Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vintage Candy - Hand Painted Earrings

'Vintage Candy'

I have cut pure copper sheet to form these hand painted metal drops.
Permanently sealed and polished it.

Vintage Lampwork Glass beads, and fire polished Swarovski faceted Pink Crystal for accent.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

~Renaissance Dance Earrings~

 Hues of deep olive green, wine red, and taupe Fair Trade Sari Silk ribbon; adorn pure brass wire wrapped hoops which I have dangled a handmade, brass framed glass bead; which has been fire polished in gold and similar matching colors.

See more photos and full item description here: 


Thursday, November 7, 2013


These pictures below are my first etchings in the process of making a pair of earrings. The plan is to stained glass with them but I am presently undecided.
I have etched a real leaf on pure copper sheets which are approximately 2” long by 1” wide.
In the photos you see one that has not been oxidized yet; you only see the pure copper. 
The other has been oxidized and steel wooled to bring out the raised etching; then polished with a professional Jewelers wax.

I had a pleasant surprise after the etching process was finished along the outer edge of the copper; which displays a beautiful texture that was not there at first. So it made it’s own decorative frame during the process. (See the 2rd photo below)

The ideas I have are endless and can’t wait to make more; I am addicted! I also plan to eventually make  unique jewelry components in my shop… 

Watch also for new handmade clay components added to my Artwear Elements shop in the near future!

Till next time, all the best!

The detail of the leaf etchings below look smaller and more intricate in person.

Before & after oxidation:

Oxidized with decorative natural etched frame:

Finished; which is not as red but camera and lighting are picking up the warmer hues today:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hammered Copper Cider Patina Sari Silk Earrings!



Hammered Copper Patina dangle earrings with Fair Trade Sari Silk wrap in patina teal hues.
Fiery Autumn Cider colored Lampwork Glass beads.

Pure copper, lead free.

Length including ear-wires: 3.3/4”

Triangular copper dangles are 1.5" wide. 
Purchase Fair Trade Sari silk here:
New UNIQUE colors!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

***HUGE SALE*** 
On specifically marked down items. PLEASE NOTE: This is my annual end of summer early fall sale! I am clearancing many items to make way for new ones. Take advantage of the discounted prices now because tomorrow the item may be removed from this shop. I put together wholesale lots for vendors what does not sell during my larger sales. Since I'm moving inventory if you see something you really like feel free to send me your best offer! I am happy to combine shipping, and put up a reserved listing for you. 
Thank you, I appreciate your business!

With Warm Regards,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Earthy Copper and Silver Tree Ring!
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Mixed Abstract Earrings
Recycled Sari Silk, pure Copper, vintage silver elements, 925 Sterling Silver Ear-wires.

See more newly added creations in my studio!
Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


 Hand Painted Cheldena™ Recycled Art Tags!

Miniature paintings for your special gifts and creations!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Original Painting In Glass - Glass Pendant Necklace 

Unique Artisan Jewelry 

By Cheldena

This original painting has been enclosed between two pieces of glass for lasting protection.
Read more about it here:

 Thank you for visiting!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


 Bloom where you are planted - Unique Artwear Elements!

Artwear Elements™ offers unique findings for your creative pallet! 
Whether it be for embellishing, jewelry design, textile art, original expressionistic pieces!

Every day is a hunt for unique treasures just for your unique piece!

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

***Buy 2 Pair 'Earrings' & get FREE shipping within the U.S.! ***
See the details here:
This is a great deal especially for the upcoming holidays which are fast approaching!

Latest new jewelry findings! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cheldena Artwear has new shops!

I have been slowly building my listings in these shops and will post new items as I go.
As always my main creations are listed on etsy; you may like to check out the HUGE sale selections!

Keep your eyes out for two new creative lines coming late summer, early fall! 

 Here's some of my latest

Till next time have a great summer!
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Some of my favorite summer colors!

Quite a few new creations have been added to my etsy shop.

I also have been busy with two new shops!

I am hoping in the near future to also offer my photo prints through
I am in the works presently of expanding my inventory on this site as it is so new.

