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Colors of the Southwest

I reside in Arizona. I am not a native Arizonian; but, a transplanted retiree. My home will always be Chicago. I just get to shovel sunshine...
Components: This bracelet consists of turquoise that was mined here in Arizona. You can still purchase American turquoise; however, be prepared to pay top dollars for the better quality beads. This bracelet cost me twenty five dollars with just the turquoise beads and the spiny oyster spacers. I found these tiny sterling silver saucers spacers beads from a Native American craftsman in New Mexico. They weren't that expensive as I feared. It made a huge difference and enhancing the beauty of the beads. Very Arizona and Native American. I learned that most of today's Native American jewelry designers use different types of natural elements like the red coral, the orange spiny oyster, Amber, and gemstones like Charolite, Gaspeite, and turquoise mined either here or Nevada, New Mexico, and now Colorado. I am learning about this state and all that it has to offer.


Just Believe

I have the word bead and I have a small
silver cross. I wanted to make a dainty bracelet to wear which would not be so overpowering nor being...
Components: A very dainty bracelet with a silver word bead that is my focal. I accented the word by using my tiny silver cross which also accents the ornate silver metal beads. The inner design consists of the Denim Blue luster SuperDuo's and Toho 11/0 Hematite seed beads. I used silver findings: silver beading wire, crimps, silver crimp covers, and a small rope designed toggle.


Beuaty in Beige

One thing that was on my "to do" list is making myself a neutral bracelet that would go with everything. I did just that. Beige with bling. I...
Components: The bracelet was great to construct with this simple bead pattern. I used my two toned Czech brown and crystal fire polished 6mm glass beads. The inner pattern is the SuperDuo Czech glass beadsin the pastel Brown/Coca color and the tiny seed beads are Toho 11/0 silver lined clear beads. I used silver findings : silver beading wire, silver crimps, silver crimp covers, and a very small simple shiny silver toggle.


Czecher Blues

I'm in a Czech state of mind !!! I guess because the Czech is in my blood literally. My dad is Czech !!! I wanted to bead with the other type of...
Components: Bracelet is made with the Czech 8mm Jet Silver Picasso 2-hole pyramid beads. The inner design connecting the pyramids consists of Czech SuperDuo in the pastel Petrol color. The seed beads are the Toho 11/0 Higher Metallic frosted Mediterranean Blue and the 11/0 Metallic Hematite. I used my silver findings: silver bead wire, silver crimps, silver crimp covers and a very simple plain shiny silver toggle with clasp.


Golden Mauve Splendor

I wanted to make myself a bracelet using my Czech Mates that I had sitting in my bead stash for a very long time. I'm in the Czech zone !!!!
Components: Two stranded bracelet utilizing the Czech Mates in the Picasso golden mauve design. The tiny seed beads are the Toho 11/0 in Opaque White/Pink and the larger Toho 8/0 in the Silver lined frosted light Topaz. I used gold in my findings: gold bead wire, gold crimps, gold crimp covers, and a gold barrel clasp.


Tree Frog Tryst

I recently purchased these green tagua slices and had to quick make something with them.
This bracelet reminds me of those sweet, tropical-green...
Components: Smoky lavender ceramic beads, metallic lavender leather cord, wooden button, copper oval jump rings, recycled glass beads, tagua nut slices


More Bracelets and some Earrings

Just a handful of new bracelets and a couple pairs of earrings I've made recently.
Components: Polymer Clay, czech glass, seed beads, shell pearls, freshwater pearls, handmade clasps.


Silverfish

I love to wear this because it's classic and elegant.
Components: Lapis Lazuli, Hill Tribe Silver fish charms, silver plated wire, and a silver toggle clasp.


Knitted Bracelet with Coral Chips

I knitted this with Black Iron wire, which is challenging because it's not dead soft, but I love the look! It's very comfortable to wear, too.
Components: Black Iron wire, Coral chips, black Coral beads, Swarovski crystals, and a hand forged Black Iron hook.


End of Summer

Fall is in the air but I don't want summer to go. I found this beautiful urchin focal by Beadcomber and wanted to make a bracelet that complemented...
Components: PC focal by Beadcomber, Agate, charite, pearls, Czech glass, silk ribbon, brass and copper findings.


and a few more....

just trying out new beads. Notice the bluegreen quartz bracelets--I used 2 different colors of linen. I figured with all the colors in the stones,...
Components: Stones, LB and elsewhere, buttons my stash, leather and linen and seed beads, LB


My bunch of bracelets. :)

same song, next verse
Components: Most of the stones are from LB, all the leather and waxed linen is from LB, seed beads from LB, copper beads and buttons, my stash.


