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a little leather

the weather inspired me


the skulls

simple skull bracelet for Halloween


Smells Like Spring

This poor log...here it is again. I thought it looked good with some of the enamel components from Articendi I got...flower and butterfly...along...
Components: polymer clay log, enamel flower, enamel butterfly, "Love" bead..from SuzieQ, copper chain, batik ribbon, leather and a vintage button.


Iridescent Butterfly

I've had this butterfly from Petra for awhile and never touched it because I wanted to do it justice. Then when I was going through my stash I...
Components: Petra's ceramic butterfly. Nearly white aquamarines, my stash. Crystals, pyrite, seed beads, vintaj brass, LB, Other spacers and random things, my stash.


Copper Wire "Cut-outs"

Haven't done much in the last 4 months. No new ideas not much desire to work. Oh, well.....

These pendants are all cut out of discarded pieces...
Components: copper wire, glass, crystal and stone beads


Scorched Beach

Still having a great time with Petra's ceramics. Maybe I've found my voice? I love the soft color of Keith O'Connor's starfish beads with Petra's...
Components: Starfish beads by Keith O'Connor, spikes by ScoirchedEarthonEtsy, freshwater pearls, crystal rondelles and bicones, craft wire, and Vintaj ear wires.


Stringing -- and re-stringing

Trying to come up with a bracelet matching the lariat "to go with the Suede" which I posted last fall. I had most of the beads, added some square...
Components: Tiger eye of various shapes, some from Lima (at least the bigger and better :-) ), tiny Picture Jasper (Lima), brass wire 1.5 mm, brass sheet.


Spring growth

I have a lot of turquoise in my bead 'stash' ! I also have amber and these colours go well together I think. In this five row necklace I have also...
Components: Turquoise, Larimar rondelles & tubes, Amber, amber coloured tourmaline, peach & white Moonstone, pearl and silver charms, leather thong, silver chain


So many water bottles, so little time.

Cut design out of side of empty water bottle. Cut same shape from any fabric. Glue right side of fabric to plastic let dry then trim up edges and...
Components: empty bottled water bottle. Any fabric. glue or modpog earring wires.


spring is coming

Bought these when they were first advertiserd here but just decided how to use them. They went fast. My daughter claimed them. Made the red ones...


medical or cosmetical

Had a lot of hematite beads so bought some cat eye and other round beads to incorporate with them, Learned the hard way not to use magnetic fasteners.


Simple Twists

Simply bent and hammered wire with 12mm beads


Color me green

Green marble drops wrapped in wire, shell beads mixed with green gemstones


Sticks and Stones

Square stone's and some bent wire and blue's


Terra Cotta Blues

I love these two colors together, mixed with wire, seed beads and buttons


Rosebuds and company

Had been making earrings for a while to replenish the shop and justify another purchase from Scorched Earth . All drops are from our beloved Petra...
Components: 1) Rose leafs drops from Petra antique pink flowers from my stash. 2) Petra's drops, Garden of Beads small spacers, Lima Beads sari fiber, Electroplated hematite and Indonesian glass from stash. 3) Drops Round Rabbit, Lampwork spacers Pinocean. 4) Drops Petra, Apatite rough nuggets and Saki earwires Lima Beads. 5) Drops Petra, Lima Beads sari silk and brass bead caps that I patina using ammonia fumes, my own double ended head pins. 6) Petra + African glass + Meital 7)Petra+ Garden of Beads+ me


Black Collar

Black Tourmaline and Coral with a little silver for "pop".


Black Collar

Black Tourmaline and Coral with a little silver for "pop".


Full Heart

A new beginning work with Swarovski crystal components which are made in Austria and are considered the finest products of their kind in the world.
Components: Swarovski crystal components Heart and top -drilled, gold filled findings


Romanov Dreams

I was inspired by a necklace I saw on Pinterest, so I did my own version.
The weaves are Romanov and 2 in 2.
Components: aluminum jump rings, black freshwater pearls


Look to the Past #2

More of my vintage tassel necklaces this time with pastel colors. I love them and I love the idea of upcycling the thimbles that were already here...
Components: White and tan: 10mm beige glass pearls, 9mm vintage Japanese glass cream pearls, Bali fine silver beads, rhinestone rondelles and bead, vintage sterling silver thimble and assorted art yarns Blue and tan:10mm larimar jade, Czech glass, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage abalone paneled thimble and assorted art yarns.


