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You Are My Sunshine

I fell in love with Grace's polka dot on cream lampwork rondelle and wanted to build a piece around it.
Components: sky Eye Jasper, Lampwork rondelle, yellow African glass bead, Yellow enamel bead, Citrine nugget, copper lobster and waxed linen.


Dirt Roadies

Found materials in "big ole box of forgottens"...kind of love them again. They are super light-weight and make me a little happy.
Components: Copper tubes, Czech glass, copper spacers.


Colorful Calla Lily Necklace

Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal with gold plated chain and beaded links with greens, browns, blues, pinks, corals and golds....
Components: Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal, Zola elements round ball beads, twisted picasso Czech beads, sueded metallic faceted beads, Czech luster pink and brown beads, purple english cut facted Czech beads, gold toned bali style beads, teal rondelle beads, and gold plated chain and clasp.


Peacock Earrings

Love Love Love Zola Elements. I am having a blast with them. These are made using Zola elements "fans" with a variety of blue, green and brown...
Components: Zola Elements Fans, Czech beads, Gold toned spacer beads, gold plated earwires.


Tribal Elegance Necklace

I am having so much fun with Zola Elements. I loved this focal pendant and enjoyed pairing it with all types of beads and links....
Components: Zola elements focal, Mykonos watercolor rectangle beads, Czech picasso triangle beads, lampwork gold/green/blue rondelles, gold tone spacer beads, blue cube beads, faceted sueded and fire polished beads, Zola elements beads, gold plated eye pins and a gold plated lobster clasp.


Many colours

A bead loom bracelet, it has taken a while to make!! It wraps around the wrist 3 times.
Components: Seed beads


LadyBug

I haven't made anything in a looooonnnng time! But I taught a class a couple of weeks ago, and I had a little inspiration left over...
Components: Golum studio lentil bead(LB), polymer daisy and ladybug from Sweetbirch Studio, Czech glass, Lucite leaves, horn discs and ring, coral barrels and clasp from my LBS. African glass from my stash. All knotted on braiding string.


Dapper Badger

My daughter is joining my Etsy shop. Dapper Badger is the name of her section in my shop. All her stuff is macrame hemp cord. The turtles are so...
Components: wood beads, lamp work glass, seed beads, resin beads, polymer clay turtles, on hemp cord.


Lotsa Dangles

This one took some time to complete....All those dangles!! LOL
Components: 6mm Czech and yellow agate beads, square Czech beads and antique gold chain from LB. Clasp from local shop.


Loads O' Leather

I have had so much fun making these bracelets.....I love them all!
Components: Braided leather cord, arrow bar, silver S clasp from LB. 10mm and 20mm flat cord, sliders and magnetic clasps from Etsy.


More earrings

I haven't been here for a long time, but I had been busy, those are a few pieces that I made in those weeks.
Components: All art beads are from my stash as some of the vintage brass components are, Czech glass chain, wire and copper sheet for the soldered pagodas and flower bead caps are from Lima Beads


Prosperity

I made this set with green Aventurine stones. Some interesting things I read about this stone. "Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer,...
Components: I used silver metal pins, jump rings and chain. I added small green glass beads for some added charm.


Next & Last for a while...

I have been wanting to learn how to wrap cabochons & stones for a while now. The brown is a cab with square copper & half round bronze wire. The...
Components: Biggs jasper cab, blue teardrop, pink pearls, Brazilian, regular & Peruvian amazonite nuggets, assorted wires


BATIK

I've been having a lot of fun combining chainmaille and beads. I love these Zola elements, so I added a beaded shaggy loop chain to finish it off.
Components: Aluminum jump rings, Toho round beads, Zola pendant


A Peach of a Pair

I finally finished these two bracelets. I was waiting for the agates ! I came up with these designs to compliment each other, or wear alone. The...
Components: 6mm agates(from Etsy and LB), Artistic wire round and flat wire for handmade wrap connectors, jumprings, and hook clasp, copper connectors from Etsy shop and lobster claw clasp from my stash.


Cherry Blossoms and a Summer Tree

I've done all four seasons! I've been having some trouble finding greens but finally located a web site that had gem stone chips AND glass chips!...
Components: gemstone chips, glass chips brass and copper wire.


Ammonite Mega-Weave

I absolutely love wirewrapping these ammonites. This is the first one I have put into wireweave. I almost always wrap them in vintage bronze but I...
Components: Very Large(3")Ammonite(this particular one is from a bead show but LimaBeads carries ammonites now), 20 gauge non-tarnish gold Parawire, 26 gauge vintage bronze Parawire


Gone Pecan

Why gone pecan? Because as soon as I finished this, my aunt scooped it up! We were visiting her & I always bring jewelry stuff to work on. This...
Components: 16 & 18 g wire in brass, copper & silver colored copper plus bronze 16g round & 22g half round for the donut & bail, black agate donut.


Feathered Cuffs

I found some new Sizzix products at the TG&M Show last week. I used their new 3-D embossing folder with my Big Kick to emboss this feather pattern...
Components: 10mm and 5mm flat leather, 20mm slides and cord ends, misc. clasps and charms.


Carefree

The shell discs inspired this creation. I used their color as my main color and picked various small beads to compliment.
Components: I made this set using sead beads and small glass beads and shell discs. I randomly picked the beads, but kept them in a color scheme to go with the shell discs. I used silver metal pins for each row of beads.


