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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


Just for Me!

Haven't been around for a while, and haven't been very productive, either. I've had the Poison Tree pendant for YEARS, and finally put this...
Components: Poison Tree butterfly pendant, turquoise, pave, purple something or other, sari silk, vintaj chain and clasp.


Easy Target

I labeled this easy target, cause that's what I am. a man was demonstrating the easy knotter at a bead show and of course I had to buy it. Did I...
Components: ceramic focal, size 8 seed beads, sliver clasp. silk thread and I believe jasper.


Shades of Gray

I've had this donut for *years* and never could find matching rounds to go with it. Most Crazy Lace Agate seems to lean toward brown, and this...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate (gray variant), gunmetal wire, silver wire


3 For 1

It took me quite awhile to get this piece together. Making the PC beads was time consuming, then not being able to find a ready-made glass bead...
Components: Handmade PC beads, handmade glass bead and link chain, large glass pearls, filigree colored metal beads, round metal beads, fancy color metal diamond and round beads, irish waxed linen cord from LB, antique gold chain. jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp. If I forgot any of the components, mea culpa! LOL


My First LB Post

Well I'm pretty new to LB. I found the site about a month ago when I noticed the awesome selection of designer czech glass for sale at really...
Components: Czech horse eyes and rondelles from LB, turquoise pendant from Walmart, silver rose charms from eBay, chain, seed beads and findings from my own big old mess of a stash :P


Very Versatile

Can be worn long or doubled
Components: Gunmetal Chain, links, & Components, Czech glass, Mother of Pearl Nuggets, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal & Chinese Crystal with Rhinestones


Iron Cross Pendant

A white sweater is the perfect background to showcase this gorgeous brown, gold and turquoise pendant with the Lipstick Ranch rusted iron cross.
Components: stainless steel wire, chocolate shell pearls, African glass bi-cone, crystal rondelles, buri root, Tiger Eye, brass jump rings, antique gold clasp


Treasures of the Earth and Sea

Another piece that took awhile to make, this one features a lot of wrapped components, including an undrilled pale turquoise piece of genuine beach...
Components: Solid Copper round wire in 12, 20, 22, and 24 gauge; Solid Copper square wire in 21 gauge; Solid Copper JumpRings, Solid Copper Cones and Clasp; Mother of Pearl Flower Pendant; 2 Gaea Ceramic Faceted Beads; Small Mint/Pistachio colored Freshwater Pearls; 2 Mother of Pearl Rounds; Faceted Teal Chalcedony Rondelles; Undrilled Geode Slice; Undrilled Palest Turquoise Beach Glass Piece; Lapis Rectangle bead; 2 Patterned Copper Soldered rings; Sari Silk in Blue/Turquoise/Teal.


Happiness

After I saw the saying on the back of the Green Girl pendant, had to have it. It's a beautiful inspiration.
Components: Green Girl Pewter Heart pendant, Silver plated chain, Tierracast clasp, blue green agate.


Dancer in Green

My entry for the April Art Bead Scene Challenge. You can see more over on my blog:...
Components: Ceramic focal by the Classic Bead; mixed gemstone rounds and fluted rounds; Czech glass rondelles (Lima); Vintaj brass chain, jump rings, clasp.


Coral and Copper!

This was once a necklace I made my sister years ago,it was too short for her so she did'nt wear it.I took it apart and restrung it.Last time it was...
Components: 20 gauge square wire and apatchie and glass beads.16 gauge wire for the clasp.


Got the Blues

I saw this in a Jewelry mag and love the design , so tried it out.I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Components: Howlite chips and spears. Copper Chain and glass and ceramic beads.


Misaligned Malachite

I've been collecting bits and pieces of malachite for a few years until I had enough to do this piece. Malachite is expensive for good quality!...
Components: Malachite, 24-gauge silver wire, Beadalon beading wire, silver rounds


A New Home

I've had these Turquoise beads for forever and never found a home for them.
Components: Turquoise Trapezoids, Green Turquoise, Neon Blue Czech beads...LB, Indian glass donuts, raspberry ceramic spacers, copper chain, copper lobster claw and waxed linen.


Geometry

The chain in this necklace just happened to be handy when I started the necklace. I didn't even think about the length and I should have. It...
Components: my favorite LB chain, sheet copper, copper wire, African jade, Greek leather, copper trigger clasp and jump rings


East Coast Waters

People usually think blue with water however the Atlantic on the East Coast appears green due to algae and plant life. I used Brazilian seaweed...
Components: Brazilian seaweed agate, harmony jasper, peace jasper, Swarvoski crystal copper, TierraCast antique copper toggle from LB


Midnight Desert

As usual, this started out as something different. It was to have a pendant but when I hung it, the pendant seemed like too much clutter so I left...
Components: African Opal, Blue Impression Jasper, African paper beads, buckskin leather lace, variegated brown hemp, all LB. Grey Marble and Brown Snowflake Obsidian from my stash. Squared rounds from Outwest on Etsy.


Is This Too Weird?

I was playing around with some old wire pieces that never quite made the grade. This was part of a cuff bracelet that I chopped up, wrapped some...
Components: 12 and 24 gauge wire


"Hearts of Stone"

When I ordered the heart shaped beads I was very unsure of how they would look, but when they came in I was more than pleased. They are made from...
Components: 5 lava stone teal hearts, MOP chips, Czech teal rondelles, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and a silver toggle.


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