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Last Efforts

Last ditch efforts for this Saturday's artisan fair. Should be nice weather and an early start to all the competing Holiday markets around here....
Components: Copper and Sterling Silver, Amethysts, glass, Swarovski crystals.


Ocean Waves

I grew up mostly in California, on beaches, and I miss the ocean so much. A lot of my jewellery is inspired by the ocean, its waters, its...
Components: Ocean necklace: sterling silver 3.5mm flat round cable chain, sterling silver bubble bead cones, sterling silver wire, sterling silver balloon lobster clasp, 6mm Swarovski blue zircon rounds, 17 strands size 15 Japanese seed beads (see below for colors), 3mm peridot Czech fire polished rounds. Length: 19 inches. Size 15 seed beads: transparent light sapphire with light gold shimmer, matte metallic sky blue, opaque Seattle grey, matte gunmetal, opaque turquoise blue, matte opaque pale turquoise, transparent light azure AB, metallic sea green lined crystal clear, dark aquamarine lined crystal clear, lilac lined crystal clear. Czech fire polished 3mm round beads in peridot. Tiny, tiny beads!!!


Hammered coppr pendant with Irish linen

I was inspired by Ali's Irish linen on Saki silver ... I actually drew a rough sketch of this at work one day, months ago. Last night, for some...
Components: Pendant: hammered copper washer wire wrapped with silver-plated wire; waxed Irish linen (burgundy, rust, gold, turquoise, pink) knotted with jasper bead, blue turquoise opal Czech pressed donut bead, matte opaque sage green peanut seed bead, opaque pastel frosted mudbrick and gold lustered raspberry magatama seed beads, size 6 seed beads in matte black, trasnnsparent beige Picasso, and silver lined matte transparent grey brown, size 6 matte metallic light green iris hex seed bead. Length: 27 inches.


Log Number Two

I've had a tough time with these logs..but I was determined to use them.
Components: polymer clay log, enamel birdhouse, enamel flower, glass leaf, copper little bird, faceted Lemon Jade, Malachite, turquoise coconut heishi, copper chain, lobster claw, waxed linen...wire and sari silk.


Black Tears Revisited

Originally this piece was not like this and it had been sitting on my desk for the longest . But after creating a piece along this same vein . I...
Components: All lb pieces


Feeling Festive

I don't know when I looked at this piece I saw , autumn , summer and warmth all wrapped into one.
Components: All LB pieces


A Buddhist Way

This piece is a conbination of brass pieces and filgree pieces to give that Indian/Buddhist look to it And I glazed it with 24 carat gold eye shadow.
Components: All LB pieces


Here Comes The Sun

Yellow opal seemed like the perfect choice to highlight the sun.
Components: Chocolate shell pearls, Pietersite, crystals, Yellow Opal, stainless steel wire, brass clasp, Lipstick Ranch rusted pendant


Sparrow's Tale

I have been in love with work of Birgitta from Angel Whisperer, so when she approached me to do a trade her beads for mine I jumped at the...
Components: Sparrow pendant "AngelWhisperer "- Carnelian- Rustic Agate- African turquoise- Titanium Pyrite- Ceramic beads " Grubbi "- Antique brass clasp. Most of the gemstones are from Lima Beads


The Oak

Here is the finished piece with the oak leaf I made. I kept it simple, because the leaf is fairly small, and I don't want it to drown in detail....
Components: Bronze sheet metal 0, 4 mm: sawed, etched, hammered, patinated (Norit), and waxed (Conservators wax). And polished... Handmade findings of bronze wire. Waxed linen, 4 Toho beads to hide the knots, jaspis (all from LB, except for the chips).


Foxy choker

I've had this little Tiger's Eye fox for a couple of years, but could never figure out what kind of a necklace to do with him. I really wanted to...
Components: Tiger Eye, gold metal seed beads


Fall Colors

I got these gorgeous Red Jasper beads...just in time for a Fall piece! The Sari Silk was an added plus, as it went well with the beads.
Components: Red Jasper oblong beads, Unakite rounds, Greek ceramic spacers, one glass green leaf, copper rolo chain and Sari Silk.


