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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.


Bracelets

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.


wallflower

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!)


Blackbird in red leather

While hunting eggs I found these ceramic beads and immediately thought of red leather. Though I use 1mm-1.5mm leather in my bracelets, I found...
Components: Red leather, black obsidian round tube, black onyx faceted rounds, Grace lampwork Tranquility Vines beads.


Flowers with a Twist

I'm still working with leather cords and their components. I asked to copy this particular design from a vendor which I purchase my leather cords...
Components: The main leather strap is 10mm with a soft floral pattern with blues evident in the flowers. The silver slider findings hold 2mm round leather cord which is weaved or twisted on both sides of the leather strap. The clasp is a 15mm magnetic one to hold everything together along with super glue for leather. I have another piece of this floral leather strap in the colors of olive, teal and purple. I will be making the same bracelet with a berry color that matches the purple with the same silver sliders and a different 15mm magnetic clasp. I see that Lima has the cork cords. Fantastic !!! This is the new leather sensation right now. Great colors and designs !!!!


Eye See You X 2

When I was in the LBS a couple of weeks ago the owner showed me some fun lamp work beads she had just purchased. Fun Evil Eyes! They weren't even...
Components: lamp work beads, copper wire, soft flex wire, suede cord, black and white seed beads, green seed beads, one copper bead


Sandy Beaches

My inspiration for this was a quote by Sarah Kay. "There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no...
Components: 2.25" Beadalon memory wire, Czech glass seed beads in satin blush, matte topaz AB, gold hex and sapphire blue. The little seahorse charm came from LB.


Classy Owl

As some of you know, orchid is the Pantone Color of the year. This is what inspired my bracelet. Of course most of you know how much I love...
Components: The polymer focal is by Jess Counts (Sweet Birch Designs), most of the Czech crytal is from LB with some from my huge stash, a few Swarovski from my stash, copper wire, caps, and toggle are from other sources, blue/purple polymer beads are from another Etsy artisan.


Magnolia

After seeing Wanda's necklace I had to share this with you girls, It is pink what is not my usual style, but I wanted to go for a vintage feel in...
Components: Brazilian Amazonite, Perls, Czech glass flowers from Lima Beads, Lucite, Pink Aventurine and other Czech glass from my stash. My own polymer clay bead, headpins and copper clasp.


Summery Cork Bracelets

The great thing about this flat cork cord is that you can use it just like leather strap/lacing/flat cord. It glues, folds, knots, braids, punches...


Green bracelet

A memory wire bracelet to wear with the Green Glass necklace I made yesterday.
Components: Gatsby glass beads, toho beads leftover from the necklace, oval-shaped memory wire.


Trending^^

G'morning beading buddies! ^-^ So, I know fishtail bracelets aren't anything new, infanct they are trending pretty hard right now, but I just love...
Components: Light brown round leather core strand, 20lb hemp in blue and maroon and hand dyed yellow/orange silk from LB, vintage buttons, silver leaf charms and silver beads from my own chaotic mess of materials : P


Lemon Drop

A bright sunny wire wrap bracelet to reflect a sunny day or a cloudy day if you want the pewter to peep through.
Components: Vintage yellow crystal and the yellow/pewter crystal beads in different sizes starting 3mm to 4mm to 6mm to 8mm to 14 mm and back down to 3mm.


Royal Bohemian Bracelet

I just love all the colors the seed beads come in. I was sorting through my seed bead stash to see what would look good together. These colors...
Components: Seed beads, antique brass cones, scroll toggle clasp, Tourmaline, Green Garnet, vintage patinas, tiny brass tag


Caught in the Net

The netting technique looks complicated, but it isn't that difficult. I think it creates an elegant effect, especially with the Bali clasp. Really...
Components: Seed beads, Bali silver clasp with garnets, antique silver plated beads


Triple Fiesta~Ole!!

I am totally partial to Czech rondelles. These were on sale at the local bead store, so of course I got 4 colors and just HAD to make this piece!...
Components: Green. turquoise, orange and yellow Czech glass rondelles, handmade spiral spacers in 20g goldtone, silvertone and copper wire, antique gold jumprings and toggle clasp and Irish waxed linen cord from LB.


