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A Practical Ring is a Practical Thing

Very unlike me, I'll post yet another piece on the same day! This ring I made for my hairdresser, who likes chunky rings, but they have to be...
Components: Brass sheet (0.7 mm?), sawed, filed and sanded, annealed and embossed, and bent and hammered into shape.


Earrings for me...

I got my ears pierced at the beginning of March... again! The first time around I was 10, but then I turned allergic to all earring metals I had,...
Components: Titanium wire 0.8 mm for the ear hooks. No. 1: hammered brass wire, coffee stained lambs bone (Easter dinner leftovers!), Czech glass beads. No. 2: Sterling silver wire 1 and 1.2 mm, jasper beads. No. 3: just the titanium wire riveted onto pieces of stained and waxed bone, silicon stoppers.


Ash Monday

This necklace will probably forever remind me of funerals. I had been planning it for a long time -- weeks, and just got started on doing some...
Components: Sterling silver sheet and wire, my own ceramic beads, turritella agate (LB), leather lace. Titanium wire for the ear hooks.


New Earring Monday Weeks 15 & 16

More fun with earrings! Check out the full post (and add your own link if you want to play along with me) on my blog:...
Components: Vintaj peapod decorivets and jump rings, TierraCast earwires, onyx or Czech glass.


Starfish & Jellyfish

Beachy inspired bracelet & earrings. Believe it or not but the beachy lampwork bead was in the $1.00 tray at Walmart, as well as the square czech...
Components: Coral look connecter~SummerWind Art Kylie Perry Star, czech glass, lampwork bead & lampwork rondells, seed beads, unicorne bead, recycled glass, peanut seed beads, waxed linen


rosaries

rosaries all strung with copper wire. no tying
Components: all with glass beads and copper wire. copper beads in inbetween colored beads. the red rosary uses cloisonné padres beads and crucifix, the bigger blue one has a glass crucifix infused with copper


Starry Skies

This azurite chrysocolla pendant is my favorite of all my gemstones. It reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Skies". The necklace is the same stone,...
Components: azurite chrysocolla pendant and beads, turquoise beads, silver plated toggle


genni moon goddess art doll

I swear it was the virgo full moon that pulled this out of me. I remember making rag dolls with my mom, she taught me the same way her grandmother...
Components: repurposed beads, Moonstone, Amythest, clear quartz, Snowflake Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Tiger Eye, hand dyed ribbons, yarn, synthetic hair, cottons, batiks, satins, velvets, cheese cloth, hand painted face and body art


goddess of the sea

my love of mermaids and the ocean
Components: hand crochet, repurposed beads, glass, charms, hand dyed ribbons, mermaid clay bead, mixed metals, Amythest, Moonstone, jade, Sodalite, adveturine


earth gypsy mama

I wanted to make a statement, feel the weight and bring together yin and yang. I was feeling hope for mama earth and gave her elephant for strength
Components: repurposed beads, red clay, tribal beads, sari ribbons, Labradorite, Onyx faceted ball


be here now

all about manifestation of creativity into physical, staying present with each step and infused with earthy passionate colors
Components: hand crochet, sari ribbons, repurposed beads, bronze clasp, mixed metals, glass, woodclay, lampwork, love charms, Peach Jade, Red Aventurine, Canadian Jade


buddhafull

6ft long hand crotchet wrap necklace or bracelet or belt * root chakra inspiration,feeling the reds, golds and oranges, It is like wrapping...
Components: large wooden Buddha head bead, repurposed beads, clay, lampwork, reiki infused citrine red tigers eye, Red Jasper, carnelian, Peach Jade, sari ribbons, clear quartz droplet


fairy wings

the way the ribbon gathered on the sides reminded me of wings and the soft flow of the ribbon's movement
Components: re-purposed earrings from India hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn with iridescent thread


fairy's breath

the blue colors for the throat chakra remind me of whispering softly, they feel so delicate and bold
Components: re-purposed earrings, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn iridescent thread and crystals


queen of hearts

she is a wild one who inspired me while bouncing around to my chakra playlist * passionate colors for the root chakra & sacral chakra * re-purposed...
Components: Rose Quartz, sari ribbons, hand dyed silk ribbons, pink skull bead, re-purposed rhinestone bead and a heart from the costume piece I wore as an extra in the Iron Man movie and re-purposed bangles


kumihumo braiding

additional kumihumo. should have been with other group


kumihumo braiding

different designs very simple using kumihumo loom
Components: 1mm kumihumo rat tail loom


red creek jasper

liked the look of the chunky beads
Components: various size red creek jaskper


sea glass necklace

saw a similar necklace
Components: wire silver spacers recycled sea glass white, shamrock, light blue, ocean blue


Lavender Nest Egg

I love making birds nest jewelry and love the way these Czech glass compliment the silver. I will probably post more nests in the future.
Components: Amethyst druk beads, 24 gauge silver wire


Your World Stacked Bracelets

This set of bracelets was inspired by TierraCast's Your World line of buttons and charms. They pair very naturally with our woven cotton cord,...


Blue Gears

Another pair of earrings for my SIL 1.
Components: 2 cogs, blue chalcedony, Iolite chips, Tanzanite chips, air blue opal Swarovski's, Montana Blue Swarovski's, Bermuda Blue Swarovski's and dark blue pearl, Rhubarb/Blueberry crystal from Limabeads. A pair of ear hooks, and 24 gauge wire.


Medical Angel Wings

A pair of earrings I made for my SIL 1. One of 4 pair of earrings I'm making for her, for Mother's Day.
Components: 2 Fuchsia Swarovski's, 2 Griege Swarovski's, 2 brown Swarovski's Crystal Pearls, 2 gold Angel Wings, 2 jump rings, 2 gears, 2 gold filled ear wire hooks, 2 brass gears, brass chain.


Pyramid Bracelet #1

I love the colors in the beads in this bracelet
Components: wire, pyramid beads, seed beads, metal beads


Celebration of Spring bracelet

This is a modified form of a pattern ("Framed pearls bracelet" by Billie Hackett), which I loved because it was elegant and simple. Instead of...
Components: 10-12mm flat round mother-of-pearl beads; antique bronze wire, 18 gauge; bronze or copper wire for wrapping, 24 gauge.


Vintage

I found this gorgeous pendant at a military history festival, and made bronze chains to go with it. I work mostly in chainmaille now, but I love...
Components: Vintage glass pendant, bronze jump rings


Egg Finder's Lucky Charm Bracelet

Did you just try to click those? It won't add to your count, sorry about that!

After this year's intense hunt, I thought maybe I should have a...
Components: Nunn Design Antique Silver (plated) Small Oval Bezel Bracelet 18x13mm, Nunn Design Glass Oval 13x18mm, Lima's beautiful little eggs, adhesive


Vintage rainbow

Vintage beads were perfect for a RAW necklace.
Components: Glass beads


Iris Pin

A little touch of spring.
Components: Soutache, glass beads, and seed beads; ultrasuede backing


The Black Set

I wanted to try using black ear wires and chain and also use a couple connectors I had left over from another project.
Components: Black ear wires, black chain, 6mm square cubes, 8mm bicones, 2 different types of connectors, silver plated spacer beads, rondell beads, and 8mm round bermuda blue beads.


Funky Earrings and A Princess inspired Necklace

I haven't been on in awhile. I have been busy with all the little people in my life and with sewing some cute stuff for the warmer weather. I made...
Components: Enameled components from Art Incendi, Ceramic from Scorched Earth on Etsy, all the rest from LB


Fire Power

FYI...hosting a lovely giveaway of two of these Sterno culinary torches. These have great fire power for copper and larger sterling pieces. Details...


Wrapped-Up Pearls

I have wanted to do this design for a while, and I couldn't resist doing them.
Components: Gold wire (24 and 20 gauge), coin pearls


The Springtime Lady Necklace

We’ve all longed for that first breath of spring this year, some of us have experienced it already, others are still waiting patiently (or...
Components: Czech firepolished beads, leaves and bellfowers; vintage 8mm cloisonne, 10mm round Citrine Quartz, 6mm spring green Jade, pink and bronze freshwater Pearls, Myuki Delica seed beads.


New Earring Monday Weeks 13 & 14

My latest installment of my New Earring Monday challenge features mostly beads that I bought at a recent bead show. Check out my blog post and add...
Components: 1st pair features lampwork by Tanya McGuire, charms and faceted hematite from Lima Beads. 2nd pair features lampwork by Jeff Barber.


Grand Canyon

I'm getting faster at completing these bezel necklaces...this one in four classes. One a month is a snail's pace for sure. Actually got up the guts...
Components: Turquoise and sterling silver


In the Pink

I made these earrings at my mother's request as a gift to give to her nurse, Annette,as I made some for myself, with a different flower. Annette...
Components: silver flowers & pink jade drops (all Lima)


Blue on the nile

Midnight blue impression focal, deerskin, freshwater pearls,blue lapis beads. Loved this focal when it first came out!


Sunny Days

Trying to bring some brightness into the picture!This was a colorway that was far outside my comfort zone, but as I made it it grew on me.
Components: Seed beads, fire polish beads, czech beads


Sweetness

I wanted a simple, lightweight earring for a young girl and I think this one does it!
Components: All LB, lucite flowers, Czech glass, Toho beads


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