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Go Pokes!

I made this for a charity auction for the Perkins Alumni foundation. I was born there, but didn't actually graduate there. The colors are for OSU...
Components: Antique oorange German glass beads with black and clear glass beads. Copper clasp.


Blue Pearl and Crystal

the bright silver and faceted crystal highlight the blue flashes that play from the blue pearl beads. the necklace is 47 inches long so it can be...
Components: blue pearl round beads from Lima Beads, crystal beads (free gift from LB trick or treat!) and silver plate beads from my stash.


Malachite and Bronzite

Created from my first Lima Beads shipment! I love malachite and the bronzite streaking through it only improves it in my opinion!
Components: malachite with bronzite fan set from Lima beads, round bronzites from a local bead shop, tierra cast gold plated heishis


Neptune's Gift

Words can't express how much I love this sea sediment jasper focal. I hope my design did it justice! The main pic didn't come out in the same...
Components: Sea sediment jasper focal from Etsy shop, aventurine 8mm rounds, waxed linen, Czech 8mm bronze rounds and Artistic wire for jumprings from LB. Aventurine rondelles, Czech aqua bicones, and carved Czech scarab beads from Etsy shop. Magnetic clasp, Czech clear faceted 8mm rounds, beadcaps and cord ends from local shop.


Hippie hemp

Cascades of seedbeads flirt with painted wood. Preforming a primitive dance about your neck.
Components: Painted wood, ceramic, glass crystals, Howlite, Mother of Pearl, bells, and seedbeads on hemp cord.


Redos and Tweeks

I have been working so much lately I don't find time to actually get out all my beads and components and actually make something. (No idea how Asia...
Components: 1st) Pendant - Summer Wind Art, resin sunflower - Susan Lenart Kazmer, faceted yellow opal, glass beads - $1.00 tray Walmart, chain, silk ribbon, irish waxes linen. ******************************************* 2nd) Polymer clay beads from Viva Beads, pandora style beads and knitted look beads $1.00 tray Walmart. Knotted on pink yarn. The other 2 have been listed here before.


Necklaces Completed

This a group of necklaces that I have done. They are mostly using Zola components. The last necklace features leather and gemstones. Because I am...
Components: Zola components are featured. I did affix crystals to one of the component. I combined that necklace with Czech beads. I also used Fluorite and Red River Jasper. The gemstone pendant I bought from the Fault.


Autumn Gold

I love the polished feel of these pyrite round beads. I felt like they needed to star in a very polished and classic lines piece. I kept the...
Components: Golden Pyrite, Thunder Polish Crystal, "Gold" coated glass


Dragonfly Dance

The inspiration for " Dragonfly Dance " came from an Art Nouveau art lamp by Émile Gallé.
Components: Matte lavender Amethyst beads, Humble beads headpin, Vintaj dragonfly stamping, C-Lon all from Lima. Art beads from my stash.


Indian Summer

This piece reminds me of Indian Summer days spent at the lake. Blue skies, green water and earthy, rocky shoreline.
Components: Howlite Turquoise, Australian Green Jasper, Brown Opaque Czech Glass, Crystal, brass


The lone survivor...

This sterling sand dollar pendant is only survivor from my six week class in lost wax casting. I made five pieces altogether. It was frustrating,...
Components: sterling silver casting, Iolite beads, sterling silver chain and findings


seein starz

I really like the Zola components
Makes it easy to build around them
Components: 3 Zola Stars Beads 's your choice I used different Jade I had stashed But I can see this in Lapis Or any other stone


Autumn Rainbow Tassel Necklace

I started this tassel with the intention of making a pattern out of bands of like-colors wrapping around the tassel. The pacifica finish adds such...


Splash of Spiral

I love these Greek copper spiral beads with the patina finish so wanted to string them together to create a necklace.
Components: Greek copper spiral beads, copper spacers, pewter spacers, Tierracast pewter clasp and pewter chain


Tethered Turquoise

Found these turquoise freeform nuggets, after looking for some on Lima, found them in my 'stash' !! Made this simple turquoise necklace on leather...
Components: Turquoise nugget, leather thong, silver bead


Silver Peacock Pearl & Swarovski Dangles

I had a bunch of beautiful pearls & wanted to make a lariat necklace with fringe/dangles & this is what happened! I love these colors. I also love...
Components: 5-6mm silver peacock freshwater pearls, sterling silver findings, Accuflex beading wire, Swarovski black diamond ab2x, griege, & jet glacier 2x bicones, SS mirror oval beads, a few different size/color pearls


steam punk tribal

oh gosh, there's so much to this one. the design is inspired by the idea of cargo cults and steam punk... every element I hand cut or carved,...
Components: copper sheet plastic domino, turquoise, vintage plastic from alarm clock, Wood, German silver sheet, copper chain, bead cap, other vintage plastics, toaster oven, bone, watch gear.


Kayla's strand.

hand soldered silver filigree, pearls. Made this necklace many years ago when my son was born and set it aside for the woman my son decided to...
Components: 20 gauge silver wire, 70% silver solder fresh water pearls.


Silver Moon

This piece was custom designed for a Woman met on a bead making board. The double loop on the links took forever, but the result was lovely. I...
Components: Copper wire, hand cut carnelian, 4mm carnelian beads. sheet copper.


