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Spray of Color Beaded Dangle Earrings

Beautiful Pewter Bugle and Seed Bead Dangle Earrings. Just a pop of color on those ears will enhance any outfit.
Components: Pewter Accent Beads, Bugle Beads, Seed Beads.


Native Pendant

I purchased the pendant from LB. Just love it! But took a long time to decide how best to use it. I would be interested to see how others have...
Components: I chose rainbow agate nuggets, small picture jasper beads and brass filigree beads. The pendant, closure and jump rings all from LB.


Copper Twist

Inspired by Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I wanted to design a similar piece with beads from my stash. It was a fun project I made for my daughter.
Components: I used bamboo cord, seed beads, small copper tube beads and a large green serpentine bead. The Saki barrel beads, copper twist pendant, and hook closure are all from LB.


Maxi

Here is my latest experiment with a new etching resist technique: laser printer ink! OK, I know that's what is used for PnP transfers too, but I...
Components: Apologies for the light in the pics, the sun was even shining, sort of, but you could hardly tell... Copper sheet 0.7 mm, etched, patinated, and sealed with Swellegant clear sealant (LB, don't know yet how it wears, but I like the texture). Brass sheet 0.4 mm for the bail, and a snippet of wire for the rivet. Silk cord (LB).


New Earring Monday weeks 3&4

My second installment for this year's New Earring Monday challenge on my blog....
Components: Vintaj circle and open gear altered blanks & ear wires; sterling silver ear wires, balled head pins; silver plated jump rings; turquoise rondelles; seed beads, craft wire.


Plum Perfect!

The beads are from my very first Lima Beads Fresh Pick...I love the muted, shimmery tones of the beads, and the button...OMGosh the button!! Found...
Components: Czech Glass Ashen Grey Copper PicassoCzech Glass Matte Apollo Milky Pink Round 4mm 2-Hole Brick, Czech Fire Polished Glass Smoky Topaz AB Round, Natural Gray Round Leather Cord 1.5mm, Toho seeds, Shell button


Floating feathers

Took me a while to find the perfect freshwater stick pearls I had in mind for this awesome gemstone, but it was worth the wait ;) I am happy with...
Components: Green Russian Amazonite, baroque Biwa stick Freshwater pearls, sterling silver clasp & seed beads.


PC and Leather Bracelet

It seems I haven't posted anything on here in ages! Was in the hospital in Oct., then the holidays hit, so it's been a busy time. I am finally...
Components: 1/2" embossed leather from LB, various color handmade PC buttons, 4mm crystal rondelles, Nymo thread, and magnetic clasp.


Just coral

Won't need to add anything extra. They speak themselves . Heavy enough , so I link the back half with leather.


Caculater

Inspired by Chinese caculater . Wire with beeds.


Violet Key

My cousin love my daughter's pink key so I made her one but with light purples.
Components: 1 Czeck Crystal in Grape Mix ( lima), Tanzanite color Spike 1 8mm Swarovski Butterfly 1 Light Lavender Pearl Swarovskis in Violets, Tanzanite and Violet Opals in 4mm & 6mm. 2 6mm round, Lepidotite. Wrap around on a Vintage Key with Amethyst color Wire. On a silver chain with lobster clasp.


A few designs made with LB products

OK-- I admit it. I'm addicted to buying Lima Bead products. But can you blame me? Between the cool contests, product discounts, the GREEN...
Components: colored cooper wire, silk sari string, pewter charms, toho seed beads, faceted glass bezels, Czech beads


The forever necklace!

I called this the forever necklace because it took me that long to make!!! I've lost my mojo, so to speak!! I started this before Christmas and...
Components: 16 gauge wire, howlite and red tigers eye.


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate & Leather Bracelet

I am a newbie with leather and these large hole gemstones from Lima were perfect for me to get started! Gorgeous, vivid Larimar Blue Crazy Lace...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace nuggets, 1.5mm leather cord, Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls, PMC3/PMC Sterling Metal Clay


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate & Leather Necklace

I love, love, love the large hole gemstones from Lima! These Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate nuggets have such wonderful vivid color and they...
Components: large hole larimar blue crazy lace agate faceted nuggets, 1.5mm black leather, PMC3/PMC Sterling Metal Clay, Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls


Denim Blues

I found this pattern online that was designed by Brittany Ketcham, and wanted to give it a try. It is a 5 wrap bracelet done in macrame and ladder...
Components: Leather, seed beads, antique silver beads, C-lon in three different colors, antique silver button.


Garnet & Friends

Drop down various garnet & spacer beads












It's about girls who love the color red. My inspiration is the medieval times...
Components: (2)1/2" inch triangle shaped garnet glass beads, (2) garnet oval shaped glass beads (4) round oval gold specialty beads, (4)1/2" gold eyepins, (6) gold jump rings (4) 1/4" garnet glass beads, 12 faceted garnet & grey faceted beads, (2) gold earring hooks w/gold bead on each.(2) 2" eyepins.


