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Goldberry River-Daughter Necklace

From my pick called the same. Goldberry River-daughter is Tom Bombadil's wife from Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Not the movie, the book....
Components: From Lima Beads--brass water lotus pendant, Celtic triangle charm and ivy links gold-plated TierraCast, Czech glass 6x9 Earth Picasso Fire, 6x9 Spring Rain, 3x5 Opal Cream fire polished, Czech brown ghost chip mix, 4mm Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm metallic, matte Flax, green camo jump rings and .019 silver satin softflex. I also used, from other sources, Czech matte, frosted cream 6/0, Toho 6/0 matte transparent dark teal, Toho 8/0 Toho 8/0 cream lustered, Toho 11/0 matte raku plum/blue iris, heavy oxidized open jump rings, black shiny iron jump rings, heavy sterling silver 2x2 crimp beads, 5mm brass-plated iron rolo chain, 3" headpin.


Nice Ice Necklace

Part of the "Stone Wear" line I am creating. This has natural stone beads with an AB coating, blue faceted czech glass beads, silver square beads...
Components: Quartz stone beads, blue czech beads, square silver toned rondelle beads, silver toned lobster clasp.


Mystic Dynasty Necklace

I had some extra manufactured stone and acrylic beads on my work space and wondered if I could make them work together. This is the result. It...
Components: Gold toned discs, gold tone bead caps, gold toned brass rondelle beads, man-made pressed stone beads, acrylic nugget shaped beads, czech glass beads, and stone beads.


Plum Passion Necklace

I have been smitten with the new natural stone items out there (I am working on a line called "stone wear"). I love the agates and the jaspers and...
Components: AB coated "spikes"; AB coated slabs; czech gold tone faceted glass beads; gold tone chain and lobster clasp.


Tail of the Comet Necklace

Simple Druzy wrapped pendant that hangs from silver and gold toned chains.
Components: Silver artistic wire, gold wavy pendant back, silver wire wrapped bail and silver and gold toned chains.


Tree of Life Necklace with Nepalese cane glass

18 inch necklace with two inch chain extender
Components: "Sunset Disc" Nepalese cane beads from Lima Beads, 8mm "bottle green" recycled glass rounds from Lima Beads, 6mm dark wooden rounds, Gold-lustered transparent pink 8/0 Toho, Cool bronze 6/0 Toho, Purple opaque 6/0 Czech, 5mm brass-plated rolo chain, lobster clasp, jump rings, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex (Lima Beads), 3 inch head pin and 6mm recycled "shamrock green" (Lima Beads) round for dangle on extender.


Desert Sun

I love these ceramic beads from LB! Initially, I was just going to string them and leave them on their own.Then I remembered this PC pendant I...
Components: Ceramic beads from LB, copper connectors from Etsy shop, jumprings and PC pendant by me.


Chickadee

I created this necklace for the monthly challenge my husband creates... The Honey Do List! Check out my blog for the inspiration photo and the...
Components: Tons of Czech glass leaves and flowers (mostly available from Lima Beads), Vintaj brass filigree and jump rings, brass plated leaf clasp, Skye Jewels wooden pendant.


Agate A New Bracelet

Now I know I've been hangin' with my husband too long. He loves corny jokes & play on words. Or maybe it's just too late. I'm referring to my...
Components: 16 & 24 gauge copper wire & Mexican laguna lace agate.


Feathering the Nest

I finally finished all the PC pieces for this piece...whew! Then it took some time to wire wrap the beads and make jumprings. I am happy with the...
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Agate beads from LB and Etsy also. PC bird, nest, branch, and beads made by me. Jumprings and headpins also made by me.


Bahama Breeze

Fiesta collections
Style: long dangle earrings
Feel... Bahama breeze...Beach... Carnival madness...
Height: 4.8"
Components: Antique Gold plated carnival onion pendant daggers in the center golden chains n golden hooks / earwires


Safari Necklace

I love elephants and had collected quite a few of them. I put them on one strand and other safari animals on another strand.
Components: Wooden Jasper, metal, stone assorted animal and other beads.


Gemstone Donuts

I love all the leather jewelry that's out now. I wove metallic leather through gemstone donuts.
Components: Gemstone donuts, various sizes, metallic leather cord, large crimp tubes.


Forget Me Not

I'm playing along with a new Facebook group called "Inspiration in Everyday" where you share something that has inspired you along with your beady...
Components: Pendant by Humblebeads, tons of Czech glass (most from Lima Beads!), vintage German glass, pearls, TierraCast brass plated clasp.


Movie Earrings..

The green disc and copper and silver tones was also for my sister-in-law.

All three sets were made while plonked on the couch, watching movies...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire, the lovely seafoam sea beads, the utterly gorgeous icy pink quartz wheels that have been sitting in my stash, staring at me since I bought it over a year ago, the various copper and bronze spacers. From my own stash and the local bead store: The plain little bead caps, the green life saver beads (recycled glass Ghana disc beads) and Picasso seed beads - big red ones and the small turquoise ones, the silver toned drop beads which were aged with boiled egg and then buffed and lacquered. The burgundy small beads are polymer clay beads, made by me ages ago. I also made the ball headpins with the dreaded mega torch. The wire gauge is a bit big, but they were all I had on hand when making the earrings and I was not up to going outside and making more in the dark with a smaller wire gauge.


Unsure necklace..

