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Still Nut Hunting, Indian Summer and more

I have been making some necklaces and bracelets to replace the ones that had sold mostly with a fall and winter theme and colors.
Components: !. Still Nut Hunting : Gaea pendant, GGS squirrel bead, Czech glass, Jasper, Mushroom lampwork bead, Vintaj clasp and bead caps are from LB, rest fro my stash. 2. Indian Summer : Czech glass, copper plated chain from LB, from my stash charoite, Ub teardrop and spacer and more Czech glass. My own PC pendant 3. Blossom Czech glass from LB. rest from my stash. 3. Apple Orchard Czech glass, Kylie Parry apple bead, C-Koop leaf, African glass, button LB, Ebony wood from stash. 4. Anchusa : Dumortrierite and lampwork beads from Lima, rest from my stash.


and a few more....

just trying out new beads. Notice the bluegreen quartz bracelets--I used 2 different colors of linen. I figured with all the colors in the stones,...
Components: Stones, LB and elsewhere, buttons my stash, leather and linen and seed beads, LB


My bunch of bracelets. :)

same song, next verse
Components: Most of the stones are from LB, all the leather and waxed linen is from LB, seed beads from LB, copper beads and buttons, my stash.


Going Home Again

I just love the little house beads that Jubilee on Etsy makes! They are so very cute and rustic and they almost always remind me of somewhere I...
Components: ceramic house by Jubilee on Etsy, lampwork beads by Pinocean on Etsy, (czech glass, vintaj findings, unicorne glass beads, waxed linen-all from Lima)


Honey Dew with Cream

Boy, I have to admit that these Czech Mates are nice. I have small wrists and I love the daintier look personally. Simple and stylish is what I...
Components: Three strands of stringing with two of the Czech Mates. The seed beads are Toho with the very tiny 11/0 called opaque pastel frosted mudbrick. Whew...and that my friends is the color of those beads. The larger seed beads are ?. I believe they could be Miyuki. 8/0 in matte cream. Bead shops will sometimes package the seed beads with their own labeling like this one. The seed beads are consistent with Japanese in their quality. I used the Wild Fire white beading thread. Silver finding...crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians. I also used a silver three hole tube clasp. Oh geez...the middle strand !!! I strung a combination of the seed beads along with these 4mm Czech glass crystal beads in a smokey topaz color that picks up with those mudbricks. Evens out the color scheme of the total look.


Brownies with Cream

Still concentrating with the various Czech beads that have made their place in crafting. I wanted to try my hand with the Czech Mates. I had a...
Components: Double strand of beaded Czech Mates in this brownish design. The very tiny seed beads are the Toho 11/0 in matte cream. The slightly larger seed beads in the gold luster Toho 8/0. I strung all with black Fire Wire beading thread. I went with gold findings to complement the gold seed beads. I used gold crimps, crimp covers, and gold wire guardians. I also used the two hole gold tube clasp.


Burgandy in Pink

I wanted to try my luck with the Czech SuperDuo beads. I purchased this bead pattern for stringing these unique Czech beads. I also purchased...
Components: A delicate bracelet utilizing the 6mm Czech Picasso mauve crystal glass beads. The bead pattern consists of two superduo's in the pastel burgundy color. The very tiny seed beads are clear with a silver lining inside. I'm not sure as to what Japanese company supplied a local bead shop that I would shop at. The packaging is the bead shop's own packaging. With the consistency of the beads; it's either Miyuki or Toho. Many of the independent beads shops carry one or the other. I strung with white Fire Wire beading thread. Silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians and a very simple small silver toggle clasp to complete it.


Putting the Ox in Aqua

I wanted to try my luck with the Czech
Superduo beads. I know that they are tiny and primarily used in bead stitching work. I do openly admit...
Components: I used very old pale aqua glass beads as my focals and worked the bead pattern around them. The Oxblood seed beads are Toho 8/0. The tiny round seed beads are Toho 11/0 aqua with oxblood in the center of them. The Czech superduo is the pastel aqua. I used white Wild Fire beading thread along with my silver crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, and a small simple silver toggle clasp. Simple and dainty.


Pretty in Pietersite

I purchased a small cabochon of Pietersite awhile back ago. I searched to find these 8mm silver bead connectors so I could make myself a bracelet....
Components: The focal point of this dainty bracelet is the Pietersite cab that I set into this silver bracelet connector. I used my beading wire along with my silver crimps, crimp covers and the silver wire guardians. The seed beads are Toho 8/0 terra cotta and the 6mm beads are very old from my bead stash. They are glass. The tiny decorative 6mm silver bead spacers are very old as well. It gives the bracelet some pizazz.


