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Light gold bracelet

Large statement bracelet in light gold, gunmetal and silver :-)


Journey in PC

Made some beads with the tribal feel and some faceted, what do you think ?
Components: Polymer clay


"Summer, Eternal" beaded wrap bracelet.

Hi, ALL! Haven't checked in for a long time. This is my first work after my husband's nearly fatal heart attack back in February that he survived...
Components: Magnesite, Impression Jasper, Turquoise, Coral, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, Japanese seed beads, Sterling Silver wire, chain and charms, 14-K gold-filled beads, vermeil, leather, suede lacing. My new most favorite SS button by Rustic Charms (!!!) - Thank you, Lima Beads! Oh, yeah, and a $.50 jewelry loom from the thrift store :)


Journey in etching

Thank you Lynda for the inspiration, after admiring your pieces I finally did it this weekend. Ferric acid is not available to the public in Canada...
Components: My own etched copper, copper findings and polymer clay, Lampwork from Magdalena Ruiz, Meital, Glass by Leese and Garden of Beads.


SummerTime Blues

So I did a little repurposing. I found some cool bracelets made from PC beads at Rose's...a buyout. $2.50 each. I bought 3 and decided to take them...
Components: Assorted PC beads, clear crystals, czech flowers in blue & teal, PC cones from WinterBird Studios, white seed beads, shell button, brown hemp cord.


Lightness of Being

When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Their lives begin in the water...
Components: Blue porcelain dragonfly pendant, JBB pewter swivel pendant bail, blue magnesite stones, Czech opal druk, TierraCast antique silver tapered toggle from LB.


Romania

This is a Romanov pattern. Your kind comments are inspiring me to add more of my works to the gallery.
Components: Aluminum anodized rings, gold plated clasp


Re-Do on the Elephant

I wasn't happy with the way I did the elephant..this is my next try at it.
Components: Polymer clay elephant, orange speckled Indo glass beads, brass beads, sari silk, brass chain, orange cornflake and brass lobster claw.


Bracelets

A collection that I made today. What a way to spend a Saturday! :)


Celtic Knots

I love Celtic knotwork, so this was my first attempt at beading one of the designs. I used a square stitch, so no loom was involved.
Components: Glass beads, fireline, and silver plated pewter clasp


Flower Power

I loved this Patricia Healey pendant, so I made a simple Byzantine chain to enhance it.
Components: Patricia Healey copper pendant, copper maille rings, copper clasp


Summer Breeze

I wanted to create a soft and cool bracelet for my friend who loves the color blue. I was inspired by the colors of the blueberries in my garden.
Components: Copper bracelet bar by FerrariOrignalBeads, Czech glass, pearls, batik cloth, shell, copper charms and chain.


Flutter!

Another of my ombre bracelets using Czech 11/0 seed beads in lined purple, opaque peach, green apple and yellow rainbow with a JBB butterfly charm....
Components: Czech 11/0 seed beads, Soft Flex stainless steel memory wire, JBB butterfly charm


Almost Home

I got this cute rustic house bead from Jubilee on Etsy and it reminded me of a farm house in the country that has sunflowers in the summer. I...
Components: house bead by Jubilee on Etsy, lampwork beads by Pinocean on Etsy, czech glass beads from Lima, Toho seed beads from Lima, recycled glass bead from Lima, sari silk from Lima, waxed linen and leather from Lima


Rough, light gold necklace

Wire wrapped necklace.

Made of a number of different materials:

- Titanuim agate - gold colored
- Freshwater Pearls, white and grey
-...


Couple of peices for in laws

My sister in law will have a major birthday in July . My mother in law will be visiting by the time.
Made the bracelet with matching ring for the...
Components: Red leather cord, pearls, silver chain. All shopped here in Lima beads.


Sublime Iridescence (or School's Out For Summer)

If you saw my Fresh Pick you know I was going to experiment with these... :)

And yes, that weird pair of connectors where the 3 strands join...
Components: MOP squares, Matte Titanium Druzy, Superduos, Czech Glass, Irish Waxed Linen, Rollo Chain, Artistic Wire all from LB!!! :)


GI Jane,, by request

I was contacted by a client named Jane. She works in a gym and her nickname there is GI Jane. She described herself as a beast in the Gym but...
Components: Rollo chain, LB, Pewter artistic wire, LB, Vintaj Arte Metal Blank, LB, Type face letter stamps, LB, and a whole passel of Swarovski crystals in camouflage colors, my stash.


