Remember when I was talking about making more glass in the kiln? Well I have been busy making new ones and I wish you could feel the glass in your hands and see it in the light, it has such internal texture. I love the clean roundness of it and thought I would share some pics of what I have been making…
New glass out of the kiln… one pair of earrings from some of it… more to come…. You can see more fused glass on my website at SharonOrellaDesigns.com
More Glass in the Kiln stayed tuned…..
In celebration of almost 1000 likes on my Facebook Page, I will be giving away one of my jewelry pieces. To be in the running all you have to do is like my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sharonorellaArt. Please feel free to leave me a note when you do, I love to hear from folks.
To see what you could win check out my website at www.sharonorelladesigns.com. Tell your friends and if they like my page they will be int he running as well. It is only about 20 people to reach 1000… Good Luck!
Just lately I have been working on a new line of pendants. Using Glass and copper and sometimes sterling silver, I am creating pendants that carry light. At least that is how I think of it. Carrying light means that they are somewhat translucent and have great color and that they light me up when I look at them… LOL! Of course they feature all of my favorite colors! I have a scrumptious red orange, beautiful blue greens and some trippy black and whites. Today I toasted some glass that looks just like warm butterscotch to me… not the store kind but the homemade butterscotch… it is just so warm and yummy that it made me hungry just taking it out of the kiln.
I am make my own bails for some of the pendants, and really enjoying the process. The copper ones so far are my favorites, and I found a great chain to hang them from. You can see what I have available on my website at https://www.sharonorelladesigns.com/
I am still adjusting my photos to remove the SO Art Studio name, as I have decided to simplify my little handmade business by changing over to Sharon Orella Designs for my jewelry creations. I will continue to make my copper artworks, but am really enjoy improving my jewelry bench skills. So coming soon, I will gear up my website to showcase my jewelry and continue making some lovely new items. I also have begun moving some of my jewelry onto Artfire as they have a great google search engine submission and they feed Amazon as well. I will still be on Etsy but it is nice to be in few places for folks to find me.
I am always on the hunt for hand bags, purses, accessories that hold more accessories, by whatever name you call them, they are essentially bags. Here are some of my favorite hand crafted bags made in America. My criteria, you ask… well… Leather construction, bags must be lined, have a good shape and plenty of room. (Each image is a link to where you can purchase the bag, if you are so inclined)
Madeline Chadwick Handbags Based in Los Angeles
Genuine leather. Silver hardware. Two open interior pockets and one zipper pocket. Custom lining.
Handmade by ValhallaBrooklyn Larch bag in buttery soft and sturdy black pebble grain premium grade cow hide
Handmade by ContraBandCouture Butterscotch brown with, Two pockets on the faux gator inserts outside, front and back along with three pockets on the inside paisley print lining.
Handmade by DahlingAccessories
Red rose super soft lambskin lined with gray woven fabric. Ruffle flap at front with steel spike details. Inside flap is grey Italian leather. Magnetic snap closure. Red leather reinforced crossbody strap that can be tied at end to adjust length. Inner pocket. Fully lined. Dahling satin inside label on pocket.
Handmade by LolaFalkDesigns and made to order Custom color bag
Lining and Interior Pocket: Cotton
Closure: Metal Zipper
Adjustable Strap: Leather (can be lengthened/shortened to be worn cross-body or over shoulder)
I love making things from seemingly nothing… the sense of accomplishment really cannot be beat. You look at a pile of parts and then sort and separate and arrange and then finally you get around to make all of those little parts into something beautiful and functional. I just love it! You all know by now that I create things and then add them to my Etsy shop. Well these are not added there yet, but I thought I would go ahead and preview them here and if anyone is interested, then by all means please let me know and I will be a bit faster about getting them out there… Enjoy!