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Bohemian Rhapsody Duex

I feel as though this one could be considered a Pinterest "success." I saw a similar pair last night and the ol' creative light bulb went on.
Components: 16 and 20 g. antiqued copper wire, matte teal beads, Czech beads - all LB products.


The Pond

I just LOVE frog ponds! We have a park nearby our house that is close enough for us to walk there. There is a pond on the way that is always filled...
Components: polymer clay frog focal by me, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork glass beads by Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj findings, unicorne mini teardrops, amethyst nuggets, recycled glass, tierracast heishi and beadcaps


Goldfish Pond Bracelet

This is the bracelet I designed to go along with my Goldfish Pond necklace. I struggle with bracelets because my wrist is small and it can be hard...
Components: Misc. Jasper hand-knapped nuggets, chips, and pebble; Green Girl Pewter Goldfish (LB); Pyrite (LB), Ceramic rounds, Ant Silver plate findings, accu-guards, 20ga wire.


Vkings at Red Creek

I used a red creek jasper donut as the focal, bail is made with sterling square wire. attached about 5 inches of viking knit between two chains of...
Components: Jasper donut, creek jasper beads (alternating ovals and rondelles)silver wire


Vintaj olive

I used two of the long tags from vintaj in brass, embossed them with an embossing folder (sorry, don't remember which one) colored them with...
Components: vintaj tags, tierra cast niobium ear wires, ice resin, tim holtz alcohol ink, headpins, 2 Czech glass beads


Marrakesh

The designs and colors of the wood beads, just made me think of Morocco! I have had these from my last trip to Nashville. I finally got around to...
Components: Handmade PC beads, assorted carved and painted wooden beads, copper jumprings and toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.


For the love of Turquoise

I love the color turquoise, and I love the color orange, so it was only natural to put them together. I've made a lot of polymer clay pieces, but I...
Components: First has a polymer clay bracelet bar, czech fire polished rounds in two colors, Goldstone, one orange freshwater pearl and a handmade clasp. The next two are polymer clay pieces. The last has a polymer clay bead focal, lots of different czech glass beads, brass bead caps and a magnetic clasp.


Sand Bar

I love to collect sea shells and wanted to create a bracelet that captured the beach.
Components: Sea urchin from SummerWindart, pearls, shells, Czech glass, copper and brass findings.


Oh So Beaded Dangle Bracelet

I just love different beautiful jewelry. My Beaded Dangle Bracelets are made with only the finest beads, pearls and crystals. Each and every bead...
Components: Pearls, Crystals, Gemstones, Silver Plated Pewter accent beads


Daisy Chain Extras

I got ambitious and made 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings to go with the necklace after I had to tweak it this morning. The bracelet with the...
Components: Large yellow porcelain focal, assorted yellow glass beads, blue seed beads/Walmart. Blue/yellow/white daisy beads, yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Waxed linen/LB. Yellow bead and brass link chain/Walmart. Brass findings/stash.


Pewter and Green

The pewter frames needed a nice, vibrant green bead. Whaaa-laaa. Simple but pretty darn cool.
Components: LB components- pewter bead frames, green recycled glass, silver beads from my stash and handmade ear wires.


Inspired by Ali's Tutorial- Mod Glass Necklace

Ali's tutorials are so easy to follow. I had to try this. The modern design of this necklace is super cool. It works with a multitude of outfits....
Components: http://www.limabeads.com/store/designs/ViewDesign?d=14578 Santa Fe Summer Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 1/2", peacock blue and amber glass rings, trinket factory connector, waxed linen


Daisy Chain

I have had the blue/yellow/white daisy beads for ages and just could not come up with any design. I looked for a pendant and never found one that...
Components: Blue/yellow/white glass daisy beads & yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Large yellow glass flower, yellow glass beads, yellow & blue seed beads, yellow bead & brass link chain/Walmart. Silver metal butterfly, sunflower bead & amber nugget/stash. Waxed linen LB.


Rosie hearts

Beautiful silver hearts again by Kim at Untamed Spirit (Etsy)teamed with my fav ~ pink tourmaline ~ and rose quartz.
Components: pink tourmaline ~ rose quartz


Ellie Blew (blue) !

As you'll see, I made these earrings to go with a favourite summer top I have! I love these silver ellie's and put them with Brazilian blue sodalite!
Components: Brazilian blue sodalite, elephant silver charms (LB)


Recycled Jeans

Ever had a several weeks holiday away from home and the studio, and got jeweler's abstinence: the opposite of beaders block? That happened to me in...
Components: Old pair of jeans, sewing thread, Toho seed beads (LB), chain.


