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Turquoise & Abalone Reef

Turquoise and coral make for great designs. very earthy.


All Sorts

These are more of my handmade PC beads from the latest batch! Sorry for the pic quality, the scanner really distorts certain colors. The actual...
Components: Handmade PC beads, TOHO 6/0 seedbeads, asst'd. Czech 6mm glass beads from LB, Irish waxed linen cord from LB, antique gold bead covers from LB, and antique gold hook and eye clasp.


Strawberry Wine

The color combination of this necklace reminds me of a strawberry patch in the last moments of summer when the leaves are starting to turn and the...
Components: The main components are shell, pearl, prehnite chips, sari silk, crystal, suede and a copper-filled ring.


Denim Diamonds

This fabulous pendant is from Julie Shane’s “Just a Drop” shop on Etsy. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to keep it for myself ! But it took a...
Components: PC pendant from Just a Drop, Ceramic beads, Myuki Seed Beads, Blue Agate rounds, silver-plated beads and Artistic Wire.


Gemini Twin

I had this beautiful copper pendant by Kristy Bowman and so I paired it with double glass beads in a bright green color.
Components: Kristy Bowman copper, copper chain and findings, Czech chartreuse beads.


Banded Teal Agate and Moss Opalite

Opened up an old box of stones I have been saving and found these great LARGE faceted banded teal agate nuggets. Mixed with moss opalites.
Components: banded teal agate nuggets, Moss Opalite, sterling silver lobster claw, pewter beads, sterling wire guards


Brazilian Garden

Brazilian garden with trees laden with parasites and epiphytes, that is the theme of this months Art Bead Scene challenge, some of you girls might...
Components: Magdalena Ruiz, Meital, Golem Studio from my stash, my own PC connector and handmade clasp. C-Koop, Gaea, Czech glass, chain and brass stamping are from Lima.


Summers Splendor

Hello all you fabulous LB beaders! Looking for some good advice from any of you talented girls! ^^ As I mentioned in my last post (if any of you...
Components: Different sized Lucite flowers, the bead caps were made from cutting up some filigree wraps and folding them, a few czech pearls and pearl chips, bronze box chain and findings, a bronze flower link, two purple czech bellflowers and some bright orange sari silk : )


Summer Bloom

Great polymer clay pendant!
Components: polymer clay pendant, carved bone beads, yellow bicone Czech beads, waxed linen, leather lace, yellow tubing, bead as a button.


Kumihimo Fringe!

I love the look of the long necklaces with beads hanging off a fringe.So I thought I would try it with kumihimo.
Components: twisted rainbow colored rope and brass beads and glass beads.


Tree Of Life

I still love making these.
Components: Emerald glass chips, amber wire and 22 gauge wire for the tree.


Amber Wire Water Fall

I'm having a hard time deciding if I should keep this or put it in the store to sell.I love the color of the wire with the turquoise. I really had...
Components: Amber Copper Colored Wire, and Turquoise. Handmade connections and clasp.


More Malachite

The frame for this piece was one I had made many months ago. Every thing I had tried for a focal just didn't look right.

Then I brought home...
Components: Malachite, 12 and 24 gauge copper wire


Sticks and Stones

I thought the Tourmaline sticks and Batik ribbon went well together.
Components: Tourmaline sticks, waxed linen, batik ribbon, assorted dangles.


Cellini

Cellini pattern in turquoise purple and green
Components: various sizes and colours of seed beads


Mixed Metal Etching

An experiment in etching with very inexpensive package of metal blanks. Some were silver colored, some 'copper', some brass. The silver base metal...
Components: Metal blanks, Brass, Copper, turquoise, glass and carnelian beads.


Fun leather

This type of necklace was popular with customers.
Components: Another leather cord with jasper impression square and recycled glass pendnat.


Tasty Turquoise

Turquoise with copper.
Components: Leather cord, magnasite doughnut, copper spacers and clasp. A simple piece.


Looking For Rocks

Like said before I have said before I have been going through all the left over pieces and using them up. These pieces of rock gemstones and beads...
Components: A mish mash of extra pieces.


Calmness In The Water

When I saw the actual stones I did not think I would fall in love with it.But I put together the piece so quickly and when I looked at the actual...
Components: LB Impression jasper coin pendant, open square and puff coin and Golden Pyrite Puff coin.


Vintage Pinks

This is my final (and favorite!) piece that I did for the Pretty Palettes challenge. This time I used a tile from More Skye Jewels wrapped in...
Components: Wooden tile by More Skye Jewels (Etsy); Vintaj filigree, findings, chain; various glass beads.


