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This is a page for me to put up custom orders which have been completed. These bracelets are not for sale.  They are already sold.  However, if you would like to discuss a custom order, please send me an email ~ savaryisjulie@gmail.com.  I'd be delighted to work with you!



'Aspen Snow'  Custom Design for Emma'Aspen Snow'  Custom Design for Emma'Aspen Snow'  Custom Design for Emma
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#0001 'Aspen Snow' Custom Design for Emma

As one of my favorite glass bead artists (lampworkers) is on hiatus just now, I have been actively searching for new, cutting-edge & original glass artists.  So many produce copy-cat beads and it has become fairly easily for me to spot someone with a ticking imagination. I am after that one-of-a-kind set; beads that are edgy, interesting and have their own story to tell.  Needless to say, I was very happy to find the artist of these beads.  The bold cobalt transparent blue rounds with the pink petaled swowflakes, colored with red & periwinkle, each with a cubic zirconia set in the hot glass before it was annealed, are charming with just the right whimsy. It was tempting to designs a Valentines Day piece with the red & pink popping out of the cobalt, but then a most glorious set of AAA quality faceted cubic zirconia stones arrived & it was just so much ice and the snowflake theme became so real and something I longed to sit and work with (I was stuck in earring purgatory in preparation for a show. As I said to the show organizer, earrings don't provide enough of a canvas as bracelets do.)
 
As a design, 'Aspen Snow' came together so gracefully.  I have been skiing in Aspen just once, but I was struck by the largess of the place and its worldwide image.  The posh shops, trendy, cozy restaurants, the Uggs & high fashion, the spas and salons and of course, the slopes.  I once found myself on a black run on the mountain known as Ajax  one morning after a night of too much wine.  What a challenge that was given the fact I was an intermediate skier.  But, I digress..  It just seemed like the big, pretty petaled snowflakes with the cubic zirconia centerpiece belonged in Aspen along with a big dose of real love, the other name for the bracelet and hence the plethora of sterling heart charms.
 
Companions to the large, cobalt snowflake beads are beautiful scroll rounds by the esteemed Heather Davis of Blissfulgardenbeads, a known person of lampwork royalty among mid-level designers.  She has her signature beads which rarely change and these are no exception.  I love the look of pink ice and the fancy touch of scroll on these rounds.  Just what I wanted & needed to continue the composition of 'Aspen Snow.'
 
 Other beautiful lampwork I have used in 'Aspen Snows' are  from the following gifted artists:
 
* Pink & Cranberry 3 D flowers by Serena of SJDS Designs
* Transparent blue 3D flowers by Heather of studio, Beadintrigue
* Salmon pink clay roses by published clay artists, D. Jean Vainio
* Stunning blue ice cube/snowy night cube lampwork bead by Lori Robbins
 
"Aspen Snow" is completed with the following semi-precious stones & crystals.  They include:
 
* Stunning clear & pink faceted cubic zirconia teardrop beads (looking like royal jewels!)
* Transparent periwinkle faceted Chalcedony faceted briolettes
* Ruby Jade faceted briolettes
* Luminous iolite faceted heart-shaped briolettes, the nautical lens stone of the Vikings (shimmers)
* Faceted clear quartz rondelles
* Dazzling tiny white topaz briolette & rondelles
* Blue furnace beads
* Swarovski crystal butterflies, cubes, bicones in a variety of colors
* Hilltribe sterling puffy heart charms
* Sterling Silver snowflake charms
* Hilltribe sterling droplet beads
* Bali daisy spacers
* Lots of snowflake charms in different patterns
 
 'Aspen Snow' is completed with an ornate Bali silver toggle &  measures 8.5 inches.
 
As I have said of  a few other recent designs (most already sold), this is a piece which belongs as much in a gallery display case with a spot-light, as it does worn as art. 'Aspen Snow' is a festive piece for any time during these winter holidays and during the ski season as one promenades on Main Street in Aspen, window shopping, stopping for a coffee and roll and taking in all the color and fantasy of a posh winter's hideaway.  Gotta love it!  Just got to!
 
'Aspen Snow' is a custom design for a magical, luminous client who, like me, happens to like the snow, most especially the Swedish variety!

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'A Raven's Harvest'  Custom Order for Emma'A Raven's Harvest'  Custom Order for Emma'A Raven's Harvest'  Custom Order for Emma
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#4698 'A Raven's Harvest' Custom Order for Emma

'A Raven's Harvest' is named for the many wine countries around the world - not just our beloved Napa & Sonoma Valley Wineries here in Northern California.  Whether you are in Tuscany, in France, in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or in California...there is always a wine country to be had; a day of heightened life experience, roaming and wandering at leisure and modestly sipping a thousand tastes while enjoying a sumptuous countryside, steeped in natural beauty and often rather fabulous history.
 
