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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.

Beachy Bracelet

Love the cupolini shell sticks in this piece! That, and the focal makes it so beachy!
Components: polymer clay focal, cupolini shell, Czech glass fire polished beads, silvertone daisy spacers, wire guardians, crimps, crimp covers, silver plated lobster clasp

Blossom Toe Rings

I got inspired by the upcoming summer at the Jersey shore. Time to create some seasonal jewelry! Best part about these toes rings; they also fit my...
Components: Czech glass flowers, 24g silver plated wire, ring mandrel

More goodies, that rock and pop!

I wanted the first pendant to have an organic -- or rather mineral! -- feel. I put it on a leather cord that can be about choker length, but slides...
Components: My ceramic beads, leather cord, copper for the bail of the dragonfly, and bronze for the slides. Sterling silver sheet and iron wire (and silver solder) for the second pair.

Ceramic goodies!

The school had a two-day fall holiday last week, I took two days off too, and my Mom came to visit. She brought with her a lot of goodies: ceramic...
Components: First necklace: my stoneware ceramic beads, Toho beads and jasper (LB), on waxed linen. Clasp from bronze wire, happened to be lying about. Second necklace: leather cord from LB (5 mm?), ceramic focal, slide and cord ends from bronze sheet (the ends have pieces of wire soldered on to keep them in place on the inside), textured with leaf stamp. I won't mind if this one doesn't sell, kinda liked it! Earrings: spare pair of silver tubes I made, ss wire, ceramic beads with glaze and attaching loop.


Bought these charms last year then I forgot about them! Silly me! Have made them this year, just in time !!! Love them both, the cat especially!
Components: Peacock pearls and Halloween charms

Two of a Kind

Here's the latest project in this summer's bead weaving class. This was made using the square stitch. I adapted the pattern they used in order to...
Components: Miyuki Delicas 11/0 and silver concho button from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, black One-G thread, 20g artistic wire for coils, and TierraCast copper button and feather charms all from Lima Beads.


coral and black glass

Still autumn

another impression Jasper.
Coral and black glass
Olive green glass with gold spacers
Components: All my bead are strung on 45 strand wrapped beading wire.Never plastic. I would hate to lose beads. I make them longer for my larger friends.

Spring Garden

Also from Asia...
Components: PC earring beads, assorted glass beads and copper earwires.

You Crackle Me Up

Some PC headpins from Asia I have been eyeing for awhile.
Components: PC headpins, PC bicones and copper earwires.

Autumn Foliage

I just got some silk and wanted to do something. I thought that since autumn was near or here depending on where you live this would be a great way...
Components: Sari silk, hoop earrings


Have to share this quick tip, despite the not too good pics. These were the earrings everyone felt lacked a bit of patina (as seen in pic 2)....
Components: Upcycled wooden beads, silver, copper and bronze wire.

Big loop earrings

I've had these big loops for a while and didn't know what to do with them until I bought the dotted connectors from lima. And Here they are. They...
Components: I made the earring wires out of wire, moonstone bead, earring loops, & dotted connectors (which I bent to fit the loops)

Big Blue

I created this loom pattern. Sharknado inspired my new etsy shops name "Beadnado." So I decided to make a bracelet of Big Blue...
Components: This is done on the loom. Treasure beads, Lobster clasp, jump rings, and Greek boned fish. I had to cut & file off one ring on the fishes face so I could us this for a charm. The boned fish tells the story. I used my loom pattern to make this....


I love the colours of the silk string and the organic loop!!
Components: Saki Silver organic loop, Moonstone rough nugget, Silk string

First Kumihimo with beads

Well, Kumihimo is so much fun & so easy! I'm starting another right away! What's funny is when I went to post these pics, I can see that I need to...
Components: 6/0 higher metallic grape Toho, Tierracast clasp, cord ends, C-lon .5mm cord

It's a holiday wrap

I wanted to do a piece with Christmas colors that didn't scream Red & Green☺️ Not sure I succeeded...
Components: African Jade, Czech button & glass beads, 2 mm green leather

Inner Fire

This bracelet is a just a simple captive inverted roundmaille weave. I wanted to post something simple and basic after working on my last two...
Components: Jump rings and crystals.

Copper Enigma

Ok... So I had a difficult time deciding on a name for this one.... I had an idea for another experiment, just wanted to see if I could do it, I...
Components: Vintaj copper wire in various gauges Natural labradorite Shibori silk ribbon from LB


This cross is very hard to cut. Once it is cut and edges softened, on this piece I used flowers. Also used turquoise paint to accent and my...
Components: Copper metal, czech glass beads and deerskin. Time and elbow grease.

Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda

I remember falling in love with Lynda's (Fresh Baked) necklace that used red with just a splash of Turquoise beads. It inspired me to play with...
Components: Grass Opals 8mm, Dyed Red Agate 4x6mm, Pewter focal, Bali beads, SS ear wires from Lima, SS head pins, and1mm magic stretch cord.

Ocean Tribute

I was inspired after I made "Little Black Dress" but didn't want to make the same thing again. I realize there are some similarities between the...
Components: Natural undeyed freshwater pearls Labradorite in 2 cuts and sizes Vintaj copper wire in various sizes

" Goddess Maat "

This is my entry for October's challenge at Art Bead Scene Blog. The inspitation was a painting form the tomb of Queen Nefertari winged goddess...
Components: Lapis lazuli drops, Greek Beads, waxed linen, copper chain are all from Lima Beads. Ceramic beads from Happy Fallout, Pendants Angel Wisperer and Scorched Earth, Gold lampwork spacers Jasmin French, Handmade copper clasp and jumprings.

Vintage copper cross

I have not posted in a while. Trying out some weaving and metal work.
Let me know what you think...
Components: Made with 16 & 22 gauge wire. Emeral cubic zirconia in the center.


I love Tiger Iron and these briolettes were perfect...
Components: Tiger Iron, Black Onyx, polymer clay rondelle, bronze spacer and copper earwires.

No Two Are Alike

These asymmetrical triangles were a challenge. I think they turned out well.
Components: asymmetrical violet triangles, brass bead, Black Onyx, some dazzle ribbon and copper earwires.

Lovely Lavenders

This vintage lavender Horn really appealed to me...I got the pc rondelles for something else, but they seemed to go together.
Components: vintage lavender horn, lavender/blue mist vintage Czech glass, polymer clay rondelles and sterling hook.

Inspired by Sarajo W

Ah,the humble and pretty saucer bead. I love these beads. Was browsing back on the gallery,and remembered Sarajo's choices. Here's mine. As...
Components: Glass Saucer Beads and SP wires both from Lima, 2 or 3mm Iolite rounds from my stash, and ball head pins SS.

Seahorse bracelet

For my niece, turning 8 years soon, who got her seahorse swimming award (childrens first swimming badge) this summer. Her favourite colours are...
Components: Seahorse charm (Tierra cast), turtle bead, round wooden beads, glass beads, pink African recycled glass ring, purple tagua nut splinter, knotting cord.

Sand Flower

I got flu again today. Wasn't it enough that I had a three-day flu last week (and went to work, stupid me)? Stayed home and needed something really...
Components: Mother-of-pearl chips, agate (some of them are actually striped, otherwise it doesn't look like agate to me), my own striped ceramic beads, Toho beads and hemp cord from Lima. For the clasp: sterling silver sheet and wire, bronze sheet (solder and patina).

Recycled, re-designed

These came about as a consequence of my studio cleaning. The first pair I planned as something quickly thrown together, with the agates on top of a...
Components: First pair: sterling silver wire 0.8 and 1 mm, sheet silver, very thin (rolled it at the metal class, haven't measured), soldered into a tube, (Botswana?) agate. Second pair: wooden beads, copper wire, sterling silver wire 0.8 mm.

Teachers Apple

My 5 year old daughter wanted to make her teacher a piece of wire art. She asked for heart to begin with, but while bending the wire an apple came...
Components: Various gauge wire, misc beads

Butterfly trails

My friend loved my dragonfly piece and wanted me to make her one. I knew she liked butterflies so I did this for her instead.
Components: Various gauge wire, misc beads

Moon child

My favorite so far. I'm a Cancer, a moon child. This is not what I had originally envisioned, but I love the way it turned out. I'm working on more...
Components: Various gauge wire, misc beads

Wired butterflies

Another wire project that just came together. Playing with wire, I came up with the butterflies, and the rest just followed.
Components: Various gauges of wire

Dragonfly fly away

This is my first piece. My boyfriend brought me some tig wire (welding wire) home one day saying he thought I could make something with it. I...
Components: Tig wire, 16 gauge wire, misc beads.

Altered States

I've done a lot of altering and embellishing base metal, copper, and brass components in my time. Painting, flaming, alcohol inks, guilder's...
Components: Vintaj brass piece, recycled glass drop from Lima Beads. I also lightly sanded the surface to highlight the brass designs.