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"Tenner"

Medieval rosaries could have any number of beads from 10 to 150. this is an example of a "tenner" which consisted of ten Ave beads with or without...
Components: Howlite Turquoise, lampwork glass, pewter cross, silk thread and tassel.


More Carved PC Beads

I just finished this batch of beads. There is also a small, carved PC pendant.
Components: Sculpey III PC, arcylic sealer.


Thanks to Jess!

I was so impressed by Jess's PC bead carving skills, that I took a look at her link to Polyform. I saw the tutorial there, and this is the...
Components: Sculpey III PC, X-acto knife.


Halloween Pins

Two fun, little Halloween pins I made. The ghost's arm is movable too!
Components: Handmade PC brooches/pins, acrylic paint and lacquer, goldtone pinbacks and black craft wire.


Oopsie...

Well after returning from a wonderful trip through some of the small towns of Wisconsin enjoying the eye pleasing fall foliage, I decided I wanted...
Components: PC, alcohol inks, liquid polymer clay, Permalac.


PC Clasps

I finally got these toggle and S-hook clasps finished. The square orange one is the one I am using with the "Parade of Colors" necklace I...
Components: PC clay, acrylic paints and sealer, and jump rings.


Tree and High Tech Pliers

I was inspired by the beautiful trees made by JC Hamm and since I hadn't made a tree pendant in ages I decided it was time to do it again....
Components: red brass, aventurine, serpentine, peridot, red agate and mookite chips, cheap-o Chinese pliers


Buttons and More

Just some of the recent PC buttons and other components I've made.
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic paints and sealer.


bark

Who says the humans are the only ones who need to look fancy? When my package from Limabeads arrived, I couldn't help but think that the leather...
Components: Vintaj stained glass kit, leather, d ring, collar components


Stained Glass Princess

To add to my tiara collection-one of Vintaj brass wire and beautiful beads from the Stained Glass kit.
Components: vintaj brass wire, stained glass kit


Unakite Focal with Wire-Wrapping

I believe this is going to be a focal in yet another necklace. I am also tempted to use it to try my hand at bead embroidery. Love the forest...
Components: Unakite, probably and bare copper wire, so far.


How to make a spiral leaf charm and clasp

I was asked to share instructions of how I made the spiral leaf charms and hook clasp from my latest bracelet.

I know this is rather lengthy...
Components: 18 and 20 gauge copper wire.


Blue Jasper

I've been playing around with wire wrapped pendants again. They are not my thing most of the time. However, this one does have an interesting...
Components: jasper, copper


Bronze pendants

These pendants were made with bronze clay.. Sorry everyone I have not been around much and sharing my designs, I am suffering from carpel tunnel,...
Components: Bronze Clay Pendants


Aventur-green

I've been on a beading break, after doing 3 shows in 4 weeks! Whew. So I recently found these Aventurine pendants in my stash. They are about 1...
Components: Aventurine pendant beads, craft wire


Amethyst Butterfly

Amethyst butterfly brooch
Components: Cooper wire, Amethyst


Beaded Bead Tute

A tutorial of how to do a beaded bead. Hope you all understand it, and it's not to confusing.
Components: 12mm round wood bead, 11/0 seed beads. I chose purple and green so you could see it better. For your first attempt I would suggest just doing one color of seed bead. Tip 1) Make sure the wood beads hole is big enough to do a bunch of passes through it, but not to big. Tip 2) You will want your wood bead to match the seed bead, as you will have a few little gaps.


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
http://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com
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.


prayers

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


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