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Radiant Orchid…Here I Come!

So, are you excited about the new Pantone Color of the Year ??
I put together this little collage to tickle your creativity and get you...


Kaelyn's Stocking

This is my daughter's bead embroidered stocking. I just finished it today. I just started embroidery and am pretty proud of this piece.
Components: Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Stocking, Seed beads, Glass Beads, Adhesive, Thread.


Snowflakes and Owl

These are some more snowflake pendants that I have been working on. All have been sealed with resin.
The mother baby owl was made in reverence of...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin, acrylic sealer


Santa Baby

Another Santa I made, but this one is a magnet! I've had a ball making all this seasonal stuff....I made around 25 ornaments, some sculptures and...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer and magnet.


New Focals and assorted Beads

I made these carved, longer focals and also some long beads. I just strung them on some leather cord to show how they look on a necklace. They...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer.


New Color Mixes

I bought some new colors of PC today, and couldn't wait to mix them and see what I could come up with....here they are!
Components: Polymer clay, acryic sealer.


Rusty Raccoon

So I love making animal beads and really wanted to try a raccoon...enter Rusty! He is a baby raccoon who is curling up to take a nap.
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, Claudine Hellmuth multi medium in matte(LOVE THIS STUFF-It is a gel and it goes on like a dream!)


The Owls Have It

Here are some new owls that I have been working on. The purple one was done with a translucent/regular clay mix. All the owls except the one with...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin


Bundles of Joy

Some recent PC carved beads I have made.
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer.


Moss On the Rocks and Company

So I have been making lots of beads lately! :) Here are some more! I am currently half into winter and somewhere in between otherwise! Hence the...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, sculpey gloss glaze and resin(on tree branch)


"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.


Rustic Snowman and Others

I am trying to get into the spirit of winter! lol We have already had one snow...not bad just a light dusting. Not enough to build a snowman,...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, my nemesis called sculpey glaze


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.


Bundles

These are some of the new beads that I have been creating! Take a peek and let me know whatcha think! They include some birds and a fox!
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, sculpey glaze sealer


Bead Bundles

These are some of the bead bundles that I have been making to sell on Etsy! Some include buttons and leaf drops. Let me know whatcha think! :)
Components: Handmade polymer clay beads, buttons and drops


Polymer Clay Pieces

Soooo I finally opened an Etsy shop! Yay! Here are just a few of the things that I have for sale! Please feel free to come and visit and let me...
Components: Polymer clay pieces


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


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