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Recycled Jeans

Ever had a several weeks holiday away from home and the studio, and got jeweler's abstinence: the opposite of beaders block? That happened to me in...
Components: Old pair of jeans, sewing thread, Toho seed beads (LB), chain.


Is this better than the last one?

Ok everyone. Thank you for your help yesteday with my original design. Now I've been in the workshop today and totally remade it! I decided to go...
Components: emerald rough cut tear drops rose quartz chips pearlised rose seed beads silver plated goddess charm memory wire


HELP!

Hi everyone
I need your help! I was asked by a family friend to make her a bracelet using these stones that she picked herself. Rose quartz ovals...
Components: oval rose quartz beads emerald rough cut tear drops silver plated 4mm jump rings 10mm lobster clasp rose quartz chip


Green Palm

I've been frustrated with bead-weaving lately, I think mainly due to the lack of time I have. It takes so long to do a piece and when I really only...
Components: The first is polymer clay, chandelier cut czech glass, fire polished czech glass, waxed linen and a tibetan silver toggle. The second is polymer clay, czech glass rounds, fire polished czech glass, pearls, waxed linen and a clasp I made myself.


Amethyst On White

Greeting all !!! Wanted to make myself another licorice leather bracelet with a custom cabochon. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I wear it...
Components: I have a few bezel settings 18mm for the licorice leather. I had a friend who is into lapidary make me this cabochon and was set as well. I used the white licorice leather along with the components made for it. I wanted it simple. Let the cab speak for itself. Tried to be as minimal with the rubber O rings as possible.


Cranberries

Just...simple...
Components: Silver plated metal bracelet and Venetian glass with silver plated head pins...


Happy Accident

This is a copper bracelet which shows what happens when you mess up a tutorial, lol My cohorts in chainmaille told me to just give it a new name,...
Components: Copper jump rings, 18ga 5/32"


Inpired by Becky and Wanda and some more

Back from vacation, all refreshed ???, had time to do some beading. After Becky's Fresh Pick about Tiger Eye and Wanda's design I wanted to use...
Components: 1." Loves wind in his hair" bracelet bar from Angel Whisperer, Electroplated hemetite, lampwork spacers from Garden Of Beads, Happy Fallout bead they are all from my stash. Tiger eye and waxed linen are from Lima Beads. Etched brass heart, copper clasp and faceted polymer clay beads are my own. 2. "House by the Meadow" Elluka house bead, Garden of Beads lampwork, Meital lampwork spacers, Indonesian glass, JB clasp, Cornerless brass cubes all from my stash, Czech glass beads and a Beaded Gift lampwork discs, Amazonite are from Lima 3. " September's Garden" Glass by Lease lampwork beads, Czech glass flower beads are from my stash. Golem Studio, Toggle bar, copper flower beads, Czech glass leaves and small beads are all from Lima Beads


#2 Crochet Bracelet

This is my second attempt at the same design.This one is a little big so it doesn't fit as nice. I love the colors with the copper wire, but I'm...


Copper Crochet Bracelet

I had done the crochet a year ago and could never figure out how I wanted to attach a clasp. I saw on Pinterest this am a framed one. So tada!! I...
Components: @8 gauge wire for the crochete with glass size 6 and 8 seed beads.16 gauge wire for the frame.


Oasis Ode

This piece is going on Etsy tomorrow, but I thought I'd try it out here first. See what you all think.

This piece reminds me of an oasis in the...
Components: 6mm Aqua Czech Glass Tiles, 1mm bronze metallic leather cord, antiqued brass palm-treed button, 4mm matte brick beads


Forest Glade

Now that I finally got the hang of the czech superduo beads and the rizo beads, they are A LOT of fun to work with to come up with color patterns,...
Components: lampwork owl by Denise Annette, czech glass rizo beads, czech glass superduo beads, vintaj jumprings, unicorn teardrops, nunn design branch toggle, czech glass beads, waxed linen


green mania

This is another bracelet , that I did but the person was not too impressed with , I used the patina paints in green and teal. And again I covered...
Components: All LB materials


Green Beret

I really don't like don't bracelets I find it a bit challenging , but I was asked to do a bracelet so this the first of four I have done so far. I...
Components: All components the bracelet, string, leather and jump rings are from LB.


It's Hip to be Square

The chain, though advertised as diamond shapes, speaks for itself. Fun and easy!!
Components: 1 foot of Silver (plated) Diamond Drop Chain (5mm link-7mm diamond), ornate square/diamond clasp w/bar, 1 split ring and 3 silvertone jump rings.


Be Square

I love these new brass squares I just bought from LB and the red czech squares. I like the combo.
Components: Brass squares, red glass czech square beads, 4mm red beads brass clasp and crimp covers.


Sunshine through Cloudy Skies.

Hey-lo all you LB beaders!

So I've still been struggling with this "jeweler's block" crisis that came about a few weeks ago, and it seems I'm...
Components: Gorgeous lampwork art bead by CatalanaGlass on Etsy, sea foam czech glass squares, rustic seed bead mix, golden and maroon czech bellflowers, all strung on waxed linnen and all handmade copper links and clasp.


Sunrise Surprise

On my table for weeks... finally assembled it last night. Had no intention of sharing it until I saw Kat's All That - Tequila Sunrise...
Components: Fun lampwork beads orange red, with orange and yellow swirly dots. Lima crystals, and Swarovski fire opal bicone crystals, Silver plated metal spacer beads and toggle. And some misc coordinating beads for the dangles.


Floral passion

I made this bracelet a while ago, with a floral art glass focal bead and added the coral, freshwater pearls, amber and swarovski crystals. I had a...
Components: Art glass bead, Coral, pearls, amber pewter floral toggle clasp


Summer ...

