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Calla Lily Pilly

Designed around the focal.
Components: Lily Pilly pendant, Shell, Rock Crystal, Lemon Quartz, Square Coin pearls.


Sea Glass Wrapping Frenzie!!!

More sea glass wire wrapping. So much fun. These have all been dilled. We were so worried about breaking them or having them split, but they...
Components: Antique copper, silver (non tarnish)and antique brass. Dragon fly, fish and star fish charms.


Sea Glass lariet

Sea glass lariat. This is some more of the sea glass my friend brought back from Nevis. My husband drilled about 8 pieces for me. And nothing broke!!!
Components: 21gauge silver wire, 28gauge for wrapping.


Save the World

Made from Kazuri Bead (small and Beautiful and Handmade clay beads. Hill Tribe Silver


Hearts and Flowers

This heart was a gift from Jess. I think it turned out O.K. but I didn't know if I should post it in my shop. ??
Components: POlymer clay heart, Cherry Quartz, Czech glass, little pink beads, vintage flower button, tiny key and leather cord.


New Summer Romance Shabby Chic

This collection is mostly floral done with brass and patinas, perfect pearls and lumiere paints. Love the casual elegant look.
Components: brass stampings, patinas, perfect pearls and paints for brass and other metals.


Aqua Mermaiden

Centered around this awesome Ana Silver Co. pendant. You can find some amazing deals in their eBay store!
Components: Sterling Silver Rutilated Quartz, Citrine, and Pearl pendant. LB multi aquamarine (from a couple of seasons ago) Faceted Pearls, LB lemon quartz.


Naturalist

Had these chunky shell beads and finally decided on these sea green amazonite and Rock crystal to go with it.
Components: Russion Amazonite, Rock Crystal, Leopard Shell, Sterling Silver


Amethyst Duo

Something for My Sister-in-law. I designed them to be worn together or one at a time.
Components: Amethyst and Citrine rough top strung nuggets, Amethyst polished nuggets, Amethyst rounds, Citrine rounds, Czech glass beads and crystals.


The Cat 's Meow

Another folk art piece by Jess..Sweet Birch..I had to have this!
Components: Polymer clay cat, mostly Czech Glass, red Tagua Nut, waxed linen..LB, Greek pewter fish skeleton..LB, brass beaded Flower..LB, copper chain.


Island Life Pendant

Stack together art beads above a sea inspired charm for instant summer style! Lima Beads carries my Beach House bead and it's the perfect piece to...
Components: Polymer Clay House Bead, Polymer Clay Starfish Pendant (Tesori Trovati), 8mm copper flower spacers, copper ball and chain, ceramic bead (White Clover Kiln)


A Gift

Since Lynda (of Fresh Baked) posted her bezel set pendants, I'm going to post my prong set one, although it is a bit beyond beading... Got the...
Components: Found stone (might be chalcedony, since it was from a chalk mine?), 1 mm sheet sterling silver, 1.5 mm silver wire, thinner sheet silver for the slides, leather cord.


Insect Life

A quick post to show what I made of the friend of the butterfly bracelet I posted some months ago. This dragonfly was in the same etching bath, but...
Components: Etched sheet copper, 14 grammes 1 mm sheet sterling silver for the pendant, and some more but much thinner, and wire (1.2 mm), for the clasp. Waxed linen to fasten to the leather cord. Patina (Norite).


Peach Pink

Abstract oval pendant and peachy triangle shaped beads & chain


Kazuri Dots

Bent wire, Kazuri beads and porcelain turq rounds


Tribal Spiral

Orange Sandcast beads on a spiral pendant


The Blues

Ceramic Pendant and navy blue beads


The Key

Terra Rosa Jasper beads and an old key


Red Rover

Jasper pendant and beads and white hemp cord braided over white lace


Tide Pool

Misc components that came together in a bit of an abstract piece.
Components: Czech Glass, recycled glass chips, duos, stamped copper washers.


Wooley Bulley

I got a sample of Wooly Wire along with some beautiful Sari Silk...so I decided to try my hand at it. I kinda copied what others had done with it,...
Components: Paper saucer, Czech Glass and waxed linen..LB, Amethyst Nugget, Jasper, copper chain..my stash, Woolywire and sari silk from Woolywire etc.


Frozen

I started to make one design, a diamond shape with 4 points, and then added 2 more to create a flower or snowflake. A 3 year old called it the...
Components: Anodized aluminum jump rings, Swarovski clasp.


Glamour in the Glen

This necklace was made for a 'camo' theme wedding. The Groom and groomsmen wore 'camo' shirts and the bridesmaids wore brown and lace tunics with...
Components: Shell pearls, 'Green Girl' bronze sunflower clasp, Swarovski crystal leaf, Chinese crystal rondelles.


