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Bee Dream

I fell in love with this flower, and my husband fell in love with the bees, so this is the result. The wonderful lampwork is by Russian artist Alla...
Components: anodized aluminum chain and wire, glass flower and beads


Peace & Love

This necklace was made for a special young woman in her 20's that loves the 60's era style and music. I wanted to make something that would reflect...
Components: The Twist of Fate chainmaille links are made with Weave Got Maille 4mm ID jump rings. The rest of the necklace is made with various shapes of dyed Howlite.


Inspired by Koi

I was inspired by the sidewalk artwork of the koi fish to make this necklace with Diane Hawkey's amazing koi pendant for the Inspiration in...
Components: Ceramic pendant by Diane Hawkey, Czech glass, ceramic rounds, cracked quartz, teal paisley jasper oval, Vintaj copper beads, size 8 seed beads, Nunn Design copper plated jump rings, TierraCast copper plated clasp.


Tibetan dragon

I love this little dragon charm, and I wanted to pick up some of the same colors. The earrings highlight 1920s koi glass pendants
Components: Tibetan dragon charm, glass beads, vintage glass koi pendants, aluminum jump rings


Jungle Foliage

This is my entry for the July Art Bead Scene challenge. You can read more and see the inspiration artwork over on my blog:...
Components: Pendant by Lesley Watt paired with beads made of Czech glass, ceramic, vintage plastic, paper, and blonde wood; Vintaj natural brass chain and findings


Folded Copper Pendant

This my first attempt at folding metal---not too bad, huh? LOL
Components: Leather cord from LB--copper sheet metal, 16g copper wire, Czech round and rondelle beads, glass headpin--also made by me.


Lagdelte

In this piece, Becky Nunn layers different kinds of metals. She uses gold and copper open circle wire frames and a copper jump ring, chain, and...


Matua

Created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design, this piece is simple yet elegant. Use the silver design as a reference or make one of these necklaces using...


Natural High

I love the look of chunky jewelry even though i dont wear it! Stick and gradual beafs are my favs
Components: Natural amazonite stone stick beads separated by bead caps on wire and some chain


Tiny Pendant

Another type of poppy jasper. I wanted to do something lighter and more delicate than a wire wrapped bezel, so I tried this. As I was setting it, I...
Components: Poppy jasper pendant (TheStoneLab), 22 and 26 gauge copper wire, turquoise nuggets, moonstone briolettes, mookaite beads, leather cord.


Hearts a Blu

I've been in a design rut lately, here's to hoping I'm out of it now! :)
Components: Blue peanut beads, copper spacers, tinned copper heart by Moi, gear from the scrapbopk isle, Czech glass mirror bead.


Polymer Play

I made this necklace for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I've been playing around a bit with polymer clay and the pendant was the result of...
Components: Pendant made by me with a Nunn Design bezel; Czech glass mixed metallic English cut and copper round beads; O Beads in a mix of metallics; plated hematite cornerless cubes; copper plated jump rings and clasp from Nunn Design.


Inspired by Ali

Always wanted to do something with some of LB's African Trade Beads...so I saw this design of Ali's,Coastal Shores and thought I would try...
Components: African Krobo Beads, silk string, hemp, recycled beads and a button.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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...


Spider web necklace

These amazing Czech glass beads are available right here at LB. I just love them so much! The ceramic spider web stamped piece is made by Gaea and...
Components: Czech glass, ceramic, Carnelian, Chrysocolla Quartz, sterling silver, and a single aluminum jump ring


Mother Earth

The pendant reminds me of our planet! LOL. I was going through my endless bead supply, and it all just came together.
Components: Handmade hammered, torched, filed and patina'd copper pendant, handmade twisted headpin charms, Czech 6/0 seed beads and assorted Czech beads from Etsy, ceramic beads from LB. Wood heishi, 1mm leather cord from local shop, and clasp and jumping also handmade......all handmade components by me, of course!


Time Treasure

Birthday present for my sister. Inspired by my dad, who died in 2014 and loved beetles.
Components: Kylie Parry keyhole pendant, many keys, many jumprings (Nunn, copper, silver, gold, several sizes), Czech glass, enameld rings and keyholes (C-koop), Greek hearts and round pendant, bit of leather, beetle, clocks, copper chain, large lobster clasp (copper), headpins, Vintaj patina.


Goldberry's Fall Necklace

I think this is my most favorite piece I have ever made. Tolkein's Goldberry with autumn leaf colors, fig, plum,golden pear, sunlight on yellowing...
Components: From Lima Beads: TierraCast brass-plated ivy links, TierraCast small brass-plated Czech button, Gk bronze-plated braided ring 29mm, Czech 5mm sueded metallic pink melon, Czeh 3mm purple metallic sueded melon, Czech 3mm gold metallic suede melon "really an olive green." Czech 3mm English cut poppy seed, Czech 3mm round Pacifica fig, Czech 3x5 amber with mercury fire-polished rondelle, Czech 3x5 opal cream fire-polished rondelle, Czech 6mm Asian Pear with bronze Picasso fire-polished round, Czech 8x10 Autumn metallics English cut, 4mm Czech Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm Czech matte metallic flax round, 6/0 Toho frosted crystal w/gold lining, Toho 3mm Magatama frosted blackberry, 8/0 Toho frosted bronze, 6/0 Toho matte mauve mocha, 11/0 Toho Demi gold-lustered amethyst, 6mm antique copper-plated jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex beading cable. From other sources: 6/0 Toho frosted transparent medium amethyst, Toho 4mm cube matte raku plum-blue iris, 6/0 Toho dark copper, 5mm Toho cube matte dark olive, 6/0 Toho frosted bronze, Czech 8/0 aged red copper, Czech 6/0 frosted ivory, 8/0 Czech opaque sienna luster, Czech 8/0 metallic gold, 11/0 Toho matte opaque slate blue, Toho 11/0 matte opaque olive, Toho 11/0 dk bronze, Toho 15/0 matte transparent smokey topaz, Heavy oxidized jump rings, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 HEAVY sterling silver crimp beads.


Tibetan dream

I'm crazy about the Tibetan focals, and this is the one I like best (so far). I used my beaded shaggy loop weave for this one. Now I'm waiting for...
Components: Tibetan focal, bright aluminum jump rings, 8/0 seed beads


Wild Lilies

These carnelian and yellow opal matte gemstones take on a lovely warm glow when light hits them. I chose to string these on the honey colored...


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