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Designs by Beading Hippie Shawn

Blue Skies

Just a bracelet, earrings to match, and some random stainless wire earrings. Not too exciting, but it' s my first project after taking a month off...
Components: Blue crystal, Czech glass rectangles, some random pearls, blue agate, some pewter beads and bead caps. Strung on Irish linen.

Old Watch Bracelets

My take (well, these watches were what I could find in my town) on beadaholic's famous watch bracelet.
Components: Old non-working ladies watches, split rings, clasps.

Stainless Necklace

This is the stainless steel necklace that goes with the earrings I posted earlier. This necklace was textured with a framing hammer.
Components: 16 gauge stainless steel wire, stainless jumpring, framing hammer, zinc clasp.

Stainless Earrings

I don't think my customers are ready to pay for sterling wirework, so I found some stainless steel to bend.
Please forgive if you've seen things...
Components: Stainless steel 16 gauge wire, Czech glass beads, turquoise beads, some thin copper wire, on nubium wires.

Major Copper

I was making copper links and got car ried away. So I laid them out and was amazed at how good they all looked together. Hope you like too!
Components: Recycled copper wire, hammered. Copper jumprings, hammered. Copper clasp. I used a framing hammer to texturize both the links and the jumprings.

Chalcedony for Summer

I bought this Chalcedony from Lima Beads because I thought it would be perfect with faded jeans. This is how the necklace and earrings turned out.
Components: 1/2 Strand chalcedony from Lima Beads, spacer beads I've had so long I forgot what they were. I'm thinking lace agate. Chain and clasp from my stash.

Tribal Take Two

This is my second 'tribal' piece. I made the pendant smaller than the first, and changed the turquoise..(basically because I can't find the turq...
Components: African trade beads, turquoise, Czech glass, crystal, and copper beads. Strung on blue hemp. Copper pendant and clasp by me.

More copper and czech glass

I wanted to try out Lima's patina copper so I started out with the focal. I had the Czech beads and felt they would look good with the copper....
Components: Patina copper, Czech beads, blue hemp, all from LB. Some copper wire and jump rings from my stash.

copper clasps

These are my first tries at copper clasps. Now...if I could just keep the tape on my pliers .....
Components: Two gauges of copper wire from the scrapyard.

Ready For Summer

I got these wonderful abalone beads from Lima, and couldn't wait to make something with them. Seemed like turquoise was the only thing to go with...
Components: turquoise from my (much too big) stash, abalone focal from Lima Beads, pewter beads and findings.

Recycled silverware

Someone brought me these pieces of ground and drilled silverware ends. I've had them a couple years, and for an unknown reason, I started playing...
Components: Ground smooth and drilled old silverplate silverwear ends. These are the drops I chose to go with them, but others would work.I also used Chain and the toggle part of clasps.

Opalite Speaks

This is some opalite (glass made to mimic opal) that I have had for some time. I really wanted to photograph this in the sun, for the gold really...
Components: Different shapes of opalite, zinc beads, glass blue faceted beads.

For Purple Lover's

Simple design. I thought I'd let the beads have the spotlight.
Components: Cracked agate, Czech beads, waxed Irish linen sting.

Recycled Set

A Necklace and Earring Set. I'm not sure anything inspired me...only having the beads.
Components: SP beads from my stash. All recycled glass beads from Lima Beads.

Bracelets for the Natural Gals

I have been making colorful pieces for the store. I wanted to have something for my 'natural' customers.
Components: Czech beads all from Lima Beads. Copper focal from a scrapyard. Agate focal from my stash. Picture Jasper beads and gold hemp from Lima Beads.

Tribal Neckpiece

I have had these African trade beads for some time, and never quite knew what I wanted to do with them. Then...I started playing with copper, and...
Components: Copper sheet, folded and perforated. Copper beads, African trade beads, turquoise birds, bone beads, and gold hemp.

Copper Wire Revisted

I have been busy with other metals, but tonite I wanted to come up with something sleek and a little different. Tell me what you think...
Components: Copper wire, Jewelers Bronze wire, Sari Silk, copper wires and jumprings


Copper neck and earrings set.
Components: Old copper, copper wire, sari silk, metal file, large copper jump rings, copper ear wires.

Dash of Spring

As you can see, I'm still playing in the Copper. I just wanted to create something Springy...and this is how it turned out.
Components: Colored hemp and Czech beads from Lima Beads. Copper focal cut from old copper found at a scrapyard.

copper pendants-take 3

I keep trying to work on other things....but my heart keeps calling me back to the copper. Here is my 3rd take on copper pendants.
Components: old copper sheet, copper wire, round nose pliers, metal cutter and metal file.

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