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Tree Suncatcher

I keep thinking that one of these days I'll find the perfect way to photograph crystal. I'm not there yet but hope springs eternal.

I made the...
Components: 12ga and 24ga copper wire, rock crystal chips, many curse words

hair clip

inspired by the native Americans and their stories..
Components: seed beads and feathers..

Turquoise Flower Hair Clip

I started wrapping wire around a big, dark green diamond bead from Jesse James, and started playing with seed beads, and two seconds later, I had a...
Components: Glass seed beads, glass pearl, barrette, and I don't know if the green bead is glass or acrylic

Jasper Prayers

I come from a Catholic family, and my mother has a gazillion rosaries she gets as gifts, me when I'm bored, etc. So I decided to make a finger...
Components: Jasper, Magnesite

Summer Wind Keychain

Designed by Andrea P.
This wood pendant is from Lima's new artist Summer Wind Art. I thought I would make a whimsical keychain to display how...

Bird Beads

I love all of the polymer clay beads on the website, so I had to try it. I made a birds nest with amethyst. It reminds me of a Gaea bundle!
Components: PC, Amethyst, pearl

Ponytail Holders Featured in BeadStyle Magazine

One of the projects features the Nunn Design ponytail holders. This is a simple project, yet the results are stunning!

Captive Amethyst

Some more practice with pendant making....and liver of sulfur.... So I'm going to start getting my copper wire almost exclusively at the hardware /...
Components: Amethyst and copper wire

Pendant obsessed

So I bought these round front drilled pendants, super cheap and figured they would at minimum be good for practice. I think they came out kinda...
Components: Brown zebra stone, grey marble and copper wire (from the hardware store! Patinas AWESOMELY!)

Open Discussion: Selling Jewellery

I hope it's okay to post this on here. Please forgive me if this is a faux pas, but I would like to get some feedback from fellow jewellery makers....

Dyed Fibers

I took out the acid dyes & had my first shot at dyeing silk & nylon.
Components: The first is a flat tube of silk, about 4mm wide. Then 1mm rat tail nylon cord. Then 2 different silk/rayon scarves.

Amber's Key

A pendant key wrapped with amber chips and a roundelle bead
Components: Old Skelaton Key with Amber chips of yellow, cherry red and orange and a Terra Cotta Roundelle bead from limabeads.

Clover Knitter & Samples

A few gals have said they didn't know what a Clover knitter is. The bright colored heavy plastic knitter is the Clover brand. I also have the 4- &...

Crystal Soutache Headband

This colorful and stunning, headband was made with faceted light purple crystal beads, light purple glass beads, black leather, rayon soutache cord...
Components: rayon soutache, toho glass beds, faceted czech glass beads, cloth covered headband, leather, gold plated setting with crystal

Crystal Clay Pin

First, I put 4 photos of the same pin because I played around with the lighting, color & framing. I had some CC which, unknown to me until I saw...
Components: Gold plated pin frame, CC blue clay, inexpensive glass chatons, tiny glass beads & Pearl Ex powders

Doggie Love Key Chain

I created this to sell to support my friend's animal rescue and it has been a huge success!
Components: Lipstick Ranch paw print pendant, Nunn Design key chain, Lipstick Ranch chain (purchased from Lipstick Ranch)

A Nerd-Tastic Bookmark

I love to work with metal, and I love to draw silhouettes, so I finally took on the challenge of smaller, intricate cuts in metal. After stabbing...
Components: Twine, metal spacer, tin ( had to use softer metal for cleaner cuts ) lava rock bead.

Copper and Cowboys

Same friend as the other piece I just posted wanted a hat band for her cowboy hats. She shows donkeys and horses and is always taking care of...
Components: Larger blue and striped beads from (lb), hand mixed beads (especially for my friend), leather 1mm, silver plated beads and Vintaj copper various gauges

Stocking stuffers

Teaching my granddaughter to bead
Components: Cup chain, box chain and leather cord.

Teachers Apple

My 5 year old daughter wanted to make her teacher a piece of wire art. She asked for heart to begin with, but while bending the wire an apple came...
Components: Various gauge wire, misc beads

HOWLY BOOTS Coyote Tooth Bootband

HOWLY BOOTS Bootband was inspired by a trapper friend of ours that was looking for something special to show his animal parts. We love adding all...
Components: HOWLY BOOTS Bootband is One-of-a-kind hand knotted Red Coral Chunks, Hematite Twists and Rounds, Coyote Teeth, Buffalo Bone Hairpipe, River Shells and Glass Bead Rondelles.