Spanish Harlem

"Spanish Harlem" is a very simple, but eye-catching design. I only used three elements. 10x30 faceted rice onyx beads, triangle cut red coral,...
Components: 12 10x30 faceted onyx rice beads, clusters of triangle cut coral beads, stacks of five bright silver daisies, toggle clasp


African Sampler

I recently received a new lot of bone beads and couldn't wait to create with them. I chose some of the most interesting ones and designed around...
Components: bone beads in various shapes and sizes, 13 krobo recycled painted glass beads, 13 recycled glass beads in red, white and blue, 3 16mm coral beads, blue glass spacers and silver beaded spacers, toggle clasp


A Little Green

I saw these beautiful PC beads on Sweet Birch Designs and I had to have them. The colors were right up my alley with beautiful shades of blue,...
Components: PC leaf and beads from Sweet Birch, turquoise heishe beads, Czech beads, Kazuri, beads, Aquamarine, seed beads, brass chain and findings.


Marvelous Malachite

The neck wire part of this necklace is one I've had for quite some time. The bead in it is from the great find I made a couple of weeks ago. I...
Components: 12 gauge copper wire, 24 gauge copper wire and 1 malachite bead


Pretty in Pink

This is one of three necklaces I made as the May Pretty Palettes partner over on the Halcraft blog. I knew this pendant from The Classic Bead...
Components: Ceramic pendant by The Classic Bead (Etsy), silver plated flowers, a variety of glass beads, Nunn Design silver plated findings.


Mexican Snow Flakes

The name of this Jasper stone is so pretty that I named this piece after it :D
Components: Mexican Snow Flake Jasper, Gunmetal chain and findings


Ancient Celts amulet

I first made one of these two years ago when I first started making jewelry. It was in one of my books. Yesterday I decided to revisit my books and...
Components: 2mm leather cord chrysocolla flat rounds 10mm 14mm red tigers eye 8mm red tigers eye 16 gauge bronze colored wire 26 gauge gunmetal wire. copper jump rings. brass crimp ends.


Pink Passion

This piece is all pink , different shapes, color ,sizes and hues of pink. I have so many beads and I want to use them before I move on to something...
Components: A mixture of LB beads .


Earring Repurposed

Week 11 in Heather Powers' Jewelry Mojo Challenge was to make a piece of jewelry for a celebrity or pop culture character... I chose Temperance...
Components: Repurposed earring pendant, turquoise heishi, TierraCast silver plated beads and clasp, carved cinnabar, bamboo coral flowers, Nunn Design silver plated chain and jumprings.


Sweet Tweet

This is my entry for the latest Blu Mudd challenge. The ceramic beads were created by Moriah Betterly, and are so lovely with their minty green...
Components: Ceramic beads, focal, and toggle by Blu Mudd, MOP leaves, sea glass nuggets, Fossil Coral, leather cord.


Tulip Goddess

I found this little goddess but she was so small that I have to give her a tulip hat. Now she is happy.
Components: Czech glass beads, lamp work glass flower, agate beads, seed beads, flourite crystals, pewter clasp.


Storm Cloud

I recently saw a great Discovery video on stormcells and remembered I had these tourmalinated quartz stones. Didn't put a lot of...
Components: Graduated black tourmalinated quartz, Czech faceted jet beads, Bali silver barrel beads, TierraCast gunmetal Anna's toggle from LB, ViaMurano moonlight twisted tornado crimps, sterling wire guards, Soft Flex black beading wire, pewter leaf bead caps


Live In The Sunshine

A perfect summer necklace.
Components: Swoondimples Pendant Keith O'Connor Star Fish Ceramic Coin Wooden Beads Glass Beads Irish Waxed Linen


Grad Gifties

Necklaces can make special gifts for lady grads, especially when custom made. The first two are for two who went on a mission trip with me last...
Components: Sterling silver, Copper metal, faux beach glass, fresh water pearl, turquoise


Summer Love

I bought the daisy from Jess at Sweet Birch Designs on Etsy just because it struck my fancy, I had no plans for it whatsoever. It ended up being...
Components: Daisy focal from Jess at Sweet Birch Designs on Etsy, rounds from Beads by Earthtones on Etsy, rondelles from Glass by Leese on Etsy, Czech Glass spacers from LB, African glass, Golem beads, Gold Filled spacers, chain and clasp from stash.


Summer Bride

A friend is getting married next month, and wanted me to make her a piece for her honeymoon. :) So, some bursts of color!
Components: beads & chain from LB


Chakra pendant

I recently went to see a Crystal healer, for various things I have going on in my life right now. She taught me more than I knew about the Chakras...
Components: Rainbow moonstone, Amethyst, Sodalite, Aventurine, Citrine, Carnelian and red jasper. Silver plated 20 gauge wire. Silver plated chain.


Earth Charm

This is what I like to call my Earth charms, simply because it looks like a little planet earth. I have had so many comments on this when I wore it...
Components: 14 mm Turquoise impression jasper, 24 gauge silver plated wire. 20 gauge wire, for the center pin. Silver plated chain. Lobster clasp. Jump rings for the extender chain at the back.


Favorite

Here's an example of my soldered copper (see the comments on my previous necklace), could be more coppery, but in real life you don't really...
Components: 2mm copper wire, soldered (in two steps), hammered, polished, tumbled and waxed. Ceramic bead made by me. Patinated copper chain (LB).


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