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Autumn Leaves

I have had 2 painted metal cuffs from Walmart forever in my stash. I passed them up hundreds of times. When I saw the Rich Recycled Yarn on sale...
Components: Black metal cuff with hole, Rich Recycled Sari Yarn, silver jump ring, and silver feather charm.


RED SUNSET

Did you ever want to do something quick and easy? I decided to do just that - fast and easy project. I chose to do some bracelets. The first one I...
Components: I used: Ruby silk Sari ribbon, Glass Cherry red Fish Bone, Czech Siam Ruby Tear Drop, Czech Umber Picasso Nugget, and from my stash: Brass open ring, Brass Hook closure, and brass beads.


More Rhinestones

I was intrigued by this artist work...so I purchased this ceramic bar. There is a face peeping out...can you see it?
Components: ceramic bracelet bar, Lapis, Indo glass, periwinkle Quartz, pink flowers, brass hook


Earring Practice

Since I don't have pierced ears & my hair generally covers my ears, I don't wear earrings & don't think to make them. But I want to make loads for...
Components: Copper gears, 26 g wire, Swarovski rivoli stones. Sterling silver earwires with copper ball English cut & rondelle Czech beads, bugle & 11/0 seed beads, silver plated Tierracast beads, sterling earwires


Chain Gang

This goes with the Inspired bracelets I made.....next will be earrings!
Components: Handmade jumprings and chain, handmade PC beads, red carnelian beads from LB, jasper beads from LB and Czech glass beads from LB.


Fun with wood

I have all these different categories of beads based on their material. I decided to play with some wood beads. I strung them on some tiny leather...


A step back in time

I used to love to macrame in the 70's. Here's a different twist to the same stitches I made jute plant hangers from. This was so much fun and a...
Components: Superlon 18, buttons, beads, kumihimo disks to hold all the lengths of cord while macrameing (they work great - nothing tangles), charms, clipboard


Ode to Moogie!

Inspired by all Moogie's kumihimo designs, and her blog on how to do kumihimo with beads, I finally got this finished. It's been completed for a...
Components: Size 8 seed beads, superlon 18, cord ends and clasps


Medieval Pocket Angel Prayer Beads

The Green Girl angel is beyond wonderful. Look at the detailed feathers. The medieval halo. She has stars in the upper level of her gown and...
Components: Kept a theme of soft neutrals with stripes. 12mm grey sardonyx, faceted smokey agate with cream stripes, oyster shell heishi beads, Czech glass 6/0 seed beads in a mix called "Hematite." A few semi-glazed 8/0 lavender Toho beads. Middle weight Soft Flex beading cable, sterling silver crimp bead. All ingredients from Lima Beads except the oyster heishi and Czech seed beads.


505#2

I bought this focal bead on a recent trip to Santa Fe. It was fun combining a little bit of Santa Fe with chainmaille and of course Lima...
Components: Jump rings, Czech Glass 6x9mm Moss Quartz, Czech Glass 6x9mm Antique Glass, 6mm Flower Jade rounds, 7mm square Antique Soocho Jade all from Lima Beads. Plus 4mm Fancy Jasper rounds from my stash, another mystery glass focal and 10mm Toasted Marshmallow Czech Glass coin from Santa Fe.


Snakeskin Peyote

Years ago I found a hank of mixed beads at a local bead store. When I finished the bracelet, it reminded me of snakeskin. The bracelet is flat...
Components: Seed beads, silver-plated toggle, cones, connectors, etc.


Aqua & Orange Mod Squad

I like many of the Beaded Gift designs, and the Mod Squad colors appealed to me.
Components: Beaded Gift Mod Squad beads, and what I think are aquamarine, amazonite, and carnelian beads from my stash. (I’m trying to be better about labeling stuff.)


Dalmatian Wrap & Necklace

A friend who's not a beader is thinking of making a leather wrap bracelet. I decided I'd try it myself so I could make recommendations. My first...
Components: 2 strands each of 3 colors of 36mm Dalmatian druks, a TierraCast gunmetal rectangle button, about 4′ of 2mm black round leather cord, about 12′ of black Tuff Cord #2, a gunmetal lobster clasp, and some black lava beads.


Kumihimo Bracelet

I finally followed a pattern in one of my books! This was so much fun to make. Incorporating the loop & button closure was different but worked...
Components: 1mm nylon satin cord, Czech button, assorted seed beads


Some More Bones!

Apparently I have an over abundance of bones. There are still plenty more where these came from.

I made this necklace to use a bone pendant with...
Components: batik designed bone pendant, ordinary bones, chain, hand made hook clasp


A Strange Pearl and Other stuff

This is the tale of a strange pearl. A couple of years ago I sold a necklace to the husband of a friend. It was made with blister pearls. The...
Components: pearl, ceramic beads, copper chain and wire


Sandy Beach

I finally made the necklace to go with the Starfish & Jellyfish bracelet/earring set I made last year. Actually I made the necklace last year but...
Components: Art Beads: Coral look connecter SummerWindArt, ceramic connecter Clayworks by Lisa Boucher, Star bead Kylie Parry (from LB). Seed beads, czech glass lentils and starfish dangle, Michaels. Lampwork beads Hobby Lobby. Czech glass, piggies and waxed linen Lima Beads. Lampwork bead, aqua glass button and small starfish bead $1.00 tray at Walmart.


Inspiration II

Here are two more bracelets that were inspired by kye'sgreat designs and wirework.
Components: Red carnelian beads, assorted Czech glass beads, handmade jump rings and chain, lobsterclaw clasp, handmade PC beads and copper charm, copper focal...ALL from LB (Except the PCbeads which I made!)


Sentiment Lariat

I made this necklace primarily because I wanted to try metal stamping. I really like the result!
Components: Leather cord, chain, Czech beads, wire, charms and all other elements are totally from LB


Let the Sunshine In

I'm in need of a little bit of sunshine in my life today so I thought that I'd share this sunshine-y set that I made for the Art Jewelry Elements...
Components: Golem Design Studio ceramic lentils, tons of orange-y Czech glass (most from Lima!), copper plated chain and findings by Nunn Design, copper plated sun clasp by TierraCast, Waxed linen (bracelet).


Mermaid's Wish

A beachy and bright fun bracelet with overlapping beads
Components: piggy beads, Tierracast link, large swivel clasp, recycled glass pendant, pewter mermaid & sand dollar charms


Summer Days

Summery fun with crisp yellows and greens and deep blue
Components: Pineapple jasper, Lapis, turquoise, Bali silver spacers, sterling silver toggle clasp


Vintage Tarot

I thought this an intriguing pendant and I had used some Rhinestone chain on another project. I thought this would be perfect for something...
Components: Resin metal pendant with image of vintage venutian lady...old Tarot card, 2mm Rhinestone chain, Citrine and Aquamarine dangles.


Boho by the Sea Necklace

When I used a similar chain style a couple months ago, I immediately thought it would make a good bracelet. Of course it does!, so I wanted to try...


Bali Anklets

Summer and sandals are in full swing so why not have ankle bracelets?! The Zola brass dancing coins chain is the perfect combination of movement...


Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace

This is another necklace that reminds me of the vintage pieces my Grandmother used to wear. :) I used a wire-wrapped link and a simple hook to...


Bright & Shelly

It all started when I spotted the iridescent coin beads & I said, "I have to make something with those!". So I did.
Components: MOP coin beads, Czech (Preciosa?) beads, silver-plated beads & findings, carved shell pendant leftover from my daughter (thank you Katie!!)


Perpetual Adoration Chaplet

From my Fresh Pick of the same name. This is a Catholic Chaplet or Tenner. When you use it as a rosary, it completes one decade.
Components: I am really happy with the grey sardonyx 12mm rounds. I alternated them with Job's Tears which are hard-shelled seeds of an Asian grass, I used a Tibetan pearl bead capped in white bronze for the Pater bead. Almost everything was from Lima Beads.


More Bones

Still on the bone kick. I started this necklace a few days ago and completed it the same day. It is getting more difficult for me to find large...
Components: bones carved and batik designs, copper coils, Greek leather, heat treated copper discs


Signature Colors

Inspired by my favorite colors!
Components: Pewter Cross, LB Coral, Turquoise, Lime green Magnesite. Sterling clasp and chain.


I heart seahorses

Made this yesterday..... I LOOOOOOOVE seahorses, but my drawing skills are a bit limited to stickfigures. However, I decided to teach myself how to...
Components: Vintaj wire 20 and 26, CGB from LB...


Seascapes

I had those ammonite beads from Lima for a very long time, it was time to use them, I wanted to stay in my favorite aqua color to keep with the theme.
Components: From Lima Ammonite bead, rouhg amazonite wheels, Greek beads and charm, Vintaj chain and clasp, C-Lon. Majoyoal ceramic beads and Unicorne lampwork


Ocean Stones

Snagged the Vintaj pendant here on sale.
Components: Fossil coral, multi-colored muscovite (both from LB from a few years back) square pearls, Rock Crystal bronze clasp also from LB.


Red, White & Blue!

For the last month I have been making lots of red, white and blue pieces! These are some of the earrings! Everything I had ready went to my local...
Components: All LB, recycled glass, Greek stars, brass and gunmetal findings


Inspired

The inspiration for this piece came from kye's wonderful designs. This is what I came up with.
Components: Handmade chain and jumprings with Artistic wire from LB, handmade PC focal and orange bead, Czech glass beads and rondelles from LB as well as TierraCast lotus charm.


Crypt Keeper Pagan Prayer Beads

A set of silver Czech rondelles to count blessings, mantras, prayers, or spells. I am in love with this two-sided Green Girl Skeleton!
Components: Green Girl Skeleton, Czech opaque purple silver mercury finish, Czech black star tabs, rustic black glass round, Czech glass seed beads, Toho seed beads, TierraCast gunmetal key charm, tiny base metal key charms, TierraCast gunmetal jump ring, .019 silver satin Softflex beading cable, heavy sterling silver 2x2 mm crimps.


For my American Friends

As I was making O Canada to celebrate Canada's birthday, I thought it would be nice to make a set to celebrate Independence Day in the US.
Components: Coral, Sodalite, silver coloured spacers and beads.


Oh Canada - Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day today. Red and white and Maple Leaves. 149 years young today. :)
Components: Acrylic Maple Leaves, cloisonne beads, glass pearls, red wood beads, gold chain.


Bluesy Bronze

This piece was inspired by my Bluesy Bronze fresh pick.
Components: My Bluesy Bronze fresh pick and some other chips and beads I had at home.


Faux-tastic Druzy Earrings

Tierracast created this fun earring design. Personalize your bezel hearts with anything you love.


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