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RickieVogesDesign's Gallery
Just a little of my jewelry philosophy. 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! Thank you for visiting my gallery--I hope you will enjoy what you see here and return often to see what new and wonderful things have evolved from my collaboration with the wonderful lampwork artists who send my imagination soaring.

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Has It Really Been That Long???

Has It Really Been That Long???

My goodness, I haven't posted any new work here since last June...I'm not sure how the time got away from me, but I do seem to go awol from time to time. I'll try to make up for lost time by adding several new things over the next few weeks!
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June Swoon '08

June Swoon '08

Well, that's what we call it around here...foggy mornings that burn off into hot afternoons...although the last week has been all sunny heat and no fog! I've spent the month getting ready for a Scuba Show that just finished last weekend and I have a whole gallery of oceanthemed pieces to share that I did for the show..sooo...drumroll pleaaaaaaaaaaase!
(17 images)
May Gallery '08

May Gallery '08

Time to get busy on those summertime designs...
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April Foolin' Around '08

April Foolin' Around '08

So it's time to start a new gallery for April's designs. I started out with just a couple of new pieces this week. Since I'm getting ready for summer, I'll continue with my sea themed work for now...but who knows what's next.
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March Madness '08

March Madness '08

Well, finally I'm on a designing frenzy, after a long hiatus from the workbench. I'm trying to get my groove back, after a long winter's nap! So now that I've made a start, I just need to keep going! I'm looking around for inspiration all around and hoping I'll make something that will make your heart skip a beat. So here goes start--it's March Madness time! Any beginning,from me, wouldn't be complete without some odes to the seashore, as you will see!
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Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Have you ever strolled through a field of sunflowers in the summertime? It's a beautiful sight and these lampwork beads by Kerry Caron capture the essence of just such a stroll. She surely was inspired by the art of Van Gogh--she captured the colors and style beautifully in this trio of lampwork. Think Garden with Flowers meets Vase With Sunflowers and you'll get the idea. These have been lovingly wirewrapped with sterling silver and Bali beads, carnelian and turquoise charms and finished off with a beautiful abstract sculptured flower by Manuela Wutschke. A miniature gallery for the wrist--three paintings and a sculpture.
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Turtle Bay February '08

Turtle Bay February '08

It's been awhile since I've played with my beads...just a general malaise and lots of distractions. But I had fun working with these beads and putting together a bracelet with a Biagi bracelet blank I purchased before the holidays. Who knows maybe designing will be fun again!
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Canyon Sunset

Canyon Sunset

Here's a variation on an earlier design with just a little twist. This is a very comfortable bangle to wear and makes a dramatic statement.
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What's New for October '07

What's New for October '07

We'll I've been awol for the past 6 weeks or so, but I'm finally back at the work bench playing with my delightful collection of lampwork and putting together some new designs...stop by and take a look and email me a rspv@aol.com with any questions or comments! Thanks!!!
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My Current Designs

My Current Designs

I've originally planned this gallery to feature my most current available designs. But let's just say that is was current summer of '07 and I'll be adding new galleries of my latest work as I have time. I do no selling or pricing here Click here: Rickie Voges Designs ...just eye candy.

If you like something you see here please stop by my webblog for more information about my work.
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Summertime Blues '07

Summertime Blues '07

Well, the full thrust of summer is upon us--warm weather, sunny skies, backyard bar-b-ques and trips to the beach. Here are some of my latest summer designs to accesorize your wrist or neck wherever you go this summer!
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Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

Especially with the addition of the new silver reactive glasses, I find myself more and more attracted to lampwork beads with various hues of blue. So this gallery will be my homage to be glorious blue beads I love to work with and will be added to from time to time as I continue my love affair with lampwork in blue.
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May 2007

May 2007

This gallery will house the designs from May '07 that are no longer available. I will pull them from the current gallery to keep them here and my cureent gallery will be just that --everything currently available from me. This will include items that have been sold, custom orders and gifted to friends and loved ones. I love the idea of galleries that house a record of my history, and hopefully an evolution of my work!
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March 2007

March 2007

Most of March has been taken up with my ocean themed designs, but I have a few others to share that just celebrate the beginnings of springtime. Fresh bright colors with a dash of whimsey to welcome sunshine and flowers!
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More Seaside Memories

More Seaside Memories

I'm stuck at the seashore and ideas just keep coming--new colors, new designs...but all inspired by the beach and and beauty of the ocean.
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In the  Merry Merry Month of May '07

In the Merry Merry Month of May '07

Just like every spring is a new beginning, May comes 'round but once a year. I've taken a break from my ocean themed bracelets for a fresh new look at some of the lampwork in my collection--clean, cool and sleek for those warm summer days! Come take a look at what's new!
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Cinnamon Twist

Cinnamon Twist

Necklaces are such a rare treat for me I guess they deserve their own page. I love long dramatic sophisticated necklaces and I think this one fits the bill. I was fortunate to procure one of Trey Cornettes stunning focals which I've paired with a ndebele rope woven to my specifications by Carol Dean Sharpe (31 inches long). Together the focal, turned pendant with some sterling beadcaps, chain and lovely Swarovski crystals came together just as I'd hoped.
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I'm a California Girl....

