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Golem Kitty

I pretty much like all of Golem's stuff...but this one in particular. Plus, I had all the right beads at my fingertips, which made it super easy.
Components: Golem pendant, Apatite, Carnelian, gold bead caps, gold chain, gold lobster.

The Autumn Leaves Pass Through My Fingers

Not sure what to say. I guess it could be called a sampler. I'm not really good with wire but am trying to learn what can be done. So I made this...
Components: Really too many to list. But lots of LB leaves and beads including some LB Bronze Hematite wheels. LB Vintage Bronze Parawire.

Another Fall Necklace

I like this's no big deal..but it's o.k. I had some of the lampworked beads leftover, so I actually made a bracelet to go with it.
Components: Impression Jasper, Lampworked beads, glass leaves, bronze beads, Agates, wood beads, vintage beads and gold lobster.

Feeling Blessed

I've had this for a little while, but since I now have two more Golem pendants (one is another kitty)....I thought I 'd better get going!
Components: Golem pendant, Amazonite, little yellow beads, Czech glass, Golem lentil, copper chain and copper lobster.

La Lune

I didn't know what I was going to do with these GGS pieces... But I always wanted the mystic link. So, I put them together. Actually it works. I'm...
Components: GGS pieces, Pacific blue Apatite, Labradorite, Sodalite ?, silver chains, silver link, resin red star, PC bead and silver hook.

The Matrix

I call this the Matrix cuz the rustic rondelles are mostly matrix. Lol.
Components: Old stock graduated Hubei turquoise rondelles and nuggets, hessionite garnet Czech glass, African glass, seeds and brass toggle clasp.

'Tis the Season

Had some lovely charms - perfect for Halloween. The multicolored leaves are black on the reverse side. So the necklace changes as you wear it. A...
Components: 6 mm Czech Glass Beads - Army Green and Tan with Brown Spots, 3 mm Cocoa Smooth Round Pearls, 10 mm Metal Flowers, 6 mm Metal flowers, 8 mm Black Goldstone beads, 8 mm Black Bead Caps, 10 mm Metal Bead Caps, 10 mm Green Daggers, 8 x 12 mm Czech Glass Leaves Multicolored, 10 x 12 mm Glass Beads Charcoal, 6 mm crystal AB Bead Round, 15 x 18 mm Glass Black Cat, LB 19 x 20 mm Tierracast Antique Silver Plated Spirit Charm, LB 18 x 19 mm TierraCast Silver Plated Pumpkin Drop, 20 AWG Wire - Silver, Rose Gold Parawire (LB)and Bronze Parawire (LB), LB 20 x 15 TierraCast Silver Plated Heirlooom Toggle Clasp

More Word Beads

This is another work of art from one of my favorite ceramic bead artist. In case you can't read it says "junk journal" on the front. This is...
Components: Ceramic pendant, brass lock and key, ceramic heart, Lava Rock, Garnet, brass links, brass chain, bit of sari silk, Rock Crystal, everything but pendant from LB.

Dainty Woven Necklace with Birdies

Started this necklace and realized I did something similar earlier. I guess I liked it. An open weave necklace with druks and birdies.
Components: 11/0 seed beads Opaque Lustered Lagoon, White Travertine, 4 mm Czech Glass Druks Opaque Lustered, LB Gold Finish Little Bird Charms, LB Satin Hamilton Gold Plated Flat Diamond Chain 4 x 3 mm links, LB Gold Plated Basket Weave Ribbon Crimp End, LB Tierracast Antique Gold Plated Keepsake Toggle 12mm with 18 mm bar

Seaside Hideaway Necklace

I always find myself drawn to these beachy color combos, no matter what time of year it is! I love how the larimar, fancy jasper, pink opal, and...

A Riff on Wild Roses Necklace

I love the Wild Roses Coins and wanted to try something else with them so I decided to use some wire for this one. Kind of a sister to my last...
Components: LB 13 mm Czech Glass Pink with Silver Wild Rose Coins, LB 6 mm Czech Glass Pacifica Macadamia Round Druks, LB 9 x 12 mm Czech Glass Bright Green Leaves, 3 mm Cocoa Smooth Round Pearls, 9 mm Round Filigree Gold Filled Pearl Clasp, LB 20 Gauge Non-Tarnish Rose Gold Parawire

Wild Rose Coins Necklace

I wanted to use the Wild Rose Coins in a necklace and thought they went well with the Light Peach beads.
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Light Peach, Green, Bronze-, LB 5 mm Czech Glass Desert Rose Melon Rounds, LB 13 mm Czech Glass Pink with Silver Wild Rose Coins, 6 x 11 Czech Glass Leaf Green Opal with Copper Tierracast Gold Plated Toggle Clasp 18 x 12 mm Gold Plated

Crazy Chickens Necklace

Started this with one chicken but I love them so much that I went crazy.
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Many colors - Round, Delicas, Tohos LB Tierracast Magnetic Clasp 18 x 9 mm Gold Plated

So Simple

Wanted to use my openwork butterfly and came up with this little design.
Components: LB Gold plated Stainless steel Champagne Crystal 4mm Bead chain, Lb Tierracast Gold Plated Butterfly Toggle, LB Zola Elements Matte Gold Finish Openwork Butterfly Wing 49 x 27 mm, LB Rose Gold Parawire 20 Ga

Ravenclaw Necklace

Caw, Caw! The ominous raven is always watching with its collection of charms from its nightly ventures. This ceramic bundle by Gaea is handmade...

