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Browse Bracelets

Midnight Dragonscale bracelet I started this back when Kumihimo first really started reaching sites I frequent. I'm easily intimidated by new techniques, but had seen...
Components: magatama seed beads Superlon beading cord tarnish-resistant brass wire antiqued brass bead caps antiqued brass clasp kumihimo beading disc

Fox in the Forest Bracelet

I whipped up this fun bracelet pairing together a fox button from Green Girl Studios with some of my new woven disk beads. Czech glass leaves,...
Components: pewter fox button, 5 polymer clay disk beads, 5 Czech maple leaves, 7 wood triangle beads, 18 4mm dyed hematite, 36" Irish waxed linen

Japanese Scarab

A friend of mine gave me this wooden scarab she got in Japan. It laid around for awhile..until I thought of coloring it. I only had a few different...
Components: wooden scarab, Gilder's Paste, copper Mica, paper beads from Africa, some Czech Glass and carved bone ? beads, brass bells and copper lobster claw.

For the fun of it.

More the ethnic textile cord. Decided on a double wrap this time embellished with jump rings and seed beads in colors picked up in the cord....
Components: 6mm burgundy ethnic textile cord, bright silver TierraCast Taj end caps from LB, 8mm jump rings, 8/0 seed beads in bright primary colors.

Cosmic Gaia

I love the flower pendant by Suziqbeads and wanted to create an earthy necklace to reflect the muted color of the clay.
Components: Suziqbead pendant, Czech glass, Agate beads, Shell, brass chain, batik ribbon, waxed linen thread.

Matching Bracelet

Of course I had to make a matching bracelet for the necklace!
Components: Handmade PC focal and dangle bead, cotton yarn, copper S-hook closure from LB and copper jumpring.

BOHO Beachy

Got my ethnic cord and just love the colors. With all the designs I wasn't sure what to do with it. Finally was inspired to make this a BOHO...
Components: 6mm blue ethnic cord, Czech glass seashells, TierraCast Taj end caps, TierraCast bamboo toggle


The shape and color of the button reminded me of a crocodile eye, sticking out above the water. The super duo pattern has a reptilian feel, and the...
Components: Natural Dark Green Leather (1.5mm), Turquoise Copper Picasso Super Duo, Opaque Luster Blue Super Duo, Turquoise with Bronze Super Duo, and Gold Metallic Suede Super Duo, Found Button

Lima's African Glass as Focal

Hi Ladies,
Per our chat about how to hide the knots in stretch bracelets. Here's a great looking bead. The Recycled African Glass from Lima. Not...
Components: Matte Aventurine in 10+6MM, copper colored seed beads, copper spacers.Faceted Onyx in 10MM, Rhodium plated spacers from Lima, SP bead caps.

Indigo & Sage

I was inspired by the bracelets that Ali and Angela were making, so I finally made my own versions.Thank you to both of you !!! :D
Components: "Indigo" button from round Rabbit, Czech glass flowers LB and my stash, leather strap, rivets, jump rings, chain, clasp, Unicorne Beads teardrop, waxed linen all are from Lima. "Sage" Ceramic lentil from Majoyal. Czech flowers, clasp, cork strap, rivets, strap ends, jump rings, waxed linen my beloved Lima Beads.

Yellow Silk and pearls

Part of a a personal beading challenge I'm tackling this whole year. Trying to exercise my creative muscles by taking inspiration from different...
Components: Freshwater pearls, sari silk

deser sky

Focal is ocean jasper.

summer days

Oocean jasper and pearls

rainbow dreams

Avariety of different gems combined!

puppy love

Labrodite moonstone and a variety of others make this up.

El Arturo

Inspired by my favorite piano player Arturo Ortiz

Aztec Angel

I was doing a RAW bracelet with a Girl Scout troop and made one for myself, as I enjoy the simplicity of it and it's versatility.
Components: Lustered Turquoise 6/0 Seed Bead

Wild Rabbit

I went a little crazy with this design. I'm not sure if I like it or not.
Components: polymer clay bunny, vintage button, peacock daggers, blue green Quartz, peacock vintage seeds, copper chain, polymer clay toggle and Sari Silk.

Owl with an Orange Nose

I absolutely fell in love with this owl by Jess...the colors are great!
Components: polymer clay owl, blue bellflowers, some vintage discs, Greek ceramic orange cornflakes, orange ceramic beads, ...bead caps, leaf chain, Czech glass, Impression Jasper, chain and Green Girl LB.

Barbed Wire Skull Bracelet

More inspiration from my Santa Fe trip. This bracelet has my barbed wire spacers made with sterling silver wire. I wanted to make some more...
Components: Chrysocolla, turquoise, elk antler, hematite skull, Bali spacers and beads, my barbed wire spacer, an artisan glass bead, artisan sterling skull bead

Triple Gold

I love the new textured cord so came up with my own version using TOHO seed beads that I handwove using a geometric pattern. Triple wrap marigold...
Components: marigold leather from LB, goldplated Greek button, gold CLon beading thread, TOHO seed beads

Spring Pansy

Here is my tribute to the wonderful pansy. They are some of the earliest flowers to come out in the spring and I think the little Czech pansies are...
Components: Suzique connector, Czech glass, Indonesian beads, brass chain and findings, waxed linen thread, pearl.

Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...

Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...

Baby Blue Wirework

I got some beautiful baby blue agate beads, but it took me some time to figure out what to do with them.
Components: Baby Blue agate beads, 20 & 24 gauge wire.

