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Upcycled Wonder

I have had a recent obsession with t shirt cord and kumihimo-ed it into this bracelet. If I get enough comments, I am going to post instructions on...
Components: T shirt cord

The Mod Squad is Back

I had been eyeing this particular "Mod Squad" glass know that's my generation..and picked out the rest of them to make a funky bracelet.
Components: "Mod Squad", pressed orange pillow, Golem Turquoise abstract and turquoise glass spacers...from LB., orange cornflake, Czech glass orange daisies, orange waxed linen, copper lobster claw and twinkie.

Mellow Yellow

I bought the bracelet bar from Asia last fall but I could not for the life of me figure out what to do with it. I tried so many different...
Components: PC focal from Winter Bird Studio, waxed linen, Czech and Indonesian glass, brass findings.

Starry Night

I made a bracelet like this for my friend and was like, "That's actually really cool. I think I will make one for myself." I made the beads out of...
Components: Polymer clay beads

Mermaid Waves

I made this as a birthday present for myself. The labradorite reminded me of the ocean and that why I chose the mermaid button. The 2 peas in a pod...
Components: Leather, Labradorite, Green Girl Studios mermaid button, Green Girl Studios peas in a pod focal bead

Misty twilight

I love working with genuine natural stone. All the stones I work with have been unaltered. I love the contrast in colors and textures in this design.
Components: Hematite, Amethyst, glass beads, metal beads, sliding clasp

Southwestern wall art

This was a custom piece I made for a customer. She wanted to invoke the spirit of the desert so she could always have it with her.
Components: Natural turquiose, leather, lampwork bead (Glass Horse Ranch), glass beads, unikite, ruby bracciated jasper

Southwestern symphony

This was a custom piece I made for a family member. I hand picked the elements, and mixed the glass beads.
Components: Leather, button, glass beads, genuine unikite stones, metal beads

Denim beauty

I love the southwestern feel of this piece. I could make 1000 of these and each one would be a little different.
Components: Genuine natural lapis, genuine hematite, leather, buffalo button

Carnelian Sunrise

I love how the carnelian comes to life. The stones almost look like they are on fire.
Components: Genuine natural carnelian, sliding clasp, metal beads, beadalon beading wire

Elephant parade

The beads in the inner ring of the cuff belonged to my friend's aunt that passed away. They were no longer part of an original piece. My friend...
Components: Glass beads, brown gold beads (look like stone but I believe they are manmade), elephant, leather

Kumihimo Kaleidoscope

This was an adventure with kumihimo braiding. I made this for a friend, and this was the first time I had made a kumihimo piece of this style.
Components: Glass beads, genuine natural amethyst

Golden Soutache Bracelet

This piece was inspired by the gorgeous colors of fall.
Components: Faceted crystal rondells, toho seed beads, czech glass beads, glass droplets, soutache, snap closure, leather

Mosiac Medley

I'm still working on designs that combine chainmaille and beads. Instead of chainmaille and a few beads, which I usually do, I used lots of beads...
Components: Jump rings, seed beads, and a mystery focal. Does anyone have an idea what that could be? Also 6mm antique lace Czech glass, 6mm golden pietersite faceted rounds, 7mm antique soocho jade flat squares, 6mm flower jade, 6mm moss agate facated rounds, 4mm brown tiger eye and 6mm rhyolite rounds. All from LB. Whew!

Beachy birthday bracelet

I wanted to use this cute little sand dollar to make a petite and sparkly bracelet for my mom's birthday.
Components: Czech glass beads, seed beads, toggle clasp, glass sand dollar

It Lights Up Your LIfe

I got the enameled 'lightbulb' clasp..from Artincendi..because I thought it was so cute and it would show off my Mookaite wheels.It looks like I'm...
Components: Mookaite wheels, Leopardskin Jasper, Artisan Clay bead, Polymer clay Bicone, Czech Glass Square, enameled clasp, terracotta farfalle.

Sunshine on Your Wrist

The last piece so far with the solar quartz druzy cabs. This was a smaller one so I wanted to make a bracelet with it. I extended the prong set...
Components: yellow solar quartz druzy cab, 12mm faceted yellow jade, oxidized sterling silver prong bezel link, oxidized fine silver toggle.

Cape Cod

The colors reminded me of the ocean. I just wanted to create a simple bracelet that was casual and earthy.
Components: Czech glass, lamp work beads, copper findings, shell.