Really unsure about this one. Especially after looking at the photos. It's the inner seed bead bits that seem off. It's the colour of the...
Components: From Lima Beads: Sea glass pendant drop in Seafoam (I adore these drops!), wire, leather. From a local bead shop: Indonesian glass beads. My own stash: African recycled glass tulip beads in amber, and aqua disc beads in pendant. Copper bars, hacked off copper sheet, patina'ed with boiled egg *sigh* and seed beads. All findings made with wire from LB.


Trying patina's..

A birthday present for my lovely sister-in-law..

This is my first go really, with patina. This one is salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes patina....
Components: From Lima Beads: Antique copper wire, Czech glass beads (the blue ones), copper spacer, my sanity. My own stash.. Copper disk, hacked out of a copper sheet. Patina and loss of my sanity - salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes... As well as bead caps and the tiny clearish beads, from local bead shop.


Buttoned Up Bracelets

These bracelets are simple to make. Pick your favorite mix of buttons and metal colors to create your own style. Make a few different styles and...


Awareness Bracelets

Create a design with meaning. The new Tierracast strength and beauty charms will inspire you to represent who you are through your design.


Expression Bracelets

Express your strength and beauty with these Mala style bracelets.


Stormy desert

I'm happy how it looks :) I like the combination of translucent sparkling citrine and matte amazonite and African glass. I spent a long time...
Components: Cactus bail (Patricia Healey), Citrine rough nuggets, matte Amazonite/black tourmaline 6 and 8 mm, African recycled glass rounds, small copper rings, Greek ceramic metallic harvest donut and tiny rounds, Fluorite shard drop, 2 golden rings, piece of copper chain, jump ring and lobster clasp, fancy crimp covers.


A Vision Achieved

I have been working on this puppy for quite a while! I wanted to work some top drilled lentils into my kumi braid. The smaller ones were strung in...
Components: Assorted Miyuki delicas, lentils-large from Lima, riverstone focal bead, bronze wire & findings, Czech glass bead, C-lon cord in Grape.


octopi, octopods, octopuses!

I finished most of the Octopus necklaces! I'm still working on the macrame chokers which are causing me all kinds of grief. But these I think...
Components: Octopus pendents, white coral, fresh water pearls, Czech glass beads, various gears, and lots of chain.


Photo purse charm

I have been experimenting with photos and setting them in bezels. This is a pic of me with my two sons last Mother's Day. I made it into a purse...
Components: bezel connect, laser-engraved stainless steel charm, large swivel lobster clasp


Spring Bird Nests

I just love these for Spring....I make them every year and customers love them. Easy and fun and every one is unique!
Components: Artistic non tarnish wire, Swarovski crystal pearls, and organza ribbon necklace


Hello Spring

The preppy colors of pink and green remind me of spring and inspired this "hodge podge" bracelet
Components: A mixture of fluorite, jade, aventurine gemstones, freshwater pearls, turquoise howlite chips, ceramic and Czech glass beads & pewter beads with ivy leaf toggle


Another Moogie First

I finally got the nerve to try my LOS gel. Wow does it work fast on copper! Dip, done. Into a baking soda bath, rinse, pat dry. Then take it off...
Components: 16 & 18 gauge copper wire & bronze zebra jasper


Chunky Munky

These handmade ceramic beads are bold and beautiful. I kept the design simple to let them shine!
Components: Handmade large ceramic beads from Georgia at Taos Beads, PC beads and coiled and hammered beads caps/spacers made by me. Leather cord and clasp from local shop.


Spring Woodland

It's spring in the midwest! Looking forward to sunny days in the flower garden. Perhaphs this design will hold me over till I can play in the dirt.
Components: Classic Bead Ceramic Tile pendant, branch twig, brass chain, czech glass and itty bitty brass birdy.


Soft Seas

Such soft colors...Abalone mosaic pendant and rounds, paired with soft seafoam colored glass beads, and a touch of gold for glimmer!


Bold Medallion

I love this piece!
Huge silver medallion pendant paired with graduated agate chips.


Jasper Slab Collar

Big jasper slabs with brass chain links = big statement! NJ


Jade Doublet Spring Fling Bracelet!

Green means go! Frolic in the warmth of sunny spring days and all the fresh greenery!
Components: Green Jade Tibet focal bead, sea glass, pearls strung on double toggle clasp


Microsuede Choker Necklaces

Making a choker using our 7mm microsuede is so easy! All you need is 13" of 7mm...


A Glow in the Dark Alphabet

Several months ago I sold a pair of ear rings to a friend. They were green glow in the dark cats. My Friend works with special ed children and...
Components: glow in the dark plastic beads, black leather cord


Amazonite and Seed Pearls

I've never worked with little spike beads before so when I saw them I decided I wanted to give a spin. They are very smooth and the colors varies...
Components: amazonite, seed pearls


Blue Coral and Baroque Pearls

I've had this necklace just hanging around waiting to have a clasp put on it. I'm having problems with my eyes and can't get the crimps done...
Components: natural blue coral, baroque pearls, and a clasp to be decided on in the future


Chrysocolla Jasper

This necklace is made with one of my favorite beads, chrysocolla jasper. They are getting more difficult to find but they just seemed to be the...
Components: stainless steel chain, chrysocolla beads, stainless steel spacers


Umpteenth variation...

Yet another version of the ladder necklace...still love this design. This one uses a fine gold chain, and lots of pretty seed beads. Great use...
Components: gold chain, 22 g. gold wire, seed beads.


Rustic+Metal

New wirework hot off the bench in this one! It came together exactly as I envisioned.
Components: Handmade and hammered beadcaps, spacers and clasp......Czech beads from Etsy and LB, ceramic beads from Etsy.


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