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The Dog Park

I think every single part is from LB! This comes from one of my fresh picks....
Components: Patricia Healey pendant and paw, Tagua nuts, rock crystals, sardonyx, Czech glass, copper blank, copper chain, copper wire, Irish waxed linen. ALL from LB!


Getting back to the studio earrings

Studio time is sacred and hard to come by. I finally found some time today to get back to something creative!
Components: Czech horse eye beads, antiqued copper wire, sead beads


Integrity

Coup de coeur for these lovely pearls which are an integrity statement for me :D
Components: Peach champagne 13mm coin pearls and sterling silver seed beads and toggle clasp.


~ Holiday Gifts ~

A gift for my niece who was going to Cabo right after Christmas. Thought it was perfect for the beach. I'm still nervous making stretch...
Components: Picture jasper 6 mm, Howlite Turquoise, glass beads


My first post earrings

I made this holiday-ish earrings in December. I've been doing an earring a week challenge to keep me motivated and creating and I'm inviting...
Components: Nunn Design post earring bezels w/ loops paired with crystals or gemstones.


Finally...it worked!

I've had a time with getting resin to get hard...finally it worked. My first attempts with the stuff. But...I got it all over the sides, glitter...
Components: Nunn Design copper oval bezel, Czech glass green daisy's, orange ceramic beads, wood flower beads, a few African Chrysophrase, rustic orange cord, copper chain, copper bird, orange ribbon, orange seeds and a green agate for a button


Bracelet coordinated with agate necklace

Memory wire with slightly organized agates, seed pearls, crystals, and fore polished beads.


Agate doughnut necklace

The large agate sat on my table for several weeks until I accumulated a critical mass of accompanying beads. The piece is slightly asymmetrical...
Components: Agates, seed pearls, crystals.


Taupe, gray, sand necklace &a bracelet

Inspired by a gray day on Lake Michigan.
Components: Agates, beads, square tubes of unknown origin, clasps by Terra Cast.


Forest necklace & bracelet

Dark colors of the late summer woodland.
Components: Agates, fire-polished beads, small crystals, chain.


Yellow and gold necklace

I began the design with the gold glass rings and chain.
Components: Recycled glass, chain, crystals, stones.


Jangles Shows His Colors!

It only takes a glance to see that the whimsical Jangles owl was the inspiration for this whole set. I love that ceramic owl and his great colors...
Components: Yellow ceramic beads, red coral, red magnesite, gold plate accents and toggle clasp, bright yellow aluminum jump rings, Jangles the Owl


2gether & apart

This design is about making unique jewelry and how is can be wore 2gether & apart. I was inspired to make this necklace because of my daughter who...
Components: Smoky Quartz oval, round bronze round 8mm, labradorite, Jet black swarovski crystals antique bronze finding (lobster clasps, eye pins, bead caps and jump rings)


jeweled decadence

This necklace was inspired by a piece of jelly nougat...silly as it sounds...i ended up really loving this piece...i am trying out different ideas...
Components: Carnelian, hessonite, opal, Moonstone, Untreated ruby briolettes, rubies, Rock Crystal, white topaz, Lemon Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, A Variety Of Milk Glass beads


Earrings for the New Year!

I love dangly earrings and these are fabulously long. And these jewel toned cobalt blue beads are just gorgeous when the light hits. Love them!
Components: Glass beads and crystals with brass findings


Princess Bride

Princess Bride choker and earring set.
I wanted to create something unusual, dainty and detailed for brides with plenty of sparkle! I love chokers...
Components: Enameled copper wire scrolled links in rose gold, (created on my jig), 26g copper wire for wrapping the champagne pearls, pink AB crystals, faceted quartz crystal drops, satin ribbon ties for the choker


February Wedding!

This set was a custom order for my sister's friend. It was originally to be sent in September but when she moved the wedding back due to a setback...
Components: Toho seed beads, Miyuki Delica's, Czech FP rounds, glass pearls, One G thread, Tahitian Silver toggle, Magnetic Clasp, Silver ear hooks, metal hair comb, felt


Christmas Fair Display

The pictures turned out terrible, as I feared: lousy lightning, and me in too much of a hurry to get out of the way to try hard enough. But maybe I...


All Mixed Up

Putting odds and ends together and came up with this. Too much?


Christmas Cross Present

This is the present I gave my sister-in-law. It is a knotted necklace with the back part being chain. It looks really expensive but actually was...
Components: LB, African Opal & Champagne Crystals; Walmart, cross, chain, metal rings, various pandora style beads; Stash/Becky, quartz(?)...not sure. Knotted on gray S-lon cord.


Triple Strand Bracelet

I thought the Nunn Design swirl piece would make a great focal component in a bracelet without using a clasp.
Components: shells, Bone, Nunn Design swirl connector, clear stretch string


Owl B. Quirky

This is a commissioned piece. I met a woman who was a representative for insurance in one of my stores. We started talking and I mentioned I made...
Components: Polymer clay beads, lampwork beads, glass beads, pandora style beads, faceted czech glass, acrylic flowers, czeck druks, seed beads, bead caps, rhinestone spacers


Roots

I read about this HongKong jewlery sculpturing artist crafts. His art works are inspired by ancient Chinese enthlic jewlery design. I was playing...


Yellow Opal Bracelet

The swirl in the blue denim jasper beads perfectly matches the yellow opals. Thought they would make a great match in a simple stretchy bracelet.
Components: Yellow Opal, blue denim jasper, clear stretchy string


Beaded snowflake ornaments

Gift for my sister in law. Her new home first Christmas.
Components: Beads and wires works.


Old earring used as a pendant necklace

The pendant is an earring made by my mother in 1957. It is enamel on copper. Apparently this was a popular hobby in that era.
Components: Fire polished beads, crystals, various stones, chain.


Jakarta

I had a beautiful Tibetan agate bead that I wanted to use in a tribal design. I kept the design simple to show off the wonderful components.
Components: Tibetan Agate, Indonesian glass beads, African copper beads, Tagua clasp, waxed linen.


Multi Strand Bracelet

Multi strand bracelet filled with pearls, crystals, hematite and mother of pearl, accented with antique silver.
Components: Mother of Pearl, Hematite, crystals, seed beads, antique silver connector and clasp.


Beach Jingles

I am using the last of my big cream shell nuggets purchased from LB a few years ago. The mother of a good friend ordered this design. My friend...
Components: Shell nuggets, Irish waxed linen, seed beads, charms all LB, freshwater pearls, MOP nuggets, steel chain and findings, my stash.


Is it too late, dear Santa?

Took a class last night at a local gift boutique that sells my jewelry. The owner has recently been offering all sorts of crafty...
Components: glass microscope slides, set up for soldering iron, scrap book paper, jump rings, PC heart button, sari silk ribbon, silver chain


Christmas tree ornament

Made those for my children's teachers.
Beads and wire work.


Fairy Gathering Necklace

designed by by Jess Italia Lincoln


Fiery Brillance Earrings

Pictures don't do these sparkly beauties justice! Red/black crystals nestle between black "O" seed beads.
Components: sterling silver, crystal, O seed beads


Christmas bracelets

Love bracelets my self. Wear them more than earrings and necklace. Made some with hems and leather cords and colored beads. All from here Lima...


Jack In The Box

From the time I was done with this piece the name just popped into my head. The bicone cezch beads reminded me so much of the Jack In The Box hat,...


Peaches and Cream

This piece took me all week to do I thought I would have never finished . And it is a simple design of white and peach pearls .


Blue Waters

I have fallen in love with the recycled glass pieces and this piece is just another example of it.
Components: All LB materials.


Ocean Waves Bracelet

The purple cutting into the teal at inconsistent spots on each bead makes me think of the waves washing up against the sand on shore.
Components: Sea glass, O seed beads, Czech glass, stainless steel wire, silver plated toggle clasp


Kite Shaped Earrings

Cascading teardrops make for a shimmery pair of elegant earrings
Components: Czech glass, sterling silver


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