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Mr NutNut Saves for Winter

My two boys watch a show called Pound Puppies and there is a squirrel on there named Mr. NutNut! For the longest time my 3 year old called his...
Components: polymer clay squirrel, various Czech glass, berry colored hemp, antique brown leather, branch toggle bar(I think it's Nunn design), recycled glass and vintaj acorn bead caps in copper and bronze, 22 gauge wire


Mixed Metallic Autumn

I made some polymer clay leaf beads and was wanting to try to get the colors and feelings of a warm autumn day when the sun is shining and a fall...
Components: handmade polymer clay leaf beads, clasp and leaf buttons, golden sari silk ribbon, various Czech glass beads, jasper beads(I think), copper and brass jumprings, artistic wire, vintaj parawire


Owlistare -2nd Poly Clay Piece

This is my second polymer clay piece. I named him Owlistare! As this is only the second piece I have done, I have learned some valuable...
Components: polymer clay owl, various Czech glass(including some of the new dark neon beads) 7 ply plum waxed linen, 22 guage wire, natural gray leather, button and flower and leaf for embellishments


My First Polymer Clay

I have been wanting to experiment with polymer clay for some time now but was too intimidated...but I had some b-day money to spare and finally...
Components: polymer clay cardinal, Czech glass beads, hemp cord, tierracast bronze jumprings, natural gray leather, various metal leaves, bronze leaf toggle, gun metal bronze wire


Summer Dragonflies

Just thinking about the beautiful colors of all the dragonflies we have this year!
Components: 1.5 mm natural gray leather, turquoise nymo D thread, recycled glass, crystal, Czech glass, bronze focal, dragonfly charm, flower button


Close to my Heart

I had been wanting a mother's necklace for some time but didnt wanna pay $80.00 for one so I decided to make my own! Each initial tag represents...
Components: vintaj heart blank, mod trees embossing folder, chain and clasp from vintaj, red crystal, brass jumprings


Nesting Instinct

I made this for my husband's mother to commemorate her 10th grandchild(our daughter) that was born in March!She has 8 grandchildren and 2 great...
Components: vintaj blank, vintaj parawire, iris brown rice pearls, peacock rice pearls, various czech glass, antique brass filigree box clasp, green apple silk ribbon, heart charm, tierracast bird charm and tierracast oval jumprings


Blue Planet

I was trying something different with the wrap bracelets! I thought the blue lampwork bead kinda looks like a planet...my husband thought it looked...
Components: oiled bronze crystal, czech glass beads, lampwork glass focal, lampwork glass beads, flower bead caps, tierracast flower button, 1.5mm kansa leather, c-lon D teal thread


The Purple Lotus

I thought the lotus flower would make a beautiful bracelet! I knew that I wanted to use the purples, blue and the ochre patinas, however I didn't...
Components: vintaj arte metal oval blank, vintaj patinas, various czech glass, various shell and rice pearls, various jumprings, handmade clasp, headpins


Fly Away and Be Free

I really wanted to do the caged bird from the vintaj dies but I also wanted him to be free! So I put him outside the cage!
Components: 34mm vintaj brass blank, various gemstone beads, various czech glass beads, 22 and 24 gauge bronze wire, pamona bird charm, various jumprings, hand-dyed silk ribbon(can't rememeber the color but it's from LB!), brass button, gilder's paste(foundry bronze, german silver, patina and blue iris), blue shell pearls


The Green Darner

I really love dragonflies! When I got the bigkick I really, really, really wanted to do a dragonfly and this is how he turned out! The pendant is...
Components: 34mm vintaj brass circle blank, various gemstone beads, various czech glass beads, brass chain, brass headpins and 22 and 24 gauge bronze wire


Starry Night

I finally got a bigkick...YAY! They are SOOOOOO much fun! I decided to do the moon and stars and patina them like Van Goh's Starry Night painting!
Components: 25mm vintaj brass blank, vintaj patina, sterling silver ear wires, corresponging czech glass beads, vintaj brass headpins and silver headpins


Orangesicle

I have had the citrine beads for a while and just bought some orange thread...I have been meaning to make a bracelet with it but have just been...
Components: natural orange 2mm leather, 6mm citrine beads, 8mm sunset orange, 4mm hyacinth, and 4m marmalade crystal, copper leaf toggle, orange c-lon D thread


In the Groove of Green

Now that I have taken the plunge into asymmetrical jewelry, the ideas are flowing like crazy!
Components: various czech glass beads, various gemstone beads, copper jump rings in various sizes, copper clasp, beading wire


Fern Grove

I thought I would try my hand at another asymmetric piece and see how it turned out! This is my second one! I am so addicted to asymmetrical...
Components: various gemstone beads, porcelain focal bead, czech glass beads, 22 gauge silver wire, 24 gauge copper, silver and bronze wire, blue button, fern frond charm, tierracast copper ring connector


Hootie Hoo

My father-in-law gets loads of vintage jewelry from estate sells, so sometimes I get some pretty neat stuff! He gave me this owl pendant a few...
Components: Various gemstone beads, various czech glass, beads, owl focal, 24 gauge bronze, copper and silver wire, 4mm antiqued copper jump rings, antiqued copper s-clasp, leaf charm


Asymmetric

I have been fighting asymmetry for a while now, so I decided to take the plunge! This is my first attempt at an asymmetrical piece and I found it...
Components: glass lampwork focal bead, various czech glass, shell pearls, rice pearls, garnet, red glass beads, 22 and 24 gauge silver wire, 24 gauge bronze wire, vintaj leaf toggle


Lil' Blue Flower

“Lord, make me now
As happy as the field.
With flowers enriched...”
― Eileen A. Soper
Components: Czech glass petal beads, blue shell pearls, czech glass in cobalt 4mm, bronze 4mm, sapphire blue 6mm, bronze artistic wire, brass lobster clasp and jump ring


Cloudbusting

I bought the teal colored glass beads the other day and was trying to figure out what to do with them! I woke up from a nap the other day with the...
Components: teal glass beads, vintage natural brass ladder chain, capri blue and oiled bronze faceted 6mm crystal, labradorite coin beads, labradorite 4mm beads, bronze artistic wire, silver artistic wire various jump rings in brass and silver


What to do when you break your thread on a wrap bracelet

So I love making wrap bracelets and the last few times I have broken my seemingly non-breakable nylon thread...much to my astonishment!(Apparently...
Components: nylon thread, needle, glue to dab on knots


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