Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finalist in the 2010 Firemountain Beading Contest in the Glass Contest

My "Rings of the Sea" necklace was a Finalist in the 2010 Firemountain Gems Beading Contest!

The Rings of the Sea necklace was made using chez firepolished crystals in green and blue. Each section of the necklace is woven together using seed beads and the necklace has a sterling silver hook and eye clasp.

Gold Medal Winner 2010 Firemountain Gems Beading Contest

I am proud to announce that one of my designs .... The Queen's Jewels...necklace and earrings set won a GOLD MEDAL in the 2010 Firemountain Gems Beading Contest! CHECK IT OUT!

The design above won in the Glass Beading Contest and was listed as a Gold Medal winner in the Earrings Category, however, both the necklace and earrings are listed when you select the category for viewing.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

An "Aqua Wedding"

Finishes as a finalist in the 2010 Firemountain Gems Beading Contest in the Seed Bead Category!

Monday, May 31, 2010

More New Handmade Jewelry!

I have some new necklaces listed on my new website

Check them out!

The first necklace is a single row St. Petersburg Chain in garnet and gold:

The second necklace is a Ukranian Style Chandalier necklace in chartreuse and wine:

You can see these as well as other designs on my new website,

Monday, April 19, 2010

Entries for the Beadstar Contest

I just completed my entries for the Beadstar Beading Contest and submitted them. The categories I entered were crystal, hearts, seed beads, glass beads, gemstones, and pearls. I sent the initial email entries and will hear from them some time in June. This is when I will find out whether or not I am a finalist. If I am a finalist, I will have to send in the actual piece and include written instructions on how to make it.

I know these pictures are not the best quality, but, I hope they are good enough that you can give me your opinion. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Wish me luck!
Designs by Gena

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I had my first jewelry party!

I just had my first jewelry party!

My first jewelry party was really exciting. I displayed my jewelry at a friends house and my girlfriend set up her display of arbonne products. We had an open-house type setup and we both made some sales and handed out alot of business cards. The great thing is that we already have a request to do another combo party.

I have a picture below that shows how I set up my jewelry display:

I had my beautiful daughter, Amber, model a necklace and earrings set I made (A finalist design in the Fire Mountain Gems Beading Contest - Glass Bead Category).

We had a good time and everyone enjoyed the jewelry and the arbonne products. Hopefully, this is the beginning of something good.



Friday, March 19, 2010

New Designs For a New Season

New Designs for the Season!

Hello Everyone! It is time to show you some of my new jewelry designs for 2010. I have some very special pieces to show you.

The first design is called, "The Queens' Jewelry" and was made using jabonex fire polished crystals. This gorgeous necklace and earrings set, as well as the other following jewelry designs, was entered in the 2010 Fire Mountain Gems Beading Contest.

The Second Set includes a Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings and is called, "An Aqua Wedding".

The third piece is a necklace and is called, "Blue and Green Seascape".

I hope you enjoy my new designs. Let me know what you think and wish me luck in the contest!

Thank you for your feedback.

Gena Anaya