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Blue sky danglers

These match the blue sky necklace-flattened wire, cetamic bead wrapped with glass seed beads


Red wrap

Hammered wire flattened and attached to leather strap wrapped with 8 mm red beads and seed beads
Components: Z clasp, rivets, leather, wire and beads


Blue Skies

Strands of seeds hanging fron a focal, wrapped ceramic bead sections added to chain
Components: Limabead Zola Element focal, glass seed beads, ceramic 12mm rounds, caps and chain


Boho bracelets

I love your Tibet beads! The coral and turquoise beads are a perfect combo to mix other bead colors and designs. Love the boho vibe!


Swirling Earrings

These amazing focals are perfect for earrings! These swirl focals make it so easy to look unique. Simply make a wire-wrapped bead link using a bead...


One Fish, Two Fish ...

As soon as I saw these fish cord ends I knew I needed to design something with them! The hardest part was being patient while the epoxy dried...


On The Isle of Capri

I couldn't resist the dyed agate beads, so naturally I had to make a pendant to go with them! The colors make me want to go to Capri or some place...
Components: 8mm dyed agate beads, various assorted Czech glass beads and clasp from local shop. PC pendant and bezel made by me. Waxed Irish linen and wire from LB.


Smile at the Birdy :)

Just a fun little set to remind me that Spring is only a few months away. Birds and flowers. :)
Components: Copper chain, copper coloured metal, Coral, turquoise coloured magnesite, czech glass, jump rings, headpins, wire


Cruising

My cousin was going on a cruise and needed some jewelry to go with a dress. This is what I made for her. It turned out really nice and she got...
Components: Blister Pearl focal, peacock pearls, zola components, crystal, headpins, wire, metal beads, chain, clasp, jumprings


A Couple of Gift Orders

My oldest brother asked me to make something black & gold with fleur de lis for his special lady. New Orleans Saints fans!
The second one was for...
Components: Black Onyx, Nunn toggle, filigree & stardust beads, brass etched bead caps (Etsy), fleur focal redone with gold (forgot which product) & iron Swellegant. Gold-filled chain, tube with loops, pearl clasp & 10mm beads & findings, faceted amethyst.


Sea glass necklace

An I'm-ready-for-warmer-weather piece! Simple, random pieces of colored sea glass...
Components: Random pieces of sea glass on 3 strands


Summer earrings time!

I have been trying to learn some different techniques in regards to working with wire. So I figured I would practice on some earrings. From wire...
Components: Czech beads, copper wire (for ear wires and wire wrapping, African turquoise drop beads from Lima Beads. Polymer clay beads (focal beads in the chain earrings) made by me. African recycled glass disk beads in grey and Czech picasso seed beads from my own stash.


Blow Out The Candles

This is the second pendant and beads I made in this style. It reminds me of lit candles in an abstract sort of way LOL
Components: Handmade PC pendant and beads, leather cord from LB.


Growth by Aeress Designs

Growth is a necklace filled with potential- for color, warmth, things to come, for flowers, and beauty. It represents our ability to learn everyday...
Components: Red Coral 6mm, Czech glass metallic goldenrod 4mm, Zola elements flower rounds 8mm, Zola focal silver. And Lapis.


The bestest ever! By Grandaughter

This was chosen pieces my daughter -in- law wanted on a chain. She has essential oils and the faceted heart has a twist off top so it can be filled...
Components: Hematite cross, pyrite skull, pave' opal crystal ball. Tiny accent zircons on skull. Skull, chain, tassel from limabeads.


Tiny Bubbles

Another PC pendant! LOL. The last pic is of the BACK of the pendant.
Components: Leather cord, PC pendant and beads hand painted by me. Paints, india ink and glaze from my art supplies.


Turquoise and silver

More PMC3 fine silver. I had a difficult time with this necklace, I just felt like I couldn't get it quite "right". The beads were either too big,...
Components: Leather, turquoise, howlite (LB), SSF wire, beadalon beading wire and zola beads (LB)


Tranquil reminder

More PMC3 work... To make the focal I rolled the clay out and then used an impression mat. I fired the clay using a speed fire cone system for...
Components: PMC3 fine silver, Czech glass beads and SSF wire, LOS


More Tinies

A dream come true! I'm growing an earring tree! Still playing with studs and exploring different ways to wrap up beads. Some are side drilled,...
Components: gold and silver 20 and 22 g. wire, various beads.


Butterfly Oh Butterfly

I got these Vintaj butterflies from LB intending on using them in a bracelet. The seed beads were a Christmas present...I thought they were perfect...
Components: Vintaj brass butterflies..LB...seeds, purple and blue flowers, waxed linen..LB, brass lobster..LB.


