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O Christmas Tree!

The holidays are here again so why not celebrate with these trees? I am a fan of stars in general so I always have star beads on hand and the green...
Components: Recycled glass, star beads, balled copper headpins, earwires, all materials from LB!


Sea and Sand

I have been wanting to do a wrap bracelet with these cube beads. I finally got around to it and then didn't have what I wanted for the closure. So...
Components: TOHO cube beads, C-Lon and leather cord from LB...gold dome closure from my old jewelry stash.


garnet choker

Seems like the young celebs are always wearing chokers these days. I've been wanting to make some pieces that might appeal to younger shoppers but...
Components: 3 mm faceted garnets, tierra cast 3 hole spacer bars and end bars, satin Hamilton GP horse eye chain and lobster clasp, everything from LB


Christmas button bracelet

Simple and fun holiday bracelet
Components: Stainless steel chain, buttons, jingle bells


Polymer Fun

The short blue necklace is for my Mother In Law to give for a Christmas present - the request were for blue and white/cream beads, so I whipped...
Components: Polymer clay beads and pendants, home made. Czech beads, 18 gauge antique bronze wire from Lima beads. Findings, clasp, rollo chain and split rings from the local bead shop.


Owl's Nest

I loved the owl bracelet bar the minute I saw it! Was just a matter of getting the right beads to go with it.
Components: Owl bracelet bar, 6 mm ocean jasper, Czech 8mm glass snake beads, and antique gold end connectors from LB. 8mm ocean jasper and jasper bead from Etsy, rest from local shops. Handmade chain and jumprings.


Earthy Mix

I made the pendant, then sought out the beads. I love the combination of faceted agate, jasper and Czech beads. I apologize for the pics.....the...
Components: One of my handmade PC pendants, 10mm faceted agate beads and 6 and 8mm jasper beads from Etsy shops, 8mm Czech snakeskin beads and Irish waxed linen cord from LB. Filigree connector and clasp from local shop.


Bronze Beauty

This set came from my love of bronze metal & receiving the gorgeous copper rutilated quartz chips. I also wanted to work in a few special beads...
Components: Bronzite, Sodalite, & copper rutilated quartz gems, Czech lampwork bead, Grace lampwork cobalt celestial, Greek ceramic raku oxyhedrons, & a mixture of bronze chain, findings, Greek bronze, & a bit of brass & antique gold plated pieces. Most from Lima, some from Etsy & my stash.


Celestial Connection

The Stars were my inspiration
Components: Metallic Agate, Czech Glass, Aura Crystals, seed beads and silver toggle clasp.


All wrapped up...

This bracelet was a sampler of some wire wrapping bead techniques I learned in class the last few weeks. Added some simply wrapped clear glass...
Components: 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire, glass and metal beads


Medieval devotions

I love making medieval rosaries. I like how the blue cord gives this piece an icy effect! If you look closely you might see that the beads on...
Components: Quartz crystal, griffin silk cord, pewter cross


Camoflauge Painted Earrings

Military inspired copper earrings.

I've been feeling inspired lately & have been designing a lot of jewelry. I recently opened an Etsy shop....
Components: Copper metal, metal paints, ear wires


Potosí bracelet

Christmas present for a friend of mine who loves red.
Components: African trade glass beads (red, orange, white), Patricia Healey copper clasp, Peruvian clay bead with bird (fair-trade), 2 bone beads, 2 copper discs 8 mm, a few small copper rings, 1 small red glass ring, metal bead, shell heishis, irregular metal discs (Saki Silver), crimp beads & covers.


Hinged Pendant

I had seen this technique on the PBS show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and just had to try it.
Components: Copper patina sheet, rivets and wire from LB--chain is mine.


Amazonite Black Tourmaline Drop Necklace

I love the natural color range of the amazonite black tourmaline. I added bronze beads and clasp to softly complement, I didn't want anything to...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline drops and barrel beads, Saki etched bronze discs, Greek bronze clasp, all from Lima Beads


Heart of Ireland

Malachite and pyrite. Malachite and azurite.
Components: Heart focal (limabeads) all beads faceted pyrite, malachite chips, tiny white zircon my supply and silver vintage beads I had. Silver chain. Hook antique silver bronze?


Purple and pearls

Bird ceramic focal (Lima beads) amethyst square beads (limabeads) baroque pearls and button pears. Accent old swarovski crystal. All copper chain...


By The Sea..

The colours of this set remind me of the sea, sand, and the lush palms and plants that dot our beaches and everywhere around my home and local...
Components: The focal beads in the necklace and bracelet are Feldspath Faceted Freeform Oval (from Lima Beads that I picked up in the "last chance" deal). African recycled glass beads, Blue Haze Fire Agate, Matte Pink Quartz rondelle, coconut spacer beads (big and small), Czech blue glass beads, 18 gauge wire and 22 gauge vintage copper wire, leather cord (in necklace and bracelet), C-Lon cord, round size 6 Toho seed beads are all from Lima Beads. Ear wires I made myself from the 22 gauge wire (my first ever ones!).. Clasp, split rings and findings are from the local bead shop.


Fluorite Fantasies

I was inspired to try this necklace design from another website using my own ideas about beads & color. The bracelet came from having epoxied the...
Components: Necklace--Assorted fluorite beads, seed bead fluorite mix (my own), gold plated stardust beads, findings & brass beads (2.5mm) & chain. Bracelet--Swarovski pearl & CPS rivolis, beads & gold plated findings.


