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Too much?

I'm always concerned if I've gone too far with a design. I'm not sure if these earrings need the czech beads. Thoughts?
Components: Ceramic focals from Petra, czech fire polished beads, brass 18 and 28 gauge wire, antiqued brass chain, and lever back ear wires. (LB)


Unfinished Business

Everyone has pieces that are hanging about, not quite right or not quite finished. Here are mine. The first one I think I need smaller donut beads...
Components: Agate focal, Middle Eastern beads, dzi beads, distressed 2 mm leather (LB). Copper 18, 22 and 28 ga wire, dapped silverplated rounds, rough amethyst briolettes, druzy and turquoise beads. Coral, dzi and middle eastern bead on the fourth pic.


LimaBeads recycles!

How cool! Using recycled products to create beautiful new jewelry.
Components: Paper beads... I LOVE these! Tagua nuts. African recycled glass. Recycled sea-beach glass.


Me-Mine

These are the polymer clay components that I have been making. I'm still learning and experimenting, but I have found several techniques that make...
Components: Lots of stuff from my stash.


Jana's Happy Fish

Another favorite artisan. Jana has the little subtle pieces that speak volumes in jewelry. I really like the organic, crackled pieces.


Awesomeness from Petra

I can not even describe the joy I have in creating with Petra's fab components. They speak to me! They tell me what to do and how to use them. Such...
Components: LOTS and LOTS of pieces from Petra. Unicorne, Czech glass and recycled glass from LB.


My Ode to Asia

Hi everyone! I have been absent only in text... I've been "lurking" around and keeping track of all your lovely pieces. I've just been SO busy with...
Components: LOTS of polymer clay components from Asia. THANK YOU for your talent! Megatama beads, Czech glass and lots of recycled glass from LB. Lots of stuff from my stash.


One Orange Necklace

Orange, by the way, is my favorite color..so I finally got some Carnelian and these fabulous orange neck bars..I think it turned out good but I'm...
Components: Carnelian barrels, orange paprika neck bars, Mexican Fire Agate rough chips, one faceted Carnelian, leather strips


Dragonfly Shimmer

Beautiful handpainted Dragonfly pendent wrapped in antique brass filigree. Czech glass fire polished beading in aqua,blue and crystal compliment...
Components: Handpainted Cab (SV Caligraphy)wrapped in Vintaj filigree with Czech glass beading and Vintaj hardware. Vintaj fern charm.


Sahara Dust

This piece sort of took on its on life I had started with the LB recycle glass pieces in yellow and from there I kept adding beads in the same...
Components: Some of the pieces are from LB the recycle glass and czech beads. The others were purchased at another site.


The Wedding

This piece is a combination of silver and white pearl beads. My sister in law did a wedding dress that was not the typical wedding dress and when I...
Components: Beads both silver and white bought at other outlets.


may it be

Happy Holidays, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a design. Just dropping by to say hello! :) Cheers to you all!...
Components: beadie goodness from Gaea, swoondimples, Pinocean, and Vintaj


Tis the Season--Almost!

I made all these to give to friends. Christmas light pins, Snowman pin, and Christmas light earrings...all out of PC. I took the pic with my...
Components: PC, pinbacks, silver-filled earwires, black 11/0 seedbeads, and acrylic sealer.


Kumi WHAT?

I love all the color of this pendant, and wanted to make a colorful and rustic design with it. One of the bead store ladies suggested kumi(not what...
Components: Raku pendant from Wondrous Strange on Etsy, Czech glass, copper bead caps and clasp, S-lon.


Chrysler Bracelet

I love art deco, and I love the Chrysler building, so I came up with this design.
Components: 11/0 delicas, fireline, pewter clasp


Cousins

These are another pair of my dragonflies, and I've posted some of those before -- so this is really just to keep up some action here! I made these...
Components: Dragonflies: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, fused with silver solder. (This bronze has to be annealed first thing, otherwise it is impossible to bend into any decent shape!) Ceramic beads, my own. Sodalite on waxed linen, and patinated copper chain, LB.


Cinnabar Earrings

I saw a similar pair on ebay-for $800. That wasn't going to happen! I decided to make my own.
Components: Carved cinnabar beads, agate drops and rondelles, Swarovski rondelles and sterling silver earwires.


Nebula

This month's We're All Ears challenge is here on Nov. 21st. These earring are my response to the inspiration which is soooo cool. I promise. You'll...
Components: Sterling silver, Opalite briolettes


A bird with a french fry

I love the saying "Today I will be Happier than a Bird with a French Fry." I wanted to put it into a piece of jewelry, and after much frustration,...
Components: polymer clay, czech glass, toho seed beads, autumn jasper, Labradorite, irish waxed linen, antique copper toggle, silk ribbon, enameled metal, amethyst


Light Pearls

With the holidays so close I wanted to share a quick and easy design. At 21 inches it drapes and looks elegant on all skin tones.
Components: Various sizes of Sand and White round Pearls wth seed beads so that 10 strands hang like 10 but feel like one. Finish this of with cones and a Silver clasp


Holy Stars!