Fun fish... on bracelet.
Components: Lemon Quartz, flat faceted, silver and gold plated fish charms silver and gold plated chains


By the Light of the Moon

I have been collecting superduo beads for the last few weeks!;)I really LOVE them but just was NOT quite sure what in the world I was gonna DO with...
Components: (rizo seed beads, superduo seed beads, african recycled glass, swivel lobster clasp, unicorne beads)All from Lima, ceramic dual sided moon focal from Jubilee on etsy.


Carpathian Relic

The focal by Wondrous Strange reminded me of an archaeological relic. The colors and textures were so unusual and different.
Components: Focal by Wondrous Strange, Czech beads, pearls, Rhodonite, brass findings.


Rockin Some Dumortierite

I wanted to make a western themed double wrap knotted bracelet. I thought the dumortierite with it's denim blue color was perfect. I also added...
Components: Dumortierite, Czech glass, rhinestone beads, pewter flying heart bead, star button, handmade (by me) oxidized fine silver link, leather cord


Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home

I have been trying to use more of my polymer clay pieces in jewelry, so here is a bracelet with one of my ladybugs. Let me know whatcha think!:)
Components: polymer clay ladybug bead by me, czech glass, lampwork beads by Pinocean(on Etsy), unicorne lampwork drop, pewter and copper flower charm, vintaj parawire for handmade clasp, vintaj jumprings, toho seed beads, vintaj leaf charm


Red Flower Wrap

I've been messing around with different shaped beads, and I loved these red czech flowers. I'm not 100% happy with the threading on this, but my...
Components: All from LB: Czech flowers, leather cord, c-lon thread, apple blossom button


Leather & Lima Beads

Finally found something to do with my Lima Beads!


rustic wire

Lots of wire twisting!


Green Garden Under the Stars Bracelet

I needed to add a green piece to my collection, so I went rummaging through my stash and this is what I came up with
Components: Vintage green bicones, Swarovski crystals, pearls, findings and a star clasp


Flutter Flutter

I thought this butterfly focal and the different beads were stunning!
Components: polymer clay butterfly focal, polymer clay squarish beads, coconut blue heishis, teal Indonesian glass, twig toggle clasp and waxed linen.


3 for the Show

Finally using some Ocean Jasper nuggets I got from LB a few months back. All 3 of the ones it the first pic came from the same strand of beads -...
Components: Ocean Jasper Side-Drilled Tumbled Nugget, dyed howlite


Red and Black Batik

I received some free beads...the red ones and the black ones...I think they are Swarovski crystals. A famous combination which I embellished upon.
Components: red faceted beads, Swarovski black crystals, red swirly Czech Glass..LB and red and black batik..LB.


Hand beaded leather wrap bracelet

I've never made this kind of bracelet before. It was fun, although a little tedious. I think it turned out OK, though.
Components: Czech glass, leather, pewter button, clear nylon cord


Lavrio

I saw this beautiful bracelet bead from Sweet Birch Designs and it reminded me of an ancient Mediterranean medallion. I just added some...
Components: Sweet Birch Designs focal, amazonite, Copper Green Opal, glass.


Beach Wrap

I kept seeing all these gorgeous wrap bracelets, here and on pinterest, and I thought, I can do that... I think? So I decided to try it out. I...
Components: Natural Leather, Czech glass mirage rectangles, Czech fire polished rounds, Czech glass button (can you tell I like Czech glass components?), and c-lon thread.


Rustic Flower bracelet

Greetings to all my fellow beaders !!!
Well, I love to browse around the Internet looking for what strikes my eye. My passion is making...
Components: The flower connector which is my focal was easy for me to make my bracelet. I was looking for simplicity. In my bead stash I found these beads to incorporate into the bracelet. I used antique brass for my findings to keep the bracelet with a rustic touch to it. I couldn't decide if I wanted leather with wood beads as that would have worked out very well too. I have small wrists and I wanted this to be somewhat dainty. The beads are very old and I think that they are for the most part glass. I'm not quiet sure though. The brown ones shine like cat eye's. All in all they seemed to have worked out for me.


Impression Jasper bracelet

4mm Impression Jasper stones, love the colors and the contrast with the leather. Instructions for the Ladder stitch is on the Lima Beads web site.
Components: Impression Jasper, 1.5mm leather cord


Ocean's Delight

I had a stash of bronze pearls and was waiting for inspiration. I paired them with gold & bronze glass beads & gold crystal bicones which looked...
Components: Artisan glass focal bead, gold/bronze glass beads, gold Swarovski crystals, gold spacer beads, Art Deco gold toggle clasp, periwinkle blue cut glass pieces, light bronze freshwater pearls, gold sea life charms, Blue & gold pony beads


THE Red Cuff

I don't usually work with red or at least this much red. Color wise it is outside my comfort zone. But I wanted to play around with a number of...
Components: 14 and 24ga copper wire, red druk beads, velvet red glass beads, red miracle beads, FP red, orange and yellow Czech beads and my favorite FP Czech beads...fuchsia and cantaloupe from LB!


Copper Wrap

I had some left over wire, so played around till I came up with this and used 30 gauge wire to string on the beads, like a wrap bracelet. Next...
Components: 16 gauge wire, 24 gauge to attach the Turquoise donut then 30 gauge. Glass beads and amber topaz.


Outrageous Orchid

I really like using these tubes in wrap bracelets lately. I just got these crystal rondelles and they went perfectly with the ruby crazy lace...
Components: Ruby Crazy Lace Agate square and tubes, 6mm metallic gold raspberry crystal rondelles, 2mm red brown leather and One-G thread all from LB. Bronze flower button from Button Jones on Etsy.


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