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2 Row Tagua Nut Link Bracelet

As soon as we got these tagua nut links, I could hear them screaming "make me into a bracelet!!" :) By joining them with Vintaj etched jump rings I...


Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace

I had a necklace since the late 90's that was fringed in the front from a collection of shell shards. I have probably worn it every summer since I...


Recycled Glass Necklace

I have been itching to make a summer necklace using the recycled glass. First, I had to decide which colors to use and as usual I was drawn to all...


"Imagine" Beautiful Purple

This is a Miyuki Seed Bead 6/0 ladder stitch bracelet. I love purple and I just thought adding a charm would be a nice touch to a wrap bracelet.
Components: It is your basic wrap bracelet which I do without needles and I used C-Lon thread(purple with violet leather cording. The seed beads are eggplant, and lilac with an imagine charm and silver starburst button.


Zippy Double Love Pave Sparkle on Leather

I made the Double Love Pave Sparkle on Leather several months ago and wear it all the time. In fact, everyone got one for Christmas and they wear...


Fiber Sparkle Dangle Bangle

Another year has passed and I am still loving the stacking layered bracelet look. Bangles are a great way to easily stack on your wrist. I wrapped...


Emerald Droplets Pave Earrings

These pave drops were just screaming at me to make them into earrings. I combined them each with a charcoal shell pearl to swing at the bottom....


Black Lava Rock Pendant

While on a vacation to Maui, I visited the black sand beach near Hana. As a souvenir of my visit, I created this pendant from a pebble I picked up...
Components: Oval lava rock 1.5 inches in length, 18 gauge silver plated copper wire, 26 gauge brass wire


Copper Link Bracelet

18 gauge copper wire with hammer texturing
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, lobster clasp


rings with blings

I made these 3 rings today.
I was inspired bu my daughter, Isabella after she
expressed how excited she was when I told her
I wanted to make...
Components: Artistic Wire Silver and or Pink ga. 20 Purple Amythest Small Nugget Chips Faceted Oval Blue Topaz Round Purple Flourite


Violet Tendril Earrings

I always have a problem with earrings, because I love big jewelry. Big earrings tend to be a little heavy on the ears, so I often end up just...


October Sun Earrings

As I said with my other lucite flower earrings, I love big jewelry, but when it comes to making earrings, heavy doesn't always agree with my ears....


Spring Green

Well, I just thought the green was appropriate for spring and it was very elegant.
Components: Done on 1.5 metallic mint leather cord, ladderstitched the way I have done in the past(check out my other wrap bracelets on this site), Peridot gems, pearls, topaz, shiny rondelles, and the some moonstones and green faceted gems.


Darling Ivy

Quick earrings with matte green lucite ivy leaves & fw pearl dangle.


Pod Collage Necklace

The inspiration for this necklace was actually my mom. I had her birthday quickly approaching and wanted to make a great necklace that she could...


Fiber Tendrils Lily Earrings

I love making coils and then messing up their perfect shape. I feel like it better represents what we see in nature. The colorful WoolyWire makes...


Ancient Waters Cuff

I found this cuff in my studio that I had been using to experiment with patinas and instantly thought of how I would love to wrap it in leather and...


Metal Bouquet Cuff

This cuff is beautiful on its own, but as usual I found myself thinking about what it was missing … more flowers! By simply enlarging the holes in...


Zig Zag Bracelet

This is a design provided to us by TierraCast designed by Tracy Gonzales.

When I saw all of these great components geared towards leather I...


Studded Leather Cuff

When there is a blank surface I am going to fill it with something and this stitched leather cuff was no different. However, I didn't want to go...


Braided Suede Wrap Bracelet

Soft, simple, wrapping, easy to stack with other bracelets, cool enough to stand on its own - these are all the things I love about this bracelet...


A Burst of Sunshine

Found something similar on the beadshop site. It is my first 5 wrap beaded bracelet. Now I know why they are so expensive. Took me some hours.
Components: Sundance Red Leather 1.5MM cord, 4MM perals, copper rondelles and carnelian beads with a sort of rectangle button.


Rhodonite Delight

Rhodonite, pink peony and pistachio are combined on memory wire for an elegant look.
Components: Rhodonite nuggets or lima's Rhodonite wheels 6x15 (20), LIMA Products: Rhodonite rounds or small chips (30), Pistachio Pearls 4mm(32) 6mm(5) 8mm(12), Pink Peony faceted bicones 4mm(10) 6mm(18), TOHO crystal (w/ Hot Pink lining) Treasure #1 seedbeads (22), Memory Wire, Headpins(3), JumpRing (1)


Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

This is one of my very favorite types of bracelets to make. They are simple and look elegant if you don't look at the tape it is on(I was trying to...
Components: This was made with purple metallic leather cord, tanzanite swarovski crystals, waxed linen(Purple I believe), and button of your choice.


Robin in the Tree Necklace

The colors for this piece are inspired by the melted collage of color on the focal leaf (I used the Melting Pot to emboss it). The Humble Beads...


Favorite Teal Deal

This may be a bit blurry and I apologize for it. I tried desperately to buy these Muddy Spring Beads. Kevin said they had gotten them by mistake...
Components: I used Turqoise leather cord 1.5MM and they only had 6MM beads so I wasn't able to gradually use the 4MM first and then go on to the 6MM, however, I think I will remake it and I do have another bead in 4MM which will go with the design. The button is a ceramic turquoise one and I also thought it may look good with a shell button.


Drift wood Treasure

This is another wrap bracelet which my daughter decided to keep. I displayed it so it would remind me of where I picked up the Driftwood(on the...
Components: Again, I used the brown leather cord 1.4mm and I believe the beads I used were Feldspar 6mm but when you make a bracelet such as this you should begin with a 4MM bead and then continue with the 6 MM and end with another 4MM. And the button is a Leaf style round button.


Aluminum Chic

My customers love of my recent use of aluminum for jewelry inspired me to create these neclaces using the hammered aluminum chain and aluminum jump...
Components: Aluminum chain, 12 ga. aluminum wire, 18 ga. aluminum wire, 6mm aluminum jump rings.


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


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