I probably made about 3 or 4 different pairs of earrings with these stars! I came upon this design and I think I like it.
Components: green enamel stars, African Chrysophrase, metal seeds, black crystal cubes and copper earwires


Nouveau Dream

I love the Art Nouveau stampings that are available now, especially ones of women. The chain is a variant of the Byzantine weave, my favorite.
Components: Jewelry grade aluminum chain, silver plated brass stamping.


Something Special

I made this piece for someone in my secret santa club. Neither less to say I had to take a peek at her page to figure out her style. And I am so...
Components: All LB materials.


Midnight In Blue

This piece is a three strand necklace that I knew stringing it would take away the beauty of the gemstone . So connecting them with silver...
Components: All LB materi.als


Recycled Concho

I found this old rusty concho with a great patina and had some shabori silk laying around. The two looked great together.
Components: Concho, silk, Czech glass, seed beads, waxed linen, copper and brass findings.


Purple Dream

I set some stones several years ago, and they've been languishing in a drawer ever since. I finally decided I'd better do something with them, so...
Components: Nickel silver jump rings, 3/32" 22g, amethyst cut triangle stone, sterling silver finding.


Holly Jolly

More of those great Czech superduos and the snakeskin pattern. Mixing the reds, green and gold seed beads for holiday cheer. This time I changed...
Components: Ruby superduos, emerald superduos, Miyuki galvanized gold seed beads, gold-plated trigger clasp, oval chain, Swarovski Siam crystal bicone


Joyful Little Orange Bird Bracelet

I named the color and the word for this bead and consequently won it in a contest. I think it is a "happy" bracelet!
Components: orange enameled bird, orange glass? beads, Golem pink daisy bead, "joyful" bead, chevron bead, turquoise magnesite beads, yellow plastic link, waxed linen and copper hook


Two-Hole Challenge Necklace

I have never done a challenge piece before, and I like the fact that it pushed me to come up with some ideas I might not have otherwise. I decided...
Components: **TWO-HOLE BEADS: Domed Magnesite, Dk Bronze Czech Tiles 6mm (LB), Super-Duos **OTHER: Jasper, Czech glass rounds (LB), Magnesite, Seed beads (LB), Misc. pebbles/agate, Natural leather, Parachute cord .012, Antique Copper findings/cones, Parawire (LB), Copper wire


autumns honey

Something to keep you warm on a cold winters day! The changing colors made me think of this.
Components: A bee, noreena jasper, red creek jasper, copper clasp.


naturally me!

A real earthy feel to this. Wanted something of comfort
Components: Leather, chrysocalla, turquoise, Bronzite, silver charms


christmas in the pines

Focal on bracelet is dragonsblood. With corral. Fun and funky!.
Components: Dragonsblood, corral, crystal


Wooly Wire Wrapped Beads Necklace

I had seen Wooly Wire in jewelry designs for so long but didn't know what I was missing until I met the creator Nellie Thomas at BeadFest this year.
Components: 2.5" 18 gauge copper wire 4-6" sari silk ribbon 4-8" Wooly Wire


Jagged Love

Jagged edgy heart proves masculine but feminine in its own right. Antique copper chain has brass jump rings to connect the Lipstick Ranch piece.
Components: Lipstick Ranch heart, antique copper horse eye chain. Brass toggle clasp


Blue Hoot

Just a little Blue Owl bracelet. These little glass owls are in Walmart and Michaels. So cute.
Components: Blue glass owl, Blue-eyed owl connector, dyed lapis, stenciled glass pearls, mosaic glass floral beads, silver metal leaf bead & bead caps, czech glass flowers, silver beads, blue seed beads, home-made leaf chain.


Snaketacular!

Still playing around with the Czech superduos. This time with an opaque green and matte olive green seed beads mixed with a copper toggle. Reminds...
Components: Czech superduos, TOHO matte olive seed beads, 10 pd monofilament, TierraCast copper toggle from LB


Earrings No.2

These are my favorite!
Components: Polymer clay headpins, Czech donuts, Greek ceramic spacers and glass beads.


Horse Play

These were made for a dear friend of mine, Cynthia whose pony, Merlin, recently passed away. She gave me some of his mane to play with and I made...
Components: Horse hair, turquoise beads, freshwater tiny pearls, silver charms, natural leather thonging


Earrings No. 1

I got my package today...from Asia. I just hope I did these fabulous headpins justice.
Components: polymer clay headpins, berry-magenta bone beads, blue Agate and a cobalt blue bead on top.


Celebrating Autumn

Trying to use up some of my never-ending stash!
Components: Glass coin beads, assorted metal and glass beads, handmade PC beads, copper jumpring, toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.


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