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Red Red Wine

Been having fun making these beaded cuffs lately with Czech superduos. The colors remind me of rich red wine.
Components: Czech superduos in red wine, Czech superduos in bronze lined crystal, Miyuki silver lined dark amber AB 8/0 seed beads, TierraCast gold classic toggle from LB, 10 pound monofilament


Bright and Bold

I've been a little hectic lately and it seems like every time I make a bracelet, I tear it apart and start over. I know I'm just over thinking it...
Components: Polymer Clay, Copper Chain, Various Czech Glass, Various glass beads, and Toho seed beads


Noodle Bead Bracelets

This is another design inspired by the Design Gallery, but with my own interpretation. You have to be careful with the beading wire. It needs a...
Components: 38mmx2mm plated noodle beads, Czech glass 2 hole beads, amazonite, agate and lapis beads, calla lily spacers(LB) on beading wire (LB).


Stonehenge

The focal by WondrousStrange was so other worldly that it evoked an ancient time and place. I added a skull because some people think Stonehenge is...
Components: Focal by WondrousStrange, Citrine, pyrite, Czech glass beads, silver and brass findings.


Study in Brown

An accumulation of different beads of like color. I thought it was kinda Fall like so I added a little bit of leaf chain.
Components: Marbled faceted wood beads, polymer clay bicones, red-stained clay beads, one glass bead, leaf chain, Patricia Healey copper toggle, brown waxed linen


Bead Dangle Design Bracelets

Beautiful Brown & Black Leather Bracelets Hand Wired with an array of Beautiful Gemstones. Wear with your watch or other bracelets for a layered...
Components: Agate, Tourmaline, Glass, Czech Crystals, Pewter, Silver Plated Pewter Accent Beads


Jasper ChaCha

I love Jasper!


Foxy

Grubbi- Gaea- Slate Studio- Pinocean- Glass Bead Art- Unicorne Beads all wire wrapped
Components: Unicorne Beads, Gaea, Czech flower beads, clasp and chain are all from LB


Pink Awareness Bracelet

I was inspired to make this peice for the survivors and all who have been touched by this disease. Wear Your Awareness.
Components: 8mm pink ceramic beads, amber crystal teardrop, amber crystal spacer, gold metal angel wings, gold metal daisy spacer, stretch cord.


vintaj in color butterfly

Beautiful fall colors. Cute vintaj butterfly.
Components: Sea glass, vintaj butterfly, red corral, agate orange beads.


old and rustic from days gone by

Dragonsblood focal wrapped gently in vintaj wire. Vintaj chain, peridot and serpentine tiny beads on ball end head pins.


love the blues

Shades of blues bracelet
Components: Leather wrapped with fabric, then wrapped in vintaj wire with moonstone beads. Little heart and arrow dangles.


pink baby

Leather with adjustable closure. Pink opal. Rhydochrosite focal center piece.
Components: Leather, Pink Opal, rhydochrosite, tiny pearls.


spun sugar

Rhydochrosite , pink opal bracelet. I love pink opal and rhydochrosite together. Reminds me of cotton candy! Little girls and big girls would love...
Components: Copper chain and clasp, pink opal beads, rhydochrosite beads with pearl drops. Flower is pink opal.


New Zigs and a Zag

I've had such success with Ali's zigzag bracelet, that I tried a few more variations. These were made possible by all the large hole beads LB is...
Components: Amazonite blk tourmaline, blue impression jasper, leather cord, TierraCast all from LB. Flower stone and handmade clasp from my stash.


Silver Daisies in Pinks N' Pearls

I made the same bracelet like my Silver Bling Thing only I went pink.
This was the last three of my two hole
silver matted daisy bracelet...
Components: Three shiny matte silver two hole daisy bracelet connectors with a clear crystal rhinestone in the center of each one of them. A combination of the Czech SuperDuo's in Pastel Burgundy and the Halo Cherub with the Toho 8/0 in the Silver-Lined Frosted Black Diamond. The front pattern I used the Toho 8/0 Opaque Butter Cream Luster. A softer type of white I think. I used silver findings: silver beading wire, crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and a silver two hole tube clasp.


Silver Daisy Bling Thing

I had these beautiful two hole bracelet connectors which are just the bomb that I purchased a very long time ago on Ebay from a seller in China. I...
Components: Shiny matted silver daisy with a clear crystal rhinestone in the center. I have 10 of them. I used three in this bracelet. I used my Czech SuperDuo glass beads keeping this pattern throughout the bracelet. A combination of Pearl Coat in Charcoal and Pearl Coat in Silver with the Toho 8/0 in Jet Black. I used silver findings: two four hole daisy spacer bars, silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and a two hole silver tube clasp. I used my silver beading wire to keep everything taunt and in place.


Abstracted in Gold and Black

I'm still playin' with my SuperDuo and my seed beads. I have these very tiny polymer clay tubes that I just purchased. They are "orphaned" from...
Components: My tiny polymer clay tube is my focal. It's a half inch long; but, it works for me. I used my two hole jet black Czech Mates with a combination of the SuperDuo in the Halo Sandalwood. Toho seed beads size 8/0 in Jet Black along with Toho 11/0 seed beads in Opaque Frosted Egg Shell. I used black Wild Fire beading thread. I went with silver findings : silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and a small silver toggle with clasp.


