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Designs by doktordesigns

(you belong among the) wildflowers

I am still feeling a bit bohemian. :-) And yep, that's my mess o' curls.
Components: Fabulous brass chain from Lima beads, brass pendant blank (also from LB), vintage brass diamond blanks, fancy brass clasp.

delta dawn

Dangly and spangly and twirly and girly with a wash of purple dawn hues.
Components: Lima Beads narrow cuff dyed with alcohol inks, freshwater pearls, jump rings galore.

one love update

I tried a thinner wire and used a nylon jaw pliers to pull and straighten it along the way. It is improved, but still not perfect. Guess I need...

one love

I was out shopping the other day and came across a display of very inexpensive pre-fabricated cuff-style bracelets. Since I do not yet have the...
Components: Brass-plated copper cuff, crystal dangles, brass craft wire.

tenth avenue freezeout

I never get bored with simple, graphic designs. Hope you all don't either. :-)
Components: Hand-fabricated brass, copper links, copper bead.

wrap it up

I found some very light gauge copper sheet that is suitable for folding and went at it with my hold puncher. The technique needs a lot of...
Components: Hand-cut and textured brass disc and copper sheet, freshwater pearls, gold tone headpins, chain and ear wires.

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.

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