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Two Hearts Clasp

I had the idea for this one right as I was falling asleep last night, so I sketched it on my Sketchbook program on the iPad super sloppily and went...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire- Round-16 and 20 Gauge


Practice Clasps

Working on making some handmade clasps. I'm going to try making these a few more times, but I think they turned out interesting enough to share....
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire


Monogram Pin

My Aunt Suzie has always loved her monogram, all swirly and feminine with the two 'S's, so I made her this monogram pin.
Components: Nunn Design antique copper small square 2 bezel pendants antique copper, 1 Nunn Design antique copper medium square bezel link, 2 Nunn Design 16mm glass squares, 1 Nunn Design 24mm glass square, 2 antique copper jump rings, 2 antique copper split rings, 1 clutch-back pin/tack, some Mod Podge, some super glue, 1 sheet of 100 lb. bright white cover stock


Art Bead Storage

I'm super excited to finally have finished giving this old embroidery floss counter display a little makeover to hold my art bead collection!...
Components: Antique counter display, fuzzy scrapbook paper, double stick tape, and lots of elbow grease!


Sweets

Playing with PC
Components: PC SculpeyIII, Guilder's paste, Vintaj paints, both LB, glitter nail polish


Something different...

Just to contrast all the black and leather I've been uploading, I thought I'd post this! It is a spin-off of the keybands in the previous post --...
Components: Freshwater pearls, assorted metal spacer beads, quartz nuggets, on beading wire.


Key things in life...

Talking about selling: just before Christmas I took some stuff to work to get a bit of circulation at my hairdresser's stand. When people realized...
Components: Leather cord, large-hole beads (jasper from LB, glass and wood from stash), clasps. Copper wire for the wrapping of the pendant.


Dream Heart

New piece I made since my surgery.
Components: Precious Metal Clay silver


Bronze Pendants

There are a couple new ones in this bunch, that I made after my surgery.
Components: Bronze clay


dreaming of texas beaches

This is an anklet I made which is inspired by the beach. My family and I are planning a move to texas in a few months and I wanted to be prepared...
Components: Toho seed beads, shell pearl, magnetic clasp, jumprings, c-lon thread


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.


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.


Bundles of Joy

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


"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.


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