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A Pearl By Any Other Name

I guess these pearls would fit into the blister pearl category but they aren't so random in shape. I've had these pearls hanging around for so...
Components: blister pearls, pressed glass, red brass spacers and chain, magnetic clasp

Spring Green

My Etsy shop is open!! It has taken me a lot of pondering, and work, to get there, but finally... phew. But now I'm bewildered -- some of you...
Components: Agate, rhyolite and rough emerald strung on green waxed linen (all from LB), ceramic bead from stash and my brass bead caps, enameled and patinated copper (all components made by me from wire and sheet).

Celtic Versatility

I've been wanting to develop my wire working skills beyond my current skill level which is still quite basic in some respects. So when my...
Components: Deer skin leather, sterling silver filled wire (20, 22, 24, 26), mother of pearl Celtic knot pendant, fire polished Czech glass beads (what else of course?!)

Baroque Pearls

I had these pearls for quite some time before I figured out what I wanted to do with them. I only bought one strand and wish I had bought a lot...
Components: baroque fresh water pearls, gold plated magnetic clasp, square glass beads, tiny red seed beads, Hamilton gold chain

Sunny Meadow

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Create beautiful components with a combination of techniques... simply turn a pendant into a bail with Filigree...

Swallow's Flight

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Dry brush a combination of patina over Embossed
Fleur focal to bring out detail. Simply form loops with tips of...

More Wandering Wire

This is another piece that was cut out of a discarded I-don't-know-what (probably another bracelet.) I save all of my discards and failures and...
Components: 12ga wire, 24ga wire, chrysocolla jasper

Ode to Ali...

How do I love thee...let me count the ways...
Your sense of design...
Your awesome generosity with community...
Your unmatched bead selection......
Components: Zola Elements pendant, Czech beads, waxed cord, chain

Statement Necklace

I've always been attracted to metal with a black patina...and I knew I had some black and red beads that would look good with it. I didn't quite...
Components: blackened brass crescent, Red Agate dangles, black DZI Agates, red Indo glass beads, waxed linen, brass wire, a bit of red sari silk and homemade clasp

Spring Blues

This is one of my pieces for the March Art Bead Scene challenge. I'm a little in love with all the soft blues in this one. Stop by my blog to...
Components: Ceramic maple seed wing pendant by Mary Harding; Kyanite coins; blue aventurine rounds; Czech glass rondelles; silk raw edged ribbon; brass findings from Vintaj.


I was so excited when I was able to purchase the succulent pendant in this necklace and had to wake up pretty early to get online for Kylie Parry's...
Components: Czech glass beads, wood beads, stoneware clay pendant, antique brass chain and other findings.

Lines of Pearl

Collar of freshwater pearls on a chain

Garden Layers Necklace

I love the combination of colors in the Zola Elements line of embellished pieces. They are colors that work together easily but not always colors...

Antique Damask Necklace

The swirling sands in this pendant were begging to have some color dripping off the the bottom loops. I stayed with the same style and theme for...

Something for Saturday

Just something comfy. Blues/Yellow & brass - something for the Saturday jeans & Tee.
Components: LB flower coin, African brass, assortment of wood/bone beads that I had.

Honey Do List March 2016

These are my creations inspired by the Honey Do List challenge my husband is setting for me (and anyone else who wants to play along!) each month....
Components: Necklace: Czech glass and black onyx rounds and silver plated chain from Lima, Nunn Design silver plated findings, black seed beads, vintage ceramic flower pendant. Bracelets: "white metal" bicones from Hands of the Hills, either zebra jasper or pyrite rounds, waxed linen, TierraCast buttons (from Lima)

New Relic Birdhouse and Bird

Just messing around with a little polymer bird and a silver over copper focal I did afew weeks ago.
Components: Pearls, Czech glass, homemade copper clasp. The focal and my little polymer bird.

Carolina Cross

Simple cross ..a customer saw something similar on someone and sent me a pic to recreate the look
Components: leather cord, freshwater large hole pearls, antique silver and crystal cross, S hook clasp w/ stainless steel chain


A wonderful ceramic focal offering from The Classic Bead, coupled with some leftovers, and a bit of Beth Hart late night blues.
...there might...
Components: Czech glass rounds, seed beads, ceramic focal. Brass connectors.

