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dreaming of quartz

This design came to me in a dream the other night. I was so excited and went straight to my studio to make it in the morning. I wasnt sure if the...
Components: Quartz points lapis chips gold stone chips antique brass chain vintaj antique brass wire 20 g lobster clasp


Second Leather and PC Bracelet

Here is the second leather triple wrap as promised. The focal arrived today from LB and I immediately attached it! LOL
Components: 2 mm black leather cord, handmade and painted PC beads. Center link connector, cord ends, charms and jumprings all from LB.


Button Button

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of vintage buttons recently and I thought it would be nice to make a bracelet out of them.
Components: vintage buttons, ribbon, waxed linen


Stones & Copper Earrings

I created these to match the necklace of the same materials.


Stones & Copper

I love the look of stones & crystals. The teal color looked great with copper..I added a teal crystals plus some of my stash of smaller neutral...


Black Lace

I saw the pendant piece and knew I had to make a necklace with it. The result was something that could be worn dressed up or with the right top...


Hippie Girl At Heart

I am in love with the Greek Copper Patina Fans from Lima Beads!
Components: Greek Copper Patina Fans Irish Waxed Linen Seed Beads Vintaj Ear Wires


Skull bracelet

My sister gave me these awesome skull beads. I have no idea what they are made of or where she got them, but they sure were fun to work with. I...
Components: Gunmetal clasp and chain, African bone, Gaea ceramics, and Czech glass


Seaside Boho

I found a wonderful inspirational pendant from RobinTheRaven and added some other elements to bring out the colors and textures.
Components: RobinTheRaven pendant, shells, sea urchins, Czech glass, picture Jasper, wood, waxed linen, copper clasp.


Naturally...Unnatural but Beautiful

I love calsilica and find it interesting that some places still like to sell it as a natural stone. While calcite is the main stone, these are...
Components: Manmade turquoise calcite links, sterling silver earring blanks, Swarovski crystals in indicolite, Colorado topaz and jet.


Pearl-licious

Something bold & makes a statement. Love working with wire. I just started bending & wrapping and it grew from there. :) I want to create more...
Components: 18 & 24 g. Artistic wire. Pearls, chain, crystals & beads.


Sunshine of My Soul

This morning my puppies woke me up at 5:30 a.m. This is the result of my early morning wake-up call. :)
Components: Inspiring Teardrop by Summer Wind Art Rustic Glass Seed Beads Wooden Beads Golem Studios Round Keith O'Connor Beads Irish Waxed Linen


Leather and PC Triple Wrap

I have been planning this piece for awhile....just had to get supplies from LB, and finish making all the PC beads!
Components: Handmade/handpainted PC beads, black leather cord, silver-plated cord ends, focal piece, jumprings, charms and clasp--all from LB.


Seek Wisdom

Adorable Owl Bead by Kylie Parry finds friends with beads by Florence Sauerbrey and Kylie's Leaf bead.
Components: Kylie Parry Beads Lampwork Glass Czech Beads Wooden Beads Leather Cording Copper Button Irish Waxed Linen


The Lily Pond Necklace

My palette for this beautiful necklace revolves around what I would describe as the peacock colors – vibrant violets, acid yellow, watery celery...
Components: 10mm Swarovski Aquamarine Satin beads, 10X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, ultra violet bellflower beads, 10mm metallic yellow faceted beads, 10mm lavender melon beads, gold plated embellished pewter findings, 8mm gunmetal and crystal rondelles, blue iris saturn beads, 8mm cathedral beads, 4mm Swarovski crystals, 11 0 Myuki seed beads, Czech faceted rondelles, 8mm trans blue druk beads


Golem "Paisley"

I remembered I had a Golem bead after I saw Asia's design with one. I love the colors in this one...very Spring like to me!
Components: Golem "paisley"...LB, yellow PC bead, assorted Czech Glass beads, Carnelian tube, two Indo glass beads, gold chain, brass lobster claw and waxed linen.


Neutrals

I've had this focal bead for a while and when I got these coffee bean Jasper beads for another project...I thought they went together well.
Components: P.C.focal bead, Coffee Bean Jasper, metal spacers, Pyrite cube, black Onyx disc, black vintage bead, black/grey Agate bead, Tiger Eye bead, black Onyx teardrop with Marcasite and brass toggle.


Mardi Gras

This was a fun and very colorful piece to throw together for Spring debut.


