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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.


True Blue

For lack of a better focal bead...this was it. Tt's pretty...but boring. I need some good focal beads.
Components: Lampwork pillow, Blue Haze Agate, raku imagine bead, I think...Apatite?, Lapis?, silver lobster and waxed linen.


Pink Elephants on Parade

Same stitch as my last project but this one has some fun pink elephants. Maybe I had one too many.
Components: 11/0 Seed BAquaeads - Toho Perm Fin Galvanized Starlight, bronze, Toho Opaque Lustered Lagoon, Sparkly Pink and Dark Bronze -, 8.0 Seed Beads - Aqua, 20mm x 20mm Bright Pink Elephants, 10 mm Tiny Tassels - Pink and Aqua, 6 x 8 mm Brass (?) Beads, 12 x 16 mm Tierracast Gold Plated Toggle


Last bridesmaid pendant

Here's the last pendant! I think this one will be mine! Now to make the earrings!
Components: Malachite, moonstone, sterling silver


An Odd Pendant

I've had this odd pendant for quite awhile and never known what to do with it. It's actually a Polychrome Jasper. Anyway...I'm debating on weather...
Components: Polychrome Jasper pendant, Lapis, Sodalite, Blue Haze Agate, silver chain, ceramic heart and waxed linen


Small Offerings

I made these for a new friend and I’m happy to say she was delighted with them. Actually I was pretty happy with them myself and think I need a...
Components: Brass ovals, hand cut from sheet & textured, Gaea Small Feather Focals, 14k GF half hard wire hand formed earwires with 4mm czech glass rounds. Focals and czech glass from LB.


Autumn Petals

Some of Nancy's new beads...I knew immediately what I wanted to make first. There will also be a lapis etc. version of this. I'm not sure what the...
Components: Rectangles?, Carnelian, copper beads, little beads that look like tiny freshwater pearls, Czech petals, links, gold toggle


Falling Leaves Pumpkin Necklace

I made this necklace to celebrate fall but I think it works for late summer also. It has falling leaves, flowers and bangles on a pumpkin background.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Pumpkin, Opaque Delica Turquoise Blue, Toho Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze -, 9 x 14 Czech Glass Leaf - Green Opal with Travertine Wash, LB 10 x 13 Czech Glass Crystal Luster Maple Leaf and Vanilla Smoke Maple Leaf, LB 9 x 11 Czech Glass Dark Bronze Leaf, 9 x 14 mm Amber Czech Glass Side Drilled Leaf, 6 x 13 Glass Corrugated Dagger Turquoise, 11 x 13 Czech Glass Oak Leaf - White and Green Opal with Black Wash, 8.5 x 6.5 Tortoise Bellflower, 6 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Red, 6 x 7 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Many Colors, Multi Bronze Beads 3mm and 4 mm, 5 mm CG Melons Topaz, 5 x 6 mm CG Twisted Rondelle Topaz, Turquoise Glass Button


Another Chunky Bird Bracelet

I had two birds...so I've got one to go. I've got multi gemstones now....but in need of supplies. I might be able to make a thing or two now, but...
Components: Ceramic bird...Gaea, red wood beads, Aqua terra Agate?, lampwork bead, toggle clasp, more ceramic beads, red PC beads.


Bridal pendant

Here's the bride's pendant! I'm playing around with scroll work... There's things I like about this but there's things I'm not fond of too... Now...
Components: Sterling silver wire, malachite, kyanite


Flowers and Faith

Amythst bezeled earrings. Recently I watched an interview with Jon Voight. He told of a day when he was struggling, with his marriage, his career,...
Components: Amythst teardrop cabochons. Amythst teardrop beads. Delica beads. 15/0 seed beads, bronze. Tiny rhinestone spacers. Amythst 15/0 seed beads, matte amythst. Ear wires. Beading thread.


Serendipity

So this started out as the pendant for the bride... However, the malachite cab I selected wouldn't fit! I didn't want to give up on the frame so I...
Components: Sterling silver, Kyanite faceted flat back cab, blue opalized wood cab (main stone)


Gilded Paradise Bracelet

I really liked the look of several types of gemstone nuggets mixed together, so I decided to create a funky mix of layered bracelets. I used some...


Bohemian Love Necklace

I think earthy natural cords accentuate the beauty of the Porcelain and African saucer large hole beads.This is a cool, short necklace that looks...


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!


Terra Agate Coins Necklace

Three beautiful Terra Agate coins are the focal of this necklace.

There are three coins on this necklace - each can be rotated to give the...
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Many Colors - Browns, Blues, Cream -, LB 25 MM Terra Agate Flat Coins, LB 2 x 5 mm Czech Glass Bali Style Daisy Spacer, LB 6 mm Czech Glass Macadamia Round Druks, 4 mm Czech Glass Blush Pearl Druks, 6 mm Gold Plated Spacer Beads, 4 mm Gold Plated Daisy Spacer Beads, 6 mm Gold Plated Magnetic Clasp


More Odds and Ends

I was determined to make something this morning and I had an excess of purple/lavender beads....thanks to Nancy. That was the only toggle I had. I...
Components: brass butterfly, ceramic beads, Lampwork lentil, farfalle, Czech glass, ribbed toggle and waxed linen


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.


Red Bird Bracelet

I had these red birds as a necklace but was never happy with it. When I don't have anything better to do , I start taking things apart.
Components: PC bird, red wood beads, Blue Haze Agate, Golem daises bead, silver toggle, recycled bead and waxed linen


First Things, Packing, Réunion

Big Title. Lots going on. I am packing non essential items. Don't know where I am going or when but I'm moving forward. Among the jewelry I am...
Components: Fire polish beads, rhinestone spacers. Clasp, Fireline. The variations include chips, navettes, rhinestone sliders, amythst rounds, etc.


Foolin' Around

This actually turned out better than I thought it would. Except I don't care for the red bicone.
Components: large African glass bead, leather lace, red wood beads, ceramic heart, brass key, silver link that says "harmony" on it and silver hook. I think most of this came from LB..except the link


Unisex bracelet

This is a day of firsts for me. The first time I used a tying station and ribbon crimp ends. All of the materials for the bracelet I purchased from...
Components: Black microsuede flat cord, metallic sea mist round 2mm leather cord, TC gunmetal rings, antique silver basket weave ribbon crimp ends


A Few Fall Pieces

I've had this bracelet bar for forever, and it's been a number of different bracelets. So, here we go again. The Red Agate is Nancy's, along with...
Components: bracelet bar, Carnelian, small red beads, Farfalle, copper chain, PH copper toggle, waxed linen, bit of sari silk, Red Agate, PH bail, Amber chips, Autumn Agate, brass link, assorted dangles and copper hook


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.


Orchid Starflower necklace

I love pretty buttons! When I put them in a necklace, I put them off to the side so that it will be shown. I felt the colors of the gems...
Components: Czech Orchid Starflower button, tumbled Kunzite, Red Lightning Jasper, wire, seed beads


Bridesmaid #3

So... After my lesson in pendant #2 I didn't permanently set this cab until AFTER it was dipped and then taken out of the tumbler. Ah yeah,...
Components: Sterling silver 20, 24, 30 gauges, malachite cab, Moonstone cab


Bridesmaid #2

Here's another pendant for the wedding... I learned that malachite and liver of sulfur don't really work well together AND I learned where there is...
Components: Sterling silver wire 20, 24, 30 gauges; malachite, Moonstone


The lemon

I called this the lemon because I was disappointed when I received the Silver Leaf Jasper pendant. I thought it would look like the Silver Leaf...
Components: Silver Leaf Jasper pendant, assorted African seed beads, TOHO seed beads, open heart charm, leaf charm, Soft Flex wire, TC 2-in-1 links, crimp beads and covers, lobster clasp and jump ring


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!)


Wire and gems

I love these bracelets! They are made with several feet of artistic wire and round stones. I used 8mm and 10mm agates.
Components: 20 gauge artistic wire, agates


Tiles and Hexagons Reversible Necklace

Noticed some tile beads in my stash that were olive green and metallic. A nice mix - I was going to use them randomly but noticed that they were...
Components: 11/0 Toho Seed Beads - Opaque Lustered Lagoon, 6 mm Octagonal 2 holed beads - Chalk Champagne, 6 mm 2 holed tiles one side Olive Green and the other side Metallic (different hues and Blue Turquoise - Copper, Silver, Gold, Green Gold), 4 mm Czech Glass - Gold Acid Wash, 8 mm Magnetic Round Antique Bronze Clasp


Ocean Blossom Earrings

I was in the mood for blues this week. I love the etched finish on the Czech Glass Hibiscus Flowers and the Table Cut Czech Glass beads add some...


Marrakesh Earrings

These earrings are an example to show you how you can mix together our new line of findings.


Flower Fidget Necklace

I wanted to use this matte gold organic pendant for a wire wrapping project. I thought the new hibiscus flower was a fun touch, plus it spins on...


My version of frosted leaves

I used one of the free patterns from LB to create these earrings.
Components: Crescent beads, seed beads, wildfire thread, earwires


Pretty as a picture

I didn't want to cover the pendant when I was wire wrapping it. I don't remember the gauge of the wires I used for the pendant or the chain.
Components: Picture jaspers, wires


Something sweet

The pearl, that I used as a focal, looks like a little heart to me. I tried to make one side pearls, and the other side African trade beads. The...
Components: Pearls, African trade beads, beading wire


Some more Polymer Clay

Some more of Nancy's awesome PC collection. The only thing I contributed was the Pink Coral Agate, the toggle and the waxed linen. I love pink...
Components: PC disc, PC beads, Carnelian, Farfalle, Agate, copper toggle, bit of leather, orange tassel and waxed linen.


Patchwork Tiles Necklace

Came up with this design while I was playing with 2 holed tiles. It's mainly greens and bronze but has a few other colors.
Components: 11/0 Toho Seed Beads - Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze and Jonquil White Lined -, 6 mm 2 holed tiles - Green Picasso, Brown Picasso and purple -, LB 6/0 Seed Beads - Dark Bronze, 3.4 mm Miyuki Drop Beads - Yellow Picasso, 15 mm Bronze Colored Glass Button


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