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In Bloom

Hello all! Just got my 4th order from LB today and immediately sat down and created this spring-y neckalce. I really like the asymmetry of it, and...
Components: Czech glass squares and coins from eBay, lucite flowers, glass bellflowers, amazonite mini disks and rainbow silk from LB, textured copper links, gold chain, seed beads and findings from my own stash.


Bluebird Pendant Necklace

My first attempt at anything other than simple birthstone pieces. I used a pendant designed by Jess. I suggested a bluebird like the ones I used...
Components: The only LB product are some tiny blue agate beads. All the rest are from my many stash from many years of making very classic pieces. I'm not sure where I got the chain.


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...


Using some bead stash

So all thru Lent I didn't buy any beads. Of course, after the Easter Egg Hunt here I had to use my coupon and get the freebies! While I am waiting...
Components: Poppy Jasper, Apple Jasper, crystals, tiny silver rounds.


Oranges N' Lemons

As much as I love fire tones, strangely I don't make more with them. I also don't work much with glass or crystal. This is an exception to both....
Components: hand blown cane glass, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, metal seed beads


Cherry Branches

This is a variation on my tied seed bead necklaces. This representes cherries on branches.
Components: Seed beads, Czech leaves, jumprings, Black Irish waxed linen, black leather 1.5mm cord, gunmetal end loops, lobster clasp.


Cherry Blossoms

I wanted necklace to look like cherry blossom branches.
Components: I used pink and white 8/0 seed beads, Czech glass leaves, Irish waxed linen, some gunmetal jumprings, 1.5mm black leather cord end cap with loop, lobster clasp.


Earthy and Red

I got the ceramic red tubes and red melon beads because I liked them...I thought they all went well together...with the Mille Fiori bead and the...
Components: red ceramic tube beads and red melon glass beads from Indonesia, black leather, brass centerpiece, Mille Fiori bead, red waxed linen, brass lobster claw.


Purple Passion

I had a beautiful purple agate pendant and I wanted to frame it in shades of purple and lilac.
Components: Agate, seed beads, charoite beads, agate beads, Czech glass beads, silver chain and findings.


Simplicity in Stone

Everything except the turquoise beads, I made myself! I wanted to make something to really showcase the double-drilled Santa Rosa Turquoise piece,...
Components: Solid Copper Round Wire: 20, 18, 16, 12 gauge; Genuine Turquoise Tube beads; Genuine Santa Rosa Turquoise Double Drilled Large Bead.


"Japanese Fan"

The beautiful cinnabar fan that is the focal component of the design was my inspiration for this necklace. It is a very simple design, but really...
Components: carved red cinnabar fan, various shapes and sizes of crystal, various shapes and sizes of pearls, #11galvanized silver seed beads, oval toggle clasp


Dragonfire

I made this a while back with a magnificent Dragon's Blood Jasper pendant I'd purchased. I knew it was too neat to do just a plain single strand,...
Components: Dragon's Blood Jasper, freshwater pearls, seed beads, bugle beads


HOORAY!!!

It's about being - NOTICED; this is the first time in 3-4 yrs, a stranger has noticed my jewelry; I made this at least a year ago, but never wear...
Components: green seed beads, green aventurine large chips, large SP chain, mixed shape lavendar cats eye glass beads, green aventurine and glass beads pendant, hammered 15mm SP ring


Spring Fantasy and more

In the beginning of April I had some time off, so I finally had some time to work on jewellry. This is a selection of necklaces that I made and got...
Components: Spring Fantasy; flower bead from Lisa Peters, lampwork from Helen Chalmers, handmade copper clasp and jump rings, seed beads and waxed linen from Lima, flower beads from stash. Sweet Clover Honey; pendant from Classic Bead, Lemon Quartz, Honey Jade, Czech glass from LB, Golem Studio and UB lampwork from stash. Fresh Air; pottery links Captured Moments, Scorched Earth hearth, Gaea, Amazonite and chain Lima, Amber nuggets, copper bead stash Nesting; Amazonite, mat te new jade, Czech glass, Vintaj and wire from LB, my own polymer clay pendant Blue Daisy; pendant from Classic Bead, Czech glass, Amber, waxed linen from LB, Grace lampwork, peanut seed beads, clasp, bone beads from my stash.


Spring into summer

It's about RELIEF from winter
Components: Lt. peach cats eye ovals, green cats eye ovals, peach resin 'n MOP 12mm rounds, multi-moonstone, multi-florite, green 6mm aquamarine rnds., smoky quartz flat ovals, white 'n floral ceramic tubes, 4mm lavendar faceted lilac rnds


Marble Canyon

It's about wanting a LO-O-ONG necklace
Components: GP chain in 2 styles; grey 'n orange-y/pink canyon marble tear drop, Orange Botswana Agate, green brown multi-marble, orange hemp, lilac leather, one large clear-ish stone.


