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Crescent Moon

This is a piece that sells very well for me, and have made it often. It has three strands that intertwine.
Components: Moonstones, pearl beads, copper findings.


Etched Copper Bar

Worked on this etched copper piece in a metals class last week. Coated both sides of the copper sheet with asphalteum…and yes, it stunk like tar!...
Components: 20 g. copper sheet metal, sari silk ribbon, various copper findings and wire.


Artifact Bracelet

I found some marvelous beads that have Picasso finish overlaid on cane glass segments so that they look like something very old, discovered in...
Components: Glass beads, African Turquoise, Red Jasper, copper heishe, memory wire.


tennis bracelets

More tennis bracelets
Components: Seed beads, thread, czech fire polished round


Safe at Home

I got some polymer clay pieces on clearance. The 'home' focal was one of them. I decided to bring out the little pink sparkly specs by using my...
Components: polymer clay focal, berry-magenta bone beads, white luster farfalle beads, slate gray waxed linen, copper chain and copper hook...LB...and raspberry ceramic washers.


Ocean Treasures Bracelet

The new Czech Glass Blue Ghost Mix Chips reminded me of sea glass, and I love the iridescent ocean colors, so I added a shell pearl and mermaid...
Components: Czech Glass Blue Ghost Mix Chips, shell pearl, leather cord, Green Girl Studios pewter mermaid button


Bunches of Hearts

The heart clasp bracelet is made with silver
non tarnish wire from a lovely tutorial by Lisa Yang....
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paints and sealer, silver non tarnishing wire


A Face In The Crowd

A bracelet combining the PC pieces I made the other day, as well as some of my other PC beads and components. The popular "face" is included! LOL
Components: Handmade PC beads and connecting pieces, assorted glass and crystal beads, Jennifer Heynen ceramic connector, Irish waxed linen from LB, goldtone chain and lobster claw clasp, jumprings and Artistic wire.


Oasis

Love chunky, full bracelets! Wanted something that made me think of summer & vacations. Fun!!
Components: Lamp work bead, crystals, silver bead caps, daisy spacers. A lot of left over beads from other projects. Even a couple flat metal disc's.


I Love Me valentine cluster bracelet

What inspired me to make this charming bracelet was to show how much I love myself with a piece of jewelry. I love the red button hearts and...
Components: Made with 1 mm and 1.5mm size red acrylic heart shaped buttons incorporated into red and white glass pearls with daisy metal spacer beads and glass seed beads on a silver metal chain with toggle clasp


Sunset Bouquet

Patinaed, etched copper focal with assorted jaspers--red creek jasper and mookaite jasper ovals from Lima Beads.
Components: Fancy Jasper, Red Agate, Brecciated Jasper, Tiger Eye, Mookaite, Red Creek Jasper, Red Picture Jasper, Czech glass, Indonesian glass, antiqued copper, waxed Irish linen cord


A Little Bit of India

I had these metal focals for almost a year, and couldn't quite find anything I liked to put with them. THEN, I ordered LB's indigo sari silk. It...
Components: Focals from my stash. Sari silk from Lima Beads.


Rocky Time

I bought these pretty faceted mixed stone beads from Lima Beads a while back during a sale. When I found this watch face in my stash I knew they...
Components: Multi stone faceted round beads, antique copper watch face, handmade copper wire beads.


Sari Experiment

Experiment: try using Sari silk to do kumihimo
Method: 2 strands purple silk, 2 strands turquoise silk and, 4 strands seed bead and glass bead...
Components: Sari silk in purple and turquoise (Lima Beads), seed bead mixand purple glass bead from my stash, s-lon cord in lilac, pewter cones.


Snow Crocus

I also made a PC bracelet bar and beads in grey and white, this is a finished piece.
Components: Shell pearls, Freshwater pearls, Rock Crystal, waxed linen all Lima Beads. Handmade PC focal and beads, handmade copper clasp. African recycled glass flowers from my stash.


double trouble

Had many different intentions of pieces I was going to create, and wound up with 2 lengths of herringbone rope, so I dreamed this up. I'm pleased...
Components: One-g thread, czech fire polished round 4mm, superduo's all from LB. Toho seeds from my stash and a button for closure


Plain and Simple

I had the leather pre-formed bracelet and cord ends for awhile...so I just added the silver sliders. I like the simplicity of it.
Components: Black leather cord, silvertone cord ends/clasp, and plain and patterned silver slider beads.


Shaylee's Dragon

I have long admired Julia's kumihimo designs with magatama beads and decided to finally jump in. This bracelet came out too large but Ok for...
Components: Miyuki magatama in opaque salmon and tan luster, C-Lon beading thread, Toho beige rose picasso seed beads, plated end caps, TierraCast butterfly toggle from LB


At The Bracelet Bar.

Could you imagine a real Bracelet Bar. I'd like one pearl bracelet, with a twist. Make it a double.

Anyway these are 2 bracelets for...
Components: 1) Ceramic Bracelet Bar, Labradorite, czech glass rondells, faceted rondells, swarovski crystal, czech flower, bronze crystal, brass bird, bead caps, hook clasp, jump rings. 2) Ceramic Bracelet Bar, jade rounds, czech rondells, czech round, czech flower, czech piggy, copper spacer beads, bead caps, toggle clasp, jump rings, chain.