Going Home Again

I just love the little house beads that Jubilee on Etsy makes! They are so very cute and rustic and they almost always remind me of somewhere I...
Components: ceramic house by Jubilee on Etsy, lampwork beads by Pinocean on Etsy, (czech glass, vintaj findings, unicorne glass beads, waxed linen-all from Lima)


Honey Dew with Cream

Boy, I have to admit that these Czech Mates are nice. I have small wrists and I love the daintier look personally. Simple and stylish is what I...
Components: Three strands of stringing with two of the Czech Mates. The seed beads are Toho with the very tiny 11/0 called opaque pastel frosted mudbrick. Whew...and that my friends is the color of those beads. The larger seed beads are ?. I believe they could be Miyuki. 8/0 in matte cream. Bead shops will sometimes package the seed beads with their own labeling like this one. The seed beads are consistent with Japanese in their quality. I used the Wild Fire white beading thread. Silver finding...crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians. I also used a silver three hole tube clasp. Oh geez...the middle strand !!! I strung a combination of the seed beads along with these 4mm Czech glass crystal beads in a smokey topaz color that picks up with those mudbricks. Evens out the color scheme of the total look.


Brownies with Cream

Still concentrating with the various Czech beads that have made their place in crafting. I wanted to try my hand with the Czech Mates. I had a...
Components: Double strand of beaded Czech Mates in this brownish design. The very tiny seed beads are the Toho 11/0 in matte cream. The slightly larger seed beads in the gold luster Toho 8/0. I strung all with black Fire Wire beading thread. I went with gold findings to complement the gold seed beads. I used gold crimps, crimp covers, and gold wire guardians. I also used the two hole gold tube clasp.


Burgandy in Pink

I wanted to try my luck with the Czech SuperDuo beads. I purchased this bead pattern for stringing these unique Czech beads. I also purchased...
Components: A delicate bracelet utilizing the 6mm Czech Picasso mauve crystal glass beads. The bead pattern consists of two superduo's in the pastel burgundy color. The very tiny seed beads are clear with a silver lining inside. I'm not sure as to what Japanese company supplied a local bead shop that I would shop at. The packaging is the bead shop's own packaging. With the consistency of the beads; it's either Miyuki or Toho. Many of the independent beads shops carry one or the other. I strung with white Fire Wire beading thread. Silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians and a very simple small silver toggle clasp to complete it.


Putting the Ox in Aqua

I wanted to try my luck with the Czech
Superduo beads. I know that they are tiny and primarily used in bead stitching work. I do openly admit...
Components: I used very old pale aqua glass beads as my focals and worked the bead pattern around them. The Oxblood seed beads are Toho 8/0. The tiny round seed beads are Toho 11/0 aqua with oxblood in the center of them. The Czech superduo is the pastel aqua. I used white Wild Fire beading thread along with my silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and a small simple silver toggle clasp. Simple and dainty.


Pretty in Pietersite

I purchased a small cabochon of Pietersite awhile back ago. I searched to find these 8mm silver bead connectors so I could make myself a bracelet....
Components: The focal point of this dainty bracelet is the Pietersite cab that I set into this silver bracelet connector. I used my beading wire along with my silver crimps, crimp covers and the silver wire guardians. The seed beads are Toho 8/0 terra cotta and the 6mm beads are very old from my bead stash. They are glass. The tiny decorative 6mm silver bead spacers are very old as well. It gives the bracelet some pizazz.


Hip Hop

I made this bracelet around the cute little bunny.
Components: polymer clay bunny, Golem paisley..LB, Mykonos pink ceramic cornflakes and beads, Czech Glass Grey snake and stormy cloud beads..LB, Agate, Czech grey drops, grey pearl, copper Patricia Healey toggle..LB.


A mess of bracelets

I had made a lot of polymer clay pieces and I've been trying to find time to make finished pieces out of them. I finally finished a handful, but...
Components: Polymer clay, lots of different Czech glass beads, Toho seed beads, Irish waxed linen, handmade clasps.


Faerie Land

I thought this bead...a "Faerie House" was something I had to have!
Components: Faerie house, Golem pink daisy, Greek ceramic beads, brass chain, sari silk, Rose Quartz nuggets, Rose Quartz butterfly, Brass hook, pink waxed linen.


Pink Shores

A seashore bracelet featuring Asia's polymer clay seashell bracelet focal. I bought it and then was stumped. Nothing I had looked right with it. A...
Components: Polymer Clay Shell focal/Winter Bird Studios. Burgundy freshwater pearls & burgundy seed beads/JoAnn's Crafts. Pink freshwater pearls/Michael's & a destashing friend. Heishi shell/stash. Czech glass pink moon/Lima Beads Copper chain, jump rings/Michael's. Copper spacers/stash. Copper ball headpins/Hancock's Fabrics. Pink glass beads/stash. Pink seed beads/stash. Handmade hook clasp, jump rings/Asia


The Pond

I just LOVE frog ponds! We have a park nearby our house that is close enough for us to walk there. There is a pond on the way that is always filled...
Components: polymer clay frog focal by me, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork glass beads by Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj findings, unicorne mini teardrops, amethyst nuggets, recycled glass, tierracast heishi and beadcaps


Goldfish Pond Bracelet

This is the bracelet I designed to go along with my Goldfish Pond necklace. I struggle with bracelets because my wrist is small and it can be hard...
Components: Misc. Jasper hand-knapped nuggets, chips, and pebble; Green Girl Pewter Goldfish (LB); Pyrite (LB), Ceramic rounds, Ant Silver plate findings, accu-guards, 20ga wire.


For the love of Turquoise

I love the color turquoise, and I love the color orange, so it was only natural to put them together. I've made a lot of polymer clay pieces, but I...
Components: First has a polymer clay bracelet bar, czech fire polished rounds in two colors, Goldstone, one orange freshwater pearl and a handmade clasp. The next two are polymer clay pieces. The last has a polymer clay bead focal, lots of different czech glass beads, brass bead caps and a magnetic clasp.


Sand Bar

I love to collect sea shells and wanted to create a bracelet that captured the beach.
Components: Sea urchin from SummerWindart, pearls, shells, Czech glass, copper and brass findings.


Oh So Beaded Dangle Bracelet

I just love different beautiful jewelry. My Beaded Dangle Bracelets are made with only the finest beads, pearls and crystals. Each and every bead...
Components: Pearls, Crystals, Gemstones, Silver Plated Pewter accent beads


Daisy Chain Extras

I got ambitious and made 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings to go with the necklace after I had to tweak it this morning. The bracelet with the...
Components: Large yellow porcelain focal, assorted yellow glass beads, blue seed beads/Walmart. Blue/yellow/white daisy beads, yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Waxed linen/LB. Yellow bead and brass link chain/Walmart. Brass findings/stash.


Recycled Jeans

Ever had a several weeks holiday away from home and the studio, and got jeweler's abstinence: the opposite of beaders block? That happened to me in...
Components: Old pair of jeans, sewing thread, Toho seed beads (LB), chain.


Is this better than the last one?

Ok everyone. Thank you for your help yesteday with my original design. Now I've been in the workshop today and totally remade it! I decided to go...
Components: emerald rough cut tear drops rose quartz chips pearlised rose seed beads silver plated goddess charm memory wire


HELP!

Hi everyone
I need your help! I was asked by a family friend to make her a bracelet using these stones that she picked herself. Rose quartz ovals...
Components: oval rose quartz beads emerald rough cut tear drops silver plated 4mm jump rings 10mm lobster clasp rose quartz chip


Green Palm

I've been frustrated with bead-weaving lately, I think mainly due to the lack of time I have. It takes so long to do a piece and when I really only...
Components: The first is polymer clay, chandelier cut czech glass, fire polished czech glass, waxed linen and a tibetan silver toggle. The second is polymer clay, czech glass rounds, fire polished czech glass, pearls, waxed linen and a clasp I made myself.


Amethyst On White

Greeting all !!! Wanted to make myself another licorice leather bracelet with a custom cabochon. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I wear it...
Components: I have a few bezel settings 18mm for the licorice leather. I had a friend who is into lapidary make me this cabochon and was set as well. I used the white licorice leather along with the components made for it. I wanted it simple. Let the cab speak for itself. Tried to be as minimal with the rubber O rings as possible.


Cranberries

Just...simple...
Components: Silver plated metal bracelet and Venetian glass with silver plated head pins...


Happy Accident

This is a copper bracelet which shows what happens when you mess up a tutorial, lol My cohorts in chainmaille told me to just give it a new name,...
Components: Copper jump rings, 18ga 5/32"


Inpired by Becky and Wanda and some more

Back from vacation, all refreshed ???, had time to do some beading. After Becky's Fresh Pick about Tiger Eye and Wanda's design I wanted to use...
Components: 1." Loves wind in his hair" bracelet bar from Angel Whisperer, Electroplated hemetite, lampwork spacers from Garden Of Beads, Happy Fallout bead they are all from my stash. Tiger eye and waxed linen are from Lima Beads. Etched brass heart, copper clasp and faceted polymer clay beads are my own. 2. "House by the Meadow" Elluka house bead, Garden of Beads lampwork, Meital lampwork spacers, Indonesian glass, JB clasp, Cornerless brass cubes all from my stash, Czech glass beads and a Beaded Gift lampwork discs, Amazonite are from Lima 3. " September's Garden" Glass by Lease lampwork beads, Czech glass flower beads are from my stash. Golem Studio, Toggle bar, copper flower beads, Czech glass leaves and small beads are all from Lima Beads


#2 Crochet Bracelet

This is my second attempt at the same design.This one is a little big so it doesn't fit as nice. I love the colors with the copper wire, but I'm...


Copper Crochet Bracelet

I had done the crochet a year ago and could never figure out how I wanted to attach a clasp. I saw on Pinterest this am a framed one. So tada!! I...
Components: @8 gauge wire for the crochete with glass size 6 and 8 seed beads.16 gauge wire for the frame.


Oasis Ode

This piece is going on Etsy tomorrow, but I thought I'd try it out here first. See what you all think.

This piece reminds me of an oasis in the...
Components: 6mm Aqua Czech Glass Tiles, 1mm bronze metallic leather cord, antiqued brass palm-treed button, 4mm matte brick beads


Forest Glade

Now that I finally got the hang of the czech superduo beads and the rizo beads, they are A LOT of fun to work with to come up with color patterns,...
Components: lampwork owl by Denise Annette, czech glass rizo beads, czech glass superduo beads, vintaj jumprings, unicorn teardrops, nunn design branch toggle, czech glass beads, waxed linen


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