Hip Hop

I made this bracelet around the cute little bunny.
Components: polymer clay bunny, Golem paisley..LB, Mykonos pink ceramic cornflakes and beads, Czech Glass Grey snake and stormy cloud beads..LB, Agate, Czech grey drops, grey pearl, copper Patricia Healey toggle..LB.


Fall Colors

I finally got round to making a wire collar necklace! Finished it in one evening, but it took a lot of creative thinking to figure out what I...
Components: Bronze wire, 1, 6 mm. Copper sheet of some unknown thin gauge (less than 0, 5 mm definitely) from my dad's shed. Red Creek Jasper sticks I got at LB this summer, and some thin copper wire.


A mess of bracelets

I had made a lot of polymer clay pieces and I've been trying to find time to make finished pieces out of them. I finally finished a handful, but...
Components: Polymer clay, lots of different Czech glass beads, Toho seed beads, Irish waxed linen, handmade clasps.


Faerie Land

I thought this bead...a "Faerie House" was something I had to have!
Components: Faerie house, Golem pink daisy, Greek ceramic beads, brass chain, sari silk, Rose Quartz nuggets, Rose Quartz butterfly, Brass hook, pink waxed linen.


Dangles, Dangles & More Dangles!

These are just a few of my Beautiful Dangles which attach to any of my Chains. One Chain turns into many Necklaces. Feel Free To See More on my...
Components: I only used the best quality beads and gemstones. All chains are either silver plated pewter, antique silver plated components. Crystals and Pearls are my favorite.


Chubby Bird’s Fall Berries

Speaking of Fall Berries....When I saw Becky’s Fresh Pick inspired by Fall berries, I had to chuckle as I was getting ready to post this necklace;...
Components: Lipstick Ranch Chubby Bird (LB); Jasper twisted ovals and rounds; Dyed Quartz w/mica; green pearl shell rounds; Copper ball headpins, AC pins, jumprings, components, spacers, cable chain, lobster clasp.


Pink Shores

A seashore bracelet featuring Asia's polymer clay seashell bracelet focal. I bought it and then was stumped. Nothing I had looked right with it. A...
Components: Polymer Clay Shell focal/Winter Bird Studios. Burgundy freshwater pearls & burgundy seed beads/JoAnn's Crafts. Pink freshwater pearls/Michael's & a destashing friend. Heishi shell/stash. Czech glass pink moon/Lima Beads Copper chain, jump rings/Michael's. Copper spacers/stash. Copper ball headpins/Hancock's Fabrics. Pink glass beads/stash. Pink seed beads/stash. Handmade hook clasp, jump rings/Asia


Coming up Roses

This is my entry for the Sept. Art Bead Scene Challenge. This is the first time I've had something completed so early in the month!

My design...
Components: Pendant by Andrew Thornton; lots of Czech glass from Lima Beads; Vintaj chain, beadcaps, filigree bead, & findings; shell; misc gemstones; and Swarovski crystal pearl.


My favorite Tiki

A long necklace inspired by the Tiki pendant from the '60's. Love the '60's!
Components: An Ebony Tiki pendant, with large Coral and Black Lava beads, Vintage Cinnabar, and silver chain.


Chunky Coral with Orca

Some coral pieces inspired by the sea, slightly ethnic, slightly retro. Big and bold.
Components: Coral chunks, large white pearls, black lava, a pewter Orca bead, some old silver beads from Mali, and large lobster clasps.


Winter Clouds

I liked this matte charcoal grey bulls eye jasper pendant and tried many different beads with it but nothing seemed to fit. Finally came up with...
Components: Matte charcoal grey bulls eye jasper pendant, Leopardskin Jasper, tourmalinated quartz, grey jasper, riverstone, TierraCast gunmetal heirloom toggle from LB.


Boho boho boho...

These boho necklaces are so much fun to make. I love it.

And they are so comfortable, light weight and soft.

I'm hooked :-)


Lady In Red

Kumihimo Technique......Has an elegance to it,s look....
Components: Garnet Swarovski Bi-cones and Lentil beads


For The Love Of Gold

I had leftovers so wanted to do something with it....I also like multi-strand jewellery
Components: I used gold twisted bugle beads and gold 3mm round spacers....it has a nice glitter to it....


Bohemian style necklace

This is really not a typical Copenhagen Statement piece.

The boho style is not something I have done before. But I got inspired when Crystal...


