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Who knew? Not me!

Found these paper embossing folders cheap, cheap, at Tuesday Morning this week. I don't have an embossing machine nor do I do paper crafting. But...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver, Chalcedony, turquoise heishi beads, recycled glass from Ghana


Things are Coming up Rose Gold!

I've been going gaga for the new(ish) Rose Gold patina paint from Vintaj and Ranger. I just couldn't stop painting more brass components with this...
Components: Variety of Vintaj charms, pendants, findings with Rose Gold added to them. Lots of Czech glass and other goodies.


Misfit

I have been looking at the other design and wanted to try something new
Components: Bark have pearls- SW crystals- cat 🐱 charm- Druzy stone- Zola round.


Frosted Snow

The white Opel looked so clean, like sitting in the Snow ❄️ and hear how quiet it is. There is no peace like that.
Components: Precosa white Opel rounds, Zola triangle, ocean glass and spacers from michaels .


Men's or Women's Viking Choker

Nice and weighty bronze man pendant by Torfin matched with primary colors and dark coconut heishi.
Components: Bronze Pendant, red Czech maple leaves, indigo blue ceramic abstract washers, 6/0 Czech metallic gold, 6/0 Toho matte black, 8/0 Toho riverside blue, 6/0 bright red Czech, 8/0 Toho galvanized starlight, 11/0 Toho metallic cosmos 7 mm dark natural coconut heishi, brass "S" clasp, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin softflex


Bee Grateful

To coordinate with my Bee Grateful Necklace and inspired by Crystal Canary's Bee Happy Bracelet, I wanted some delicate "bee" earrings.
Components: TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), English Cut Picasso black and yellow beads, Czech pressed flower beads, gold bali style spacer beads, Czech fire polished faceted oval beads, Gold plated fish ear wires, gold plated head and eye pins.


Bee Grateful

I was inspired by Crystal Canary's bracelet, Bee Happy. It reminded me that although life has challenges, it also has many blessings and that I am...
Components: Tarnish-resistant brass artistic wire (Lima Beads); Nunn Design Brass Honeybee Embellishment (Lima Beads), beadalon gold wire, Multi Beryl (A) Star Cut Round 8mm (Lima Beads), TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), Czech pressed flower beads, india glass swirled beads, Czech honey pressed glass oval beads, various destash beads, flower toggle clasp, stone focal pendant.


Awesome earring display

My husband came up with this super cool way to display my earrings: Different lengths of twine are tied directly to my tent frame and weighed with...


Three Little Owls

I have made the owl into a bracelet before, but decided to re-do it. The Gaea heart I've had a while...but just got the beads for it.
Components: three owls, green coconut heishi, Turquoise, Lampwork bead, little bells, homemade hook, Gaea heart, Pink Opal, pink Fossil, Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz, Saki toggle, beading wire.


Turquoise Necklace

This necklace practically made itself.All I did was add the Turquoise nuggets and chain.
Components: Lampwork and Turquoise pendant...MissFicklaeMedia., Turquoise nuggets, Zola chain. no clasp.


Autumn Glory

Using the beautiful Red Creek Jasper I got from Lima, I made this memory wire bracelet in honor of Autumn. I love the colors in this jasper! I also...
Components: Along with Red Creek Jasper, I used copper beads and findings, along with Toho size 6 seed beads.


Rainbow bracelet

Made this bracelet with lots of rondelle beads I had in my 'stash' ! It consists of a mixture of turquoise, carnelian, lemon quartz, peach jade,...
Components: Elastic & components listed above.


Beads & leather

I made this using my bead loom, in the same way that I make the bracelets. It is a choker & then I added the leather so it wraps around & then ties...
Components: Seed beads, leather & silver & gold plated beads (on leather). Silver lobster clasp.


Heron Necklace

Art Deco style heron with a mix of soft greens and mossy greys, sueded teals and golds.
Components: Verdigris heron brass pendant, 6x9 Czech rondelles in Mossy Stone, Earth Picasso, and Ivory. Czech 6/0 Trica in ivory. 4mm Czech emerald metallic sueded teal, 4mm Czech polychrome aqua-teal, 3mm Czech fire polished matte metallic flax, Czech glass birch leaves in mint green, Czech glass green and ivory leaves, dark green 5mm coconut heishi, 4mm Toho cube in Aquarius, 7/0 Matubo aquamarine with dark travertine (this is so lichen/mossy gorgeous!), 8/0 Czech matte metallic gold, 8/0 Toho frosted trans-rainbow AB forest, 11/0 Toho Trans-rainbow moss green AB, heavy jump rings with oxidation from Unkamen, jump rings from the larger Weave Got Maille Camo Mix, mixed size glossy iron jump rings in black, copper "S" clasp, heavy 2x2 sterling crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex.


Blue Moon Walking

I thought of the Moon and the Beads and glisten in the light.
Components: Zola elements dragon focal the focal does not hide the wire, Swarovski 4mm beads, lagoon 6mm, a some black gems


Upcycled Beer Can Earrings

Combining my love of craft beer and jewelry making, I've just completed a new line earrings (actually some medallion necklaces too) that I'm...
Components: Vintaj round blanks in different metals, rivets, eyepins; Tierracast spacers and ear wires; Czech Glass, hematite, crystal; aluminum cans!


Altered States

Each of these pair of earrings has metal components that have been altered by etching, metal paint, or alcohol inks. I used copper, brass, and a...
Components: Metal components, patina paints, alcohol inks, Czech glass, metal wire for ear wires, fresh water pearls.


French pink walk

It makes me think of Spring, a walk in the park 🌳
Components: Precosa crystals, oval chain, charm pendent can be removed, toggle clasp, one Opel rondal for spice.


Connections

This necklace is the result of playing around with leather, wire and some of my favorite beads.
Components: Jump rings for the Twist of Fate and Full Persian chainmaille weaves, 18, 20 and 22 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Tibetan Banded Agate rounds, Tibetan Banded Agate Rondelles, 4mm Brown Agate rounds, Brazillian Agate focal, Czech glass, deerskin lace leather, handmade clasp and triangle links.


Black Beauty

I saw the Zola pieces and everything just fell in place
Components: Zola pendant, and tear drops, Black Rainbow Opal, opal rondals, crystals


Subtle Dusk

I bought a strand of kunzite at Christmas, and hadn't been able to figure out what to use with it, so it sat, all alone, for months. And then, a...
Components: ~Subtle Mist Mix 3-Tiered Tassel 75mm ~Green Soochow Jade (light) Carved Round Pendant 53mm ~Czech Fire Polished Glass Pacifica Fig Round 2mm ~Green Soochow Jade Carved Swirls Round 8mm ~Aquamarine Tumbled Nugget 8-12x9mm (1/2 strand) ~Kunzite Tumbled Nugget 11-16x8-12mm ~2 Bali beads that I've had for over 20 years


Blue waters

I was watching downtown abbey loved the style of their beads and tried to make something like it
Components: Blue rondals, zola pendant, rest is from my stash


Combo

I love the colors and earthy look and feel of these bracelets...they go well together.
Components: Zola connector, pyrite rondelles, crazy lace agate beads, silver jumpings, hook clasp and Czech beads...from LB. Lobster claw clasp, silver washers....local. Gorgeous frosty agate focal from Etsy.


Experimental

Here are a couple more wooden beads. I'm not completely happy with the designs -- the focal of the necklace is not quite where I'd like it, and not...
Components: Birchwood, Gilders Paste in White and Damson (LB), assorted leather cord, Tierra Cast triple spacers (LB), large hole jasper beads, waxed linen, decorative nails and decoupage glue (to fasten the bark) for the twig.


My Fav So Far!

As all of you know, I have been working with alcohol inks and PC lately. This bracelet is my favorite of them all so far!
Components: Handmade PC bracelet bar, Czech beads from LB and Etsy, beadcaps from HobLob, as well as clasp. Gemstone Ocean jasper beads, heishi spacers and end connectors from LB.


Reminds Me of Monet!

I've had the bezel for awhile....it was just a matter of making the PC pieces to go in them! I kept it simple so the PC components could shine.
Components: Handmade PC pendant and link...by me. Leaf charm, pendant bezel and link bezel from LB, Czech beads from Etsy, and chain from my stash.


Poppy Dream

I fell in love with this Opium Poppy made by the wonderful Anastasiya Khramina. It seems like the perfect metaphor for the horrors caused by this...
Components: sculpted flower, blackened stainless steel jump rings, plated bail and clasp.


Variations

These bracelets are variations of my chainmaille kumihimo experiments inspired by Moogie's wonderful work. I wanted to see if I could make...
Components: Jump rings for the chainmaille, seed beads, Magatamas and Czech glass (LB).


