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Nouveau Dream

I love the Art Nouveau stampings that are available now, especially ones of women. The chain is a variant of the Byzantine weave, my favorite.
Components: Jewelry grade aluminum chain, silver plated brass stamping.


Something Special

I made this piece for someone in my secret santa club. Neither less to say I had to take a peek at her page to figure out her style. And I am so...
Components: All LB materials.


Midnight In Blue

This piece is a three strand necklace that I knew stringing it would take away the beauty of the gemstone . So connecting them with silver...
Components: All LB materi.als


Recycled Concho

I found this old rusty concho with a great patina and had some shabori silk laying around. The two looked great together.
Components: Concho, silk, Czech glass, seed beads, waxed linen, copper and brass findings.


Purple Dream

I set some stones several years ago, and they've been languishing in a drawer ever since. I finally decided I'd better do something with them, so...
Components: Nickel silver jump rings, 3/32" 22g, amethyst cut triangle stone, sterling silver finding.


Holly Jolly

More of those great Czech superduos and the snakeskin pattern. Mixing the reds, green and gold seed beads for holiday cheer. This time I changed...
Components: Ruby superduos, emerald superduos, Miyuki galvanized gold seed beads, gold-plated trigger clasp, oval chain, Swarovski Siam crystal bicone


Joyful Little Orange Bird Bracelet

I named the color and the word for this bead and consequently won it in a contest. I think it is a "happy" bracelet!
Components: orange enameled bird, orange glass? beads, Golem pink daisy bead, "joyful" bead, chevron bead, turquoise magnesite beads, yellow plastic link, waxed linen and copper hook


Two-Hole Challenge Necklace

I have never done a challenge piece before, and I like the fact that it pushed me to come up with some ideas I might not have otherwise. I decided...
Components: **TWO-HOLE BEADS: Domed Magnesite, Dk Bronze Czech Tiles 6mm (LB), Super-Duos **OTHER: Jasper, Czech glass rounds (LB), Magnesite, Seed beads (LB), Misc. pebbles/agate, Natural leather, Parachute cord .012, Antique Copper findings/cones, Parawire (LB), Copper wire


autumns honey

Something to keep you warm on a cold winters day! The changing colors made me think of this.
Components: A bee, noreena jasper, red creek jasper, copper clasp.


naturally me!

A real earthy feel to this. Wanted something of comfort
Components: Leather, chrysocalla, turquoise, Bronzite, silver charms


christmas in the pines

Focal on bracelet is dragonsblood. With corral. Fun and funky!.
Components: Dragonsblood, corral, crystal


Wooly Wire Wrapped Beads Necklace

I had seen Wooly Wire in jewelry designs for so long but didn't know what I was missing until I met the creator Nellie Thomas at BeadFest this year.
Components: 2.5" 18 gauge copper wire 4-6" sari silk ribbon 4-8" Wooly Wire


Jagged Love

Jagged edgy heart proves masculine but feminine in its own right. Antique copper chain has brass jump rings to connect the Lipstick Ranch piece.
Components: Lipstick Ranch heart, antique copper horse eye chain. Brass toggle clasp


Blue Hoot

Just a little Blue Owl bracelet. These little glass owls are in Walmart and Michaels. So cute.
Components: Blue glass owl, Blue-eyed owl connector, dyed lapis, stenciled glass pearls, mosaic glass floral beads, silver metal leaf bead & bead caps, czech glass flowers, silver beads, blue seed beads, home-made leaf chain.


Snaketacular!

Still playing around with the Czech superduos. This time with an opaque green and matte olive green seed beads mixed with a copper toggle. Reminds...
Components: Czech superduos, TOHO matte olive seed beads, 10 pd monofilament, TierraCast copper toggle from LB


Earrings No.2

These are my favorite!
Components: Polymer clay headpins, Czech donuts, Greek ceramic spacers and glass beads.


Horse Play

These were made for a dear friend of mine, Cynthia whose pony, Merlin, recently passed away. She gave me some of his mane to play with and I made...
Components: Horse hair, turquoise beads, freshwater tiny pearls, silver charms, natural leather thonging


Earrings No. 1

I got my package today...from Asia. I just hope I did these fabulous headpins justice.
Components: polymer clay headpins, berry-magenta bone beads, blue Agate and a cobalt blue bead on top.


Celebrating Autumn

Trying to use up some of my never-ending stash!
Components: Glass coin beads, assorted metal and glass beads, handmade PC beads, copper jumpring, toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.


Bracelet Watch

I got the watch on sale at a great price--the rest was easy!
Components: Antique gold watch, waxed linen cord, assorted glass and metal beads, handmade PC beads, jumprings, artistic wire and toggle clasp.


Lynda-inspired!

As you can see, the second pair is right off STOLEN from Lynda of Fresh Baked! To my defence, I made them after just reading at her blog about...
Components: 0.8 mm sterling silver for hooks, 2 mm (about 12 gauge) copper wire, patina, Czech glass beads.


Funky and Fun bracelets

Showed these pieces to my sister and she said "these are all funky and fun!" I have never classified my stuff that way, but I guess a lot of it is!
Components: 1st is polymer clay, copper wire, copper chain and various czech glass. 2nd is Art Incendi bracelet bar, various czech glass, stainless steel wire, labradorite, polymer clay bead, shell pearls. 3rd is Art Incendi enameled copper wire circle, various czech glass, autumn jasper, copper wire, polymer clay bead. 4th is polymer clay focal, polymer clay beads, czech glass and a magnetic clasp.


A Little Mushroom

Here is the ring I made using some of my copper etching experiments that I posted a week and a half ago! First thought I was doming them to make...
Components: Sheet sterling silver (about 1 mm), wire, etched copper (0, 7 mm??), patina and wax for the copper.


Sari Silk Earrings

I love the colours and texture of the sari silk from LB but I don't always find it sturdy enough to use in a necklace or bracelet. For these...
Components: Sari silk, 18g silver plated wire, 24g wire, seed beads, earring hooks.


Pitch Black Garden

I did this one for a Challenge. Everything had to be black except the clasp. I do tend to wear black a lot and it was perfect timing to put this...
Components: Lima: Czech- button, stud, O-rings and black silk ribbon, strung on Irish waxed Linen thread.


Ring of Fire

This was a piece I decided to revisit , because I really did not like how the recycle glass pieces looked in the original design. And since I was...
Components: All LB materials


Black Cherry Wine

I had ordered the recycle glass pieces from Lb but it was suppose to be red . But it did not look that way at all . It was only until I put it...
Components: All Lb pieces.


Aztec Moment

From the time I started rearranging the pieces to begin to work on the name of it already had popped in to my head . The colors and shape of the...
Components: All LB Materials


Bling Bangle

I found this tutorial online.
I was able to buy the crystals at the Whole Bead show in NYC. As much I love online shopping, its nice to be able...
Components: 20 gauge gold artistic wire, big crystals.


Bells for Marceline

Delicate macrame anklets with bells, made extra small for babies.
Components: hemp cord, wood beads, seed beads, silk ribbon, and bells


Amethyst times two

Amethyst dreams like crushed grapes and purple marmalade. Spikes and nuggets and bruised spheres.
Components: Amethyst, crystals, and silver plate findings


Smoke and Fire

This piece was inspired by the Hunger games books. I read all three in a day and a half, no sleep. Then made a fresh pic I called "girl on fire".
Components: Leopard fire agate, smokey quartz, Bronzite, Czech glass, seed beads, and vintaj clasp


Airship pirate

Something for the best dressed Airship pirate.
Components: one eyed goggle, vintaj patina, alcohol inks, plastic squirt gun, model paint, spray paint, rub-n-buff, washers, tacks, hi temp glue, and sand paper


Calla Lily

I have been trying to make flowers out of polymer clay, with quite a few failed attempts. I found this tutorial for making Calla Lilies out of...
Components: PC, Czech Glass, Freshwater Pearls, Magnetic Clasp


Last Efforts

Last ditch efforts for this Saturday's artisan fair. Should be nice weather and an early start to all the competing Holiday markets around here....
Components: Copper and Sterling Silver, Amethysts, glass, Swarovski crystals.


Ocean Waves

I grew up mostly in California, on beaches, and I miss the ocean so much. A lot of my jewellery is inspired by the ocean, its waters, its...
Components: Ocean necklace: sterling silver 3.5mm flat round cable chain, sterling silver bubble bead cones, sterling silver wire, sterling silver balloon lobster clasp, 6mm Swarovski blue zircon rounds, 17 strands size 15 Japanese seed beads (see below for colors), 3mm peridot Czech fire polished rounds. Length: 19 inches. Size 15 seed beads: transparent light sapphire with light gold shimmer, matte metallic sky blue, opaque Seattle grey, matte gunmetal, opaque turquoise blue, matte opaque pale turquoise, transparent light azure AB, metallic sea green lined crystal clear, dark aquamarine lined crystal clear, lilac lined crystal clear. Czech fire polished 3mm round beads in peridot. Tiny, tiny beads!!!


Hammered copper multi dangle earrings

Variety of dangles on hammered copper washers (do NOT get finger in way of hammer, ow)
Components: Copper washers, aquamarine, smokey quartz, Czech pressed bell flower (dark amethyst), 3 mm Czech fire polished rounds (ruby opal fire), 3 mm Swarovski bicones (crystal moonlight), copper granulated spacers, copper wire, small copper spacers, copper head pins, 2 mm round copper beads, 4 mm glass rondelles (peridot AB). Longest point below copper-plated leverback earring findings: 2.5 inches.


Hammered coppr pendant with Irish linen

I was inspired by Ali's Irish linen on Saki silver ... I actually drew a rough sketch of this at work one day, months ago. Last night, for some...
Components: Pendant: hammered copper washer wire wrapped with silver-plated wire; waxed Irish linen (burgundy, rust, gold, turquoise, pink) knotted with jasper bead, blue turquoise opal Czech pressed donut bead, matte opaque sage green peanut seed bead, opaque pastel frosted mudbrick and gold lustered raspberry magatama seed beads, size 6 seed beads in matte black, trasnnsparent beige Picasso, and silver lined matte transparent grey brown, size 6 matte metallic light green iris hex seed bead. Length: 27 inches.


Log Number Two

I've had a tough time with these logs..but I was determined to use them.
Components: polymer clay log, enamel birdhouse, enamel flower, glass leaf, copper little bird, faceted Lemon Jade, Malachite, turquoise coconut heishi, copper chain, lobster claw, waxed linen...wire and sari silk.


Black Tears Revisited

Originally this piece was not like this and it had been sitting on my desk for the longest . But after creating a piece along this same vein . I...
Components: All lb pieces


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