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River Greens Necklace

I love the shimmery leafy tones of the blue green quartz. It reminds me of the lily pads Gable & I canoed through on the Huron River this summer....


Stormy Seas Bracelet

Large hole shell pearls are so great to work with leather since the holes are 3mm. I can easily fit 2 strands of the 1.5mm leather cord through...


Dripping Nuggets Necklace

Gemstone nuggets, leather, facets, artist beads, metal feather, WoolyWire, fringe… What a mess it was on my desk :-)
This necklace is not leaving...


Elements Necklace

Typically, when I make a multi-strand necklace out of gemstones, I like to mix it up and avoid symmetrical patterns. With this design I wanted to...


Rippling Creek Necklace

I just love the pattern in Red Creek Jasper. It reminds me of the pattern on Fall leaves. The colors are so earthy, so they pair really well with...


Blue Pearl Earrings

This is a gold hoop Earring with blue pearls and crystal blue beads for accent. Pearls are wired wrapped on the hoop. Hopefully in the pictures you...
Components: Goldtone kit wire, six pearl beads, and six blue crystal beads.


Spiked Necklace Combo

As soon as I started checking out the spikes, I was hooked. It is so hard to choose just one color, so when I decided to make a necklace using them...


Willow Leaf Pendant

Willow Leaf Pendant
Components: Willow Leaf Pendant, Czech glass leaf, 6 glass beads, 15mm Arte Metal jump ring, 8mm copper jump ring, 2 4mm copper jump rings, 8 links from a chain (make sure your chain links can open and close.), 1" copper headpin, 6 1" copper eyepins, 18" gunmetal chain, 3" 21 gauge steel wire, Pendant length: 22"


Candy Loops Necklace

When I first saw these I was immediately taken back to my childhood wearing candy necklaces. Now that that image was stuck in my head I had to make...


Moms birthdaysurprise

I love doing this neclace,since I also could join tv,while I crochet left over beads,I,ve stored for a long time.I just wanted to make something...
Components: Silverplated chain, 2silverplated endcaps with connectholes, superglue for metal, 2 lobsterclasp(not too small)2 jumprings to connect lobsterclasp to endcapshole, 3 blue broderytread, wideeyed pearl needle, different sized resinpearls, 2 resinbuttons.3 size crochethook, fabricglue


Spooky Charms Necklace

I love these TierraCast Halloween charms. Since I couldn't pick just one to use, I had to come up with a way to feature several of them. The use of...


Night Owl Bracelet

The different types of black Czech glass make for a very interesting selection, especially when designing on the darker side. I added in a "zombie"...


Glacier at Sunset

Another one. :) I learned the hard way that the best stones to use are square ended cylinders of no more that about 8 mm across. I intentionally...
Components: Chalcedony, leather cord, 2 holed seed beads, waxed linen, button.


Painted Sky Cuff Bracelet

I am so excited to be carrying this line of micro fasteners. The biggest reason I am excited is that finally I can fasten lampwork and ceramic...


Hidden Clasp Bracelet

Where is the clasp? This clever bracelet has a magnetic clasp hidden in the floral bead caps! This is a super easy project for any skill level. I...
Components: 10 Disk Beads, 4 Hill Tribe Copper Flower Bead Caps (two of the same style for the clasp), 1 Hill Tribe Leaf Charm, 36-42 6mm glass beads, Magentic barrel clasp, 6' Irish waxed linen


How to make a spiral leaf charm and clasp

I was asked to share instructions of how I made the spiral leaf charms and hook clasp from my latest bracelet.

I know this is rather lengthy...
Components: 18 and 20 gauge copper wire.


Saki Tangled Nature Pendant Necklace

When I saw the pendant links from Liz at Saki Silver, I was excited. There are so many possiblities for what you can string or dangle inside of one...


Favorite Things Pendant

This pendant is comprised of a few of my favorite things found in nature.
Components: This project is to use up left over beads. Find what you have on hand for the accents & charms, 1” headpins, 13mm jump ring, 5mm jump rings, 10mm jump ring, 18” chain, 2’eyepin


Aubergine Looking Glass Earrings

These earrings are inspired by a pair that I remember my mom wearing when I was growing up. I just took that picture in my head and put it on a...


Myrtus Bangle Cuffs

Designed by Rebecca Nunn

Awesome large channel bangles filled with epoxy clay and texture.

TIP: If you don't want to texture with clay or...


Ishkhara Bracelet

Designed by Rebecca Nunn

Elegant bling bracelet using prong settings and beautiful topaz crystal chatons.


Astarte Leather Cuff Bracelet

Designed by Rebecca Nunn

Fun and dimensional leather cuff bracelet using epoxy clay, bling, and screw back bezels!