Faux Leather PC Tags/Pendants

I saw this technique a long time ago and finally got around to it.
Components: PC, acrylic paints, glaze, jumprings and PC bead from my stash--leather cord from LB.


mythical earrings

I love science fiction and fantasy and all the mythical beast that live in those stories. I'm imaging that these came from a steam punk pegisus.
Components: Art metal wings, patina, Czech glass beads and niobium ear-wires


Tiny Treasures

Happy New Year, Fellow Beaders! My current new project is working out how to make tiny earring studs.
Using 22 gauge wire to wrap up odds and...
Components: Czech glass, faceted glass brios, 22 gauge wire, post backs.


Class Agate!

Large brown & black agate nuggets & bold silver ovals....stylin!


Lots of Layers

Three necklaces: long crazy lace agate accented with wood squares; feather carved from bone strung with dalmatian jasper; and a great little silver...


Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!


Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!


Cheetah Queen

Bold statement piece featuring dual acrylic black/tan foghorns and large brass pendant. You WILL stand out in the crowd!


Hear Me Roar

What a fun piece featuring foghorn sidepieces, onyx, and a brass spiral pendant! Feels wild!


A birthday present for myself

So I love seahorses, they're kinda awesome. And my bday is the day after Xmas. I never wear jewelry which is actually quite ironic when you...
Components: Fine silver PMC3, labradorite, SSF wire, beadalon beading wire, cubic zirconia


Ode To Bone

Well, I'm kinda hesitant to post this since it's mostly chainmaille and this is a beading site. But, I was inspired by Little Round Chick and...
Components: Jump rings, and bone beads.


One for me!

This wrap bracelet began with a 2-strand bronze glue-in clasp from Rio Grande. As it developed, I just loved it too much! I don't keep much of the...
Components: Various bronze, Saki bronze, Greek bronze, brass & antique gold beads, Czech glass, large hole gemstone, Czech glass button, snips of silk ribbon & bronze S clasp.


Finished pendant 3

I ran out of the really teeny tiny labradorite, so I used these instead. Haven't decided yet if I like the larger beads or if it unbalances the...
Components: Labradorite, copper, beadalon beading wire


Finished pendant 2

I didn't have enough of the beads to just do beads so I made some copper spacer beads from wire. The clasp on this one is my favorite. I'll...
Components: Czech glass beads, copper wire, beadalon beading wire


Finished pendant 1

Here is one of the finished pendants! Really teeny tiny beads..... Like small.
Components: Labradorite, copper wire, beadalon beading wire


Seascape Choker

Originally, the tile beads were going into a leather cord wrap. Then I decided to use wire. After I ran the first wire, I liked how the beads...
Components: Tile beads and wire from LB. Other assorted Czech beads and clasp from local store.


Giving back..

My husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and for my birthday (which is on NYE). My response was instant.. Recycled glass beads from Ghana....
Components: Recycled glass disk beads (Turquoise), recycled glass tulip flower beads from Ghana Treasures. Recycled glass round bead in Turquoise from Lima Beads. All wire, including those to make the ear wires and wire wrapping, leather (1.5mm dark brown) and Czech, gemstone chips and coconut rondelle from Lima Beads. Gemstone chips used were Larimar, Malachite, Apatite and Jasper tumbled chips (some were sold as stretch bracelets from LB which I obviously ermm.. cut the elastic to get to the chips for this - sorry LB!). Thread is C-Lon in orange and red from the local bead store, which I waxed repeatedly with beeswax and then used a warmish iron and a thick piece of calico on top to melt into the thread and wiped them down with cotton to remove the excess wax.


More Presents..

The set with the round drop earrings are PC (translucent with blue ink and copper solid coloured PC) were for my sister-in-law. The long dangly...
Components: Polymer clay beads in the necklace and earrings, made by me (translucent with teal and blue ink with a bit of solid copper PC added when shaping to get the two contrasting tones), as well as the copper PC disk bead/washer.. Czech beads - round teal and aqua nugget bead in the long drop earrings from Lima Beads. The 3 window beads and Picasso rondelle (4mm) from my own stash. Wire and leather from Lima Beads. 22 gauge wire for the ear wires were also from LB and shaped by me. Earring findings in the stud earrings and split rings, as well as the thin chain and lobster claw clasps from the local bead store. Recycled glass tulip bead from Ghana Treasures on Etsy.


Gifts for Mum..

I was trying my hand at polymer clay drops, mixing different colours, with a design idea for my mother in the colours I know she loves. I may have...
Components: Pink Czech beads, melon beads, blue rondelle and red round beads and antique copper wire from Lima Beads. Ceramic raku beads also from LB that I had been hoarding for a while now, as there were only two when I bought them. Polymer Clay drops, beads and disk beads, made by me. Chain and earring findings from the local bead shop. The dark blue 3 window Czech beads from my own stash.


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