Milady's rosary

Another medieval rosary.
Components: shell pearls, silk thread, terracast skull and cross all from LB.


Beaded Beads

I saw a tutorial on using the Twin beads to make the beaded beads and I figured I could use the SuperDuos as well. I prefer the shape of the...
Components: Czech SuperDuo Beads, Czech Brick Beads, CzechMate Triangles, all from Lima and strong monofilament string.


Several necklaces :-)

Severel necklaces in the same line.

They are all gemstone with clear crystals carefully wrapped in silver polymer clay, dusted with micra...


Recycled Stringing

I absolutely love Lima’s recycled glass!!
After all the work and frustration on the necklace Ninety-one Dalmatians, I knew I needed something...
Components: Gold C-Lon .5mm (LB); Desert Gold & Med. Amethyst Recycled Glass Flat Freeform (LB); Seed Beads in Gunmetal #6 & Milky Nutmeg #8; Ant Copper Acrylic Barrels


Is this better than the last one?

Ok everyone. Thank you for your help yesteday with my original design. Now I've been in the workshop today and totally remade it! I decided to go...
Components: emerald rough cut tear drops rose quartz chips pearlised rose seed beads silver plated goddess charm memory wire


Something To Go With the Suede Jacket

...that was the wish of my friend. We picked these stones, and I had a bit of fun with some brass sheet metal... sawing, filing and hammering....
Components: Tiger Eye nuggets and chips (wish I remembered where I got the nuggets!), picture jasper (LB), on wire. Note that I got the idea to cover the crimp with a large hole bead! Brass sheet (lead free) and wire (1 and 0, 8 mm).


Rockin' Horse!

As you know, I love horses! Made this bracelet and the earrings with silver components from Kim,'Untamed Spirit' on Etsy! Been looking for...
Components: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, pearls, blue crazy lace agate, silver charms


Sirens Are Calling Me To The Sea

So I also do a bit of work with fine silver sheet and stamping. I decided to combine those two mediums with knotting to make the ultimate sea...
Components: 10mm faceted larimar jade rondelles, 10mm larimar jade rounds, Czech glass, teal rhinestone rondelles, a handmade and hand stamped link, a shibuichi sea goddess pendant and a vintage dimpled teardrop glass pearl.


Artisan Crafted Cross Necklace

I have been in love with this artists OOAK soldered crosses ever since I first saw one. I bought several of them and made myself the first...
Components: 10mm faceted multi gemstones, 10-12mm turquoise rondelles, sterling silver artisan crafted spacers, an artisan soldered obsidian cross with turquoise and green glass insets.


Fall Tassel Necklace

I got these faux amber beads with inlaid brass, turquoise and coral and put them with this beautiful chestnut color silk tassel from Thailand. I...
Components: 10mm faux amber inlaid beads, hand beaded top silk tassel, leather cord, oxidized brass chain and hook, an African krobo trade bead and rhinestone beads


HELP!

Hi everyone
I need your help! I was asked by a family friend to make her a bracelet using these stones that she picked herself. Rose quartz ovals...
Components: oval rose quartz beads emerald rough cut tear drops silver plated 4mm jump rings 10mm lobster clasp rose quartz chip


Ninety-One Dalmatians

Did you ever have an idea that just didn't come together? This was the one! I spent a week working on this; taking it apart--restringing...
Components: Dalmatian Jasper Toggle; Black Waxed Linen; Faceted Dalmatian Jasper 8mm (LB), Smooth Dalmatian 8mm & 14mm; Multi-Jasper 10mm & 12mm; Black Recycled Glass Nuggets, Squaredelles, & Rounds (LB); Mookaite 10mm faceted rondelles (LB); Ant Gold spacers, AG Steel 15mm; Matte Black #6 Seed Beads.


Om or Aum Connect with the Universe

Just some fun earrings with the Om/Aum links using blue quartz rectangles and Swarvoski capri blue crystals.
Components: *10x14mm blueberry quartz rectangles Swarovski 5301 5mm capri blue Austrian crystals, 22mm TierraCast niobium earring blanks from LB, 11mm TierraCast antique brass om symbol link, 4mm antique brass smooth rounds


~ Minimalist ~

My favorite colors are green and blue. Made this for myself for vacation and also to celebrate a huge anniversary. I used a favorite hills tribe...
Components: Hubei turquoise, hills tribe clasp and tiny spacers.


