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Blue Boho

Yet, another easy wrap bracelet. I wanted to use up the blue Confetti yarn in my stash. The yarn was in 2 feet lengths instead of one continuous...
Components: Components: metal cuff form Walmart, Green Girl Heart Cross, Sea Breeze Confetti yarn from stash, Powder Blue Artistic wire, Boho Chic Woolly wire. Sorry about the wrapping - should be more precise. Thank goodness this one is mine! LOL

Tropical Surprise

Another easy bracelet to make. Want to admit I made the bracelet with the beads turned toward the wearer. But, in retrospect, I will probably redo...
Components: The components are: Whiskey 6mm Portuguese leather cord with hole all the though, Palm Tree Lampwork bead. Flamingo Lampwork bead, 13 mm lampwork bead, 12 mm lampwork bead, 6mm green Miracle bead, brass end caps, gold swallow charm, gold beads from stash. This is a redo of the bracelet.

elephant bracelet

Three strands of Czech glass beads and a great Czech glass pressed glass elephant! So much fun to wear!
Components: Czech glass, copper beads, glass, gold plated findings, and bronze clasp

Autumn Leaves

I have had 2 painted metal cuffs from Walmart forever in my stash. I passed them up hundreds of times. When I saw the Rich Recycled Yarn on sale...
Components: Black metal cuff with hole, Rich Recycled Sari Yarn, silver jump ring, and silver feather charm.


Did you ever want to do something quick and easy? I decided to do just that - fast and easy project. I chose to do some bracelets. The first one I...
Components: I used: Ruby silk Sari ribbon, Glass Cherry red Fish Bone, Czech Siam Ruby Tear Drop, Czech Umber Picasso Nugget, and from my stash: Brass open ring, Brass Hook closure, and brass beads.

More Rhinestones

I was intrigued by this artist I purchased this ceramic bar. There is a face peeping out...can you see it?
Components: ceramic bracelet bar, Lapis, Indo glass, periwinkle Quartz, pink flowers, brass hook

A step back in time

I used to love to macrame in the 70's. Here's a different twist to the same stitches I made jute plant hangers from. This was so much fun and a...
Components: Superlon 18, buttons, beads, kumihimo disks to hold all the lengths of cord while macrameing (they work great - nothing tangles), charms, clipboard


I bought this focal bead on a recent trip to Santa Fe. It was fun combining a little bit of Santa Fe with chainmaille and of course Lima...
Components: Jump rings, Czech Glass 6x9mm Moss Quartz, Czech Glass 6x9mm Antique Glass, 6mm Flower Jade rounds, 7mm square Antique Soocho Jade all from Lima Beads. Plus 4mm Fancy Jasper rounds from my stash, another mystery glass focal and 10mm Toasted Marshmallow Czech Glass coin from Santa Fe.

Kumihimo Bracelet

I finally followed a pattern in one of my books! This was so much fun to make. Incorporating the loop & button closure was different but worked...
Components: 1mm nylon satin cord, Czech button, assorted seed beads

Inspiration II

Here are two more bracelets that were inspired by kye'sgreat designs and wirework.
Components: Red carnelian beads, assorted Czech glass beads, handmade jump rings and chain, lobsterclaw clasp, handmade PC beads and copper charm, copper focal...ALL from LB (Except the PCbeads which I made!)

Let the Sunshine In

I'm in need of a little bit of sunshine in my life today so I thought that I'd share this sunshine-y set that I made for the Art Jewelry Elements...
Components: Golem Design Studio ceramic lentils, tons of orange-y Czech glass (most from Lima!), copper plated chain and findings by Nunn Design, copper plated sun clasp by TierraCast, Waxed linen (bracelet).

Mermaid's Wish

A beachy and bright fun bracelet with overlapping beads
Components: piggy beads, Tierracast link, large swivel clasp, recycled glass pendant, pewter mermaid & sand dollar charms

Bali Anklets

Summer and sandals are in full swing so why not have ankle bracelets?! The Zola brass dancing coins chain is the perfect combination of movement...


I had those ammonite beads from Lima for a very long time, it was time to use them, I wanted to stay in my favorite aqua color to keep with the theme.
Components: From Lima Ammonite bead, rouhg amazonite wheels, Greek beads and charm, Vintaj chain and clasp, C-Lon. Majoyoal ceramic beads and Unicorne lampwork


The inspiration for this piece came from kye's wonderful designs. This is what I came up with.
Components: Handmade chain and jumprings with Artistic wire from LB, handmade PC focal and orange bead, Czech glass beads and rondelles from LB as well as TierraCast lotus charm.

Baseball Fan Bracelet

Tierracast displays the perfect way support your favorite team in style.

Blinged Heart Bracelet

This sweet Tierracast design displays how easily you can personalize the heart bezel.


I found the glass focal bead in a neat little shop in Santa Fe. I couldn't wait to get home and make a bracelet. I knew I wanted to use chainmaille...
Components: Jump rings, 6mm Matte Moss Agate beads, 20 gauge wire, and a glass focal bead I found in a singles bin (sorry, I don't know more about it).

Blue Lagoon

This necklace I made from my pod Blue Lagoon. I did add more components. I wanted to combine the blue with silver. I had played around with the...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Horse Eye, Teal{multi}Impression Jasper, Peacock blue Glass pendant, starfish, glass teardrops, Terracast silver disk heishi, Czech silver beads, lastly Zola silver openwork Kaleidoscope bead. All components are from Lima Beads except silver bird charm.

