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Beaded Hairpins

Fun hairpins for easter or prom
Components: Pearls ans assorted beads wired onto hairpins


Easy Does It

Trying out some pendants designs. I like the simplicity of this one....It was the first one I made in this style.
Components: Chain and clasp from my stash. Czech bead was from Etsy and wire from LB.


Finally

The title is due to the fact that it took a while to finish.....I couldn't make up my mind to add chain or dangles...So I did both!
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Small gold chain from my stash. PC focal, headpins, jumprings, clasp all made by me. Gemstone beads from Etsy shop.


odalisque

It is a wire work pendant and a couple of foiled lampwork beads. This one has a lot of steps but they are all really very simple. There are a...
Components: Copper wire, two lampworked beads, 1 seed bead.


Spiral Dance

Spiral dance is a glass cabochon surrounded by wire work. Unfortunately the cab does not photograph well. I again find this a very simple design...
Components: copper wire, sheep copper, glass cab.


whirlpool

It has been some time since I have shared a design, so I shall share a few today. This first one is fairly simple, a spiral of hammered copper,...
Components: Copper, pearls, antique greasy glass seed beads size 20/0.


Spotted Necklace

I love to mix and match patterns and colors...the sari and the vintage spotted beads seem to go together.
Components: Vintage spotted beads, Lapis, orange enamel beads, sari silk, one tassel and waxed linen.


Felted Beads!

Hello beaders, its been awhile. I have been insanely busy with school, so I haven't been on here much, but I really wanted to share these with you....
Components: wool, glass beads for spacers


Little House

Lots of new beads and other PC pieces....Also made lots of components! Tedious, but what fun!
Components: LB leather cord and gold spacers. PC house, beads, coilbeads, headpins, clasps and jumprings.....All made by me.


3 Kumihimo

I couldn't stay away from Kumihimo too long. I came across those fibers in blues in my collection. Then I had other ideas. I found the gorgeous...
Components: Fancy jasper rounds, 8/0 seed beads & iris green firepolished Czech beads, C-lon cord Menkashi cotton cords & 2 sizes of crow beads Japanese silk threads bundled into cords, gold plated bezel setting, cabochon by Indigo Turtle Art, brass findings


Funky Purse Tassel

Spice up your boring purse or favorite bag with a funky over-sized tassel.


I think I like it?

Hmmm. I had this wonderful piece from Annabronze, that was a gift with my first purchase (wow!). And I wanted to do an elaborate boho piece with...
Components: See above. Let me know if you have any questions ❤


Autumn Colors

This was a past box from my bead club that was on clearance. I love Fall colors as you well know. I added only the chain used, a strip of 10mm...
Components: The beads were wood, ceramic, shell, seed beads and glass. All of the beads plus the main copper leaf and one gold leaf. I added a second gold leaf from my stash.


Labradorite Mist Dragon

Labradorite is believed to help with travel on other planes while dreaming, it is protective, and is thought to inspire creativity. I liked how the...
Components: Green Girl Dragon Pendant, Labradorite nuggets, natural black shell rectangles, Czech seed beads in aqua, teal, frosted teal, crystal with grey wash. Toho pewter 3mm cube seed beads, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho seed beads, silver lustered quartz crystals.


Spring Birds

I was so overjoyed to receive this delightful bird link from our dear Annie which she so generously sent to me. With the warmer weather upon us,...
Components: BRACELET: Bird link, Peridot chips - Annie; Golem ceramic lentil, Agate faceted - LB; Dyed Quartz, Czech 3-cut seed beads, waxed linen, AC findings - stash. NECKLACE includes: Nunn 2-1 connector, Ezel bird, Czech rondelles, Agate - LB, ceramic bead.


Amazing Grace

This piece started with the ceramic pendant from Etsy. I added the copper disk for interest and stability. I thought the ceramic pendant was a...
Components: I used all beads from Lima Beads: Carnelian 4mm, African Turquoise chips, Hummingbird ceramic beads, Czech glass beads, copper clasp, 3mm leather lace, and finally BB finding that I got from a clearance grab bag. Wish I had more! LOL


Little Orange House and a Leaf

Another Ceramic house I fell in love with...and of course it's orange!
Components: ceramic house and leaf, vintage twigs, Mookaite, Mexican Fire Opal, Apple Jasper, Red Agate and copper lobster.


Longing for Summer

Went up to the cottage last weekend to check on things there and came home inspired and so wishing it was summer. The beach looks so different...
Components: Shells, epoxy clay, wire, pearls, metal beads, s-lon cord, chain


Tangerine Dream

Another beaded bracelet from the loom! I decided to do the tangeriney colours this time! I also added small 4mm pearls.
Components: Seed beads 8/0 & glass beads, 4mm pearls, cord & silver end pieces


Spring Has Sprung!

I wanted to do a nice little Spring piece.
Components: Ceramic birdhouse and bird, Lapis, Yellow Opal, Lucite flower, glass bead, Zola Dahlia bead and copper Lobster....and a little Wooly Wire bead.


Something Simple

I bought a strand of carved orange sardonyx cala lilly beads last summer. I've never seen anything like them before or since. I wasn't sure what to...
Components: Orange sardonyx, freshwater pearl, copper wire, leather lacing


"Festival"

The string of African rainbow beads in my stash kept grabbing my attention, so I decided to make it into a necklace. The pendant is recycled glass...
Components: African glass rainbow seed bead mix, recycled glass pendant, various sizes of hemp and string


Hang it up

Saw something similar on pinterest,gave it a try
Components: Ceramic bead wire wrapped onto shaped and hardened wire


Red drops

Hippy type boho wire and chain
Components: First one is bent and hardened wire with ceramic beads, second is a bottle chain hanging from wild horse jasper squares


Mapuchi

Inspired by Alis dream catcher
Components: Green girl web, seed beads, feather charm, shell chips, czech glass spikes, metal rounds (Nunn design), flat leather cord, metallic hemp, waxed linen.


Patina Queen

The rich colors blend with the patina and it's warm but edgy.


Double strand dragonfly bracelet

This is a double-stranded button bracelet. I shoved two strands through the Czech glass dragonfly tab in the middle of the bracelet to bring the...
Components: Large barn red Czech dragonfly tab, 6 mm Czech melon beads, Miyuki and Toho seed beads.


Follow Your Dreams

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln designed this boho style necklace. She used bold patina colors to enhance the metal pieces.


" Mr McGregor's Garden "

To keep with the theme I wanted this necklace to have lots of green, I stacked green ceramic leaf, bunny, wood bead and house bead to form a...
Components: Jasper, Soocho Jade, Pyrite, Green Girl Studios peweter beads, African paper bead are all from LB. Art beads Lisa Peters, Elukka, Rich Kibbons, L. Drake, Passion of Beads


A Late Valentine

Love the pewter TierraCast findings-- so romantic! I added silk ribbon for a little more color and texture to the pale rose quartz, knotted between...
Components: TierraCast findings in pewter plate, 10mm rose quartz beads, 2' of natural-edge silk ribbon, heavy 49-strand beading wire, 2x2mm crimps. (All LB.) I will post a pick with the materials.


Essential Oils Pendant Necklaces

I have started creating essential oils bracelets and necklaces at the request of customers. I love using the lava rock beads that absorb the oils...
Components: lava rock beads, Zola pendants, stainless steel chain


New Work

This what I have been working on this week. I have always wanted to make my own headpins, so I watched a few tutorials and here is the result. I...
Components: Pure copper wire, PC, acrylic paints and sealer.


Adventures in Agate

This was inspired by a "fresh pick" I saw on LB, as well as a bit of serendipity. I wish I could remember who's pick, but it had the crazy lace...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, pyrite rings and small beads, Czech glass beads-all from LB. The clasp is white bronze from Saki Silver, as well as the white bronze spacer discs. Leather cord, jump rings from my stash.


Wire Focal & Bracelets

The leather bracelet came with 2 rows of holes perfect for stitching on beads & cord. I used a variety of neutrals--rainbow moonstone, gray pearls,...


Hawaiian surf

Like Hawaiian leaves, this beaded lei is done with Ogalala butterfly stitch. I use one color for the beads that link the rows. In this version, the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline


Hawaiian leaves

I wanted to make beaded leis for an event in Hawaii. Usually the colors are changed in rows, but I switched colors between the beads that link the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline


Paper Bead Earrings

My addiction to paper beads has taken off.
Components: Hand rolled paper beads, crystals, silver beads, ear wires


Sets and pairs

Some bead cones and moukaite pieces
Components: Still showing sideways! Anyone figure that out yet? I've tried everything!


Picasso Stringers

Pcasso seeds strung on wax cord


White Sands

White glass drop danglers and bone beads ready for summer
Components: White glass drops on fishhooks, white bone beads and caps on fishhooks


Chatter

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »