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Fiesta Earrings

Inspired by my love of the tropics and my annual Bead Cruise! I'm smitten with pineapple images and had to make my own pineapple charms! Charms can...
Components: Pineapple Charms, Czech glass flowers, 6mm Czech glass rondelles, copper flower spacers, gunmetal earwires, 22 gauge steel wire (use gunmetal color wire if you don't have steel.)


Pray First then Ride

I love Rodeos and Motorcycles and Purple. This gorgeous bracelet fit all these loves.
It closes with a toggle clasp which I also love. Never need...
Components: Ceramic cuff bead, Howlite Turquoise, silver plate spacers, toggle clasp


Swallow and Dragonfly

Wanted a very simple bracelet to again showcase the gorgeous bead, so this one is just with a simple Vintaj chain few lampwork spacers and a...
Components: " Swallow" focal from Jasmin French, enamel flower ArtIncendi, lampwork spacers Garden of Beads, my own headpins. From LB Czech glass flowers, Vintaj chain and clasp and waxed linen. " Dragonfly" focal from Bo Hulley, ArtIncendi enamel beads, lampwork bead Glass Bead Art, my own copper headpins. From Lima Humble beads discs, Unicorne Beads teardrop, Czech flower beads, Vintaj findings and wire


Fuchsia Fan

Another bracelet featuring my handmade bead caps and barbed wire spacer with fuchsia agate and an Anne Choi bead.
Components: Fuchsia crazy lace agate, sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, Bali spacers


Without Question Earrings

I wanted to start making and using my own bead caps and metal components using my new dapping tool. These earrings are my first attempt. I used...
Components: Sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, faceted aqua blue agate, an artisan crafted lampwork bead.


Summer Boho Triple Wrap

More of my knotting this time a triple wrap bracelet featuring a multitude of gorgeous soft summer color gemstones and an Anne Choi bead. The last...
Components: Multi beryl, Blue Quartz, Pink Opal, prehnite, Bali silver, artistic spacers and my handmade fine silver free form oxidized link.


Metal Bail Earrings

I got all these gorgeous big gemstone earring slices and wanted a different way to hang them. This is another technique I learned in Santa Fe in...
Components: Amazonite round slices, sterling silver sheet, 8mm faceted amazonite rounds, Bali spacers and sterling silver wire.


Unbreak my heart

I had several pieces of broken jewelry, that I put back together, some like the originals and others revamped. I think they turned out cute.
Components: Dragons blood, Carnelian, Czech glass, seed beads tiny jump rings, Coral (both rounds and tubes, assorted glass beads from my stash, and a tiny vintaj lizard charm.


Amethyst Duo

Something for My Sister-in-law. I designed them to be worn together or one at a time.
Components: Amethyst and Citrine rough top strung nuggets, Amethyst polished nuggets, Amethyst rounds, Citrine rounds, Czech glass beads and crystals.


Bunches of bangles

Summery stretch bracelets perfect for stacking.
Components: African recycled glass, Tiger Eye, Amazonite, matte fire crackle agate, assorted glass beads, and one cute little ceramic bird bead that I don't even remember where it came from. All on elastic cord.


Diane's choice

Three Bracelets I made for my friend to choose from. And I'm on a roll lately so there will be more!
Components: Assorted metal charms and findings (mostly Vintaj), Buttons, glass beads, Amethyst, Tiger Eye, and some glittery plastic beads I found in the dollar bin! Most of the rest are from my favorite place to get gemstones, Lima beads.


The Cat 's Meow

Another folk art piece by Jess..Sweet Birch..I had to have this!
Components: Polymer clay cat, mostly Czech Glass, red Tagua Nut, waxed linen..LB, Greek pewter fish skeleton..LB, brass beaded Flower..LB, copper chain.


Scrap Metal

This was originally a finding, but I cut it and and added the sardonyx round for flair.
Components: Sardonyx round, round finding


Captured Sparkles

Another bracelet in my quest to combine chainmaille and beads. This was made using the Turkish chainmaille weave. There are crystals "captured"...
Components: Jump rings and 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.


Glazed

To round off, a completely different technique, which I've wanted to try for some time, but it took a while to get there (a bit like the...
Components: Copper blanks (by me, of course), torch-fired glass enamel, balled copper wire and sterling silver hooks for the first, balled sterling silver wire and titanium hooks for the second.


