Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Gone for the holiday weekend.  See you next week!  All the best the of the season to you and yours!!






Fa, La, La !


Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jewelrymaking Equipment Review - The Coiling Gizmo

 Here's a review on the Coiling Gizmo from About.com.




 http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/toolequipmentreviews/fr/coiling-gizmo.htm



Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Circle Find: Gourds by Design

 I have been having a great time with Etsy Circles. Finally, I get to see wonderful artists through the eyes of my circle members that I would not have seen otherwise! Case in point is Gourds by Design.



 http://www.etsy.com/shop/gourdsbydesign?ref=top_trail


Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Favorite Shops: Asian Art & Quilts

 One of my personal favorites is Asian Art & Quilts. I work with a quilt art organization and really admire fabric arts. My grandmother used to make quilts, I was never quite that patient!





 http://www.etsy.com/shop/AsianArtAndQuilts?ref=top_trail

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decorating? Try Stillart 24

 I love to collect art, I have so much most of it's in storage! But I still love to look and this is one of my new favorites, Stillart 24. Check it out!



http://www.etsy.com/shop/stillart24?ref=top_trail

Patrice

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Serrelynda One of My Favorite Jewelry Artists

 Her work is simply spectacular! It's romantic and modern at the same time. Take a look.



http://www.etsy.com/shop/Serrelynda

Patrice

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Exquisite Treasury

 Here's my latest treasury with some gorgeous items from some very talented people!




 http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cfb33c92a4a8eef1deedb49/exquisite?index=0

Patrice http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Great Shop on Etsy! Beyond the Rockz

 Beyond the Rockz is a fabulous shop! Al is a master goldsmith and Caroline does mixed media and they're an awesome combination! These earrings are my favorites.



http://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondtherockz?page=1

See more of Caroline's mixed media pieces at:
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/beyondtherockz/sets/72157603828872748/



Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Friday, December 3, 2010

Join Me!

Follow me on Twitter @MAyannadesigns!


Patrice http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Great Site for Crocheted Hats!

Check out Strawberry Couture! I just love this site!  The designer's name is Lenore Berry-Zaragosa and she's a real sweetheart, too! She puts great style and flair into her crocheted creations.Take a look at this little number!



http://www.etsy.com/shop/strawberrycouture




Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New on My Site!

Here's my newest pendant, part of my New Vintage collection! Kinda has a southwest thing going on.




http://www.etsy.com/listing/63396595/new-silver-wire-wrapped-and-beaded


Patrice http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Monday Treasury!

 My most beautiful ever!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cedc55bec266d91087a1cc7/black-monday-in-the-canyon






Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Meet My New Friend

 Her name is Jenn and she has this awesome blog! Really does vintage right!
 
 http://bluebutterflyvintage.blogspot.com/



Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Here's A Preview!

 I'm in earring making mode right now. These freeform wire and crystal numbers are going up soon so stay tuned!






Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tweeters get 15% off right NOW!

That's right! In celebration of my new Twitter presence you get 15% you next purchase! Just enter TWEET15 in the Shop Coupon Code box on your Etsy checkout page! But act fast because this Black Monday special is going... GOING...

Click the link below NOW!

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

Distant Drums, Feel the Rhythm?

Here's a new adjustable bracelet in my "Distant Drums" collection I made four of these memory wire bracelets that fit small and plus size wrists alike. I call them "Distant Drums" because they reminded me of an African drum exhibit I saw not too long ago.






This bracelet is made from red jasper rounds, green serpentine and black obsidian cubes, black glass drum pony beads and Miyuki glass cubes.


Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

Something New!

I am so excited about regularly posting now! I'm finally getting a handle on the process and hope you are enjoying these posts! I had another creative spurt a few weeks back and I'm just getting the new pics processed and uploaded.

Here's a little number I'm pretty wild about. I hope you agree!


These are a pair of 17 mm bronze fans embellished with #15 seed beads and Deliciosa crystal bicones in fuschia and alexandrite. This experiment came out pretty, right? They've just gone up on the site, so take a look.

Thanks!

Patrice http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Etsy Treasury!

Okay here's my holiday take for today, my new Treasury on Etsy. It's a sampling of gift ideas from my fellow Etsians. A little mutual support. Get an eyeful!



http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4ce1c7e97ca86d913d280899/golden-champagne-for-the-holidays?index=0


Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brand New Item!

 This is one of my favorite projects. I saw something similar on "All My Children". I got really excited and started thinking about how to achieve a similar effect. This is the result. Check it out!



http://www.etsy.com/listing/61860454/new-feather-hoop-earrings-gold-and-green

Patrice http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Items on My Website

 There's something new on the site. Check it out! BAM!


 http://www.etsy.com/listing/61857634/new-cuff-bracelet-rust-and-yellow



Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

New News!

A lovely lady Whysper Fairy did me a solid and featured some of my pieces on her blog1 Take a look.

http://juliesbits.blogspot.com/

Thanks, Julie!

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New treasury!

 Hi There1

Well I'm finally back, again. I know, I should post more often. I didn't know what to say but that's changing! Take a peek at my latest Treasury on Etsy. I'm a pushover for color so here's another one.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cd707bd1bbe6d9177c867cf/peacock-hues?index=1

Check out my fellow creatives and enjoy! And be sure to stop by my store and look around!




Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

Custom Piece

Hey There!


Here's a look at a custom piece of jewelry I recently made. It's a cute little right angle weave bracelet with a basic helix pattern and central rosettes.


The design is done with 4mm, 6mm and 8mm fire polished crystals in amethyst and rose. It's a real girly-girl number and came out better than I expected. These are so much fun to make, I'm doing a couple more, so stay tuned!

:-)

Patrice

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Treasury 2

Here's the second treasury I made at http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c6aad9bcdfc6d914daa1fc5/hunka-burnin-love?index=1

I'm just catching up here.

I have a thing for color so wear your sunglasses! :-)

Enjoy!

Patrice

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

My Newest Treasury

Hi There!

Okay, I've done another treasury with a fall theme. Take a look and tell me what you think. It includes some of my favorites Etsy items and artists and of course, jewelry. Check it out at http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c890030f5ba8eef3377ec77/orange-you-glad-its-fall?index=0.

Love that orange!

Enjoy!

Patrice

http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Monday, September 6, 2010

My First Treasury

I'm starting to get into the Etsy swing. I created my first treasury a little while ago and thought I'd share it here. Yes, I know it's "colorful" that's what i like about it. It's color IN YOUR FACE!  :-)

Take a look here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c5dcbe0752e8eef349ec0db/colors-textures?index=1

Boy was that fun!

P.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Here's a Site I love! How about you?

Being part of the Etsy community is starting to be fun. I've not really used the Internet as anything but a research tool and a way to make a living, not much on the social aspects. I'm a telephone girl myself, just love to talk to people!

But I found a great website not too long ago and I wanted to share with you, it's called Serelynda's Enchantment. Her items are really gorgeous.

I love jewelry that makes a statement and her designs are very filigreed and and fabulous. Take a look and see for yourself! She's at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Serrelynda?page=1

Let me know what you think!

P.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Sorry to have been away for so long, but life does it's thing!

Anyway I've been hard at work creating new designs. I've been experimenting a bit more with beadweaving since Christmas. I've done a few things with square stitch. Check it out below:



This piece is made with 4mm pink rhodonite cubes, some lovely cream soda seed beads and AB montees. I had the square magnetic clasp and thought they worked well together. What do you think?

P.