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Wheels on the bus

I loved the autumn jasper donut and beads - definitely fallish. I paired it with red jasper and bright copper. I made the chain and clasp with...
Components: Autumn jasper donut and beads, red jasper beads, copper wire and earwires.

It's Autumn and the leaves have turned

I live in the country and overlook a ravine with a stream and a forest. The leaves are so beautiful - all shades of yellow, red, orange, green,...
Components: Lucite leaves, crystals, crystal pearls, brass plated components, chain

Dangly spiders

Fun Halloween earrings!
Components: Recycled glass and spider charms.

seein starz

I really like the Zola components
Makes it easy to build around them
Components: 3 Zola Stars Beads 's your choice I used different Jade I had stashed But I can see this in Lapis Or any other stone

Autumn Rainbow Tassel Necklace

I started this tassel with the intention of making a pattern out of bands of like-colors wrapping around the tassel. The pacifica finish adds such...

Splash of Spiral

I love these Greek copper spiral beads with the patina finish so wanted to string them together to create a necklace.
Components: Greek copper spiral beads, copper spacers, pewter spacers, Tierracast pewter clasp and pewter chain

Buttoned up

I love using these turquoise howlite beads like this to make them look like buttons for a fun look
Components: Turquoise howlite beads, colorful jade beads, Sterling silver twisted rings and Sterling silver earwires


My sister is so good to me. When I visit her she takes me to several bead shops in her area. The last time I visited I found this focal bead in a...
Components: Jump rings, some sort of agate focal, Czech Glass and 4mm Dumortierite rounds.

Tethered Turquoise

Found these turquoise freeform nuggets, after looking for some on Lima, found them in my 'stash' !! Made this simple turquoise necklace on leather...
Components: Turquoise nugget, leather thong, silver bead

Blue Nebula

well the first panel at least. it is pretty much 3 inches by 6 inches and is the first side of a clutch purse. (the blue nebula pic was for this...
Components: (1) 18mm dark blue rivoli (2) 10 mm dark blue rivoli (1) 20x15 mm light blue chalcedony (2) 12mm blue-green chalcedony (1) 18x13 mm oval faceted titanium electroplated Rose cab. teal soutache, pale aqua soutache, 2mm aquamarine cord, 1mm metallic blue leather cord, 1 mm copper metallic leather cord, (1) 11 mm 12 ga gold colored jump ring, (6) 7mm 20 ga sapphire colored jump rings, (1) 7mm 22 ga sea green jump ring, (1) 6mm 22 ga sea green jump ring. 41 mm of 20 ga sapphire colored copper wire, 1mm hex antique aquamarine beads (Italy) size 12/0 antique pearlized beads (France), 16/0 antique pearlized beads (Italy), 10/0 antique greasy blue beads (Italy), 13/0 Czech beads in gold, blue Iris and Bronze Iris, 10mm antiqued bronze artistic wire mesh, 10mm gold artistic wire mesh, 40 ga copper wire, 32 ga copper wire, pale sea foam organza, iridescent rainbow organza, pearlized ivory leather, stiff stuff, toho Higher metallic dragonfly 8/0 demi, Toho 15/0 inside color navy amber, Toho 11/0 metallic sea green round beads, toho 15/0 Ceylon celery round beads, 11/0 toho ceylon sea foam round beads, 15/0 metallic nebua round beads, blue iris super duos, 3mm dark bronze Czech fire polish round, 4mm dark bronze Czech fire polish round, 4mm bronze Czech fire polish bicone, 6/0 ceylon pale blue beads, 12/0 antique aquamarine rocaille (Italy), 13/0 pearl luster greasy white antique beads (France), gold metallic leather, 12 ga cold colored wire, and dark sapphire silk embroidery floss. (I think that's the complete list.)

Silver Peacock Pearl & Swarovski Dangles

I had a bunch of beautiful pearls & wanted to make a lariat necklace with fringe/dangles & this is what happened! I love these colors. I also love...
Components: 5-6mm silver peacock freshwater pearls, sterling silver findings, Accuflex beading wire, Swarovski black diamond ab2x, griege, & jet glacier 2x bicones, SS mirror oval beads, a few different size/color pearls

In The Pink..

