Posted by: pennyinparadise | November 13, 2008

Penny’s Jewelry Work

In 2006 I began to take courses in beading jewelry, and am having a wonderful time doing it.   I’ve developed a unique process for my jewelry customers.   When a couple has been together for many years, men often have a challenge finding something to buy for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc.   So….a man can come to me and give me a budget (or not) and contract with me to create an original piece for his woman.   Then, the woman comes to my studio and goes through the many, many focal beads and other elements.   She will tell me the colors, length, etc. that she likes and then she goes away….I then create and make the piece which usually is a necklace and earrings.   The man then comes to pick it up and pays for it, and when he presents his woman with her gift, she is sure to love it because she was part of the process, but it is still a surprise because she didn’t know how it would be put together.

I have donated many pieces to chartiy auctions in Boquete, and am pleased to see how excited people are in bidding for my one of a kind pieces.    Below are some of my creations….

My exhibit at the Boquete Art Expo

My exhibit at the Boquete Art Expo

My booth was busy all the time, and I worked on pieces right in front of the visitors

My booth was busy all the time, and I worked on pieces right in front of the visitors

The beautiful Lola bead in the center is hand blown glass

The beautiful Lola bead in the center is hand blown glass

Torquoise features a Reprosa of a real orchid in silver lost wax process

Torquoise features a Reprosa of a real orchid in silver lost wax process

PreColumbian frog bell and tubes with fuschia crystals and art glass

PreColumbian frog bell and tubes with fuschia crystals and art glass

String of Hearts...sterling silver and fused glass

String of Hearts...sterling silver and fused glass

Hopi overlay silver eagle with red and blue torquoise

Hopi overlay silver eagle with red and blue torquoise

Eyeglass holder of sterling silver and multi colored crystals

Eyeglass holder of sterling silver and multi colored crystals

Handblown glass face with multi colored stones and silver dangles

Handblown glass face with multi colored stones and silver dangles

Black freshwater pearls with sterling silver points

Black freshwater pearls with sterling silver points

Hand carved Tagua nut frog with pearls and fused glass

Hand carved Tagua nut frog with pearls and fused glass

Carved bone strung with chocolate tiger eyes

Carved bone strung with chocolate tiger eyes

PreColumbian figure and tubes with black lava rock

PreColumbian figure and tubes with black lava rock

Sterling silver cat strung on oval and round torquoise

Sterling silver cat strung on oval and round torquoise

Black fused glass with silver and glass beads

Black fused glass with silver and glass beads

Fresh water pearls set in sterling silver with glass beads and pearls

Fresh water pearls set in sterling silver with glass beads and pearls



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