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Ponytail Holders Featured in BeadStyle Magazine

One of the projects features the Nunn Design ponytail holders. This is a simple project, yet the results are stunning!


Blossoms Earrings

I love working with openwork pieces, they are just begging to be embellished :) For this pair I went sweet and simple, dropping a small pearl...


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....


Northern Lights

These highly reflective lights look great with a little added embellishment or on their own. I chose to create a bib combining wrapped and un...


Blooming Sunflower

This leather flower could easily be replaced with another leather focal or 2 hole focal of a similar size. I love ladder necklaces, especially with...


Naturally Funky

Using wood beads in a design allows you to go bigger without making an uncomfortably heavy piece. This necklace feels nice around your neck and...


Driftwood Triangles

Triangles are everywhere I look right now. These wood triangles are great because not only do they fit the geometric trend they also have a very...


Daydream Catcher

As soon as I saw this patinated component hit our shelves, I knew what I wanted to do with it. This rarely happens, I am usually left pondering...


Nouveau Necklace

This Art Nouveau focal is reminiscent of the beautiful paintings and stain glass art of the period featuring mossy greens, bronzy metallics, iris...


Tibetan Earring Ideas

I love making "simple" earrings out of small, interesting focal pieces.


Flared Boho Sparkle Earrings

These earring are so easy to make but so impactful once combined! I love the colors and the flared shape of the earrings. These could be worn with...


Garden Layers Necklace

I love the combination of colors in the Zola Elements line of embellished pieces. They are colors that work together easily but not always colors...


Antique Damask Necklace

The swirling sands in this pendant were begging to have some color dripping off the the bottom loops. I stayed with the same style and theme for...


Tribal Sunset Necklace

The possibilities are endless with these focal components! These two pieces felt similar to me, so I decided to stack them :)


Into the Woods Charm Necklace

This necklace is Inspired by the woods surrounding our home. I wanted to make an elegant collection of "woodland" treasures.


Rainbow Serenity Necklace

I just love these tassel caps! The loops around the bottom make it so easy to make a cool tassel for any project. I chose to funk up my tassel a...


Journeys Tassel Necklace

The warm colors, texture of the tassels, and raw handmade quality of the African brass beads work well together and give me the feeling that I've...


DIY Arm Party

I was inspired by the Lima Beads chain and wearable products so much that I had to make something with it. I also love the current trend for...
Components: Crystal clay, chain maille, rhinestone chain, Nunn cuff blank


Purple dewdrops

Simple yet elegant Crystal earrings
Components: Sterling silver jumper rings and briolette amethyst beads


How To Make Your Own T Shirt Cord

I have gotten a couple of comments on my up cycled t shirt designs and want to share a how-to for it.
Components: Old t shirt


Blossoming Beaded Flower pendants or rings

I love beaded flowers they are my favorite thing to create. I've been looking for leaf and petal beads everywhere. Lima beads is the best place to...
Components: These are the different kinds of czech beads I used to make my flowers. Czech top drilled lentils 6mm 1 hole Czech tear drops 4x6mm Czech Teardrops 8mm or 6x9mm Czech Petal Shaped Beads 8x6mm Czech Pointy Droplets 11x8mm Czech Leaf Drop 8x12mm Czech top drilled lentils 13mm Czech daggers 3x11mm - small size Czech curved leaf 12x14mm-small petals Czech carved leaf drop 12x17mm


Fiesta Earrings

Inspired by my love of the tropics and my annual Bead Cruise! I'm smitten with pineapple images and had to make my own pineapple charms! Charms can...
Components: Pineapple Charms, Czech glass flowers, 6mm Czech glass rondelles, copper flower spacers, gunmetal earwires, 22 gauge steel wire (use gunmetal color wire if you don't have steel.)


string of pearls

saw a similar picture on a resort ad
Components: beading wire 3mm silver balls silver bicones white potato pearls black agate 6mm balls silver crimps magnetic clasp


The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.


New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.


Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...


Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...


Enjoy the Journey Tassel Necklace

"Enjoy the journey" seems to be my new mantra. I feel like days go by so quickly... especially when we have a ton of things going on with the kids...


The Hidden Door Necklace

Sooner or later each of us has the choice, the chance of taking a risk and entering into a mystery, an unknown. We come upon a hidden door and it...
Components: czech cognac crystal beads, 11X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, antique gold beadcaps and findings, 9mm Czech irregular round Topaz/gold beads, 6mm Swarovski crystals, 6, topaz cathedral beads


Your World Stacked Bracelets

This set of bracelets was inspired by TierraCast's Your World line of buttons and charms. They pair very naturally with our woven cotton cord,...


Strapping Zig Zag Bracelet

I was in the shop pulling some lengths of ribbon and leather for designs over the next couple weeks when an idea struck. Typically to roll up...


Funky Ohm Bracelet

The large hole size in the Czech glass rondelles is so big it allows you to think outside the box. I knew that I wanted to go with 2 different...


"Freewire" Embossing

I'd always figured you needed a rolling mill to do texture, or stamps or texturing hammers... Not so! I don't think I'm the first one embossing...
Components: Leather strap 2 cm wide, copper sheet 0, 7 mm, 1.5 mm copper wire for the rivets, magatama glass beads, waxed linen.


The Lily Pond Necklace

My palette for this beautiful necklace revolves around what I would describe as the peacock colors – vibrant violets, acid yellow, watery celery...
Components: 10mm Swarovski Aquamarine Satin beads, 10X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, ultra violet bellflower beads, 10mm metallic yellow faceted beads, 10mm lavender melon beads, gold plated embellished pewter findings, 8mm gunmetal and crystal rondelles, blue iris saturn beads, 8mm cathedral beads, 4mm Swarovski crystals, 11 0 Myuki seed beads, Czech faceted rondelles, 8mm trans blue druk beads


Fairy Nugget Earrings

I love making my fairy wing pieces even though they are time consuming to draw and embellish. Once they shrink though, the gel pen sparkles and...


Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...


Etching tute

Here it is, showing several of my resist methods, including the laser printer ink.
Components: Copper blanks, ink jet sheets, etchant, tape.


Flamenco Bird Pendant

I love the way these tiny glass lentils and flowers dance under this trio of colorful birds. Free feel to make your own version of this fun pendant.
Components: 3 polymer clay birds, 5 8mm Czech glass lentil beads, 3 Czech glass flower beads, 4mm fire polished glass bead, 2 8mm copper spacers, 1 5mm copper spacer, 2 15mm Arte Metal jump rings, 5 7mm gunmetal jump rings, 2 4mm gunmetal jump rings, 26" gunmetal cable chain, 3 1" brass headpins, 8" 22 gauge steel wire.


Beaded Hemp Tassel Earrings

These earrings feel very beachy to me, like little bits of treasure that washed up on some sandy shore. This is the time of year, here in Michigan,...


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