visitors that come by! My way of 'giving thanks' to those family and friends for putting up with me all year. ;)


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cup of Bead Soup Reveal! {Bead Happily Ever After}

'Red Hot' earrings
I made two sets of earring & necklace combos with my cup of bead soup stash. At this time, that's an accomplishment in itself! Just not enough hours in the day recently. {When I get more stuff created using the remainder of these beads I'll be sure to post!---Also, sorry about the pics not being the greatest. Had to use my phone this time around.}
Here's the first combo made...
---#1 Set---
The pic above shows the earrings I made (by now you probably know that I gravitate towards earrings) using the vintage red beads from the cup of bead soup. The small swarovski pearl beads in black and gold are set on each side along with a crystal rondelle from my collection.
The pic below shows another red bead from the cup of soup...
'Red Hot' necklace
'Red Hot' combo
My take on a tassel necklace.
On display!
This necklace looks even better in person against black clothing! I love the long length of it and the small red vintage bead is still the star of the show (in my opinion). I am tending towards simple with just a touch of bling with the rhinestone chain and the crystal rondelle. Black & brass chain and a black/gold bead, all from my stash finish off this design.

I hope you enjoyed this first set of was fun wearing it around the house trying it on for size! ;)

                                                                         ---#2 Set---

What a retro vibe! When I saw the 2 same sized light blue beads from the cup of bead soup, I knew I had to make earrings. (No surprise there right?!) But, then the 2 goldish knot beads caught my eye and I knew I had to pair them together. Very 80's!

'Retro' earrings

 Another long necklace.
 Matching large blue bead makes a statement!
 On display!
Another long necklace was created using the matching large blue bead from the cup of bead soup. Then, I saw the antiqued gold rose bead and everything flowed from there! The dark round bead with gold etching was perfect for this style necklace. I can drop the blue pendant bead straight through the round bead and adjust this necklace as needed. Chain from my collection, with matching blue beads rounded out this design.
I also modeled this necklace around the house and really loved how it looked against black. I'm sure it would look great against white too! Don't know yet if I can part with this one. ;)
Thank you Lori for hosting this fun little cup of bead soup! And a big thank you to Bead Happily Ever After for the beautiful vintage beads you provided for us to play with and create!

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Hi there! Sorry I've been away for a while. Things look busy until next year too! Learning to enjoy life...because its too short.

The above pic is a little something my giveaway winner received recently. It shipped all the way to Australia! So exciting!

Check back here on Sat. Nov10th for my 'Cup of Bead Soup' post! I wish I had more time to create more stuff with all the beads given but time was not on my side. Why does it seem there is less time as we get older? Time does fly by too fast. Remember to stop and enjoy those precious moments with loved ones!


Friday, September 07, 2012

As seen in Jewelry Stringing {Fall 2012}

"Honey Flower"

Vintaj earwires, Arte Bella Surplus honey opal beads (etsy), Yummy Treasures rhinestone bead caps (etsy).
 I used the rhinestone bead caps as the 'flower' part of this design. I had no idea I was going to make this design...until I started playing with the beads. Love it when that happens!
"Amber Waves"

Vintaj earwire, Blue Marble Beads vintage amber oval swirls (etsy), MK Supplies fruit salad rounds (etsy).
This design was planned, unlike the first pair of earrings. I sketched out my design and luckily it turned out exactly like I had envisioned. I love how the row of beads follows the twists in the amber beads!
If you haven't had a chance yet, pick up the Fall issue of Stringing. It is jam packed with inspiring Fall designs! And, if you are interested in my desings they are located in the Earring Section. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Thank you Stringing!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Go to my facebook page and leave a comment or *Like* the pink earrings shown for a chance to win! The winner will be announced Sept 4th and will receive a pair just like the earrings above (and shown in the previous post). Good Luck! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As seen in 101 BNE magazine {Part 2}

'Bubbly Rose Earrings'

These earrings are the second project that is featured in 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings 2012. You can find this project on page 35. Let me know if it inspires you!

