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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).


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


Vintage Like Me

I apologize for posting so much. But I just got new beads in. So, these beads are from my favorite vintage bead store. You can get so much for...
Components: Lucite coin pillows, lucite terra cotta matte nuggets, Antique copper beads, Czech leaves, Farfalle, Hematite, brass toggle and waxed linen


Art Deco or Moon Phases?

Every year we look forward to Lima’s crossword puzzle & have a blast figuring out all the words. Not to divulge our age, but we figured out...
Components: Acetate links (LB), Czech coins & nugget (LB), Grey Agate (LB), SP findings.


One Is The Loneliest

Lately I've been noticing the uniqueness and beauty of Baroque Pearls. So I decided to use one in a bracelet and gave it to my sister for Christmas.
Components: Sterling Silver jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave and one Baroque Pearl.


Queen Anne's Lace

This is made by one of my favorite ceramic bead artist. She is almost always inspired by nature.
Components: Ceramic bracelet bar, Prehnite nuggets, pumpkin bead, Citrine, Autumn Agates, copper bead caps, Pc bicone, PH copper toggle, ceramic heart and waxed linen


Simply Orange

I bought a sweater that is tan and orange (looks better than it sounds, lol). I don't really care for orange and never had orange in my wardrobe...
Components: Orange round glass beads, orange crystal disk beads, gold metal saucer beads, beading wire and a lobster claw clasp.


Repurposed Earring Bracelet

The centerpiece was from an earring that lost its mate, long ago. I thought it was pretty so..... now it is a bracelet!
Components: Variety of blue glass beads (I'm sorry, I don't pay attention to what beads are actually called when I get them, I will try to do better), blue seed beads, broken earring, heart toggle and beading wire.


Dainty Dream

A change from the bigger clunky bracelets that I often make, but I like delicate ones as well. I only had to redo it 3 times - rrrr. I spent the...
Components: 4mm rondells. 21/0 seed beads in 2 colors, metallic silver and garnet. Rhinestone bead balls. Superduos in silver. Lobster clasp. Beading thread.


Any Better?

I checked out a few settings for my camera...switched on something...the result is the first pic. The second I took in more sunlight.
Components: Ggs link, Metallic Hematite, Lampwork bead by Grace, Czech glass, Ggs mermaid link and hook


Practice Makes Better

I'm so excited to finally be using this tablet for everything! I think the pictures came out good.
Components: Ceramic butterfly, Mookaite, Czech glass, Leopardskin Jasper, wood bead, gold toggle, Tiger Eye chips and fossilized peanut wood.


Crystal snowballs

The clasp is a little difficult, but it does work. I just made it up as I went along. I'm thinking next time, flat on top and the dangles just on...
Components: Gold wire, Silver wire, Pink wire, gold head pins, white opaque crystals and gold spacer beads.


Garnet Chip Bracelet

I suspect that I am not the only one who's going through their stash and trying to make use of some of items on hand. I've got quite a few garnets....
Components: Faceted garnets and garnet chips. Champagne colored rondells. Fireline. Box clasp.


Little reminders make a difference.

I like reminders to keep my focus on what really matters.
I have been trying to organize and clean up since I returned from my trip. I was...
Components: Most of these were purchased right here on LB!!! Czech Glass Green Turquoise Picasso Cocoon 8x13mm, Dark Forest Green Irish Waxed Linen 4 ply, JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3 Petal Leaf Toggle Clasp, Czech Glass Rainforest Picasso Horse Eye 16x7mm, Czech glass Sand & Surf 5 Point Bellflower 6x9mm, Czech Glass Emerald Isle flower bronze wash 12mm, Czech Glass 8mm Turquoise Stone Picasso Round Bead Strand, Czech Glass Olive Fire Polished Round Snake Beads 8mm, Czech Glass Emerald Picasso Fire Polished Round 8mm, Czech Glass Emerald Fire Polished Round 10mm, some milky pink color 2-Hole Lentil 6mm, Turquoise bronze 6mm druk, 5x7mm and 3x5mm and 6x9mm fire polished rondelles, 5mm melons in two colors, bicone from a Czech glass mix, some 6mm picasso fire polished rounds, Czech Glass Pumpkin Pie Square 10mm, a square picasso ivory 6mm, some small copper spacers and a red jasper rondelle. A beautiful bracelet connector from SuzieQ. Czech Glass Emerald Fire Polished Round


Leafy Greens

They're not just for salads anymore, :)
Components: Green glass flower beads, green glass leaf charms, gold chain, beading thread and a toggle clasp.


