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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

Survivor Bracelet

This bracelet is part of a set I made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. My Mom is a 12 year survivor of breast cancer so this is a very...
Components: Pink opal rondelles and nuggets, cherry quartz tubes and 4mm rounds, Czech glass, seed beads, brass beads, spacers, filigree bead caps, TierraCast rhodium heart and handmade clasp from 18 gauge Vintaj Parawire.


Survivor Earrings

Here are the matching earrings I made for the double wrap bracelet.
Components: Pink Opal rodelles, cherry quartz tubes, filgree discs, brass bead caps and Vintaj ear wires and headpins.


Peach Double Wrap

Here's the peachy version of the double wrap. I made a different sort of clasp for this one. Plus I added a little splash of color with the...
Components: Peach aventurine, Carnelian, red agate, copper beads and spacers and handmade clasp and charms.


Copper Lotus

I really like wrapped bracelets but wanted something elegant or different, more than just a leather wrap. Here's one in a series of double wrap...
Components: Carnelian tubes and cubes, red agate, sun stone, copper beads and spacers, handmade clasp and charm and copper lotus pendant.


Slinky Peach Bellini

This started out to be a barrette, but got too big and evolved into a bracelet instead. This is my first attempt at peyote stitch. I tried this...
Components: 11/0 Toho seed beads in copper, bronzed gold, marbled opaque avocado/pink, opaque lustered light beige, silver lined milky peach from LB, Walmart copper chain, I made the clasp and end connectors from 18 & 20 gauge copper. wire.


CzechMate Fun

I drug out my neglected memory wire the other day to try to make something other than the normal multi wraps and thought what about a single wrap...
Components: Gold and silver memory wire, 2-hole Czech glass beads, Toho and Czech glass seed beads, gold cat charm.


Inspired by Becky - Hot pink arm candy

Becky's bracelet design was so beautiful and unique. Then she made such a great tutorial, I had to give it a try. I really like her earthy colors...
Components: Pink candy jade and silver diamond beads from my stash, Green Girl heart button, pink C-Lon and leather cord from LB.


Misty Pond

I'm finally putting into use the components I made with my Big Kick a while back to go with all the new copper wire clasps and charms I've been...
Components: Copper sheet, copper wire, rhyolite rondelles, blue coral barrels, various Czech glass beads and copper beads.


How to make a spiral leaf charm and clasp

I was asked to share instructions of how I made the spiral leaf charms and hook clasp from my latest bracelet.

I know this is rather lengthy...
Components: 18 and 20 gauge copper wire.


Torch fired.....by wine?

This was another happy accident. While trying out torch painting some copper, Ron had an idea to drop some red wine on the copper before torching,...
Components: Red creek jasper w/ pyrite coins, Fireside Czech glass rondelles, and Vintaj leaf from LB. 26 gauge copper sheet, 18 & 20 gauge copper wire for homemade clasp, jump rings and leaf charm, 22 gauge Parawire and Czech glass leaf all from my stash.


Beach Sunrise

This is the bracelet I made to match the necklace I posted last week. I also reworked the necklace to shorten it and have attached pictures.
Components: Aquamarine, natural shell, peach glass beads, antiqued silver chain and TierraCast toggle clasp and charm.


Simplicity

I ordered a small bit of bolo cord from LB recently to see what I could do with it and decided to make a few simple multi strand leather bracelets....
Components: 1.5mm leather cord and 3mm bolo cord, Vintaj crimp ends, TierraCast twist spacers, vine clasp and leaf charm from LB, Swarovski crystals, and African Jade bead from my stash and silver large hole flower bead and brass heart beads from Walmart.


Pastel Beach Sunrise

I finally found some real goodies at Walmart the other day. Deb would be so proud! In the $1 bin I found a bag of shell beads and a bag with 2...
Components: Doughnut shell pendant, peach glass and shell beads from Walmart, Aquamarine nuggets, charms, chain, wire, and findings from LB, web jasper and the rest from my stash.


Cosmic Violet

A friend of mine just got some hemp from LB and she gave me some to try it out. I was planning to make something soft and earthy with this...
Components: Hemp and Green Girl small star button from LB, various seed beads from my stash.


Key Lime

These pastel green CzechMates were hard to pair with coordinating seed beads given my limited stash. I finally decided on turquoise and green ones...
Components: CzechMates 2-hole beads, Toho seed beads, natural brown leather cord, sand dollar button by Danforth Pewter, and charms of mint pearl and a TierraCast clam.


Blue Coral Necklace

Here is the latest in my Vintaj Big Kick fun. I have embossed the blank which I cut from a sheet of Vintaj metal. I just love the sea life...
Components: Blue coral, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Swarovski and Preciosa crystals, Vintaj findings and components. Handmade clasp made from Parawire.


Blue Coral Earrings

Here are the earrings I made to match the necklace.
I have included pictures of the babies who adopted us. We found their mom at this RV park so...
Components: Freshwater pearls, blue coral beads, Preciosa bicones and Vintaj findings


Czech Mates Craze 3

Here are the final earring prototypes in my beading frenzy.
Components: CzechMates, Toho seed beads, SS, Antique silver plate, copper, gunmetal, Swarovski crystal bicones and hematite heart beads


Czech Mate Craze 2

Here's the next set of the beading frenzy. I could never quite get the messy wire wrap look just right for me, but I think using this 24G wire was...
Components: CzechMates, Vintaj brass, copper, Vintaj Arte Metal, TierraCast gunmetal rings and Toho seed beads


Czech Mate Craze

I had a request from a customer who has ordered a few custom CzechMates leather wraps for matching earrings. I had always thought of making...
Components: Pair #1 was a total pain because I made all the jump ring connectors myself. Oofda! The second pair was also a bear because I used just one piece of wire for the whole dangle.CzechMates, brass, copper, SS and Toho seed beads


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