 I am way behind on blog posts, my upcoming giveaway, and anything else jewelry related. Things have been very busy but I hope to get back into the swing of things soon. (ps...I just love how this pic turned feels calm and peaceful to me.)


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

As seen in 101 BNE magazine {Part 1}

vintage acorn earrings
I wanted to share with you some of my pics of my 'vintage acorn' earrings that are featured in the current issue of 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings. My project can be found on page 59 in the Earthy Browns section. There you will find all of the project information needed to recreate these cute little earrings for yourself or to give as a gift. They would also transition into the Fall season nicely.

Here's an outfit that I would pair with these earrings. It has both a vintage and earthy brown vibe!



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Going, going, gone {Part 2}

-"The long & the short of it" summer earrings-
I put these earrings up for sale on my facebook page the other day and 'the long' earrings found a new home in less than 24 hours! I just love when that happens. Because, makes me feel good knowing my family, friends, and those I've meet on facebook and the internet like my work and have to have it.

And, fuels me to keep going. To keep creating. To keep doing what I love to do.

ps...'the short' earrings {bottom row in pic above} are still available. I will be adding them to my web site shortly. Update: here's the link to find them,


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Going, going, gone {Part 1}

Inspiration: {Morocco, Blue}

Inspiration photos found at Pinterest.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

The images above capture perfectly the "Moroccan Blue" color and feel I was trying to create in these earrings...


I really like how they turned out...and so did someone else! Happy they found their way to their new owner via my facebook page. They sold in less than 24 when that happens.


Monday, July 09, 2012

Lori Anderson's 5 Part Giveaway!

Some of Lori's Bead & Button Giveaway!
Lori Anderson is having an amazing 5-Part Giveaway at her blog Pretty Things! This pretty focal bead is just one of many beads and products she is giving away. Head on over to her blog to enter!


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings 2012


I'm so excited for this special issue of 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings 2012 to hit the stands! (It's also already available in digital format here.) I'm excited because I have 2 earring designs that were chosen for this once a year publication by the editors of Beadwork & Jewelry Stringing magazines. My projects are listed in the credits under #33 the Blushing Pinks category & # 57 the Earthy Browns category.

A big thank you to everyone at 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings 2012 for asking me to contribute my designs for this special issue! This has been a great year so far for me starting with my first published designs back in Dec., contributing to Jewelry Stringing, and now this issue. I will be back soon with some pics once the issue hits the newstands!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Bella Bead Jewelry {Hearts for Hannah}

My new blogging friend over at Bella Bead Jewelry is wrapping up her fundraiser called 'Hearts for Hannah.' Head over to her blog & etsy shop before these hearts are all gone! All proceeds go to Joining Hearts and Hands in memory of Hannah. I'm happy to be a part of this fundraiser by supporting Linda at Bella Beads and keeping Hannah's memory alive. Please visit Linda's blog to read Hannah's story.


Saturday, June 09, 2012

Makeover: The Steph Necklace

The Steph Necklace - Before pic

A friend of mine {Steph} gave me the necklace above to fix for her. The wire at the clasp was worn and needing repair. I'm embarassed to say I have had this necklace for a long time...let's just leave it at that! Also, these pics aren't my best pics but I was determined to get something taken to show you.

As you can see the necklace above was a heavy, chunky style which is fine and I had no intention of changing it. But once I took it apart it had a mind of its own! And since I had it so long I knew she wouldn't mind me changing the look of it. So, I decided to group the similar beads together, add chain, and add a focal.

After pic
After grouping the similar beads together the necklace needed something...a seperation with a focal bead. I didn't want the focal bead to really be the focus but more of a seperator inbetween the bead groupings. But, I wanted everything to still flow well together. I like that this necklace looks asymetrical and is long so no clasp is needed!

