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Czech Beauty

As you can tell from my pic, I'm an LSU fan-alum. I also happen to love purple & gold combos.
Components: Czeck firepolished beads, Tierracast nuggets, gold plated findings


Amethyst luster

Still working on my wire technique! I hand formed everything, including the earwires! (so excited and so proud of this set!) Unfortunately, I am...
Components: Hand cut faceted natural amethyst beads (both sizes), rose gold plated copper wire (multiple gauges), natural apricot colored freshwater pearls, pressed glass Czech beads (from LB), Czech glass pendant (from LB)


Color me rainbow

I saw something similar & loved it. So I used my own supplies & came up with this. I love any combo of turquoise/aqua with purple/violet/plum &...
Components: Real turquoise pendant, Swarovski drops, gold plated bead caps & findings, glass & crystal beads


Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda

I remember falling in love with Lynda's (Fresh Baked) necklace that used red with just a splash of Turquoise beads. It inspired me to play with...
Components: Grass Opals 8mm, Dyed Red Agate 4x6mm, Pewter focal, Bali beads, SS ear wires from Lima, SS head pins, and1mm magic stretch cord.


Plum Leaves

I found these beautiful carved feldspar leaves not too long ago. They are such a pretty lavender-gray. Apparently, the keshi pearls I've had for a...
Components: Keshi freshwater pearls, feldspar leaf beads, Bali sterling silver beads, Hill tribe silver toggle clasp. All my stash.


Little Black Dress

I decided to donate to the PTA's silent auction at my son's school. I wanted to do something similar to the bracelet I made a few weeks ago. So I...
Components: Sterling silver earwires Pressed glass Czech beads Natural and unaltered freshwater pearls Non tarnish silver artistic wire in gauges 18, 20 & 26


Mookaite for fall

I love Mookaite and to me this is such warm stone that is just perfect for fall and winter. I wanted the stones to shine in this design so the...
Components: Mookaite ovals and rounds, Vintaj chain and bead caps and clasp, see d beads, Gaea acorn bead are all from Lima Beads. Enamel oak leafs Gardanne Beads, Matte lampwork Amy Hall, Handmade bead caps and headpins.


Did I Mention I Like Amazonite

I'm a sucker for chunky necklaces! I knew I wanted to mix the Amazonite with cultured pearls, but didn't want to just string them together. I had...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline pillows and rounds, cultured freshwater pearls, silver plated ball head pins, chain and lobster claw clasp, beading wire, silver kidney earring wires.


Tangled up in Blue

What to do with all those leftover beads? Divide them in color groups and crochet a necklace and earrings, what else? There are 8 strands of...
Components: Mixed blue gemstone beads, 24g&16g copper wire, brown suede leather lace, Swarovski Crystal cotton yarn.


Autumn Bounty

I made this necklace and earring set for the silent auction of a local nonprofit organization -

I started with Swarovski Powder almond crystal...


I'll have a Blue Necklace

I don't even wear blue that often, but I love the color of Amazonite. These Amazomite/Black Tourmaline beads look great with Blue Labradorite.
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline, Blue Labradorite, Amazonite, Sesame Jasper, silver plated chain, ball head pins, handmade clasp from 18g Artistic wire.


Tourmline pendant

I got one of the tourmaline in quartz pendants from LB in a recent order and holy cow, is it awesome! Here is what I did with it.
Components: Dalmatian jasper, black tourmaline round beads, bronze hook and eye clasp, Hamilton gold lobster clasp, wavy disc spacers, gold plated washer spacers, all my stash. Pendant and Saki bronze spacers from LB.


Chalcedony and Tourmaline set

I've had the Chalcedony beads forever and have made them into several different pieces, take it apart and make something else. Here is the latest...
Components: Faceted chalcedony my stash, little tourmaline rounds form LB, Hamilton gold chain (I think from LB), wavy gold plated spacers-my stash, clasps-my stash, gold artistic wire 24 & 26 gauge. Aquamarine bead LB, from ages ago, and a little faceted peridot bead dangle on the bracelet.


Amazonite and Quartz

I wanted to make a statement piece with these Amazonite sticks but it looked too bland by itself. Then I found the Crystal Quartz sticks and knew...
Components: Amazonite and Crystal Quartz sticks top drilled, amazonite 4mm rounds, Crystal Quartz nuggets, beading wire, crimp beads and bead covers, silver plated 2mm beads, chain, daisy spacers earring posts, and spring ring clasp.


Copper and Pearls

My husband is a General Contractor and brought home a leftover roll of copper he had used to roof a pergola. I had been buying precut metal blanks...
Components: Copper sheet metal (not really sure of the gauge), copper wire 20g, copper ball head pins, coin pearls, 2mm round black leather.


Prehnite in Copper Viking Knit

Green and copper, a lovely color combination. My very 1st VK set.
Components: 26g copper Artistic Wire, Prehnite rounds and nuggets, Nephrite Jade pendant.


Going green

Green is my favorite color so I combined several shades of gemstones to get the pleasing pallette in this set.
Components: Sterling silver wire, clasp, three strand link, spacers and beads, Green Aventurine faceted rondels, Canadian Nephrite Jade rounds, Green Rhyolite ovals and Green Serpentine pendant.


Fall Viking Knit

Viking Knit earring and necklace set. This is my third Viking knit project. I just love making all the components for a project myself and not...
Components: Bronze and gold 26g artistic wire, Goldstone and Unakite


Copper Knit Fire

Viking knit wire necklace and earrings. My second attempt at Viking Knit. I thought the agate stones cried out for copper wire and had just learned...
Components: Copper Artistic Wire 26g, 16g copper wire, dyed agate.


Mookaite with Copper

Nice little smooth mookaite nuggets that I combined with a beaded pendant I made. I used some glass seed beads and some Hill tribe silver beads...
Components: Copper wire, Mookaite, seed beads, Karen Hill Tribe Silver.


YeeHaw!

I felt compelled to make this from the pick I made of the same name,so here it is. I L-O-V-E the freshwater pearls that I got and if anyone from LB...
Components: Amazonite, Lipstick Ranch pieces, turitella agate beads, freshwater pearls, walnut Irish waxed linen-all from LB. Silver lobster clasp and extender chain, aged brass jump rings from my stash. Everything hand knotted with the waxed linen.


MegaNecklace

An idea that was completely inspired by indecision on my part. I was asked to make a silver chain multi-strand necklace with one strand beaded....
Components: Sterling silver chains, lapis lazuli briolettes, faceted clear quartz beads, dozens of different size jump rings and persistence, in large quantities.


Desert Oasis

This is made from stuff I've had for quite some time, and finally got around to putting together. I LOVE the Succor Creek Jasper pendant. That...
Components: Succor Creek Jasper pendant, gold coral, turquoise, Carnelian, sterling silver


Three for a girl

Made this three stand necklace to use up a lot of beautiful pink tourmaline beads (and slices between the pearls) I have and a lot of pretty pink...
Components: Pink freshwater pearls, two sizes, pink tourmaline, (beads and used as spacers in between the pearls), silver connectors and charms ~ Tinkerbell !


Broken Arrow

Never met a bead frame I didn't love...I am kinda obsessed with filling spaces. (I am sure a psychiatrist could have a field day with that!)
Components: Brass triangle bead frames, brass dumbbell and spacer beads, freshwater pearls.


Precious Metal Clay

Ive been taking several courses of PMC classes and just got started on making pieces.

It's really fun learninghow to work with clay Yes, it is...
Components: PMC, howlite beads, crystals


" 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!

You can read more about...
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


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