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Fall Fire

I fell in love with these banded beads yesterday at a gem and jewelry show and knew I had to have them to create some fall pieces! The fiery...
Components: Banded (agate?) beads, carnelian gemstones, pewter spacers and Tierracast hammered pewter clasp


Something's Fishy 2

These enamel pieces are divided into a fish head and tail. I decided to use Roman glass as the link because it's iridescence looks like a fish...
Components: artisan enamel fish heads and tails, iridescent Roman glass, oxidized brass wire.


Chained Enamel Wings

These enamel wings had three holes on the bottom and I don't like a lot of things hanging off the bottom of earrings so I decided to just use one...
Components: artisan enamel wings, artisan Basha beads, oxidized sterling chain, Bali sterling bead caps.


Copper Butterfly Wings

Here's another pair of this wonderful artist's enamel pieces! This time it's the most gorgeous butterfly wings. I paired them with more glass...
Components: artisan enamel butterfly wings, artisan Basha beads, artisan lampwork discs, Swarovski crystal cubes, Bali sterling sopacers


Something's Fishy

So over the summer I went crazy for this Etsy artist's enamel pieces! This pair features her Dory fish. I love how they came out!
Components: artisan crafted enamel Dory fish, artisan crafted glass Basha beads, mosaic MOP beads, burnished copper spacers


Summer Breeze

I was searching through my bead stash for items to match my embossed piece that I had painted and came up with this combo.
Components: Vintaj Blank, embossed and patinated, green ceramic beads, yellow stone beads, turquoise Howlites, gold saucers and seed beads, turquoise Irish Waxed Linen


Snowflake Obsidian

Great neutral set with a statement focal pendant for those who like black and white
Components: Snowflake Obsidian trapezoid pendant and beads, seed beads, pewter beads and pewter toggle clasp. Earrings have textured pewter hoops with round snowflake obsidian beads on sterling silver earwires


Rainbow Bridge pet loss bracelet

A sweet reminder for anyone who has lost a pet who has crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge"
Components: Multi gemstones, pewter spacers/charms/toggle


Caramel Cream

Simple earrings for fall
Components: Lamp work glass beads, pewter floral beads and sterling silver earwires


Mixed Media

I've had this leather cord from LB for a while. So I decided to use the copper washer--which I hammered-- and added Czech beads and chain.
Components: Copper washer, 2mm leather cord from LB, Czech beads from Etsy shops, Artistic wire jumprings and magnetic clasp from local shop.


Re-Cycled Chic

This was an old Brighton belt that I've had for years. I just couldn't toss it or give it away, so I made this and also some earrings,, which I...
Components: Leather belt strip, pinch cord ends, Brighton silver slide, magnetic clasp.


A Rose for Rita

Strung and wound/wove a single length of beading wire with seed beads into this 5 strand necklace to set off the most lovely PH copper rose...
Components: I posted a pick with the LB components, though I did not use every seed bead in the two Toho mixes, and the copper rings that I hammered to flatten and texturize came from an unused 3-ring adjustable clasp in my stock. The crimps are nice heavy ones I had hanging around, too.


Leaves

I love all things Czech and especially the leaves.
Easy to do design, but the leaves make it special.
Components: Czech leaves, olive glass spacers, leather cord, brass spacers, lobster clasp.


Coral Delight

I like the acrylic coral shells. Like the color, smoothness, and shape.
Components: I used the shells with 6mm coral beads, and coral rondelles, on a brass horse eye chain, and brass lobster clasp I think it looks tropical and beachy.


Collar Necklaces

Collar necklaces are a great choice when wanting to go simple or go big. They are easy to wear and easy to work with. I whipped up these 5 in under...


Patina Garden ( inspired by Ali )

This all started backwards, initially I planned for the crocheted necklace to go with Zola focal, but it was just not right, so I decided to add...
Components: Zola focal, Amethyst, mystic blue Feldspar, Quartz, brass stampings, Czech glass, crystals ( yes, you are reading this correct, I actually used them ), suede lace, Greek bead, C-Lon, brass chain, clasp, jump rings and rivets are from Lima Beads. Scorched Earth tribal spike and my old leather purse.


Almost Fall

Inspired by the transition of summer to fall.
Components: Lima beads copper acorn pendant. Czech glass and lemon quartz, copper chain and clasp, all LB.


Calm

...that's what yoga is supposed to make you... Weird that I was planning this mala-type remake of this necklace already in June, only to come back...
Components: My fave Picture Jasper from LB, waxed linen cord, wooden bead, brass chain "dip dyed" with Norite, my handmade brass cap (tubing, sheet and paste solder).


Sponge Coral

Sorry for all the separate posts today...still working with a beach theme and love the color of these sponge coral coins. Paired very well with...
Components: Sponge coral, Mother of Pearl, silver beads...sterling silver wire and ear wires.