So...with that said, imagine my sheer delight when another set of Gabrielle's magnificent lampwork beads arrived from Germany! They were not her signature sea-beach themed beads, but rather European country garden-esq in design.  Colorful, always playful and reminding me of the miles and miles of vineyards I passed on a bicycle one fine October whilst bicycling in Provence.  "A Raven's Harvest' began with Gabrielle's beads and expanded from there.
 
Next, I reached out to Catherine Steele's always detailed and perfect grape harvest lentils - a bunch of purple grapes on ivory, cascading down the center with scrolls as vines and olive colored leaves.  Finally, the lightening rod.  The focal bead which can only be described as mystical and surrealistic, as if it crashed down to earth from the very galaxy itself.  An orb in shape, this is a rich, encased bead with bubbles of sea-foam, greens and taupe under a thick layer of glass and drizzled with actual sterling silver.  I have capped this masterpiece in Bali silver beadcaps, which are reminiscent of both the bead and of grapevines.  The chemistry of these three distinct lampwork beads (sets) is sublime and yet again, a piece de resistance in glass art, especially when one considers the top-flight bead artists and their masterpieces-in-glass.
 
Companion lampwork beads also included in 'A Raven's Harvest,' are:
* 3D petaled flowers by Serena
* Three dark amber acorns by Aussie Fire Beads
* Two garnet-red raspberries by Lori Robbins (exquisite!)
* Amber leaves by Heather of Bead Intrigue
* Sheer purple and white roses by published clay artist D. Jean Vainio
 
Stones & beads include:
* Elegantly faceted, AAA quality green Brazilian amethyst
* Chunky faceted amethyst rondelles
* Amethyst rondelles
* Cubic zirconia AAA quality faceted teardrops in apricot & forest green
* Baltic amber
* Faceted purple/champagne Ametrine rondelles
* Swarovski cubes & bicones
* Sterling silver Bali sterling lentil caps & daisy spacers
* Sterling silver grape bunch charm
* Sterling silver country horse-drawn coach
* Sterling silver scarecrow
* Sterling silver raven
* Two broad sterling silver Autumn leaves (Thai Hilltribe)
 
 A magnificent cast sterling silver round toggle clasp created with a vine/leaf theme done by artist, Cathy Dailey using the old wax technique, completes 'A Raven's Harvest,' which measures @ 8.5-8.75" in length and can be resized easily & at no additional charge.
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'A Raven's Harvest' is one of those designs that is a memory-seeker and once found, a keeper, as in 'keepsake' bracelet, reminding one of days spent in Chianti or at Chateuneuf du Pape or in Burgundy or at Mondavi, listening to a concert in the vineyards under the night sky or at the Hess Winery, wandering in the resident art gallery or at the historic Shramsberg Champagnery where Robert Louis Stevenson used to come and stay to help ease his weak lungs.  A piece littered with lampwork of 6 different glass artists, it is sure to be an eye-pleaser for all who behold the fancy & magic of these glorious harvest days, both past & present.

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'Koi Pond, II'  for Ellen (custom order)'Koi Pond, II'  for Ellen (custom order)'Koi Pond, II'  for Ellen (custom order)
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'Koi Pond, II' for Ellen (custom order)

(Outdated text borrowed from 'Koi Pond, I') I am thrilled to announce my designing lull finally seems to have broken (I've been a beading-fool for the past year when the lull melted) and I am up most nights until 2am, starting a design in the mysterious quiet of the night.  I suppose it was the heat of summer and the dour worldwide news which had me lulled into beading lethargy. Now, it seems I am going for gold and dipping into my top premier lampwork beads (most expensive) to make my visions come true.  This one is called 'Koi Pond & Lotus Garden.'  It incorporates the lampwork beads of several artists, the two most prominent being Catherine Steele of Art with Heart and a German glass artist named Gabrielle Savage.  
 
Perhaps some of Catherine's most sought after bead designs are her Koi Pond lentils as shown in my piece.  Catherine, like me, has been on a hiatus and has made few beads in the last few months (no longer in a lull; torching like crazy these days!).  I am so pleased that I stock a library of inspirational lampwork beads so that I have them always at the ready, at my fingertips.  I used the last three Koi lentils in my library and can only hope her hiatus ends soon, too.  As you can see, Catherine's Koi lentils are sculptural wonders with a Koi fish swimming in her pond beside a lily pad and floating florals.  So magical.  I combined them with  Gabrielle Savage's equally inspiring transparent green pond and garden-esq beads which are complex in design and include bumps and swirls and lines suggesting a beautiful garden sanctuary.  Her work is nothing short of cosmic and contains that avant gard flare of so many European artists.  Austria's famed painter, Hundertwasser, comes to mind when I look at Gabrielle's work.
 
Other lampwork beads include sublime floral tulips in yellow and french red; green & white petaled 3D flowers by Serena of SJSD Designs and polka dot lampwork discs by Heather of BeadIntrigue..  Published clay artist, D. Jean Vainio makes some of my favorite Shasta Daisy clay flowers.  In this midst of beauty, you will also find shimmering aquamarine faceted rondelles, luminous white iolite, freshwater pearls capped in petaled beadcaps, Swarovski rondelles & bicones & faceted cubes in two sizes; bali silver daisy spacers & twisted ring spacers, white sterling lotus flower beads by the Hilltribe artisans and a Buddha charm centerpiece. 'Koi Pond' is finished with a custom, lampwork toggle clasp made to order for this design.
 
This is one of those showpieces. It makes a statement about life, 'The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.' (Buddha)

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'Serendipity' Custom Order for Delores'Serendipity' Custom Order for Delores'Serendipity' Custom Order for Delores
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#2526 'Serendipity' Custom Order for Delores


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'Nantucket Lightship Basket, VI''Nantucket Lightship Basket, VI''Nantucket Lightship Basket, VI'
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#5889 'Nantucket Lightship Basket, VI'

I have been so enchanted by the  heritage & history of the traditional Nantucket Lightship baskets and have taken great joy in composing bracelets to match the impression I have of the baskets and their native Nantucket. Like the others I designed (all one-of-a-kind) with this muse, this one is *the* sentimental charm bracelet for summers spent, like annual winds, on the island. It is a cornucopia of some of the most talented lampwork bead artists with whom I have had the pleasure to work. 
 
'Nantucket Lightship Basket, VI' is comprised of several lampwork artists' beads.  The two, large round knobby pillow beads are done by renowned Australian artist, Nellie Mae.  When she entered the US market, she was little known and her bead prices were pricey, but nowhere near what she is able to fetch for them today.  I was very fortunate to collect 5 or 6 sets of her work.  Also, after a year or so of creating lampwork sets of beads, she has all but abandoned that style and is now almost exclusively making  Pandora lampwork beads, fetching up to $40 or more for one bead. It is no mistake, however, since her work is so original and mesmerizing.  You won't find lampwork beads like the ones she creates.  As I used to say of Nellie Mae's work, you start to work with them and soon the beads are telling the story and not the other way around.  These two lampwork beads by her are the rolling sea, the generous curl of waves and the color of sea in the afternoon on a clear, summer's day, when the sun casts silver on the ocean.  She uses shades of blue, turquoise with curls of silver sparkles and then sensual whisps of white encased under clear glass.  The very depth of the colors beneath the glass is intriguing.  You can look on forever and deeper and deeper.
 
Companion lampwork are done by a top-flight American glass artist.  Her work is at once edgy and complex done in a tubular shape and colored in transparent blues, teal, turquoise & purple (rather like a Monet) and peppered with silver flecks, clear bumpies and on the center bead, generous scrolls of 24K gold swaths of embedded metal. I absolutely love the ensemble of the two sets - at once rich, textured and very sophisticated. 
 
Other lampwork beads in the piece include:  3D flowers by artists Heather (Bead Intrigue) and Serena Smith.  Heather also makes the small, transparent green leaves and whimsical polka dot lampwork discs.  Serena is the artist of the royal purple tulips, looking glossy and wet petaled.

In composing 'Nantucket Lightship Basket,' I created my design in colors around the lampwork beads using semi-precious gemstones,  sterling Bali beads and other  beads. You will find:
 
* Luminous, AAA faceted ice-blue aquamarine rondelles

* Faceted large teal teardrop quartz beads

*Swarovski bicones in a variety of colors & sizes
* Transparent aqua lampwork spacers by another studio artist

* Faceted Swarovski cubes in two colors

* Thai Hilltribe bright silver coil beads, hammered oval rings
* Bali silver daisy spacers & twisted rope rings & pins

* Quality cane/furnace beads by the esteemed glass artist, Penrose

Accenting the entire piece are the most glorious sterling charms I could imagine ~ a large vermeil gold (24K gold over .999 sterling silver), a woven basket, a catamaran, an anchor & rope and a tiny seashorse.  Although I don't haunt the isle of Nantucket, I do go north to my own island most summers - Savary - in British Columbia and have done so, since I was 4 years old. So, I understand island life and have always thought of myself as an island girl, even when I am 1000 miles south in the suburbs of California.  And I am very fortunate to have been asked by an esteemed Martha's Vineyard art gallery, Carlin Eliot Fine Arts, to showcase my work in her gallery. I am her only jewelry designer and my work is displayed in a gorgeous French antique Provencal standing case purchased just for my collection.

 
'Nantucket Lightship Basket' is completed with a square Bali silver toggle clasp made by the Bali silver artisans and measures just over 8.5 inches, suitable for a size 7 inch wrist.  Resizing is possible at no additional charge.

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'Peer Gynt, II'   For Ellen'Peer Gynt, II'   For Ellen'Peer Gynt, II'   For Ellen
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#99112 'Peer Gynt, II' For Ellen

I am so happy to introduce this piece. It is called 'Peer Gynt's Secret.'  It incorporates the lampwork beads of several artists, the three most prominent being a vastly talented German glass artist named Gabrielle (focal lampwork, custom ordered) along with work by Catherine Steele (red strawberry sculptural beads), River Oak Acre beads (light aqua filligina rounds), Heather of Bead Intrigue (green leaves, white/yelllow petaled flowers), Serena Smith (yellow/orange blend petaled flowers & red tulips) and Betty Hanssen (bright blue small rounds) and an unknown lampworker (green foil lampwork).
 
As I worked with the cornucopia of handcrafted art glass in beads, I kept thinking of Norway and specifically, the colorful, folkloric designs of Norwegian sweaters, especially Dale of Norway designs which incorporate so many local, traditional patterns which have endured for centuries, identifying a village or an area such as Telemark.  Tho' I am a California girl, born & bred, I sometimes wish I lived in an icy climate, if only to wear the colorful woolens of Norway.
 
If I could have done it, I'd have named this piece, 'Norwegian Sweater,' but that was not exactly exciting enough and so my mind wandered to my many, many trips to Norway and the celebrated music of Edvard Grieg and the works of playwright, Henrik Ibsen.  When I look at the colorful, meadow-like beads from Gabrielle, the play 'Peer Gynt' came to mind and I found myself remembering days wandering in Gudbrandsdalen, an area in Norway where much of the play takes place on a mythic level of reality with the powerful, cunning Troll King and his daughter.  Gudbrandsdalen is a place that looks like this bracelet in late Springtime when it is abloom in wild flowers, with cold mountain streams carrying mountain run-off down to the fjords.  So there it is, 'Peer Gynt's Secret.' (Sorry for being so long-winded.  My deep, enduring love of Norway does that to me).
 
Like the other pieces I have designed using her work, Gabrielle's complex lampwork beads is where my inspiration begins.  These large oblong lampwork beads are nothing short of spectacular as art pieces in and by themselves.  To surround them with corresponding and companion colors only adds to their splendor and highlights their intensity.  These beads look like paintings of a folkloric meadow in Gudbrandsdalen, alive with wild flowers, the approaching long summer nights of light, the stars twinkling in the light blue sky of night, the deep blue streams and rivers, fierce & noisy with ice-melt. 
 
Further, I am reminded of some of the fine Scandinavian glasswerks (glassworks) - especially the colorful glass fun of Orefors.  Whenever I am in the Copenhagen airport waiting to connect to Oslo, I am always pulled like a magnet into the Orefors store, if only for a quick look-see.

 In this midst of rich composition, you will also find the following beads & stones:
 
* Faceted Icy blue Aquamarine rondelles capped in daisy spacers
* Furnace beads by David Christensen in two shades
* Freshwater pearls capped in bright Bali silver petal beadcaps
* Delicate Sleeping Beauty Turquoise teardrops
* Swarovski faceted cubes in blue
* Swarovski butterfly beads in Siam red
* Swarovski bicones variety of colors & sizes
* Thai Hilltribe silver large wildflower charm
* Two Thai Hilltribe silver small wildflower charm
 

Like others of my designs using Gabrielle's lampwork as a focal point, 'Peer Gynt's Secret' is an art-piece, perhaps more so than most lampwork designs.  It would be beautiful on one's wrist, or in a glass case with spot lighting.  The piece, while having an appearance of great weight and substance, is actually fairly light-weight on the wrist.
 
