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Running Dogs

This is my favorite Celtic design. I got it from a Dover book of charted Celtic designs. It's done in square stitch, because I'm too clutzy to drag...
Components: glass delicas, pewter clasp

i can see clearly

Found these clear gemstone pillow beads and I can't recall what the stone is called...any ideas? In any case I dressed them up with some...


I was so excited to find these blue sand quartz chunks buried among seven years of beading detritus! I made something similar to this years ago and...
Components: Blue sand quartz, diamond-shaped freshwater pearls.

I Tried Viking Knit Too!

Like Khristin ("Beauty Sought"), I ventured into Viking Knit just this month! As I was finally logging in here to post a piece or two, I see that...
Components: Artistic wire (Parawire) in 26g antique bronze and red

Rock Candy

Druzy...reminds me of rock candy, bought this connector..mm what to do with it, so thought it would go good with macrame..the stone itself such a...
Components: 25x20 mm druzy connector, c-lon .5 beige, 2 3mm round crimps

Ocean Treasure

I have been working on this bracelet all summer, and decided the other day I was going to finish it come rain or shine. Like a lot of projects, it...
Components: Porcelain beads, Top drilled teardrops in Cream Quartz and glass, Faceted Labradorite (LB), Larvikite, Carved Bone bead, Waxed cotton 1mm, Antique Brass spacers & findings, Seed beads (LB)

Broken Arrow (cool tone version)

Recreated this bracelet design (posted a couple of days ago) in cool tones...including blue-grey freshwater pearls to replace the original white....

My Sun, Moon & Stars

My 2nd attempt at wrap bracelet, won't show you the first, lol. My inspiration Game of Thrones..khalesi & Kahl Drogo..orange yellow jade the sun,...
Components: 4mm orange yellow jade beads 4mm moonstone beads 1mm natural leather #1 tuff cord gold 15mm metal button

Kiwi Bubbles

I wire wrapped a seed bead mix onto a bead tube inspired by the cover story of the most recent BeadStyle issue.
Components: Silver Tube Bead, Seed bead mix

Rose Quartz Surprise

Fellow upcycle fans will appreciate this. I had a very long Rose Quartz necklace from the 1990's that I didn't wear very often. It was long and...
Components: White Quartz 10MM, and 4MM, TierraCast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm, and African Recycled Glass Azul Tumbled Round 10-14mm from Lima.

Oak Leaf

I wanted to use some of the so popular colors this fall in the designs and the beads from Magdalena Ruiz were a perfect match for cadmium orange,...
Components: Big lampwork beads are from Magdalena Ruiz, small one Garden of Beads. Czech glass, Green Girl Studio oak leaf, brass oak leaf stamping that I patina with Swellegant, Vintaj findings and square wire are all from Lima Beads.

Bead Stash

I've been making these chainmaille and bead bracelets by destashing my size 6 and 8 beads. The weave is European 4 in 1, which is the basis for...
Components: aluminum or bronze rings, glass beads, silver or gold plated clasps

Silly Salamander

I found this wonderful little creature and wanted to create a whimsical and fun bracelet.
Components: Lamp work bead, Czech glass, batik (which is really brown but somehow is showing up as purple), copper findings and chain, and little acorn from Asia.

Breena's Enchantment

Created this ruffled look bracelet with more stash. Czech druks, long magatamas, leather and TierraCast button.
Components: 2mm lilac leather, TierraCast Om button from LB, fairy charm, matte gold long magatamas

Pretty Little Pink PIggy

Pigs aren't my favorite animal, but this little pig was too cute to pass up! Another creation of Jess..Sweetbirchdesigns..
Components: Polymer clay pig, rose pink glass beads, 3 malachite beads, blue farfalle, pewter button from..LB.

New Horizons

I've been enjoying learning new bead weaving techniques at a local bead shop this summer. Sure I could teach myself with tutorials online, but it's...
Components: Concho button from ButtonJones on etsy. Miyuki 3mm cubes from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, Wildfire, One-G thread and 20g bare phosphor bronze wire all from LB.

Celtic Macrame

I am having a very big macrame obsession, and had this button lying around that I got free from lunch specials forever ago I combined them to make...
Components: Hemp, Tierra Cast Celtic knot button


I made this roundmaille bracelet for my sister, in memory of her dog Tucker. He was her wonderful, faithful companion for 15 years. He was a great...
Components: Jump rings, sterling silver dog charm.

Autism awareness bracelet

I was having fun with these cute puzzle pieces.

