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Designs by Lynda aka DivaChick

Vintage Ephemera Series - Ice Crystal Ballerina

Never have taken a ballet lesson in my life, but I love these ballerina images, so ethereal and lovely! I used more of the blue Chinese Crystal...
Components: paper, epoxy, vintaj natural brass, czech glass, chinese crystal


Life Is An Open Road Necklace

My ode to rocker Bryan Adams. This was the runner-up in choices of designs to enter in the Vintaj Rock n' Roll challenge.
Components: paper, epoxy, vintaj natural brass, czech glass


Vintage Ephemera Series - French Perfume Ad Violette Necklace

Another piece in my vintage ephemera series.
Components: vintaj natural brass, czech glass, paper, epoxy


Queen Bee Necklace

I've been having a lot of fun choosing focal themes for these new non-polymer necklaces. The possibilities are almost endless! This is one of my...
Components: chinese crystal, czech glass, silver plated brass, paper, epoxy


Vintaj January Challenge Entry - Arte Metal Rock Goddess Earrings

These earrings are my entry in Vintaj Natural Brass Company's January design challenge, "Rock n' Roll," and boy, was it a challenge.

I blogged...
Components: vintaj arte metal, swarovski crystal, sterling silver (oxidized)


2011 Holiday Collection - The Littlest Christmas Angels Series - Crystal and Brass Embellished Polymer Transfer Pendants

These are the other pieces in this series. I had a hard time choosing which to use for the Vintaj entry piece. They are all so sweet.
Components: polymer clay, brass, vintaj natural brass, swarovski crystal, czech glass crystal


Vintaj Victorian Christmas Challenge Entry - "The Littlest Christmas Angel"

This necklace is my entry in Vintaj Natural Brass Company's December Victorian Christmas Challenge.

This challenge was right up my alley with...
Components: Vintaj natural brass, swarovski crystal, chinese crystal, czech glass crystal, polymer clay


2011 Holiday Collection - Scottish Tartans Series - Dress Stewart Silver

Another of the Dress Stewart Tartan patterns, this time in silver.

SOLD 12/02/11
Components: silver plated brass, image transfer, paper, resin


Vintage Ephemera Series - Carte Postale Paris Polymer Image Transfer Pendant

One of my favorite images, and one of the most popular with my customers. I have used it many times, mostly in the cylinder-shaped beads. I love...
Components: polymer clay, digital image, vintaj natural brass, brass, czech glass


Vintage Botanicals Series - Victorian Gardens Polymer Image Transfer Pendant

I made this pendant about 2 years ago and have had it in my personal collection since. I LOVE the black background of this one, it's the only one...
Components: polymer clay, digital image, vintaj natural brass, brass, chinese crystal


Waterhouse's Mermaid Polymer Clay Image Transfer Pendant

Waterhouse's iconic mermaid in polymer!

I have been moving my digital files from one computer to another and rediscovering images I want to...
Components: polymer clay, digital image, vintaj natural brass, brass, czech glass


Renaissance Tapestries Series - Aqua and Russet Damask

I love this image. It is part of a collection of digital art created by an Etsy seller. She uses beautiful colors to digitize old fabric...
Components: polymer clay, digital image, crystal, brass, Vintaj natural brass


2011 Holiday Collection - Tudor Medallions Crimson Floral

I was so happy to find medieval era medallion images. These are 1" and fit the opening of the brass window perfectly. I added a Colorado Topaz (I...
Components: brass, paper, resin, Swarovski


2011 Holiday Collection - Ancient Romance Series - Katherine Parr

This is my favorite of the image of Henry VIII's wives. This portrait of Katherine Parr has beautiful graphics, the rich crimson of her gown...
Components: polymer clay, brass, silver plated brass, glass, digital image


2011 Holiday Collection - Ancient Romance Series - Ann Boleyn

Ann Boleyn is the most popular of the Ancient Romance transfer series with my customers. She apparently has a really big following of fans. I love...
Components: polymer clay, digital image, vintaj natural brass, brass, swarovski crystal


Mucha Zodiac Necklace

I am not a huge fan of Mucha, but I do love his Zodiac image. The small detail in the zodiac wheel makes a great transfer and I love the aqua and...
Components: polymer clay, brass, czech glass, Swarovski, Vintaj Natural Brass


2011 Holiday Collection - Sapporo Snow

The last of my 2011 holiday collection are 3 Asian snow scenes. This is the first of them. I added Indicolite and Crystal Swarovski with an AB...
Components: polymer clay, antique silver finish plated brass, czech glass, Swarovski


2011 Holiday Collection - Ancient Romance Series - Elizabeth I

I've wanted to do Elizabeth's necklace for months, but didn't have the right beads to match until I saw these saucer black and gold czech glass...
Components: polymer clay, antique silver finish plated brass, vintaj natural brass, czech glass


2011 Holiday Collection - Ancient Romance Series - Medieval Medallion with Cathedral Czech Glass Chain

First of 4 medallion necklace with medieval floral designs
Components: silver plate, paper, resin bubble, czech glass


2011 Holiday Collection - Scottish Tartans Series - Black Watch Silver

Version 2 of the black watch in Silver. I LOVE the silver!
Components: silver plate, paper, resin bubble, czech glass


Chatter

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »