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Designs by Charmed4Life aka Marysu

Day of the Dead

Another found by chance! I forgot I had these brass skulls until I found the messy wrapped teardrops in blood red. I knew they had to go together!...
Components: Brass skulls, Czech glass teardrops and flowers, antique brass findings


I guess we have all been out of the mood for much jewelry! One of the things that happens when the workspace is out of order is that pieces get...
Components: Vintaj Arte metal discs, gears in tin, copper and brass, jump rings, brass ear wires, all LB I think.

Patina Anyone?

Three new pairs of patina-ed earrings! I keep playing and learning! (Did you know you can fix mistakes? Adirondack alcohol blender or rubbing...
Components: All LB: Vintaj blanks, assorted patinas, etching and embossing folders, recycled and Czech glass, assorted spacers, head pins and ear wires.

My Stars!

I love the Greek Patina pieces and the recycled glass drops so why not put them together?
Components: Greek Copper Patina stars, recycled glass drops in various blues, lightweight gunmetal chain, gunmetal ear wires all LB as far as I know! (Y'all are such enablers!!)


I wanted a simple, lightweight earring for a young girl and I think this one does it!
Components: All LB, lucite flowers, Czech glass, Toho beads

Fairy Nugget Earrings

I love making my fairy wing pieces even though they are time consuming to draw and embellish. Once they shrink though, the gel pen sparkles and...

More Patina!

Another patina pair and I don't think I can sell these! The Czech glass rectangles are so perfect with these embossed patina-ed squares! I will...
Components: Vintaj brass, Czech glass, Vintaj patina and embossing folder, brass findings

Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Even though there's below zero wind chill outside I am encouraging Spring to show her face! Playing with Vintaj embossing and patina, trying to get...
Components: Vintaj blanks, patina, embossing folder, Czech glass squares, brass findings, all from LB!

Gifts from the Sea

In my family my shell collecting is a bit of a joke. Every trip to the beach I bring home more and have done this for forty years! I cannot resist...
Components: Seashells, African recycled glass, Tierracast charm, Artistic wire in rose gold and antique brass

Sweet Bells

My daughter wanted a pair after I made her some asymmetrical earrings with the bells on only one earring. (I only hear out of one ear so what the...
Components: All LB goodies: Czech glass dragonflies, amethyst, fluorite, recycled glass nuggets, silver-plated findings. Bells from JoAnns.

Dark Side/Light Side Bangle

I am completely in love with making bangles these days! As a quilter I have lots of fabric left over that I cannot bear to throw away, so now it is...
Components: 16 and 24 gauge wire, quilt batting, cotton, silk ribbon, Amazonite, Amber, Picture Jasper, Australian Jasper, Coral, Czech glass beads

The Moon is a Two-Faced Lover

I've been working on a simple bangle idea for a while and I love how this one came together! I'm still playing with the sari silk ribbon as the...
Components: Assorted blue green Czech glass in a variety of sizes, Amazonite, blue green quartz, blue haze agate, jasper roundelle, Antique Soocho Jade, recycled glass, Toho beads, antique brass bead caps, gunmetal bronze Artistic wire, 22 ga, blue sari silk ribbon

Beach Day Memory

Another moon face, this time as a flower center, and lots of recycled glass flats and nuggets strung on waxed linen. I used two different colors...
Components: Recycled glass, lucite flower, Czech glass moon, waxed Irish linen, antique brass toggle, all from LB!

Moon Maid Earrings

This pair was just a happy accident of pieces on my design board lining up with each other! I'm making more in blue and yellow with those moon...
Components: Brass findings, moon face beads, recycled glass all from LB, glass leaves from the stash

Holiday Happiness Earrings

Heading shortly to Etsy are these 3 pairs filled with holiday cheer! I'm still loving spirals and lots of red!
Components: Hand hammered copper and brass wire, coral nuggets, Amazonite cubes, blue green quartz, Cherry Quartz, Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline faceted rounds, recycled glass, copper and brass ear wires, just about all from LB!!

Flower Wristlet

This is why I love my Big Kick! I used it to cut out several flowers from leather scraps I got at my local fabric store (by the pound, you can't...
Components: rivets, e-hook clasp from LB, leather, big smile

Mermaid Trinket

I wanted a piece that mixed up recycled glass with other beads and gemstones and this bracelet fits the bill. The ametrine nuggets play well with...
Components: Recycled glass, Czech glass, ametrine nuggets, Toho beads, Amiet cord, silver plated toggle

Summertime Blues Bracelet

Thank you, Ali! Your necklace design was what I needed to get rolling with all my recycled glass! I had a similar idea but could not figure out...
Components: Recycled glass, 2 lengths of 15" 4 ply waxed linen, Toho beads

Summer Flowers

Another cute pair of flowers for ears! My favorite color is blue, especially toward the aqua side, and I love how the Czech glass beads mix that...
Components: Lucite flowers, Czech and recycled glass beads, antique brass bead caps and ear wires.

Flowery Earrings

I love the lucite flowers! This pair is doubly fun because each earring is made with a pair of them! Combined with beads and antique brass...
Components: Sea foam and burgundy lucite flowers, Czech and recycled glass beads, freshwater pearls, antique brass bead caps and ear wires

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