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Hippie hemp

Cascades of seedbeads flirt with painted wood. Preforming a primitive dance about your neck.
Components: Painted wood, ceramic, glass crystals, Howlite, Mother of Pearl, bells, and seedbeads on hemp cord.


Tania

Rebecca Nunn designed this bracelet with leather and Nunn Design hoops. Combining leather and metal creates a funky modern design.


Earrings galore

I had been making earrings a lot lately to make some room for more earring components that are on it's way and here are some samples, a few of them...
Components: Most of the charms are from Petra. lampwork from my stash and all gemstones and findings except my own ear wires are from Lima Beads.


Cross

All special orders...well liked.
Components: 18g colored copper wire, 12g stainless wire, misc beads


Who's pretty in pink?

I'm expanding my horizons past butterflies and dragonflies. With everything "owl" lately, I had to try it. I love the way this one came out! I'm...
Components: Colored 18g copper wire, stainless 12g wire, misc beads.


Shambala, Halloween Style

I love making Shambala bracelets. I added a little Halloween fun to this one.
Components: Neon orange Chinese knotting cord. 10mm crystal/glass beads, with black and orange inclusions.


My Halloween Treat

This is a four wrap Halloween colors bracelet, macrame style. I needed something to wear while handing candy out to the kids. I used a twisted...
Components: Green hemp, orange pearls, Tangerine Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, hematite, jet black and Czech Glass Crystal/Marea Round 6mm beads. A black fancy button from my stash, along with crystal/glass, with black and orange inclusions from my stash.


Redos and Tweeks

I have been working so much lately I don't find time to actually get out all my beads and components and actually make something. (No idea how Asia...
Components: 1st) Pendant - Summer Wind Art, resin sunflower - Susan Lenart Kazmer, faceted yellow opal, glass beads - $1.00 tray Walmart, chain, silk ribbon, irish waxes linen. ******************************************* 2nd) Polymer clay beads from Viva Beads, pandora style beads and knitted look beads $1.00 tray Walmart. Knotted on pink yarn. The other 2 have been listed here before.


Ball Chain Change Up

My interest was peaked by an unusual use of ball chain by another designer. I decided to try my hand at wire wrapping some around a pre-made...
Components: Brass components, chain, and wire. Czech and glass beads


Falling for Fringe

I love adding a splash to earth tones. Using these small tassels gave me the opportunity to mix it up while staying true to the earthy fall vibe....


Rings of Honey

My original plan for these chandelier earrings was to fill them with tassels and threads, but then an idea popped into my head. The idea was to...


Spearhead Chandelier Earrings

Let me say first that I love this piece! It can be worn as a focal without embellishment or as a chandelier focal, very multi-purpose. I chose to...


Necklaces Completed

This a group of necklaces that I have done. They are mostly using Zola components. The last necklace features leather and gemstones. Because I am...
Components: Zola components are featured. I did affix crystals to one of the component. I combined that necklace with Czech beads. I also used Fluorite and Red River Jasper. The gemstone pendant I bought from the Fault.


Bracelets for Fall

My time has been short with my Daughter living with me and my Mom in a long term care facility. But, I am trying to do a few things. The bracelets...
Components: Most of the beads came from Lima. The rest came from my stash. The leather and waxed linen came from Lima Beads.


Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween and I love gemstone beads. I made these two to be worn together. The orange jade rondelles compliment the focal and blue copper...
Components: Sea sediment jasper focal, blue copper jasper rondelles and orange jade rondelles from a favorite Etsy shop. Handmade (by me!) chain and wrapped link chain made with Artistic wire and wide flat wire from local shop.


Honey Do List October 2016

My husband has been giving me monthly challenges and we're asking folks to play along! If this sassy giraffe inspires YOU to make something you...
Components: Vintaj brass rectangle blanks, agate rounds, copper wire, TierraCast niobium earwires (various styles), plated hematite, Czech glass, Lava Rock, brass colored parawire.


