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Theme and Variations

I like the graceful lines in the frame of this style. Three different bracelets with the same basic style only one has been reversed. The first...
Components: 12, 14 and 24 gauge copper wire, stone, glass, crystal and chips (many are orphan beads)


Into Mermaid Waters

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a...
Components: Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.


Sssstriking Rattler

As I began to string the agate beads onto the cord, this bracelet took on the persona of a rattlesnake. Snakes are very exotic and mysterious, so...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are Crazy Lace Agate, leather cord, Wood button, shell and copper


Calypso

Summer always means bright colors to me - - this set is just meant to sing of happy times !
Components: Czech glass and seed beads with gold-plated accents and 20-gauge non-tarnish brass Artistic wire.


Black vintage wire pendant

Wire wrapped Black pendant with vintage look :-)


Teal & Flowers

It's the Antelope Bulahan Wood Bead Contest! We were allowed to enter 3 pieces. Hurray! One of mine was chosen for the final contest.

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Components: Teal flowers: Bulahan wood beads, FABULOUS polyclay beads from a woman's group in Africa, falling ring chain (LB) and 20 and 22 gauge parawire (LB). Sweet bird: These ceramic components are from BluMudd. Lots of parawire (LB) on this one too! Flower power: This was going to be a lariat and I found the awesome flower focal in my stash. (This is why we buy everything in sight because we never know when it will be necessary to a design!!!)


Copper Spider

I had some beautiful golden sari silk that I wanted to incorporate into a bracelet with copper and gold pearls. When I went to take the pictures, a...
Components: Kristy Bowman copper, shells, pearls, Czech glass, copper chain, agate, silk. And a little spider (actually quite a large spider).


Feminie bracelet

Sweet and Unique :-)


Wire wrapped bracelet

Wire wrapped bracelet....very labor extensive :-)

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Crystal bracelet

Large gunmetal chain wrapped in chains and large crystals.

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Bracelet

Statement bracelet with Pearls and a ton of chains.

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Wrapped with Love

I'm from New Mexico and these beads remind me of home skies and warm lands rich with promise...too poetic, I know! Anyway, loved the double-wrap...
Components: African Turquoise beads and charm components from Lima Beads! Cording and button from a friend...easy peasy to do!


Faux Jade

Some faux PC jade I've made. Of course, the color isnt teal, but a lovely green. I blame it all on my scanner! LOL I have a problem I wonder any...
Components: PC, patterned lavendar and green bicone glass beads, TOHO 6/0 antique gold beads from LB, Irish waxed linen cord from LB, gold jumprings and toggle clasp.


Jasper, Metal and Glass~Oh My!

Bracelet made of beads from a recent LB order.
Components: 8 mm red jasper and Czech glass beads from LB--metal bicones, Irish waxed linen cord from LB and copper jumprings and toggle.


The Problem with Purple

I was approached by Pancreatic Cancer Canada to design a bracelet for sale on their website. The requirements were it had to be purple, their...
Components: Leather in varying shades of purple, large hole dyed purple crazy lace agate, Tierra Cast pewter dove and purple crystal all LB. Everything else from my stash.


Dragonfly Wings

This is a beaded braided 10mm leather bracelet.
Components: Bugle beads, seed beads, braided leather 10mm wide with gunmetal toggle clasp. Bugle and seed beads are teal colored and leather is black.


Radiant orchid mix

I decided to make a go at Pantone's "radiant orchid" color of the year. But I only had a few beads in that color so I decided to incorporate a MIX...
Components: Lilac Impression Jasper oval and rounds, Rutilated Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Lilac jade from my stash. Silk string, Wisteria Czech glass, Lavender candy jade, Vintaj chain, butterfly and findings, lucite flower and metallic violet leather cord all from LB.


Dragonfly Dreams

I made this bracelet a while ago, but since I'm in a photo-taking mood today - - here goes.
This piece was inspired by the natural iridescent glow...
Components: The major components of this bracelet are shell, pearl, amazonite chips, Czech glass dragonfly connector from LB, seed beads and crystal.


It's a Wrap!

I had great fun raiding my bead-stash to make this wrap-around bracelet. Fortunately, I had a lot of onesies and twosies that were a perfect match...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are crazy agate, sea shell, crystal and fairy silk.


Faux Ivory

More of my handmade PC pieces. I've always loved the antique carved ivory jewelry. This makes it easy to achieve with no danger to elephants!...
Components: PC, acrylic paint, antique gold jumprings, chain and toggle clasp.


Colorful Canes

These are some new PC canes I made. I found some great beading books at the discount book store yesterday and they inspired me! They're alot more...
Components: PC cane slices, 8/0 and 6/0 asst'd. seedbeads, jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp.


Momordica Leather Charm Bracelet

Designed By Rebecca Nunn

Charm bracelet using leather, metal beads and new 2014 Summer Collection Charms!

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A Run with Resin

So here is my first attempt at Resin! It was pretty easy, a bit messy, but overall I think it went pretty good : ) I cut prices of fabric that I...
Components: Pendants made from ornate bronze bezels with fabric pieces and resin, lavender ab seed beads, bronze filigree cones, Czech bellflowers and bronze floral toggle.