Czech Mate

Tiny hot pink czech top drilled beads, small czech hot pink star marked beads, tiny oxydized beads layered together

Happy and Hammered

Wire hammered into an oblong shape, white shell chip beads, white seed beads and chain

Frame Me in Red

Red polka dotted glass beads wired inside frame beads

A touch of Turquoise

3 different turquoise bracelets with nuggets, chips and square seed beads

Fall-ing for a Leaf

I love leaves...especially Fall leaves..which this was really not...so I added a acorn!
Components: polymer clay leaf, seed bead mix, glass beads, turquoise magnesite, polymer clay acorn, copper hook.

Wrapped Czech

Different sizes of Czech beads on wire wrapped fabric and a little chain

Fall is Right Around the Corner

Fall is my favorite season..I had an urge to create a Fall piece.
Components: Ceramic leaf, more Mookaite wheels, red picasso seeds, rustic orange seeds and Terracotta farfalle, copper lobster claw.

Anaconda bracelet

Today I got the beautiful snake button by Green Girl from Lima beads, and finally made this bracelet :) I had made a similar one some weeks ago but...
Components: 1 two-coloured glass bead, 8 round glass beads (approx. 6 mm), 3 small glass drops, 2 round agate beads (also 6 mm), 4 small bone beads (white and brown), snake button (Green Girl), approx. 80 cm natural leather cord (1 mm).

Diana Terra

I got a last chance clearance package of hemp (Festival, it includes shades of brown, earthy-ness, rainbow, and pink to orange ombré.) I had and...
Components: Hemp, Greek Pewter washer

Blue Bracelet

How fun this was to make. Resin over charms and little bitty round beads for water and land. Shells tied with string and crystals tied on the ends....

A Magenta Moment

I was attracted by the great colors in these tribal magenta beads by a Beaded Gift.I think I chose beads that blended in well with them.
Components: Two magenta tribal beads..by A Beaded Gift..from LB., Amethyst nuggets, vintage lentils, Greek ceramic spacers, Czech neon blue, amethyst bell flowers, Keishi pearls, waxed linen and copper toggle..from LB.

A Little of This and That

Time to get creative with leftovers. I found a bit of turquoise leather, Czech jet druks, some topaz AB magatamas, a little kissing bird charm and...
Components: 6mm jet Czech druks, topaz AB long Miyuki magatamas, 2mm turquoise leather from LB, kissing bird charms from LB, TierraCast appleblossom button from LB, 11/0 iris seed beads

Planetary bracelet

My first shamballa bracelet! Had some problems getting the square knots right, but after I figured it out it was very easy. Made this just now for...
Components: Czech glass beads faceted 12 mm, Howlite round 12 mm, knotting cord (waxed cotton)

First design to share!

I thought it looked like loads of fun to try making one of these wrap bracelets. It was!
Components: Leather cord, 6mm beads, Czech button, C-lon thread, all from Lima

Upcycled Wonder

I have had a recent obsession with t shirt cord and kumihimo-ed it into this bracelet. If I get enough comments, I am going to post instructions on...
Components: T shirt cord

The Mod Squad is Back

I had been eyeing this particular "Mod Squad" glass bead...you know that's my generation..and picked out the rest of them to make a funky bracelet.
Components: "Mod Squad", pressed orange pillow, Golem Turquoise abstract and turquoise glass spacers...from LB., orange cornflake, Czech glass orange daisies, orange waxed linen, copper lobster claw and twinkie.

Mellow Yellow

I bought the bracelet bar from Asia last fall but I could not for the life of me figure out what to do with it. I tried so many different...
Components: PC focal from Winter Bird Studio, waxed linen, Czech and Indonesian glass, brass findings.

Starry Night

I made a bracelet like this for my friend and was like, "That's actually really cool. I think I will make one for myself." I made the beads out of...
Components: Polymer clay beads

Mermaid Waves

I made this as a birthday present for myself. The labradorite reminded me of the ocean and that why I chose the mermaid button. The 2 peas in a pod...
Components: Leather, Labradorite, Green Girl Studios mermaid button, Green Girl Studios peas in a pod focal bead

Misty twilight

I love working with genuine natural stone. All the stones I work with have been unaltered. I love the contrast in colors and textures in this design.
Components: Hematite, Amethyst, glass beads, metal beads, sliding clasp

Southwestern wall art

This was a custom piece I made for a customer. She wanted to invoke the spirit of the desert so she could always have it with her.
Components: Natural turquiose, leather, lampwork bead (Glass Horse Ranch), glass beads, unikite, ruby bracciated jasper