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On the Move

I was inspired by the description of the Turritella Agate beads "fossilized remains of snails that lived millions of years ago". I was originally...
Components: Turritella Agate beads, brass sea turtles, brass clasp, "Be the Change" pendant


Just For Fun

Waiting...my LB package got stuck somewhere. So...Nancy had a ladybug bead in her package, that I didn't think I could make anything with...but..I...
Components: ladybug bead, Black Lava, Millefiori beads, glass beads, wood bead, copper potato chips, Czech glass, purple thread-like bead, purple filigree bead, magenta shell pearls, paper bead, Rose Quartz, Solar Quartz, polymer clay bead, Rhodonite and etc.


Gnome

Each year I purchase Advent calendars that are downloaded to computers. I get them for myself and relatives. They're from Jacquie Lawson -such a...
Components: Old scarf, bead, leaf, hot glue


Winter Lotus

I loved the Lotus teardop pendants I ordered, and had originally planned to use them as earrings. As I started adding layers of seed beads though,...
Components: TierraCast Lotus Teardrop Pendant, 16 g Copper Wire, 11/0, 15/0's and one teeny, tiny 2mm swarovski crystal bicone.


Flower power

I wanted to use the Hamsas in a necklace and thought they blended well with the hibiscus flower and black jet gemstones. Usually the focal is the...
Components: Jet gemstones (6mm and 8mm), Czech hibiscus flower, pink rice beads and orchid colored hamsa.


Setting a Beautiful Stone

Once again I lost all my description & list of components:(.
Components: Jasper cab, brass filigree & stampings, Swarovski aquamarine & light amethyst, brass beads, Vintaj toggle & other findings. Focal backed with wool felt.


Alice

A depiction of Alice's journey through Wonderland. After all: "No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise." - The Mock Turtle
Beautiful...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - many colors - mostly Opaque Luster Light Beige - Black - Mint green, 15/0 seed beads - Transparent beige, 20 mm mushrooms, little charms - key -tea pot - card - 6 mm stones (2), LB Tierra Cast toggles (2) Ant. Gold Plated, Tierra Cast 8 mm Leaf Bead caps, 8/0 Seed beads Turquoise


Woven Focal Earrings

I love the colors of this Turquoise Mix Crystal Hand Woven Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Focal. They are simple and elegant. I wanted to keep these...


Frozen Tundra Necklace

I was really excited to design with these new hand-woven focal links- I love the color combos & they remind me of snowflakes, making it the perfect...


Sparkling Snow Necklace Set

This week, I had gift-giving in mind! By spending approx. $20 on materials, you can create four unique, simple, and budget friendly designs-perfect...


Re-Do

I wasn't happy with the original unicorn necklace...so I made it over and like it much better.
Components: GGS unicorn, Denim Blue Agate, Amazonite, Farfalle beads, Czech glass Daises, pink rings, silver chain and lobster. All is from LB, except the Farfalle.


Moonflower blooming at night

Moonflower completed.Making a bezel with seed beads was a big challenge for me.. Beady's work on her Alice cabochon was my inspiration....
Components: Necklace is all LB-seafoam line luster agate, czech glass flowers, african opal nuggets, Green Aventurine triangles, howlite triangles, freshwater pearls, seed beads, and flower bead cap for the top of the cabochon. I wanted to do the curly hair but couldn't get it to work right.


More of Nancy's Beads

I took apart some bracelets and thought the Lampworked beads of Nancy's looked good together...a little bit of orange and blue in all of them. The...
Components: Lampworked beads, Denim blue Agate, Larimar Blue Crazy Lace, Czech glass, Saki toggle, Sky Eye Jasper, Mookaite, Ethiopian wire spacers, Red Jasper and homemade toggle.


Moonflower

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More Earrings

Well, I needed more earrings in my shop and I came upon one of my favorite shops having a half price sale. But...I have trouble designing with...
Components: Pewter earring charms, Czech flowers and daises, Charoite slices, lavender Quartz, vintage flower beads, Czech glass, Lampwork beadsand sterling earwires


Wire Wrapping Fun

Wire wrapped cabs in nonstandard sizes.
Components: Square, half round, round & glitter round wire. Agates, druzy & mookaite.


Holiday Blend Necklace Set

Inspired by the holidays, I used Czech glass melons, seed beads, gemstones, and gold accents to create this festive set!


Caribbean Christmas Necklace

I love the beachy vibe these fanned tassels give off! I paired this one with hemp, chain, and gold accents to create a long-length necklace.


A Star is Born Necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace & how quick & easy it is to make. It looks great with any outfit, and with the cost of supplies being under...


