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Tube Wraps

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my...
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.


Masquerade

A bracelet for my daughter reminding us of Phantom of the Opera. It is a five leather wrap Silver Tube bracelet.
Components: Pink Leather Cord, Silver tubes, one mask charm.


Men's Infinity Leather Bracelet

My first stab at a men's bracelet . Made for my sunshine.
Components: Heavy brown leather, Infinity Centerpiece, and clasps were the E Hook.


Island Bracelet

This is a seed bead bracelet made while vacationing on the Isle of Springs in Boothbay, ME
Easy to make in a day.
Components: Goldish yellow leather cording, bronze Miyuki matte seed beads, yellow topaz Miyuki seed beads, Caramel Miyuki seed beads, and yellow C-Lon, with a flower button.


We Be Jammin' in Jamaica

I wanted to make a bracelet that was fun, multi-layered and versatile. This bracelet is designed to be worn all together, with or without ribbon...
Components: The green beads that look like peas are river shell dyed peridot green. The green disk is also painted shell, etched with gold. The ribbon is hand painted silk. Other, smaller beads are wood, antique copper, Czech glass and various sizes of seed beads.


Butterfly Garden

This bracelet was totally inspired by Wanda's Fresh Pick with the same name. Would never have thought about combining these colors, but I love how...
Components: Czech glass and fire-polished rondelles, TOHO seed beads and a Tierra Cast butterfly. The butterfly and 3mm Czech rounds are from LB, the rest from other sources.


Love Triangles

This is made with some more of my recent PC canes that I have made. The colors are brighter and more vibrant(red,yellow, orange, turquoise and...
Components: Handmade PC beads, Red Jasper, Czech dalmation bead and chartreuse beads, 8/0 turquoise seedbeads...all from LB, black waxed linen cord, antique gold jumprings and toggle clasp.


Pirate Wear

Arrrrr
Components: Leather Cord, Mystic Blue Feldspath, Irish Waxed Linen, Seed Beads, all LB, Button, my stash.


Pink Viking Knit Bracelet

I am experimenting with different gage wires.. this is a 20 ga wire..usually use 224ga or 26ga wire.. I like to work out of the box..
Components: 20ga rosee Artistic wire, silverend caps, silver spacers, blue glass beads, silver toggles


Mr. Snake

Just some better pictures of the snake bracelet/anklet combo. I made one of these for my friend for her birthday. She's very petite so this...
Components: toho seed beads, one-g, 14 gauge wire in the center for pliability


Colorfull bracelet, european design

Hi everyone,

Over the last couple of days I have made this bracelet.

It is very colorfull compared to my other items - and it really makes...


Embers

Asia's beads are the inspiration. I fell in love w/them and bought them. I didn't realize at the time it was her shop on Etsy. Her work is...
Components: Asia's beads (THANK YOU, ASIA), Czech glass beads, some chain from stash.


Sari silk bracelet

I don't usually work in these colours, but the pieces seemed to fall into place. I hope that you like it!
Components: Czech glass beads, Sari silk, antiqued copper falling leaves chain


Pink bracelet

Colorful bracelet.

This is quite small in its size comared to my other bracelets.

Its the colors that makes it a (small) statement...


Art Deco Daze

The 1920s antique button is what drives the art deco pattern on this bracelet as well as dictating the art deco colors of mustard, chartreuse and...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are a 1920s art deco button, plus, from LB's, Czech tiles strung with a ladder stitch onto a 2mm leather cord with C-lon


Light gold bracelet

Large statement bracelet in light gold, gunmetal and silver :-)


"Summer, Eternal" beaded wrap bracelet.

Hi, ALL! Haven't checked in for a long time. This is my first work after my husband's nearly fatal heart attack back in February that he survived...
Components: Magnesite, Impression Jasper, Turquoise, Coral, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, Japanese seed beads, Sterling Silver wire, chain and charms, 14-K gold-filled beads, vermeil, leather, suede lacing. My new most favorite SS button by Rustic Charms (!!!) - Thank you, Lima Beads! Oh, yeah, and a $.50 jewelry loom from the thrift store :)


SummerTime Blues

So I did a little repurposing. I found some cool bracelets made from PC beads at Rose's...a buyout. $2.50 each. I bought 3 and decided to take them...
Components: Assorted PC beads, clear crystals, czech flowers in blue & teal, PC cones from WinterBird Studios, white seed beads, shell button, brown hemp cord.


