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Lovely Rondelles

I have discovered these smooth little rondelles and I love the look.
Components: Flat, smooth rondelles, brass lobster clasp.


Sea Side

I need feed back. When I first made these today I thought they turned out great. But the more I looked at them I thought they looked kind of...
Components: Shell, colored broken shell pieces, two part epoxy resin, costume charm( used for the bail), hemp cord.


Pretty in Pink Medallion Earrings

Medallion earrings using dual coated Fire Polished beads have the design on both sides so it looks really great from all angles. Love the colors....
Components: 8mm Fire Polished beads in Pink/Cantaloupe, 6mm Matte Gold Fire Polished beads, 4mm light bronze glass pearls, Cezch beads in 8/0 and 11/0 and rose gold plated ear hooks


Opulence

Fun and creative SW bracelet design by Cheri Carlson found online :D

http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-crystal-emerald-city-bracelet.html
Components: See above link


FLY AWAY

I wanted to do a piece that spoke of tranquility.
Components: Earthenwood Studio pendant, Czech glass from LB, wooden beads, Amaonite beads and chain from stash and TC clasp.


Butterflies are back

More pins for the butterfly lady at the arboretum ! She wears them on her hat or pinned to her lanyard. Just Artistic wire in 18g for the frame...


Gold Double Stitch Viking Knit Bracelet

I have admired the viking knit technique ..I saw the double stitch technique and thought I would give it a try...It took me 10 hours to make these...
Components: 26ga gold toned wire, jump rings, toggles


Agate necklace

The agates remind me of wet beach on a rainy day, which is why I accented the watery green and dark blue veins of color.
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass, little tubular gemstones of forgotten identity...all from Lima.


Leaf of Many Colors

I have had this ceramic leaf for a while and it's been in a few pieces. I wanted this to be it...I think I like it.
Components: ceramic leaf, teal blue Indo beads, fuchsia waxed linen, buckskin strap, lobster claw, dangles


Scarab in Blue

I don't know what this scarab is made of..I picked it up at a local bead store.It's been a couple of different necklaces..even a bracelet. I hope...
Components: blue scarab, assorted polymer clay beads, assorted glass beads, brass beads, yellow acrylic links, dupioni silk ribbon, hook


Colorful necklace

Just wanted to show you the matching necklace I've made for the bracelet I posted earlier :-)


The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.


Copper Waters

Although I haven't been inspired to DO Fresh Picks lately, I have definitely been inspired BY Fresh Picks. This bracelet was inspired by Asia's "I...
Components: Czech turquoise druks, Swarovski Coral Crystal Pearls (from my stash), TOHO turquoise cubes and matte Terra Cotta seed beads (from LB) with copper findings.


Casual TIbetan

I see these TIbetan beads at shows and just love the look.
Components: Nice turquoise that I've had in my stash and 3 different TIBETAN bead styles.


RED HOT

The one remaining bead from the bundle I bought from Asia inspired this necklace.
Components: Asia's bead, Czech beads from LB, gray resin beads (that I never thought I'd find a use for) some small black beads that I've had forever and chain from my stash.


Sunny Side of the Street

More beads from Indonesia!
Components: Indonesian glass beads, Sari Silk, waxed linen, copper toggle


Prehnite Special

I received some new beads...from Indonesia and I thought these added a spark to some leftovers I had.
Components: Vintage olive links, Prehnite nugget, two Indo beads, white glass beads, orange trixies and Bali copper toggle..LB.


Tube Wraps

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my...
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.


Elephant in Blue

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I...
Components: Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.


Blue fan necklace

Last week the pendant set arrived from Lima, and happened to coordinate with the blue glass beads from the previous week's shipment.
Components: Gemstone fan, glass beads, bits and pieces from the collection.


Sunrise Sunset

I've had these metal blanks and thought they would make good earrings...I didn't have any patina to use, so I used nail polish. It worked well to...
Components: metal blanks, waxed linen, Red Bahay Seeds orange and copper nail polish, purple seed beads.


Masquerade

A bracelet for my daughter reminding us of Phantom of the Opera. It is a five leather wrap Silver Tube bracelet.
Components: Pink Leather Cord, Silver tubes, one mask charm.


Ariel Ocean Necklace

This 5 strand necklace reminds me of walking on a white sand beach with turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see. Washed up on the beach you...
Components: Natural Turquoise, African Turquoise, Brass square beads, turquoise Seashells, White coral, Gold beads, Apatite stones, Agates, Swarovski crystals, Blue glass, Rustic gold/bronze cast turtle, seahorse & starfish.


