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Designs by kye

Blue Sky and Garden Green

Although I always look forward to fall this time of year, I dread the loss of my garden. I really enjoy the time spent under a blue sky in my green...
Components: Jump rings for the chainmaille weave, faceted Peridot, Blue Quartz rectangular tubes (LB), 8mm Wooden Jasper (LB), and Czech Glass.


Sunny Citrine

"Sometimes I'm quite astounded. I'll be baking a pie and end up with a cake."
I heard a contestant say that on the Great British Baking Show and...
Components: Jump rings for the chainmaille weave and Citrine.


Falling Leaves

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree"-Emily Bronte
Components: Jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, Antique Soochow Jade horse eye focal (LB), 8mm Serpentine (LB), 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 8mm Batiked Agate, 8mm Howlite, 4mm Amber nuggets, chain, leaf and bird charms.


Changes

I wanted to see what a necklace would look like with segmented chain and chainmaille as the focal. The bracelet was made with the leftovers.
Components: 18 & 20 gauge wire, jump rings for the chainmaille Twist of Fate weave, chain, 8mm Serpentine (LB), 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade cubes (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp. The bracelet also has Antique Soochow Jade ovals from LB.


Too Tiny?

Maybe I need to get more sleep. A few nights ago I was watching TV when I got an idea to see if I could make a super small, delicate bracelet....
Components: 20 gauge wire, 2mm Citrine faceted rondelles, and Serpentine tubes.


Autumn Sun

I found these Czech glass sun discs at a neat little bead shop. When I started working on this necklace I had an idea what I wanted to do. This is...
Components: 18 & 20 gauge wire, jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, Czech glass sun disc, 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 8mm Czech glass Coconut Chandelier (LB), 8mm Green Serpentine (LB), 8mm Batiked Agate, Antique Soochow Jade (LB), chain and my handmade clasp.


Three Beads and a Bit Of Wire

After I saw how to make these rings on YouTube I just had to try. Now I can't seem to stop. So fun. Three beads, a bit of wire and you have...
Components: 18, 20, and 24 gauge wire, Peridot, Amethyst, Adventurine, Blue Crazy Lace Agate, Lapis, and Brown Tiger Eye.


Halfsies

It seems I've broken one of my design rules. The one were I try to do things in odd numbers. But I wanted to see what a half and half design would...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian 4 in 1 chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge wire, Peruvian Turquoise 8mm rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp for the necklace.


Dragonfly

This necklace just fell into place. Literally. My workspace was a jumbled mess. I had my beads wired up and was playing around to see what worked....
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 23×23mm Czech Glass Dragonflies (LB), 8mm Australian Olive Green Opal rounds (LB), Green Garnet faceted wheels (LB), and my handmade clasp.


Angel

I made this necklace for my mom. When I saw a tutorial by Lan Anh for the angel on TouTube I knew I had to try making it for her. I just got my...
Components: 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 8mm Antique Soochow Jade (LB), 8mm Antique Soochow Jade Rondelles (LB), 10mm Antique Soochow Jade, and a magnetic clasp.


More Soochow

This necklace is a companion to a bracelet I posted a few weeks ago. The focal is an adaption from a book by Irina Miech. My cat Agatt decided to...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Antique Soochow Jade 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm rounds (LB), 13x4mm Antique Soochow Jade tubes (LB), plus my handmade clasp.


Blue Crazy

My sister is crazy about blue. Me. Not so much. But every year for her birthday I make her something blue. For some reason I seem to have a...
Components: 18 and 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobius chainmaille weave, 6mm Larimar Blue crazy Lace Agate rounds (LB), 6mm Labradorite rounds (LB), Labradorite Nuggets (LB), 8mm Hermatite Rondelles, Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate flat oval 20x15mm (LB), plus my handmade clasp.


Everything Soochow

One of my favorite gemstones is Antique Soochow Jade. I got out all my different sizes and shapes, added some new wire techniques I've been trying...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Antique Soochow Jade 4mm rounds, 6mm rounds, 8mm rounds, 13×4mm tubes, and a 12mm square. All from Lima Beads.


Hummer

Lima's crossword puzzle sale is always so much fun. So is creating with the wonderful items I purchase. I look forward to it every year.
Components: Pearl focal link (LB), Peridot nuggets (LB), 4mm Peridot faceted round (LB), hummingbird charm (LB), and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the chainmaille weave.


Remember When

While looking through my stash for some inspiration I found this Sarah Shriver focal. I bought it at a bead show in 2019. Remember when we could go...
Components: 8mm green Agate (LB), 6mm Agate, 8mm Amethyst faceted rounds, Sarah Shriver focal and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave.


Peyote Petals

I only make earrings once a year to give to my sister for her birthday. I saw these on Pinterest and knew I had to make them. After finding the...
Components: 4mm round Onyx, Golden Pyrite 3mm cubes, seed beads size 11/0, 8/0, and 6/0.


Sunflower Dreams

I've been dreaming of beautiful flowers blooming and birds singing.
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobius and Foxtail chainmaille weaves, 8mm Sunflower Fire Agate (LB), 8mm Green Serpentine (LB), 4mm Antique Soochow Jade (LB), Czech Glass leaves, copper birds, metal sunflower focal, 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire and handmade clasp.


Cool Cat

This bracelet was made for a wonderful woman who is the director of cats for a rescue shelter. When I saw this polymer clay focal at an art fair I...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave, flower and rondelle dyed Howlite, and a polymer clay canework cat focal.


Hello Sunshine

This is a bracelet I made to go with a necklace called Glow I posted last fall. I think we could all use a little sunshine.
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist Of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 4-5mm Amber and Citrine Wheels from LB.


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