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Designs by Julie Shane

Going in Circles

I'm crazy about Ali's design with the Trinket Foundry glass rings. I'm not as colorful as Ali, so I ordered the amethyst and white glass rings. I...
Components: EVERYTHING from LimaBeads! Trinket Foundry amethyst/crystal ring, frosted mini flower ring, and ring connector (this textured silver is so pretty). Metalic iris purple megatama. Czech plumage quartz 6x9 rondelles. Recycled glass in crystal flat freeform and 4mm rounds. Textured circular cable chain (this is awesome chain!) and Artistic wire in 20 and 24 gauge.

Mostly Green

While working on the cross necklace, the green beads snuggled up to this awesome focal bead. I was planning to mix it with purples, but it really...
Components: Purple lace agate focal (zuligems Etsy). Green rondelles, crystals and seedbeads. Silver findings.

Fly me away!

I'm just crazy about this ceramic dragonfly! His wings are matte teal and his body is metalic bronze. He's from the Etsy shop called suzieqbeads....
Components: Ceramic dragonfly. Ceramic ring. Dark green and tan cord. Brass chain. 18 gauge Parawire.

What Shade of Yellow am I?

I ended up with these really large yellow ceramic beads. **Note to self: DO NOT shop for beads at 3:30 AM when the little kitten is awake and...
Components: Large yellow-ish ceramic bead. Lucite flower beads. Some kind of 10mm agate (???) beads. Lots of silver findings.

Fancy Cross

This is a porcelain cross in malachite green from the Etsy shop called CapturedMoments. I like the texture in the clay and the fancy shape.
Components: I used the opaque emerald picasso oval with star (LB), dark green rondelles and soft green crystals for accents. The lily drops (LB) seemed appropriate for a cross.

Infinity Trinity

This is the design I submitted to the Vintaj "Ocean Surf" challenge. Voting starts Monday, 8th. There are 4 of us LBers in the challenge this...
Components: LOTS of Vintaj components. The 67mm creative hoops are perfect for an open bangle. :) LOTS of recycled glass and one piece of authentic 1970s beach glass.

Happy Daze

These are the Happy Daze Unicorne beads that have been crying out for attention. My first FreshPick with all the yellows was so boring, but I liked...
Components: Unicorne Happy Daze set; 9x7 flat oval kynite; 8mm midnight pearls; TierraCast 3mm beaded bead (my go-to tiny spacers!); TierraCast 6petal link (used as spacer); brass findings.

Cloudy Amazonite

Instead of the traditional "graduated" from small to medium to large, I decided to mix these up a little. These are such a soft blue, I hope the...
Components: Cloudy Blk. Amazonite in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm with tiny silver rounds and a few larger filigree.

Jasper hearts

I love jasper! You don't have to do much with it or to it. Just the tiniest pieces can complement it. :)

I created a "companion" bracelet and...
Components: Jasper focal from Etsy, jasper rounds, copper "meadow" heishi spacers (form LB).


Playing around with seed beads. These have a brass edge and a pastel edge. There's a mixture of teal, lavendar, pink, pale green and almost yellow....

Sour Apple Leaf

I found this awesome "sour apple" leaf on Bo Hulley's Etsy. I have had it for quite some time looking for the perfect complements. It's different...
Components: Bo Hulley ceramic leaf bracelet bar, enamel bead, lots of brass findings, Czech rondelles, seedbeads.

Curves and Dangles

Lots of sparkle in this one. I like the simplicity of the curved tube beads and the movement of the dangles.
The last day of school Jen wore this...
Components: Carnelian faceted rounds (from LB) and silver findings. These beads are FABULOUS in person!!!

Carnelian donut

I wanted to keep the design simple so the colors of the carnelian took center-stage.
Components: Carnelian heishi (from LB) and donut (from LB) with silver findings (from my stash).

Carnelian strand

Several weeks ago I posted a design called "Triangles" that I made for a colleague. She has taken a position at U of Tennessee and needs ORANGE in...
Components: Carnelian rounds (from LB) and silver findings.


My "boss" who is really a fellow teacher but is the Director of our Academy has taken a position at Tennessee beginning next fall. So ORANGE is her...
Components: LB's Carnelian triangle cut stones -- LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! Silver heishi and findings.The triangles tend to sit together when displayed for photos. However, they are funky and mobile on the wrist! Cool!!!


I fell in love with this sweet ceramic Dove. I didn't like the plain metal hanger, so I wrapped it and added a few swirls... to match His swirls!...
Components: Ceramic Dove pendant. Glass mushroom button beads. Vintaj Pinapple beads=LB. Vintaj peanut cable chain=LB.

Punched Earrings

I've been trying to find time to play around with punching shapes from metal and tin. I bought some LillyPilly squares from LB and some colorful...
Components: LillyPilly Enchantment Copper (the stripes), Verde Patina Copper (the awesome green), and Mottled Patina Copper (mine had lots of the dark mottling). Titanium druzy! Vintaj Parawire 18ga for earwires and 24ga for attaching the druzy. I think the BACK should be nice too.

WannaBe White

I bought the swirled white/clear crystals at the Arts&Crafts store. I'm always needing simple white pieces. However, when this awesome pendant...
Components: Ocean Jasper pendant, white/clear crystals, small pewter ring spacers, Czech Luster Opaque Green 4mm rounds=LB.

Just Plum Pretty

This is my first submission to the Vintaj Design Challenge. This month's theme is Plum Orchard.

"When I think of an orchard, I envision lots of...
Components: Lots of Vintaj from LB: 1 Princess Cut filigree and 4 Violet Petal filigree, Magnolia Leaf Beadcap in focal, Beaded Flower and Tanglewood charm as the clasp, headpins and jumprings, 18ga and 24ga Parawire. Crystals, bellflowers, LB's twilight pearls, flower beads, and tiny lavendar Czechs.

Lilac and Copper

These ceramic beads are from Bo Hulley's etsy. I would probably have used pewter with lilac except that Bo's toggle had a piece of copper. So glad!...
Components: Lima: TierraCast copper 6petal links, 4flowers heishi, 8mm floral rounds. Charoite 8mm rounds. Stash: faceted glass rounds, tiny bellflowers. Bo Hulley: ceramic beads and toggle.

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