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Copper Knit Fire

Viking knit wire necklace and earrings. My second attempt at Viking Knit. I thought the agate stones cried out for copper wire and had just learned...
Components: Copper Artistic Wire 26g, 16g copper wire, dyed agate.

Heart of Hearts

This heart was a freebie...I wanted to showcase it in a I came up with the idea of attaching it to a copper tube that I had strung...
Components: heart..clay of some sort, Leopardskin Jasper, Coffee Bean Jasper, Czech glass, saffron patina copper bead, Red Creek Jasper, waxed linen, copper tube, seeds and little black hook.

Dark Innocence Choker

Chokers are becoming extremely popular and I wanted to make one myself. I ordered some silk and had an old locket from Michaels. (Nothing in it)
Components: Silk, locket

Johnny One Note!

Yes feeling like another of the same ol' thing! LOL. I did play with some colored wire, and even did a 2 color piece, yet to be finished.
Components: Silver artistic wire in 24 & 18g, dyed how lite stones.

Silver inspiration

Yes more playing with wire! And I used yet another of the pieces from the Occo Agate slice that broke ;) I'm really enjoying wire work, and when I...
Components: 0.5mm leather Artistic nontarnish silver plated wire in gauges 18, 20, 24 & 26 Piece of Occo Agate slice from LB (waste not want not right?!)

Green and black Framed

This looks so good against a black tee shirt. I bought these focals at the Bead & Button show and can't remember their name. Love those matte black...
Components: Stone beads, czech glass beads, 16, 28 & 22 gauge copper wire. 4mm leather.

Mookaite with Copper

Nice little smooth mookaite nuggets that I combined with a beaded pendant I made. I used some glass seed beads and some Hill tribe silver beads...
Components: Copper wire, Mookaite, seed beads, Karen Hill Tribe Silver.

Animal lovers..

Our 2 girls love their vet & hospital staff. It's their 2 yr birthday tomorrow & these and many more bracelets are Rosa & Rita gift to them..
Components: Leather cord, charms, clasps, bead ends, magnetic clasp, rubber rings

Autumn Earrings

I've been super busy making earrings for a big show next weekend. Here are just a few of my designs.

Read more over on my blog:...
Components: Czech glass from Lima; Brass & copper by Vintaj; findings from Nunn Design, Vintaj, Saki, Tierracast; art beads from Humblebeads, Tanya McGuire, and Firefly Design Studio

Copper and Blue Jeans

So I wanted to experiment. Again. I think I'm the queen of waste not want not with jewelry design! I was making the pendant with the Occo Agate...
Components: Thunderstorm silk ribbon 1/2" from LB Vintaj parawire in copper gauges 24, 20, & 16 Oval raku beads from LB Occo agate slice from LB Large hole beads from my stash...

Fun with Rectangles

One more fresh pick inspiration-my Chiclets necklace. I love all the colors of the Czech glass rectangles and thought they would make a fun,...
Components: Czech glass rectangles from LB. Copper chain, head pins, square hematite heshi all from my stash.

Laboradite and Garnet

This is another one from a pick I made. I've been wanting to put laboradite and garnet together, so here they are. I think it makes a nice T-shirt...
Components: Labradorite, Hill Tribe silver beads from my stash. Garnet, pyrite, and gray Irish waxed linen cord from LB. I'm really crazy about the waxed linen.


I felt compelled to make this from the pick I made of the same name,so here it is. I L-O-V-E the freshwater pearls that I got and if anyone from LB...
Components: Amazonite, Lipstick Ranch pieces, turitella agate beads, freshwater pearls, walnut Irish waxed linen-all from LB. Silver lobster clasp and extender chain, aged brass jump rings from my stash. Everything hand knotted with the waxed linen.

Glass and Circles

I'm always trying to make lightweight earrings. These are sort of medium weight. Pix taken on a rainy day.
Components: Recycled glass teardrops (orange from LB), bead caps, and Tierracast links (LB).

Moonstone/labradorite bracelets

I wanted to showcase the stone links and make something simple and pretty. Here are two that I made for myself.
Components: Moonstone and labradorite links(LB), moonstone heishis, spinel faceted, black agate round, and labradorite faceted beads, GP spacers and bead caps, and vermeil S clasps. Strung on beading wire.

