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Guardian bracelets

These are what I like to call my guardian bracelets. I believe everyone has a particular stone which is special and protective to them and I wanted...
Components: 2 mm brown leather cord. Oval rhyolite stone, rough black tourmaline stones, rough cut Amethyst stone, crystal rondelle, 20 gauge silver plated wire for the jump rings, pewter leather crimps, lobster clasps.

Shiny Copper

This (again) started out with the thought "wonder how difficult that would be?" Turned out -- not incredibly! Got a tool punching discs out of...
Components: Copper sheet, around 0.5 mm, copper wire, pearls (total blank what they are called right now...). Punched discs, drilled holes, hammered into shape, polished. Fused the larger jump rings, since I found they could snap open. Also first tried to wax the copper, but it didn't seem to be enough protection, so I spray varnished it (acrylic), hope that works.

Circus Elephant

I ordered a PC shell focal from Asia and she sent a bonus of this gorgeous lentil bead, and a handmade hook clasp. The lentil matched these little...
Components: Periwinkle glass lentil. Periwinkle/yellow glass elephant. Periwinkle/yellow pandora type bead. Tumbled Chalcedony nuggets. Periwinkle facected rondelles. Blue Lace Agate rounds. Czech Citrus Sunshine rondelles. Perwinkle frosted glass disks. Small Chalcedony nuggets. Yellow glass flowers. Large yellow flower. Brass bead caps, jump rings, headpins. Asia's handmade hook clasp. S-lon cord.

Dream Catcher

Need help, I don't like the look of the knots when I finish off the dream catcher. Any ideas?
Components: 2mm leather cord, 1" silver ring, hemp twine, cord ends, jump rings, lobster clasp.

My take

This is my take on Katie's Rhinstone/Leather wrap

Purple Stacked Bracelets

These are my creations for the Waxed Linen Blog Hop. I used Lesley Watt's tutorial for the seed bead one and the other is my design.

Components: Purple waxed linen, size 6 seed beads, Unicorn beads glass button, copper jump rings, ArtyBecca polymer clay lentil, rainbow fluorite, TierraCast copper plated spacers & clasp.


It all started with those beautiful Indonesian seed beads and some leftovers from another project. There are 8 strands of them strung on waxed...
Components: Indonesian seed beads from my stash, polymer clay bead cups, copper findings made by me.

Turquoise wrap bracelet

More of my new passion, knotting. This time I did a double wrap bracelet with turquoise rondelles and a turquoise cross featuring a leather loop...
Components: turquoise rondelles, turquoise cross, Czech beads from LB, a handmade (by me) fine silver link with a leather loop and button closure.

New take on White Sand Beach

I had a request for a 4 to 5 times wrap with a twist. She wanted to make my "white sand beach" bracelet into a wrap. The first section leather...
Components: African opal nuggets & 6mm rounds, chocolate shell pearls, 2mm antique brown leather cord, Vintaj peanut chain and Parawire, TierraCas brass Bali button all from LB. various pearls, seed beads, coconut, crystals, MOP and howlite from my stash.

Batik Boho

I quilt with Batik fabric and I wanted to incorporate some of the fabric into designs. I found a beautiful bracelet bar that matched some of my...
Components: Bracelet focal from JustADrop, lilac and agate beads, brass chain and findings, leather, seed beads.

Moon Glow

The Czech Glass Indigo Shimmer beads are so incredibly beautiful!
Components: Czech glass rondelles, freshwater pearl, White Agate, crescent moon charm, simple spiral toggle clasp, silver cubes, gunmetal heishis

Turquoise & Coral Charm Bangles

A simple charm bangle made using gemstone beads... No story behind this one. I just love the combination of coral and turquoise! :)
Components: Coral, turquoise, seed beads, memory wire, charms

Liquid Sunshine

Gorgeous 6mm faceted citrine gemstones surround a gold vermeil cutout OM charm. When I created this piece I needed some sunshine because it has...
Components: citrine beads, gold filled lobster clasp, gold vermeil cutout OM charm, gold vermeil beads