Springtime Vine

Made this for my Aunt because she had a rough day yesterday. Stayed up really late since inspiration hit. I'd been trying to figure out how to...
Components: Lima Beads amethyst nuggets, leaf beads, silver rounds


Spring Forward To Summer

Just a fun piece to wear during the coming season, or all year 'round! It took awhile to do each bead individually with wire, but I like the result.
Components: Czech rondelles from LB, assorted yellow, orange and amber glass and faceted round beads, filigree metal bead, one of my PC beads, 20g gold wire, gold chain, gold jumprings and antique gold lobsterclaw clasp.


more with ... My Own...

I'm always on the look-out for bracelet bars, so of course I made some when I was playing in the poly clay. Had to make matching earrings too.
Components: Polymer clay. Recycled green glass freeform (from LB). Howlite chocolate from my stash and cool figure-8 links from the craft store.


Turquoise Abstracted with Pearls

I'm always on the hunt for the unusual or very inexpensive lampwork beads. I found this artisan who had these turquoise glass beads very cheap. I...
Components: In my bead stash I have these dark grey glass pearls that match the design within the glass turquoise beads. Some silver spacers and a nice toggle clasp. Ta-Da...simple, dainty, and will go nicely with my wardrobe.


Blue Floral Beauty

I just purchased these beautiful Czech glass floral beads. They are 8mm in size which are hard to find it seems.
I used the beads in my stash to...
Components: A combination of various beads in the colors to capture the color of the flower beads. Pale blue with hints of purplish lavender with the center of the flowers accented in bronzed gold. I used bronze rondelle beads and bronze tube clasp to embellish the bronze in the flowers. I had these Czech 8mm lavender bluish rondelles that seemed to match as well. I used the deep blue 6mm rondelles to contrast.


Swinging Salmon

When my interest peaked with the new
licorice leather; I purchased this hand made slider. It's made from glass; yet, the feel of it with it's...
Components: Salmon licorice leather with this slider focal for starter. I used just the periwinkle rubber O rings along with simple silver findings to keep the focal as primary interest.


White Olive Mix

I had this very nice lampwork glass
slider made especially for the licorice leather in my bead stash for a long time. I needed to complete my...
Components: White licorice leather bracelet with the designer slider focal. I used the rubber O rings and silver findings made for the licorice leather to complete this look.


Orange Marmalade with Denim

I had the extremely good fortune to run across this amazing carnelian cabochon which is named "Orange Marmalade" by the lady who has created it. I...
Components: Since the medal slider is made for the flat leather cord; it wasn't hard for me to figure out just how to create a really simple bracelet. Arizona leather has this nice denim looking color. Since I live in Arizona why not got with the southwestern colors. I used the butterfly sliders to complete my design. Simple and sweet.


Blue & Brown Abstracted

I discovered this unique hand crafted slider bead made for licorice leather.
I love the design and colors of the clay bead.
Components: Cognac licorice leather embellished with the beautiful clay focal bead. I used the rubber O rings matching the colors inside of the clay bead along with silver findings also to coordinate with the licorice leather.


Just-Whipped-Up

Hello LB!:) this will be my second post! (This is so much fun!) I made this 4x wrap bracelet on a whim today mostly from a mixed stash of czech...
Components: Czech and seed beads mostly from eBay stash, but also many from LB. Copper and bronze charms and bells from my own collection and an antique gold rose toggle clasp also from eBay.


Tree of Life

I am still using up the large hole beads I bought a while back from LB. I love to make leather bracelets with them but my biggest challenge is the...
Components: Large hole impression jasper round beads, leather, silver plated spacer beads and tree of life charm.


Hello, Kitty!

My niece really, really wanted to give me one of her two Hello Kitty charms on our Bead Day, so it's been sitting in my bead box while I tried to...
Components: freshwater pearls, metal seed beads, memory wire


Self-Actualization

Meditation Beads - wrist length with clasp
Components: Great Lakes Beach Stone, Silver, Turritella Agate, Hematite, Carnelian, Red Creek Jasper, Labradorite, magnetic clasp


Feminine statement bracelet

Statement bracelet.

My intention was to make a very feminine bracelet - also sutitable for weddings.

The bracelet is very labor extensive -...


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