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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela


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

The sea calls to me

I've entered this bracelet in the Vintaj "Ocean Surf" design challenge. My inspiration comes from the many sea turtle nests I saw while on...
Components: Various blue hues and shapes of aqua terra/impression jasper, Toho seed beads, white howlite, tiny shells, and Vintaj charms and findings that include a charm which I die cut, polished and embossed by hand.

Cool Waves

I've been longing for the Florida coast again, so I created this bracelet to showcase the beautiful ocean colors that I remember so fondly.
Components: Czech glass jade ammonite, Oasis Czech glass chandelier cut, stormy blue pearls, various Toho seed beads, Vintaj charm, chain and findings and Big Kick made starfish charm embellished with Vintaj patinas, most all from LB.

Fortunate mistake

I wanted to try and bring out the definition of this frosted jade ammonite by using the only thing I had on hand, Vintaj patinas. However, when I...
Components: Frosted jade Czech glass ammonite, Vintaj patinas, clay and black mixed, Vintaj glaze

Tied to the Southwest

I've been traveling for awhile now but I miss my Sonoran desert! As I travel back to Arizona the occasional rain in the desert has a specific smell...
Components: Turquoise howlite focal, aqua dyed rhodonite rondels, antiqued copper beads, from LB: TierraCast button and twist spacer, 1.5mm antiqued brown leather cord and C-Lon cord

Peachy Keen for Mom

My Mom loves purple but this year I decided to switch it up and go for her second favorite color.... peach. I hope I hit the mark. Plus I made a...
Components: Red Aventurine, Freshwater pearl, Cherry Quartz, Pink Opal, Czech glass, Toho seed beads, Swarovski crystal, TierraCast charm and silver plated findings.

White Sand Beach

I'm in a beach bracelet zone! Can you tell I'm just itching for summer? I just wish I had thought of this design before I placed my last LB order...
Components: Imperial Jasper, White Howlite, African Opal, Mother of Pearl, freshwater pearls, shell pearls, faceted Czech glass, coconut, Toho seed beads, tiny shells, pearl heart charm, Vintaj seahorse charm with Vintaj and TierraCast findings and I made the hook clasp myself from 18 gauge Vintaj Parawire.

Back to the Beach!

This one is out of my comfort zone by mixing metals. I'm not sure if it works but my boyfriend favors this over the total Vintaj one. I'm starting...
Components: Hawaiian Rainbow 1/2" silk ribbon, 4mm coral, olive freshwater pearls, various Czech glass beads and seed beads, Vintaj charms and silver plated findings

Stormy Seas

I had to make some beachy bling after getting the beautiful silk ribbons from LB last week.
Components: Sari silk and mint shell pearls from LB, Vintaj findings and charms, Swarovski pearl, assorted Czech glass beads and seed beads

Amethyst Cubed

I just love the look of the wrap bracelet with these 4mm cubes stones. I just got these matte amethyst cubes and couldn't wait to try them out. I...
Components: 4mm amethyst cubes, frosted lilac glass cubes, silver Toho seed beads, distressed brown leather cord and ornate pewter button.

St. Patrick's Day Bracelet

I got this great little shamrock charm from LB last week and couldn't wait to use it. I had to give my bracelet a little touch of the Irish.
Components: MANY various seed beads and Czech glass. Unknown puff coin stones (if anyone knows what they are please help). Silver and Vintaj findings.

Ombre Sunshine Wrap

I've been stumped on how to use these yellow jade squares in a leather wrap. I finally came up with this ombre pattern to showcase their beautiful...
Components: Yellow Jade, Tiger's eye, Toho seed beads, Czech glass. Leather cord and TierraCast flower button from LB.

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