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Maxi

Here is my latest experiment with a new etching resist technique: laser printer ink! OK, I know that's what is used for PnP transfers too, but I...
Components: Apologies for the light in the pics, the sun was even shining, sort of, but you could hardly tell... Copper sheet 0.7 mm, etched, patinated, and sealed with Swellegant clear sealant (LB, don't know yet how it wears, but I like the texture). Brass sheet 0.4 mm for the bail, and a snippet of wire for the rivet. Silk cord (LB).


Floating feathers

Took me a while to find the perfect stick freshwater pearls I had in mind for this awesome gemstone, but it was worth the wait ;) I am happy with...
Components: Green Russian Amazonite, baroque Biwa stick Freshwater pearls, sterling silver clasp & seed beads.


Just coral

Won't need to add anything extra. They speak themselves . Heavy enough , so I link the back half with leather.


Caculater

Inspired by Chinese caculater . Wire with beeds.


Violet Key

My cousin love my daughter's pink key so I made her one but with light purples.
Components: 1 Czeck Crystal in Grape Mix ( lima), Tanzanite color Spike 1 8mm Swarovski Butterfly 1 Light Lavender Pearl Swarovskis in Violets, Tanzanite and Violet Opals in 4mm & 6mm. 2 6mm round, Lepidotite. Wrap around on a Vintage Key with Amethyst color Wire. On a silver chain with lobster clasp.


The forever necklace!

I called this the forever necklace because it took me that long to make!!! I've lost my mojo, so to speak!! I started this before Christmas and...
Components: 16 gauge wire, howlite and red tigers eye.


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate & Leather Necklace

I love, love, love the large hole gemstones from Lima! These Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate nuggets have such wonderful vivid color and they...
Components: large hole larimar blue crazy lace agate faceted nuggets, 1.5mm black leather, PMC3/PMC Sterling Metal Clay, Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls


Thinking of spring

Just in the mood to make some spring jewelry for the Plaid Squirrel, a shop that sell artist art work.. Sorry I have not been around been so busy,...
Components: Vintaj dragon fly from Lima, chechs glass from Lima B, brass chain, Agate.


Wrapped Arc Necklace

Color blocking and fibers in jewelry making is a trend that can be seen throughout Etsy & Pinterest. I wanted to create something earthy, yet tidy...


Wings

Necklace using the czech glass beads and other components.


It's all about the hearts...

Added 5 soldered and 2 wire worked heart necklaces to the inventory this week. Fun to embellish some of them with sparkle and pearls. Here's a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, and findings. Swarovski crystals, pale pink freshwater pearls, and labradorite.


Ellie's Happy Day

First, I must say that this necklace was possible only because of Deb’s kindness in sending little ‘Ellie’ to me! Some of you know the story about...
Components: Necklace: Ceramic Elephant, Blue Agate, Red Aventurine, Czech Daisies(LB), Czech Rondelles(LB), Misc. Glass, Seed beads(LB), Pewter faceted beads, Bead caps, donut component, and a toggle bar. Bracelet includes: Wooden button, 1mm waxed cotton cord, Czech Large rocailles


Fall Colors now or anytime

I've had this pendant for sometime now...it seems to pass me by every Fall. I also uncovered the braided sari silk in a pretty fuzzy state.
Components: Picasso Jasper, little leather strips..to tie the pendant on, braided sari silk, wooden flower, Carnelian, Red Jasper, some copper chain and a handmade copper hook


Winter's Love Story

I am a big fan of jewelry that is versatile and can be worn in more than one way, and that is the mindset I had going into this design. I love...
Components: Artisan-made focal, slate grey waxed Irish linen, antique and Czech beads, 22g silver artistic wire


Pink Key

My daughter wanted me to make her necklace and this is what I made her.
Components: Vintage Key, Pink Spike, Fushia and Padparadscha Swarovski Crystals, Rhodochrosite chips, silver chain and lobster clasp.


Heart of Hearts

Still on the theme of Valentines Day...my last resin piece..for now..
Components: round brass bezel, paper, resin, glitter, dyed Agate, Amethyst, ceramic discs, pink glass beads, brass chain, sari silk, seed beads, brass hook, waxed linen.


Something's Fishy

I found this wonderful artist on Etsy who makes these incredible lampwork fish beads so I put one of her fish with another artisan sterling bead...
Components: Blue Botswana agate, Czech glass flowers (from LB), lampwork fish bead, oxidized sterling components, artisan sterling fish bead.


