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One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly

I saw this arrangement in a magazine before...with the two butterflies and wanted to incorporate it into a design of my own.Plus I had received...
Components: Vintaj butterflies and bead caps, Chrysoprase chips, Green Onyx and assorted Czech flowers...waxed linen and lobster claw.


Smaller Staples

These staples are from a new bunch that I had to buy. There are about a gazillion staples in the box. They are more difficult to manipulate than...
Components: dyed and polished bone, staples for use on heavy boxes, Greek leather


Dysfunctional Limabeader

First off I want to say I have been LOVING everyone's creations! I feel bad because I haven't been able to comment lately, I've been a bit...
Components: Crazy lace agate donut LB, CGBs, Vintaj wire sorry I don't remember the gauges


Behind the times - Finally made one :)

I loved this style of 5 row leather bracelets the first time I saw one and vowed to make myself one someday. Finally someday is here! :)
Components: 1.5mm leather, swarovski pearls, seed beads, czech tile beads, button, nymo thread


Playing in the Mud x 3 designs

Three necklaces using Cerelun clay as a base for designs. It's a cool product and I'll have to play some more with it. :)
Components: Cerelun Clay, bezels, chain, swarovski crystals, acrylic roses, parts of broken jewelry.


Enchanted Forest

I loved the pendant from Summer Wind Art (LB) as soon as I opened it. Normally I would fiddle around for ages with something like this but for some...
Components: Rough pyrite, Crazy Lace Agate, Picture Jasper, various glass beads, leather and wood button. Little fairy houses are from Jubilee on Etsy.


Fun Chunky

A while back I separated out what I thought were my less desirable beads of different sorts, frankly because I was running out of storage room! I...
Components: Faceted glass rondelles in crystal ab, assorted colored Czech glass rondelles, quartzite(?) rounds, Tierracast toggle. Bracelet is on stretch cord. Necklace is strung on heavy beading wire.


Tribal

A tribal feel with silver pendant from Turkey, faceted agate, and horn side pieces.


Gold Glamour

Beautiful lampwork focal, cream base with hints of blue with a touch of gold, accented with Amazonite and super chunky electroplated gold quartz


Sign of the Cross

I had limited myself to two pendants from Blu Mudd and really had a hard time deciding on which two. This one was in the top four but I chose...
Components: Lampwork beads by Donna Millard, ceramic beads by Happy Fallout Beads both on Etsy. Raku rondeles, chain and leather, LB. copper trade beads, turquoise and clasp from stash.


Love donuts?

Kumi cord made with 1mm satin cords in blue & gold & I think I used a strand or 2 of silk yarn. Turquoise impression jasper donut & antique gold...


Back to the Asymmetrical Designs

Haven't done much with the asymmetrical design necklaces for a while. So it was time to try out a new idea or two. Both necklaces had been...
Components: my favorite chain from LB, various metal, glass and stone beads, an eye of Shiva bead, rediscovered copper wire frames, Czech glass beads that look like stones, hand made hook clasps


Charmed I'm Sure

This bracelet was made for a little girl about 9 years old. Her auntie bought it for her. Most of the charms were purchased from LB. I made the...
Components: LB charms, hand made copper chain, fold over copper clasp


Mermaid's Jewels

Made for the Starfish Color Palette Challenge on the Love My Art Jewelry blog, this necklace is fit for a mermaid! Check out my full post...
Components: Ceramic starfish pendant by Michelle McCarthy of Firefly Design Studio; Czech glass in various colors of aqua and different shapes; Amazonite; Impression Jasper; Tierra Cast brass plated clasp.


Copper chain link with textured metal focal

I haven't posted in a while. This is one of the items I have been working on.
Components: 16 gauge copper 20 gauge copper metal


Neutral Squared

I still have some of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads left from other bead projects. I decided to utilize these into stringing myself another...
Components: A combination of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads contrasting each other; yet, also complementing one another. The Czech Mate Quadra four hole tile in the color of Gold Flax is used. I love the earth tones. WildFire bead thread was used in white. A shiny gold two hole tube clasp to finish this bracelet. Gold findings also used: gold crimp tubes, crimp covers and gold wire guardians. mnd


Golden Beige Beauty

I need to stretch my knowledge with working with my bead loom. I was at my local bead shop and chanced upon a class on of all things....the bead...
Components: This bracelet is a combination of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads. I had most of them in the colors that are represented in creating this bracelet. I love neutral colors such as the beige. It pretty much goes with everything. Another thing that I learned is using the S-Lon bead thread which I happened to have. I used my Vanilla colored thread. I purchased from my bead shop this wonderful mix of golds that Miyuki has in the long tubes in size 11/0. Oh, I also used my WildFire bead thread in white in the weaving process of making this bracelet. The S-Lon are my warp threads. I finished my bracelet by using my 20 mm gold ribbon crimps and a simple gold toggle / clasp.


