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Caramel and Cream Bracelet

I love, love, love, bead mixes. So when I saw these Vanilla Sugar Jesse James beads on clearance, I needed them like I needed air in my lungs. This...
Components: Vanilla Sugar Jesse James Design Elements

Peonies Bracelet

While I would not consider myself to be a pink person, these rondelles spoke to me and said "string me on brown suede, please." I know that sounds...

Birds of a Feather Bracelet

How great are these bird buttons! I was sitting in the photo room talking with Andrea, trying to come up with a plan for the Czech daggers....


I just purchased this very striking polymer clay 22 mm coin shaped bead from Aloha Moe.
Maureen makes the beautiful polymer clay beads which I am...
Components: My focal is the 22 mm coin shaped bead. I used the Czech Mates 6 mm two hole tile beads in the jet black. I strung this bracelet by hand using the Beadalon WildFire thread in black. I very luckily had Toho seed beads that matched perfectly with my focal bead. Toho 8/0 seed beads in two colors : Permanent Finish / Matte Galvanized Pink Lilac and Permanent Finish/ Frosted Galvanized Mint Green. I had these 4 mm round Czech crystal glass beads in purple that worked. I used my 3 mm shiny round silver metal beads. I used my 4 hole I believe the Tierra Cast silver spacer bar bracelet findings. Silver findings used: crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, 2 round silver 5 mm heishi spacers, and the two hole silver tube clasp.

Dreaming of the Sea

Very similar to one I created called "Softness of the Sea" but I wanted to incorporate these copper patina spiral beads in the design with more...
Components: Leather, amazonite, freshwater pearl, large hole beads, copper patina beads, African recycled glass, pewter hammered ring, swivel clasp

Progression of a Cuff

I wanted to make a cuff with all crystals. Looks pretty good but getting a descent Photo was a whole different ball game. Did you know lighting a...
Components: 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, many different kinds of crystals

Vintage Lake

You may have noticed by now that I love, love, love making bracelets with beaded links with a simple color scheme. If you have never done anything...
Components: Many pretty beads

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Earth day was my inspiration for this piece-- the beautiful colors of a rainbow we are occasionally blessed to see after the rain. I wanted to...
Components: Various gemstones: turquoise, jade, jasper, chalcedony, Citrine, Amethyst, lapis. Sterling silver leaf, sterling silver magnetic clasp

More pearls

Time for another pearl cuff! I made this one with darker colors in a size that will fit larger wrist. I still have a great grunch* of pearls....
Components: pearls, 14ga and 24ga wire, one glass bead

One for Me

I used leather for the ends of this loomed bracelet for a more rustic look than my others which used magnetic clasps. As usual, it was a trial and...
Components: Various seed beads, Czech glass, Lapis, leather cord, flat leather, TierraCast button, C-lon cord and thread.

Buffalo Bracelets

I wanted to use this button in a bracelet for a friend of mine who loves buffaloes. It was a project to figure out how to attach a button flush to...
Components: 15mm buffalo leather, button, 1.5mm leather cord, 20g Artistic Wire and magnetic clasp. The skinny ones are the same components but using 10mm flat leather.

Oxblood Czech Mates Bracelet

To quote from Monty Python.."And now for something completely different" que the music !! I am half pure Czech and I'd like to know whose the one...
Components: 6mm Czech Mates 2 hole tile beads in the Picasso style in Oxblood. I paired my Toho round size 8/0 seed beads. Inside-Color Crystal/ Metallic Teal Lined with the photos don't give the true colors of the beads. There is teal green mixed in that Picasso design. I used the Silver-Lined Frosted Black Diamond to give some sparkle without too much bling and to separate the lines into a simplistic design. I used my Jewel Bead Loom with the Beadalon WildFire bead thread in black. I used my shiny silver ribbon crimps and a simple shiny toggle and clasp to finish the bracelet. Let's just say that this bracelet is slowly growing on me. Even the not so pretty beads get some exposure.

Chainamille part 2

So, here's the thing. I learn something new and then it's all I can do! Pretty much like a baby that figures out it has a voice and then has to...
Components: Tumbled rough cut miss agate, CZ beads (flower one is pressed glass), sterling silver filled wire

A name? No idea

Ok, so I am totally guilty of working and watching tv at the same time until late at night, like 1:45 am..... But this is what I made during my...
Components: Czech Glass beads, copper wire

Loomed Bracelet

Inspired by all the lovely loomed bracelets I am seeing on LB, I decicided to try one for myself! This one is 1" wide, 17 beads across - I had to...
Components: 11/0 seed beads, Fireline beading thread, magnetic clasp from stash. Bead tube ends from LB

Cuff in Purple Passion

I have the Czech Mates 2 hole tiles in the Luster Opaque Amethyst that I decided to use on my bead loom. I wanted to make myself a cuff bracelet...
Components: For starters ...the 6 mm two hole Czech Mates tile beads in the Luster Opaque Amethyst. Toho seed beads in size 8/0 were used : Marbled Opaque Light Blue / Amethyst = Matte in the Mauve Mocha = Silver Lined Crystal. The beads in the silver lines are the 3mm Czech glass beads that I received from my Easter egg hunt with Lima Beads. It was one of their prizes. I just incorporated them into my design. I used my Jewel Loom by Beadalon with the Beadalon WildFire thread in white. I used my 20 mm shiny silver ribbon crimps. I'm happy that I decided to use the Toho silver lined crystals as the silver gives this design some bling. And who doesn't like a little bit of bling in their wardrobe these days ? Last, I used a shiny toggle and clasp to complete the bracelet.