Bunch of Earrings

The time has come to re open my Etsy shop. I'm starting out by listing earrings and getting more proficient at taking photos. What do you all think...
Components: Alumimun blanks, alcohol inks, Turquoise, bronze clay, DZI agates etc.


Two toned wire wrapped floral stick earrings

Sterling silver wrapped around coiled copper with hanging floral charms.
Components: Copper wire, sterling silver wire


Zola Petal - Inspired by Ali

I loved the necklace Ali did with the Zola pendant. So here's my version. :)
Components: Zola pendant, c-lon cord, African white heart glass beads, African vinyl disks, czech seed beads, African Recycled glass, zola button


washer earrings

These were fun to make, love mixing something industrial looking with the softer look of colorful beads.
Components: copper washers, bronze chain, and howlite colored beads


Washers and Jade

knotted cord, with jade and copper washers . Getting copper washers here is quite difficult, had to order them.They are fun to create with though!
Components: Jade, copper washers(hammered and patina)


Bookmarks

Still loving working with wire, although it's been almost a year.I've been making the cord markers for friends, lots of fun!
Components: Copper wire, glass beads. Waxed cotton cord.


If Acorns Were Pink

I always loved Grace's lampwork acorns..then I had an idea of connecting it to an brass oak frond.
Components: Grace lampwork pink acorn, brass eternity ring, brass squirrel, brass butterfly, brass oak frond, Zola chain and Vintaj Patina.No clasp...fits over head.


Double Joy

I saw the turquoise pendant (LB) & loved it straight away, I then saw the moonstone pendant & the same thing, they are both beautiful so had to do...
Components: Turquoise, Moonstone, Aquamarine, pink tourmaline, Amethyst, silver chain & clasp.


Mystic

I just fell in love with these rainbow glass beads...they Have a mystic feel to them. A customer loved them but wanted a Druzy pendant...
Components: Rainbow glass beads, Druzy connector, gold chain, gold leverbavk earwires


Brass is the bomb...

Had the opportunity to work with raw brass this week in class. This is 10 gauge and with a bit of hammering and annealing and soldering and...
Components: 10 gauge raw brass wire, abalone


Turquoise

I love Turquoise and I got some Kingman Turquoise and I wanted to show it off.
Components: Turquoise, Apatite, A Beaded Gift Turquoise lentil and mini discs, Grace lampwork boro bead, enameled spacer, waxed linen and copper toggle. Art beads and toggle ..LB


Baby Blue-Eyed Owl

I got a bunch of beads from a friend...more or less beads I wouldn't normally use....but I liked the olive ones and decided to make something with...
Components: Grace Lampwork..olivine owl and polka dot rondelle, Beaded Gift olive crystal, Blue Agates, asst. olive glass or resin beads, waxed linen and brass lobster. Lampwork, Agates and findings...LB


Interchangeable Beaded Pendants

All the Beaded Pendants are created with Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads from artists all over the world. Handcrafted to perfection. Easily attach to...
Components: Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Czech Crystal and Glass, Stainless Steel Components, Tibetan Pewter.


Earrings for Etsy

I'm stocking up my Etsy shop! It's not open yet but soon. I think these earrings are a lot of fun!
Components: Ceramic, Bone, Wood, glass on Niobium ear-wires.


PC #2

This is the second piece I've done using a PC focal I made. Last pic is of new PC focals I made yesterday.
Components: Handmade PC pendant, black glass rondelles, Czech glass beads, jasper and agate gemstone beads, waxed linen cord, cord ends and lobster clasp. Some from Lima, some from Etsy and rest from local shop.


Loops

Design by Nicole Hanna
Components: Wire, Silk, Chain, Glass beads


Tributary

Reminds me of a tiny stream
Components: Seed beads, leather cord, s-lon


Eventide

This macrame necklace mimics the setting sun. It is dominated by orange hues, with a small blue bead, the fading sky.
Components: Leather cord, copper wire (clasp), S-lon cord


Bedouin

European 4 in 1 chainmaille choker necklace made with lightweight jumprings.
So you guys have some super amazing pieces posted here and i need...
Components: Aluminum jumprings, crystal drop bead


First go with Polymer Clay

The brief from my mother in law (to give to her friends for Christmas) were for 2 necklaces, both short.. One bright reds and oranges and the...
Components: PC beads made by me (first ever - yay).. All other beads are Czech beads from Lima Beads. The chain in the short necklaces are made up of split rings between the wire wrapped beads for a bit more movement and flow. Chain in long necklace from my own stash. Clasps and findings from the local bead shop. All wire is 18 gauge antique copper colour from LB. Pendant wire is 22 gauge antique copper from LB..


MInoan Bull

Here are the pieces I made from my "Minoan Bull" pick. The bull is a choker and the long heishi shell and opalite necklace was designed to wear...
Components: Golden Pyrite "wolf" pendant-LB, Black Water Jasper 8 mm rounds-LB, Moss opalite 4 mm rounds-LB, Czech dark purple pearl 6/0, Toho 6/0 matte Jet-LB, Toho Transparent Frosted Ruby 8/0-LB, Zola Antique Silver (plated) geometric Diamond charms-LB, oyster heishi.


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