Lapis Chrysocolla necklace

Fun with a stone I haven't used before: lapis chrysocolla. Paired it with bright and antiqued copper for some visual interest.
Components: lapis chrysocolla, Copper


The ultimate healer .. with a bonus!

The past few weeks I have been very unbalanced. So today I decided to take a day away from my lovely customers and focus on me. I put on my...
Components: Raw apatite specimen sunstone nuggets sodalite chips brass hamsa charm brass chain antique brass wire


Tropical Aventurine finished at last!

Cheery orange Aventurine flower pendant and rondelles mixed with silver rounds and three-hole spacers make this a sunny, tropical choker. It's too...
Components: orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant


Night with the Gypsy

This piece started off with the blue tear drop lb recycle glass pieces and the gemstones and it was only five pieces. But when saw what it could...
Components: Recycle LB glass pieces and Lb gemstones and rings and chain.


Frosty Leaf

I too wanted to make a(nother) fall piece, but this one I kept tweaking and redoing, at least thrice, and I'm not sure I'm quite finished yet......
Components: Brass sheet metal, patinated with Norit (before etching). Vintaj chain and wire, seed beads, (most from LB), Tiger jaspis chips.


Ollie the Owl 1970's Vintage Boho Necklace

I got this adorable vintage 1970's vintage owl pendant and wanted to make a long fall colors necklace to go with him. I got this gorgeous antique...
Components: 10mm antique Soocho jade, 8mm crazy lace agate, 16mm vintage Swarovski rhinestone bead, a 1970's vintage owl pendant, vintage silk French ribbon


Fall Agate and Crystal Skull Necklace

This is some more beautiful fall colors faceted agate that I got from LB awhile ago just sitting and waiting tor the right components and design to...
Components: Faceted agate barrels, a Swarovski crystal skull, 2 handmade fine silver links, 2 handmade sterling silver artist beads, stainless steel chain, rainbow quartz crystal, a handmade artisan oxidized sterling silver quote bead


Color Burst Fall Necklace

I got this gorgeous colors rainbow line agate from LB and this gorgeous artisan bead with drawings of hearts with arrows. I thought they went...
Components: 8mm faceted rainbow line agate from LB, rhinestone rondelles, oxidized sterling silver artist bead


Vintage Cross Necklace

I consider myself a spiritual rather than a religious person but I have had a love affair with crosses since I was about 17 years old. My friend...
Components: 8mm freshwater pearls, 18mm vintage Japanese seed beaded bead, rhinestone rondelles, a sterling silver vintage cross and oxidized sterling silver wire and chain


A Red Statement

Totally out of character for me and I don't really wear much red. Plus this is not what I envisioned when I started. But the beadcaps were...
Components: WinterBird Studios: Gray/black/red floral lentils. $1.00 bin Walmart: Red melon bead, red spaceship(?)beads, red flower connector, black rubber beads. Walmart: Red/black striped beads, black glass rounds, red ovals, silver beadcaps, black seed beads. LBS: Sterling silver rounds, black S-lon cord


Autumn Wings

Spent yesterday making a pocketful of etched copper pieces. Today, begin creating.
Components: Copper sheet metal and wire, jasper, Czech glass, Irish waxed linen cord, sterling silver ear wires


Pretty in Pink

Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver


Turquoise Delight

Sturdy, turquoise donut and spacers with leather


Shapeshifter

While experimenting with different shapes to enhance these fun triangles, I had the idea to insert a drop bead through a triangle and was taken...
Components: Bronzite triangles, glass drops, small Opal rounds, Turritella Fossil oval pendant and brass toggle clasp.


Something a Little Japanese

I started out with the frames, and the rest seemed to just fall into place. Bracelet was harder. I made the components as an experiment, then bent...
Components: 18, 28 & 22 gauge brass and copper wire, Czech glass leaves, glass crystal teardrop and Toho beads, and faceted agate beads. Leather cord and gold plated chain from LB. Wirework bracelet has bluestone beads and gunmetal and peridot 28 gauge wire.