Surfing for Treasure

This one is inspired by the "Treasure Coast" of Florida. I so loved our time there and hope to return again. The cool blues and white remind me of...
Components: Natural leather cord, suede lace, Czech glass, SP chain, beads and wire, TierraCast charm and white agate nuggets all from LB. White and turquoise howlite, Amazonite, recycled glass and Danforth pewter button all from my stash.


Leftovers

The name says it all....major stash cleanout!
Components: Asst'd. Czech rondelles (some from LB), asst'd. glass and metal seedbeads and megatamas (LB), handmade PC button, Irish waxed linen cord from LB and crimp covers--also LB.


Coral Bliss

I've been working with a lot of beachy colors lately. This one just came about because I wanted to use more earthy tones than the usual brights and...
Components: Feldspath nuggets, Czech glass, Toho seed beads, Vintaj chain and findings and Parawire for the clasp, all from LB. 8mm faceted coral and coral tubes, Swarovski pearls, glass pearls, recycled glass and gold spacers from my stash.


Wire Bracelets

I've been on a bracelet binge this past week. One of these bracelets was made for a customer and the others just for the heck of it.

The third...
Components: 18 gauge wire


Sampler

saw a similar piece in a jeweler's case and loved the mix of beads and colours. good way to use up some of those leftovers
Components: various sizes and shapes of seed and delica beads


Twisted

Hey guys! I've had a crazy week after finding 4 baby kittens under the steps in my garage, they're only a week or two old! There was no sign of a...
Components: Blue czech swirly squares and 3 sided carved czech nuggets from LB, travertine seed beads in turquoise and brown, Toho magatamas in dark purple and metallic navy, and I used some of the India linen scraps in a mustard to string beads and knot and another piece I threaded through some bronze colored box chain. Everything is strung on blue Irish waxed linen then braided together and finished with a cute little bronze flower toggle. : )


Green fling

I was inspired by the beautiful colors of the grass and trees. It was a simple creation. Great project for beginners!


~ Pearls & Leather ~

I took apart the last bracelet I made because I wanted to try silver beads. The rest fell into place.

The leather band I used comes pre punched.
Components: leather strap, pearls, Czech glas, turq, seed beads, white nylon thread, Labradorite


Ol ' Blue Eyes

I love polymer clay pieces and have discovered a fabulous polymer clay artist!
Components: polymer clay owl cuff, rustic orange Indonesian glass, red patina chain, copper jump rings, Patricia Healey copper toggle..LB. waxed linen and two blue Agate.


Hotsy Totsy

Having fun making these multi-wrap bracelets with seed beads. I wanted something with hot reds. They say reds are hard to pair but I just threw...
Components: Beadalon stainless steel memory wire, Czech 11/0 seed beads in opaque rainbow ruby, lave red, cranberry red and silver foil, key heart charm from LB, pewter vase beads


Cross Bracelet

I see cross bracelets of all kinds all over. Some of the prices are astounding! So I decided to make my own using PC--of course! LOL
Components: Handmade PC cross, Artistic silver wire, silvertone jumprings, gunmetal lobsterclaw clasp, Czech glass beads, braided black leather cord, acrylic paints and sealer.


~ Beachy Leather ~

I followed a tutorial that was in my inbox. Very easy to use and I had all the supplies for once.

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Components: Sunstone, Labradorite, Magnesite, Peridot, (CHIPS) leather snap bracelet, c lon


serene beauty

A piece to congratulate a friend who finished her PhD! :) She wears a lot of muted colors, so a bracelet that is nicely timid in color. :)
Components: African recycled beads, recycled glass beads, ceramic beads, and toggle all from LB


Guardian bracelets

These are what I like to call my guardian bracelets. I believe everyone has a particular stone which is special and protective to them and I wanted...
Components: 2 mm brown leather cord. Oval rhyolite stone, rough black tourmaline stones, rough cut Amethyst stone, crystal rondelle, 20 gauge silver plated wire for the jump rings, pewter leather crimps, lobster clasps.


Shiny Copper

This (again) started out with the thought "wonder how difficult that would be?" Turned out -- not incredibly! Got a tool punching discs out of...
Components: Copper sheet, around 0.5 mm, copper wire, pearls (total blank what they are called right now...). Punched discs, drilled holes, hammered into shape, polished. Fused the larger jump rings, since I found they could snap open. Also first tried to wax the copper, but it didn't seem to be enough protection, so I spray varnished it (acrylic), hope that works.


Circus Elephant

I ordered a PC shell focal from Asia and she sent a bonus of this gorgeous lentil bead, and a handmade hook clasp. The lentil matched these little...
Components: Periwinkle glass lentil. Periwinkle/yellow glass elephant. Periwinkle/yellow pandora type bead. Tumbled Chalcedony nuggets. Periwinkle facected rondelles. Blue Lace Agate rounds. Czech Citrus Sunshine rondelles. Perwinkle frosted glass disks. Small Chalcedony nuggets. Yellow glass flowers. Large yellow flower. Brass bead caps, jump rings, headpins. Asia's handmade hook clasp. S-lon cord.


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