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Designs by Cotopaxi Chickie Sue

Gimme a Ring Sometime

I'm back in the ring making mode!
Components: 18, 20, 22, and 24 ga wire, teal pearl, dragonsblood jasper, Carnelian, Rhodonite, and ruby in fuschite

Campitos II

A lot of you have heard me say I have difficulty designing asymmetrically - I'm really happy with how this turned out! I think this will go well...
Components: Campitos turquoise, midnight blue pearls, pistachio pearls, copper crystals, copper chain, copper coils (handmade), and chrysoprase

Eye of the Storm

These are my new fav earrings! They took me about an hour to make, but I think it was worth it!
Components: Turquoise Jasper, 18 ga copper wire, 24 ga brown wire


I think this is my favorite cuff so far - I wore it to a Southern Colorado Bead Society event, and one of my fellow beaders wanted me to make one...
Components: Campitos Mine turquoise, pistachio pearls, fire polished Czech copper crystals, midnight blue pearls and brown pearls

Out of Sheer Necessity

It's been awhile since I went to the hairdresser, and I'm also trying to grow out my bangs. I can't stand having my hair hanging in my face! Hard...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline, Snowflake Obsidian, Apple Green Turquoise, Chinese crystals, cranberry seed beads (all, of course, depending on the barette!)


I've been wanting to use this magnesite for some time, but couldn't decide how. Still couldn't tell you what inspired how this piece came together...
Components: Magnesite, red coral, Copper beads and wire, brown leather cord

Moonlight at Dusk

Hypersthene is amazing - a black stone with a shimmery metallic purple/pink glow. I made the focal some time ago, and couldn't decide what to hang...
Components: Hypersthene, Lepidolite, Ametrine, tierracast bead caps, artistic silver wire


I have this lovely stash of agates, and it always pains me to use them - each one is so unique! I thought this one would look great with red...
Components: Agate, Red Aventurine, Mookaite, copper

How to Make an Impression

I'm thinking this will be unique at the show this weekend - sure need something different!
Components: 20 ga vintage brown wire, Impression Jasper

Bohemian Limeian

I have struggled, trying to make these earrings - I tried different gauges of wire, different size coils...but I finally got it! 20 ga wire for...
Components: copper wire, glass rondelle

For Violet's Rough Day

I heard about these fabulous bronze infused turquoise stones from someone here on the LB (so sorry, I can't remember!). They are beautiful. I...
Components: Bronze infused purple turquoise, sterling silver

A Disturbance in the Force

I was going to scrap this piece as well, because I couldn't put a bail on it without it showing through - and I have a heck of a time drilling...

Dragonflies Away

I made this fused glass pendant some time ago - the colors I had fused into the black didn't show up well at all, and I had put it aside to be...
Components: golden button pearls, seed beads, GF lobster clasp, handmade fused pendant

Snowshoe Hair

Believe it or not, Arja inspired me for these earrings - not up to her caliber, but I'll keep trying!
Components: Neon apatite nuggets, copper wire

Annie Get Your Gunmetal

Found these cool gunmetal squiggles at my LBS, and had these marvelous hematite rondelles my 'baby' sis gave me for my birthday last year - I...
Components: Gunmetal squiggles, gunmetal chain, Hematite, silver Czech crystals

Crystal Blue Persuasion

I made this removeable pendant in a wirewrapping class I took last weekend at my LBS - it was easier than I thought! When I got home, I made the...
Components: 20 Ga bronze square wire, 22 ga bronze wire, Chinese crystal teardrops

Wiggle Room

The focal was originally designed to be a toggle clasp - but it was too big. I had this squiggle that was too long for a necklace, and all of a...
Components: Copper faceted Czech crystals, crackled agate, various gauges of copper wire

For Love of Citrine

I found these lovely citrine teardrops at my LBS - they have wonderful quartz inclusions and rich rootbeer tones. I thought white pearls would go...
Components: Citrine, white FWP, brass accents and lobster clasp

First Sign of Spring

Tried this design out of a book - the toughest part is finding a bead to glue onto the 6 twisted wires!
Components: Chrysoprase, 24 ga copper wire

Help - I'm Stuck!

I can't decide whether to put this pendant on black leather cord, dark brown rattail, or copper chain! Also, do you think it looks good as is, or...
Components: Agate pendant, metallic green pearls, copper wire (14 ga and 24 ga)

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