Punk Purple

I purchased these Czech Mates two hole triangle beads. Now, what to create with them ? I'm not the bead person with the needle and thread. Wait...
Components: A combination of the Czech Mates two hole beads. The two hole bricks in a pale amethyst along with the dark purple metallic purple triangles. Toho seed beads in size 8/0 in the Silver Lined Black Diamond. i strung this bracelet using my WildFire bead thread in white. I used a shiny silver two hole tube clasp. Other silver findings used: crimp tubes, crimp covers, wire guardians. Patience is an option !!!


My Heart on the Bricks

I'm still having fun working with the Czech glass beads and my bead loom. I'm trying different styles of the Czech beads with their interesting...
Components: I have the Jewel Loom by Beadalon. I used my Czech Mates two hole bricks in two different colors with the Picasso finish. Between the olive greens and the matte brick red; these colors paired well together. The seed beads are the Toho size 8/0 in Bronze. I was searching for an embellishment to add to my design. I found this heart which worked very nicely. Since there isn't ribbon crimps in the shiny bronze color; the next best thing is the gold ribbon crimps in the 20 mm size. I finished my piece with a simple gold toggle and clasp secured with gold split rings.


Focus

Chainmaille
Components: silver jumprings, swarovski crystal


Pebbles

This wirework bracelet is inspired by Lisa Barth's designs. She's absolutely awesome at wire weaving
Components: Antique brass plated wire, seed beads


Royal

Beaded necklace using netting technique
Components: seed beads, crystal rondelles


Weeeeeeeeee!

A colorful macrame flower hangs from a strand of leather cord.
Components: Superlon #18, 2mm leather, copper wire


Breathe

A knotted reminder of the understated beauty of life in the tropics
Components: Silk thread, job's tears(Limabeads), Czech glass beads (Limabeads), Antiqued sand dollar charm, wire wrapped crystal, ship rudder charm


Zola!

Coming up on my inventory deadline and kinda freaking out! Been so busy being Mom and wife I haven't had time to sit and "work".... Made this...
Components: Zola, misc beads, leather


Asian extra pics for you

I hope this helps. My phone died and shooting photos from this angle is hard on me. But the whitish flat disc shape is also jade like focal and...


Magatama Bracelet

I love the look of magatamas in kumi. This time I alternated them with 6/0 seed beads & Delicas in a spiral pattern.
Components: Satin & C-lon cord, magatama beads, rainbow topaz 8/0 Delicas, gold lustered fern green 6/0 seed beads, antique copper findings


Kumi Queen

Still having a ton of fun with Kumihimo!
Components: 1mm satin cord, pewter flower beads, silver O beads, antique silver plated toggle & cones, magic


Indie Chandelier Earrings

As soon as we unpacked this piece from the box, I new they wanted wanted me to make them into earrings :) The pointed drops give a nice contrasting...


Gypsy Summer

This double slide is such a versatile piece. You can use it to make a necklace, bracelet or even an anklet! I chose to make a bracelet,...


Burnin' Burnin' Love

Wanted to combine the dark orange with the light pink. Using light pink as a neutral is done in fashion. What do you think? I apologize because...
Components: Patricia Healey copper Spiral with flames, Orange Sodalite nuggets, faceted Carnelian rondelle, Pink Opal rondelle, are all from Lima Beads. Sorry, none of them are still in stock.


Chandelier Drop Earrings

LillyPilly Designs created these colorful drop earrings using the new LillyPilly leather components. These earrings are light and easy to wear.


Bird In a Nest Pendant

LillyPilly Designs created this simple pendant displaying the many ways to layer the new LillyPilly leather components.


Birdie Mama

LillyPilly Designs created this sweet necklace by layering the new LillyPilly leather components.


Green with Envy Teardrop

LillyPilly Designs created this texture filled pendant with a centered metal charm is the perfect mix of natural components and metal.


Raindrop Bracelet

This bohemian style bracelet was created by LillyPilly designs. This bracelet fits perfectly around your wrist.


Funky Flowers

LillyPilly Designs created this beautifully shaped charm pendant. Its V-shape created by the chain and leather pieces hangs perfectly as a long or...


Dewdrop Earrings

These retro inspired earrings were created by LillyPilly Designs. These earrings are light, easy wear everyday earrings.


Irish Luck

Cammara marble cut in the shape of the Emerald Isle. It reminds me of how far we have come. And to never forget where you come from. Cammara Marble...
Components: Cammara marble, leather string, black rough tourmaline, celtic silver design beads and dragon vein agate beads. Vintage silver clasp. And celtic silver cross


Bee on a branch

This isn't one of my all time favs. But, the bee brooch is very old. And the pink stones (I think body is possibly paste and eyes are very nice...
Components: Silver toned book chain. Antiqued silver distressed jumprings. Silver leaves has connectors with pink opal crystal swarovski beads. Rhinestone crystal connectors. Antique bee brooch with pink eyes and body connected to a silver toned branch


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