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Caged beauty

So, I went to Santa Fe in March and took some jewelry classes with some jewelry artists that I have admired for years. It was beyond inspiring! I...
Components: Hand forged sterling silver cage, aqua aura double terminated crystal, 10mm faceted labradorite, labradorite rosary chain, oxidized sterling silver artisan bead


Druzy Collar

I bought this wonderful amethyst druzy from Lima, and wanted to do something special with it. The pattern I used is European 4 in 1. This weave is...
Components: amethyst druzy connector, freshwater pearl, aluminum jump rings, silver plated clasp


Jade Butterfly

My friend gave me quite a lot of jade, I have had it for along time. m So decided it was time to do something with it. I've always liked the chain...
Components: 24 gauge copper wire and jade. Glss pendant.


Chakra tree of life

This is my second attempt at the tree of life pendant.
This time I went for silver plated wire and chakra stones.
I think I prefer the other...
Components: 14 gauge silver plated round wire 24 gauge silver plated wire clear quartz chips amethyst chips sodalite chips green dyed quartz chips citrine chips carnelian chips red jasper chips 4mm curb chain silver plated


matting

easy to make... Each sides consist of four balls.. It adorable.. They beauty comes out more in two layers or more
Components: used crystals all through


Enjoy the Journey Tassel Necklace

"Enjoy the journey" seems to be my new mantra. I feel like days go by so quickly... especially when we have a ton of things going on with the kids...


Tree of life pendant

Sooo, this is my first attempt at a tree of life pendant.
I have seen these for a while and admired them, but me being me,didnt want to jump on...
Components: 16 Gauge brass wire 22 gauge vintaj antique brass wire antique brass chain imperial jasper chips


Wish

I got a whole bunch of beads from Swoondimples as a prize from an Art Bead Scene Blog and then I finally got my hands on some Round Rabbit pieces....
Components: From LB those gorgeous Argentina Fluorite ovals, copper plated chain, Ezel connector, Czech bellflowers, waxed linen, leather lace and rivets. From my stash tabular flower beads, vintage lucite. Round Rabbit button, Swoondimples word bead, ArtIncendi clasp


Warm Summer Night

After this harsh winter and cold spring, I am anxiously waiting for the return of the dragonflies and warm summer nights. I love the beautiful...
Components: Golem pendant, pearls, Czech glass, wood beads, silver findings.


Indian Dreams

My husband has two beautiful framed prints by Ozz Franca that adorn our living room wall, one of which is entitled ‘Feathered Hair Ties’--see...
Components: Agate; Jasper faceted flat ovals; Aventurine lavender rounds. Antiqued Copper: Oval Cable Chain, Spacers round/oval/saucers. ACF Rondelles, Fluted rounds.


The Hidden Door Necklace

Sooner or later each of us has the choice, the chance of taking a risk and entering into a mystery, an unknown. We come upon a hidden door and it...
Components: czech cognac crystal beads, 11X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, antique gold beadcaps and findings, 9mm Czech irregular round Topaz/gold beads, 6mm Swarovski crystals, 6, topaz cathedral beads


Tea Charming

I love drinking tea. Have been since I was five years old. I have a friend who also like myself indulges in this favorite beverage. I wanted to...
Components: I found through a very exhaustive search this tiny spoon which will incorporate my charms. I had the metal shop in my retirement community drill the holes. I then crafted my charms as the spoon being the focal of sorts. A bouquet of Czech glass flowers with leaves at the base of the spoon. I have a tea bag charm to one side of the spoon. In the middle a beaded tea pot charm. To the other side I have a tiny porcelain saucer and matching cup. I glued them to the back of a silver finding and attached them via wire with a crimp. All in all this piece turned out pretty good. Pat was shocked to say the least. She did burst out with her tears as she was amazed at her surprise present. We then sat drinking our tea. It was a very good day for the both of us.


Starry Skies

This azurite chrysocolla pendant is my favorite of all my gemstones. It reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Skies". The necklace is the same stone,...
Components: azurite chrysocolla pendant and beads, turquoise beads, silver plated toggle


goddess of the sea

my love of mermaids and the ocean
Components: hand crochet, repurposed beads, glass, charms, hand dyed ribbons, mermaid clay bead, mixed metals, Amythest, Moonstone, jade, Sodalite, adveturine


be here now

all about manifestation of creativity into physical, staying present with each step and infused with earthy passionate colors
Components: hand crochet, sari ribbons, repurposed beads, bronze clasp, mixed metals, glass, woodclay, lampwork, love charms, Peach Jade, Red Aventurine, Canadian Jade


