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Designs by Fresh Baked

And all that jazz...

Always admired the beaded serving spoons that I've seen in gift stores. Even bought a beautiful pair of serving/salad spoons, but never gave it a...
Components: Glass beads, silver artisan craft wire, serving spoons


Charming Key Chains

Getting ready for a pop up market tomorrow with these long brass chain necklaces...all decked out with keys and charms.
Components: brass chain, keys, and findings with beads, pearls, stones.


Threads

Another pair of 14k gold filled ear threads. I think I'm becoming addicted and need to find a way to make these findings. I do have some very thin...
Components: Ear threads, fresh water pearls


Ode to Ali...

How do I love thee...let me count the ways...
Your sense of design...
Your awesome generosity with community...
Your unmatched bead selection......
Components: Zola Elements pendant, Czech beads, waxed cord, chain


Another attempt...

Still trying to stretch myself by playing a bit more with one of Pantone's color of year...Rose Quartz. The 32 inch necklace has a variety of...
Components: silk ribbon, Cherry Quartz, glass pearls, Czech glass, oxidized metal findings, waxed linen cord.


Toggle Clasps

These are two bezel tray toggle clasps...could have sworn I got them at LB, but cannot find them now. Stuffed them with white polymer clay, stamped...
Components: metal toggle clasp, polymer clay


Working hard...

So I watched a youtube video on freeform prong setting a stone and naively thought I had the skills. I won't go into the whole sorry tale except to...
Components: Carve lapis lazuli stone, sterling silver wire, Tibetan beads


Pale Pink and Baby Blue ??

What do you think of the new Pantone colors for 2016? Instead of one color, they chose two as the trend for this year...Rose Quartz and Serenity....
Components: Brass findings, faceted glass, rhinestones, fresh water pearls, Amazonite


Happy Holidays, Lima Beaders!

I'm hosting a little giveaway over at my blog. https://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/merry-giftie-to-you/
These earrings in your...
Components: Sterling silver, recycled glass button beads


Copper Sampler

Just loving on the etched copper components I made this weekend.
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver, Czech glass, fresh water pearls


Unusual Pairing

The is a custom order for a friend's birthday. Forgot how much fun it is to etch copper and the lovely results. Hadn't thought I'd like pairing...
Components: Sterling silver, copper sheet metal, recycled glass


Finally...

This dragonfly has sat on my workbench for a really long time. It is one I altered by adding the recycled glass drop over the very spindly tail....
Components: Brass dragonfly, Czech glass leaves, recycled glass drop, brass chain and findings, faceted glass crystals


For those who are interested...

For those of you who are interested in trying this bracelet tutorial...here's another variation. I wanted to use PC button I had made instead of a...
Components: 3 ply waxed linen cord, variety of beads, polymer clay button.


Tiny Bubbles

Rediscovered a great tutorial by Erin Siegel that uses few materials and tons of seed beads...always looking for ways to use them up! Easy,...
Components: 5 yards of waxed linen cord, variety of seed beads, toggle clap No tools needed except a pair of scissors!


Another twist on red and turquoise

Still in love with the red and turquoise color combo...this time it's more burgundy. With large chunky wood beads and a loop closure. Cannot...
Components: Wood beads, ceramic, glass, waxed linen cord


It's beginning to feel like Fall

I'm designing some jewelry thinking specifically how great they would look with gray. I seem to have collected quite a lot of gray shoes and...
Components: Beads, silver daisy spacers and clasp, sari silk, and a handmade leaf button


Pomegranate Fringe

Wire wrapped tiny glass bead links into a hammered link copper chain. Added a fringe of beads on waxed linen cord to complete the look.
Components: 4mm red glass beads. copper wire, various bits and bobs, waxed linen cord.


Altered States

I've done a lot of altering and embellishing base metal, copper, and brass components in my time. Painting, flaming, alcohol inks, guilder's...
Components: Vintaj brass piece, recycled glass drop from Lima Beads. I also lightly sanded the surface to highlight the brass designs.


The dam has burst, and it feels really good.

Apologies for all the posts lately. I hope that it is an encouragement for those of you who feel stuck or in a rut, regarding your creative...
Components: Vintaj dragonfly (LB has this available), brass chain and findings, glass crystals


Half and Half Necklace

This long necklace is half large open chain and half agate nuggets knotted on caramel colored waxed linen cord. And a few pyrite chunks thrown in....
Components: Agates, chain, waxed linen cord, earring findings


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