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genni moon goddess art doll

I swear it was the virgo full moon that pulled this out of me. I remember making rag dolls with my mom, she taught me the same way her grandmother...
Components: repurposed beads, Moonstone, Amythest, clear quartz, Snowflake Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Tiger Eye, hand dyed ribbons, yarn, synthetic hair, cottons, batiks, satins, velvets, cheese cloth, hand painted face and body art

goddess of the sea

my love of mermaids and the ocean
Components: hand crochet, repurposed beads, glass, charms, hand dyed ribbons, mermaid clay bead, mixed metals, Amythest, Moonstone, jade, Sodalite, adveturine

earth gypsy mama

I wanted to make a statement, feel the weight and bring together yin and yang. I was feeling hope for mama earth and gave her elephant for strength
Components: repurposed beads, red clay, tribal beads, sari ribbons, Labradorite, Onyx faceted ball

be here now

all about manifestation of creativity into physical, staying present with each step and infused with earthy passionate colors
Components: hand crochet, sari ribbons, repurposed beads, bronze clasp, mixed metals, glass, woodclay, lampwork, love charms, Peach Jade, Red Aventurine, Canadian Jade


6ft long hand crotchet wrap necklace or bracelet or belt * root chakra inspiration,feeling the reds, golds and oranges, It is like wrapping...
Components: large wooden Buddha head bead, repurposed beads, clay, lampwork, reiki infused citrine red tigers eye, Red Jasper, carnelian, Peach Jade, sari ribbons, clear quartz droplet

fairy wings

the way the ribbon gathered on the sides reminded me of wings and the soft flow of the ribbon's movement
Components: re-purposed earrings from India hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn with iridescent thread

fairy's breath

the blue colors for the throat chakra remind me of whispering softly, they feel so delicate and bold
Components: re-purposed earrings, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn iridescent thread and crystals

queen of hearts

she is a wild one who inspired me while bouncing around to my chakra playlist * passionate colors for the root chakra & sacral chakra * re-purposed...
Components: Rose Quartz, sari ribbons, hand dyed silk ribbons, pink skull bead, re-purposed rhinestone bead and a heart from the costume piece I wore as an extra in the Iron Man movie and re-purposed bangles

kumihumo braiding

additional kumihumo. should have been with other group

kumihumo braiding

different designs very simple using kumihumo loom
Components: 1mm kumihumo rat tail loom

red creek jasper

liked the look of the chunky beads
Components: various size red creek jaskper

sea glass necklace

saw a similar necklace
Components: wire silver spacers recycled sea glass white, shamrock, light blue, ocean blue

Lavender Nest Egg

I love making birds nest jewelry and love the way these Czech glass compliment the silver. I will probably post more nests in the future.
Components: Amethyst druk beads, 24 gauge silver wire

Your World Stacked Bracelets

This set of bracelets was inspired by TierraCast's Your World line of buttons and charms. They pair very naturally with our woven cotton cord,...

Blue Gears

Another pair of earrings for my SIL 1.
Components: 2 cogs, blue chalcedony, Iolite chips, Tanzanite chips, air blue opal Swarovski's, Montana Blue Swarovski's, Bermuda Blue Swarovski's and dark blue pearl, Rhubarb/Blueberry crystal from Limabeads. A pair of ear hooks, and 24 gauge wire.

Medical Angel Wings

A pair of earrings I made for my SIL 1. One of 4 pair of earrings I'm making for her, for Mother's Day.
Components: 2 Fuchsia Swarovski's, 2 Griege Swarovski's, 2 brown Swarovski's Crystal Pearls, 2 gold Angel Wings, 2 jump rings, 2 gears, 2 gold filled ear wire hooks, 2 brass gears, brass chain.

Pyramid Bracelet #1

I love the colors in the beads in this bracelet
Components: wire, pyramid beads, seed beads, metal beads

Celebration of Spring bracelet

This is a modified form of a pattern ("Framed pearls bracelet" by Billie Hackett), which I loved because it was elegant and simple. Instead of...
Components: 10-12mm flat round mother-of-pearl beads; antique bronze wire, 18 gauge; bronze or copper wire for wrapping, 24 gauge.


