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Geometry

The chain in this necklace just happened to be handy when I started the necklace. I didn't even think about the length and I should have. It...
Components: my favorite LB chain, sheet copper, copper wire, African jade, Greek leather, copper trigger clasp and jump rings


Cheerfully Colorful!

I love the Mardi Gras beads. They are so colorful and truly brings out your cheerful side. I mix this necklace with Turquoise Howlite beads, and...
Components: Mardi Gras Mosaic Stone Graduated Ladder, Howlite Turquoise, copper wire, copper beads


East Coast Waters

People usually think blue with water however the Atlantic on the East Coast appears green due to algae and plant life. I used Brazilian seaweed...
Components: Brazilian seaweed agate, harmony jasper, peace jasper, Swarvoski crystal copper, TierraCast antique copper toggle from LB


Memory wire bracelet. A gift to me!

After making the two memory wire bracelets for my friend and her Daughter, I was so happy with them that I decided I would love to have one too, so...
Components: Chinese Turquoise, Red Jasper, Amazonite, memory wire, purple seed beads, green man charm.


Mother,Daughter gifts for close friends

I made these memory wire bracelets for my best friend and her Daughter as a gift of thanks for all of the help and friendship they have given to me...
Components: Chinese Turquoise, Amethyst, purple impression jasper, purple seed beads, memory wire, various charms.


Midnight Desert

As usual, this started out as something different. It was to have a pendant but when I hung it, the pendant seemed like too much clutter so I left...
Components: African Opal, Blue Impression Jasper, African paper beads, buckskin leather lace, variegated brown hemp, all LB. Grey Marble and Brown Snowflake Obsidian from my stash. Squared rounds from Outwest on Etsy.


Is This Too Weird?

I was playing around with some old wire pieces that never quite made the grade. This was part of a cuff bracelet that I chopped up, wrapped some...
Components: 12 and 24 gauge wire


Blue Butterflies

Another adventure in wire work, this time a bracelet with loopy links that look a bit like butterflies. Just played around with colors for...
Components: Blue craft wire, tangerine glass rondelles


Ocean Waves

I'm proud of this one because I learned a few things as I made it and because I wanted the spirals to look like waves breaking, which I think they...
Components: Green Girl clasp, Toho beads, clear glass rounds, silver crimp covers, beading line and wire


"Hearts of Stone"

When I ordered the heart shaped beads I was very unsure of how they would look, but when they came in I was more than pleased. They are made from...
Components: 5 lava stone teal hearts, MOP chips, Czech teal rondelles, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and a silver toggle.


Squares on the Round

I enjoy combining different materials. While this looks like a typical square knot hemp bracelet, the knots are done, not around hemp cord, but a...
Components: black hemp (10 lb), black Parawire (20 gauge), TOHO Metallic Rainbow Iris (4mm cube), hypo cement


Wild and Free

I was so pleased to find this new GG button, literally minutes before I placed my LB order. It was a new addition that week and so, BONUS! I got...
Components: GG horse button, natural light brown 2mm leather cord from LB. CzechMates 2 hole 6mm square beads and matte metallic bronze 11/0 seed beads from my stash.


Stone of Courage

This is the first Russian Amazonite I've worked with. It is a naturally stunning stone that looks great with just about anything. Crystalvaults.com...
Components: LB Russian Amazonite, brass jump rings, antique copper wire, Toho seed beads


Stretch crystals

elegant looking beaded crystal which you can use on any occasion.
Components: chinese crystals/seed beads and different components


Seek Wisdom

Kylie Parry makes the cutest little owls!
Components: Kylie Parry Owl Bead Ceramic Round Wooden Beads Seed Beads Czech Glass: Piggies, Teardrops, Hour Glass Antique Button Irish Waxed Linen Leather Cording


coco-nutty

It's about the 'Squirrelgirl' pendant - aka Wal-Mart; Squirrel-y inspired it (great minds ... )
Components: coconut heishi, green serpentine 8mm rounds, copper coils I made, round painted tube bead, rectangle ceramic pendant over unfinished round wahtchamacallit - sorry, my mind went blank


Down by the Sea

Charm bracelet inspired by the sand and the sea. I love the copper color of the bracelet and bezels that the charms are set into. The blue and sand...
Components: Copper chain, cup chain and 3 needle woven chain make up the 'chain' part of the bracelet. 15mm copper bezels are set with a mix of blue and sand Crystal Clay the mottled mix mimics the movement of sea on sand and sky. I snipped of the loops on the charms and pressed them into the clay. I added chantons to some. The one charm with pressed glass flowers and leaves have crystals all around in in the centers of each flower.


Wrapped Bangle-Dangles

I've had these 6 bangles for awhile...and have been thinking and thinking of what I wanted to do with or TO them LOL This is what I came up with.
Components: 20g copper wire, 20g silverplated wire, 24g antique gold wire, 6 silver/copper/gold bangles, gold jumprings, assorted color glass beads and drops.


