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Starbright Wrap Channel Bead Epoxy Bracelet

Former innovation team member Lorelei Eurto created this great tutorial. We love Lorelei’s choice of design elements to pull off this boho-western...


Open Bezel Necklace

The is a great instructional from Nunn Design. The step-by-step instructions make using resin fun and easy. Using this technique allows you to make...


Itsy Bezel Ring

Designer: Haylee Troncone
Haylee shows a creative way to embellish this small bezel ring/bracelet. Follow Nunn Design's Step by Step instructions...


Siberia bracelet

Just made this for myself :) I always love the combination of blue and brown. The horn beads and the magic button remind me of something ancient,...
Components: 1 mystic button from Green Girl (LB), 5 ceramic beads: 2 from Gaea (LB) and 3 from FireflyDesignStudios (etsy), 4 horn beads (etsy), 1 small blue glass ring (etsy). Rest from LB: 2 small Nunn Design faceted rounds, 4 blue African glass rings, 4 antique silver twisted spacer rings, 1 orange sodalite 6 mm round, blue leather cord 2 mm


Freels the Love

i love having the confidence to take close up shots of my products. I think that resonates with my customers. ( so saying I dont make mistakes...


Ancient Promise

Another new weave, another bracelet. This chainmaille weave is the European 4-in-1 that was used to make armour. It's an easy fun weave to play...
Components: Jump rings and Prehnite.


Octopus's garden

I was making one of the octopus necklaces in my booth at our Science fiction con. and two different people asked me to make them one for next years...
Components: Seed beads, Czech glass flowers and clovers, Czech glass daggers Ceramic heart Sewn edge ribbon, bakers twine, hemp, Large jump rings all from Lima. Wood, Bone, and glass beads from my stash. Ceramic octopus vessels from Shipwreck beads.


Deer Kilt Pin

Fall sweater brooch or can be pinned to a curtain for good luck.I am learning how to make beaded links. This piece stair-steps up and the bicone is...
Components: Kilt pin, Vintaj sea petal finding (looks like a running sun symbol to me), base metal deer coin, bone colored Czech bicone, mix of Czech and Toho seed beads.Also colored Mykonos ceramic discs held together with jump rings. I got the bicones and the Vintaj piece at LB.


Orange Blossum Special

I have been overwhelmed by orange beads!My choice, of course...and I wanted to make something with the Unicorne brim ring I got.
Components: Unicorne ring, Czech Glass( beads, flowers and teardrops), wood flowers, waxed linen and homemade clasp.


Festive

Festive, bright, and Colorful is what inspires me. I wanted to incorporate those feelings into this bracelet.Fun and festive at any season.
Components: Multi-color floral Polymer beads with a multi-color nylon tassel.


Circles with a Sharpie

Here is a mini tutorial on making continuous circles for a bead frame.
Components: 14ga or 16ga wire, sharpie pen


River Stones

I love the cool slate tones of these beads. The pendant was sold as Succor Creek Jasper, it comes in a variety of muted tones, and it often used...
Components: Succor Creek pendant and Wild horse Jasper, Smoky Quartz, and Montana blue crystals. Copper chain and clasp. All from LB except the pendant.


Turtle Beach

I was fiddling with these great little turtles from Wild Dove Beads on Etsy and couldn't decide if I wanted to use the pendant or not. Instead of...
Components: Recycled Glass beads, brass charms and chains (most from LB), brass clasp, MOP sticks, 20 gauge brass wire for necklace bar and turtles!


Gifted

I was given a whole bunch of wooden beads. (I still have lots and lots left.) Not a material I usually use, so I purchased some African Clay...
Components: African Clay Beads, Wood beads


I took a Class

My local bead shop was offering a class and Debbie Benninger was a guest teacher. I was thrilled as I met her at a gem show in the fall and really...
Components: Copper wire 20 gauge and 26 gauge, copper chain and components, Swarovski Crystal.


