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Rickie Voges Design's Gallery
I love designing with precious metals, lampwork, gemstones, pearls and so much more. It's taken me awhile to work my way over here, as I kept a gallery at beadartists for some time and thought maybe I shouldn't take up space at both places. Now that I'm designing more with gemstones, as well as my beloved lampwork, it seemed that they were more appropriately placed here for viewing. I'll be adding some of my current work and also a gallery of my previous designs for sharing here in the next few weeks. I hope you will enjoy your visit and please email me at rspv@aol.com with any questions or comments, or just to visit!

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Scuba Dooby Doo '09

Scuba Dooby Doo '09

This will be my second year to do the Long Beach Scuba Show in collaboration with Judy Carlson. She gracious invited me for the past two years to contribute pieces to the show for sale that I have designed with her oceanthemed lampork, and using other artistsan lampwork that fits the theme as well. I enjoy the challenge of working on several pieces to get ready for the show and this year I've tried to move outside my narrow box of primarily bracelets to include necklaces and pendants as well. So, without further ado--here's this year's line up!
(25 images, 2 sub-pages)
Island Dreams

Island Dreams

A stroll on the beach, a salty breeze and lazy afternoons sitting under the shade of a palm tree sipping ice cold lemonade. You may be California Dreamin' but I'm enjoying my Island Dream.

Vibrant colors and oodles of charms--artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, gemstones, swarovski crystals, czech glass leaves and resin beads with lots of silver-sterling and Hill Tribe.
(3 images, 1 sub-page)
Channeling the Beach Boys...

Channeling the Beach Boys...

What better inspiration for designing beachy jewelry than listening the the great surfing music of the Beach Boys! "Grab your board and come sidewalk surfin' with me...."
(2 images, 1 sub-page)
Romancing the Stones Part 2

Romancing the Stones Part 2

I have two jewelry personalities--one wants to indulge the whimsey and individuality of artisan lampwork and the other loves working with gemstones. Sometimes I focus on the gems, others the lampwork and sometimes I manage to put them together. This gallery is meant to show you the 'gemstone' me...the one who likes elegant, rich, precious and semiprecious gemstones lovingly combined for a heirloom treasure. This is me truly romancing the stones and trying to make them sing.
(3 images, 5 sub-pages)
Romancing the Stones

Romancing the Stones

Since Valentine's fast approaches I've put together a series of romantic bracelets from my stash of lampwork combined with some of my gemstones and lovely sterling findings. It's been a long time since I've posted new work, and it's a pleasure to get back to the workbench.
(2 images, 3 sub-pages)
Linked With Love

Linked With Love

I've had a great time lately putting together some bracelets with artisan hammered links and lampwork. I think it gives me the opportunity to really show off the individual lampwork beads in all their detail and beauty. I've also had a bit of a romance with the heavily oxidized silver that can really make a statement in the right design.
(4 images, 1 sub-page)
She's Still Selling Seashells...

She's Still Selling Seashells...

I have a gallery of older seashell designs, so this will be my 2008 edition...and she is still selling seashell. I think they are my favorite shape of beads to work with...any color and shape shell---conch, clam, starfish, or sand dollar...with a crab or an octopus...with a fishy or a pearl...you get my drift! I'll be adding lots of them in the coming days, of that you can be sure!
(3 images, 5 sub-pages)
The Ears Have It

The Ears Have It

...jewelry, as in earrings, that is! I've been on an earring jag the past week. Funny thing is, I don't have pierced ears. and can't wear a thing I've made! I have to let my daughter be the barometer of how they look and fit, since I have virgin ears, as far as piercings go!
(3 images, 2 sub-pages)
Dragonflies and Dreams

Dragonflies and Dreams

There always seems to be something magical about dragonflies--they're full of mystery and grace. Bead artist Anne Choi designed the quote bead I've used for this necklace. The sterling silver chain and wire was all oxidized by me, so that it would compliment the finish on the bead and I've embellished the pendant with faceted teardrop tourmaline for a touch of color. 26+inches of pure joy!
(4 images)
A Tisket, A Tasket, More Flowers For my Basket

A Tisket, A Tasket, More Flowers For my Basket

Jewelry with a flower motif has been plentiful in my repetiore for sometime...but lately they've taken a back seat to some new idea's I've been persuing. I finally felt like playing with flowers again and here is the result. I give much credit to the lovely, almost fragrant lampwork of Barb Svetlick that I used for this design and a necklace of her's I saw some time back that I never forgot.

