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I am deathly afraid of spiders, but I find them to be so fascinating. I made this spider out of wire and beads, and it sparked my love for making...
Components: beads, 20ga artistic wire, 22ga artistic wire

...and Something Blue

Had to test this idea: shaping leather and making something bead-like. Two domed circles glued together with a piece of linen yarn in between.
Components: Vegetable tanned leather, Czech seed beads, Mother of Pearl chips, linen yarn, titanium wire ear hooks (really good for allergics). Adirondack ink from Lima. Sealed the leather with a leather wax.

Spring Green

My Etsy shop is open!! It has taken me a lot of pondering, and work, to get there, but finally... phew. But now I'm bewildered -- some of you...
Components: Agate, rhyolite and rough emerald strung on green waxed linen (all from LB), ceramic bead from stash and my brass bead caps, enameled and patinated copper (all components made by me from wire and sheet).

Celtic Versatility

I've been wanting to develop my wire working skills beyond my current skill level which is still quite basic in some respects. So when my...
Components: Deer skin leather, sterling silver filled wire (20, 22, 24, 26), mother of pearl Celtic knot pendant, fire polished Czech glass beads (what else of course?!)

Baroque Pearls

I had these pearls for quite some time before I figured out what I wanted to do with them. I only bought one strand and wish I had bought a lot...
Components: baroque fresh water pearls, gold plated magnetic clasp, square glass beads, tiny red seed beads, Hamilton gold chain

Wandering Wire #2

Another wandering wire plus ear rings. This frame wasn't cut out of a was planned, sorta.
Components: 14ga and 24ga wire, glass beads, niobium ear wires, hand made hook clasp, my favorite copper chain from Lima Beads

Tibetan Earring Ideas

I love making "simple" earrings out of small, interesting focal pieces.

Czech Floral Earrings

We now carry 4 sizes of Czech glass flower coins! These hibiscus flowers work great in tiered stacks to create super cute, easy earrings!...

Ancient Exchange

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
The Vintaj Vogue semi-finished, packaged jewelry line is hand patinaed. Charms and pendants are grouped together to...

Artisan Fleur

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Vintaj Vogue pieces are solid brass and hand-patinaed. The charms and pendants are grouped together to make...

Sunny Meadow

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Create beautiful components with a combination of techniques... simply turn a pendant into a bail with Filigree...

Swallow's Flight

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Dry brush a combination of patina over Embossed
Fleur focal to bring out detail. Simply form loops with tips of...

Flight Over Fields

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Create a beautiful bracelet focal with patina and glued layers. Simply curve components to form to the sides of your...


Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
This charm and pendant are grouped together to make designing a breeze. Simply punch a hole into bottom of...

Flowers in Paris

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Designing is a breeze with the Parisian themed charm assortment. Add beautiful bead links and decorative jump rings...

More Wandering Wire

This is another piece that was cut out of a discarded I-don't-know-what (probably another bracelet.) I save all of my discards and failures and...
Components: 12ga wire, 24ga wire, chrysocolla jasper

Ode to Ali...

How do I love thee...let me count the ways...
Your sense of design...
Your awesome generosity with community...
Your unmatched bead selection......
Components: Zola Elements pendant, Czech beads, waxed cord, chain

Meandering Copper Wire

This is one of those pieces that started out one way and ended another. Mostly I was just playing around. It morphed several times before I...
Components: 14ga wire frame, 24ga stringing wire, blue sky jasper small nuggets and round beads

Statement Necklace

I've always been attracted to metal with a black patina...and I knew I had some black and red beads that would look good with it. I didn't quite...
Components: blackened brass crescent, Red Agate dangles, black DZI Agates, red Indo glass beads, waxed linen, brass wire, a bit of red sari silk and homemade clasp

Upcycled Mystery

This is something I have been meaning to try for a while. I have lots of these packaging pieces lying around. I always save them thinking they...
Components: Mystery upcycled component, sari silk, gold Artistic Wire(hint, hint) and assorted seed beads.

Spring Blues

This is one of my pieces for the March Art Bead Scene challenge. I'm a little in love with all the soft blues in this one. Stop by my blog to...
Components: Ceramic maple seed wing pendant by Mary Harding; Kyanite coins; blue aventurine rounds; Czech glass rondelles; silk raw edged ribbon; brass findings from Vintaj.


I was so excited when I was able to purchase the succulent pendant in this necklace and had to wake up pretty early to get online for Kylie Parry's...
Components: Czech glass beads, wood beads, stoneware clay pendant, antique brass chain and other findings.

More Pearls

One more time! This was also made for a friend who loves pearls in a big way. It is a variation of my favorite cuff design.
Components: pearls and red brass

Pearls for Liz

This cuff is variation of the style I've been making for many moons. I made it for a friend who just happens to like pearls.

I've been on a...
Components: pearls and red brass wire

Baby Blue

Square stitched glass seed beads

Lines of Pearl

Collar of freshwater pearls on a chain

Pearly Mates

Multi strung fresh water pearls & seeds, Czech drops

Hip to be Squares

Strung orange soda lite squares and terra cotta glass seed beads for a 1-wrap bracelet

Summer Pond Dragonfly

This is a birthday bracelet for my daughter who loves the color green. This is the first time I made her a bracelet that was this involved, never...
Components: Seed beads, bicones and super duos

Stormy Skies

A pair of earrings I made for myself. I've had the labradorite for quite a few years and I finally made a pair of earrings with them.
Components: Silver chains, silver ear hooks, rainbow moonstone drops, diamond shape labradorite and stormy skies czeck fire polish crystals in stormy skies from limabeads

Fun with memory wire

I love Czech beads!
Components: Czech beads, Swarovski, gemstones and seed beads from a local bead store!

Flared Boho Sparkle Earrings

These earring are so easy to make but so impactful once combined! I love the colors and the flared shape of the earrings. These could be worn with...

Garden Layers Necklace

I love the combination of colors in the Zola Elements line of embellished pieces. They are colors that work together easily but not always colors...

Antique Damask Necklace

The swirling sands in this pendant were begging to have some color dripping off the the bottom loops. I stayed with the same style and theme for...

Something for Saturday

Just something comfy. Blues/Yellow & brass - something for the Saturday jeans & Tee.
Components: LB flower coin, African brass, assortment of wood/bone beads that I had.

Honey Do List March 2016

These are my creations inspired by the Honey Do List challenge my husband is setting for me (and anyone else who wants to play along!) each month....
Components: Necklace: Czech glass and black onyx rounds and silver plated chain from Lima, Nunn Design silver plated findings, black seed beads, vintage ceramic flower pendant. Bracelets: "white metal" bicones from Hands of the Hills, either zebra jasper or pyrite rounds, waxed linen, TierraCast buttons (from Lima)

New Relic Birdhouse and Bird

Just messing around with a little polymer bird and a silver over copper focal I did afew weeks ago.
Components: Pearls, Czech glass, homemade copper clasp. The focal and my little polymer bird.

Ok Kye!

Ok, so Kye made an awesome chainmaille bracelet, and it really made me want to try chainmaille. And it was a lesson in perseverance and a whole...
Components: Authentic ancient Roman glass (like from an actual archeological dig and everything!), Czech glass beads, Vintaj copper wire various gauges (I definitely need to be a saw frame to make the jumprings exactly perfect)