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Designs by Kathryn Lobert

Jangles Shows His Colors!

It only takes a glance to see that the whimsical Jangles owl was the inspiration for this whole set. I love that ceramic owl and his great colors...
Components: Yellow ceramic beads, red coral, red magnesite, gold plate accents and toggle clasp, bright yellow aluminum jump rings, Jangles the Owl

In love with NEON!!

It is about how much I love working with color! The inspiration was from all of the wonderful LB neons!
Components: Numerous neon beads in pink/green/yellow/orange/red. (Sorry about the slant lines, but it was the only way I could get the *#%¥ autocorrect to stop changing what I typed), silk ribbons, colorful Art Wire, gold tone metal accents, etc.

Romance and flowers in Spring

This is the bracelet (and a pic of the earrings) which coordinate with the necklace I just uploaded. As always with me, the colors are what make a...
Components: lampwork lentils, daisy spacers, iris chartreuse crystals, Swarovski bicones, violet jade round beads, leaf toggle clasp

Ribbons and Flowers

I love the silk ribbons I get from LB and when I saw that I had these floral lampwork beads, the rest just fell into place. I love the simple and...
Components: lentil lampwork beads, purple jade rings, green faceted crystals, hydrangea with lavender edges silk ribbon, glass pearls, lilac opal Swarovski crystal bicones

Crystals and Light

I have gotten a lot of requests for these sideways cross bracelets and they are fun to make. The reason I am posting this particular bracelet is to...
Components: 2 sizes of iris chartreuse crystals, sideways cross with clear rhinestones, gold plate hook and eye clasp - 7.75 inches - that is all

An Earthy Design

Sometimes, I have several different components and somehow I will start just seeing them in the same piece. The final click in this design was the...
Components: This is really a LimaBeads piece: The pendant is the Gaea Ceramic Catalina Cerulean on Buff, the metals are the African brass and an etched brass chain, the ribbon is a hand-dyed silk sky blue/green blend. The metal pieces are the Vintaj natural brass magnolia petal bead caps, the antique African brass 3 rope tubes which are on the 2nd strand which is comprised of the brass tubes and Czech glass seed beads in mottled shades of wheat. The third strand is a variety of Miyuki glass seed beads in various finishes, shades, and shapes of browns and golds, accented by clear faceted aqua quartz ovals. The final strand is of handmade green African beads with shimmering brown mother of pearl triangles. The clasp is my handmade Vintaj brass hook clasp with one of the quartz beads included on the hook. I am sure that at least 50%, if not more, are all Lima Beads components. THANKS, LB for having such beautiful products. They make jewelry design so easy:)

Seeing things in black & white

I just kept discovering new beads with a black and white motif and one evening they just came together. The real reason I love this piece is...
Components: Combo of glass, lampwork, mother of pearl, onyx, mix of silver plate and .925 silver

Houston, we have a kitchen table!

Ok - for the last couple of years,my kitchen table has been not only my jewelry studio,but my storage center as well.(worked for me - can't cook...

Over the Rainbow

I love color and rainbow color (red,orange, yellow,green, blue, indigo, & violet) most of all, so I just gathered up my freshwater pearls and...
Components: Swarovski crystals, a few Czech glass crystals (when I didn't have the right shade of Swarovski:), and freshwater pearls.

matching bracelet & earrings

These were made to go with the necklace. I think the copper and the veins in the beads work together really well - at least I hope so:)
Components: same as necklace - white "turquoise" (vendor said turquoise, but I am guessing howlite or magnesite) and Bali style copper accents

Copper and white

I have had these white "turquoise" pieces for over a year, but just had not been able to get a design in my "mind's eye." When I did, they went...
Components: white "turquoise" shapes, Bali style antique copper beads, toggle clasp

Softly Sparkle

These are the earrings. Rose quartz, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls,Bali silver daisies and regular silver spacers and rings - I don't often...

Rose quartz necklace #2

This is the other necklace I mentioned. I think it is really hard (at least for me) to capture the beautiful color of the rose quartz. I have tried...

Lily and Rose

I am not sure how "they" pick the "in" stones and colors every year, but I was delighted to see rose quartz as one of this year's. I had had the...

Earrings and Necklace for a Cause:)

These are the earrings and necklace I made with the Beads for Life beads. The necklace is just a long strand which may be wrapped however the...

Beads for Fun and for a Cause

I was so surprised when I opened my Bead Style magazine yesterday and saw some lovely jewelry made with Beads for Life. I made this bracelet in...
Components: Paper beads from Beads for Life

Merry Christmas 2009

I know it is past Christmas, but I was this was such a fun piece to make with the striped turquoise/howlite (vendor listed it as turquoise, but who...

The Many Sides of Picasso Jasper

I love Picasso jasper and all of the varieties. I made both of these sets at the same time to demonstrate how versatile these stones can be. I just...
Components: various shapes, sizes, and designs of Picasso Jasper, bright copper accents, antique copper accents, pendants

Hearts & Coffee

When I got the coffee bean jasper from LB, I could not wait to use it. I loved it with the mookaite, but still couldn't quite get the design. Then...
Components: Coffee Bean Jasper, Mookaite b, eads & pendant, antique copper accents, silver plated tiny accents

Turquoise and Copper

Obviously, these are simple pieces. I just love the look of turquoise & copper.
Components: turquoise, antique copper-round beads are LB's new copper:)

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