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Etching experiments

Thought I'd share some of my experiments with different etching resists (what you use to get the pattern), since many of you are keen on etching!...
Components: Copper sheet, black patina (Norit). Some of the pieces have been tumbled and waxed, others just rubbed with steel wool.


Prayer Beads

My MIL asked me to make her some prayer beads. I did some research and found the design. I decided to use Howlite Beads due to their different...
Components: Howlite 6mm beads, 49 strand beading wire, simple wooden cross from local christian shop, wooden beads taken from a rosary bought at an estate sale.


Dread Wrap

My cousin messaged me the other day and asked me if I made Dread Wraps. My response was "I don't even know what that is..." Apparently, kids in my...
Components: copper wire, red wire, czech glass pressed daisy beads.


Bead Dangle Design's Beaded Jewelry

All of my pieces are made with Beautiful Beads and Gemstones. HandCrafted and Designed by little old me.
Components: All Beautiful Gemstones in an array of colors and styles.


Aha moment or...

Recently had a kind blog reader let me know that it is possible for me to send an Paypal invoice via email to customers who are interested in...


My "Safari" Never Began

I've had these donuts for so many years now that I had totally given up on them...until...I was inspired by Wanda's Fresh Pick entitled 'Copper...
Components: African Brown 'Rhyolite' Jasper donuts. I also picked out to use: copper chain, rust waxed linen, Czech rondelles, blue & red aventurine, red jasper, peach recycled glass, terra cotta seed beads, copper findings.


Autumn & Other PC Pins

These are my latest polymer clay brooches/pins I made. I love autumn, so the leaf pin was a given....just did the others for fun! The painted...
Components: Polymer clay, pinbacks and acrylic sealer.


White Tiger Lily PC Components

I thought I'd try my hand at polymer clay. These pieces have a base of twisted black, white and translucent clay. Then I rolled them in herbs and...
Components: PC, acrylic, herbs, spices, matte sealant


Treble Clef

Treble Clef... Do not know how to use it though... Too big for the pendant, he-he
Components: Pure Copper, a lot of pounding. Green Crystal and tiny pearl.


Brand New Beaded Anklets

Choose from Black, Brown or White Anklets. Only the finest Gemstones and Beautiful Beads are used.
Components: Only the pretties of beads, Silver Plated Pewter Chain & Clasp and Accent Beads.


Prayer/Meditation Beads II

2 more of these using different components.
Components: TierraCast cross from LB, silverSt. Christopher medal, Irish waxed linen from LB, czech 6mm round beads from LB, other 6 mm glass beads, metal 6/0 seedbeads, artistic wire, silverplate jumprings and crimp cord ends.


Prayer/Meditation Beads

I came up with this idea after I had made some PC crosses. They can be used as a one decade rosary, or as meditation beads for non-catholics.
Components: Handmade PC crosses, faceted rondelles in various colors, various glass beads, 6/0 antique gold seedbeads, artistic wire, jumprings, irish waxed linen


Birds and...'Flies

Well, I was at it again with the wire! Made a smaller Hummingbird pin, a couple of dragonflies as pins and one pendant, and a couple more...
Components: Artistic wire, fresh water stick pearls, lime green round pearls, Czech glass


Pastel imprints

Last year I saw Rebekah Payne tutorial how to make your own molds from flower imprints, since then I wanted to make my own, finally even in my...
Components: Polymer clay, pastels, matte sealer


Help me Hummingbird & Result

As you may have seen by some of my recent designs, I'm playing with wire designs of creatures (bugs, birds, etc) and things. This hummingbird needs...
Components: 16g Artistic Green Wire; 24g Artistic wire lime green, 4mm faceted crystals and 3mm faceted Czech crystals.


Butterflies are back

More pins for the butterfly lady at the arboretum ! She wears them on her hat or pinned to her lanyard. Just Artistic wire in 18g for the frame...


Journey in PC

Made some beads with the tribal feel and some faceted, what do you think ?
Components: Polymer clay


Butterfly Season

So you can see in the last picture I needed to "clean off" my worktable, and start designing again. Silly Brownie!

