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Gothic Garnet, better pictures

Posted this previously and got a lot of people saying they couldn't actually see details. That was due to my cranky camera and bad lighting due to...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal


Stainless Necklace

This is the stainless steel necklace that goes with the earrings I posted earlier. This necklace was textured with a framing hammer.
Components: 16 gauge stainless steel wire, stainless jumpring, framing hammer, zinc clasp.


"Tickled Pink"

I love the look of cross pearls and these inspired me to create "Tickled Pink". The base of the piece has 11 cross pearls, flanked by two large...
Components: white cross pearls, two pink oval pearls, silver round frame beads, 12mm pink glass pearls, white stick pearls, fancy toggle clasp.


Gothic Garnet

So this is what I did with the remaining gray-and-dark red bloodstone strand I used for my wirework necklace and earrings: I paired it with some...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal findings


Into the Wild GREEN Yonder

This one took awhile, too. I like to think it's 'Asymmetrically Symmetrical.' The swirly links were made using a technique from the book "The...
Components: Solid Copper wire 12 Gauge; Artisan Copper wire 16 Gauge; Solid Copper Center Drilled Brushed Disks, JumpRings, and thin Eyepins; Artisan Lampwork Focal and two Large Green Rondelles; Peridot Rounds; Malachite Coins


Rather Southwest

It's about my love of Southwest jewlery.
Components: cream and brown speckled 6.0 beads, brown 8mm marble, magnesite trapzoids, cream marble ovals, white/black bone beads, PENDANT: multi-marble, copper wire work, blue apaptite.


Lets us just paint the world pink somemore

I had some more pink stones and decided to just finish painting the world pink.


Pretty in Pink

When I saw these pink gemstones from LB , I knew I had to get them . But noy where they challenge to work with , to get them in the right order for...
Components: All materials were purchased from LB.


Red Delight

I have been and I still am looking for the perfect little red dress to wear with gold accessories . And this is where my inspiration for this piece...
Components: All the materials recycled glass and beads came from LB.


Imperial II

I was so excited to get the imperial jasper nuggets I had to do something right away. This is similar to the "Imperial" design I did a while back,...


Blood and Silver

My second extensive wirework piece. The necklace is 22.5" long. Each link is handmade; so are the findings. The stones I used are some unique...
Components: silver wire, bloodstone


"You're Beautiful"

The Japanese Artistic stones I purchased inspired me to create "You're Beautiful". I was hesitant at first and didn't know what do put with them,...
Components: 11x15mm Japanese Artistic stone cubes and 10mm rounds, 10x30mm faceted gray agate barrels, hot pink Czech glass saucers, silver daisies, and a toggle clasp


Powow Days

It's about going to the Powwow and looking the part. I love it 'cause it's pretty.
Components: Magnesite, Carnelian, Green Aventurine, SP metal parts. I sold 3 of these over this past Christmas


~ Under the Sea ~

I picked up the MOP @ a bead show for $1 - 16" strand. Score ;).

I have played with the porcelain pendant before... think I finally did it...
Components: porcelain pendant, mother of pearls, nunn design clasp, seed beads and 20 ga artistic wire


Fairy Zebra necklace

I came across this unique, spectacular pendant yesterday evening, labeled "green zebra jasper." I've never seen a green variety, let alone a type...
Components: stone pendant, jump ring, ribbon


Scrabble

For a gal that just loves the game.
Components: Scrabble pieces, Czech glass, Chain, misc blue beads


Major Copper

I was making copper links and got car ried away. So I laid them out and was amazed at how good they all looked together. Hope you like too!
Components: Recycled copper wire, hammered. Copper jumprings, hammered. Copper clasp. I used a framing hammer to texturize both the links and the jumprings.


Class by Itself

It's about CLASS! Nothing inspired it; it just came along. Love it 'cause it's SO pretty.
Components: Glass beads, metal chain links, SP filigree bead caps, black patterned metal beads, lampwork pendant.


Rainbow Kumihimo

This is really a screw up.I had bought 8 mt to add to one already made out of the same rope, but I cut the rope too short.So I just made 2 pieces...
Components: Rainbow colored rope, wire wrapped shell chips and a ceramic heart.Siver bead cones and toggle.


Chain Gang

It's about the chains 'n stones, i.e. a 'chain' gang on the rock pile. Nothing inspired it - just came about. I love it 'cause it's UNIQUE.
Components: GP chain links, various sizes aluminum jump rings, raw grossuralite nuggets, large hammered washer, 6mm 'peridot' jasper, 8mm green aventurine, 8mm multi-brown marble


Bronze, fuzzy necklace

My first necklace

It is ment to be fuzzy and somewhat of a mess :-)


Statement, watch necklace

Watch rhinestone necklace :-)


Colorful native

It's about cloroful beads, don't rememb er what inspired it, I love it 'cause it's - PRETTY!!
Components: vari-colored 6.0 beads, SP 3 strand spacers, SP 3- strand end bars


