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Leaf of Many Colors

I have had this ceramic leaf for a while and it's been in a few pieces. I wanted this to be it...I think I like it.
Components: ceramic leaf, teal blue Indo beads, fuchsia waxed linen, buckskin strap, lobster claw, dangles


Scarab in Blue

I don't know what this scarab is made of..I picked it up at a local bead store.It's been a couple of different necklaces..even a bracelet. I hope...
Components: blue scarab, assorted polymer clay beads, assorted glass beads, brass beads, yellow acrylic links, dupioni silk ribbon, hook


Colorful necklace

Just wanted to show you the matching necklace I've made for the bracelet I posted earlier :-)


The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.


RED HOT

The one remaining bead from the bundle I bought from Asia inspired this necklace.
Components: Asia's bead, Czech beads from LB, gray resin beads (that I never thought I'd find a use for) some small black beads that I've had forever and chain from my stash.


Elephant in Blue

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I...
Components: Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.


Blue fan necklace

Last week the pendant set arrived from Lima, and happened to coordinate with the blue glass beads from the previous week's shipment.
Components: Gemstone fan, glass beads, bits and pieces from the collection.


Ariel Ocean Necklace

This 5 strand necklace reminds me of walking on a white sand beach with turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see. Washed up on the beach you...
Components: Natural Turquoise, African Turquoise, Brass square beads, turquoise Seashells, White coral, Gold beads, Apatite stones, Agates, Swarovski crystals, Blue glass, Rustic gold/bronze cast turtle, seahorse & starfish.


Dandelion Wine

When I was very young, my grandmother used to pick wild dandelions in the spring, so I have always loved them because they remind me of her. When I...
Components: WinterBirdStudio PC pendant, Czech glass, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, seed beads, Copper Green Opal, brass, and bronze wire and findings, pearl.


Opaque Green Moss Agate Darker

You may remember my prior use of the sea green moss agate mixed with light, bright copper. For the remaining stones I went to the darker side...
Components: sea green moss agate, black agate, hematite crystal rondelles, TierraCast gunmetal tapered toggle from LB, moonlight twisted tornado crimps from Via Murano, Black Soft Flex beading wire


There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

This necklace was...
Components: porcelain pendant from Jubilee, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork beads from Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj parawire, waxed linen, toho seed beads, brass plated swivel clasp


Ocean Moonbeams

This piece is a braided statement necklace, perfect for evening or resorts. The woman who wears this necklace is confident, fashion forward and...
Components: Black luster Czech beads, sizes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 2 x 15 inch strands of 3mm sterling silver round beads Sterling silver starfish pendant 50mm Sterling silver hinged pendant enhancer-approx 23mm 2 x pewter Dorabeth flat end cones-large-approx 35mm x 18mm Sterling silver toggle clasp-approx 35mm Sterling silver jump rings, crimp tubes 2 x 2mm, crimp covers & chain Black Onyx beads 4 or 5mm-15 inch strand


Luna Moth

This was my entry for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I didn't have a ton of time in June with what seemed like constant travel, but when I saw...
Components: Lampwork focal, accent beads, and spacer beads by Kerri Fuhr (Etsy); Chain, spacer beads, and findings from Vintaj Brass; Czech glass; crystal.


Pearl II

Made these wire wrapped pendants yesterday ~ just felt in the mood to wire wrap!! I have started with a coin pearl and then added the others from...
Components: Coin pearls, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and wire.


Warm & Lovely

As soon as these Red Creek Jasper pieces arrived, I had to make something, they are just beautiful stones. I love red jasper and these are...
Components: Red Creek Jasper teardrops, Red Jasper faceted rounds, nickel separator stars, seed beads and fire agate 10 mm faceted beads


Dreaming

This piece started with the RR connector as a focal for a bracelet. After I added the Vintaj jump rings, and found that lonely blue bead in my...
Components: New Jade matte round, Vintaj jump rings, bead cap, natural brass parawire, natural brass dream affirmation ring, natural brass love knot toggle bar and Czech fire polished rondelles all from Lima Beads. Round Rabbit connector. Brass chain and a lonely blue bead from my stash.


Donut Obsession

A short while ago, I went through a "donut" phase. I was all about any stone in the shape of an off-centered donut. This is one of the products...
Components: The off-centered donut is Red Creek Jasper from LB, flanked on either side with black coral sticks and Czech glass tiles. It ties up with a hand-painted, silk drawstring cord through a carved wooden button.


Asphalt Flowers

The idea to make a kind of lariat style "clasp", with one pendant sliding through the other, just popped into my head some weeks ago. Took a while...
Components: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, soldered, filed and polished. Czech glass beads (very large seed beads): at first I meant to make something more diverse, with stone chips, but these beads clamoured to be used alone, they are really shiny! The only item from LB in this are the copper crimp beads... but they are important!


