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Black And White Dance

I did this piece for a friend she has a function to attend so she gave me a run down of her outfit. And it was a bit challenging for me because she...
Components: I used Czech beads and Lampwork pieces bought here at LB.


Green VIbes

I decided this year to challenge myself at designing earrings. Since for every necklace I did someone asked for a matching pair of earring. So this...


Fall Colors now or anytime

I've had this pendant for sometime now...it seems to pass me by every Fall. I also uncovered the braided sari silk in a pretty fuzzy state.
Components: Picasso Jasper, little leather strips..to tie the pendant on, braided sari silk, wooden flower, Carnelian, Red Jasper, some copper chain and a handmade copper hook


~ Sunday Morning Inspiration ~

Leather and pearls are my favorite. The gold button I have been hoarding and thought it was time to use it ;)

Picture attached of my foster...
Components: Large hole pearls (approx. 10-11 mm), 2 mm leather cord (michael's ), gold & pearl button (local fabric store)


Mixed Salad

Playing with Czech tiles and Czech superduos mixed with seed beads.
Components: Czech green turquoise picasso tile beads, Czech crystal bronze superduos, Miyuki seed bead Good Earth mix, copper TierraCast keepsake toggle


midnight tears

These are wire wrapped briolette earrings..they have an ombre effect....
Components: Rutilated quartz...black tourmaline...rock crystal..white topaz..sterling ear wires and sterling chain..


Pretty in Pink

I had some washed out pink silk and I wanted to create a bracelet around it with other shades of grey-pink undertones.
Components: Focal by Suzieqbeads, pearls, Rhodonite, opal leaves, Indonesian glass, brass findings.


Coastal Blues

Been in a slump for awhile so pulled out something bright and happy. White pearl leather with aqua quartz and Miyuki seed beads. Greek pewter button.
Components: 2mm white pearl leather, 8mm aqua quartz, 8mm silverplated metal beads, 8/0 Miyuki touch of teal mix, C-Lon ice blue beading thread


Fire Opal Ivy

A pair of earrings I made for myself. Love opals and ivy. :)
Components: Silver chain & Ear hooks, Brass Eye Pins, Pewter Ivy charms painted in Patina Moss Green, and Fire Opal Chips. (Lima Beads)


Bold Femininity

This bracelet is made using gorgeous deep red colored seed beads and a larger antique glass bead cap of the same color to compliment one of my own...
Components: matte opaque grey seed beads, matte iris grey seed beads, matte gunmetal seed beads, TOHO Momiji Red Seed Bead Mix, antique glass bead cap, WildFire Black .006" Thread


Winter's Love Story

I am a big fan of jewelry that is versatile and can be worn in more than one way, and that is the mindset I had going into this design. I love...
Components: Artisan-made focal, slate grey waxed Irish linen, antique and Czech beads, 22g silver artistic wire


Cross my heart

A combination of beads that accent a beautiful silver curved crystal cross.
Components: Rose Quartz, faux mauve pearls, crystal rondelles. Silver plated curved crystal cross. The color is soft and is finished with a silver plated lobster claw. I added a silver puff heart at the closure.


New Earring Monday weeks 1&2

It's the first installment of my personal earring challenge, New Earring Monday! If you are interested you can play along with the link up on my...
Components: Czech glass (Lima Beads), sterling silver headpins, eye pins, and beads. Nunn Design arched ear wires.


Pink Key

My daughter wanted me to make her necklace and this is what I made her.
Components: Vintage Key, Pink Spike, Fushia and Padparadscha Swarovski Crystals, Rhodochrosite chips, silver chain and lobster clasp.


~ Pyrite & Saki Bronze ~

A gift for my sister who likes simple pieces. The clasp is my from my first order of Saki silver. So beautiful.
Components: 8 mm pyrite rounds, gold artistic wire, Saki bronze toggle.


~ Bookmarks ~

I ran across these silver bookmarks and thought they would be perfect gifts for the women in my book club.
Components: beads from stash., silver bookmark and artistic wire.


Heart of Hearts

Still on the theme of Valentines Day...my last resin piece..for now..
Components: round brass bezel, paper, resin, glitter, dyed Agate, Amethyst, ceramic discs, pink glass beads, brass chain, sari silk, seed beads, brass hook, waxed linen.


Thank you Lynda

Thank you Lynda for the Valentine inspiration,I had a couple of orders of beads to make and I can't just make a few I had to do a few dozens. Lynda...
Components: Polymer clay, Pastels, Matte sealer


frosted

These earrings are composed of wite wrapped briolettes..white topaz..blue topaz...aquamarine...rock crystal...sterling silver chain


6 different earrings :-)

Hi Limabeaders :-)

I have during the last week made several new asymmetrical earrings.

I have started to use a new type of product which is...


Silver Swirl

Dress up or dress down. This goes with about anything.I was going to sell this one but decided it was a keeper.
Components: Aluminum wire, crystals, artistic wire, and leather


Something's Fishy

I found this wonderful artist on Etsy who makes these incredible lampwork fish beads so I put one of her fish with another artisan sterling bead...
Components: Blue Botswana agate, Czech glass flowers (from LB), lampwork fish bead, oxidized sterling components, artisan sterling fish bead.


