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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.


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


I decided to make a bracelet with some odds and ends I had.
Components: Turquoise, Green Onyx, Czech Glass, Agates, pink Jade, brass spacers, Amazonite ?, lucite flower, silver toggle and waxed linen.

Aluminum Angel

I got this idea looking through Lima for eggs. Great project when you only have ten minutes!
Components: Sun mist silk, aluminum cable chain

Butterfly Kisses

I started putting links together and this happened. It will be on my etsy store.
Components: Everything pink and purple

Summer Nights

This started off with a desire to use my Turquoise of my favorite gemstones.
Components: Amazonite, Turquoise nuggets, Czech Glass, blue Agates, Polymer clay nugget, ceramic bead, lucite flowers and copper toggle.

Minimalist Bracelet

I made this pendant into a bracelet link and discovered that I liked it with just enough beads to accent the focal.
Components: enameled focal, lavender Quartz, Sky Line Agates, Chartreuse Czech Glass, Keishi Pearls, copper toggle.

Swirled in Blue Silver

I just purchased this beautiful 20 mm coin shaped polymer clay bead from AlohaMoe Beads.
I love blue and this bead with her unique design caught...
Components: My focal is the blue silver swirled design of this 20 mm coin shaped bead. I used the Czech SuperDuo two hold beads in this simple design using two colors : blue luster and the clear crystal. The antiqued silver metallic are Toho size 8/0. I used silver findings along with my WildFire thread in the white. I used a silver two hole tube clasp.

Flight Over Fields

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Create a beautiful bracelet focal with patina and glued layers. Simply curve components to form to the sides of your...

Flowers in Paris

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Designing is a breeze with the Parisian themed charm assortment. Add beautiful bead links and decorative jump rings...

Meandering Copper Wire

This is one of those pieces that started out one way and ended another. Mostly I was just playing around. It morphed several times before I...
Components: 14ga wire frame, 24ga stringing wire, blue sky jasper small nuggets and round beads

Upcycled Mystery

This is something I have been meaning to try for a while. I have lots of these packaging pieces lying around. I always save them thinking they...
Components: Mystery upcycled component, sari silk, gold Artistic Wire(hint, hint) and assorted seed beads.

More Pearls

One more time! This was also made for a friend who loves pearls in a big way. It is a variation of my favorite cuff design.
Components: pearls and red brass

Pearls for Liz

This cuff is variation of the style I've been making for many moons. I made it for a friend who just happens to like pearls.

I've been on a...
Components: pearls and red brass wire

Baby Blue

Square stitched glass seed beads

Pearly Mates

Multi strung fresh water pearls & seeds, Czech drops

Hip to be Squares

Strung orange soda lite squares and terra cotta glass seed beads for a 1-wrap bracelet

Summer Pond Dragonfly

This is a birthday bracelet for my daughter who loves the color green. This is the first time I made her a bracelet that was this involved, never...
Components: Seed beads, bicones and super duos

Fun with memory wire

I love Czech beads!
Components: Czech beads, Swarovski, gemstones and seed beads from a local bead store!

Ok Kye!

Ok, so Kye made an awesome chainmaille bracelet, and it really made me want to try chainmaille. And it was a lesson in perseverance and a whole...
Components: Authentic ancient Roman glass (like from an actual archeological dig and everything!), Czech glass beads, Vintaj copper wire various gauges (I definitely need to be a saw frame to make the jumprings exactly perfect)