Romania

This is a Romanov pattern. Your kind comments are inspiring me to add more of my works to the gallery.
Components: Aluminum anodized rings, gold plated clasp


Re-Do on the Elephant

I wasn't happy with the way I did the elephant..this is my next try at it.
Components: Polymer clay elephant, orange speckled Indo glass beads, brass beads, sari silk, brass chain, orange cornflake and brass lobster claw.


Bracelets

A collection that I made today. What a way to spend a Saturday! :)


Celtic Knots

I love Celtic knotwork, so this was my first attempt at beading one of the designs. I used a square stitch, so no loom was involved.
Components: Glass beads, fireline, and silver plated pewter clasp


Summer Breeze

I wanted to create a soft and cool bracelet for my friend who loves the color blue. I was inspired by the colors of the blueberries in my garden.
Components: Copper bracelet bar by FerrariOrignalBeads, Czech glass, pearls, batik cloth, shell, copper charms and chain.


Flutter!

Another of my ombre bracelets using Czech 11/0 seed beads in lined purple, opaque peach, green apple and yellow rainbow with a JBB butterfly charm....
Components: Czech 11/0 seed beads, Soft Flex stainless steel memory wire, JBB butterfly charm


Couple of peices for in laws

My sister in law will have a major birthday in July . My mother in law will be visiting by the time.
Made the bracelet with matching ring for the...
Components: Red leather cord, pearls, silver chain. All shopped here in Lima beads.


Flowers and Fringe

It started with a flat, plain resin bead..I thought it would be perfect to decoupage.
Components: Resin bead, paper, modge podge, brass cable chain..LB., pink coral dupioni silk ribbon, green Indonesian beads, dangles and brass lobster claw.


Triple wrap bracelet with African trade beads

This bracelet was so much fun to make! I used all the left over beads on my table instead of spending tons of time putting them all away! I did...
Components: Antique African trade beads, turquoise, coral, jasper, citrine, Peruvian blue opal, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, magnesite, apatite, African sand cast beads, Ethiopian Prayer beads, Indonesian glass beads, aquamarine, Hill Tribe silver beads (Thai silver, fine silver), bauxite stone, aventurine, kyanite, and sunstone


Dragonfly on a Leaf

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of brass leaves...I thought they would be great to decoupage on.
Components: brass leaf, paper, modge podge, rustic green and orange Indonesian beads, big brass lobster claw and a Czech flower


Rose Attempt

I've struggled to finish at least one piece to post and I've "finally" done that. Rose is my fave flower and this is a bracelet I'd wear myself....
Components: -- LB rose ceramic bead bundle -- Czech crystal -- Brass toggle and bead caps (some from LB)


Orange Elephant

I had been eyeing this cute little elephant bead for awhile...then I thought these orange speckled beads went with it perfectly.
Components: polymer clay elephant, orange speckled Indo glass beads, orange cornflakes, Czech Glass gray coins, orange waxed linen, lobster claw, orange o-ring and brass bead


Theme and Variations

I like the graceful lines in the frame of this style. Three different bracelets with the same basic style only one has been reversed. The first...
Components: 12, 14 and 24 gauge copper wire, stone, glass, crystal and chips (many are orphan beads)


Into Mermaid Waters

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a...
Components: Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.


Sssstriking Rattler

As I began to string the agate beads onto the cord, this bracelet took on the persona of a rattlesnake. Snakes are very exotic and mysterious, so...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are Crazy Lace Agate, leather cord, Wood button, shell and copper


Calypso

Summer always means bright colors to me - - this set is just meant to sing of happy times !
Components: Czech glass and seed beads with gold-plated accents and 20-gauge non-tarnish brass Artistic wire.


Black vintage wire pendant

Wire wrapped Black pendant with vintage look :-)


Teal & Flowers

It's the Antelope Bulahan Wood Bead Contest! We were allowed to enter 3 pieces. Hurray! One of mine was chosen for the final contest.

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Components: Teal flowers: Bulahan wood beads, FABULOUS polyclay beads from a woman's group in Africa, falling ring chain (LB) and 20 and 22 gauge parawire (LB). Sweet bird: These ceramic components are from BluMudd. Lots of parawire (LB) on this one too! Flower power: This was going to be a lariat and I found the awesome flower focal in my stash. (This is why we buy everything in sight because we never know when it will be necessary to a design!!!)


Copper Spider

I had some beautiful golden sari silk that I wanted to incorporate into a bracelet with copper and gold pearls. When I went to take the pictures, a...
Components: Kristy Bowman copper, shells, pearls, Czech glass, copper chain, agate, silk. And a little spider (actually quite a large spider).


Feminie bracelet

Sweet and Unique :-)


Wire wrapped bracelet

Wire wrapped bracelet....very labor extensive :-)

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