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Uber Long Beachy Spikes

I haven't felt much like designing lately, but I love these spikes from scorchedearthonetsy. I struggled to pair something with them, fearing the...
Components: Ceramic spikes, Amazonite discs, freshwater pearls, vintage Swarovski crystal rondelles, bead caps, copper hand formed ear wires.

Seasonal Crocheted Necklace

I always have leftover yarn from various crochet projects. I came up with this necklace and got to use up some cotton yarn that had been in the...
Components: Multi-color cotton yarn, silver plated S hook clasp from LB and silver plated jumprings.


The shape and color of the button reminded me of a crocodile eye, sticking out above the water. The super duo pattern has a reptilian feel, and the...
Components: Natural Dark Green Leather (1.5mm), Turquoise Copper Picasso Super Duo, Opaque Luster Blue Super Duo, Turquoise with Bronze Super Duo, and Gold Metallic Suede Super Duo, Found Button

Happy Heart

I haven't done much with the Vintaj patinas...but I loved the new colors of orange, pink and yellow. Great summer colors. This brass heart I had...
Components: brass heart, Vintaj patina, stone beads?, brass chain, leather cord, tiny keys, assorted dangles and lobster claw clasp...and the pink glass flowers.

The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.

Lima's African Glass as Focal

Hi Ladies,
Per our chat about how to hide the knots in stretch bracelets. Here's a great looking bead. The Recycled African Glass from Lima. Not...
Components: Matte Aventurine in 10+6MM, copper colored seed beads, copper spacers.Faceted Onyx in 10MM, SP spacers from Lima, SP bead caps.

Rustic ears

Hammered silver, twisted wire, beads and do dads

The Greenie

Wired up donut pendant, green & turquoise chips

Button Up

Almond seed beads and a big button

Mint Chocolate Chip

Minty beads and a few strips of tie dye fabric

Indigo & Sage

I was inspired by the bracelets that Ali and Angela were making, so I finally made my own versions.Thank you to both of you !!! :D
Components: "Indigo" button from round Rabbit, Czech glass flowers LB and my stash, leather strap, rivets, jump rings, chain, clasp, Unicorne Beads teardrop, waxed linen all are from Lima. "Sage" Ceramic lentil from Majoyal. Czech flowers, clasp, cork strap, rivets, strap ends, jump rings, waxed linen my beloved Lima Beads.

Yellow Silk and pearls

Part of a a personal beading challenge I'm tackling this whole year. Trying to exercise my creative muscles by taking inspiration from different...
Components: Freshwater pearls, sari silk

Copper Spiral Necklace

I love the classic look of this necklace.
Components: 14 gauge copper wire

New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.

deser sky

Focal is ocean jasper.

summer days

Oocean jasper and pearls

rainbow dreams

Avariety of different gems combined!

puppy love

Labrodite moonstone and a variety of others make this up.

Vampire Tears Earrings

I've posted this stone before. It's called Lepidocrocite on most sites,but I have seen it called Vampire Tears. I thought it was rather romantic....
Components: Large Lepidocrocite faceted stones, dyed red Agate, Moonstone, GP findings, and vermeil ear wires.

Tribal Twist

It was fun creating this piece with tribal beads mixed with orange & white coral.

Winter Fire or Summer Heat?

Bye, Bye toasty warm fires in the fireplace and HOT tea & cream……warmer weather lies ahead along with ICED tea and cotton summer Tees!

Components: Faceted Fire Cracked Agate, Carnelian (LB), milky white crystals, ACF spacers.

El Arturo

Inspired by my favorite piano player Arturo Ortiz

Aztec Angel

I was doing a RAW bracelet with a Girl Scout troop and made one for myself, as I enjoy the simplicity of it and it's versatility.
Components: Lustered Turquoise 6/0 Seed Bead

Wild Rabbit

I went a little crazy with this design. I'm not sure if I like it or not.
Components: polymer clay bunny, vintage button, peacock daggers, blue green Quartz, peacock vintage seeds, copper chain, polymer clay toggle and Sari Silk.

Owl with an Orange Nose

I absolutely fell in love with this owl by Jess...the colors are great!
Components: polymer clay owl, blue bellflowers, some vintage discs, Greek ceramic orange cornflakes, orange ceramic beads, ...bead caps, leaf chain, Czech glass, Impression Jasper, chain and Green Girl LB.

Hunter's Earrings

Pair I've just made for SIL, whose son is name Hunter. The bow & arrow represents Hunter, the 4 leaf clover represents his middle name, Patrick and...
Components: A pair of bow & arrows, a pair of Swarovski's 4 leaf clovers, 4 peridot round beads, a pair of eye pins in silver and a pair of ear hooks in silver.

Too long

I meant these to be everyday earrings, but found they were unpractically long. They just don't go with scarves at this time of year. (I need the...
Components: Sterling silver wire 0.8 mm, Czech glass (LB). I soldered a short piece of wire melted at both ends, and bent into an omega shape to use as a lock, down there just above the bead. It actually works!

Peridot Resin Earrings

Another class I took in Santa Fe was resin. For these earrings I used resin with fire opal inclusions poured into gunmetal hobnail links. I wanted...
Components: Fire opal resin links, peridot, artisan glass beads, oxidized sterling bead caps, wire and handmade earwires

Barbed Wire Skull Bracelet

More inspiration from my Santa Fe trip. This bracelet has my barbed wire spacers made with sterling silver wire. I wanted to make some more...
Components: Chrysocolla, turquoise, elk antler, hematite skull, Bali spacers and beads, my barbed wire spacer, an artisan glass bead, artisan sterling skull bead

Caged beauty

So, I went to Santa Fe in March and took some jewelry classes with some jewelry artists that I have admired for years. It was beyond inspiring! I...
Components: Hand forged sterling silver cage, aqua aura double terminated crystal, 10mm faceted labradorite, labradorite rosary chain, oxidized sterling silver artisan bead

new pretties

My newest seed bead earrings

Triple Gold

I love the new textured cord so came up with my own version using TOHO seed beads that I handwove using a geometric pattern. Triple wrap marigold...
Components: marigold leather from LB, goldplated Greek button, gold CLon beading thread, TOHO seed beads

The simplest design...

I've wanted to explore other ways to make earrings than the usual hook-and-dangle design, and now that I can test them on myself, I can really dig...
Components: 0.8 mm sterling silver wire, glass beads.

Spring Pansy

Here is my tribute to the wonderful pansy. They are some of the earliest flowers to come out in the spring and I think the little Czech pansies are...
Components: Suzique connector, Czech glass, Indonesian beads, brass chain and findings, waxed linen thread, pearl.

Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...

Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...

Druzy Collar

I bought this wonderful amethyst druzy from Lima, and wanted to do something special with it. The pattern I used is European 4 in 1. This weave is...
Components: amethyst druzy connector, freshwater pearl, aluminum jump rings, silver plated clasp

My Stars!

I love the Greek Patina pieces and the recycled glass drops so why not put them together?
Components: Greek Copper Patina stars, recycled glass drops in various blues, lightweight gunmetal chain, gunmetal ear wires all LB as far as I know! (Y'all are such enablers!!)