I found this gorgeous pendant at a military history festival, and made bronze chains to go with it. I work mostly in chainmaille now, but I love...
Components: Vintage glass pendant, bronze jump rings

Egg Finder's Lucky Charm Bracelet

Did you just try to click those? It won't add to your count, sorry about that!

After this year's intense hunt, I thought maybe I should have a...
Components: Nunn Design Antique Silver (plated) Small Oval Bezel Bracelet 18x13mm, Nunn Design Glass Oval 13x18mm, Lima's beautiful little eggs, adhesive

Vintage rainbow

Vintage beads were perfect for a RAW necklace.
Components: Glass beads

Iris Pin

A little touch of spring.
Components: Soutache, glass beads, and seed beads; ultrasuede backing

The Black Set

I wanted to try using black ear wires and chain and also use a couple connectors I had left over from another project.
Components: Black ear wires, black chain, 6mm square cubes, 8mm bicones, 2 different types of connectors, silver plated spacer beads, rondell beads, and 8mm round bermuda blue beads.

Funky Earrings and A Princess inspired Necklace

I haven't been on in awhile. I have been busy with all the little people in my life and with sewing some cute stuff for the warmer weather. I made...
Components: Enameled components from Art Incendi, Ceramic from Scorched Earth on Etsy, all the rest from LB

Fire Power a lovely giveaway of two of these Sterno culinary torches. These have great fire power for copper and larger sterling pieces. Details...

Wrapped-Up Pearls

I have wanted to do this design for a while, and I couldn't resist doing them.
Components: Gold wire (24 and 20 gauge), coin pearls

The Springtime Lady Necklace

We’ve all longed for that first breath of spring this year, some of us have experienced it already, others are still waiting patiently (or...
Components: Czech firepolished beads, leaves and bellfowers; vintage 8mm cloisonne, 10mm round Citrine Quartz, 6mm spring green Jade, pink and bronze freshwater Pearls, Myuki Delica seed beads.

New Earring Monday Weeks 13 & 14

My latest installment of my New Earring Monday challenge features mostly beads that I bought at a recent bead show. Check out my blog post and add...
Components: 1st pair features lampwork by Tanya McGuire, charms and faceted hematite from Lima Beads. 2nd pair features lampwork by Jeff Barber.

Grand Canyon

I'm getting faster at completing these bezel necklaces...this one in four classes. One a month is a snail's pace for sure. Actually got up the guts...
Components: Turquoise and sterling silver

In the Pink

I made these earrings at my mother's request as a gift to give to her nurse, Annette,as I made some for myself, with a different flower. Annette...
Components: silver flowers & pink jade drops (all Lima)

Blue on the nile

Midnight blue impression focal, deerskin, freshwater pearls,blue lapis beads. Loved this focal when it first came out!

Sunny Days

Trying to bring some brightness into the picture!This was a colorway that was far outside my comfort zone, but as I made it it grew on me.
Components: Seed beads, fire polish beads, czech beads


I wanted a simple, lightweight earring for a young girl and I think this one does it!
Components: All LB, lucite flowers, Czech glass, Toho beads

Teal Swirl

This is my version of shaggy loops. My fingers are so sore from wire wrapping all the uno dangles. Now I know how Asia feels doing all her wire...
Components: Czech glass, Star Jasper, Impression Jasper, TierraCast clasp, 20 and 24g antique copper Artistic Wire from LB. Grace lampwork bead from my stash.

Simple bangle bracelet

This is a great basic piece that can be modified to make many different versions.
Components: 14 gauge soft copper wire

Pearls and Chain

This set is a birthday gift for my sister who likes black and white. I'm more of a color gal, but I refrained from adding any color. It's made with...
Components: Jump rings, fresh water pearls, faceted onyx rondelles, and sardonyx.

red beads

favorite color is red
Components: large wood beads, large red seed beads, silver end caps for the big beads, silver spacers, 6mm red beads 3 strands of wire

coconut beads

very lightweight necklace
Components: coconut beads, brown potato pearls, Tiger Eye, small wooden beads, gold crimps. 3 strands of bead wire

spiky blue

looking to do something with stick beads
Components: agate spikes, 4mm and 6mm beads

Patriotic Poly Birds

Tried my hand at polymer clay beads.