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Designs by Robin nursechick

Back to oldies

I found these in my stash -a fun find! I was always blue-still am, but forgot what blue means. Do you remember your color?
Components: Mood beads and mood pendant- assorted czech beads (my favorite).


Wiring with copper

A little different pattern- it looks like a praying mantis head hahaha! The first pic is the back and the second pic is the front.
Components: Kingman turquoise pendant with copper wiring


Learning to wire

I've been trying to learn how to wire-basically self taught (took one class). So I made this necklace without the instructor next to me. Any tips...
Components: I used this beautiful turquoise/bronze Kingman pendant. 18g square dead soft wire 22g 1/2 round dead soft wire I also made a memory wire bracelet with Kingman turquoise chip and assorted findings


Branching out

So...I took a wiring class. While the class was really good and I think I did a good job, it's all about the stone-this stone is absolutely...
Components: I used a beautiful pendant, silver wire, tape, ruler, math book, and calculator (JK).


What would you do?

I bought this awesome pendant and put it on this ugly black lava stone necklace- will y’all please give me some ideas?
Components: Bumblebee jasper pendant


Revival #3

I'm still trying to organize my beads and ended up going down another rabbit hole. I had bought these multi beryl beads (6mm) at LB months ago....
Components: I used multi beryl gemstones from LB, Tierra cast connectors, the hand holding the heart is a green girl charm. Lobster clasp is on left front side.


Revival #2

This jasper pendant was also in my stash. I also had a strand of my grandmothers pearls ( she use to call them dime store pearls). Anyway her...
Components: I used a picture jasper pendant from my stash. My grandmothers pearls ( probably bought during the depression).


The Olde ones revived #1

I’ve been going through my beads. Organizing-reorganizing-........what a job. I bought this dragon’s blood jasper about 15 yrs ago. I bought...
Components: I used a dragon’s blood jasper pendant, Czech glass beads. Easy breezy! Oh, Tierra cast findings and seed beads.


Earring update

I’m still loving the alcohol ink- and the Czech glass daggers. I’ve gotten so many compliments on those big daisy ink earrings ( I usually don’t...
Components: I used lucite beads and hand painted them with alcohol ink. The leaf pair have copper findings and Swarovski crystals. The Czech dagger beads came mainly from LB and some from Etsy. Notice the Czech glass watercolor flower pods in the red pair- they’re too cute(hope LB gets more in). I need a room for all these beads!


Nesting bluebird

We have bluebirds nesting in the backyard ( second hatching). I found this pendant in my bead soup bowl(that's stash put in a bowl that’s leftover...
Components: The pendant came from LB ( years ago). Beige agate and Czech beads. Copper findings. I didn’t have 4 matching Czech maple leaves, so I painted them with ink! Yes- I’m still lovin’ the ink:). I have copper chain in the back.


Ink and watercolor

I think I’m getting the watercolor look with the alcohol inks. I’m sure there is a learning curve, but I’m happy how these turned out. The 3 pair...
Components: Lucite bead caps, alcohol inks with pearl mixative, Swarovski beads, silver plated findings, felt


April showers bring May flowers

I promise there won’t be anymore shots of these ink earrings ( well maybe one more). I’m doing a nutcracker festival in November- I guess I better...
Components: Lucite beads, alcohol ink, diamond glaze, Swarovski crystals, and assorted findings


Crazy for ink

This lucite beads and ink is very addictive! Is anyone else going to give it a try. I’m so excited to see y’alls ideas! Also, does anyone have any...
Components: I used the gold and silver mixative with the ink colors on these- it gives a whole different look. I love both ways of painting these. The inside of the beads are just as pretty!


Showing it all-front n back

I have to say I’m very happy with how these turned out. The picture shows the leaves as red, but they are more amber in color. I made the ear wire...
Components: Lucite flowers and leaves-hand painted with alcohol ink. A little yellow Czech flower, headpins, bead cap and super new glue.


April showers bring lucite flowers

I have to be honest- working in the flower beds in my yard is what inspired me. Actually violets are two shades of purple with a yellow centers....
Components: The violets are clear lucite flowers. The others are frosted white. The other thing I forgot to mention in my last entry was if you make a mistake or don’t like how it turned out, just use the alcohol blending solution and wipe it off. Finish with either a coat of Diamond glaze. I also tried mod lodge super hi-shine clear acrylic sealer. Inks are Tim Holtz Ranger alcohol inks. I’d love to see pics if anyone else does these- share your ideas and suggestions😀


For Heather

My daughter asked me to make a pair of earrings to go with her Easter dress. I took a big gamble trying something new, but I’m still wanting to try...
Components: I hand painted a white pair of lucite bead flowers- I just love them. Added a melon round from LB. Gold findings and a little Czech glass green spacer.


Made from scratch

I’ve wanted to make something totally from scratch- I admire artist that are able to this, but it’s taken me hours to do these earrings. I couldn’t...
Components: I used copper wire 24g for the seedbeads. The lucite trumpet flowers I’ve had for years. Swarovski rounds. Lots of sweat and words I shouldn’t be using. 😂 oh my goodness, they are so uneven- live n learn!


Spring earrings

I made similar pendants like this and decided to try it on a mini scale. I think they turned out really cute!
Components: Lots of LB Czech glass beads. Hoops and bead caps from Etsy and Swarovski bead on top. It took about 20 inches of wire to do each earring.


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