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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


Blue Boho

Yet, another easy wrap bracelet. I wanted to use up the blue Confetti yarn in my stash. The yarn was in 2 feet lengths instead of one continuous...
Components: Components: metal cuff form Walmart, Green Girl Heart Cross, Sea Breeze Confetti yarn from stash, Powder Blue Artistic wire, Boho Chic Woolly wire. Sorry about the wrapping - should be more precise. Thank goodness this one is mine! LOL


Tropical Surprise

Another easy bracelet to make. Want to admit I made the bracelet with the beads turned toward the wearer. But, in retrospect, I will probably redo...
Components: The components are: Whiskey 6mm Portuguese leather cord with hole all the though, Palm Tree Lampwork bead. Flamingo Lampwork bead, 13 mm lampwork bead, 12 mm lampwork bead, 6mm green Miracle bead, brass end caps, gold swallow charm, gold beads from stash. This is a redo of the bracelet.


elephant bracelet

Three strands of Czech glass beads and a great Czech glass pressed glass elephant! So much fun to wear!
Components: Czech glass, copper beads, glass, gold plated findings, and bronze clasp


Autumn Leaves

I have had 2 painted metal cuffs from Walmart forever in my stash. I passed them up hundreds of times. When I saw the Rich Recycled Yarn on sale...
Components: Black metal cuff with hole, Rich Recycled Sari Yarn, silver jump ring, and silver feather charm.


RED SUNSET

Did you ever want to do something quick and easy? I decided to do just that - fast and easy project. I chose to do some bracelets. The first one I...
Components: I used: Ruby silk Sari ribbon, Glass Cherry red Fish Bone, Czech Siam Ruby Tear Drop, Czech Umber Picasso Nugget, and from my stash: Brass open ring, Brass Hook closure, and brass beads.


More Rhinestones

I was intrigued by this artist work...so I purchased this ceramic bar. There is a face peeping out...can you see it?
Components: ceramic bracelet bar, Lapis, Indo glass, periwinkle Quartz, pink flowers, brass hook


A step back in time

I used to love to macrame in the 70's. Here's a different twist to the same stitches I made jute plant hangers from. This was so much fun and a...
Components: Superlon 18, buttons, beads, kumihimo disks to hold all the lengths of cord while macrameing (they work great - nothing tangles), charms, clipboard


505#2

I bought this focal bead on a recent trip to Santa Fe. It was fun combining a little bit of Santa Fe with chainmaille and of course Lima...
Components: Jump rings, Czech Glass 6x9mm Moss Quartz, Czech Glass 6x9mm Antique Glass, 6mm Flower Jade rounds, 7mm square Antique Soocho Jade all from Lima Beads. Plus 4mm Fancy Jasper rounds from my stash, another mystery glass focal and 10mm Toasted Marshmallow Czech Glass coin from Santa Fe.


Kumihimo Bracelet

I finally followed a pattern in one of my books! This was so much fun to make. Incorporating the loop & button closure was different but worked...
Components: 1mm nylon satin cord, Czech button, assorted seed beads


Inspiration II

Here are two more bracelets that were inspired by kye'sgreat designs and wirework.
Components: Red carnelian beads, assorted Czech glass beads, handmade jump rings and chain, lobsterclaw clasp, handmade PC beads and copper charm, copper focal...ALL from LB (Except the PCbeads which I made!)


Let the Sunshine In

I'm in need of a little bit of sunshine in my life today so I thought that I'd share this sunshine-y set that I made for the Art Jewelry Elements...
Components: Golem Design Studio ceramic lentils, tons of orange-y Czech glass (most from Lima!), copper plated chain and findings by Nunn Design, copper plated sun clasp by TierraCast, Waxed linen (bracelet).


Mermaid's Wish

A beachy and bright fun bracelet with overlapping beads
Components: piggy beads, Tierracast link, large swivel clasp, recycled glass pendant, pewter mermaid & sand dollar charms


Bali Anklets

Summer and sandals are in full swing so why not have ankle bracelets?! The Zola brass dancing coins chain is the perfect combination of movement...


Seascapes

I had those ammonite beads from Lima for a very long time, it was time to use them, I wanted to stay in my favorite aqua color to keep with the theme.
Components: From Lima Ammonite bead, rouhg amazonite wheels, Greek beads and charm, Vintaj chain and clasp, C-Lon. Majoyoal ceramic beads and Unicorne lampwork


Inspired

The inspiration for this piece came from kye's wonderful designs. This is what I came up with.
Components: Handmade chain and jumprings with Artistic wire from LB, handmade PC focal and orange bead, Czech glass beads and rondelles from LB as well as TierraCast lotus charm.


Baseball Fan Bracelet

Tierracast displays the perfect way support your favorite team in style.


Blinged Heart Bracelet

This sweet Tierracast design displays how easily you can personalize the heart bezel.


Mysterious

I found the glass focal bead in a neat little shop in Santa Fe. I couldn't wait to get home and make a bracelet. I knew I wanted to use chainmaille...
Components: Jump rings, 6mm Matte Moss Agate beads, 20 gauge wire, and a glass focal bead I found in a singles bin (sorry, I don't know more about it).


