Friday, April 27, 2007

Summer Cocktail Earrings

Summer Cocktail Earrings
Originally uploaded by sohobeads1.

The hot,lazy,hazy,crazy days of summer create a thirst! Relieve your thirst with these delicious summer cocktail earrings.
Earrings were made with the following ingredients:
Vodka-(Lampwork glass beads),
Unsweetened grapefruit juice-(gold-foiled glass beads),
on the rocks-(Czech faceted crystals),
garnish with maraschino cherries-(red coral beads),
serve in fancy glass-(fancy Bali sterling silver bead caps),
sterling silver french ear wires,
2 3/4" in length,
YUM! Refreshing!

Spring Challenge

Let's go to "The Olive Drop"
Originally uploaded by sohobeads1.

This is my entry for the PCAGOE April Spring Challenge
Entry title is:
Dry Martini With A Twist

Vote & Win! (treasury) (vote here)

Non- PCAGOE members, vote for the winner and be entered into a drawing for a fabulous polymer clay prize pack created by the talented members of the PCAGOE. Take a look at the all of entries for our Signs of Spring themed challenge. Then leave a comment at the top of the post including the # of the entry you want to vote for (Please note that comments will remain hidden throughout the contest, so don’t panic if you don’t see your comment after entering). Keep in mind the theme of inspiration from the Signs of Spring and how well the piece interprets the theme. Three winners will be randomly chosen from all of the voters. You can vote once between noon on April 26th and midnight (eastern time)on April 28th. The winners will be announced on April 30th.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Hottest! Newest! Perfect for Mother's Day! I love these! Spin Flower Rings.

I have been wanting to make wire-wrapped rings. So yesterday I pulled out a book, started reading about how to make wire-wrapped rings and that was it, I am obsessed now with these. I had so much fun making these. I think they turned out great!
I made these rings using MOP (Mother of Pearl) shell disc that are wire-wrapped with copper wire. They are called spin flower rings because the flower petals spin around. Move the petals around to form a new look each time you wear the ring.
So Hippy Chic & cool!

Friday, April 20, 2007

PCAGOE- Polymer Clay

I am so excited. I started making jewelry using polymer clay two weeks ago and I listed some items in my shop. I have already sold five pieces. That makes my week, and my month,YEAH!!

I sold these three pieces that I call Blue Hawaii. Bright colors, fun & funky! I was trying to make something that reminded me of spring and yet I wanted to have the beach involved since I live in Florida. I came up with the blue beads and added the bright yellow and black flowers. Flowers & beaches brought to mind images of Hawaii, hence the name Blue Hawaii. I love the way this set turned out.

I have always loved art. I have been involved in different types of crafts all my life. Ceramics,painting,woodworking,sewing,needlepoint,cross stitch,metal smithing, just to name a few...

Since I love art so much I made these artsy polymer clay pieces. Plum Artsy Earrings and Plum Polly Pendant Necklace. The colors look like a artist canvas to me.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Crystals & Caviar


I donated this piece to Angel's Garden for their silent art auction. Proceeds are to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida.
My inspiration for this piece is the gorgeous (MOP) Mother of Pearl pendant I found in an antique store. The reversible pendant is elegant there by inspiring me to create this set that can be worn at a wedding, night at the opera or symphony, or just an evening of fine dining.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Etsy Treasury

I also am featured in this treasury for my:
Men's Surfer Dude Anklet
This just makes my day!!!!

Etsy Treasury

Yeah I am featured in the PC treasury!!
Dry Martini With a Twist Earrings & Neclklace
I made this set for April Challenge
PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artist Guild Of Etsy)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Saturday, April 7, 2007

POLYMER CLAY - My new obession

I just became a member of PCAGOE Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy.

I am so excited. I have made several polymer clay items and thought I would share them with you. You can find all of them at my etsy shop.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

About Me!

My name is Carol Renfroe Loethen.
I design & make jewelry. Jewelry is my passion. I now have my jewelry on two sites:
etsy & ruby lane.
my shop name is sohobeads.
please take a look see when you have time.
I am now also dappling in polymer clay, one of my new passions.
Well, am new at this blog thing.
Will try to add new stuff often.
Thanks for looking.