Turquoise Bubbles

This bracelet was inspired by this hand made copper chain I picked up in the LB clearance. Again it was a bit bigger than I expected but it was...
Components: Hand made copper chain, turquoise nuggets, 22 gauge silver plated wire.


Radiant Orchid for spring

This is part of my other spring collection for my etsy shop. I love to use color in the spring. This bracelet is gorgeous phosphosiderite with...
Components: phosphosiderite, faceted Czech glass, rhinestone rondelles, matte sterling crystal inset bead


MOONGLOW

someone made a labradorite necklace a couple of months ago; there have been more since. It's always been a favorite, so I thought I'd have a go.
Components: Puff Lab, chain on hand. LB silver. Drop from LB crystal opal and some tiny crystals that I had.


Tribal stretch bracelet

Another piece for my spring tribal collection on etsy. I love this snail fossil bead and I've been liking the mix of hard and soft elements by...
Components: Matte turritella snail fossil beads, faceted Czech glass, rhinestone rondelles, oxidized sterling sparkle bead


Charmed Hearts

I wanted to make a bracelet for Valentine's Day. I love charm bracelets with lots of dangles. Again, the hearts and beads that look pinkish-beige...
Components: Gunmetal chain, handmade PC hearts, silver artistic wire, jumprings, silver coiled heart dangle, silvertone toggle clasp, 6mm Czech beads, green quartzite beads, and assorted color 6mm glass beads.


Brighten up my heart!

This one was made late last night when I had a sudden attraction to my yellow Jasper and Chinese Turquoise. Since valentines day is coming up I...
Components: Yellow jasper oval beads. Chinese Turquoise chips. 20 gauge Copper wire colored in gun metal. 1 mm leather cord


charcoal/picasso yellow bracelet

I bought some lovely yellow/Picasso Czech glass beads, thought they would go well w/the charcoal shell pearls from LB.

One picture (hanging in...
Components: Shell pearls (12mm), Czech glass pansy & rivolis, gunmetal finish rounds & toggle clasp.


Sunset of Colors

I bought this plain bracelet from LB along with the alcohol inks. I had hand painted two bracelets for a client in the alcohol paint in sunset...
Components: Pebble Acrylic. Alcohol inks in gold, sunset orange and copper and off course the bracelet .


Hearts Afire

I wanted to make some wire heart links to use for some Valentine's themed pieces. This one took me a lot of work and left my fingers sore, but now...
Components: Glass beads, gold plated wire 22 and 20 gauge for the jump rings, heart links and clasp.


Water Maiden

I found these rulla beads and loved the colors and textures. I had the maiden button and combined the two together using peyote stitch.
Components: Rulla beads, seed beads, Czech button.


Rustic Buddha Bracelet

A double strand of Australian outback jasper and purple Indonesian glass beads mixed with tiny Hill Tribe beads and Bali style spacers. Also...
Components: Pewter Buddha charm from Thailand, Australian outback jasper, rough quartz crystal, Indonesian glass beads, Hill Tribe silver toggle, om charm & tiny beads, Bali style spacers.


Color Challenge II

This time I started with gold Raku beads and gold filled wire. I did not expect to combine peach and mauve together but the effect is interesting.
Components: Gold Raku Orbs from LB, blue tigers eye beads, peach and mauve pearls, gold filled headwind, clasp, jump rings & beading wire.


Color Challenge I

I love Raku beads but sometimes I find it a challenge to combine them with other beads. I started with the Galactic orbs from LB and played around...
Components: Raku Galactic Orbs and rondelles, glass & crystal beads, dyed pearl, dyed agate and lemon quartz beads. Silver Clasp, head pins, beading wire, crimp beads jump rings


Misty Seashore

Last weekend I was struggling with a totally different idea, it did not work for me, so I changed it to wire wrapped dangles.
Components: Fluorite sticks, Agate, copper beads, African brass bead with household ammonia patina are all from LB. Amber chips and raw amber nuggets from my stash, handmade copper clasp.


Soda-lightful

I'm an insomniac.. here's what happens in the middle of the night...
Components: Sodalite, Tierracast bead caps, silver spacers and I think those are shell cubes.


A Little Fire and Steel

Red is not my favorite color. Bought these carnelian nuggets to force myself work outside my (color) comfort zone. I think I succeeded.
Components: Carnelian and silver spacers.


Dark Agate

I've been hesitant about posting after seeing some of the beautiful pieces posted here.. but I loved how this one came out to the point I had to...
Components: Agate chunks, with silver spacers and crystals


Green Agate & copper bracelet

This is a matching bracelet I made to match the necklace I just put in the design gallery. As you can see the sun shone through the window just as...
Components: Green agate 12mm rounds Antique brass swarovski spacers 18 gauge copper wire for the jump rings copper lobster clasp.


pink tennis bracelet

Found this super simple tutorial and decided to try it out. This is the result.
Components: Gold seed beads, czech glass beads, c-lon thread, magnetic clasp


Double Dip of Color

This double wrap was on the back-burner for way too long...so I decided to finish it yesterday. There are bright yellow beads in it...
Components: 2mm black leather cord, silver-plated rondelles, 6 mm carnelian beads from LB, 6 mm green quartzite beads and orange and yellow 6mm glass beads. Also Nymo thread and silvertone button closure.


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