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In Memory of a Feline Friend

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had...
Components: Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.


Summer Ice

Summer Ice was one of my first designs of this season. The weather in Acapulco is very hot so as I started to combine my beads, I was drawn to the...
Components: Materials: Satin metal Rolo chain, tiny silver plated rectangle chain, Satin metal crasp, 10mm clear and dotted Czech glass beads, Czech clear ice chips, pressed glass. Shiny 4mm, pewter metal rondelle separaters, 7mm round glass frosted bead.


Pastel imprints

Last year I saw Rebekah Payne tutorial how to make your own molds from flower imprints, since then I wanted to make my own, finally even in my...
Components: Polymer clay, pastels, matte sealer


Verdigris in Colors

Beautiful pair of verdigris chandeliers...I couldn't decide on what color so I used different colors!
Components: verdigris chandeliers, multi-color glass beads, waxed linen.


Red and Black Batik

I received some free beads...the red ones and the black ones...I think they are Swarovski crystals. A famous combination which I embellished upon.
Components: red faceted beads, Swarovski black crystals, red swirly Czech Glass..LB and red and black batik..LB.


Growing Garden Earring

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower...
Components: 2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads


Why KNOT??!

I have been trying pearl knotting. I have another necklace in a half finished state...only because I ran out of aqua shell pearls. I really like...
Components: Labradorite rounds. Swarovski crystal pearls. Black crystals. Rhinestone spacers. Gunmetal spacers.


Wire Oval Earrings

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!
Components: 8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax


Renaissance II

Another one of my Renaissance pieces; love the red but next time will try using blue or purple. On August 9th I will be in a fair -fundraiser for...
Components: Picasso Turbine Czech glass beads 11x10, Rondelles-Oxblood Picasso 6x9mm, Hematite rounds Czech glass 8mm, Gunmetal chain and toggle clasp.


Renaissance

We have the Renaissance Fair going on through the summer here in Wisconsin; I also like the period in history; when I created my pick for this I...
Components: Gunmetal roped cable chain, Gunmetal Tierra cast gunmetal Fleur pendant, Czech glass hematite rounds 8mm, Garnet oval 10x14, Antique silver oval setting, Garnet oval 8x10, Antique silver mini ornate oval bezel link 24x15, Garnet Picasso Czech glass Turbine 11x10mm, gunmetal toggle clasp


Hand beaded leather wrap bracelet

I've never made this kind of bracelet before. It was fun, although a little tedious. I think it turned out OK, though.
Components: Czech glass, leather, pewter button, clear nylon cord


Salmon Reused

I'm posting this as inspiration -- supplies don't need to cost a fortune... also I haven't done much else, being away on holiday.

I posted a...
Components: Salmon skin (cured by me), tin can cut into shape to keep it stiff (middle layer). Waxed linen, ceramic beads, Toho beads (LB), quarz chips, fake suede lace.


Amazon Knot

This is a 2 bracelets and 1 collar necklace put together to creat this 20" necklace.I got the idea from a magaizne,I was reading how to put old and...
Components: Amber chips and round bead, Cat Eye beads, a brass pearl holder


Lavrio

I saw this beautiful bracelet bead from Sweet Birch Designs and it reminded me of an ancient Mediterranean medallion. I just added some...
Components: Sweet Birch Designs focal, amazonite, Copper Green Opal, glass.


Waiting to be sold :-)

I was cleaning up on the table my jewelry was lying on - and had to remove my pieces. So I put them all on a mannequin.

It looks kinda cool :-)


Beach Wrap

I kept seeing all these gorgeous wrap bracelets, here and on pinterest, and I thought, I can do that... I think? So I decided to try it out. I...
Components: Natural Leather, Czech glass mirage rectangles, Czech fire polished rounds, Czech glass button (can you tell I like Czech glass components?), and c-lon thread.


Rustic Flower bracelet

Greetings to all my fellow beaders !!!
Well, I love to browse around the Internet looking for what strikes my eye. My passion is making...
Components: The flower connector which is my focal was easy for me to make my bracelet. I was looking for simplicity. In my bead stash I found these beads to incorporate into the bracelet. I used antique brass for my findings to keep the bracelet with a rustic touch to it. I couldn't decide if I wanted leather with wood beads as that would have worked out very well too. I have small wrists and I wanted this to be somewhat dainty. The beads are very old and I think that they are for the most part glass. I'm not quiet sure though. The brown ones shine like cat eye's. All in all they seemed to have worked out for me.


For Lack of Something Better... :/

Does anyone ever get "jeweler's block"?
Ever feel like your creative juices are basically depleted?

I've been feeling like that a lot lately....
Components: Metal bla, nks, embossed em myself, Czech disks and mushroom beads, Magatamas, handmade ear wires, wire.