Metallic Flower Strap Bracelet

When I first had a chance to quickly make one of these bracelets, I was in love. Quick, easy and cool. Of course I couldn't let it end there :-) I...


Peace Bracelet

Nature Inspired Bracelet
Components: Word Bead - Diane Hawkey, 4 disk beads - Humblebeads, Owl toggle clasp - Green Girl Studios, 1 ceramic leaf, 16 wood wobble beads, 12 nickel seed beads, 2 2mm crimp beads, 1 6mm gunmetal jump ring, 10" beading wire


Simple Infinity Bracelets

Simple infinity bracelets can be seen on everyone from celebrities to everyday people to fashionistas. They are so hot that TierraCast made a...


Memory Wire Cuff

A field of willows set on a light purple background inspired this piece.
Components: Supplies: Memory Wire - 3-5 loops depending on how big you want the cuff, Seed Beads - I used 4x2mm peanut seed beads and 11/0 copper seed beads, Decorative headpin - Humblebeads, Pewter charm - Green Girl Studios, 3 7.5mm copper jump rings, Tools: Round and chain nose pliers, Heavy duty wire cutters or memory wire cutters, Spin-N-Bead bead spinner.


Beaded Bead Tute

A tutorial of how to do a beaded bead. Hope you all understand it, and it's not to confusing.
Components: 12mm round wood bead, 11/0 seed beads. I chose purple and green so you could see it better. For your first attempt I would suggest just doing one color of seed bead. Tip 1) Make sure the wood beads hole is big enough to do a bunch of passes through it, but not to big. Tip 2) You will want your wood bead to match the seed bead, as you will have a few little gaps.


Wooly Hoops

I started out wanting to wrap the Tagua hoops completely with cord and beads, but it seemed too bulky and didn't allow for me to see the hoop. Then...


Leather & Nuggets Necklace

I selected a variety of nuggets in faded earthy jewel tones. The colors reminded me of a vintage tie-dyed t-shirt & jeans. That color palette...


Cellini How-to

People have been so kind about commenting on my spiral weave pieces, I thought I'd return the favor. This is the first one I made. It's more...
Components: Size 15, 11, 8 and 6 seed beads; needle; thread, (I've used 6 pound Fireline); beading dish. (I arrange the beads in order in the compartments of my beading dish.)


Raven Necklace

Not hardly as gothic as an Edgar Allen Poe poem, this Raven is waiting to fly away to a new studio. This little guy can also stand is as a cute...
Components: Raven Humblebeads bead, 32" silk cord, 1 brass filigree ring, 1 brass branch, 3 brass 15mm jump rings, 1 brass leaf blank, 1 brass leaf charm, 1 arte metal key, 1 brass flower beadcap, 5 etched jump rings, 3 gunmetal ball headpins, 1 8mm pyrite bead, 2 6mm labradorite faceted rondelles, 20" brass colored wire 24 gauge


Rosebud Earrings

A field of willows set on a golden yellow background inspired these earrings
Components: 2 Humblebeads petal headpins, 2 sterling silver earwires, 4 Czech glass flowers


Boho Tassel Necklace

I have been seeing tassels everywhere and decided that I needed to make my own and put it in a long, simple necklace. Making your own bead chain...


Dahlia Pendant Necklace

A beautiful dahlia in a peachy salmon color inspired by a farmers market favorite. The simple things in life can bring unmeasurable joy.
Components: Dahlia Pendant - Humblebeads, Glass spacer & leaf heapin - Thornburg Bead Studio, 21 Rizo Seed Beads in the main color, 6 Rizo Seed Beads in the accent color, 8-10mm gunmetal jump rings, 9-7mm gunmetal jump rings, 1 lobster clay clasp, 2-5mm gunmetal jump ring, 16" gunmetal chain, 22 gauge gunmetal wire


Rhinestone & Leather Wrap Bracelets

I have been seeing rhinestone jewelry everywhere recently, and while I do not consider myself a "bling" person, I fell in love with the simplicity...


DIY Jangles Flower Pendant

Jennifer made up great components to combine to make a really fun flower pendant! All you need are 4 things. This is an easy tutorial on how to put...


Sparkle Pop! Necklace

The striped pendant link from Jangles is the perfect way to create a funky centerpiece for my necklace. I chose Jennifer's round set of beads and...


Vintage Garden Bangle

This is another way to make a fun bracelet with rhinestone chain! You can pretty much wrap rhinestone chain to anything -- leather, ribbon, chain...


Glass Pebbles Necklace

I've been wanting to make a simple multi strand necklace to wear this summer, but didn't want to just string the beads and be done. Then I...


Quick Glass Rings Necklace

Using the glass ring connector from Trinket Foundry makes creating a cool focal super quick and easy! Combine 2 recycled glass rings in your...


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