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Amethyst luster

Still working on my wire technique! I hand formed everything, including the earwires! (so excited and so proud of this set!) Unfortunately, I am...
Components: Hand cut faceted natural amethyst beads (both sizes), rose gold plated copper wire (multiple gauges), natural apricot colored freshwater pearls, pressed glass Czech beads (from LB), Czech glass pendant (from LB)

Cascades of Ribbon

I saw these brass butterflies used as links and I had this idea...I also wanted to show off this dazzle ribbon.
Components: Imperial Jasper, Red Creek Jasper, Jade, Bold Fire Agate, Brass..butterflies, circle, bead caps, dragonfly, leaf charm and hook, dazzle ribbon.

Flower and Berries

Just like Lynda I saw Erin Siegel tutorial and started a bracelet last weekend. Had a semi decent weather to do some pictures yesterday and here it...
Components: From Lima Beads size 6 seed beads, Waxed linen cord, Czech glass bead, chain and clasp.ArtIncendi enamel flower connector. From my stash 2 silver plated beads and a headpin.

Definitely Fall

I wanted to create some seasonal pieces with warm colors and textures.
Components: Suziqbeads bike focal, Czech glass, Agate, chain, brass findings, seed beads, waxed linen.

Mixed blues

I made this a while back. I love all the blue & violet stones the Earth has to offer, even if they're helped along a bit with some dye.
Components: Iolite, Kyanite, Sodalite, crystals, gold-plated findings, beads & pendant.

From An Old Belt--New Designs

This belt was given to me by a very dear friend 30 years ago! Since I've "outgrown" it--I took it apart and made a pendant and bracelets.
Components: Leather straps, leather component with straps, Artistic wire from LB, assorted Czech beads from LB, cord ends from LB, handmade polymer clay cabochon (by moi), jumprings, various metal slides from LB, and lobsterclaw clasps.


This dragonfly has sat on my workbench for a really long time. It is one I altered by adding the recycled glass drop over the very spindly tail....
Components: Brass dragonfly, Czech glass leaves, recycled glass drop, brass chain and findings, faceted glass crystals

Silver versus copper

Got a surprise visit from Mimmi the other weekend: a girl I met at metals class, she sells a bit of my stuff in her shop in Norway. She wanted...
Components: 2 and 1 mm copper wire, 1, 5 and 1 mm sterling silver wire, Impression Jasper, Picture Jasper, leather cord, copper chain (all but the wire from Lima :-) ).

Kumi & Cross

I wanted to do something different with my Kumihimo piece so I made it a component of this necklace. I'm also intrigued by pip beads & other...
Components: Drop & pip czech beads, sterling silver & silver filled pieces & parts, aqua .5mm C-lon cord for the Kumi, antique sterling silver cross

More seed beads and linen!

Here is my take on seed beads and linen! In the last pic you see the inspiration (the latest issue of Marie Claire, UK edition) -- there were...
Components: Black ones: waxed linen from LB, tiny seed beads really old stash, silver wire and sheet for the cap and hook. Couldn't decide how complicated a cap I wanted to bother with, so I winged it and it turned out fairly "clean". Blue-green: Toho beads and large hole Czech bead from LB, unwaxed linen local yarn shop (used beeswax on the ends!).

First Design Post!

This is my first LB Design Post, so I'm a bit nervous! I made this bracelet for a purple-lover as a birthday gift (I care for her 11-month-old...
Components: Amethyst chips, sari silk, Czech beads, XAZ raku beads, seed beads, etc. all from LB.

For those who are interested...

For those of you who are interested in trying this bracelet's another variation. I wanted to use PC button I had made instead of a...
Components: 3 ply waxed linen cord, variety of beads, polymer clay button.

Red Hot Lava

I've never used red in a design before so you can imagine how surprised I was at all the different beads I had accumulated in the same shade,...
Components: Leather, recycled glass beads, filagree circle connectors ( patinated with black onyx) from LB. Black & white wood beads, Keshi pearls, whited lined red lentils, White Howlite, glass bead caps, pendant from Slade Studio Supply on Etsy, painted bone button.

New Earring Monday Weeks 43 & 44

I keep forgetting to share my creations here, but this is the latest installment in my New Earring Monday challenge. I can't believe I've kept it...
Components: Vintaj Arte Metal rectangle altered blanks & rivets, Vintaj copper leaves, silver toned filigree pieces, and niobium ear wires from TierraCast

Tiny Bubbles

Rediscovered a great tutorial by Erin Siegel that uses few materials and tons of seed beads...always looking for ways to use them up! Easy,...
Components: 5 yards of waxed linen cord, variety of seed beads, toggle clap No tools needed except a pair of scissors!