Lightness of Being

When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Their lives begin in the water...
Components: Blue porcelain dragonfly pendant, JBB pewter swivel pendant bail, blue magnesite stones, Czech opal druk, TierraCast antique silver tapered toggle from LB.


Flower Power

I loved this Patricia Healey pendant, so I made a simple Byzantine chain to enhance it.
Components: Patricia Healey copper pendant, copper maille rings, copper clasp


Rough, light gold necklace

Wire wrapped necklace.

Made of a number of different materials:

- Titanuim agate - gold colored
- Freshwater Pearls, white and grey
-...


Sublime Iridescence (or School's Out For Summer)

If you saw my Fresh Pick you know I was going to experiment with these... :)

And yes, that weird pair of connectors where the 3 strands join...
Components: MOP squares, Matte Titanium Druzy, Superduos, Czech Glass, Irish Waxed Linen, Rollo Chain, Artistic Wire all from LB!!! :)


GI Jane,, by request

I was contacted by a client named Jane. She works in a gym and her nickname there is GI Jane. She described herself as a beast in the Gym but...
Components: Rollo chain, LB, Pewter artistic wire, LB, Vintaj Arte Metal Blank, LB, Type face letter stamps, LB, and a whole passel of Swarovski crystals in camouflage colors, my stash.


Crystal wire weaved necklace

This piece turned out as a necklace....but my original intension was to make a bracelet. However, the centerpiece turned out to be too big for at...


purple passion

Purple and more purple! and pink and blue and green too!
Components: Dyed Agate Slice, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, Apatite, Peridot, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver


wedding pearl necklace

Pearl and chain necklace :-)


I'm going to recycle all those bricks...

Our home is flowing over with Lego bricks: my boy and his friends love them. So I thought, why not make them necklaces of Lego... My son and two of...
Components: I drilled holes in Lego bricks, each got his favorite color. The metal rings are of soldered sterling silver (to strenghten, and avoid sharp corners). Various leather cords and lace, and some small large-hole stone beads from LB.


Tranquil

I love this color glaze
Components: Hand made pottery, Glass beads


Waves

The main bead I had made in pottery class...
Components: Glass beads


Warm Glow

I'm obsessed with the metal African Trade beads, especially the shade and patina differences between strands. So, I decided to make a whole piece...
Components: Various sizes of White Metal African Trade Beads, Brass Bicone AfricanTrade Beads and pearl metallic leather, brass saucers (LB).


Look Homeward, Angel

I fell in love with this focal the moment I saw it! Unfortunately, it was already made into a necklace. I asked the artist if she could recreate...
Components: Raku focal by WondrousStrange on Etsy, raku tiles by Keith O'Connor(Please carry these, LB!), poly clay beads from WinterBirdStudio on Etsy, patina'd copper discs, freshwater pearls, roman glass from NumosityBeads on Etsy, antique brass wire and lobster clasp, sari silk from LB!


SUMMER DAZE

I love the way this sparkles in the light. A friend gave me some of the stones and that was the inspiration.
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass beads from LB. A friend gave me the cherry quartz and amazonite' wooden beads and chain from stash.


Sea Green Agates

Another large agate that I had packed away in my agate bin. Pretty sea green with a slight twist to the stone. Added seafoam green recycled glass...
Components: 15x22 sea green opaque moss agate, 14-17mm seafoam green recycled glass nuggets from LB, TierraCast antique copper tapered toggle from LB, 3mm and 5mm bright copper beads, Soft Flex fluroite beading wire


Summer Dragon

Starting to build pieces for our fall shows and gallery events.
Components: Pattern copper and brass. copper tubing, LB's tiny Dragonfly.


Vintage look pendant

I have just finished this today...it took quite a white. Have been working on it for 3 days.

I like the result. Its different than the other...


~ My Big Necklace ~

Natural Turquoise Nugget Gemstone paired with coral disks and chips and bali style toggle. 22" inches.
Components: Turquoise, Coral, tierra cast toggle


Are Mermaids Real?

OK, LB lovers, all of the components in this necklace except the rhinestone rondelles and the knotting cord are from LB. I got this gorgeous...
Components: 10mm Brazil amazonite, 8mm faceted pyrite, carved pyrite mermaid pendant, rhinestone rondelles, Czech glass


Boho Cross Necklce

I love this artist's pottery crosses and I recently bought quite a few of them. This is the first necklace I made with them, knotted of course. I...
Components: 10mm faceted turquoise agate, 14mm Bali fine silver bead, Czech glass from LB, artisan crafted pottery cross


Ivory Agate Tassel Necklace

I got these gorgeous hand beaded tassels from Thailand and I've been knotting necklaces around the colors of the seed bead tops. I really love how...
Components: hand beaded silk tassel from Thailand, 12mm cream agate rondelles, faceted red aventurine rondelles, rhinestone beads


Bits and Pieces Necklace

Digging into my copper odds and ends box today.
Found two pieces, one etched with a free hand doodle and the other textured with a bent paperclip....
Components: Copper and glass


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