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Designs by olive penguin

Paperclip Necklace

Playing with paper clips again. :) I even snuck in some of my favorite spiral copper coils. ;) It's about 26" long.

This necklace is fun and...
Components: paper clips, copper wire, green 'tiger eye' Czech glass, red and blue stripped Czech glass rondelles, blue-grey Czech glass beads, handmade polymer clay beads.

metal and ribbon long necklace

This is a long necklace made from brass, copper, and purple artistic copper wire. I wanted to make a springtime spring necklace. I used the...
Components: copper wire, brass wire, purple artistic copper wire, copper coated jump rings, table cut gold and green & turquoise glass beads, blue/green/yellow ladder ribbon.

Beaded bookmarks

I was inspired by the ribbons that you find attached to books to hold your place. These bookmarks can be put on the cover of the book and then...
Components: paperclips, handmade polymer clay beads, glass beads, jade celtic knot, ribbon.

Spring Rain Necklace

The Spring Rain inspired necklace is my last piece....I couldn't decide on one. One of my favorite flowers is lily of the valley, so when I saw...
Components: 2 Blue Green Fluorite Flat Oval 10x8mm beads, 4 Vintaj Natural Brass Flower Petal Bead Caps 7mm, 2 Labradorite Faceted Round 6mm beads, 6 Luster Blue Crystal Faceted Rondelle 10mm beads, Vintaj Arte Metal Head Pins, 6 Peruvian Amazonite Round 6mm beads, Vintaj Arte Metal Jump Ring, 4 Aquamarine Tumbled Nugget Drop 7-10x8-15mm beads, 2 Labradorite Faceted Rondelle 4mm beads, 2 Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 6mm beads, 4 Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 8mm beads, 2 Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 12mm beads, 12 Smoky Quartz Round 6mm beads, 1 Vintaj Arte Metal Lily of the Valley Pendants 14x55mm, 2 Labradorite Faceted Rondelle 4mm beads, 4 Luster Blue Crystal Faceted Rondelle 4mm beads, 1 tagua nut sliver, copper coated chain, copper clasp, WireLace Azure Ribbon 1mm

Spring Rain Earrings

Spring rain to me brings colors and a softness to everything during the season. To make these earrings I used materials from the earrings and...
Components: 2 Peruvian Amazonite Round 6mm beads, 2 Aquamarine Tumbled Nugget Drop 7-10x8-15mm beads, 2 Green Fluorite (A) Puff Coin 6mm beads, 4 Czech Glass Horizon Leaf Drop 8x12mm beads, Vintaj jump rings and head pins, 2 Vintaj Arte Metal Primrose Stencils 11x28mm, 2 Vintaj Arte Metal French Ear Wires 10x20mm, 8 Labradorite Faceted Rondelle 4mm beads, 8 Luster Blue Crystal Faceted Rondelle 4mm beads, 4 Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 6mm beads, crocheted blue/yellow/green ladder ribbon

Spring Rain Bracelet

This bracelet was made with the bracelet and necklace kit. I wanted to make a bracelet that was lightweight and colorful for spring time. The...
Components: 1 Vintaj Arte Metal Waterlily Ribbon Slide 38mm, 4 African Glass (earthy) Irregular Round 10-11mm beads, 2 Luster Blue Crystal Faceted Rondelle 10mm beads, 2 Czech Glass Muddy Spring Fire Polished Rondelle beads, 4 Labradorite Faceted Round 6mm beads, 2 Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 6mm beads, 2 Smoky Quartz Round 6mm beads, green reclaimed cotton yarn, olive artistic wire, Vintaj Arte Metal Head Pins, Vintaj Arte Metal Jump Rings 7.25mm - 16g, 1 African Glass (bottle) Irregular Round 9-10mm beads was used as a closure.

In the Raw Pendant

I've had some raw mineral beads that I didn't know what to do with for a long time. While playing with the wire I came up with this design. The...
Components: Brass and copper wire, pyrite cube, Sodalite, rough jasper, Mother of Pearl shell

Drop Earrings

Just wanted to try making earring that aren't linear.

The first pair is glass beads. I know that the color is tinted, but they are silver...
Components: 1st pair: silver rimmed glass teardrop, Czech glass, eye pin 2nd pair: brass wire, raw Sodalite

Planetary Bracelet

I love hematite. I think it is beautiful, however, since it's iron oxide it's heavy, so when I saw these glass hematite rings I had to use them...
Components: glass beads, beading cord

Wired Pieces

Inspired by all the copper and brass designs here, in particular Little Round Chick's Wire Designs pendants. I'm always game to experiment with new...
Components: Brass wire (20 gauge), copper wire (18 gauge), Czech glass beads, fresh water pearls (earrings)

Twisting Spring Bracelet

I am so grateful for all the encouragement and tips from everyone on this site and gallery. I've learn some much from the beaders on this site....
Components: brass wire, copper wire, copper coated jump rings, cloisonne beads, crystal beads (LB), freshwater pearls, platinum shell pearls (LB)

Springy Necklace

Thanks to everyone's tips and inspiration on working with wire. :D I've created springs that I thought were interesting and appropriate since...
Components: brass wire, copper wire, copper coated jump rings, crystal and Czech glass beads, metal beads, hand made clasp, beading wire, copper coated crimp beads

Connections Necklace

I was inspired by the connectors and beads as connectors that I have seen in other designs. I used some jasper beads and glass beads to make my...
Components: ribbon, Kambaba Jasper, serpentine jasper, glass beads, crystal beads, metal spacers, eye pins

Playing with Earrings

Just playfully creating a few earrings. Here are a couple that I thought turned out nicely.
Components: Czech glass, crystal beads, glass beads

Paperclip Earrings

Here they are Little Round Chick! Earrings were inspired by the unique beauty of the paperclips
Components: Paperclips, assorted Czech glass beads, freshwater pearls

Simple Bracelet

I love these sandcast beads. I had the red crystal beads and decided they would be a perfect match.
Components: sandcast tube beads, red crystal beads, hemp cord

Prince Charming

Growing up I would ask my Mom why she would have to wear make up and spend a lot of time getting ready, just to go to the store. She use to...
Components: TierraCast Antique Silver (plated) Frog Prince Charm (LB), tagua nut pendant (LB), Fern drop pendant (LB), Lilac Picasso Czech glass beads (LB), blueberry and green tea Czech glass beads (LB), assorted crystal beads (LB), lilac CZ bicones, assorted Czech glass beads, metal spacers, beading wire, clasp, jump rings

Paperclip bracelet

I made this for my niece for her birthday, she's going to be 19. I had these spiral paperclips and thought they could make interesting beads, so I...
Components: paper clips, seed beads, yarn, clasp, chain

chain, chain, chain?

Playing with some different metal chains. Used eye pins and head pins to attach the sodalite sticks and other beads. I added the linen cord for a...
Components: Sodalite, assorted glass beads, crystal beads, navy shell pearls, chain, linen cord

Yay or Nay?

I have some black aluminum artistic wire that I decided to play with to see what I could come up with in terms of earring designs. I have never...
Components: S-shaped: wire, crystal beads Coiled design: wire, sandcast tube beads, horn beads

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