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Owl B. Quirky

This is a commissioned piece. I met a woman who was a representative for insurance in one of my stores. We started talking and I mentioned I made...
Components: Polymer clay beads, lampwork beads, glass beads, pandora style beads, faceted czech glass, acrylic flowers, czeck druks, seed beads, bead caps, rhinestone spacers


Old earring used as a pendant necklace

The pendant is an earring made by my mother in 1957. It is enamel on copper. Apparently this was a popular hobby in that era.
Components: Fire polished beads, crystals, various stones, chain.


Is it too late, dear Santa?

Took a class last night at a local gift boutique that sells my jewelry. The owner has recently been offering all sorts of crafty...
Components: glass microscope slides, set up for soldering iron, scrap book paper, jump rings, PC heart button, sari silk ribbon, silver chain


Fairy Gathering Necklace

designed by by Jess Italia Lincoln


Jack In The Box

From the time I was done with this piece the name just popped into my head. The bicone cezch beads reminded me so much of the Jack In The Box hat,...


Peaches and Cream

This piece took me all week to do I thought I would have never finished . And it is a simple design of white and peach pearls .


Blue Waters

I have fallen in love with the recycled glass pieces and this piece is just another example of it.
Components: All LB materials.


One finished Project.

Here's the one necklace that I've finished from the previous post. I've been trying to make more earrings and bracelets. I have some of my work on...
Components: Amethyst, hammered copper 18 ga wire, druzy, dapped silver-plated rounds, and turquoise beads. Leather from LB.


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...


Leather Necks

Love the softness of the suede neck straps and the gorgeous caramel color, too. Lends itself very well to these brass chains and pendants. With a...
Components: Suede leather, brass chain, pendants, and findings, odds and ends of beads, glass pearls


Blue Waters

I am becoming attached to the LB recycled glass pieces and also the beads, and this piece is no exception.
Components: All LB, beads and recycled glass pieces.


Queen

This piece was created for my Sister In Law she is a Calypsonian (Artist that sings songs based on what is happening in the country and the...
Components: All materials are LB except for the gold wooden beads.


No Grinich Here

I had been working on this piece for the last two weeks because I really wanted to get the top and bottom bead work right. It was becoming one of...
Components: All materials are LB, recycled glass and beads.


Frosty

I have not in the past done holiday jewelry...but I saw this snowman on Lima by Jangles and I couldn't resist.
Components: Jangles snowman, Red, orange, green and black glass beads I had and copper chain, copper lobster claw


What Animal...?!

In this picture, this focal reminds me of a goat (or maybe sheep), which most certainly was NOT what inspired me... The middle brown piece is in...
Components: Stained beef bone (organic and local), sterling silver (scrap, sheet and wire, all parts hand made), First one: Smoke quarz, Rock Crystal; the Czech glass is from LB. Leather cord in the second one.


Minimalist Pebble

Here's another of the stones I drilled holes in, decided to go for copper with this one (the hue of the stone itself went better with copper). I...
Components: Copper sheet (maybe 0.4 mm), sanded and patinaed. Stone from the roadside...? Leather cord (I made adjustable knots, not very sophisticated, but practical).


Hawthorn Finished

Here are some of my metal that I posted earlier in a somewhat unfinished state... now I got it incorporated into this two-lenght necklace (you...
Components: Bronze sheet (0.4 mm, but hard to saw!) for the leaf, etched, heat patinaed and waxed. Tiger jaspis (some local shop) and Toho beads (LB)on waxed linen. Copper sheet for the clasp rounds (etched and patinaed). Sari silk (LB).


Some finished pieces

I've been so busy working on many pieces at once -- now I got a whole bunch finished in one go, when I finally got all the small parts ready....
Components: Copper sheet (0.7 mm or thereabouts), various leather cords, silk cord (LB), czech glass beads (LB) and waxed cotton cord. Bronze wire for the clasp-and-chain (with silver solder -- I've decided I don't care if it doesn't match: the quality is good), and some ready-made copper cord ends in the last one. The first etching is done with masking tape, with the flowers cut out with a scalpel. The second one is scratched with a needle in silver marker (pen). The third is outline stickers: the snowflake and the hole it left! (Not entirely happy with that design, think I'll have to put another pair of rounds on the back, since they will turn. Sold it already to my room-mate at work, so I can fix it eventually...) The copper is varnished on the back, and waxed front.


Down By The Frozen Stream

I love to wear sweaters and turtlenecks in the fall/winter season along with chunky or detailed jewelry. I think the high necklines create a nice...
Components: Mother-of-pearl open donut, Misc faceted glass, Czech two-tone faceted rounds, Color-lined cubes, Antique Brass & Seed beads in an assortment of finishes and styles.


