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Designs by Julie Shane

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.


Stretchy

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.


Abalone

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.


Swirly Triangle

This is the pendant I created in class today. It still needs to be patina'd with liver of sulfur.
It all started with a simple triangle frame....
Components: Swarovski cosmic bead and 4mm bicones in aqua. 18g, 22g and 24g copper wire.


Swirled Jasper

This is the result from the wire-wrap class I took 2 weeks ago at my LBS. The focal was labeled simply "Jasper."
The second pic is Thunder Egg...
Components: 21gauge dead-soft square wire


Shiny Sesame

The markings on this sesame jasper are somewhere between lace and snowflakes. I was going to pair them with black, but they wanted to stand on...
Components: LB: Sesame Jasper Horse Eye. TierraCast beaded seed bead 3mm. TierraCast quad heishi 4mm.


My Heart is Rusted

Another year single at Valentine's Day.
Thus: rusted hearts!
When I bought the LR hearts I planned to use several colors of Czech rondelles....
Components: Lipstick Ranch heart pendant and tiny hearts. Czech glass flowers and rounds. Lots of Vintaj and copper in chains and beads and findings.


a little bit of recycled

LOVE these tiny recycled beads! They are cute stacked together. They end up twisting and turning until they are "mussy" instead of all lined up....
Components: 4mm recycled glass beads: violet, olive, yellow, and crystal. Silver curves and teardrop beads.


Summer Grass

It's a double wrap chunky bracelet.
I fell in love with these Grass Green Turquoise beads the day they appeared in New Products.

I included...
Components: Grass Green Turquoise 12mm. Chunky gunmetal filigree beads and oversized clasp.


Rings of Water

I bought the Unicorne rings on "lampwork" day. I bought these amazonite beads because they were the perfect color, just a bit deeper and darker...
Components: All LB: Unicorne mossy green brim rings. 10mm Amazonite. 6mm ocean jasper.


Yellow Jangles flower

More fun and funky Jangles!
Components: Lima Beads: Iris vintage yellow crystals. Silk string. Stash: Jangles daisy link. Green pearls. Crystals.


VioletBlue Floral

The matte-ness of the varigated blue beads fell in love with the matte apple green leaves. The pearls fell in love with the blues. So I had to find...
Components: LimaBeads: Czech apple green matte leaf. Twilight pearls. Pewter floral lobster clasp. Stash: Czech varigated blue rounds.


A Little Bit Cagey

When I first saw the Ezel cage pendant, I thought it looked lonely. The little chubby bird was just begging for a home. Now all is well. He swings...
Components: Lima Beads: Ezel bird cage pendant and Ezel chubby bird (antique copper). Czech toasted marshmallow table cut ovals. Dancing coin chain and flat ring chain. TierraCast meadow heishi. Flowers-in-teardrop clasp. My Stash: Small brown pearls. Matte copper rounds.


Creamy Swirls

When I opened my package of goodies from "gemstone day" the freshwater shell nuggets fell along side the African opals. I thought they were amazing...
Components: Freshwater shell nuggets. African opal rounds 6mm and 8mm. Lots of Vintaj and TierraCast brass findings.


Lime Dots

Jennifer had an end-of-year sale at her Jangles etsy. I bought these DOTS pieces (and a few more). TOO cute and funky.
Components: Jangles pieces. Lime faceted beads. Black ovals, rounds and faceted beads. LB: 6/0 frosted jet seed beads. Silk string.


Pretty in Purple

Jangles! This lavendar and purple daisy is nearly 2 inches. It demanded chunky. I don't know why, but when I saw it I knew I wanted to use...
Components: Jangles daisy pendant, Fluorite


Hammered again!

These are my FAVORITE!!! This is Keep-It-Simple and a touch of sparkle.

Had to have a bracelet of course. Lots of Czech lavendar tea and a...
Components: LB: Czech lavendar tea rondelles other: aluminum wire


Hammered!

Oh My Goodness!!! I did my first WireWrap class today. I had SO much fun. The BEST part is hammering and hammering and hammering! It does such...
Components: LB: Czech lavendar tea rondelles other: aluminum wire, simple chain


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