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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


Old and New Favs

I just got my new bead loom from LB! So I had to try out this bracelet style that I love. I'm so pleased how it turned out and Bonus! it perfectly...
Components: Bracelet components are Turquoise Howlite, Picture Jasper, CzechMates, Toho seed beads, C-Lon cord and thread all from LB. Magnetic clasp from my stash.


Purple Dreams

Draped chains and beaded dangles for the purple lovers. Necklace with matching bracelet
Components: Light and dark amethyst, Czech crystals, bead caps, handmade chain


Tourmaline of many colours

Had these lovely tourmaline beads & beautiful small amethyst nuggets that went perfectly with the 4mm/5mm tourmaline. I had to wait for the sun to...
Components: Tourmaline & amethyst, silver findings


Turquoise is on a Roll

Leather cord meets turquoise Czech roller beads. Love how the brown leather sets off the turquoise and antique silver. This pairing has sold a lot...
Components: Czech Roller Beads, Leather Cord in Distressed Brown, Tierra Cast Antique Silver Hook, Tibetan Turquoise Charm


Charmed Necklace & Bracelet

Southwestern style necklace with matching bracelet.
Components: Magnesite, Copper links, Jasper, Czech crystal


Soft Hues

I have been working on necklaces and earrings to match a bracelet that I made a while back. I loved the color combo of the soft blues with the...
Components: Grace Lampwork rondelles, Unicorn beads, Amazonite, Blue Impression Jasper, Light Blue Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, Ceramic beads, Czech glass, Parawire and Vintaj and TierraCast findings, almost all from LB.


Footprints in the Sand

I found a glass matte pendant with a footprint in it and it made me think of the beach and the poem Footprints in the Sand, so I knew I wanted a...
Components: Matte glass pendant and beads, Mother of Pearl, shells, agate, silver wire and components.


Purple Sparkle

I'd gotten a particular cut glass purple strand & just loved all the colors that can be seen in it. Might be AB. The necklace has a bit that falls...
Components: Chinese (?) glass beads, seed beads, silver plated components/findings


Turquoise, Coral and Copper

I have always loved turquoise and coral together - add copper- another thing I love and I was happy with the result. Made this some time ago and...
Components: Turquoise, Coral, copper


Christmastime

Just a sweet set for Christmas! Necklace & wrap bracelet.
Components: Red, Green, & CAB glass beads, silver bead caps, findings & chain


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