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Strapping Zig Zag Bracelet

I was in the shop pulling some lengths of ribbon and leather for designs over the next couple weeks when an idea struck. Typically to roll up...


Colors of Amazonite

I'm posting these in case some of you other ladies didn't know that Amazonite comes in many colors. Who knew? I thought it was always blue. (So...
Components: Faceted and smooth Amazonite in 10MM, pewter beads, 14MM Onyx, GP spacer beads, and brass beads. 1mm "stretch magic" brand nylon cord.


Aegean Holiday

Hoping for warmer weather and dreaming about a Mediterranean holiday. Cold and windy today in the Northeast.
Components: Focal by SummerWindArt, Czech glass, pearls, shells, brass and copper findings.


Psychedelic Bead

I love polymer clay beads and nobody can create like my friend Maureen. One of kind creations. I saw this unique design which I call the...
Components: The focal is this unique polymer clay bead. Inside of this pattern I found colors of green, blue with thin lines of black, and splashes of coral and/ or terra cotta. I used my Czech Super Duo beads in the pastel olivine color with jet black in the center. Toho 8/0 seed beads in opaque terra cotta on the upper and lower rolls of the bracelet. Toho 11/0 opaque frosted mudbrick strung in a pyramid towards the center of the focal with two silver heishi spacers. I used silver wire guardians, silver crimps and crimp covers. I used a two hole silver tube clasp. Oh yeah, I also used two four holed tiny spacer bars to pull my bracelet together for attaching my clasp.


Pretty Paper Pastel

If I find some really quality paper beads you bet that I will purchase them. I found these on Etsy and I wanted to make myself a bracelet.
Components: 8 very nice paper beads that have the colors of green with touches of a very soft yellow and peach. It depends on how your eyes perceive color. I strung this using silver beading wire. Three rows using silver three hole spacer bars to hold everything together. 4mm peach glass bicone beads as the accent with the paper beads being the focal. Round silver spacer beads also to accent the design. The center strip of beads are green Aventurine nuggets with the same silver spacer bead giving more continuity to the design. I used a silver tube clasp. Silver wire guardians, silver crimps, and crimp covers to finish it.


Orchid Heart

I wanted to make myself a bracelet utilizing a ceramic focal bead. I found this soft feminine ceramic heart done in the color of lavender /...
Components: The centerpiece is this ceramic Victorian lavender glazed heart connector. I used Toho size 11/0 mauve seed beads stringing with the Wild Fire beading crystal beading thread. 6mm round glass orchid beads with a soft matte pink sandwiched between two tiny silver daisy spacers findings. Silver wire guardians, silver crimps and crimp covers to pull the bracelet together for a more polished look.


Oh No, Not Another Favorite Bracelet...

...and don't ask me for all the details of how I riveted it together, because this was again one of those "OK, this is how to NOT do it!" pieces! I...
Components: Soft iron binding wire 2 mm, copper sheet 0.7 mm, 18 ga copper wire for rivets (Lima, actually!), Swellegant sealant for the copper, wax for the iron.


Follow the yellow brick road

As the name says, it's a trip down memory lane to Oz. If you look closely, you can see red rounds for the Tin mans heart as well as green rounds...
Components: I used 3mm rounds in both garnet AB and blue/green, along with Czech glass bricks in Aztec gold, olive green Picasso, and Apollo/red. The seed beads are frosted black diamond.


Ready for the Beach

Now that our snow is gone and the temps are rising, I am ready for spring...this bracelet echoes my sentiments!
Components: Irish waxed linen cord, large lobsterclaw clasp, jumprings, patina'd charm and Czech faceted rondelles all from LB...the rest are from my stash.


a little leather

the weather inspired me


the skulls

simple skull bracelet for Halloween


Stringing -- and re-stringing

Trying to come up with a bracelet matching the lariat "to go with the Suede" which I posted last fall. I had most of the beads, added some square...
Components: Tiger eye of various shapes, some from Lima (at least the bigger and better :-) ), tiny Picture Jasper (Lima), brass wire 1.5 mm, brass sheet.


Funky Ohm Bracelet

The large hole size in the Czech glass rondelles is so big it allows you to think outside the box. I knew that I wanted to go with 2 different...


