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Designs by kye

Flower Fun

It seems that I can't stop making these flower focals. I keep thinking about all these "what ifs?" What would it look like to combine three...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the 2 in 2 chain, 18 & 20 guage Artistic Wire, Czech Glass 8mm Aquamarine Chandeliers (LB), Czech Glass Beachside Mix 6x9mm Rondelles (LB), Czech Glass 6mm cubes, 4mm Czech Glass coins, Super Duos, Rullas, 11/0 seed beads and my handmade clasp for the necklace.


Daisy Duo

I've been kinda obsessed with weaving daisies and daisy chains lately. It just hit me out of the blue. I haven't done any beadweaving in years and...
Components: Main bracelet-Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Tibetan Dzi Agate (LB), metal charm, Super Duos, Rulla Beads and 11/0 seed beads. Second bracelet-Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 5-7mm Freshwater Pearls, tapered Czech glass beads, metal charm, Super Duos, Rulla beads and 11/0 seed beads.


Everlasting

After seeing this flower made on YouTube I just had to give it a try. I ended up making three flowers. Originally I meant to use all three in a...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave, 8mm Tibetan Dzi Agate (LB), 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, my handmade clasp, Super Duos, Rulla Beads and 11/0 seed beads.


Daisy Chain

Recently, I've been working on techniques that I haven't done in years. One of the first things I learned on my jewelry journey was how to weave a...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate and Byzantine chainmaille weaves, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, various Czech glass beads, 6/0 seed beads and my handmade clasp.


Dalmation Duo

My sister doesn't make jewelry but she likes participating in the LB egg hunt. These Dalmation Jasper beads were among the prizes in last year's...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobious chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Dalmation Jasper rounds (LB), 6mm Picasso Marble rounds, 8mm Picasso Jasper rondelles (LB), 6mm African Opal rounds (LB), and a handmade clasp for the necklace.


Suddenly Abalone

Recently I went to a bead show and had so much fun. When I saw these Abalone flower beads, I knew I had to make a bracelet using them.
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate Chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 4mm Czech glass bead, and 10mm Abalone flower beads.


Sunflower Blast

When I first started making jewelry I loved beadweaving. But, once I learned how to chainmaille I started weaving jump rings instead of beads and...
Components: Sunflower pendant: saddle shaped cubic zirconia, 5mm bicone crystals, 4mm bicone crystals, an 8mm round crystal, and size 11 seed beads. Chainmaille: Weave Got Maille jumprings for the Half Persian, Mobious, and Foxtail weaves, 8mm faceted round crystals, 4mm bicone crystals, and 20 gauge Artistic Wire.


Bones

These bracelets were inspired by the bone links. The moment I saw them I knew how I wanted to use them. Since I have two sisters I decided to make...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail weave, metal bone links, 10mm Czech pressed glass beads, 8mm Czech faceted rondelles, metal swirl and hand charms.


#50

This necklace is my 50th design posted here and I made it for one of my favorite people in the whole world. In August I was able to spend several...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian 4 in 1, Mobius, and Twist of Fate chainmaille weaves, Stichtite pendant, 8mm Antique Soocho Jade rounds (LB), 6mm Flower Jade rounds (LB), 8mm Soocho Jade rondelles, (LB), my handmade clasp, 18 and 20 gauge Artistic Wire.


Autumn

While I was browsing in a bead store I saw a cool leather bracelet with seed beads. It made me wonder what chainmaille would look like between two...
Components: Green bracelet: scrap leather, 12mm rectangular Red Creek Jasper, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave. Black bracelet: scrap leather, 8-9mm dyed pearls, 20 gauge Artistic Wire and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave. Brown bracelet: scrap leather, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave.