Please contact me if you have any questions or a custom request.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rustic Printed Tin Bead - Handmade Artisan Bead by Cheldena Artwear 

I have made this rustic tin bead from a vintage miniature biscuit tin from Italy.
The company name is D.Lazzaroni & C.
Part of the filigree style font is on the face of this bead along with the beautiful peachy/pink little flowers.
I have used part of the bottom of the tin for the back side.

Lead free silver solder was used to join them.

I have included a vintage handmade recycled glass Trade bead which you will receive with this bead.

See more original artwear designs here: 

Pressed pure copper from the rolling mill!

Handmade Torch Fired Art Metal Copper Disc Earrings - Unique Artisan Jewelry


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reveal number #1
As mentioned previously I would be revealing what I would be creating from the two strips of rolled copper posted earlier.
These are now available in my shop:

Here is the first reveal!


Genuine Red Jasper gemstones with Rhinestone spacers accent these hand-cut and textured pure copper rectangles.
Third photo shows front and back.

The annealing process turned the metal a beautiful burnt light orange color. Pictures show a darker burnt orange hue but the orange is a lighter burnt orange.

3.1/4" long earrings; including hand oxidized and polished pure copper earwires.

Lead free.

Please contact me if you have questions.

Watch for the next reveal soon!

Handmade Torch Fired Art Metal and Trade Bead Earrings - Unique Artisan Jewelry

Recycled materials have been used to make these earrings. 
They are part of my Cheldena Garden Artwear™ Series.

I have cut 1-1/4" pure brass discs and stamped them with a design on both sides to resemble branches or roots, to represent growth and moving forward.
As I say, 'To bloom where you are planted!™'

The brass from the annealing process turned the metal a beautiful copper color.

I have accented the vintage African Sandcast trade beads with recycled silk Sari ribbon in a similar hue. They will not slide off as I have secured them.

4" long earrings; including hand oxidized and polished .925 Sterling Silver earwires.

Lead free.

Please contact me if you have questions.

These are my latest new stamps; front and back which I have run through the mill below!

I will post what becomes of them in the near future! I love the natural orange, Amethyst, mustard, and black hues that developed naturally from the process.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Stained Glass Resister Trade Bead Earrings Unique Artisan Jewelry

Stained Glass Resister Trade Bead Earrings!

Beautiful opaque blue stained glass which I have soldered with a Tiffany style technique.
Vintage Trade beads, and accenting resisters.

Stained glass frames are 1.3/16" wide.

2" long earrings including .925 Sterling Silver earwires.

Please contact me if you have questions:



Saturday, May 4, 2013


It's been awhile since I have posted because I have been getting my studio in better order. 
I finally bought my Pepe Rolling Mill! One of the top gauges was accidentally not included in shipping so they are sending that but here it is I wanted to show you; isn't it beautiful!

Here's my first distressed experiment trying it out with tin, oxidized and with a little Gilders Paste.

I used a pure thick filigree brass stamp for the design.
There's so many things you can do with a Mill! I look forward to making different shaped wire, other stamped metals, and especially my own original stamped designs!
Feel free to post your first rolling mill designs, I would love to see them!
I can't wait to really start creating with this; the investment is worth it!

Till next time you may like to check out my latest new creations in my etsy shop:

I would love for you to follow my blog!

Many more new creations to come!
Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


For coloring and highlighting interior and exterior applications. - Metal-- Wrought Iron, Steel, Aluminum, Alloys etc… - Wood-- Moldings, Railings, Furniture, Guilding Restoration, Picture Frames, Miter Joints etc… - Ceramics-- Planters, Terra Cotta etc… - Resin-- Castings, Plastic etc… - Wax-- Candles etc… - Gourds - Jewelry Making, Scrap-booking, etc.

1.5 ounce each.

If you have questions, desire a special order, or a bulk wholesale order please contact me:


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Hand Carved Bone Earrings!

I finally had the opportunity to create some earrings made from these gorgeous hand carved vintage bone beads I received recently.
See more in my etsy shop: Shop Here

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Over 100 items have been reduced!

Make way for new stained glass, and ceramic jewelry designs!