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Teenage Dream

These are the necklaces commissioned for two preteen girls by a friend. Full of bright and bold hopes and dreams.
Components: Hemp, seed beads, wood beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, metal bells, and ribbons


Trailing Roses

I've written before about the fun monthly earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday blog. This month's inspiration was the work of an artist who...
Components: Annealed steel wire 24 gauge, glass pearls


More Patina!

Another patina pair and I don't think I can sell these! The Czech glass rectangles are so perfect with these embossed patina-ed squares! I will...
Components: Vintaj brass, Czech glass, Vintaj patina and embossing folder, brass findings


cheetah safari kumirhimo

Matte black 6.0 seed beads and high gloss gold lined seed beads. 17" in length with lobsterclaw clasp with pendant
Components: Seed beads, lobster claw clasp, jump rings, pendant 0.8 mm cord


Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...


little buds on the tree bracelet

Another ceramic focal bead by SusieQ. I thought very spring-like.
Components: ceramic focal, watercolor farfalle, green agate nuggets, waxed linen, silver twig toggle, Czech glass green rondeles.


Color Block March Birthday

I love blue, but I don't LOVE blue. My birthday is in March and the fake and brightly polished Blue Aquamarine is just not my taste, so I find it...
Components: Aquamarine nuggets, czech glass, hematite seed beads, waxed linen, silver curb chain, gunmetal clasp, Golem Studios Bead.


Etching tute

Here it is, showing several of my resist methods, including the laser printer ink.
Components: Copper blanks, ink jet sheets, etchant, tape.


Mason Jar Wish Necklace~Mixed Metal

One of my favorite pieces to date! Love the different metals and the jar of stars is adorable!


Gypsy soul

These are purple and Pink ombre statement earrings...
Components: Purple and Pink chalcedony...tiny pink topaz briolettes...and a single white topaz briolette...sterling silver chain and ear wire...


Boho in me

Had a beading marathon this weekend, it is a holiday here as well, so what better is it to do especially that I did not bead for a while as I was...
Components: "Butterfly" Agate, Amazonite flower, chain and ribbon are from LB. Raw African amber, Howlite butterfly and brass bead from my stash.Captured moments link and my own etched soldered butterfly brass clasp. "Marsala" Muscovite, Agate, Czech glass, Unicorne beads teardrops and textured rolo chain are all LB. Sari silk and Indonesian glass from my stash.


Jewelry Day Holiday

Starting out the holiday beading! I live my metal and wire time, but today felt like a stringing day. So far!

Aventurine flat coins and puff...


Coral and Periwinkle Beaded Dangle Necklace

Bugle and Seed Beads used to make this Cascading Beaded Necklace. Pretty colors for the upcoming WARMER weather.
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Components: Bugle Beads, Seed Beads, Glass and Pewter Accent Beads


Winding Branch Bracelet with Minty Leaves

Just a cute little bracelet link that I thought would be fun...and it was!
Components: ceramic focal..SuzieQ, assorted Czech Glass...including mint piggies, Indonesian Glass, wooden flowers, brass swirl clasp and waxed linen.


Twisted Leather and PC

This was the second attempt at this bracelet. I had made over 20 PC beads for it initially, and evidently my toaster oven finally gave out, as it...
Components: PC beads, copper wire, copper clasp/cord ends and twisted leather cording.


Cork Cuffs and more

I finally got to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (only lived in Tucson 20 yrs). I was starstruck to be in the company of many of the artists which LB...
Components: Cork, TierraCast strap tips, rivets, clasps and charm and Vintaj charms from LB. Leather, porcelain slides and magnetic clasps from Clay River Designs.


Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Even though there's below zero wind chill outside I am encouraging Spring to show her face! Playing with Vintaj embossing and patina, trying to get...
Components: Vintaj blanks, patina, embossing folder, Czech glass squares, brass findings, all from LB!


MMMMMM-Chocolate

Inedible chocolate that is. The woman who commisioned the purple Owl B. Quirky necklace (as well as a blue hoot bracelet, knotted necklace & blue...
Components: Espresso wood beads, carved wood beads, kumihimo wood beads & a decorative wood bead. 2 sizes of ceramic beads. Carved soapstone beads. Coconut shell beads. Magnesite flower (in copper ring) & magnesite wavy long bead/toggle bar. Copper ring.


Green in Snow

Fresh out of the camera... a pair of... recycled test tube caps (of the non-disposable old-fashioned kind). Thrown out as rubbish from work, but...
Components: Test tube caps of anodized aluminium, cut to shape with metal scissors, domed with punch and block, filed and sealed with Swellegant (LB). Silver wire, 0.8 mm. Czec beads, Toho seed beads (LB).


Redesigned earrings

When I had originally made these frames, I put a crystal dangle in the middle of each. They did not sell, and I brought them home to try something...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, 28 gauge copper wire, Swarovski 2.5 mm bicone beads, copper jump rings(LB), 14 mm Swarovski hearts, niobium and copper earwires (LB) and copper earwires.


Swarovski Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings

Multi-Color Swarovski Pearls wired together to make beautiful beaded earrings. Silver Accent at the bottom gives them a pop.
Components: Pewter Accents, Swarovski Pearls


Earrings for Valentine's Day

I bought a bunch of Swarovski hearts to make earrings with for Valentine's Day. Here are a few of the results. I forgot to photograph a few others...
Components: Hammered 16 gauge sterling silver wire, 18 gauge copper wire, Swarovski 10 mm hearts in various colors, assorted jump rings.


