Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Jewelry Stringing Winter 2014


"Fancy" earrings
These are the earrings shown in the most recent Jewelry Stringing
I love how they sparkle and how they look on! Simply Fancy!


The cover is gorgeous. 
I received my copy yesterday but need to sit down with it for awhile. Get inspired this holiday season and dazzle your family & friends with some handmade gifts this year.

PS...I will have a limited amount of these earrings available! The main focal bead is a vintage find. Let me know if Santa needs a little help filling those stockings! 


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

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shop my site till Dec. 1st!



Head on over to my holiday sale before time runs out! 
http://roxannemendoza.blogspot.com 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Sale for my blog friends!

Special savings on my some of my published designs!



Visit my sale just for my blog friends & visitors at:




"Flower Charm" w/ vintage little picture lockets

"Lavender Fields"


"Fancy Pink Rosette"


"April Showers" vintage green/white  beads


"Little Owls" {published in Jewelry Stringing}


"Sunday Brunch" 



"Purple Life Saver" featuring a vintage purple bead


"Copper Squared" {published in Jewelry Stringing} w/ vintage copper beads


"May Flowers"


"Vintage Acorn" {published in 101 Bracelets Necklaces and Earrings '12}
w/ vintage bead caps


'Vintage Carnelian & Turquoise' {published in Stringing mag} w/
vintage orange-red carnelian beads


'Vintage Verde' {published in Stringing mag}



'Cherry Blossom' {published in 101 Bracelets, Necklaces & Earrings '12}



'Early Spring' {published in Bead Trends} --- {Last pair!}
w/ vintage flower cabs



'Red Mistletoe' {published in Bead Trends mag}



'Vintage Glitter Snowballs' {published in Stringing mag} w/
vintage glitter beads


'Winterberries' {published in Stringing mag}




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, August 05, 2013

My earring project in 101BNE 2013

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These earrings can be seen in 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings 2013!

They are called 'Vintage Garden' (page 71).



These earrings are very special to me because they were created in memory of my grandmother. I have many memories being with her in her yard tending to her flowers. I know she would be proud of me if she were still here on earth. My Grandma Champion will always be an inspiration to me. :)



I'm honored to be included in this once a year issue...


Check out the beautiful necklace on the cover!
Erin of Tesori Trovati designed the necklace and even created the bird pendant!
Visit Erin's etsy shop to create your own bird inspired necklace. 

Have a great rest of the summer and enjoy creating!


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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop 2013



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Here's what I narrowed it down to! I wanted to focus on my most favorite beads I haven't been able to part with...until now...Thanks Lori for the push and hosting this hop.


Step 1: Daring myself to part with my favorite and most expensive bead I own. ;)
The heart bead shown below was purchased for a good cause last year at
http://www.bellabeadjewelrybylinda.blogspot.com/.

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When I was preparing to take the pic above I hit the heart bead on the wooden chest...and just about freaked out figuring I had broke it! It survived!

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Isn't it she pretty?


Now be kind, ;)
I would rather be creating earrings but I wanted a challenge and I wanted to use the heart bead. I also wanted to somehow tie in the grey toned vintage beads I've had for years.

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Different shades of purples, greys, and green.
I've had those purple beads for years too...I won't say how long!

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Another shot before the Cali sun set.

I really love how it turned out! The design flowed so well and I was done in 2 hours. For me that's an accomplishment...since I dread creating necklaces.


Step 2: Create another necklace!

What do you think?


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Now, this girl was stubborn. It took me 3 nights of tweaking until it was just right. You would think the simple design would have meant for a smooth and easy process...but infact it was just the opposite. I struggled with the black flower and the wooden girl pendant staying put. Finally, on the 3rd night everything came together just in the nick of time!

The black chain is vintage. The wooden girl pendant I won in a giveaway (many years ago) from Amber Dawn @ http://internationalcharmday.blogspot.com/.

I'm glad to go through this process and let these beads have their day in the sun! Even if I do decide to part with them permanently. ;)

I hope you enjoyed your visit and continue to hop around and see what everyone else created.

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs {YOU ARE HERE!}
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
  10.  Erin Guest, Renlish


11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict


21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri


31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads


41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts


51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics


61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes


71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork


81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8


91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives


101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa


111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry


121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy


131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations


141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla


151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted


161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog







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"

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Suzi Necklace

The "Suzi" Necklace

This necklace was created using a vintage French stamp from my collection. I started collecting them about 10 years ago. It's about time I started using them! 


Darice Frame Charms {After Adding My Stamps}

These Darice Charms were quick & easy to personalize with my stamps. The hardest part was deciding which stamps to use! I chose one in brown and the other in black. I think they look perfect in these frames.

The "Suzi" Necklace in brown tones. 

The finished necklace has a vintage rhinestone bead cap that I used to make one of my 'honey flowers,' a wire wrapped crystal bicone, a czech bead, and a rhinestone rondelle.

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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, July 10, 2013

Bloglovin

 
Thanks! :)
 
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, June 22, 2013

Perfect for the 4th of July {earrings}

I created these earrings a while back. And have been waiting till it got closer to July to post about them. As usual, things got busy and I almost forgot about these cuties.

UPDATE: Sold! 
Re-posting for 4th of July earring inspiration!
"Freedom"
...featuring Vintaj (brand) birds & vintage red/white/blue beads

"Freedom" earrings

These earrings where challenging to make! I almost gave up several times but they ended up just like I envisioned them. I haven't decided if I will make another pair to keep...I do have enough to make one more pair, so we will see!

-Roxi

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer 2013 {Jewelry Stringing}

August Sunshine
These are the earrings that can be found in the current issue of Jewelry Stringing (on news stands now). I believe they are #18 in the earring gallery.

I used stringing wire to 'sew' the vintage piece of an old earring onto the brass filigree. Adding bicone Swarovski crystals around the whole earring in alternating shades of yellow, topaz and amber.





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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"