Last Glimpse of Spring

I don't limit my colorful jewelry to the Spring and Summer...but I thought this looked very Springy with the pearl tassel.
Components: pearl tassel. Chrysoprase, Czech glass, PCbead, Pink Opal, vintage pink bead, Farfalle, silver chain, trica beads, silver link and silver lobster

Sea Drake necklace

Another in the dragon series. This one looked like a sea drake rising from the green waters off of the Pacific Northwest. Also very eclectic mix of...
Components: Glazed ceramic dragon pendant. Large turquoise flakes. Two types of ceramic beads; turquoise rondelles and a darker green round. Dyed coconut spacers. Crackled glass rounds. Two types of Toho seed beads. A heavy brass jump ring. Soft Flex heavy beading wire. Heavy sterling silver crimp beads.

Earth Sky Dragon

The blues and browns on the glazed dragon pendant make me think of a dragon of both earth and sky. This is an eclectic mix I put together today.
Components: Glazed ceramic dragon pendant, green garnet wheels, etched Tibetan style agate rounds, glazed tile beads, glazed melon beads, wooden rounds, aged Czech seed beads, Toho seed beads, softflex medium wire, heavy sterling silver crimp beads, lobster clasp.

Terra Agate Necklace

Started this necklace on one of the sides with the rondelles. The Terra Agate coin is so well balanced that it doesn't flip unless you make it. I...
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Ceylon Pastel Peach and Root Beer-, LB 25 mm Terra Agate Flat Coin, 6 mm Mixed Round Gemstones, 6 x 3 mm Madeira Opal Czech Glass Fire Polished Rondelles, 8 x 4 mm Pink Czech Glass Fire Polished Rondelles, 6 mm Czech Glass Hexagon Carnelian Opal, 14 K Gold Filled Clasp 12 x 14 mm, Toggle 18 mm

Which 2 for door prizes?

Ok y’all help me decide which 2 should be door prizes -pleeeese?
Components: The orange piece is carnelian and jasper (I think) with copper findings. Number 2 is Keishi pearls. The top is rosary chain. Number 3 is a Suzieqbeads pendant with an LB chain I bought a long time ago. Number 4 is a Kambaba pendant that I bezeled with a tie dyed ribbon. Doesn’t that pendant look like hurricanes in the ocean ? There’s a squirrel moment!

Preview of Next Summer

I had hoped to get this finished to wear this summer! But now that autumn is near, it will be put away for next summer!
Components: Clay large crescent focal made by me. All beads fron LB and Etsy. Wire and lobster clasp from LB.

Joy of Color

I've loved all these I thought why not put them together. It reminds a little of the changing of the season.
Components: Blue Goldstone, PC bead, Czech glass, Emerald coin, gold spacers, Chrysocolla ?. gold ring and hook

One Fish

I made this necklace a while ago but just receive my LB order and included was a pair of Tierracast Gold plated Nugget 3 hole Bars 7 x 19 mm. So I...
Components: Enameled metal fishie, 11/0 seed beads From cream to crystal to light and dark blues and light and dark greens and purples and gold and silver, 3.4 mm drops - golden grains, 4 mm round beads - Red Vega I believe, 3 x 4 mm metallic rhubarb Czech glass polished and faceted, AB Glass and plastic rounds for bubbles, LB Tierracast Gold plated Nugget 3 hole Bar, Tierracast 9 x 30 mm magnetic clasp -Ant. Gold Plate

Autumn Tree

As I was looking for supplies to make some more earrings, I happed upon a few of my projects in time-out & made a quick review. Each year, for the...
Components: Czech leaves (LB), Green Girl Owl (LB), Picture Jasper chips, Picture Jasper faceted rounds (LB), carved wood tubes, seeds, wood button, pine cone focal

Peaceful Embers Necklace

This week I wanted to design something with a color palette that I don't normally use, and I love the way it turned out! For this necklace, I used...

Nebula Necklace

A long and luscious rope style station necklace. This sparkling design can be worn opera length, or wrapped for two-strand style. Designed by Tracy...

Fire Poppy Jasper Fall Necklace

A mishmash of many beads - Seed, Jasper, Glass Rounds, Porcelain, Glass Leaves.... Started this necklace with the first flower then wandered...
Components: 10/0 Seed beads White with Travertine-, 11/0 Seed Beads Matte Aquarius-, 6 x 8 mm Speckled Porcelain Beads - Olive, Beige and Red -, 3.4 mm Drop Beads - Golden Grains, 4mm Czech Fire Polished Crystal - Light Metallic Rhubarb, LB 6 mm Fire Poppy Jasper Rounds, LB 6 x 8 mm Czech Glass Leaves - Calypso Green, 3 mm Milky Teal Druks, 12 mm Wooden Bead, 10 mm Matte Pineapple Glass Rounds, 8 mm Gold Plated Bead Caps, LB 18 x 9 mm Gold Plated Magnetic Clasp

Ridiculous or Wilma Flintstone

I had these jade faceted ovals that are huge.
All I could think about was Wilma Flintstone. Hahaha.
Components: 25 x 35 mm Multicolor Jade Faceted Ovals, 20 AWG Square Copper Wire.

New Charms

New ceramic charms to play with. I thought the "joy" charms would be good in a lariat..although I've never done one before. In looking at the...
Components: ceramic charms, turquoise chain, Russian Amazonite, PC beads, vintage white beads, Rock Crystal, silver lobster

Tiger Iron play

Trying to find out if I still can find the beauty in the making.
Components: Tiger iron, wood discs, porcelain beads and others.

Wooden Breeze

Creating with beads that I have had for a while. Love the sea green sqaredelles, hope these will return someday.
Components: Wooden disc beads, metal washers, sea green squaredelles, brown crystals, tube beads and the toggle.

Larvikite and Crystal

This was a partially finished necklace that turned up one day while I was searching for something else. I finished it with a light weight SP hook...
Components: SP chain, English cut crystal, larvikite, 20ga SP wire

Elegant Moonstone

The moonstone in this necklace is peach with AB luster finish. When I first saw them I was intrigued with the finish and when I actually saw the...
Components: peach moonstone with AB luster finish, small GP dog bone tubes, small GP block shape beads, 20 and 24ga red brass wire, GP chain with diamond shape links

Copper Scrap with Bold Lines

Yep, it is another pleated scrap with small copper beads and bronze diamonds. I also used the the copper beads and diamonds to attach the chain...
Components: 24ga copper sheet, 22 and 20ga copper wire, bronze diamonds with green patina, 3mm copper beads, antique copper chain (one of my favorites from LB)

Owls and Butterflies

This is Nancy's owl and the only thing on this necklace that is mine is the chain. The butterflies are mine...the little Lapis charms are Nancy's.
Components: ceramic Owl, blue/green stone?, aqua glass...these are mine I got as a freebie, copper chain, waxed linen, copper hook and eye, ceramic butterflies, Unicorne beads, lapis charms and ear wires

So Purple

Fell in love with the clear Czech glass rice beads. So I made a trellis and added flowers.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 -Terra Pearl Lilac, Toho #1 Opaque Lustered Light Beige and Delica Matte Forest -, 15/0 seed beads - Crystal Clear (for the clasp), 6 mm Glass Purple Flowers, 6 x 4 mm Alexandrite Czech Glass Rice Beads, 25 mm Silver Plated Magnetic Clasp

Last Minute Design

Well...that's what I get for waiting until the last minute. I had these great dancing pearls that went perfectly with a pendant I had....
Components: Vintaj brass pendant, Blue Sapphire, Garnet, little Lapis, brass connector, Czech flowers, brass nuggets, tiny Dragonfly, brass chain and lobster.

Horse Eye Netted Necklace

My daughter gave me some beautiful Horse eye beads. (She knows I like to shop at LB)
It was made a few days ago but I have so many cucumbers that...
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Opaque Terra Cotta, Matte Aquarious, Semi-Glazed Turquoise -, 15/0 Seed Beads - Crystal, 4 mm Czech Glass Pearls - Light Peach, 4 x 6 mm Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Green Travertine, LB 16 x 7 mm Rainforest Picasso Horse Eye Beads, 6 x 10 mm Tierracast Copper Plated Magnetic Clasp

Nancy's Acorn

I got three acorns amongst Nancy's beads...but this was the largest..and my favorite.
Components: PC acorn, Picasso Jasper ?, Garnet, Copper nouveau leaf, bail made with flat copper wire, leather lace, PC bead, bit of sari silk, brass flower and acetate link.

A bead plethora

I’ve had several necklaces with a similar style- using leather straps. I thought the leather would look to heavy for this- so I used ribbon. I’m...
Components: Focal is from Majoyal on Etsy. I used pink opal nuggets and big chips, rose quartz butterfly, a pink square out of my stash. Various Czech beads and Czech bead caps from my stash, 2 lampwork beads and a beaded chain that I made from stash. The ribbon color is called mocha, but has a pink hue to it.