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Lemon Tart

Jade and some silver/gunmetal spikes


Agador Spartacus

Red composite stones, large gunmetal pendant,gunmetal chain,hematite


Copper Mine

My fave colors - turquoise and lime greens - paired well with the copper chain. A comfy piece.


Druzy Queen

Found this great druzy pendant, was never sure what to do with it until I found the quartz spikes. Loved it, sold it, miss it!


Lightly Chained

Love this chain...it's easy making an attractive piece when the chain is this pretty


Bold Brown Boho

The brown and azure beads blend so well. Great chunky piece to show off


Beach Treasures

Stick coral,pearls, mother of pearl, crystals. One of my faves.


Vintage Vintaj

This was commissioned by a really fun co-worker (I actually have one or 2 of those). She gets dragged along to black tie events because of her...
Components: Vintaj brass chain, wire, all findings, LB. Freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, from my stash.


Endometriosis Awareness Wrap

Followed a tutorial on youtube. Then put my own spin on it for Endometriosis awareness month.
Components: Pewter ribbon charm, hope charm, 6/0 pearl light yellow seed beads, metallic yellow 1.5 mm leather cord, Celtic button, .5 yellow c-lon


Singing The Blues For Sunshine

My inspiration came from my love of the mixture of orange and blue. The sun pendant highlighted orange and blue.
Components: The beads are Larimar Blue Crazy lace and a Jaspar. The rest of beads are Czech, glass, and crystal. I gathered these beads over time but I just bought the Big Blue Czech beads.


News of Spring

This is a bracelet that I made for this months Art Bead Scene Blog challenge...
Components: I used Jade Scott charm, beads from a Canadian lampwork artist Amy Hall. Matte prehnite wheel, Vintaj findings and ribbon are all from Lima Beads.


Industrial Fangs

I just can't get enough of ScirchedEarthonEtsy's ceramics. Love them with mixed metals, gears, and crystals!
Components: Czech glass, bead caps, crystals, metal gears, craft wire, brass ear wires, ceramic spikes.


New Earring Monday Weeks 7 & 8

Continuing on with my earring challenge this week. You can see my whole post (and add your link if you want to play along!) here:...
Components: Fancy bezels by Nunn Design, Czech glass flowers, UV resin.


Fall in Florida

Red Creek Jasper w/ pyrite. Made extra long as requested.
20-45mm pendants
8mm
6mm rounds
Components: Coral discs with pink coral spacers. 6mm round. 3-4x10-12mm


Charming Lion Kingdom

Charms arranged, some painted and various crystals. I wanted a statement piece that was kind in theme. Once at a zoo the Lion fallowed me as if I...
Components: Vintaj patinas, various crystals, pearls and charms.


Winter Stones

This necklace and bracelet are a birthday gift for my sister. It's my first attempt at combining chainmaille and beads.
Components: African opal rondelles, amazonite, and larimar nuggets from LB with barrel weave chainmaille.


Hot Color Earrings

More etching & embossing work. The raspberry color is supposed to be hot this year, so the pick-style earrings are simply done. The butterflies...
Components: Czech flowers, Vintaj components & patina


Busy with Bracelet s

One day I sat down and embossed most of the blanks I had just sitting in the craft box. That was fun enough, but then I got to painting patina and...
Components: Vintaj chain, blanks, patina, various Czech beads, flowers, wire.


Not a Slow Day-Snow Day

Some of these came together quickly, some took a little more time, but it has been a productive 2 days! These are just the necklaces, I'll post...
Components: Coral, Turquoise nuggets, Sodalite, Czech beads, Vintaj components.


Copper and Pink Wrapped Earrings

I deconstructed the Czech flower pieces from another pair quite a while ago and started anew. I like the wrapped accents on these- much happier...
Components: czech flower beads, copper beads, copper wire, chain


Orange Spice

Was digging in my boxes and found these great lampwork glass lentils that I totally forgot about. I love how the colors blend to remind me of...
Components: Lampwork lentils, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, TierraCast antique copper hex beads, spacers from LB, niobium ear wire blanks from LB


Last Pair

These are it for the weekend. Gotta get geared up for work.(Booo!)They seem a little wacky to me, and may be a redo, but we'll see. They look...
Components: Czech glass, Pandora style beads, crystal rondeles, bead caps, ceramic connector from ScorchedEarthonEtsy.


Monograms

The minute I saw the patina charms I knew I had to have them! I just wanted to do some simple designs. Sorry that some of the initial charms...
Components: TierraCast charms, leather cord, clasps and patina charms....all from LB. Other findings from HobbyLobby.


Another Pair of Earrings

I was making earrings last night. These are 2 of my favorites!
Components: #1: Bronzy spikes from ScorchedEarthonetsy, crystals, brass gears, bead caps, and ear wires. #2: Spikes by ScortchedEarthonEtsy, Czech glass, crystal rondeles.


Fairy Nugget Earrings

I love making my fairy wing pieces even though they are time consuming to draw and embellish. Once they shrink though, the gel pen sparkles and...


my piano

inspired by music


" Sweet " and "Marsala with Greens "

Both pieces are inspired by my fresh picks with the same titles.I love Golem beads and so happy that Lima has them now.
Components: " Sweet "Golem Studio bead, Czech glass, Argentina Fluorite, Amazonite, Vintaj dragon fly, clasp and pewter flower are all from LB. Jubilee raku leaf beads, crow beads from my stash. Copper headpins made by me. " Marsala with Greens " Golem Studio, Czech glass, chain clasp, waxed linen all LB. Enameled butterfly connector ArtIncendi .


Tiger Iron Earrings

Someone found the bone beads in a long lost drawer at the local bead store. I LOVE them, and wanted to make something funky with them.
Components: Bone flowers? Crystals, Tiger Iron drops by Marc Lapidary, craft wire and brass ear wires.


Teenage Dream

These are the necklaces commissioned for two preteen girls by a friend. Full of bright and bold hopes and dreams.
Components: Hemp, seed beads, wood beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, metal bells, and ribbons


Trailing Roses

I've written before about the fun monthly earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday blog. This month's inspiration was the work of an artist who...
Components: Annealed steel wire 24 gauge, glass pearls


More Patina!

Another patina pair and I don't think I can sell these! The Czech glass rectangles are so perfect with these embossed patina-ed squares! I will...
Components: Vintaj brass, Czech glass, Vintaj patina and embossing folder, brass findings


cheetah safari kumirhimo

Matte black 6.0 seed beads and high gloss gold lined seed beads. 17" in length with lobsterclaw clasp with pendant
Components: Seed beads, lobster claw clasp, jump rings, pendant 0.8 mm cord


Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...


little buds on the tree bracelet

Another ceramic focal bead by SusieQ. I thought very spring-like.
Components: ceramic focal, watercolor farfalle, green agate nuggets, waxed linen, silver twig toggle, Czech glass green rondeles.


Color Block March Birthday

I love blue, but I don't LOVE blue. My birthday is in March and the fake and brightly polished Blue Aquamarine is just not my taste, so I find it...
Components: Aquamarine nuggets, czech glass, hematite seed beads, waxed linen, silver curb chain, gunmetal clasp, Golem Studios Bead.


Etching tute

Here it is, showing several of my resist methods, including the laser printer ink.
Components: Copper blanks, ink jet sheets, etchant, tape.


Mason Jar Wish Necklace~Mixed Metal

One of my favorite pieces to date! Love the different metals and the jar of stars is adorable!


Gypsy soul

These are purple and Pink ombre statement earrings...
Components: Purple and Pink chalcedony...tiny pink topaz briolettes...and a single white topaz briolette...sterling silver chain and ear wire...


Boho in me

Had a beading marathon this weekend, it is a holiday here as well, so what better is it to do especially that I did not bead for a while as I was...
Components: "Butterfly" Agate, Amazonite flower, chain and ribbon are from LB. Raw African amber, Howlite butterfly and brass bead from my stash.Captured moments link and my own etched soldered butterfly brass clasp. "Marsala" Muscovite, Agate, Czech glass, Unicorne beads teardrops and textured rolo chain are all LB. Sari silk and Indonesian glass from my stash.


Jewelry Day Holiday

Starting out the holiday beading! I live my metal and wire time, but today felt like a stringing day. So far!

Aventurine flat coins and puff...


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