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Designs by Fresh Baked

Pictorial Tutorial !

Here's a simple and hopefully understandable tute for those Boho-style seed bead earrings I posted previously. I would add to carefully count and...
Components: brass wire and findings, seed beads, and accent beads.


Beware the Brass

Using lots of colorful seed beads for these fun flirty earrings, but oh why, did I pick brass wire?? It's so stiff and hard to work with, but I do...
Components: seed beads, glass, Howlite Turquoise, brass wire and ear wires


Bits and Pieces Necklace

Digging into my copper odds and ends box today.
Found two pieces, one etched with a free hand doodle and the other textured with a bent paperclip....
Components: Copper and glass


Cute and Easy Button Necklaces

This is my take on an easy button pendant tutorial by Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio blog. She shows how to wire wrap buttons for some darling...
Components: silver plated chain and wire, buttons, faceted glass crystals, bent silver plated spoon handle.


Mixed Metal Etching

An experiment in etching with very inexpensive package of metal blanks. Some were silver colored, some 'copper', some brass. The silver base metal...
Components: Metal blanks, Brass, Copper, turquoise, glass and carnelian beads.


Grad Gifties

Necklaces can make special gifts for lady grads, especially when custom made. The first two are for two who went on a mission trip with me last...
Components: Sterling silver, Copper metal, faux beach glass, fresh water pearl, turquoise


Black, White, and Red All Over

Time for May's We're All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Hop on over when you have some time to see what folks have created when inspired by...
Components: Lava stone, carved bone, sari silk, brass findings


Can you stand one more etched piece?

Still haven't gotten this sickness out of my system. Pairings with Czech glass are a natural in my opinion. Just for a change, I threw in a couple...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, czech glass beads


Necklace Mania

In necklace mode for Mother's Day gifts...hope I'm not too late to get these in the shop today!
Components: sterling silver, semi precious gem stones, faux beach glass, freshwater pearls, Abalone, silk cord


More Etched Copper

Cannot seem to get enough of this etched copper. These unedited photos were taken at sunset on my porch tonight. The patinaed copper is just...
Components: copper sheet metal, amethysts drops, sterling silver, Abalone, glass beads, seed beads, waxed linen cord


More Etching Copper

In love with this etching stuff. I also found out that when the discs are in the etchant solution, it smooths the edges of the die cut discs…so now...
Components: Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, turquoise beads


Easy Asymmetry Trick

This is a little mathematical trick that may be helpful to those of you who would like to achieve more asymmetry in your designs. In this necklace,...
Components: various bone, ceramic, howlite and glass beads


We're All Ears

I'm posting my earrings today too and hope you will consider: going to see the wonderful earrings participants creating using this sweet painting...
Components: Brass head pins, waxed linen cord, wood beads, and seed beads


Dew Drop Earrings

Practicing etching skills with ferric chloride. Stamped some flowers on copper discs with StazOn ink. Etched, pickled, oxidized, polished,...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, opalite


March Earrings Everyday Challenge

Okay, time to play everyone…if you're ready! Earrings Everyday's We're All Ears challenge is posted and it's an adorable Beatrix Potter painting....


Prototype necklace

Fiddling with a necklace. I do like the bright silver with the bits of copper here and there.
Components: Copper metal, charm, and wire, silver base metal chain, turquoise


Metamorphosis

This brooch (fibula) is a response to a class challenge. We had to turn a brass bullet casing into a piece of jewelry. After discarding several...
Components: brass wire, picasso finish Czech beads, quartzite shard


The Difficulty of Small Spaces

Working on my skill with asymmetrical designs in the latest Boot Camp over at Love My Art Jewelry blog site. I'm so much better with necklaces!...
Components: Handmade copper component, seed beads and turquoise feather charm


Earrings Everyday!

If you love earrings, then please head over to the Earrings Everyday blog and check out this month's challenge. The inspiration was a photo of a...
Components: copper wire, handcrafted ear wires, seed beads


Copper Play Date

Three different copper treatments. One embossed and LOS patina. One textured with a texturing hammer, then LOS. The last one, embossed, then hit...
Components: copper sheet metal, brass embossing plates, sterling and copper wire, turquoise, New Jade, Czech glass


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