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Sunshine through Cloudy Skies.

Hey-lo all you LB beaders!

So I've still been struggling with this "jeweler's block" crisis that came about a few weeks ago, and it seems I'm...
Components: Gorgeous lampwork art bead by CatalanaGlass on Etsy, sea foam czech glass squares, rustic seed bead mix, golden and maroon czech bellflowers, all strung on waxed linnen and all handmade copper links and clasp.


Sunrise Surprise

On my table for weeks... finally assembled it last night. Had no intention of sharing it until I saw Kat's All That - Tequila Sunrise...
Components: Fun lampwork beads orange red, with orange and yellow swirly dots. Lima crystals, and Swarovski fire opal bicone crystals, Silver plated metal spacer beads and toggle. And some misc coordinating beads for the dangles.


Floral passion

I made this bracelet a while ago, with a floral art glass focal bead and added the coral, freshwater pearls, amber and swarovski crystals. I had a...
Components: Art glass bead, Coral, pearls, amber pewter floral toggle clasp


Keishi earrings

I have made the earrings to go with the necklace! Wire-wrapped the Keishi pearls and added the s. silver ear wires.
Components: keishi pearls, sterling silver ear wires


Summer ...

Fun fish... on bracelet.
Components: Lemon Quartz, flat faceted, silver and gold plated fish charms silver and gold plated chains


Meow...

Meow...
Components: Faceted Amethyst nugget, Silver plated kitty and silver plated chains . 20" LONG


Summer Stones

Summer necklace ...
Components: Huge faceted nuggets of Citrine and Amethyst.Gunmetal plated chain and brass chain, Brass plated toggle. 20" long.


Interview Necklace

Made this last night to wear to a job interview today. They say you should wear conservative jewelry, but that's just not my style! Didn't have...
Components: Hand patinad pendant, bird charm, citrine nuggets, Czech glass, Autumn Jasper, Pyrite nuggets, sari silk, Vintaj hook clasp, craft wire.


"Copper Line"

The white howlite trapezoid cut stones were my inspiration for this design. They are beautifully cut and have a lovely sheen. I decided to pair...
Components: 5 white howlite trapezoid cut stones, 11 Botswana agate faceted nuggets, 9 melon cut Czech glass beads, 18 copper saucers, copper daisies, 3 copper beads, toggle clasp


By the Light of the Moon

I have been collecting superduo beads for the last few weeks!;)I really LOVE them but just was NOT quite sure what in the world I was gonna DO with...
Components: (rizo seed beads, superduo seed beads, african recycled glass, swivel lobster clasp, unicorne beads)All from Lima, ceramic dual sided moon focal from Jubilee on etsy.


Elegant Vintage Rose

Pulling out more of my long held gemstones. These are AAA black honeycomb faceted agates. Mixed with Swarovski rose crystals and vintage rose...
Components: AAA black agate graduated rounds, Swarovski 5301 rose crystals, vintage rose lampwork, TierraCast classic gunmetal toggle from LB


Leather & Chain Beaded Chokers

Beautiful Beaded Leather & Chain Chokers. I've always loved chokers so one day I sat down and designed a necklace I would wear. These are only a...
Components: Leather, Silver Plated Pewter Chain, Clasp, Gorgeous Gemstones, Abalone, Tourmaline, Agate, Jasper are just a few.


Carpathian Relic

The focal by Wondrous Strange reminded me of an archaeological relic. The colors and textures were so unusual and different.
Components: Focal by Wondrous Strange, Czech beads, pearls, Rhodonite, brass findings.


Tequila Sunrise

The start of this project were these great handmade lampwork from Charlotte at http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Covergirlbeads. With their...
Components: 10mm handmade apricot orange lampwork, Swarovski 5301 fire opal crystals, .925 sterling silver earring blanks, .925 sterling silver beads


Warrior Man

At a show I found this black jade warrior. Paired him with turquoise roosters and my current favorite czech dark garden barrels. Of course fresh...
Components: Given above, necklace is 17 inches and the warrior is 2 inches tall.


Rockin Some Dumortierite

I wanted to make a western themed double wrap knotted bracelet. I thought the dumortierite with it's denim blue color was perfect. I also added...
Components: Dumortierite, Czech glass, rhinestone beads, pewter flying heart bead, star button, handmade (by me) oxidized fine silver link, leather cord


Pretty in Pink

Another knotted tassel necklace this time with a gorgeous salmon pink tassel. I used salmon pink jade rondelles, smoky quartz and rhinestone...
Components: jade rondelles, Smoky Quartz, rhinestone rondelles, salmon pink beaded silk tassel


Crazy for Chrysoprase

I got these gorgeous chrysoprase nuggets from LB and wanted to make a long knotted necklace with them. I had this vintage skeleton key and an...
Components: chrysoprase nuggets, faceted pyrite (from LB), vintage key, artisan bead


Purple Passion

Another of my new knotted necklaces with tassels. This time I used ametrine and purple jade to highlight the colors in the beaded top of the tassel.
Components: Ametrine, purple jade, beaded top purple silk tassel, rhinestone rondelles


Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home

I have been trying to use more of my polymer clay pieces in jewelry, so here is a bracelet with one of my ladybugs. Let me know whatcha think!:)
Components: polymer clay ladybug bead by me, czech glass, lampwork beads by Pinocean(on Etsy), unicorne lampwork drop, pewter and copper flower charm, vintaj parawire for handmade clasp, vintaj jumprings, toho seed beads, vintaj leaf charm


Deep in the Hydrangeas

I was trying for a horticultural feel.
Components: Petra's ceramic petals, Irish waxed linen, Vintaj brass parawire, Czech glass all LB


"Summer's End"

I was looking through my stash of odd beads, picked out a few that I liked and came up with the idea for "Summer's End" I used a butterfly, along...
Components: 6 14mm multicolor agate rounds, 6 multicolor agate rondelles, 2 silver clew wire beads, 1 silver butterfly, shells, and flowers, various bead caps, 4 faceted moonstone rounds, 14 multicolor Czech rounds.


Prayer/Meditation Beads II

2 more of these using different components.
Components: TierraCast cross from LB, silverSt. Christopher medal, Irish waxed linen from LB, czech 6mm round beads from LB, other 6 mm glass beads, metal 6/0 seedbeads, artistic wire, silverplate jumprings and crimp cord ends.


Triple Trees and Sun Witch

Another bit of wire creations I've been playing around with this summer. I'm going to try wire weaving next!!!! Hope I can do it, I've been...
Components: Amber colored wire(14 Gauge) and 24 copper wire. Bottom tree with Gold stone, the witch has citrine chips in her skirt and the top tree with carnilen chips.


rust lime ricky

I love chrysoprase !
Components: Bronzite, chrysoprase.


Red Flower Wrap

I've been messing around with different shaped beads, and I loved these red czech flowers. I'm not 100% happy with the threading on this, but my...
Components: All from LB: Czech flowers, leather cord, c-lon thread, apple blossom button


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.


Mardi Gras

I loved the colors indicted in these beads and I really like the Impression Jasper! I wanted to make this just as fun as the beads are, so I...
Components: Mardi Gras mixed Impression Jasper Ladder Pendant fro LB, 4mm square Swarovski crystals multi colors, gold-plated bead caps square, toho beads and gold plated chain with lobster claw clasp...length is 17-18" long!


Summer night Moon

Beautiful blue moonstone, I have never seen this more blue! I thought as it was 'MOON-stone' I would add the round freshwater pearls like the full...
Components: Blue moonstone, freshwater pearls, s. silver ear-wires


Pearl envy

As you know, I had made this pendant previously, a stick pearl is the main part of it and then added the other smaller pearls with wire working. I...
Components: Freshwater pearls, silver clasp


Iron & Knotts

Have had some iron letters for a while and made some simple initial necklaces for myself and my friend


spotted lime

I love colored leather and these black and lime glass beads stand out well on this cord


Simple cord & pendant

Pretty pendant I got in upstate NY at a bead booth


Dragonfly

Vintaj dragonfly & key on a very long chain


Leather & Lima Beads

Finally found something to do with my Lima Beads!


rustic wire

Lots of wire twisting!


Tahitian Sunset

Haven't felt like creating much lately, and when I do, my inspiration seems to be on hiatus. I went a purchased a design book, and found...
Components: Resin palm tree pendant, green garnet nugget drops, FW pearls, some sort of jasper, carnelian faceted rondelles, magatama seed beads, copper chain and clasp.


Green Garden Under the Stars Bracelet

I needed to add a green piece to my collection, so I went rummaging through my stash and this is what I came up with
Components: Vintage green bicones, Swarovski crystals, pearls, findings and a star clasp


Midsummer Night

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.
Components: Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.


VIctorian Queen Bee

A little modern with the Vintaj metal paint and bold agate. A little victorian with crystal, pearls and dark chain. Wire wrap to secure the...
Components: Close material list on my fresh pick of the same name.


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