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Springtime Vine

Made this for my Aunt because she had a rough day yesterday. Stayed up really late since inspiration hit. I'd been trying to figure out how to...
Components: Lima Beads amethyst nuggets, leaf beads, silver rounds


Mosaic Ladder Necklace

This pendant set is fantastic! I immediately knew I wanted to use them in a necklace with more brown tones to make the bright colorfulness of the...


Using some bead stash

So all thru Lent I didn't buy any beads. Of course, after the Easter Egg Hunt here I had to use my coupon and get the freebies! While I am waiting...
Components: Poppy Jasper, Apple Jasper, crystals, tiny silver rounds.


Oranges N' Lemons

As much as I love fire tones, strangely I don't make more with them. I also don't work much with glass or crystal. This is an exception to both....
Components: hand blown cane glass, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, metal seed beads


Cherry Branches

This is a variation on my tied seed bead necklaces. This representes cherries on branches.
Components: Seed beads, Czech leaves, jumprings, Black Irish waxed linen, black leather 1.5mm cord, gunmetal end loops, lobster clasp.


Cherry Blossoms

I wanted necklace to look like cherry blossom branches.
Components: I used pink and white 8/0 seed beads, Czech glass leaves, Irish waxed linen, some gunmetal jumprings, 1.5mm black leather cord end cap with loop, lobster clasp.


Earthy and Red

I got the ceramic red tubes and red melon beads because I liked them...I thought they all went well together...with the Mille Fiori bead and the...
Components: red ceramic tube beads and red melon glass beads from Indonesia, black leather, brass centerpiece, Mille Fiori bead, red waxed linen, brass lobster claw.


Purple Passion

I had a beautiful purple agate pendant and I wanted to frame it in shades of purple and lilac.
Components: Agate, seed beads, charoite beads, agate beads, Czech glass beads, silver chain and findings.


Spring Forward To Summer

Just a fun piece to wear during the coming season, or all year 'round! It took awhile to do each bead individually with wire, but I like the result.
Components: Czech rondelles from LB, assorted yellow, orange and amber glass and faceted round beads, filigree metal bead, one of my PC beads, 20g gold wire, gold chain, gold jumprings and antique gold lobsterclaw clasp.


Simplicity in Stone

Everything except the turquoise beads, I made myself! I wanted to make something to really showcase the double-drilled Santa Rosa Turquoise piece,...
Components: Solid Copper Round Wire: 20, 18, 16, 12 gauge; Genuine Turquoise Tube beads; Genuine Santa Rosa Turquoise Double Drilled Large Bead.


more with ... My Own...

I'm always on the look-out for bracelet bars, so of course I made some when I was playing in the poly clay. Had to make matching earrings too.
Components: Polymer clay. Recycled green glass freeform (from LB). Howlite chocolate from my stash and cool figure-8 links from the craft store.


made with My Own...

Many of you know I have been making polymer clay pieces. I saved some of them for me... and created some earrings.
What do you think?
Components: Polymer clay. Findings... mostly parawire... A few things from my stash.


"Japanese Fan"

The beautiful cinnabar fan that is the focal component of the design was my inspiration for this necklace. It is a very simple design, but really...
Components: carved red cinnabar fan, various shapes and sizes of crystal, various shapes and sizes of pearls, #11galvanized silver seed beads, oval toggle clasp


Birds and Newbies

I have been working on some new birds lately! These are some that I have finished! Also some new flower beads and sets!
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Dragonfire

I made this a while back with a magnificent Dragon's Blood Jasper pendant I'd purchased. I knew it was too neat to do just a plain single strand,...
Components: Dragon's Blood Jasper, freshwater pearls, seed beads, bugle beads


HOORAY!!!

It's about being - NOTICED; this is the first time in 3-4 yrs, a stranger has noticed my jewelry; I made this at least a year ago, but never wear...
Components: green seed beads, green aventurine large chips, large SP chain, mixed shape lavendar cats eye glass beads, green aventurine and glass beads pendant, hammered 15mm SP ring


Spring Fantasy and more

In the beginning of April I had some time off, so I finally had some time to work on jewellry. This is a selection of necklaces that I made and got...
Components: Spring Fantasy; flower bead from Lisa Peters, lampwork from Helen Chalmers, handmade copper clasp and jump rings, seed beads and waxed linen from Lima, flower beads from stash. Sweet Clover Honey; pendant from Classic Bead, Lemon Quartz, Honey Jade, Czech glass from LB, Golem Studio and UB lampwork from stash. Fresh Air; pottery links Captured Moments, Scorched Earth hearth, Gaea, Amazonite and chain Lima, Amber nuggets, copper bead stash Nesting; Amazonite, mat te new jade, Czech glass, Vintaj and wire from LB, my own polymer clay pendant Blue Daisy; pendant from Classic Bead, Czech glass, Amber, waxed linen from LB, Grace lampwork, peanut seed beads, clasp, bone beads from my stash.


Spring into summer

It's about RELIEF from winter
Components: Lt. peach cats eye ovals, green cats eye ovals, peach resin 'n MOP 12mm rounds, multi-moonstone, multi-florite, green 6mm aquamarine rnds., smoky quartz flat ovals, white 'n floral ceramic tubes, 4mm lavendar faceted lilac rnds


Marble Canyon

It's about wanting a LO-O-ONG necklace
Components: GP chain in 2 styles; grey 'n orange-y/pink canyon marble tear drop, Orange Botswana Agate, green brown multi-marble, orange hemp, lilac leather, one large clear-ish stone.


Working In the Lab,Part Trois.

Here I go again,with the weirdest wraps ever.This time,I used a pretty periwinkle/blue shade of crystals that caught my eye. A bit hard to...
Components: Crystal rondelles 8mm, "hard" SP craft wire, SP split jump rings, and SS ear wires.