This is more me

Just like Wanda and Becky I have been on an earring marathon, here are few, I'm happy to say that the last 2 pairs have sold and I have a request...
Components: 1) " Forest Floor" Classic Bead pendant, Meital and Maya Honey lampwork beads, Czech glass and FW pearl sticks from my stash, Nintaj findings, Czech flowers and rondelles, Agate are from Lima 2) " Woodland" pendant from Distlefunk2 ( shop closed now), lampwork from Garden of Beads.wood and red aventurine beads from stash. Everything else is from Lima, the Humble beads birch log and beads were one of my first purchases here 2 years back, the rest is Matte Picture Jasper, Czech flowers, leaf chain, clasp ring and clasp. 3) Magdalena Ruiz lampwork, My own polymer clay dangles and earwires, 4) Havana beads, Czech glass, Carnelian, my own fused copper rings in saffran patina, 5 and 6 Scorched Earth, my own earwires, Carnelian and Chalcedony are from LB


Green Palm

I've been frustrated with bead-weaving lately, I think mainly due to the lack of time I have. It takes so long to do a piece and when I really only...
Components: The first is polymer clay, chandelier cut czech glass, fire polished czech glass, waxed linen and a tibetan silver toggle. The second is polymer clay, czech glass rounds, fire polished czech glass, pearls, waxed linen and a clasp I made myself.


More Fun With Earrings

I was having so much fun I couldn't stop.
Components: 1-faceted carnelian rounds, two tone fire polished round in two sizes, Vintaj ear wires, jump rings, and headpins. 2- Ruby impression jasper, brown Greek ceramic washers, seed beads, tila beads, waxed linen, Vintaj jump rings, and ear wires. 3- faceted cherry quartz rounds, Czech hourglass beads, rubber O rings, copper beads, jump rings, headpins and ear wires. 4- Hematite links, Czech pink druks, pink seed beads, gunmetal ear wires, heishi and headpins. 5- Czech opaque olivine druks, brass heart lock and key, Vintaj ear wires and jump rings.


Fun With Earrings

I was just playing around making earrings to see what I could come up with. Hope you enjoy them!
Components: 1- Czech 8mm seafoam dalmatian druk, 6mm bottle green druk, 11/0 seed beads in two colors, swarovski mint crystals, silver heart link, ear wires and jump rings. 2- Turquoise Picasso fire polished rondelles, rubber O rings, silver ear wires and heart charms. 3-two color square crystals, pink glass druks, antique silver heishi ball headpins and bead caps, silver ear wires, and beads. 4- Olive green with gold flecks 6mm druks, dyed jade rounds, olive green tear drops, gunmetal ear wires, chain and jumprings, Vintaj arte metal bead caps, Tierracast heishi spaces. 5- Mustard yellow Greek ceramic washers, rubber O rings, Vintaj chain and ear wires.


Out of my comfort zone

Yesterday I said in my FP that I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone, meaning using different metals and colors like PINK and GOLD. So here it is.
Components: 1) " Vintage Love " GGS gold plated clasp, gold plated spacer, gold plated charm, waxed linen, Gaea beads are all from LB. Golem Studio beads, German lucite beads and wood beads are from my stash 2)"Antique Rose" GGS clasp some Czech flowers waxed linen from LB, rest of the flowers, lucite rose bads and lampwork from Art Bead Glass are from my stash, 3) "Sedum" All Czech glass from LB as is the clasp. Unicorne Beads spikes, Pendant Classic Bead, beads from Grubbi


Polymer clay pendant

Large african turquoise with crystal beads carefully wrapped in silver polymer clay, creating a "diamond" on top of the turquoise.


Bollywood Style Earrings

Playing around with the wire this weekend, saw this design on pintrest, but she had done macromae on hers and I'm not good at that, at all!!! So...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, glass seed beads, Howlite Turquoise, and crystals. wrapped with 30 gauge wire.


Turtle For Good Luck

Turtles ;)Necklace 20" long. Could be converted into the bracelet :)
Components: Black lacquered metal chain, brass plated turtle and toggle. Cherry Quartz and Amazonite.


Amethyst On White

Greeting all !!! Wanted to make myself another licorice leather bracelet with a custom cabochon. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I wear it...
Components: I have a few bezel settings 18mm for the licorice leather. I had a friend who is into lapidary make me this cabochon and was set as well. I used the white licorice leather along with the components made for it. I wanted it simple. Let the cab speak for itself. Tried to be as minimal with the rubber O rings as possible.


My first shot at a "Bib" necklace...

My sister was my inspiration for this piece.. After she told me about how much she wanted a "Bib" necklace
i thought I would give it a try.
Components: For the chain I used an old 5 strand necklace i had in a junk drawer. 8x8 black AB crystal cubes, marbled glass pearls, 6 mm black AB crystal cubes, 6mm crystal cubes, head pins, and jumprings.


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