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The Blues

Ceramic Pendant and navy blue beads


The Key

Terra Rosa Jasper beads and an old key


Red Rover

Jasper pendant and beads and white hemp cord braided over white lace


Amethyst and Leather

I love the way chips and leather are BFFs. I have been wanting to create a popular item that would sell well at a charity event.
Components: Amethyst, leather


oak

A pair of Oak Leaves Earrings I made for myself. Oak Trees are one of my favorite trees.
Components: A pair of Czech Beads from Lima Beads, a pair of leverbacks in Antique Copper. Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper and Patina in Moss Green.


Tide Pool

Misc components that came together in a bit of an abstract piece.
Components: Czech Glass, recycled glass chips, duos, stamped copper washers.


Wooley Bulley

I got a sample of Wooly Wire along with some beautiful Sari Silk...so I decided to try my hand at it. I kinda copied what others had done with it,...
Components: Paper saucer, Czech Glass and waxed linen..LB, Amethyst Nugget, Jasper, copper chain..my stash, Woolywire and sari silk from Woolywire etc.


Americana

11 wraps of memory wire and seed beads to make this tribute to our American flag. It sold within 2 hours of posting..happy me!
Components: Beadalon memory wire, 11/0 lava red Czech seed beads, 11/0 patriotic blue TOHO seed beads, 11/0 opaque white opal Czech seed beads


Birthday swallow

Jasmin French swallow beads were my early birthday gift, I have been lusting for her beads for a while. I'm so happy to say that this bracelet made...
Components: Cork strap, Tierra cast strap ends, rivets, Vintaj chain and clasp, Czech flower beads, waxed linen are all from Lima Beads.


Celtic knot copper bracelet

Celtic knots and one primary bead
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Components: 16 gauge copper wire


Frozen

I started to make one design, a diamond shape with 4 points, and then added 2 more to create a flower or snowflake. A 3 year old called it the...
Components: Anodized aluminum jump rings, Swarovski clasp.


Glamour in the Glen

This necklace was made for a 'camo' theme wedding. The Groom and groomsmen wore 'camo' shirts and the bridesmaids wore brown and lace tunics with...
Components: Shell pearls, 'Green Girl' bronze sunflower clasp, Swarovski crystal leaf, Chinese crystal rondelles.


Summer colors!

Can't stop thinking about sunflowers with this. It was inspired by a dragon-y piece of art, which is part of my personal inspirational challenge....
Components: Sari silk, wire, seed beads, ceramic pendant


Wild and Crazy Guy.

I was inspired by a guy I saw jogging . He was wearing an orange shirt and red shorts. Crazy color combo,but it made me think of my new beads. I...
Components: Stretch cord 1MM, Smokey Quartz 12mm, African Glass 10mm, glass donuts, Center Glass bead from Lima 14mm, and Tierra Cast Rhodium (plated) Nugget Heishi 5mm from Lima.


Candy and Roses Necklace and earrings

This set makes me happy because it reminds me of candy and Summertime It is made of imitation round sea glass with resin roses and melon...
Components: immition resin sea glass, resin roses, silver plated, designer wire


Tripple Strand Crystal Pearl set with M.O.P Clasp

Triple strand Swarovski Teardrop and round pearls in Platinum and white round and crystals.This set has a cream color mother of pearl clasp with...
Components: Crystal pearls, mother of pearl, crystal beads, silver plated


Sunny Day

Like everyone else I have not been around much. 1st of all LB keeps logging me out all the time now. 2nd My phone is also on its last legs & finds...
Components: Lampwork flower, pressed butterflies, carved bone rondells & leaves, carved soapstone, gorgeous orange agates, magnesite flowers & wavy disks, orange & cream glass beads, copper spacers, copper ring, swirly clasp (Asia).


"Dragonfly Pond" and "In the Garden"

I had the beads from Magdalena Ruiz and Flower Jasper for a while, knew what I wanted to do just had no time, a quick trip back home provided me...
Components: "Dragonfly Pond" Lampwork from Flower Jasper, Czech glass, Vintaj chain and findings, waxed linen, Para square wire are from Lima. "In the Garden" Lampwork Magdalena Ruiz, Czech glass, Green Girl Studio drop, Vintaj chain and clasp, leather lace, Para square wire, eyelet all Lima. My own double sided headpins.


A Rose By Any Other Name...

This rose was intriguing...definitely a challenge...at the same time fun!I don't think the colors of it showed up very well.
Components: Polymer clay rose, Czech Glass beads, Pink Jade, vintage white flower headpin, brass chain..LB, pink leather cord, brass lobster claw.


Patina Anyone?