It Made a Difference to This One

When I saw these beautiful little sterling starfish charms it reminded me of this story.
A beach was covered with starfish that had washed ashore,...
Components: Sterling silver starfish charm and chain from LB. Pearl and beach glass from my stash.


Coin Necklace

The coin necklace is a gift for my sister. The crystal on the top is the clasp but since it is a long necklace "30 it can be worn with clasp in...
Components: Wheat chain / gold, gold 'greek' coin, crystal box clasp, tierra cast cone. Earrings - tibetan bead, brass chain and leverbacks and brass twisted wire (artistic wire)


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...


Unfinished Business

Everyone has pieces that are hanging about, not quite right or not quite finished. Here are mine. The first one I think I need smaller donut beads...
Components: Agate focal, Middle Eastern beads, dzi beads, distressed 2 mm leather (LB). Copper 18, 22 and 28 ga wire, dapped silverplated rounds, rough amethyst briolettes, druzy and turquoise beads. Coral, dzi and middle eastern bead on the fourth pic.


One Orange Necklace

Orange, by the way, is my favorite color..so I finally got some Carnelian and these fabulous orange neck bars..I think it turned out good but I'm...
Components: Carnelian barrels, orange paprika neck bars, Mexican Fire Agate rough chips, one faceted Carnelian, leather strips


Dragonfly Shimmer

Beautiful handpainted Dragonfly pendent wrapped in antique brass filigree. Czech glass fire polished beading in aqua,blue and crystal compliment...
Components: Handpainted Cab (SV Caligraphy)wrapped in Vintaj filigree with Czech glass beading and Vintaj hardware. Vintaj fern charm.


Sahara Dust

This piece sort of took on its on life I had started with the LB recycle glass pieces in yellow and from there I kept adding beads in the same...
Components: Some of the pieces are from LB the recycle glass and czech beads. The others were purchased at another site.


The Wedding

This piece is a combination of silver and white pearl beads. My sister in law did a wedding dress that was not the typical wedding dress and when I...
Components: Beads both silver and white bought at other outlets.


may it be

Happy Holidays, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a design. Just dropping by to say hello! :) Cheers to you all!...
Components: beadie goodness from Gaea, swoondimples, Pinocean, and Vintaj


Kumi WHAT?

I love all the color of this pendant, and wanted to make a colorful and rustic design with it. One of the bead store ladies suggested kumi(not what...
Components: Raku pendant from Wondrous Strange on Etsy, Czech glass, copper bead caps and clasp, S-lon.


Cousins

These are another pair of my dragonflies, and I've posted some of those before -- so this is really just to keep up some action here! I made these...
Components: Dragonflies: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, fused with silver solder. (This bronze has to be annealed first thing, otherwise it is impossible to bend into any decent shape!) Ceramic beads, my own. Sodalite on waxed linen, and patinated copper chain, LB.


Light Pearls

With the holidays so close I wanted to share a quick and easy design. At 21 inches it drapes and looks elegant on all skin tones.
Components: Various sizes of Sand and White round Pearls wth seed beads so that 10 strands hang like 10 but feel like one. Finish this of with cones and a Silver clasp


Nouveau Dream

I love the Art Nouveau stampings that are available now, especially ones of women. The chain is a variant of the Byzantine weave, my favorite.
Components: Jewelry grade aluminum chain, silver plated brass stamping.


Something Special

I made this piece for someone in my secret santa club. Neither less to say I had to take a peek at her page to figure out her style. And I am so...
Components: All LB materials.


Midnight In Blue

This piece is a three strand necklace that I knew stringing it would take away the beauty of the gemstone . So connecting them with silver...
Components: All LB materi.als


Purple Dream

I set some stones several years ago, and they've been languishing in a drawer ever since. I finally decided I'd better do something with them, so...
Components: Nickel silver jump rings, 3/32" 22g, amethyst cut triangle stone, sterling silver finding.


Two-Hole Challenge Necklace

I have never done a challenge piece before, and I like the fact that it pushed me to come up with some ideas I might not have otherwise. I decided...
Components: **TWO-HOLE BEADS: Domed Magnesite, Dk Bronze Czech Tiles 6mm (LB), Super-Duos **OTHER: Jasper, Czech glass rounds (LB), Magnesite, Seed beads (LB), Misc. pebbles/agate, Natural leather, Parachute cord .012, Antique Copper findings/cones, Parawire (LB), Copper wire


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


Jagged Love

Jagged edgy heart proves masculine but feminine in its own right. Antique copper chain has brass jump rings to connect the Lipstick Ranch piece.
Components: Lipstick Ranch heart, antique copper horse eye chain. Brass toggle clasp


Ring of Fire

This was a piece I decided to revisit , because I really did not like how the recycle glass pieces looked in the original design. And since I was...
Components: All LB materials


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