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Ivory Feather Earrings

I think that these earrings will go with almost every outfit in my closet :) The ivory color in the feather and waxed nylon combined with gold...


7 different earrings

Hi girls,

I hope you like my asymmetrical earrings.

If you have a favorite, I would love to hear wich one?

Smile
Rikke


Not fake gems. They're genuine Acrylic.

Let's face it. Some of us are fools for color. I couldn't resist the image of these jewel tone acrylic beads,so I bought a bunch. I think they're...
Components: Acrylic beads in brass, GP over surgical steel ear wires, GP jump rings, crystal bicones, GP/brass ball head pins, and Czech 2 tone beads from Lima. **GP over Brass head pins are a BEAR to wrap with. They're very springy, but they look nice and the price is great.**


Leather Necks

Love the softness of the suede neck straps and the gorgeous caramel color, too. Lends itself very well to these brass chains and pendants. With a...
Components: Suede leather, brass chain, pendants, and findings, odds and ends of beads, glass pearls


Gingko

Byzantine is my favorite weave, and I loved this gingko clasp.
Components: Bronze jump rings, aged bronze clasp


Blue Waters

I am becoming attached to the LB recycled glass pieces and also the beads, and this piece is no exception.
Components: All LB, beads and recycled glass pieces.


Queen

This piece was created for my Sister In Law she is a Calypsonian (Artist that sings songs based on what is happening in the country and the...
Components: All materials are LB except for the gold wooden beads.


No Grinich Here

I had been working on this piece for the last two weeks because I really wanted to get the top and bottom bead work right. It was becoming one of...
Components: All materials are LB, recycled glass and beads.


Heart lampword earrings

Heart lampword beads and czech heart beads combined into these delicate cute feminine earrings :-)

What do you think?

I have added a lot of...


Flower lampword asymmetrical

Sweet asymmetrical earrings with beautiful lampwork beads in delicate colors :-)


Frosty

I have not in the past done holiday jewelry...but I saw this snowman on Lima by Jangles and I couldn't resist.
Components: Jangles snowman, Red, orange, green and black glass beads I had and copper chain, copper lobster claw


Black jeans earrings

Dear Limabeaders,

I havent been here for a while. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for supplies to arrive for me to make my new...


Blue jeans earrings

Dear Limabeaders,

I havent been here for a while. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for supplies to arrive for me to make my new...


Teal tortie asymmetrical earrings

Dear Limabeaders,

I havent been here for a while. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for supplies to arrive for me to make my new...


Asymmetrical lampwork earrings

Dear Limabeaders,

I havent been here for a while. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for supplies to arrive for me to make my new...


What Animal...?!

In this picture, this focal reminds me of a goat (or maybe sheep), which most certainly was NOT what inspired me... The middle brown piece is in...
Components: Stained beef bone (organic and local), sterling silver (scrap, sheet and wire, all parts hand made), First one: Smoke quarz, Rock Crystal; the Czech glass is from LB. Leather cord in the second one.


Minimalist Pebble

Here's another of the stones I drilled holes in, decided to go for copper with this one (the hue of the stone itself went better with copper). I...
Components: Copper sheet (maybe 0.4 mm), sanded and patinaed. Stone from the roadside...? Leather cord (I made adjustable knots, not very sophisticated, but practical).


Inspired by Julie

I just love this green leaf focal I got from Julie's "Just a Drop" shop on Etsy. I finally got some great beads that really complimented it and...
Components: #1 PC leaf bracelet bar from Just a Drop on Etsy, Green Aventurine, prehnite, Rhyolite, African green jasper, Czech glass, Swarovski pearls and crystal, crystal cubes and brass findings and chain, Vintaj charm and clasp. #2 Impression jasper, red creek jasper, Czech glass, copper findings, handmade clasp and TierraCast charm. Almost all components from LB.


Color me Christmas

I love Christmas, but I really am not a fan of the combinations of Christmas colors. Green and red is so very cliched to me, so i tried to find a...
Components: Lots of goodies, enameled stuffs from Art Incendi, Golem Studio bead, polymer clay pretties, waxed linen, vintaj brass ear hoops and bead caps, toho seed beads, czech glass buttons


Hawthorn Finished

Here are some of my metal that I posted earlier in a somewhat unfinished state... now I got it incorporated into this two-lenght necklace (you...
Components: Bronze sheet (0.4 mm, but hard to saw!) for the leaf, etched, heat patinaed and waxed. Tiger jaspis (some local shop) and Toho beads (LB)on waxed linen. Copper sheet for the clasp rounds (etched and patinaed). Sari silk (LB).


Some finished pieces

I've been so busy working on many pieces at once -- now I got a whole bunch finished in one go, when I finally got all the small parts ready....
Components: Copper sheet (0.7 mm or thereabouts), various leather cords, silk cord (LB), czech glass beads (LB) and waxed cotton cord. Bronze wire for the clasp-and-chain (with silver solder -- I've decided I don't care if it doesn't match: the quality is good), and some ready-made copper cord ends in the last one. The first etching is done with masking tape, with the flowers cut out with a scalpel. The second one is scratched with a needle in silver marker (pen). The third is outline stickers: the snowflake and the hole it left! (Not entirely happy with that design, think I'll have to put another pair of rounds on the back, since they will turn. Sold it already to my room-mate at work, so I can fix it eventually...) The copper is varnished on the back, and waxed front.


Reflections and Connections. Inspired by A. Rozmin

I've had these connectors and charms for a while,and was inspired by A.R's designs. Thank you for the inspiration!
I really like the way the...
Components: Pewter charms and connectors, Fresh Water Pearls, Mystic Green Quartz, small blue Kyanite brios, SS ear wires, and SP jump rings. Also, SP round connectors, and Rock Crystal.


Down By The Frozen Stream

I love to wear sweaters and turtlenecks in the fall/winter season along with chunky or detailed jewelry. I think the high necklines create a nice...
Components: Mother-of-pearl open donut, Misc faceted glass, Czech two-tone faceted rounds, Color-lined cubes, Antique Brass & Seed beads in an assortment of finishes and styles.


It Made a Difference to This One

When I saw these beautiful little sterling starfish charms it reminded me of this story.
A beach was covered with starfish that had washed ashore,...
Components: Sterling silver starfish charm and chain from LB. Pearl and beach glass from my stash.


Winterberry and Bambi

Had those made a few weeks ago and finally got around to do some pictures, as I really needed to get some replacements for my shop.
Components: " Winterberry "Rock Crystal, Apollo seed beads, Czech flowers, waxed linen, chain and clasp are from Lima Beads. Lampwork beads from Garden of Beads, enameled bird connector was a custom order from ArtIncendi. " Bambi "Czech glass, chain, clasp, bird charm, Unicorne teardrop and beading wire all Lima Beads. Ceramic beads are from Grubbi and blister pearls from my stash.


Coin Necklace

The coin necklace is a gift for my sister. The crystal on the top is the clasp but since it is a long necklace "30 it can be worn with clasp in...
Components: Wheat chain / gold, gold 'greek' coin, crystal box clasp, tierra cast cone. Earrings - tibetan bead, brass chain and leverbacks and brass twisted wire (artistic wire)


More Paper Cones From Lima

I have been wanting to try using some paper cones...but they were usually too big. These are perfect and I love the fact their multicolored!
Components: paper cones, leather strips, copper chain, rainbow agate..one in blue and the other orange.


What's That Stone Called?

A wonderful bracelet focal from Asia...the earring dangles were a gift. I had a heck of a time finding something to match..until this stone came...
Components: Polymer clay focal, 10mm Phosphosiderite, square seeds, silver accents, pc earring dangles, waxed linen, silver hook


Charmed Christmas Bracelet

What says "I'm ready for a holiday party" more than a themed charm bracelet?! I selected some very Christmas-inspired charms from both Jangles and...


Frozen Drops Earrings

These earrings are so easy it's crazy. You can create any combination you want using the Unicorne Glass teardrops and a pair of 1-3 links. I have...


Star Adjustable Bracelet

These adjustable bangles are great as gifts for yourself as well as others. There are so many ways to personalize. For this particular one, I chose...


Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments

Making snowflake ornaments could not be easier using these great wire frames that come in 3 sizes. All you need to do is pick some fab sparkle and...


Perched Bird Tassel Necklace

Tassels are everywhere right now, why not dress one up and perch a bird on top? My inspiration for materials and colors comes from the festive...


Shawl Pins

So I had originally posted this, but I hate the picture of the shawl pins. Bubble wrap is an awful backdrop!!
Any who... My sister and I barter....
Components: Polymer clay, 14 gauge wire, and really good genes ;)


Tear Drop Earrings

Simple elegance inspired these Czech glass tear drops attached to sterling silver horse eye shaped earrings
Components: sterling silver, Czech glass, silver jump rings.


Too much?

I'm always concerned if I've gone too far with a design. I'm not sure if these earrings need the czech beads. Thoughts?
Components: Ceramic focals from Petra, czech fire polished beads, brass 18 and 28 gauge wire, antiqued brass chain, and lever back ear wires. (LB)


Unfinished Business

Everyone has pieces that are hanging about, not quite right or not quite finished. Here are mine. The first one I think I need smaller donut beads...
Components: Agate focal, Middle Eastern beads, dzi beads, distressed 2 mm leather (LB). Copper 18, 22 and 28 ga wire, dapped silverplated rounds, rough amethyst briolettes, druzy and turquoise beads. Coral, dzi and middle eastern bead on the fourth pic.


LimaBeads recycles!

How cool! Using recycled products to create beautiful new jewelry.
Components: Paper beads... I LOVE these! Tagua nuts. African recycled glass. Recycled sea-beach glass.


Me-Mine

These are the polymer clay components that I have been making. I'm still learning and experimenting, but I have found several techniques that make...
Components: Lots of stuff from my stash.


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