Look to the Past #1

I love love love tassel necklaces but I wanted to do some a little differently. I saw these vintage thimbles and since I used to be a seamstress...
Components: Turquoise one: 10mm faceted agate, Czech glass, rhinestone rondelles, a Basha bead, vintage sterling thimble and variegated yarn Yellow one: 12mm faceted yellow jade, Czech glass, coral nuggets, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage thimble and variegated yarn


Blue Cut Crystal Necklace

Blue and Clear Cut Crystal with Pewter bead Necklace.
Components: 10 mm blue cut crystal beads, large 20 mm clear cut crystal, 14 mm solid pewter bead with clear 6 mm clear crystal spacer bead. Sterling silver clasp with sterling silver bead cap.


Deer Antler Pendants

Still loving Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I thought it was the perfect way to showcase my deer antler slices.
I really appreciate Ali's tip...
Components: Deer antler slices . The brown necklace was made from waxed nylon (LB) the black one from bamboo cord. Various seed beads and silver tube beads from my stash. Saki barrel beads, hook and jump rings from LB.


Funky Ohm Bracelet

The large hole size in the Czech glass rondelles is so big it allows you to think outside the box. I knew that I wanted to go with 2 different...


"Freewire" Embossing

I'd always figured you needed a rolling mill to do texture, or stamps or texturing hammers... Not so! I don't think I'm the first one embossing...
Components: Leather strap 2 cm wide, copper sheet 0, 7 mm, 1.5 mm copper wire for the rivets, magatama glass beads, waxed linen.


dreaming of quartz

This design came to me in a dream the other night. I was so excited and went straight to my studio to make it in the morning. I wasnt sure if the...
Components: Quartz points lapis chips gold stone chips antique brass chain vintaj antique brass wire 20 g lobster clasp


Second Leather and PC Bracelet

Here is the second leather triple wrap as promised. The focal arrived today from LB and I immediately attached it! LOL
Components: 2 mm black leather cord, handmade and painted PC beads. Center link connector, cord ends, charms and jumprings all from LB.


Button Button

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of vintage buttons recently and I thought it would be nice to make a bracelet out of them.
Components: vintage buttons, ribbon, waxed linen


Stones & Copper Earrings

I created these to match the necklace of the same materials.


Stones & Copper

I love the look of stones & crystals. The teal color looked great with copper..I added a teal crystals plus some of my stash of smaller neutral...


Black Lace

I saw the pendant piece and knew I had to make a necklace with it. The result was something that could be worn dressed up or with the right top...


Hippie Girl At Heart

I am in love with the Greek Copper Patina Fans from Lima Beads!
Components: Greek Copper Patina Fans Irish Waxed Linen Seed Beads Vintaj Ear Wires


Skull bracelet

My sister gave me these awesome skull beads. I have no idea what they are made of or where she got them, but they sure were fun to work with. I...
Components: Gunmetal clasp and chain, African bone, Gaea ceramics, and Czech glass


Seaside Boho

I found a wonderful inspirational pendant from RobinTheRaven and added some other elements to bring out the colors and textures.
Components: RobinTheRaven pendant, shells, sea urchins, Czech glass, picture Jasper, wood, waxed linen, copper clasp.


Naturally...Unnatural but Beautiful

I love calsilica and find it interesting that some places still like to sell it as a natural stone. While calcite is the main stone, these are...
Components: Manmade turquoise calcite links, sterling silver earring blanks, Swarovski crystals in indicolite, Colorado topaz and jet.


Pearl-licious

Something bold & makes a statement. Love working with wire. I just started bending & wrapping and it grew from there. :) I want to create more...
Components: 18 & 24 g. Artistic wire. Pearls, chain, crystals & beads.


Sunshine of My Soul

This morning my puppies woke me up at 5:30 a.m. This is the result of my early morning wake-up call. :)
Components: Inspiring Teardrop by Summer Wind Art Rustic Glass Seed Beads Wooden Beads Golem Studios Round Keith O'Connor Beads Irish Waxed Linen


Leather and PC Triple Wrap

I have been planning this piece for awhile....just had to get supplies from LB, and finish making all the PC beads!
Components: Handmade/handpainted PC beads, black leather cord, silver-plated cord ends, focal piece, jumprings, charms and clasp--all from LB.


Seek Wisdom

Adorable Owl Bead by Kylie Parry finds friends with beads by Florence Sauerbrey and Kylie's Leaf bead.
Components: Kylie Parry Beads Lampwork Glass Czech Beads Wooden Beads Leather Cording Copper Button Irish Waxed Linen


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