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A Daisy For Me

I think I’m seeing a common theme in the recent postings—daisies and birds! I was working on the photos and write-up for this bracelet last night,...
Components: Golem Ceramic Bead, Candy Jade, Glass, Waxed Linen, antiqued findings


Minty Fresh

Inspired by my love of greens. I am a beginner jewelry maker, this was my first time using beading wire and crimp tubes.
Components: 8mm peridot recycled glass, 6mm seed beads in various hues, 8mm mint seed beads and other bits and pieces from my stash.


Simple Garden

I love bracelets with a cluster of beads, jump rings, charms, etc. So I made a bracelet with a tiny, simple cluster that has garden colors and a...
Components: Czech glass, patinated jump rings, flower charm


Sari Yarn Bracelet

I got this sari yarn and absolutely had to make this bracelet with it. It's perfect for traveling, you can work on it anywhere.
Components: Sari Yarn, Greek pewter button


Ancient River Goddess

Michaels had some super cheap glass seed beads in their clearance section. So since I had 79 cents to spare, I got these. I crocheted it into a...
Components: Seed beads, waxed nylon


Elements Bracelet

I was playing around with extra beads, and BAM! Two minutes later I have a unique bracelet. I especially love the metal beads I patinated in the...
Components: Extra beads from my disorganized stash


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/291566531/orange-brown-yellow-and-purple-czech


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/268706202/sale-a-very-fun-spring-and-summer-wrap


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/291405659/sale-multi-season-bohemian-earthy-czech


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/263834707/sale-classy-gold-brown-metallic-and-pink


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/285846049/sale-freels-the-love-bracelet-of-summer


Freels the Love

http://www.freelsthelove.com/listing/244736502/sale-goldyellowredgreen-and-turquoise


Jungle Rainbow

I got this cord free as free can be from the Easter egg hunt. I have an abundance of amethyst, so I used that, and got the feather from some past...
Components: Cord, Amethyst, glass


Full of Beads Bracelet

Seed beading is not, I repeat not, my forte, so when I saw this chain I was very excited. All I needed to do was add a hook & bright blue tassel. I...


Silk Meets Metal

Lima Beads has lots of pretty silk ribbon, including what they call Fairy Silk Ribbons. Great for quick and easy wrap bracelets. Slide on your...
Components: Bracelet bars. I used a rubber mallet to curve these, as they were flat. Silk ribbon, 36-42 inches. Various beads and charms.


River Force

I recently learned a new chainmaille weave called vipera berus. I wanted to see how it would look with the addition of beads. So, I played around...
Components: Jump rings, seed beads, Czech glass Summer Cottage 10mm squares from LB and 13x4mm Blue Quartz from LB.


Tweet

What can I say, I like birds. This is one of my first etched pieces. I think it turned out pretty good. I love all things copper and the picasso...
Components: Etched copper piece with vintaj patina. Assorted Czech beads, copper chain, copper bird charm and bead cap and a magnetic clasp.


Cool!

So there I was...thinking about making another cuff a bit larger than the two or three previous ones. The design sorta got away from me. It is...
Components: Czech fire polished glass and druk beads, gold plated accent beads, 14ga and 24ga red brass


Gifts & Goodies

This may look like an ordinary design, but it's really special because it is made with beads that are only from family. The big blue bead is more...
Components: Coral, African trade bead, waxed nylon, cording, buttons, metal beads


Swashbuckling Sweetheart

I was looking to make a piece that would look like something Ali made. I love her style. Very natural. This is supposed to be a very oceanic...
Components: Coral, metal, pearls, saki silver, fire polished rounds, black Irish waxed linen, patience


Stylish Snake Bracelet

I saw a similar design in my local bead shop, jewelology, and had to try it. It moves like water in your hands, and I love the color. It was my...
Components: Super duos, nymo


Aquarius Bubbles

This bracelet is made with Jesse James beads in Aquarius. As I mentioned in my previous design, I love bead mixes. This was made with one!
Components: Jesse James Design Elements in Aquarius


There's a Rose in my Heart

I had a stockpile of turquoise colored beads and wanted to use some of them.
Components: Ceramic heart by Gaea..LB, peacock flower by C-Koop..LB, Czech glass, vintage recycled glass, copper toggle..all LB, blue green Quartz..LB and imatation turquoise and waxed linen.


Summer in Brittany wrap bracelet

Childhood summer memories from the coast of northern France. Snorkeling, sun, swimming... Lovely!
Components: Marine woven cord, zig-zag cord ends, African glass rings, Rustic Charms: sea star charm, thick o-ring, small dotted ring. Unicorn beads drops, small hammered toggle clasp, Salt-in-the-air-and-sand-in-my-hair charm, Nunn Design textured jump rings.


Tikal

The geometric forms and the lilac colour somehow remind me of the Maya empire. I'd love to see Tikal and the jungle around it once!
Components: Bone beads, 6 mm faceted gold rounds (Nunn design), brown leather cord, lilac waxed linen, Saki Silver spotted button.


custom design bracelets

chevron chain handbeaded 8in. bracelet, Nepalese handmade bead in center with blue inserts on the side. (bracelets are designed for the...
Components: two size 11 and one size 15 coordinated colors seed beads, with heavy Fireline smoke thread.sterling silver clasp.Other bracelets are designed according to a specific order.


Caramel and Cream Bracelet

I love, love, love, bead mixes. So when I saw these Vanilla Sugar Jesse James beads on clearance, I needed them like I needed air in my lungs. This...
Components: Vanilla Sugar Jesse James Design Elements


Peonies Bracelet

While I would not consider myself to be a pink person, these rondelles spoke to me and said "string me on brown suede, please." I know that sounds...


Birds of a Feather Bracelet

How great are these bird buttons! I was sitting in the photo room talking with Andrea, trying to come up with a plan for the Czech daggers....


Dreaming of the Sea

Very similar to one I created called "Softness of the Sea" but I wanted to incorporate these copper patina spiral beads in the design with more...
Components: Leather, amazonite, freshwater pearl, large hole beads, copper patina beads, African recycled glass, pewter hammered ring, swivel clasp


Progression of a Cuff

I wanted to make a cuff with all crystals. Looks pretty good but getting a descent Photo was a whole different ball game. Did you know lighting a...
Components: 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, many different kinds of crystals


Vintage Lake

You may have noticed by now that I love, love, love making bracelets with beaded links with a simple color scheme. If you have never done anything...
Components: Many pretty beads


Somewhere over the Rainbow

Earth day was my inspiration for this piece-- the beautiful colors of a rainbow we are occasionally blessed to see after the rain. I wanted to...
Components: Various gemstones: turquoise, jade, jasper, chalcedony, Citrine, Amethyst, lapis. Sterling silver leaf, sterling silver magnetic clasp


More pearls

Time for another pearl cuff! I made this one with darker colors in a size that will fit larger wrist. I still have a great grunch* of pearls....
Components: pearls, 14ga and 24ga wire, one glass bead


One for Me

I used leather for the ends of this loomed bracelet for a more rustic look than my others which used magnetic clasps. As usual, it was a trial and...
Components: Various seed beads, Czech glass, Lapis, leather cord, flat leather, TierraCast button, C-lon cord and thread.


Buffalo Bracelets

I wanted to use this button in a bracelet for a friend of mine who loves buffaloes. It was a project to figure out how to attach a button flush to...
Components: 15mm buffalo leather, button, 1.5mm leather cord, 20g Artistic Wire and magnetic clasp. The skinny ones are the same components but using 10mm flat leather.


Chainamille part 2

So, here's the thing. I learn something new and then it's all I can do! Pretty much like a baby that figures out it has a voice and then has to...
Components: Tumbled rough cut miss agate, CZ beads (flower one is pressed glass), sterling silver filled wire


A name? No idea

Ok, so I am totally guilty of working and watching tv at the same time until late at night, like 1:45 am..... But this is what I made during my...
Components: Czech Glass beads, copper wire


Loomed Bracelet

Inspired by all the lovely loomed bracelets I am seeing on LB, I decicided to try one for myself! This one is 1" wide, 17 beads across - I had to...
Components: 11/0 seed beads, Fireline beading thread, magnetic clasp from stash. Bead tube ends from LB


Wisteria Meadow

I love the colors in this bracelet and the variety of bead types. It includes glass, gemstone, and even some hemp! It will be on my Etsy store....
Components: Anything blue, purple or green


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