Fall Tones

Inspired by the Marshall Neal pendant, and by wishfully thinking of Fall and it's cooler temperatures.
Components: Ceramic Pendant, Green Turquoise, Gold coral, Champagne pearls, Tiger Iron.


Here Comes The Sun

I usually designed around my pendant.
Components: Citrine slice pendant, Citrine and carnelian beads, Green Turquoise, Pearls, sterling silver.


Fall?

I'm thinking ahead for when I re open my Etsy shop. It will be close to Fall. I made the little orange flower...cut from my sheet metal...well you...
Components: Carnelian, Ocean Jasper, metal blanks, button, seeds, Czech Glass, Acorn beadcap.


Tiger Eye

I've used this copper loop shape in necklaces many times but I find it looks a bit different with different beads.

Tiger eye is one of my...
Components: tiger eye, 14ga and 24ga copper wire, brass spacers, 3 different shapes of tiger eye, a pearl, copper washer, 2 agate beads, a jasper nugget, my favorite LB chain and a handmade hook clasp


Vintage Garden

I love vintage items. Cameos, vintage brass, antique metals, etc.
This flower cameo was the perfect fit for my TierraCast components and Swarovski...
Components: Vintage Brass bracelet focal (double hearts) Ivy links connectors, Rsin cameo, bezel setting, jump rings, Swarovski pearls


Summer sand dollar

I love the beach and wanted to incorporate lots of elements in this bracelet
Components: Recycled seaglass nuggets, Swarovski crystal pearls, leather, silver plated sand dollar button and charms


Southwestern summer

A little bit of summer combined with a little southwestern flair!
Components: Silver plated links, Czech glass Picasso teardrop beads, non tarnish artistic wire, sterling silver earwires


Fly away - Dragonfly Dreams

I just love dragonflies and summertime and wanted to create a light, "airy" set
Components: Sterling silver dragonfly, Searovski crystal bead, antique silver filigree beads and sterling silver dimpled links


A Few More Bracelets

The first pic is a fav of mine. I love that pink leather & have a selection of slides & ends/clasps. The little coin drop is one I played with...
Components: 5mm leather strap, silver plated findings, Swarovski crystals; dyed cord, beads, metallic cord, Czech bell flower beads, gold plated safety clasp & findings; 2mm leather cord, bronze Czech 2-hole tiles & aqua glass button, bead & chain dangle & I used very thin blue Chinese knotting cord to "sew" it together


Cotton Cord Bracelets

I'd gotten out my cotton cord, large hole beads & cord findings to make some easy & fun bracelets. Then Donna posted hers! Next time I'm going to...
Components: Cotton cord in 3 different patterns/colors, African glass rings, recycled glass beads, metal beads & findings


Mellow Yellow

Foolin around...with a Petra Carpeau gift and a copper vine and blank.What came from it I think is kind of neat.
Components: Copper vine, copper blank, Gilder's Paste, Blue Green Quartz..LB, Ocean Jasper, Indian Agate, Sari Silk, Yellow bulb-like thing and copper lobster.


Day of the dead head

I was just playing around with beads and loved how the curved points of this connector framed the skull, it reminds me of an amazing Afro. I used...


Nature's Treasures

I adore walking along the Ohio River and collecting driftwood. I saw this piece and knew it had to become a pendant. I grew up in AZ and loved...
Components: Driftwood, nut beads, Magnesite rhondelles (so wish I could have afforded these in real turquoise), wood slices, and AZ turquoise chips.


Fossil Focus

I love the fossil donut from Lima Beads, what to do with it????? Well,I pulled out my bag of bits and pieces to come up with this design. I love...
Components: Fossil donut, natural leather cord, silk string, copper and Greek patina copper beads, with a bright silver clasp.


A Bit of Boho

I had a bowl of leftover beads from projects. This was an easy way to use them.
Components: Mixed beads, head pins, jump rings, leftover piece of chain, and leather.