Now exactly what is 'Peer Gynt's Secret?'  That is for you to discover, as you wear this art piece into the starry, starry time of a good night.
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"Sea Goddess" & " English Rose" - Reserved for Naomi"Sea Goddess" & " English Rose" - Reserved for Naomi"Sea Goddess" & " English Rose" - Reserved for Naomi
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#53441 "Sea Goddess" & " English Rose" - Reserved for Naomi

Custom Multiple Order for Naomi:

1. Sea Goddess:
 
So often it is the work of the lampwork artists with whom I collaborate which serve as my muse. Some beads really send me...and I am driven, as if by a powerful, poetic wind, to sit down at the bead table and bring all the forces to bear on a bracelet design that is simply meant to be.  The focal of 'Sea Goddess' is one of those beads.  The central glass portal on the top of surface of the bead (on both sides) is so magical and so dreamy, reminding me at once of a large rain drop and of a mysterious, luminous cosmic bubble through which all dreams might come true.
 
This particular bead is tough for me to part with - it has so much going on - the bead itself is as if alive - at least for me.  I can see a beach and sea scene in the midst of a strong wind, the water tossing about in shades of turquoise, aqua and busy with whitecaps, all under a swirling violet sky.  The beach is wet, cluttered with glossy shells and rocks - a wild beach, untended and remote.
 
Because this bead is at once ethereal and raw, it seemed only fitting that I create a sea goddess theme showing the force of Mother Nature creating such a beautiful backdrop of life.  Two rouge sterling (old wax technique, not mass produced) goddess charms, designed after the original forms found in Mesopotamia when religion of the people was centered on Gaia or mother-goddess, command the bracelet with one charm placed  on each side of the bracelet; hence the namesake of the bracelet.

2. The English Rose:

This design is a small departure from my usual design model.  I lucked upon some stunning sterling chain, large, oval loops done in thick, substantial, polished sterling.  It sparked a design in me that was spare, elegant, clean, classic and chunky. Bold, but stunning.  The theme is the approaching spring (in the western hemisphere, at any rate) and, as always, the explosion of roses in  my garden. As such, this is a piece done in icy pink, warm pink, medieval pink with lots of stunning clear and lots of sterling silver.

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'Jamestown, II' - Custom Order Beverly'Jamestown, II' - Custom Order Beverly'Jamestown, II' - Custom Order Beverly
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#2229 'Jamestown, II' - Custom Order Beverly

'Jamestown' is the name of the many masted tall-ship charm so elegantly done which inspired my design of this piece. I have seen so many old sea towns with old mansions high up on the hills overlooking the ports and I have been told (by my sea-faring father), that those were the houses of the sea captains and allowed their wives perfect visibility as they awaited their man's long over-due return from the sea.

Once again, Heather Davis' picture perfect beads filled in the blanks of my design as I imagined the splendor of the mansion and its gardens so carefully tended while she waited and waited and the days passed.

As many of you know, Heather Davis of Blissfulgarden Beads, her beads are always a treat to work with and she is regarded somewhat as the 'royalty' of lampworkers. Her focal lentil is done in a etched sand with lavender florals and faint swirls of color on the base. This is accompanied by her absolutely amazing rendition of her peony lampwork flowers - two of them - along with some simple sand colored spacers. It was a joy to work with her beads and put this design together. I thought I was only sitting down to marvel at the beads one evening and pretty soon it was 1AM and I was nearly finished with a design!

In composing 'Jamestown,' I built the design in colors around Heather's beads using semi-precious gemstones, white sterling coil beads among other beads. You will find:


* Lilac chalcedony faceted briolettes
* Stunning top quality clear Lolite teardrops (so elegant)
* 3-D blue petaled lampwork flowers by Beadintrigue
* Swarovski creamrose pearls capped in white sterling beadcaps
* Two white sterling Hilltribe lotus flowers
* Swarovski faceted cubes, bicones and tiny rounds
* Sculpted clay roses by published artist, D. Jean Vainio
* A Captain's wheel sterling charm
* A Hilltribe rosebud in white sterling
* The handsome sterling Jamestown tall-ship charm
* A star charm (to navigate by)
* Hilltribe white coil and sterling droplet beads for texture & contrast

'Jamestown' is finished with an ornate and lovely Bali silver toggle clasp and measures @ 8 inches and can be resized at no additional charge.

Note that all my photos are taken in natural lighting. I tend to wait until the late afternoon when I can capture the depth and texture of the piece and the individual shine and angles of each bead. I did include a few shots of the piece in full sunlight in order to capture the elegant sparkle of the piece.


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