Tropical Waters

What can I say? I just loved the colors in the Grace beads and the turquoise.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, African Turquoise, turquoise nuggets, African Opal, Czech glass rondelles, antique brass findings

Bohemian Kaitlyn

I've always been one to layer my jewelry. More is always more to me : ) So it makes sense that I would really be drawn to making multistrand...
Components: Green Czech oval focal, and green czech squares from LB, various seed bead collections, some farfale or peanut beads I found, the wood rounds if you noticed are knotted in between each for a different look, and it's all done on bright blue and purple irish waxed linen- which I am in love with!

Spring Feelings

This lovely bracelet has a mix of pink and brown colored beads, both gemstones and glass beads. The brown nuggets are matte Smoky Quart, the...
Components: Strawberry Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Freshwater Pearls, Vintaj brass, handmade Copper clasp, different glassbeads, beading wire, copper headpins

Get Your Shades On!

Decided to step out of my usual "earth" toned comfort zone. Found these bright beads at a local gem show. You may need your shades!
Components: 4x6mm faceted neon beads, 4mm lime green howlite rounds, Beadalon memory wire

Azure and Copper Wrap

Here's my latest peyote leather wrap, but this time I used the traditional clasp of a button through a leather loop for a more rustic look.

Components: Toho Treasure seed beads, 2mm natural brown leather cord & TierraCast copper Bali button all from LB. Myiuki Delica seed beads, Swarovski crystals and blue impression jasper heishi's from my stash.

Penny Lane

I bought the helicopter punch from LB and I punched some pennies I got in the Bahamas. The punch is high quality and makes a nice clean cut. I am...
Components: Bahama pennies, kazuri beads, Czech glass, pearls, copper wire and findings.

Square Copper Watch on Red Creek Jasper

Red Creek Jasper is one of my most favorite stones. I really like the way it looks with this copper watch.
Components: The bracelet is made of Lima Beads' red creek jasper rounds spaced with their TierraCast 4mm copper discs. On either side of the watch face I have placed their TierraCast 3mm copper rounds and finished it with a copper toggle clasp.

Tie the Knot

The bracelet includes knots representing "tie the knot" and the hearts representing "I love you." So, I want to say that these 2 symbols represent...
Components: The red glass knots are 10mm and the hearts, jump rings, and toggle clasp are TierraCast.

Stars and Stripes

Hopefully, you can easily imagine our US flag when you see this bracelet.
Components: The outline stars, jump rings, and toggle clasp are TierraCast; the beads are 8mm glass.

Texas and Its Cowboy Charms

As you can see, the bracelet also includes an enameled shape of Texas, where I live.
Components: The charms are TierraCast and the glass beads are 8mm. I used TierraCast rhodium non-tarnish oval jump rings to connect the charms and an antiqued sterling silver toggle clasp for closing the bracelet.

Lush Combo

Chartreuse and cobalt blue are one of my all-time favorite combos. It just spells elegance and class to me.
Components: Czech chartreuse rondelles and 6mm cobalt rounds from LB, 6mm lime green crystal rounds, Irish waxed linen from LB. antique brass jumprings and goldtome toggle clasp.


A bracelet made using beautiful ceramic beads by Nan Emmett, Czech glass beads and waxed Irish linen for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
Components: Ceramic beads by Nan Emmett Czech glass beads Waxed Irish linen

Leather Wrap with a Peyote Twist

I'm really enjoying making these peyote pieces, but I wanted to do something different to finish them. Since I love leather, I decided to try and...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, peach Swarovski bicones from my stash. Wisteria quartz/picasso faceted rondeles, natural brown leather cord and antique copper wire 20 and 18 gauge for the cord ends and clasp all from LB.

