Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wreath of Holly

Wreath made of green and red faceted beads attached to 18" multi-strand green necklace with 2" extension. Wreath hangs at an additional 3.5". $25

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Charming Blackness

I knew I had to purchase the rose charm the instant I saw it. The fancy silver toggle clasp is the perfect accent to the large black beads and tiny roses. Hangs at 14.5" $50

Thursday, December 9, 2010


My first ever jewelry show was an Open House on the 4th. The snow complicated things quite a bit. I am looking forward to my next show on the 14th. This is a Christmas party for the Woman's section of the Bar Association. Hopefully snow will not impact the attendance. Getting more pieces ready for my Winter and Christmas collections.

Thus far I have been keeping busy with custom orders. Hope to see that continue. Love to help someone create a piece of jewelry. Creating a piece of jewelry is rarely something most people have done. It is nice to see them work through the process. It is even more fun to see their face when the piece is completed.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Perplexities

Inspired by my piece Autumn Perplexities. One end of the red-hued ribbon is laced through the antique silver Victorian chain while the other is knotted to the chain. A single 30mm green lampwork bead with silver foil is strung onto the ribbon. Hangs at 13.5" $10

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter Sky Earrings

The first piece in my Winter collection are these earrings. Turquoise tubes supply the blue while the corrugated saucers add the gray to create a winter sky. Silver earwire and head pin complete the piece.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Autumn's Last Green

As Autumn turns to winter, the last bits of green disappear. That was the inspiration of this necklace. Copper wire work accents the varying shades of amber and orange. The copper wire clasp contains a dark amber bead. The focus of the necklace is the dark amber oval that contains a hint of green and bronze wire accent. 11" with extension possible. $40

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mystic Mahogany

Orange accents to the dark amber beads are complimented by the brown textured beads and antique copper chain and clasp. Top necklace hangs at 9.5" and bottom of teardrop hangs at 12.5" $40

Friday, November 19, 2010

Leaves-a-plenty bracelet

Combine 14 leaf connectors and 14 jump rings with a springring to achieve leaves-a-plenty. 6.5" $5

Monday, November 15, 2010

Web of Perplexities Earrings

These earrings continue the web of perplexity theme by using the copper-wrapped teardrop charm with attached dark amber faceted bead. Taking the perplexities down a notch by only adding antique copper earwires. $12

Web of Perplexities Necklace

The web of perplexity theme is continued by using the copper-wrapped teardrop charm with the amber faceted bead, but this necklace takes the variety of mediums to a new level. In addition to the ribbon and copper chain, the necklace has dark amber shell donuts, copper potato pearls, brown metallic textured beads, and a antique copper bead with loop. This truly is a web of perplexities. 13" to tip of faceted bead. $35.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Web of Perplexities

A simple chain can be transformed into a snarl of ribbon and wire. Add a toggle clasp and you have the web of perplexities bracelet. 7.5" length can be shorted to 5.75" or extended. $15.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn Perplexities Earrings

These earrings are to accompany the Autumn Perplexities necklace. Using the ribbon and chain from the necklace to continue the theme. 2" $5

Monday, November 8, 2010

Autumn Perplexities

Perplexity is defined as trouble or confusion resulting from complexity. The variety of mediums of the three components and their off-center placement create its convoluted nature. Copper chain accents the orange ribbon and brown lampworked bead. $30. Hangs at 11.5"

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bohemian Autumn

The pendant invokes the image of an artist laboring over a canvas. I can see a paint smock and brush in the woman's hands. The copper wire and brown beads offset the amber fringe pendant. Hangs at 15.5".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Mid-Autumn Dream

Hues of orange and brown come together with a mixture of antique copper beads and copper. A hint of ivory throughout the beads adds a lovely contrast with the sparkles on the pendent being the finishing touch.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pear of Leaves

The last bit of summer holds on in this piece with the pear green oval bead that is framed by a small amber leaf above and a large, twisting, amber leaf below. 6mm from the top of the arch of the earwire. $5

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sticks in a Row

Deviating from clustering the amber sticks, I opted to alternate them with rice pearls in a shiny shade of amber. The simplicity of this bracelet is enhanced by the oval-shaped flower box clasp in antique copper. $20

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bundle of Sticks

Begin fall one step ahead by having your stick already bundled. Red aventurine rectangles form the base of this 6.5" bracelet. The bundle of amber sticks adds flare while the copper barrel clasp adds variety of color. $15

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sticks and Leaves

Now that Autumn is officially here, I know that many of you are picking up sticks and raking leaves. These earrings would be perfect for all of this season's yard labor. The antique copper earwire sets the stage for the amber sticks and orange leaf with its grooved surface. These are affordable on any budget at only $5.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Additonal items from Autumn Line

Once again my life as an attorney has kept me too busy to post any additional pieces from my autumn line. It is unbelievable the amount of work that can pile up while you are at a two-day seminar (training required to maintain my ability to practice law and to continue to represent children in custody battles).

The weekend will be begin with a gig for my band (screw city saints) so I hope to be able to post my next piece in my Autumn line very soon.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Harvest with a hint of green necklace

As promised, the first necklace in my Autumn collection. I wanted to have the lampwork bead as the focus of the necklace with its swirls invoking the image of blowing leaves on a crisp October morning. I wanted to emphasis its golden, red, and orange hues. The red agate donuts separate the piece in distinct sections and add an interesting focal point. The flat oval (golden quartzite), round (red agate), and twisting oval (red aventurine) shapes visually compliment the striking colors of the beads. Finishing touches were the antiqued copper crimp beads and copper s-shaped clasp.
18" long with the lampwork bead laying at 9". $23.

