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Designs by Janet B

It Made a Difference to This One

When I saw these beautiful little sterling starfish charms it reminded me of this story.
A beach was covered with starfish that had washed ashore,...
Components: Sterling silver starfish charm and chain from LB. Pearl and beach glass from my stash.

Sari Silk Earrings

I love the colours and texture of the sari silk from LB but I don't always find it sturdy enough to use in a necklace or bracelet. For these...
Components: Sari silk, 18g silver plated wire, 24g wire, seed beads, earring hooks.

Turning Over a New Leaf

I bought this graduated faceted amazonite strand from LB last year and it has sat on my workbench since then just waiting for the right pieces to...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline graduated and faceted from LB, sterling disc spacers, sterling box clasp and cone ends and sterling large leaf pendant all from my stash.

The Problem with Purple

I was approached by Pancreatic Cancer Canada to design a bracelet for sale on their website. The requirements were it had to be purple, their...
Components: Leather in varying shades of purple, large hole dyed purple crazy lace agate, Tierra Cast pewter dove and purple crystal all LB. Everything else from my stash.

Dollar Store Earring Display

I needed some inexpensive displays for my earring for a bunch of sales coming up in the next few weeks. I found most of the supplies at the dollar...
Components: Dollar store frames, either stand alone or wall hanging. .5 yards linen look fabric, thin leather lace, mini clothes pins.

Tree of Life

I am still using up the large hole beads I bought a while back from LB. I love to make leather bracelets with them but my biggest challenge is the...
Components: Large hole impression jasper round beads, leather, silver plated spacer beads and tree of life charm.

Rocky Time

I bought these pretty faceted mixed stone beads from Lima Beads a while back during a sale. When I found this watch face in my stash I knew they...
Components: Multi stone faceted round beads, antique copper watch face, handmade copper wire beads.

Sari Experiment

Experiment: try using Sari silk to do kumihimo
Method: 2 strands purple silk, 2 strands turquoise silk and, 4 strands seed bead and glass bead...
Components: Sari silk in purple and turquoise (Lima Beads), seed bead mixand purple glass bead from my stash, s-lon cord in lilac, pewter cones.

Turquoise Bubbles

This bracelet was inspired by this hand made copper chain I picked up in the LB clearance. Again it was a bit bigger than I expected but it was...
Components: Hand made copper chain, turquoise nuggets, 22 gauge silver plated wire.

Copper Valentine

Had a lot of fun playing with this ceramic heart and dyed quartz beads that remind me of Skittles. This design was a lot more whimsical than my...
Components: Ceramic heart, dyed quartz beads, copper chain, handmade copper clasp and sari silk.

Leather impressions

When I saw these large hole Impression Jasper beads I knew I had to have them to add to my leather bracelets. I have been selling out of this style...
Components: Large hole Impression Jasper from Lima Beads, 1.5mm leather cord, assorted silver plated beads from my stash.

Impulse Buys

Fitting title because the recycled glass was an impulse buy after seeing the beautiful necklace Ali made with them and I need some inexpensive...
Components: Recycled glass, seed beads, Indonesian recycled glass beads and stuff from my stash

Sari Dreams

I have loved this turquoise sari silk since I first saw it but it was always sold out. As soon as it was restocked this time I nabbed it. I had a...
Components: Turquoise sari silk, lampwork bead, silver plated chain and other assorted odds and sods from my stash.

Bevy of Dancing Loop Bracelets

We had another miserable, rainy day here yesterday so I dug into my stash and played until I had these.
Components: Assorted glass beads, silver plated rings in 5mm, 6mm, 7 mm and 9mm sizes.

Leather, Silver and a Rainy Day

After a whole week of wet, dark, dreary, rainy weather I needed something to cheer me up. I pulled out the leather cord and sari silk from my...
Components: 1.5mm metallic leather cord, sari silk, rose and clear quartz, fresh water pearls and silver plated findings.

Dancing Loops

My take on the Shaggy Loops Earrings by Weave Got fun to put together.
Components: Seed beads, 5mm and 6mm jump rings.

Relay For Life

I made this set for a silent auction fundraiser for Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Foundation. This beautiful LB crystal mix was the exact...
Components: LB Crystal Sunny Sky Mix and silver wire.

Bohemian Blues

Deb Harding, you inspired me with your fun bracelets to try a new technique. I made the focal by fire enamelling a steel bead with blues and...
Components: Glass enamelled steel bead, ceramic beads, silver plated button, leather cord.

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