Pink Tempest Necklace

I was looking for a unique way to use the sari ribbon from Lima Beads and saw some work with tassels made from it and thought, why not? I also...
Components: Sari ribbon, copper colored artistic wire, lava copper toggle clasp (all Lima Beads), peach bi cone beads, silver toned faceted roundelle beads, pink stone focal bead, frosted pink wavy square beads, AB coated grey Czech beads, pink etched beads.


Wildflower Garden Necklace

I still love the Zola elements line from Lima Beads. I've been working on this for a while. I love the explosion of color and textures. It's...
Components: Zola flower focal, Zola slides, Patina Flower button (all Lima Beads), leather string in purple and teal, tarnish resistant artistic Wire (Lima Beads) and various Czech flower beads (some from Lima some from other sources)


Summer's End Necklace

I had this ceramic seashell pendant and wanted something that reminded me of the summer, walking along the beach and collecting seashells.
Components: Ceramic Seashell Pendant, seashell copper button (Lima Beads), leather cord, silver beadalon wire, ceramic rondelle beads, white shell rondelle beads, stone focal bead, pink glass beads, czech beads, pink matte beads and brown glass beads


Adventures in the Wood

Haven't been around much lately -- no time or energy, lots of summer things to do, but suddenly the ol' creativity couldn't be held back anymore!...
Components: Birch and lilac wood (maybe some oak and fir too), Gilders Paste (LB, but they had very little left yesterday when I ordered more), still looking for the best top coat (not sure I need one), my handmade titan earhooks, cotton cord and some brass spacers from stash (design really just thrown together in a hurry this time). Pictures are of beads at different stages.


Enchanted Night Garden Necklace

From a pick I did earlier. The hibiscus I had chosen for the pick were to bright, I substituted Czech Montana blue flower windows. Very deep blue...
Components: Vintaj art metal fairy, TierraCast gunmetal monarch beads, Czech 6x9mm dark garden fire rondelles, 4mm Czech polychrome aqua teal rounds, 4mm Czech emerald metallic suede rounds, TierraCast antique pewter-plated leaf button, 8/0 Hybrid metallic suede dk green, 6/0 Matubo 6/0 Opaque blue dark Travertine, 6/0 Czech sueded teal, 8/0 Toho color-lined teal crystal, 11/0 Toho metallic green iris, 11/0 Toho matte blue-plum raku, 11/0 Toho metallic nebula, 4mm cube Toho Aquarius, 7.5mm jump rings enamelled copper Weave Got Maille "Ocean Mix, " .019 silver satin softflex, 2x2mm heavy sterling silver crimp beads


Summer Memories

As summer draws to an end, I made this piece to commemorate it.
Components: Handmade PC bracelet bar, chain and clasp..by me. Gemstone, Czech and seedbeads from LB, Etsy and local. Small leaf charm from LB.


Bee Happy!

Bee Happy! Because of the many trials my family has faced over the past year, this bracelet is a reminder to be happy and grateful for all the...
Components: (LB) - Lipstick Ranch Bee Charm, Crazy Lace Agate star cuts, TierraCast Bee, Czech melons, waxed linen. (Stash) - MOP, porcelain flower, ceramic donut, LW glass, Feldspar, ASP toggle & findings.


dusky angle wings

I made a pick simply called "wings" quite a while ago. This is the result of that pick. It took me forever but I'm pleased with the finished...
Components: Steel fire agate in 8mm and 12mm, smoky banded agate, Gray Agate matte, Golden Pyrite, Golden Pyrite wings, black water jasper, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Black Sardonyx, Tourmilated Quartz rough nuggets, black line agate, Black Onyx 10mm and 14mm, jet soochow jade 10mm and 14mm, Citrine, natural silk cord, Czech glass in various sizes and shapes.


Getting Ready for Fall

Fall...my favorite time of year!! I love the colors of Summer...but Fall colors really get to me.
Components: PC flower focal, Carnelian, Czech Glass, Lampwork rondelles by Grace...LB, Buckskin strap, wood bobbins, PC Acorn, brass leaf chain..LB, PC bear, Red Creek Jasper..LB, Bronzite, nuts?, wood bead, brass lobster, waxed linen.


Earthy Dream

The first try at adding failed, so here goes. I love making these beaded chainmaille bracelets and playing with colors. Feels like autumn (ugh) so...
Components: copper jump rings, Toho 8/0 seed beads, copper plated clasp


Cary's SS JPL Tourmalasper

I love silver Chainmaille Jens Pind linkage, Dalmatian Jasper and tourmaline round smooth beads and schorl. I sit down with some beads, some wire...
Components: Sterling Silver, tourmaline smooth round beads and schorl, dalmation Jasper and leather.


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