Hodgepodge

Shortly after fininshing my Bubbles necklace that I just posted, I learned a new chainmaille weave called Jens Pind. There were still leftovers...
Components: Bird bracelet: 8mm Czech Melon Round (LB), 10mm Shell Spacers, 8x15mm Aventurine, 8mm Czech Oasis Chandelier, 10mm Czech Coin, metal bird bead, 20 gauge wire and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave. Turquoise bracelet: 6x9mm Czech Seaside Mix Rondelles (LB), 3x5mm Czech Autumn Picasso Fire Rondelles (LB), 8mm Czech Oasis Chandelier, 9x15mm Turquoise, 4mm metal bead, 20 gauge wire and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Jens Pind chainmaille weave.


Bubbles

While I was in Santa Fe helping my sister recover after surgery I bought this focal in a local bead store. I've been wanting to use more color in...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave and chain, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Czech 8mm swirl rounds, 6x10mm Aventurine Rondelles, 6x9mm Czech Beachside Mix (LB), 10mm shell spacers, 10mm Czech coins, 8mm Czech Chandelier beads, copper metal flower bead, and focal bead. Sorry It was unmarked. Anybody have an idea?


Grow Strong

This is a bracelet that I made with my first Green Girl purchase. It was one of those designs that just sorta fell into place. Once I added the...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobius weave chainmaille links, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 4mm Moss Agate faceted rounds (LB), 8mm Burma Jade rounds (LB), silver bird, and the Grow Strong Green Girl focal.


Journey

While I was looking thru my stash I ran across a tube of Traditions bone mix beads. It was such a blast from the past because they were some of the...
Components: Weave Got Maille jumprings for the Foxtail and Mobius chainmaille weaves, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, dragonfly bead, leather (LB), various Traditions bone mix beads, one 4mm Picture Jasper square (LB), 4mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 6mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 8mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 16mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 6mm Picture Jasper rounds (LB), 8mm Picture Jasper rounds, and my handmade clasp.


Beads and Batik

With Mother's Day coming up I've been trying to think of something to make my mom. She's a fantastic quilter so I wanted to make her something with...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the chainmaille weaves, assorted seed beads, 6mm Czech Matte Mettalic Bronze Iris spacers, 8mm Czech Olivine w/ Bronze Chandelier beads, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, and Batik fabric.


Remembrance

I adore LB's collection of Antique Soochow Jade so I splurged during the crossword sale and purchased a variety. I finished this necklace in...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze Artistic Wire, 20mm emerald cut Prehnite, 25mm tubular bone, 6mm round Flower Jade, 8mm round Antique Soochow Jade (LB), 12mm Antique Soochow Jade squares (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow faceted rounds (LB), 8mm Antique Soochow Jade rondelles and my handmade clasp.


Infinity Butterfly

Although it is dreary, cold and drab today I'm thinking of spring. When I saw this ceramic butterfly I knew I had to use it in a necklace. I...
Components: Weave Got Maille jumprings for the Infinity chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Bronzite faceted rounds, 6mm Autumn Agate faceted rounds (LB), 10mm Autumn Agate rounds (LB), 8mm Dark Fire Agate (LB), 6mm Carnelian faceted rounds, 10mm Fire Agate faceted rounds, ceramic butterfly, and a handmade clasp.


Restraint

It's that time of year where I create something for my sister's birthday. She picked out the lampwork bead a couple years ago while we were...
Components: Weave Got Maille Vintage Bronze jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave, black leather, Blue Crazy Lace Agate 6mm rounds, a lampwork bead, and handmade clasp.


Surprise

My intension was to work on a bracelet to go with a Prehnite necklace I had just made. But my recent Lima Beads order was sitting on my workspace...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, deerskin lace leather, leaf charm, tapered bone beads, 4mm Antique Soochow Jade matte rounds (LB), 6mm faceted Antique Schoochow Jade rounds (LB), 12mm Antique Schoochow Jade square (LB), and 4mm faceted Brown Tiger Eye rounds.


Picture Peanuts

As soon as I saw these peanut Picture Jasper beads I was inspired to design with them. I've never seen this type of bead before and was anxious to...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail and Twist of Fate chainmaille weaves, 14mm Picture Jasper peanut beads, 6mm Picture Jasper rounds (LB), 4mm Picture Jasper rondelles, deerskin leather and 20 gauge Artistic Wire.


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