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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


Spring Chickadees

I love to work with Czech Glass beads this was inspired by Spring and all the little baby animals that are born
Components: Czech glass heart beads. Silver plated charm, 925 sterling silver french earring hooks and sterling silver wire


Sunset In Stone Earrings

Simple, delicate row of sun stone chips going from a deeper orange to almost white with gold plated ear wires.
Components: Gold plated ear wires, gold plated head pins, sun stone chips in colors ranging from peachy-orange to almost white.


Tickled Pink and Purple Earrings

Eclectic Earrings with gold toned findings in tones of pink and purple.
Components: Frosted blue glass beads, gold toned ear wires, pink speckled beads, acrylic beads.


Tickled Pink and Purple Necklace

Eclectic mix of beads in the pink and purple range mixed with gold toned components.
Components: Blue frosted glass beads, acrylic tube bead, gold toned chain and clasp, gold toned artistic wire, round blue speckled beads, rose burgundy speckled beads.


The Path Less Traveled

What to do with leftover or short supply beads? Make an eclectic necklace!
Components: Destash of various beads including wood, acrylic, stone, glass and ceramic.


50 Shades of Clay

50 Shades of Clay Necklace
Components: Silver toned pinch bails, Sculpey clay pendants, Stone round beads, Silver toned clasp, beading wire


Floating pearls

This is one long 12" piece which I have folded in half to add the loop on which to attach the chain to do up the other end with a lobster clasp. A...
Components: Seed beads, Czech glass & largish freshwater pearls


Orchids and Copper..

The pink earrings were inspired by this lovely orchid plant my two lovely little boys gave me for Mother's Day. The flowers were so pale, with...
Components: From Lima Beads - my favourite pink quartz wheel beads (these are so pretty and so icy and frosty, I love love love them! Please get more, as I am running low.. ), brass wire, antique copper wire. Own stash and stuff - Ghana recycled glass beads in orange, hammered copper, Gilders Paste patina colour, polymer clay drops handmade, by me and the edge coloured with Gilders Paste patina, tiny little bead caps I picked up from this little store in this out of the way little town, that I spotted while husband drove past (many *gasps* and "stop the car!!!" occurred there) also coloured with the paste.


My Version

I decided to look through all my "favorite" saved designs from Lima. This is a bracelet made by Ali called Sunset Bracelet. It should have taken...
Components: Sunstone 4-5mm rondelles, iolite tumbled nuggets, 8/0 seed beads in metallic polaris & permanent galvanized saffron, 2-strand Irish waxed linen in Sage, 4-strand IWL in Teal, amethyst & gold link, aqua druzy coin with gold 15mm links, twisted 6mm 16G jumprings in gold plate, Tierracast 6x7 barrel, 3mm turquoise deerskin lace. All from Lima!


Pastel bracelet

I love making these multistrand E4 in 1 bracelets. I've made them in lots of colors, but this is one of my favorites.
Components: 7/64 aluminum jump rings, multistrand connectors, 8/0 seed beads


Blue-Ringed Octopus

This necklace was based on my Fresh Pick ‘Octopus Lair’ which was inspired by the Blue-Ringed Octopus.

As usual, I started this project with...
Components: Necklace: (LB): Green Girl Octoball, Crazy Lace Agate, Feldspath, African Opal, African recycled glass rings, TierraCast link & toggle bar, waxed linen. (Stash): Russian Lace Agate, Dyed Quartz, Denim Lapis, Vintage glass beads, CZ glass & seeds, misc glass, AS pewter findings Bracelet: GG Octopus Button (LB), TC link (LB), leather, FW Pearls, crystal rondelle, beads listed above.


Spiral Collar

I wanted to make a wide collar with these little rosette units, so this is what I came up with. I hesitated to show this, since it's all maille,...
Components: aluminum jump rings, silver plated clasp


Singing Birds In The Morning

WE are so lucky to have so many birds that sing and cheer us up every morning. They have nests close that we often watch to see the new hatchlings....
Components: The chain I used came from Etsy. Tibetan Agate, Birch w/Speckles porcelain beads, silk ribbon, and Nunn bezel from LB. The other beads used are from my stash. I did include a picture of a bracelet and earrings to match. The other necklace was my first attempt at resin. The bezel and all the beads came from LB.


