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Designs by Julie Shane

Despite Darcy

I signed up for a Craftsy class featuring wire, chain and leather... with Candie Cooper. I have lots of those components but don't have enough...
Components: Red Creek rounds, heishi and pillows. 26 gauge brass wire. Brass filigree rounds and brass lobster clasp from my stash.


I can never get enough purple! These are Czech glass half-and-half purple and bronze. Of course I only bought 1 strand and of course I wish I had...
Components: Czech purple & bronze squares, tiny brown seedbeads, 3 brass hammered links, lavendar & purple enamel filigree, brass leaf charms, Vintaj knot, parawire.

browns on brass

It started with the little brown "mystery" beads and an idea to wire-wrap the flower agate beads and some other neutrals to make a long funky...
Components: Brown matte 8mm & 12mm "mystery" beads, flower agate beads, horse-eye Czechs, recycled glass in desert gold, amber & brown, and lots of Parawire. The 8mm beads have the patterning of turritella but the coloring of picture jasper. No idea what they are, but I have 3 strands so I must have loved them at a good price. The 12mm have a really interesting giraffe pattern. Clueless again! The fun filigree was a "freebie" bead from somewhere.


I found these adorable tiny butterfly links and knew they would make a great multi-metal chain. They've been sitting around for a while.

Components: Brass butterfly links. Copper butterfly links. Deconstructed silver oval chain. Ceramic Love is Patient pendant (suzieqbeads Etsy) and unglazed heart charms (scorchedearthonetsy).

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.

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