On the Beach

Here is the last one! A keeper: I picked those pebbles on the south coast of Spain on our holiday in January! The holes got a bit big, so I figured...
Components: Beach pebbles, brass sheet and wire, seed beads from stash, linen yarn and crimp beads for the tassel. Leather cord from Lima -- good they have so many shades of "Natural"!

Beaded Mermaids

Just for fun! Mermaids out of wire and beads hung on fishing wire to hang outside

Topaz dream

I wanted to do something special to highlight this beautiful blue stone.
Components: aluminum jump rings, sterling setting, London blue topaz

Spring rain necklace

Wish I could get a better photo of this, the white glass beads give off a cool, soft glow next to the green aventurine.
Components: Aventurine, Labradorite, and glass rounds, a handful of seed beads and spacers, lampwork pillow beads from A Beaded Gift.

Tribal Flair

Had to try out the new pieces! Paired with gunmetal wrapped crystals.

Trendy Tassels -- or Leftovers

Me too got the tassel bug! With the tassels in mind, I rootled through some old boxes, and found those old wooden beads -- just one of each. Then I...
Components: Patinated copper chain from LB. Some recycled suede, couple wooden beads, copper wire and sheet, and two large hole jasper beads (LB). One large wooden bead, my own striped ceramic bead, two Czech beads (LB), seed beads from stash, linen yarn, crimp ends, bronze wire.

Another attempt...

Still trying to stretch myself by playing a bit more with one of Pantone's color of year...Rose Quartz. The 32 inch necklace has a variety of...
Components: silk ribbon, Cherry Quartz, glass pearls, Czech glass, oxidized metal findings, waxed linen cord.

Waterlily Maiden

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Inspired by artisan jewelry throughout the ages. Layer it up! Create beautiful layers with your favorite Vintaj...

Deco Window

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Wildwood Leaf

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Inspired by artisan jewelry throughout the ages. Layer it up! Create beautiful layers with your favorite Vintaj...

Tribal Sunset Necklace

The possibilities are endless with these focal components! These two pieces felt similar to me, so I decided to stack them :)

Into the Woods Charm Necklace

This necklace is Inspired by the woods surrounding our home. I wanted to make an elegant collection of "woodland" treasures.

Here fishy fishy!

I have a nice collection of knitted & kumihimo cords made & decided it's time to turn them into something wearable! You know how some of us have an...
Components: Knitted satin multicolor cord, copper & copper plated findings, lampwork fishy from my stash, stash beads.

Sleeping Dragon

This was my 2nd attempt with the herringbone weave. Something noteworthy that I learned, use a round(ish) regular shaped item. Irregularities in...
Components: Vintaj copper wire various gauges, shibori (I think...) silk from LB and quartz crystal


A fun, summer inspired piece!
Components: Freshwater pearls, shiva shell beads, copper spacers, pewter beads, and mother of pearl & pewter nautilus shell pendant


A variation of peyote stitch on leather cording with a handmade copper clasp
Components: 8/0 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads, 15/0 seed beads, 4mm fire-polished rounds, 3mm leather cord, copper wire

New Song

Ok so I debated a lot about putting this piece up. About a week ago I watched a tutorial on YouTube for making a bird's nest. So I made one (not...
Components: Rose gold wire various gauges, Vintaj copper wire (don't remember exact gauge, likely 24) white freshwater pearls, silk ribbon from (lb) howlite from (lb), quartz and labradorite

Toggle Clasps

These are two bezel tray toggle clasps...could have sworn I got them at LB, but cannot find them now. Stuffed them with white polymer clay, stamped...
Components: metal toggle clasp, polymer clay

Inspired by Becky

When I saw the beautiful bracelet and necklace Becky posted last, I thought about making dangles out of the little raspberry colored Jasper I had....
Components: polymer clay pod, Jasper, ceramic hook clasp, Czech Glass squares, leather cord, sari silk and copper chain.

Rainbow Serenity Necklace

I just love these tassel caps! The loops around the bottom make it so easy to make a cool tassel for any project. I chose to funk up my tassel a...

Journeys Tassel Necklace

The warm colors, texture of the tassels, and raw handmade quality of the African brass beads work well together and give me the feeling that I've...