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Fun With Earrings

I was just playing around making earrings to see what I could come up with. Hope you enjoy them!
Components: 1- Czech 8mm seafoam dalmatian druk, 6mm bottle green druk, 11/0 seed beads in two colors, swarovski mint crystals, silver heart link, ear wires and jump rings. 2- Turquoise Picasso fire polished rondelles, rubber O rings, silver ear wires and heart charms. 3-two color square crystals, pink glass druks, antique silver heishi ball headpins and bead caps, silver ear wires, and beads. 4- Olive green with gold flecks 6mm druks, dyed jade rounds, olive green tear drops, gunmetal ear wires, chain and jumprings, Vintaj arte metal bead caps, Tierracast heishi spaces. 5- Mustard yellow Greek ceramic washers, rubber O rings, Vintaj chain and ear wires.

Out of my comfort zone

Yesterday I said in my FP that I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone, meaning using different metals and colors like PINK and GOLD. So here it is.
Components: 1) " Vintage Love " GGS gold plated clasp, gold plated spacer, gold plated charm, waxed linen, Gaea beads are all from LB. Golem Studio beads, German lucite beads and wood beads are from my stash 2)"Antique Rose" GGS clasp some Czech flowers waxed linen from LB, rest of the flowers, lucite rose bads and lampwork from Art Bead Glass are from my stash, 3) "Sedum" All Czech glass from LB as is the clasp. Unicorne Beads spikes, Pendant Classic Bead, beads from Grubbi

Polymer clay pendant

Large african turquoise with crystal beads carefully wrapped in silver polymer clay, creating a "diamond" on top of the turquoise.

Bollywood Style Earrings

Playing around with the wire this weekend, saw this design on pintrest, but she had done macromae on hers and I'm not good at that, at all!!! So...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, glass seed beads, Howlite Turquoise, and crystals. wrapped with 30 gauge wire.

Turtle For Good Luck

Turtles ;)Necklace 20" long. Could be converted into the bracelet :)
Components: Black lacquered metal chain, brass plated turtle and toggle. Cherry Quartz and Amazonite.

Amethyst On White

Greeting all !!! Wanted to make myself another licorice leather bracelet with a custom cabochon. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I wear it...
Components: I have a few bezel settings 18mm for the licorice leather. I had a friend who is into lapidary make me this cabochon and was set as well. I used the white licorice leather along with the components made for it. I wanted it simple. Let the cab speak for itself. Tried to be as minimal with the rubber O rings as possible.

My first shot at a "Bib" necklace...

My sister was my inspiration for this piece.. After she told me about how much she wanted a "Bib" necklace
i thought I would give it a try.
Components: For the chain I used an old 5 strand necklace i had in a junk drawer. 8x8 black AB crystal cubes, marbled glass pearls, 6 mm black AB crystal cubes, 6mm crystal cubes, head pins, and jumprings.

My learning...

The work of designer from Bead Style magazine...
Components: Copper wire 20 gauge and 26 gauge. faceted rock Crystal. Well the piece (shown) should consist of 4 parts and so it was, but... it broke because I did a bo-bo and it is a very gentle piece so I try to fixed by another wrapping. I hammered too hard and in the wrong place and instead of hardening it became very breakable in the places of crossing of the wire... The lesson learned but what do you think of the work in general? It also should have acrylic and glass flowers where the wrapping goes :)

Treble Clef

Treble Clef... Do not know how to use it though... Too big for the pendant, he-he
Components: Pure Copper, a lot of pounding. Green Crystal and tiny pearl.

Pottery Club "Memorial"

Some of my works from the time I was a member in pottery club... Mostly I was making abstract bowls though...
Components: Pottery piece (signed on the back by me)4" long, Heavy chain, turtle charm and toggle are brass plated metal.


Components: Silver plated metal bracelet and Venetian glass with silver plated head pins...


Yum, yum Raspberries...
Components: Shell Pearls, 8mm. Lapis Lazuri (central piece), 2 Czech cobalt and gold glass, Brass plated findings

Multi-color bird earrings

New Lilypilly black disks colored with Sharpie pens.

Heart Of Hearts Suncatcher

I love making hearts, but I have trouble getting them right. I'm pleased with the way this turned out. I also took 2 more photos of the crochet...
Components: Copper hearts, hammered and patina. Then wrapped in 18 gauge copper wire.Glass beads with tiny copper daisy spacers.

Czech Glass Charmer

I am Inspired by Charm bracelets..Think this is a twist on the traditional Look..
I love how this hangs around your neck
Feedback is encouraged!!
Components: CZech Glass..Turquiose..Chain

Mermaid of the Sea With Earrings

Sea theme Necklace with simple earrings ..
Colors remind me of the ocean
Components: Czech glass stones..Ceramic Mermaid..All from Lima Beads..This was my first attempt to make a necklace with Czech Glass..Wouldd love opinions!?? and Feedback

Gold polymer clay cameo

Romantic and rustic necklace in victorian style.

The flower and rhinestone cameo is made of polymer clay and rhinestone :-)

More rough than...

Happy Accident

This is a copper bracelet which shows what happens when you mess up a tutorial, lol My cohorts in chainmaille told me to just give it a new name,...
Components: Copper jump rings, 18ga 5/32"

Black Dream

This necklace was inspired because I was able to obtain some large freshwater pearls. The chain is my favorite Byzantine pattern, in bronze.
Components: 1/2" long dyed black freshwater pearls, bronze jump rings 22ga 3/32"

Polymer clay amazonite pendant

I have made this pendant with gold polymer clay that I have carefully placed arround the "diamonds" and then put on a large beautiful amazonite...

And more...

Ditto the previous pics.
Components: Also ditto--Ceramics by Petra and all the other components from this fabulous place, Lima Beads.

More Petra Inspirations....

I have a large stash of Petra's ceramics in pairs. She does a lot of blues and greens which happen to suit me just fine, so much so that I have...
Components: Ceramics by Petra at Scorched Earth, All other components: crystals, Czech glass, Vintaj parawire, copper shell chain, etc. are from right here at LB!

Tiny Totems

Needed to do a major clean up of my workspace today, but got distracted by the little piles of seed beads and those silver plated ball head pins I...
Components: Seed beads and other small beads. 21 g. silver plated ball head pins

Inpired by Becky and Wanda and some more

Back from vacation, all refreshed ???, had time to do some beading. After Becky's Fresh Pick about Tiger Eye and Wanda's design I wanted to use...
Components: 1." Loves wind in his hair" bracelet bar from Angel Whisperer, Electroplated hemetite, lampwork spacers from Garden Of Beads, Happy Fallout bead they are all from my stash. Tiger eye and waxed linen are from Lima Beads. Etched brass heart, copper clasp and faceted polymer clay beads are my own. 2. "House by the Meadow" Elluka house bead, Garden of Beads lampwork, Meital lampwork spacers, Indonesian glass, JB clasp, Cornerless brass cubes all from my stash, Czech glass beads and a Beaded Gift lampwork discs, Amazonite are from Lima 3. " September's Garden" Glass by Lease lampwork beads, Czech glass flower beads are from my stash. Golem Studio, Toggle bar, copper flower beads, Czech glass leaves and small beads are all from Lima Beads

Make your own Artisan look ear wires

Just posted a step by step tutorial on my blog.
Turn ball head pins into knock off Artisan ear wires with basic jewelry tools and skills. So much...
Components: 20-22 gauge 2 inch ball head pins basic jewelry tools optional: bench block and hammer

Gold necklace with polymer clay

This one has a charm pendant, that I have made of polymer clay.

I was very impressed when I found out about Asia making her own beads so I took...

Dusty pink necklace

With these necklaces I wanted to make som very werable necklaces, usable for everydan use with a T-shirt - and a cocktail dress.

I wanted it to...

Romantic dangle necklage

Romantic dangle necklace in dusty blue and green colors. It goes very well with blue jeans - and since I am a blue jeans kinda girl, I like it!...

Brand New Beaded Anklets

Choose from Black, Brown or White Anklets. Only the finest Gemstones and Beautiful Beads are used.
Components: Only the pretties of beads, Silver Plated Pewter Chain & Clasp and Accent Beads.

Sunday Afternoon

Wire wrap of a stone my friend brought back from Nevis. The other ids a very long crochet necklace, with handmade copper wire clasp. I used Gun lue...
Components: 30 gauge wire for crochet necklace, with Fresh Water Pearls and Lapis Chips.The clasp has glass pearls. Ran out of FWP. 12 gauge wire for clasp. It's been a creative day!! :D

#2 Crochet Bracelet

This is my second attempt at the same design.This one is a little big so it doesn't fit as nice. I love the colors with the copper wire, but I'm...

Copper Crochet Bracelet

I had done the crochet a year ago and could never figure out how I wanted to attach a clasp. I saw on Pinterest this am a framed one. So tada!! I...
Components: @8 gauge wire for the crochete with glass size 6 and 8 seed beads.16 gauge wire for the frame.

Oasis Ode

This piece is going on Etsy tomorrow, but I thought I'd try it out here first. See what you all think.

This piece reminds me of an oasis in the...
Components: 6mm Aqua Czech Glass Tiles, 1mm bronze metallic leather cord, antiqued brass palm-treed button, 4mm matte brick beads

Goldfish Pond

When I saw this pendant, I fell in love with it as I love Oriental artwork. My vision was a coral and pearl design. But, much to my dismay, it...
Components: Green Girl pewter goldfish pendant (LB); Jasper hand-knapped nuggets, Jasper chips, Pyrite 6mm; Ant silver plate spacers, components, and flower lobster clasp; stainless steel jumprings, GM Accu-Guards.

Forest Glade

Now that I finally got the hang of the czech superduo beads and the rizo beads, they are A LOT of fun to work with to come up with color patterns,...
Components: lampwork owl by Denise Annette, czech glass rizo beads, czech glass superduo beads, vintaj jumprings, unicorn teardrops, nunn design branch toggle, czech glass beads, waxed linen

green mania

This is another bracelet , that I did but the person was not too impressed with , I used the patina paints in green and teal. And again I covered...
Components: All LB materials

Green Beret

I really don't like don't bracelets I find it a bit challenging , but I was asked to do a bracelet so this the first of four I have done so far. I...
Components: All components the bracelet, string, leather and jump rings are from LB.

Key To The Celtic

I came across this new brand by LB Amorcast and I am a love love silver . So it was only natural that I would gravitate towards this designer and...
Components: All pieces are for LB

It's Hip to be Square

The chain, though advertised as diamond shapes, speaks for itself. Fun and easy!!
Components: 1 foot of Silver (plated) Diamond Drop Chain (5mm link-7mm diamond), ornate square/diamond clasp w/bar, 1 split ring and 3 silvertone jump rings.

Play it again...

Was browsing recycled glass when I saw the Cherry Red link. Almost immediately I was it mixed with gold chain and gold/yellow glass. The long...
Components: Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass links, Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass mini drops, Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Horse Eye & Ring Chain with goldtone jump rings and lobster claw clasp.