Soft Sea Treasures wrap bracelet

I just love, love, love this beachy, boho, feminine bracelet. The beautiful aquamarine gemstones from Limabeads was my starting point. I wanted...
Components: aquamarine rondelle gems, turquoise, freshwater pearls, seed beads (silver and brown), pewter sand dollar button, brown leather, copper patina shell charm


Cthulhu's Calling

A customer requested an octopus necklace and I saw this patina octopus from Limabeads and knew it would be perfect!
Components: Brass patina octopus, brass chain, Czech glass beads, shiva shell bead


Gypsy Charm

I made this using Tourqoise and Amethyst chips with Tourqoise and purple colored shell discs. I enjoy trying different color combinations and...
Components: Tourqoise howtite chips, Amethyst chips, shell disc, silver metal pins and silver metal jump rings.


Yeah, I got nothing

So I have decided to use things other than molds for my pmc. I made the pendant/Celtic medallion using a wax seal. Wasn't sure what I wanted to do...
Components: Garnet from LB, freshwater pearls, pmc focal 16 gauge ssf wire, LOS, beadalon beading wire 49, 18 gauge half round ssf wire for ends


Majestic Ammonite Necklace

Earthy and jewel-like together. A necklace an ancient Priestess Queen would have worn. I used the Gk bronze flower beads to pull the two strands...
Components: Fossilized Ammonite pendant, 8mm dzi-style agate rounds, 12mm smoky topaz faceted Czech glass rounds, Matubo 6/0 chalky white with travertine seed beads, Czech 6/0 deep garnet and lustered purple seed beads, Toho 8/0 frosted transparent dark amethyst, Toho 8/0 semi-glazed lavender, Toho 6/0 frosted bronze, Gk bronze "little flower" beads, heavy oxidized jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex, HEAVY 2x2 sterling silver crimps.


Copper & Vitrail

Here's my second attempt at wire working an entire piece. I used my resin pendant as the focal. The beads are fire polished vitrail rondelles in 2...
Components: 18g copper wire, Czech vitrail rondelles, 28g copper wire for wrapping bail, previously made pendant Edited to say the pics didn't come out the best. I'll try outside on a sunny day!


Red Creek Jasper

I picked up this gorgeous Red Creek Jasper cabochon at a local gem and mineral show a couple of months ago. Finished up the setting in class last...
Components: Red Creek Jasper, sterling silver and fine silver


Aqua Flow

I love the way that Aquamarine shines in the light, and fades to pale in the shadows.
Components: Aquamarine, recycled glass spears, stamped & patina'd copper washer, czech glass dangles.


Mermaid Collection

I have recently began to truly love and appreciate mermaids, and so have began a collection of bracelets and necklaces that are both whimsical and...
Components: Recycled African Glass, Mixed gemstones, Greek starfish charm and ball bead, Czech fire polished glass, crystal ball


Feather

This was a custom piece I made. I made the feather using a silicone mold and fine silver pmc3. It was fun!
Components: Pmc3 fine silver, ssf wire, beadalon 49 strand beading wire, emerald agate (Lb) and fancy jasper (lb)


Circlesnsquares Springs in the Air!

Thinking warm thoughts and sundresses!
Sunny yellow and clear day Czech glass squares mixed and matched with silver plate open circles and...


Ready for Spring?

These were made at separate times but I suppose one could wear them as a set. The necklace is knotted on green bamboo cord, finished with crimp...
Components: Large assortment of beads, most from Lima--African, brass, lampwork, Czech, Saki, Swarovski, gemstone, ceramic, gold-plated.


Stars and Hearts

Love is in the air! Floating stars inside open hearts and two tone spacers say I love you to the moon and back!


Translucent Winter Fire

Here's a gemstone piece I made for the Christmas market, to have something shiny and a bit expensive-looking to contrast with the multitude of dark...
Components: Garnet, labradorite, some kind of agate, and some really, really old beads from my stash which I'm not quite sure about, on waxed linen. Most of them from LB, I think. And the sterling silver parts, and SS pieces of chain.


Neutral Chic

I wanted to make a "go wih everything piece"' plus I loved the rondelles and the PC pendant I made LOL
Components: Marbled rondelles, cocoa flower beads, chain and clasp from my stash, Czech stone beads and other Czech beads from Etsy. Handmade PC pendant. The rest is from LB.


Danglers

Unfortunately all my phone pics post sideways! Have edited and even taken them sideways and they still spin around! I saw a similar pair of...
Components: Freshwater peacock pearls, oxidixed wire and clasp, chain and cut up tie die fabric. The gold pair is satun ribbon, grain bead, chain and tiny square beads. Red/blue one is large chevron bead, wrapped large loop wire and waxed cord with seed beads tied on


Beautiful Cab

I buy some cabachons from an Etsy shop which happens to be going out of business this month. I don't remember what this stone is but I think it's...
Components: Chinese crystal cubes, brass chain, brass filigree, green jasper rectangles, wire, Saki bronze beads, brass hook clasp


Delicado Necklace

This delicate necklace is an airy piece that is lightweight yet full of little details. Tierracast is on-trend by creating this lariat styled...


Sweet Life Bangles

This gorgeous bangle was designed to look worn with texture and has rivet holes (6) for charm embellishment. Pick any of Tierracasts' new line of...


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