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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.


Forever Amber

I really enjoy making and wearing this type of necklace. It's a great way to showcase handmade beads!
Components: Copper chain and lobsterclaw clasp, handmade PC beads, acrylic amber colored beads, filigree metal beads, metal spacers/rings and 20g Artistic bronze wire.


Mood Indigo

This is my second necklace using Sari Silk from LB....I had alot of fun making this one! I used the entire "hank" of silk in this. The metal...
Components: Indigo Sari silk from LB, assorted glass and metal 6/0 seedbeads, Czech glass teardrop beads, assorted crystal, glass and silverplated metal beads, Artistic 20g silverplated wire, handmade PC end cones, and silvertone toggle clasp.


Leaves, Coils, and Berries

Taking all those coils I have made to another level!
Components: 16g bronze wire, 20g bronze Artistic wire, antique gold chain and jumprings, Czech glass leaves, assorted beads and antique gold lobsterclaw clasp.


Feels Like Spring~!

I am still making Egyptian coil bracelets. This turquoise wire just reminds me of spring....and it feels like it outside too, as the snow has...
Components: 24g turquoise Artistic wire from LB. Copper ring and lobsterclaw clasp.


Leaf Links

This is what I did with the leaf spirals from Angela's tutorial...thanks Angela!
Components: 18g bronze wire. All handmade spirals and jumprings.


Copper and Other Treasures

This is the second of my PC choker necklaces I made. I love the colors in this one! It looks more vibrant in real life....the scanner doesn't...
Components: Handmade PC beads, metal spacers and rings, pave beads, acrylic beads, copper chain and handmade copper "S" connectors and closure.


PC Geodes Choker

I have been wanting to make some choker necklaces using the PC beads I made, I finally finished them...here's the first one!
Components: Handmade PC geodes, 16g copper wire, assorted fancy metal spacers, copper chain and handmade copper wire connectors and dangle.


Southwest Sunset

I received my LB order and couldn't wait to get started on a new design....here it is!
Components: From LB: 8mm turquoise recycled glass rondelles, Czech glass 6x9mm Curry rondelles, orange magnesite rondelles, 1.5mm leather cord, and Irish waxed linen cord. From other sources:handmade PC beads, silvertone curved component, assorted orange glass beads, silverplated cord ends. lobsterclaw clasp and antique silvertone connector rings.


Copper&Bronze Coils--Last One For Now!

This is made using both copper and bronze wire. It will be the last one for awhile...need to rest my arthritic hands! LOL I really have enjoyed...
Components: 20g copper wire, 20g bronze Artistic wire, 6/0 seedbeads.


Egyptian Coil II

Here's another take on the Egyptian Coil. This time, I added beads to it. I really like this look. It's alot of work, but well worth the effort...
Components: 16g copper wire, handmade coils, 8/0 turquoise seedbeads from LB, 6/0 orange seedbeads, handmade copper clasp.


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