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Asymmetrical lampwork earrings

Dear Limabeaders,

I havent been here for a while. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for supplies to arrive for me to make my new...


What Animal...?!

In this picture, this focal reminds me of a goat (or maybe sheep), which most certainly was NOT what inspired me... The middle brown piece is in...
Components: Stained beef bone (organic and local), sterling silver (scrap, sheet and wire, all parts hand made), First one: Smoke quarz, Rock Crystal; the Czech glass is from LB. Leather cord in the second one.


Minimalist Pebble

Here's another of the stones I drilled holes in, decided to go for copper with this one (the hue of the stone itself went better with copper). I...
Components: Copper sheet (maybe 0.4 mm), sanded and patinaed. Stone from the roadside...? Leather cord (I made adjustable knots, not very sophisticated, but practical).


Inspired by Julie

I just love this green leaf focal I got from Julie's "Just a Drop" shop on Etsy. I finally got some great beads that really complimented it and...
Components: #1 PC leaf bracelet bar from Just a Drop on Etsy, Green Aventurine, prehnite, Rhyolite, African green jasper, Czech glass, Swarovski pearls and crystal, crystal cubes and brass findings and chain, Vintaj charm and clasp. #2 Impression jasper, red creek jasper, Czech glass, copper findings, handmade clasp and TierraCast charm. Almost all components from LB.


Color me Christmas

I love Christmas, but I really am not a fan of the combinations of Christmas colors. Green and red is so very cliched to me, so i tried to find a...
Components: Lots of goodies, enameled stuffs from Art Incendi, Golem Studio bead, polymer clay pretties, waxed linen, vintaj brass ear hoops and bead caps, toho seed beads, czech glass buttons


Hawthorn Finished

Here are some of my metal that I posted earlier in a somewhat unfinished state... now I got it incorporated into this two-lenght necklace (you...
Components: Bronze sheet (0.4 mm, but hard to saw!) for the leaf, etched, heat patinaed and waxed. Tiger jaspis (some local shop) and Toho beads (LB)on waxed linen. Copper sheet for the clasp rounds (etched and patinaed). Sari silk (LB).


Some finished pieces

I've been so busy working on many pieces at once -- now I got a whole bunch finished in one go, when I finally got all the small parts ready....
Components: Copper sheet (0.7 mm or thereabouts), various leather cords, silk cord (LB), czech glass beads (LB) and waxed cotton cord. Bronze wire for the clasp-and-chain (with silver solder -- I've decided I don't care if it doesn't match: the quality is good), and some ready-made copper cord ends in the last one. The first etching is done with masking tape, with the flowers cut out with a scalpel. The second one is scratched with a needle in silver marker (pen). The third is outline stickers: the snowflake and the hole it left! (Not entirely happy with that design, think I'll have to put another pair of rounds on the back, since they will turn. Sold it already to my room-mate at work, so I can fix it eventually...) The copper is varnished on the back, and waxed front.


Reflections and Connections. Inspired by A. Rozmin

I've had these connectors and charms for a while,and was inspired by A.R's designs. Thank you for the inspiration!
I really like the way the...
Components: Pewter charms and connectors, Fresh Water Pearls, Mystic Green Quartz, small blue Kyanite brios, SS ear wires, and SP jump rings. Also, SP round connectors, and Rock Crystal.


Down By The Frozen Stream

I love to wear sweaters and turtlenecks in the fall/winter season along with chunky or detailed jewelry. I think the high necklines create a nice...
Components: Mother-of-pearl open donut, Misc faceted glass, Czech two-tone faceted rounds, Color-lined cubes, Antique Brass & Seed beads in an assortment of finishes and styles.


It Made a Difference to This One

When I saw these beautiful little sterling starfish charms it reminded me of this story.
A beach was covered with starfish that had washed ashore,...
Components: Sterling silver starfish charm and chain from LB. Pearl and beach glass from my stash.


Winterberry and Bambi

Had those made a few weeks ago and finally got around to do some pictures, as I really needed to get some replacements for my shop.
Components: " Winterberry "Rock Crystal, Apollo seed beads, Czech flowers, waxed linen, chain and clasp are from Lima Beads. Lampwork beads from Garden of Beads, enameled bird connector was a custom order from ArtIncendi. " Bambi "Czech glass, chain, clasp, bird charm, Unicorne teardrop and beading wire all Lima Beads. Ceramic beads are from Grubbi and blister pearls from my stash.


Coin Necklace

The coin necklace is a gift for my sister. The crystal on the top is the clasp but since it is a long necklace "30 it can be worn with clasp in...
Components: Wheat chain / gold, gold 'greek' coin, crystal box clasp, tierra cast cone. Earrings - tibetan bead, brass chain and leverbacks and brass twisted wire (artistic wire)


More Paper Cones From Lima

I have been wanting to try using some paper cones...but they were usually too big. These are perfect and I love the fact their multicolored!
Components: paper cones, leather strips, copper chain, rainbow agate..one in blue and the other orange.


What's That Stone Called?

A wonderful bracelet focal from Asia...the earring dangles were a gift. I had a heck of a time finding something to match..until this stone came...
Components: Polymer clay focal, 10mm Phosphosiderite, square seeds, silver accents, pc earring dangles, waxed linen, silver hook


Charmed Christmas Bracelet

What says "I'm ready for a holiday party" more than a themed charm bracelet?! I selected some very Christmas-inspired charms from both Jangles and...


