Posts tagged ‘copper’

September 2016 design challenge

Is it that time already? We are well into September, so that must mean that it is time for another edition of Dry Gulch Beads‘ monthly design challenge!

This month’s palette contains such beautiful muted, vintage colours …

khaki, honeydew melon, pencil lead, vintage coral and flax


The piece I am submitting is part of a collection I’ve been working on lately – incorporating other artisan’s creations along with my own. In the spirit of vintage/days gone by … this necklace centres around a double sided copper & resin pendant made by Jennifer Tough. It has a different image on the front and back (which – between both sides, contain all of the lovely colours above!), and is paired up with flame kissed copper components and ultra micro fibre suede cord.


Time flies


September 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm 1 comment

the mountains are calling …

Fresh off the bench and making their debut at this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival Art Show

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  ~ John Muir

mixed media handcrafted artisan necklaces
the-mountains-are-calling-necklaces by peacock and lime

October 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Every day is a new adventure

And the adventure continues …

A quick update on what has been happening within the studio lately, fun photo shoots, some new pieces in the works, tumblr, and …  a couple of new magazine features!


Graffiti Photo shoot ….

karma circle wish bracelet, free spirit leather wrap bracelet, and canadian penny bracelets by peacock & lime

karma circle wish bracelet, free spirit leather wrap bracelet, and canadian penny bracelets by peacock & lime


Magazine Feature #1 …. the Jewelry Stringing Magazine – summer 2015 edition hit news stands earlier last month, and included a couple of Peacock & Lime pieces …

Love Struck Arrows necklace by Peacock & Lime - featured in the summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine

Love Struck Arrows necklace by Peacock & Lime – featured in the summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine


Jewelry Stringing Summer 2015 also featured an ad for Create Jewelry magazine (coming out in July) highlighting Peacock & Lime's Free Spirit leather wrap bracelets :)

Jewelry Stringing Summer 2015 included an ad for the upcoming Create Jewelry magazine (due out in early July) highlighting Peacock & Lime’s Free Spirit leather wrap bracelets 🙂



Magazine Feature #2 – Create Jewelry magazine …. showcases the free spirit leather wrap bracelets available now in the Etsy Shop!

create jewelry 2015 magazine

Create Jewelry magazine available in print form and in digital format at …

featured in create jewelry magazine - peacock and lime

Free Spirit watercolor wrap bracelet by Peacock & Lime



In the studio ….

peacock & lime luggage tags - in progress

A few new luggage tags in progress … “Always take the scenic route”, “Every day is a new adventure”, and “Not all those who wander are lost” by Peacock & Lime

A few new pieces ….

Simple black leather knotted bracelet by Peacock & Lime

Simple black leather knotted bracelet by Peacock & Lime


New Cosmic Galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime

New Cosmic Galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime


cosmic galaxy necklaces by Peacock and Lime

More cosmic galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime


And lastly … did you know that Peacock & Lime is now on Tumblr?! I’d love for you to come on over and join us!

Have a great rest of your week!


July 14, 2015 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

bead soup blog party reveal

Oh … so exciting!   Today is the day … the BIG REVEAL for all those participating in Lori Anderson’s 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I can.not.wait. to see what everyone has designed and created!

My beautiful bead soup (if you’ll remember, from the lovely Niky Sayers) has been simmering and stewing away for a few weeks now.  It has finally finished percolating, having left a delightful aroma and an amazing array of ideas to create with.

{a reminder of what Niky sent me (isn’t it gorgeous!?) Thank You so much, Niky!! }


With such a beautiful assortment, only a few extra ingredients were added to get things going … and they were;

~ a pinch of Czech glass beads, and copper beads,

~ a splash of leather,

~ a drop of chain,

~ a handful of copper rivets,

~ a pat of fabric bias tape,

~ and a little dash of brass & copper wires.


And the end result?


Similar to last year, with so many pretty components, I decided to create more than 1 piece to give them all the spotlight they deserve.  (and besides that … there were just so many ideas running around in my head!)  The initial reveal date was set for May 3rd, and by that time, I had created 3 different pieces … a mixed multi media wrap bracelet, a fabric and chain double strand bracelet and a prominent focal pendant necklace.


This mixed multi media wrap bracelet features Niky’s handmade coin clasp up front and centre! It is surrounded by the  polka dot lampwork spacer beads by Laura Sparling, the pearl beads, some added Czech glass trumpet beads and a leather band with copper rivets and accents.


This fabric and chain double strand bracelet features the pink (possibly rose quartz or jade?) round beads surrounded by Liberty of London fabric (in a nod to where this soup originated!) and added natural brass chain & findings.


This prominent focal pendant necklace features the stunning lampwork focal by Moogin Beads, Niky’s own fancy head pins tripled up with the focal bead and also used as a design element & connector for the Roman glass bead on top surrounded by an added natural brass ring, and copper findings.


bead soup pieces


Since, the reveal was postponed a week – until now …  a bit of extra time was granted, which gave a little incentive to create a few other items, so for this year’s celebration …  5 pieces materialized out of  my beautiful bead soup (I guess I just wanted as many of the beads to get to go to the bead soup blog party!)


The newest editions were the butterfly dangle earrings, centered around the beautiful lampwork head pins by Earth Shine Beads, and paired with copper butterfly beads and simple natural brass ear wires.


And lastly, another multi strand bracelet (hmm … I’m sensing a trend here!)  focusing around Niky’s lentil coin bead and featuring square czech glass beads, liberty of london fabric, purple leather and a mixture of copper and natural brass wire and findings.



Participating in an event such as this is so incredible.  It is beyond amazing to see the creativity of such a collective group of talented participants – to see what they were sent, and how they chose to work with that to design truly spectacular pieces. It is also so wonderful to receive a package of gorgeous goodies that one would not ordinarily find, and to have been teamed up with a fantastic partner who has now become a new overseas friend 🙂  I can not thank Lori enough for creating/ hosting/organizing such an extraordinary event, and for choosing such a perfect partner to work with! And a huge Thank You to Niky for making this so much fun! I hope you like what became of your beads!


Now … I can’t wait to see what Niky came up with, from the soup I sent her!  Interested?  Let’s go check out Silver NikNats …


Need more!?  To see a list of all of those participating, and their amazing creations, please visit our lovely host – Lori Anderson’s site

Have fun!

May 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm 143 comments

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