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Fairy Gathering Necklace

designed by by Jess Italia Lincoln

Studio Artifacts Necklace

I began the design process with 2 goals: use the Tree Wing Studio leather feathers, and try our amazing new waxed nylon in a necklace. I love being...

Ivory Feather Earrings

I think that these earrings will go with almost every outfit in my closet :) The ivory color in the feather and waxed nylon combined with gold...

Charmed Christmas Bracelet

What says "I'm ready for a holiday party" more than a themed charm bracelet?! I selected some very Christmas-inspired charms from both Jangles and...

Frozen Drops Earrings

These earrings are so easy it's crazy. You can create any combination you want using the Unicorne Glass teardrops and a pair of 1-3 links. I have...

Star Adjustable Bracelet

These adjustable bangles are great as gifts for yourself as well as others. There are so many ways to personalize. For this particular one, I chose...

Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments

Making snowflake ornaments could not be easier using these great wire frames that come in 3 sizes. All you need to do is pick some fab sparkle and...

Perched Bird Tassel Necklace

Tassels are everywhere right now, why not dress one up and perch a bird on top? My inspiration for materials and colors comes from the festive...

Wooly Wire Wrapped Beads Necklace

I had seen Wooly Wire in jewelry designs for so long but didn't know what I was missing until I met the creator Nellie Thomas at BeadFest this year.
Components: 2.5" 18 gauge copper wire 4-6" sari silk ribbon 4-8" Wooly Wire

It's Hip to be Square

The chain, though advertised as diamond shapes, speaks for itself. Fun and easy!!
Components: 1 foot of Silver (plated) Diamond Drop Chain (5mm link-7mm diamond), ornate square/diamond clasp w/bar, 1 split ring and 3 silvertone jump rings.

Growing Garden Earring

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower...
Components: 2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads

Wire Oval Earrings

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!
Components: 8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax

Island Bracelet

This is a seed bead bracelet made while vacationing on the Isle of Springs in Boothbay, ME
Easy to make in a day.
Components: Goldish yellow leather cording, bronze Miyuki matte seed beads, yellow topaz Miyuki seed beads, Caramel Miyuki seed beads, and yellow C-Lon, with a flower button.

Momordica Leather Charm Bracelet

Designed By Rebecca Nunn

Charm bracelet using leather, metal beads and new 2014 Summer Collection Charms!

You see this charm holder...

True North Pendant

True North points to knowing what your guiding philosophies are and having a clear direction in life. It's your gut instinct, your guiding light....
Components: Feather pendant, 32 x 14mm Art Metal blank, 30mm brass ring, 15mm Art Metal jump ring, 7mm gunmetal jump ring, 1 6mm glass bead, 3" waxed linen, 2" 19 gauge steel wire, 18" gunmetal chain

Totem Earrings

I found Tari's Inside the Studio post on Friday super inspiring. She shared her pin board of ceramic totems and that got my brain whirling around...
Components: 4 polymer clay spacers, 2 pewter bird beads, 2 6mm pyrite beads, 2 faceted brass beads, 2 15mm brass jump rings, 2 brass earwires, 2 2" copper headpins, 6 11/0 copper seed beads

Summery Cork Bracelets

The great thing about this flat cork cord is that you can use it just like leather strap/lacing/flat cord. It glues, folds, knots, braids, punches...

Dollar Store Earring Display

I needed some inexpensive displays for my earring for a bunch of sales coming up in the next few weeks. I found most of the supplies at the dollar...
Components: Dollar store frames, either stand alone or wall hanging. .5 yards linen look fabric, thin leather lace, mini clothes pins.

Mosaic Ladder Necklace

This pendant set is fantastic! I immediately knew I wanted to use them in a necklace with more brown tones to make the bright colorfulness of the...

Down by the Sea

Charm bracelet inspired by the sand and the sea. I love the copper color of the bracelet and bezels that the charms are set into. The blue and sand...
Components: Copper chain, cup chain and 3 needle woven chain make up the 'chain' part of the bracelet. 15mm copper bezels are set with a mix of blue and sand Crystal Clay the mottled mix mimics the movement of sea on sand and sky. I snipped of the loops on the charms and pressed them into the clay. I added chantons to some. The one charm with pressed glass flowers and leaves have crystals all around in in the centers of each flower.

