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Designs by Beadlady3 aka Cindy

Hearts on Fire In Wire

I finally go to the point where I am hand forming the frame into a heart shape, and 'sewing' beads to it with wire! These two turned out good...
Components: Artistic Wire, various Czech crystals, glass pearls.

Mixed Greens

Care for a salad?

There is this designer I admire for her organic style of design (Szarka) with wire and gem stones. When I was making this...
Components: Various gemstones and Czech beads

Winter Day Gray

Somehow the first one (pink & blue) never looks quite as good as the 2nd time I try a new design (gray/blue). To me any way. That's why I featured...
Components: 18 & 22g artistic wire; various gemstones

Coral Focal Wrap

More of my weekend of making pendants/focals. The coral is about 1.5 inches long. I used 18g artistic wire because its big and needed that...

My Weekend Projects

This weekend was spent playing with wire and using beads in my stash in a different way. Got a couple of books at B&N to give me some inspiration...
Components: various Czech crystals, gemstones, Artistic Wire

For the Love of Pink

Making use of some long-forgotten beads! Cherry "quartz" and rose quartz, with a little faceted glass and purple flowers!


Found this large focal stone at a bead show, and knew the green turquoise and picture jasper would be lovely with it! Just had to throw in some...

Desert Sky

Pretty porcelain jasper (I think) pendant mixed with picture jasper tubes and ovals, plus some turquoise howlite and carnelian beads. More fun...

Metal-isous Earrings

One day at work I was kinda bored, so I started sketching earring designs using round metal blanks. Then I came home & made up several of them!
Components: brass & copper blanks; various gemstones

Funky Wire Wrapped Agates

Got a new book to learn from, and this is inspired by a design in the book. ("Spotlight on Wire" by Melissa Cable)
Components: Agate, artistic wire

For Betty

My friend recently lost her mom Betty(natural causes), and passed some of her beaded necklaces on to me. The center stones on this bracelet are...
Components: dancing pearls, gold pearls


Ah, those LB faceted Czech beads!

These both have a Vintaj leaf blank embossed with a gear pattern, and colored with patina.
Components: Vintaj patina, leaf blanks, faceted Czech beads

A Single Blossom

I thought these carnelian beads were very pretty, and just let them stand alone...with a little glass blossom.


Sweet? Tart? Art? :)

Another of my fold-formed hearts. I love this technique (from Kim St. Jean's book).

I hand formed the wire connectors,...

Its a Wrap

Artistic wire wrapped around an antique brass blank painted with patina swirls is the base of this design. A wire-wrapped dagger of green...


Inspired by a fresh pick recently, picked out some beads with soft blue, teal, lime colors. Mostly LB's beads, some from local M's

Big Ball from Asia

A simple color combo of cobalt, off-white, gold, and a little bright green to set off the boldness of Big Ball Bead!
Components: Big Ball, Czech faceted glass, lime green twist, gold filigree beads


Lightly streaked blue lace agate set off with sterling silver give this design some spark. I splurged on a little sterling wire this time to create...
Components: Blue Lace Agate, Lapis, sterling silver


I have had this pink (don't know what stone) cross for years...tried on a couple of occasions to make something with it. The rhodonite (I think)...


This is a mix of unikite rondelles and aventurine drops. I think it was maybe 45 minutes into the craft show on Saturday when this was purchased....
Components: Unikite, Green Aventurine

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