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Elephant Marching

I LOVE this little elephant! I hope the bracelet does him/her justice :)
Components: Black onyx elephant, iron pyrite, Dalmatian jasper, all LB. Black tourmaline beads, sterling silver chain (leftover bit from Mega Necklace project), hand formed sterling wire hook, large Dalmatian jasper bead and bead cap, from my stash.

Metal Lineup

This bracelet is #2 in a series I started after buying three A Beaded Gift pillow beads from Lima Beads. I posted the first bracelet Tuesday. This...
Components: Jump rings. A Beaded Gift pillow bead, black and green Czech glass faceted rounds from LB. Also, various seed beads, metal beads, and Amethyst rounds from my stash.

Coloring outside the lines

I love to try the unexpected, I'd say think outside the box, (but then that would mean I was first in the box and well, that doesn't work for me)...
Components: Silver celtic knot button 6mm glass beads Natural freshwater pearls (for lack of proper term) undeyed and unbleached 100% silk sari ribbon in coffee from LB

Mommy's bwhaacyet

Ok, so my 4 year old daughter made this for me this morning. She was so proud of herself! She sees Mommy working on jewelry and she wants to also...
Components: Plastic "tree house beads" hemp string and a good use of the "seatbelt" method of stringing as seen on a kitty and bear bead

What's Black & Blue & Purple Allover?

My last order from Lima Beads included A Beaded Gift mini pillows. After playing around with colored jump rings and my stash I ended up with this...
Components: Jump rings, A Beaded Gift mini pillow from LB. And from my stash-various seed beads, glass donuts and Amethyst rounds.

Silken stone

When I purchased this silk ribbon I intended to do some kumihimo something or other with it... I just couldn't ever decide on a direction to go...
Components: Quarry silk string 2mm 42" from LB Round rhodonite w/extra black matrix 6mm from LB Transite (clear string material used in ladder stitch) Silver button

Bluebird Adventure

So I'm STILL playing with wire... I made the links and then made a whimsical cloud and hoop clasp. I think I want to get more of the bird coin...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in gauges 28, 20, 24 Czech oval soaring bird beads from LB Natural freshwater pearls (not dyed)

Cobalt Czech

I love the Czech blue beads and Picassos. Recently learned how to wire wrap and now I'm going crazy with it. BlingsCandy on Etsy has my other...
Components: Pewter chain, Czech beads, wire wrapped components and very large lobster clasp.

Rustic Mermaid

I got a Grace Lampwork rondelle just for this reason and I am very pleased with the results.
Components: Leather, Dichroic Lampwork rondelle, chain

Heart of Hearts

This heart was a freebie...I wanted to showcase it in a I came up with the idea of attaching it to a copper tube that I had strung...
Components: heart..clay of some sort, Leopardskin Jasper, Coffee Bean Jasper, Czech glass, saffron patina copper bead, Red Creek Jasper, waxed linen, copper tube, seeds and little black hook.

Johnny One Note!

Yes feeling like another of the same ol' thing! LOL. I did play with some colored wire, and even did a 2 color piece, yet to be finished.
Components: Silver artistic wire in 24 & 18g, dyed how lite stones.

Animal lovers..

Our 2 girls love their vet & hospital staff. It's their 2 yr birthday tomorrow & these and many more bracelets are Rosa & Rita gift to them..
Components: Leather cord, charms, clasps, bead ends, magnetic clasp, rubber rings

Moonstone/labradorite bracelets

I wanted to showcase the stone links and make something simple and pretty. Here are two that I made for myself.
Components: Moonstone and labradorite links(LB), moonstone heishis, spinel faceted, black agate round, and labradorite faceted beads, GP spacers and bead caps, and vermeil S clasps. Strung on beading wire.

Viking Expression

I wanted to try something unique with the Viking knit; so as I "knit" the wire I added beads to make a spiral pattern inside the knit. Still...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in sizes 24, 20 & 16, Beadalon bead stringing wire (don't remember exact size or # of wires, most likely was 19, I used a piece of scrap), crimp tubes, wire guardians and Czech Fire Polished glass iris blue round 3mm beads from LB.

Greek in a leather coat

I like the Greek bead color with leather.
Components: Greek beads, leather, gold (plated) lobster clasp, gold (plated) ribbon crimp covers, tiny Greek bead charm

Weave Got Tonight

Well I tried some "permanently colored" wire, but there are still some scratches. Probably keep this one.
Components: Artistic wire, cheerio beads, 16g silver wire

Chain Blast

This bracelet is the result of playing around with colored jump rings. I'm constantly inspired by the beautiful work people post on this site.
Components: Jump rings and seed beads. Also, Czech Fire Polish Glass-4mm green rounds, 6mm topaz and a 6x9mm Emerald Isle Tribal square, all from LB.