Peach Cobbler

I have a sudden interest in Pinterest, and was thinking, what would be a good thing to post? I cut up an old shirt, made t-shirt yarn, dyed it, and...
Components: Old shirt, silver bead

Simple Beauty

I made this a while ago during a kumihimo phase. I had this large hole bead on hand and really wanted to use it.
Components: Tierra cast bead, my kumihimo bracelet

Beach Beauty

I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and found this little piece of washed-up coral. I knew I had to make this bracelet with it.
Components: Coral, chain and hook and eye clasp

Pray First then Ride

I love Rodeos and Motorcycles and Purple. This gorgeous bracelet fit all these loves.
It closes with a toggle clasp which I also love. Never need...
Components: Ceramic cuff bead, Howlite Turquoise, silver plate spacers, toggle clasp

Swallow and Dragonfly

Wanted a very simple bracelet to again showcase the gorgeous bead, so this one is just with a simple Vintaj chain few lampwork spacers and a...
Components: " Swallow" focal from Jasmin French, enamel flower ArtIncendi, lampwork spacers Garden of Beads, my own headpins. From LB Czech glass flowers, Vintaj chain and clasp and waxed linen. " Dragonfly" focal from Bo Hulley, ArtIncendi enamel beads, lampwork bead Glass Bead Art, my own copper headpins. From Lima Humble beads discs, Unicorne Beads teardrop, Czech flower beads, Vintaj findings and wire

Fuchsia Fan

Another bracelet featuring my handmade bead caps and barbed wire spacer with fuchsia agate and an Anne Choi bead.
Components: Fuchsia crazy lace agate, sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, Bali spacers

Summer Boho Triple Wrap

More of my knotting this time a triple wrap bracelet featuring a multitude of gorgeous soft summer color gemstones and an Anne Choi bead. The last...
Components: Multi beryl, Blue Quartz, Pink Opal, prehnite, Bali silver, artistic spacers and my handmade fine silver free form oxidized link.

Unbreak my heart

I had several pieces of broken jewelry, that I put back together, some like the originals and others revamped. I think they turned out cute.
Components: Dragons blood, Carnelian, Czech glass, seed beads tiny jump rings, Coral (both rounds and tubes, assorted glass beads from my stash, and a tiny vintaj lizard charm.

Bunches of bangles

Summery stretch bracelets perfect for stacking.
Components: African recycled glass, Tiger Eye, Amazonite, matte fire crackle agate, assorted glass beads, and one cute little ceramic bird bead that I don't even remember where it came from. All on elastic cord.

Diane's choice

Three Bracelets I made for my friend to choose from. And I'm on a roll lately so there will be more!
Components: Assorted metal charms and findings (mostly Vintaj), Buttons, glass beads, Amethyst, Tiger Eye, and some glittery plastic beads I found in the dollar bin! Most of the rest are from my favorite place to get gemstones, Lima beads.

Captured Sparkles

Another bracelet in my quest to combine chainmaille and beads. This was made using the Turkish chainmaille weave. There are crystals "captured"...
Components: Jump rings and 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.

Freels the Love

I got most of the beads from limabeads but all from and mayahoney @ etsy


I've been trying to combine my new love of chainmaille with my love of beads. This bracelet is made using a chainmaille weave called roundmaille.
Components: Jump rings, 4mm faceted rondelle hessonite beads.

Amethyst and Leather

I love the way chips and leather are BFFs. I have been wanting to create a popular item that would sell well at a charity event.
Components: Amethyst, leather


11 wraps of memory wire and seed beads to make this tribute to our American flag. It sold within 2 hours of posting..happy me!
Components: Beadalon memory wire, 11/0 lava red Czech seed beads, 11/0 patriotic blue TOHO seed beads, 11/0 opaque white opal Czech seed beads

Birthday swallow

Jasmin French swallow beads were my early birthday gift, I have been lusting for her beads for a while. I'm so happy to say that this bracelet made...
Components: Cork strap, Tierra cast strap ends, rivets, Vintaj chain and clasp, Czech flower beads, waxed linen are all from Lima Beads.

Celtic knot copper bracelet

Celtic knots and one primary bead
Components: 16 gauge copper wire

Wild and Crazy Guy.

I was inspired by a guy I saw jogging . He was wearing an orange shirt and red shorts. Crazy color combo,but it made me think of my new beads. I...
Components: Stretch cord 1MM, Smokey Quartz 12mm, African Glass 10mm, glass donuts, Center Glass bead from Lima 14mm, and Tierra Cast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm from Lima.

"Dragonfly Pond" and "In the Garden"

I had the beads from Magdalena Ruiz and Flower Jasper for a while, knew what I wanted to do just had no time, a quick trip back home provided me...
Components: "Dragonfly Pond" Lampwork from Flower Jasper, Czech glass, Vintaj chain and findings, waxed linen, Para square wire are from Lima. "In the Garden" Lampwork Magdalena Ruiz, Czech glass, Green Girl Studio drop, Vintaj chain and clasp, leather lace, Para square wire, eyelet all Lima. My own double sided headpins.

Deco Rules

I love Deco, and geometric patterns.
Components: Miyuki delicas, fireline, silver plated slide clasp

Lovely Little Lentils

I have wanted to post this design forever, and I thought that now would be perfect. I love the color and the overall look.
Components: Czech glass lentils, jump rings


This is a twist on the Egyptian coil bracelet.
Components: 14 gauge copper wire wood inlay focal