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Honoring Rich

I was inspired by some recent rosaries I saw on here. My late husband purchased this rosewood and silver Italian crucifix on one of the last trips...
Components: Rosewood and silver Italian crucifix, Irish waxed linen from LB, 6mm Czech faceted rounds from LB, TierraCast silvertone connector from LB, antique copper crimp covers from LB, and metallic size 11/0 seedbeads.


Lush Combo

Chartreuse and cobalt blue are one of my all-time favorite combos. It just spells elegance and class to me.
Components: Czech chartreuse rondelles and 6mm cobalt rounds from LB, 6mm lime green crystal rounds, Irish waxed linen from LB. antique brass jumprings and goldtome toggle clasp.


CzechMates

Czech rounds and rondelles from a recent LB order...still doing wireworking!
Components: 20g silverplated wire, silverplated earwires and Czech 6mm cobalt rounds and chartreuse rondelles.


Pass The Mustard

I fell in love with the new Mustard cork cord and slides at LB, so I just had to order some. Here's the result. Simple, but I love it!
Components: From LB: Mustard cork cord, antique brass and silverplated asst'd. slides, antique brass cord ends. Jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp from HobLob.


All A-Buzz

Another PC brooch.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, 20g goldtone wire and goldtone clasp.


Key To My Heart

Still working with PC and loving it!
Components: Handmade PC key and turquoise heart, goldtone jumprings and chain, assorted Czech beads and 20g Artwire, goldtone clasp, acrylic paints and sealer.


Triple Fiesta~Ole!!

I am totally partial to Czech rondelles. These were on sale at the local bead store, so of course I got 4 colors and just HAD to make this piece!...
Components: Green. turquoise, orange and yellow Czech glass rondelles, handmade spiral spacers in 20g goldtone, silvertone and copper wire, antique gold jumprings and toggle clasp and Irish waxed linen cord from LB.


Spring Forward To Summer

Just a fun piece to wear during the coming season, or all year 'round! It took awhile to do each bead individually with wire, but I like the result.
Components: Czech rondelles from LB, assorted yellow, orange and amber glass and faceted round beads, filigree metal bead, one of my PC beads, 20g gold wire, gold chain, gold jumprings and antique gold lobsterclaw clasp.


3 For 1

It took me quite awhile to get this piece together. Making the PC beads was time consuming, then not being able to find a ready-made glass bead...
Components: Handmade PC beads, handmade glass bead and link chain, large glass pearls, filigree colored metal beads, round metal beads, fancy color metal diamond and round beads, irish waxed linen cord from LB, antique gold chain. jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp. If I forgot any of the components, mea culpa! LOL


Wrapped Bangle-Dangles

I've had these 6 bangles for awhile...and have been thinking and thinking of what I wanted to do with or TO them LOL This is what I came up with.
Components: 20g copper wire, 20g silverplated wire, 24g antique gold wire, 6 silver/copper/gold bangles, gold jumprings, assorted color glass beads and drops.


Friend or Faux?

These are some PC pendants I made. I wanted them to have the look of gemstones. I also made rings in this style, but they wont fit in my scanner!...
Components: Handmade PC pendants, acrylic paint and varnish, antique gold bails ( I was out of copper ones--will change them out later!) and copper.


Go Fish

Some whimsical PC earrings. I love color, and these certainly exhibit that!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, twisted gold earwires and goldtone jumprings.


Metallic PC Brooches

I think these are the last PC brooches for awhile! I have really enjoyed making all of them.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish and goldtone clasps.


Sunflowers

More PC pieces. I just wanted something bight and cheery! The big piece can be a pin or focal for a necklace.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, jumprings and earwire.


Folk Art Brooch III

Last in a series of these colors and design!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, goldtone clasp.


Folk Art Brooch II

This is the second in a series of PC folk art pins I am making. Be prepared, 'cause there's one more coming! LOL
Components: PC, acrylic paint and varnish, jumpring, wire, 8mm crystal bead, and goldtone clasp on back.


Folk Art Bird Brooch

I'm happiest when I have my paintbrush in hand! I've been working on some PC brooches and pins...this is the first one finished.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish...seedbead for his eye, 16g copper wire for his legs and feet and gold clasp on the back.


Time On My Hands Re-worked

I wasn't happy with the cord connecting the watches nor the toggle clasp....soooo, I took it all out and used 24g Artistic wire from LB to wrap and...
Components: Vintage watches from my jewelry stash...24g Artistic wire from LB, antique gold jumprings and antique gold toggle clasp.


Time On My Hands

I was browsing through a jewelry design book I got this morning at a local bookstore clearance, and saw a bracelet similar to this. I have always...
Components: Vintage watches, cord, antique gold large jumprings and goldtone toggle clasp.


Eclectic Blend

I had some of these beads for awhile and always liked them; just never got around to doing anything with them. So today I decided to make some PC...
Components: My handmade PC beads, ceramic beads and a mix of glass pearls, acrylic and metal beads, also Irish waxed linen from LB and antique gold large jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp.


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