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Thimble of time

I choose antique thimbles to make these one of a kind necklaces. Add beads, old keys or anything that looks good.
Components: Antique thimble, antique key, beads, chain, wire

Hanging Spoon Pendant

This piece was made out of an old ornate spoon. I cut the handle off of the spoon, used patina and then sanded it. I love how the silver markings...
Components: Turquoise beads, spoon handle, silver spacer bead, patina.

Turquoise color hinge bracelet

This hinge was painted a turquoise color. I had first put a delicate heart chain attached to two sides of the hinge but was not happy with it. I...
Components: Hinge, patina paint in turquoise, bracelet links

Hinge Beaded Bracelet

This hinge was quite the piece to figure out!!! What to attach to it? Chains? I did some with chains and ribbon also. But I do like the look, :)
Components: Hinge, beads, paint...and lots of imagination!

Czech turquoise have it!

This is a Copper watch face that I have had for awhile...I started making this for a friend and then just kind of went wild with the beads. At...
Components: Copper watch face, czech light brown, turquoise beads. .7mm elastic.

4:00 A.M. Dragonflies

Up at 4:00 a.m. And what am I doing?? Making a necklace / earring set! I saw the dragonflies and decided to make a pair of earrings...after those...
Components: Czech beads in midnight blue, light blue & tan. Vintaj dragonflies and copper ear wires and chain.

Square ladder stitch

Square Turquoise colored beads with golden seed beads all wrapped up to make a Ladder stitch bracelet. Silver button highlights the double wrap.
Components: Gray cording, square turquoise color beads, gold seed beads, golden Nemo thread & silver button.

Retro by Vintaj

Vintaj heart that that has rust and turquoise patina. Golden flower has the letter A attached to it. Czech burnished golden square with copper...
Components: Vintaj heart, patina, flower, letter A, czech bead & copper heart

Mix match of beads

Patricia Healey copper focal point with a mix/match of picassa Czech beads. Vintaj patina flower hanging off. Earrings to match. I have a...
Components: Patricia Healey copper, Vintaj patina piece, Czech rectangle beads and assorted beads.

Ladder Stitch Friendship Bracelet

This bracelet was made to go with my Ladder Stitch Sister Bracelets. I had trouble finding a small friendship charm. I did find this larger charm...
Components: 6 mm multi colored beads. Leather cording, gold thread and a Buffalo Nickel.

Dragonfly Wings

Dragonfly Wings was created for a friend. I used Patina in silver & turquoise to highlight the simmer of the wings. Vintaj blanks build up the...
Components: Vintaj, Patina, copper chain, dragonfly

Red October

Beautiful large red beads are accented with copper. Hanging from this necklace is a beautiful copper butterfly pendant. Matching red and copper...
Components: large red beads, copper spacer beads, copper butterfly pendant, copper chain

Star Button

I bought this button awhile back but all of my leather has been too thick to lace it through. Then I got some thinner more pliable leather and got...
Components: Burgundy button, tan leather cord, 6mm Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads 6mm Round Two Tone Fuchsia/Lemon beads & white thread

Tree of Life Ladder Stitch Bracelet

This super cool button reminded me of the tree of life. I added multi colored beads to make this ladder stitch bracelet.
Components: Tree of Life Button, multi colored beads, brown leather cording, thread.

Woman with colors

This beautiful button needed a home with colorful beads. I thought that the turquoise leather cord adds so much more color. I decided to add lots...
Components: Turquoise leather cord, multi colors of round beads, beautiful button and thread. I also added 2 silver spacer beads on the ends. :)

Frog n beads

This frog spacer bead deserved a home on a green bracelet with lots of colors! Fun piece of jewelry!
Components: Green leather cord, silver frog spacer bead, many colors of beads put all together with thread.

Copper & Red Bracelet

This is a fun bracelet to wear. The red beads are highlighed by the copper bead. 4 black beads add just enough of a color change to highlight the...
Components: Red & black beads, copper bead, elastic

Turquoise Beaded Watch

This beaded watch was made for a customer...I love the 2 hole turquoise spacer beads. The silver swarovski crystals make the watch sparkle. I hope...
Components: watch face, 2 hole turquoise spacer beads, silver swaroski crystals

sister friends bracelets

I had a lady order 4 ladder stitch bracelets but she wanted a sister charm in it. I put these together and I think they turned out pretty neat! I...
Components: Leather cord. Multi colored beads. Silver buttons. Lots of love...

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