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Warrior Man

At a show I found this black jade warrior. Paired him with turquoise roosters and my current favorite czech dark garden barrels. Of course fresh...
Components: Given above, necklace is 17 inches and the warrior is 2 inches tall.


Rockin Some Dumortierite

I wanted to make a western themed double wrap knotted bracelet. I thought the dumortierite with it's denim blue color was perfect. I also added...
Components: Dumortierite, Czech glass, rhinestone beads, pewter flying heart bead, star button, handmade (by me) oxidized fine silver link, leather cord


Pretty in Pink

Another knotted tassel necklace this time with a gorgeous salmon pink tassel. I used salmon pink jade rondelles, smoky quartz and rhinestone...
Components: jade rondelles, Smoky Quartz, rhinestone rondelles, salmon pink beaded silk tassel


Crazy for Chrysoprase

I got these gorgeous chrysoprase nuggets from LB and wanted to make a long knotted necklace with them. I had this vintage skeleton key and an...
Components: chrysoprase nuggets, faceted pyrite (from LB), vintage key, artisan bead


Purple Passion

Another of my new knotted necklaces with tassels. This time I used ametrine and purple jade to highlight the colors in the beaded top of the tassel.
Components: Ametrine, purple jade, beaded top purple silk tassel, rhinestone rondelles


Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home

I have been trying to use more of my polymer clay pieces in jewelry, so here is a bracelet with one of my ladybugs. Let me know whatcha think!:)
Components: polymer clay ladybug bead by me, czech glass, lampwork beads by Pinocean(on Etsy), unicorne lampwork drop, pewter and copper flower charm, vintaj parawire for handmade clasp, vintaj jumprings, toho seed beads, vintaj leaf charm


Deep in the Hydrangeas

I was trying for a horticultural feel.
Components: Petra's ceramic petals, Irish waxed linen, Vintaj brass parawire, Czech glass all LB


"Summer's End"

I was looking through my stash of odd beads, picked out a few that I liked and came up with the idea for "Summer's End" I used a butterfly, along...
Components: 6 14mm multicolor agate rounds, 6 multicolor agate rondelles, 2 silver clew wire beads, 1 silver butterfly, shells, and flowers, various bead caps, 4 faceted moonstone rounds, 14 multicolor Czech rounds.


Prayer/Meditation Beads II

2 more of these using different components.
Components: TierraCast cross from LB, silverSt. Christopher medal, Irish waxed linen from LB, czech 6mm round beads from LB, other 6 mm glass beads, metal 6/0 seedbeads, artistic wire, silverplate jumprings and crimp cord ends.


Triple Trees and Sun Witch

Another bit of wire creations I've been playing around with this summer. I'm going to try wire weaving next!!!! Hope I can do it, I've been...
Components: Amber colored wire(14 Gauge) and 24 copper wire. Bottom tree with Gold stone, the witch has citrine chips in her skirt and the top tree with carnilen chips.


rust lime ricky

I love chrysoprase !
Components: Bronzite, chrysoprase.


Red Flower Wrap

I've been messing around with different shaped beads, and I loved these red czech flowers. I'm not 100% happy with the threading on this, but my...
Components: All from LB: Czech flowers, leather cord, c-lon thread, apple blossom button


Three Hearts

I absolutely love hearts and try to incorporate them in alot of my designs. Here, I had two brass hearts and three glass puff hearts I had in my...
Components: Czech glass Peanut Butter & Jelly Fire polished rondelle 6x9mm, Czech glass puffed hearts, brass hearts x2 10mm & 7mm, brass chain & claw clasp and matching earrings with brass tassels.


Mardi Gras

I loved the colors indicted in these beads and I really like the Impression Jasper! I wanted to make this just as fun as the beads are, so I...
Components: Mardi Gras mixed Impression Jasper Ladder Pendant fro LB, 4mm square Swarovski crystals multi colors, gold-plated bead caps square, toho beads and gold plated chain with lobster claw clasp...length is 17-18" long!


