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Designs by Julie Shane

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


Wood Nymphs

My mom spent the day beading with me. This is her attempt to use up a bunch of old wood beads. The Czech bellflowers are the highlight.

She...
Components: from LB: Czech Luster Verde bellflowers. from my stash: "junque" as she calls it


Bluebells

I'm finally venturing into Vintaj. I've seen the branch used as a focal and I thought it was a good place for me to start. This one took lots of...
Components: LB: Vintaj branch, hook, earwires, jumprings, and 3mm beads. Bronzite. Czech glass rondelles. stash: sky blue bellflowers. green picasso leaves. olive mist hex crystals. filigree ring.


Marbles

I think these funky glass beads look like marbles. The pattern in the glass resembles the pattern in the bronzite. I kept the bronzite bracelet and...
Components: LB: bronzite and silk ribbon Extra pictures to try to capture the patterns in the bronzite.


Lustrous Hamilton

Lots of sparkle and shine, but the neutral colors keep the bling in-check.
I can wear the luster opals with cream, the dancing buttons with...
Components: from LB: Antique Luster Opal crystals (4mm, 6mm, 8mm). Hamilton pearls (12mm). Gold dancing buttons. Vintaj brass menagerie links. Vintaj pineapple beads (7mm). TierraCast brass beaded seed beads (3mm). from stash: Champagne crystal hearts.


Pearls with rings

I love the color of these pearls. Pearls and silver. Something simple. Tried beadcaps but wasn't happy. A single strand was boring, but the wrap...
Components: Olive pearls. Sage Irish waxed linen. Chunky filigree. Flower heishi. The best part: little rings with tiny flowers and vines.


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