The Coffee measuring spoon, and the new order

Here is the spoon producing the leftover slice in my previous design! Had to try out my new big dapping punch -- and found out that I'd really need...
Components: Sturdy copper sheet (1 and 2 mm I think) and patina for the spoon.

Look Ma!

Okay, so I am in "wire working preschool"... And I am excited because I am teaching myself, and it's starting to look better! I made links...
Components: Misc glass beads, misc wire gauges (did I mention I'm the queen of wate not want not? I keep usable scraps)

Quartz and curlicues

A long car trip flies by when you are busy designing and wrapping
Components: Square and 1/2 round Parawire, Crystal Quartz cab

Wrap, wrap, wrap, they call me the wrapper

Studies in green. My favorite color. I just love wrapping earthy stones in metal.
Components: Square and 1/2 round Parawire, gemstone cabs

Wire wrapped cabs

What to do with odd shaped cabs...wire wrap of course!
Components: Square ans 1/2 round parawire, gemstone cabs

Wire wrapped pendent

I love to wire wrap gemstone cabs. I buy mixed parcels and just go crazy
Components: Square and 1/2 round Parawire, gemstone cab.

Simple keyring pendant

Really simple keyring pendant, which I made for my brother who loves biking. Hope he'll like it!
Components: Bike pendant, L-pendant, 4 wooden dice beads

Array of Larger Gemstone Donut necklaces

If you glanced at my first addition of gemstone donuts; I also have the larger
sized ones as well. These measure at
the 32mm size. I followed...
Components: 32mm Gemstone donuts: Moss Green Brecciated Jasper, Blue/White Magnesite, Unakite, Green/Red Apple Jasper, Red Picture Jasper. All of them are hand strung using the WildFire beading thread and the Toho size 8/0 in colors coordination with the colors of the gemstone donuts. I used the same design as that in the smaller donut necklaces. Czech SuperDuo's along with other seed beads, crystals, and metal findings. I used either the gold or silver findings: crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and the very decorative barrel clasps.

Array of Gemstone Donuts

I'm like the female Simpson...DUH or is it DOH ?!!! (LOL) DONUTS anyone ? !!! I just love those donuts...gemstones of course. I went donut mad as...
Components: Gemstone donuts : 25mm Black Snowflake Obsidian, Leopardskin Jasper, Natural Jasper, Rhodonite, and Red Japser. All of them hand strung using the Toho size 11/0 seed beads in coordination to the colors within each gemstone. My simple design within the necklaces consists of the Czech SuperDuo glass beads along with either silver or gold metal findings and crystal beads. All necklaces are strung with WildFire beading thread. Don't ask me how I was able to string four threads onto those tiny 11/0 seed beads. It was a killer and frustrating at times. I sometimes blurred out some unappropriated language. But, never will I use that "F" bomb. Not in my vocabulary !!! I'm a lady after all.... Anyway, I finished all of my necklaces using either the gold or silver findings : crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and these very decorative barrel clasps.

How To Make Your Own T Shirt Cord

I have gotten a couple of comments on my up cycled t shirt designs and want to share a how-to for it.
Components: Old t shirt

Silver melody

I just began working with gilders paste when I made this. I love the contrast between the silver and high polish of the brass. I made this into a...
Components: Vintaj blank, vintaj embossing plate, gilders paste, Lisa Pavelka resin

Lovely color gazing

I love experimenting and I am always trying something new. I love how this piece has depth of color and looks like I have captured the essence of...
Components: Vintaj blank, vintaj embossing folder, gilders paste, resin.


This piece goes to show, that sometimes even when a design doesn't go how you planned, you can still repurpose and make something lovely. The resin...
Components: Resin, gilders paste.

Feather Dreams

I have been experimenting with different ways to use resin and gilders paste. I am planning to make this into a wire wrapped pendant....
Components: Resin, gilders paste. That's all!

Turquoise sea

This pendant I made reminds me of pictures I have seen if the Mediterranean. I imagine that if I could capture the sea in a bowl, this is what it...
Components: Vintaj blank, vintaj embossing plate, gilders paste, Lisa Pavelka resin

Ecclectic brooch

This is the first brooch I created. My mother in law asked if I could make her a brooch, and I love a challenge.
Components: Vintaj pewter blanks, vintaj embossing plate, silver plated wire, freshwater pearls, Hematite, metal beads, gilders paste, Lisa Pavelka resin

Funky Pink Chicken

My friend's mom always called flamingo's "funny pink chickens" for some reason. I made this pin because we are going to the zoo on 6/12 and they...

New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.

For the Love of Polymer

I have always loved all of the polymer clay beads and pendants on Lima Beads, and I wanted to try it out. After several attempts, I have finally...
Components: Polymer clay