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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.

Here's the link for the tutorial:...
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.


Dream Catcher

Need help, I don't like the look of the knots when I finish off the dream catcher. Any ideas?
Components: 2mm leather cord, 1" silver ring, hemp twine, cord ends, jump rings, lobster clasp.


My take

This is my take on Katie's Rhinstone/Leather wrap


Purple Stacked Bracelets

These are my creations for the Waxed Linen Blog Hop. I used Lesley Watt's tutorial for the seed bead one and the other is my design.

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Components: Purple waxed linen, size 6 seed beads, Unicorn beads glass button, copper jump rings, ArtyBecca polymer clay lentil, rainbow fluorite, TierraCast copper plated spacers & clasp.


Pomegranate

It all started with those beautiful Indonesian seed beads and some leftovers from another project. There are 8 strands of them strung on waxed...
Components: Indonesian seed beads from my stash, polymer clay bead cups, copper findings made by me.


Turquoise wrap bracelet

More of my new passion, knotting. This time I did a double wrap bracelet with turquoise rondelles and a turquoise cross featuring a leather loop...
Components: turquoise rondelles, turquoise cross, Czech beads from LB, a handmade (by me) fine silver link with a leather loop and button closure.


New take on White Sand Beach

I had a request for a 4 to 5 times wrap with a twist. She wanted to make my "white sand beach" bracelet into a wrap. The first section leather...
Components: African opal nuggets & 6mm rounds, chocolate shell pearls, 2mm antique brown leather cord, Vintaj peanut chain and Parawire, TierraCas brass Bali button all from LB. various pearls, seed beads, coconut, crystals, MOP and howlite from my stash.


Batik Boho

I quilt with Batik fabric and I wanted to incorporate some of the fabric into designs. I found a beautiful bracelet bar that matched some of my...
Components: Bracelet focal from JustADrop, lilac and agate beads, brass chain and findings, leather, seed beads.


Moon Glow

The Czech Glass Indigo Shimmer beads are so incredibly beautiful!
Components: Czech glass rondelles, freshwater pearl, White Agate, crescent moon charm, simple spiral toggle clasp, silver cubes, gunmetal heishis


Turquoise & Coral Charm Bangles

A simple charm bangle made using gemstone beads... No story behind this one. I just love the combination of coral and turquoise! :)
Components: Coral, turquoise, seed beads, memory wire, charms


Liquid Sunshine

Gorgeous 6mm faceted citrine gemstones surround a gold vermeil cutout OM charm. When I created this piece I needed some sunshine because it has...
Components: citrine beads, gold filled lobster clasp, gold vermeil cutout OM charm, gold vermeil beads


Tropical Waters

What can I say? I just loved the colors in the Grace beads and the turquoise.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, African Turquoise, turquoise nuggets, African Opal, Czech glass rondelles, antique brass findings


Bohemian Kaitlyn

I've always been one to layer my jewelry. More is always more to me : ) So it makes sense that I would really be drawn to making multistrand...
Components: Green Czech oval focal, and green czech squares from LB, various seed bead collections, some farfale or peanut beads I found, the wood rounds if you noticed are knotted in between each for a different look, and it's all done on bright blue and purple irish waxed linen- which I am in love with!


Spring Feelings

This lovely bracelet has a mix of pink and brown colored beads, both gemstones and glass beads. The brown nuggets are matte Smoky Quart, the...
Components: Strawberry Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Freshwater Pearls, Vintaj brass, handmade Copper clasp, different glassbeads, beading wire, copper headpins


Get Your Shades On!

Decided to step out of my usual "earth" toned comfort zone. Found these bright beads at a local gem show. You may need your shades!
Components: 4x6mm faceted neon beads, 4mm lime green howlite rounds, Beadalon memory wire


Azure and Copper Wrap

Here's my latest peyote leather wrap, but this time I used the traditional clasp of a button through a leather loop for a more rustic look.

This...
Components: Toho Treasure seed beads, 2mm natural brown leather cord & TierraCast copper Bali button all from LB. Myiuki Delica seed beads, Swarovski crystals and blue impression jasper heishi's from my stash.


Penny Lane

I bought the helicopter punch from LB and I punched some pennies I got in the Bahamas. The punch is high quality and makes a nice clean cut. I am...
Components: Bahama pennies, kazuri beads, Czech glass, pearls, copper wire and findings.


Square Copper Watch on Red Creek Jasper

Red Creek Jasper is one of my most favorite stones. I really like the way it looks with this copper watch.
Components: The bracelet is made of Lima Beads' red creek jasper rounds spaced with their TierraCast 4mm copper discs. On either side of the watch face I have placed their TierraCast 3mm copper rounds and finished it with a copper toggle clasp.


Tie the Knot

The bracelet includes knots representing "tie the knot" and the hearts representing "I love you." So, I want to say that these 2 symbols represent...
Components: The red glass knots are 10mm and the hearts, jump rings, and toggle clasp are TierraCast.


Stars and Stripes

Hopefully, you can easily imagine our US flag when you see this bracelet.
Components: The outline stars, jump rings, and toggle clasp are TierraCast; the beads are 8mm glass.


Texas and Its Cowboy Charms

As you can see, the bracelet also includes an enameled shape of Texas, where I live.
Components: The charms are TierraCast and the glass beads are 8mm. I used TierraCast rhodium non-tarnish oval jump rings to connect the charms and an antiqued sterling silver toggle clasp for closing the bracelet.


Lush Combo

Chartreuse and cobalt blue are one of my all-time favorite combos. It just spells elegance and class to me.
Components: Czech chartreuse rondelles and 6mm cobalt rounds from LB, 6mm lime green crystal rounds, Irish waxed linen from LB. antique brass jumprings and goldtome toggle clasp.


Triple-y

A bracelet made using beautiful ceramic beads by Nan Emmett, Czech glass beads and waxed Irish linen for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
Components: Ceramic beads by Nan Emmett Czech glass beads Waxed Irish linen


Leather Wrap with a Peyote Twist

I'm really enjoying making these peyote pieces, but I wanted to do something different to finish them. Since I love leather, I decided to try and...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, peach Swarovski bicones from my stash. Wisteria quartz/picasso faceted rondeles, natural brown leather cord and antique copper wire 20 and 18 gauge for the cord ends and clasp all from LB.


Bicycle, bicycle & Frog Pond

Have been working on and off on a couple of new pieces.
Components: "Bicycle, bicycle" Bo Hulley bracelet bar, my own copper clasp, Czech glass beads are mostly from Lima. "Frog Pond" GGS pewter, recycled glass, wa xed linen from LB. Golem Studio beads from my stash, handmade copper clasp.


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