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Crisp Autumn Days

I have a love for leaf beads, & have quite a collection of them. I paired them up with some flower beads that I felt were fall-like, & wire wrapped...
Components: Czech glass leaf & flower beads, elongated gunmetal chain, 24g wire, round & triangle jumprings, 3mm glass beads, 3mm daisy spacers, lobster clasp

Hematite expression

I made this piece for a new customer. She gave me "free rein" to design it, she has been looking for a wrap bracelet but hasn't had much luck. She...
Components: Transite, natural hematite, leather, woodland scene bead from GGS (lb), rose button from GGS (lb)

Sunset Rose

Leah Curtis roses are so exceptional and artistic. I wanted to create a bracelet around them.
Components: Leah Curtis rose, Suzieq focal, Czech and Indonesian glass, Unakite, brass findings.

Chips N Sparkle

I'm trying different wire wrapping techniques. I practiced messy wire wrapped briolettes earlier. Then decided to wrap an inexpensive brass bangle....
Components: Amethyst chips from Lima, clear blue iris glass bicones, about 1/4 inch brass bangle, 26 gauge Gold Artistic Wire

Leather Bracelet with Micro Screws & Nuts

Isn't it great to find a project that takes minutes to make but creates a big visual punch? Pair up my bracelet cuff with leather straps for a...
Components: Bracelet cuff, 8” 19 gauge steel wire, 2 x 15mm brass jump rings, 10” leather strap ½” wide, 18mm x 20mm copper E hook clasp, 4 micro 1” screw and nut sets, Metal punch, Wire cutters, Scissors, Bench block, Ball peen hammer

Flower and Berries

Just like Lynda I saw Erin Siegel tutorial and started a bracelet last weekend. Had a semi decent weather to do some pictures yesterday and here it...
Components: From Lima Beads size 6 seed beads, Waxed linen cord, Czech glass bead, chain and clasp.ArtIncendi enamel flower connector. From my stash 2 silver plated beads and a headpin.

Definitely Fall

I wanted to create some seasonal pieces with warm colors and textures.
Components: Suziqbeads bike focal, Czech glass, Agate, chain, brass findings, seed beads, waxed linen.

First Design Post!

This is my first LB Design Post, so I'm a bit nervous! I made this bracelet for a purple-lover as a birthday gift (I care for her 11-month-old...
Components: Amethyst chips, sari silk, Czech beads, XAZ raku beads, seed beads, etc. all from LB.

For those who are interested...

For those of you who are interested in trying this bracelet tutorial...here's another variation. I wanted to use PC button I had made instead of a...
Components: 3 ply waxed linen cord, variety of beads, polymer clay button.

Tiny Bubbles

Rediscovered a great tutorial by Erin Siegel that uses few materials and tons of seed beads...always looking for ways to use them up! Easy,...
Components: 5 yards of waxed linen cord, variety of seed beads, toggle clap No tools needed except a pair of scissors!

Hemp bracelets

These are just a few hemp bracelets we have handcrafted (: like our Facebook page! Screach Heath Hemp!

From flower to stone

I took the "flower lattice bracelet" (http://www.fusionbeads.com/Flower-Lattice-Bracelet) and changed the pastel beads to mottled neutrals, with...
Components: Czech 2-hole squares and Superduos, 3mm fire-polished beads; 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0 seed beads.

Two soutache bracelets

I love working with soutache, with all the bright colors it gives me to play with, and the Lunasoft cabochons are amazing! As usual, these are...
Components: Soutache braid, Czech Superduo beads, Lunasoft square cabochon, Ultrasuede backing. Sorry the pictures aren't very good; the first was just hard to light, the second should be more of an olive green than it looks here.

Crystal Zen

Some simple sparkly bracelets again using up my stash. I had saved these tassels from some strings of expensive faceted semi precious stone I had...
Components: TierraCast lotus charm, 3-4mm crystal roundellesfrom LB. Silver plated beads and pearls from my stash.

Another first!

Jewelry making is my new passion & I want to use many different materials & modalities. So I used the flat cotton cord, some wonderful pinch ends &...

Beachy Bracelet

Love the cupolini shell sticks in this piece! That, and the focal makes it so beachy!
Components: polymer clay focal, cupolini shell, Czech glass fire polished beads, silvertone daisy spacers, wire guardians, crimps, crimp covers, silver plated lobster clasp

Two of a Kind

Here's the latest project in this summer's bead weaving class. This was made using the square stitch. I adapted the pattern they used in order to...
Components: Miyuki Delicas 11/0 and silver concho button from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, black One-G thread, 20g artistic wire for coils, and TierraCast copper button and feather charms all from Lima Beads.

Big Blue

I created this loom pattern. Sharknado inspired my new etsy shops name "Beadnado." So I decided to make a bracelet of Big Blue...
Components: This is done on the loom. Treasure beads, Lobster clasp, jump rings, and Greek boned fish. I had to cut & file off one ring on the fishes face so I could us this for a charm. The boned fish tells the story. I used my loom pattern to make this....

First Kumihimo with beads

Well, Kumihimo is so much fun & so easy! I'm starting another right away! What's funny is when I went to post these pics, I can see that I need to...
Components: 6/0 higher metallic grape Toho, Tierracast clasp, cord ends, C-lon .5mm cord

It's a holiday wrap

I wanted to do a piece with Christmas colors that didn't scream Red & Green☺️ Not sure I succeeded...
Components: African Jade, Czech button & glass beads, 2 mm green leather

Inner Fire

This bracelet is a just a simple captive inverted roundmaille weave. I wanted to post something simple and basic after working on my last two...
Components: Jump rings and crystals.

