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Citrus Punch

I love orange, it's my favorite color!
Components: Orange Sponge Coral, Pineapple, lemon and green jade.


I love My Black

In this piece I used LB recycle glass pieces in black and black and white recycled beads plus silver jump rings and chain .


A Summer Moment

Crazy Lace Agate from LB, orange dragon vein beads . recycled glass beads from LB and gold beads and chain. I just loved the Crazy Lace Agate and...


Turquoise Dream

Various shapes and sizes of Turquoise beads also LB recycled Glass pieces and clear rhinestone chain


Turquoise Spiral Rope

a spiral rope with an embellishment of flowers
Components: 11 seed beads, delicas and an assortment of loose beads


Dreamsicle

Summertime!
Components: Agate, Swarovski crystals and pearls. Sterling silver.


Opposites Attract

Color wheel opposites! I always paired these colors when I colored as a child, waayy before I knew the design term.
Components: Arizona Green Turquoise, Purple Spiny Oyster Shell.


All Seasons

I wanted a necklace that could be worn year 'round. I love all the bright and cheery colors in it. The dangles just make it--FUN!!
Components: Czech rondelles from LB, assorted rondelles from my stash, assorted 6mm and 10 mm glass beads, Artistic wire, antique gold chain, jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp.


Summer Fresh

Just loved the colors in the graduated mountain jade aka candy jade beads. From the lightest blue to the deepest Caribbean blue with a touch of...
Components: Graduated mountain jade aka candy jade, freshwater papaya pearls, Bali silver findings, antique silver pewter heart toggle, Via Murano synergy beading wire and crimps, sterling wire guards.


Cleo

the 2 different types of beads create a delicate curve to fit the neck perfectly
Components: 11 seed beads, delica seed beads, button closure


Pyrite peace sign necklace

Another long knotted necklace this time with white howlite, faceted pyrite and an artisan crafted peace sign pendant. The last picture shows some...
Components: white howlite, faceted pyrite from LB and an artisan crafted peace sign pendant.


Buffalo horn feathers lariat

So I'm off on a new jewelry making technique, knotting, and I really love the results. This is my first lariat style using buffalo horn carved...
Components: Buffalo horn carved feathers with ornate sterling silver caps, African opal and Czech glass from Lima Beads


NANCY'S GIFT

I wanted to make a gift for my wonderful friend Nancy.
Components: A lot of Czech glass beads; LB crazy lace, amethyst and chain from my stash; ruby quartz from a friend and Lipstick Ranch pendant.


True North Pendant

True North points to knowing what your guiding philosophies are and having a clear direction in life. It's your gut instinct, your guiding light....
Components: Feather pendant, 32 x 14mm Art Metal blank, 30mm brass ring, 15mm Art Metal jump ring, 7mm gunmetal jump ring, 1 6mm glass bead, 3" waxed linen, 2" 19 gauge steel wire, 18" gunmetal chain


Cassie's Distraction

So this started as a right-angle weave bracelet, but I didn't have a clasp. So I used up the two 16" strands of this purple-dyed banded agate I...
Components: purple banded agate, silver


Glass Sea

If I can't be by the ocean, at least, I can dream about it! I think this piece captures the sparkle of water and the frothy mixture of surf colors.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, seed beads, fire polished rounds, antique gold filigree endcaps, gold-plated button


Cranberry coral

top netting with tubular beads and coral like drops. It was adapted from a design by Maria Rypan. It has been scaled down and has a wow factor.
Components: 8 and 11 seed beads, tube beads and chips in a cranberry and amethyst colour mix


Painted Violets

I've loved lacquerwork since I saw Russian fairytale boxes when I was a child. All I know of the artist who painted this piece is initials--B.L....
Components: Painted lacquer pendant, seed beads, black metal bail and clasp


Coral Reef

top netting with tubular beads and coral like drops. It was adapted from a design by Maria Rypan. It has been scaled down and has a wow factor.
Components: size 8 and 11 seed beads, tube beads and stone chips


Summer Solstice

I bought some beautiful beads from Sweet Birch Designs and the colors are so wonderful that they only needed some turquoise beads to compliment...
Components: PC Beads by Sweet Birch, turquoise nuggets, copper wire, seed beads, and leather.


Forest Glade

This pendant has been in my “to do” box for months - - and I finally got inspired to incorporate it into a necklace for my niece. At first I...
Components: From Lima Beads: Agate pendant, chocolate shell pearls, Czech rondelles, Brown Iris seed beads, 18 gauge Artistic wire (clasp and bail), 20 gauge twisted wire (wire-wrapped beads). From Other Sources: Beige cat’s eye rondelles, faceted bronzite rounds.


Green Mesh

This piece is a mesh of green in various tones and shapes with a slight hint of yellow. The large green pieces which is from LB I had for a while...


White and Black

Now you guys know I can do big over the top pieces and as much as I would have liked to do here the white beads with silver chain called for...


Glass Choker

This piece is made from LB recycled glass, in blue and yellow. With the yellow piece I also used the yellow beads and and gold beads. Where as in...


Spring Bouquet

I was inspired by something in a recent issue of "Bead Style", and also by a design we are teaching at Michaels. I sort of mixed them together. I...
Components: Copper Artistic wire, lucite flowers, var. beads.