Golden White leather bracelet

I was searching for some really unique buttons. I wanted to continue making leather bracelets using the buttons. I found this really nice button...
Components: I used 2mm sliver white leather cord. I used a combination of the Czech and Toho size 6/0 "E" beads. The Czech glass beads are the matte dark gold and the silk pearl. The Toho's are not marked by color. I will determine my best guess....light topaz with the glassy finish and the translucent frosted crystal. One out of two ain't bad for the Toho's. I got one right...yeah !!! I used the Super Lon bead cord in the cream color to string the beads. The button did it as it's old and has style to it. The back side of it is all gold plastic. What a match !!!

All Loomed Out

Greetings bead crafty people !!! So, after learning and experimenting with the bead loom; I have concluded my working with it for a while. I have...
Components: I have used Toho size 8/0 seed beads in all of the bead loom projects. I have a stash built up of the colors that I think will work with my wardrobe. I have used either the white or the black WildFire thread. Most of the bracelets are finished by attaching ribbon crimps in either the gold or the silver. I used the double split rings in either gold or silver to attach my magnetic clasps. Because I have found the bracelets to be light weight; the magnetic clasps work well for me. So does the ribbon crimps. Much easier to work with as you finish your project.

All You Need is Love

I fell in love with these vintage seed beads,the toggle and the "love" bead as well...I thought they went well together.
Components: teal Impression Jasper, Magnesite chips, turquoise and pink luster piggies, vintage pink buttons, vintage seeds, polymer clay toggle, ceramic 'love' bead, turquoise "heart" bead, Czech blue opal and rainbow Agate, and teal waxed linen.

Zigging and Zagging In Blues

Hey, remember Charlie Brown's shirt ?
Yeah, that one with the zig zag pattern that he always wore. Here is my take on that pattern. I love to...
Components: I use the Toho size 8/0 beads. Again, my colors are the dark brown which is an old Toho seed bead called Root Beer. I also used the matte bronze. The blue is the marbled opaque turquoise. I used the black WildFire thread. I finished off my piece with the silver slider clasps made especially for loomed work. I used my magnetic clasp attached by silver split rings.

Amethyst in Argyle In Style

Greetings bead artists !!! Old Beaded Lady still getting loomed !!! I am sort of getting addicted to this bead loom thing. So many different...
Components: I am using the Toho size 8/0 seed beads. The colors are the silver lined dark amethyst, opaque lavender, and a light beige cream. My thread of choice is the white WildFire. Its strong and easy to work with for the bead loom. I finished my piece using 20mm silver ribbon crimps with a magnetic clasp that is attached with silver split rings.

Violet wave

I am still making these ;) I was asked for a purple one this time, yeah!
Components: 4mm & 6mm SW bicones, sterling silver 11/0 seed beads and toggle clasp.

Mixed Purple On Grey leather

Just like my other uploaded design; I wanted to make a bead wrapped leather bracelet. The same style with different colors of beads. Purple is my...
Components: 2mm metallic grey leather that was used to have these Toho size 6/0 beads wrapped up in. I learned how to use the ladder stitch without using a needle and thread method. Using my mini macramé board with patience; I made this bracelet work. I used a two holed grey button which matched the leather to a tee. Wahla !!! I did it !!! I'm so very happy to learn something new and to experiment with my beads. Yes, you can teach this here Old Beaded Lady something trendy and Boho Chic !!!

Golden and Grey Leather bracelet

I haven't delved into the leather with beads wrapped around it. I like the look. I have learned how to use the size 6/0 beads. They are called...
Components: 2mm grey metallic leather with Toho size 6/0 beads wrapped using the ladder stitch. What's great is that no needle was used. All was done by hand with the help of a macramé board and a little patience. I have a huge selection of buttons from my mom. The two holed button is preferred as it finishes the bracelet. I have buttons to match the leather. The rest was easy.

Indian Blanket Weave

Old Beaded Lady here....getting loomed !!!! I am jumping on the bead loom fad. I am loving it !!! I have a stash of seed beads which I wanted to...
Components: I used Toho size 8/0 seed beads. The thread is white WildFire. The colors are a combination of what would be seen with the Native American blankets and/ or weaved rugs. Earthy tones of terra cotta, pearlized green, lustered beige and dark brown. I was able to find quite by accident a vendor on Etsy who sold the slider clasps made for bead loomed work. Makes the bracelet more finished and professional. I am still learning how to measure length and width with regards to how I am going to finish my pieces.

earth gypsy mama

I wanted to make a statement, feel the weight and bring together yin and yang. I was feeling hope for mama earth and gave her elephant for strength
Components: repurposed beads, red clay, tribal beads, sari ribbons, Labradorite, Onyx faceted ball

queen of hearts

she is a wild one who inspired me while bouncing around to my chakra playlist * passionate colors for the root chakra & sacral chakra * re-purposed...
Components: Rose Quartz, sari ribbons, hand dyed silk ribbons, pink skull bead, re-purposed rhinestone bead and a heart from the costume piece I wore as an extra in the Iron Man movie and re-purposed bangles

Your World Stacked Bracelets

This set of bracelets was inspired by TierraCast's Your World line of buttons and charms. They pair very naturally with our woven cotton cord,...

Pyramid Bracelet #1

I love the colors in the beads in this bracelet
Components: wire, pyramid beads, seed beads, metal beads