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Designs by Fresh Baked

It may never 'feel' right.

Do you have something in your stash that you're waiting to be 'good' enough to use in a piece? This labradorite has been in mine for a few years....
Components: Labradorite cab, pearls, labradorite faceted beads, sterling clasp


Sparkle Plenty

I made these to give as gifts this year. A set of 12 crystal chandelier pieces are very inexpensive on Amazon. I added silver solder tinning...
Components: 18 gauge silver plated wire, crystals and glass beads.


Nestlings

More makings for two holiday markets this weekend.
Components: chain, copper wire, Czech glass beads, leather cuff


Final Fourth

For the last piece of thrift store belt, I decided to just leave the beautiful burgundy-brown finish and not cover it up with paints and ink. But...
Components: leather, bracelet bar, button


Transformed Trio

Upcycling more used leather belt bracelets...These three are finished and I have another good chunk of the $3 thrift store belt left to play with....
Components: leather, acrylic paint, ink, stone, metal bracelet connectors, Ren Wax to protect the finishes.


Painted leather

More playtime with leather. I was researching how to add paint to leather. Pretty easy. Alcohol inks didn't work for me, but the metal patina...


Leather lessons...

Playing with pre-made leather straps and leather scraps. Learning to use the rolling mill and paper crafting embossing plates to make beautiful...
Components: Leather, Ren Wax, bracelet bars, buttons.


Playing with leather

Now that I knew that those scrapbooking texture folders worked on copper, I was interested in seeing how they worked with leather. I have no...
Components: leather, brass, turquoise, stamps


Who knew? Not me!

Found these paper embossing folders cheap, cheap, at Tuesday Morning this week. I don't have an embossing machine nor do I do paper crafting. But...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver, Chalcedony, turquoise heishi beads, recycled glass from Ghana


Altered States

Each of these pair of earrings has metal components that have been altered by etching, metal paint, or alcohol inks. I used copper, brass, and a...
Components: Metal components, patina paints, alcohol inks, Czech glass, metal wire for ear wires, fresh water pearls.


Because I just had to...

I really do appreciate all the kind comments about the simplicity and elegance of design in this necklace. I agree...but my eyes just kept...
Components: brass and opalite


Lima's brass is the best!

I took advantage of the recent sale that LB had on brass components...Love! I did tweak the butterfly by giving it a polish to expose the brighter...
Components: Brass and opalite


Back to work...

It's been a long time since I posted anything new here. It's been a dry summer, jewelry wise. These leaf components caught my attention the other...
Components: Brass with howlite, Czech glass, horn beads


Earring fun!

Two pair to share tonight...
The first one is a special order for a store that sells my stuff. The client purchased one pair for her daughter and...
Components: sterling silver wire, amethysts, gold chain, Howlite Turquoise, gold faceted glass beads


Umpteenth variation...

Yet another version of the ladder necklace...still love this design. This one uses a fine gold chain, and lots of pretty seed beads. Great use...
Components: gold chain, 22 g. gold wire, seed beads.


Bloomin'

After years of drought, my little piece of Southern California has never looked so green...love seeing so much blooming in our yard. These post...
Components: 22 g. gold wire, Czech glass beads


Red Creek Jasper

I picked up this gorgeous Red Creek Jasper cabochon at a local gem and mineral show a couple of months ago. Finished up the setting in class last...
Components: Red Creek Jasper, sterling silver and fine silver


More Tinies

A dream come true! I'm growing an earring tree! Still playing with studs and exploring different ways to wrap up beads. Some are side drilled,...
Components: gold and silver 20 and 22 g. wire, various beads.


Tiny Treasures

Happy New Year, Fellow Beaders! My current new project is working out how to make tiny earring studs.
Using 22 gauge wire to wrap up odds and...
Components: Czech glass, faceted glass brios, 22 gauge wire, post backs.


All wrapped up...

This bracelet was a sampler of some wire wrapping bead techniques I learned in class the last few weeks. Added some simply wrapped clear glass...
Components: 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire, glass and metal beads


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