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Tranquil reminder

More PMC3 work... To make the focal I rolled the clay out and then used an impression mat. I fired the clay using a speed fire cone system for...
Components: PMC3 fine silver, Czech glass beads and SSF wire, LOS


Butterfly Oh Butterfly

I got these Vintaj butterflies from LB intending on using them in a bracelet. The seed beads were a Christmas present...I thought they were perfect...
Components: Vintaj brass butterflies..LB...seeds, purple and blue flowers, waxed linen..LB, brass lobster..LB.


Ode To Bone

Well, I'm kinda hesitant to post this since it's mostly chainmaille and this is a beading site. But, I was inspired by Little Round Chick and...
Components: Jump rings, and bone beads.


One for me!

This wrap bracelet began with a 2-strand bronze glue-in clasp from Rio Grande. As it developed, I just loved it too much! I don't keep much of the...
Components: Various bronze, Saki bronze, Greek bronze, brass & antique gold beads, Czech glass, large hole gemstone, Czech glass button, snips of silk ribbon & bronze S clasp.


Flight

I've been working on designing with a new chainmaille weave. Well, new for me that is. It's been a lot of fun.
The transition between the...
Components: Jump rings, 2 holed African Opal beads from a great little shop, Czech glass, and 6mm African Opal rounds from LB.


Snowflakes are falling...

With all the snow on the ground, I just had to immortalize it in a bracelet.
Components: Snowflake charms, aluminum chain, pearl and crystal chains.


Conifer and Jasper Toggle Bracelet

I really like Nunns' series of National Park charms. They are just the right size for bracelets.
Components: Nunn antique silver-plated Redwood charm, impression jasper 6 mm heishi, light coconut heishi, Czech 6/0 dark saddle seed beads, Toho semi-glazed turquoise 8/0 seed beads, simple pewter Greek Toggle small, beading wire, sterling silver crimp beads.


Purple Icing

What inspired me was that I love combining the 2 different types of Amethyst beads, & what I love is Amethyst and purple are both favorites of mine.
Components: Dogtooth Amethyst Round 10mm Amethyst Faceted Round 10mm Freshwater Pearl 10mm Magnesite (wht) Round 10mm Gold (plated) Openwork Lotus Charm 20x24mm Goldenshadow Swarovski bicone crystals 10mm


Silver Lotus Combo

The color combination is what inspired me. I wore this with a gray colored outfit, & I got a lot of compliments.
Components: Zola, Jasper, All Silver Pewter findings.


frog pond

Hand made ceramic focal, green opal, Czech seedbeads


Sea and Sand

I have been wanting to do a wrap bracelet with these cube beads. I finally got around to it and then didn't have what I wanted for the closure. So...
Components: TOHO cube beads, C-Lon and leather cord from LB...gold dome closure from my old jewelry stash.


Christmas button bracelet

Simple and fun holiday bracelet
Components: Stainless steel chain, buttons, jingle bells


Owl's Nest

I loved the owl bracelet bar the minute I saw it! Was just a matter of getting the right beads to go with it.
Components: Owl bracelet bar, 6 mm ocean jasper, Czech 8mm glass snake beads, and antique gold end connectors from LB. 8mm ocean jasper and jasper bead from Etsy, rest from local shops. Handmade chain and jumprings.


All wrapped up...

This bracelet was a sampler of some wire wrapping bead techniques I learned in class the last few weeks. Added some simply wrapped clear glass...
Components: 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire, glass and metal beads


Potosí bracelet

Christmas present for a friend of mine who loves red.
Components: African trade glass beads (red, orange, white), Patricia Healey copper clasp, Peruvian clay bead with bird (fair-trade), 2 bone beads, 2 copper discs 8 mm, a few small copper rings, 1 small red glass ring, metal bead, shell heishis, irregular metal discs (Saki Silver), crimp beads & covers.


Brass is the bomb...

Had the opportunity to work with raw brass this week in class. This is 10 gauge and with a bit of hammering and annealing and soldering and...
Components: 10 gauge raw brass wire, abalone


Turquoise

I love Turquoise and I got some Kingman Turquoise and I wanted to show it off.
Components: Turquoise, Apatite, A Beaded Gift Turquoise lentil and mini discs, Grace lampwork boro bead, enameled spacer, waxed linen and copper toggle. Art beads and toggle ..LB


Baby Blue-Eyed Owl

I got a bunch of beads from a friend...more or less beads I wouldn't normally use....but I liked the olive ones and decided to make something with...
Components: Grace Lampwork..olivine owl and polka dot rondelle, Beaded Gift olive crystal, Blue Agates, asst. olive glass or resin beads, waxed linen and brass lobster. Lampwork, Agates and findings...LB


Tributary

Reminds me of a tiny stream
Components: Seed beads, leather cord, s-lon


Bronze bird and Red Creek Bracelet

Finished bracelet. Feels so substantial and comfortable to wear with the smooth heishi that I ordered another Shenandoah charm. I am making one to...
Components: 10 mm Red Creek heishi beads-LB, Nunn Shenandoah Charm Bronze-LB, simple Greek toggle bronze-LB, 8mm natural mixed wooden rounds from the Philippines, 6/0 Czech dark opaque shiny brown seed beads, 6/0 saddle Czech seed beads, soft flex medium wt silver satin beading cable-LB, Super heavy sterling silver crimps 2x2mm, super heavy oxidized open jump ring.