Fallin' Leaves

I made the bracelet around a freebie button I received in an order...and these Red Creek Jasper beads I got from LB.
Components: Red Creek Jasper, polymer clay button, red picasso seeds, terracotta farfalle, green Indo beads and waxed linen.

Running Dogs

This is my favorite Celtic design. I got it from a Dover book of charted Celtic designs. It's done in square stitch, because I'm too clutzy to drag...
Components: glass delicas, pewter clasp

i can see clearly

Found these clear gemstone pillow beads and I can't recall what the stone is called...any ideas? In any case I dressed them up with some...


I was so excited to find these blue sand quartz chunks buried among seven years of beading detritus! I made something similar to this years ago and...
Components: Blue sand quartz, diamond-shaped freshwater pearls.

I Tried Viking Knit Too!

Like Khristin ("Beauty Sought"), I ventured into Viking Knit just this month! As I was finally logging in here to post a piece or two, I see that...
Components: Artistic wire (Parawire) in 26g antique bronze and red

Rock Candy

Druzy...reminds me of rock candy, bought this what to do with it, so thought it would go good with macrame..the stone itself such a...
Components: 25x20 mm druzy connector, c-lon .5 beige, 2 3mm round crimps

Ocean Treasure

I have been working on this bracelet all summer, and decided the other day I was going to finish it come rain or shine. Like a lot of projects, it...
Components: Porcelain beads, Top drilled teardrops in Cream Quartz and glass, Faceted Labradorite (LB), Larvikite, Carved Bone bead, Waxed cotton 1mm, Antique Brass spacers & findings, Seed beads (LB)

Broken Arrow (cool tone version)

Recreated this bracelet design (posted a couple of days ago) in cool tones...including blue-grey freshwater pearls to replace the original white....

My Sun, Moon & Stars

My 2nd attempt at wrap bracelet, won't show you the first, lol. My inspiration Game of Thrones..khalesi & Kahl yellow jade the sun,...
Components: 4mm orange yellow jade beads 4mm moonstone beads 1mm natural leather #1 tuff cord gold 15mm metal button

Kiwi Bubbles

I wire wrapped a seed bead mix onto a bead tube inspired by the cover story of the most recent BeadStyle issue.
Components: Silver Tube Bead, Seed bead mix

Rose Quartz Surprise

Fellow upcycle fans will appreciate this. I had a very long Rose Quartz necklace from the 1990's that I didn't wear very often. It was long and...
Components: White Quartz 10MM, and 4MM, TierraCast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm, and African Recycled Glass Azul Tumbled Round 10-14mm from Lima.

Oak Leaf

I wanted to use some of the so popular colors this fall in the designs and the beads from Magdalena Ruiz were a perfect match for cadmium orange,...
Components: Big lampwork beads are from Magdalena Ruiz, small one Garden of Beads. Czech glass, Green Girl Studio oak leaf, brass oak leaf stamping that I patina with Swellegant, Vintaj findings and square wire are all from Lima Beads.

Bead Stash

I've been making these chainmaille and bead bracelets by destashing my size 6 and 8 beads. The weave is European 4 in 1, which is the basis for...
Components: aluminum or bronze rings, glass beads, silver or gold plated clasps

Silly Salamander

I found this wonderful little creature and wanted to create a whimsical and fun bracelet.
Components: Lamp work bead, Czech glass, batik (which is really brown but somehow is showing up as purple), copper findings and chain, and little acorn from Asia.

Breena's Enchantment

Created this ruffled look bracelet with more stash. Czech druks, long magatamas, leather and TierraCast button.
Components: 2mm lilac leather, TierraCast Om button from LB, fairy charm, matte gold long magatamas

Pretty Little Pink PIggy

Pigs aren't my favorite animal, but this little pig was too cute to pass up! Another creation of Jess..Sweetbirchdesigns..
Components: Polymer clay pig, rose pink glass beads, 3 malachite beads, blue farfalle, pewter button from..LB.

New Horizons

I've been enjoying learning new bead weaving techniques at a local bead shop this summer. Sure I could teach myself with tutorials online, but it's...
Components: Concho button from ButtonJones on etsy. Miyuki 3mm cubes from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, Wildfire, One-G thread and 20g bare phosphor bronze wire all from LB.

Celtic Macrame

I am having a very big macrame obsession, and had this button lying around that I got free from lunch specials forever ago I combined them to make...
Components: Hemp, Tierra Cast Celtic knot button


I made this roundmaille bracelet for my sister, in memory of her dog Tucker. He was her wonderful, faithful companion for 15 years. He was a great...
Components: Jump rings, sterling silver dog charm.

Autism awareness bracelet

I was having fun with these cute puzzle pieces.

Czech Mate

Tiny hot pink czech top drilled beads, small czech hot pink star marked beads, tiny oxydized beads layered together

Happy and Hammered

Wire hammered into an oblong shape, white shell chip beads, white seed beads and chain

Frame Me in Red

Red polka dotted glass beads wired inside frame beads