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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

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.


Lemonyx

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


Gold Leaf

I was just messing around with some craft wire today, practicing my wirework and decided to make a little beaded bracelet with some of the links I...
Components: 20g gold colored craft wire and 6/0 Czech glass bronze seed beads


Southwest Sunset

I'm sure you all recognize the major components in this from the big box stores. I've had them forever but never done anything with them 'til now....
Components: 3-hole connectors, copper tubes & mookaite from my stash, handmade clasp, coiled crimp covers and charm.


Turning Leaves

I'm not usually into making necklaces, maybe because I don't wear them very often. But after doing all the wire wrapping on these earrings, it got...
Components: Czech glass luster pistachio leaf drops & puff coins, wine country & marshmallow toffee fire polished rondelles, Toho seed beads, Vintaj Parawire, ear wires and textured jumpring all from LB. Brass chain from my stash. Handmade clasp, infinity link and coils.


Oreo Skully

This was just me messing around trying to replicate a knot I saw. After much fiddling, I finally figured it out. :)
The rest of the knots in the...
Components: Faceted banded smoky agate, 1.5mm black leather cord from LB. Black magnesite skull and silver toned metal button.


Inspired by Becky's "Split Skull Soup"

Becky's fresh pick "Split Skull Soup" inspired this bracelet. I love her color combo and I emulated that and the pieces best I could with what I...
Components: Pyrite skull bead, faceted pyrite, green quartz, peridot Czech glass rondells all from LB. Black and smokey seed beads from Walmart. Handmade chain and clasp.


Night of the Zombie

I love "The Walking Dead" series! Season 4 premiers tonight and in honor of that I have made this zombie bracelet with the new TierraCast charms I...
Components: Mystic Blue Feldspath, Czech glass dark garden table cut rice and jet picasso rounds, TierraCast gunmetal toggle and zombie, Vintaj leaf all from LB. Amozonite rondelles, Peruvian opal rounds, Gunmetal chain Miyuki triange seed beads and mint AB Czech glass from my stash.


Apparition

I just love labradorite with it's misty gray hues but then gives off an occasional flash of electric blue. It's like when you think you've seen a...
Components: Labradorite faceted ovals and heishis, pyrite, Czech glass, seed beads, TierraCast ghost charm and handmade clasp.


Drops of Crimson

I was inspired by Tinkerhawk's fresh pick "Vampires" yesterday. Even though I didn't have any of the components I used the same color palette to...
Components: Red Pepper Toho seed beads from LB, Swarovski teardrop and bicones from my stash, red glass rondells from Bealls, all the rest...chain, beads and bat from Walmart.


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