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Designs by Nancy Mc

Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda

I remember falling in love with Lynda's (Fresh Baked) necklace that used red with just a splash of Turquoise beads. It inspired me to play with...
Components: Grass Opals 8mm, Dyed Red Agate 4x6mm, Pewter focal, Bali beads, SS ear wires from Lima, SS head pins, and1mm magic stretch cord.

Inspired by Sarajo W

Ah,the humble and pretty saucer bead. I love these beads. Was browsing back on the gallery,and remembered Sarajo's choices. Here's mine. As...
Components: Glass Saucer Beads and SP wires both from Lima, 2 or 3mm Iolite rounds from my stash, and ball head pins SS.

Autumn Inspiration

Just received some new stones,and I think they look swell together. I did a simple linear in copper,because I think it looks nice with these...
Components: Hessonite Garnet and Dyed Red Agate rondelles, copper spacers, headpins, and great copper ear wires from Lima.

Rose Quartz Surprise

Fellow upcycle fans will appreciate this. I had a very long Rose Quartz necklace from the 1990's that I didn't wear very often. It was long and...
Components: White Quartz 10MM, and 4MM, TierraCast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm, and African Recycled Glass Azul Tumbled Round 10-14mm from Lima.

Gemstone Wannabe

Who doesn't love Mexican Fire Opal,or Ceylon Sapphire? Nobody,that's who.
That's why these beads are trying so hard to emulate them. LOL :)
I did...
Components: "Mexican Fire opal colored" Cubic Zirconia Brios, Blue Ttreated Quartz Onion Brios, SP twisty links, SS wire, and SS ear wires from Lima.

Inspired by S Freels

I adored S Freel's silver and blue earrings,and shamelessly "borrowed" the idea. I remembered that I had some similar or same Picasso beads. Here's...
Components: Picasso glass, and foil lined glass from Lima, small glass chips, Copper spacers, jump rings, charms, ball head pins and ear wires.

Wild and Crazy Guy.

I was inspired by a guy I saw jogging . He was wearing an orange shirt and red shorts. Crazy color combo,but it made me think of my new beads. I...
Components: Stretch cord 1MM, Smokey Quartz 12mm, African Glass 10mm, glass donuts, Center Glass bead from Lima 14mm, and Tierra Cast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm from Lima.

Beautiful Iolite

Here's a fun design,using Iolite. Iolite doesn't get a lot of attention,and it's a yummy stone. In this case,I had a few with chips on the side,so...
Components: Green Onyx ovals and faceted rondelles, SS craft wire 24G, Iolite briolettes approx 10x6 mm if memory serves, SS jump rings, and SS ear wires.

Lima's African Glass as Focal

Hi Ladies,
Per our chat about how to hide the knots in stretch bracelets. Here's a great looking bead. The Recycled African Glass from Lima. Not...
Components: Matte Aventurine in 10+6MM, copper colored seed beads, copper spacers.Faceted Onyx in 10MM, Rhodium plated spacers from Lima, SP bead caps.

Vampire Tears Earrings

I've posted this stone before. It's called Lepidocrocite on most sites,but I have seen it called Vampire Tears. I thought it was rather romantic....
Components: Large Lepidocrocite faceted stones, dyed red Agate, Moonstone, GP findings, and vermeil ear wires.

Colors of Amazonite

I'm posting these in case some of you other ladies didn't know that Amazonite comes in many colors. Who knew? I thought it was always blue. (So...
Components: Faceted and smooth Amazonite in 10MM, pewter beads, 14MM Onyx, GP spacer beads, and brass beads. 1mm "stretch magic" brand nylon cord.

Not fake gems. They're genuine Acrylic.

Let's face it. Some of us are fools for color. I couldn't resist the image of these jewel tone acrylic beads,so I bought a bunch. I think they're...
Components: Acrylic beads in brass, GP over surgical steel ear wires, GP jump rings, crystal bicones, GP/brass ball head pins, and Czech 2 tone beads from Lima. **GP over Brass head pins are a BEAR to wrap with. They're very springy, but they look nice and the price is great.**

Reflections and Connections. Inspired by A. Rozmin

I've had these connectors and charms for a while,and was inspired by A.R's designs in copper .Thank you for the inspiration!
I really like the way...
Components: Pewter charms and connectors, Fresh Water Pearls, Mystic Green Quartz, small blue Kyanite brios, SS ear wires, and SP jump rings. Also, SP round connectors, and Rock Crystal.

In Living Color. Inspired by Kat's All That

I was very taken with Kat's colorful bracelet,and it inspired me to grab my stash and just "go for it." I even found some brios that were already...
Components: Oregon Sunstone + Moonstone rondelles, Hot Pink+Neon Orange Chalcedony, Hot Pink Mystic Quartz, Light Pink Mystic Quartz, Carnelian, SS craft wire 24+26G, oval SP jump rings, and SS ball head pins. Ear wires are SS.

The Pink Planets

Hi Ladies,
Almost embarassed to post "just a stretch" bracelet,with all the talent in this gallery..BUT you girls know my passion for pretty...
Components: Pink Peruvian Opal rounds 12mm, little black glass beads from my stash, SP rounds, and 1mm stretch cord.

Working In the Lab,Part Trois.

Here I go again,with the weirdest wraps ever.This time,I used a pretty periwinkle/blue shade of crystals that caught my eye. A bit hard to...
Components: Crystal rondelles 12mm, "hard" SP craft wire, SP split jump rings, and SS ear wires.

Off With Her Head.Keep the Earbobs!

My inspiration came from watching a movie about Marie Antoinette. It seems that she had a real thing for anything that sparkled. Who can blame her?...
Components: Crystal Briolettes 12mm, Swarovski bicones, 6+4mm, SP dead soft craft wire, SP ball head pins, SP split jump rings, and SP leverback wires.

Wanna Keep the Noise Down?

A little gift for a close friend who isn't feeling well. She likes bright color,and she loves jewelry that goes "ching a ling" and "rattle rattle."...
Components: GP connectors, ear wires, and jump rings, GF 22G eye pins, and spacers. Gold tone coins from a hobby store, Labradorite faceted rounds 8mm, Carnelian faceted rounds 8mm, Carnelian faceted ovals 12ish mm?

Lima Amazonite and Friends.

So happy with my new Amazonite faceted brios from Lima. (What a great buy)!! They're nicely faceted,although it doesn't show up well in my pics,for...
Components: Bottom to top. Amazonite Faceted Flat Teardrop 12mm from Lima, Kyanite squares, tiny faceted (dyed) Blue Quartz, Shell Pearls 8mm in Platinum from Lima, faceted Blue Flourite, SP wire, jump rings and ear wires.

Fabulous Quartz Colors

Having a love affair with my new beads here. They're the most stunning shade of Emerald Green Quartz I've ever seen. I just LOVE what they can do...
Components: Emerald Green Mystic Quartz 10x8MM, SS half hard wire in28G, SSP Kidney wires from Lima (Item 16249).

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