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Purrfect for BOB cat & James

I was lucky enough to meet James & Bob, the now famous 'Street Cat', promoting his new book. I had a present for Bob (doesn't everyone!) I made a...
Components: Amber, turquoise, charms

DIY Jangles Flower Pendant

Jennifer made up great components to combine to make a really fun flower pendant! All you need are 4 things. This is an easy tutorial on how to put...

Trial Run

This is one of my attempts at clay pendants with phrases. I am starting large and then trying to miniaturize. What do you guys think?
Components: Sculpey clay, Vintaj patina and gloss, LB, Typeface letters-I used a set made for rubberstamping but I have a set of 3mm metal stamps, same font, from LB to use when I turn pro. Forgot to credit LB with the footprint and heart stamps!!

Fortunate mistake

I wanted to try and bring out the definition of this frosted jade ammonite by using the only thing I had on hand, Vintaj patinas. However, when I...
Components: Frosted jade Czech glass ammonite, Vintaj patinas, clay and black mixed, Vintaj glaze

Princess Tiara

My daughter really wanted to be a princess for Halloween last year, so she chose Rapunzel's wedding dress from the Disney movie short. I made this...
Components: Gold Craft Wire 18 gauge & 32 gauge, Size E Beads Crystal Silver-Lined

Anklet Blog Hop Fun

For a fun and timely blog hop with 30 participants, head on over to
and check out all the beautiful...
Components: Braided leather, Howlite Turquoise, Coral, button. Gold metal scalloped chain, daisy spacers, glass beads, jump rings, head pins, lobster clasp.

Native Utah Stone Pendants

I love working with stones I find "in the wild." These are specimens that I picked up on an trip to Moab, UT. The first/main picture is of Yellow...
Components: Stone fragments naturally weathered, silver-plate craft wire.


A rosary I made for mother's day present. :) recycled beads again!

Aqua Scorpion

3D scorpion. I got into making spiders and wondered what else I could make. Scorpions are the first in a series of "bugs".
Components: Sky Blue Line Agate, bugle beads, seed beads, faceted glass

Aqua Spider

A friend challenged me to make beaded spiders. She's a fan of "creepy crawlies" and has been trying to get me to make these for a while.
Components: Sky Blue Line Agate, seed beads, bugle beads, faceted glass beads

Pendant- Advice needed

A pendant I'm working on using some of the beads I ordered from here. I think it needs something but I'm not sure what. I was thinking of putting...
Components: Czech glass Cherry Blossom 5 petal daisy, TierraCast Hummingbird Charm, Copper wire

Glass Bead Bobbi pins

Bobbi pins with glass beads wired in various arrangements.
Components: Glass beads, Bobbi pins, wire

A purse for Masha

Crocheted with seed beads 9/0, hook 8, thread similar to DMC8, sc. A handle is a crocheted rope, length 70 cm. The inner lining is polyester.A...
Components: Czech seed beads 9/0 for the purse and 8/0 for the handle, brass frame 10 cm, Delica 10/0 for the charm.

Unnamed Pendant

I wanted to use the new beads I got in from Lima.
Components: Sunny Skies Crystals in blue and orange, blown glass bead, copper wire.

Acrylic Flower Focal Ideas

Here are a couple ideas for materials to combine and nest with the acrylic bellflowers. The flowers seem to look especially nice when combined with...

Gilded Lily Easter Cake

This was one of my very first fondant cakes, made for Easter 2010. I wanted to make something with a "wow" factor, and this was the result. The...
Components: Dark chocolate cake with mocha SMBC, covered in chocolate fondant, decorated with fondant calla lilies.

Nest and Leaf

These are for a special project I'm working on. Handmade Leaf Clasp, Bead on Clasp, and Birdnest Connector. I applied a rustic finish to the leaf,...
Components: Vintaj Parawire Natural Brass Square 21 Gauge Wire, Kato Polyclay and Sculpey Premo! Clays, PearlEx in Duo Green-Purple, Vintaj Glaze, Vintaj Patina

What to do???

This is a purple ceramic bead. Obviously large!
I wanted to see if I could wrap something besides a round. I think it's cool looking. But what do...

Free Form and Swirls

A few more pendants to share! Lots of different stones here - amazonite, green banded agate, dyed blue agate. Accents are fancy jasper, crystals,...
Components: Vintaj parawire, artistic wire, gemstone pendants and accents

Hearts on Fire In Wire

I finally go to the point where I am hand forming the frame into a heart shape, and 'sewing' beads to it with wire! These two turned out good...
Components: Artistic Wire, various Czech crystals, glass pearls.