Blue Brilliance

I like jewelry that drapes and thought this might look good with a deep cut white shirt and jeans. It actually fits more like a choker than in the...
Components: Electroplated quartz, Czech glass, and leather cord. I put the cord through metal beads with loops, but it isn't necessary. You could do the same directly on the wire.


Woven Cord Bracelet

This is another bracelet made with memory wire in the core of the cord. I used Remembrance stainless steel wire from LB and like this wire better....
Components: Blue woven cord, Remembrance stainless steel memory wire, Terracast cross round charm, Terracast Earth charm, Free 6mm glass beads, Toho size 6 seed beads from my stash, silver end caps from my stash, silver beads from my stash


Kumihimo Necklace with Teardrop Fringe

Another Kumihimo that I followed the instructions to be able to accomplish this! It definitely has a twist that I need to work out. I'm going to...
Components: C-lon .5mm in Eggplant, size 8 seed beads in matte bronze, bronze & purple haze (I think), teardrops in 2 sizes--purple with bronze luster, bronze crimp ends (Rio Grande), one fabulous bronze toggle clasp from Annabronze❤️


Nature in Autumn Kumihimo Necklace

I have multiple bins & baskets full of semi finished jewelry or pieces needing repairs or tweeks. (Anyone else have this?!!). I started rooting...
Components: Miyuki long magatamas in metallic gold ab & transparent rose gold luster, size 8 round seed beads in similar colors, gold & rose petite (1 mm) rattail nylon satin cord, antique brass end caps by JBB, Woodland brass toggle clasp by Vintaj.


Boho Metamorphosis

This started out with me braiding C-lon in a typical braid & incorporating fluorite nuggets. When I was done, I took silk ribbon & started macrame...
Components: Various silk ribbons, C-lon .5 mm in 3 colors, rainbow fluorite faceted nuggets & pebbles, antique brass findings, Czech UFOs


sari silk tassled prehnite necklace and earrings

Czech glass and a great pewter raven bead by green girl are all from LB. They are combined with lovely green prehnite and freshwater pearls. The...
Components: Prehnite, pewter, Czech glass, freshwater pearl, sterling silver


Blue Boho

Yet, another easy wrap bracelet. I wanted to use up the blue Confetti yarn in my stash. The yarn was in 2 feet lengths instead of one continuous...
Components: Components: metal cuff form Walmart, Green Girl Heart Cross, Sea Breeze Confetti yarn from stash, Powder Blue Artistic wire, Boho Chic Woolly wire. Sorry about the wrapping - should be more precise. Thank goodness this one is mine! LOL


Spinning raku disc necklace

Fairly long necklace that is adjustable and fun to play with.
Components: Greek Ceramic Raku Metallic Harvest Large Spacer Disc 20mm, either dark cherry or black currant recycled small glass nugget or mix - I can't tell those apart, Toho Permanent galvanized (Matte) Starlight Round 8/0, Czech Fire Polished Galss Amethyst Round 8mm, Toho Raku Cube beads, antiqued copper chain, heavy jump rings, heavy gauge copper colored wire for link beads, "S" clasp hook, .019 medium silver satin Soft Flex beading cable, Heavy sterling silver 2 x 2 crimps, oxidized square wire open jump ring, two heavy gauge oxidized heavy gauge round wire jump rings.


Tropical Surprise

Another easy bracelet to make. Want to admit I made the bracelet with the beads turned toward the wearer. But, in retrospect, I will probably redo...
Components: The components are: Whiskey 6mm Portuguese leather cord with hole all the though, Palm Tree Lampwork bead. Flamingo Lampwork bead, 13 mm lampwork bead, 12 mm lampwork bead, 6mm green Miracle bead, brass end caps, gold swallow charm, gold beads from stash. This is a redo of the bracelet.


elephant bracelet

Three strands of Czech glass beads and a great Czech glass pressed glass elephant! So much fun to wear!
Components: Czech glass, copper beads, glass, gold plated findings, and bronze clasp


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