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Designs by Robin nursechick


This is a pendant that I’ve had for years. I’ve never had any ideas of how to showcase it. I decided to go with this western style like the others...
Components: The pendant is turquoise and bronzite with a copper bail. On the sides are Kingman boulder potato shape nuggets. I used the colored magnesite discs, an antique copper bead and the 10 mm bronzite. A dark brown suede strap. Oh, I almost forgot BLT stands for bronzite, leather and turquoise!

Peace on Earth, good will to man

I bought these beads several months ago . With the season upon on, I thought I better get busy and make a bracelet. I usually just make charm...
Components: The ceramic beads were from an Etsy shop. The other beads were out of my stash. Silver plated findings.

Outside my box

Major going through the bead room. Stopped in the middle of the mess( like a kid)- but I think the earring turned out cute. I found an unfinished...
Components: Super duo beads and seed beads.

Moonflower blooming at night

Moonflower completed.Making a bezel with seed beads was a big challenge for me.. Beady's work on her Alice cabochon was my inspiration....
Components: Necklace is all LB-seafoam line luster agate, czech glass flowers, african opal nuggets, Green Aventurine triangles, howlite triangles, freshwater pearls, seed beads, and flower bead cap for the top of the cabochon. I wanted to do the curly hair but couldn't get it to work right.


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Pastel snowbird

I had several requests for these pins last weekend. I had made them for last years winter market. So I promised they’d be at the nutcracker show,...
Components: Snow bead ( I love these), Gaea bird, multi beryl chain and silver chain. Czech glass flowers ( all LB).

A necklace for the quilters in our lives

This little pendant reminded me of my grandmother- who loved to quilt. Quilting is becoming a lost art. I also quilt as well as bead. I may keep...
Components: Quilt block pendant, fresh water and a few Swarovski pearls, Czech glass beads and assorted stash beads. A little sewing machine charm.

Dressed up and ready to go

The girls have been waiting to get dressed- they are a little tired of listening to the news, but I assured them sat will be a fun day-
Components: On both cabs is an assortment of beads- carnelian, green line agate( looks blue)Swarovski rounds, seed beads and Czech glass beads.

All dressed up and no where to go

I was able to find the lady that makes these pendants. I just love these girls and their quirky expressions. I did a similar design on the wiring...
Components: I used 18 gauge half dead copper ( should have used dead soft) it was hard to work with- and 22g phos bronze and carnelian (LB). On the oval girl I used 18g square wire and 22g half round, 2 brown Swarovski rounds and a carnelian round.

Fun with felt balls

I saw the felt balls on LB and called Izzy (my granddaughter). We had such fun making these and then the angel ornaments. Bead room shenanigans...
Components: We used felt wool balls, seed beads, cup beads and silver findings. We painted the angels with alcohol ink and she chose the charms for each. Ranger alcohol ink now comes in markers in sets.

“Isn’t she lovely “

I’ve had this young lady in my cabochon drawer for years. I think she’s had a bit too much wine -but I think she’s hilariously adorable- and when...
Components: I got the cabochon in Kerrville, Texas at a craft show. I added the wiring and curly q loose copper hair. Beads include diopside chunky chips, coral chunky chips, frosted quartz (all LB) and variety of Czech beads, copper findings and of course a red suede strap

Autumn leaves turning

Fresh Baked was my inspiration. I love her earrings! On her website is a tutorial for this style of earrings. They were fun and challenging to...
Components: 20 g antique copper wire, 26 g bright copper wire for wrapping. Czech glass beads and 8/0 seed beads, bright copper findings.

Fall Hare

The pendant was my inspiration. I love anything with a nature theme! No matter what I’ve done, I can’t get the last pick upright.
Components: Impression Jasper, wooden beads, Czech leaves, antique brass findings. The pendant is from an Etsy artist. Gold plated charms.

Orphan bead makeover

My daughter-in-love is a web wizard by day and cookie designer by night. She asked me to make her a couple cookie scribes to do detailing on her...
Components: Stash beads with large holes, I used turkey baster stainless steel ties and also found some with a ball top. They are about 2mm, so need large whole beads I used the large silicone earring backs for the stopper beads and wool/felt balls for the end( they’re super sharp so not intended for little kids). Anyhoo, another fun project.


The cool autumn weather and an owl hooting late at night when I can’t sleep inspired this set. Actually, a certain owl ( named hootie) asked me if...
Components: I used: Australian green opals(LB), wooden golden jasper(LB), Czech glass ovals and leaves from my stash, matte ocean jasper, and copper findings . Zeke is a polymer clay pendant.

Be still and you’ll know which way to go

I was reading about turquoise and a Navajo proverb says “ Be still and the earth will speak to you”. I thought how profound for these troubling...
Components: Kingman turquoise ( the more blue is indicative of copper and the more green is indicative of iron), the rondells are turquoise and spiny oyster, spiny oyster heishi beads, howlite triangles (LB- so glad I got them) and Kingman turquoise in different shaped beads. Swarovski globe beads. Copper findings and brown suede strap.

Mellow yellow

I fell in love with these flower shaped beads and my local bead store was going out of business so..... I’ve thought for awhile that I would use...
Components: Yellow Peruvian opals, Labradorite, Citrine, and swarovski crystals. Oh and a dark grey suede strap.

Out of my box with yarn beads

I saw these beads online- did my usual ‘look it up on you tube”. I didn’t really care for the ones I saw on you tube. So this is my “winging it”....
Components: Wire (I tried 16 and 20). I like the 20 better. Yarn, copper findings, Czech beads and 2 cheap beads. My goal is keep practicing and then use wool.

Autumn Fox

I was looking through my pendant collection and came across this Fox. If my memory serves me right, I bought this from LB about 8-10 years ago. I...
Components: Kylie Parry pendant (LB), ceramic leaf beads, matte ocean jasper beads. Copper wire ( been working on getting this particular wiring pattern down. Evergreen colored suede. Secondary necklace piece are random leftovers from Mr. Mason jar

Hootie and the OJ

My inspiration came from the OJ (orbicular jasper). I saw it on the main LB page and knew I had to have it. Hootie has been hanging around in the...
Components: Orbicular jasper focal(LB) wrapped with copper wire (square and half round). Bronzite and a cream African white opal and carnelian beads. I made the chain with my stash of Czech beads, Swarovski rounds, gemstone rounds. Copper findings. Oh, and Hootie, he’s a polymer clay kind of guy. Brown suede strap.

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