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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

A NATIVE QUEEN SCENE. I'M PART APACHE SO MY STYLE IS IN ME. I LOVE RED/BLACK ESPECIALLY STYLED TOGETHER. YOU CAN DO LOTS WITH RED & BLACK.
Components: GOLD SPECIALTY SPACER BEADS, FOLD OVER COPPER CRIMPS (8x2mm), SATIN HAMILTON GOLD PLATED FOLDOVER CRIMP (8x2.5mm), SMALL BLACK ONYX SQUARE BEADS, BLACK ROUND BONE BEADS (10mm), (2) 2 1/2" EYE PINS, (2)(4mm) GOLD PLATED JUMP RINGS, 2 (5mm) BLACK JUMP RINGS, GOLD PLATED EARRING HOOKS (style of earring hooks optional).


Memories of Fall

By now you should all know how much I love bracelets... making them, wearing them, stacking them, and buying them from other artists. These memory...


Paper Wheels

I think as soon as I saw these paper beads for the first time I knew I had to put them into earrings. Unfortunately I really wanted to use the...


Ear Cuff with Tutorial

Another ear cuff with a skull. Black wire makes it a good Halloween cuff.

I've also included instructions for anyone who wants to give it a try.
Components: black craft wire, pewter skull and cross bones


DIY Button Bracelet

I have a ton of buttons and I just thought that I would try making a bracelet with some of the buttons. I love to experiment with different...
Components: 1 Button for your closure, Variety of buttons with 4 holes, Copper chain, 2 Strands of hemp cord approximately 30” in length, 32 Seed beads


Sunshine Leather Cuff

I really wanted to experiment with alcohol inks on my new leather cuff. Once I started I just loved the effect that it gave me, but it was calling...


Charmed Leather Cuff

This bracelet comes from one of those design daydreams that leaves you saying - "I wonder…", so I made it :-) I love the way it moves and the way...


Floral Stitched Leather Cuff

As soon as I saw this piece from Green Girl Studios, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I was just calling to be stitched onto something. This...


Distressed Metallic Leather Cuff

This cuff is super quick and easy to put together. Using the StazOn ink pads to stamp color directly onto my leather, I was done in minutes. I...


Pearl doubles

These are beautiful baroque freshwater pearls and a smaller rice shaped f/w pearl dangle. I made them with gold for my friend's birthday ! She...
Components: Freshwater pearls


Clustered Pastels

I wanted to do a different ring, something I have never tried before. I have seen many clustered rings online. So here is my first clustered ring...
Components: Silver looped ring band. Silver headpins, and 6mm Pastel Glasss Pearls.


Armored Cuff

I decided to pull from my architecture roots with this piece. I incorporated a post-industrial style using the new Vintaj decorivets and the...


Copper Lotus Necklace

This pendant is such a stand out piece that I wanted to keep the design simple while using small details to emphasize the natural appeal of the...


Boardwalk at Twilight Bracelet

I typically string and knot the Gaea bundles on leather. But, with these I wanted to try out the silk string to give the bracelet a softer feel.


Garden Party

Using these beautiful printed papers allows you to make really interesting collage jewelry by just selecting different parts of a pattern and...


Weathered Fishtail Braided Bracelet

I am really into bracelets right now, especially with summer coming. For this bracelet I really wanted to make something interesting enough to...


Fiber Sparkle Fishtail Wrap Bracelet

I wanted something casual to wear by itself or stacked with other bracelets. Something that that was natural and soft but had a touch of sparkle....


Crystal Suncatchers

Crystal Suncatchers: I bought the beautiful crystals that you have on sale and they were so sparkly that I just had to put them on display so...
Components: Large Crystal 30mm or desired size, soft flex beading wire (med), crimp tube, German style wire (20 gauge), 14mm crystals, 4mm crystals, oval jump rings, large jump ring (18 gauge)


Opal Tie

My goal with this design was to create something light enough to not make you feel weighted down when wearing it in the summer while being cool...