Golden sunshine, Spring Flowers

It's about winter being over
Components: Lilac Malaysia jade, peridot jasper rounds, light peach cats' eye ovals, GP rectangles and rondelles


"Snow White"

The lovely carved shell leaves inspired me to create "Snow White". It is a very simple design with only three elements, but the look makes a...
Components: seven carved shell leaves, 8mm cracked quartz rounds, shell heishi beads, pearl seed beads, tiny daisies and a twisted toggle clasp.


Coral Carnival

I wanted to make a very light weight and understated necklace using the beautiful little Grace bicone beads.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, Czech glass, pewter beads, seed beads, chain, labordorite spacers, findings.


Mask Man

This piece I used Vintaj Brass Butterfly piece that intially I had only strokes of green paint on it. And I went hmm don't like it so I covered...


Green Envy

Green Envy ,is the name of this piece I used LB , Silver Mist JAsper Puff coin and green dragon vein agate beads and silver textured rings for this...


jewlery collection 2013

pieces that I made in the last two years


*ARGH!*

Battle after battle to get this done, but finally success! Had to fight to get all five strands the same beaded length, then to get the bead cones...
Components: Murano pendant, seed beads, bugle beads, bead cones, crimp ends, toggle clasp


MOP Spectator

I have to admit that of all the beautiful gems God created, my favorite is the pearl. I always gravitate back to pearls so I'm always looking for...
Components: White pearls, silver daisy spacers, black/metallic silver rondelles, MOP pendant, black facet cut tubes, silver bail, silver hook & eye closure.


Olio

It's about using the round metal pendant
Components: Seed beads, blue glass disk beds, Rosa marble next to pendant, white Mtn. Jade chips and others Earings: copper 3-hole spacers, copper chains, blue seed beads, copper rondelles: These are a 'keeper'


Winter Mix Shell Pearls

I had a handful of the Winter Mix Shell Pearls left over and this is what I came up with.
Components: 14mm Winter Mix Shell Pearls, 10mm crystals, bead caps, connector links, grey organza ribbon.


Stress/Anxiety Relief & Protection

Meditation/Prayer Beads
Components: Great Lake Fossil, Spiral Carved Jade, Tourmaline, Black Tree Agate, Antique Glass African Eye Beads, Red Garnet, White Onyx, Turritella Agate, Smokey Quartz


Titanium necklace

Titanium necklace :-)

...now with new pictures


A Many Colored Necklace

I was actually making a bracelet out of the polymer clay beads, then I saw how well the Mille Fiori bead went with them and it became a necklace.
Components: Mille Fiori bead, polymer clay set of five beads, brass cable chain..L.B.. brass teardrop chain, vintage ribbon and a brass lobster claw.


Sunset

I was inspired more by the color of the Dupioni Silk ribbon..pink coral. It matched my Candy Jade pendant...and I went from there.
Components: Candy Jade pendant, orange and pink Indonesian glass beads, orange coral chunks, pink faceted Jade, waxed linen, orange bone links, flower charm and Dupioni Silk ribbon...Saki bronze toggle..L.B.


Fantasy Dragonfly

Well, what can I say about this? A dream come true: being able to make my own metal focals! Not quite a dragonfly though: the head is more of a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, copper sheet. Leather cord (LB, I think!).


Wild Chervil

At the second and final weekend of class, I learned how it should be done, and here is the result! You shouldn't fuse the wire directly onto the...
Components: Sterling silver plate (about 1 mm), sawed into shape and bent using a doming punch and block (thanks for the words, wikipedia!). Sterling silver wire (1.2 mm, I think).


Test Run

Finally I've found some time and energy to post again! I've been both a bit ill, and so incredibly busy. Here follows "what I've learned the last...
Components: Copper sheet, sterling silver wire, copper wire, ceramic bead (own), seed beads (from stash), white howlite.


Beaded watch necklace

Simple necklace made of af Watch and shinny beads :-)

I think I will use this one myself :-)


"The Rocket's Red Glare"

My love for the USA and her beautiful flag inspired me to create "The Rocket's Red Glare." I incorporated three kinds of vintage Venetian glass...
Components: vintage Venetian glass beads, sapphire blue ovals, 4 red, 9 white of various shapes and sizes, 5 faceted blue moonstones, bead caps, a variety of silver spacers, toggle clasp


Copper in my Dream.

Copper...
Components: All materials except cones and gold plated fish are from LB


No Name as Yet

I hate to be in limbo waiting for materials to come because I just don't want to start anything and then the other stuff arrive and then I am like...


Statement necklace with brooche

The idea with the necklace was to make a statement necklace that was very wearble for party - and for everyday use.

It makes a statement, but...


Swirls of Color

I have been studying color theory and was pleasantly surprised by the amethyst and forest green pairing. The green pendant and silver connector...
Components: Amethyst Czech glass, Nunn Design Sterling Silver plated connector, stainless steel wire, crystal rondelles, Tagua nut olive potato chip (pendant piece), emerald Picasso window oval


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