Three new pairs of patina-ed earrings! I keep playing and learning! (Did you know you can fix mistakes? Adirondack alcohol blender or rubbing...
Components: All LB: Vintaj blanks, assorted patinas, etching and embossing folders, recycled and Czech glass, assorted spacers, head pins and ear wires.


Finished up the whole package

Finished up the cross with some good polishing, tumbling and more polishing. Decided to add a clean simple sterling chain. The rest of the tiny PMC...
Components: PMC3


Czech glass button necklace

18" necklace made from a 38 mm Czech glass button from Lima Beads, 2.2 mm link, silver plated curb chain, and 3 crystal drops.
Components: 38 mm Czech glass button, small silver plated chain, 3 crystal teardrop shaped beads


Home is Where the Heart is

With this particular designer..I loved her new style..Folk Art. It was love at first sight when I saw this little red house!
Components: polymer clay house, assorted Czech Glass..LB, red glass beads, Turquoise ovals, blue vintage button, copper chain..mostly LB, red ribbon and lobster claw..LB.


Cheery O's

I purchased these "cherio" beads and finally saw something in a magazine that I liked. This is my take on the pair (I think in Bead Style for July...
Components: 18g copper wire, peacock O beads


Funky Pink Chicken

My friend's mom always called flamingo's "funny pink chickens" for some reason. I made this pin because we are going to the zoo on 6/12 and they...


Monster Pajamas

I haven't been around a lot. I peek thru the design gallery on occasion, but I have been working a lot lately and my son is getting therapy 5 days...
Components: Lots of Czech Glass, Toho Seed Beads, Enamel connector, Lampwork beads, Labradorite, Aquamarine.


Deco Rules

I love Deco, and geometric patterns.
Components: Miyuki delicas, fireline, silver plated slide clasp


Green with envy

Last pair of earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 6 Swarovski's Rondelles in shades of greens, 2 Spearmint swirl colored Rondelle Czech from Limabeads, chains in copper and earring hooks in antique copper.


Lovely Little Lentils

I have wanted to post this design forever, and I thought that now would be perfect. I love the color and the overall look.
Components: Czech glass lentils, jump rings


JCL

This is a twist on the Egyptian coil bracelet.

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Components: 14 gauge copper wire wood inlay focal


Fushia Dome

Earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 2 earring hooks, assorted Swarovski's in shades of pinks, 2 fushia Swarovski's Domes, silver chains.


Midnight Dragonscale bracelet

Heh...so I started this back when Kumihimo first really started reaching sites I frequent. I'm easily intimidated by new techniques, but had seen...
Components: magatama seed beads Superlon beading cord tarnish-resistant brass wire antiqued brass bead caps antiqued brass clasp kumihimo beading disc


Rosy roads

I've had these rhodochrosite drops for ages, and I finally decided to do something with them!
Components: Rhodochrosite focal drops, thulite beads, anodized aluminum jump rings.


Barbie's Gears

Earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 2 Gears, 2 copper jumprings, assorted Swarovski's in pinks, powdered pink asymmetric pearls, 2 earring hooks.


matching earrings

My sister and a good friend bought the peridot and garnet bracelets from me. Both of them wanted earrings to match. My sister was going back to...
Components: Sterling silver wire and ear wires, peridot stones. Bracelets are plated.


Fox in the Forest Bracelet

I whipped up this fun bracelet pairing together a fox button from Green Girl Studios with some of my new woven disk beads. Czech glass leaves,...
Components: pewter fox button, 5 polymer clay disk beads, 5 Czech maple leaves, 7 wood triangle beads, 18 4mm dyed hematite, 36" Irish waxed linen


Beautiful Iolite

Here's a fun design,using Iolite. Iolite doesn't get a lot of attention,and it's a yummy stone. In this case,I had a few with chips on the side,so...
Components: Green Onyx ovals and faceted rondelles, SS craft wire 24G, Iolite briolettes approx 10x6 mm if memory serves, SS jump rings, and SS ear wires.


Pink & Black

My mom was the inspiration. She was looking through my beads and kept coming back to this piece and asking why I never finished it. So I did, for her.
Components: lampwork beads, black faceted round beads, cupid quartz rondells, pink square glass with foil inside & white round w/ foil inside, 4mm ab coated white bi-cone beads, black chain & clasp, and a sterling silver and black onyx teardrop pendant to finish it off.


Dangle Earrings

Since everyone was posting earrings, I thought I’d let you see what I’ve been up to. I had to break away from my regular beading and get ready...
Components: Faceted glass, seed beads, misc gemstones, magnesite, metal spacer beads


Girl's Night

I was just letting my hands do what they wanted, and ended up with these glittery earrings! I am happy I did because they work with jeans and...
Components: Crystazzi crystals, earring hooks, crimp beads and beading wire


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