Pink Passion Wrap Bracelet With Chain Earrings

I made these for a friend who is into pink.
Components: I would have really like to make these with Swarovski Crystals but I used some random pink stone bead I recently bought from Michael's. I'm new to jewelry making(only a week). So sorry I can't give a more precise description on the materials used. Seed beads #11 in red, hot pink and light pink (all clear) Memory wire Fashion chain Red, hot pink, and light pink stones (crystals would look better though) Heart pendant Ear wires Eye wire 20 and 24 gauge jump rings


Love in Bloom

The best thing, in my opinion, about Patricia Healey's new chain and links is that you don't have to commit to just one focal. They're easy to swap...


Sparkle in the Rough

I love funky, natural, earthy, unexpected sparkle when it comes to my choices in stones and beads. I had been holding onto to these druzy beads for...


Garden Droplets

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
-Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I am pretty sure my...


New Cuff with Instructions

This is a fairly comprehensive tutorial for making a beaded wire cuff. If any of the steps are unclear let me know.
Components: copper wire, pearls and glass beads


Coastal Shores

The imperfections in the recycled glass paired so nicely with the hand dyed silk string and natural hemp. There was a raw earthiness exposed by...


Blue Skies

For me these earrings evoke images of easy breezy days -- of hanging out with friends at the beach, having nothing better to do than watch the...


Ali's Spring Rain Bracelet

I chose to make a bracelet from the Spring Rain necklace/bracelet kit. It started off as a heavy-looking piece, but the longer I worked with it,...


Omega Made Pretty

I love working with copper. I have seen the Omega design in many pieces and I wanted to dress it up a bit because it is a rather masculine design....
Components: 14g copper wire, silver jump rings, 22g silver wire, 4mm Amethyst AB rondelle crystals, 8mm fresh water pearls.


Torne

This necklace creates an effortless elegant look by paying attention to all of the little details in the connections throughout the design. What's...


Drava

What an fun sophisticated way to display your love of the sea, using the silver plated sea shell charms combined with the frames and images by Nunn...


Butterfly Kisses Bracelet

There are so many possibilities when it comes to these Nunn Design birthstone pieces and the channel beads. The large holes in the channel beads...


Vintage Clusters

I love vintage costume jewelry, so when I saw this lemony vintage yellow color crystal my wheels immediately started turning. It embodies that...


Paper and Wire Wrapped Bead Tutorial

I just wanted to make something different. And I have seen a lot of pretty paper jewelry made up, and since I like working with wire I thought that...
Components: Tools you will need: Round nose pliers, flush cutters, chain nose pliers, ruler, copper wire 18 gauge and 20 gauge, paint brush, some kind of adhesive sealant and protector for decoupage (such as Mod Podge or Liquitex), and an old book with aged pages. Optional: Liver of sulfur, steel wool


Wood, In The Past Tense

"You can turn to stone, or you can catch fire..."

I realized I've never posted one of my lariat necklaces here... so I'd like to share my latest...
Components: Petrified Wood, glass dice, s/p rounds, seedbeads


Love in the Time of Pearls

I love the size and muted earth tones available in the shell pearls. As soon as I saw them I envisioned a soft gold chain mixed with the shibuichi...


Snow Falling Necklace

These keishi pearls reminded me of drifts of snow made in the woods by our house. Naturally I needed to pair the pearls with something green and...


Chain Bracelet with Tutorial

Here is the promised tutorial on making the chain and leather bracelet. If any of the steps aren't clear just let me know and I'll do my best to...
Components: 7.2mm rolo chain, 2mm leather cord, 2 beads with 2mm holes


Rustic Peace Cuff

I was really looking forward to using the alcohol inks on a cuff. Here's what I ended up with.


Copper Wire Bead Bracelet

This unique bracelet is all handformed with three different gauges of copper wire. A jade gemstone dangles from the end of the extension chain.
I...
Components: 16 gauge copper wire for jumprings and hook clasp, 18 gauge for straight links, and 22 gauge for the wire bead balls. jade gemstone


Frog Pond Single Wrap Bracelet

I chose to do this bracelet in one color so that it could easily be stacked with other bracelets. plus I LOVE the turquoise color of the Russian...


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