Chunky orange and turquoise bracelet

I have been a little absent from making jewelry lately. I have been so crazy busy with my little one, he was sick with the flu and then had a...
Components: Lots of goodies including czech glass beads, freshwater pearls, tagua nut beads and seed beads. Enameled Metal Flower from Art Incendi


Dandelion Wish Necklace

This dainty dandelion necklace is so light on the body and simply stunning! A wish dandelion is hand stamped on a silver plated disc and tiny...
Components: Silver Plated 18 inch necklace, 15mm SP discs


Valentine's Earrings

I made lots of Valentine's Day inspired earrings for the latest installment of New Earring Monday on my blog. You can see the whole blog post (and...
Components: Nunn Design bezels, Fuchsia crystals, Vintaj altered blanks, Czech glass in various shapes, TierraCast heart charms.


Aututmn Leaves

A trip to the Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor seemed like the perfect background for this necklace. I loved this vintage brooch, and wanted to...
Components: Vintage brooch, copper chain, plated clasp


~ My 1st PMC Piece ~

My first piece (bracelet bar) finished at my pmc class. I'm hooked :). I used LOS. Also posted pictures with out the liver of sulphur. My last 2...
Components: precious metal clay, chain, gorgeous sar silk from Lima and pearl cup chain.


Lighthearted Valentine Necklace

This playful pendant from Andrew Thornton is the perfect focal for a Valentine theme that can be worn all year long. Opting for an earthy, darker...
Components: Ceramic pendant, 4 8-10mm ceramic beads, 2 Czech bell flowers, 2 Czech flowers, 6 6x9mm Czech glass rondelles, 2 4mm crystals, 15mm brass jump ring, 10 7.25mm brass jump rings, 10mm brass jump rings, 30mm brass leaf creative bar (toggle), 22mm brass hammered ring, 12" 5.5mm Arte Metal elongated oval brass chain, 6 1" brass headpins, 2 7mm black jump rings, 12" 19 gauge steel wire


Uber Long Earrings

Getting acquainted with Petra's super cool ceramics. These are super long....they actually hit my collar bones when I wear them. I MAY give them to...
Components: Lampwork glass rounds, crystals, brass spacers, bronzy connectors by ScotchedEarthonEtsy.


Redesign

I made the necklace using the GGS pendant a while back, but was not quite happy with it, it was time to redesign.
Components: GGS pendant and hemp and recycled glass charm are from LB. Lampwork beads from GlassbyLeese and Glittering Prize, Schorched Earth driftwood charm, discs from Jubilee, Urchin bead from BlueBerriBeads, Mamacita pewter button, my own PC chell, Indonesian glass, crow beads and coral chips from my stash.


A Bird Amid the Flowers

This orchid bird..Humblebeads...was once a bracelet..it became time to repurpose it. I like it better as a necklace but not sure about it all...
Components: pc orchid bird, Vintaj brass connector, leaf chain, dyed agate, Czech pink flowers, lavender glass pearls, one Amethyst bead, bead caps, one Czech square, silver plated rope chain, berry suede lace and silver hook


Royal Agate, Yellow Jade Necklace

Another Native Indian inspired design. This necklace is made with rice shaped Royal Agate and small Yellow Jade round beads The alternating...
Components: Royal Agate rice beads, yellow jade round beads, black Onyx round beads and Royal Agate round beads with sterling silver clasp.


Flamenco Bird Pendant

I love the way these tiny glass lentils and flowers dance under this trio of colorful birds. Free feel to make your own version of this fun pendant.
Components: 3 polymer clay birds, 5 8mm Czech glass lentil beads, 3 Czech glass flower beads, 4mm fire polished glass bead, 2 8mm copper spacers, 1 5mm copper spacer, 2 15mm Arte Metal jump rings, 5 7mm gunmetal jump rings, 2 4mm gunmetal jump rings, 26" gunmetal cable chain, 3 1" brass headpins, 8" 22 gauge steel wire.


Embossing Again!

OK, let's try again. I am doing a "Home and Garden" show in March, so I decided to make my jewelry with that theme. Started with embossing, since...
Components: Various jaspers, Vintaj patina paints, copper wire, copper sheet


Headpin Spin

A friend rootled through my stash one evening (quite some time ago...), and found that jasper slab: "hey, do a necklace for me with this!". I had a...
Components: Red Creek Jasper, Toho beads, Vintaj chain (LB). Brass wire, 1 mm, for headpins and all of the earring parts. Patina (black oxide). I kept the dangles on the necklace so they can slide, and you can adjust the length without making it all lopsided.


Blossum Drops

These are whimsical and light flower earrings reminiscent of the 1920s art deco era. They dangle and catch the light very well. They look like they...
Components: Lucite Flowers, Black metal flowers, green and gold czech crystals. Copper vintage style bead cap, small flat round iirredesent bead on top. Suspended on a thin black chain


Scaley Sunset

I've fallen in love with these anodized aluminum scales. I've tried several different designs, and I'm not done yet. The scales were originally...
Components: Anodized aluminum scales, copper jump rings, copper clasp


Labradorite and Artisan Hearts for Valentine's Day

More of the fabulous artisan hearts this time in sterling silver. I wire wrapped them with beautiful faceted labradorite cubes that really flash...
Components: Faceted labradorite cubes, artisan crafted sterling silver hearts and handmade sterling silver earwires.


Turquoise Hearts and Flowers for Valentine's Day

More gorgeous artisan hearts in copper. I love the combo or copper and turquoise and also sterling silver and copper.
Components: Turquoise carved flowers, Nacozari turquoise discs, artisa n copper hearts and handmade sterling earwires.


Peridot and Hearts for Valentine's Day

I got these gorgeous artisan crafted hearts from a wonderful artist on Etsy and I made three different earrings for Valentine's Day.
Components: Faceted peridot nuggets. artisan crafted bronze hearts and spacers, 14k gold filled earwires made by me


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