Peacock Hematite

Peacock Hematite donut, wrapped in silver wire to make a focal pendant
Components: Hematite donut, silver wire


Modern Renaissance

I feel as though this one could be considered a Pinterest "success." I saw a similar pair last night and the ol' creative light bulb went on.
Components: 16 and 20 g. antiqued copper wire, matte teal beads, Czech beads - all LB products.


The Pond

I just LOVE frog ponds! We have a park nearby our house that is close enough for us to walk there. There is a pond on the way that is always filled...
Components: polymer clay frog focal by me, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork glass beads by Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj findings, unicorne mini teardrops, amethyst nuggets, recycled glass, tierracast heishi and beadcaps


Goldfish Pond Bracelet

This is the bracelet I designed to go along with my Goldfish Pond necklace. I struggle with bracelets because my wrist is small and it can be hard...
Components: Misc. Jasper hand-knapped nuggets, chips, and pebble; Green Girl Pewter Goldfish (LB); Pyrite (LB), Ceramic rounds, Ant Silver plate findings, accu-guards, 20ga wire.


Vkings at Red Creek

I used a red creek jasper donut as the focal, bail is made with sterling square wire. attached about 5 inches of viking knit between two chains of...
Components: Jasper donut, creek jasper beads (alternating ovals and rondelles)silver wire


Vintaj olive

I used two of the long tags from vintaj in brass, embossed them with an embossing folder (sorry, don't remember which one) colored them with...
Components: vintaj tags, tierra cast niobium ear wires, ice resin, tim holtz alcohol ink, headpins, 2 Czech glass beads


Marrakesh

The designs and colors of the wood beads, just made me think of Morocco! I have had these from my last trip to Nashville. I finally got around to...
Components: Handmade PC beads, assorted carved and painted wooden beads, copper jumprings and toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.


For the love of Turquoise

I love the color turquoise, and I love the color orange, so it was only natural to put them together. I've made a lot of polymer clay pieces, but I...
Components: First has a polymer clay bracelet bar, czech fire polished rounds in two colors, Goldstone, one orange freshwater pearl and a handmade clasp. The next two are polymer clay pieces. The last has a polymer clay bead focal, lots of different czech glass beads, brass bead caps and a magnetic clasp.


Sand Bar

I love to collect sea shells and wanted to create a bracelet that captured the beach.
Components: Sea urchin from SummerWindart, pearls, shells, Czech glass, copper and brass findings.


Oh So Beaded Dangle Bracelet

I just love different beautiful jewelry. My Beaded Dangle Bracelets are made with only the finest beads, pearls and crystals. Each and every bead...
Components: Pearls, Crystals, Gemstones, Silver Plated Pewter accent beads


Daisy Chain Extras

I got ambitious and made 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings to go with the necklace after I had to tweak it this morning. The bracelet with the...
Components: Large yellow porcelain focal, assorted yellow glass beads, blue seed beads/Walmart. Blue/yellow/white daisy beads, yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Waxed linen/LB. Yellow bead and brass link chain/Walmart. Brass findings/stash.


Pewter and Green

The pewter frames needed a nice, vibrant green bead. Whaaa-laaa. Simple but pretty darn cool.
Components: LB components- pewter bead frames, green recycled glass, silver beads from my stash and handmade ear wires.


Inspired by Ali's Tutorial- Mod Glass Necklace

Ali's tutorials are so easy to follow. I had to try this. The modern design of this necklace is super cool. It works with a multitude of outfits....
Components: http://www.limabeads.com/store/designs/ViewDesign?d=14578 Santa Fe Summer Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 1/2", peacock blue and amber glass rings, trinket factory connector, waxed linen


Daisy Chain

I have had the blue/yellow/white daisy beads for ages and just could not come up with any design. I looked for a pendant and never found one that...
Components: Blue/yellow/white glass daisy beads & yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Large yellow glass flower, yellow glass beads, yellow & blue seed beads, yellow bead & brass link chain/Walmart. Silver metal butterfly, sunflower bead & amber nugget/stash. Waxed linen LB.


Rosie hearts

Beautiful silver hearts again by Kim at Untamed Spirit (Etsy)teamed with my fav ~ pink tourmaline ~ and rose quartz.
Components: pink tourmaline ~ rose quartz


Ellie Blew (blue) !

As you'll see, I made these earrings to go with a favourite summer top I have! I love these silver ellie's and put them with Brazilian blue sodalite!
Components: Brazilian blue sodalite, elephant silver charms (LB)


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