A necklace made for my mother to attend an afternoon engagement party for my young cousin. She likes pink and wanted pink.. She asked for...
Components: Mum's set - Tea stained paper beads, made by me. Czech beads from Lima Beads. Rosaline crystal rondelle, own stash. Earrings were round druk Czech beads, Czech bellflowers and Lucite flowers, also from LB. Chain, waxed linen and findings, own stash. My set - All beads (including flower beads and the beloved maple leaf) were Czech and the coconut rondelles from Lima Beads, as were the charms on the bracelet, including my favourite shell patina charm. Chain, waxed linen in natural, and finding from the local beadshop.


A couple of times a year, I go through my jewelry stock and assess what has not sold. At the very least each piece gets a once over for loose...
Components: Copper with turquoise and carnelian


I love this leather bracelet. It looked good worn plain,butI wanted more! I found these inspirational sliders at a local shop and love the look....
Components: Tooled leather strap from my stash and inspiration sliders from local shop.


I LOVE wrap bracelets! I couldn't find a bracelet bar/focal that I liked--so I made one!
Components: Tan deer leather lace, magnetic clasp from HobLob. Czech stone oval bead, and all other Czech beads from Etsy shop. Handmade wire bracelet bar by me--using 18g and 20 g Artisticwire from LB.

Some Bracelets

Here are a few bracelets I 'll be selling at the home show...the first one and the third one I decoupaged images on the brass link. It 's different...
Components: Vintaj Brass links...LB, Orange enamel beads, orange enamel flower toggle, Lampwork bead..LB, Lucite flower..LB, brass leaf charm..LB, Hooty link, Turquoise, Chrysoprase, Agates, enameled spacers, vintage Czech, homemade copper clasp and Vintaj Brass toggle

steam punk tribal

oh gosh, there's so much to this one. the design is inspired by the idea of cargo cults and steam punk... every element I hand cut or carved,...
Components: copper sheet plastic domino, turquoise, vintage plastic from alarm clock, Wood, German silver sheet, copper chain, bead cap, other vintage plastics, toaster oven, bone, watch gear.

Kayla's strand.

hand soldered silver filigree, pearls. Made this necklace many years ago when my son was born and set it aside for the woman my son decided to...
Components: 20 gauge silver wire, 70% silver solder fresh water pearls.

Silver Moon

This piece was custom designed for a Woman met on a bead making board. The double loop on the links took forever, but the result was lovely. I...
Components: Copper wire, hand cut carnelian, 4mm carnelian beads. sheet copper.

Practicing with Enamel & Patinas

I can't even remember the origin of this pendant but I think it was an inexpensive piece that I chose to experiment on. I practiced with Swellegant...
Components: Cheap metal medallion, numerous coatings 😊

First Mala

So after working with PMC3 and electroforming my hands needed a break. Pretty sure my skill is permadry now... Lotion lotion lotion! I do need some...
Components: Pewter bird beads, amazonite with black tourmaline (LB), black sardonyx guru bead (LB), silk ribbon (LB)

Thank you Moogie!

Inspired by Moogie's beautiful copper bracelet -I wanted to share my first attempt! Very pleased with it- will definitely make more.
Components: 20 and 26 gauge copper wire; 6 mm orange sodalite beads from LB

Some Earrings

These are some of the earrings that I'll be selling in the home show. I'm not quite sure who will be coming...maybe some older women. I know what I...
Components: enameled components...butterfly, stencils and bars, polymer clay leaves, vintage lampwork beads.

Love Lima Leaves!

My favorite mix of Czech glass leaves from Lima Beads!
Components: Brass chain and findings, Czech glass, handmade bird nest

Electroforming Fun

So here's another item I electroformed. Still in the experimental phase of the thing. It's very much learn as you go and other than the basic...
Components: Dried and electroformed aspen leaf, amethyst horse eye cab, leather, 18 gauge copper for the clasp


I named this piece Perseverance for many reasons! After 2 years and multiple headaches with this piece, it is finished! The design actually...
Components: 7 strands of Czech 6x9 fire polish rondelles in various colors, six 24x4mm gold finish spacer bars, 3-strand gold finish extender clasp, beading wire.