Sunshine and Amber Dreams

Here's another artisan bead that I wanted to use in a bracelet. I wanted to make a knotted bracelet in a double wrap so it looks like you're...
Components: Columbian amber, honey jade barrels, Citrine, Czech glass flowers (from LB), Bali fine silver beads and spacers, fine silver link, leather cord, artisan focal bead and button


All About The Dragonfly

I got this gorgeous two tone artisan dragonfly bead and wanted to make something to enhance the beauty of the bead. I wire wrapped kyanite barrels...
Components: kyanite barrels, ancient Roman glass, Basha bead, labradorite chain, fine silver links, sterling silver components, antiqued brass components, lobster claw clasp


Charmed I 'm Sure

It's been a success with resin finally..although I still manage to get it everywhere. Thinking ahead for Valentine's Day I found these little brass...
Components: heart bezels, paper, modge podge, resin and glass beads


For 1 year old birthday girl

For a coming birthday party event. Baby girl turns one.
Got fresh supply from LB, loving the new color and texture .Excited to put them into use.
Components: Lampwork red heart shaped bead, ruby agate facets, rose quartz tubes, lucite pink lily, seeded beads.


Are you thinking about Valentine's Day?

For jewelry makers, V Day is really just around the corner. Anything special on your work table? I'm just beginning to make a bunch of these brass...
Components: Brass chain, charms, and findings. Pearls, stones, and crystals


Gift Set in Silver and Nature

...as in found stones :-) . I feel a little embarrassed posting my understatement pieces again, after that fabulous "Angry Friday", but here's the...
Components: Sterling silver wire, 1.5 and 0.8 mm for the earrings, 2 mm for the ring. Small pebbles from the garden for the earrings, and for the necklace a larger garden decoration pebble (I'm running out of beach pebbles for this winter!), some 0.4 mm sterling silver sheet soldered into a tube, and leather lace. All silver duly filed, sanded, polished and tumbled!


Angry Friday Necklace

I did things backwards and made the earrings first! This is the necklace to match!
Components: Bronzy spikes by SScorchedEarthonEtsy, Swarovski crystals, pyrite, brass filigrees coated with sparkle nail polish, sari silk.


Spring Dance

It all started with the little red dress from Artincendi and a bead from Pinocean, as you can see this is not my usual color scheme, but I'm quite...
Components: All Czech glass and Agate are from Lima Beads. Artincendi pendant, Pinocean Lampwork and Ckoop clasp


For a Downton Fan...

My sister-in-law wished for some 20th-style jewelry; I know she is a crazy fan of Downton Abbey, so I knew how to think -- looong! To be quite...
Components: Sterling silver wire, 1.5 mm. Tiny onyx and sardonyx beads (2 and 3 mm, small to keep it light)and some onyx rondelles, Czech glass -- the beads all from LB. And a moonstone drop (didn't find anything better in my stash).


Anything But Basic Browns

A friend of my husband wanted a necklace with a pendant for his wife. She wears a lot of browns so I had him pick a stone from my stash as a...
Components: Outback Jasper pendant (puff oval) and 5-6mm rounds, LB; 4 mm faceted and 6 mm smooth smokey quartz rounds, LB; Strawberry quartz faceted 12 mm, my stash; Silver seed beads, LB, and my go-to Soft Flex silver plated pewter wire, LB.


Badgers Den

I have been lusting after Jo Lucksted beads for some time now, they arrived before Holidays so I had to take them with me. Absolutely adore the...
Components: Jo Lucksted badger bead, Czech glass, Agate, Aventurine, chain and clasp are from our beloved Lima Beads.


Hippie Dippie Bracelet

This brass cuff was the gift I picked from LB...I think the decoupage is a nice effect..somebody had given me those hearts the night before. it...
Components: wide brass cuff, modge podge, sealer, sari silk, hearts..gemstone?, hammered copper toggle


"Angry Friday" Earrings

These days my creative mojo eludes me. I spend time in the bead room every day, but haven't been able to put anything together in ages. I finally...
Components: Brass filigrees and ear wires, Swarovski crystals, bronzy tips from Scorchedearthonetsy.


Variations

These two bracelets are standard chainmaille patterns. The lower one is Byzantine diamond, and the upper one-I forgot the name! My husband took the...
Components: Aluminum/titanium jump rings, plated clasps.


The Dog Park

I think every single part is from LB! This comes from one of my fresh picks....
Components: Patricia Healey pendant and paw, Tagua nuts, rock crystals, sardonyx, Czech glass, copper blank, copper chain, copper wire, Irish waxed linen. ALL from LB!


Getting back to the studio earrings

Studio time is sacred and hard to come by. I finally found some time today to get back to something creative!
Components: Czech horse eye beads, antiqued copper wire, sead beads


Integrity

Coup de coeur for these lovely pearls which are an integrity statement for me :D
Components: Peach champagne 13mm coin pearls and sterling silver seed beads and toggle clasp.


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