Men's Infinity Leather Bracelet

My first stab at a men's bracelet . Made for my sunshine.
Components: Heavy brown leather, Infinity Centerpiece, and clasps were the E Hook.


Island Bracelet

This is a seed bead bracelet made while vacationing on the Isle of Springs in Boothbay, ME
Easy to make in a day.
Components: Goldish yellow leather cording, bronze Miyuki matte seed beads, yellow topaz Miyuki seed beads, Caramel Miyuki seed beads, and yellow C-Lon, with a flower button.


America

These earrings remind me of my childhood- riding horses in the woods of Southern Minnesota- cooking over an open fire and relaxing beneath a sky...
Components: Vintage blanks, Czech beads, handmade ear wires


color blocking

I've seen this style/design elsewhere but thought I would give it a whirl. I switched gears a little from using natural stone beads to using glass...
Components: Silver wire, glass beads, handmade ear wires


Chained Circles

Obviously I enjoy playing around with anything that is copper. Since I had one more copper neck ring I decided that it needed to be beautified....
Components: Copper chain, washers and 12ga wire, copper rings and wood bead spacers, niobium ear wires


We Be Jammin' in Jamaica

I wanted to make a bracelet that was fun, multi-layered and versatile. This bracelet is designed to be worn all together, with or without ribbon...
Components: The green beads that look like peas are river shell dyed peridot green. The green disk is also painted shell, etched with gold. The ribbon is hand painted silk. Other, smaller beads are wood, antique copper, Czech glass and various sizes of seed beads.


Butterfly Garden

This bracelet was totally inspired by Wanda's Fresh Pick with the same name. Would never have thought about combining these colors, but I love how...
Components: Czech glass and fire-polished rondelles, TOHO seed beads and a Tierra Cast butterfly. The butterfly and 3mm Czech rounds are from LB, the rest from other sources.


Love Triangles

This is made with some more of my recent PC canes that I have made. The colors are brighter and more vibrant(red,yellow, orange, turquoise and...
Components: Handmade PC beads, Red Jasper, Czech dalmation bead and chartreuse beads, 8/0 turquoise seedbeads...all from LB, black waxed linen cord, antique gold jumprings and toggle clasp.


Dandelion Wine

When I was very young, my grandmother used to pick wild dandelions in the spring, so I have always loved them because they remind me of her. When I...
Components: WinterBirdStudio PC pendant, Czech glass, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, seed beads, Copper Green Opal, brass, and bronze wire and findings, pearl.


Pirate Wear

Arrrrr
Components: Leather Cord, Mystic Blue Feldspath, Irish Waxed Linen, Seed Beads, all LB, Button, my stash.


Opaque Green Moss Agate Darker

You may remember my prior use of the sea green moss agate mixed with light, bright copper. For the remaining stones I went to the darker side...
Components: sea green moss agate, black agate, hematite crystal rondelles, TierraCast gunmetal tapered toggle from LB, moonlight twisted tornado crimps from Via Murano, Black Soft Flex beading wire


There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

This necklace was...
Components: porcelain pendant from Jubilee, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork beads from Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj parawire, waxed linen, toho seed beads, brass plated swivel clasp


Pink Viking Knit Bracelet

I am experimenting with different gage wires.. this is a 20 ga wire..usually use 224ga or 26ga wire.. I like to work out of the box..
Components: 20ga rosee Artistic wire, silverend caps, silver spacers, blue glass beads, silver toggles


Ocean Moonbeams

This piece is a braided statement necklace, perfect for evening or resorts. The woman who wears this necklace is confident, fashion forward and...
Components: Black luster Czech beads, sizes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 2 x 15 inch strands of 3mm sterling silver round beads Sterling silver starfish pendant 50mm Sterling silver hinged pendant enhancer-approx 23mm 2 x pewter Dorabeth flat end cones-large-approx 35mm x 18mm Sterling silver toggle clasp-approx 35mm Sterling silver jump rings, crimp tubes 2 x 2mm, crimp covers & chain Black Onyx beads 4 or 5mm-15 inch strand


Luna Moth

This was my entry for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I didn't have a ton of time in June with what seemed like constant travel, but when I saw...
Components: Lampwork focal, accent beads, and spacer beads by Kerri Fuhr (Etsy); Chain, spacer beads, and findings from Vintaj Brass; Czech glass; crystal.


Pearl II

Made these wire wrapped pendants yesterday ~ just felt in the mood to wire wrap!! I have started with a coin pearl and then added the others from...
Components: Coin pearls, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and wire.


Mr. Snake

Just some better pictures of the snake bracelet/anklet combo. I made one of these for my friend for her birthday. She's very petite so this...
Components: toho seed beads, one-g, 14 gauge wire in the center for pliability


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