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Designs by nancykathryn

Cheap displays

I sell my jewelery at our local flea market. I'm lucky, since I can leave all my stuff there, and don't have to drag it home every week. I have two...
Components: Styrofoam, cloth.


Wire wrapped rings

Just two wire wrapped rings I made with crystals and filled sterling silver.


Wire wrapped glass

These are two of my wire wrapped pendants that I made recently.
Components: Man made beach glass, 22 gauge filled sterling silver wire, crystals.


Display boards

These are the displays I made for my necklaces etc, that I use at the flea market I go to. Not having much money, I can't afford the pre-made...
Components: Construction styrofoam, tuck tape, cloth and lace.


experiment in wire wrapping

I tried to make two wire wrapped bracelets, from a design I had in my head, these are my first two experiments. I made a core of four wires of an...
Components: Unknown 18 gauge wire, craft wire.


Flower necklace

I made the centre of the first necklace with parts from a broken bracelet that I bought for a dollar, new! The second necklace used up the rest of...


Crystal bling bracelet

I love crystals, and bling so I made this bracelet with mostly crysals, and a few plastic pink beads just because I liked their colour with the...
Components: Various colours and sizes of crystal beads, recylcled silver tone chain, head pins, pink plastic beads, heart toggle.


Pearls and heart

I sell my jewelery in our local flea market. In our down economy, I can't charge much for anything, so I work to do things as cheaply as possible....
Components: Glass pearls, silver tone heart.


Red and gold necklace

I know that this style has been done by others but I thought I would show you mine.
Components: Various glass beads, gold coloured metal bead, chain, head pins.


mixed media bracelet

This is made from an old bracelet I had. I glued embroidery floss to it, then added a piece of peyote stitch I made on top of the floss. It was an...


recycled necklace

At the flea market where I sell my jewlery no one wants to pay very much for my pieces, so I am always looking to do things on the cheap. The...
Components: smoke rondells, jet black crystal, black glass focal.


crochet necklace #2

Another design attempt with crochet cotten and beads. This time I used single stands of slip stich, with beads added to each stand, and a glass...
Components: Crochet cotten, various glass beads, bali tube beads, glass focal.


crochet in pink

I've been crocheting for years, and wanted to experiment with making jewelery with something other than wire. I crocheted 5 stands of crochet...
Components: Crochet cotten, bali tube beads, sead beads.


Zoe's beads

My son's girlfriend makes hand made jewelery, and also makes her own polymer clay beads. She was showing me some of her beads a few weeks ago, and...


Crochet beaded necklace

I have way to many beads in my stash so I made this crochet necklace to use up some of them. I also made a matching bracelet using memory wire. I...
Components: Beading string, used glass and plastic beads, memory wire.


Beaded bead

I wanted to try making a beaded bead, and this is what I came up with. It is made with right angle weave, and then embellished with seed beads and...
Components: 4mm jet black crystals, 6mm clear crystals, one tear drop crystal 8mm?) clear sead beads, plastic thread, 20 guage filled sterling silver.


Black rose re-do

I wasn't happy with the first version of this necklace, so I tore it apart and did a total redo ( see picture 3 for original)
Components: black ceramic rose, black wire beads, gun metal chain, 5mm crystal glass, 20 g filled sterling silver


Black rose necklace

My beautiful daughter (on the right in the photo) helped me design this necklace.
Components: 4mm jet glass crystals, 4mm clear glass crystals, metal beads, black chain, ceramic black rose.


Anemone Necklace

I'm new to beading, so I am trying out various stiches. I believe this one is called anomone (SP?). There are a number of youtube videos showing...
Components: Dollar store beads, size 6 and 11.


Amber Agony

So I made this loverly bracelet using a motif I saw somewhere on line, got hubby to take a picture of it,and promptly had it fall apart because my...
Components: beading thread, 3 mm amber glass bicones, recycled glass pearls in light beige, cheap seed beads size 11.


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