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Designs by Robin nursechick

Winter market selection

Saw a pattern for the star earrings- I really enjoyed doing them- Czech beads have such a wide variety of shapes. I did a couple more dragon fly...
Components: Star earrings - Czech kite beads, super duos and 11/0’s. Dragon flies- Czech daggers, 11/0’s, 15/0’s, Swarovski 4 mm on the white dragonfly and on the purple dragonfly purple orchid 4 mm . Pattern is called super duo star earrings 2.0 by Sam Wescott on Etsy.


Grapevine

I saw a pattern for this beaded bracelet and decided to give it a try. I love greens and purple together. I’m going to also try a blue version with...
Components: Czech glass tubelet beads, 8/0 seed beads and 3mm fire polished beads. Snap leather clasp.


First Day of High School

My granddaughter goes to high school in 2 weeks🥲 where did time go? Seriously- the older I get the faster time goes! She “put in an order for a...
Components: Lots of seed beads- 8/0’s, 6/0’s. A few pearls. Elonga stretch thread. Oldies playing on my phone!


She wore blue velvet

“Bluer than velvet was the night. Softer than satin was the night. From the stars”🎼🎤. I was listening to oldies-Bobbie Vinton was dreamy....
Components: Suzie Q flower cuff. Ceramic beads by Etsy artist and Gaea. Lampwork bead by Etsy artist. Seed beads and 1mm waxed cord. The last picture is another bracelet with a different color cuff. I used several polymer clay beads with that one.


Flitter Flutter

I am still loving to see the butterflies and dragonflies around. I am always inspired by the beautiful nature around me. I don’t have any...
Components: Ceramic cuff, matubo 2/0’s in different colors, miyuki 6/0’s in opaque mustard( love that name), 8/0’s, tiny Czech rondells . Orange O beads, 1mm waxed cord. Butterfly charm. I purposely left some string showing so it wouldn’t be so heavy. I wanted a loose natural look. I hope it accomplished that.


A gift from heaven

I’ve seen so many butterflies, dragonflies and Luna moths this year. They’re all so beautiful. A lot of poems speak to these beautiful creations...
Components: Czech glass daggers, 15/0’s, Swarovski crystals. The red and green dragonfly is made from Czech beads. Fire line and size 11 beading needle( thx Beady for the advice to use size 12 needles with 15/0’s. / I ordered them- I broke 2 size 11 needles- good grief!)


Summertime fun

I saw a bracelet like this on you tube- it was so easy and a great way to use up some of my 6/0’s. My granddaughter called dibs and actually had...
Components: 6/0 seed beads, 1mm leather cord, Czech glass button


Arm Candy

I’ve seen this style of bracelet online and women wearing them. So easy to make and they look so pretty on.
Components: Suzieqbeads bracelet cuff, 2 copper jump rings 10mm and a beautiful piece of ribbon.


Margarita

I’m still entranced with these girls. This one is a matte finish- love it! Her name came with her! I was going to name her Juanita after Barney...
Components: Touch of glass by Brenda Miller cabochon. It’s 1 1/2 inches. 8/0, 11/0’s and 15/0’s. My bail is herringbone stitch ( does it look right?). Leather cord and a little gemstone and crystal chain.


Lovin the Purple

I’m making pieces for the local “Winter Market” . I originally got this focal to use with a pendant, but decided it was a little to big. Perfect...
Components: Purple Flower focal is by suzieqbeads. The yellow ceramic bead is Darcy Wishard. Lamp work beads from Etsy artist, glass cane beads, chain (LB), amethyst ((LB) and Czech glass from my stash. I made the button from polymer clay


Permission to play

What inspired me? Boredom. And I wanted to use up the polymer clay from the pendants. Then I had to get my ink to do the beads. And started in on...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic bead caps, patina paint and alcohol ink. I’ll seal them with diamond glaze - if I can find it in this bead room- it’s a disaster!


Another Alcohol ink project

I watched this necklace being made on you tube, and y’all know I love alcohol ink! I made the pendant with fimo polymer clay and the bead cap to...
Components: I used alcohol ink in stream, Aquamarine, sunshine yellow and lettuce. I used the lid off my hair spray for the pendant size. For the hole where the toggle goes through I used the top of a marker pen. I used copper findings- 14 gauge copper wire. A couple big hole bead from my stash. I used varathane polyurethane clear gloss- 2 coats. I left the back unfinished- I painted that with patina paint. I have 6 more to assemble- but I’ll wait for the sari ribbon. The bead cap I shaped around a big sharpie marker.


Beading with meaning

I love that blue stone- I think it’s azurite - not sure what the other color is. It was fun bezeling this stone. I think I’ve got the hang of...
Components: 8/0 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads. Azurite gemstone cabochon. Pendant by suzieq and ceramic beads by DarcyWishard. Both on Etsy. Also used assorted Czech glass beads for the chain (stash)


Learning to bezel

Trying to teach myself how bezel and make bails- it’s a real challenge. I just love these quirky girls and the 2 stones were in my stash. This is...
Components: Lots of seed beads, fire line, Swarovski bicones, Czech glass beads.


Long time/no see

It’s been a long time since I beaded- but I decided to do the local “winter market” in November, so thought I better get busy. The quirky...
Components: Pendants are touch of glass. Lots of delica’s, Swarovski crystals, fire line, super duos.


Windowpane Sampler

I've been so inspired by Beady's necklaces. I'm trying to teach myself odd count peyote. I did make beaded dog colors several years back and they...
Components: I used lots of 11/0 delicas. 6 lb fireline. #10 needle.


Work table rings

I saw a tutorial on you tube for these rings. I want to do a necklace, so thought I would practice with some small projects. Oh boy, these 11/0’s...
Components: 11/0 delica’s, fire line 4 lb.


Honey, I’m home😳

Remember the movie "The Shining"? I can relate-this past week has been a nightmare in Houston. Temps in the teens and no power. Anyhoo... I made...
Components: Pre made hoops, seed beads and copper colored pearls. I've attempted to download this at least 6 times-go figure


BLT

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.


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