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Golden Baubles Necklace

Golden baubles adorn this woven necklace.

It's been extremely cold here for the last 3 weeks or so. Negative numbers in the teens and twenties....
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Toho Gold Lined Rainbow Crystal 4 mm Czech Fire Polished Tropical Topaz Rounds 6 mm Czech Fire Polished Tropical Topaz Rounds 8 mm Czech Glass Topaz Crown Beads 18 x 9 mm Tierracast Magnetic Clasp Hammertone Gold Plated


Even More Soochow

A few nights ago I couldn't sleep so I started thinking about designs I'd like to try. This is what I envisioned. Luckily I remembered it the next...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Roundmaille chainmaille weave, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 4mm Antique Soochow Jade (LB), and 13×4mm Antique Soochow Jade tubes (LB).


Oasis

My friend Tracy has been subtly hinting that her "jeweler" hasn't been doing much lately, and she has mentioned wanting an amythst pendant. I had 3...
Components: 20 and 24 guage gold toned wire. Teardrop amythst. Faceted marquis cut lemon quarts gemstone.


One that grandma would like.

Wanted to do something with the African donut beads from LB. When I was done, my mother was checking it out and said that this was something that...
Components: African donuts in the green/blue/white, cobalt blue ovals from my stash, picasso green beads from LB and silver spacers. A simple silver hook and eye clasp to finish.


Sunflower in shade

I see you reaching
When the light is bending low
Sunflower in shade
A haiku by Cindy Smith
Guess what?! I definitely planting sunflowers this...
Components: Sunflower pendant from Etsy. Flower ocean jasper 8 mm, paper bead, Czech bird, 2 different types of honeycomb beads, bee mood bead, Seed beads. I made the big fabric bead, rosary chain, black leather strap. Gold findings. I think I’ll change the clasp to a lobster clasp.


All Puffed Up and Nowhere to Go!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Since this is a pendant, I categorized it as "necklace", not sure if that is where it belongs.
Components: Pink puffed glass heart, round pink glass bead, 18g square silver wire, 21g half round silver wire and 20g round wire


Rock On!

Just trying different things!
Components: 1. 18g gold square wire, 21g gold half round wire and a hexagon crystal. 2. 16g black wire, 24g black wire and a black glass AB bead.


Do-Over

This is just a spur of the moment design. I found my copper headpins I'd been looking for, and then I found this copper rose, as well.
Components: Copper rose, PC beads, ceramic beads, wood beads, Czech glass, Citrine spikes and waxed linen


Down by the sea

I’m just trying these ammonite earrings out in different colors.
Components: Turquoise color ammonite beads, galvanized gold 11/0’s, red Picasso 8/0’s, turquoise 8/0’s and gold plated pip beads and findings


Sunflower

I’ve had my eye on this bird for a long time. I finally broke down and got it. I’ve also had this polymer clay log for awhile. Still in my nature...
Components: Gaea bird (LB), polymer clay log, Czech glass dahlia beads, the yellow flowers and melon round with blue wash. 6mm pacific opal shimmer beads. Antique brass findings. Linhasita wax cord for the nest.


My Favorite Brass Pendant

I made a necklace using this pendant as a past Christmas present for my friend Debbie. I thought it turned out well..so I thought I would make...
Components: Brass pendant, Citrine, seeds, Czech leaves, brass flower, ceramic beads, some kind of Garnet and patina..most all from Lima


Ear Bling

I thought I would try doing the earcuff / earring combo a little different and personally, I like it. It's almost like it forces the ear cuff to...
Components: 20g gold wire, 6mm white cat's eye beads, red rondelles, red and white glass beads and rubber earring backs.


Valentines garland

I always get a little sad after I take the holiday decorations down but I have never decorated for valentines day ....I decided to use the lima...
Components: Lima beads felt rounds, hemp cord, embroidery needle


The Moon and Stars

I'm not at all sure I like this. As usual...it didn't turn out like I had planned.
Components: Gray Agate pendant, Gaea moon, Amethyst, Lavender Amethyst, brass stars, silver chain, farfalle and waxed linen...most all from Lima


Peacock in the Flower Bed

Just making it up as I go along :)
Components: Dyed Turquoise focal bead, blue rectangular glass faceted beads, blue glass flower beads, blue opaque rondelle crystals, blue seed beads, 20g silver wire, silver chain and lobster claw clasp


Leafy Web

I love these sea green jump rings, and I wanted to highlight them. I've had these little gold leafs around forever, and never could decide what to...
Components: sea green aluminum and brass jump rings, gold plated leaves, plated clasp


Ammonite earrings

I saw this pattern on you tube. They were super easy to make. Another great way to use ammonite Czech glass beads. I think they would look good...
Components: I used Czech glass ammonite beads in a dark topaz color. 11/0 seed beads in gold, 8/0 white seed beads and it called for 4mm round beads, but I used 8/0 seed beads in gold. Czech glass pip beads and 6 lb fireline.


The Mod Squad

I've had this focal for quite some time. It's been in other pieces..but nothing very popular. So...I decided to try something different.
Components: Retro lentil...I think it's a Beaded Gift, vintage nuggets, turquoise Czech glass, copper toggle and waxed linen


More Wirework

Not sure its getting much better, lol.
Components: 1) 18g sliver and gold Square wire, twisted., 20g silver round wire, twisted, 16g gold wire and 6mm blue bicone crystals. 2) 20g gold wire, Pink Opaque rondelle crystals, gold chain and gold lobster claw clasp.


Wirework Practice

I think it looks much better against a darker background. And I added a clasp.

Trying to work on improving my wire work. I haven't posted...
Components: Flat silver wire, 20g silver wire, 26g silver wire, 2mm blue bicone crystals/3mm clear bicone crystals, silver chain and silver lobster claw clasp.


Modern Coin Necklace

This necklace showcases the modern style of the Moss Agate Coin by wire-wrapping it onto the curved focal bead. It's simple, wearable and I love...


Mood Swings Necklace

I created this necklace that will match whatever mood I'm in:)This necklace has interchangeable components. I used lobster clasps on the necklace...


Lovebird Earrings

I just love these chunky little birds! They are on full display in this simple earring design.


More Lost and Found

I thought I had lost these along with everything else. I have always loved these little sparkly Drusy chunks that Lima has. I finally broke the...
Components: Pewter shields, magatamas, druzy chunks and gold ear wires


Mookaite and and a elephant

I am pretty sure I remember Jogi posting bracelet of Mookaite beads. I was then inspired to use some of my own Mookaite in a bracelet. It didn't...
Components: Mookaite, Autumn metallics, brass chain, brass leaves, brass star, Czech flowers, raku bead and brass lobster


Purple bird

As y’all have rightly guessed, I’m on a nature kick with my jewelry making. We have so many beautiful birds wintering here. Including 2 bald...
Components: I used a polymer clay bird with tiny Czech flowers below her. I made the chain with different Czech flowers, bicones and crystals. The secondary chain is a piece of rosary chain. I used antique brass findings. Added a little patina to the clasp.


Spring Green

I made this focal a few months ago and put it aside because I had no idea what to do with it. After seeing it with fresh eyes I decided to try...
Components: 6mm round Parrot Green Fire Agate, 10mm glass disc beads, 20 gauge Artistic Wire and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Roundmaille chainmaille weave.


Mr. BeBe the squirrel

We were talking about misplacing things the other day on this blog. This squirrel is what is lost in my bead room. So I just ordered another one-...
Components: Squirrel pendant from majoyoal. Calcite square beads. Paper beads with bead caps that I painted with green patina. Disc beads, picture jasper 6mm rounds. Acorn and pine cone charms. Antique brass findings


Some more Vintage etc.

This was ,actually, a failed attempt...either that or I'll keep it. I didn't have enough waxed linen to properly finish the bracelet. I hate doing...
Components: Vintage Lucite, Carnelian, Czech glass, gold toggle, Jade, White Agate, farfalle, Rock Crystal, brass toggle


Honeycomb

I was inspired by this beautiful pendant and my love for bees and all they do for us.
Components: I started with this heart shaped pendant with a honeycomb design . Next, I wired some flowers in the hexagon shape and placed that above the pendant. There are yellow African beads, ceramic beads, Lampwork beads, seed beads, bee charms. Antique gold chain and a lobster claw for closure ( I painted it with patina).


Works Like a Charm

The kitty face was an extra from the seller and since I couldn't find the other Dragonfly, I used it as a charm.
Components: Ceramic kitty face, Czech glass, silver chain, Gray Agate, pink coral, mushroom Agate, orange banded Agate, enameled charm, gold toggle


Ornate Golden Necklace

Sparkly golden necklace with aqua and pink contrasting colors.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - LB Toho Gold Lined Rainbow Crystal, Opaque Lustered Lagoon, Lustered Crystal Terra Cotta Lined 8/0 Seed Beads - Silver Lined Translucent Lilac 3 mm LB Czech Fire Polished Crystal Rounds Apollo (Gold) 4 mm Czech Fire Polished Light Metallic Rhubarb 3 mm Smooth Round Pearls - Cocoa 4 mm Czech Druk Pink AB Smooth Round LB 4 mm Leaf Green AB Crystal Faceted Rondelle 6 mm Cream Baroque Glass Pearls LB Tierracast Toggle Clasp 12mm with 18 mm Bar


Midnight Ruminations

So much suffering in the world, and when in touches us personally—it can be hard. And, sometimes we face difficulties that we can't get out of our...
Components: Czech black/blue twisted ovals/druks & lt. blue druks (LB), Larvikite rondelles, Labradorite (LB), Blue Agate (LB), Lava Rock (LB), Blue ceramic coins, various shapes black glass, SP faceted beads & findings


Emerald Ring

This is my 3rd attempt to post it so just one picture here. My method for a wire wrapped setting of a gemstone. As you can see it seems like Spring...
Components: 20 guage and 24 guage wire. Faceted emerald. Synthetic opals. Crystal cubes.


I Found it on Lima

In scrolling thru Lima I saw this design the Vintaj lady had done with this link.I thought it was cool so...I put it together with sari silk and...
Components: Brass link..LB, Garnet, Blue Agate, brass chain, brass toggle and assorted charms.


Colors of a Peacock

Good news... I found my two missing earrings!These were not one of the missing ones however. These were a new pair I had just received. I'll...
Components: Copper charms. FWP from LB.


Cookies and Quinoa and.....

... AND, Coconut Hell. We had 3 and a half days of Spring and then the clouds moved in. I've been lazing in the sun with the dorks. Now, these...
Components: 1st pair, 4mm bicones. 6mm pearls. Crystal drop beads. 11/0 seed beads. Ear wires and beading thread. 2nd pair (I don't like them as much). 4mm red pearls. 4mm blue bicones. 11/0 bronze seed beads. Ear wires and beading thread. They look a little too Christmassy to me.


Turquoise pendant set

This is a necklace/earring set I put together for a friend. She had the big chunky turquoise pendant for the focal piece and knew how long she...
Components: Turquoise colored Czech glass flowers, mini turqoise chunks, bronze chain, TOHO beads.


Turtle Bracelet

As in my other bracelet, this is another spring bracelet to help me get out of my “winter blues”. My kids were sick last Christmas and again this...
Components: Ceramic turtle cuff by Suzieqbeads. The minty green bead is from Darcy Wishard. The green bead is LB. That colorful bead is from Etsy. It reminded me of a beach umbrella or a beach ball. I love it! Lobster claw painted with patina. Linhasita wax cord. The seed beads and frosted rounds were in my stash. The aqua color glass beads were from my stash.


Persimmon Pink Bracelet

I couldn’t have asked for this color pendant to match a few beads any better- they were perfect. I love these little flower focals. I’m so longing...
Components: Ceramic flower focal by Suzieqbeads. The large persimmon color beads and the large soft teal bead are from Darcy Wishard. The other smaller teal beads are from LB ( in my mason jar a long time). I used a lobster claw closure and painted the flower with patina. I think I need to fix the charm some other way- it looks awkward the way I have it.


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