Bleu Zone

I had these blue gemstones for the longest and I started working with them a few weeks ago. But no mattered what I did I could not make come...


Floating Moss

I really like the way this one turned out especially because I love the components :D. The color of this Jade reminds me of moss.
Components: Nephrite Jade marquise, sea blue Quartz rondelles, dancing pearls, 14mm Freshwater ringed pearls and copper spacers, bead caps, chain and link.


Tropical Aventurine

This 3-strand necklace is currently a work in progress. Ran out of spacers and still need a clasp (given the weight of all the stone, will be...
Components: Orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant


redcreek beauty

Redcreek jasper with leather.


pretty bird

My first attempt at a hand made bird of clay. Leather neck with an antique button.
Components: Handmade clay bird, leather, bits of fiber antique button.


Turning Over a New Leaf

I bought this graduated faceted amazonite strand from LB last year and it has sat on my workbench since then just waiting for the right pieces to...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline graduated and faceted from LB, sterling disc spacers, sterling box clasp and cone ends and sterling large leaf pendant all from my stash.


Autumn Skies

O.K., I got distracted……again! Does this only happen to me?!
As often happens, I opened my bead cabinet to get out some supplies for my safari...
Components: Czech glass: Large faceted coins, faceted rondelles in Summer Squash & Rustic Stew (LB), caramel druks. Ceramic fluted rondelles, Blue Agate, Misc luster glass, glass faceted small coins(back), Antique Brass bead caps, spacers, lobster, accugards, findings.


Beige N' Gray Gem of a Donut

In my bead stash I have this really nice small gemstone donut. Speckled with lots of grey. I loved it when I first spotted it way back when. I...
Components: I strung with the white Wild Fire beading thread this necklace. I used the Toho 11/0 seed beads in the Opaque Lustered Dark Beige which matches the color in this donut 100%. I followed through with making this simple design to give my necklace some oomph. Very tiny silver daisy spacers incorporated into the pattern which is a combination of 4mm milky white rondelle white crystals, SuperDuo's in the Pearl Coat- Silver, and Toho 8/0 Matte Color in Opaque Gray. A small barrel clasp to finish it off nicely. Silver crimps, crimp covers, and wire guardians also used.


Wooden Pendant with Orange Acccents

I 've been wanting to do something with this wooden pendant...I started hanging dangles on it then realized it was upside down. I think it looks...
Components: wooden pendant, faceted marble cubes, orange bone link, Carnelian, resin bead, two brown polymer clay beads, seed beads, copper chain, assorted dangles


The Blooming Autumn Necklace

Fall is so many people’s favorite time of year; for me it’s in a dead heat with early spring but autumn has so many of its own expansive charms...
Components: 10mm topaz cathedral beads, 10mm apricot faceted beads, czech beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Czech flower beads, Czech wheel beads, Czech saturn beads, Czech bellflower beads, Czech melon beads, Myuki Delica seed beads, antique gold heart toggle clasp, Czech rondelles


One Step At A Time

This is my take on the conventional ladder necklace that was popular a while back. I have kept these faceted gemstone tubes stashed away waiting...
Components: Faceted Agate/Jasper(?) tubes; Black Agate cones; Fire-cracked Agate; Fancy Jasper rounds; Antique Copper: oval cable chain, bead caps, rondelles; Copper wire.


Re-do on the Fairy

I realized the Fairy would look better as a necklace.
Components: polymer clay birdhouse, pink Mykonos beads, sari silk, brass chain, Green Girl studio fairy charm, Rose Quartz nuggets, Rose Quartz butterfly, pink waxed linen


I'm into Autumn !

Even if the thermometer says otherwise, I'm getting into the colors and textures of Autumn. Finally!
Components: Rough Citrine chunks, leather, brass, Rainbow Agate, Turquoise


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