You Will Never Guess---More Birds

Since LB is only letting me post two pics...I tried a good shot of each. I already promised the green/lavender one to Debbie. So...the first ones...
Components: Pc birds, birdhouse button and squares, Amethyst, green stone, Czech glass, leather, Red Jasper, Carnelian, brass star and brass toggle


Two Thieves Garnet Bracelet

These are earrings I bought at Goodwill a couple of years ago. I think they are beautiful but hardly ever wear them, so I turned them into...
Components: Earrings. Bead caps and bead cones. Rhinestone pave beads. Rhinestone spacers. 8/0 gold seed beads. Garnet beads. Dark red seed beads. Fireline.


At Peace with the Blues

So, I tried my hand (or should I say my wrist, lol) at an asymmetrical bracelet. I don't know how some of you add so much stuff!
Components: Stone peace sign, different shapes of blue glass beads, large hole beads, silver flower spacers and blue chain.


Denim Blue Jeans

A bracelet to go with my jeans….. :)
Components: African Trade Striped beads (LB), Labradorite, Denim Lapis, Dumortierite, Blue Aventurine, Red Sesame Jasper, Denim dyed Quartz, TierraCast toggle (LB), TC rings & drop (LB), ASP chain (LB), spacers, seeds


Silla’s snow

Thank you Sweetjane for the inspiration for this piece. I had been staring at this group of beads on my table for a month and nothing would happen....
Components: Irish linen, vintag findings colored with vintaj patinas, assorted lamp work beads, gold chain, tierracast small discs.


Simply Simple

I have had these beads and findings on my work table for weeks. I decided to finally get it done today....whew!
Components: Czech beads, antique soochow jade, agate bead, copper spacer and charm from LB and etsy. 18g copper and vintage bronze wire...from LB.


Funky bracelet

A friend brought some beads over to my house the other day to see what could be done with them. After playing around with my stash, we decided to...
Components: Antique silver type chunky chain (from LB years ago), turquoise pillow beads, antique silver lobster clasp, 26 gauge wire.


Gems Among the Stones

I am in love with these amazonite ovals! Also wanted to use the last of the silver focals....it all just came together. The painted stones are...
Components: Amazonite from etsy. Silver beads and clasp from LB....focal from local shop.


Magic Fox

This is kind of a wild one, designed for a friend who likes mysterious things, the color purple and foxes
Components: Purple line luster agate, daggers, CG opalite, CG green luster rounds, coated quartz crystals, purple druk's


Tiger on a Rusty Chain

Sorting through my stones, I found the tiger charm and thought he would do well with some Carnelian and Tiger Eye. I just went from there!
Components: Carnelian - faceted and pebbles, Tiger Eye - pebbles and round matte, copper chain, silk string


A Sunny Afternoon

Just enjoying these days before really cold and dark days take hold - I really like these November days and the angle of the sun in the afternoon
Components: Citrine pebbles, rough Sunstone, waxed linen


Let It Snow

I wanted to do a winter wonderland type piece, but I didn't have all the components. So, I had to improvise. I made those little...
Components: Quartz Crystal, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, enameled snowflakes and silver lobster


Pink and Gold

I made a bracelet with these pink opal Czech beads before...then I got the gold bracelet bar. I used the other earring component on this. Holly...
Components: gold leaf bracelet bar, Czech glass, lentils, daggers, enameled leaf, pink glass charm, gold heart toggle and one Ruby Crazy Lace Agate.


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