Barn Owl

I have been working on some new woodland animals! I was inspired by allaboutbirds.org....my boys have been watching the barn owls raise there...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, renaissance wax


Crystal wire weaved necklace

This piece turned out as a necklace....but my original intension was to make a bracelet. However, the centerpiece turned out to be too big for at...


purple passion

Purple and more purple! and pink and blue and green too!
Components: Dyed Agate Slice, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, Apatite, Peridot, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver


Beware the Brass

Using lots of colorful seed beads for these fun flirty earrings, but oh why, did I pick brass wire?? It's so stiff and hard to work with, but I do...
Components: seed beads, glass, Howlite Turquoise, brass wire and ear wires


Flowers and Fringe

It started with a flat, plain resin bead..I thought it would be perfect to decoupage.
Components: Resin bead, paper, modge podge, brass cable chain..LB., pink coral dupioni silk ribbon, green Indonesian beads, dangles and brass lobster claw.


Triple wrap bracelet with African trade beads

This bracelet was so much fun to make! I used all the left over beads on my table instead of spending tons of time putting them all away! I did...
Components: Antique African trade beads, turquoise, coral, jasper, citrine, Peruvian blue opal, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, magnesite, apatite, African sand cast beads, Ethiopian Prayer beads, Indonesian glass beads, aquamarine, Hill Tribe silver beads (Thai silver, fine silver), bauxite stone, aventurine, kyanite, and sunstone


wedding pearl necklace

Pearl and chain necklace :-)


I'm going to recycle all those bricks...

Our home is flowing over with Lego bricks: my boy and his friends love them. So I thought, why not make them necklaces of Lego... My son and two of...
Components: I drilled holes in Lego bricks, each got his favorite color. The metal rings are of soldered sterling silver (to strenghten, and avoid sharp corners). Various leather cords and lace, and some small large-hole stone beads from LB.


Dragonfly on a Leaf

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of brass leaves...I thought they would be great to decoupage on.
Components: brass leaf, paper, modge podge, rustic green and orange Indonesian beads, big brass lobster claw and a Czech flower


Tranquil

I love this color glaze
Components: Hand made pottery, Glass beads


Waves

The main bead I had made in pottery class...
Components: Glass beads


Rose Attempt

I've struggled to finish at least one piece to post and I've "finally" done that. Rose is my fave flower and this is a bracelet I'd wear myself....
Components: -- LB rose ceramic bead bundle -- Czech crystal -- Brass toggle and bead caps (some from LB)


Orange Elephant

I had been eyeing this cute little elephant bead for awhile...then I thought these orange speckled beads went with it perfectly.
Components: polymer clay elephant, orange speckled Indo glass beads, orange cornflakes, Czech Glass gray coins, orange waxed linen, lobster claw, orange o-ring and brass bead


Theme and Variations

I like the graceful lines in the frame of this style. Three different bracelets with the same basic style only one has been reversed. The first...
Components: 12, 14 and 24 gauge copper wire, stone, glass, crystal and chips (many are orphan beads)


Warm Glow

I'm obsessed with the metal African Trade beads, especially the shade and patina differences between strands. So, I decided to make a whole piece...
Components: Various sizes of White Metal African Trade Beads, Brass Bicone AfricanTrade Beads and pearl metallic leather, brass saucers (LB).


Into Mermaid Waters

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a...
Components: Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.


Sssstriking Rattler

As I began to string the agate beads onto the cord, this bracelet took on the persona of a rattlesnake. Snakes are very exotic and mysterious, so...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are Crazy Lace Agate, leather cord, Wood button, shell and copper


Calypso

Summer always means bright colors to me - - this set is just meant to sing of happy times !
Components: Czech glass and seed beads with gold-plated accents and 20-gauge non-tarnish brass Artistic wire.


Elegant Patterns

Some of my wire work charms made into earrings.
Components: wire, crystal bicones, handmade ear wires


Black vintage wire pendant

Wire wrapped Black pendant with vintage look :-)


Butterfly Season

So you can see in the last picture I needed to "clean off" my worktable, and start designing again. Silly Brownie!

A friend of mine works at...
Components: 16g artistic & parawire (LB) Swarovski crystals


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