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Sea and Sand

I have been wanting to do a wrap bracelet with these cube beads. I finally got around to it and then didn't have what I wanted for the closure. So...
Components: TOHO cube beads, C-Lon and leather cord from LB...gold dome closure from my old jewelry stash.


Christmas button bracelet

Simple and fun holiday bracelet
Components: Stainless steel chain, buttons, jingle bells


Owl's Nest

I loved the owl bracelet bar the minute I saw it! Was just a matter of getting the right beads to go with it.
Components: Owl bracelet bar, 6 mm ocean jasper, Czech 8mm glass snake beads, and antique gold end connectors from LB. 8mm ocean jasper and jasper bead from Etsy, rest from local shops. Handmade chain and jumprings.


All wrapped up...

This bracelet was a sampler of some wire wrapping bead techniques I learned in class the last few weeks. Added some simply wrapped clear glass...
Components: 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire, glass and metal beads


Potosí bracelet

Christmas present for a friend of mine who loves red.
Components: African trade glass beads (red, orange, white), Patricia Healey copper clasp, Peruvian clay bead with bird (fair-trade), 2 bone beads, 2 copper discs 8 mm, a few small copper rings, 1 small red glass ring, metal bead, shell heishis, irregular metal discs (Saki Silver), crimp beads & covers.


Brass is the bomb...

Had the opportunity to work with raw brass this week in class. This is 10 gauge and with a bit of hammering and annealing and soldering and...
Components: 10 gauge raw brass wire, abalone


Turquoise

I love Turquoise and I got some Kingman Turquoise and I wanted to show it off.
Components: Turquoise, Apatite, A Beaded Gift Turquoise lentil and mini discs, Grace lampwork boro bead, enameled spacer, waxed linen and copper toggle. Art beads and toggle ..LB


Baby Blue-Eyed Owl

I got a bunch of beads from a friend...more or less beads I wouldn't normally use....but I liked the olive ones and decided to make something with...
Components: Grace Lampwork..olivine owl and polka dot rondelle, Beaded Gift olive crystal, Blue Agates, asst. olive glass or resin beads, waxed linen and brass lobster. Lampwork, Agates and findings...LB


Tributary

Reminds me of a tiny stream
Components: Seed beads, leather cord, s-lon


Bronze bird and Red Creek Bracelet

Finished bracelet. Feels so substantial and comfortable to wear with the smooth heishi that I ordered another Shenandoah charm. I am making one to...
Components: 10 mm Red Creek heishi beads-LB, Nunn Shenandoah Charm Bronze-LB, simple Greek toggle bronze-LB, 8mm natural mixed wooden rounds from the Philippines, 6/0 Czech dark opaque shiny brown seed beads, 6/0 saddle Czech seed beads, soft flex medium wt silver satin beading cable-LB, Super heavy sterling silver crimps 2x2mm, super heavy oxidized open jump ring.


First of Three

This is the first design usng the PC clay components I finished the other day. Waiting on a bead order to complete the other 2.
Components: Handmade PC bracelet bar, handmade chain, aqua nueva agate rondelles, assorted Czech glass beads, 6mm jasper beads and magnetic clasp.


Last Recycle for Slides!

This is the last of the silver buckles/slides from my old Brighton belt. I think I like this design the best.
Components: Brighton re-purposed silver belt slides, flat bronze wire for homemade connector wraps and clasp.


Grawp

Inspired by nature Rebecca Nunn designed this stylish and versatile bracelet. Change out the charms, leather and/or the metal finish to add your...


Tania

Rebecca Nunn designed this bracelet with leather and Nunn Design hoops. Combining leather and metal creates a funky modern design.


Shambala, Halloween Style

I love making Shambala bracelets. I added a little Halloween fun to this one.
Components: Neon orange Chinese knotting cord. 10mm crystal/glass beads, with black and orange inclusions.


My Halloween Treat

This is a four wrap Halloween colors bracelet, macrame style. I needed something to wear while handing candy out to the kids. I used a twisted...
Components: Green hemp, orange pearls, Tangerine Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, hematite, jet black and Czech Glass Crystal/Marea Round 6mm beads. A black fancy button from my stash, along with crystal/glass, with black and orange inclusions from my stash.


Bracelets for Fall

My time has been short with my Daughter living with me and my Mom in a long term care facility. But, I am trying to do a few things. The bracelets...
Components: Most of the beads came from Lima. The rest came from my stash. The leather and waxed linen came from Lima Beads.


Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween and I love gemstone beads. I made these two to be worn together. The orange jade rondelles compliment the focal and blue copper...
Components: Sea sediment jasper focal, blue copper jasper rondelles and orange jade rondelles from a favorite Etsy shop. Handmade (by me!) chain and wrapped link chain made with Artistic wire and wide flat wire from local shop.


Golden Pearls

My older sister gave me some loose pearls from a necklace that broke (lucky me). So, I decided to make her a bracelet using a few of them. She...
Components: Jump rings and pearls.


Mar Tirreno

I had the Moonstone nuggets for quite some time and the holes were to small for knotting so with the help of diamond drill bit I enlarged them.
Components: Moonstone nuggets, faceted Pyrite, C-Lon, chain and clasp Lima Beads. Art beads from my stash.