This design is feminine to the max and fairly shouts I love being a girl!
(5 images)
She Sells Seashells...and seashells...and seashells...

She Sells Seashells...and seashells...and seashells...

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to know that I love designing oceanthemed jewelry. I'm filling this gallery with some of my previously sold, one- of-a-kind designs to show you just how much I DO love my seashells....sit back and explore at your leisure.....andd this is just a few...........
(23 images)
What's in a Name...it's simply a bangle with bling...

What's in a Name...it's simply a bangle with bling...

This bangle is a bit of a departure for me, but I like the results very much....clean and simple lines, with a touch of bling. I'm finding they can be a subdued or glitzy as I want depending on the charms that are embellishing the basic form, and they look wonderful on the wrist---who knew!!!
(4 images, 1 sub-page)
ENVY

ENVY

Something new as I diversify from all lampwork to gemstones--either as they stand alone or sometimes combined with lampwork.
(4 images, 1 sub-page)
Slip-Slidin' Away (Slider Bracelet Gallery)

Slip-Slidin' Away (Slider Bracelet Gallery)

Here's my take on the old fashioned slider bracelet--where the beads have movement on a heavy chain. It's a fun and wearable style, and one of my most popular designs.
(7 images)
Fowl Play

Fowl Play

Artisan lampwork, enamelled rings and clasp combine for one of my favorite designs. The lampwork was torched by Manuela Wutschke with inspiration from art by surrealist Joan Miro. I see birds in these beads, but they may represent something entirely different to you. The artistsan enamel-on-copper rings are rustic with their hand cut and enamelled irregularities and fit the style very well. I've also used an artisan clasp and coordinating charm. All the elements are wirewrapped together with sterling wire for a very wearable art gallery for the wrist.
(5 images)
Something Sweet to Grace Your Neck, My Dear (Gallery of Necklaces)

Something Sweet to Grace Your Neck, My Dear (Gallery of Necklaces)

I only have a few necklaces in my past, but I'll share a few that have pleased me with you in this gallery. These have a special place in my heart.
(9 images, 1 sub-page)
Sunflowers

Sunflowers

When I purchased the lampwork for this design, I couldn't help but notice the color palette and style was reminiscent of the art of Van Gogh. Think "Garden with Flowers" meets "Vase with Sunflowers". The surreal torched flower by Manuel Wutschke was the finishing touch to this wirewrapped beauty--three painting and a sculpture to grace your wrist with your own miniature art gallery.
(4 images)
Down by the Seashore '08

Down by the Seashore '08

Ocean themed designs are my all time favorite's as you will see. I am a California girl, so it's not surprising that I want to share my love of the beach in my designs. Take a few minutes to check out my work here--I hope it will put a smile on your face.

Enjoy!
(4 images, 3 sub-pages)
In the Garden Primeval

In the Garden Primeval

There is an ethereal quality to this necklace that pleases me very much. I combined some stunning lampwork beads by Manuela Wutschke with irregularly faceted champaign citrine on a gold filled chain. The pendant is embellished with rose quartz and champaign citrine brilettes for a dramatic finish.
(4 images, 1 sub-page)
Ariadne

Ariadne

This bracelet started out to be something very different, but after a little time at my workbench, I realized I wanted to focus in on the big, beautiful, faceted chalcedony rondelles. They are braced with simple pair of 8mm freshwater pearls, some beautiful Turkish sterling silver and a Thai silver multi-petaled rose. Simple, but wonderfully elegant on the wrist.
(2 images)
A Tangle of Bangles Old and New (Gallery of Bangles)

A Tangle of Bangles Old and New (Gallery of Bangles)

Well, they say the third times a charm...I've had a little trouble adding this gallery...so please excuse if it shows up more than once...I'll get it figured out soon, lol! I have bangles to share from my portfolio. Some that I've made with my viking weave and lampwork and other on heavyweight sterling wire...so I hope you enjoy the show!
(13 images)
A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Well, what else do you name a gallery that features designs in copper? Typically I work in sterling or fine silver, vermeil or 18k gold...but I'ven enjoyed playing with copper for a few of my designs.
(3 images, 2 sub-pages)

Rickie Voges Design
My current love is working with artisan designed lampwork beads, because they are individual, intricate and ever evolving. When you design a piece of jewelry with lampwork it is an original, one of a kind labor of love. Working in this media is a wonderful outlet for my creativity and there is so much to learn that I will be busy for a good while! A special thanks goes to the wonderful lampwork artisans who inspire my mind and capture my fancy.

http://www.rickievogesdesign.blogspot.com



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