After pic...I even had extra beads to make matching earrings!
However, it doesn't have to be worn asymetrical and has a nice long chain. This necklace fits easily over the head because it's long. Who doesn't love quick & easy? Not to mention the matching earrings made this fun makeover project complete! And, I'm glad Steph loved it!


Friday, June 01, 2012

Published designs in Stringing {Summer}

Have you seen the Summer edition of Jewelry Stringing? It is jam packed with lots of inspiration to carry you through the summer months happily creating your own jewelry. I am honored to have 2 earring designs in this issue!

#4...As shown on page 58.
I had the best time creating these {above} earrings! I created my own faux patina on the top rose beads. (You can find these beads at my etsy shop.) Orange and Turquoise is always a pretty summer combination. I can picture these earrings paired with a white sun dress!

#2...As shown on page 58.
The earrings above are called 'Calm Seas.' The were inspired by the beach and the serenity of just being close to nature. I like to use vintage beads in my designs. I typically use uncirculated vintage beads in my designs and love mixing old and new elements together!  To find out which beads are vintage, and not as hard to find as you may think, pick up a copy of the summer issue of Stringing on newstands now.

Friday, May 04, 2012

My packaging {bags & tags}

{today's custom order}

Customer's love the packaging as much as the gift itself! I try to make every order special. And enjoy finding the perfect tags and color coordinate the jewelry bags to the jewelry item being purchased. I thought I would share some of my resources because it's always better to give than receive!

{little tags custom-sized}

There are alot of great shops and sellers on When I found these cute tags they were not in the size I needed. I contacted the seller, Green Acres Cottage, and she was more than happy to create a smaller version for me. Don't be afraid to ask...most etsy sellers love custom orders!
{muslin jewelry bags}

Simply Cute Stuff has these diy muslin mini bags! These can be embellished in many different ways including rubber stamping which is popular right now. I just used a stencil to create the letter initial with a fabric marker. Then, I added glitter and a fabric flower.

{crystal flower rings}

I am in the middle of doing inventory right now and thought I'd mention which rings were still available (see above). ;)


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge 2012

I enjoyed this challenge alot! It had been a long time since I really enjoyed making bracelets. By completing this challenge, I have a new found joy in making bracelets again! Thank you Tracy!

Please visit all the participants listed below:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

As seen in Bead Trends magazine!

{As seen in Bead Trends April 2012}
These earrings were recently featured in the April issue of Bead Trends magazine. Their photography is always spectacular! Bead Trends featured these earrings on 2 pages which I was excited to see. {The above photo is mine.} But, for a closer look here's a snippet of the 2 pages {below}...for an even closer look be sure to pick up a copy at any book store or for a digital copy go here!


I used vintage floral cabs as the focals and picked some Swarovski crystals to match. For materials used please refer to the April issue of Bead Trends.

Thank you Bead Trends for featuring my designs in your publication,


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Blog only SALE

I am trying out something new! A special sale page has been added above to bring my blog readers (you) extra savings on my jewelry. These items are one-of-a-kind pieces and only offered here at my blog!

Click on the 'Blog only SALE' link above to go to the sale!
Be the first to check it out and see what's on SALE right now.


Etsy treasury {Spring Variety}

Check out this etsy treasury I got featured in! Curated by Jen Potter of Hidden Perfection.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pastels or Brights...

{lavender fields}

{retro wind chime}

These Spring-themed earrings will be available at my etsy shop in the next couple of days. These earrings were created a while ago when spring was no where in sight! The first pair (lavender fields), was created using a small section of chain and some beads from a retail store. I didn't like the silver bead caps they came with so I changed them out. You don't always have to use things they way they are intended!

As for the second pic (retro wind chime), I found some vintage copper chain that had cute little colorful beads throughout the chain. Then, I created the 'wind chime' by bringing each bead section up to the oval link. None of the chain was cut to create this look. These are really quick & easy to create as well as fun & flirty to wear!