One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly

I saw this arrangement in a magazine before...with the two butterflies and wanted to incorporate it into a design of my own.Plus I had received...
Components: Vintaj butterflies and bead caps, Chrysoprase chips, Green Onyx and assorted Czech flowers...waxed linen and lobster claw.

Behind the times - Finally made one :)

I loved this style of 5 row leather bracelets the first time I saw one and vowed to make myself one someday. Finally someday is here! :)
Components: 1.5mm leather, swarovski pearls, seed beads, czech tile beads, button, nymo thread

Charmed I'm Sure

This bracelet was made for a little girl about 9 years old. Her auntie bought it for her. Most of the charms were purchased from LB. I made the...
Components: LB charms, hand made copper chain, fold over copper clasp

Copper chain link with textured metal focal

I haven't posted in a while. This is one of the items I have been working on.
Components: 16 gauge copper 20 gauge copper metal

Neutral Squared

I still have some of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads left from other bead projects. I decided to utilize these into stringing myself another...
Components: A combination of the Czech Mates two hole tile beads contrasting each other; yet, also complementing one another. The Czech Mate Quadra four hole tile in the color of Gold Flax is used. I love the earth tones. WildFire bead thread was used in white. A shiny gold two hole tube clasp to finish this bracelet. Gold findings also used: gold crimp tubes, crimp covers and gold wire guardians. mnd


Components: silver jumprings, swarovski crystal


This wirework bracelet is inspired by Lisa Barth's designs. She's absolutely awesome at wire weaving
Components: Antique brass plated wire, seed beads

Magatama Bracelet

I love the look of magatamas in kumi. This time I alternated them with 6/0 seed beads & Delicas in a spiral pattern.
Components: Satin & C-lon cord, magatama beads, rainbow topaz 8/0 Delicas, gold lustered fern green 6/0 seed beads, antique copper findings

Gypsy Summer

This double slide is such a versatile piece. You can use it to make a necklace, bracelet or even an anklet! I chose to make a bracelet,...

Raindrop Bracelet

This bohemian style bracelet was created by LillyPilly designs. This bracelet fits perfectly around your wrist.

Look out for Buddha!

I love RED and this Buddha bead
I found is a standout in the red department!
Looks great with jeans!
Components: --Cinnabar Buddha Focal Bead --African Trade Beads --Red Coral beads --Granite Stone beads --Tibetan Silver findings & Beads --Handmade Tassel --Handmade charms

Water Scarab of Anubis

A trip to Egypt is definitely on my Bucket List and I am fascinated with all things "egyptian". That's why I LOVE these scarab beads that I can...
Components: -Coconut Heishi -Azurite heishi -African Trade Beads -Tibetan Silver -Hand painted Scarab -Handmade Tassel and charms

Day at the Beach

A multi strand stretchy bracelet with beads the color of my Venice Florida gulf in June. You can pretend you're in St. Barth! Looks great with white.
Components: -Mother of Pearl -Shell and Indian glass -Bleached wood -OOAK charms and Handmade Tassel

Ocean floor

Colors inspired by the ocean floor--- mix of sand/water
Components: Lampwork focal bead, Czech glass beads for spacers, blue little jasper beads and pewter dotted clasp

A is for Alexandria

I wanted to make something for my daughter and I thought this might be something she'd actually wear. I used a frame and created an "A" with wire...
Components: Copper frame, copper wire, freshwater pearls, faux suede, copper components.

Rough and primitive

I fell in love with those matte multistone wheels so badly that I re-ordered them as soon as I got the first set.
Components: Matte wheels in prehnite, amethyst, citrine, rose quartz and smoky quartz, Gaea faceted bead, Vintaj chain Lima Beads. Ceramic multicolour beads Mia only Beads, ceramic bead Happy Fallout and ceramic drop from Scorched Earth.

Revenge of the Dragon

The carved bone dragon focal and the tribal beads inspire this bracelet's asian-boho-global-market feel.
Components: -Carved Bone Dragon Focal Bead -African brass beads -Recycled glass beads -African Trade bead -Coconut Heishi -Handmade Tassel -Coconut button charms

Violaceous Sequins of Siam

A violet BLINGO stretch bracelet made with sequins! Sequins are an inexpensive alternative to the costs of African Vulcanite discs and give a...
Components: --Focal Kashmiri bead --Tonal foil glass beads --Tibetan Style Silver spacer beads --Handmade violet Tassel and Indian coin charm. --Stretch Magic and Sequins

Deep Sea Treasure

Green Treasure from the Deep! Leather cord bracelet with silver filigree button closure. One of my first experiments using leather cord and buttons.
Components: --Recycled African glass beads --Ghanaian sandstone trade beads --Tibetan silver beads --Assorted charm accents

Azure Atmosphere

This piece gives a feeling for the eternity of Africa in a unique and beautiful color combination. I love the way the way the mixture of textures...
Components: -Azurite Heishi beads -Tibetan Style Focal -African Sandstone Trade Beads -African Clay beads -Rough-cut Granite beads -Handmade tassel & charms

Blues Flea Market

This is one of my favorite pieces for the summer. I love the "cool" bead tones mixed together and worked with the horn toggle and leather loop...
Components: --"Cool" color family mixture of beads including glass, chevrons, fresh water pearls, howlite, and wood. --Tibetan style silver beads and colorful jump rings. --Finished with a leather loop and toggle closure. --Handmade tassel and shrinky dinks charm give a unique finish to the piece.