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Bee Dream

I fell in love with this flower, and my husband fell in love with the bees, so this is the result. The wonderful lampwork is by Russian artist Alla...
Components: anodized aluminum chain and wire, glass flower and beads


Peace & Love

This necklace was made for a special young woman in her 20's that loves the 60's era style and music. I wanted to make something that would reflect...
Components: The Twist of Fate chainmaille links are made with Weave Got Maille 4mm ID jump rings. The rest of the necklace is made with various shapes of dyed Howlite.


Summer Time Earrings

I was really looking for earring components that were Summery...so I came up with these.
Components: bronze clay, Periwinkle Quartz, Orange Calcite, verdigris bead, orange Cobol, Kingman Turquoise nugget, sari silk, copper earwires


PMC Made from a rose

I made this with pmc more than 20 layers and fired in the kiln!
Components: ((( fine silver


rainy day earrings

Just a little simple somethin' somethin'! But I loved how these long earrings turned out!
Components: Rose Quartz, czech glass, Amoracast sterling silver cloud links, sterling silver findings


Inspired by Koi

I was inspired by the sidewalk artwork of the koi fish to make this necklace with Diane Hawkey's amazing koi pendant for the Inspiration in...
Components: Ceramic pendant by Diane Hawkey, Czech glass, ceramic rounds, cracked quartz, teal paisley jasper oval, Vintaj copper beads, size 8 seed beads, Nunn Design copper plated jump rings, TierraCast copper plated clasp.


Tibetan dragon

I love this little dragon charm, and I wanted to pick up some of the same colors. The earrings highlight 1920s koi glass pendants
Components: Tibetan dragon charm, glass beads, vintage glass koi pendants, aluminum jump rings


Jungle Foliage

This is my entry for the July Art Bead Scene challenge. You can read more and see the inspiration artwork over on my blog:...
Components: Pendant by Lesley Watt paired with beads made of Czech glass, ceramic, vintage plastic, paper, and blonde wood; Vintaj natural brass chain and findings


Folded Copper Pendant

This my first attempt at folding metal---not too bad, huh? LOL
Components: Leather cord from LB--copper sheet metal, 16g copper wire, Czech round and rondelle beads, glass headpin--also made by me.


Mad for Metal

I am still having a ball making copper sheet metal and wire pieces....I never tire of it. The copper focal also becomes part of the clasp!
Components: Ocean jasper, agua nueve agate, jasper chips, carnelian, Czech rondelles and seed beads, 22g copper sheet metal and 16g copper wire--from Etsy shops. Copper and brass heishi, red creek jasper and various Czech beads--from LB. All metal and wirework cut, hammered, torched and formed by me.


Pearly Queen

At first sight I loved these pearl connectors. I thought earrings would be lovely, then added the beautiful rose quartz faceted briolettes.
Components: Pearl, Rose Quartz, sterling silver Fleur De Lis leverbacks


Morning glory bracelet

Inspired by the morning glories all along the outside of the local florist shop I wanted to create something that would last long after the blooms...
Components: Czech glass, wildfire beading thread, size 12 beading needle


Eduki

Becky Nunn adds flair to these earrings by wire wrapping bead chain onto Nunn Design Open Circle Wire Frames. In her piece, she uses sterling...


Lagdelte

In this piece, Becky Nunn layers different kinds of metals. She uses gold and copper open circle wire frames and a copper jump ring, chain, and...


Matua

Created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design, this piece is simple yet elegant. Use the silver design as a reference or make one of these necklaces using...


Magpaon

This piece was created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design. You can use the gold plated materials as shown in the picture, or mix and match with copper...


Primal Beginnings Set

I've been trying to work on the plethora of unfinished projects I have waiting for attention!

The inspiration for this set was creating a more...
Components: Fire Agate, Lava stone, Picture Jasper, Czech glass, recycled glass, TierraCast wavy discs & toggle bar, crystal rondelles, ASP findings--most from Lima.


Natural High

I love the look of chunky jewelry even though i dont wear it! Stick and gradual beafs are my favs
Components: Natural amazonite stone stick beads separated by bead caps on wire and some chain


(Squished) Penny For Your Thoughts

Love the flattened copper, finally found something to mix with the square beads
Components: Czech squares and mashed copper


Tiny Pendant

Another type of poppy jasper. I wanted to do something lighter and more delicate than a wire wrapped bezel, so I tried this. As I was setting it, I...
Components: Poppy jasper pendant (TheStoneLab), 22 and 26 gauge copper wire, turquoise nuggets, moonstone briolettes, mookaite beads, leather cord.


Copper Fire

I have really been busy working with copper sheet metal! I love the patina hammering and torching gives copper. The last two photos are of a...
Components: 22g copper sheet metal, 16g copper wire.... both from Etsy. Czech rondelles and red creek Jasper from LB. I made all the copper components myself...including jumpings and clasp.


Sky Blue Pink

I love pink & blue in the summer, this is turquoise & pink with pink pearls! A double row & looks like I am wearing two bracelets !! Haha!!
Components: Seeds beads, pearls, Czech glass beads & silver components


Hearts a Blu

I've been in a design rut lately, here's to hoping I'm out of it now! :)
Components: Blue peanut beads, copper spacers, tinned copper heart by Moi, gear from the scrapbopk isle, Czech glass mirror bead.


Polymer Play

I made this necklace for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I've been playing around a bit with polymer clay and the pendant was the result of...
Components: Pendant made by me with a Nunn Design bezel; Czech glass mixed metallic English cut and copper round beads; O Beads in a mix of metallics; plated hematite cornerless cubes; copper plated jump rings and clasp from Nunn Design.


Inspired by Ali

Always wanted to do something with some of LB's African Trade Beads...so I saw this design of Ali's,Coastal Shores and thought I would try...
Components: African Krobo Beads, silk string, hemp, recycled beads and a button.


Moonshine

I thought what better stone than Rainbow Moonstone for this bracelet link. I made a rather rustic, primitive looking hook for it...I'm not sure...
Components: Rainbow Moonstone..LB, pewter moon bracelet link, star, sparkly.


Honey Do List June 2017

This is my creation for this month's Honey Do List challenge that my husband comes up with to inspire jewelry makers. Check out my blog to read...
Components: Ceramic bird pendant by Earthenwood Studio; Nest bead by Green Girl; Czech glass in various shapes and shades of red & black (from Lima!); Birch with Speckles ceramic beads (From Lima); antiqued silver plated chain, clasp, and jump rings; blackened eye pins from Vintaj.


Chandelier Earrings

I made these with silver metal chain, Tourqoise howtite and clear crystal glass beads.


Rainbow Twist of Fate

This bracelet is made with the Twist of Fate or Barrel chainmaille weave. It's one of the first weaves I learned. It's such a versatile weave and I...
Components: Weave Got Maille 3.5mm ID 18 gauge jump rings.


Eyelet Treasure

My late father left a collection of vintage hardware--i.e.--nuts, bolts, screws and these eyelets! I finally incorporated them in one of my...
Components: Tibetan agate rondelles, red creek Jasper rondelles, various Czech beads, and waxed linen cord--from LB. Copper jumprings and fancy hammered S clasp components--made by me. Brass eyelets from vintage collection.


Washed up on the Beach

I lived on the coast and would find small pieces of sea glass. Green was a prevalent color. I live in the desert now and I needed a piece of the...
Components: recycled glass, sterling rounds, shell


Positive Frame of Mind

I was inspired to make this necklace for my sister's birthday after I found the wooden frames on the sale wall at Hobby Lobby. She loves wood and...
Components: Twist of Fate or Barrel Weave chainmaille made with Weave Got Maille jump rings. Also, Picture Jasper cubes, wooden frames (HL), Red Creek Jasper faceted rondelles (LB), Tibetan Agate rounds, and my handmade clasp.


Mustard Greens

I LOVE the mustard Czech teardrop beads! The green and orange Czech rondelles just went with them perfectly. I cut up one of numerous printed...
Components: Various Czech beads and Tibetan agate rondelles from LB. Tin connector, jumprings, glass tipped headpins, and spiral by me, antique brass connector from LB. All other findings and components from local shop.


I made a ring!

A little Guadalupe poppy jasper cab from TheStoneLab on Etsy. I formerly believed that rings would be really, really hard to make. This took me a...
Components: Guadalupe poppy jasper, 18ga and 26ga copper wire, one big, lazy dog.


Wrapped Neckwire with Pendant

I dyed the silk ribbon & wrapped the neckwire I've had in my stash for a long time. I wirewrapped the pendant, made the little hammered bail &...
Components: Laguna lace agate & wire from Lima, neck wire & Swarovski crystals from stash, silk ribbon & dye from Dharma Trading.


Skull dream

Twofers. The skull necklace is done with shaggy loops,and the bracelet is E4 in 1. I Love this skull, and it's one of my favorite colors.
Components: skull pendant, nickel silver jump rings, 12 hole connectors, size8/0 seed beads, and gold plated clasp


Heart a flutter

I was so pleased how the horse eye ocean opal beads went with the ceramic focal
Components: All components from Lima beads!💟


Pink Buzzy

Ok, I had two of these antique bees. And branches from Etsy. They worked together well I thought so I made another necklace. Which can bee taken...
Components: Chain from Lima. Bee and branch from Etsy. Accent crystals from a vintage bracelet.


Love at First Sight

This is the cab that started my desire to learn wire wrapping. I started immediately drooling when I saw it and I KNEW we were meant to be...
Components: Crazy lace agate cab, copper wire, very few curse words this time.


Turquoise dream

OK, here's my second effort wth the Tibetan focal. Which do you prefer?
Components: Tibetan pendant, turquoise heishi, coral cube beads, silver plated cones and clasp


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