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Island Breeze Anklet

Inspired by a carefree, breezy day at the beach, I paired an assortment of pearls with silk chiffon ribbon, gold chain, & seed beads to create this...

Peach Luster Shell Bracelet

I fell in love with these golden luster Peach Moonstone beads when I saw them on the Lima Beads site. When my package arrived, (exciting day) they...
Components: 1. Lima Beads Peach Moonstone w/ AB Luster Faceted Round 4mm Item 52841 2. Lima Beads Tiny Nassa Shell Charm 6-10x10-20mm Item 52989 3. Beadalon silver beading thread 4. Silver crimps, wire guards and crimp covers 5. Round hammered silver plated bead caps 6. Lima Beads Nunn Design Sterling Silver (plated) Lobster Clasp 19x12mm - Item #30155

Yes, I can!

Last bracelet using the porcelain focals. I really love the messages from these pieces and this one says it all! I like reminders that pull me...
Components: Lots of Czech hibiscus flowers in 7mm, 9mm and larger. Varied sizes of Czech fire polished rondelles 3mmx5mm, 5mmx7mm and 6mmx9mm. Czech glass faceted rounds and I love the ones that are 4mm with a copper and picasso finish but also the 6mm yellow picasso and the turquoise 6mm matte finished ones, too. I see some 5mm melons and the chandelier cut 9mm, too. There is a single teardrop shape Czech glass in turquoise, too. And, the Greek Bronze cross pendant bead. All of them from LB, I think, along with the Irish Waxed Linen. The focal, clasp, and chain are from other places at other times. I think the chain was in my stash waiting for these focals.

Even More Of Nancy's Beads

Some of the last of Nancy's beads...and some of mine. I really like the bold colors of African beads.
Components: Nancy's African beads and PC faceted orange bead, Black Onyx...I'm pretty sure, African red and rainbow beads, PC toggle and waxed linen

Reminder to be Still!

Okay, not trying to bother anyone with this but I can tell you Who gets me through most of the depths I have experienced in my lifetime, abuse,...
Components: Lots of Hibiscus beads, 7mm and 9mm Czech glass, I love these so much! Round czech glass, some Czech Glass Chandelier Cut 8mm most from LB, Irish Waxed linen, Turquoise Irish Waxed Linen 2 ply and maybe orange crush or similar color 4ply, LB, focal in Porcelain from somewhere else. Chain is vintage I have had forever and the clasp is maybe LB, can't remember.

Face Time

I got this idea to use this face bead that was an earring charm in this bracelet. I don't think anybody had ever favorited it in my shop. Plus it...
Components: ceramic face bead, gray recycled beads, ancient roman glass...LB, vintage black discs, heart and target beads and waxed linen, brass lobster

Remembering to Look for Joy in the Journey

Lots going on in my life right now and when I spoke with our Pastor last week she said she thinks she has been battling some depression, me, too....
Components: Lots of Czech glass beads, all LB. Focal piece from another place. Irish Waxed linen, LB. Chain, from here and there.

Copper and Turquoise

I made this simple bracelet with a scrap of 12ga textured copper wire. It was formed on an oval bracelet mandrel. The loop and hook are just a...
Components: 12ga copper wire, 24ga copper wire, turquoise nugget

Morse Code Bracelets

For these bracelets, I used the International Morse Code chart to spell out words using seed beads. Spelling out meaningful words or phrases in...

The Wine Garden

Wire wrapped bracelet. I've been working on this for a few days. Things have been stressful so a little wine was called for, plus I wanted to do a...
Components: 16, 18, and 24 guage wire in gold and brown colors. Red Jasper leaf beads. 1 14mm golden rondelle. 11/0 pearl seed beads. Briolettes in 2 colors. Green crystal drop beads.

Early Fall Bracelet

I went ahead and made this Fall bracelet...these are Nancy's beads and they kept calling my name.
Components: ceramic focal bead, faceted PC beads, wood beads, vintage topaz spacers, PH copper toggle and waxed linen

Batik Buttons

Mixing some Batik Beads with some Sea Glass
Components: large batik coin beads, sea glass chils and rounds and sandcast discs

Waikiki Bracelet Stack

I used a mix of freshwater pearls, Czech glass, and seed beads to create this beachy/summer-inspired bracelet stack. I especially love the color...

Gulf Driftwood Bracelet

I remember one Spring Break when Kevin and I were in college we went to AMI to visit my Aunt and Uncle. As we walked along the beach headed for the...

More of Nancy's Beads

I wanted to use all of these little crystal dangles of Nancy's....
Components: faceted polymer clay, crystal dangles, silver chain, silver toggle, waxed linen.

Give A Hoot

More of Nancy's beads...
Components: olivine owl, vintage Millefiori, Czech glass leaves, Farfalle, Olive Jade?, Lampworked beads, copper toggle ....most from LB.


Beaded Bracelet. Actually I made this bracelet some time ago, but seeing Beady's beautiful necklace reminded me of it. I seldom wear it as bicones...
Components: 4mm crystal bicones 11/0 silver lined grey seed beads 11/0 pearl seed beads. 4mm metal silver toned beads. Rhinestone button

Zen Garden Bracelet Stack

I used a mix of Burma Jade, Goldstone, Turquoise, and Coconut Shell to create this easy-to-wear bracelet stack. I love this natural/earthy color...

First Signs of Spring

First, I decided that the bluebird was better in a bracelet and I liked a colorful bracelet. I haven't seen any bees yet, but they are sure to be...
Components: Grace lampwork bee lentils, Czech glass, ceramic beads, PH copper toggle, Agates, vintage raspberry MOP, PC button, Gaea bird and waxed linen

Rainbow Shamballa Bracelet

I loved the texture of the hemp paired with the rainbow colored wood beads. This bracelet is a summer must-have.

Monstera Trio Bracelet

This three strand bracelet with a cluster of Monstera Leaf Buttons as the focal is stunning to wear, but simple to put together! Designed by Tracy...

Calming Howlite & Wood Bead Bracelet

I loved the earthy, boho vibe of the storm gray wood beads combined with the natural wood beads. I added in the large hole howlite gemstones rounds...

Rainbow Stretch Bracelets

Rainbows always bring a smile to my face. I decided to make a stack with different variations of the rainbow. These are perfect for summer. The...

Nancy's Owls

I used to have this bracelet link in I thought this would be a good starting point , as I delve into Nancy's beads she sent me. I'm not...
Components: brass owl bracelet link, vintage Millefiori, the rest from Nancy's stash I'm not sure of, brass toggle, brass spacers.

Another Chunky Bracelet

This is the last hand painted focal I bought from this shop. I used some of the beads I got from Nancy's stuff. I can't wait to really dig into her...
Components: art bead, vintage dimpled beads, vintage Millefiori, Czech glass, African recycled bead and brass toggle

Klimt inspired Bead Number Two

This is the other Klimt bead. Another toggle from Nancy.
Components: art bead, vintage black and white drum beads, White Banded Agate...LB, vintage black discs, African black and white bead.

Klimt Inspired Bead

In surfing around Etsy I came across these art beads...hand painted and some inspired by one of my favorite artist Gustav Klimt. I bought two of them.
Components: art bead, vintage khaki dimpled beads, vintage topaz discs, Czech glass bronze, Matte Yellow Opals and gold toggle

Garnet Storm

Garnets are a sensual stone, representing primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love
Components: Double strand of Garnets with a Lotus Flower Charm

Sea Isle

The colors of light green and purple remind me the colors of the sea at sunset.
Components: Jade, Amethyst, hand painted ceramic bead

Every Bead Has It's Place

I never thought I would be able to use the large Millefiori bead I had or the black polymer clay leaf charm. They never seemed to fit in anywhere....
Components: African powder glass bead, brass star coin beads, Millefiori bead, African red and rainbow seed beads, Black Lava Rock, brass chain, black polymer clay leaf charm and brass lobster and waxed linen.

Second Opinion

I ran across this bracelet in my bead tray...I had cast it aside...not sure if I liked it. In looking at it again, I thought it was all right....
Components: funky Carnelian nugget, Mookaite, nut bead, Carved Carneian, Ethiopian spacer, vintage plastic beads, orange disc, paper bead, sari silk, dangles and copper clay toggle

Braided Charm Wrap Bracelet

I've always loved making friendship bracelets, so this design is inspired by that-only simpler to make! Instead of knotting the cord, I decided to...

Dressy or Drab?

Got inspired again and put these two together. I needed to make something for an employee of 33 years! She was born in May so she is emerald. I...
Components: Czech Glass Mint Green w/Bronze Luster English Cut Bead 6x8mm, Czech Glass Pacifica Macadamia Round Druk 3mm, teacup beads metallic limelight 2x4mm, Czech Fire Polished Glass Matte Metallic Gold Copper Iris Round 6mm, 8mm ColorTrends Saturated Metallic Ceylon Yellow, Olive Drab Irish Waxed Linen 4 ply, Czech Glass Vintage Mix Picasso Teardrop 6x9mm, Zola Elements Matte Gold Finish Small Ornate Cross Coin Charm 12x15mm, cl asps from my stash.

Lenca Love!

Looking through my stash today I came across some of my favorite primitive beads! They are from a group of Lenca artisans in Honduras, near the...
Components: 2mm round leather cord, antique brown (LB), I think; primitive African Copper beads, copper plated large hole bead faux fruit seed design; six assorted Lenca pottery beads including one pod.

Kitties in Tea Cups

I just couldn't resist....I got these charms in the mail yesterday. I thought they looked better than the bird. Besides I'm giving this bracelet...
Components: Agates, blue farfalle, orange seeds, brass chain, brass toggle and a kitty in a teacup charm.

Snakes In The Grass

Wire wrapped bracelet. I learned that I don't like rules so I broke some more of them. There is no grass or green obviously, but I called it this...
Components: Snake clasps. 10 and 8mm rondells. 18 and 26 guage silver toned wire. 2mm rondells. Metal disk patterned beads.

The Joy of Color

The joy of color was actually a poster I had framed of a painting by Wassily hung above my mantel...until it was replaced by an...
Components: Gaea bird, Colorful Agates, orange seeds, blue farfalle and brass chain...and brass toggle.

Everything Soochow

One of my favorite gemstones is Antique Soochow Jade. I got out all my different sizes and shapes, added some new wire techniques I've been trying...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Antique Soochow Jade 4mm rounds, 6mm rounds, 8mm rounds, 13×4mm tubes, and a 12mm square. All from Lima Beads.

Another Mixed Media

I made these mixed media ...necklace and bracelet...for me. I'm not sure if they are saleable...and they are really me. I got the two hearts as...
Components: ceramic hearts, Carnelian nuggets, sari silk, rubber ring, African bead, Czech glass, Earth spirit charm, copper chain, piece of leather, printed cord and large hole blue/gold beads

Drunken Sailor Take 2

Wire wrapped bracelet. This is more of what I had in mind when I created Drunken Sailor Take 1. This stone is such a beauty that I had to do my...
Components: 16 and 26 guage silver toned wire. Sea Sediment Jasper cabochon. 6 6mm rondells, green, and 6 of silver. 6 4mm silver rounds.