Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello my fellow crafters/creators of beautiful things! Hope the summer was enjoyable for everyone.  It was nice and hot for me, just the way I love it.  Well, summer’s over so I’m back on my grind.  So, on my table now, I’ve been preparing a few new items for my “Breast Cancer Awareness” line.  I…

Hair Accessories

Hello fellow creators, I’ve been busy again.  So, in my last post I spoke of lapel pins.  Well, that idea led me to another…hair accessories.  While creating the lapel/hat/anything pin, the idea of creating hair accessories for young girls as well as women came to me.  Here are couple of items on my table now…

Lapel Pins

Hi there! Been a while, right?   Welp.  I’ve been sort of busy.  I’ve decided to expand Russ Creations to include not only jewelry but “other” accessories, i.e. lapel pins.  I thought this would be a great way to include items for men as well as women.   Here are a couple of my “boo-boos” that I…

Pearls…

Hi there! So, we are near the end of the year (literally the last three days of 2018…whaaaaaaaaaaat?).    Anywho, I decided to clean up my work space a bit as far as leftover beads and/or miscellaneous projects I started but didn’t quite know (at the time) how I wanted to finish to see what creations…

“Tis the season….”

Ah…the holidays.  Don’t you just love this time of year?  It’s so festive and beautiful, you can’t help but get into the spirit.♥♥  Having said that, I decided to start with a couple of  projects.   The first set was done using the chainmaille technique of “rosette” using black and gold jump rings with a champagne…

Hmm…pink and green you say?

Hi there! Sooooo, I was asked about pieces using certain color schemes, specifically, pink and green.  I had not done anything specifically using those colors, but I’m always open to ideas and suggestions.  ♥♥ I came up with a few that I think you’ll love.  I do….. Can you say sorority?  *wink*   I started with these…

“Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi everyone! I know, I know, it’s been a long time since we last visited.  I’ve been so overwhelmed with ideas, work, personal issues….you know, life.   Anywho, as most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month (yes it has come and gone, still…) and I actually know of a few survivors and decided…

“Summertime Bling”

Hello jewelry lovers! So, I’m out of hibernation (been a loooong minute since I’ve last visited).  Anywho, seeing as how we are now into full fledged Summer (thank gawd!!), I’ve been inspired to create some beautiful pieces.  I’ve created earrings, as well as a couple of necklaces and bracelets.  I used various beads and findings…

Ah…Crocheting

Hello again, Crocheting is another skill I enjoy.  I learned to crochet at an early age (I believe 8-10 years of age) and I loved it!  Imagine how excited I was to learn that I could incorporate this into my jewelry creations (say whaaaaaaat?!).   So now, I merely add beads to create some of the  beautiful…

Today’s Finds

Hello fellow jewelry creators and lover of all things “jewelry”!  Soooo, I’ve been shopping…again.  I swear, I’m going to have join some sort of support group for jewelry designers.  “My name is Diane and I can’t stop buying bead supplies!”  lolol Anywho, another purchase from one of my favorites, Fire Mountain Gems.  This batch contained…