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Whats in a Mermaids jewelery box

I found these natural undied coral at an antique show. From a dealer who traveled the world and had the most exotic things in there booth.
Components: Natural white coral, Larimar, and Silver beads.


Mermaid Blue

I got the mermaid charm and it all just fell together. I am new to jewelry making and now I understand when a piece talks to you.
Components: Mermaid charm, sea glass, silver plated chain, 10mm jump rings.


Starry Nights

I wanted to make a piece for an evening statement. Something really unusual. This piece actually started out as a bracelet which grew into a...
Components: Cast metal with cut colored glass pieces, antique gold starfish, AB crystals, Swarovski rondelles, faceted crystals, Silver bail, Sterling silver clasp & chain, Druzy pendants on the earrings. Sterling silver earring hooks.


Chained Circles

Obviously I enjoy playing around with anything that is copper. Since I had one more copper neck ring I decided that it needed to be beautified....
Components: Copper chain, washers and 12ga wire, copper rings and wood bead spacers, niobium ear wires


Pretty in Pink Part 2

Another piece for the Halcraft Pretty Palettes challenge.

My full blog post and all my designs for the challenge are here:...
Components: Ceramic pendant from The Classic Bead (Etsy), Nunn Design silver plated findings and chain, various glass beads, waxed Irish linen.


Simplicity

Using leftovers I came up with this set. I thought of Mother's Day when designing the piece. Simplicity at it's best.
Components: Copper Pendant, textured pearls, glass pearls, Howlite(white).


Surprise

The surprise is that I finally made something from these links I had done a while ago! :) (I'm so funny, I know)
Components: 16g Artistic Wire from LB


Victoria

Learning some new links, the simple S link in 16g copper to connect these copper washers (from the hardware store) and LB amethyst beads. The...
Components: Artistic wire in copper 16g, copper chain, amethyst barrel beads.


4 The Love of Orange

Made for a dear friend's b-day, she really loves orange. Love the color, shapes and the difference in sizes of the pieces.
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass Flourish Petal Bead Cap 22x14mm Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate Filigree Bead Cap 12mm Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Toggle Bar 26x7mm Vintaj Natural Brass Leaf Toggle Ring 25x16mm 22g Parawire Oval Chain Any color, or sizes of beads you would like. Your choice of charms.


Oceans whisper

This ocean jasper has been calling to me lately. Maybe it's because we will be taking our belated honeymoon soon and I am real excited to breathe...
Components: Ocean Jasper, silver leaf chain 4 mm leather cord 20 gauge non tarnish silver wire for the clasp and chain Triquetra charms


New Version of a So-so Necklace

The third photo is the original design of this necklace. It was just too forgettable. I kept the chain and leather and the African jade beads just...
Components: copper chain, Greek leather, African jade, seed beads, niobium ear wires


Blue Skies

Just a bracelet, earrings to match, and some random stainless wire earrings. Not too exciting, but it' s my first project after taking a month off...
Components: Blue crystal, Czech glass rectangles, some random pearls, blue agate, some pewter beads and bead caps. Strung on Irish linen.


Summer Clusters

This set is the result of me trying to think up simple and somewhat classic type pieces that have a lower overhead for me, so that I can sell them...
Components: Solid Copper Wire: 18, 24, 26 gauge; Solid Copper: Chain in 2 styles, (one for the necklace, the other for the tassel earrings) Headpins, JumpRings, Eyepins, Wrapped Earwires, Toggle Clasp (I hammered it a bit for texture) Pink Tourmaline: Rondelles, Round Dye Enhanced Beads; AAA Grade Rose Quartz Briolettes in two sizes; Tierracast (?) Cones


Asia Inspired

I haven't posted on here in awhile, so I thought I would share with you a set I made with a pendant and bead set I purchased from Asia. I hope I...
Components: Pendant and coil wrapped beads from Winter Bird Studio. Gray and blue ceramic round beads, Czech glass coffee baroque bicone and Czech glass flowers from Lima. Rubber O rings from my elements. Antique brass jump rings, clasp and ear wires my stash.


sand and sea

Tan, brown and blue....


Sparkling Beach

Another set made for my soon-to-be Mama-in-Law, I gave it to her on Easter. I wanted a Summery theme with a color combo she could wear with...
Components: Sterling Wire:Round 20 Gauge, Square 14 Gauge; Bali Sterling: Hollow Fish Bead, Toggle Clasp, filigree-esque beads; Hill Tribes Silver: fish bead, wrapped Bicone spacers; Sterling: Earwires, Round Chain; Swarovski crystal: beads, baroque drops, and pendant


Super Duo Spiral Set

I got this pattern from a recent issue of a beading magazine. I enjoy working with Super Duos and I loved the idea of making my own pendant for the...
Components: The pendant is made with Crystal Clay. I rolled it over a clay squisher to get the pattern. After it dried I colored it with Vintaj patinas in different colors to accent the colors of the Super Duos. I used copper chain, bead caps and bright copper earwires.


Cheerfully Colorful!

I love the Mardi Gras beads. They are so colorful and truly brings out your cheerful side. I mix this necklace with Turquoise Howlite beads, and...
Components: Mardi Gras Mosaic Stone Graduated Ladder, Howlite Turquoise, copper wire, copper beads


Sunflowers

More PC pieces. I just wanted something bight and cheery! The big piece can be a pin or focal for a necklace.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, jumprings and earwire.


Ocean Waves

I've had the Lapis chips and the agate slabs for a long time.I just could'nt figure out what to do with either.
I played around for the last 3...
Components: Lapis chips, Agate Slabs, copper beading wire&copper sead beads. 20 gauge square wire.


Blushing Petals Bracelet and Earrings...

Just had a chance to photograph the matching earrings (which I intentionally made much simpler than the necklace, so as not to compete with it!)...
Components: African Opal, green grass turquoise, Abalone, Rhodochrosite, Beryl Morganite, sterling silver, 14k gf, Emerald, Moonstone (rainbow).


Red Raspberries with Cream

Red raspberries with cream.Kumihimo 'chained', lol
Components: Miyuki berry beads, Toho round beads 6/0, Cherry Quartz, silver plated, chain, silver plated findings.


Out on the Fringe

It is symmetrical! Will wonders never cease! The center section with the blue beads and copper are part of another salvage job. Don't know what...
Components: sodalite beads, copper wire, tiny copper color seed beads, niobium ear wires, copper plate chain and toggle clasp


Chalcedony for Summer

I bought this Chalcedony from Lima Beads because I thought it would be perfect with faded jeans. This is how the necklace and earrings turned out.
Components: 1/2 Strand chalcedony from Lima Beads, spacer beads I've had so long I forgot what they were. I'm thinking lace agate. Chain and clasp from my stash.


Irish Luck

Happy St. Patty's Day!
Components: Stampt Antique Copper (plated) Dragonflies & Diamonds Filigree Drop 18x35mm, Shamrock Recycled Glass Tusk 4-6x22-30mm, Czech Glass Matte Green Emerald Round 6mm, misc. copper spacers


More copper and czech glass

I wanted to try out Lima's patina copper so I started out with the focal. I had the Czech beads and felt they would look good with the copper....
Components: Patina copper, Czech beads, blue hemp, all from LB. Some copper wire and jump rings from my stash.


Hippie Days!!!

Used up some beads I have had for quite awhile.I always oved the necklaces we used to wear ,back in the day!!! :D.
Hippie beads.
Components: small wood beads and shell chips.18 gauge wire for the earrings and again wood and shell chips.


To Light Up Her Day

This set is a (belated by one day) gift for my soon-to-be-Mother-in-Law's birthday. I was waiting for the last of the supplies to come in, and they...
Components: Hill Tribe Gold Vermeil: Earwires, Square Charms; Gold Vermeil: Bird Pendant, Stardust Beads, BeadCaps; Gold Plated: Chain, JumpRings; A+ Grade 12mm Blue Fluorite Rounds and Large Heishi shaped Beads; Apatite Ovals


~ Luminous Green Cushions ~

A set I made to wear with my plum dress for a special family wedding to go with my plum dress. Loved how it came out.
Best part of these...
Components: 12mm Swarovski cushions Luminous Green, hematite empty cup chains.


A Ray Of Sunshine!!!

I started out making the earrings first, then thought I should make a set, so started the pendant.The pendant looked like something was missing so...
Components: 18, 28 and 24 gauge copper wire.Tigers eye and Butterscotch Amber. ( was told that was the name of this amber??)I made the toggle casp(18 gauge)


Ready For Summer

I got these wonderful abalone beads from Lima, and couldn't wait to make something with them. Seemed like turquoise was the only thing to go with...
Components: turquoise from my (much too big) stash, abalone focal from Lima Beads, pewter beads and findings.


A Sea of Amends

Petra's stitched up heart and a sea of blues.
Components: Ceramic heart from Scorched Earth, Blue gemstone labeled as Peruvian Blue Opal, I have my doubts, my stash, shell pieces, my stash, crystals, LB, pewter colored Flex Wire, LB, magatamas, LB


In love with NEON!!

It is about how much I love working with color! The inspiration was from all of the wonderful LB neons!
Components: Numerous neon beads in pink/green/yellow/orange/red. (Sorry about the slant lines, but it was the only way I could get the *#%¥ autocorrect to stop changing what I typed), silk ribbons, colorful Art Wire, gold tone metal accents, etc.


Tiger eye and pear set

This is the first time I created something with a particular person in mind. My mom asked to FINALLY make her something and I thought that tiger...
Components: Tiger eye, champagne coin pears, TOHO seed beads size 11, miyuki seed beads size 11, golden rice pearls


For Purple Lover's

Simple design. I thought I'd let the beads have the spotlight.
Components: Cracked agate, Czech beads, waxed Irish linen sting.


Recycled Set

A Necklace and Earring Set. I'm not sure anything inspired me...only having the beads.
Components: SP beads from my stash. All recycled glass beads from Lima Beads.


Fresh Splash of Aqua

Spring cool water.Necklace 32" long.
Could be tide up up front in the knot .
Components: Miyuki berry beads, Fringe drops, C-Lon, Silver plated findings, lucite 5 petal flowers


March Traditional Birthstone

I may not be able to sell this piece. The Bloodstone Cabachon and Sterling Silver Bead Link Chain seem to be made for each other. I used...
Components: Bloodstone, Sterling Silver, Argentium Silver


Picture Jasper Necklace/Earrings

Some Picture Jasper purchased from Lima Beads a few years back included a large Wavy Pendant. I just added a bit of wirework and a large 16mm...
Components: Picture Jasper, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver


Dots

I've been playing with polymer clay. I've decided I can probably make some of the "basics" instead of buying them. And it's actually fun now that...
Components: Polymer clay rounds. Czech glass faceted rounds. brass findings.


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