Practicing with Enamel & Patinas

I can't even remember the origin of this pendant but I think it was an inexpensive piece that I chose to experiment on. I practiced with Swellegant...
Components: Cheap metal medallion, numerous coatings 😊


First Mala

So after working with PMC3 and electroforming my hands needed a break. Pretty sure my skill is permadry now... Lotion lotion lotion! I do need some...
Components: Pewter bird beads, amazonite with black tourmaline (LB), black sardonyx guru bead (LB), silk ribbon (LB)


Love Lima Leaves!

My favorite mix of Czech glass leaves from Lima Beads!
Components: Brass chain and findings, Czech glass, handmade bird nest


Electroforming Fun

So here's another item I electroformed. Still in the experimental phase of the thing. It's very much learn as you go and other than the basic...
Components: Dried and electroformed aspen leaf, amethyst horse eye cab, leather, 18 gauge copper for the clasp


Perseverance

I named this piece Perseverance for many reasons! After 2 years and multiple headaches with this piece, it is finished! The design actually...
Components: 7 strands of Czech 6x9 fire polish rondelles in various colors, six 24x4mm gold finish spacer bars, 3-strand gold finish extender clasp, beading wire.


Fun with acid and electricity

Who says you can't have fun with acid and electricity?!?!?!?!? This is an aspen leaf the I pulled from one of my trees, I dried it and then...
Components: dried and e-formed aspen leaf, leather, natural freshwater pearl, copper wire (18 & 20)


Heart of the West

I have tried 4 times to get the text as well as the photo straight and another photo added...if it doesn't go through this time--I give up!!!
Components: I made the bail from a patina copper sheet (LB) and the coil beads from Artistic wire (LB)--2 beads are wrapped with patina sheet inside them. Leather cord and clasp from HobLob and heart charm from Etsy.


sun in spring

this is a pendent, and was inspired by the warm and spring sunlight bringing out the willow buds.
Components: copper wire, crystal beads (supposed to be hand faceted)


One more...good night!

Okay, one more for today...this has been a very cathartic exercise for me. I'm in a much better mood!

Have a lovely evening, everyone!
Components: Grey and pinkish-red veined jasper, chain, wire, and a few silver beads and charm.


Triangles

I have been eyeing these wooden triangles for awhile...so I thought I would try something with them.I think it turned out O.K.
Components: Sky Eye Jasper, grey wood triangles, silk strings, copper chain, Carnelian wheels, Czech Glass Flower..used as button.


More bead ladders...

Two variations on a theme...I think of these as bead ladder necklaces or like vertebrae necklaces. They have some great movement and flexibility....
Components: Chain, wire, beads


Earth Goddess

This all started with the goddess pendant. I decided to use earthy color beads, and of course I went right to jasper and agate! I think they...
Components: Waxed Irish linen, artistic wire for my handmade coil bale, jumprings and chain and tibetan agate--from LB. Picasso Jasper 8mm beads, artistic jasper 10 mm beads, copper goddess pendant and 4mm bronze rondelles from Etsy stores. Almost forgot the jasper 6mm beads from LB!


empiria collar

I've always felt it has some elegance to it, and like the simplicity.
Components: black crystal beads, (bought as 'hand faceted') Square silver stock, several types of copper stock.


Baby Blues

What do you get from one strand of beautiful baby blue beads? A serenity bracelet and a long chain tassel necklace. The necklace is a knock off...
Components: Czech beads, chain, purchased bracelet bar, silver plated 20 g. wire.


Golden Fleece Necklace

Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of the Golden Fleece
Components: TOHO seed beads #15 and #11, Tila beads, Czech glass studs, ammonite cabochons


My Virgo Mom, Busy as a Bee!

A gift for my mom. She gets up early in the morning and doesn't slow down until bedtime! Autumn colors are best on her.
Components: Bronze clasps by Green Girl, Czech glass beads, bronze beads by Saki Silver, sewn-edge silk ribbon, Soft Flex heavy beading wire, copper crimps hidden by reamed-out bronze round beads. All LB. I will post a pick with the materials, though the CG leaves and butterscotch chandelier cut beads are discontinued.


Dream Weaver with Fringe

My take on a tassel/fringe necklace. I'd been wanting to make something with the Russian & Peruvian amazonite rounds & coral rondelles for a while....
Components: Amoracast vermeil pendant; amazonite, coral and gf beads; 2-ply waxed linen; Soft Flex medium gold-plated beading wire/cable (LB). Findings: 9mm & 5.3mm gf jump rings; gf magnetic clasp; 2mm gf crimps & 2.5mm gf crimp covers; 24ga gf wire.


More Zola

So I've been working a TON with Zola because it makes short work of designing and the shop owner where I have some of my stuff really likes the...
Components: CG beads (various), howlite, leather, copper wire, Vintaj wire, pieces from stick bib gemstones from LB (I don't remeber the kind of stone...)


Ode to Ali

I loved the necklace that Ali made using this focal and was so inspired by it that I wanted to make one with my own spin on it. Design credit...
Components: Zola focal, bead mix, white shell beads


Oak and Evergreens

It is cold here in Alberta and you can feel that winter is just around the corner, so I decided to make some pieces that would go with the cool...
Components: From Lima Beads Autumn Agate faceted, Forest Agate focal bead, Tibetan style rondelles, double drilled Bronzite ovals, Biva stick pearls, rivets, leather strap, C- Lon. Pendants are from Classic Bead and Bo Hulley. From my stash matte Jade wheels, matte Red Tiger Eye, matte Agate with druzy .


Hand Hammer links and wire wraped

Fire agate
Components: Copper wire


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