Another twist on red and turquoise

Still in love with the red and turquoise color combo...this time it's more burgundy. With large chunky wood beads and a loop closure. Cannot...
Components: Wood beads, ceramic, glass, waxed linen cord

Knotty Jade

I got a few bags of Jade Beads from a friend.These bags have sat in my bead room for about a year,I just couldn't come up with a design, other than...
Components: Waxed cotton, jade beads and antique brass metal beads with brass lobster clasp!

Hemp bracelets

These are just a few hemp bracelets we have handcrafted (: like our Facebook page! Screach Heath Hemp!

Hemp Necklaces

These are just a few of our handcrafted hemp necklace we make. You can also design our own our facebook page! Heath Hemp

Hemp dream catcher art

This is a handcrafted hemp dream catcher. Made by Heath Hemp! Find us on Facebook.

Copper Knobblies

I was attracted to these unusual earring beads...I think I kinda like what I did with them...they look festive.
Components: copper knobblies, dazzle ribbon, wire and copper earwires

Mystic Jade

I was thinking ahead as to what would go well with my "Mystic Jade" drops...I took a chance and ordered some Raku green nuggets from LB and I...
Components: Jade drops..I think bronze clay..., Xaz raku green nuggets, two little crystals on top, Sterling earwires.

Purple Wildflowers

These freeform Amethyst beads have been sitting in my drawer for many years waiting & waiting to be used. I had absolutely no idea what to do with...
Components: Amethyst freeform beads, Amethyst faceted rounds 10mm & 6mm (LB), Glass faceted 4mm, Seed beads (LB), AGF findings

It's beginning to feel like Fall

I'm designing some jewelry thinking specifically how great they would look with gray. I seem to have collected quite a lot of gray shoes and...
Components: Beads, silver daisy spacers and clasp, sari silk, and a handmade leaf button

Pomegranate Fringe

Wire wrapped tiny glass bead links into a hammered link copper chain. Added a fringe of beads on waxed linen cord to complete the look.
Components: 4mm red glass beads. copper wire, various bits and bobs, waxed linen cord.

From flower to stone

I took the "flower lattice bracelet" ( and changed the pastel beads to mottled neutrals, with...
Components: Czech 2-hole squares and Superduos, 3mm fire-polished beads; 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0 seed beads.

Two soutache bracelets

I love working with soutache, with all the bright colors it gives me to play with, and the Lunasoft cabochons are amazing! As usual, these are...
Components: Soutache braid, Czech Superduo beads, Lunasoft square cabochon, Ultrasuede backing. Sorry the pictures aren't very good; the first was just hard to light, the second should be more of an olive green than it looks here.

IceGlass Necklace

The glass on this piece is actually a piece of shattered tempered glass. It comes from a 1" thick hypobaric chamber window that shattered. I use...
Components: Glass beads, shattered tempered glass

Free form

I found the copper leaf at a bead store and it HAD to come home with me. Sometimes things are so neat, they practically make themselves.
Components: Copper leaf, square agate, mixed beads

Leaf Cast

Kale leaf cast
Components: Modified concrete, paint

wing and a prayer

I love making earrings!
Components: Vintaj mythical wings and wing blanks, patinas, Czech glass and some big seed beads.

Color me rainbow

I saw something similar & loved it. So I used my own supplies & came up with this. I love any combo of turquoise/aqua with purple/violet/plum &...
Components: Real turquoise pendant, Swarovski drops, gold plated bead caps & findings, glass & crystal beads

Hammered Alluminam

Hoping I spelled that right?? Anyways,I was playing around with some scraps that I had. I have never hammered Alluminam before, I don't mind how...

Crystal Zen

Some simple sparkly bracelets again using up my stash. I had saved these tassels from some strings of expensive faceted semi precious stone I had...
Components: TierraCast lotus charm, 3-4mm crystal roundellesfrom LB. Silver plated beads and pearls from my stash.

Dancing Pearls

I have accumulated so many supplies that I have given myself the challenge of not buying anything new this Fall to create my jewellery for the...
Components: Glass pearls from LB in Great lakes and Metallic Earth, silver plated tubes, small flower shaped bead caps and jump rings (from my stash)

Loving labradorite

I've been having these higher quality labradorite disk beads & wanted to make a very nice but simple piece. So I combined them with Swarovski...

Earth and Sky Multi Gemstone Crocheted Necklace

I love greens and blues and wanted to try a design using these colors in a crocheted piece.
Components: silver parawire, silver-filled chain, sterling silver headpins, amazonite, agate, jasper, jade, czech glass, white pearls, champagne pearls, silver lobster clasp and jump rings

Max's Byzantine Pendant Necklace

I love making chainmaille and I thought my little guy would like to wear some.
Components: jewelers brass jump rings, brass pendant

Another first!

Jewelry making is my new passion & I want to use many different materials & modalities. So I used the flat cotton cord, some wonderful pinch ends &...

Lotsa Dangles

I thought this fan would make some fabulous earrings!
Components: Greek patina ed fans, terracotta coconut, red picasso seeds and copper earwires.