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Designs by Robin nursechick

Playing with clay

I was totally inspired by the colorful LB main page. It’s always so full of colorful fun designs. It’s been over a year since I worked with...
Components: I used soft polymer clay, transfer sheets, antiquing paint, and diamond glaze. Next step is creating!


Self portrait

I was looking at the” fun with felt section” on LB and just thought I’d have some fun. I have to work on lips and no that’s not hair on her chin,...
Components: Felt and seed beads


Using my stash

Cleaning my bead room is like laundry-never ending. I’ve been throwing all the extra beads in mason jars because I can’t see just throwing them...
Components: Wool felt, seed beads, wool thread and DMC thread, buttons and assorted decorations, fiber fill, ribbon. Some patterns from Etsy and some I just winged it🙃


Comforting myself

I’ve been making masks for 6 weeks. So many nurses needing them, because the medical grade masks were for in patients rooms with covid19 (due to...
Components: The enameled pieces are from Etsy, as well as the lampwork beads. The blue earrings are Czech glass. I saw a picture of similar earrings somewhere. All findings are copper.


Spring Crescent

This crescent moon was a lovely gift from the Etsy artist that created it. Of course my love for birds was a given for me. This little bird was...
Components: Crescent moon is polymer clay with transfer paper appliqué. This beautiful little bird is porcelain ceramic as well as the white dogwood flower. Lampwork beads by an Etsy artist and findings from LB.


2nd love you to the moon

Again, I was so inspired when I saw the crescent moon pendants- they’re made from polymer clay. This will be a grandmother necklace as well. She...
Components: Polymer clay from Etsy artist. Findings from LB and lampwork beads from etsy.


Love you to the moon

I haven’t beaded in awhile, but had a request for a grandmothers necklace. I found the crescent moon pendant and got inspiration! The beads at the...
Components: Crescent moon is from an Etsy artist. Findings from LB. Lampwork beads from an awesome Etsy artist.


Holiday shows

The 2 holiday shows that I participated in were successful and exhausting. They were great fun! To my surprise some of the best sellers were the...
Components: A multitude of parts and pieces. Ideas and encouraging words from y’all and of course Lima Beads! Love this store and allowing us to blog!


Earring collection

These beautiful ceramic charms came in the mail a couple days ago. Etsy artist, Majoyoal has such an eye for color. Added the beautiful lamp work...
Components: Ceramic charms by Majoyoal, lamp work beads by kreationsbykarenk, findings from my stash and LB.


Stash work

Working in the stash boxes and found these beads. They are dyed agate(blue and black). I also had this great teal colored pendant and thought these...
Components: I used dyed black and blue agate beads. I added some Amazonite cubes, some 6/0 Czech seed beads and silver findings. I used a teal ceramic pendant. I kept the earrings simple with a 10mm round and bead caps. I also made a memory wire bracelet to match.


Fall show sampling

I found these darling pendants on Etsy. I have fallen in love with this artist’s work. The colors are awesome- some vibrant and others subtle.
Components: Pendants from one of my favorite Etsy artist. Lampwork beads from another favorite artist. Czech glass and findings LB and my stash!


Fig and Clay

Trying a little clay with my granddaughter. I wanted something organic looking. Used white polymer clay, a baby fig leaf, pastels, alcohol ink...
Components: I used white polymer clay, pastels, a fig leaf (I made others with different leaves), alcohol ink, Pearl X and sculpture glaze. Also used Czech glass beads and copper findings.


Falling leaves

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors of changing leaves. In Houston, the roses, lantana and fountain grasses come back to life...
Components: These beautiful lampwork beads are from an Etsy artist and the leaves are lampwork as well from an Etsy artist. Copper earrings and bead caps.


Out of my box

Cleaning house in the bead room is a never ending task, but I got these beads a couple weeks ago on a whim and wanted to do something different. It...
Components: I used ceramic beads from an artist on Etsy. Czech beads from LB, chain from LB. copper findings.


Simple and understated

I saw these beautiful pendants and fell in love with them. They are full of color. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Anyway, decided to go simple...
Components: Ceramic pendant, Czech glass bead is purple and green. Gold findings and plain chain, light pinkish beige lace.


Oh my goodness

I see the white portion of these earrings laying around at this place we visit from time to time. I thought surely I can do something with these....
Components: Unknown objects, Czech glass beads and silver findings, lucite flowers.


I’m singing in the rain

I just fell in love with this little lampwork bird and the lampwork beads in the earrings. I’ve had this Victorian style necklace for awhile- it’s...
Components: Antique gold Victorian chain with champagne colored and crystal beads. I added the little bird and the square crystal AB beads. The last pic is of the back chain ( pearl luster)


Show prep

Hi ladies! I’ve been a beading fool for the last couple of months- preparing for a couple of fall craft shows. The above pictures are a sample of...
Components: The crates will have hand painted earrings, lamp work earrings. The deer heads have casual necklaces. The jute trees have dagger earrings. The white tree has garden earrings. The dark tree has Christmas earrings. The bird house will have misc. earrings. Necklaces and bracelets here and there. I’ll have 3 8ft tables. One dedicated to the jewelry chest my husband makes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Any ideas on how to tie up the corners of the tablecloths?


Blue on blue

Does anyone remember the song Blue on blue? I think Bobby Vinton sang it. Anyway, I was listening to oldies when I was beading- that was one of the...
Components: Aqua terra beads, seed beads, 18 g copper wire, copper chain and findings.


Pretty in Pink

I have so many beautiful butterflies in my garden- sadly this time of the year, they continue south. I always try to plant my gardens with...
Components: I used magnesite butterfly pendants, 2 lampwork beads with butterflies, Swarovski crystals and a big crystal. Seed beads, a pink chain, pink leather cord, Tierra cast findings.


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