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Translucent Winter Fire

Here's a gemstone piece I made for the Christmas market, to have something shiny and a bit expensive-looking to contrast with the multitude of dark...
Components: Garnet, labradorite, some kind of agate, and some really, really old beads from my stash which I'm not quite sure about, on waxed linen. Most of them from LB, I think. And the sterling silver parts, and SS pieces of chain.

Neutral Chic

I wanted to make a "go wih everything piece"' plus I loved the rondelles and the PC pendant I made LOL
Components: Marbled rondelles, cocoa flower beads, chain and clasp from my stash, Czech stone beads and other Czech beads from Etsy. Handmade PC pendant. The rest is from LB.


Unfortunately all my phone pics post sideways! Have edited and even taken them sideways and they still spin around! I saw a similar pair of...
Components: Freshwater peacock pearls, oxidixed wire and clasp, chain and cut up tie die fabric. The gold pair is satun ribbon, grain bead, chain and tiny square beads. Red/blue one is large chevron bead, wrapped large loop wire and waxed cord with seed beads tied on

Beautiful Cab

I buy some cabachons from an Etsy shop which happens to be going out of business this month. I don't remember what this stone is but I think it's...
Components: Chinese crystal cubes, brass chain, brass filigree, green jasper rectangles, wire, Saki bronze beads, brass hook clasp

Delicado Necklace

This delicate necklace is an airy piece that is lightweight yet full of little details. Tierracast is on-trend by creating this lariat styled...

Sweet Life Bangles

This gorgeous bangle was designed to look worn with texture and has rivet holes (6) for charm embellishment. Pick any of Tierracasts' new line of...

Flora Earrings

Tierracast created these floral inspired earrings. The organic shape of the new floral pendants look beautiful next to the colorful faceted beads...


Make quite a few dangle type bracelets to wear with tee shirts, really like the components hanging on different types of chain
Components: Czech daggers, orange and blue stripe glass rondels, tiny orange glass tubes, and seed beads on a wide mouth chain

Pretty Petals

Wasnt sure what to do with these rounds so tried a fun casual look with matching earrings
Components: 12 mm ceramic painted rounds, leather cord, yellow enamel square, tiny yellow square rondels and sunburst button

Seaglass wraps

I like the look of stacked and wrapped beads and make alot of them but seaglass is my favorite
Components: Aqua seaglass 10 mm rounds wrapped in wire, fishhook ear wire

Strings of seaglass

Love seaglass beads! Making bracelets and anklets for summer.
Components: Green seaglass rounds staggered with square seaglass rondells, bronze metal beadcaps, 2nd bracelet is blue seaglass with an oval blue czech bead. Wrapped seaglass earrings to match

Wrapped up

Wanted to a add a little character to a wrap bracelet without wrapping beads around the strap
Components: Cloth strap from limabead with a few red glass pearls and a clasp

Seaglass setting

Getting a jump on summer with some beachy pieces- necklace earrings and bracelet set
Components: Aqua blue seaglass rounds, chain, bead cone, tiny metal spacers and wire wrapping

Three Amigas

These agate beads have been in my stash for awhile. For some reason I'd pull them out to use them, admire them, and put them away. Finally, I...
Components: Jump rings, 8mm Tibetan Agate and focal, 4mm Picture Jasper cubes, deerskin lace leather, and 20 gauge Antique Brass Artistic wire.

Good Vibes Tassel Necklace

I made this piece with Wood Beads I already had but used Lima's Gemstone rondelles to accent the wood beads. Add a tassel and some charms and you...

Stone's Throw Necklace

Natural and electroplated stone components form a statement necklace. I made this to go with a sweater I had with a brush stroked pattern in tones...
Components: Lapis-Lazuli, electroplated quartz (purple and blue dipped) and stone chips with gold toned beads, chain and gold plated clasp.

Painted Desert Bracelet

I had a lot of fun making this with Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, dyed layered malechite beads (the crosses) and Stabilized...
Components: Silver toned western style rings, silver plated clasp, Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, Stabilized Turquoise nugget beads, and silver toned jump rings.

The Bling Version

Having got the idea, this fell together simultaneously with the other, as a possibly more customer-friendly version (or not, but the party version...
Components: Czech beads from LB, big glass nuggets found at a flea market, bronze wire (the real thing), leather lace.

Cast Ashore

I really don't know what happened... I was thinking of making a lariat... and I was planning a choker with those pebbles and the wire. But they...
Components: Small flat pebbles that I drilled holes in. Sterling silver wire, leather lace sewn together at the ends, and some exquisite Czech beads from LB!

