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Winter Gypsy

Inspired most recent Beadstyle magazine, this is a bracelet for my (eventually!) Etsy store. Since not many teens shop on there, I have been trying...
Components: Everything. Everything you have ever dreamed of.


Chester Has a Girlfriend

I haven’t had the opportunity to create anything lately and was feeling a little down about that. So I wanted to do something quick and fun....
Components: Faceted Dzi Agate, Golden Leopardskin Jasper, Carved Bone, Misc Glass


Bridal Bliss

I had these teensy tiny white pearls and these teeny tiny blue and crystalline Czech glass beads (yes, yes I really am that predictable) and I...
Components: Rose gold wire (various gauges), white freshwater pearls, natural apricot freshwater pearls, crystalline Czech glass beads, light blue with metallic finish fire polished Czech glass beads


Sandy Seahorse

I love this pendant and thought it would be neat to feature as a focal on a bracelet instead of a pendant for a necklace. I used it up front and...
Components: pewter seahorse pendant, freshwater coin pearl, dalmatian jasper, pearls, shiva shell, Citrine, Agate, Mookaite, wooden beads, and black jasper


Wooden Cross - Inspired by Midge

Wooden Cross and wooden beads knotted with cord. I liked some of Midge's knotted pieces and thought the wood looks nice in that style. Thanks for...
Components: See above


Purple Night - inspired by Lynn G

While browsing the Gallery, I saw Lynn G's Tree of Life on an Agate Slice and knew I had to try to do one. So here it is. Thanks for the...
Components: Purple Agate Slice, silver wire, chain and components.


For Dana

My friend, Dana, wanted me to make a set for her sister for her birthday and she liked the yellow turquoise stones in a set I had made some time...
Components: Yellow Turquoise beads, black matte glass beads, copper beads and wire


Leaf Dreams

This set was inspired by finding a beautiful dry leaf while walking in the park. That little leaf started me on a path to learn more wire skills....
Components: Burma Jade flat ovals & Czech glass rondelles from LB, 4mm Carnelian & Agate from my stash and jump rings.


Odds and Ends

As I wait for new jewelry supplies I pick thru my stash. I have always wanted to use my Carnelian link and this cute little owl button on...
Components: Carnelian link..LB, Ocean Jasper, Apple Jasper, Red Jasper, Polymer clay yellow bead, terracotta farfalle, owl button and waxed linen.


Seaside Chic

A like the asymmetry of this necklace...a customer of mine loves asymmetrical designs and had me create something with this seaside pendant for her
Components: ceramic heart pendant, bone beads, Czech glass beads, brass beads brass chandelier links and bone beads


Tibetan Splender

Carnelian, Lapis and Metal. Love the colors in these Tibetan beads!


Tibetan Wonder

Had fun with the Tibetan beads! Coral, Turquoise, Lapis and Metal.


Santa Fe Cross

I was fascinated when I saw this cross and knew I wanted to create something with a southwestern feel. I love these colors together with this open...
Components: Sterling silver pendant, turquoise, red coral, freshwater pearls, Labradorite, Carnelian, Bali silver, Moonstone, brown wooden beads, sterling silver clasp


Vintage Art Neuveau Lady Bracelet

Beautiful stamping of vintage lady. Stamping is gold ox highlighted with silver. Mounted to a very large filigree cuff bracelet. I picture her in a...
Components: Large filigree cuff bracelet blank. Large lady stamping, pearl accent and gold ox chain to join.


Pearl Combo Earrings

Coin pearls are so beautiful they just enhance any other things you use with them.
Components: Sterling silver oxidized rings in two sizes, freshwater coin pearls, antique silver leaf designed bails and sterling silver earwires


Mermaids Tears Seaglass necklace

Simple seaglass beauty...I like the softness of this piece and the versatility of it..great with a tank and shorts or you can dress it up too!
Components: Sterling silver chain, seaglass pendants, 24g Artistic wire


Beachy Boho Bracelet

I just love all the mixtures of things on here for a casual, summer feel!
Components: leather, Czech glass beads, silver beads, pewter starfish connector, pewter button clasp and assorted charms


Blended Hearts

I wanted to create something for customers for Valentine's Day but that weren't too holiday specific ( pink, red) so I came up with these. I love...
Components: Aluminum discs (hammered), antique silver plated heart outlive charms, Hematite, black Czech glass, sterling silver earwires


Gold drops

I was experimenting with keychain and came up with this design
Components: Keychain, gold bead, silver chain


Earthly delights

Inspired by gold earrings J.Lo wore on a recent episode of American Idol.
Components: Topaz briolette beads, gold-filled earring and memory wire.


