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Onyx Flower cuff bracelet tutorial

Happy New Year to all my fellow Limabeaders! Hope you enjoy this tutorial. I tried to make it as simple and clear as possible.
Components: Adirondack Sunset Orange Alcohol Ink 15ml, Adirondack Wild Plum Alcohol Ink 15ml, E-6000 adhesive, Crafter's Pick - The Ultimate! Glue, Lacy's Stiff Stuff beading foundation, Ultra Suede backing, Bronze cuff blank, TOHO Metallic Moss Round 11/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Metallic Moss Round 15/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Montana Blue (with Oxblood Lining) Round 11/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Opaque Oxblood Round 15/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Rainbow Light Sapphire (with Opaque Teal Lining) Round 11/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Higher Metallic Frosted Carnival Round 11/0 Seed Bead, Oxblood Crystal Faceted Rondelle 4mm, TOHO One-G Thread


Sparkling Silver

Silver.Sparkle of the beads.Necklace and earrings
Components: Czech Bohemian glass seed beads with the silver linning : clear, 2 very light shades of pink. Silver plated findings and chain.


Let It Snow Necklace

By Tracy Gonzales - The twinkle of those pave beads is like moonlight reflecting off of freshly fallen snow.


Let It Snow Earrings

By Tracy Gonzales - Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these earrings are so delightful!


Double Love Pave Sparkle on Leather

I was sitting around the house wearing one of my pave bracelets and thought to myself I wonder what would happen if I tried stringing the Pave onto...


One Acorn Necklace

The acorn serves as a statement of strength, potential in life, and perseverance. This necklace is a really easy way to give someone something...


Moon & Stars Keepsake Locket Necklace

I made a similar necklace as this for my sister last year. She loves it! Using the fabulous Patricia Healey locket makes this necklace a little...


Pure Love Kiddie Necklace

I love seeing kids express themselves with jewelry. My twin toddler nephews each wear a necklace I made out of leather cord and a couple small lake...


Botswana Silk Shamballa Bracelet

I love the beige knotting cord... it's the perfect neutral for bracelets if I want to be able to wear it with everything. I chose 3 pave beads with...


Southwest Sunset Bib Necklace

This is one of those projects I wanted to do for a long time. I had all the components picked out and just sitting in a jar on my desk … are you...


Remember Me Beads

My boyfriend is going away to drive long haul, and I wanted him to have things to inspire him, bring good luck and remember me, of course.
Components: Gun metal chain, skull and howlite beads, holy medal, and charms


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...


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