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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.


"Bluebird" Necklace & Bracelet Set

This necklace features a beautiful blue house bezel from Cindy Kovar at Captured Moments that I collaged with a piece of an antique book and an...
Components: Ceramic house bezel, antique book paper, bird charm, LimaStudios Crystal Clear Resin, Honey Jade, seed beads, copper wire, rainbow jade


Copper Wire Revisted

I have been busy with other metals, but tonite I wanted to come up with something sleek and a little different. Tell me what you think...
Components: Copper wire, Jewelers Bronze wire, Sari Silk, copper wires and jumprings


Glacier Blue

I just loved how these aqua beads set the tone for the chalcedony drop. The chalcedony drop measures 3/4" and is the perfect green to transform...
Components: Chalcedony drop, Czech Glass Glacier Blue Bead Chain


Double Chocolate Delight

My friend's birthday party invitation.
This colors would be great for her, of cause she would need to wear off white, or cream or light taupe...
Components: Toho beads 6/0, 2 Zwarovski faceted drops, brass plated, copper plated, gold plated and gold filled findings.


Dragon's Treasure

These are the same 3 Green Girl pieces that Laud used in her necklace. I had them sitting on a plate with these stones and crystals until I...
Components: Green Girl pewter charms and connector-2 from LB, Dragon's Blood Jasper, my stash, Red Tiger Eye, LB, Swarovski crystals, my stash, Luscious GREEN freshwater pearl, LB, (sorry, I bought the last of them), Irish waxed linen, LB, leather cord, LB, pewter colored copper wire, LB


copper...again

Copper neck and earrings set.
Components: Old copper, copper wire, sari silk, metal file, large copper jump rings, copper ear wires.


Then the Bloodstone Reached Out

After the Aquamarine, the Bloodstone felt lonely and jumped out to be designed. I've opened up my Etsy Store. Come visit at...
Components: Bloodstone, Sterling Silver Clasp, Argentium Silver Wirework


Cool Aquamarine Simplicity

March is coming. This Birthstone Aquamarine and Blue Apatite just popped right out of my bead stash. Green Girl Pewter helped me finish it out.
Components: Aquamarine, Blue Apatite, Pewter


Menagerie of Dry Fruits

The yummy dry apricots colors :)And I love those...
Components: Seed beads 6/0. Fringe drops by Miyuki, Long magatama by Miyuki, brass plated findings and C-Lon from LB.Ear wires are gold filled .


Blue Waters

Blue, blue...
Components: Magatama, round Toho 6/0, brass plated findings, C-Lon.


Where is the Spring?

Spring....
Components: Miyuki berries and fringe drops. Toho 8/0 LB.Gold and brass plated and gold colored findings. C-Lon LB


Blush of Innocence

peach/pink softness,feminine colors.Dolche!The neclace is 34" long.
Wish you could see it in real it is sooooooooo dolche!
Components: Miyuki berry beads. Toho magatama from LB. Rose quarts flat ovals LB. Gold plated, gold filled findings LB. gold plated chain. C-Lon LB


More Leather Beads

I'm still working with the leather beads. Thought these looked good with a silk ribbon I just bought. Wish I had more large-hole beads!
Components: Leather beads, antique silver spacers, tagua nuts, silk ribbon


Winter Night

Winter nights...
Components: Long magatama, round 8/0 Toho, C-Lon, lucite, silver plated findings


Chiffon

Chiffon dresses, scarfs etc. ...
Components: Japanese glass beads, Rose quartz, Silver plated findings and Lucite flowers for ends and earrings, C-Lon.


Lovely as a peacock

I've been wanting to use these peacock pearls for a long time to make a statement piece, then I got a little carried away and added the bracelet...
Components: Grace lamp work acorn pendant, Peacock pearls, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, and copper findings.


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