Tuesday, December 27, 2011

the moxie stack

Another stack of Southwest inspired cuffs and bangle. The icon bracelet I made from a silver leather belt while the brass bangle with the dangles is intuitively made from free formed brass wire. Two of the other silver cuffs were a very cool thrift store find while the silver cuff with the inlay turquoise was a gift. I hope these will inspire you to combine your own personal stacks.

See another inspirational stack here.

Wishing all of you a very

Monday, November 28, 2011

freeform needle weave necklace

Found three beautiful shells that someone gave me, added a few handcrafted glass beads that I made a few years back, a couple of tiny mirrors, a crystal faceted teardrop, and lots of silk fiber. Free form needle weave all of that, add a few seed beads and adorn your neck.

This piece is one of a kind and available for purchase.

karma is a bitch
so is my lawyer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

playing card collage

Mixed media collage on the back of a playing card...I think I have jewelry burn out. That should last for about 48 hours. When that happens, I usually draw and paint in my Faces Journal...today it was on a playing card that I found amongst my collage papers. I also posted 30 some paintings. If you are interested and would like to see them, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to leave a comment, that would make my day.

Hope you like and get inspired

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

kimono blue

Title: Kimono Blue

I'm addicted to fabric bangles, fabric beads, fabric anything. Especially when beading is included.
The focal bead of this long bohemian necklace is just that. The treasure tassel is made of repurposed elements plus a beautiful curved mother of pearl sea shell, a gift from a student from Australia. This necklace did not make it to my Etsy shop.

Yes, Karma is a bitch
and so is my lawyer.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

titles, how do we find them

Another view of the Bead Soup Reveal Necklace posted on my other blog, click here to see more.
Necklace titled is MIDNIGHT IN SANTA FE.

Because I usually work in series, below is another version of the Bead Soup necklace. This one is titled TEQUILA AND LIME. It will be posted on my ETSY shop.


Many have commented on how they enjoy my titles. I title every piece of art I create and have fun collecting those titles. This is what I do....I always keep a journal with me and read any article from any paper or magazine from the bottom up. Yes, that's right, from the bottom up.
By reading this way I am not distracted by the article itself. I let words and phrases pop into my head and they become fun and interesting titles. I number and write these "titles" in my Title Journal. When I finish creating a piece of artwork, I go down my list of titles and choose the one that fits. I cross off that title so that it is not used again. Today I have 5 journals going and more than 6,000 titles. I started this while traveling to Japan to teach. (how many books can you read on an 18 hour flight) Out of boredom, I started scanning a newspaper column from the bottom up. and noticed words that went together and formed phrases. I highlighted them and later wrote them in a journal. That's how my Title Journals were born. So....if you find highlighted newspapers and magazines in airplanes, doctors offices, launder mats, park benches, bus stops, etc. That was probably me reading from the bottom up.

Many of my students keep a Title Journal and say that it cuts the thinking time when they are ready to title their artwork. It also something to do when you can't sleep.

How do you choose your titles?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

pearls, denim and lace

Pearls, Denim and Lace...a cuff made of recycled denim and a ton of seed beads all sewed by hand. Very textural and very beautiful. Something for the cowgirl bride, something old (the lace) and something blue. You can see other views on my Etsy store.

I had lots of fun designing the cuff, but ohhhh my eyes...

My designs are protected by copyright laws,
please do not copy, print or publish without my written permission.

karma is a bitch,
so is my lawyer.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

our lady of guadalupe

A necklace I made for myself using part of my mother's broken rosary. The Madonna is mostly
hand painted by me. I also made the resin bead at the bottom. My mother was the most creative person I knew...I miss you, you were my muse.

Please do not copy, print, or publish without written permission from me.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

more fabric bangles

Here is Rebecca again wearing a set of fabric chunky bangles.

A quick post to let you know that I have not forgotten you. Lots of personal stuff going on. Will have more time after I meet my teaching deadlines.

Copyright 2011 Cory Celaya All rights reserved

A gentle reminder,
no copy, no print, no publish without
my written permission

karma is a bitch
so is my lawyer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

meow necklace

Found a scrap of fabric with the cutest cats you have ever seen. Not enough fabric for the collage panels I have been making for the poet bags that you can see here, but, enough to make a cute kitty necklace for the cat lover in you. The necklace in actually a long necklace, 21 inches from top to bottom, but can be shortened upon request. Layers of frayed fabric, buttons, a long black bone like bead dangle and a charm that reads "gentle". The neck cord is part beaded fabric, vintage chain, and handmade frayed fabric beads that look like gently used scratching posts. Available now for purchase or at vendor day Art Unraveled.

Stop by and see all the goodies that will be up for sale.

My designs are protected by copyright laws,
please do not copy, print, or publish without my written permission.

Karma is a bitch,
so is my lawyer.

Monday, May 2, 2011

cinco de mayo cuff

Wear this colorful cuff to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Made of paper leather and heavily sealed. spilling tequila on it would be a bad idea.

Enjoy the celebration.

Please note: Each of my designs are protected by copyright laws,

please do not copy, print, or publish without my written permission.

Karma is a bitch,
so is my lawyer

Sunday, April 24, 2011

earring blog hop

The Musings of Mystic Pesto is having her first blog hop. The theme is Spring, the challenge is earrings. As much as I love earrings, I don't make many because after I make one earring I don't want to have to make another to match, I made a large set of hoop earrings, pink for springtime. I used glass beads, wood beads, and recycled sequins to catch the light.

See what the other participants made by clicking here.

Please note: All my designs are protected by copyright laws
please do not copy, print, or publish without written permission.
Karma is a bitch
So is my lawyer.

Monday, April 18, 2011

icon necklace

For those that are tired of seeing bracelets and cuffs...here is one of my own necklaces. I love icons, I love painting, I love beads, I love assemblages, and I love shrines. This necklace combines all of the above.
The bead dangle I made with faux enamel...love that class.

What do you love?

Please note: all my designs are protected by copyright laws
please do not copy, print, or publish without written permission.
Karma is a bitch
So is my lawyer

Friday, April 1, 2011

more bracelets

Title: INDIA
This cuff is available for purchase at Moxie Gallery.

Please not: my designs are protected by copyright laws
Please DO Not copy or publish.
Karma is a bitch
So is my lawyer

I have decided to keep this cuff.

Unless you really want it...hmmmm

Thursday, March 31, 2011

new on moxie gallery

Convertible mixed media necklace

A convertible necklace featuring a hand painted focal and faux enamel in the mix. More photo views on Moxie Gallery

Visit my other blog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

faux enamel bead

Love making these faux enamel beads. Want to see what it is attached to ? Click here.

Want to learn how to make them?
Email me for class information

Classes in Arizona or can come to you.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

faces 101

Size: 9.5 x 13 Mixed Media Journal Page

Had a wonderful play day with the fabulous JoAnna Pierotti, whom I finally got to meet and we became fast friends. We painted watercolor faces and had a show and tell of each others work. Each piece of art and art jewelry got their share of praise. JoAnna's studio is filled with the cutest doll faces you will ever see. The photographs do not do them justice. Her wonderful husband Ron became Mr. Meals on Wheels...he went and got us lunch...how sweet is that...

Looking forward to the next play day.

Monday, March 21, 2011

rain forest necklace

Rain Forest Necklace made with parts of old painted canvases and recycled denim jeans. The necklace and How To Instructions are featured in BEAD TRENDS MAGAZINE April 2011 issue. Photos and instructions are found on pages 100 and 101. Another view here.

I love to recycle,

Do you recycle?

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Art Bead Scene


My entry piece to the March ART BEAD SCENE monthly challenge. CLICK HERE for details about the challenge.

Fiber Sculpted Bangle Bracelet embellished with two hand made faux resin beads.

Please note: All my designs are protected by copyright laws.
Please DO NOT copy or publish.

Monday, February 21, 2011

chunky bangles

Chunky beaded silk bangles coming to Moxie Gallery very soon....many colors and designs to pick from.

Click here to see more.

Please note: All my designs are protected by copyright laws
Please DO NOT copy or publish.
Karma is a bitch
So is my lawyer

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


One of a kind pendants will be available for sale on Moxie Gallery, silk cord not included. You can use them as part of your art jewelry designs or simply attach them to a silk cord or ribbon.

The above pendant is an original collage on a slightly curved base.

Other photos here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

arizona heat

Silk collage bracelet in colors as hot as August in Arizona. These collage bracelets will soon be featured at

Moxie Gallery

Stop by for a visit...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

moxie beads

Faux Enamel Bead Classes
coming soon.....

Are you interested?

Contact me for information on this and other classes.

I will be teaching at Art Unraveled Phoenix in August 2011
and Art and Soul Portland in September 2011

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Would you like some BEAD BLOG SOUP? Come join me.
Just click on the photo for more information or
You will find the Party Planner here along with some great bead artists.