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  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

Confetti and Sea Collection

About this design:

Well I will tell you that the cost of silver is getting outrageous, so you know I love silver, I found a cool way to cut back and still have my silver, I bought porcelain blanks ( nothing on them) I used my PMC silver and pasted these, and then decorated them with small bits of silver to create my collection. The 2 puffed square ones are antiqued, I haven't done the rest yet. There is 4 lentil beads, 2 small beads, 3 pendants, 2 spacers. I would like to know what you think, this is kinda of experiment. I hand polished each one.


PMC Silver, Porcelain, czs, and d. glass

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  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Here are some more photos.

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  2. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    Beautiful. I think it is a great idea. The pendants, etc. will probably be a little lighter and the effect will be the same. Are they covered with silver on the back too? We all want the look of quality without going bankrupt to get it.

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They are 100% covered with silver..

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    K H says:

    Aren’t you the cleaver one!!!! These are really cool!!!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    yup! silver is getting expensive! looking for nice alternatives, too! not sure what you mean about pasting silver clay to porcelain because I don’t know anything about PMC silver clay but what I do know is these are really nice and I’d call this experiment a sucess! :)

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynn, I think you’ve hit on a fantastic idea! These are all gorgeous and you’ve done a wonderful job with them! Your PMC work always amazes me! :D

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Wonderful Idea! Great work. Did I say Beautifully done? They absolutely are fantastic.

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    They are all amazing Lynn!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! What a clever solution and beautiful, too.

  10. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, these are such great pendants, Lynn!! And what a genius solution! :D

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thanks everyone, I will see how it goes with a show in 2 weeks..

  12. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    These are really beautiful and you have come up with a great idea.

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lynn, these are amazing! I love them all! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Awesome love them alll!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a great idea … I love all the different shapes and antiqued or not, they are so neat. Great idea to combat the rising cost of silver. Let us know how your show goes … best wishes! SLS

  16. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    These are fabulous Lynn! So are you “painting the Blanks” with silver slip and then firing/torching to bring out the color? ARe the decorations example the shell a blank too or PMC. I am trying to understand the method you used to create these beauties! I use to paint ceramics and porcelain many moons ago and we would paint the rims on a plate and then fire it in a kiln and the gold would be bright and shiney.

  17. Violet
    Violet says:

    What a great idea !!!!! So pretty !!! Be sure to let us know how the show goes !!

  18. juju
    juju says:

    good luck in your show,so pretty.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Well, this is just an intuitive guess on my part, but I bet you won’t have any trouble at selling these, and that you’ll be making lots more of them! These are gorgeous and totally ingenious! :D

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Dawn after I paint the slip on the blanks (many coats) I use syringe and clay pieces to decorate, then fire.. These blanks are plain nothing in on them..

  21. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    Lynn, so smart, and beautiful! Best of luck with the show.

  22. DragonflyDi
    DragonflyDi says:

    Do you sell these online? ETSY or somewhere? they are wonderful;

  23. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I just saw these while egg-hunting – these are absolutely beautiful! And very clever too!

  24. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    How did I miss these – what a fantastic idea!
    (How did they do at the show, BTW?) Do you have any left? ;)

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