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Designs by Asia

By the Sea

My weekend off, the weather here in Alberta in high -30, what a better way of spending this time then beading and hoping for better temperatures.
Components: Agate, Sunstone, Seashore Glass lampwork bead, patinated African brass bead all from Lima. PC shell focal, painted in multiple layers and disstressed handmade copper clasp and headpins.


Garnet flowers

You girls know how uncomfortable and unnatural is for me to use crystals, it actually was my last year resolution to incorporate them more in my...
Components: Garnet beads from LB, Clay River pendant, furnace glass tubes and Swarovski crystals from my stash, handmade copper clasp, connector and rings.


Goplana and Company

Most of my life I have been drawn to a primitive art. this is my interpretation of it with a little icing. I need your honest opinion, should I...
Components: 1) Goplana, Rock Crystal, Fluorite, Aquamarine from Lima. PC beads and bell, Sari silk handmade clasp and hammered ring with the salt and vinegar patina. 2) Yellow Agate, Fire Agate, Brown Agate, Carnelian from LB, PC bell and beads, hand made clasp and other findings. 3)Cape Amethyst, Pink Opal, Chrysoprase LB, Seagreen Agate with druzy fom my stash. Handmade copper findings and PC bells.


Yerevan

Still recalling my family's trips when I was growing up, this time to Armenia.
Components: Ethnic glass beads, Howlite bones from my stash. Round Howlite beads and Vintaj washers are from Lima beads. Handmade copper clasp.


Ready for winter

I was hoarding the GGS hedgehog for a long time, finally decided to use him in a bracelet.
Components: GGS hedgehog and nut, Sea Shore Glass bead, Jasper sticks, Pyrite are from Lima. Wood beads, lucite, Howlite beads, seed beads from my stash. PC mushroom and handmade copper clasp.


Lost key

I loved the pendant from Classic Bead the key looked like the one I found in my grandmas garden many, many years ago.
Components: Rutilated Quartz, Bronzite, Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass, Vintaj key charm, copper plated chain all from Lima. Ceramic pendant and bead from Classic Bead, handmade copper clasp.


Frosted Hydrangea

Again I used Petra's drops and my handmade copper fringe drops.
Components: Chalcedony rondelles, hammered brass rings with torch patina both LB.


Tibilisi

I got the Snowflake Agate from last chance clearance and it was sitting for a while, I had something totally different in mind, then I recalled a...
Components: Snowflake Agate as a focal bead, Green Aventurine, Turquoise, ethnic seed beads and glass, forged copper clasp and charm.


Struggle

You girls know that I always have problem with earrings ideas, so last weekend when I was finally off, I did a few, this is the first batch, what...
Components: 1. Brown circle Agate from LB, Handmade frames from 10 gauge electrical wire, handmade droplets. 2.Teal Impression Jasper and recycled glass from LB., Petra, s drops in mustardy yellow, yellow seed beads with Apollo finish and handmade earwires. 3. Czech glass and bronzite rondelles from LB, Vintaj key + keyhole links and handmade frames and earwires. 4. Tiny Pyrite nuggets, Vintaj washers and waxed linen from LB, Petra's beads and handmade wires.


Red is in

Made a treasury list on Etsy with the same title, so after I got this gorgeous button from Lisa Peters that was just a perfect name for this bracelet.
Components: Pyrite nuggets, Czech glass, seed beads are from Lima, Czech glass nuggets from my stash. Handmade copper clasp LOS to black.


Iron flower

Most of my designs are based in my fresh picks and this one is no exception, but the inspiration was also this gorgeous pendant from Classic Bead.
Components: Teal Impresion Jasper, recycled glass, Czech glass, C-Koop ring and flower all Lima Beads, Venetian lampwork beads, seed beads, pendant from my stash and a handmade copper clasp.


Unfolding

I'm admiring all of you who make earrings by the dozens, I usually struggle with them. made a whole bunch of copper findings now I have to come up...
Components: Handmade copper earwires, handmade copper fused rings, Kazuri beads


Perching

All inspired by Gaea pendant and Wanda's fresh pick.
Components: Gaea pendant from the last chance sale, Unicorne teardrops, Czech glass, leather cord all from LB. Handmade copper clasp and spiral spacers.


Acorn hollow

It is based on my fresh pick, I need opinion, should I loose the seed beads, change to chain or leave it as it is?
Components: Oval embossed copper blank with heat patina that is slightly domed and tumbled, Grace Lampwork acorn, Poppy Jasper, Czech glass, leaf copper chain, hybrid seed beads all from LB. Handmade copper clasp.


Last flower of season

Based on my fresh pick.
Components: Czech glass, seed beads LB. Bo Hulley pendant, Unicorne Beads teardrops, C-koop flower, lucite barrels, Chariorite nugget, Golem Studio stoneware bead all from my stash. Handmade copper rings, connector and clasp.


Under an oak

One of my first necklaces was made with the Humble Beads sparrow pendant, but I was not happy with it, so almost a year later this is a new...
Components: Humble Beads sparrow pendant, Unicorne Beads teardrops, Vintaj oak leaf, matte Red Creek Jasper all from LB. Clay River oak charm, pewter acorn charm from my stash. Handmade copper rings and clasp.


Along the creek , Misty woods, Branches

Using the same idea as in the wolf necklace, double ended headpins as spiral spacers.
Components: "Along the creek": Vesonite, Unicorne beads teardrops, Czech glass, leather cord." Misty woods": Forest Agate, Unicorne Beads teardrops, African recycled glass, leather cord." Branches " : Brioche Agate, Unicorne Beads teardrops, African recycled glass flowers, leather cord Everything from LIMA, but the flower beads. All clasps are copper and handmade as are the headpins and spacers.


When the moon is orange

Last fall I did a fresh pick with those elements, took me another year to make something from it.
Components: Patricia Healey wolf pendant, Czech glass, Agate, freshwater pearls, leather cord, copper plated chain all Lima. I made the copper clasp and the spiral spacers.


Fall in the reeds

Inspired by my fresh pick with the same title and Lynda from FB.
Components: Vintaj pendant, domed and patina-ted, orange agate slab, yellow line agate nuggets, all from LB, rustic agate bead and Javanese lampwork beads from my stash, handmade copper clasp.


Nut hunting

Distlefunk PC squirrel pendant was my inspiration.
Components: Green Kyanite, Sunset Jasper, betel nut, Vintaj acorn bead caps and handmade copper clasp.


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