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Designs by Fresh Baked

A little sparkle...

Adding a little sparkle to necklaces with these crystal chandelier pieces. I purchased a box of twelve of these on line...each about 1 and 1/2 inch...
Components: crystal chandelier replacement pieces, antiqued silver chain and findings, charms, rose quartz


Sponge Coral

Sorry for all the separate posts today...still working with a beach theme and love the color of these sponge coral coins. Paired very well with...
Components: Sponge coral, Mother of Pearl, silver beads...sterling silver wire and ear wires.


More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads


Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.


Amethyst Shard

Not so funny...went to make this necklace this morning and realized I bought a gemstone shard that was not drilled. With some wire futzing and some...
Components: Brass chain, butterfly, Amethyst point, and glass beads. And man made opalite.


Feeling a little blue...

Actually I'm feeling fine today...just in a blue mood. Dragged out a small fraction of blue beads in my stash to whip up a couple of bracelets. I...
Components: Mixed glass and porcelain beads. One is with stretchy cord and one on beading wire.


Up a Creek...

Red Creek Jasper to be precise. Finished up this necklace for the Adult School class. Another free form bezel to fit this one dollar stone....
Components: Jasper and sterling silver


Today's lesson

Learning to control the solder better. If the design isn't pleasing, you can always remelt the solder and try again. Only ruined one rubber stamp...
Components: Hand cut and finished copper cross from sheet metal. Lead free silver solder. Copper wire. Czech glass


Molten Lava

I've been wanting to try this for such a long time. Using a solder iron (not a torch), I melted silver lead free solder onto clean, fluxed copper...
Components: Copper metal, silver solder, red rubber stamp


Silk Meets Metal

Lima Beads has lots of pretty silk ribbon, including what they call Fairy Silk Ribbons. Great for quick and easy wrap bracelets. Slide on your...
Components: Bracelet bars. I used a rubber mallet to curve these, as they were flat. Silk ribbon, 36-42 inches. Various beads and charms.


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


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