I'm a California Girl....

Okay, I'm a California girl, so you'll have to forgive me for my second wave of Beachy bracelets...and there's more to come guaranteed! I just got a bucket full of lampwork seahells in all the colors of the rainbow and I'm going crazy playing with them...So please indulge my craving for a stroll on the beach...again!
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Siftin' Sand

Siftin' Sand

More Ocean ideas just keep swirling around in my head...The latest features lampwork beads by Maureen Kelly of Pumpkin Hill--her beautiful starfish and sand dollars, combined with a Carl Clasmeyer clasp--a delightful sea turtle. Thai clam shells and Bali sterling complete the design...along with a sterling palm tree charm for a touch of whimsey!
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Seeing Double

Seeing Double

This pair of bracelets came from a wonderful set of lampwork by Robyn Knapp. It was a large set of singles with a common thread of color and design--but very eclectic and totally capturing my fancy. I can see these pieces worn seperately ,but together they are stunning and make a dramatic statement--your own little traveling art gallery!
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Majestic Orbs

Majestic Orbs

The variety of colors using Double Helix Kronos glass continue to mesmerize me when choosing lampwork to design with. One of my favorite artists working with Kronos is Tiffany McCoy. For this bracelet, I've used some of her perfectly round kronos beads--each with a different design and color intensity and variety. Truly a wearable work of art!
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Just a Little Something to Put on a Silver Chain

Just a Little Something to Put on a Silver Chain

I don't often make pendants, but with a stash of leftover beads in oneseys and twosies from sets I've used for necklaces and bracelets, it seemed likt time to put them to good use, instead of hiding away in the bottom of my bead box. What alot of fun I've had playing with my beautiful left-overs!
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And a few more...

And a few more...

Three more dangly charms to add to the batch. I've had lots of fun using my extras and a few focals that I've held onto for awhile!
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She Sells Seashells---Take me to the Beach!!!

She Sells Seashells---Take me to the Beach!!!

Take a minute to smell the salt air and think about a lovely stroll along the seashore...or as they say here in Southern California, let's head for the beach and hang ten! I'll share in this gallery some of my favorite designs with seaahells and other assorted sealife. Some dip your toes in the ocean with me!
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Funky Bangles, Brangles and Some Boro Too!

Funky Bangles, Brangles and Some Boro Too!

Here's a sampling of my version of bangle bracelets using both Viking Knit and a sterling wire frame. Boro just seems to fit the bill more often for this style bracelet to me..but there's a little exotic soft glass that works here too!
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My Favorite Things for February

My Favorite Things for February

Would you like to see a sampling of some of my favorite bracelets with beautiful contemporary beads by wonderful lampwork artists? These bracelets just seemed to make themselves.
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January 2007

January 2007

After a three month hiatus, I'm back at my workbench playing with beads and putting together new designs. Hope you enjoy my latest work!
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One for me....

One for me....

Here's a couple of necklaces I've kept for myself and wear all the time. Interestingly enough both feature the same lampwork artists beads, although they are very different in style and color. You'll immediately know you when you see me, because I'll surely be wearing one or the other necklace around my neck! :-)
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Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre

Although I primarily specialize in bracelets, every now and then I venture forward with a necklace or two. My newest necklace features a stunning lampwork focal from Margaret Zinger, combined with a seedbead rope and dazzling dangles of rich carnelian.
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April Showers , Bring May Flowers

April Showers , Bring May Flowers

It's no secret that I love floral beads in all their variety. Encased florals, figural florals, applied florals, in all their variety they are a delight to design with...so here is a sampling of my favorites--old and new! Come on in and smell the roses!!!
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A Valentine's Portfolio of Whimsey and Fun

A Valentine's Portfolio of Whimsey and Fun

Here are a few of my current designs featuring a Valentine's theme. A little more cutesy and girly than my typical designs--they have a dash of feminine sweetness, just like the holiday itself.
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Spring and Summer 2006 Designs

Spring and Summer 2006 Designs

Please stop in for a look at some of my recent and current jewelry designs/
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  • Carlee
    :-)
    Carlee: hey rickie !!
    Thanks for the love :)
    thanks for the feature ...
    if i see your work... i could cry...
    all my beads just lie around here in my studio.... i am so talent-free in making jewelry... :-(
    keep up the good work, you give all those beads a perfect "home" :)

    greets from germany
    carla
    6/23/2008 10:58 PM

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