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Designs by Fresh Baked

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Love, love these recycled glass pendants from LB.
And was thrilled when the red ones perfectly matched the seed beads I'm currently using. Have...
Components: recycled glass, turquoise rondelles, silver plated findings and chain


It's been a dry summer...

In more ways that one...Haven't made much jewelry, so I'm feeling hopeful after this morning's two pair of earrings. Something's happening, because...


Nunn Ring Bling

I make tons of wire wrapped rings...and bought these Nunn Design ring blanks awhile ago. Rediscovered them today on my workbench and made these...
Components: Nunn ring blanks (available from Lima), gold wire, and various stones, glass, stick pearls, and abalone.


Beaded Tassel Necklace

Still on this tassel jag...this time with a mix of large and tiny glass beads. Easy stringing project.

I'm suppose to be cleaning up my work...
Components: embroidery floss and glass beads


On the Fringe...

More fun with cheap beads and embroidery floss tassels. I got a bit more serious with the recycled glass beads I treasure from Ghana. Added painted...
Components: leather cord, recycled glass beads from Ghana, wood beads, silver metal beads, plastic? acrylic? beads. embroidery floss


My Resistance is Down...

I've tried to resist the urge to make the popular tassel necklaces...and finally broke down. With lots of help from this great video tutorial and a...
Components: Plastic or acrylic faceted beads, embroidery floss, cotton cording, wooden bead.


Copper Sampler

Wrapping up with some copper today. I had the top cross wrapped earring components for awhile, sitting on my worktable. Wasn't sure what I wanted...
Components: Copper wire, Czech beads, can't remember what the beige stone is...white howlite?? Maybe someone can help out here?


Best Friends

Sound like a familiar story?? Made the decision to go into my space and really clean it up, put things away and where they belong. I just couldn't...
Components: Sterling silver, Lapis Lazuil, Turquoise


Finished up the whole package

Finished up the cross with some good polishing, tumbling and more polishing. Decided to add a clean simple sterling chain. The rest of the tiny PMC...
Components: PMC3


Jump Start

Between a vacation and the jewelry blahs, I haven't done much lately. Opened the door to my studio a few times, looked around, uninspired, and...
Components: PMC3


Fire Power

FYI...hosting a lovely giveaway of two of these Sterno culinary torches. These have great fire power for copper and larger sterling pieces. Details...


Grand Canyon

I'm getting faster at completing these bezel necklaces...this one in four classes. One a month is a snail's pace for sure. Actually got up the guts...
Components: Turquoise and sterling silver


LOS surprises!

I often use Liver of Sulphur to patina copper and sterling silver, but wanted to experiment on some very inexpensive silver base metal filigree...
Components: Base metal silver filigree components, LOS gel


New Focus

Been focusing on bezel work lately. A real challenge for me. Almost gave up on this piece after many soldering misses. But persevered! Finished it...
Components: Ocean Jasper cab, Copper and Sterling Silver, Jasper beads, Leather


Trailing Roses

I've written before about the fun monthly earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday blog. This month's inspiration was the work of an artist who...
Components: Annealed steel wire 24 gauge, glass pearls


Lima Joy

Love, love these recycled glass beads. Such a joy to design with in these long beaded ear wire styles. Hardest part was wrangling the stiff brass...
Components: recycled glass, seed beads, brass wire and findings


It's all about the hearts...

Added 5 soldered and 2 wire worked heart necklaces to the inventory this week. Fun to embellish some of them with sparkle and pearls. Here's a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, and findings. Swarovski crystals, pale pink freshwater pearls, and labradorite.


Are you thinking about Valentine's Day?

For jewelry makers, V Day is really just around the corner. Anything special on your work table? I'm just beginning to make a bunch of these brass...
Components: Brass chain, charms, and findings. Pearls, stones, and crystals


Earrings for the New Year!

I love dangly earrings and these are fabulously long. And these jewel toned cobalt blue beads are just gorgeous when the light hits. Love them!
Components: Glass beads and crystals with brass findings


Is it too late, dear Santa?

Took a class last night at a local gift boutique that sells my jewelry. The owner has recently been offering all sorts of crafty...
Components: glass microscope slides, set up for soldering iron, scrap book paper, jump rings, PC heart button, sari silk ribbon, silver chain


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