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Designs by Cotopaxi Chickie Sue

Coco Loco

I originally had this beautiful lampwork bead on a peridot VK choker, but it seemed to get a little lost. I like this so much better!
Components: Czech window glass 8mm, copper wire, lampwork bead

How's your Apatite?

I was playing around with a ladder pendant, and this just created itself. I had also finished a viking knit in the same color, and I loved the two...
Components: brown wire, handmade coils, apatite

Barrettes in Many Colors

Since I actually sold a few barrettes in the gallery, I decided I would make a few more...and these 5 just popped right up!
Components: glass diagonal beads, mango pearls, petrified wood, turquoise, Coral, purple fringe beads

Woodland Fairy

This piece has been waiting for me to groan my way through the multi-strands - but it is finally finished! Just in time to enter it in the Southern...
Components: Fused glass pendant (made by me), coin and keishi pearls, Ametrine, sterling findings


I was working on another Viking Knit (yes, I'm hooked!), and while at my LBS I spied these puffed triangle serpentine beads - well, I knew exactly...
Components: 26 ga brown wire, Serpentine, turquoise magnesite, flamed copper stardust beads

Ring Bling

I really have to quit for awhile! A few more rings...
Components: 18, 26, 28 ga wire, kyanite rounds, Hematite, lilac pearls and topaz swarovski bicones

Faux Stained Glass

These are actually fused glass - I'm having fun playing with my new glassline pens!
Components: Fused glass, 20 and 24 ga black wire

Slightly Funky

Believe it or not, this started as earrings - the focal is fused Wasser glass. The pair weren't quite the same I wrapped one, liked...
Components: Turquoise, MOP, wood heishi, 18 ga bronze wire

Just a little Byzzy

I don't know about any other of you that do byzantine, but customers always seem to think you bought the chain! So, I decided to take these copper...
Components: copper and aluminum jump rings, handmade copper clasp

Mini Cuff - with stones

I decided to add stones to this ring - it's a good thing to have 26 ga wire around! I also am posting the second attempt. It's interesting to see...
Components: ring#1: vintage brown wire over gunmetal core (26ga and 18ga), turquoise, Coral, ring #2: 18ga pink wire core, 26 ga magenta, pink opal and erindite swarovski crystals

Leftovers for Dinner

Ever wonder what to do with those scrap pieces of wire? How about making beads with them!
Components: FWP, different wire scraps

For the Love of a Horse

Don't let this one fool you - I had a heck of a time getting this the way I wanted it!
Components: Deerskin lace, ceramic bead, copper beads

Tequila Sunrise

Another viking knit creation, this time with amber Soft Flex wire.
Components: 26 ga wire, brass bead cones, sponge coral, turquoise

Cuff in Miniature

The cuffs were so much fun, I decided to try it as a ring! What's really nice about this is that it is adjustable, without looking like those...
Components: 18 ga and 28 ga wire

Here's to you, Bev Doolittle

I've had this focal for so long I don't even know the name of the stone! But it reminded me of Bev Doolittle's paintings - you know, where you have...
Components: zebra jasper, Tiger Iron, black tourmaline, antique brass bead caps, Vintaj bead caps, handmade coiled beads

Part Deaux - Cuffs

I'm having so much fun with this design! They are lightweight, and really drape well on the wrist!
Components: Soft Flex colored wire, 16 ga copper and silver plated copper, turquoise rounds, Swarovski crystals

Teal We Meet Again

Saw this pattern in a book, and had to make it! Learned how to do basket weave, too!
Components: 16 ga copper, silver coated teal wire

Victorian Lace

I found this pattern in a book awhile ago, and finally decided to give it a go..
Components: Bronze wire (18 ga), glass pearls and matte glass ovals

Be My Valentine

I've had this Swarovski heart for a long time. Happened to pull out my ruby impression jasper, and it just came together!
Components: Ruby Impression Jasper, Swarovski Crystal, silver wire

Not Quite Green and Not Quite Blue

I finally took a double Viking Knit class, and I'm loving the look! This is the first piece I've made incorporating Viking Knit into a stringing...
Components: Peridot 26 ga wire, pewter caps and spacers, blue fluorite

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