Autumn in the Air

I was inspired by the beautiful colors of fall and the focal by FerrariOrignalBeads.
Components: Focal by FerrariOrignalBeads, Picture Jasper, Czech glass, pearls, Shell, copper beads and findings.


Frosty Morning

I love the Byzantine pattern, there are so many designs you can make from it. I also like just the plain classic version like this. This weave can...
Components: Anodized aluminum in gold and frost colors, gold plated clasp.


Blue and Copper Circle, Kaleidoscope, and a Finished Spider Web

I finally finished putting the spiderweb bracelet together, after a long couple of days getting my house a little better organized. Funny thing is...
Components: Polymer Clay, Czech glass, Labradorite, Toho seed beads, Freshwater pearls, Carnelian


Steele bubbles

This nickle silver cuff was hand sawn from nickle silver sheet metal and filed to get rid of rough edges. Then it was etched, oxidized and sealed...
Components: 18 gauge nickle silver


Loving Autumn

I love Fall, and I love pumpkins... not to eat, that's all on my husband, but they are my favorite color. I love driving past the pumpkin patch and...
Components: Polymer Clay, Czech glass, Autumn Jasper, copper chain, Irish waxed linen


Wrapped In Brown Paper

I found these very unique hand crafted paper beads. I wanted to work with the paper beads for awhile. I purchased these some time ago in the...
Components: A multi-stranded bracelet with the tubular paper beads as my main element to the bracelet. I had a ball putting this together !!! Czech SuperDuo in the Matte Dark Bronze connected with the Toho 11/0 Opaque Lustered Dark Beige. The bracelet is mutli-layered with three hole gold spacer bars holding the strands in place. I embellished by using tiny 3mm gold daisy spacers at both ends of the paper beads. The bracelet was strung with black Wild Fire beading thread. I used gold findings: crimps, crimp covers and a three hole tube clasp.


Teal and Terra Cotta Swirl

An artist who creates polymer clay beads sent me some of her work. I decided it was time to make a bracelet with one of her beads. Teal and terra...
Components: A small single strand bracelet with the teal and terra cotta polymer clay bead as my focal. I used the very light beige Czech Mates to enhance my focal. The side designs consisted of the Czech SuperDuo in two colors: Pastel Emerald and the Star Dust / Opaque Baby Blue. The seed beads are Toho 8/0 Opaque Terra Cotta. The other seed beads used are the Toho 11/0 Opaque Pearl Frosted Mudbrick. I used the Wild Fire white bead thread for stringing. I also used silver for my findings: crimps, crimp covers, two silver heishie spacers and a very simple small silver toggle with clasp.


Golden Jupiter

I had this bead which was a lamp work glass bead that I purchased some time ago. It's about 10-12 mm in size. Very neutral colors with branding...
Components: Dainty one strand bracelet with my lamp work glass bead as the focal. The bracelet is strung with the Czech SuperDuo glass beads and the Miyuki seed beads. The SuperDuo is the Metallic Suede Gold with 11/0 Opaque Black Miyuki seed beads. The other seed beads used are the 11/0 Toho Gilded Marble Black. I used black Wild Fire beading thread along with my gold findings. Gold crimps, crimp covers along with a very simple small gold toggle with clasp. The daisy spacers are gold 3mm....not the real gold; but, the gold looking kind. I couldn't even afford the real stuff !!!


Tribal Vibe

I saw this wonderful focal from Pottery Girl and the colors were right up my alley. The piece was called Tribal but I am stumped as to what it...
Components: Focal by Pottery Girl, pearls, Czech glass, copper chain and findings.


A Country Bike Ride

I grew up in the country and we used to ride our bikes down our country road almost every day! It was a great way to see the wonderful flowers in...
Components: ceramic bicycle focal from suzieqbeads(etsy), copper plated chain, czech flowers, czech rizo beads, seed beads, vintaj jumprings, unicorne teardrop, copper flower charms, antique brass swivel lobster clasp, waxed linen


Triple Strand Bracelet with Southwestern Flair

It was really the turquoise color and the burnt orange color of the Indonesian glass beads that got me going on this design. I just love this color...
Components: Chinese turquoise, Kingman turquoise disks, Indonesian glass beads in colors of burnt orange and terracotta, crackle white antique African trade beads, African copper bicone beads, small raw hessonite garnet beads, tiny copper spacers, large copper ring, and handmade leather tassel.


Tribal Multi Strand Bracelet

I wanted to make a triple strand bracelet using the white and neutral colored African trade beads mixed with the lavender and purple beads. I came...
Components: Tiny excavation African trade beads that date over 600 years, antique white African trade beads, small purple and white frosted African recycled glass beads, lavender Indonesian glass beads, and small round African opal beads (from LB). The focal bead is a sterling silver Bali bead. The triple strand clasp is also Bali.