A Perfect Pairing

For a February birthday---wanted to incorporate amethyst into a double strand design
Components: amethyst gemstones, freshwater pearls, seed beads, rose jade, Bali silver beads and sterling silver three ring toggle clasp with dangling labradorite chips

Pink Petals

More Valentine's Day earrings!
Components: sterling silver basketweave charms, pink opal glass teardrop beads, pearls and sterling silver earwires

Valentine Seaglass earrings

soft, feminine seaglass rectangular pendants are the perfect backdrops for pearls and charms for Valentine's Day earrings
Components: Seaglass pendants, pearls, pewter charms, sterling silver earwires

Happy Heart Earrings

Just a fun pair of earrings for Valentine's Day! I love the facets on these Swarovski crystals
Components: Swarovski crystal hearts and pearls, sterling silver twisted rings and sterling silver earwires

Dragon fly sunset

One day I fired 15 pmc3 pieces and this was 1 of them. I have much more and am excited because I bought some AWESOME molds (moulds? I can never...
Components: Pmc one fire sterling silver (legal grade), ssf wire, faceted natural carnelian and 49 string beadalon beading wire

No Name Copper and Brass

Pendants from Lima. Polished the design so brass would peak through.
Components: Copper and brass, copper glass pearls.

Copper Bubbles

Just beautiful favorite. But added a crystal for a more feminine look.
Components: Copper sheet, copper chain, and a crystal.

Brass Patina

Got all the supplies for these from Lima. Intended to use them for another idea but when I emptied my bag....this just looked like it belonged...
Components: Zola Elements Patina Brass Wavy Hammered Square Bead, brass teardrop bead and phosphorus bronze wire....all from Lima.

Bit of frill

Fair trade polymer beads from Nepal. Love the colors and the fact that it promotes a living for women in Nepal.
Components: Sammunut beads from Nepal, sterling wire and a tassel.


As I age, I have discovered that longer earrings add a bit of light to the face.
Components: Plumeria Blossoms from Lima, sterling silver wire, black small crystals and a black tear drop bead.

Tropical earrings, starfish

Another tropical earring design in an antique copper finish. Inspired by all the recycled glass I've purchased from Lima Beads!
Components: Antique copper ear wires, starfish charms with a hand applied coppery patina finish (sealed with a matte finish acrylic coating) and a splash of color with an 8mm frosted glass bead

Tropical earrings, sea horse

Antique copper earrings with recycled glass to add a splash of color and a she horse charm with a coppery patina
Components: Copper ear wires, recycled glass, seahorse charm with a hand applied coppery patina finish (sealed with a matte finish acrylic coating)

Copper beach sunset necklace

Another in a series of my recycled glass pieces. This time using an antique copper finish chain, and a variety of colors and shapes of the...
Components: Recycled glass pieces, large link antique copper chain, suede cord, hand-made clasp. Tropical charms with hand applied patina, brown suede cord.

Frog and Fossil Necklace

For a powerful Medicine Person or Shaman. Fossils often are affiliated with ancestor dream work and frogs with rebirth or transition.
Components: Fossil Donut, Turitella oval, 8mm zigzag Tibetan-style agate rounds, grey agate rounds, "eel" Czech daggers, soft grey short Czech daggers, oyster shell heishi, Job's Tears (Asian grass seed), pyrite mini skull beads, green zebra heishi (LB please get more!!!), matte silver Czech 6/0 seed beads, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed lavender, 11/0 shiny gunmetal Toho, 11/0 shiny lavender grey Toho, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho, frog charms-pewter, thick silver colored wire, .019 silver satin soft flex, sterling silver crimp beads.

Round Stone Bracelet

Same design, this time with rounds. I just wanted to show you what this looks like with rounds.
Components: Carnelian, LB, Rose Quartz, LB, Blue Haze Agate, LB, leather cord, Irish Waxed Linen, various buttons, seed beads, some LB, some my stash

Battle Axe Beaded Necklace

I was inspired to make this after I saw the Black agate battle axe pendant and decided to make my own design with it and faceted fancy jasper...

Learning a New Skill

I've been wanting to explore more wire work & metalworking. So I bought a few books & hit YouTube. The wire book I got is Artisan...
Components: 10mm & 6mm crazy lace agate, 6/0 African Sunset Toho, 18 & 20 gauge copper wire. The caged beads are made with a coated copper wire from my father-in-law's electronics stash.

A Fairy's Home in the Woods

I saw this fairy house and it was too cute to pass up. Plus, a friend of mine is struggling with some health issues and I thought this would cheer...
Components: Fairy house in PC...brass Vintaj woodland branch and fairy, Lucite flowers in burgundy and blue, seeds, 1mm met. copper leather cord, copper chain and homemade copper hook.

His 'n' hers

Two complementary stretch bracelets for my son and his fiancee. They both like tiger eye gemstone, so I used it for both bracelets.
Components: 10mm and 6 mm tiger eye and lava stone round beads, 6mm round silver beads for accent, silver tube beads to hide the knot of the 1mm stretchy beading cord.

Passel o' bracelets

I've been going a bit crazy with this braided design making it in every different stone I can find that works. It works with rounds, too, it just...
Components: Denim Lapis, Malachite, Green Kyanite, Blue Kyanite, Rose Quartz, Rend Bend Jasper, Brazilian Agate in order of the pics, some from LB and some from my stash. Leather cord, all LB, GG and Mamacita buttons, all LB, other buttons, my stash, Irish waxed linen, LB, seed beads- the metal look ones are duracoat and I don't think LB ever carried them. Any colored seed beads I used are from here.