Summer colors!

Can't stop thinking about sunflowers with this. It was inspired by a dragon-y piece of art, which is part of my personal inspirational challenge....
Components: Sari silk, wire, seed beads, ceramic pendant


Sunny Day

Like everyone else I have not been around much. 1st of all LB keeps logging me out all the time now. 2nd My phone is also on its last legs & finds...
Components: Lampwork flower, pressed butterflies, carved bone rondells & leaves, carved soapstone, gorgeous orange agates, magnesite flowers & wavy disks, orange & cream glass beads, copper spacers, copper ring, swirly clasp (Asia).


A Rose By Any Other Name...

This rose was intriguing...definitely a challenge...at the same time fun!I don't think the colors of it showed up very well.
Components: Polymer clay rose, Czech Glass beads, Pink Jade, vintage white flower headpin, brass chain..LB, pink leather cord, brass lobster claw.


Finished up the whole package

Finished up the cross with some good polishing, tumbling and more polishing. Decided to add a clean simple sterling chain. The rest of the tiny PMC...
Components: PMC3


Czech glass button necklace

18" necklace made from a 38 mm Czech glass button from Lima Beads, 2.2 mm link, silver plated curb chain, and 3 crystal drops.
Components: 38 mm Czech glass button, small silver plated chain, 3 crystal teardrop shaped beads


Home is Where the Heart is

With this particular designer..I loved her new style..Folk Art. It was love at first sight when I saw this little red house!
Components: polymer clay house, assorted Czech Glass..LB, red glass beads, Turquoise ovals, blue vintage button, copper chain..mostly LB, red ribbon and lobster claw..LB.


Monster Pajamas

I haven't been around a lot. I peek thru the design gallery on occasion, but I have been working a lot lately and my son is getting therapy 5 days...
Components: Lots of Czech Glass, Toho Seed Beads, Enamel connector, Lampwork beads, Labradorite, Aquamarine.


Rosy roads

I've had these rhodochrosite drops for ages, and I finally decided to do something with them!
Components: Rhodochrosite focal drops, thulite beads, anodized aluminum jump rings.


Pink & Black

My mom was the inspiration. She was looking through my beads and kept coming back to this piece and asking why I never finished it. So I did, for her.
Components: lampwork beads, black faceted round beads, cupid quartz rondells, pink square glass with foil inside & white round w/ foil inside, 4mm ab coated white bi-cone beads, black chain & clasp, and a sterling silver and black onyx teardrop pendant to finish it off.


Sea Glass

More of the same!!


Nivis Sea Glass

My friend goes to Nevis for 6 months and spends a lot of her time searching for sea glass. I spent a week with her and wire wrapped about 18...
Components: 20 gauge antique copper wire, silver and antique brass. Also 20 gauge copper wire and 24 gauge. The chips were glued on.


Just Breathe

I love antique jewelry, and florals. After finding some unique beads I decided to put them together. "Just Breathe" is taken from a friend's motto...
Components: Some beads and focal necklace piece from "Gilded Age Timeline". Resin flower from Lima Beads.


In a Hurry

I realized that I'd been neglecting my sales at the hairdressers for a couple of months, and since I'd actually sold a few pieces there, I figured...
Components: 1.5 mm bronze wire, soldered to close the swirls -- closed all jump rings by soldering too. Heat patina and wax (figured that since it darkens over time, I might as well make it like that to start with...). Bronze sheet for the tube "beads". Dark blue leather cord (too harsh light shows it off badly). Toho beads and Ocean jasper (LB) on unwaxed linen (really!, found it in a local store, the exact nuance as one of my waxed ones from Lima -- waxed just the ends myself).


Plum Filigree

Metallic purple leather cord with antiqued brass filigree, antique brass hardware and Czech large hole beads.
Components: Lima Beads metallic leather cord Antiqued brass filigree Tierra Cast antique brass hardware Czech glass large hole beads


Jump Start

Between a vacation and the jewelry blahs, I haven't done much lately. Opened the door to my studio a few times, looked around, uninspired, and...
Components: PMC3


Shibori Leopard

My first piece with Shibori ribbon. So many possibilities!
Components: Moonlight Borealis shibori ribbon (from Lima Beads), Lacy's Stiff Stuff, rhinestone chain, assorted sead beads & crystals, Leopard pendant, chain, ultrasuede, Nymo


The Sandcastle Necklace

Something new, just for summer!


So many shades of cream and altogether delicious! I’ve put together a beautiful grouping of pales, ivories...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, 10mm ivory leaf beads, gold lined Czech scarab beads, white honey Jade beads, Carnelian beads, yellow Chalcedony beads, 10mm yellow Jade sunflower beads, 14mm Czech AB crystals, 8mm toast Aventurine beads.


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