Found objects

This is a polymer clay focal I made about 20 years ago. Finally found a home along with some old wire and beautiful lamp work by Kim Rodgers.
Components: Large pearl, old wire, vintaj patinaes, lampwork bead by Stephanie McCain, and other lampwork beads by Kimberly Rodgers, sari silk, leather, waxed linen


More fun with Two Holed Beads

Having lots of fun with these 2 holed beads.
Components: Seed Beads 11/0 - green, 6 mm Two Holed Beads - Travertine and Black, 2 - 2 mm orange beads, Tierra Cast Ant Gold Plate 14 x 18 mm Toggle


Harlequin, Joker, Jester

Two holed beads. Made the pattern with the diamonds - and the shapes and colors reminded me of a joker or a harlequin or a court jester. Fun to wear.
Components: 11/0 seed beads - raspberry and topaz, Gemduo honey drizzle 8 x 6 mm diamond shapes, twin beads - many colors 5 x 2.5, LB Tierra Cast Ant Gold plated Beaded Hook and Eye Clasp


Pastel snowbird

I had several requests for these pins last weekend. I had made them for last years winter market. So I promised they’d be at the nutcracker show,...
Components: Snow bead ( I love these), Gaea bird, multi beryl chain and silver chain. Czech glass flowers ( all LB).


Lotus Flower Necklace

When I first saw this Lotus pendant, I knew I wanted to use it in a design. I paired it with Czech glass & seed beads to create a budget friendly...


Sundance Necklace

For this design, I used a mix of moonstone, turquoise, and hessonite along with gold accents & microsuede cord to create this simple, layered...


Belle Vie Earrings

For these earrings, I attached tiny clusters of labradorite & seed beads above a moonstone charm inside of a gypsy hoop. I love the uniqueness of...


All About Earrings

I was really low in my shop of earrings...plus Christmas is coming up.So...I still have about 4 more pairs to make.
Components: Lapis brios, Denim heishi, black, pink and yellow vintage Millefiori tubes, copper embossed rectangles, imagine beads, green ancient roman glass and vintage Ethiopian wire beads


Yip Yip Yip says the Coyote

Another great Nancy focal...I used the leftover Peridot...I like green with copper. It's hard to get a good length wise photo because hey always...
Components: PH Coyote focal, Peridot, Czech glass, copper circles and copper chain


Cat's Rule

Another great focal from Nancy!!
Components: Golem focal, Peridot, Czech Glass, farfalle, brass chains, lobster and sparkly heart.


Aqua and Brown Netted Necklace

My 2 holed beads were entreating me to let them out to play. So I said OK. Then I saw the brown and aqua beads and I remembered how fashionable...
Components: 17 inches long, Seed Beads 11/0 - Brown Travertine, Opaque Lustered Lagoon, 6 mm Two Holed Beads - Brown Marbled Tiles and Hexagonal Cream Tiles, Tierra Cast Ant Gold Plate 15 mm Toggle


Mermaid eyeglass Lanyard

I love the little mermaid Czech beads. I thought they would look lovely in a mermaid eyeglasses lanyard. I think they are so cute so I added...
Components: 1. Czech Glass Bisque Picasso w/ Turquoise Mermaid 27x8mm 2. Czech Glass T(any ocean color) Dragonfly Coin 17mm 3. Findings for lanyard are silver plate and found here at Lima's 4. Czech Glass White Picasso w/ Turquoise Cruller 7x10mm beads. 5. Small colored turtles, pearls, an assortment of turquoise beads. 6. Some fancy scalloped endcaps. 7. Beadalon Bright .018" 7 Strand Wire 8. Silverplated eyeglass holders with black rubber grips--not found at Limas but easily found. 9. The large pearls are Swarovski® crystals, iridescent light blue pearl, 10mm round. and the little round blue ones are Swarovski also. 10. You can find the turtles almost anywhere and the circular beads came with the turtles in a grab bag sorta thing. 11. This is very easy to make. You start at one eyeglass holder and attach it to wire and then string your beads and end by attaching another eyeglass holder. It is nice and light. It is just a fun way to use the mermaids and that is why I made it.


Face Mask Chain Using Bead or Paperclip Chain

The chains are a great way to keep your mask accessible at all times without touching it.


Tiny Treasures Necklace

I've always loved charm necklaces- they're unique & customizable, and a great way to personalize a gift for someone (or yourself!). For this...


Paradise Found Earrings

These earrings are super quick & easy to put together-making them perfect for gift giving! I love the colors of this new recycled glass along with...


Sari Face Mask Lanyard

Lanyards are a great way to keep your mask accessible at all times without touching it. This sari lanyard is soft and comfortable to wear. The...


Beaded Face Mask Lanyard

I love the idea of mask chains, but I also wanted to make something colorful & more unique than just plain chain. So I decided on this beaded...


Modern Chain Necklace

This is the perfect necklace for everyday wear. It's simple, modern and ridiculously easy to make. I like mixing the finishes to create interest....


A necklace for the quilters in our lives

This little pendant reminded me of my grandmother- who loved to quilt. Quilting is becoming a lost art. I also quilt as well as bead. I may keep...
Components: Quilt block pendant, fresh water and a few Swarovski pearls, Czech glass beads and assorted stash beads. A little sewing machine charm.


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