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Nivis Sea Glass

My friend goes to Nevis for 6 months and spends a lot of her time searching for sea glass. I spent a week with her and wire wrapped about 18...
Components: 20 gauge antique copper wire, silver and antique brass. Also 20 gauge copper wire and 24 gauge. The chips were glued on.


Terracotta

My MIL loooves amber, so I made her these earrings.
Components: Amber chips, terracotta Czech, two silver earring hooks and silver chains.


Just Breathe

I love antique jewelry, and florals. After finding some unique beads I decided to put them together. "Just Breathe" is taken from a friend's motto...
Components: Some beads and focal necklace piece from "Gilded Age Timeline". Resin flower from Lima Beads.


Japanese Scarab

A friend of mine gave me this wooden scarab she got in Japan. It laid around for awhile..until I thought of coloring it. I only had a few different...
Components: wooden scarab, Gilder's Paste, copper Mica, paper beads from Africa, some Czech Glass and carved bone ? beads, brass bells and copper lobster claw.


In a Hurry

I realized that I'd been neglecting my sales at the hairdressers for a couple of months, and since I'd actually sold a few pieces there, I figured...
Components: 1.5 mm bronze wire, soldered to close the swirls -- closed all jump rings by soldering too. Heat patina and wax (figured that since it darkens over time, I might as well make it like that to start with...). Bronze sheet for the tube "beads". Dark blue leather cord (too harsh light shows it off badly). Toho beads and Ocean jasper (LB) on unwaxed linen (really!, found it in a local store, the exact nuance as one of my waxed ones from Lima -- waxed just the ends myself).


Plum Filigree

Metallic purple leather cord with antiqued brass filigree, antique brass hardware and Czech large hole beads.
Components: Lima Beads metallic leather cord Antiqued brass filigree Tierra Cast antique brass hardware Czech glass large hole beads


Rustic Keys

I have a 2nd SIL whose 20 and am starting to make stuff for her birthday. ( late October). While visiting the in-laws 2 yrs ago, I went to an...
Components: 2 silver ear hooks, 2 Blueberry and Rhubarb Chech glass beads from limabeads, 2 rustic small keys.


For the fun of it.

More the ethnic textile cord. Decided on a double wrap this time embellished with jump rings and seed beads in colors picked up in the cord....
Components: 6mm burgundy ethnic textile cord, bright silver TierraCast Taj end caps from LB, 8mm jump rings, 8/0 seed beads in bright primary colors.


Cosmic Gaia

I love the flower pendant by Suziqbeads and wanted to create an earthy necklace to reflect the muted color of the clay.
Components: Suziqbead pendant, Czech glass, Agate beads, Shell, brass chain, batik ribbon, waxed linen thread.


Souvenirs in Resin

I finally got my act together and made these resin earrings, despite the mess... As someone might remember, I was given a bag of oyster (or some...
Components: Shells, resin (LB), artistic wire (LB) for the coils, 0.8 mm sterling silver wire for the wrap and hooks.


Jump Start

Between a vacation and the jewelry blahs, I haven't done much lately. Opened the door to my studio a few times, looked around, uninspired, and...
Components: PMC3


Shibori Leopard

My first piece with Shibori ribbon. So many possibilities!
Components: Moonlight Borealis shibori ribbon (from Lima Beads), Lacy's Stiff Stuff, rhinestone chain, assorted sead beads & crystals, Leopard pendant, chain, ultrasuede, Nymo


Matching Bracelet

Of course I had to make a matching bracelet for the necklace!
Components: Handmade PC focal and dangle bead, cotton yarn, copper S-hook closure from LB and copper jumpring.


The Sandcastle Necklace

Something new, just for summer!


