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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.


Chatter

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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 »

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    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 »

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

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    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 »

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

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

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    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 »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

  • GemstoneChick aka Lauren
    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »