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Designs by puppychick labratbecky

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.


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.

Gay Paree

I think this is the title of a fresh pick I did awhile ago. Daughter Jana has done some graphic art work for me and I am paying her in jewelry....
Components: hooboy...Nunn frames and pictures of French scenes, resin kit, many types of Czech glass beads, steel Artistic wire, Vintaj natural brass Eiffel tower and dog tag, all LB. Chain, clasp, flex wire, wire guards, findings, and charms all from my stash.

Wrist Corsage

I noticed my collection of flowers had a few good matches to the Peruvian opal glass rectangles and I wanted to make a wrist corsage.
Components: Czech glass flowers, mostly LB, a few strays from elsewhere, rectangles, LB, seed beads, my stash, antiqued copper chain, spacers, clasp, not sure where, copper bee, LB, Vintaj copper parawire, LB

Maybe the Squirrel?

Just fooling around here but I have to show you. I was stringing combos of yellows and grays leftover from all the yellow projects I've been...
Components: Squirrel, seed beads, gray recycled glass rounds, czech glass in 2 sizes, yellow lace agate, all LB. pearls, rondelles, wire, all who knows. :) and you can maybe see the stainless steel wire guards I got from firemountain.

Trial Run

This is one of my attempts at clay pendants with phrases. I am starting large and then trying to miniaturize. What do you guys think?
Components: Sculpey clay, Vintaj patina and gloss, LB, Typeface letters-I used a set made for rubberstamping but I have a set of 3mm metal stamps, same font, from LB to use when I turn pro. Forgot to credit LB with the footprint and heart stamps!!

Summer Heat

My friend, Amber, saw a few of the sunflower colored picks a few of you other chickies did (I know one of them for sure was Deb's). She loved the...
Components: Pretty much the whole shebang came from LB! Glass flowers and leaves, seed beads, (ok, the silver colored spacers were from my LBS), the chains, the ribbon, the focal, the wire, the clasp, the hummingbirds, the sea glass.... and the idea! xoxoxo!!

Golden Posies

One of my friends commissioned a bracelet with very specific requirements. These were some of the leftovers from one of my attempts to please her....
Components: Czech glass flowers (online supplier), leaves (LB), bronze crystals (LB), spacers (LBS) and findings from who knows where. :)

Miles of Pinks

I had already made a 2-wrap of this combo and was curious how far I could stretch the remaining leather and beads. Here's what I came up with. :)...
Components: LB:1.5mm metallic gray leather, 6mm pink opal-almost 2 whole 16 inch strands, pewter button, thread. Stash: Antique pink 6mm bicone Swarovski crystals, satin black diamond 6mm round Swarovski crystal.

More Purple

This completes the set for Granny Nancy. :) I forgot to post this earlier.
She had requested a design like my cherry blossom necklace posted earlier.
Components: Dogtooth Amethyst, crystals, chain, craft wire, all LB. Pearls in 2 shapes, spacers, beadcaps, findings, random places. I added several extra big loops Nancy can use with the toggle bar to adjust the size.

Caught in the Net

I wanted to practice braiding beads and I had the pearls and shell pieces which I though looked good together so I started messing around. Several...
Components: From LB: turquoise 10 lb. hemp, creamy shell nuggets, and some of the charms. From random places: twisted jump rings, tiny silver seed beads, chain, toggle, light bronze stick pearls, and turquoise shell pieces

For Granny :)

Nancy and her love of purple inspired this set. I think it was also karma because I had chosen these beads ahead of time. They went along with me...
Components: Purple and clear crystals, 2 sizes, LB, Irish knot connectors, LB, Dogtooth amethyst, both daggers and rounds, LB, steel artistic wire, LB, silver rondelles, stringing wire, FW pearls, both rice and my favorite the keishis :) (from firemountain) and various findings.

Cherry Blossoms

I was sitting at the last poorly attended craft show trying to at least salvage the day by creating more pieces no one wanted to buy. :) I had...
Components: From LB: every single thing! Czech glass flowers and beads, Vintaj brass leaves, bead caps, chain, wire, jumprings, earwires, blank, patinas, and the embossing form I used on the blank and the Green Girl shibuichi clasp.

Golden glow, subdued

Love these stones. :) I needed a simple design to just let them shine.
Components: Pineapple opal squares, keishi pearls, LB, silver seed beads, chain, findings, earwires, all nickel free.

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