First of Three

This is the first design usng the PC clay components I finished the other day. Waiting on a bead order to complete the other 2.
Components: Handmade PC bracelet bar, handmade chain, aqua nueva agate rondelles, assorted Czech glass beads, 6mm jasper beads and magnetic clasp.


Last Recycle for Slides!

This is the last of the silver buckles/slides from my old Brighton belt. I think I like this design the best.
Components: Brighton re-purposed silver belt slides, flat bronze wire for homemade connector wraps and clasp.


Grawp

Inspired by nature Rebecca Nunn designed this stylish and versatile bracelet. Change out the charms, leather and/or the metal finish to add your...


Tania

Rebecca Nunn designed this bracelet with leather and Nunn Design hoops. Combining leather and metal creates a funky modern design.


My Halloween Treat

This is a four wrap Halloween colors bracelet, macrame style. I needed something to wear while handing candy out to the kids. I used a twisted...
Components: Green hemp, orange pearls, Tangerine Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, hematite, jet black and Czech Glass Crystal/Marea Round 6mm beads. A black fancy button from my stash, along with crystal/glass, with black and orange inclusions from my stash.


Bracelets for Fall

My time has been short with my Daughter living with me and my Mom in a long term care facility. But, I am trying to do a few things. The bracelets...
Components: Most of the beads came from Lima. The rest came from my stash. The leather and waxed linen came from Lima Beads.


Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween and I love gemstone beads. I made these two to be worn together. The orange jade rondelles compliment the focal and blue copper...
Components: Sea sediment jasper focal, blue copper jasper rondelles and orange jade rondelles from a favorite Etsy shop. Handmade (by me!) chain and wrapped link chain made with Artistic wire and wide flat wire from local shop.


Golden Pearls

My older sister gave me some loose pearls from a necklace that broke (lucky me). So, I decided to make her a bracelet using a few of them. She...
Components: Jump rings and pearls.


Mar Tirreno

I had the Moonstone nuggets for quite some time and the holes were to small for knotting so with the help of diamond drill bit I enlarged them.
Components: Moonstone nuggets, faceted Pyrite, C-Lon, chain and clasp Lima Beads. Art beads from my stash.


A Couple more

I layered filigree pieces on top of the filigree bracelet I showed earlier. I used a mini screw & nut to attach. Then I sewed (with 28g wire) a...


Agate Wrap

I loved this agate focal the minute I saw it. The bonus is it's gorgeous on both sides! I took a pic of both sides so you can see.
Components: Striped agate focalfrom Etsy, Artistic wire from LB and clasp and deer lace from a local shop.


Whirlpool

My sister is so good to me. When I visit her she takes me to several bead shops in her area. The last time I visited I found this focal bead in a...
Components: Jump rings, some sort of agate focal, Czech Glass and 4mm Dumortierite rounds.


Easy-Peasy!

I love this leather bracelet. It looked good worn plain,butI wanted more! I found these inspirational sliders at a local shop and love the look....
Components: Tooled leather strap from my stash and inspiration sliders from local shop.


Harvest

I LOVE wrap bracelets! I couldn't find a bracelet bar/focal that I liked--so I made one!
Components: Tan deer leather lace, magnetic clasp from HobLob. Czech stone oval bead, and all other Czech beads from Etsy shop. Handmade wire bracelet bar by me--using 18g and 20 g Artisticwire from LB.


Some Bracelets

Here are a few bracelets I 'll be selling at the home show...the first one and the third one I decoupaged images on the brass link. It 's different...
Components: Vintaj Brass links...LB, Orange enamel beads, orange enamel flower toggle, Lampwork bead..LB, Lucite flower..LB, brass leaf charm..LB, Hooty link, Turquoise, Chrysoprase, Agates, enameled spacers, vintage Czech, homemade copper clasp and Vintaj Brass toggle


Thank you Moogie!

Inspired by Moogie's beautiful copper bracelet -I wanted to share my first attempt! Very pleased with it- will definitely make more.
Components: 20 and 26 gauge copper wire; 6 mm orange sodalite beads from LB


Tithonia Flower

Tithonia is the name of the flower that is the focal PC. I thought the Jasper went well with it and I've been dying to use the Patrica Healey...
Components: PC focal, Sky Eye Jasper..LB, Carnelian Wheels..LB, yellow glass bicone, Patrica Healey copper button..LB, terra cotta Farfalle, Lucite flower..LB, orange plastic tubing, waxed linen and Vintaj brass leaf I cold enameled to look like a Fall leaf.


Lakeside Bracelet

I wanted to use these beautiful blue stones in something, so I created this bracelet. The color scheme reminds me of a blue lake and the rocks...
Components: Irish Waxed Linen, Blue stones, shell chips, seed beads, brown ceramic beads, antiqued silver-plated beads.


Easy Wire Bracelet

I saw this technique on a video (Artbeads) & decided to try it. It really is quick & easy. I used painter's tape to hold the 3 main wires together...
Components: 18 & 24 gauge copper wire, green zebra jasper 6mm rounds, 3mm Toho olympic bronze cubes


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