Island Life Pendant

Stack together art beads above a sea inspired charm for instant summer style! Lima Beads carries my Beach House bead and it's the perfect piece to...
Components: Polymer Clay House Bead, Polymer Clay Starfish Pendant (Tesori Trovati), 8mm copper flower spacers, copper ball and chain, ceramic bead (White Clover Kiln)


Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age

Now I'll depart from the metalwork for a moment, and post a few pieces I just finished. I started on the beads already at Easter, when visiting...
Components: My own ceramic beads, leather cord and lace, balled-up brass and copper wire, 1 mm iron wire, a few Toho beads, titanium hooks.


freels the love

I made several pieces they can be found @ www.etsy.com/shop/freelsthelove


A Gift

Since Lynda (of Fresh Baked) posted her bezel set pendants, I'm going to post my prong set one, although it is a bit beyond beading... Got the...
Components: Found stone (might be chalcedony, since it was from a chalk mine?), 1 mm sheet sterling silver, 1.5 mm silver wire, thinner sheet silver for the slides, leather cord.


Freels the Love

I ordered these charms from pandahall.com


Freels the Love

I got most of the beads from limabeads but all from pandahall.com and mayahoney @ etsy


Freels the Love

I used some of the best picasso beads in a semi- random pattern to make these vibrant earrings
Components: antique bronze fish hooks, & picasso beads


Cinnamon

I've been trying to combine my new love of chainmaille with my love of beads. This bracelet is made using a chainmaille weave called roundmaille.
Components: Jump rings, 4mm faceted rondelle hessonite beads.


Insect Life

A quick post to show what I made of the friend of the butterfly bracelet I posted some months ago. This dragonfly was in the same etching bath, but...
Components: Etched sheet copper, 14 grammes 1 mm sheet sterling silver for the pendant, and some more but much thinner, and wire (1.2 mm), for the clasp. Waxed linen to fasten to the leather cord. Patina (Norite).


Overseas

I've been incredibly busy making jewelry for seven days a row, at metal class! A bit odd luxury holiday... and incredibly hard work too! Now I've...
Components: Sea glass (Lima -- isn't it gorgeous?!), the odd pearl, 1 mm patinated copper wire, titanium hooks (my own).


Peach Pink

Abstract oval pendant and peachy triangle shaped beads & chain


Kazuri Dots

Bent wire, Kazuri beads and porcelain turq rounds


Tribal Spiral

Orange Sandcast beads on a spiral pendant


The Blues

Ceramic Pendant and navy blue beads


The Key

Terra Rosa Jasper beads and an old key


Red Rover

Jasper pendant and beads and white hemp cord braided over white lace


Amethyst and Leather

I love the way chips and leather are BFFs. I have been wanting to create a popular item that would sell well at a charity event.
Components: Amethyst, leather


oak

A pair of Oak Leaves Earrings I made for myself. Oak Trees are one of my favorite trees.
Components: A pair of Czech Beads from Lima Beads, a pair of leverbacks in Antique Copper. Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper and Patina in Moss Green.


Tide Pool

Misc components that came together in a bit of an abstract piece.
Components: Czech Glass, recycled glass chips, duos, stamped copper washers.


Wooley Bulley

I got a sample of Wooly Wire along with some beautiful Sari Silk...so I decided to try my hand at it. I kinda copied what others had done with it,...
Components: Paper saucer, Czech Glass and waxed linen..LB, Amethyst Nugget, Jasper, copper chain..my stash, Woolywire and sari silk from Woolywire etc.


Americana

11 wraps of memory wire and seed beads to make this tribute to our American flag. It sold within 2 hours of posting..happy me!
Components: Beadalon memory wire, 11/0 lava red Czech seed beads, 11/0 patriotic blue TOHO seed beads, 11/0 opaque white opal Czech seed beads


Birthday swallow

Jasmin French swallow beads were my early birthday gift, I have been lusting for her beads for a while. I'm so happy to say that this bracelet made...
Components: Cork strap, Tierra cast strap ends, rivets, Vintaj chain and clasp, Czech flower beads, waxed linen are all from Lima Beads.


Celtic knot copper bracelet

Celtic knots and one primary bead
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Components: 16 gauge copper wire


Frozen

I started to make one design, a diamond shape with 4 points, and then added 2 more to create a flower or snowflake. A 3 year old called it the...
Components: Anodized aluminum jump rings, Swarovski clasp.


Glamour in the Glen

This necklace was made for a 'camo' theme wedding. The Groom and groomsmen wore 'camo' shirts and the bridesmaids wore brown and lace tunics with...
Components: Shell pearls, 'Green Girl' bronze sunflower clasp, Swarovski crystal leaf, Chinese crystal rondelles.


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