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Designs by Eeka Mouse

Batswana Bracelet

I've always had a soft spot for the Green Girl Bat bead. I've made something for myself with it. It took a while to decide what to put with it......
Components: Batswana: GG bat bead (LB), Botswana Agate Tubes (LB), mauve Swarovski pearls, s/p toggle. Botswana Rose: Botswana Agate Tubes (LB), Faceted Rose Quartz, Sterling dotted spacers, s/p toggle.

Chinese Writing Coins

I kept looking for faceted Lemon Chrysoprase rondelles to make this necklace, but didn't find any. Then I spied these citrusy opalescent glass ones...
Components: Chinese Writing Stone Coins, faceted glass rondelles, matte black glass beads, sterling silver

Sunny Day Earrings

On a recent rare sunny day, I got out my bright yellow coin pearls and yellow/white millifiore beads and started making earrings... and came up...
Components: Coin Pearls (yellow and green), millifiore glass beads, African Turquoise rondelles, turquoise-toned glass flower & faceted round beads, button pearls, sterling dotted spacers & rounds, yellow faceted rondelle, glass tubes & rondelles, wire, headpins, earwires, beadcaps.

Extra Tidbits

When I selected cream, brown and pale green beads out of my stash in preparation for another project, I took out twice as many as I needed! These...
Components: Antique Soocho Jade, dark bronze glass rondelle, 'new jade', carved bone round, Tourmilated Quartz Freeform, Ocean Jasper Cube, 'Olive Jade' rondelle, Bronzite, Ivory glass rondelle, copper wire, chain, beadcaps, rounds & spacers, sterling silver spacers and rounds.

Curiosity, Curiosity

I've had this lovely lampwork piece for over 2 years... The pattern reminds me of honeycomb, complete with the cells that contain the larval bees....
Components: Lampwork Focal (TwoSisters) in tones of mustard, honey, ivory and grey, Vintaj Bird, Brown FWP, Calcite faceted rondelles, ivory glass faceted rondelles, Hematite, seedbead mix, Cu wire for headpin and hook & eye clasp.

Xmas Green Imp

I was lurking in the BGBM when some Green Impression Jasper Rice appeared. Hey! Those would look perfect with my bright green fleecy jacket I'm...
Components: Green Impression Jasper, River Stone, Peridot-green xtals, dark bronze fire-polished beads, copper.

Smoky Rose Tribute: Rain Forest

I was browsing through Smoky Rose's many, exceptional Fresh Picks today, and was inspired to make a necklace from her beautiful Fresh Pick 'Rain...
Components: Russian Serpentine, pale green fresh water pearls, Smokey Quartz (of course), sterling silver.

Dragon's Blood & Crystal

While out shopping with a friend a couple of weeks ago, I saw a necklace in a jewlry store made of Bloodstone coins and 2 colors of green...
Components: Dragon's Blood Jasper, Khaki Swarovski xtals, deep red fire-polished beads, sterling silver.

Amber Gris

I loved the combination of opaque grey and clearer amber areas in this stone. Coming up with earrings to coordinate took a bit of creativity.
Components: Necklace: agate pendant, little agate rounds (from strand of plume agate from LB) and antique copper with seedbeads. Earrings: yellow opal rondelles (from LB) with dk grey crystal pearls and antique Cu.

African Turquoise 'Tubesey'

I was planning on doing some new variations on a linear necklace design I've been working with for years now: stone tube beads with rice fwps and a...
Components: African Turquoise 13x4 square tubes, white rice fwps, bright avocado fwps, sterling silver dotted spacers, silverplated magnetic clasp.

Owls, Roses, and Amethyst

I used some of the Gift Certificate from the contest to buy components to make myself a necklace & earrings based on the story & Fresh Pick,...
Components: Amethyst nuggets, GG Owl, Owl Charms, Plated Rose beads, Rose Skull (all from LB), plus Amethyst faceted rondelles, sterling dotted spacers, sterling hook, sterling chain, fancy sterling headpin.

Opinions, Please

I bought a strand of (dyed) 'Sky Blue & Chocolate' agate. I found that I had seed beads that went well w/ the color blue, and some choc fwps... but...
Components: dyed agate, fwp, sterling silver, pale blue and 'silver lined silver' seedbeads. Picture #2 is the 'backside' of the pendant.

Diamonds &Rust: Winter Lakeshore Lampwork Pendant

I buy things for myself - and then never get around to making them. I bought this great lampwork oval bead 6 years ago, and it's been waiting...
Components: Lampwork glass bead, tiny copper keshi pearls, silver 'cornflake' keshi pearls, silver rice fwp, black glass rounds, sterling silver beadcaps and toggle clasp

One is Silver & the Other is... Copper

There was a song we used to sing:
'Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold.'
It seems appropriate for this...
Components: silver, gold, and copper mixed color freshwater pearls, 15/0s, silver and copper mixed metal toggle clasp.

Sharon's Scarabs

My friend Sharon & I spent a lovely afternoon together recently. First, we worked in her friend's vegetable garden, weeding and harvesting part of...
Components: 1. Green/White/Brown Glass Squares, Peridot Green Crystal Rondelles, Vintage Brass Scarab, Niobium wire & earwires. 2. Assorted Glass Beads, Montana Blue Crystal Saucer, s/p headpins & surgical steel earwires. 3. 'Creamsickle Quartz' (dyed) w/lacy beadcaps I squeezed into taco shape, Niobium wire & earwires; inlaid wood marquise shaped beads, Cu/Pewter spacers, 4mm rd black glass beads; Frosted glass coins w/ brush-strokes of color, sterling spacers.

A Coffee Goddess

This is an early piece from my past... I was working as a Barrista, and dressed as the 'Coffee Goddess' for Halloween. I created the necklace 1st,...
Components: Coffee Bean Ceramic beads, Crysal AB beads, 'silver' firepolished beads, wire, accuflex, etc.

my birthday gift for myself

I treated myself to a beautiful pendant from our Diva Chick for my birthday in May. It took awhile to decide on the perfect compliment for it; I...
Components: necklace: polymer clay pendant, faceted tourmaline, fwp, 15/0 seedbeads, sterling silver. earrings: green tourmaline swarovski crystals, button fwp, sterling spacers

Bees & Carnelian

First I made the earrings (finding a use for a few of the tiny 2mm deep red carnelian rounds I bought several years ago); they inspired me to make...
Components: Gold-toned pewter bees, Carnelian, Red Agate pebbles, seed beads.

Blue Hearts Earrings

Sunny Chick kindly sent me a bag of loot (Gee, I hope I'm not implicated in some beading-prison scam! Oh well, she's worth taking the fall for...)...
Components: turquoise-blue dyed magnesite heart beads, swarovski crystal bicones, copper or sterling silver bead caps.

Leftovers Transformed

This is what I did with some odds and ends that I'd accumulated. I like making these, but it takes a really long time...
Components: #1: FWPs, Amethyst, Hematite, firepolished beads, seedbeads, sterling silver. #2: FWPs, Peridot, Ocean Jasper, another jasper, glass bicones, firepolished beads, seedbeads, sterling silver

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