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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...


Rose Dream

I bought this resin rose months ago, and couldn't figure out what to do with it. Once I finally decided, I like how it turned out. I used a...
Components: resin flower, anodized aluminum jump rings, Czech glass leaves


Lampwork glass necklace

I haven't posted anything here at LB in a while, mostly because I haven't been taking pictures of the tons of pieces that I have made over the past...
Components: Czech glass, artisan lampwork glass, freshwater pearls, glass, Moonstone, and sterling silver findings and clasp.


Mooakite Pendant

My first attempt at wire wrapping a cab. And by first, I mean it took me 3-4 attempts just to get the first inch or so, of the weave done...
Components: Brecciated mooakite cabochon, copper wire, tears, many curse words, more tears.


Beadfest Weavefest

This necklace is the result of my first ever bead show. I went with a plan and strategy but was so overwhelmed (in a good way!) that the plan...
Components: Jump rings, Tibetan Agate rondelles (BF), 8mm matte Chyroprase rounds (BF), Impression Jasper Oval and 3 tiny Czech glass beads.


Joyful Spring

Lots to look at in this piece! The serene colors remind me of a breezy spring day. Though it's raining today, we've had some simply gorgeous...
Components: Handmade hammered, stamped and torched bezel piece with a flower/vine LB copper connector insert. Also handmade jumprings and headpins....Czech glass and ceramic beads from LB and Etsy, Aventurine rondelles from Etsy, cord end, beadcaps and filigree discs (Ibent those into beadcaps!) from local shop.


Coral Sticks

I love coral and a tribal look
Components: Coral sticks, coral barrels on wire, lobster clasp


Carniflower

I have a new favorite artist in Russia,Anastasiya Khramina, who made this beautiful flower in polymer clay and resin.I love the way she turns our...
Components: Poloymer clay and resin flower, aluminum jump rings, 8o seed beads


Goldberry River-Daughter Necklace

From my pick called the same. Goldberry River-daughter is Tom Bombadil's wife from Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Not the movie, the book....
Components: From Lima Beads--brass water lotus pendant, Celtic triangle charm and ivy links gold-plated TierraCast, Czech glass 6x9 Earth Picasso Fire, 6x9 Spring Rain, 3x5 Opal Cream fire polished, Czech brown ghost chip mix, 4mm Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm metallic, matte Flax, green camo jump rings and .019 silver satin softflex. I also used, from other sources, Czech matte, frosted cream 6/0, Toho 6/0 matte transparent dark teal, Toho 8/0 Toho 8/0 cream lustered, Toho 11/0 matte raku plum/blue iris, heavy oxidized open jump rings, black shiny iron jump rings, heavy sterling silver 2x2 crimp beads, 5mm brass-plated iron rolo chain, 3" headpin.


Nice Ice Necklace

Part of the "Stone Wear" line I am creating. This has natural stone beads with an AB coating, blue faceted czech glass beads, silver square beads...
Components: Quartz stone beads, blue czech beads, square silver toned rondelle beads, silver toned lobster clasp.


Mystic Dynasty Necklace

I had some extra manufactured stone and acrylic beads on my work space and wondered if I could make them work together. This is the result. It...
Components: Gold toned discs, gold tone bead caps, gold toned brass rondelle beads, man-made pressed stone beads, acrylic nugget shaped beads, czech glass beads, and stone beads.


Plum Passion Necklace

I have been smitten with the new natural stone items out there (I am working on a line called "stone wear"). I love the agates and the jaspers and...
Components: AB coated "spikes"; AB coated slabs; czech gold tone faceted glass beads; gold tone chain and lobster clasp.


Tail of the Comet Necklace

Simple Druzy wrapped pendant that hangs from silver and gold toned chains.
Components: Silver artistic wire, gold wavy pendant back, silver wire wrapped bail and silver and gold toned chains.


Tree of Life Necklace with Nepalese cane glass

18 inch necklace with two inch chain extender
Components: "Sunset Disc" Nepalese cane beads from Lima Beads, 8mm "bottle green" recycled glass rounds from Lima Beads, 6mm dark wooden rounds, Gold-lustered transparent pink 8/0 Toho, Cool bronze 6/0 Toho, Purple opaque 6/0 Czech, 5mm brass-plated rolo chain, lobster clasp, jump rings, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex (Lima Beads), 3 inch head pin and 6mm recycled "shamrock green" (Lima Beads) round for dangle on extender.


Desert Sun

I love these ceramic beads from LB! Initially, I was just going to string them and leave them on their own.Then I remembered this PC pendant I...
Components: Ceramic beads from LB, copper connectors from Etsy shop, jumprings and PC pendant by me.


Chickadee

I created this necklace for the monthly challenge my husband creates... The Honey Do List! Check out my blog for the inspiration photo and the...
Components: Tons of Czech glass leaves and flowers (mostly available from Lima Beads), Vintaj brass filigree and jump rings, brass plated leaf clasp, Skye Jewels wooden pendant.


Feathering the Nest

I finally finished all the PC pieces for this piece...whew! Then it took some time to wire wrap the beads and make jumprings. I am happy with the...
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Agate beads from LB and Etsy also. PC bird, nest, branch, and beads made by me. Jumprings and headpins also made by me.


Safari Necklace

I love elephants and had collected quite a few of them. I put them on one strand and other safari animals on another strand.
Components: Wooden Jasper, metal, stone assorted animal and other beads.


Gemstone Donuts

I love all the leather jewelry that's out now. I wove metallic leather through gemstone donuts.
Components: Gemstone donuts, various sizes, metallic leather cord, large crimp tubes.


Forget Me Not

I'm playing along with a new Facebook group called "Inspiration in Everyday" where you share something that has inspired you along with your beady...
Components: Pendant by Humblebeads, tons of Czech glass (most from Lima Beads!), vintage German glass, pearls, TierraCast brass plated clasp.


Unsure necklace..

Really unsure about this one. Especially after looking at the photos. It's the inner seed bead bits that seem off. It's the colour of the...
Components: From Lima Beads: Sea glass pendant drop in Seafoam (I adore these drops!), wire, leather. From a local bead shop: Indonesian glass beads. My own stash: African recycled glass tulip beads in amber, and aqua disc beads in pendant. Copper bars, hacked off copper sheet, patina'ed with boiled egg *sigh* and seed beads. All findings made with wire from LB.


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