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Designs by puppychick labratbecky

Periwinkle Posies

Per your suggestions, more flowers, less background noise. :)
Components: Czech glass flowers, leaves, beads, mostly LB, Brass chain and findings, Vintaj Brass wire, LB and S-lon thread to string the beads from my stash.


Rhodonite with Character

Double drilled flat rectangles make this an easy design.
Components: Rhodonite double drilled stones, Magatamas, LB, Waxed Linen, LB, Button from my Hancock stash.


Slice of Beauty

Merilee and I had a few hours together last Friday when she had a layover at MSP airport. We had a great time!! She brought me a duffle bag of...
Components: Slice of shell with beautiful shimmer, Stick pearls, LB, Rice pearls, LB, Greige crystals, LB, Turritella agate nuggets, LB, 2 colors of seed beads, LB, and Vintaj Brass wire and components, all LB. :) I forgot the Andalusite teardrops--they were the first things I found to match the honey brown of the shell.


Earrings to match previous necklaces

These match Autumn Blossoms and Friends Online necklaces.
Components: Ditto the necklaces


Autumn Blossoms

I wanted to somehow combine these bronzed opal glass beads with flowers but it took me awhile to collect the right color flowers. Then I ran into...
Components: Bronzed opal glass beads, LB, Blue Luster Czech glass beads, LB, Vintaj chain and wire, LB, Czech glass flowers and leaves, LB and elsewhere, and tiny seed beads as spacers, LB.


Pelican at Peace

This pendant is from Scorched Earth on Etsy, by Petra Carpreau. I am completely enamored of her work and this is my first attempt at using one of...
Components: Ceramic pendant by Petra, Cat's eye Quartz, Sunstone, Champagne quartz clear Quartz, Leather, Silk string, Rollo chain, Flex Wire in Pewter, Steel jumprings (murder to open!)


Centuries of Worship

This necklace represents a set of stained glass windows in the grand old church where I was raised. Twice the building was destroyed by natural...
Components: Vintaj contest set of components with the addition of a length of 18 gauge Vintaj brass wire for the pendant and the Vintaj toggle bar.


Indigo Iolite

Yet another braided wrap.
Components: Iolite nuggets from ?, Leather cord, LB, Navy 4 strand waxed Linen, LB superduos, LB, button from Hancock.


Yessss, I've been a good employee

My first thought when I began making this piece was that I would love to wear it to my yearly evaluation at work. :) It would give me strength and...
Components: Champagne coated quartz crystals, Leather lace, Rollo chain, Pewter Soft Flex wire, all LB, Green Girl Snake from elsewhere and another button from Hancocks (they were 50% off and I went nuts)


Botswana Beauty

Here is another braided bracelet only this time I alternated cylinders with rounds. I found the button at Hancock Fabric in case anyone wants to...
Components: Botswana Agate, leather cord, superduos, waxed linen, all from LB. Button from Hancocks.


Friends Online

Another Kylie Parry pendant with the same purple and tan color palette. I had this sitting on a paper plate with most of the components for over a...
Components: Purple Marble, Picture Jasper, Purple Crazy Lace Agate, Various Czech glass beads, Kylie Parry pendant, Leaf chain in antiqued copper, Spacers and beads in antiqued copper, Purple leather cord, Vintaj Brass chain and Acorn Beadcaps, and Waxed Linen (used to string the beads). Most of this came from LB.


Hoot commissioned by Granny Nancy

Granny Nancy sent me a passel of purple and picture jasper beads and the idea of a design. After much redoing, I tore the thing apart and decided...
Components: Purple Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass, Swarovski crystal, Picture Jasper, Ceramic beads, Kylie Parry Hoot, antiqued brass findings, chain, gunmetal artistic wire, and magatamas. I made all the wire components and the clasp and I also added 5 8mm round Lilac Stones from my stash and a few triangular brass spacers.


Glacier at Sunset

Another one. :) I learned the hard way that the best stones to use are square ended cylinders of no more that about 8 mm across. I intentionally...
Components: Chalcedony, leather cord, 2 holed seed beads, waxed linen, button.


Moss on the Rocks

I was just trying out a few ideas and components.
Components: Prehnite, 2mm leather, 2-holed seed beads, waxed linen, pewter button--all but the prehnite is from LB.


Redo

I decided to recreate the link and clasp in 20 gauge and stick with the same design. I added one more set of double jump rings to the pearl side...
Components: Ditto


The Experiment

Colors I like, but I have no usable focal (so I make one out of polymer clay), and I have no usable clasp for connecting one to two strands (so I...
Components: Pale salmon FW pearls, oddly shaped bricks of sunstone and tourmalinated quartz, Flex Wire in antiqued silver pewter (the only thing from LB but I wasted a TON of it so it is a big factor), 12 gauge aluminum wire, polymer clay. Mostly from my stash.


Denim Taguas

Same general idea as with the greens but now how to attach them and what to add?? This time I used macramé and hemp. There are 2 brown strands in...
Components: Denim blue tagua nuts, blues mix of hemp, brown hemp, crystals, Tierracast charms, Vintaj brass parawire, deconstructed chain, earwires, and lobster clasp. All of it was from LB.


Updated Apple Taguas

More opinions, please. Per Lois' suggestion and because I thought it needed more "spikes", too, I added magatamas on headpins. How's this? Can I...
Components: Apple tagua nuts thick slices, Hemp in 3 colors, picture jasper rounds, Vintaj brass parawire, deconstructed chain, headpins, matte copper magatama seed beads, and lobster clasp. All of it from LB


Apple Taguas

Messing around with no clear direction. Opinions, please. :) I think it has a Pacific island feel and I was going for a natural look with the...
Components: Apple tagua nuts thick slices, Hemp in 3 colors, picture jasper rounds, Vintaj brass parawire, deconstructed chain, headpins, and lobster clasp. All of it from LB


The Long Goodbye

After Laud made her fabulous necklace with this focal and we all saw that they were sold out, I came across one I had hidden in my stash! This...
Components: Earthenwood pendant, Antique Soocho Jade, Green Tourmaline in smooth and rough cut nuggets, Artistic wire, antique silver plated jump rings, Czech glass rondelles, all LB. Oak leaf, acorn, and bird charms, toggle, antique silver plated spacers and beads, flex wire, seed beads, all my stash.


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