Lemon Tart

Jade and some silver/gunmetal spikes


Agador Spartacus

Red composite stones, large gunmetal pendant,gunmetal chain,hematite


Copper Mine

My fave colors - turquoise and lime greens - paired well with the copper chain. A comfy piece.


Druzy Queen

Found this great druzy pendant, was never sure what to do with it until I found the quartz spikes. Loved it, sold it, miss it!


Lightly Chained

Love this chain...it's easy making an attractive piece when the chain is this pretty


Bold Brown Boho

The brown and azure beads blend so well. Great chunky piece to show off


Beach Treasures

Stick coral,pearls, mother of pearl, crystals. One of my faves.


Vintage Vintaj

This was commissioned by a really fun co-worker (I actually have one or 2 of those). She gets dragged along to black tie events because of her...
Components: Vintaj brass chain, wire, all findings, LB. Freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, from my stash.


Endometriosis Awareness Wrap

Followed a tutorial on youtube. Then put my own spin on it for Endometriosis awareness month.
Components: Pewter ribbon charm, hope charm, 6/0 pearl light yellow seed beads, metallic yellow 1.5 mm leather cord, Celtic button, .5 yellow c-lon


Singing The Blues For Sunshine

My inspiration came from my love of the mixture of orange and blue. The sun pendant highlighted orange and blue.
Components: The beads are Larimar Blue Crazy lace and a Jaspar. The rest of beads are Czech, glass, and crystal. I gathered these beads over time but I just bought the Big Blue Czech beads.


News of Spring

This is a bracelet that I made for this months Art Bead Scene Blog challenge...
Components: I used Jade Scott charm, beads from a Canadian lampwork artist Amy Hall. Matte prehnite wheel, Vintaj findings and ribbon are all from Lima Beads.


Industrial Fangs

I just can't get enough of ScirchedEarthonEtsy's ceramics. Love them with mixed metals, gears, and crystals!
Components: Czech glass, bead caps, crystals, metal gears, craft wire, brass ear wires, ceramic spikes.


New Earring Monday Weeks 7 & 8

Continuing on with my earring challenge this week. You can see my whole post (and add your link if you want to play along!) here:...
Components: Fancy bezels by Nunn Design, Czech glass flowers, UV resin.


Fall in Florida

Red Creek Jasper w/ pyrite. Made extra long as requested.
20-45mm pendants
8mm
6mm rounds
Components: Coral discs with pink coral spacers. 6mm round. 3-4x10-12mm


Charming Lion Kingdom

Charms arranged, some painted and various crystals. I wanted a statement piece that was kind in theme. Once at a zoo the Lion fallowed me as if I...
Components: Vintaj patinas, various crystals, pearls and charms.


Winter Stones

This necklace and bracelet are a birthday gift for my sister. It's my first attempt at combining chainmaille and beads.
Components: African opal rondelles, amazonite, and larimar nuggets from LB with barrel weave chainmaille.


Hot Color Earrings

More etching & embossing work. The raspberry color is supposed to be hot this year, so the pick-style earrings are simply done. The butterflies...
Components: Czech flowers, Vintaj components & patina


Busy with Bracelet s

One day I sat down and embossed most of the blanks I had just sitting in the craft box. That was fun enough, but then I got to painting patina and...
Components: Vintaj chain, blanks, patina, various Czech beads, flowers, wire.


Not a Slow Day-Snow Day

Some of these came together quickly, some took a little more time, but it has been a productive 2 days! These are just the necklaces, I'll post...
Components: Coral, Turquoise nuggets, Sodalite, Czech beads, Vintaj components.


Copper and Pink Wrapped Earrings

I deconstructed the Czech flower pieces from another pair quite a while ago and started anew. I like the wrapped accents on these- much happier...
Components: czech flower beads, copper beads, copper wire, chain


Orange Spice

Was digging in my boxes and found these great lampwork glass lentils that I totally forgot about. I love how the colors blend to remind me of...
Components: Lampwork lentils, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, TierraCast antique copper hex beads, spacers from LB, niobium ear wire blanks from LB


Last Pair

These are it for the weekend. Gotta get geared up for work.(Booo!)They seem a little wacky to me, and may be a redo, but we'll see. They look...
Components: Czech glass, Pandora style beads, crystal rondeles, bead caps, ceramic connector from ScorchedEarthonEtsy.


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