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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


rosaries

rosaries all strung with copper wire. no tying
Components: all with glass beads and copper wire. copper beads in inbetween colored beads. the red rosary uses cloisonné padres beads and crucifix, the bigger blue one has a glass crucifix infused with copper


genni moon goddess art doll

I swear it was the virgo full moon that pulled this out of me. I remember making rag dolls with my mom, she taught me the same way her grandmother...
Components: repurposed beads, Moonstone, Amythest, clear quartz, Snowflake Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Tiger Eye, hand dyed ribbons, yarn, synthetic hair, cottons, batiks, satins, velvets, cheese cloth, hand painted face and body art


Iris Pin

A little touch of spring.
Components: Soutache, glass beads, and seed beads; ultrasuede backing


Funky Earrings and A Princess inspired Necklace

I haven't been on in awhile. I have been busy with all the little people in my life and with sewing some cute stuff for the warmer weather. I made...
Components: Enameled components from Art Incendi, Ceramic from Scorched Earth on Etsy, all the rest from LB


Fire Power

FYI...hosting a lovely giveaway of two of these Sterno culinary torches. These have great fire power for copper and larger sterling pieces. Details...


Patriotic Poly Birds

Tried my hand at polymer clay beads.


LOS surprises!

I often use Liver of Sulphur to patina copper and sterling silver, but wanted to experiment on some very inexpensive silver base metal filigree...
Components: Base metal silver filigree components, LOS gel


Etching tute

Here it is, showing several of my resist methods, including the laser printer ink.
Components: Copper blanks, ink jet sheets, etchant, tape.


~ Bookmarks ~

I ran across these silver bookmarks and thought they would be perfect gifts for the women in my book club.
Components: beads from stash., silver bookmark and artistic wire.


Thank you Lynda

Thank you Lynda for the Valentine inspiration,I had a couple of orders of beads to make and I can't just make a few I had to do a few dozens. Lynda...
Components: Polymer clay, Pastels, Matte sealer


Roots

I read about this HongKong jewlery sculpturing artist crafts. His art works are inspired by ancient Chinese enthlic jewlery design. I was playing...


Shawl Pins

So I had originally posted this, but I hate the picture of the shawl pins. Bubble wrap is an awful backdrop!!
Any who... My sister and I barter....
Components: Polymer clay, 14 gauge wire, and really good genes ;)


Tis the Season--Almost!

I made all these to give to friends. Christmas light pins, Snowman pin, and Christmas light earrings...all out of PC. I took the pic with my...
Components: PC, pinbacks, silver-filled earwires, black 11/0 seedbeads, and acrylic sealer.


A bird with a french fry

I love the saying "Today I will be Happier than a Bird with a French Fry." I wanted to put it into a piece of jewelry, and after much frustration,...
Components: polymer clay, czech glass, toho seed beads, autumn jasper, Labradorite, irish waxed linen, antique copper toggle, silk ribbon, enameled metal, amethyst


Bells for Marceline

Delicate macrame anklets with bells, made extra small for babies.
Components: hemp cord, wood beads, seed beads, silk ribbon, and bells


Airship pirate

Something for the best dressed Airship pirate.
Components: one eyed goggle, vintaj patina, alcohol inks, plastic squirt gun, model paint, spray paint, rub-n-buff, washers, tacks, hi temp glue, and sand paper


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


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)


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


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