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Fall?

I'm thinking ahead for when I re open my Etsy shop. It will be close to Fall. I made the little orange flower...cut from my sheet metal...well you...
Components: Carnelian, Ocean Jasper, metal blanks, button, seeds, Czech Glass, Acorn beadcap.


Tiger Eye

I've used this copper loop shape in necklaces many times but I find it looks a bit different with different beads.

Tiger eye is one of my...
Components: tiger eye, 14ga and 24ga copper wire, brass spacers, 3 different shapes of tiger eye, a pearl, copper washer, 2 agate beads, a jasper nugget, my favorite LB chain and a handmade hook clasp


Charmed Tassel

I wanted to use this single LB tassel and added some odd beads I like as well as some charms.
Components: Silver ball chain, tassel, various charms and beads.


summer frost

This piece has been posted and some of your comments wanted too see the necklace draped or worn. This is the best I could do. Hope it helps.


Vintage Garden

I love vintage items. Cameos, vintage brass, antique metals, etc.
This flower cameo was the perfect fit for my TierraCast components and Swarovski...
Components: Vintage Brass bracelet focal (double hearts) Ivy links connectors, Rsin cameo, bezel setting, jump rings, Swarovski pearls


Summer sand dollar

I love the beach and wanted to incorporate lots of elements in this bracelet
Components: Recycled seaglass nuggets, Swarovski crystal pearls, leather, silver plated sand dollar button and charms


Southwestern summer

A little bit of summer combined with a little southwestern flair!
Components: Silver plated links, Czech glass Picasso teardrop beads, non tarnish artistic wire, sterling silver earwires


Fly away - Dragonfly Dreams

I just love dragonflies and summertime and wanted to create a light, "airy" set
Components: Sterling silver dragonfly, Searovski crystal bead, antique silver filigree beads and sterling silver dimpled links


A Few More Bracelets

The first pic is a fav of mine. I love that pink leather & have a selection of slides & ends/clasps. The little coin drop is one I played with...
Components: 5mm leather strap, silver plated findings, Swarovski crystals; dyed cord, beads, metallic cord, Czech bell flower beads, gold plated safety clasp & findings; 2mm leather cord, bronze Czech 2-hole tiles & aqua glass button, bead & chain dangle & I used very thin blue Chinese knotting cord to "sew" it together


Cotton Cord Bracelets

I'd gotten out my cotton cord, large hole beads & cord findings to make some easy & fun bracelets. Then Donna posted hers! Next time I'm going to...
Components: Cotton cord in 3 different patterns/colors, African glass rings, recycled glass beads, metal beads & findings


Mellow Yellow

Foolin around...with a Petra Carpeau gift and a copper vine and blank.What came from it I think is kind of neat.
Components: Copper vine, copper blank, Gilder's Paste, Blue Green Quartz..LB, Ocean Jasper, Indian Agate, Sari Silk, Yellow bulb-like thing and copper lobster.


Day of the dead head

I was just playing around with beads and loved how the curved points of this connector framed the skull, it reminds me of an amazing Afro. I used...


Nature's Treasures

I adore walking along the Ohio River and collecting driftwood. I saw this piece and knew it had to become a pendant. I grew up in AZ and loved...
Components: Driftwood, nut beads, Magnesite rhondelles (so wish I could have afforded these in real turquoise), wood slices, and AZ turquoise chips.


Fossil Focus

I love the fossil donut from Lima Beads, what to do with it????? Well,I pulled out my bag of bits and pieces to come up with this design. I love...
Components: Fossil donut, natural leather cord, silk string, copper and Greek patina copper beads, with a bright silver clasp.


A Bit of Boho

I had a bowl of leftover beads from projects. This was an easy way to use them.
Components: Mixed beads, head pins, jump rings, leftover piece of chain, and leather.


Blue Brilliance

I like jewelry that drapes and thought this might look good with a deep cut white shirt and jeans. It actually fits more like a choker than in the...
Components: Electroplated quartz, Czech glass, and leather cord. I put the cord through metal beads with loops, but it isn't necessary. You could do the same directly on the wire.