Bicycle, bicycle & Frog Pond

Have been working on and off on a couple of new pieces.
Components: "Bicycle, bicycle" Bo Hulley bracelet bar, my own copper clasp, Czech glass beads are mostly from Lima. "Frog Pond" GGS pewter, recycled glass, wa xed linen from LB. Golem Studio beads from my stash, handmade copper clasp.

Loopy Loops

This is a new attempt using braided leather and weaving loops of seed beads onto it.
Components: 8/0 metallic seed beads with focal beads added in randomly. Using a button as clasp with beaded loop to close. I like the result and will make more using the process.

Busy Bracelets

Bracelets using seed beads and 3 strings, something new for me.
Components: Various color seed beads and some bugles along with rondelles. Silver/pewter bead cones with silver toggle and lotus dangle. Other bracelet has brass cones and toggle clasp

The Pink Planets

Hi Ladies,
Almost embarassed to post "just a stretch" bracelet,with all the talent in this gallery..BUT you girls know my passion for pretty...
Components: Pink Peruvian Opal rounds 12mm, little black glass beads from my stash, SP rounds, and 1mm stretch cord.

For a Friend!

This bracelet is for a friend. I should have made it for her months ago, but I've had a hard time getting my mojo back with all the hardships at...
Components: Leather cord, freshwater pearl, copper and brass beads, millifiori beads, Czech glass, Citrine, Coral, Rhyolite, Green Garnet, Picture Jasper, maybe some carnelian, copper button.

Pass The Mustard

I fell in love with the new Mustard cork cord and slides at LB, so I just had to order some. Here's the result. Simple, but I love it!
Components: From LB: Mustard cork cord, antique brass and silverplated asst'd. slides, antique brass cord ends. Jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp from HobLob.

Sun Baked

Recently ordered some PC pieces from Julie Shane and just loved them ! Made this simple bracelet set and the earrings for my niece, and had enough...
Components: Polymer Clay from “Just A Drop” (Julie Shane’s Etsy Shop), TOHO Chocolate seed beads and Garnet rounds (bracelet set), Green agate (earrings).

Zig Zag Bling

Lately I’ve been contemplating working with leather (although I will always be a “stringer” at heart). Looking at Ali’s design for a leather...
Components: Seed beads (my own mix), green and blue baroque glass beads, silver-plated round beads and clasp (all from other sources). 20 gauge Artistic wire for the earrings (from LB).

Jewelry Mojo Week 8

Week 8 in Heather Powers' Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge is all about working with a palette that's out of your comfort zone. The end result was a...
Components: Nunn Design copper plated chain, jump rings, clasp; glass rounds; ceramic discs; waxed Irish linen.

Funky Chunky and Green

Some more freebies! The polymer clay pieces were given to me. And I wanted to make something with the Green Agate nuggets I had. I thought they...
Components: Green Agate Nuggets...LB, polymer clay pieces, white glass nuggets, waxed linen, brass lobster claw.


The first picture is of 2 herringbone bangles. The second is of a chenille stitched bracelet. I've been meaning to post for awhile, but the weather...
Components: toho seed beads, magnetic clasp for the second bracelet

Brightly is my Bracelet

The focal bead is a freebie!! I think it turned out good!
Components: orange focal bead, purple Czech glass pearls, copper chain, orange glass beads, polymer clay orange bead, copper toggle clasp, waxed linen.


Hello LB! It was just my birthday, and to celebrate my family took me to a local bead show in PA. It was my first bead show ever and it was so...
Components: Maroon irish waxed linen, lime Czech pansy beads from LB, bronze leaf toggle, vintage seed bead mixes and various Czech beads.

All Hand Made Bracelet

I have a lot going on at the moment, spring coming in the garden, selling at a fair next week, work... One pic is from my greenhouse (which I keep...
Components: 10 mm leather strap (local shop), copper sheet (quite thin, found it in dad's garage, must be ancient!), bronze wire, some sterling silver, fusing silver and copper. (Some of the starting materials are shown in the last pic!)