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Carniflower

I have a new favorite artist in Russia,Anastasiya Khramina, who made this beautiful flower in polymer clay and resin.I love the way she turns our...
Components: Poloymer clay and resin flower, aluminum jump rings, 8o seed beads


Goldberry River-Daughter Necklace

From my pick called the same. Goldberry River-daughter is Tom Bombadil's wife from Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Not the movie, the book....
Components: From Lima Beads--brass water lotus pendant, Celtic triangle charm and ivy links gold-plated TierraCast, Czech glass 6x9 Earth Picasso Fire, 6x9 Spring Rain, 3x5 Opal Cream fire polished, Czech brown ghost chip mix, 4mm Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm metallic, matte Flax, green camo jump rings and .019 silver satin softflex. I also used, from other sources, Czech matte, frosted cream 6/0, Toho 6/0 matte transparent dark teal, Toho 8/0 Toho 8/0 cream lustered, Toho 11/0 matte raku plum/blue iris, heavy oxidized open jump rings, black shiny iron jump rings, heavy sterling silver 2x2 crimp beads, 5mm brass-plated iron rolo chain, 3" headpin.


Nice Ice Necklace

Part of the "Stone Wear" line I am creating. This has natural stone beads with an AB coating, blue faceted czech glass beads, silver square beads...
Components: Quartz stone beads, blue czech beads, square silver toned rondelle beads, silver toned lobster clasp.


Mystic Dynasty Necklace

I had some extra manufactured stone and acrylic beads on my work space and wondered if I could make them work together. This is the result. It...
Components: Gold toned discs, gold tone bead caps, gold toned brass rondelle beads, man-made pressed stone beads, acrylic nugget shaped beads, czech glass beads, and stone beads.


Plum Passion Necklace

I have been smitten with the new natural stone items out there (I am working on a line called "stone wear"). I love the agates and the jaspers and...
Components: AB coated "spikes"; AB coated slabs; czech gold tone faceted glass beads; gold tone chain and lobster clasp.


Tail of the Comet Necklace

Simple Druzy wrapped pendant that hangs from silver and gold toned chains.
Components: Silver artistic wire, gold wavy pendant back, silver wire wrapped bail and silver and gold toned chains.


Tree of Life Necklace with Nepalese cane glass

18 inch necklace with two inch chain extender
Components: "Sunset Disc" Nepalese cane beads from Lima Beads, 8mm "bottle green" recycled glass rounds from Lima Beads, 6mm dark wooden rounds, Gold-lustered transparent pink 8/0 Toho, Cool bronze 6/0 Toho, Purple opaque 6/0 Czech, 5mm brass-plated rolo chain, lobster clasp, jump rings, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex (Lima Beads), 3 inch head pin and 6mm recycled "shamrock green" (Lima Beads) round for dangle on extender.


Desert Sun

I love these ceramic beads from LB! Initially, I was just going to string them and leave them on their own.Then I remembered this PC pendant I...
Components: Ceramic beads from LB, copper connectors from Etsy shop, jumprings and PC pendant by me.


Chickadee

I created this necklace for the monthly challenge my husband creates... The Honey Do List! Check out my blog for the inspiration photo and the...
Components: Tons of Czech glass leaves and flowers (mostly available from Lima Beads), Vintaj brass filigree and jump rings, brass plated leaf clasp, Skye Jewels wooden pendant.


Feathering the Nest

I finally finished all the PC pieces for this piece...whew! Then it took some time to wire wrap the beads and make jumprings. I am happy with the...
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Agate beads from LB and Etsy also. PC bird, nest, branch, and beads made by me. Jumprings and headpins also made by me.


Safari Necklace

I love elephants and had collected quite a few of them. I put them on one strand and other safari animals on another strand.
Components: Wooden Jasper, metal, stone assorted animal and other beads.


Gemstone Donuts

I love all the leather jewelry that's out now. I wove metallic leather through gemstone donuts.
Components: Gemstone donuts, various sizes, metallic leather cord, large crimp tubes.


Forget Me Not

I'm playing along with a new Facebook group called "Inspiration in Everyday" where you share something that has inspired you along with your beady...
Components: Pendant by Humblebeads, tons of Czech glass (most from Lima Beads!), vintage German glass, pearls, TierraCast brass plated clasp.


Unsure necklace..

Really unsure about this one. Especially after looking at the photos. It's the inner seed bead bits that seem off. It's the colour of the...
Components: From Lima Beads: Sea glass pendant drop in Seafoam (I adore these drops!), wire, leather. From a local bead shop: Indonesian glass beads. My own stash: African recycled glass tulip beads in amber, and aqua disc beads in pendant. Copper bars, hacked off copper sheet, patina'ed with boiled egg *sigh* and seed beads. All findings made with wire from LB.


Stormy desert

I'm happy how it looks :) I like the combination of translucent sparkling citrine and matte amazonite and African glass. I spent a long time...
Components: Cactus bail (Patricia Healey), Citrine rough nuggets, matte Amazonite/black tourmaline 6 and 8 mm, African recycled glass rounds, small copper rings, Greek ceramic metallic harvest donut and tiny rounds, Fluorite shard drop, 2 golden rings, piece of copper chain, jump ring and lobster clasp, fancy crimp covers.


A Vision Achieved

I have been working on this puppy for quite a while! I wanted to work some top drilled lentils into my kumi braid. The smaller ones were strung in...
Components: Assorted Miyuki delicas, lentils-large from Lima, riverstone focal bead, bronze wire & findings, Czech glass bead, C-lon cord in Grape.


octopi, octopods, octopuses!