Lucious Lucite for Frida

Just a few pics of some vintage Lucite for Frida to see. These are Moonglow, and probably produced in the 70's. The "pearl" buttons on cardigan...
Components: Lots of Lucite!

My First Handmade Hammered Headpins

I needed some headpins for a piece that will be purchased Monday, but was still waiting for a shipment, so I decided to try making some! They...
Components: Sterling Silver 20 gauge dead soft Wire, a regular Hammer

Mixed Greens

Care for a salad?

There is this designer I admire for her organic style of design (Szarka) with wire and gem stones. When I was making this...
Components: Various gemstones and Czech beads

Winter Day Gray

Somehow the first one (pink & blue) never looks quite as good as the 2nd time I try a new design (gray/blue). To me any way. That's why I featured...
Components: 18 & 22g artistic wire; various gemstones

My Weekend Projects

This weekend was spent playing with wire and using beads in my stash in a different way. Got a couple of books at B&N to give me some inspiration...
Components: various Czech crystals, gemstones, Artistic Wire

Hearts on Fire

I finally had the chance to work with copper sheet metal. This was a particularly thin sheet and very easy to cut with kitchen shears. Lots of...
Components: Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire

Acorn on the leaf

I was itching to try ceramic, so I looked for a nice acorn and made a mold from it, then a real leaf to press into the clay, for the leaf texture.....
Components: Ceramic clay and acrylic paint, hand painted and dry brushed..

Wire wrapped brooch

Just experimenting with some different weaving and wrapping ideas.
Components: Copper wire, citrine rondels, baroque heart shaped pearl, misc freshwater pearls

Turquoise pendant

I wanted to earn how to make the PIPPA knot that is displayed on the front of this pendant. Of course I had to do it in a rage gauge wire,
Components: 16 gauge copper wire, turquoise beads, apatite chips and a turquoise nugget.

Humming Bird and Leaf Man

These pieces are made with crystal clay, I used a bezel form and charms, also chatons. I put a little shimmer with pearl mica powder. The humming...
Components: Bezel pendant, crystal clay, charms, chatons, all from LB..... and mica powder.

"Big Ball" Christmas Brooch

Well,ladies,since I really did not like that Big Ball, I decided to re-structure it. Carefully, opening it with my nylon-lined pliers, I created a...
Components: Big Ball; cranberry shell pearls; green artistic wire; head pins and pin clasp

Turning Leafs

Wondering what you think of this little anklet??? Good, Bad or just plain Ugly?
Components: Iridescent Pink and Green Leafs and Green glass rounds.

Remember Me Beads

My boyfriend is going away to drive long haul, and I wanted him to have things to inspire him, bring good luck and remember me, of course.
Components: Gun metal chain, skull and howlite beads, holy medal, and charms

Autumn Glamour

Goldstone chips and cracked orange glass nuggets add a little autumn spice to this copper leaf and rose boot chain.
Components: Orange/yellow crackle glass beads, Goldstone chips, copper beads, 1-1 1/2 inch long feathers, leaf beads, Copper leaf chain, Copper rope clasp

KeyChain of Treats

Keychain with bright neon beads, great Halloween charms, and black chain =)
Components: Halloween charms neon colored beads black aluminum chain silver key rin

Newly Baked

Had some clay that was on its way to become dry, soo I had to play with it. I'm a begginer. In the three last pics I have used sandpaper, ink and a...
Components: Clay Black bead; black ink and vanish.

Wine Party

Sometimes you forget which wine charm is yours... hopefully this partner idea will keep things straight, even when you're seeing double ;-)


Turquoise Beaded Watch

This beaded watch was made for a customer...I love the 2 hole turquoise spacer beads. The silver swarovski crystals make the watch sparkle. I hope...
Components: watch face, 2 hole turquoise spacer beads, silver swaroski crystals

Vintage Copper Rosary

I'm Catholic by faith. I wanted to make a rosary capturing the vintage look still keeping reverence to my traditional beliefs.
Components: I found this beautiful ornate crucifix set in copper. I purchased these so wonderful Czech Pisacco fire polished beads from Lima (thank you so much) as they complement 100% what I had in my thoughts. I found these beautiful open metal crosses to add to the rosary. It's truly beautiful reflecting my devotion to God.


Help, I need help creating a piece with these 2 items. 1 side is smooth the other is rough. Help