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Designs by Sarajo W

New Earring Monday Brights

I've given myself my own personal challenge of making at least one pair of fun earrings a week for the year (because I was so sad about the end of...
Components: All the beads are from Lima Beads: gilded gold daisy coins in turquoise and avocado, luster blue green bellflowers, wasabi green 5 point bellflowers; Vintaj findings.

Ancient Treasures

This is my entry for Week 9 of Heather Powers' Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge: Ancient History. I was inspired by Roman glass.

You can read...
Components: African recycled glass from Lima Beads; bronzy drops from Scorched Earth on Etsy; Vintaj wire in both pewter and brass; Vintaj brass ear wires; Niobium ear wires.

Building Blocks

This is my entry for the May Art Bead Scene challenge and features polymer clay "Building Block" beads from Tesori Trovati.

You can see the...
Components: Building Block bead set from Tesori Trovati; African glass; Czech glass; Ceramic; Vintaj copper rounds; misc other copper beads; Vintaj brass spacer beads, chain, wire; Brass plated hammered hook clasp.

Jewelry Mojo Week 8

Week 8 in Heather Powers' Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge is all about working with a palette that's out of your comfort zone. The end result was a...
Components: Nunn Design copper plated chain, jump rings, clasp; glass rounds; ceramic discs; waxed Irish linen.

Vision in Pink

Made for week 7 of Heather Powers Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge... using just one color.

Here's a link to my blog post about it:...
Components: Vintaj Queen Anne's Lace pendant, chain, findings; lots of Czech glass (most from Lima)

Home Sweet Home

This is my piece for this month's Inspired by Reading Book Club (and my favorite monthly challenge!!) I used some of my goodies from the Bead...
Components: House bead by Humblebeads; sari silk ribbon; Vintaj chain, charm, and findings; Czech glass from Lima Beads; Swarovski pearls

Dancer in Green

My entry for the April Art Bead Scene Challenge. You can see more over on my blog:...
Components: Ceramic focal by the Classic Bead; mixed gemstone rounds and fluted rounds; Czech glass rondelles (Lima); Vintaj brass chain, jump rings, clasp.

Irish Countryside

I made this for the March Inspired by Reading Book Club. You can read all about it on my blog (and get links to what everyone else made!). Next...
Components: Pendant by local artist Becka Beads; copper plated chain and jump rings from Nunn Design; waxed Irish linen; Vintaj artisan copper leaf charm, melon beads, and wire; dragon's blood jasper; yellow turquoise, Czech glass.

We're All Ears - April

I'm a little late to the party for this month's We're All Ears challenge over on the Earrings Everyday. Can't wait to see what they come up with...
Components: Czech glass flowers and rondelle from L.B.; Vintaj brass daisy charms, ear wires, etched jump rings, & eye pins; Waxed Irish linen.

Mojo Challenge Week 4

I've been participating in Heather Powers Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge over on her Humblebeads blog. This week was all about making your own...
Components: Czech glass in various colors and shapes, recycled glass round (almost all from Lima Beads);Swarovski crystal pearl; Copper plated chain, bead caps, jump rings from Nunn Design; Swarovski crystal bicone; copper altered blank (painted with Vintaj patinas) & brass filigree from Vintaj.

Mojo Challenge Week 3

Need to get your beading mojo back? Check out the 12 week challenge Heather Powers is running over on her Humblebeads blog. This is my end...
Components: Copper wire, lampwork glass from Beadygirl beads, Copper plated headpins from Nunn Design, copper spacers, and niobium earwires from TierraCast.

Rainy Days

This is my creation for the Challenge of Music hop over on Treasures Found.

Here's a link to my blog post if you want to know the background:...
Components: There's lots of gemstone goodness here, most of it from Lima (including some leftovers from the Spring Rain kits); Labradorite, Apatite, Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Pearl, Green Fluorite, Vintaj brass and arte metal findings, and a Jade Scott cloud pendant.

Damsel Flies in Love

These are my entries in the new "We're All Ears" earring challenge that the Earrings Everyday blog is hosting each month. I had some great green...
Components: Czech glass Emerald Seas Groovy Rondelles and Oz turbines from Lima; Vintaj filagree leaf charm, filagree teardrop charm, earwires, and eyepins; misc glass teardrops & daggers from a mix from Glass Garden Beads, textured jump ring.

Pink Posies

This is my entry for the February Art Bead Scene Challenge. I rarely make bracelets... but I'm happy with this one.
Components: Humblebeads Dandelion Link and magenta discs; dyed quartzite rounds; dyed imperial jasper rondelles; Vintaj wire, jumprings, bead caps, and clasp.

Lichen Earrings

Now that the AJE Earring Challenge is over, I've been trying to keep it up on my own. This is a pair I made for this week's reveal. I love the...
Components: Marsha Neal ceramic tablet beads, Red Creek Jasper, Czech glass, Vintaj brass findings.

Teal Branches

I created a similar pair of earrings a while back with lampwork glass beads. I love them but they border on being too heavy so I decided to try...
Components: Teal Branches disc beads by Humblebeads; Vintaj Natural brass 41x8.5mm Tags, Jump rings, and earwires; brass spacer beads, and antique brass finish pewter spacers.

Art Bead Storage

I'm super excited to finally have finished giving this old embroidery floss counter display a little makeover to hold my art bead collection!...
Components: Antique counter display, fuzzy scrapbook paper, double stick tape, and lots of elbow grease!

Caladium Leaves

This is my second design inspired by this month's Art Bead Scene challenge...and the lovely Simple Truths pendant from Erin at Tesori Trovati....
Components: Pendant by Tesori Trovati, seed beeds, brass spacers, Czech glass rounds, TierraCast cones, Vintaj brass lobster claw clasp and jump rings.

Woodland Blooms

Created for the January 2014 Art Bead Scene challenge. Loved the inspiration artwork and got busy right away! I think this is one that I'll end...
Components: The focal is a lovely lampwork bead by Firelily Glass (Etsy); lampwork spacers from The Spacer Bead Shop and Beadygirl Beads, Czech glass, Mookaite, Rainbow Fire Agate, and lucite beads; chain, findings, and Woodland Leaf from Vintaj (most from Lima Beads). Earrings are Vintaj Woodland leaf charms and findings paired with Czech glass flowers

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