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Whats in a Mermaids jewelery box

I found these natural undied coral at an antique show. From a dealer who traveled the world and had the most exotic things in there booth.
Components: Natural white coral, Larimar, and Silver beads.


Outrageous Orchid

I really like using these tubes in wrap bracelets lately. I just got these crystal rondelles and they went perfectly with the ruby crazy lace...
Components: Ruby Crazy Lace Agate square and tubes, 6mm metallic gold raspberry crystal rondelles, 2mm red brown leather and One-G thread all from LB. Bronze flower button from Button Jones on Etsy.


Rainbow Falls

When I saw these Rainbow Agate Druzy beads, I knew I just had to have them. Yesterday I pulled out these new arrivals and wondered "what am I...
Components: (LB): Rainbow Agate Druzy 8mm, Czech matte iris druk 6mm, Czech FP matte faceted 4mm, Ant Copper oval cable chain; From stash: purple aventurine, Swarovski crystals-2 colors, matte copper seed beads, Ant Copper plate focal, copper head pins, AC lobster clasp


Hearts On Fire

I have had these two hollow copper hearts for awhile now, and thought they would look good as earrings. They were from an old necklace that a...
Components: Czech glass rustic red Picasso pressed daisy, Matte hyacinth druks, and Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire from Lima. Hollow copper hearts and ear wires from my stash.


DIY tutorial statement necklace

Modern colorful statement necklace.

I have made a DIY tutorial for this necklace. It is the first tutorial, I have ever made, and you are...


BUTTERFLY AS PEACOCK

the Pendant - a butterfly - again!
Components: Porcelain butterfly pendant, Amazonite, Czech beads and clasp from LB; Amazonite spikes and burgundy pearls from a friend who was destashing.


Daisy Chain

I wanted to do a little extra sumthin'-sumthin' with the Czech beads I recently received. I decided on a little patina work and incorporated some...
Components: etched cable chain, Czech glass beads, vintaj link, patina-- all LB purchases


Mermaid's cove

This is my entry for Art Bead Scene monthly challenge, based on "Little Mermaid " by Edmund Dulac. I'm a huge fan of Canadian polymer clay artist...
Components: My own polymer clay beads, ring and clasp, Happy Fallout beads, African and Indonesian recycled glass are from my stash, the raw Amethyst nugget, waxed linen and brass stamping are from LB.


Calling All Angels

Chain with bead attached to an Angel wing.
Components: Angel wing, crystal 10mm bead


Summer Fun

Well, this is my first post--finally purchased a camera! Just a simple linked necklace that reflects my amusing interpretation of...
Components: Golden Sari Silk, Czech flower coins & faceted rondelles (LB); Misc jasper, dyed magnesite, dyed quartz; AntBrass jumprings, eyepins, links; Parawire (LB); Bird in Cage Focal (HL).


~ Gift for Elizabeth ~

My niece was in town for a visit and I wanted to give her something before she left.
Components: jade / dyed, Howlite Turquoise, Czech glass (LB) tierra cast shells (LB) black c-lon. I made her a double wrap knotted bracelet.


Lola

Hey guys!
Been a little while since I posted on here. I was having a little trouble with jeweler's block and was getting a little frustrated but...
Components: Antique Picasso seed beads, awesome ceramic bracelet bar, oversized bronze lobster clasp with flower embellishment, various Czech beads and bronze beads and findings, all on bright blue waxed linnen .


Flutter

After I made a FP with the Golem Studio bead bead, I knew I want to make a bracelet with it, made my own PC beads with the colors from the FP,...
Components: Golem Studio bead, copper blank, New Jade, Tierra Cast butterfly bead, beading wire and spacers are all from Lima Beads. My own PC faceted beads in 2 different colors.


Mermaid Blue

I got the mermaid charm and it all just fell together. I am new to jewelry making and now I understand when a piece talks to you.
Components: Mermaid charm, sea glass, silver plated chain, 10mm jump rings.


Seahorse Pendant

Wanted a vacation to the beach, this was all I could afford.
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank, Vintaj Patinas


Angles

More Indonesian glass beads! These are some lampwork from a strand I got...I thought they went well with my yellow acrylic link that I have been...
Components: Indonesian lampwork beads, yellow and orange spacers, yellow acrylic link, teal blue glass beads, orange trixie, teal waxed linen, copper toggle and Sari yarn...from LB.


Starry Nights

I wanted to make a piece for an evening statement. Something really unusual. This piece actually started out as a bracelet which grew into a...
Components: Cast metal with cut colored glass pieces, antique gold starfish, AB crystals, Swarovski rondelles, faceted crystals, Silver bail, Sterling silver clasp & chain, Druzy pendants on the earrings. Sterling silver earring hooks.


Midnight Garden

This necklace has a variety of czech glass, SS beads and light jade spacers. In the light/sun the czech glass pops.
Components: LB czech glass, SS from my stash picked up everywhere and 3mm jade spacers. Along with a SS plated clasp.


BUTTERFLY

Sweet Birch Designs cuff - I absolutely love it; not sure I've done it justice yet.
Components: Sweet Birch Designs Cuff, chain, clasp and Czech beads from LB


A Collection of Designs- Just for Fun

I like looking at the design gallery for ideas and thought I would share some of my designs. Most of these components were purchased at Lima...
Components: fire agates, blue haze agates, matte jasper, matte black peanut chain, paloma brass bird beads, etc.


Becky Inspired

This design was inspired by a pick Becky did called Giddyup Palomino. In the description she asked, what to do with Tiger Eye. Well I myself have...
Components: Tiger Eye nuggets and rounds, Sunset Jasper rounds, Bronzite rodelles, ceramic rondelle washer beads, antique brass chain, spacers, beads, bead caps and clasp.


Leftovers

This piece uses grab bag items I received.
Components: All manner of beads.


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.


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