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Captured Sparkles

Another bracelet in my quest to combine chainmaille and beads. This was made using the Turkish chainmaille weave. There are crystals "captured"...
Components: Jump rings and 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.

Freels the Love

I got most of the beads from limabeads but all from and mayahoney @ etsy


I've been trying to combine my new love of chainmaille with my love of beads. This bracelet is made using a chainmaille weave called roundmaille.
Components: Jump rings, 4mm faceted rondelle hessonite beads.

Amethyst and Leather

I love the way chips and leather are BFFs. I have been wanting to create a popular item that would sell well at a charity event.
Components: Amethyst, leather


11 wraps of memory wire and seed beads to make this tribute to our American flag. It sold within 2 hours of posting..happy me!
Components: Beadalon memory wire, 11/0 lava red Czech seed beads, 11/0 patriotic blue TOHO seed beads, 11/0 opaque white opal Czech seed beads

Birthday swallow

Jasmin French swallow beads were my early birthday gift, I have been lusting for her beads for a while. I'm so happy to say that this bracelet made...
Components: Cork strap, Tierra cast strap ends, rivets, Vintaj chain and clasp, Czech flower beads, waxed linen are all from Lima Beads.

Celtic knot copper bracelet

Celtic knots and one primary bead
Components: 16 gauge copper wire

Wild and Crazy Guy.

I was inspired by a guy I saw jogging . He was wearing an orange shirt and red shorts. Crazy color combo,but it made me think of my new beads. I...
Components: Stretch cord 1MM, Smokey Quartz 12mm, African Glass 10mm, glass donuts, Center Glass bead from Lima 14mm, and Tierra Cast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm from Lima.

"Dragonfly Pond" and "In the Garden"

I had the beads from Magdalena Ruiz and Flower Jasper for a while, knew what I wanted to do just had no time, a quick trip back home provided me...
Components: "Dragonfly Pond" Lampwork from Flower Jasper, Czech glass, Vintaj chain and findings, waxed linen, Para square wire are from Lima. "In the Garden" Lampwork Magdalena Ruiz, Czech glass, Green Girl Studio drop, Vintaj chain and clasp, leather lace, Para square wire, eyelet all Lima. My own double sided headpins.

Deco Rules

I love Deco, and geometric patterns.
Components: Miyuki delicas, fireline, silver plated slide clasp

Lovely Little Lentils

I have wanted to post this design forever, and I thought that now would be perfect. I love the color and the overall look.
Components: Czech glass lentils, jump rings


This is a twist on the Egyptian coil bracelet.
Components: 14 gauge copper wire wood inlay focal

Midnight Dragonscale bracelet I started this back when Kumihimo first really started reaching sites I frequent. I'm easily intimidated by new techniques, but had seen...
Components: magatama seed beads Superlon beading cord tarnish-resistant brass wire antiqued brass bead caps antiqued brass clasp kumihimo beading disc

Fox in the Forest Bracelet

I whipped up this fun bracelet pairing together a fox button from Green Girl Studios with some of my new woven disk beads. Czech glass leaves,...
Components: pewter fox button, 5 polymer clay disk beads, 5 Czech maple leaves, 7 wood triangle beads, 18 4mm dyed hematite, 36" Irish waxed linen

Japanese Scarab

A friend of mine gave me this wooden scarab she got in Japan. It laid around for awhile..until I thought of coloring it. I only had a few different...
Components: wooden scarab, Gilder's Paste, copper Mica, paper beads from Africa, some Czech Glass and carved bone ? beads, brass bells and copper lobster claw.

For the fun of it.

More the ethnic textile cord. Decided on a double wrap this time embellished with jump rings and seed beads in colors picked up in the cord....
Components: 6mm burgundy ethnic textile cord, bright silver TierraCast Taj end caps from LB, 8mm jump rings, 8/0 seed beads in bright primary colors.

Cosmic Gaia

I love the flower pendant by Suziqbeads and wanted to create an earthy necklace to reflect the muted color of the clay.
Components: Suziqbead pendant, Czech glass, Agate beads, Shell, brass chain, batik ribbon, waxed linen thread.

Matching Bracelet

Of course I had to make a matching bracelet for the necklace!
Components: Handmade PC focal and dangle bead, cotton yarn, copper S-hook closure from LB and copper jumpring.