Woven Cord Bracelet

This is another bracelet made with memory wire in the core of the cord. I used Remembrance stainless steel wire from LB and like this wire better....
Components: Blue woven cord, Remembrance stainless steel memory wire, Terracast cross round charm, Terracast Earth charm, Free 6mm glass beads, Toho size 6 seed beads from my stash, silver end caps from my stash, silver beads from my stash


Kumihimo Necklace with Teardrop Fringe

Another Kumihimo that I followed the instructions to be able to accomplish this! It definitely has a twist that I need to work out. I'm going to...
Components: C-lon .5mm in Eggplant, size 8 seed beads in matte bronze, bronze & purple haze (I think), teardrops in 2 sizes--purple with bronze luster, bronze crimp ends (Rio Grande), one fabulous bronze toggle clasp from Annabronze❤️


Nature in Autumn Kumihimo Necklace

I have multiple bins & baskets full of semi finished jewelry or pieces needing repairs or tweeks. (Anyone else have this?!!). I started rooting...
Components: Miyuki long magatamas in metallic gold ab & transparent rose gold luster, size 8 round seed beads in similar colors, gold & rose petite (1 mm) rattail nylon satin cord, antique brass end caps by JBB, Woodland brass toggle clasp by Vintaj.


Boho Metamorphosis

This started out with me braiding C-lon in a typical braid & incorporating fluorite nuggets. When I was done, I took silk ribbon & started macrame...
Components: Various silk ribbons, C-lon .5 mm in 3 colors, rainbow fluorite faceted nuggets & pebbles, antique brass findings, Czech UFOs


sari silk tassled prehnite necklace and earrings

Czech glass and a great pewter raven bead by green girl are all from LB. They are combined with lovely green prehnite and freshwater pearls. The...
Components: Prehnite, pewter, Czech glass, freshwater pearl, sterling silver


Blue Boho

Yet, another easy wrap bracelet. I wanted to use up the blue Confetti yarn in my stash. The yarn was in 2 feet lengths instead of one continuous...
Components: Components: metal cuff form Walmart, Green Girl Heart Cross, Sea Breeze Confetti yarn from stash, Powder Blue Artistic wire, Boho Chic Woolly wire. Sorry about the wrapping - should be more precise. Thank goodness this one is mine! LOL


Spinning raku disc necklace

Fairly long necklace that is adjustable and fun to play with.
Components: Greek Ceramic Raku Metallic Harvest Large Spacer Disc 20mm, either dark cherry or black currant recycled small glass nugget or mix - I can't tell those apart, Toho Permanent galvanized (Matte) Starlight Round 8/0, Czech Fire Polished Galss Amethyst Round 8mm, Toho Raku Cube beads, antiqued copper chain, heavy jump rings, heavy gauge copper colored wire for link beads, "S" clasp hook, .019 medium silver satin Soft Flex beading cable, Heavy sterling silver 2 x 2 crimps, oxidized square wire open jump ring, two heavy gauge oxidized heavy gauge round wire jump rings.


Tropical Surprise

Another easy bracelet to make. Want to admit I made the bracelet with the beads turned toward the wearer. But, in retrospect, I will probably redo...
Components: The components are: Whiskey 6mm Portuguese leather cord with hole all the though, Palm Tree Lampwork bead. Flamingo Lampwork bead, 13 mm lampwork bead, 12 mm lampwork bead, 6mm green Miracle bead, brass end caps, gold swallow charm, gold beads from stash. This is a redo of the bracelet.


elephant bracelet

Three strands of Czech glass beads and a great Czech glass pressed glass elephant! So much fun to wear!
Components: Czech glass, copper beads, glass, gold plated findings, and bronze clasp


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...


summer frost

Reminds me of summer treats like popscicles.
Components: Recycled glass, rollo chain, free clasp from LB, 8mm 21 gauge jump rings, connectors LB didn't have.


easy necklace

Easy to make, fun to wear.
Components: Leather cord, acrylic coral, beads, pewter mermaid, lobster clasp. All Lb items.


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.


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