Simple keyring pendant

Really simple keyring pendant, which I made for my brother who loves biking. Hope he'll like it!
Components: Bike pendant, L-pendant, 4 wooden dice beads

Ceramic blues

This is actually very heavily based on a design by Jennifer Krisch, which I saw in Bead Style magazine. I had the rectangular ceramic bead for...
Components: 1 ceramic rectangular bead + 2 bead aligners, 43 Czech glass blue dalmatian beads 4 mm + headpins, 4 Gaea ceramic beads, 4 African recycled glass rings, 2 African recycled glass beads (sky blue and coffee), 2 gemstone beads 10 mm (white-brown and whie-blue), 2 recycled glass heishi (blue), 4 shell heishi, 4 bronze bead heishi. Jump rings (4 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm), 20 cm chain + lobster clasp, wire

Viking Expression

I wanted to try something unique with the Viking knit; so as I "knit" the wire I added beads to make a spiral pattern inside the knit. Still...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in sizes 24, 20 & 16, Beadalon bead stringing wire (don't remember exact size or # of wires, most likely was 19, I used a piece of scrap), crimp tubes, wire guardians and Czech Fire Polished glass iris blue round 3mm beads from LB.


I love malachite, and when I found this piece I knew I wanted to do something special. It's about2.5" long. I made the chain with Mobius links. I...
Components: malachite pendant, anodized plain and twisted links, swarovski clasp


An idea that was completely inspired by indecision on my part. I was asked to make a silver chain multi-strand necklace with one strand beaded....
Components: Sterling silver chains, lapis lazuli briolettes, faceted clear quartz beads, dozens of different size jump rings and persistence, in large quantities.

Greek in a leather coat

I like the Greek bead color with leather.
Components: Greek beads, leather, gold (plated) lobster clasp, gold (plated) ribbon crimp covers, tiny Greek bead charm

Weave Got Tonight

Well I tried some "permanently colored" wire, but there are still some scratches. Probably keep this one.
Components: Artistic wire, cheerio beads, 16g silver wire

Chain Blast

This bracelet is the result of playing around with colored jump rings. I'm constantly inspired by the beautiful work people post on this site.
Components: Jump rings and seed beads. Also, Czech Fire Polish Glass-4mm green rounds, 6mm topaz and a 6x9mm Emerald Isle Tribal square, all from LB.

View of the Pond

This is my entry to the September's challenge at the Art Bead Scene Blog, inpiration is a painting by Vanessa Bell " View of the Pond at...
Components: Pendant Mia Only Beads, tabular ceramic beads Majoyoal, peachy lampwork beads Puffafish, swirl lampwork beads Garden of Beads. XAZ raku beads, yellow opal rondelles, leather lace, rivets are from our Lima Beads.

Paper beads with copper

I love to play with wire, and thankfully, copper is both cheap and recyclable! More playing with my hole punch.
Components: Paper beads from LB, glass seed bead, copper wire.

Peridot with copper

I got a hole punch I've started to play with. This is my first attempt, and by first, I mean it took me about 4 tries to get the holes even.
Components: Copper wire, peridot briolettes.

Fallin' Flowers

I didn't know what to do with these connectors when I got them...I had these little wooden flowers forever..I thought they looked good together.
Components: ceramic connectors, little wooden flowers, seed beads and copper earwires.

Fallin' Leaves

I made the bracelet around a freebie button I received in an order...and these Red Creek Jasper beads I got from LB.
Components: Red Creek Jasper, polymer clay button, red picasso seeds, terracotta farfalle, green Indo beads and waxed linen.

Desert Oasis

This is made from stuff I've had for quite some time, and finally got around to putting together. I LOVE the Succor Creek Jasper pendant. That...
Components: Succor Creek Jasper pendant, gold coral, turquoise, Carnelian, sterling silver

Curb Chain Choker

I have taken a chainmaille flower and added curb chain to it as a draped tassel.
Components: Jump rings, curb chain

Y Chain

I have used the larger ladder chain to make a Y chain with a pendant at the end. I was playing with the chain I got and came up with this. Proud...
Components: Ladder Chain, 1" pendant tray

Airy Boho

I had some old silver beads lying around and just got some new cord, which I have made everything out of. I thought I share this because it has a...
Components: Leather, 24 g. wire, silver beads


A friend recently introduced me to the idea of beading messages into my jewelry, using Morse code. Intrigued, I gave it try. This one says " Happy...
Components: Yellow calcite tubes, Rhyolite round beads, hematite ( to separate the letters and words), silver clasp from my stash.

Running Dogs

This is my favorite Celtic design. I got it from a Dover book of charted Celtic designs. It's done in square stitch, because I'm too clutzy to drag...
Components: glass delicas, pewter clasp


All my designs come from my heart.

i can see clearly

Found these clear gemstone pillow beads and I can't recall what the stone is called...any ideas? In any case I dressed them up with some...


I was so excited to find these blue sand quartz chunks buried among seven years of beading detritus! I made something similar to this years ago and...
Components: Blue sand quartz, diamond-shaped freshwater pearls.

Trying Viking 2

One of the things I've discovered with VK is that you start with a piece of "workable" wire - one that you can handle without getting a lot of...
Components: Parawire in artistic bronze, 26g; Czech rondelles