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Here in #1 I had fun making a nice leather bracelet with dangles & slides. You just measure the leather & glue into the clasp. I used super new...
Components: Leather blanks, rivets, filigree, slides, leather clasp, painted Lucite flowers, 5mm teal flat leather, crystal drop, various beads for drops...


Bracelet Fun

#1 is the flat cotton cord from Lima dressed up with a vintage Swarovski rivoli (Atlas or Saturn, can't remember) set in a JBB slide setting. #2 is...


Bangle Fun

I recently ordered these new bangles and charms and made up some cute bracelets. I enhanced the bracelets with charms and with a tibetan bead on...
Components: Antique silver (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, Bright gold (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Tree of Life Charm, TierraCast Antique silver(plated) Spiral Cat Charm, TierraCast Antique Silver (plated) Floral Heart Charm, Zola elements Patina Green Brass Heart Leaf Pendant, Swavorki crystal butterfly bead, and a tibetan rice bead.


Czech-erd

I can't begin without thanking kye for her inspiration! Bracelets are my favorite thing to make--this one is at the top of my list. I love Czech...
Components: Czech glass coins, Czech butterscotch rondelles, Tibetan agate and Artistic wire--from LB. Czech glass scarab, lavendar moss bead, mossy stone bead and green/cream rondelle from ArtBella on Etsy. Czech tan/white rectangle bead, brown/green/orange/red rectangle bead, and brown/cream long and thin rectangle bead from Blackrockbeads on Etsy. Handmade chain. Magnetic clasp is from local store.


A Variation of the Sharpie Circle Design

I made this bracelet quite some time ago. The circles are connected in a more or less figure 8 pattern. It is definitely more complicated then...
Components: 12ga and 20ga copper


Heart Song

I fell in love with these prehnite beads and wanted to mix them with some unusual, unexpected colors!
Components: Prehnite, Fluorite, turquoise, citrine, Labradorite, Bali silver beads, Fresh water pearls, brass spacers, sterling silver charm and clasp


Backing the Blue (Police Support bracelet)

This was inspired earlier this summer by all the violence taking place against police officers. One was shot in St Louis after making a routine...
Components: Cobalt blue recycled beads, black onyx bead, silver spacers, pewter toggle and badge charm


Feeling a little blue...

Actually I'm feeling fine today...just in a blue mood. Dragged out a small fraction of blue beads in my stash to whip up a couple of bracelets. I...
Components: Mixed glass and porcelain beads. One is with stretchy cord and one on beading wire.


Grandmas kitchen

I was actually inspired by thoughts of the farm I grew up on and late summer ....how the apple pies would be in the oven , honey was always on the...
Components: Campfire luster czech glass flower buttons ( love how they lay in bracelet designs ), night/day czech rondelles, oxblood czech 6 m rounds, copper denim czech druks


Rework Redo

I got the idea for this design while I was working on another bracelet I posted a few weeks ago-505#2. I reworked that bracelet so many times I had...
Components: Jump rings, Czech Glass Moss Quartz (LB), Czech Glass 10mm Toasted Marshmallow coins, 6mm Flower Jade rounds, 4 mm Fancy Jasper rounds, 6x9mm Czech Glass Antique Glass (LB).


Advance Autumn!!

This is a doublewrap bracelet. I am rushing the season--besides,fall is my favorite, and I just had to use all these lovely new beads and findings!
Components: Czech 6mm Picasso stone beads and stone rondelles, 4mm Czech squash polished rounds, assorted 4mm Czech beads, Czech squash petals--all from SimplyPie on Etsy. Waxed linen cord, Tibetian 8mm beads, 8mm Czech faceted bronze beads, and4mm Czech rondelles from LB. Lobster clasp and jumprings fron local store.


Starbright Wrap Channel Bead Epoxy Bracelet

Former innovation team member Lorelei Eurto created this great tutorial. We love Lorelei’s choice of design elements to pull off this boho-western...


Siberia bracelet

Just made this for myself :) I always love the combination of blue and brown. The horn beads and the magic button remind me of something ancient,...
Components: 1 mystic button from Green Girl (LB), 5 ceramic beads: 2 from Gaea (LB) and 3 from FireflyDesignStudios (etsy), 4 horn beads (etsy), 1 small blue glass ring (etsy). Rest from LB: 2 small Nunn Design faceted rounds, 4 blue African glass rings, 4 antique silver twisted spacer rings, 1 orange sodalite 6 mm round, blue leather cord 2 mm


Ancient Promise

Another new weave, another bracelet. This chainmaille weave is the European 4-in-1 that was used to make armour. It's an easy fun weave to play...
Components: Jump rings and Prehnite.


Orange Blossum Special

I have been overwhelmed by orange beads!My choice, of course...and I wanted to make something with the Unicorne brim ring I got.
Components: Unicorne ring, Czech Glass( beads, flowers and teardrops), wood flowers, waxed linen and homemade clasp.


Festive

Festive, bright, and Colorful is what inspires me. I wanted to incorporate those feelings into this bracelet.Fun and festive at any season.
Components: Multi-color floral Polymer beads with a multi-color nylon tassel.


Fall?

I'm thinking ahead for when I re open my Etsy shop. It will be close to Fall. I made the little orange flower...cut from my sheet metal...well you...
Components: Carnelian, Ocean Jasper, metal blanks, button, seeds, Czech Glass, Acorn beadcap.


Vintage Garden

I love vintage items. Cameos, vintage brass, antique metals, etc.
This flower cameo was the perfect fit for my TierraCast components and Swarovski...
Components: Vintage Brass bracelet focal (double hearts) Ivy links connectors, Rsin cameo, bezel setting, jump rings, Swarovski pearls


Summer sand dollar

I love the beach and wanted to incorporate lots of elements in this bracelet
Components: Recycled seaglass nuggets, Swarovski crystal pearls, leather, silver plated sand dollar button and charms


A Few More Bracelets

The first pic is a fav of mine. I love that pink leather & have a selection of slides & ends/clasps. The little coin drop is one I played with...
Components: 5mm leather strap, silver plated findings, Swarovski crystals; dyed cord, beads, metallic cord, Czech bell flower beads, gold plated safety clasp & findings; 2mm leather cord, bronze Czech 2-hole tiles & aqua glass button, bead & chain dangle & I used very thin blue Chinese knotting cord to "sew" it together


Cotton Cord Bracelets

I'd gotten out my cotton cord, large hole beads & cord findings to make some easy & fun bracelets. Then Donna posted hers! Next time I'm going to...
Components: Cotton cord in 3 different patterns/colors, African glass rings, recycled glass beads, metal beads & findings


Fossil Focus

I love the fossil donut from Lima Beads, what to do with it????? Well,I pulled out my bag of bits and pieces to come up with this design. I love...
Components: Fossil donut, natural leather cord, silk string, copper and Greek patina copper beads, with a bright silver clasp.


Woven Cord Bracelet

This is another bracelet made with memory wire in the core of the cord. I used Remembrance stainless steel wire from LB and like this wire better....
Components: Blue woven cord, Remembrance stainless steel memory wire, Terracast cross round charm, Terracast Earth charm, Free 6mm glass beads, Toho size 6 seed beads from my stash, silver end caps from my stash, silver beads from my stash


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.


RED SUNSET

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 work...so 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


505#2

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...


Seascapes

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


Inspired

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.


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