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Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...


little buds on the tree bracelet

Another ceramic focal bead by SusieQ. I thought very spring-like.
Components: ceramic focal, watercolor farfalle, green agate nuggets, waxed linen, silver twig toggle, Czech glass green rondeles.


Boho in me

Had a beading marathon this weekend, it is a holiday here as well, so what better is it to do especially that I did not bead for a while as I was...
Components: "Butterfly" Agate, Amazonite flower, chain and ribbon are from LB. Raw African amber, Howlite butterfly and brass bead from my stash.Captured moments link and my own etched soldered butterfly brass clasp. "Marsala" Muscovite, Agate, Czech glass, Unicorne beads teardrops and textured rolo chain are all LB. Sari silk and Indonesian glass from my stash.


Winding Branch Bracelet with Minty Leaves

Just a cute little bracelet link that I thought would be fun...and it was!
Components: ceramic focal..SuzieQ, assorted Czech Glass...including mint piggies, Indonesian Glass, wooden flowers, brass swirl clasp and waxed linen.


Twisted Leather and PC

This was the second attempt at this bracelet. I had made over 20 PC beads for it initially, and evidently my toaster oven finally gave out, as it...
Components: PC beads, copper wire, copper clasp/cord ends and twisted leather cording.


Cork Cuffs and more

I finally got to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (only lived in Tucson 20 yrs). I was starstruck to be in the company of many of the artists which LB...
Components: Cork, TierraCast strap tips, rivets, clasps and charm and Vintaj charms from LB. Leather, porcelain slides and magnetic clasps from Clay River Designs.


Chunky orange and turquoise bracelet

I have been a little absent from making jewelry lately. I have been so crazy busy with my little one, he was sick with the flu and then had a...
Components: Lots of goodies including czech glass beads, freshwater pearls, tagua nut beads and seed beads. Enameled Metal Flower from Art Incendi


~ My 1st PMC Piece ~

My first piece (bracelet bar) finished at my pmc class. I'm hooked :). I used LOS. Also posted pictures with out the liver of sulphur. My last 2...
Components: precious metal clay, chain, gorgeous sar silk from Lima and pearl cup chain.


Embossing Again!

OK, let's try again. I am doing a "Home and Garden" show in March, so I decided to make my jewelry with that theme. Started with embossing, since...
Components: Various jaspers, Vintaj patina paints, copper wire, copper sheet


Spray of Color Beaded Black Leather Dangle Bracelet

Beautiful blend of mixed beads. Every color to match any outfit. Black leather accented with tiny beads of glass. Different shapes and sizes to...
Components: Black Leather, Bugle Beads, Pearls, Crystals, Seed Beads, Pewter Accents.


Plum Perfect!

The beads are from my very first Lima Beads Fresh Pick...I love the muted, shimmery tones of the beads, and the button...OMGosh the button!! Found...
Components: Czech Glass Ashen Grey Copper PicassoCzech Glass Matte Apollo Milky Pink Round 4mm 2-Hole Brick, Czech Fire Polished Glass Smoky Topaz AB Round, Natural Gray Round Leather Cord 1.5mm, Toho seeds, Shell button


PC and Leather Bracelet

It seems I haven't posted anything on here in ages! Was in the hospital in Oct., then the holidays hit, so it's been a busy time. I am finally...
Components: 1/2" embossed leather from LB, various color handmade PC buttons, 4mm crystal rondelles, Nymo thread, and magnetic clasp.


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate & Leather Bracelet

I am a newbie with leather and these large hole gemstones from Lima were perfect for me to get started! Gorgeous, vivid Larimar Blue Crazy Lace...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace nuggets, 1.5mm leather cord, Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls, PMC3/PMC Sterling Metal Clay


Denim Blues

I found this pattern online that was designed by Brittany Ketcham, and wanted to give it a try. It is a 5 wrap bracelet done in macrame and ladder...
Components: Leather, seed beads, antique silver beads, C-lon in three different colors, antique silver button.


50 Shades

Digging through my huge collection of buttons, I came across this mottled gray, and decided to build on that theme. The soft, dove grays...
Components: Black leather, faceted Labradorite, pressed glass, metallic matte half tiles, seed beads


Copper Mountain

I used an Aged Picasso Mix of seeds, Ethiopian Metal, Turquoise Czech tiles, faceted "marble" beads, and added Goldstone cubes for sparkle and...
Components: Aged Picasso mixed seeds, Ethiopian Metal, Turquoise Czech tiles, faceted "marble" beads, Goldstone cubes.


Vintaj Vogue meets Czech

Beautiful new Vintaj Vogue line paired with Czech beading and Tierra Cast hammered toggle. Looks great on and offers the right ammount of classy...
Components: Vintaj Vogue head pins and charms Vintaj Bronze beadings Wire / crimp tubes / covers Czech Glass beading in gold round, brown round, blue disk Tierra Cast hammered toggle in Antique Brass


~ Sunday Morning Inspiration ~

Leather and pearls are my favorite. The gold button I have been hoarding and thought it was time to use it ;)

Picture attached of my foster...
Components: Large hole pearls (approx. 10-11 mm), 2 mm leather cord (michael's ), gold & pearl button (local fabric store)


Mixed Salad

Playing with Czech tiles and Czech superduos mixed with seed beads.
Components: Czech green turquoise picasso tile beads, Czech crystal bronze superduos, Miyuki seed bead Good Earth mix, copper TierraCast keepsake toggle


Pretty in Pink

I had some washed out pink silk and I wanted to create a bracelet around it with other shades of grey-pink undertones.
Components: Focal by Suzieqbeads, pearls, Rhodonite, opal leaves, Indonesian glass, brass findings.


