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Cast Ashore

I really don't know what happened... I was thinking of making a lariat... and I was planning a choker with those pebbles and the wire. But they...
Components: Small flat pebbles that I drilled holes in. Sterling silver wire, leather lace sewn together at the ends, and some exquisite Czech beads from LB!

Dragon fly sunset

One day I fired 15 pmc3 pieces and this was 1 of them. I have much more and am excited because I bought some AWESOME molds (moulds? I can never...
Components: Pmc one fire sterling silver (legal grade), ssf wire, faceted natural carnelian and 49 string beadalon beading wire

Copper beach sunset necklace

Another in a series of my recycled glass pieces. This time using an antique copper finish chain, and a variety of colors and shapes of the...
Components: Recycled glass pieces, large link antique copper chain, suede cord, hand-made clasp. Tropical charms with hand applied patina, brown suede cord.

Frog and Fossil Necklace

For a powerful Medicine Person or Shaman. Fossils often are affiliated with ancestor dream work and frogs with rebirth or transition.
Components: Fossil Donut, Turitella oval, 8mm zigzag Tibetan-style agate rounds, grey agate rounds, "eel" Czech daggers, soft grey short Czech daggers, oyster shell heishi, Job's Tears (Asian grass seed), pyrite mini skull beads, green zebra heishi (LB please get more!!!), matte silver Czech 6/0 seed beads, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed lavender, 11/0 shiny gunmetal Toho, 11/0 shiny lavender grey Toho, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho, frog charms-pewter, thick silver colored wire, .019 silver satin soft flex, sterling silver crimp beads.

Battle Axe Beaded Necklace

I was inspired to make this after I saw the Black agate battle axe pendant and decided to make my own design with it and faceted fancy jasper...

A Fairy's Home in the Woods

I saw this fairy house and it was too cute to pass up. Plus, a friend of mine is struggling with some health issues and I thought this would cheer...
Components: Fairy house in PC...brass Vintaj woodland branch and fairy, Lucite flowers in burgundy and blue, seeds, 1mm met. copper leather cord, copper chain and homemade copper hook.

Recycled glass on chain necklace

Being already tired of cold weather, I put together this fun, whimsical 2-strand "beachy" necklace! Tropical colors....tropical charm!
Components: Miscellaneous colors and shapes of recycled glass beads, silver large links chain, sea life charms, suede cord, silver toggle clasp

Blue Skies

Strands of seeds hanging fron a focal, wrapped ceramic bead sections added to chain
Components: Limabead Zola Element focal, glass seed beads, ceramic 12mm rounds, caps and chain

One Fish, Two Fish ...

As soon as I saw these fish cord ends I knew I needed to design something with them! The hardest part was being patient while the epoxy dried...

On The Isle of Capri

I couldn't resist the dyed agate beads, so naturally I had to make a pendant to go with them! The colors make me want to go to Capri or some place...
Components: 8mm dyed agate beads, various assorted Czech glass beads and clasp from local shop. PC pendant and bezel made by me. Waxed Irish linen and wire from LB.

A Couple of Gift Orders

My oldest brother asked me to make something black & gold with fleur de lis for his special lady. New Orleans Saints fans!
The second one was for...
Components: Black Onyx, Nunn toggle, filigree & stardust beads, brass etched bead caps (Etsy), fleur focal redone with gold (forgot which product) & iron Swellegant. Gold-filled chain, tube with loops, pearl clasp & 10mm beads & findings, faceted amethyst.

Sea glass necklace

An I'm-ready-for-warmer-weather piece! Simple, random pieces of colored sea glass...
Components: Random pieces of sea glass on 3 strands

Blow Out The Candles

This is the second pendant and beads I made in this style. It reminds me of lit candles in an abstract sort of way LOL
Components: Handmade PC pendant and beads, leather cord from LB.

The bestest ever! By Grandaughter

This was chosen pieces my daughter -in- law wanted on a chain. She has essential oils and the faceted heart has a twist off top so it can be filled...
Components: Hematite cross, pyrite skull, pave' opal crystal ball. Tiny accent zircons on skull. Skull, chain, tassel from limabeads.

Tiny Bubbles

Another PC pendant! LOL. The last pic is of the BACK of the pendant.
Components: Leather cord, PC pendant and beads hand painted by me. Paints, india ink and glaze from my art supplies.

Turquoise and silver

More PMC3 fine silver. I had a difficult time with this necklace, I just felt like I couldn't get it quite "right". The beads were either too big,...
Components: Leather, turquoise, howlite (LB), SSF wire, beadalon beading wire and zola beads (LB)

Faux Leather PC Tags/Pendants

I saw this technique a long time ago and finally got around to it.
Components: PC, acrylic paints, glaze, jumprings and PC bead from my stash--leather cord from LB.

Class Agate!

Large brown & black agate nuggets & bold silver ovals....stylin!

