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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

New take on White Sand Beach

I had a request for a 4 to 5 times wrap with a twist. She wanted to make my "white sand beach" bracelet into a wrap. The first section leather...
Components: African opal nuggets & 6mm rounds, chocolate shell pearls, 2mm antique brown leather cord, Vintaj peanut chain and Parawire, TierraCas brass Bali button all from LB. various pearls, seed beads, coconut, crystals, MOP and howlite from my stash.


Azure and Copper Wrap

Here's my latest peyote leather wrap, but this time I used the traditional clasp of a button through a leather loop for a more rustic look.

This...
Components: Toho Treasure seed beads, 2mm natural brown leather cord & TierraCast copper Bali button all from LB. Myiuki Delica seed beads, Swarovski crystals and blue impression jasper heishi's from my stash.


Leather Wrap with a Peyote Twist

I'm really enjoying making these peyote pieces, but I wanted to do something different to finish them. Since I love leather, I decided to try and...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, peach Swarovski bicones from my stash. Wisteria quartz/picasso faceted rondeles, natural brown leather cord and antique copper wire 20 and 18 gauge for the cord ends and clasp all from LB.


Golden Citrine and Serpentine for Mom

I made this for my Mom for Mother's Day. She likes delicate simple jewelry designs so I didn't want to go over the top but I wanted to make it...
Components: Pistachio freshwater pearls, serpentine rice and gold wire (22, 20, 18g) from LB. Faceted citrine, vintage gold Swarovski pearls and Czech glass swirl coin focal from my stash.


Wild and Free

I was so pleased to find this new GG button, literally minutes before I placed my LB order. It was a new addition that week and so, BONUS! I got...
Components: GG horse button, natural light brown 2mm leather cord from LB. CzechMates 2 hole 6mm square beads and matte metallic bronze 11/0 seed beads from my stash.


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.


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