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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.


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.


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


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...

Bracelet Fun

#1 is the flat cotton cord from Lima dressed up with a vintage Swarovski rivoli (Atlas or Saturn, can't remember) set in a JBB slide setting. #2 is...

Bangle Fun

I recently ordered these new bangles and charms and made up some cute bracelets. I enhanced the bracelets with charms and with a tibetan bead on...
Components: Antique silver (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, Bright gold (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Tree of Life Charm, TierraCast Antique silver(plated) Spiral Cat Charm, TierraCast Antique Silver (plated) Floral Heart Charm, Zola elements Patina Green Brass Heart Leaf Pendant, Swavorki crystal butterfly bead, and a tibetan rice bead.


I can't begin without thanking kye for her inspiration! Bracelets are my favorite thing to make--this one is at the top of my list. I love Czech...
Components: Czech glass coins, Czech butterscotch rondelles, Tibetan agate and Artistic wire--from LB. Czech glass scarab, lavendar moss bead, mossy stone bead and green/cream rondelle from ArtBella on Etsy. Czech tan/white rectangle bead, brown/green/orange/red rectangle bead, and brown/cream long and thin rectangle bead from Blackrockbeads on Etsy. Handmade chain. Magnetic clasp is from local store.

A Variation of the Sharpie Circle Design

I made this bracelet quite some time ago. The circles are connected in a more or less figure 8 pattern. It is definitely more complicated then...
Components: 12ga and 20ga copper

Heart Song

I fell in love with these prehnite beads and wanted to mix them with some unusual, unexpected colors!
Components: Prehnite, Fluorite, turquoise, citrine, Labradorite, Bali silver beads, Fresh water pearls, brass spacers, sterling silver charm and clasp

Backing the Blue (Police Support bracelet)

This was inspired earlier this summer by all the violence taking place against police officers. One was shot in St Louis after making a routine...
Components: Cobalt blue recycled beads, black onyx bead, silver spacers, pewter toggle and badge charm

Feeling a little blue...

Actually I'm feeling fine today...just in a blue mood. Dragged out a small fraction of blue beads in my stash to whip up a couple of bracelets. I...
Components: Mixed glass and porcelain beads. One is with stretchy cord and one on beading wire.

Grandmas kitchen

I was actually inspired by thoughts of the farm I grew up on and late summer the apple pies would be in the oven , honey was always on the...
Components: Campfire luster czech glass flower buttons ( love how they lay in bracelet designs ), night/day czech rondelles, oxblood czech 6 m rounds, copper denim czech druks

Rework Redo

I got the idea for this design while I was working on another bracelet I posted a few weeks ago-505#2. I reworked that bracelet so many times I had...
Components: Jump rings, Czech Glass Moss Quartz (LB), Czech Glass 10mm Toasted Marshmallow coins, 6mm Flower Jade rounds, 4 mm Fancy Jasper rounds, 6x9mm Czech Glass Antique Glass (LB).

Advance Autumn!!

This is a doublewrap bracelet. I am rushing the season--besides,fall is my favorite, and I just had to use all these lovely new beads and findings!
Components: Czech 6mm Picasso stone beads and stone rondelles, 4mm Czech squash polished rounds, assorted 4mm Czech beads, Czech squash petals--all from SimplyPie on Etsy. Waxed linen cord, Tibetian 8mm beads, 8mm Czech faceted bronze beads, and4mm Czech rondelles from LB. Lobster clasp and jumprings fron local store.

Starbright Wrap Channel Bead Epoxy Bracelet

Former innovation team member Lorelei Eurto created this great tutorial. We love Lorelei’s choice of design elements to pull off this boho-western...

Siberia bracelet

Just made this for myself :) I always love the combination of blue and brown. The horn beads and the magic button remind me of something ancient,...
Components: 1 mystic button from Green Girl (LB), 5 ceramic beads: 2 from Gaea (LB) and 3 from FireflyDesignStudios (etsy), 4 horn beads (etsy), 1 small blue glass ring (etsy). Rest from LB: 2 small Nunn Design faceted rounds, 4 blue African glass rings, 4 antique silver twisted spacer rings, 1 orange sodalite 6 mm round, blue leather cord 2 mm

Ancient Promise

Another new weave, another bracelet. This chainmaille weave is the European 4-in-1 that was used to make armour. It's an easy fun weave to play...
Components: Jump rings and Prehnite.

Orange Blossum Special

I have been overwhelmed by orange beads!My choice, of course...and I wanted to make something with the Unicorne brim ring I got.
Components: Unicorne ring, Czech Glass( beads, flowers and teardrops), wood flowers, waxed linen and homemade clasp.


Festive, bright, and Colorful is what inspires me. I wanted to incorporate those feelings into this bracelet.Fun and festive at any season.
Components: Multi-color floral Polymer beads with a multi-color nylon tassel.


I'm thinking ahead for when I re open my Etsy shop. It will be close to Fall. I made the little orange flower...cut from my sheet metal...well you...
Components: Carnelian, Ocean Jasper, metal blanks, button, seeds, Czech Glass, Acorn beadcap.

Vintage Garden

I love vintage items. Cameos, vintage brass, antique metals, etc.
This flower cameo was the perfect fit for my TierraCast components and Swarovski...
Components: Vintage Brass bracelet focal (double hearts) Ivy links connectors, Rsin cameo, bezel setting, jump rings, Swarovski pearls

Summer sand dollar

I love the beach and wanted to incorporate lots of elements in this bracelet
Components: Recycled seaglass nuggets, Swarovski crystal pearls, leather, silver plated sand dollar button and charms

A Few More Bracelets

The first pic is a fav of mine. I love that pink leather & have a selection of slides & ends/clasps. The little coin drop is one I played with...
Components: 5mm leather strap, silver plated findings, Swarovski crystals; dyed cord, beads, metallic cord, Czech bell flower beads, gold plated safety clasp & findings; 2mm leather cord, bronze Czech 2-hole tiles & aqua glass button, bead & chain dangle & I used very thin blue Chinese knotting cord to "sew" it together

Cotton Cord Bracelets

I'd gotten out my cotton cord, large hole beads & cord findings to make some easy & fun bracelets. Then Donna posted hers! Next time I'm going to...
Components: Cotton cord in 3 different patterns/colors, African glass rings, recycled glass beads, metal beads & findings

Fossil Focus

I love the fossil donut from Lima Beads, what to do with it????? Well,I pulled out my bag of bits and pieces to come up with this design. I love...
Components: Fossil donut, natural leather cord, silk string, copper and Greek patina copper beads, with a bright silver clasp.

Woven Cord Bracelet

This is another bracelet made with memory wire in the core of the cord. I used Remembrance stainless steel wire from LB and like this wire better....
Components: Blue woven cord, Remembrance stainless steel memory wire, Terracast cross round charm, Terracast Earth charm, Free 6mm glass beads, Toho size 6 seed beads from my stash, silver end caps from my stash, silver beads from my stash