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Grandbaby!!!

My daughter in law is (hopefully) having their first baby, late sept / early oct. I joined a site on facebook call Wire jewejry Artisans and one of...
Components: I will beable to send this to her soon....16 gauge copper wire., glass and ceramic beads.


Stress/Anxiety Relief & Protection

Meditation/Prayer Beads
Components: Great Lake Fossil, Spiral Carved Jade, Tourmaline, Black Tree Agate, Antique Glass African Eye Beads, Red Garnet, White Onyx, Turritella Agate, Smokey Quartz


Hello, Kitty!

My niece really, really wanted to give me one of her two Hello Kitty charms on our Bead Day, so it's been sitting in my bead box while I tried to...
Components: freshwater pearls, metal seed beads, memory wire


Self-Actualization

Meditation Beads - wrist length with clasp
Components: Great Lakes Beach Stone, Silver, Turritella Agate, Hematite, Carnelian, Red Creek Jasper, Labradorite, magnetic clasp


Parisan Earrings

Aquamarine gemstones, freshwater pearls, czech glass, pewter floral rectangles, sterling silver ear wires


Titanium necklace

Titanium necklace :-)


Feminine statement bracelet

Statement bracelet.

My intention was to make a very feminine bracelet - also sutitable for weddings.

The bracelet is very labor extensive -...


A Many Colored Necklace

I was actually making a bracelet out of the polymer clay beads, then I saw how well the Mille Fiori bead went with them and it became a necklace.
Components: Mille Fiori bead, polymer clay set of five beads, brass cable chain..L.B.. brass teardrop chain, vintage ribbon and a brass lobster claw.


Sunset

I was inspired more by the color of the Dupioni Silk ribbon..pink coral. It matched my Candy Jade pendant...and I went from there.
Components: Candy Jade pendant, orange and pink Indonesian glass beads, orange coral chunks, pink faceted Jade, waxed linen, orange bone links, flower charm and Dupioni Silk ribbon...Saki bronze toggle..L.B.


Fantasy Dragonfly

Well, what can I say about this? A dream come true: being able to make my own metal focals! Not quite a dragonfly though: the head is more of a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, copper sheet. Leather cord (LB, I think!).


Wild Chervil

At the second and final weekend of class, I learned how it should be done, and here is the result! You shouldn't fuse the wire directly onto the...
Components: Sterling silver plate (about 1 mm), sawed into shape and bent using a doming punch and block (thanks for the words, wikipedia!). Sterling silver wire (1.2 mm, I think).


Test Run

Finally I've found some time and energy to post again! I've been both a bit ill, and so incredibly busy. Here follows "what I've learned the last...
Components: Copper sheet, sterling silver wire, copper wire, ceramic bead (own), seed beads (from stash), white howlite.


Beaded watch necklace

Simple necklace made of af Watch and shinny beads :-)

I think I will use this one myself :-)


"The Rocket's Red Glare"

My love for the USA and her beautiful flag inspired me to create "The Rocket's Red Glare." I incorporated three kinds of vintage Venetian glass...
Components: vintage Venetian glass beads, sapphire blue ovals, 4 red, 9 white of various shapes and sizes, 5 faceted blue moonstones, bead caps, a variety of silver spacers, toggle clasp


Super Duo Spiral Set

I got this pattern from a recent issue of a beading magazine. I enjoy working with Super Duos and I loved the idea of making my own pendant for the...
Components: The pendant is made with Crystal Clay. I rolled it over a clay squisher to get the pattern. After it dried I colored it with Vintaj patinas in different colors to accent the colors of the Super Duos. I used copper chain, bead caps and bright copper earwires.


Copper in my Dream.

Copper...
Components: All materials except cones and gold plated fish are from LB


No Name as Yet

I hate to be in limbo waiting for materials to come because I just don't want to start anything and then the other stuff arrive and then I am like...


Statement necklace with brooche

The idea with the necklace was to make a statement necklace that was very wearble for party - and for everyday use.

It makes a statement, but...


Swirls of Color

I have been studying color theory and was pleasantly surprised by the amethyst and forest green pairing. The green pendant and silver connector...
Components: Amethyst Czech glass, Nunn Design Sterling Silver plated connector, stainless steel wire, crystal rondelles, Tagua nut olive potato chip (pendant piece), emerald Picasso window oval


Just for Me!

Haven't been around for a while, and haven't been very productive, either. I've had the Poison Tree pendant for YEARS, and finally put this...
Components: Poison Tree butterfly pendant, turquoise, pave, purple something or other, sari silk, vintaj chain and clasp.


Easy Target

I labeled this easy target, cause that's what I am. a man was demonstrating the easy knotter at a bead show and of course I had to buy it. Did I...
Components: ceramic focal, size 8 seed beads, sliver clasp. silk thread and I believe jasper.


Shades of Gray

I've had this donut for *years* and never could find matching rounds to go with it. Most Crazy Lace Agate seems to lean toward brown, and this...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate (gray variant), gunmetal wire, silver wire


3 For 1

It took me quite awhile to get this piece together. Making the PC beads was time consuming, then not being able to find a ready-made glass bead...
Components: Handmade PC beads, handmade glass bead and link chain, large glass pearls, filigree colored metal beads, round metal beads, fancy color metal diamond and round beads, irish waxed linen cord from LB, antique gold chain. jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp. If I forgot any of the components, mea culpa! LOL


Seeds and Cones

I got these copper cones from L.B. and tried them out with different beads, but nothing looked really great...until I got some purple seeds.
Components: Ruby Jade, copper shields, raspberry ceramic spacers, purple seed beads, Patricia Healy copper cones and radiant sun copper toggle...by L.B. ..and lavender waxed linen..L.B.