Summer night Moon

Beautiful blue moonstone, I have never seen this more blue! I thought as it was 'MOON-stone' I would add the round freshwater pearls like the full...
Components: Blue moonstone, freshwater pearls, s. silver ear-wires


Pearl envy

As you know, I had made this pendant previously, a stick pearl is the main part of it and then added the other smaller pearls with wire working. I...
Components: Freshwater pearls, silver clasp


Iron & Knotts

Have had some iron letters for a while and made some simple initial necklaces for myself and my friend


spotted lime

I love colored leather and these black and lime glass beads stand out well on this cord


Simple cord & pendant

Pretty pendant I got in upstate NY at a bead booth


Dragonfly

Vintaj dragonfly & key on a very long chain


Leather & Lima Beads

Finally found something to do with my Lima Beads!


rustic wire

Lots of wire twisting!


Tahitian Sunset

Haven't felt like creating much lately, and when I do, my inspiration seems to be on hiatus. I went a purchased a design book, and found...
Components: Resin palm tree pendant, green garnet nugget drops, FW pearls, some sort of jasper, carnelian faceted rondelles, magatama seed beads, copper chain and clasp.


Green Garden Under the Stars Bracelet

I needed to add a green piece to my collection, so I went rummaging through my stash and this is what I came up with
Components: Vintage green bicones, Swarovski crystals, pearls, findings and a star clasp


Midsummer Night

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.
Components: Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.


VIctorian Queen Bee

A little modern with the Vintaj metal paint and bold agate. A little victorian with crystal, pearls and dark chain. Wire wrap to secure the...
Components: Close material list on my fresh pick of the same name.


South African Golden Tiger Eye

I have held onto these South African tiger eye large carved ovals for 10 years. I have always loved them but now it's time to go. They have...
Components: 18x25mm South African golden tiger eye, 10mm tiger eye rounds, 8mm tiger eye rounds, 4x8mm tiger eye smooth rondelles, brass beads and a TierraCast antique brass tapered toggle from LB.


Flutter Flutter

I thought this butterfly focal and the different beads were stunning!
Components: polymer clay butterfly focal, polymer clay squarish beads, coconut blue heishis, teal Indonesian glass, twig toggle clasp and waxed linen.


Prayer/Meditation Beads

I came up with this idea after I had made some PC crosses. They can be used as a one decade rosary, or as meditation beads for non-catholics.
Components: Handmade PC crosses, faceted rondelles in various colors, various glass beads, 6/0 antique gold seedbeads, artistic wire, jumprings, irish waxed linen


Climb the Ladder

I was down to a very short piece of wire on the spool...so I made some beaded eye pins, hooked them to chain, added some leaf dangles for pizzaz!...
Components: E-beads, artistic wire, antique gold chain, leaf links


Mermaid's Tale

Used that PC and glass cabochon I had made and never used for this month's Art Bead Scene blog challenge. You might head over there the next couple...
Components: leather cord, beading wire, glass and howlite beads, PC pendant


Birds and...'Flies

Well, I was at it again with the wire! Made a smaller Hummingbird pin, a couple of dragonflies as pins and one pendant, and a couple more...
Components: Artistic wire, fresh water stick pearls, lime green round pearls, Czech glass


3 for the Show

Finally using some Ocean Jasper nuggets I got from LB a few months back. All 3 of the ones it the first pic came from the same strand of beads -...
Components: Ocean Jasper Side-Drilled Tumbled Nugget, dyed howlite


Headhunter Fun

Just me screwing around with Petra's ceramics.
Components: Ceramic drops from Petra at Scorched Earth on Etsy, Czech glass beads, Irish Waxed Linen, and Vintaj Brass wire all from LB.


Orange or Yellow?

These enamel cones were described as orange...I thought they were more like yellow...or maybe a very light orange. At any rate purple goes with...
Components: orange/yellow enamel cones, purple glass bead caps, metal bead caps, purple glass rondele and two little faceted yellow teardrops.


Pale pink and turquoise

This is the necklace I was thinking about when I did Dill's 1st challenge. This is pale pink peruvian opal slabs with soft Africa turquoise,...
Components: Pink Opal, African Turquoise, and SS findings.


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.


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