Copper Enigma

Ok... So I had a difficult time deciding on a name for this one.... I had an idea for another experiment, just wanted to see if I could do it, I...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in various gauges Natural labradorite Shibori silk ribbon from LB

Lovely Lavenders

This vintage lavender Horn really appealed to me...I got the pc rondelles for something else, but they seemed to go together.
Components: vintage lavender horn, lavender/blue mist vintage Czech glass, polymer clay rondelles and sterling hook.

Seahorse bracelet

For my niece, turning 8 years soon, who got her seahorse swimming award (childrens first swimming badge) this summer. Her favourite colours are...
Components: Seahorse charm (Tierra cast), turtle bead, round wooden beads, glass beads, pink African recycled glass ring, purple tagua nut splinter, knotting cord.

Elephant Marching

I LOVE this little elephant! I hope the bracelet does him/her justice :)
Components: Black onyx elephant, iron pyrite, Dalmatian jasper, all LB. Black tourmaline beads, sterling silver chain (leftover bit from Mega Necklace project), hand formed sterling wire hook, large Dalmatian jasper bead and bead cap, from my stash.

Metal Lineup

This bracelet is #2 in a series I started after buying three A Beaded Gift pillow beads from Lima Beads. I posted the first bracelet Tuesday. This...
Components: Jump rings. A Beaded Gift pillow bead, black and green Czech glass faceted rounds from LB. Also, various seed beads, metal beads, and Amethyst rounds from my stash.

Coloring outside the lines

I love to try the unexpected, I'd say think outside the box, (but then that would mean I was first in the box and well, that doesn't work for me)...
Components: Silver celtic knot button 6mm glass beads Natural freshwater pearls (for lack of proper term) undeyed and unbleached 100% silk sari ribbon in coffee from LB

Mommy's bwhaacyet

Ok, so my 4 year old daughter made this for me this morning. She was so proud of herself! She sees Mommy working on jewelry and she wants to also...
Components: Plastic "tree house beads" hemp string and a good use of the "seatbelt" method of stringing as seen on a kitty and bear bead

What's Black & Blue & Purple Allover?

My last order from Lima Beads included A Beaded Gift mini pillows. After playing around with colored jump rings and my stash I ended up with this...
Components: Jump rings, A Beaded Gift mini pillow from LB. And from my stash-various seed beads, glass donuts and Amethyst rounds.

Silken stone

When I purchased this silk ribbon I intended to do some kumihimo something or other with it... I just couldn't ever decide on a direction to go...
Components: Quarry silk string 2mm 42" from LB Round rhodonite w/extra black matrix 6mm from LB Transite (clear string material used in ladder stitch) Silver button

Bluebird Adventure

So I'm STILL playing with wire... I made the links and then made a whimsical cloud and hoop clasp. I think I want to get more of the bird coin...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in gauges 28, 20, 24 Czech oval soaring bird beads from LB Natural freshwater pearls (not dyed)

Cobalt Czech

I love the Czech blue beads and Picassos. Recently learned how to wire wrap and now I'm going crazy with it. BlingsCandy on Etsy has my other...
Components: Pewter chain, Czech beads, wire wrapped components and very large lobster clasp.

Rustic Mermaid

I got a Grace Lampwork rondelle just for this reason and I am very pleased with the results.
Components: Leather, Dichroic Lampwork rondelle, chain

Heart of Hearts

This heart was a freebie...I wanted to showcase it in a bracelet...so I came up with the idea of attaching it to a copper tube that I had strung...
Components: heart..clay of some sort, Leopardskin Jasper, Coffee Bean Jasper, Czech glass, saffron patina copper bead, Red Creek Jasper, waxed linen, copper tube, seeds and little black hook.

Johnny One Note!

Yes feeling like another of the same ol' thing! LOL. I did play with some colored wire, and even did a 2 color piece, yet to be finished.
Components: Silver artistic wire in 24 & 18g, dyed how lite stones.

Animal lovers..

Our 2 girls love their vet & hospital staff. It's their 2 yr birthday tomorrow & these and many more bracelets are Rosa & Rita gift to them..
Components: Leather cord, charms, clasps, bead ends, magnetic clasp, rubber rings

Moonstone/labradorite bracelets

I wanted to showcase the stone links and make something simple and pretty. Here are two that I made for myself.
Components: Moonstone and labradorite links(LB), moonstone heishis, spinel faceted, black agate round, and labradorite faceted beads, GP spacers and bead caps, and vermeil S clasps. Strung on beading wire.

Viking Expression

I wanted to try something unique with the Viking knit; so as I "knit" the wire I added beads to make a spiral pattern inside the knit. Still...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in sizes 24, 20 & 16, Beadalon bead stringing wire (don't remember exact size or # of wires, most likely was 19, I used a piece of scrap), crimp tubes, wire guardians and Czech Fire Polished glass iris blue round 3mm beads from LB.

Greek in a leather coat

I like the Greek bead color with leather.
Components: Greek beads, leather, gold (plated) lobster clasp, gold (plated) ribbon crimp covers, tiny Greek bead charm

Weave Got Tonight

Well I tried some "permanently colored" wire, but there are still some scratches. Probably keep this one.
Components: Artistic wire, cheerio beads, 16g silver wire