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" Enjoy the Little Things "

I have been trying to take pictures of the pieces that I made during my vacation with mixed results. Light has been an issue, changing constantly...
Components: Necklace; pendant and ceramic beads from Grubbi, Lampwork beads Garden of Beads, handmade Honeysuckle beads, matte Red Creek Jasper. Bracelet : ceramic beads Grubbi, lampwork Garden of Beads, clasp ArtIncendi, My own copper bead cap and copper chain from Lima.


Little Mix

I am back at my bench (gearing up for what I hope will be a very productive fall) by mixing up some metals. This is a very substantial feeling...
Components: Copper bead frame, dumbbells and spacers; base metal box beads and spiral spacers.


Three Little Birds

This was a teacher appreciation gift I made. It was inspired by the song "Three Little Birds".
Components: Leather, vintaj pendant, vintaj birds, genuine natural amethyst, genuine freshwater pearls, glass beads, vintaj ranger metal paints


"Bones And Sphynx"

Drop down u-shaped necklace. I've always loved and admired hand carved designs. I collected each piece seperately from different places knowing...
Components: Hand carved oval shaped bone beads, Assorted sized round and tubular polished grey stones with black specks. Black onyx sphinx beads. Hand carved square shaped stones grey with off white colorings (Streaks).


She Sells Sea Shells...

This set is my entry for the July 2015 Art Bead Scene Challenge. A fun sea shell filled inspiration piece this month!

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Components: Graduated strand of Red Creek Jasper, Small Red Creek Jasper rounds, TierraCast brass plated clasp, Flame colored WoolyWire all from Lima (at least I think that's where I got the WoolyWire!); Ceramic shell pendant and charms from Suburban Girl Studio; Brass corrugated beads from Vintaj; brass plated spacers and Swarovski crystal pearls.


Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age

Now I'll depart from the metalwork for a moment, and post a few pieces I just finished. I started on the beads already at Easter, when visiting...
Components: My own ceramic beads, leather cord and lace, balled-up brass and copper wire, 1 mm iron wire, a few Toho beads, titanium hooks.


Candy and Roses Necklace and earrings

This set makes me happy because it reminds me of candy and Summertime It is made of imitation round sea glass with resin roses and melon...
Components: immition resin sea glass, resin roses, silver plated, designer wire


Tripple Strand Crystal Pearl set with M.O.P Clasp

Triple strand Swarovski Teardrop and round pearls in Platinum and white round and crystals.This set has a cream color mother of pearl clasp with...
Components: Crystal pearls, mother of pearl, crystal beads, silver plated


Ash Monday

This necklace will probably forever remind me of funerals. I had been planning it for a long time -- weeks, and just got started on doing some...
Components: Sterling silver sheet and wire, my own ceramic beads, turritella agate (LB), leather lace. Titanium wire for the ear hooks.


Starfish & Jellyfish

Beachy inspired bracelet & earrings. Believe it or not but the beachy lampwork bead was in the $1.00 tray at Walmart, as well as the square czech...
Components: Coral look connecter~SummerWind Art Kylie Perry Star, czech glass, lampwork bead & lampwork rondells, seed beads, unicorne bead, recycled glass, peanut seed beads, waxed linen


The Black Set

I wanted to try using black ear wires and chain and also use a couple connectors I had left over from another project.
Components: Black ear wires, black chain, 6mm square cubes, 8mm bicones, 2 different types of connectors, silver plated spacer beads, rondell beads, and 8mm round bermuda blue beads.


Pearls and Chain

This set is a birthday gift for my sister who likes black and white. I'm more of a color gal, but I refrained from adding any color. It's made with...
Components: Jump rings, fresh water pearls, faceted onyx rondelles, and sardonyx.


Peachy keen

I bought a nice new peach coloured jumper (sweater) recently, then of course, needed a necklace & earrings to go with it! I had these lovely large...
Components: peach pearls, golden hearts, Swarovski & larimar rondelles


Spring Blossoms

I'm sure we are all eagerly awaiting Spring to arrive! Actually, the wildflowers have already started to pop here in southern AZ and they have...
Components: Golem Design Studios ceramic lentil, ceramic rounds, faceted agate and glass flowers from my stash. Czech glass, seed beads, copper leaves and clasp, 20, 22, 24 gauge copper wire, from LB.


Queen Tan

I love this piece that I created a few months ago, because I was a vampire movie and the head modern time queen was wear a necklace and I loved it....
Components: Swarovski crystal beads 3mm bicone and Swarovski crystal beads 6mm gold pearls. Gold filled findings.


Waterlily

You all know that I'm not much into crystals, but I have quite few leftover from our bling challenge a couple years ago, so decided to start using...
Components: Pink Opal, freshwater pearls, Grass Green Turquoise, Vintaj chain and bead caps are from Lima Beads. Waterlily pendant from Golem Studio.Sari silk and Czech glass from my stash.


Full Heart

A new beginning work with Swarovski crystal components which are made in Austria and are considered the finest products of their kind in the world.
Components: Swarovski crystal components Heart and top -drilled, gold filled findings


Vintage Vintaj

This was commissioned by a really fun co-worker (I actually have one or 2 of those). She gets dragged along to black tie events because of her...
Components: Vintaj brass chain, wire, all findings, LB. Freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, from my stash.


Winter Stones

This necklace and bracelet are a birthday gift for my sister. It's my first attempt at combining chainmaille and beads.
Components: African opal rondelles, amazonite, and larimar nuggets from LB with barrel weave chainmaille.


Peace on Earth

I am calling this one Peace on Earth for obvious reasons.. The deep blue and green swirls in the chrysocolla beads (from Lima) remind me of the...
Components: Dyed Magnesite peace signs, Chrysocolla, faceted Amazonite, Copper


Indian Black Horn Choker w/matching Earrings

I had made an Indian choker years ago that I entered in a design contest at Firemountain. It ended up winning first place. With that design in...
Components: Silver plated rhinestone connectors, Black horn pipe beads, Turquoise round beads, Magnesite cab and round beads, plated Feathers, Sterling silver earwires, and bugtail leather cord.


Taupe, gray, sand necklace &a bracelet

Inspired by a gray day on Lake Michigan.
Components: Agates, beads, square tubes of unknown origin, clasps by Terra Cast.


Forest necklace & bracelet

Dark colors of the late summer woodland.
Components: Agates, fire-polished beads, small crystals, chain.


Jangles Shows His Colors!

It only takes a glance to see that the whimsical Jangles owl was the inspiration for this whole set. I love that ceramic owl and his great colors...
Components: Yellow ceramic beads, red coral, red magnesite, gold plate accents and toggle clasp, bright yellow aluminum jump rings, Jangles the Owl


Bridal Choker and Earring Set

Bridal Choker and earring set. Victorian Inspired
I wanted to create something unusual, dainty and detailed for brides with plenty of sparkles! I...
Components: Enameled copper wire scrolled links in rose gold, (created on my jig), 26g copper wire for wrapping the champagne pearls, pink AB crystals, faceted quartz crystal drops, satin ribbon ties for the choker


February Wedding!

This set was a custom order for my sister's friend. It was originally to be sent in September but when she moved the wedding back due to a setback...
Components: Toho seed beads, Miyuki Delica's, Czech FP rounds, glass pearls, One G thread, Tahitian Silver toggle, Magnetic Clasp, Silver ear hooks, metal hair comb, felt


Just a Little Fringe

It has been a bit of a dry spell for me. Luckily I have all of these bits and pieces left over from experiments and things that didn't go right....
Components: copper wire, copper chain, copper toggle clasp, niobium ear wires


Blue Fringe Necklace w/ Earrings

I wanted to make something that hung without getting tangled so easily. This is what I came up with.
Components: Plated chain, connectors, crystal beads and drops, and metal beads.


Chunky Coral with Orca

Some coral pieces inspired by the sea, slightly ethnic, slightly retro. Big and bold.
Components: Coral chunks, large white pearls, black lava, a pewter Orca bead, some old silver beads from Mali, and large lobster clasps.


For The Love Of Gold

I had leftovers so wanted to do something with it....I also like multi-strand jewellery
Components: I used gold twisted bugle beads and gold 3mm round spacers....it has a nice glitter to it....


Inspired by Ali's Tutorial- Mod Glass Necklace

Ali's tutorials are so easy to follow. I had to try this. The modern design of this necklace is super cool. It works with a multitude of outfits....
Components: http://www.limabeads.com/store/designs/ViewDesign?d=14578 Santa Fe Summer Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 1/2", peacock blue and amber glass rings, trinket factory connector, waxed linen


Rockin' Horse!

As you know, I love horses! Made this bracelet and the earrings with silver components from Kim,'Untamed Spirit' on Etsy! Been looking for...
Components: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, pearls, blue crazy lace agate, silver charms


Play it again...

Was browsing recycled glass when I saw the Cherry Red link. Almost immediately I was it mixed with gold chain and gold/yellow glass. The long...
Components: Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass links, Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass mini drops, Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Horse Eye & Ring Chain with goldtone jump rings and lobster claw clasp.


Three Hearts

I absolutely love hearts and try to incorporate them in alot of my designs. Here, I had two brass hearts and three glass puff hearts I had in my...
Components: Czech glass Peanut Butter & Jelly Fire polished rondelle 6x9mm, Czech glass puffed hearts, brass hearts x2 10mm & 7mm, brass chain & claw clasp and matching earrings with brass tassels.


Renaissance

We have the Renaissance Fair going on through the summer here in Wisconsin; I also like the period in history; when I created my pick for this I...
Components: Gunmetal roped cable chain, Gunmetal Tierra cast gunmetal Fleur pendant, Czech glass hematite rounds 8mm, Garnet oval 10x14, Antique silver oval setting, Garnet oval 8x10, Antique silver mini ornate oval bezel link 24x15, Garnet Picasso Czech glass Turbine 11x10mm, gunmetal toggle clasp


So Jaded - Beverly Hills Jewels

The soft greens and yellows of the jade gemstones, the texture within each stone (some almost clear and others with heavy veining), along with the...
Components: Necklace/Earring Set - Set made of Antique Soocho Jade and Yellow Jade with silver accents and green Indian Agate beads. Necklace hangs 10 inches. Earrings hang 1 1/2 inches from hook.


Summer Day

Coral colors with sea shell pendant with starfish


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.


Chatter

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

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    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
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    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »