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The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.


Copper Waters

Although I haven't been inspired to DO Fresh Picks lately, I have definitely been inspired BY Fresh Picks. This bracelet was inspired by Asia's "I...
Components: Czech turquoise druks, Swarovski Coral Crystal Pearls (from my stash), TOHO turquoise cubes and matte Terra Cotta seed beads (from LB) with copper findings.


Casual TIbetan

I see these TIbetan beads at shows and just love the look.
Components: Nice turquoise that I've had in my stash and 3 different TIBETAN bead styles.


RED HOT

The one remaining bead from the bundle I bought from Asia inspired this necklace.
Components: Asia's bead, Czech beads from LB, gray resin beads (that I never thought I'd find a use for) some small black beads that I've had forever and chain from my stash.


Sunny Side of the Street

More beads from Indonesia!
Components: Indonesian glass beads, Sari Silk, waxed linen, copper toggle


Prehnite Special

I received some new beads...from Indonesia and I thought these added a spark to some leftovers I had.
Components: Vintage olive links, Prehnite nugget, two Indo beads, white glass beads, orange trixies and Bali copper toggle..LB.


Tube Wraps

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my...
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.


Elephant in Blue

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I...
Components: Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.


Blue fan necklace

Last week the pendant set arrived from Lima, and happened to coordinate with the blue glass beads from the previous week's shipment.
Components: Gemstone fan, glass beads, bits and pieces from the collection.


Sunrise Sunset

I've had these metal blanks and thought they would make good earrings...I didn't have any patina to use, so I used nail polish. It worked well to...
Components: metal blanks, waxed linen, Red Bahay Seeds orange and copper nail polish, purple seed beads.


Masquerade

A bracelet for my daughter reminding us of Phantom of the Opera. It is a five leather wrap Silver Tube bracelet.
Components: Pink Leather Cord, Silver tubes, one mask charm.


Ariel Ocean Necklace

This 5 strand necklace reminds me of walking on a white sand beach with turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see. Washed up on the beach you...
Components: Natural Turquoise, African Turquoise, Brass square beads, turquoise Seashells, White coral, Gold beads, Apatite stones, Agates, Swarovski crystals, Blue glass, Rustic gold/bronze cast turtle, seahorse & starfish.


Men's Infinity Leather Bracelet

My first stab at a men's bracelet . Made for my sunshine.
Components: Heavy brown leather, Infinity Centerpiece, and clasps were the E Hook.


Island Bracelet

This is a seed bead bracelet made while vacationing on the Isle of Springs in Boothbay, ME
Easy to make in a day.
Components: Goldish yellow leather cording, bronze Miyuki matte seed beads, yellow topaz Miyuki seed beads, Caramel Miyuki seed beads, and yellow C-Lon, with a flower button.


America

These earrings remind me of my childhood- riding horses in the woods of Southern Minnesota- cooking over an open fire and relaxing beneath a sky...
Components: Vintage blanks, Czech beads, handmade ear wires


color blocking

I've seen this style/design elsewhere but thought I would give it a whirl. I switched gears a little from using natural stone beads to using glass...
Components: Silver wire, glass beads, handmade ear wires


Chained Circles

Obviously I enjoy playing around with anything that is copper. Since I had one more copper neck ring I decided that it needed to be beautified....
Components: Copper chain, washers and 12ga wire, copper rings and wood bead spacers, niobium ear wires


We Be Jammin' in Jamaica

I wanted to make a bracelet that was fun, multi-layered and versatile. This bracelet is designed to be worn all together, with or without ribbon...
Components: The green beads that look like peas are river shell dyed peridot green. The green disk is also painted shell, etched with gold. The ribbon is hand painted silk. Other, smaller beads are wood, antique copper, Czech glass and various sizes of seed beads.


Butterfly Garden

This bracelet was totally inspired by Wanda's Fresh Pick with the same name. Would never have thought about combining these colors, but I love how...
Components: Czech glass and fire-polished rondelles, TOHO seed beads and a Tierra Cast butterfly. The butterfly and 3mm Czech rounds are from LB, the rest from other sources.


Love Triangles

This is made with some more of my recent PC canes that I have made. The colors are brighter and more vibrant(red,yellow, orange, turquoise and...
Components: Handmade PC beads, Red Jasper, Czech dalmation bead and chartreuse beads, 8/0 turquoise seedbeads...all from LB, black waxed linen cord, antique gold jumprings and toggle clasp.


Dandelion Wine

When I was very young, my grandmother used to pick wild dandelions in the spring, so I have always loved them because they remind me of her. When I...
Components: WinterBirdStudio PC pendant, Czech glass, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, seed beads, Copper Green Opal, brass, and bronze wire and findings, pearl.


Pirate Wear

Arrrrr
Components: Leather Cord, Mystic Blue Feldspath, Irish Waxed Linen, Seed Beads, all LB, Button, my stash.