Thinking of spring

Just in the mood to make some spring jewelry for the Plaid Squirrel, a shop that sell artist art work.. Sorry I have not been around been so busy,...
Components: Vintaj dragon fly from Lima, chechs glass from Lima B, brass chain, Agate.


50 Shades

Digging through my huge collection of buttons, I came across this mottled gray, and decided to build on that theme. The soft, dove grays...
Components: Black leather, faceted Labradorite, pressed glass, metallic matte half tiles, seed beads


Beaded Hemp Tassel Earrings

These earrings feel very beachy to me, like little bits of treasure that washed up on some sandy shore. This is the time of year, here in Michigan,...


Wrapped Arc Necklace

Color blocking and fibers in jewelry making is a trend that can be seen throughout Etsy & Pinterest. I wanted to create something earthy, yet tidy...


Wings

Necklace using the czech glass beads and other components.


Malachite in Copper

Just a pair of simple earrings.
Components: Copper chain, copper cone cap, Malachite Drops


Indian Black Horn Choker w/matching Earrings

I had made an Indian choker years ago that I entered in a design contest at Firemountain. It ended up winning first place. With that design in...
Components: Silver plated rhinestone connectors, Black horn pipe beads, Turquoise round beads, Magnesite cab and round beads, plated Feathers, Sterling silver earwires, and bugtail leather cord.


Copper Mountain

I used an Aged Picasso Mix of seeds, Ethiopian Metal, Turquoise Czech tiles, faceted "marble" beads, and added Goldstone cubes for sparkle and...
Components: Aged Picasso mixed seeds, Ethiopian Metal, Turquoise Czech tiles, faceted "marble" beads, Goldstone cubes.


Hanging In Foam Blue

This pair when I go home yesterday , I took apart the original design and did over the entire thing. The recycled hour glass pieces was not part of...
Components: All materials are for LB


It's all about the hearts...

Added 5 soldered and 2 wire worked heart necklaces to the inventory this week. Fun to embellish some of them with sparkle and pearls. Here's a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, and findings. Swarovski crystals, pale pink freshwater pearls, and labradorite.


Ellie's Happy Day

First, I must say that this necklace was possible only because of Deb’s kindness in sending little ‘Ellie’ to me! Some of you know the story about...
Components: Necklace: Ceramic Elephant, Blue Agate, Red Aventurine, Czech Daisies(LB), Czech Rondelles(LB), Misc. Glass, Seed beads(LB), Pewter faceted beads, Bead caps, donut component, and a toggle bar. Bracelet includes: Wooden button, 1mm waxed cotton cord, Czech Large rocailles


Vintaj Vogue meets Czech / Earrings

Very simple but elegant dangle earrings... match the bracelet posted before this one.
Components: Vintaj Vogue charms Vintaj Vogue ear wires Vintaj Vogue eye pins Vintaj Vogue jump rings Czech glass disk beads


Vintaj Vogue meets Czech

Beautiful new Vintaj Vogue line paired with Czech beading and Tierra Cast hammered toggle. Looks great on and offers the right ammount of classy...
Components: Vintaj Vogue head pins and charms Vintaj Bronze beadings Wire / crimp tubes / covers Czech Glass beading in gold round, brown round, blue disk Tierra Cast hammered toggle in Antique Brass


Just Me

Just me , this was the first earring I did , and I fell in love with it. I am keeping it for myself. Because it is Just Me.
Components: Again all my materials was purchased here at LB.


In A Haze

This piece although it is simple and straight forward it seems to be a hit on my FB page. I guess it must have been the colors that most people...
Components: Some of the beads are LB and the rest were a gift of beads given to me .


Black And White Dance

I did this piece for a friend she has a function to attend so she gave me a run down of her outfit. And it was a bit challenging for me because she...
Components: I used Czech beads and Lampwork pieces bought here at LB.


Green VIbes

I decided this year to challenge myself at designing earrings. Since for every necklace I did someone asked for a matching pair of earring. So this...


Fall Colors now or anytime

I've had this pendant for sometime now...it seems to pass me by every Fall. I also uncovered the braided sari silk in a pretty fuzzy state.
Components: Picasso Jasper, little leather strips..to tie the pendant on, braided sari silk, wooden flower, Carnelian, Red Jasper, some copper chain and a handmade copper hook


~ Sunday Morning Inspiration ~

Leather and pearls are my favorite. The gold button I have been hoarding and thought it was time to use it ;)

Picture attached of my foster...
Components: Large hole pearls (approx. 10-11 mm), 2 mm leather cord (michael's ), gold & pearl button (local fabric store)


Mixed Salad

Playing with Czech tiles and Czech superduos mixed with seed beads.
Components: Czech green turquoise picasso tile beads, Czech crystal bronze superduos, Miyuki seed bead Good Earth mix, copper TierraCast keepsake toggle


midnight tears

These are wire wrapped briolette earrings..they have an ombre effect....
Components: Rutilated quartz...black tourmaline...rock crystal..white topaz..sterling ear wires and sterling chain..


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