I finished most of the Octopus necklaces! I'm still working on the macrame chokers which are causing me all kinds of grief. But these I think...
Components: Octopus pendents, white coral, fresh water pearls, Czech glass beads, various gears, and lots of chain.


Spring Bird Nests

I just love these for Spring....I make them every year and customers love them. Easy and fun and every one is unique!
Components: Artistic non tarnish wire, Swarovski crystal pearls, and organza ribbon necklace


Chunky Munky

These handmade ceramic beads are bold and beautiful. I kept the design simple to let them shine!
Components: Handmade large ceramic beads from Georgia at Taos Beads, PC beads and coiled and hammered beads caps/spacers made by me. Leather cord and clasp from local shop.


Spring Woodland

It's spring in the midwest! Looking forward to sunny days in the flower garden. Perhaphs this design will hold me over till I can play in the dirt.
Components: Classic Bead Ceramic Tile pendant, branch twig, brass chain, czech glass and itty bitty brass birdy.


Soft Seas

Such soft colors...Abalone mosaic pendant and rounds, paired with soft seafoam colored glass beads, and a touch of gold for glimmer!


Bold Medallion

I love this piece!
Huge silver medallion pendant paired with graduated agate chips.


Jasper Slab Collar

Big jasper slabs with brass chain links = big statement! NJ


Microsuede Choker Necklaces

Making a choker using our 7mm microsuede is so easy! All you need is 13" of 7mm...


A Glow in the Dark Alphabet

Several months ago I sold a pair of ear rings to a friend. They were green glow in the dark cats. My Friend works with special ed children and...
Components: glow in the dark plastic beads, black leather cord


Amazonite and Seed Pearls

I've never worked with little spike beads before so when I saw them I decided I wanted to give a spin. They are very smooth and the colors varies...
Components: amazonite, seed pearls


Blue Coral and Baroque Pearls

I've had this necklace just hanging around waiting to have a clasp put on it. I'm having problems with my eyes and can't get the crimps done...
Components: natural blue coral, baroque pearls, and a clasp to be decided on in the future


Chrysocolla Jasper

This necklace is made with one of my favorite beads, chrysocolla jasper. They are getting more difficult to find but they just seemed to be the...
Components: stainless steel chain, chrysocolla beads, stainless steel spacers


Umpteenth variation...

Yet another version of the ladder necklace...still love this design. This one uses a fine gold chain, and lots of pretty seed beads. Great use...
Components: gold chain, 22 g. gold wire, seed beads.


Latest designs

I've been having more fun with wire. I need to polish up the necklace pendant. I haven't used my LOS gel yet. I have a copper necklace that I will...
Components: Necklace: 18g Brass round wire for main part of necklace, 12g half round wire for bail & 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite, 6/0 seed beads in Moogie's rainbow fluorite blend, brass jump rings, a few bead caps & brass/gold-plated beads. Pendant: 16g brass wire hammered, various closed rings, 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite beads. Bracelet: 22g square copper half hard wire, 26g for wrapping, same beads as necklace, 4mm/20g copper jump rings


Geometric Shadows

Recently I've been working on designing necklaces. I tend to want to make bracelets more than anything else and have only attempted a few necklaces...
Components: Jump rings (roundmaille weave), 12mm Quartz & Jasper triangular beads, 6mm Picasso Marble, 4mm cube Picasso Jasper (LB), and deerskin leather.


Ocean Dream

I seem to have two obsessions at the moment. One, the beaded shaggy loops weave, and two, the silver lined aqua beads. I just had a to pick a focal...
Components: Ocean jasper pendant, 8/0 seed beads, 7/64" aluminum jump rings


Mossy Knoll

These colors are my favs. I love earthy, rustic colors best.
Components: PC pendant and beads made by me. Czech beads from LB and Etsy shop. Clasp and jumpings made by me.


Golden Branches

I made this necklace for the March Art Bead Scene challenge. Check out my blog to see the inspiration art and the other designs I came up with....
Components: Polymer clay pendant by Humblebeads, faceted chalcedony, Czech glass saucer & rondelles, vintage German glass, seed beads, Vintaj brass findings.


Sodalite Dream

I love this sodalite pendant, and wanted to show it off. The chainmaille design is byzantine thorn.
Components: annodized aluminum jump rings, sodalite pendant


Spring Green

A repeat of an earlier design but in silver with a hand made embossed leather link.
Components: Prehnite pendant, czech glass rounds, TierraCast Bezel link, Thumbtack head from the scrapbook isle, leather.


copper blue

it is just a turquoise bead and copper wire. It measures an inch and a half long. I am probably going to antique this one as well before I toss...
Components: a copper bead 'horse eye, 20 gauge copper wire, and 26 gauge copper wire.


Pretty in rustic pink

I love the simple design here because it brings out the raw details in the Peruvian pink opal beads. The dark chain and diamond accents make it pop...
Components: Pink opal tumbled beads. My stash. Chain is hand saudered beautifully made. And also wheel opal beads.


Fish on

I have had the fish focal for awhile. It's quite beautiful. And didn't want to only put abalone beads with it. When I saw these labradorite wheel...
Components: Labradorite wheel beads (Lima beads) green bronze luster beads accent (limabeads) my own vintage abalone earrings repurposed for accents. From Taxco Mexico. Taxco abalone inlaid real silver articulated fish from 1964. Chain is antiqued silver tone bookchain.


Easy Does It

Trying out some pendants designs. I like the simplicity of this one....It was the first one I made in this style.
Components: Chain and clasp from my stash. Czech bead was from Etsy and wire from LB.


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