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Designs by Granny Nancy

Bluebird of Happiness

Jess of SweetBirchDesigns designed a Mountain Bluebird for me. One thing led to another and we had pendants and beads and an adorable bluebird...
Components: The pendant is a tad under 1 1/2" with a copper bail and ~ 26-27 inches of beautifully beaded chain. I incorporated all the colors you can see on the pendant with agates, Swarovski, Czech, along with copper beads, copper bail, and a copper toggle clasp.


Bead Garden

I have not been making many beaded pieces so this was another practice piece. I chose a variety of beads and colors. I had no idea what name I'd...
Components: Many of these beads and findings are from LB. Ceramic, Czech, Swarovski, with a variety of brass findings.


Rose Attempt

I've struggled to finish at least one piece to post and I've "finally" done that. Rose is my fave flower and this is a bracelet I'd wear myself....
Components: -- LB rose ceramic bead bundle -- Czech crystal -- Brass toggle and bead caps (some from LB)


Pink Moss Agate Necklace

The disc beads appear to be moss agate but are also a bit pink. Its meant to be a choker but its too small for me so I'll have to take off the...
Components: 20mm pink moss agate from LB, 14mm czech opaque pink topaz, 10mm czech pink picasso, 8mm czech green picasso LB, 8mm green/pink czech, 6mm green czech, 4mm swarovski olive, antique brass findings with large wavy spacers from LB, toggle and other findings are from my stash.


Classy Owl

As some of you know, orchid is the Pantone Color of the year. This is what inspired my bracelet. Of course most of you know how much I love...
Components: The polymer focal is by Jess Counts (Sweet Birch Designs), most of the Czech crytal is from LB with some from my huge stash, a few Swarovski from my stash, copper wire, caps, and toggle are from other sources, blue/purple polymer beads are from another Etsy artisan.


Bluebird Pendant Necklace

My first attempt at anything other than simple birthstone pieces. I used a pendant designed by Jess. I suggested a bluebird like the ones I used...
Components: The only LB product are some tiny blue agate beads. All the rest are from my many stash from many years of making very classic pieces. I'm not sure where I got the chain.


Why Purple of Course

I started this months ago and it is another symetric piece. I've had the cap amethyst for a long time but the rest even longer and knew it would...
Components: I used cape amethyst from LB but I'm calling it pink amethyst on Etsy. Antique Pink Swarovski, GP spacers, 6mm amethyst from LB, vermeil toggle clasp from my stash. By the way, the pink swarovski don't seem as dominant in person. Its always an unknown how something is going to photograph.


First in a Long Time - Blue Czech

I was determined to start creating real pieces instead of virtually via picks. I have a huge collection of beads. I love the colors but not all...
Components: A variety of aqua/teal/blue mostly in Czech but 2 are Mystic Blue Feldspath gemstones. These are all from LB.


Hot Colors

A fun bracelet for summer with all the wild colors that have been "in.'

NOTE: The green, the red, and carnelian are in line with the Pantone...
Components: Glass 14mm multi-colored discs, 6mm green sharply faceted rondelles, 8mm siam AB faceted rondelles, 8mm faceted carnelian rounds, 2 4mm and 5mm Siam dangles, Several 4mm crystal beads, Antique gold toggle clasps


Red Memories

I've made quite a few memory wire bracelets. I have a ton of red beads to use up so I made this way before Christmas last year. The picture is not...
Components: Swarovski, czech, glass beads with antique gold spacers and bead caps.


Garnet Drape

Since I had a bracelet I thought I'd try with a garnet necklace. The matching earrings with 8mm beads already sold.

Its monochromatic except...
Components: genuine 6mm & 4mm faceted round garnet gemstones, vintage 8mm tablet beads, Czech garnet 6mm faceted AB rounds, czech garnet 4mm faceted AB rounds, czech 6mm faceted rondelles, czech light garnet oval beads, sterling silver bali spacer beads


Czech and Gemstone Garnet

Since I like to make birthstone jewelry, I came upon some garnet gemstones that were a beautiful 8mm round bead and went from there.
Components: 8mm garnet gemstone rounds 4mm czech garnet faceted rounds 6mm sterling silver bali spacers sterling silver toggle clasp


Hootie Passion

I made this some time ago using cuprite semi-precious gemstones and picture jastper along with some Czech and antiqued caps. And I used one of the...
Components: Check out my shop on Etsy for more details.


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