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Thanks for looking!
Michelle Albertella

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!! - Box

Box weaving instruction from the book "Little Bead Boxes" by Julia Pretl.
Pattern for this particular box was purchased at Julia Pretl's website found at the following link - http://www.beadcave.com/julia/

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Flame" - Mexican Crazy Lace Necklace

I don't usually name my pieces, but I'm compelled to name this necklace "Flame".  The orange layer of this Mexican Crazy Lace stone reminds me of fire with flames reaching out to upper layers.  (The straps are peppered with carnelian stone beads.)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ruby in Fuschite Necklace (with bracelet)

Ruby in fuschite cabochon with aventurine beads and Czech fire-polished beads.
With matching bracelet...........

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coral Fossil Necklace - Pink and Yellow

Yes, another coral fossil from Indonesia!!  Except this one is full of color. 
Each star-like feature is from a separate coral animal skeleton that has been fossilized (or agatized) over time. The colors are the result of the minerals in the water that contains the silicon that replaced the original organic structure.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coral Fossil Necklace - cream

The cabochon in this necklace is a coral fossil from Indonesia.  The stones in the strap are grey/white lace agate.
Couldn't help myself....had to make a matching bracelet!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy Graduation Chaka!!-- BOX

My friend, Chaka, just received her master's degree in clinical psychology from Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).  So I designed and made a box for her.  The school colors for CSUDH are maroon and yellow, hence my color choices for the box.
Each side has something different.  The side shown below is the logo for CSUDH.
The side shown below is a bull (toro), which is the school mascot.  Go Toros!!
And the third side is the school abbreviated name, CSUDH.
And lastly, the bottom of the box...the base underneath.....has "2012" the year she graduated, "M.A." for her masters, and "GRAD" for obvious reasons....

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Chaka.....she deserves it!!