Brazilian Blue Kyanite Tribal Earrings

Loved these Brazilian blue kyanite with their flash of blue and bronze. Mixed with Vintaj brass Bangalore links and Swarovski Bermuda blue...
Components: Brazilian blue kyanite, Vintaj brass Bangalore links from LB, Vintaj brass ear wires from LB, Swarovski Bermuda blue crystals


Faerydae

Another stab at kumihimo braiding using the Miyuki magatmas. Mixed it up a bit this time nestling in small forest green hex seed beads. Finished...
Components: Miyuki magatama midnight blue iris, Miyuki magatama seafoam green, Swarovski Bermuda blue crystal bicones, silver plated end caps, peacock blue C-Lon, twisted pewter toggle


My Braid Bracelets

My trademark bracelets in various beads and one last silvery cats eye bracelet with a Bible locket for Easter.
Components: Many stones, some from LB, some from my stash. All leather cord is LB, all Irish waxed linen is LB. Buttons from LB and stash, seed beads and metal beads from LB and my stash.


Men's necklaces

It's about expanding into new territory.
Attracting the male segment ... ? That doesn't sound right - LOL
Components: #1 - SP beads, white bone beads, black tektite as focal, wire coils. #2 - coconut heishi, brown marble, unakite as the focal. #3 - black leather, SP large wing on a black aluminum twist ring.


Beach House Bracelet

I created this bracelet as a memento of my latest Bead Cruise. I made these little beach houses right before the cruise and when we pulled into the...
Components: Polymer clay Beach House, Sea Urchin ceramic bead, 8 8mm lampwork spacers, 15mm art metal jump ring, 10 6mm copper jump rings, 9 2" gunmetal eyepins, 18 4mm copper spacers, 6" 22 gauge steel wire, 2" 18 gauge copper wire


Dark Side/Light Side Bangle

I am completely in love with making bangles these days! As a quilter I have lots of fabric left over that I cannot bear to throw away, so now it is...
Components: 16 and 24 gauge wire, quilt batting, cotton, silk ribbon, Amazonite, Amber, Picture Jasper, Australian Jasper, Coral, Czech glass beads


A Bit Victorian

On Gail's great advice I took out one of the beads and it does look better thank you Gail.


Flower Necklace

I was hesitant about this piece. I've worked on it, on and off, for a month (maybe more). I'm really happy with the flower, and I LOVE the green...
Components: Toho seed beads, silver plated toggle, from LB. Pearls.


Aqua splash!

I'm back ! ~ after not being able to make jewellery for a while after slipping up in the garden, as weather has been SO wet this winter (here in...
Components: larimar blue crazy lace ovals, a lovely dragonfly, smaller horse-eye shaped aquamarine, seed pearls, moonstone and blue lace agate and labrodorite and silver chain. Same on the earrings with aquamarine brios and s. silver ear wires.


Your Green Is Showing

These green dragon gemstones were left overs from other pieces I had done. And I just wanted to finish them off and I have a friend anytime she...


Peachy Aztec

Every time I look at this piece it reminds me of something Aztec but yet very feminine. I love the softness of these orange agate firestones. It is...


A Bit Victorian

Seeing this gemstone online and actually having it in from of you is two different things. When I finally saw these stones I was blown away by its...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, orange vein firestone and gold beads.


Ol' Rugged Cross

This is a copper oval that has been etched with a cross. It is probably going to be a gift for a family member.
Components: Etched and oxidized copper pendant strung with amethyst, rose quartz and seed beads.


Dreaming of Peace

This copper disk has been etched with the Asian symbol for peace and the word peace underneath. This is something I regularly dream of at my house...
Components: Etched, oxidized copper oval strung with seed beads and matte crystals.


"Happy, Happy Birthday"

"Happy,Happy Birthday is one of my favorite creations ever. The Krobo beads in the Birthday Cake pattern were my inspiration. I chose to use the...
Components: African re-cycled beads in the Birthday Cake pattern, 11mm re-cycled glass beads in orange, blue and yellow, stacks of freeform orange magnesite, silver disc spacers, silver toggle clasp


Hoping for Spring Flowers

I finally think Spring has arrived in the South. This necklace is a reminder of the flowers that are soon to follow. This copper oval has been...
Components: Etched copper oval thathas been oxidized, chrysocolla quartz and amazon it's beads


Bead Day!

So yesterday I finally got to do a Bead Day with my seven-year-old niece. We've only been attempting to get together since Thanksgiving, but...
Components: metallic gray-blue freshwater pearls, faceted glass rondelles, brass findings, gold findings, crystal pendant, seed beads, pony beads, manmade egg beads


Dreaming Of Maine Summers

I'd had this lovely Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant for awhile, and finally inspiration struck. I'm giving it to a friend as a "because it's...
Components: Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant, Red Jasper from LB, Tagua Nut beads, Vintage Czech glass beads & Vintage Acrylic beads from my stash, Copper beads and findings


earthday

Natural earthy tones with vintaj metals. Reminds me of the desert ! Im rady to go camping !
Components: Assorted pearls and natural looking gemstones, vintaj.


White Howlite with Red Lantern Bead Necklace

I picture myself wearing this on vacation to Bali. Red lantern beads are surrounded by white howlite coins and finished with an antique silver...
Components: White Howlite, stainless steel wire, red and silver seed beads


Summer Plums

It's about the title - summer and fruit. The leaves inspired it. I love it 'cause it's summery
Components: Acrylic small and large leaves, rainbow florite (very opaque low grade ones surprise!!! these are the 'plums'), green wood rondelles, large green glass circle embossed rondelles, and 5 or 6mm clear crackle glass beads


Slinky Peyote(s)

I finally got the correct beads to do this type of beadweaving. It was such a joy to have the pattern turn out perfectly aligned this time, Yea! I...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystals, copper chain and clasp and black chain from my stash. Artistic wire black jump rings and 20g wire for handmade clasp from LB.


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