BOHO Beachy

Got my ethnic cord and just love the colors. With all the designs I wasn't sure what to do with it. Finally was inspired to make this a BOHO...
Components: 6mm blue ethnic cord, Czech glass seashells, TierraCast Taj end caps, TierraCast bamboo toggle


The shape and color of the button reminded me of a crocodile eye, sticking out above the water. The super duo pattern has a reptilian feel, and the...
Components: Natural Dark Green Leather (1.5mm), Turquoise Copper Picasso Super Duo, Opaque Luster Blue Super Duo, Turquoise with Bronze Super Duo, and Gold Metallic Suede Super Duo, Found Button

Lima's African Glass as Focal

Hi Ladies,
Per our chat about how to hide the knots in stretch bracelets. Here's a great looking bead. The Recycled African Glass from Lima. Not...
Components: Matte Aventurine in 10+6MM, copper colored seed beads, copper spacers.Faceted Onyx in 10MM, Rhodium plated spacers from Lima, SP bead caps.

Indigo & Sage

I was inspired by the bracelets that Ali and Angela were making, so I finally made my own versions.Thank you to both of you !!! :D
Components: "Indigo" button from round Rabbit, Czech glass flowers LB and my stash, leather strap, rivets, jump rings, chain, clasp, Unicorne Beads teardrop, waxed linen all are from Lima. "Sage" Ceramic lentil from Majoyal. Czech flowers, clasp, cork strap, rivets, strap ends, jump rings, waxed linen my beloved Lima Beads.

Yellow Silk and pearls

Part of a a personal beading challenge I'm tackling this whole year. Trying to exercise my creative muscles by taking inspiration from different...
Components: Freshwater pearls, sari silk

deser sky

Focal is ocean jasper.

summer days

Oocean jasper and pearls

rainbow dreams

Avariety of different gems combined!

puppy love

Labrodite moonstone and a variety of others make this up.

El Arturo

Inspired by my favorite piano player Arturo Ortiz

Aztec Angel

I was doing a RAW bracelet with a Girl Scout troop and made one for myself, as I enjoy the simplicity of it and it's versatility.
Components: Lustered Turquoise 6/0 Seed Bead

Wild Rabbit

I went a little crazy with this design. I'm not sure if I like it or not.
Components: polymer clay bunny, vintage button, peacock daggers, blue green Quartz, peacock vintage seeds, copper chain, polymer clay toggle and Sari Silk.

Owl with an Orange Nose

I absolutely fell in love with this owl by Jess...the colors are great!
Components: polymer clay owl, blue bellflowers, some vintage discs, Greek ceramic orange cornflakes, orange ceramic beads, ...bead caps, leaf chain, Czech glass, Impression Jasper, chain and Green Girl LB.

Barbed Wire Skull Bracelet

More inspiration from my Santa Fe trip. This bracelet has my barbed wire spacers made with sterling silver wire. I wanted to make some more...
Components: Chrysocolla, turquoise, elk antler, hematite skull, Bali spacers and beads, my barbed wire spacer, an artisan glass bead, artisan sterling skull bead

Triple Gold

I love the new textured cord so came up with my own version using TOHO seed beads that I handwove using a geometric pattern. Triple wrap marigold...
Components: marigold leather from LB, goldplated Greek button, gold CLon beading thread, TOHO seed beads

Spring Pansy

Here is my tribute to the wonderful pansy. They are some of the earliest flowers to come out in the spring and I think the little Czech pansies are...
Components: Suzique connector, Czech glass, Indonesian beads, brass chain and findings, waxed linen thread, pearl.

Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...

Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...

Baby Blue Wirework

I got some beautiful baby blue agate beads, but it took me some time to figure out what to do with them.
Components: Baby Blue agate beads, 20 & 24 gauge wire.

Golden White leather bracelet

I was searching for some really unique buttons. I wanted to continue making leather bracelets using the buttons. I found this really nice button...
Components: I used 2mm sliver white leather cord. I used a combination of the Czech and Toho size 6/0 "E" beads. The Czech glass beads are the matte dark gold and the silk pearl. The Toho's are not marked by color. I will determine my best guess....light topaz with the glassy finish and the translucent frosted crystal. One out of two ain't bad for the Toho's. I got one right...yeah !!! I used the Super Lon bead cord in the cream color to string the beads. The button did it as it's old and has style to it. The back side of it is all gold plastic. What a match !!!