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Designs by Fresh Baked

Tribal Dreams

I give all the credit for the design to Lorelei Eurto. She recently posted several of these with the three chunky beads and 4 strands of mixed...
Components: Krobo beads from Ghana, wood beads, horn beads, seed beads, glass beads, button and 4 ply waxed linen cord.


Another Easy Cab Design

Made the cab: Used Diamond Glaze to glue a glass pebble onto a piece of scrapbooking paper. Then, a dab of epoxy to glue the cab to a filigree...
Components: Glass pebble cabochon, brass component, chain, and findings, pearl and czech glass beads.


Encased Cabochon

An amber colored stone cab was gently enfolded in a filigree butterfly's wings. Looks a bit like a scarab to me.
The necklace was finished with...
Components: oval stone cabochon, brass butterflies and findings, horn beads


Silk Meets Metal

Two lengths of gorgeous sari silk were braided onto a 17 inch length of chunky matte silver chain.
Small silver nugget and shell bead accents...
Components: Base metal chain, sari silk, shell beads, silver nugget spacers, silver plated ball head pins.


All Wired Up

Working with wire can be a big challenge, but also fun when it seems to flow off your fingers. These copper flowers were made with 18 gauge wire,...
Components: copper wire, Howlite Turquoise, ceramic beads, Irish waxed linen, and my polymer clay focal


Emerald Isle

These earrings are a nod to my Irish grandfather who spent his working life deep in the copper mines of Butte, Montana. Hand cut copper discs,...
Components: Copper sheet metal, copper wire, alchohol ink, glass brios.


Double Wrapped Link Necklace

This necklace features a copper disc focal closure with bone, glass, and ceramic beads. The 18 g. copper wire was 'double' wrapped to give the...
Components: copper wire, copper sheet metal, Bone, glass, ceramic beads.


Anklet Blog Hop Fun

For a fun and timely blog hop with 30 participants, head on over to
http://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com
and check out all the beautiful...
Components: Braided leather, Howlite Turquoise, Coral, button. Gold metal scalloped chain, daisy spacers, glass beads, jump rings, head pins, lobster clasp.


Blue Velvet Wraps

Made this pair of wire wrapped briolette earrings this morning while making a tutorial for this technique...rustic wire wrapping. If you are...
Components: 22 gauge copper wire, faceted glass briolettes


Happy Dance!

Second bezel set stone project for class. I think I held my breath the whole time I was soldering The sterling silver swirls were made from 14...
Components: Sterling silver and turquoise cabochons


Copper Florals

Used brand new brass texture plates to emboss die cut copper discs. Domed, patinaed, tumbled, and waxed to a shine. Crafted a ear wire with...
Components: copper sheet and wire, ceramic and copper beads


Copper Toggle Bracelet

Hand textured, forged and patinaed toggle clasp made from a scrap piece of copper sheet. Wire wrapped smooth aquamarine nuggets and chain with a...
Components: copper sheet, copper chain, bead, aquamarine nuggets


Hugs and Kisses Earrings

Practicing techniques for hand texturing copper discs. Hugs and Kisses pair was done with the o and x letter stamps. The other pair was the claw...
Components: Copper sheet metal (discs), brass, sterling silver, Czech glass leaves, turquoise heishi


Tin Botanicals Collection

Made from recycled Brighton jewelry gift tins. The discs are one inch in diameter. Domed and sprayed with a lacquer sealer. All findings are brass....
Components: Tin, brass, dyed jade, crystals


Nesting Time

Spring is a time for sweet bird nests. These have small turquoise 'eggs'. One even has a little blue bird watching over her babies.
Components: copper wire and chain, poly clay bird, turquoise rounds and nuggets.


Tin Metal Work

Components cut from thrift store tin canisters. Watch out though...Lots of filing and sanding the sharp edges. Sealed with Permalac spray.
Components: Tin, sterling findings, silver plate findings, jade, Coral, Chalcedony, gun metal


Nothing fancy...just easy

Using up some sterling chain that's not so suitable for other purposes. Each earring used about 5 1/2 inches of chain. Beads were either wired onto...
Components: Fine ball chain, link chain, prehnite, peach coin pearls, sterling balls, charms, dyed jade


Makes Me Happy Bracelet

Used up the last of my stash of favorite Bo Hulley beads in this bracelet. Added some Czech glass and other bits to finish if off. Strung on 4 ply...
Components: ceramic beads, glass beads, metal component, button, waxed Irish linen cord


Challenge Yourself!

Have you tried any of the many jewelry challenges offered out there...magazine, jewelry supply sites, blogs?? If not, I encourage you to give one...
Components: Handmade poly clay focal by me, dyed chunky coral, a few sparkly crystals, a tassel for fun.


S-T-R-E-T-C-H

Love all this discussion about the joys of copper! I had a chance to experiment with copper washers in a rolling mill during a class. Should not...
Components: Copper washers, sterling silver findings, glass beads


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