So Jaded - Beverly Hills Jewels

The soft greens and yellows of the jade gemstones, the texture within each stone (some almost clear and others with heavy veining), along with the...
Components: Necklace/Earring Set - Set made of Antique Soocho Jade and Yellow Jade with silver accents and green Indian Agate beads. Necklace hangs 10 inches. Earrings hang 1 1/2 inches from hook.


Blue & Brown Faceted Agate

Agate is probably my favorite stone because of its variety of depth and semi-translucent qualities. I’ve had the blue nuggets for so long that I...
Components: AGATE: 20mm blue/brown faceted nugget, 14mm faceted brown, 10mm faceted blue/grey, 8mm faceted cobalt (LB); Czech faceted rondelle Sunday Breakfast (LB); Parawire 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze (LB); Ant.Brass oval cable chain, 18g AB jumprings.


Impression Jasper bracelet

4mm Impression Jasper stones, love the colors and the contrast with the leather. Instructions for the Ladder stitch is on the Lima Beads web site.
Components: Impression Jasper, 1.5mm leather cord


Summer Day

Coral colors with sea shell pendant with starfish


Sari Silk Earrings

First time combining sari ribbon with wire!


Help me Hummingbird & Result

As you may have seen by some of my recent designs, I'm playing with wire designs of creatures (bugs, birds, etc) and things. This hummingbird needs...
Components: 16g Artistic Green Wire; 24g Artistic wire lime green, 4mm faceted crystals and 3mm faceted Czech crystals.


SURF'S UP!

Still have paper beads. I love the colors and the feeling of this.
Components: Paper beads, resin beads and turquoise beads from my stash; sari silk and seed beads from LB.


DIY Tutorial - Dangle necklace

The Pictures are not really sharp - they will be replaced tomorrow.

Dangle necklace with rhinestone brooche, crystals, pearls ect.

I have...


little fish earrings

I had originally made these for myself, but liked them so much I made another pair for my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/tanyaminottjewelry

I just...
Components: Apatite, Copper, glass pearls


Birds in the Tree

I was curious about the paper beads so when I saw a strand at a flea market, I bought it. I Love the colors and the lightness and lightheartedness...
Components: African paper beads, some red beads I've had forever, bird pendant and cross from my stash and seed beads and jasper rondelles from LB.


Amethyst Dreams

I was up late last night because our dog isn't feeling good. So I stayed up as late as I could to make sure she got outside when she wanted to. I...
Components: SS and Amethyst focal(very old). Dogtooth Amethyst thin oval, Golden Pyrite 3mm faceted round, 11/0 seed beads in antiqued marble black, opaque frosted lavender, gilded marble lavender, Tierracast antique silver clasp all from Lima Beads


Ocean's Delight

I had a stash of bronze pearls and was waiting for inspiration. I paired them with gold & bronze glass beads & gold crystal bicones which looked...
Components: Artisan glass focal bead, gold/bronze glass beads, gold Swarovski crystals, gold spacer beads, Art Deco gold toggle clasp, periwinkle blue cut glass pieces, light bronze freshwater pearls, gold sea life charms, Blue & gold pony beads


Silver Business

Another piece that came together in quite quickly and is also pretty simple in design.


The Key

A friend had sent me this key and for months it remained in the envelope in which it came. I really had no intention of using it but it somehow...


Celeste

Had been sitting on these pieces awhile and not for the life of me I would have thought it would have been so simple to put them together. I guess...


Mellow Yellow

This piece took me sometime to figure out , I did not know weather I wanted it to be separate hanging pieces or attaching each one by chain links....


THE Red Cuff

I don't usually work with red or at least this much red. Color wise it is outside my comfort zone. But I wanted to play around with a number of...
Components: 14 and 24ga copper wire, red druk beads, velvet red glass beads, red miracle beads, FP red, orange and yellow Czech beads and my favorite FP Czech beads...fuchsia and cantaloupe from LB!


Two statement necklaces

Two different necklaces made over the same concept.

Not a typical limadeads piece...but I show it to you anyhow :-)


Necklace on new mannequin

I have got a new mannequin...and now I am showing it off..LOL :-)

The necklace is a couple of months old...I just havent featured it here before.


Agrigento

The Gaea focal reminded me of ancient Greek pottery. I combined it with classical elements and brass in order to create a vintage old-world necklace.
Components: Gaea focal, pearls, jasper, brass, Czech glass, seed beads, shells, brass clasp.


Bronzed Heron

The focal is bronzed and verdigras patina brass which I found at a show. My goal was to make an understated piece so the focal could stand out....
Components: Torquoise, bronzite and tourmaline along with turquoise picasso czech trilobites and turquoise seed beads surround the heron focal. The copper clasp from lb.


Copper Wrap

I had some left over wire, so played around till I came up with this and used 30 gauge wire to string on the beads, like a wrap bracelet. Next...
Components: 16 gauge wire, 24 gauge to attach the Turquoise donut then 30 gauge. Glass beads and amber topaz.


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