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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


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.


Simplicity

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


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.


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