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Designs by S Amendola

Color Challenge II

This time I started with gold Raku beads and gold filled wire. I did not expect to combine peach and mauve together but the effect is interesting.
Components: Gold Raku Orbs from LB, blue tigers eye beads, peach and mauve pearls, gold filled headwind, clasp, jump rings & beading wire.


Color Challenge I

I love Raku beads but sometimes I find it a challenge to combine them with other beads. I started with the Galactic orbs from LB and played around...
Components: Raku Galactic Orbs and rondelles, glass & crystal beads, dyed pearl, dyed agate and lemon quartz beads. Silver Clasp, head pins, beading wire, crimp beads jump rings


Fall Harvest

I am experimenting with different finishes on sheet copper.This orange color was achieved by gently heating the copper sheet in a flame and then...
Components: 22g sheet copper, 20g copper wire, 18 g copper wire, copper head pins, Assorted Jasper beads, liver of sulfur.


Autumn Berries Bracelet

I was inspired by the beads I had in my bead bag. The large Czech glass beads are from LB.
Components: Assorted pearls, Czech glass beads, stringing wire, gold filled head pins, clasp, jump ring and crimp beads


Happy Daisy

I was inspired by the charoite coin beads which I found at my local bead store and picked out the yellow color with citrine accents.
Components: Charoite citrine, Amethyst beads with silver beads and clasp.


Wedding Sparkles for Mom

I made my mom a necklace to go with her new outfit which she just bought to wear at her friends wedding.
Components: Silver wire, clasp, jump rings, focal link and head pins; assorted crystal beads.


Beachcomb Challenge

My daughter went on a school trip yesterday and came home with a large bag of shells and beach combing finds. She handed me a number of (large)...
Components: Sea glass, shells, copper wire, glue, leather cord, glass beads


Earthy Spice

I wanted to experiment a little with other media like leather and silk. I've never used sari silk before. My kids and husband don't like it (At...
Components: Copper wire, aging solution, sari silk (From LB), sepia freshwater pearls, copper head pins, leather cord.


Eliptical Orbit

Im just starting to experiment with leather and antiquing copper wire. I had a left over shell bead and wrapped it before using liver of sulfur.
Components: Leather strips, copper wire, shell bead.


Come into the Garden, Maud

I love Patricia Healey Copper and it also feels a little like spring this weekend. The snowdrops are out and the daffodil shoots are sprouting.
Components: Patricia Healey copper, unakite beads and handmade copper ear wires


Copper Swirl Earrings

I combined mookaite jasper and carnelian beads to balance the Patricia Healey Copper Swirls suspended from copper ear loops
Components: Copper wire, Patricia Healey Swirl beads, mookaite and carnelian beads, copper head pins.


Ceramic Heart Necklace

I wanted to try to make a necklace using ceramic beads. I fell in love with the Gaea beads from LB. I used links from a brass chain to connect the...
Components: Gaea ceramic heart and beads, brass components, mookaite and amazonite beads.


Red Jasper and Copper

I was inspired by Patricia Healey's beautiful copper clasps and pendants.
Components: Patricia Healey clasp and pendant, Raku rust blue orbs, copper spacer beads, red jasper beads, blue seed beads.


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