All About The Dragonfly

I got this gorgeous two tone artisan dragonfly bead and wanted to make something to enhance the beauty of the bead. I wire wrapped kyanite barrels...
Components: kyanite barrels, ancient Roman glass, Basha bead, labradorite chain, fine silver links, sterling silver components, antiqued brass components, lobster claw clasp


For 1 year old birthday girl

For a coming birthday party event. Baby girl turns one.
Got fresh supply from LB, loving the new color and texture .Excited to put them into use.
Components: Lampwork red heart shaped bead, ruby agate facets, rose quartz tubes, lucite pink lily, seeded beads.


Are you thinking about Valentine's Day?

For jewelry makers, V Day is really just around the corner. Anything special on your work table? I'm just beginning to make a bunch of these brass...
Components: Brass chain, charms, and findings. Pearls, stones, and crystals


Angry Friday Necklace

I did things backwards and made the earrings first! This is the necklace to match!
Components: Bronzy spikes by SScorchedEarthonEtsy, Swarovski crystals, pyrite, brass filigrees coated with sparkle nail polish, sari silk.


Spring Dance

It all started with the little red dress from Artincendi and a bead from Pinocean, as you can see this is not my usual color scheme, but I'm quite...
Components: All Czech glass and Agate are from Lima Beads. Artincendi pendant, Pinocean Lampwork and Ckoop clasp


For a Downton Fan...

My sister-in-law wished for some 20th-style jewelry; I know she is a crazy fan of Downton Abbey, so I knew how to think -- looong! To be quite...
Components: Sterling silver wire, 1.5 mm. Tiny onyx and sardonyx beads (2 and 3 mm, small to keep it light)and some onyx rondelles, Czech glass -- the beads all from LB. And a moonstone drop (didn't find anything better in my stash).


Anything But Basic Browns

A friend of my husband wanted a necklace with a pendant for his wife. She wears a lot of browns so I had him pick a stone from my stash as a...
Components: Outback Jasper pendant (puff oval) and 5-6mm rounds, LB; 4 mm faceted and 6 mm smooth smokey quartz rounds, LB; Strawberry quartz faceted 12 mm, my stash; Silver seed beads, LB, and my go-to Soft Flex silver plated pewter wire, LB.


The Dog Park

I think every single part is from LB! This comes from one of my fresh picks....
Components: Patricia Healey pendant and paw, Tagua nuts, rock crystals, sardonyx, Czech glass, copper blank, copper chain, copper wire, Irish waxed linen. ALL from LB!


Integrity

Coup de coeur for these lovely pearls which are an integrity statement for me :D
Components: Peach champagne 13mm coin pearls and sterling silver seed beads and toggle clasp.


Finally...it worked!

I've had a time with getting resin to get hard...finally it worked. My first attempts with the stuff. But...I got it all over the sides, glitter...
Components: Nunn Design copper oval bezel, Czech glass green daisy's, orange ceramic beads, wood flower beads, a few African Chrysophrase, rustic orange cord, copper chain, copper bird, orange ribbon, orange seeds and a green agate for a button


Agate doughnut necklace

The large agate sat on my table for several weeks until I accumulated a critical mass of accompanying beads. The piece is slightly asymmetrical...
Components: Agates, seed pearls, crystals.


Yellow and gold necklace

I began the design with the gold glass rings and chain.
Components: Recycled glass, chain, crystals, stones.


2gether & apart

This design is about making unique jewelry and how is can be wore 2gether & apart. I was inspired to make this necklace because of my daughter who...
Components: Smoky Quartz oval, round bronze round 8mm, labradorite, Jet black swarovski crystals antique bronze finding (lobster clasps, eye pins, bead caps and jump rings)


jeweled decadence

This necklace was inspired by a piece of jelly nougat...silly as it sounds...i ended up really loving this piece...i am trying out different ideas...
Components: Carnelian, hessonite, opal, Moonstone, Untreated ruby briolettes, rubies, Rock Crystal, white topaz, Lemon Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, A Variety Of Milk Glass beads


All Mixed Up

Putting odds and ends together and came up with this. Too much?


Christmas Cross Present

This is the present I gave my sister-in-law. It is a knotted necklace with the back part being chain. It looks really expensive but actually was...
Components: LB, African Opal & Champagne Crystals; Walmart, cross, chain, metal rings, various pandora style beads; Stash/Becky, quartz(?)...not sure. Knotted on gray S-lon cord.


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


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