More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads


Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.


A Necklace To Match

I finally finished this necklace to match ALL those bracelets!!
Components: All Czech glass beads from LB and various Etsy shops, jumprings and chain handmade from 18g Artistic wire.


Green "Fringe" Project

Another version of fringe. :)
Components: Petra ceramic leaf. Ocean Jasper in 2 shapes, prehnite, Vintaj wire, Vintaj chain, Vintaj headpins, Irish waxed linen, all LB


Blue "Fringe" Project

This is probably as close as I'm going to get to a fringe piece. :)
Components: Petra's ceramic pendant, Greek pewter pieces, Irish waxed Linen, Soft Flex wire, 2 sizes of seed beads, LB. Swarovski crystals, Dumortierite in 2 sizes, and manmade blue quartz, my stash.


Coral in the Pink

I personally love pink coral so I tried pairing them with white freshwater pearls. Now I'm wishing I'd made it longer but its a standard length at...
Components: 8mm pink coral faceted beads, 7mm white freshwater pearls, used both Swarovski AB spacers along with tiny vermeil daisy spacer beads. I finished it off with a very pretty vermeil clasp.


Knotted Metal Bracelet

After knotting all of those mala necklaces, I wanted to keep on knotting. These 5.5-6mm metal rounds are perfect for knotting into a 20" length...


Tail Feather Fringe Necklace

This Zola piece is a statement all on its own. I simply embellished my chain with a complementary flower coin and added a funky matte fringe to...


More is More

It seems I have been obsessed with this style of bracelet lately--plus I want to show off these gorgeous Czech beads!
Components: Way too many beads to mention individually--so I will just say ALL Czech beads from LB and various Etsy shops, 18g Artistic wire handmade jumprings and chain, magnetic clasps from local store.


Dream, Dream, Dream

It's time for my daughter to dream big. She leaves Sunday to live on her own and she starts college on Tuesday. It's time for her to dream big...
Components: Recycled "seaglass", silver coloured components, pearls, Aquamarine, crystal, glass


Hanging on to Summer

I'm not ready for summer to leave us quite yet. Summer memories of the beach and the cottage, bbq's, friends and all the other fun stuff...
Components: Recycled "sea glass", glass, crystal, silverr coloured charms and components.


Gulf Shores

A friend from Pensacola visited a few weeks ago, which inspired me to create a necklace with a beachy feel to it.
Components: Brass filigree with patina, Vintaj blank, seafoam green chips, leather cord, brass components.


Flower Child

I chose one of my painted, embossed blanks; found some beads from my stash to go with it, and added some components to create a boho piece.
Components: Vintaj blanks, Patina, Irish Waxed Linen, various glass beads, ceramic beads, brass findings and chain.


Horizon

Another fetish bead necklace with my favorite colors. They remind me of the sky before sunset begins.
Components: Turquoise cube beads, Red Aventurine fetish beads, Sunstone, Howlite, and Sterling Silver.


I ❤️ Filigree!

I've been wanting to start creating with filigree for a long time now. And I decided to use some of my lepidolite as I was reorganizing my...
Components: Pink lepidolite, Swarovski flatbacks in vitrail light & assorted dark moss green beads & rivoli, emerald aventurine, freshwater pearls, brass & antique gold filigree, beads & findings


In Anticipation of Fall

Orange is my favorite color and Fall is my favorite season.So, of course I got this orange enameled leaf from c -koop to start off the season.
Components: C-Koop enameled leaf, Czech Glass flowers, Carnelian, Unicorne orange brim ring and brass bar chain.


Open Sky Crystal Necklace

At 27" long you can slip this necklace right over your head. All you need to do to finish it off is to add a tassel or a favorite focal. I chose a...


Mermaid Pearl Crystal Necklace

At 27" long, this knotted crystal necklace is perfect to add a favorite focal too. The best part is, you can wrap it around your wrist to be worn...


Easy Sparkling Earrings

These small bezel links are perfect for making elegant sparkling earrings with very little effort! All you need is an earring post pair, a couple...


Remembering Calie

My first necklace using wrapping with wire. My Pomeranian died this year at 15. She was a sweet dog that I miss every day.
The bracelets I added....
Components: Necklace- all from Lima. I used Vintaj Artisan copper wire, Lipstick winged dog pendant, and various Czech beads. Bracelet 1 has a Xax Raku bead, copper chain, and glass beads from my stash. Bracelet 2 - Remembrance memory wire, Czech beads from LB and the Czech 2-holed Honeycomb beads from my stash.


Knock on Wood

I recently bought a bunch of vintage stuff..one of which was this wooden ringy chain (you had to put together) ...Plus vintage Czech.
Components: vintage wood chain, wood focal, waxed linen, Czech red flower, etc.


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