A friend of mine works at...
Components: 16g artistic & parawire (LB) Swarovski crystals


Mermaid Doll

I think this mermaid doll will be my last attempt with this type of project. Too labor intensive. The first doll was a learning project so I...
Components: Seedbeads, and lots of patience and time. The dolls are 6 inches tall.


beaded doll redux

I redid the doll and wanted to send a better picture. I finally got a pic of the doll upright and I don't know how it happened. New technology is...


necklace, bracelet and a blue snake

I've been crazy busy here. My son just turned 2 (ahhh!), and I just started working online part-time. On top of that I received requests for four...
Components: first:toho seed beads in orange, Red, blue and grey Second:toho seed beads in lilac, Rose, blue and Hematite Snake: toho seed beads in cream, pale aqua, and pomegranate. Floral wire (assuming gauge 14? its in the center of the snake for pliability. I got it at the dollar store)


Beaded Doll

I saw a similiar doll in a magazine and wanted to try my hand at one.
Components: I used my own pattern with LB seed beads and a few bugles, muslin, and stuffing. It was a lot of work, time, and beads. Let me know what you think of the project.


Ethnic summer

Playing more with polymer clay and different finishes
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic paint, gilders paste, microcrystalline wax, alcohol inks


Honoring Rich

I was inspired by some recent rosaries I saw on here. My late husband purchased this rosewood and silver Italian crucifix on one of the last trips...
Components: Rosewood and silver Italian crucifix, Irish waxed linen from LB, 6mm Czech faceted rounds from LB, TierraCast silvertone connector from LB, antique copper crimp covers from LB, and metallic size 11/0 seedbeads.


Catholic Rosary with 12mm Red Creek Jasper and 2 inch Bronze Crucifix

One of my most favorite stones looks beautiful with this bronze crucifix to make a gorgeous set of Catholic prayer beads.
Components: Lima Beads' 12mm red creek jasper, 08 clear glass seeds, TierraCast oval jump ring to attach the 2 inch bronze crucifix


Catholic Rosary with 4mm Recycled Glass Matte Gold

I like the glow of these gold translucent beads for this Catholic rosary.
Components: Lima Beads' 4mm gold recycled glass spaced with 011 seeds and TierraCast's silver-plated wrapped cross.


All A-Buzz

Another PC brooch.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, 20g goldtone wire and goldtone clasp.


Key To My Heart

Still working with PC and loving it!
Components: Handmade PC key and turquoise heart, goldtone jumprings and chain, assorted Czech beads and 20g Artwire, goldtone clasp, acrylic paints and sealer.


My beautiful studio

This is my beautiful studio built for me by my Husband. He converted one of our walk in closets to make it. He has provided me with tool rack, bead...


Denim Fancy!

This is a denim jacket I made a little while ago! I have added pearls with lace and ribbon and tassle!! The collar and matching cuffs are floral...
Components: Denim, lace, pearls, beads


Beaded Hair Combs

My best friend is expecting her second child and I am over the moon about it. She loves wearing stretchy beaded hair combs but the only colors...
Components: Elastic cord, orchid seed beads, pearls, goldstone, czech fire polished rounds. I used a lot of leftover items from my stash to construct this.


Friend or Faux?

These are some PC pendants I made. I wanted them to have the look of gemstones. I also made rings in this style, but they wont fit in my scanner!...
Components: Handmade PC pendants, acrylic paint and varnish, antique gold bails ( I was out of copper ones--will change them out later!) and copper.


Magnolia, buttercup and more

When taking a brake from the ribbed beads I did some flowers, some of them are formed using my own carved mold others are just hand formed, finally...
Components: Polymer clay acrylic paint


I finally got it !!!

Previous weekend I was working on a totally new technique, winding up tiny 1/16 inches in diameter snakes of PC on a raw core bead, I love the...
Components: 1. polymer clay in 2 shades of blue and chocolate, 2. polymer clay in lilac, purple, cream and peach, 3. polymer clay in yellow, purple, lilac and grey


Today's Challenge - Pins

I had a half-dream this morning (kinda awake, kinda dozing)about making a guitar shape with wire. Yes, it's been done before...I did some checking...
Components: 16g non-tarnish wire (LB); 24g silver wire; Swarovski crystals


Keys To Life

Funky key chain made with ceramic petal beads.
Components: Split ring, Gaea Ceramic Textured Petals Bundle, large lobster clasp, hemp cord.


Metallic PC Brooches

I think these are the last PC brooches for awhile! I have really enjoyed making all of them.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish and goldtone clasps.


Spring Rabbit Pendant

Polymer Clay pendant I made for Spring!
Components: I used polymer clay, acrylic paint and Vintaj Glaze as a sealant.


Folk Art Brooch III

Last in a series of these colors and design!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, goldtone clasp.


Folk Art Brooch II

This is the second in a series of PC folk art pins I am making. Be prepared, 'cause there's one more coming! LOL
Components: PC, acrylic paint and varnish, jumpring, wire, 8mm crystal bead, and goldtone clasp on back.


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