"Freewire" Embossing

I'd always figured you needed a rolling mill to do texture, or stamps or texturing hammers... Not so! I don't think I'm the first one embossing...
Components: Leather strap 2 cm wide, copper sheet 0, 7 mm, 1.5 mm copper wire for the rivets, magatama glass beads, waxed linen.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


my piano

inspired by music


Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...


little buds on the tree bracelet

Another ceramic focal bead by SusieQ. I thought very spring-like.
Components: ceramic focal, watercolor farfalle, green agate nuggets, waxed linen, silver twig toggle, Czech glass green rondeles.


Boho in me

Had a beading marathon this weekend, it is a holiday here as well, so what better is it to do especially that I did not bead for a while as I was...
Components: "Butterfly" Agate, Amazonite flower, chain and ribbon are from LB. Raw African amber, Howlite butterfly and brass bead from my stash.Captured moments link and my own etched soldered butterfly brass clasp. "Marsala" Muscovite, Agate, Czech glass, Unicorne beads teardrops and textured rolo chain are all LB. Sari silk and Indonesian glass from my stash.


Winding Branch Bracelet with Minty Leaves

Just a cute little bracelet link that I thought would be fun...and it was!
Components: ceramic focal..SuzieQ, assorted Czech Glass...including mint piggies, Indonesian Glass, wooden flowers, brass swirl clasp and waxed linen.


Twisted Leather and PC

This was the second attempt at this bracelet. I had made over 20 PC beads for it initially, and evidently my toaster oven finally gave out, as it...
Components: PC beads, copper wire, copper clasp/cord ends and twisted leather cording.


Cork Cuffs and more

I finally got to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (only lived in Tucson 20 yrs). I was starstruck to be in the company of many of the artists which LB...
Components: Cork, TierraCast strap tips, rivets, clasps and charm and Vintaj charms from LB. Leather, porcelain slides and magnetic clasps from Clay River Designs.


Chunky orange and turquoise bracelet

I have been a little absent from making jewelry lately. I have been so crazy busy with my little one, he was sick with the flu and then had a...
Components: Lots of goodies including czech glass beads, freshwater pearls, tagua nut beads and seed beads. Enameled Metal Flower from Art Incendi


~ My 1st PMC Piece ~

My first piece (bracelet bar) finished at my pmc class. I'm hooked :). I used LOS. Also posted pictures with out the liver of sulphur. My last 2...
Components: precious metal clay, chain, gorgeous sar silk from Lima and pearl cup chain.


Embossing Again!

OK, let's try again. I am doing a "Home and Garden" show in March, so I decided to make my jewelry with that theme. Started with embossing, since...
Components: Various jaspers, Vintaj patina paints, copper wire, copper sheet


Spray of Color Beaded Black Leather Dangle Bracelet

Beautiful blend of mixed beads. Every color to match any outfit. Black leather accented with tiny beads of glass. Different shapes and sizes to...
Components: Black Leather, Bugle Beads, Pearls, Crystals, Seed Beads, Pewter Accents.


Plum Perfect!

The beads are from my very first Lima Beads Fresh Pick...I love the muted, shimmery tones of the beads, and the button...OMGosh the button!! Found...
Components: Czech Glass Ashen Grey Copper PicassoCzech Glass Matte Apollo Milky Pink Round 4mm 2-Hole Brick, Czech Fire Polished Glass Smoky Topaz AB Round, Natural Gray Round Leather Cord 1.5mm, Toho seeds, Shell button


PC and Leather Bracelet

It seems I haven't posted anything on here in ages! Was in the hospital in Oct., then the holidays hit, so it's been a busy time. I am finally...
Components: 1/2" embossed leather from LB, various color handmade PC buttons, 4mm crystal rondelles, Nymo thread, and magnetic clasp.


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate & Leather Bracelet

I am a newbie with leather and these large hole gemstones from Lima were perfect for me to get started! Gorgeous, vivid Larimar Blue Crazy Lace...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace nuggets, 1.5mm leather cord, Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls, PMC3/PMC Sterling Metal Clay


Denim Blues

I found this pattern online that was designed by Brittany Ketcham, and wanted to give it a try. It is a 5 wrap bracelet done in macrame and ladder...
Components: Leather, seed beads, antique silver beads, C-lon in three different colors, antique silver button.


50 Shades

Digging through my huge collection of buttons, I came across this mottled gray, and decided to build on that theme. The soft, dove grays...
Components: Black leather, faceted Labradorite, pressed glass, metallic matte half tiles, seed beads


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