My First LB Post

Well I'm pretty new to LB. I found the site about a month ago when I noticed the awesome selection of designer czech glass for sale at really...
Components: Czech horse eyes and rondelles from LB, turquoise pendant from Walmart, silver rose charms from eBay, chain, seed beads and findings from my own big old mess of a stash :P


Very Versatile

Can be worn long or doubled
Components: Gunmetal Chain, links, & Components, Czech glass, Mother of Pearl Nuggets, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal & Chinese Crystal with Rhinestones


Mr. Bunny

my take on Easter Bunny
Components: vintaj chain, hook for closure, rabbit head from (hobby lobby), Tiger Eye chips, and i think the round bead is some kind of jasper (from our local bead store)


Fantasy Teardrop

umm game of thrones? or im just hooked to the series :P
:/ i need more practice with the loop
Components: metal frame from hobby lobby, iris seed bead (L.B), crystal teardrop from a local bead store


Iron Cross Pendant

A white sweater is the perfect background to showcase this gorgeous brown, gold and turquoise pendant with the Lipstick Ranch rusted iron cross.
Components: stainless steel wire, chocolate shell pearls, African glass bi-cone, crystal rondelles, buri root, Tiger Eye, brass jump rings, antique gold clasp


A Touch of Sparkle

These beads are absolutely gorgeous in person! I got lucky and managed to buy one strand of them when I had to go to a dr's evaluation out of town....
Components: Solid Copper Artisan made Earwires, Solid Copper Wire round 26 Gauge; Solid Copper JumpRings; Blue Topaz rough cut top drilled (Briolette style) nuggets with a thin titanium coating on some sides.


Eyes on The Ocean

These were made to match my "Treasures of the Earth and Sea" necklace, and feature herringbone wrapped Teal Chalcedony and Blue Quartz Briolettes....
Components: Solid Copper Wire round 18 or 20 Gauge. ( I think 20, but not 100% sure, I forgot which I used.) Teal Faceted Chalcedony Rondelles; Blue Quartz Briolettes; Solid Copper jump rings; Artisan Solid Copper Earwires from online


Treasures of the Earth and Sea

Another piece that took awhile to make, this one features a lot of wrapped components, including an undrilled pale turquoise piece of genuine beach...
Components: Solid Copper round wire in 12, 20, 22, and 24 gauge; Solid Copper square wire in 21 gauge; Solid Copper JumpRings, Solid Copper Cones and Clasp; Mother of Pearl Flower Pendant; 2 Gaea Ceramic Faceted Beads; Small Mint/Pistachio colored Freshwater Pearls; 2 Mother of Pearl Rounds; Faceted Teal Chalcedony Rondelles; Undrilled Geode Slice; Undrilled Palest Turquoise Beach Glass Piece; Lapis Rectangle bead; 2 Patterned Copper Soldered rings; Sari Silk in Blue/Turquoise/Teal.


Dragonfly's Meadow

Spring green grass, yellow flowers and fresh earth is what I trying to portray. Of course, had to had a dragonfly or two.
Components: Soft Flex steel memory wire, Czech 11/0 seed beads in spring green, Italian yellow frost, chocolate brown and silver leaf, pewter dragonfly charms


Happiness

After I saw the saying on the back of the Green Girl pendant, had to have it. It's a beautiful inspiration.
Components: Green Girl Pewter Heart pendant, Silver plated chain, Tierracast clasp, blue green agate.


Dancer in Green

My entry for the April Art Bead Scene Challenge. You can see more over on my blog:...
Components: Ceramic focal by the Classic Bead; mixed gemstone rounds and fluted rounds; Czech glass rondelles (Lima); Vintaj brass chain, jump rings, clasp.


Coral and Copper!

This was once a necklace I made my sister years ago,it was too short for her so she did'nt wear it.I took it apart and restrung it.Last time it was...
Components: 20 gauge square wire and apatchie and glass beads.16 gauge wire for the clasp.


Got the Blues

I saw this in a Jewelry mag and love the design , so tried it out.I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Components: Howlite chips and spears. Copper Chain and glass and ceramic beads.


~ Progress ~

I finished this piece and realized there is something 'off'. Can you see it?
Does it really matter if there is an uneven number of beads.?
Components: Rosewood, silver spacers, white stone (?) all stash, tierra cast clasp (LB)


Misaligned Malachite

I've been collecting bits and pieces of malachite for a few years until I had enough to do this piece. Malachite is expensive for good quality!...
Components: Malachite, 24-gauge silver wire, Beadalon beading wire, silver rounds


A New Home

I've had these Turquoise beads for forever and never found a home for them.
Components: Turquoise Trapezoids, Green Turquoise, Neon Blue Czech beads...LB, Indian glass donuts, raspberry ceramic spacers, copper chain, copper lobster claw and waxed linen.


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