Beach House Bracelet

I created this bracelet as a memento of my latest Bead Cruise. I made these little beach houses right before the cruise and when we pulled into the...
Components: Polymer clay Beach House, Sea Urchin ceramic bead, 8 8mm lampwork spacers, 15mm art metal jump ring, 10 6mm copper jump rings, 9 2" gunmetal eyepins, 18 4mm copper spacers, 6" 22 gauge steel wire, 2" 18 gauge copper wire

Keys To Life

Funky key chain made with ceramic petal beads.
Components: Split ring, Gaea Ceramic Textured Petals Bundle, large lobster clasp, hemp cord.

Fringed Turquoise Leather Bracelet

I just fell in love with these Czech glass buttons. Typically I am drawn towards handmade metal buttons and I still do love them, but these Czech...

Sunset Bracelet

With this bracelet, I wanted to focus on the delicate nature of the stone & vermeil links. To achieve this, I created 3 bracelets in one using 3mm...

The Moon is a Two-Faced Lover

I've been working on a simple bangle idea for a while and I love how this one came together! I'm still playing with the sari silk ribbon as the...
Components: Assorted blue green Czech glass in a variety of sizes, Amazonite, blue green quartz, blue haze agate, jasper roundelle, Antique Soocho Jade, recycled glass, Toho beads, antique brass bead caps, gunmetal bronze Artistic wire, 22 ga, blue sari silk ribbon

Ruby Crazy Donut Necklace

I find that mixing bright pieces with earthy metallics and natural color elements appeals to summer sensibilities. The Donut gives a great weight...

Wire Heart Pendant

For this simple heart pendant, gather together orphaned art beads and copper wire to add a little love to someone's day this week!
Components: 5" 18 gauge copper wire, 8" 22 gauge steel wire, polymer clay disk, lampwork round bead, lampwork spacer, polymer clay wobble spacer bead, 15mm arte metal jump ring, 13 4mm copper spacers, 28" gunmetal chain

Cascading Gemstones & Leather

Why should bracelets get all the fun of stringing on leather? As soon as I saw the large hole African turquoise and crazy lace agate I was hooked....


I happened to have these beads remaining from previous projects and decided to put them together in a strand in a random manner as the spirit led...
Components: 24 inches of beading wire, assorted beads of choice, clasp and crimp beads.

Monogram Pin

My Aunt Suzie has always loved her monogram, all swirly and feminine with the two 'S's, so I made her this monogram pin.
Components: Nunn Design antique copper small square 2 bezel pendants antique copper, 1 Nunn Design antique copper medium square bezel link, 2 Nunn Design 16mm glass squares, 1 Nunn Design 24mm glass square, 2 antique copper jump rings, 2 antique copper split rings, 1 clutch-back pin/tack, some Mod Podge, some super glue, 1 sheet of 100 lb. bright white cover stock

Orchid Butterfly Heart Pendant

Luscious orchid silk ribbon provides an interesting design and adds lots of texture when creatively knotted. With Radiant Orchid being Pantone's...
Components: Heart Pendant (Humblebeads), 2 12mm brass jump rings, 5 Czech glass flowers (Dream Girl Beads), 5 1" brass headpins, 1 Butterfly button (Natural Touch), 2 30" lengths of sari silk ribbon

Spring Forest Earrings

Spring Forest Earrings
Components: 2 Tiny Flowers Charms, 2 12mm brass jump rings, 2 6mm brass jump rings, 12 7mm brass jump rings, 12 peanut seed beads

Spring Forest Bracelet

Spring Forest Bracelet
Components: Tiny Flowers House Bead, 4 glass flowers, 6mm yellow faceted glass bead, 10 4mm copper spacers, 12 peanut seed beads, 12 7mm brass jump rings, 7 6mm brass jump rings, 4mm brass jump ring, 5 2" brass eyepins, Hammered brass ring (Vintaj), Leaf toggle bar (Nunn Designs)

Boho Glam Tassel Necklace

This necklace is actually inspired by one of Payton's teachers. She had on a funky long big tassel necklace the other day and it really made me...

Christmas Light Squint Necklace

Have you ever walked into a store that was heavily decorated for Christmas and there is so much to look at that you have to squint? Well if you...

Cozy Winter Days Necklace

This multi-strand necklace finished with braided suede lace is the perfect complement to a winter day and a warm cup of cocoa (with vanilla...

Milk Glass Hoops

The oblong white beads inspired me to make a hoop earring with a multi dangled pattern. I like that native but modern look. Arlene's Earrings are...
Components: Gold tone wire 20 gauge and 24 gauge, glass oblong beads, white acrylic seed beads, and gold glass seed beads.

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...