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Fun Chunky

A while back I separated out what I thought were my less desirable beads of different sorts, frankly because I was running out of storage room! I...
Components: Faceted glass rondelles in crystal ab, assorted colored Czech glass rondelles, quartzite(?) rounds, Tierracast toggle. Bracelet is on stretch cord. Necklace is strung on heavy beading wire.


Americana

I love the patriotic , yet Beachy element to this set,,,, inspired by our flag🇺🇸
Components: Glass beads, tumbled seaglass beads, stainless steel chain, tierracast links and clasp (necklace) and silver plated star clasp (bracelet)


Heart Felt Love

I made my mom 3 lightweight necklaces and 2 bracelets for Mom's Day. They were also inexpensive since she is so forgetful. The first one is a...
Components: From LB: Zola pendant, brass key, memory wire. From my stash: peacock beads, clasps, crimps. From HL: medallions that match Zola pendant, CG horse eye beads. From Michael's: 3 different styles of carved resin beads.


Cranberry Heart set

One of my gal pals is going to be celebrating her birthday in June. She loves wearing jewelry. What a better way to celebrate by making a jewelry...
Components: Maureen had this beautiful pendant for sale at her website. I purchased it and then followed up by purchasing matching beads to complete the set. The pendant is approximately 40 mm round and if you look closely Maureen styled a heart swirled within her design. The colors of the polymer clay a mix of cranberry, sage green, and grey. The coin shaped bead has a tiny heart swirled which I thought was pretty clever. I purchased this really shiny silver plated chain here at Lima beads that is perfect for what I intended to create. I played around with my beads to making this necklace design. I used silver components with all of the pieces. The bracelet is a combination of the Czech SuperDuo's and Toho seed beads.


Black Hole Pendant

This pendant really spoke to me. It's another Succor Creek Jasper piece. Vintage copper wire and fossilized palm wood make up the chain links and...
Components: Jasper pendant, fossilized palm wood beads, vintage copper wire-all from my stash.


Oh So Fancy Jasper Set

Boy, when I get an idea...! I wanted to enter the Earthy Inspiration contest because it would help me branch out in a new direction & use some...
Components: Necklace: different sizes & shapes of fancy jasper, as much bronze as I could use from my meager bronze stash (why don't companies sell more raw bronze??), Czech crystal rondelles, Saki bronze beads, jasper teardrop pendant, 2-strand bronze clasp. Bracelet: is a triple wrap with similar elements as necklace plus a Vintaj brass foldover clasp. Earrings: antique brass clip on base with bronze links & f.j. drops. Ring: rose gold flat Artistic wire, f.j. stones, bronze wire swirly.


Dew Drops

More fun with Czech glass beads. I realized after the fact, the first pair of earrings I made with the wrong color wire. This brought out my OCD,...
Components: All components from Lima Beads.


Spring Greens

I've been having fun with the enormous selection of Czech glass beads from LB. And I love dragonflies.
Components: All materials used from Lima Beads.


Camphur spirit

the pendant is a hand- wittled (by me) piece of camphur tree bark , then sealed and finished .. that tree had to be cut down unfortunatly ..this...
Components: glass leaf beads and camoflage hemp cords from limabeads, tear - drop glass bead, copper clasp and wire..


Earth and Sky

A friend of mine gave me the glass cab that was from a ring that broke. The brown bottom and blue on top reminded me of the earth and sky above. A...
Components: Glass cab, brass chain/wire, brass tab bezel, Czech beads, horn beads and amazonite


Sodalite & Copper

I decided it was time for some glue work! I have a collection of cabs & settings. Sometimes it's a good idea to offer simple jewelry when selling....
Components: Sodalite cabachons, antique copper chain, pendant & ring settings. The ring is adjustable for sizes 6-8. Pretty sure it's JBB.


Opposing walls

I saw these elongated teardrop jasper beads and the flowers close together on a wall of my local bead shop and knew I had to put them together but...
Components: Jasper elongated teardrops and flowers, mystery large nuggets, 3mm gold plated rounds, tan deer skin lace, large gold bead cap, gold artistic wire and gold plated ball end head pins and toggle clasp


Turquoise Summer

Necklace, earrings and bracelet. Repurposed jewelry mixed with Vintaj components.
Components: Vintaj natural brass leaves, main leaf Deco embossed with "Deco Motif" with Jade and Moss Ranger ink patina applied. Smaller leaf Deco etched with "Botanical Flourish" and same patinas diluted with Vintaj gloss glaze, both sealed with same glaze.


Here Chicky Chicky-Candy!

Here's a mish mash of pieces I've made for my Candy Aisle in my Etsy shop-inexpensive & colorful!
Good news! I just posted my first blog post on...
Components: Lots of this & that!


Goddess

The patina brass inspired me to mix the focal bead with just the right colors. I love it because the person who buys this piece is not afraid of...
Components: Picasso Jasper, dyed Jade, patina brass focal bead, patina brass with clip on components for earrings.


Dream Catcher Necklace and Earrings

Part of an Industrial Inspired Chic line I did using copper toned components and raw type materials mixed with some different colored artistic...
Components: Silver toned artistic wire, ceramic Raku style beads, bi cone crystal bead, copper hued pendant finding, silver toned chain, Druzy focal.


Uneven Balance

I've admired all the asymmetrical jewellery on this site and thought I'd try a piece that way myself. I was happy with how it turned out. I...
Components: Amethyst, crystals, black lip shell, silver coloured components and chain


Angelite for Angeline

My daughter, Angeline, turned 19 a few weeks ago and I made her a necklace and bracelet from a stone called Angelite. I thought the stone was...
Components: Angelite stone, angelite beads, wire and chain


Wandering Wire #2

Another wandering wire plus ear rings. This frame wasn't cut out of a scrap...it was planned, sorta.
Components: 14ga and 24ga wire, glass beads, niobium ear wires, hand made hook clasp, my favorite copper chain from Lima Beads


Wedding Jewelry

My youngest daughter is the one who got me started with jewelry making. She's incredibly talented! Here's 2 pieces she made for her wedding. I...
Components: Lots of Swarovski & high quality freshwater pearls, & her favorite--sterling silver


Greens & Copper

I just wanted to make more copper with green, I love bead caps, stringing is easy & all this was already downstairs! I discovered I had no real...
Components: Facetted glass beads; copper & copper plated findings & beads; copper foldover clasp


Berry Season Already?

I'm a bit late to the party but these are among my favorite stones! I've been so happy to see the blue haze agates come back to LB again! I made...
Components: Blue haze agates, Czech glass leaves, flowers & roundelles, brass chain, toggle and jump rings, all LB, and copper balled headpins I made myself (need more practice but I love making them!!)


Prlz Prlz Prlz

I got into my pearls! They were a bit hard to photograph & get accurate colors. This is the first time I worked with a magnetic clasp (bracelet)....
Components: Sea Spray & Evergreen colored freshwater pearls, sterling silver findings & clasps, crystal rondelles from Lima, beading wire, SS cross with dove from Artbeads (isn't it beautiful?), SS Dexterity clasp


Lapis

I have been hoarding Lapis for a while and finally decided that it was time to make something with it. I wanted to do something different than...
Components: Lapis heart focal, various lapis beads, pyrite, gold beads, brass wire, antiqued brass wire, gold and brass coloured components, stick pearls.


Wild & Crazy Set

This is a complete experiment! I had some African tube beads in my stash from long ago & other pieces & parts. I wanted to make a colorful set &...
Components: African tube beads & rings, gold finished metal tube beads, twisted nylon cord, navy silk cord/ribbon, Czech glass rings, Czech rondelles from Lima, gold plated filigree cross, brass button


Fluorite Love

What to do with all these chip beads? I have had them a long time and decided that it was time to use them up.
Components: Fluorite Heart, fluorite chip beads, silver chain and components.


Golden delight

I made this to go with a jumper (sweater!) I have. It doesn't fit right up close to my neck (gladly, otherwise I would probably get a rash!) so I...
Components: Mother of Pearl, Shell, freshwater pearls & beautiful faceted aquamarine rondelles


Bridal Bliss

I had these teensy tiny white pearls and these teeny tiny blue and crystalline Czech glass beads (yes, yes I really am that predictable) and I...
Components: Rose gold wire (various gauges), white freshwater pearls, natural apricot freshwater pearls, crystalline Czech glass beads, light blue with metallic finish fire polished Czech glass beads


For Dana

My friend, Dana, wanted me to make a set for her sister for her birthday and she liked the yellow turquoise stones in a set I had made some time...
Components: Yellow Turquoise beads, black matte glass beads, copper beads and wire


Leaf Dreams

This set was inspired by finding a beautiful dry leaf while walking in the park. That little leaf started me on a path to learn more wire skills....
Components: Burma Jade flat ovals & Czech glass rondelles from LB, 4mm Carnelian & Agate from my stash and jump rings.


Amazonite Again

I do so love the pale blue of Amazonite. Mix it with leather, Pyrite and one lone Pearl, have the stone drops graduate in length...simple but...
Components: Amazonite teardrops, Pyrite rounds, cultured pearl, 1mm black leather cord, Argentium ear wires


Pearl Experiment

I ordered these pearls, against my better judgement, from a site I had never heard of before. I was disappointed in their shape , but they had...
Components: Baroque white fresh water cultured pearls, 1mm round black leather, sterling silver ear wires


Rainy Afternoon Blues

I am really enjoying working with leather and stones. These long turquoise teardrops I found while on vacation last fall, just called out for a...
Components: Turquoise teardrops, 1mm round black leather, sterling silver ear wires


Big and Bold

I have a red and black cardigan I wear with a black top and wanted something to go with it. Loved the focal and it started there.
Components: Magnesite focal (dyed red and black), red coral, obsidian, glass, silver beads and components.


Monk's Treasure

Interesting lore about Goldstone. I have read that it came to be when a Monk was making a vat of glass and another Monk was walking by with...
Components: Brown Goldstone, Blue Goldstone, Copper


Green Ice

These are the colors of an icy stream in northern Minnesota.
Components: Czech glass, crystal, seed beads from a recent spluge at Lima.


Blue Moon

This is made up of Peruvian Amazonite ovals, Larimar rondelles, peach moonstone drops & freshwater white pearls ~ the pendant is a beautiful...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace, Larimar pendant, peach moonstone, freshwater white pearls, Aquamarine, silver chain & clasp


Peach Aventurine

Necklace and bracelet of faceted nuggets of peach aventurine, wire bead cage spacers, Czech crystals
Components: Aventurine faceted nuggets and rounds, wire bead cages, Czech crystals


Blue Agate & Crystal

Blue agate and Czech crystals, necklace and matching bracelet, both with a magnetic clasp, so you can put them both together to make a longer...
Components: Blue agate, Czech crystals


Botswana Agate

Necklace & Bracelet featuring Botswana Agate with lovely subtle stripes of black and shades of gray
Components: Botswana Agate, Black Agate


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