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Designs by Crystal Canary

At The Water’s Edge

Lima’s last two ‘Beach week’ sales & the lovely sea themed postings in the Gallery, had me looking in my ’Sea’ box full of fun charms, shells, &...
Components: Recycled Glass Sand Dollar focal (LB), Recycled glass chips 2 colors (LB), Czech coins (LB), coral, cupolini coral, pearls, peanut seeds, silk (LB), Nunn jumpring (LB), misc metal beads & findings

Sticks & Stones

Stick focals, rough cut nuggets, pebbles, and chips are a favorite of mine. I enjoy creating with these because of the texture & unrefined element...
Components: China Chrysoprase Sticks (LB), Chrysocolla Cut Freeforms (LB), Yellow ‘Turquoise’ Ovals, Dragon Fruit Quartz (LB), Hematite Squaredelles (LB), Antique Brass findings. Bracelet includes: Butter Jasper, New Jade tubes & cubes, turquoise dyed Quartz, AB pins


As I look out the window and see the wildlife moving to & fro and the plant life starting to grow, I find myself filled with energy & motivation....
Components: Natural wood chips, resin carved beads, spotted ceramic rounds by Rabbit Run, green ceramic rounds, African recycled turquoise rings & rounds, green triangular & other wood beads, leather cord, antique brass bird & findings, crystal rondelle, bone, seeds

Well...It's Orange

It’s definitely orange! Orange is my favorite color, and I just wanted to make a bracelet based on this color for Summer. I chose some flower...
Components: Millefiori flat squares, Czech orange & smoky 4mm, Cube seeds, wood rondelles, African orange white heart beads, various seeds, antique brass findings & button, C-Lon

Grape Smoothie

Another step out of my color comfort zone! As I was putting away some newly purchased supplies from Lima, I came across some mauve hemp & wondered...
Components: Mauve Hemptique hemp cord, Czech opaque dk purple 1/0, matte purple mix crows, ceramic beads, 2 Czech turquoise glass rings, resin buttons, (bracelet includes various seeds & C-Lon)

Midnight Ruminations

So much suffering in the world, and when in touches us personally—it can be hard. And, sometimes we face difficulties that we can't get out of our...
Components: Czech black/blue twisted ovals/druks & lt. blue druks (LB), Larvikite rondelles, Labradorite (LB), Blue Agate (LB), Lava Rock (LB), Blue ceramic coins, various shapes black glass, SP faceted beads & findings

Art Deco or Moon Phases?

Every year we look forward to Lima’s crossword puzzle & have a blast figuring out all the words. Not to divulge our age, but we figured out...
Components: Acetate links (LB), Czech coins & nugget (LB), Grey Agate (LB), SP findings.

Denim Blue Jeans

A bracelet to go with my jeans….. :)
Components: African Trade Striped beads (LB), Labradorite, Denim Lapis, Dumortierite, Blue Aventurine, Red Sesame Jasper, Denim dyed Quartz, TierraCast toggle (LB), TC rings & drop (LB), ASP chain (LB), spacers, seeds

Primal Beginnings Bracelet

I’m finally finding a little time to make bracelets for several of my completed necklaces. Some of you might remember my 'Primal Beginnings'...
Components: Large Agate Bead, Steel Fire Agate (LB), Quartz shards (LB), Lava rock (LB), ASP steel rounds, wavy rondelles (LB), crystal rondelle, Greek pewter toggle (LB), seed beads

Autumn Tree

As I was looking for supplies to make some more earrings, I happed upon a few of my projects in time-out & made a quick review. Each year, for the...
Components: Czech leaves (LB), Green Girl Owl (LB), Picture Jasper chips, Picture Jasper faceted rounds (LB), carved wood tubes, seeds, wood button, pine cone focal

Red African Earrings

Been scratching my head trying to figure out how to make some larger, longer earrings. I rarely make earrings, so my mission is to make more...
Components: Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper (LB), African Krobo Powder Glass Red Discs (LB), Brass wavy spacers, Patina Brass Water Wheel Barrels (LB), repurposed enamel drops.

Copper Swirl Drop Earrings

I rarely make earrings for myself—I guess I always reach for my silver or gold hoops. I needed some earrings that were a bit longer since my hair...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, Misc beads for drops: Picture Jasper, Citrine, Agate, Sodalite, Lapis, Czech druks, Magnesite, Czech deco seeds, AC findings

Sunset Cowgirl

We live in a small rural town in the Southwest where there are a lot of horse ranches, cattle grazing, and even a yearly rodeo. Although I am not...
Components: Pink opaque Agate (LB), white Howlite heishi (LB), Magnesite, Cherry Quartz, pink dyed quartz, pink Czech druks, ASP findings

Glass Rings

Inspired—I love the way Ali stacks African recycled rings in her designs. Having had the larger glass rings for almost a decade now—hiding in the...
Components: Glass rings, Trinket Foundry ring connector, African recycled rings, Unicorne lampwork mini donut rings, TierraCast barrel, large hole barrels, olive microsuede

Making Waves

Although I have tried my hand at making a few clasps with wire, here is my first endeavor making a piece of jewelry with it. I checked out several...
Components: 16 ga copper wire; 24 ga antique copper Parawire; Antique Soochow Jade various sizes

Butterfly Bush

This week I’ve been busy bending & pounding away at wire—needless to say, I had to break away from all that craziness. It’s been a while since...
Components: Green Girl Blooming Flower pendant, Faceted Agate purple & green rondelles, Czech fire polished & flowers, WGM stainless steel jumprings, nickel seeds, bead tips, little butterfly bead

Copper Owl Set

Quite a few years back, we had a pair of Great Horned Owls nest in a large tree in the back of our property. They had a baby owl—he was so cute &...
Components: Patricia Healy copper owl (LB); Green Garnet faceted slabs (LB); Sunstone rondelles; Czech leaves, flowers (LB), green coins (LB); copper spacers; soldered rings; handmade copper hook patinated & waxed. **Bracelet also includes: Nunn owl charm (LB); Carnelian (LB), Czech leaves (LB), glass crystals, rolo chain, ball head pins, misc spacer beads

Winter Paint Pony

This is my tribute to winter this year. I think we all buy some on-the-spot items when we are visiting our local craft stores, and this pony was...
Components: White Agate, Natural Agate, Magnesite. Bracelet also includes: Green Girl button, glass crystals, Czech seed beads, TierraCast ring, waxed linen, leather

Layered Feathers

As I was going through some supplies, I came across a case full of 2-holed beads that I've been gathering for some time now. I also like the many...
Components: Czech daggers; brown coral; ivory & brown druks; 2-hole Twin rollers; blue/grey seeds

Deep In The Forest

This bracelet was based on wonderful walks through the forest with all its sights, sounds, and aromas. My husband saw me finishing up the...
Components: Green Girl deer/fawn charm; TierraCast bunny & bird; large hole owl bead; porcelain beads; Czech ovals; Agua Nueva Agate starcuts; Olive New Jade; Tigereye; Wood Jasper; faceted agate rondelles; glass teardrops; antique silver findings

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