Frozen Drops Earrings

These earrings are so easy it's crazy. You can create any combination you want using the Unicorne Glass teardrops and a pair of 1-3 links. I have...


Star Adjustable Bracelet

These adjustable bangles are great as gifts for yourself as well as others. There are so many ways to personalize. For this particular one, I chose...


Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments

Making snowflake ornaments could not be easier using these great wire frames that come in 3 sizes. All you need to do is pick some fab sparkle and...


Perched Bird Tassel Necklace

Tassels are everywhere right now, why not dress one up and perch a bird on top? My inspiration for materials and colors comes from the festive...


Shawl Pins

So I had originally posted this, but I hate the picture of the shawl pins. Bubble wrap is an awful backdrop!!
Any who... My sister and I barter....
Components: Polymer clay, 14 gauge wire, and really good genes ;)


Tear Drop Earrings

Simple elegance inspired these Czech glass tear drops attached to sterling silver horse eye shaped earrings
Components: sterling silver, Czech glass, silver jump rings.


Too much?

I'm always concerned if I've gone too far with a design. I'm not sure if these earrings need the czech beads. Thoughts?
Components: Ceramic focals from Petra, czech fire polished beads, brass 18 and 28 gauge wire, antiqued brass chain, and lever back ear wires. (LB)


Unfinished Business

Everyone has pieces that are hanging about, not quite right or not quite finished. Here are mine. The first one I think I need smaller donut beads...
Components: Agate focal, Middle Eastern beads, dzi beads, distressed 2 mm leather (LB). Copper 18, 22 and 28 ga wire, dapped silverplated rounds, rough amethyst briolettes, druzy and turquoise beads. Coral, dzi and middle eastern bead on the fourth pic.


LimaBeads recycles!

How cool! Using recycled products to create beautiful new jewelry.
Components: Paper beads... I LOVE these! Tagua nuts. African recycled glass. Recycled sea-beach glass.


Me-Mine

These are the polymer clay components that I have been making. I'm still learning and experimenting, but I have found several techniques that make...
Components: Lots of stuff from my stash.


Jana's Happy Fish

Another favorite artisan. Jana has the little subtle pieces that speak volumes in jewelry. I really like the organic, crackled pieces.


Awesomeness from Petra

I can not even describe the joy I have in creating with Petra's fab components. They speak to me! They tell me what to do and how to use them. Such...
Components: LOTS and LOTS of pieces from Petra. Unicorne, Czech glass and recycled glass from LB.


My Ode to Asia

Hi everyone! I have been absent only in text... I've been "lurking" around and keeping track of all your lovely pieces. I've just been SO busy with...
Components: LOTS of polymer clay components from Asia. THANK YOU for your talent! Megatama beads, Czech glass and lots of recycled glass from LB. Lots of stuff from my stash.


One Orange Necklace

Orange, by the way, is my favorite color..so I finally got some Carnelian and these fabulous orange neck bars..I think it turned out good but I'm...
Components: Carnelian barrels, orange paprika neck bars, Mexican Fire Agate rough chips, one faceted Carnelian, leather strips


Dragonfly Shimmer

Beautiful handpainted Dragonfly pendent wrapped in antique brass filigree. Czech glass fire polished beading in aqua,blue and crystal compliment...
Components: Handpainted Cab (SV Caligraphy)wrapped in Vintaj filigree with Czech glass beading and Vintaj hardware. Vintaj fern charm.


Sahara Dust

This piece sort of took on its on life I had started with the LB recycle glass pieces in yellow and from there I kept adding beads in the same...
Components: Some of the pieces are from LB the recycle glass and czech beads. The others were purchased at another site.


The Wedding

This piece is a combination of silver and white pearl beads. My sister in law did a wedding dress that was not the typical wedding dress and when I...
Components: Beads both silver and white bought at other outlets.


may it be

Happy Holidays, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a design. Just dropping by to say hello! :) Cheers to you all!...
Components: beadie goodness from Gaea, swoondimples, Pinocean, and Vintaj


Tis the Season--Almost!

I made all these to give to friends. Christmas light pins, Snowman pin, and Christmas light earrings...all out of PC. I took the pic with my...
Components: PC, pinbacks, silver-filled earwires, black 11/0 seedbeads, and acrylic sealer.


Kumi WHAT?

I love all the color of this pendant, and wanted to make a colorful and rustic design with it. One of the bead store ladies suggested kumi(not what...
Components: Raku pendant from Wondrous Strange on Etsy, Czech glass, copper bead caps and clasp, S-lon.


Chrysler Bracelet

I love art deco, and I love the Chrysler building, so I came up with this design.
Components: 11/0 delicas, fireline, pewter clasp


Cousins

These are another pair of my dragonflies, and I've posted some of those before -- so this is really just to keep up some action here! I made these...
Components: Dragonflies: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, fused with silver solder. (This bronze has to be annealed first thing, otherwise it is impossible to bend into any decent shape!) Ceramic beads, my own. Sodalite on waxed linen, and patinated copper chain, LB.


Cinnabar Earrings

I saw a similar pair on ebay-for $800. That wasn't going to happen! I decided to make my own.
Components: Carved cinnabar beads, agate drops and rondelles, Swarovski rondelles and sterling silver earwires.


Nebula

This month's We're All Ears challenge is here on Nov. 21st. These earring are my response to the inspiration which is soooo cool. I promise. You'll...
Components: Sterling silver, Opalite briolettes


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