Mini Pumpkins

I love the African recycled glass with Lucite petals that fit right on top. I don't know where I got the flower headpins but I'm pretty pleased...
Components: African recycled glass, Lucite petals and earwires from LB, headpins, who knows?


For the Love of the Moon

Oh, those moon beads! I just cannot resist them and, why should I? Then came the Mercury glass teardrops and I went to town! Of course you need a...
Components: Czech Glass beads, moons and teardrops, balled copper headpins, nickel-free earwires, all from LB!


Autumn Gold

I love the polished feel of these pyrite round beads. I felt like they needed to star in a very polished and classic lines piece. I kept the...
Components: Golden Pyrite, Thunder Polish Crystal, "Gold" coated glass


Autumn Acorns

One of my favorites for fall. Sweet little acorns inspired by nature
Components: Swarovski pearls, pewter bead caps, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver earwires


Golden Pearls

My older sister gave me some loose pearls from a necklace that broke (lucky me). So, I decided to make her a bracelet using a few of them. She...
Components: Jump rings and pearls.


Mar Tirreno

I had the Moonstone nuggets for quite some time and the holes were to small for knotting so with the help of diamond drill bit I enlarged them.
Components: Moonstone nuggets, faceted Pyrite, C-Lon, chain and clasp Lima Beads. Art beads from my stash.


Dragonfly Dance

The inspiration for " Dragonfly Dance " came from an Art Nouveau art lamp by Émile Gallé.
Components: Matte lavender Amethyst beads, Humble beads headpin, Vintaj dragonfly stamping, C-Lon all from Lima. Art beads from my stash.


Indian Summer

This piece reminds me of Indian Summer days spent at the lake. Blue skies, green water and earthy, rocky shoreline.
Components: Howlite Turquoise, Australian Green Jasper, Brown Opaque Czech Glass, Crystal, brass


A Couple more

I layered filigree pieces on top of the filigree bracelet I showed earlier. I used a mini screw & nut to attach. Then I sewed (with 28g wire) a...


A Few Finished

A friend of mine saw my jewelry that I posted on FB. She chose 3 necklaces from my Etsy store & said she wants bracelets & earrings to match. My...
Components: Greek pewter chandeliers (may be silver plated), sterling filled & sterling silver findings, glass beads, peacock pearl wrapped with half round bronze 22g wire from Etsy, Millefiori glass bead wrapped with half round copper wire. Earring photo on cup is the first rendition. My friend needed them shorter, so I modified them.


Dias de Los Muertos

I wanted to make it look like a señor and señora were dancing under a floral garland.


Agate Wrap

I loved this agate focal the minute I saw it. The bonus is it's gorgeous on both sides! I took a pic of both sides so you can see.
Components: Striped agate focalfrom Etsy, Artistic wire from LB and clasp and deer lace from a local shop.


The lone survivor...

This sterling sand dollar pendant is only survivor from my six week class in lost wax casting. I made five pieces altogether. It was frustrating,...
Components: sterling silver casting, Iolite beads, sterling silver chain and findings


Moogie, the Mad Scientist!

I took out my Sissix, leather, metal strips & blanks, Vintaj patinas, Swellegant, alcohol inks, etc. Here are a few discoveries I made: you can...
Components: In the collage, there is a pic of the painted embossed leather strap. The pink strap shows the back of the original after embossing. I embossed a thin brass strip with basketweave, then colored with Swellegant dye oxides & silver metal coating. I used Swellegant Sky Sapphire patina (carry this one, Lima!) on an inexpensive antique silver plated filigree bracelet. I plan to layer a few embellishments on it. I have a coil of aluminum 4mm flat wire (thinner than 20 gauge!) that I embossed & will glue & rivet onto a brass cuff. The silver bracelet is the one that didn't emboss through the Sissix & possibly messed up my folder. So I whacked it with a texturing hammer & formed it using the ImpressArt bracelet bending tool. Then I poured Swellegant Tiffany Green Gold patina into a zip bag with a brass cuff & left it in there overnight. Whew. Then I crawled into bed! More to come...


Wheels on the bus

I loved the autumn jasper donut and beads - definitely fallish. I paired it with red jasper and bright copper. I made the chain and clasp with...
Components: Autumn jasper donut and beads, red jasper beads, copper wire and earwires.


It's Autumn and the leaves have turned

I live in the country and overlook a ravine with a stream and a forest. The leaves are so beautiful - all shades of yellow, red, orange, green,...
Components: Lucite leaves, crystals, crystal pearls, brass plated components, chain


Dangly spiders

Fun Halloween earrings!
Components: Recycled glass and spider charms.


seein starz

I really like the Zola components
Makes it easy to build around them
Components: 3 Zola Stars Beads 's your choice I used different Jade I had stashed But I can see this in Lapis Or any other stone


Autumn Rainbow Tassel Necklace

I started this tassel with the intention of making a pattern out of bands of like-colors wrapping around the tassel. The pacifica finish adds such...


Splash of Spiral

I love these Greek copper spiral beads with the patina finish so wanted to string them together to create a necklace.
Components: Greek copper spiral beads, copper spacers, pewter spacers, Tierracast pewter clasp and pewter chain


Buttoned up

I love using these turquoise howlite beads like this to make them look like buttons for a fun look
Components: Turquoise howlite beads, colorful jade beads, Sterling silver twisted rings and Sterling silver earwires


Whirlpool

My sister is so good to me. When I visit her she takes me to several bead shops in her area. The last time I visited I found this focal bead in a...
Components: Jump rings, some sort of agate focal, Czech Glass and 4mm Dumortierite rounds.


Tethered Turquoise

Found these turquoise freeform nuggets, after looking for some on Lima, found them in my 'stash' !! Made this simple turquoise necklace on leather...
Components: Turquoise nugget, leather thong, silver bead


Blue Nebula

well the first panel at least. it is pretty much 3 inches by 6 inches and is the first side of a clutch purse. (the blue nebula pic was for this...
Components: (1) 18mm dark blue rivoli (2) 10 mm dark blue rivoli (1) 20x15 mm light blue chalcedony (2) 12mm blue-green chalcedony (1) 18x13 mm oval faceted titanium electroplated Rose cab. teal soutache, pale aqua soutache, 2mm aquamarine cord, 1mm metallic blue leather cord, 1 mm copper metallic leather cord, (1) 11 mm 12 ga gold colored jump ring, (6) 7mm 20 ga sapphire colored jump rings, (1) 7mm 22 ga sea green jump ring, (1) 6mm 22 ga sea green jump ring. 41 mm of 20 ga sapphire colored copper wire, 1mm hex antique aquamarine beads (Italy) size 12/0 antique pearlized beads (France), 16/0 antique pearlized beads (Italy), 10/0 antique greasy blue beads (Italy), 13/0 Czech beads in gold, blue Iris and Bronze Iris, 10mm antiqued bronze artistic wire mesh, 10mm gold artistic wire mesh, 40 ga copper wire, 32 ga copper wire, pale sea foam organza, iridescent rainbow organza, pearlized ivory leather, stiff stuff, toho Higher metallic dragonfly 8/0 demi, Toho 15/0 inside color navy amber, Toho 11/0 metallic sea green round beads, toho 15/0 Ceylon celery round beads, 11/0 toho ceylon sea foam round beads, 15/0 metallic nebua round beads, blue iris super duos, 3mm dark bronze Czech fire polish round, 4mm dark bronze Czech fire polish round, 4mm bronze Czech fire polish bicone, 6/0 ceylon pale blue beads, 12/0 antique aquamarine rocaille (Italy), 13/0 pearl luster greasy white antique beads (France), gold metallic leather, 12 ga cold colored wire, and dark sapphire silk embroidery floss. (I think that's the complete list.)


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