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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


Home made shank button

It's about convenience; a need inspired it; I love it 'cause I thought of it. I thought maybe someone else could use this idea. Saved me from a 7...
Components: brass embossed 2-hole button; I used a copper 6mm 18ga. jump ring, really OPENED it up, with a pair of pliers I slipped it into the 2 holes, and with 2 pair of pliers I closed it. I needed a shank button to start a leather wrap bracelet.


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.


Folk Art Bird Brooch

I'm happiest when I have my paintbrush in hand! I've been working on some PC brooches and pins...this is the first one finished.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish...seedbead for his eye, 16g copper wire for his legs and feet and gold clasp on the back.


Easy Asymmetry Trick

This is a little mathematical trick that may be helpful to those of you who would like to achieve more asymmetry in your designs. In this necklace,...
Components: various bone, ceramic, howlite and glass beads


Cute Little Critters

I attempted a hedgehog several months ago and it ended in what I would like to call a disaster! Sooooo I put the hedgehog behind, or so I though!...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Rustic Flora

I had been meaning to make some poppies for a while and just hadn't had time to do it! Asia's poppy bead finally inspired me to take the...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Beaded spider

I can't believe I made a spider! I am so scared of the real thing! To bad they don't look like this.
Components: 20 gauge wire for the body. 24 gauge for legs. I used seed beads & bugle beads.


Crackle & Company

I haven't been on LB lately, had a couple of custom orders, and of course I can't just make a few beads I had to make a 100 mainly in the crackle...
Components: Polymer clay, Acrylic paint, Crackle medium, Sealer


Trio of pendants

old earrings I was tired of; making something new out of the parts; I love them because what I did works so well together
Components: glass and plastic cabachons; blue glass faceted teardrop; the one withthe blue teardrop - the drop above it has a dark purple plastic cab - even though it looks black in the photo. and the center one - the cab above the rhinestone dangle is another shade of dark purple. I can't decide whether to use beaded chain, plain chain or beads on wire .... ? for them. Probably use one of each.


copper clasps

These are my first tries at copper clasps. Now...if I could just keep the tape on my pliers .....
Components: Two gauges of copper wire from the scrapyard.


March Earrings Everyday Challenge

Okay, time to play everyone…if you're ready! Earrings Everyday's We're All Ears challenge is posted and it's an adorable Beatrix Potter painting....


Heart Shaped Jasper Wire Wrapped Pendant

I created this pendant using a jasper heart and copper craft wire. The pendant is 2 ¾ inches long from the top of the bail and 2 inches wide at...
Components: Jasper heart 20ga wire 26ga wire


Kaleidoscope Patchwork Beads and Company

I saw the tutorial for the bigger patchwork beads on polyform's website and knew that I just had to try to make some beads. They are loads of fun...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Artifacts

I love primitive style, so I took the technique that a lot of pottery artist use and applied it to polymer clay and it works. First the beads are...
Components: Polymer clay, microcrystalline wax


Metamorphosis

This brooch (fibula) is a response to a class challenge. We had to turn a brass bullet casing into a piece of jewelry. After discarding several...
Components: brass wire, picasso finish Czech beads, quartzite shard


Etched glass

I wanted to re-create a look of etched glass in polymer clay.
Components: Polymer clay


crochet stitch markers

I've been in a beading slump lately, since two of my project aren't coming together as planned. My sister crochets, and she suggested these. I've...
Components: Toho seed beads, czech glass 4mm, one-g thread all from LB. Headpins and eyepins.


Up With the Sun, Etc.

I have been having a lot of fun playing with color and some new molds that I got! I really like the Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers but they are...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Peeking Out

These are some of the things I have been working on for custom orders! It has ranged from bluebirds to butterflies and in between! Thanks a bunch!:)
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin and matte sealer


Thinking of SPRING

You girls are probably sick of my beads by now and I promise this is it for a while, need to concentrate on making some jewelry, as my shop looks...
Components: Polymer clay


Cane beads

This time using some cane designs, the beads are wet sanded and polished.
Components: Polymer clay


Timber and more textures

Long weekend in Alberta, more time to play with polymer clay. Day one textures and different finishes.
Components: Polymer Clay, mica powder, acrylic paints, gilders paste, sealer.


What DO we call these?

I've been having lots of fun with the archeological-looking glass & ceramic beads.... they really have my creative juices flowing! I've made more...
Components: Bobby pin, copper ring, accuflex, crimps, African turquoise, ceramic beads, glass bicones, 11/0 seed beads.


copper pendants-take 3

I keep trying to work on other things....but my heart keeps calling me back to the copper. Here is my 3rd take on copper pendants.
Components: old copper sheet, copper wire, round nose pliers, metal cutter and metal file.


Blue Ice Angel Pin

Imagine a night with the icy breath of winter coating everything. She has watched over us for millennia. This angel has silver plated wings, hair,...
Components: silver filled wire, silver plated link, pearl, silver plated go-go round, wonderful teardrop blue glass, silver plated bead cap, small 3mm pearls.


More Inspiration

This is the last of the PC pieces I have made today. I hope y'all like them!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and sealer and Artistic wire.


Asia Inspired

All of Asia's wonderful PC pieces inspired me to push my boundaries ever further...a hat's off and thank you to her!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and sealer, and 22 gauge artistic wire.


The last batch for a while

This is it, the rest of my busy weekend, now I have to load them slowly to Etsy.
Components: Polymer clay Swellegant metal pait, Swellegant patina, acrylic paint, mica powder, sealer


Rusted Iron & Company

A few new pieces playing with different finishes and some crackle headpins in lilac.
Components: First 3 are done with Swellegant iron paint and then treated with rust patina, 4&5 are done with Swellegant copper paint and treated with verdigris patina.


Nancy's Mountain Bluebird

This was a custom order for Granny Nancy! She requested some Mountain Bluebirds! Here is one of the pendants! :D Thanks so much Nancy! :D
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin


Leather?

So I found this really cool technique to make polymer clay look like leather! It is soooo much fun! I was quite pleased with the results. The two...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint


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