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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...


Full Day 2-Wrap Bracelet

I love brandy opal, and have actually been carrying a bag of red leather and brandy opal 6mm round beads around with me for about 2 months. I...


Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet

I had this image in my head of birds flying home against a beautiful blue green sky. The multi aquamarine played in perfectly representing the sky...


Rusty Ocean Necklace

I LOVE the graduated fossil coral faceted rounds and was very intrigued when the red abalone chips showed up at our door. Then I put this 2-strand...


Beaded Leather-wrap Bracelet

It's a single 20-inch-long bracelet, inspired by Chan Luu wrap bracelet designs.
Components: 1.5 mm natural brown leather cord, Black cotton thread (4-strand) for threading, 4mm faceted Snowflake Obsidian beads, 4mm Golden Pyrite (silver-tinted) beads, 3mm faceted Black Onyx beads, 1mm brass button as a toggle, 1 collapsible beading needle, clipboard


Curse of Loving Fall Necklace

This necklace is cursed. I wanted to make a piece that incorporated metal that I had stitched together along with the concept of fall leaves. I...


Bird's Nest Christmas Ornament

I thought it would be fun to try and make a bird's nest that is made out of a material that can be manipulated like wire, while adding in elements...


Weathered Coastal Necklace

The inspiration for this piece came from childhood memories of the New England coastline - fishing nets, rocks shores, grasses, the sunlight on the...


Witches Brew Bracelet

Green and black smoke swirling from a cast iron post as a playful witch is busy brewing a spell for candies to fall from the sky. The tektite and...


In Chains Necklace

I had my wheels turning for this piece ever sense Melanie showed me the pictures of these pieces. I wanted this necklace to look rich and dark and...


A Good Day Necklace

Our daughter Payton used to make us read this book called "A Good Day." It is a series of events that occur in different parts of this little...


Castaway Beaded Macrame Bracelet

My inspiration for this bracelet was the California coast. Rocky, Pacific blues, mossy greens with some hip gunmetals. Using a sliding square knot...


Boo! Charm Bracelet

We have 2 small kids that tend to scare easily, so when it comes to Halloween we have to be a bit more playful these days. Melanie at Earthenwood...


Vampire Droplets Wrap Bracelet

I wanted to go for a playful spooky vampire bracelet, with oversized "blood" drops and soft silk ribbon. The placement of the drops is intentional....


New Ear Ring Tree

Here is the latest tree with pictures and instructions. There are a lot of little steps so I have included a lot of pictures. Hope all is...
Components: 4 or 5 inch deep pot with broad bottom, plaster of Paris, 18ga floral wire, floral tape, pliers to help twist wires, rocks, larger size works better


Fall Bouquet Necklace

For this piece, I was inspired by a walk I took with Payton last week. We were leaf collecting, the sky was deep blue and the air had that familiar...


Lenda da Gralha Azul (The Blue Crow)

Lenda da Gralha Azul or The Blue Crow is a mythical giant bird from Southern Brazil that supposedly travels throughout the southern region of the...
Components: These earrings were created from blue wooden crow beads and 20G copper wire. The beads are very light, so I used 5 per earring to get that jungle babe look.


At the Beach Keepsake Necklace

My inspiration for this piece was the time Payton and Gable spent at my Aunt Jackie's on Anna Maria Island. My sister brought out her twin boys...


Industrial Corsage Wrap Bracelet

This pinwheels by Jangles are fantastic. I have used them in the past as connectors and as something for a lobster clasp to hook on to. They...


Magenta Twilight Wrap Bracelet

As soon as I saw Heather's bracelet focals at the Bead and Button show I wanted to make a wrap bracelet. I wanted to use either leather or ribbon...


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