Golden sunshine, Spring Flowers

It's about winter being over
Components: Lilac Malaysia jade, peridot jasper rounds, light peach cats' eye ovals, GP rectangles and rondelles


Sparkling Beach

Another set made for my soon-to-be Mama-in-Law, I gave it to her on Easter. I wanted a Summery theme with a color combo she could wear with...
Components: Sterling Wire:Round 20 Gauge, Square 14 Gauge; Bali Sterling: Hollow Fish Bead, Toggle Clasp, filigree-esque beads; Hill Tribes Silver: fish bead, wrapped Bicone spacers; Sterling: Earwires, Round Chain; Swarovski crystal: beads, baroque drops, and pendant


Turquoise Abstracted with Pearls

I'm always on the hunt for the unusual or very inexpensive lampwork beads. I found this artisan who had these turquoise glass beads very cheap. I...
Components: In my bead stash I have these dark grey glass pearls that match the design within the glass turquoise beads. Some silver spacers and a nice toggle clasp. Ta-Da...simple, dainty, and will go nicely with my wardrobe.


Blue Floral Beauty

I just purchased these beautiful Czech glass floral beads. They are 8mm in size which are hard to find it seems.
I used the beads in my stash to...
Components: A combination of various beads in the colors to capture the color of the flower beads. Pale blue with hints of purplish lavender with the center of the flowers accented in bronzed gold. I used bronze rondelle beads and bronze tube clasp to embellish the bronze in the flowers. I had these Czech 8mm lavender bluish rondelles that seemed to match as well. I used the deep blue 6mm rondelles to contrast.


Swinging Salmon

When my interest peaked with the new
licorice leather; I purchased this hand made slider. It's made from glass; yet, the feel of it with it's...
Components: Salmon licorice leather with this slider focal for starter. I used just the periwinkle rubber O rings along with simple silver findings to keep the focal as primary interest.


White Olive Mix

I had this very nice lampwork glass
slider made especially for the licorice leather in my bead stash for a long time. I needed to complete my...
Components: White licorice leather bracelet with the designer slider focal. I used the rubber O rings and silver findings made for the licorice leather to complete this look.


Orange Marmalade with Denim

I had the extremely good fortune to run across this amazing carnelian cabochon which is named "Orange Marmalade" by the lady who has created it. I...
Components: Since the medal slider is made for the flat leather cord; it wasn't hard for me to figure out just how to create a really simple bracelet. Arizona leather has this nice denim looking color. Since I live in Arizona why not got with the southwestern colors. I used the butterfly sliders to complete my design. Simple and sweet.


Blue & Brown Abstracted

I discovered this unique hand crafted slider bead made for licorice leather.
I love the design and colors of the clay bead.
Components: Cognac licorice leather embellished with the beautiful clay focal bead. I used the rubber O rings matching the colors inside of the clay bead along with silver findings also to coordinate with the licorice leather.


Just-Whipped-Up

Hello LB!:) this will be my second post! (This is so much fun!) I made this 4x wrap bracelet on a whim today mostly from a mixed stash of czech...
Components: Czech and seed beads mostly from eBay stash, but also many from LB. Copper and bronze charms and bells from my own collection and an antique gold rose toggle clasp also from eBay.


"Snow White"

The lovely carved shell leaves inspired me to create "Snow White". It is a very simple design with only three elements, but the look makes a...
Components: seven carved shell leaves, 8mm cracked quartz rounds, shell heishi beads, pearl seed beads, tiny daisies and a twisted toggle clasp.


Tree of Life

I am still using up the large hole beads I bought a while back from LB. I love to make leather bracelets with them but my biggest challenge is the...
Components: Large hole impression jasper round beads, leather, silver plated spacer beads and tree of life charm.


Coral Carnival

I wanted to make a very light weight and understated necklace using the beautiful little Grace bicone beads.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, Czech glass, pewter beads, seed beads, chain, labordorite spacers, findings.


Mask Man

This piece I used Vintaj Brass Butterfly piece that intially I had only strokes of green paint on it. And I went hmm don't like it so I covered...


Off With Her Head.Keep the Earbobs!

My inspiration came from watching a movie about Marie Antoinette. It seems that she had a real thing for anything that sparkled. Who can blame her?...
Components: Crystal Briolettes 12mm, Swarovski bicones, 6+4mm, SP dead soft craft wire, SP ball head pins, SP split jump rings, and SP leverback wires.


Green Envy

Green Envy ,is the name of this piece I used LB , Silver Mist JAsper Puff coin and green dragon vein agate beads and silver textured rings for this...


jewlery collection 2013

pieces that I made in the last two years


*ARGH!*

Battle after battle to get this done, but finally success! Had to fight to get all five strands the same beaded length, then to get the bead cones...
Components: Murano pendant, seed beads, bugle beads, bead cones, crimp ends, toggle clasp


MOP Spectator

I have to admit that of all the beautiful gems God created, my favorite is the pearl. I always gravitate back to pearls so I'm always looking for...
Components: White pearls, silver daisy spacers, black/metallic silver rondelles, MOP pendant, black facet cut tubes, silver bail, silver hook & eye closure.


From the Jade

I had fun using the spare connectors from some chain my sister-in-law brought me and my niece brought me the beautiful light gray pearls. Both...
Components: Sterling silver ear wires, gray pearls, round connectors


Olio

It's about using the round metal pendant
Components: Seed beads, blue glass disk beds, Rosa marble next to pendant, white Mtn. Jade chips and others Earings: copper 3-hole spacers, copper chains, blue seed beads, copper rondelles: These are a 'keeper'


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