Great Blue Heron

My passion for all things nature is driving my jewelry making. I found this pendant on Etsy and was thrilled. Just as I was every time I have seen...
Components: I used Labradorite, two different Czech beads, and a silver clasp all from LB. The pendant again I found on Etsy. The two tassels I made from the light blue swede sold here at Lima Beads.


Ancient Seas

This is my design for the Art Elements May Component of the Month challenge featuring a shell slice pendant by Lesley Watt. You can see my blog...
Components: Shell slice pendant by Lesley Watt, Ceramic round by Keith O'Connor, Zola Elements Patina Green Brass beads, Czech glass, Bronzite rounds, Tibetan agate, faceted Green Aventurine, brass spacers and findings by Vintaj.


Some Bracelets

A few of my bracelets to go into the shop..I have an inventory of 30!
Components: Pink Opal, Pink Opal Crystals, White Agate, Saki toggle, Lotus link, lime green links, Lemon Chrysoprase, Lime green stones?, Kingman Turquoise, Apatite, Orange Indo Lampwork, Rhyolite, Green Serpentine, Lampwork Rondelle, Czech Glass, brass lobster, copper hook and waxed linen...most from LB.


Raven Necklace

This necklace uses some super cool Czech glass beads that I found right here at LB! They are two toned, but that's where the easy discriptors stop,...
Components: Pewter pendant by Green Girl, Czech glass, sterling silver, Karen Hill tribe sterling silver cylinders


Polka dot heart

I'm in love with this necklace! It is ultra feminine. Plus it is convertible. Tied either long and dramatic with a bow at the back of the neck or...
Components: last chance terracotta heart, Goldstone, African Turquoise, Czech glass clovers pink Czech glass daggers, robins egg Czech glass rounds, terracotta seed beads, copper rings, and both sari silk and Latte silk ribbon. All from Lima.


Some Earrings

Some new earrings to put in my...finally..new Etsy shop. I plan to open it June 4th. If anybody has any tips in having a successful Etsy shop...let...
Components: enamel components, vintage Mille Fiori bead, green ? bicone, 2 inch gold/brown hoops, Fossilized Peanut Wood, brass and copper earwires.


Nephilim Necklace

From Medieval Momma's wing pick. Nephilim are the offspring of angels and humans. Never quite fitting in, they are both strong and tragic in their...
Components: From Lima Beads: 10mm and 8mm steel faceted fire agate (heat and color treated)-- the colors look like the grey dappling on baby seals and some are soft silver grey like dolphins. Silver-plated angel wing charm, TierraCast antique silver-plated skull bail, gold pyrite skull beads. .019 silver satin SoftFlex beading cable. From other sites: hematite spacers, Czech 6/0 seed beads in a mix called "Hematite" which has a pale blue metallic shade, gunmetal, silvered white. 8/0 Toho frosted silver grey-lined, 11/0 frosted transparent rainbow soft grey, 15/0 Toho gunmetal, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimp beads. Various jump rings. Silver-toned "S" clasp.


Dalmatian wristband

Fun little bracelet. Easy to make but difficult to photograph.
Components: 6 mm dalmatian jasper rounds, 5 mm bronze rounds (Saki), spotted button (Saki), natural leather cord, magenta waxed linen.


Mess of rings!

When I decide to dive into a particular project, I high dive! I took some yummy rivolis & glued into mostly JBB & Nunn settings with epoxy. That...
Components: Various ring settings in gold, silver & copper, 12 & 14mm Swarovski rivolis-some colors are a special coating from a US seller on Ebay, 5-minute epoxy. The other gem is charoite.


Hello Spring

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln created a large spring focal out of 5 Vintaj pieces. This necklace should be worn closer to the neck to best display...


Imagine Sea

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln had warm beaches in mind when creating these earrings. Change this design up with your favorite colors or add more...


Feather bracelet

Custom piece for a customer that I made. She wanted something with the birthstones for her children. She only has 3 but 3 little stones wasn't...
Components: PMC fine silver feather, silver wire for bead and clasp as well as wrapping the stones, deerskin leather the stones are: peridot, garnet and natural sapphire


Aqua dreams

I just can't stay away from the E4 in 1 weave, or the milky aqua beads.
Components: annodized jump rings, solid copper jump rings, 8/0 milky aqua seed beads, Greek patina end bars and clasp


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