A Couple more

I layered filigree pieces on top of the filigree bracelet I showed earlier. I used a mini screw & nut to attach. Then I sewed (with 28g wire) a...


Agate Wrap

I loved this agate focal the minute I saw it. The bonus is it's gorgeous on both sides! I took a pic of both sides so you can see.
Components: Striped agate focalfrom Etsy, Artistic wire from LB and clasp and deer lace from a local shop.


Whirlpool

My sister is so good to me. When I visit her she takes me to several bead shops in her area. The last time I visited I found this focal bead in a...
Components: Jump rings, some sort of agate focal, Czech Glass and 4mm Dumortierite rounds.


Easy-Peasy!

I love this leather bracelet. It looked good worn plain,butI wanted more! I found these inspirational sliders at a local shop and love the look....
Components: Tooled leather strap from my stash and inspiration sliders from local shop.


Harvest

I LOVE wrap bracelets! I couldn't find a bracelet bar/focal that I liked--so I made one!
Components: Tan deer leather lace, magnetic clasp from HobLob. Czech stone oval bead, and all other Czech beads from Etsy shop. Handmade wire bracelet bar by me--using 18g and 20 g Artisticwire from LB.


Some Bracelets

Here are a few bracelets I 'll be selling at the home show...the first one and the third one I decoupaged images on the brass link. It 's different...
Components: Vintaj Brass links...LB, Orange enamel beads, orange enamel flower toggle, Lampwork bead..LB, Lucite flower..LB, brass leaf charm..LB, Hooty link, Turquoise, Chrysoprase, Agates, enameled spacers, vintage Czech, homemade copper clasp and Vintaj Brass toggle


Thank you Moogie!

Inspired by Moogie's beautiful copper bracelet -I wanted to share my first attempt! Very pleased with it- will definitely make more.
Components: 20 and 26 gauge copper wire; 6 mm orange sodalite beads from LB


Tithonia Flower

Tithonia is the name of the flower that is the focal PC. I thought the Jasper went well with it and I've been dying to use the Patrica Healey...
Components: PC focal, Sky Eye Jasper..LB, Carnelian Wheels..LB, yellow glass bicone, Patrica Healey copper button..LB, terra cotta Farfalle, Lucite flower..LB, orange plastic tubing, waxed linen and Vintaj brass leaf I cold enameled to look like a Fall leaf.


Lakeside Bracelet

I wanted to use these beautiful blue stones in something, so I created this bracelet. The color scheme reminds me of a blue lake and the rocks...
Components: Irish Waxed Linen, Blue stones, shell chips, seed beads, brown ceramic beads, antiqued silver-plated beads.


Easy Wire Bracelet

I saw this technique on a video (Artbeads) & decided to try it. It really is quick & easy. I used painter's tape to hold the 3 main wires together...
Components: 18 & 24 gauge copper wire, green zebra jasper 6mm rounds, 3mm Toho olympic bronze cubes


Fall Fire

I fell in love with these banded beads yesterday at a gem and jewelry show and knew I had to have them to create some fall pieces! The fiery...
Components: Banded (agate?) beads, carnelian gemstones, pewter spacers and Tierracast hammered pewter clasp


Summer Breeze

I was searching through my bead stash for items to match my embossed piece that I had painted and came up with this combo.
Components: Vintaj Blank, embossed and patinated, green ceramic beads, yellow stone beads, turquoise Howlites, gold saucers and seed beads, turquoise Irish Waxed Linen


Rainbow Bridge pet loss bracelet

A sweet reminder for anyone who has lost a pet who has crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge"
Components: Multi gemstones, pewter spacers/charms/toggle


Mixed Media

I've had this leather cord from LB for a while. So I decided to use the copper washer--which I hammered-- and added Czech beads and chain.
Components: Copper washer, 2mm leather cord from LB, Czech beads from Etsy shops, Artistic wire jumprings and magnetic clasp from local shop.


Re-Cycled Chic

This was an old Brighton belt that I've had for years. I just couldn't toss it or give it away, so I made this and also some earrings,, which I...
Components: Leather belt strip, pinch cord ends, Brighton silver slide, magnetic clasp.


Knotted Metal Bracelet

After knotting all of those mala necklaces, I wanted to keep on knotting. These 5.5-6mm metal rounds are perfect for knotting into a 20" length...


More is More

It seems I have been obsessed with this style of bracelet lately--plus I want to show off these gorgeous Czech beads!
Components: Way too many beads to mention individually--so I will just say ALL Czech beads from LB and various Etsy shops, 18g Artistic wire handmade jumprings and chain, magnetic clasps from local store.


Pumpkin Patch

I fell in love with these beads for fall, especially for a little Halloween fun! I like the super simple design of this bracelet---sometimes...
Components: agate beads, pewter spacers, red aventurine rondelle gemstones, black picasso Czech glass beads, Rhodium plated pewter Tierracast toggle


More...

Here in #1 I had fun making a nice leather bracelet with dangles & slides. You just measure the leather & glue into the clasp. I used super new...
Components: Leather blanks, rivets, filigree, slides, leather clasp, painted Lucite flowers, 5mm teal flat leather, crystal drop, various beads for drops...


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