New Idea

I have had these beads for a while and wanted to use them as a focal. So I got out my copper patina sheets and wire and here it is! I cut out the...
Components: Two Czech picasso "stones" from Etsy, copper wire and handmade jumprings, copper patina sheet from LB.

Fun with acid and electricity

Who says you can't have fun with acid and electricity?!?!?!?!? This is an aspen leaf the I pulled from one of my trees, I dried it and then...
Components: dried and e-formed aspen leaf, leather, natural freshwater pearl, copper wire (18 & 20)

Heart of the West

I have tried 4 times to get the text as well as the photo straight and another photo added...if it doesn't go through this time--I give up!!!
Components: I made the bail from a patina copper sheet (LB) and the coil beads from Artistic wire (LB)--2 beads are wrapped with patina sheet inside them. Leather cord and clasp from HobLob and heart charm from Etsy.

Go West!

I've had these copper belt buckles for a LONG time. What could I do with them??? How about punch a hole in the tops, and add some gorgeous Czech...
Components: Copper belt buckles from my stash, artistic 24g wire, Czech picasso rectangular beads from Etsy and black earwires from stash.

Tithonia Flower

Tithonia is the name of the flower that is the focal PC. I thought the Jasper went well with it and I've been dying to use the Patrica Healey...
Components: PC focal, Sky Eye Jasper..LB, Carnelian Wheels..LB, yellow glass bicone, Patrica Healey copper button..LB, terra cotta Farfalle, Lucite flower..LB, orange plastic tubing, waxed linen and Vintaj brass leaf I cold enameled to look like a Fall leaf.

sun in spring

this is a pendent, and was inspired by the warm and spring sunlight bringing out the willow buds.
Components: copper wire, crystal beads (supposed to be hand faceted)

One more...good night!

Okay, one more for today...this has been a very cathartic exercise for me. I'm in a much better mood!

Have a lovely evening, everyone!
Components: Grey and pinkish-red veined jasper, chain, wire, and a few silver beads and charm.


I have been eyeing these wooden triangles for I thought I would try something with them.I think it turned out O.K.
Components: Sky Eye Jasper, grey wood triangles, silk strings, copper chain, Carnelian wheels, Czech Glass Flower..used as button.

More bead ladders...

Two variations on a theme...I think of these as bead ladder necklaces or like vertebrae necklaces. They have some great movement and flexibility....
Components: Chain, wire, beads

Earth Goddess

This all started with the goddess pendant. I decided to use earthy color beads, and of course I went right to jasper and agate! I think they...
Components: Waxed Irish linen, artistic wire for my handmade coil bale, jumprings and chain and tibetan agate--from LB. Picasso Jasper 8mm beads, artistic jasper 10 mm beads, copper goddess pendant and 4mm bronze rondelles from Etsy stores. Almost forgot the jasper 6mm beads from LB!

Autumn is Here!

I've been thinking about making an autumn tree since I made the winter one. The biggest problem was finding gem stone chips that were transparent...
Components: 14 and 24ga red brass wire, yellow glass chips, citrine chips, natural carnelian chips, garnet chips

Procy and rose

this is one of my more 'talisman' commemorative pieces. I'm going to explain what I did for this commemorative piece. Hopefully it will inspire...
Components: Silver wire. Garnet briolette coyote tooth raccoon tooth amethyst drop jet drop black lip shell garnet bead.

empiria collar

I've always felt it has some elegance to it, and like the simplicity.
Components: black crystal beads, (bought as 'hand faceted') Square silver stock, several types of copper stock.

Baby Blues

What do you get from one strand of beautiful baby blue beads? A serenity bracelet and a long chain tassel necklace. The necklace is a knock off...
Components: Czech beads, chain, purchased bracelet bar, silver plated 20 g. wire.