Nature walk

I had this gorgeous button from Lisa Peters Art and the beads from Happy Fall waiting for a right moment, when I got the Chrysoprase from Lima...
Components: From Lima ; Autumn Agate, Chrysoprase slices, Olive Agate, Gaea bead, Czech glass, Vintaj clasp. From my stash; LPA button, Happy Fallout beads, Czech flower buttons, Greek leather cord and of course my own polymer clay acorn charm.


Midnight of the Heart

I'm still playing with the Czech SuperDuo glass beads. Since I made that last bracelet using this bead pattern; I'd thought I'd go with something...
Components: Four strands connected by this bead design. Great pattern for stringing the SuperDuo glass beads along with the Toho seed beads. No needle or thread to deal with. Easy to make and lovely to wear !!!! I used the Czech SuperDuo beads in two colors: Metallic Suede Dark Blue and the Pearl Coat Silver. The seed beads are Toho 8/0 Metallic Hematite. The silver heart bracelet connector is from Michael's. It was just one of the hearts on a strand in their bead section. I love this heart as the detailing shows tiny stamped stars....hence the name of my bracelet. Midnight of the Heart. These beads gives me the feeling of night time dark with stars gleaming above. My heart yearning for romance. Well, it's still nice to dream about it. Not gonna happen...ah, the thoughts are there. Anyway, I finished the bracelet with silver findings: silver beading wire, silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and the two hole tube clasp. I also incorporated my four hole spacer bars to insure of holding everything tight. The bead pattern makes a really nice cuff bracelet; dainty and comfortable to wear.


Copper Bird, Green leaves and more

Just a few more bracelets I've made. I wanted to make some with magnetic clasp, because I know some people who cannot do a clasp by themselves. I...
Components: Copper Bird: Polymer Clay Bracelet bar and bead, copper clasp, toho seed beads, czech glass, Autumn Jasper. Green Leaves: PC, Czech glass, magnetic clasp, toho and miyuki seed beads. Red Butterfly: Small wrist bracelet (5.5 inches), PC, Toho seed beads, czech glass, freshwater pearl, tahitian silver toggle. Hematite Fern: PC, Hematite, Labradorite, magnetic clasp.


Two of a Kind

Two recent bracelets made with my PC beads and PC cane beads. These are small beads....therefore more tedious to make. These are my favorite...
Components: Handmade PC beads, 6/0 metal spacers, toggle clasps, jumprings, wire, and waxed linen cord.


Southwestern Strungout

Oh, I had a blast working these SuperDuo's stringing them into this very simple bead pattern. No needle or thread !!! Just good old bead wire and...
Components: Ok..here we go !!! Czech SuperDuo 2 hole glass beads in four colors: Picasso Opaque Light Blue / Star Dust Opaque Baby Blue / 8 of the Metallic Suede Gold / 2 of the Pastel Aqua. Cream matte finish 8/0 seed beads used in the front pattern with four tiny metal tube beads from my stash. Toho 8/0 round Opaque Terra Cotta. I used my silver bead wire. I also used my silver findings: silver crimps, silver crimp covers, silver wire guardians, and the 2 hole silver tube clasp. If you look closely there are also four spacer bars / 4 holes used.


Dark Chrome Delight

Still having fun stringing Czech pyramids !!! I found these 8mm Antique chrome 2 hole Czech pyramids
that grabbed my attention at my local bead...
Components: Now, I need to say that I don't have a lot of the gunmetal findings and such. The toggle clasp is a bit too large given the size of the bracelet. It will suffice temporary. I will be replacing it with a toggle clasp more in keeping with size. Ok, the bracelet is a combination of Czech glass beads. The jet black 2 hole tile beads and the 5 - 8mm Antiqued Chrome 2 hole pyramids. The design on the sides is two Superduo's in the Metallic Suede Gold with Toho 11/0 seed beads in black and the Gilded Marble Black. I strung this bracelet using the black Wild Fire beading thread. I used my gunmetal findings: gunmetal crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians. And that over sized gunmetal toggle and clasp.


Dragonfly Fields

I don't make very many bracelets for whatever reason...but I've wanted to try the knotted multi strand bracelets that seem so popular these days. I...
Components: Kazuri bead, brass bead, bone dragonfly, czech glass, chrysoprase, seed beads, brass lobster clasp and oval ring. All knotted on S-lon cord.


Tribute to Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year! I'm sure this won't be the first Fall piece I make.
Components: Polymer clay log, acorn, leaf chain..LB, assorted orange and green beads, polymer clay leaf, sari silk and Patricia Healey bumpy toggle.


Bead Garden

I have not been making many beaded pieces so this was another practice piece. I chose a variety of beads and colors. I had no idea what name I'd...
Components: Many of these beads and findings are from LB. Ceramic, Czech, Swarovski, with a variety of brass findings.


Sturdy Recycled Cuff

This is for the slightly more advanced... since I had to do quite a bit of soldering! Although one could do quite similar things just by wire...
Components: Recycled leather belt (it had somehow shrunk, to the point of being useless...), "button" thingy, 1.2 mm sterling silver wire (soldered, polished and tumbled).


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