Blue Lagoon

This necklace I made from my pod Blue Lagoon. I did add more components. I wanted to combine the blue with silver. I had played around with the...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Horse Eye, Teal{multi}Impression Jasper, Peacock blue Glass pendant, starfish, glass teardrops, Terracast silver disk heishi, Czech silver beads, lastly Zola silver openwork Kaleidoscope bead. All components are from Lima Beads except silver bird charm.


One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly

I saw this arrangement in a magazine before...with the two butterflies and wanted to incorporate it into a design of my own.Plus I had received...
Components: Vintaj butterflies and bead caps, Chrysoprase chips, Green Onyx and assorted Czech flowers...waxed linen and lobster claw.


Behind the times - Finally made one :)

I loved this style of 5 row leather bracelets the first time I saw one and vowed to make myself one someday. Finally someday is here! :)
Components: 1.5mm leather, swarovski pearls, seed beads, czech tile beads, button, nymo thread


Charmed I'm Sure

This bracelet was made for a little girl about 9 years old. Her auntie bought it for her. Most of the charms were purchased from LB. I made the...
Components: LB charms, hand made copper chain, fold over copper clasp


Copper chain link with textured metal focal

I haven't posted in a while. This is one of the items I have been working on.
Components: 16 gauge copper 20 gauge copper metal


Neutral Squared

I still have some of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads left from other bead projects. I decided to utilize these into stringing myself another...
Components: A combination of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads contrasting each other; yet, also complementing one another. The Czech Mate Quadra four hole tile in the color of Gold Flax is used. I love the earth tones. WildFire bead thread was used in white. A shiny gold two hole tube clasp to finish this bracelet. Gold findings also used: gold crimp tubes, crimp covers and gold wire guardians. mnd


Golden Beige Beauty

I need to stretch my knowledge with working with my bead loom. I was at my local bead shop and chanced upon a class on of all things....the bead...
Components: This bracelet is a combination of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads. I had most of them in the colors that are represented in creating this bracelet. I love neutral colors such as the beige. It pretty much goes with everything. Another thing that I learned is using the S-Lon bead thread which I happened to have. I used my Vanilla colored thread. I purchased from my bead shop this wonderful mix of golds that Miyuki has in the long tubes in size 11/0. Oh, I also used my WildFire bead thread in white in the weaving process of making this bracelet. The S-Lon are my warp threads. I finished my bracelet by using my 20 mm gold ribbon crimps and a simple gold toggle / clasp.


Punk Purple

I purchased these Czech Mates two hole triangle beads. Now, what to create with them ? I'm not the bead person with the needle and thread. Wait...
Components: A combination of the Czech Mates two hole beads. The two hole bricks in a pale amethyst along with the dark purple metallic purple triangles. Toho seed beads in size 8/0 in the Silver Lined Black Diamond. i strung this bracelet using my WildFire bead thread in white. I used a shiny silver two hole tube clasp. Other silver findings used: crimp tubes, crimp covers, wire guardians. Patience is an option !!!


My Heart on the Bricks

I'm still having fun working with the Czech glass beads and my bead loom. I'm trying different styles of the Czech beads with their interesting...
Components: I have the Jewel Loom by Beadalon. I used my Czech Mates two hole bricks in two different colors with the Picasso finish. Between the olive greens and the matte brick red; these colors paired well together. The seed beads are the Toho size 8/0 in Bronze. I was searching for an embellishment to add to my design. I found this heart which worked very nicely. Since there isn't ribbon crimps in the shiny bronze color; the next best thing is the gold ribbon crimps in the 20 mm size. I finished my piece with a simple gold toggle and clasp secured with gold split rings.


Focus

Chainmaille
Components: silver jumprings, swarovski crystal


Pebbles

This wirework bracelet is inspired by Lisa Barth's designs. She's absolutely awesome at wire weaving
Components: Antique brass plated wire, seed beads


Magatama Bracelet

I love the look of magatamas in kumi. This time I alternated them with 6/0 seed beads & Delicas in a spiral pattern.
Components: Satin & C-lon cord, magatama beads, rainbow topaz 8/0 Delicas, gold lustered fern green 6/0 seed beads, antique copper findings


Gypsy Summer

This double slide is such a versatile piece. You can use it to make a necklace, bracelet or even an anklet! I chose to make a bracelet,...


Raindrop Bracelet

This bohemian style bracelet was created by LillyPilly designs. This bracelet fits perfectly around your wrist.


Look out for Buddha!

I love RED and this Buddha bead
I found is a standout in the red department!
Looks great with jeans!
Components: --Cinnabar Buddha Focal Bead --African Trade Beads --Red Coral beads --Granite Stone beads --Tibetan Silver findings & Beads --Handmade Tassel --Handmade charms


Water Scarab of Anubis

A trip to Egypt is definitely on my Bucket List and I am fascinated with all things "egyptian". That's why I LOVE these scarab beads that I can...
Components: -Coconut Heishi -Azurite heishi -African Trade Beads -Tibetan Silver -Hand painted Scarab -Handmade Tassel and charms


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