Caramel Cream Button earrings

I just love the fun feel using these buttons! My caramel colored ones were so popular, I did in turquoise and red too!
Components: pewter buttons, Czech glass caramel mottled pendants, 24g. wire, brass jump rings, sterling silver earwires


Boho Tassel

Tassels are so popular and fun to wear,,this was my first design using one!
Components: brown suede tassel, turquoise wooden beads, brown and cream wooden beads, pewter spacers, brass beads


Lapis and Pearls

I just love mixing these two together
Components: Lapis gemstones, freshwater pearls, turquoise, Balis silver, seed beads, labradorite, sterling silver clasp and rings with carnelian jade dangle


Starburst

Fun bracelet with different patterns and beads
Components: Golem ceramic bead, Dzi zebra beads, black onyx and pewter spacers and toggle clasp


Start living

I just wanted to show those girls that were interested in knotting that single thread works all right too , if you chose the right beads for it,...
Components: Amiet nylon thread about .5 mm (I think), Freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Vintaj findings are all from LB. Grubbi ceramic pendant and beads, Lampwork beads From Glass Bead Art, my own copper ring and headpins.


Working hard...

So I watched a youtube video on freeform prong setting a stone and naively thought I had the skills. I won't go into the whole sorry tale except to...
Components: Carve lapis lazuli stone, sterling silver wire, Tibetan beads


Purple dewdrops

Simple yet elegant Crystal earrings
Components: Sterling silver jumper rings and briolette amethyst beads


Dyed Fibers

I took out the acid dyes & had my first shot at dyeing silk & nylon.
Components: The first is a flat tube of silk, about 4mm wide. Then 1mm rat tail nylon cord. Then 2 different silk/rayon scarves.


Cross of Many Colors

Colorful gemstones and sterling silver cross make this a versatile piece
Components: mixed gemstone rondelle beads, pewter spacers and sterling silver rope design pendant


Summer Sand Dollars

Shimmery Summer sand dollar and crystal earrings
Components: Swarovski teardrop crystals, pewter sand dollar charms, sterling silver earwires


Summer Shells

Beautiful, beachy shiva shell necklace and bracelet
Components: Shiva shells, freshwater pearls, pewter and brass beads, large shell and ammonite shell pendant


Infinite Fun

Tiny gemstones dangling from pretty infinity links make these so much fun!
Components: sterling silver infinity links, turquoise, Lapis, freshwater pearls and sterling silver earwires


Tower of Treats

A beautiful stacked pair of earrings featuring many treats
Components: freshwater pearls, labradorite stones, sapphire jade rondelles, Bali silver daisy spacers, sterling silver hammered beads, sterling silver earwires


Daybreak

Beachy Boho chic bracelet
Components: apatite, amazonite, turquoise, freshwater pearls, crackled amber agate, amber shell, Bali silver and sterling silver.


Peacock Pearls

Gorgeous shimmery freshwater pearls with unique peacock toggle clasp
Components: Freshwater peacock pearls, Green Girl pewter peacock toggle clasp, rainbow hematite beads


A Rose By Any Other Name...

I saw the rose heart in LB artist bead sale and knew I had some Rose Quartz. I'm not sure why I paired it with the periwinkle Quartz..I thought it...
Components: Ceramic heart..LB, Rose Quartz, Periwinkle Quartz, Vintage leaf, indo glass beads, seeds, crystals and waxed linen.


Garden Pebbles

I got these Aquamarine pebbles to make a bracelet for my sister-in-law, whose birthday is in March. Thinking about it I'm not sure I will give it...
Components: Aquamarine pebbles, Carnelian, Agate, seeds, ceramic bead, flower and bee toggle..LB and waxed linen...and peacock flower headpin.LB.


Wired Amazonite

I discovered a channel on youtube-CSLDesigns-that I really enjoy. Her instructions & video are clear & easy to follow. This is my version of her...
Components: 6 & 8mm amazonite, 20g copper wire, 26g Aqua Artistic wire


Pretty bow

Another piece I created from using recycled items. This leather bow came from one of my favorite boots.
Components: Recycled leather bow, gold tone ChAin.


Flower garden

I wire wrapped the beads to make a flower; the center is a pearl.


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