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Today's lesson

Learning to control the solder better. If the design isn't pleasing, you can always remelt the solder and try again. Only ruined one rubber stamp...
Components: Hand cut and finished copper cross from sheet metal. Lead free silver solder. Copper wire. Czech glass


Honey Do List May 2016

This is one of my creations for the Honey Do List challenge my husband has dreamed up this year... and we've invited other folks to play along....
Components: Pendant by Summer Wind Art; Mookaite faceted rondelles; Amazonite carved rounds, rounds, and diamonds; Nunn Design copper plated chain and findings.


Fibonacci memory bracelet

Fibonacci inspired use of small beads on memory wire. I quite like the way it turned out.
Components: Bracelet memory wire, small reclaimed beads (new from dollar store bracelets).


Black Hole Pendant

This pendant really spoke to me. It's another Succor Creek Jasper piece. Vintage copper wire and fossilized palm wood make up the chain links and...
Components: Jasper pendant, fossilized palm wood beads, vintage copper wire-all from my stash.


Molten Lava

I've been wanting to try this for such a long time. Using a solder iron (not a torch), I melted silver lead free solder onto clean, fluxed copper...
Components: Copper metal, silver solder, red rubber stamp


Acrylic Necklace

When I got these beads I was surprised at how big they really are so it took me awhile to come up with this design. I haven't even named it yet....
Components: Acrylic coral branch beads, acrylic staggered sticks, Czech glass, antiqued copper spacers, chain and clasp.


Heart noveau in violet 2

love that heart shape
Components: Amethyst, bugle beads, crystals


Heart noveau in violet

my latest design
Components: amethyst gems, glass crystals, chain, bugle beads.


Freels the Love

8-9 mm freshwater pearl and lightweight bronze charm


Freels the Love

just a simple chandelier piece. Czech glass and random charms I had.


Freels the Love

These were super fun to make they just took a bit of time to design because I like to play around with the beads and put them in a particular...


Spring Neutrals

I wanted to make something that would go with everything, and be light and easy to wear--this fits the bill! It's also versatile,, as it can be a...
Components: Assorted acrylic, metal and bone beads, copper jumprings, copper S-hook clasp and waxed linen cord from LB.


Freels the Love

these are czech glass pearls


Tree Suncatcher

I keep thinking that one of these days I'll find the perfect way to photograph crystal. I'm not there yet but hope springs eternal.

I made the...
Components: 12ga and 24ga copper wire, rock crystal chips, many curse words


Verneta

Named after my mother who's favorite color is purple.


Tamara

I love the colors of the glass chips!


Tara

simple and understated.


Laura

Very simple and elegant. I love that these can be worn with a pretty dress out on a date or with a pair of jeans running around town.


Sammy

This is made for a small/petite or child's wrist.


Judy

Fun green and brass earrings.
Components: Green Czech glass beads, antique brass findings


Freels the Love

tip of the day lol: When buying from a bead seller that gives freebies. really make good use out of them because that's money. don't waste it. lol...


Freels the Love

very simple and super boho and trendy dream catcher earrings. made with metal parts & cream czech glass beads


hair clip

inspired by the native Americans and their stories..
Components: seed beads and feathers..


heart in stitches

one of my earlier designs ..
Components: buttons and seed beads..


LOTS OF FREELS THE LOVE LOL

I've been workin like a beast and making tons of pieces each day so I thought I'd see what the limabeads crowd thinks of my new stuff. I just...


Freels the Love

Simple, cute, retro vibe, czech glass "kitty" cat bead with a teal czech glass bicone . super simple and black and teal are a great combo that not...


Hearts Green

I was inspired when I saw the TierraCast hearts a while back and thought I'd make a piece that used them as a focus.
Components: TierraCast vine hearts, TierraCast chandelier heart, green Firestone gems 4mm and 6mm, earth themed beads.


"Tapestry" loomed bracelet

Still enjoying my loom, I decided to try different sized and shaped beads in the bracelet. I like the way the addition of gem stone beads has added...
Components: Picture jasper 4mm beads, 4 mm Czech beads from LB, 8/0 seed beads, fire line bead thread, bead tube ends and toggle from my stash.


Radiance

This piece is a great example of creating a versatile focal component using spikes/fringe. It could work with silk string, leather cord, chain or a...


Garden Drops

This floral antique silver chandelier piece is perfect for a pair of statement earrings. You can add all the same color drop or mix it up like I...


Spring Fringe Necklace

This focal component can be used as a single piece to be centered in a necklace design or combined to make a 3-piece focal. These would look great...


Ladder Tassel Pouf

This necklace can be recreated with any bar connector and tassel combination. Don't be afraid to use a lot of tassels, the more you can fit on the...


Mediterranean Bib

Using these bar connector slides makes creating a statement necklace easier than ever! You can combine as few or as many as you like (I stop at 20)...


Kibbles & Bits of Jasper Knotted Necklace

I thought I'd try something new. I remember asking about why one would use waxed linen or other material instead of beading wire to make a...
Components: 2 strands of 4-ply Irish waxed linen in light rust & green, an assortment of jasper & other stone nuggets, copper beads, Tierracast copper button


Yummy Choco Wrap

Not only do I love bronze metal, but this bronze zebra jasper looks absolutely edible! No Moogie, get that out of your mouth...
I didn't have a...
Components: Bronze zebra jasper 8mm rounds, garnet rounds in various sizes (a Lima gift), 2mm Cyclamen leather cord, burgundy Nymo thread size D


Freels the Love

These were just a simple headpin clutter earring. very simple and super fun in summer!


Wild Berries

I got this idea in the middle of English class and couldn't wait to try it at home. It is ladder stitch, but with metal tube beads instead of...
Components: Glass, leather, metal tube beads


Beach Choker

Beaded chokers are so popular right now, so I figured I'd make one. I originally wanted to use the recycled glass in my bracelet, Swashbuckling...
Components: Recycled glass, ceramic, glass, a sea shell


Rich and Regal Earth

I made this beauty with another Jesse James mix, and it reminds me of all the beautiful things earth has in it, more than just trees, but the...
Components: Probably just glass, ceramic, possibly acrylic


Deep Sea

I had these beautiful ancient trade beads, and somehow the colors and pattern remind me of the deep sea, don't really know why. Maybe the different...
Components: 3 ancient glass beads, nautilus button (Green Girl), 2 small rock&roll cubes, natural leather cord, blue waxed linen.


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