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Designs by karen blasdel

Upside down

The focal for this necklace is actually a clasp, but I thought it looked cool as the focal.
Components: Brass clasp, dark olvie czech beads, antique brass chain

butterlies fly free

Butterflies have special meaning to me!
Components: Butterfly focal, swarovski bicones, black chain.

fun memory wire bracelets

Just a couple of fun bracelets for the summer.
Components: assorted blue glass beads, silve plated spacers. Various acrylic purple beads, small memory bracelet wire.

carribean dreaming

It's been a long time since I've added any designs on LB. Life has been some what complicated, thank goodness for beading.
This bracelet reminds...
Components: Turquoise czech swirly beads, silver plated charms, swarovski crystals and seed beads.

Violet Magnolia

I saw a design similar to this one on the Vintaj web site, and thought I'd try my hand at it, using just one bead cap instead of two.
Components: Vintaj brass chain vintaj magmolia leaf bead cap 6mm czech mauve/lilac crystals vintaj brass findings

Viking Knit Fun

I took a class last weekend to learn the viking weave. What fun, so easy when you use a lazee daizee weaving tool.
Components: 26 gauge matte pink artistic wire 20 gauge gold colour artistic wire

Filigree Fun

I really liked the antique brass filigree focal, added some swarovski crystals and voila.
Components: anique brass filigree, swarovski crystals, andtique brass chain and clasp

Black Magic Part 2

Finally finished the necklace to go with the black magic bracelet. I wore it to my hubby's Christmas party.
Components: Black glass beads, gun metal chain and clasp.

Black Magic

This bracelet came from a wire wrapped necklace Im going to try and make, but first I thought I would attemt a bracelet. This is my first attempt...
Components: Gun metal jump rings to make the chain. Assorted black and gunmetal glass beads gun metal clasp


I wanted to make a necklace that I could wear with jeans!!
Components: Sodalite pendant, sodalite rounds, fancy silver spacers.

Meant to Be

I was inspired by the cool pattern on the pendant. I thought I was going to have a difficult time finding stones to go with it. I opened up one of...
Components: some kind of jasper pendant, and beads carnelian rondelles, copper daisy spacer, lsrge fancy copper beads, copper findings

Purple Passion

I love the large slice of purple agate (I think that's what it is). I have been on a purple kick lately, this is the result.
Components: Purple agate slice amethyst glass pearls amethyst saucers granite glass bead smoke rondelles


The inpiration was the color of the amazonite, it is such a calming serene color. Got the chips and the focal while on vacation in northern...
Components: Amazonite focal and chips, silver spacers, fwp.

copper sparkles

I found this bracelet on a web site, and ordered the components to make it, and with the leftovers I made a necklace and earrings. The bracelet is...
Components: Swarovski bicones, pearls, copper round beads, copper spacers, copper chain

Sea Glass

A friend at work was away on vacation on the east coast of Canada, and she brought me back a whole bag of sea glass. This was one of the biggest...
Components: sea glass 20 gauge non tarnish artistic wire

full persian

This is what I learned how to make at my LBS. It is a full persian chain maille pattern. It was a little difficult to get started, but as the...
Components: 1/4" silver jump rings 1/4" copper jump rings large magnetic clasp


I just received my order of 12 gauge copper wire, and I just went to cut a piece off and the first piece came off in the perfect shape of a cuff....
Components: 12 Gauge copper wire, 20 gauge, 24 gauge copper wire turquoise chips

In Flight

The inspriation for this design was the beautiful bird in flight. The pictures don't really do it justice, but it wasn't a weather day for outdoor...
Components: Bird Focal, small green and oranges beads(don't have a clue what they are) SP chain.

Blue Dichroic

I was inspired by this beautiful black and blue Paula Radke dichroic pendant. I got the chance to take a couple of pictures on the deck in the...
Components: Dichroic pendant, capri blus swarovski bicones, black glass bicones

My first cuff

This is inspired by Lorrie's cuff instructions....I see I'm not the first to make one. This is so cool to see all the different patterns, colors...
Components: 14 Gsuge copper wire 24 Gauge copper wire assorted purple glass beads

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