Peacock Queen

This piece took the better part of yesterday to complete, mainly because of how many homemade pieces were involved. The pendant inspired the look...
Components: Artisan Copper Parawire: 18, 20, 24, 26 Gauge; Solid Copper: Eyepins, Etched Pillow Beads, Chain-2 Types, Small Washer-like rings, JumpRings; TierraCast: Central ring, Sunburst Rings on sides, Medium Tiny floral Rings( including the one used as the eye part of the clasp); Gaea Pendant from 2004; Silky Tassel; Leather Lace in Teal; Square-ish Peacock Pearls; Large holed Pearls in Bronzish and Greenish shades; Two Aquamarine Teardrop beads


Blooming Through

It was cold and rainy the night I worked on this piece, and it made me think of all the places where it must still be icy/snowy, and the little...
Components: Hill Tribe: Flower Beads, Small BeadCaps, Tiny Molten Spacers, Rosebud bead; Bali Sterling: Central Twisted Ring, 2-Strand Hook Clasp, Large Beadcaps; Sterling Round Wire 20 Gauge; Sterling Oval JumpRings; Sterling Chain-3 Styles; Moonstone rounds in Graduated Sizes, smooth and faceted; "Rock Crystal" aka Quartz Faceted Rounds; Blue Kyanite Round and Stick Beads; Etched Shell Pendant; 3 tiny Aquamarine rounds ( 2 are hidden inside the Rosebud, so that the 3rd can show at the bottom.)


"Bronzing on the Beach"

My inspiration for "Bronzing on the Beach" was the beautiful black shell pendant. I used ivory and bronze pearls in this piece along with silver...
Components: 2" round natural black shell pendant, bronze and ivory pearls, silver daisies and toggle clasp, gold spacers.


Spring Is In the Wind

I wanted to make something springy using materials from stash.
Components: Leather cords, 4mm beads, seed beads, waxed linen, acrylic bead caps, silver large bead cones, dragon fly pendant, silver lobster clasp.


COOL

Not about anything. Using up beads inspired it. I like it 'cause it's a nice men's piece.
Components: Light 'n dark smoky quartz ovals, magnesite tubes, white (alabaster?) rondelles, clear 6mm crackle rounds, blackstone rectangles


Turquoise 'n Washers

It's about doing something different. The washers inspired it. It's differnet
Components: Magnesite 6mm rounds, Magnesite trapezoids, yellow turquoise rectangles, silver hardware 1/2 inch washers - hammered, one large soapstone bead - hexagonal, octagonal, something .... ?


Wood Be Mine!!!

I took apart a necklace I had made last year.I have always love the beads in this.well it did'nt sell so I remade it and decided I wanted to keep...
Components: Wood beads and acrlyc( I think) beads.Black beading cord.


Fall color palette

Nothing inspired it, it just came about.
I wear it. I love it because it's eye-catching (would that it would - LOL).
Components: Lodolite, blue 6.0 beads, 2 sea grren new jade ovals, brass leaves


4 Feet and Hurt Fingers

A friend took me to a Local Bead store, where I got some 16g copper wire. I keep it with me at work, and when I have phone conferences I make...
Components: copper wire, Sodalite


"Almost Paradise"

This design really is "Almost Paradise"; not because of the design, but because of the beautiful beads that it features. The focal beads are green...
Components: seven aquamarine faceted rounds and rose agate rondelles from Afghan Tribal Arts, silver bead caps, silver spacers, Indian Pink Swarovski crystals, silver toggle clasp


Dispelling Quartz

This one is named for it's use.
I have carried this Large rough cut Quartz in my pocket or handbag because I kept getting painful electric shocks...
Components: Large Quartz stone, 20 gauge copper gunmetal wire for the chain, 26 gauge copper gunmetal wire for the wire wrapping, feathers.


U.S. Army Aviation Wings Necklace

A basic aviation badge is taken to new heights ( pardon the pun ). Two faceted red garnets are resin set into the wings. A handmade brass color...
Components: red garnets, Citrine, jewelry wire, waxed linen, case resin epoxy, crimp beads and bronze colored crimp bead covers.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream Necklace: A delicate bronze fairy dances while being surrounded with sparkly dichroic glass flakes. Its not until the...
Components: Chinese chrysoprase, Citrine, Amber, jewelry wire, Vintaj natural brass fairy, case resin epoxy, dichroic glass frit, super glow in the dark paint.


A handful of magic and sparkle

I have had this gorgeous little sparkly, gold , round amulet for well over a year. I was drawn to it and finally I have found the right pieces to...
Components: 20 gauge brass wire - to make the jump rings for the chain and wire cones. mixed feathers. Rough citrine stones. Gold sparkle amulet.


Copper and Crystal

This nice little asymmetrical circle just turned up one day. I don't know when I made it, why I made it or where it had been.

Shortly after I...
Components: copper wire 16 and 24 gauge, 4mm crystal bi-cones, copper chain


Music Music Music

I got sorta bored at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago so I decided I'd make some more musical pieces. I tried to figure out a way to make a...
Components: red brass wire


:one Little Fishy"

I LOVE African beads and when I received these blue ones, I immediately wanted to create with them. Had trouble finding something in my stash to...
Components: 24 11mm blue krobo beads, 3 millefiori beads, 8 8mm lime green jade rounds, silver plated spacers, lapis fish from Afghan Tribal Arts, silver toggle clasp


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