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Mermaid Collection

I have recently began to truly love and appreciate mermaids, and so have began a collection of bracelets and necklaces that are both whimsical and...
Components: Recycled African Glass, Mixed gemstones, Greek starfish charm and ball bead, Czech fire polished glass, crystal ball


Stars and Hearts

Love is in the air! Floating stars inside open hearts and two tone spacers say I love you to the moon and back!


Sweet Life Bangles

This gorgeous bangle was designed to look worn with texture and has rivet holes (6) for charm embellishment. Pick any of Tierracasts' new line of...


Daggers

Make quite a few dangle type bracelets to wear with tee shirts, really like the components hanging on different types of chain
Components: Czech daggers, orange and blue stripe glass rondels, tiny orange glass tubes, and seed beads on a wide mouth chain


Pretty Petals

Wasnt sure what to do with these rounds so tried a fun casual look with matching earrings
Components: 12 mm ceramic painted rounds, leather cord, yellow enamel square, tiny yellow square rondels and sunburst button


Strings of seaglass

Love seaglass beads! Making bracelets and anklets for summer.
Components: Green seaglass rounds staggered with square seaglass rondells, bronze metal beadcaps, 2nd bracelet is blue seaglass with an oval blue czech bead. Wrapped seaglass earrings to match


Wrapped up

Wanted to a add a little character to a wrap bracelet without wrapping beads around the strap
Components: Cloth strap from limabead with a few red glass pearls and a clasp


Three Amigas

These agate beads have been in my stash for awhile. For some reason I'd pull them out to use them, admire them, and put them away. Finally, I...
Components: Jump rings, 8mm Tibetan Agate and focal, 4mm Picture Jasper cubes, deerskin lace leather, and 20 gauge Antique Brass Artistic wire.


Painted Desert Bracelet

I had a lot of fun making this with Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, dyed layered malechite beads (the crosses) and Stabilized...
Components: Silver toned western style rings, silver plated clasp, Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, Stabilized Turquoise nugget beads, and silver toned jump rings.


A Perfect Pairing

For a February birthday---wanted to incorporate amethyst into a double strand design
Components: amethyst gemstones, freshwater pearls, seed beads, rose jade, Bali silver beads and sterling silver three ring toggle clasp with dangling labradorite chips


Round Stone Bracelet

Same design, this time with rounds. I just wanted to show you what this looks like with rounds.
Components: Carnelian, LB, Rose Quartz, LB, Blue Haze Agate, LB, leather cord, Irish Waxed Linen, various buttons, seed beads, some LB, some my stash


His 'n' hers

Two complementary stretch bracelets for my son and his fiancee. They both like tiger eye gemstone, so I used it for both bracelets.
Components: 10mm and 6 mm tiger eye and lava stone round beads, 6mm round silver beads for accent, silver tube beads to hide the knot of the 1mm stretchy beading cord.


Passel o' bracelets

I've been going a bit crazy with this braided design making it in every different stone I can find that works. It works with rounds, too, it just...
Components: Denim Lapis, Malachite, Green Kyanite, Blue Kyanite, Rose Quartz, Rend Bend Jasper, Brazilian Agate in order of the pics, some from LB and some from my stash. Leather cord, all LB, GG and Mamacita buttons, all LB, other buttons, my stash, Irish waxed linen, LB, seed beads- the metal look ones are duracoat and I don't think LB ever carried them. Any colored seed beads I used are from here.


Pacific Blues and Caribbean Greens

Combining Mardi Gras jasper beads with Agate and Czech glass. Just in time for Valentines Day!


Seahorse Bracelet

I am hooked on making leather wrap bead bracelets.. Love the seahorse button..live the Brazil sodalit e..combined with Czech glass and lapis.. I...
Components: Seahorse button 1.5mm blue leather 4mm and 6mm Brazil sodalit e Czech glass 6mm lapis Silver cube beads Silver slidders


Red wrap

Hammered wire flattened and attached to leather strap wrapped with 8 mm red beads and seed beads
Components: Z clasp, rivets, leather, wire and beads


Boho bracelets

I love your Tibet beads! The coral and turquoise beads are a perfect combo to mix other bead colors and designs. Love the boho vibe!


Growth by Aeress Designs

Growth is a necklace filled with potential- for color, warmth, things to come, for flowers, and beauty. It represents our ability to learn everyday...
Components: Red Coral 6mm, Czech glass metallic goldenrod 4mm, Zola elements flower rounds 8mm, Zola focal silver. And Lapis.


Tranquil reminder

More PMC3 work... To make the focal I rolled the clay out and then used an impression mat. I fired the clay using a speed fire cone system for...
Components: PMC3 fine silver, Czech glass beads and SSF wire, LOS


Butterfly Oh Butterfly

I got these Vintaj butterflies from LB intending on using them in a bracelet. The seed beads were a Christmas present...I thought they were perfect...
Components: Vintaj brass butterflies..LB...seeds, purple and blue flowers, waxed linen..LB, brass lobster..LB.


Ode To Bone

Well, I'm kinda hesitant to post this since it's mostly chainmaille and this is a beading site. But, I was inspired by Little Round Chick and...
Components: Jump rings, and bone beads.


One for me!

This wrap bracelet began with a 2-strand bronze glue-in clasp from Rio Grande. As it developed, I just loved it too much! I don't keep much of the...
Components: Various bronze, Saki bronze, Greek bronze, brass & antique gold beads, Czech glass, large hole gemstone, Czech glass button, snips of silk ribbon & bronze S clasp.


Flight

I've been working on designing with a new chainmaille weave. Well, new for me that is. It's been a lot of fun.
The transition between the...
Components: Jump rings, 2 holed African Opal beads from a great little shop, Czech glass, and 6mm African Opal rounds from LB.


Snowflakes are falling...

With all the snow on the ground, I just had to immortalize it in a bracelet.
Components: Snowflake charms, aluminum chain, pearl and crystal chains.


Conifer and Jasper Toggle Bracelet

I really like Nunns' series of National Park charms. They are just the right size for bracelets.
Components: Nunn antique silver-plated Redwood charm, impression jasper 6 mm heishi, light coconut heishi, Czech 6/0 dark saddle seed beads, Toho semi-glazed turquoise 8/0 seed beads, simple pewter Greek Toggle small, beading wire, sterling silver crimp beads.


Purple Icing

What inspired me was that I love combining the 2 different types of Amethyst beads, & what I love is Amethyst and purple are both favorites of mine.
Components: Dogtooth Amethyst Round 10mm Amethyst Faceted Round 10mm Freshwater Pearl 10mm Magnesite (wht) Round 10mm Gold (plated) Openwork Lotus Charm 20x24mm Goldenshadow Swarovski bicone crystals 10mm


Silver Lotus Combo

The color combination is what inspired me. I wore this with a gray colored outfit, & I got a lot of compliments.
Components: Zola, Jasper, All Silver Pewter findings.


frog pond

Hand made ceramic focal, green opal, Czech seedbeads


Sea and Sand

I have been wanting to do a wrap bracelet with these cube beads. I finally got around to it and then didn't have what I wanted for the closure. So...
Components: TOHO cube beads, C-Lon and leather cord from LB...gold dome closure from my old jewelry stash.


Christmas button bracelet

Simple and fun holiday bracelet
Components: Stainless steel chain, buttons, jingle bells


Owl's Nest

I loved the owl bracelet bar the minute I saw it! Was just a matter of getting the right beads to go with it.
Components: Owl bracelet bar, 6 mm ocean jasper, Czech 8mm glass snake beads, and antique gold end connectors from LB. 8mm ocean jasper and jasper bead from Etsy, rest from local shops. Handmade chain and jumprings.


All wrapped up...

This bracelet was a sampler of some wire wrapping bead techniques I learned in class the last few weeks. Added some simply wrapped clear glass...
Components: 16, 18, and 20 gauge copper wire, glass and metal beads


Potosí bracelet

Christmas present for a friend of mine who loves red.
Components: African trade glass beads (red, orange, white), Patricia Healey copper clasp, Peruvian clay bead with bird (fair-trade), 2 bone beads, 2 copper discs 8 mm, a few small copper rings, 1 small red glass ring, metal bead, shell heishis, irregular metal discs (Saki Silver), crimp beads & covers.


Brass is the bomb...

Had the opportunity to work with raw brass this week in class. This is 10 gauge and with a bit of hammering and annealing and soldering and...
Components: 10 gauge raw brass wire, abalone


Turquoise

I love Turquoise and I got some Kingman Turquoise and I wanted to show it off.
Components: Turquoise, Apatite, A Beaded Gift Turquoise lentil and mini discs, Grace lampwork boro bead, enameled spacer, waxed linen and copper toggle. Art beads and toggle ..LB


Baby Blue-Eyed Owl

I got a bunch of beads from a friend...more or less beads I wouldn't normally use....but I liked the olive ones and decided to make something with...
Components: Grace Lampwork..olivine owl and polka dot rondelle, Beaded Gift olive crystal, Blue Agates, asst. olive glass or resin beads, waxed linen and brass lobster. Lampwork, Agates and findings...LB


Tributary

Reminds me of a tiny stream
Components: Seed beads, leather cord, s-lon


Bronze bird and Red Creek Bracelet

Finished bracelet. Feels so substantial and comfortable to wear with the smooth heishi that I ordered another Shenandoah charm. I am making one to...
Components: 10 mm Red Creek heishi beads-LB, Nunn Shenandoah Charm Bronze-LB, simple Greek toggle bronze-LB, 8mm natural mixed wooden rounds from the Philippines, 6/0 Czech dark opaque shiny brown seed beads, 6/0 saddle Czech seed beads, soft flex medium wt silver satin beading cable-LB, Super heavy sterling silver crimps 2x2mm, super heavy oxidized open jump ring.


First of Three

This is the first design usng the PC clay components I finished the other day. Waiting on a bead order to complete the other 2.
Components: Handmade PC bracelet bar, handmade chain, aqua nueva agate rondelles, assorted Czech glass beads, 6mm jasper beads and magnetic clasp.


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