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Designs by Julie Shane

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.


I only bought a 1/2 string of these gorgeous amethyst slices. Silly me!!!
They are very fragile! I HAD one wide piece to use as the focal of the...
Components: Amethyst slices! Charoite rounds. Wire and chain.

Swirled Pearls

More wire-wrapping. I still love the swirls, but I've made enough lately.
Another contribution to the Wheels for Dix etsy.
Components: 18mm pearls: grey, cream, lavendar. 20gauge silver-over-copper artistic wire. Textured chain.

Swirls and Bellflowers

This is the DarkPurple ceramic bead that I wrapped and then had no idea what to do with it.
I am donating these pieces to Wheels for...
Components: DarkPurple ceramic bead. Purple-Iris Czech bellflower. Tiny Brown-Iris Czech bellflower. Czech 3mm green&pink rounds. 20gauge and 22gauge non-tarnish silver artistic wire.

Keep It Simple

Grey is MY favorite color this year! I wanted a Keep It Simple set to wear with jeans and a white tee. Or grey slacks and a white blouse.
Components: Labradorite rondelles. Labradorite rectangles. GreenGirl dragonfly pendant=LB. TierraCast 2mm beaded beads=LB. Meadow Heishi=LB.

Labradorite & Jonquil

I fell in love with the jonquil teardrops. I bought lots of "friends" to go with them. The only thing that didn't look good in this design was the...
Components: Labradorite teardrops. Jonquil Czech glass. Czech vitrial coins. Lampwork coins. Chunky pewter coins. Hummingbird toggle. TierraCast lily charms. Czech glass faceted rondelles.

What to do???

This is a purple ceramic bead. Obviously large!
I wanted to see if I could wrap something besides a round. I think it's cool looking. But what do...

Twisted Aventurine

This is the bracelet and earrings I'm going to submit to the Wheels for Dix etsy. Green is THE color this year!

Do we sell them as a set or...
Components: 16mm green aventurine beads. 20 gauge and 24 gauge non-tarnish silver craft wire.

Chained Beads

I took another wire-wrapping class this weekend. She calls them chained beads. After the first few, it actually became fun. This is my FAVE class...
Components: Crackle glass beads (LBS). 18ga and 22 ga CraftWire (because it's easy to work with).

Sage Raku

More Raku from my LBS.
Components: Raku, faceted Pyrite 6mm rounds (LB) and mystery 3mm beads.

RosyRed Raku

I found these Raku pieces at my LBS. They are made by a local couple.
Components: Raku, Czech blackboard organic diamonds (LB) and silver spacers.

Little Striped Czechs

When I saw the Shaggy Loops bracelet and earrings I knew I had to have them!
I found these little striped Czech beads and the tiny-bit seedbeads...
Components: Czech striped beads and tiny-bit seedbeads, jumprings, and lobster clasp.

Lots of Dragonflies

These dragonfly tiles are all different. I fell in love with them but had no plan. When we started the challenge, I knew a flyswatter was the...
Components: Dragonfly tiles. Black tube beads. Silver corregated barrel beads(LB). Four different tubes of seedbeads in a mix-and-match pattern.


You all know how I love my stretchy bracelets...
I found an old dusty and rusty plate hanging kit in my garage. Inspriation! I bought a new one...
Components: Opal luster Crystals. Chunky crystal hearts.

Cotter Pins

What I *really* wanted was tiny copper cotter pins. After the 5th hardware store, I decided these steel cotter pins would be okay.
What I had in...
Components: Unicorne Pearl Gown. Hamilton pearls. Crystals!!! Irish waxed linen. The tiniest seedbeads I've ever been foolish enough to order and use! (Oh my!)

Double Wrap Blingy Bracelet

I thought the DuckTape was SO pretty!
Components: Grey pearls. Peridot chips. Crystal beaded-beads. Irish waxed linen. Shiny button. "Spacer beads" made from DuckTape.


I love the shine of abalone but wanted something other than the tradional blues and water theme.
The triple fishhook was an easy way to make 3...
Components: Abalone pendent. Two shapes of rough tumbled emerald. Olivine helix crystals. Tiny green pearls. Abalone ovals, shells and rounds.

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