Happy is my Heart

I love the fact that is says "happy" on the heart! Plus, purple is one of my new favorite colors
Components: PC purple heart, Czech Glass purple diamond beads, PC drum shaped beads, seed beads, over sized brass lobster claw, purple Sari Silk, purple twixie, brass keys, Czech Glass purple glass pearls, brass cable chain


Bound Heart

Years and years ago, I made Mom an illusion necklace with this rhodonite heart bead. Rather badly, actually, and recently found it in her jewelry...
Components: rhodonite heart bead, rhodonite rounds, blackstone rounds, silver rounds (2 sizes), silver 24 gauge wire, Beadalon beading wire


Golden Splendor

This piece started with the gorgeous Artisan lampwork lily bead by Leah Nietz(Sandfireartglass), made with reactive glass for beautiful depth and...
Components: Goldfilled Wire-Square: 20 and 22 Gauge, Round: 18 Gauge; Hill Tribes Gold Vermeil (Gold over Sterling Silver-in this case, the silver is 97-99% pure silver.)Round Chain; AAA Grade Hand Faceted Amethyst Nuggets; 8-10mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls in Creamrose; Leah Nietz Artisan Lampwork Lily focal.


Ceramic Desert Pine Garden Collage on Red Creek Jasper

I had just received from Lima Beads the square pieces of red creek jasper which helped to balance the square shape of the Eartenwood Studio's...
Components: Lima Beads' ceramic pendant by Eartenwood Studio, their 16mm square and 12mm round red creek jasper, gold anodized aluminum rings, TierraCast brass-plated toggle clasp


"Live in the Sunshine..." Pendant on Black Discs

I love the words on this pendant and was finally able to get the right mix of the 3 colors for the necklace that would balance the pendant.
Components: Lima Beads' Swoondimples' polymer clay pendant, 6mm black glass discs, 06 frosted blue and white seeds, TierraCast toggle clasp


Moonlit Woodlands

I know the tree pendants aren't anything new, but (correct me if I'm wrong) I think the mother of pearl moon - like bead addition is a unique idea....
Components: 18 and 22g copper wire for all handmade components including handmade S clasp, light brown leather cord and Mother of Pearl bead.


Double Dragonfly

Although I ordered the dragonfly pendant and silver dragonflies way before Christmas to make a present for my sister-in-law, they just sat there...
Components: Amazonite puff coins and 20 gauge Artistic wire for the bail (from LB). Ceramic pendant, silver-plated dragonflies, fresh-water pearls, and seed beads from other sources.


Roots

A necklace made for the Bead Soup Blog Party using a beautiful focal ceramic bead by Nan Emmett, copper wire, Czech beads and distressed leather cord.
Components: Tree focal by Nan Emmett copper wire distressed 1.5mm brown leather cording


Elegance

Made for the Bead Soup Blog Party, this is a versatile design that can be worn as a necklace or wrap bracelet, with a reversible focal.

If you...
Components: Vintaj Brass Wire Vintaj filigree rounds Brass filigree toggle white howlite focal white howlite rounds blue howlite roundeles carved soapstone rounds


In Flight

I made this for the Bead Soup Blog Party using ceramic beads by Nan Emmett and waxed Irish linen from Lima Beads.

If you aren't familiar with...
Components: Ceramic beads by Nan Emmett Czech beads Handmade copper clasp


3 for one and 3 for all

I tried 3 different styles of necklaces and these are the result.
(I have a new printer that makes crummy copies and until I can figure out how to...
Components: One is bunches of grapes using seed beads 8/0 and czech leaves on leather cord. Two is black chain with seed bead streamers. Three is leather cord with Mardi Gras beads, rondelles, barrel beads, tagua nut rondelles and 3 glass freebie beads. Ilove the Mardi Gras beads, heck I love all the Czech beads on this site!!!!


Necklace or bracelet?

This started out as a necklace and is un finished. Which I'm not sure about now. Not sure if I like the pendant hanging from a jump ring only. I...
Components: peanut seed beads, copper findings, Rhyolite - octagon shape(?), copper flower, aquamarine beads. LB (which I cannot remember the name of )


Building Blocks

This is my entry for the May Art Bead Scene challenge and features polymer clay "Building Block" beads from Tesori Trovati.

You can see the...
Components: Building Block bead set from Tesori Trovati; African glass; Czech glass; Ceramic; Vintaj copper rounds; misc other copper beads; Vintaj brass spacer beads, chain, wire; Brass plated hammered hook clasp.


Colors on polyclay

I've been playing with the poly-clay again! SO much fun! Every time I learn more and more.
This guy is a "proto-type" of others... I am SO in love...
Components: polyclay coins + 4mm agates; polyclay hearts + crackle fire-agate; lots of chain and findings... my own wire work...


Ibotta Bought Beads

Strange Title I know. I have an App on my phone that is for shopping. If I buy certain items I get money. I can then transfer it to PayPal and buy...
Components: 1) Earthenwood Flying Bird pendand, Czech Luster Verde bellflower, Czech Chartreuse oval, Vintaj bird connector, Vintaj hook clasp, Nunn Design leaf connector and copper leaf, all from LB. Silver foil millefiori beads Michaels, seed beads, serpentine beads, chain from stash. 2) Gaea Earth Ocean Bundle, Vintaj Sand Dollar pendant, Czech Jungle Camouflage rondelles, Vintaj toggle bar, butterscotch waxed linen all from LB. Wood bead, wood ring, seed beads, sea shell and chain from my stash.


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