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Mysterious

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


Focus

Chainmaille
Components: silver jumprings, swarovski crystal


Pebbles

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.


LOVIN' NUETRAL

Got a new camera. Curious to see how these pictures look on the website. I made this bracelet for all the ladies that love neutral colors.
Components: The three beads are from Lima and ate Czech beads. I used brass spacers and brass findings.


So excited I can't wait!

I got an idea to try & mimic the colors in rainbow fluorite with seed beads doing a kumihimo braid. After stringing 4 strands I thought I'd...
Components: 6/0 seed beads in various colors, C-lon Tex 400 in Petal, rainbow fluorite chips, C-lon size A thread in teal


Denim Zola

I had these really nice blue dyed quartz nuggets / chips in the denim color. Oh, do I love my denim !!! I thought that I would make myself a...
Components: One 20 mm ornate Zola metal bead in silver as my focal. Blue denim colored dyed quartz nuggets / chips. I stung this bracelet using my beading wire and I doubled it for security of both the gemstone chips and the Zola coin bead. I was a bit surprised as the Zola does have a touch of weight to it. given that it's all metal. I finished my ends by using 5 mm round silver plated metal beads connected with my two hole toggle and clasp. Silver components used such as wire, wire guardians, crimp covers. The toggle and clasp is a basic rope design.


Fibonacci memory bracelet

Fibonacci inspired use of small beads on memory wire. I quite like the way it turned out.
Components: Bracelet memory wire, small reclaimed beads (new from dollar store bracelets).


Spring Neutrals

I wanted to make something that would go with everything, and be light and easy to wear--this fits the bill! It's also versatile,, as it can be a...
Components: Assorted acrylic, metal and bone beads, copper jumprings, copper S-hook clasp and waxed linen cord from LB.


Sammy

This is made for a small/petite or child's wrist.


"Tapestry" loomed bracelet

Still enjoying my loom, I decided to try different sized and shaped beads in the bracelet. I like the way the addition of gem stone beads has added...
Components: Picture jasper 4mm beads, 4 mm Czech beads from LB, 8/0 seed beads, fire line bead thread, bead tube ends and toggle from my stash.


Yummy Choco Wrap

Not only do I love bronze metal, but this bronze zebra jasper looks absolutely edible! No Moogie, get that out of your mouth...
I didn't have a...
Components: Bronze zebra jasper 8mm rounds, garnet rounds in various sizes (a Lima gift), 2mm Cyclamen leather cord, burgundy Nymo thread size D


Wild Berries

I got this idea in the middle of English class and couldn't wait to try it at home. It is ladder stitch, but with metal tube beads instead of...
Components: Glass, leather, metal tube beads


Rich and Regal Earth

I made this beauty with another Jesse James mix, and it reminds me of all the beautiful things earth has in it, more than just trees, but the...
Components: Probably just glass, ceramic, possibly acrylic


Deep Sea

I had these beautiful ancient trade beads, and somehow the colors and pattern remind me of the deep sea, don't really know why. Maybe the different...
Components: 3 ancient glass beads, nautilus button (Green Girl), 2 small rock&roll cubes, natural leather cord, blue waxed linen.


Ripped from the Earth

And here's the weird one... A bit of a botched up attempt at foldforming (a forging technique) that I tried to salvage by soldering on a randomly...
Components: Sheet and wire (2 mm I think) copper, sterling silver wire for decorative rivets (had to fill the holes I'd made, planning a different design...), silver solder, Norite patina, Swellegant sealant from LB.


Freels the Love

This is one of the most expensive bracelets i have ever made. I hope that yall can see that lol An artist can do alot with "good beads" lol i have...


Earth Bracelet

This is an easy double wrap bracelet made by knotting leather through large hole beads.

Yeah, I know, this is uncharacteristically uncomplicated...
Components: Leather, Picture Jasper, pewter beads, pewter button, all LB.


Buckle

In those two bracelets I used Round Rabbit buckles for a simple riveted bracelet that can be layered with other bracelets. Nancy retired from bead...
Components: Porcelain buckle Round Rabbit, lampwork rondelles Garden of Beads, tabular flower beads my stash. Vintaj jump rings, leather and rivets are from Lima Beads.


Rusty Petal Bracelet

Same as the matching necklace; the Daisy pendant inspired colors of the southwest.


EARTH'S TREASURE

Gemstones are the ultimate treasure of this earth for jewelry artists.
Sorry about the hand that needs hand lotion! LOL
Components: Amazonite, Rose Quartz, Picture Jasper, and Pink Opal. All from Lima Beads - my go to site for gemstones.


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