buddhafull

6ft long hand crotchet wrap necklace or bracelet or belt * root chakra inspiration,feeling the reds, golds and oranges, It is like wrapping...
Components: large wooden Buddha head bead, repurposed beads, clay, lampwork, reiki infused citrine red tigers eye, Red Jasper, carnelian, Peach Jade, sari ribbons, clear quartz droplet


kumihumo braiding

additional kumihumo. should have been with other group


kumihumo braiding

different designs very simple using kumihumo loom
Components: 1mm kumihumo rat tail loom


red creek jasper

liked the look of the chunky beads
Components: various size red creek jaskper


sea glass necklace

saw a similar necklace
Components: wire silver spacers recycled sea glass white, shamrock, light blue, ocean blue


Vintage

I found this gorgeous pendant at a military history festival, and made bronze chains to go with it. I work mostly in chainmaille now, but I love...
Components: Vintage glass pendant, bronze jump rings


Vintage rainbow

Vintage beads were perfect for a RAW necklace.
Components: Glass beads


The Springtime Lady Necklace

We’ve all longed for that first breath of spring this year, some of us have experienced it already, others are still waiting patiently (or...
Components: Czech firepolished beads, leaves and bellfowers; vintage 8mm cloisonne, 10mm round Citrine Quartz, 6mm spring green Jade, pink and bronze freshwater Pearls, Myuki Delica seed beads.


Grand Canyon

I'm getting faster at completing these bezel necklaces...this one in four classes. One a month is a snail's pace for sure. Actually got up the guts...
Components: Turquoise and sterling silver


Blue on the nile

Midnight blue impression focal, deerskin, freshwater pearls,blue lapis beads. Loved this focal when it first came out!


Sunny Days

Trying to bring some brightness into the picture!This was a colorway that was far outside my comfort zone, but as I made it it grew on me.
Components: Seed beads, fire polish beads, czech beads


red beads

favorite color is red
Components: large wood beads, large red seed beads, silver end caps for the big beads, silver spacers, 6mm red beads 3 strands of wire


coconut beads

very lightweight necklace
Components: coconut beads, brown potato pearls, Tiger Eye, small wooden beads, gold crimps. 3 strands of bead wire


spiky blue

looking to do something with stick beads
Components: agate spikes, 4mm and 6mm beads


The Best is Yet to Come

The beautiful statement on this pendant by Jade Scott: "The Best is Yet to Come" reminds me of the old Bryan Adams song with the same title. Ah...
Components: Jade Scott Pendant Faceted Russian Amazonite Nuggets Tourmaline Rough Nuggets Vintaj Chain, Jump Rings and Clasp Irish Waxed Linen


Tassel Bird Pendant

I have been obsessing over tassels lately - from cute and trendy to elegant and flapper-inspired. Tassels have been showing up in jewelry designs...
Components: 6 strands of 18" of embroidery floss 1 strand of 12" of embroidery floss 1 1/2" by 1" piece of cardboard Sharp scissors 15mm jumpring


simple flight

Vintaj diving sparrow wire wrapped to hammered copper. The sparrow has vintaj patina color mix of marine and jade. I think it turned out a...
Components: Biwa, rice, coin and round Pearls in a variety of colors. Czech glass from Lima beads. Seafoam green chalcedony nuggets and textured copper washer.


Knotty Pearls

I got these lovely pearls at a bead show and I love them. It required patience (like all knotted jewelry does), but I finally finished. You can...
Components: Fresh water pearls, griffin silk


Robin's Twig

I was recently gifted a vast amount of brass findings from an old friend, retiring from beading. Her only request was she had a few special beads...
Components: Brass bead caps, leather, brass findings and wire, various gemstones.


Diego dream

And with the remaining precious beads, she asked me to make a necklace for her daughter :D. I am quite honoured to have contributed in keeping this...
Components: Sterling silver bead caps, links and rings, Madagascar vintage red amber, sodalite rounds and navy blue silk ribbon.


New Focus

Been focusing on bezel work lately. A real challenge for me. Almost gave up on this piece after many soldering misses. But persevered! Finished it...
Components: Ocean Jasper cab, Copper and Sterling Silver, Jasper beads, Leather


Madagascar

I have been commissioned by a friend to give a second wind to this fabulous vintage red amber from Madagascar. The weight of the 13 olive shaped...
Components: Gunmetal chain, bead caps and toggle clasp, Madagascar vintage red amber olive beads and black silk ribbon.


Zig Zag

This is a design idea that came from watching a stream of water flowing down to the lake
Components: Sodalite, pearls midnight swarovski, white pearls and lobster clasp, head and eye pins silver plated.


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