Opaque Green Moss Agate Darker

You may remember my prior use of the sea green moss agate mixed with light, bright copper. For the remaining stones I went to the darker side...
Components: sea green moss agate, black agate, hematite crystal rondelles, TierraCast gunmetal tapered toggle from LB, moonlight twisted tornado crimps from Via Murano, Black Soft Flex beading wire


There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

This necklace was...
Components: porcelain pendant from Jubilee, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork beads from Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj parawire, waxed linen, toho seed beads, brass plated swivel clasp


Pink Viking Knit Bracelet

I am experimenting with different gage wires.. this is a 20 ga wire..usually use 224ga or 26ga wire.. I like to work out of the box..
Components: 20ga rosee Artistic wire, silverend caps, silver spacers, blue glass beads, silver toggles


Ocean Moonbeams

This piece is a braided statement necklace, perfect for evening or resorts. The woman who wears this necklace is confident, fashion forward and...
Components: Black luster Czech beads, sizes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 2 x 15 inch strands of 3mm sterling silver round beads Sterling silver starfish pendant 50mm Sterling silver hinged pendant enhancer-approx 23mm 2 x pewter Dorabeth flat end cones-large-approx 35mm x 18mm Sterling silver toggle clasp-approx 35mm Sterling silver jump rings, crimp tubes 2 x 2mm, crimp covers & chain Black Onyx beads 4 or 5mm-15 inch strand


Luna Moth

This was my entry for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I didn't have a ton of time in June with what seemed like constant travel, but when I saw...
Components: Lampwork focal, accent beads, and spacer beads by Kerri Fuhr (Etsy); Chain, spacer beads, and findings from Vintaj Brass; Czech glass; crystal.


Pearl II

Made these wire wrapped pendants yesterday ~ just felt in the mood to wire wrap!! I have started with a coin pearl and then added the others from...
Components: Coin pearls, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and wire.


Mr. Snake

Just some better pictures of the snake bracelet/anklet combo. I made one of these for my friend for her birthday. She's very petite so this...
Components: toho seed beads, one-g, 14 gauge wire in the center for pliability


Colorfull bracelet, european design

Hi everyone,

Over the last couple of days I have made this bracelet.

It is very colorfull compared to my other items - and it really makes...


Warm & Lovely

As soon as these Red Creek Jasper pieces arrived, I had to make something, they are just beautiful stones. I love red jasper and these are...
Components: Red Creek Jasper teardrops, Red Jasper faceted rounds, nickel separator stars, seed beads and fire agate 10 mm faceted beads


Embers

Asia's beads are the inspiration. I fell in love w/them and bought them. I didn't realize at the time it was her shop on Etsy. Her work is...
Components: Asia's beads (THANK YOU, ASIA), Czech glass beads, some chain from stash.


Dreaming

This piece started with the RR connector as a focal for a bracelet. After I added the Vintaj jump rings, and found that lonely blue bead in my...
Components: New Jade matte round, Vintaj jump rings, bead cap, natural brass parawire, natural brass dream affirmation ring, natural brass love knot toggle bar and Czech fire polished rondelles all from Lima Beads. Round Rabbit connector. Brass chain and a lonely blue bead from my stash.


Sari silk bracelet

I don't usually work in these colours, but the pieces seemed to fall into place. I hope that you like it!
Components: Czech glass beads, Sari silk, antiqued copper falling leaves chain


Pictorial Tutorial !

Here's a simple and hopefully understandable tute for those Boho-style seed bead earrings I posted previously. I would add to carefully count and...
Components: brass wire and findings, seed beads, and accent beads.


Donut Obsession

A short while ago, I went through a "donut" phase. I was all about any stone in the shape of an off-centered donut. This is one of the products...
Components: The off-centered donut is Red Creek Jasper from LB, flanked on either side with black coral sticks and Czech glass tiles. It ties up with a hand-painted, silk drawstring cord through a carved wooden button.


Asphalt Flowers

The idea to make a kind of lariat style "clasp", with one pendant sliding through the other, just popped into my head some weeks ago. Took a while...
Components: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, soldered, filed and polished. Czech glass beads (very large seed beads): at first I meant to make something more diverse, with stone chips, but these beads clamoured to be used alone, they are really shiny! The only item from LB in this are the copper crimp beads... but they are important!


Pink bracelet

Colorful bracelet.

This is quite small in its size comared to my other bracelets.

Its the colors that makes it a (small) statement...


Art Deco Daze

The 1920s antique button is what drives the art deco pattern on this bracelet as well as dictating the art deco colors of mustard, chartreuse and...
Components: The main components of this bracelet are a 1920s art deco button, plus, from LB's, Czech tiles strung with a ladder stitch onto a 2mm leather cord with C-lon


Light gold bracelet

Large statement bracelet in light gold, gunmetal and silver :-)


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