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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

Slinky Peyote(s)

I finally got the correct beads to do this type of beadweaving. It was such a joy to have the pattern turn out perfectly aligned this time, Yea! I...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystals, copper chain and clasp and black chain from my stash. Artistic wire black jump rings and 20g wire for handmade clasp from LB.

How does your garden grow?

All of the wildflowers are starting to bloom here so I'm inspired to make something "Springy". I'm stepping out of my comfort zone again with the...
Components: Vintaj brass Parawire, chain, headpins and charms, lucite flowers, hand dyed silk ribbon and Czech glass from LB. Pink peruvian opal, amazonite, prehnite, cherry quartz, honey jade, peach aventurine from my stash. Ceramic flower pendant from Walmart.

Fire and Water

I absolutely LOVE the Fire Agate square mix from LB! There are 3 stone sizes and each stone has such gorgeous markings. This one had a watery light...
Components: Fire Agate, Aquamarine, Bronzite, Dumortierite, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Vintaj chain and bead caps, TierraCast spacers and Vinaj Parawire for handmade beaded chain. Everything from LB except the blue seed beads and ice blue Czech glass beads.

Goodies from Julie

Julie Shane was so kind to share some of her polymer clay pieces she made. I just love that they look like ceramic and have such pretty designs and...
Components: Handmade polymer clay pieces from Julie Shane, African Jade, Feldspath, web jasper Czech glass, Toho seed beads, 20 & 22 gauge wire (copper, Vintaj, SP).

Snow White

This was a request for all white stones in the style of my other wrap bracelets. I wasn't sure how that would look but I think it turned out pretty...
Components: Rainbow moonstone bricks and rounds, opal quartz, snow quartz faceted and smooth, Rock Crystal, silver plated beads and silver filled wire for the clasp and jump rings.

Where there's smoke there's fire

I've been on a stretch bracelet craze lately. Here is just a sampling of the many I've made.
Components: 1)garnet, smoky quartz, bronzite, Czech glass, brass 2)turquoise howlite, freshwater pearl, Czech glass, wing charm 3)Swarovski crystals, pearls, cherry quartz, TierraCast gold heart 4)aqua picasso rondelles, MOP beige and aqua, gold plated spacers and charm. Almost all of the components are from LB!

Cosmic Wrap

I saw a similar pendant the other day and I just loved the look so of course I had to give it a try! My first attempt was with gold craft wire...
Components: 20 gauge Artistic wire and titanium pyrite nugget from LB, gold craft wire and lampwork bead from my stash

Wrapped Rhyolite

I just love the rhyolite square and rectangle beads I got from LB. They have such gorgeous markings. This is mine that I wear all the time....
Components: Rhyolite, 2mm leather cord and Artistic Wire 18 & 20 gauge all from LB

Hearts Afire

I wanted to make some wire heart links to use for some Valentine's themed pieces. This one took me a lot of work and left my fingers sore, but now...
Components: Glass beads, gold plated wire 22 and 20 gauge for the jump rings, heart links and clasp.

Seafoam, Sand and Flora

Please give me any name suggestions because I know mine is lame. ;)

I've had these seafoam beads forever, but couldn't decide on how to use them...
Components: Soapstone and strech cord from my stash. Fire polished seafoam and honey picasso Czech glass rondelles, Czech glass leaf and flowers, Picture Jasper, TierraCast spacers and leaf charm all from LB.

Luminous Lilac

I found this Pandora style bead as a bundle at Walmart the other day. I loved the shimmer and the bright lilac color. I got them for the large hole...
Components: Jasper rondelles, Czech glass, suede lace from my stash. Toho seed beads, Czech glass flower, pewter lily and leaf charms TierraCast large hole beads, silver plated chain and 18g & 22g silver plated wire for my hook clasp all from LB.

Pearly Girl

Here a few more leather bracelets I've been experimenting with this week. I didn't order enough of the larger TierraCast barrels for crimping the...
Components: Large hole pearls, TierraCast beads and barrels, 2mm and 1.5mm leather cord, bronzite cubes from LB.

Celestial Dreams Gone

So sad that comet ISON didn't make it to it's expected glory. Here is a celestial bracelet to commemorate the comet that wasn't.
Components: Midnight blue impression japser, natural blue 2mm leather cord, TierraCast beads, clasp and moon and star charms all from LB

Zig Zag Copper Creek

This is my version of Ali's awesome "Zig Zag" bracelet that she posted last February. I had to add some of the large hole red creek jasper and my...
Components: Red creek jasper, TierraCast copper, 2mm natural brown leather cord all from LB. Thanks LB you rock!

Jet Turquoise

I thought of combining turquoise with black and silver for a different look than the usual pairings with copper, browns, coral or orange. I...
Components: Turquoise howlite focal, rondelles, heishis, onyx rounds, rondelles, Swarovski pearls, antique silver spacers from my stash. Czech glass from LB.

Baby Doll

I've been trying some other variations of my last design with the strung beads with suede lace and button clasp.
Components: Pink zebra jasper, glass pearls (except the focal pearl, I don't know because I got that in a trade with a fellow LBer), various antique silver spacers and button, suede lace and gray freshwater pearl.


I loved these yellow turquoise twist beads when I got them 2 years ago but I could never figure out what to do with them. Then I got these luscious...
Components: Yellow Turquoise, Lemon Quartz, Onyx, black suede lace from my stash. Brass spacers, casbah bead and bali button from LB

Red Creek and Copper

I just love how the red creek jasper looks with copper, sort of rustic. To keep with that, I used brown cord and leather to tie it all together.
Components: Red Creek Jasper 6mm rounds, various copper beads and spacers, 2mm natural brown leather cord and C-Lon cord mostly all from LB and copper filigree button from my stash

Interchangable Necklace

I finally broke down and bought the bronze Green Girl howling wolf pendant I have drooling over for sooo long. I knew I would want to wear it a lot...
Components: Both include GG bronze wolf pendant, Vintaj chain and Parawire, chocolate shell pearls. 1)Antique Jasper and Castle Dome turquoise nuggents. 2)Czech glass Fireside rondelles and Rustic Sunfire rectangles and iris brown freshwater pearls. All components were from LB except for the Castle Dome turquoise nuggets which were from a fellow LB friend.

Many more colored leaves...

Here are some more color combos of the gold wire leaf bracelet I listed few days ago. I have many more ideas from you all and myself that I need to...
Components: 1)Blue capri Swarovski bicones and silver plated wire 2)Turquoise howlite, peach glass rondelles and antiqued copper wire 3)Sapphire 6/0 seed beads and antique silver colored wire 4)Green Austrailian jasper (sorry Becky, I don't have malachite this was the closest I had) and silver plated wire 5)Green faceted quartz and Vintaj Parawire

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