Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I was able to list my first item on ArtFire today! I had some unusual problems and was unable to list. The head guy over there e-mailed me and gave me the number to customer service and all is well. Incredible service! Truly!

I hope to list more after the holidays. I have just been so busy. I have some more pretty Swarovski stones to play with!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

After Christmas

Well Christmas day was sunny. The day after it poured. Yesterday it was in the high 60's and rained again. Today it is sunny again and probably in the 40's. The pic shows my youngest Landon with our two German shepherds on Christmas day. We recovered one of our dinning room chairs last night.....only five more to go!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Where's the Snow?

Well we have had some crazy weather so far this year. Last Sunday when we went to our family Christmas party it was 4 degrees. Today it got up to 68 degrees. We had rain after Christmas.....no snow! Thought I would post this pic of Mo-Jo taken last year before Christmas.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. I will be listing new designs after the holidays.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Color Fusion

Color Fusion, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Movie Star Glitzy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Flashback, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Extreme color! The focal stones are Swarovski Electra rivoli crystal glass stones. The colors are amazing! They totally fulfill my craving for color on this Ohio gray winter day! Really!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Opal Fire

Opal Fire, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Brass and Harlequin Fire Opal Glass Necklace

Friday, September 26, 2008

Touched by Color

Touched by Color, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Oh I just love how this turned out! Beautiful, darkened brass wrapped around Czech Button glass!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hot Summer!

Summer has just been too hot for me. Jazzy and Mo-Jo with Landon in the pool.
The title of the first picture is: SLURPEE!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mystical Gargoyle Protectors

bgar1, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Brass filigree earrings with mystical gargoyle protectors. Enhanced with Czech glass beads and vintage German blue opal glass jewels.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Glow Butterfly - Filigree Brass Earrings with Czech Butterfly Glass - Katofmanycolors

Such depth in these Czech Butterfly Glass Pendant stones!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Coming Home - Filigree Brass and Czech Bird Button Glass Necklace

The focal on this beautiful necklace is a Czech, fired crystal Bird Art Glass button. I just fell in love with it! It was wrapped in filigree and then set in a pronged setting. Then, a lacy border of Swarovski light pink crystal glass beads with an aurora borealis finish was added. This particular button is back after 120 years. The button was made from a 19th century, old mold. It was hand crafted in the Czech Republic and was hand pressed and hand painted using original Czech methods that haven't changed in over two hundred years. It was finished with a filigree repousse clasp.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

In Memory of Chelsea and Hannah

I'M Here
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast. I watched you pour the tea. You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore. I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care. I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me. "You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday. To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled. I think you knew ...in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.
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Dragonfly Dragons Breath

Dragonfly Dragons Breath, originally uploaded by katofmanycolors.

Brass and Dragons Breath aka Mexican Opal Glass Necklace dripping with jet black Czech glass beads.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams
Brass and Butterfly Czech Button Art Glass Victorian Tooled Dragonfly Lever Back Earrings

Friday, April 4, 2008

Colorful Earrings

I have been busy creating some colorful earrings!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

~~~Shimmering Dragonflies~~~

IMAGINED by the MIND, GUIDED by the HEART, and carefully CRAFTED by my HANDS!

Pair of lever back earrings for pierced ears. Brass is nickel and lead free. I use unplated, brass findings in my creations. Any aging/enhancement done in my studio is without the use of chemicals.

~Materials Used~

*Vintage Titania Peridot Cabochons Cradled/Wrapped in Filigree Brass.

*Vintage Bumpy Top Navette Rhinestones with an Aurora Borealis Finish. Very Colorful! They are prong set.

*Victorian Tooled Brass Dragonfly Connectors

*Other Brass Components (Brass is Nickel and Lead Free!)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Another Katofmanycolors Spring Melody Contribution

Spring Calls Softly - Brass and Harlequin Opal and Givre Glass Necklace with Repousse clasp.

Beautiful, more pastel colored necklace with dragonflies and a detailed butterfly as focal.

Ready for Spring!

~~~Spring in the Jeweled Garden~~~
Brass and Czech Glass and Rhinestone Necklace with Repousse clasp.

Beautiful, vivid jewel-toned colors dancing with dragonflies, and a bumble bee!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Snow Day!

Lots of snow in central Ohio today and I mean lots! 20.4 inches from one snowstorm!!!! Mo-Jo and Jazzy the shepherds loved it. Here's a pic of Mo-Jo Man!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Blue Luster

Brass and Filigree Earrings using Czech Glass Cabs from Northern Bohemia with a gorgeous carnival luster finish! They are cradled/wrapped in filigree brass. The top stones are vintage art glass. They are metallic blue and white. Beautiful depth to stone!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Jazz and Jazzy

Well, here is the first of my new Owl friends......

Our names are Jazz and Jazzy. We are a pair of wee little Elf Owls. We are looking for a new home. Thanks to Katofmanycolors, who just couldn’t resist us, we found our way here. Jazzy and I would love to take a trip to your home. All that we require is a nice jewelry box to nest in and little trips out with you into your world! No food required….LOL! Katofmanycolors hopes to introduce you to few of our cousins in the near future so do keep an eye out!
Jazz and Jazzy

Monday, February 18, 2008

Vitrail Palette - Brass and Glass Earrings

Well the earrings I just listed already sold so I shall have to list another pair. I was able to go out yesterday and take some beautiful pictures outside. It was a beautiful gift from nature!


A very gray day with snow showers today. Need something bright and colorful so here it is. Again, more of that beautiful Czech iridescent button glass.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Another Brass and Czech Button Glass Necklace. Love it!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Color Dance

Vintage Keystone Shaped Glass Jewels that have an Aurora Borealis finish on the back side as set in the filigree wrap. The front of the earrings display aqua, blue, and purple colors when they dance with the light!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dragonfly in Amber - Brass Dragonfly and Czech Topaz, Turquoise Glass Earrings - Katofmanycolors

I really, really love these! The idea for this pair of earrings had been in my head for about a year I think. I probably looked at purchasing these beautiful beads about once a week! No two of these beads are exactly alike so each earring will be just a wee bit unique! I was finally able to make my purchase and create these beauties for you! Yes!....with fist shot up in the air!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Czech Button Glass Necklace

Finished another Czech piece! The larger stone is a Czech Button Glass Cabochon. The round stone above is gorgeous.....a beautiful Art Glass stone that is so unusual. The colors are bursting out here!

We had snow today and then rain. It is so very messy out. I am working on a dragonfly earring design that I have wanted to do forever. They should be done soon.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Saphiret Glass Earrings

I am getting ready to list these on Ebay (Katofmanycolors) where I sell my Saphiret Glass designs. These are the last of the stones exactly like this that I have....sigh. They had some minor chipping/flaws so I decided to turn the stones around and set them in a vintage brass piece. Now they are a wearable and beautiful piece of art!

Romancing The Colors

Just listed these beauties today on Etsy! Just Love Them!!!! Beautiful and colorful vintage Linde Star glass stones and pink "flawed' vintage glass stones. They have white streaks in them to imitate the look of quartz.

The pink stones are wrapped and cradled in a vintage brass filigree. Very femi and colorful!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I have been designing today with some Czech glass pieces that I have. Glorious colors! I am waiting for some more filigree brass to arrive so that I can continue on.....so many, many ideas in my head right now! I hope to have some sunshine tomorrow so that I can get outside to take some pictures in natural light. Please, please mother nature, won't you please cooperate with me!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

My First Blog!

Just trying to get the feel of blogging! Have never done this before but will continue to work at it!
My most recent design efforts can be seen here: