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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.


Denim Companion

This Spring fashion future a lot of Denim so... I thought that it would make a nice edition :)
Components: Long Magatama and Fringe drops by Miyuki . 8/0 rounds by Toho from LB. C-lon from LB. Lucite flowers from LB. Silver plated findings.


Clay Birds

I'm seeing birds everywhere! These are unfinished clay and they look very organic and earthy. The little spacers are clay too.
I picked up the...
Components: Lots of clay and matte stones.


Cubes

Keep It Simple... but a little unusual.
Components: Picture Jasper cubes from Lima Beads. Parawire from LB. Wavy disks from stash.


Blue Tiger

I knew I wanted to pair blue tiger eye with gold tiger eye, but the bronze clasp helped nail down the final design.
Components: Blue Tiger Eye, Tiger Eye, Blue Goldstone, Sodalite, Saki bronze clasp, bronze spacers, seed beads


Out of Africa Kazuri necklace and earrings

Greetings to my fellow bead artisans !!!! This is a very belated
Christmas gift for a gear friend who not only is very patient; but, very...
Components: Kazuri beads consisting of the various shapes in the coordinating colors matching the focal pendent. The oval connectors are sterling silver with sterling silver crimps for leather. The leather is 3mm brown which is very surprising to me as it matches perfectly to the brown in the shale beads. The matching earrings have sterling silver wire and the oval connectors. The beads on the earring don't exactly match; but, come very close to those in the necklace. Very hard to match the colors and designs of Kazuri perfectly at times. Especially when beads are purchased via the Internet. All in all it turned out better than I thought. The focal pendent and beads are strung with beading wire twice for strength as they are crimped to the sterling silver oval connectors then covered by crimp covers for a more finished look. The sterling silver leather connectors were glued before fastened with my jewelry pliers for added strength and security.


Magic Apple

The colors, the movement, the lux look of it...I wish you would see in real it is so awesome :)
Components: Rizo beads Magic Apple, Gold filled and brass and brass plated findings.


Shoreline Treasure

My first design with one of Petra's pieces from Scorched Earth. So much fun! I don't care for huge earrings, so I made an articulated pendant. I...
Components: 'Driftwood' ceramic piece, aqua/picasso Czech glass, Snakeskin Jasper (20mm, 6mm rounds, 10mm rondelle), 6mm Amazonite faceted rondelles, chain, wire, antique brass bead caps.


Wisteria

Wisteria in bloom.The necklace is 26" long ( with the chain of cause).
Components: Toho round lavender 6/0 (LB), Long Magatama :Luster Amethyst, Pale Rose, Pale Amethyst. C-lon (LB) Silver plated and silver colored findings.


Sweet Peachy 16...

Sweet youth:)... The set is very gentle and necklace is 18" long .
Components: Long Magatama Miyuki, short Magatama Toho (LB), peach 8mm round Toho (LB).Copper and copper plated Findings.


green dragon earring and necklace

When I started to build the necklace the centre piece was the focal point and once I had it attached then the entire thing took a life on its own.
Components: Green Dragon jasper gemstones in different sizes and shape are the main components alongwith green, light yellow and gold beads.


The Joy of Pineapple :)(CORRECT IMAGES!)

Just experimenting with colors and shapes ....
Components: Long magatama (matte), fringe drops (matte), Rizo beads, Brass Petal Bead Caps 22 by 14 mm(L.B.) Chains:gold plated and antique silver plated, toggle brass plated. C-lon thread (L.B.) Ear wear is gold filled.


Peach Blossoms

I still have all this Vintaj brass and peach colored stuff all over my table so I did another set. I also ended up with 2 strands I did not use so...
Components: Vintaj brass chain, parawire, charms, and beadcaps, silk ribbon, seed beads, crystals, and shell chunk beads--all LB! Czech glass peach rondelles and cream flowers, my stash.


Florida Icicles

We had a day dip down into the 30s... so I wore these Florida Icicles!
I did some simple wire spirals to add a touch of detail but allow the...
Components: Chalcedony sticks from LB. Chalcedony nuggets from a very generous friend!


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