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Jakarta

I had a beautiful Tibetan agate bead that I wanted to use in a tribal design. I kept the design simple to show off the wonderful components.
Components: Tibetan Agate, Indonesian glass beads, African copper beads, Tagua clasp, waxed linen.


Multi Strand Bracelet

Multi strand bracelet filled with pearls, crystals, hematite and mother of pearl, accented with antique silver.
Components: Mother of Pearl, Hematite, crystals, seed beads, antique silver connector and clasp.


Beach Jingles

I am using the last of my big cream shell nuggets purchased from LB a few years ago. The mother of a good friend ordered this design. My friend...
Components: Shell nuggets, Irish waxed linen, seed beads, charms all LB, freshwater pearls, MOP nuggets, steel chain and findings, my stash.


Christmas bracelets

Love bracelets my self. Wear them more than earrings and necklace. Made some with hems and leather cords and colored beads. All from here Lima...


Ocean Waves Bracelet

The purple cutting into the teal at inconsistent spots on each bead makes me think of the waves washing up against the sand on shore.
Components: Sea glass, O seed beads, Czech glass, stainless steel wire, silver plated toggle clasp


Oh! Those Superduo Beads!

No one seems to be able to keep these Superduo beads in stock. They are so much fun to design with! I double the beading wire and attach it to the...
Components: Superduo beads(LB), 8/0 seed beads, Czech Mate beads, slider clasps(LB).


Gingko

Byzantine is my favorite weave, and I loved this gingko clasp.
Components: Bronze jump rings, aged bronze clasp


Inspired by Julie

I just love this green leaf focal I got from Julie's "Just a Drop" shop on Etsy. I finally got some great beads that really complimented it and...
Components: #1 PC leaf bracelet bar from Just a Drop on Etsy, Green Aventurine, prehnite, Rhyolite, African green jasper, Czech glass, Swarovski pearls and crystal, crystal cubes and brass findings and chain, Vintaj charm and clasp. #2 Impression jasper, red creek jasper, Czech glass, copper findings, handmade clasp and TierraCast charm. Almost all components from LB.


Color me Christmas

I love Christmas, but I really am not a fan of the combinations of Christmas colors. Green and red is so very cliched to me, so i tried to find a...
Components: Lots of goodies, enameled stuffs from Art Incendi, Golem Studio bead, polymer clay pretties, waxed linen, vintaj brass ear hoops and bead caps, toho seed beads, czech glass buttons


Winterberry and Bambi

Had those made a few weeks ago and finally got around to do some pictures, as I really needed to get some replacements for my shop.
Components: " Winterberry "Rock Crystal, Apollo seed beads, Czech flowers, waxed linen, chain and clasp are from Lima Beads. Lampwork beads from Garden of Beads, enameled bird connector was a custom order from ArtIncendi. " Bambi "Czech glass, chain, clasp, bird charm, Unicorne teardrop and beading wire all Lima Beads. Ceramic beads are from Grubbi and blister pearls from my stash.


What's That Stone Called?

A wonderful bracelet focal from Asia...the earring dangles were a gift. I had a heck of a time finding something to match..until this stone came...
Components: Polymer clay focal, 10mm Phosphosiderite, square seeds, silver accents, pc earring dangles, waxed linen, silver hook


Charmed Christmas Bracelet

What says "I'm ready for a holiday party" more than a themed charm bracelet?! I selected some very Christmas-inspired charms from both Jangles and...


Star Adjustable Bracelet

These adjustable bangles are great as gifts for yourself as well as others. There are so many ways to personalize. For this particular one, I chose...


Chrysler Bracelet

I love art deco, and I love the Chrysler building, so I came up with this design.
Components: 11/0 delicas, fireline, pewter clasp


Recycled Concho

I found this old rusty concho with a great patina and had some shabori silk laying around. The two looked great together.
Components: Concho, silk, Czech glass, seed beads, waxed linen, copper and brass findings.


Holly Jolly

More of those great Czech superduos and the snakeskin pattern. Mixing the reds, green and gold seed beads for holiday cheer. This time I changed...
Components: Ruby superduos, emerald superduos, Miyuki galvanized gold seed beads, gold-plated trigger clasp, oval chain, Swarovski Siam crystal bicone


Joyful Little Orange Bird Bracelet

I named the color and the word for this bead and consequently won it in a contest. I think it is a "happy" bracelet!
Components: orange enameled bird, orange glass? beads, Golem pink daisy bead, "joyful" bead, chevron bead, turquoise magnesite beads, yellow plastic link, waxed linen and copper hook


autumns honey

Something to keep you warm on a cold winters day! The changing colors made me think of this.
Components: A bee, noreena jasper, red creek jasper, copper clasp.


naturally me!

A real earthy feel to this. Wanted something of comfort
Components: Leather, chrysocalla, turquoise, Bronzite, silver charms


christmas in the pines

Focal on bracelet is dragonsblood. With corral. Fun and funky!.
Components: Dragonsblood, corral, crystal


Blue Hoot

Just a little Blue Owl bracelet. These little glass owls are in Walmart and Michaels. So cute.
Components: Blue glass owl, Blue-eyed owl connector, dyed lapis, stenciled glass pearls, mosaic glass floral beads, silver metal leaf bead & bead caps, czech glass flowers, silver beads, blue seed beads, home-made leaf chain.


Snaketacular!

Still playing around with the Czech superduos. This time with an opaque green and matte olive green seed beads mixed with a copper toggle. Reminds...
Components: Czech superduos, TOHO matte olive seed beads, 10 pd monofilament, TierraCast copper toggle from LB


Horse Play

These were made for a dear friend of mine, Cynthia whose pony, Merlin, recently passed away. She gave me some of his mane to play with and I made...
Components: Horse hair, turquoise beads, freshwater tiny pearls, silver charms, natural leather thonging


Celebrating Autumn

Trying to use up some of my never-ending stash!
Components: Glass coin beads, assorted metal and glass beads, handmade PC beads, copper jumpring, toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.


Bracelet Watch

I got the watch on sale at a great price--the rest was easy!
Components: Antique gold watch, waxed linen cord, assorted glass and metal beads, handmade PC beads, jumprings, artistic wire and toggle clasp.


Funky and Fun bracelets

Showed these pieces to my sister and she said "these are all funky and fun!" I have never classified my stuff that way, but I guess a lot of it is!
Components: 1st is polymer clay, copper wire, copper chain and various czech glass. 2nd is Art Incendi bracelet bar, various czech glass, stainless steel wire, labradorite, polymer clay bead, shell pearls. 3rd is Art Incendi enameled copper wire circle, various czech glass, autumn jasper, copper wire, polymer clay bead. 4th is polymer clay focal, polymer clay beads, czech glass and a magnetic clasp.


Pitch Black Garden

I did this one for a Challenge. Everything had to be black except the clasp. I do tend to wear black a lot and it was perfect timing to put this...
Components: Lima: Czech- button, stud, O-rings and black silk ribbon, strung on Irish waxed Linen thread.


Bling Bangle

I found this tutorial online.
I was able to buy the crystals at the Whole Bead show in NYC. As much I love online shopping, its nice to be able...
Components: 20 gauge gold artistic wire, big crystals.


more teasers :)

These first 4 are strung on elastic which I knot inside the silver seed beads and glue there. The last 3 are more of the first set of teasers.
Components: Gemstones are Amazonite and Aventurine from LB and Labradorite and BC Jade from my stash. Crystals and seed beads are from LB and so is the elastic (I believe it is 1mm) The last 3 are Brazil agate with Rhodocrosite, golden obsidian with crystals, and carnelian with extra seed beads. In the first set I used pyrite with the golden obsidian and that combo is nearly perfect. :)


A teaser for the challenge...

7 of my 2 hole gemstone rectangle bracelets. I use seed beads, small gemstones, or crystals as spacers to make them bend nicely and so I don't...
Components: As many as possible of these parts are from LB. The rectangles are carnelian, golden obsidian, Noreena jasper, Rose Quartz, Brioche Agate, and Brazil agate.


Log Number One

I've had these Polymer clay logs for awhile..not knowing what I wanted to do with them. I'm not sure about this design at all.
Components: mystery stone, Indonesian glass beads, Polymer Clay flower, waxed linen, wire, seed beads.


Little Chickadee

The little Chickadee bird from SummerWindArt was too sweet to resist. The colors were great for Fall.
Components: Bird focal by SummerWindArt, jasper, Agate, brown turquoise, Czech glass, copper chain and findings, pearls and shell.


Red Red Wine

Been having fun making these beaded cuffs lately with Czech superduos. The colors remind me of rich red wine.
Components: Czech superduos in red wine, Czech superduos in bronze lined crystal, Miyuki silver lined dark amber AB 8/0 seed beads, TierraCast gold classic toggle from LB, 10 pound monofilament


Bright and Bold

I've been a little hectic lately and it seems like every time I make a bracelet, I tear it apart and start over. I know I'm just over thinking it...
Components: Polymer Clay, Copper Chain, Various Czech Glass, Various glass beads, and Toho seed beads


Noodle Bead Bracelets

This is another design inspired by the Design Gallery, but with my own interpretation. You have to be careful with the beading wire. It needs a...
Components: 38mmx2mm plated noodle beads, Czech glass 2 hole beads, amazonite, agate and lapis beads, calla lily spacers(LB) on beading wire (LB).


Stonehenge

The focal by WondrousStrange was so other worldly that it evoked an ancient time and place. I added a skull because some people think Stonehenge is...
Components: Focal by WondrousStrange, Citrine, pyrite, Czech glass beads, silver and brass findings.


Study in Brown

An accumulation of different beads of like color. I thought it was kinda Fall like so I added a little bit of leaf chain.
Components: Marbled faceted wood beads, polymer clay bicones, red-stained clay beads, one glass bead, leaf chain, Patricia Healey copper toggle, brown waxed linen


Bead Dangle Design Bracelets

Beautiful Brown & Black Leather Bracelets Hand Wired with an array of Beautiful Gemstones. Wear with your watch or other bracelets for a layered...
Components: Agate, Tourmaline, Glass, Czech Crystals, Pewter, Silver Plated Pewter Accent Beads


Jasper ChaCha

I love Jasper!


Foxy

Grubbi- Gaea- Slate Studio- Pinocean- Glass Bead Art- Unicorne Beads all wire wrapped
Components: Unicorne Beads, Gaea, Czech flower beads, clasp and chain are all from LB


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