Lots of Layers

Three necklaces: long crazy lace agate accented with wood squares; feather carved from bone strung with dalmatian jasper; and a great little silver...

Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!

Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!

Cheetah Queen

Bold statement piece featuring dual acrylic black/tan foghorns and large brass pendant. You WILL stand out in the crowd!

Hear Me Roar

What a fun piece featuring foghorn sidepieces, onyx, and a brass spiral pendant! Feels wild!

A birthday present for myself

So I love seahorses, they're kinda awesome. And my bday is the day after Xmas. I never wear jewelry which is actually quite ironic when you...
Components: Fine silver PMC3, labradorite, SSF wire, beadalon beading wire, cubic zirconia

Finished pendant 3

I ran out of the really teeny tiny labradorite, so I used these instead. Haven't decided yet if I like the larger beads or if it unbalances the...
Components: Labradorite, copper, beadalon beading wire

Finished pendant 2

I didn't have enough of the beads to just do beads so I made some copper spacer beads from wire. The clasp on this one is my favorite. I'll...
Components: Czech glass beads, copper wire, beadalon beading wire

Finished pendant 1

Here is one of the finished pendants! Really teeny tiny beads..... Like small.
Components: Labradorite, copper wire, beadalon beading wire

Seascape Choker

Originally, the tile beads were going into a leather cord wrap. Then I decided to use wire. After I ran the first wire, I liked how the beads...
Components: Tile beads and wire from LB. Other assorted Czech beads and clasp from local store.

Champagne Ladder

This is a ladder necklace like Fresh Baked first showed us here on LB. I made it for Christmas for the owner of the Asst. Living where my mother...
Components: Siver chain, champagne Czech Glass beads from LB, Silver bead cones from Hobby Lobby, silver tassels I made with metallic embroidery floss, silver plated wire from my stash

Brass Tiger

Almost by accident I made a pure beading design again, totally inspired by this gallery: Lynda for the beaded ladder, and somebody else (Asia?) for...
Components: Brass chain, hand made brass jump rings, Tiger Eye, Czech seed beads.

Various pendants

Made these pendants because no matter how hard I try to stick with a design, when I sit down to do it... Well something else happens. Such as I was...
Components: Teensy tiny hand faceted natural labradorite, Czech glass bead, seed beads, copper wire

Angel of February

A dear friend had lost her daughter. And I wanted to make her something she can touch when praying. Or simply thinking of her. February was her...
Components: Consists of antique silver chain from my vault. Square amethysts beads. Limabeads. Tumbled amethyst nuggets (limabeads). Accents of quarts points. And a pewter cherub blowing a trumpet. From my stash

Black Cat

I seem to be stuck in the 1920s, design wise. I love the figural jewelry of that era, and I love cats, so I decided to go with it.
Components: Anodized aluminum byzantine chain, Swarovski clasp

🐻🎄Beary Christmas Mom 🎄🐻

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!
This is a necklace I made for my Mom. She follows some bears that are monitored by a research facility in Minnesota....
Components: Summer Wind Art Bear pendant. Knitted look bead/$1 tray/Walmart. Ceramic bead as a bail. Wood chip beads/Michaels. Blue ceramic beads/Michaels. Espresso wood beads/F.M.G.. Large carved wood beads. Chain.

Pretty Woman

A simple necklace with a handmade beaded flower. I don't do a lot of soft and delicate, but this is for my friend's mom and her favourite colour...
Components: Czech glass, crystal, seed beads, gold flower/star spacer beads, glass pearls.

Lalique Dream

I was lucky enough to find this 1920s glass pendant, and wanted to pick up both the clear and frosted portions, so I made a shaggy loops chain and...
Components: Glass pendant, aluminum jump rings, Toho 8o glass beads

Questioning my sanity

I question my sanity on a daily basis, between jewelry making (have almost forgotten what that is because it's been so long) kids, house, husband,...
Components: Sterling silver components, stone chips

garnet choker

Seems like the young celebs are always wearing chokers these days. I've been wanting to make some pieces that might appeal to younger shoppers but...
Components: 3 mm faceted garnets, tierra cast 3 hole spacer bars and end bars, satin Hamilton GP horse eye chain and lobster clasp, everything from LB

Polymer Fun

The short blue necklace is for my Mother In Law to give for a Christmas present - the request were for blue and white/cream beads, so I whipped...
Components: Polymer clay beads and pendants, home made. Czech beads, 18 gauge antique bronze wire from Lima beads. Findings, clasp, rollo chain and split rings from the local bead shop.

Earthy Mix

I made the pendant, then sought out the beads. I love the combination of faceted agate, jasper and Czech beads. I apologize for the pics.....the...
Components: One of my handmade PC pendants, 10mm faceted agate beads and 6 and 8mm jasper beads from Etsy shops, 8mm Czech snakeskin beads and Irish waxed linen cord from LB. Filigree connector and clasp from local shop.