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Designs by doktordesigns

surrealistic pillow

Does anyone know how to remove alcohol inks from the skin? I am wretchedly stained...but it has been a great adventure!
Components: Wavy ceramic discs, stained with Adirondack inks, freshwater pearls in lime green, magenta and denim blue, gold tone "potato chip" spacers, gold tone clasp and ear wires. Bracelet is strung on C-Flex .015 wire.

gasoline stain

My first experience with Adirondack alcohol inks. I cut an aluminum disk, texturized it with a diamond-pattern stamp, then used 3 different colors...
Components: Aluminum, freshwater pearls, silver tone jump rings, chain and earwires.

downtown lights

Keeping it simple, with a single freshwater pearl and hammered brass disc.

if i had a hammer

If i had a hammer, I'd make a bunch of earrings. :-)
Components: Hammered copper, brass and tin, a precious little glass bead from LB.

england swings

Variation on an earlier theme.
Components: Brass disc, brass pendulum drop, brass chain and freshwater pearls.

street fightin' man

I have discovered I like to make noise in my basement. All that banging, buzzing and hammering feels good. More mixed metals, this time combined...
Components: Gorgeous LB glass beads, hammered brass dagger, domed gold tone disc, brass chain.

heart like a wheel

I have double-pierced ears. I love mixed metal earrings because it means i don't have to switch from my white gold to my yellow gold diamond studs...
Components: Hand-fabricated brass disc, prefabricated silver tone disc, rust fresh water pearls.

total eclipse of the heart

I found this prefabricated bangle bracelet and decided it should be my next jump ring adventure.
Components: Silver tone metal bangle, hand assembled bullseye dangles, lavender fresh water pearls.

strange brew

Conquering my fear of jump rings. I just hope it doesn't fall apart. :-)
Components: Heavy brass chain, assorted brass charms, rusty pink freshwater pearls and lots and lots of jump rings.

china girl

I discovered LB's Lillypilly metal sheets while browsing the other day and picked a few to play with. This is one of my first, very simple efforts...
Components: Lillypilly bamboo textured sheet metal, faceted rose quartz, brass ear headpins, jump rings and ear wires.

walking on sunshine

I have had a Pepe Disc Cutter and dapping block on my bench for a couple of years but had never used it--mostly because I didn't know where to...
Components: Hand-fabricated and textured copper disc, hand fabricated pre-textured gold tone disc, tiny length of loopy chain, fresh water pearls.

wooden ships

Get in touch with your inner hippie princess. Kinda folksy, kinda down-to-earth with multi-cultural cues.
Components: Feldspath, carved new jade, brass, bone.

blinded by the light

I hadn't made a choker in a while and had this fan set on hand from a long time ago. Sadly, the photos I have taken make the whole thing look a...
Components: Dichroic glass fan set, faceted glass briolettes, freshwater pearls, base metal spacers.

sunset strip

Lots of textures and mixed materials anchored by a warm color scheme and metallic elements.
Components: Glass, ceramic, Botswana agate, citrine, faceted onyx, faceted antique Soochow jade, embellished wood and woven copper beads; base metal spacers.

share the moon

The elongated bone beads in this piece were a gift. When I received them, they seemed so folksy and primitive--so _not_ my style I couldn't imagine...
Components: Hollow bone tubes, onyx rounds and base metal stamped discs.

gold dust woman

Burnt, bright and pale shades of gold and tiny patches of blue remind me of sunset. I think I will save it for summer, when my skin goes bronze.
Components: Citrine nuggets, gold vermeil wavy discs, Czech glass faceted rounds.

marrakesh express

I found the faceted prehnite featured in this piece in Hong Kong. It is a surprisingly versatile color--it can go bright or it can go earthy. I've...
Components: Etched and painted glass beads, Picasso jasper, carved jade, faceted prenhite, enameled brass beads and brass spacers.

because the night

More random explorations. one of these days, i will get organized again.
Components: Faceted petrified green opal rounds, green garnet and african opal rondelles, copper.

lost in the supermarket

This is what happens when you have too many beads. :-)
Components: faceted jade and amazonite and smoky quartz rondelles; lampwork glass, mixed metals.

(wilson) pickets

I used to work with biwa pearls all the time. I think I might have overdosed on them! But this mosaic turquoise pendant just seemed to cry out for...
Components: Freshwater biwa pearls, potato pearls, tiny silvery dots, mosaic turquoise pendant

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