Wisteria Meadow

I love the colors in this bracelet and the variety of bead types. It includes glass, gemstone, and even some hemp! It will be on my Etsy store....
Components: Anything blue, purple or green


I decided to make a bracelet with some odds and ends I had.
Components: Turquoise, Green Onyx, Czech Glass, Agates, pink Jade, brass spacers, Amazonite ?, lucite flower, silver toggle and waxed linen.

Aluminum Angel

I got this idea looking through Lima for eggs. Great project when you only have ten minutes!
Components: Sun mist silk, aluminum cable chain

Persian Turquoise Beauty

I have these Czech Mates two hole tile beads collecting dust. I have the Beadalon Jewel Loom waiting to be used. Add these two and this is what I...
Components: I used my 6 mm Czech Mate two hole tiles in the Persian Turquoise Moon Dust. Pretty beads at that !!! I matched up three of the Toho size 8/0 seed beads that I thought would go nicely with the dark turquoise. Antiqued mettalic silver for starters followed by opaque matte gray. This one did the trick...opaque lustered lagoon which made this color combo pop. I used my WildFire beading thread in the black. I finished off by using my 20 mm silver ribbon crimps. A nice shiny oval roped toggle and clasp to finish attached by the silver split rings. I love using the split rings as I'm confident that I will not loose my toggle / clasp and the the bracelet is secure. What I find is when I am weaving after I finished with my beads that I will weave another time with my thread. It makes the bracelet a little bit more taunt and stronger. It still has the flexability to it. I also played with my design as to making it a little more interesting playing the colors of the grays. I am very please with my first experiment with the Czech Mates.

Bronzed Brown Czech Mate Bead Weave

I have in my bead stash some of the
Czech Mates two hole squares which are collecting dust. I love to bead weave now since I have my Jewel Loom...
Components: O.k.. I used the 6 mm two hole tile Czech Mates in the Picasso opaque light beige. I love these beads !!! Two rows of the Toho seed beads in the size 8/0. One is the bronze matte and the other is the matte galvanized starlight. I used my WildFire bead thread in the black. I have different sizes and colors of the metal ribbon crimps.Here I used the 13 mm gold ribbon crimps. I used this beautiful rope design gold toggle and clasp attached by gold split rings.

Butterfly Kisses

I started putting links together and this happened. It will be on my etsy store.
Components: Everything pink and purple

Summer Nights

This started off with a desire to use my Turquoise nuggets..one of my favorite gemstones.
Components: Amazonite, Turquoise nuggets, Czech Glass, blue Agates, Polymer clay nugget, ceramic bead, lucite flowers and copper toggle.

Minimalist Bracelet

I made this pendant into a bracelet link and discovered that I liked it with just enough beads to accent the focal.
Components: enameled focal, lavender Quartz, Sky Line Agates, Chartreuse Czech Glass, Keishi Pearls, copper toggle.

Swirled in Blue Silver

I just purchased this beautiful 20 mm coin shaped polymer clay bead from AlohaMoe Beads.
I love blue and this bead with her unique design caught...
Components: My focal is the blue silver swirled design of this 20 mm coin shaped bead. I used the Czech SuperDuo two hold beads in this simple design using two colors : blue luster and the clear crystal. The antiqued silver metallic are Toho size 8/0. I used silver findings along with my WildFire thread in the white. I used a silver two hole tube clasp.

Flight Over Fields

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Create a beautiful bracelet focal with patina and glued layers. Simply curve components to form to the sides of your...

Flowers in Paris

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Designing is a breeze with the Parisian themed charm assortment. Add beautiful bead links and decorative jump rings...

Meandering Copper Wire

This is one of those pieces that started out one way and ended another. Mostly I was just playing around. It morphed several times before I...
Components: 14ga wire frame, 24ga stringing wire, blue sky jasper small nuggets and round beads

Upcycled Mystery

This is something I have been meaning to try for a while. I have lots of these packaging pieces lying around. I always save them thinking they...
Components: Mystery upcycled component, sari silk, gold Artistic Wire(hint, hint) and assorted seed beads.

More Pearls

One more time! This was also made for a friend who loves pearls in a big way. It is a variation of my favorite cuff design.
Components: pearls and red brass

Pearls for Liz

This cuff is variation of the style I've been making for many moons. I made it for a friend who just happens to like pearls.

I've been on a...
Components: pearls and red brass wire

Baby Blue

Square stitched glass seed beads

Pearly Mates

Multi strung fresh water pearls & seeds, Czech drops

Hip to be Squares

Strung orange soda lite squares and terra cotta glass seed beads for a 1-wrap bracelet

Summer Pond Dragonfly

This is a birthday bracelet for my daughter who loves the color green. This is the first time I made her a bracelet that was this involved, never...
Components: Seed beads, bicones and super duos

Fun with memory wire

I love Czech beads!
Components: Czech beads, Swarovski, gemstones and seed beads from a local bead store!

Ok Kye!

Ok, so Kye made an awesome chainmaille bracelet, and it really made me want to try chainmaille. And it was a lesson in perseverance and a whole...
Components: Authentic ancient Roman glass (like from an actual archeological dig and everything!), Czech glass beads, Vintaj copper wire various gauges (I definitely need to be a saw frame to make the jumprings exactly perfect)

Turquoise Festival

I love turquoise & some of these lovely large nuggets. Thought I would make this bracelet with one of them & added moonstone, carnelian, amber,...
Components: Turquoise, Carnelian, Moonstone, amber, pearl, trade beads. Silver wire & clasp.

Reflection Bracelet

Something to remind me that I need to take time for myself. Time to breath, collect my thoughts and remember that love is around me.
Components: LB teardrop beads, breath & love connectors. Green Girl faith & feather danglies and other odd beads laying around.