So many shades of cream and altogether delicious! I’ve put together a beautiful grouping of pales, ivories...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, 10mm ivory leaf beads, gold lined Czech scarab beads, white honey Jade beads, Carnelian beads, yellow Chalcedony beads, 10mm yellow Jade sunflower beads, 14mm Czech AB crystals, 8mm toast Aventurine beads.


beeseaglass

necklace for a cruise
Components: yellow sea glass or recycled glass yellow sea glass beads black heichi beads


unakite

like the color of unakite
Components: petal unakite pink and green seed pearls


Crocheted Necklace II

This is another crocheted necklace I made, only I added dangles this time. These are so much fun to make and wear!
Components: Mustard cotton yarn, Artistic copper wire, Czech bellflowers from LB, copper clasp from LB, assorted beads and also handmade PC beads from me!


string of pearls

saw a similar picture on a resort ad
Components: beading wire 3mm silver balls silver bicones white potato pearls black agate 6mm balls silver crimps magnetic clasp


BOHO Beachy

Got my ethnic cord and just love the colors. With all the designs I wasn't sure what to do with it. Finally was inspired to make this a BOHO...
Components: 6mm blue ethnic cord, Czech glass seashells, TierraCast Taj end caps, TierraCast bamboo toggle


Ancient Royalty

I love how these long dangles turned out! They remind me of something an ancient princess might wear!
Components: FW pearls, green garnets, carnelian drops, metal connectors, and cherry creek jasper drops by Marc Lapidary.


Uber Long Beachy Spikes

I haven't felt much like designing lately, but I love these spikes from scorchedearthonetsy. I struggled to pair something with them, fearing the...
Components: Ceramic spikes, Amazonite discs, freshwater pearls, vintage Swarovski crystal rondelles, bead caps, copper hand formed ear wires.


Seasonal Crocheted Necklace

I always have leftover yarn from various crochet projects. I came up with this necklace and got to use up some cotton yarn that had been in the...
Components: Multi-color cotton yarn, silver plated S hook clasp from LB and silver plated jumprings.


Caiman

The shape and color of the button reminded me of a crocodile eye, sticking out above the water. The super duo pattern has a reptilian feel, and the...
Components: Natural Dark Green Leather (1.5mm), Turquoise Copper Picasso Super Duo, Opaque Luster Blue Super Duo, Turquoise with Bronze Super Duo, and Gold Metallic Suede Super Duo, Found Button


Happy Heart

I haven't done much with the Vintaj patinas...but I loved the new colors of orange, pink and yellow. Great summer colors. This brass heart I had...
Components: brass heart, Vintaj patina, stone beads?, brass chain, leather cord, tiny keys, assorted dangles and lobster claw clasp...and the pink glass flowers.


The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.


Lima's African Glass as Focal

Hi Ladies,
Per our chat about how to hide the knots in stretch bracelets. Here's a great looking bead. The Recycled African Glass from Lima. Not...
Components: Matte Aventurine in 10+6MM, copper colored seed beads, copper spacers.Faceted Onyx in 10MM, SP spacers from Lima, SP bead caps.


Rustic ears

Hammered silver, twisted wire, beads and do dads


The Greenie

Wired up donut pendant, green & turquoise chips


Button Up

Almond seed beads and a big button


Mint Chocolate Chip

Minty beads and a few strips of tie dye fabric


Indigo & Sage

I was inspired by the bracelets that Ali and Angela were making, so I finally made my own versions.Thank you to both of you !!! :D
Components: "Indigo" button from round Rabbit, Czech glass flowers LB and my stash, leather strap, rivets, jump rings, chain, clasp, Unicorne Beads teardrop, waxed linen all are from Lima. "Sage" Ceramic lentil from Majoyal. Czech flowers, clasp, cork strap, rivets, strap ends, jump rings, waxed linen my beloved Lima Beads.


Yellow Silk and pearls

Part of a a personal beading challenge I'm tackling this whole year. Trying to exercise my creative muscles by taking inspiration from different...
Components: Freshwater pearls, sari silk


Copper Spiral Necklace

I love the classic look of this necklace.
Components: 14 gauge copper wire


New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.


deser sky

Focal is ocean jasper.


summer days

Oocean jasper and pearls


rainbow dreams

Avariety of different gems combined!


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