Friday, September 17, 2010

First necklace in fall collection

About to head out for a Screw City Saints is HALF WAY TO ST. PATRICK's DAY today. Come see us at the Irish Mill in Mundelein.

Tomorrow I will post the first necklace in my Autumn collection.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Orange Ice Bracelet

When I saw the orange beads in my shipment of assorted ice flake quartz, I knew they were perfect for my autumn collection. I already posted the first bracelet in my collection, Autumn Copper and Glitter, which inspired the continued use of antiqued copper. To accent the amazing luminescence of the orange stones and add a bit of character I choose filigree rounds surrounded by two smooth beads. The finishing touch was the flower box clasp. 7.5" long. $20.00.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Autumn Copper and Glitter Bracelet

Now that fall is almost upon us, I decided to create some jewelry rich in the colors of autumn. The brown goldstones glitter nicely against the antiqued and ornate copper bead caps. An 8mm copper ladybug marks the center of capped beads. The finishing touch is a copper toggle clasp embellished with a twisting rope design. 6 3/4" long.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tribal Bracelet

When I first held the long, red beads in my hand, I envisioned an ancient woman in leopard skin attire who was strong and courageous. I could see this bracelet around her wrist as a charm to bring good luck in the hunt.

I added blue beads to accent the hint of shimmering blue in the red stick beads. It is 7.5" long and for sale at for $25

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Custom Order

This necklace was made for a custom order. My client reviewed my beads and charms. She began by selecting the Celtic charm as the focal point. She wanted the remaining necklace to be black and those beads were selected.

Customs orders are ALWAYS welcome. I enjoy helping client select the beads, charms, and clasps they want. Contact me at 815-316-2920 to set up a time to view my bead selection and begin your custom order.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Experimental Necklace

Experiment. Took one round, silver necklace that you hand charms from. I then added soft coated wire in copper and gold by twisting it around the hard base. See photo above. I wrapped the wires together. See photo below. Not sure how well this turned out. Comments would be appreciated.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Purple circles and squares necklace

Here is my latest necklace. I hope my grandmother likes this. It is a combination circles and 5-6mm purple squares. Large circles are 12-14mm while the small circles are 4mm. There are nine wooden rondelles throughout the necklace. The silver clasp is magnetic. It hangs at 10.5".

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I spent a few moments learning how to tie a surgeon's knot last night (while eating a blizzard). This is a very helpful knot if you want to make bracelets using stretchy cording such as Stretch Magic. I got a great deal on some mother-of-pearl shells sold in a mixed set of colors(my blue necklace, listed several posts ago, contained a couple of these shells). These worked perfectly in the bracelet design. I am going to make a few more before I list the pictures.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Earring pattern

Thought I would try a new earring pattern I found on a jewelry site. Once I modified the pattern a bit I got it too work out. Didn't have enough patience to try too much. After my band's show tonight may have time this weekend.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New tools

After reading the wire magazines, I learned of many metal working tools. All of which I did not own. I rectified the situation today with purchase of the following from Harbor Freight Tools (best prices I found):

25 pc. Doming Block & Punch Set
8oz. stubby ball peen hammer
9 pc. punch and die set
36 pc. 1/8" steel stamping set of numbers and letters
Hand punch
1 lb. rubber mallet

I cleaned them all as the metal items are covered in oil to prevent rusting. Now it is rather late so I will have to test them out another time.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Career keeping me from posting new necklace

My legal career has kept me very busy in my role as guardian ad litem. Finished the THREE day custody battle. It appears that the rest of the week will be very busy as well. Darn hearings. Then my second career as a rock superstar will be getting my attention through Saturday afternoon. Then maybe I can get to making some jewelry and posting some pics of last creation. So many good ideas in the magazines I bought on Sunday. Can't wait to try out the new styles and techniques.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jewelry Magazines

Found too many jewelry magazines at borders yesterday. Had no idea so many existed. I selected Step by Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire. Both are great! I have been inspired to create more wire pieces. That is what I began doing at the end of last year. I got distracted by all of the beads. I think that I need to bring back some of the wire elements that I started with. Don't expect any new pieces this week, my legal career will be keeping me too busy. But keep your eye out next week.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blue Shell Necklace with silver accents

FINALLY, as promised, the posting of the blue shell necklace. Besides a few green beads next to the varying shades of mother-of-peal blue shells the beads are blue. The silver t-bar clasp continues the silver theme as seen throughout the piece.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Living Room complete

My living room is now without carpet! I finally got all the tacking strips out. Found a really inexpensive rug at Blain's that looks great in the room. Everything has been put back in unless it didn't belong in the first place. Feels good. Smells even better.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New necklace to be posted soon

Thought it was a good time to remove carpet. Got out all of carpet, staples, carpet pad, and over half of the tacking strips. Probably won't be able to move tomorrow, but will try to get photos up of my newest necklace. It is blue

Saturday, July 24, 2010

5th Anniversary Today

I might not be able to get my new necklace posted today as it is my 5th Anniversary to a most wonderful man. Please be patient and I will get my new necklace posted before too long

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jewelry by Attorney Angela Lund-Logan

This is the name of the new Facebook page I created. You can see the pieces in the photo section by color. I have photos of almost every piece I created. The information by each photo will tell you if it is for sale, has been sold, was given as a gift, or was made for myself. You can purchase my jewelry through my site at