Coastal Blues

Been in a slump for awhile so pulled out something bright and happy. White pearl leather with aqua quartz and Miyuki seed beads. Greek pewter button.
Components: 2mm white pearl leather, 8mm aqua quartz, 8mm silverplated metal beads, 8/0 Miyuki touch of teal mix, C-Lon ice blue beading thread


Bold Femininity

This bracelet is made using gorgeous deep red colored seed beads and a larger antique glass bead cap of the same color to compliment one of my own...
Components: matte opaque grey seed beads, matte iris grey seed beads, matte gunmetal seed beads, TOHO Momiji Red Seed Bead Mix, antique glass bead cap, WildFire Black .006" Thread


Cross my heart

A combination of beads that accent a beautiful silver curved crystal cross.
Components: Rose Quartz, faux mauve pearls, crystal rondelles. Silver plated curved crystal cross. The color is soft and is finished with a silver plated lobster claw. I added a silver puff heart at the closure.


~ Pyrite & Saki Bronze ~

A gift for my sister who likes simple pieces. The clasp is my from my first order of Saki silver. So beautiful.
Components: 8 mm pyrite rounds, gold artistic wire, Saki bronze toggle.


Silver Swirl

Dress up or dress down. This goes with about anything.I was going to sell this one but decided it was a keeper.
Components: Aluminum wire, crystals, artistic wire, and leather


Sunshine and Amber Dreams

Here's another artisan bead that I wanted to use in a bracelet. I wanted to make a knotted bracelet in a double wrap so it looks like you're...
Components: Columbian amber, honey jade barrels, Citrine, Czech glass flowers (from LB), Bali fine silver beads and spacers, fine silver link, leather cord, artisan focal bead and button


Badgers Den

I have been lusting after Jo Lucksted beads for some time now, they arrived before Holidays so I had to take them with me. Absolutely adore the...
Components: Jo Lucksted badger bead, Czech glass, Agate, Aventurine, chain and clasp are from our beloved Lima Beads.


Hippie Dippie Bracelet

This brass cuff was the gift I picked from LB...I think the decoupage is a nice effect..somebody had given me those hearts the night before. it...
Components: wide brass cuff, modge podge, sealer, sari silk, hearts..gemstone?, hammered copper toggle


Variations

These two bracelets are standard chainmaille patterns. The lower one is Byzantine diamond, and the upper one-I forgot the name! My husband took the...
Components: Aluminum/titanium jump rings, plated clasps.


~ Holiday Gifts ~

A gift for my niece who was going to Cabo right after Christmas. Thought it was perfect for the beach. I'm still nervous making stretch...
Components: Picture jasper 6 mm, Howlite Turquoise, glass beads


Bracelet coordinated with agate necklace

Memory wire with slightly organized agates, seed pearls, crystals, and fore polished beads.


Triple Strand Bracelet

I thought the Nunn Design swirl piece would make a great focal component in a bracelet without using a clasp.
Components: shells, Bone, Nunn Design swirl connector, clear stretch string


Yellow Opal Bracelet

The swirl in the blue denim jasper beads perfectly matches the yellow opals. Thought they would make a great match in a simple stretchy bracelet.
Components: Yellow Opal, blue denim jasper, clear stretchy string


Jakarta

I had a beautiful Tibetan agate bead that I wanted to use in a tribal design. I kept the design simple to show off the wonderful components.
Components: Tibetan Agate, Indonesian glass beads, African copper beads, Tagua clasp, waxed linen.


Multi Strand Bracelet

Multi strand bracelet filled with pearls, crystals, hematite and mother of pearl, accented with antique silver.
Components: Mother of Pearl, Hematite, crystals, seed beads, antique silver connector and clasp.


Beach Jingles

I am using the last of my big cream shell nuggets purchased from LB a few years ago. The mother of a good friend ordered this design. My friend...
Components: Shell nuggets, Irish waxed linen, seed beads, charms all LB, freshwater pearls, MOP nuggets, steel chain and findings, my stash.


Christmas bracelets

Love bracelets my self. Wear them more than earrings and necklace. Made some with hems and leather cords and colored beads. All from here Lima...


Ocean Waves Bracelet

The purple cutting into the teal at inconsistent spots on each bead makes me think of the waves washing up against the sand on shore.
Components: Sea glass, O seed beads, Czech glass, stainless steel wire, silver plated toggle clasp


Oh! Those Superduo Beads!

No one seems to be able to keep these Superduo beads in stock. They are so much fun to design with! I double the beading wire and attach it to the...
Components: Superduo beads(LB), 8/0 seed beads, Czech Mate beads, slider clasps(LB).


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