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Don’t make this mistake

I was attempting to clean a clasp in a tarnish remover liquid. In only a second , I glanced up and my hand dropped down- thus the aqua terra agate...
Components: Beads, tarnish cleaner and words I should not have said!


Permission to play

What inspired me? Boredom. And I wanted to use up the polymer clay from the pendants. Then I had to get my ink to do the beads. And started in on...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic bead caps, patina paint and alcohol ink. I’ll seal them with diamond glaze - if I can find it in this bead room- it’s a disaster!


Kalideocycle 2

Ok - I gave away my first kalideocycle so I decided to make another.
From wikipedia -
"History -
Wallace Walker coined the word kaleidocycle in...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - Toho, Delicas, and round


Long time/no see

It’s been a long time since I beaded- but I decided to do the local “winter market” in November, so thought I better get busy. The quirky...
Components: Pendants are touch of glass. Lots of delica’s, Swarovski crystals, fire line, super duos.


Gentle Rosary

The tourminalated quartz beads are fascinating, crystals of tourmaline in clear, or cloudy quartz. Job's tears have been used as prayer beads by...
Components: This rosary features sterling silver crucifix with John and Mary, a replica of a European one from around 1920, it has also replicated the wear the original had so it feels like it has been prayed for years. The center is a miraculous medal also of sterling silver, a replica from an actual center. The aves are 6mm tourminalated quartz rounds LB, the Pater beads are the Asian grain seed called Job's Tears LB, the jump rings are silver plated jump rings also LB, the wire is silver satin SoftFlex medium LB, the crimp beads are HEAVY sterling silver (wish LB carried these 2x2 mm tubes).


Driveway Jewelry

Finally finished this one(and got to a reliable internet connection to post it). All the pendant stones were plucked from our driveway. Some were...
Components: Main: 16g and 20g antique copper Parawire, 2mm and 8mm round hematite, found petrified wood. Others: Parawire in assorted gauges/colors, Beadalon sq wire, micro crystals, ribbon, and found stones.


Sari Silk Gift Wrap

Just by using sari silk, tassels, and gemstone pendants, you can easily make your gifts stand out! I wrapped these gifts with plain brown Kraft...


Rosary

This is the first time I've made a Rosary. It isn't jewelry as it's a sacred item. However, I'm not Catholic and I had to do a bit of research and...
Components: 4mm sapphire (LB) aquamarine 4mm (LB) sterling silver wire (22 gauge) and sterling silver crucifix and sterling silver connector


Marley

OK - I know this is crazy but I had the door knocker and it definitely reminded me of the story.

A Christmas Carol
"Marley was dead, to begin...
Components: Wood - sanded and stained, Brass door knocker, seed beads- green and red, silly weights for the chain, some green daggers, a brass Cross for finding Christmas


Eydis and Bjorn?

'Nother Gnew Gnome. I think they're in love.
Components: Knitted scarf. wooden bead, green beads - 2mm 3mm 4mm 6mm, 2 bellflowers


Gnew Gnome

Almost 8 inches tall from his seat to the top of his hat. 6 inch long legs. I know it's not jewelry but he has a large wooden bead for his nose and...
Components: Acrylic scarf, 12mm wooden bead. 11/0 orange seed beads


Gnome 2

Ok This is getting silly. Made this one for my daughter. Only used hot glue to hold the components to the pin. It is all sewn.
Components: 8mm bead, faux fur, scarf (acrylic)


Gnome

Each year I purchase Advent calendars that are downloaded to computers. I get them for myself and relatives. They're from Jacquie Lawson -such a...
Components: Old scarf, bead, leaf, hot glue


Moonflower

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Components: Listed in first comment


Pastel snowbird

I had several requests for these pins last weekend. I had made them for last years winter market. So I promised they’d be at the nutcracker show,...
Components: Snow bead ( I love these), Gaea bird, multi beryl chain and silver chain. Czech glass flowers ( all LB).


Mermaid eyeglass Lanyard

I love the little mermaid Czech beads. I thought they would look lovely in a mermaid eyeglasses lanyard. I think they are so cute so I added...
Components: 1. Czech Glass Bisque Picasso w/ Turquoise Mermaid 27x8mm 2. Czech Glass T(any ocean color) Dragonfly Coin 17mm 3. Findings for lanyard are silver plate and found here at Lima's 4. Czech Glass White Picasso w/ Turquoise Cruller 7x10mm beads. 5. Small colored turtles, pearls, an assortment of turquoise beads. 6. Some fancy scalloped endcaps. 7. Beadalon Bright .018" 7 Strand Wire 8. Silverplated eyeglass holders with black rubber grips--not found at Limas but easily found. 9. The large pearls are Swarovski® crystals, iridescent light blue pearl, 10mm round. and the little round blue ones are Swarovski also. 10. You can find the turtles almost anywhere and the circular beads came with the turtles in a grab bag sorta thing. 11. This is very easy to make. You start at one eyeglass holder and attach it to wire and then string your beads and end by attaching another eyeglass holder. It is nice and light. It is just a fun way to use the mermaids and that is why I made it.


Sari Face Mask Lanyard

Lanyards are a great way to keep your mask accessible at all times without touching it. This sari lanyard is soft and comfortable to wear. The...


Beaded Face Mask Lanyard

I love the idea of mask chains, but I also wanted to make something colorful & more unique than just plain chain. So I decided on this beaded...


Face Mask Chain Using Bead or Paperclip Chain

The chains are a great way to keep your mask accessible at all times without touching it.


All dressed up and no where to go

I was able to find the lady that makes these pendants. I just love these girls and their quirky expressions. I did a similar design on the wiring...
Components: I used 18 gauge half dead copper ( should have used dead soft) it was hard to work with- and 22g phos bronze and carnelian (LB). On the oval girl I used 18g square wire and 22g half round, 2 brown Swarovski rounds and a carnelian round.


The Days Grow Long

Saw all of the leaves hanging and falling so I made a brooch. So much fun.
Components: Many colors of 11/0 seed beads.


Orphan bead makeover

My daughter-in-love is a web wizard by day and cookie designer by night. She asked me to make her a couple cookie scribes to do detailing on her...
Components: Stash beads with large holes, I used turkey baster stainless steel ties and also found some with a ball top. They are about 2mm, so need large whole beads I used the large silicone earring backs for the stopper beads and wool/felt balls for the end( they’re super sharp so not intended for little kids). Anyhoo, another fun project.


A Test Piece with Plans and Pliers

OK Students. Gather round. This pleated piece of copper is a test strip that is tightly folded.

I made it several days ago but didn't take the...
Components: 26ga copper, illustration of folding technique, various pliers


Samplers for Robin

The question you asked about my last necklace got me thinking so I made a few samplers. The first ones are 3 bead herringbone- 6/0 seed beads, 8/0...
Components: 8/0 seed beads - silk lilac, pink, blue, o Orange, silk green, 6/0 seed beads -blues and orange 3 mm AB light topaz copper tiles and superduos


Tiny Dancer Bag Charm

For this design, I used some of my favorite beads to create this super cute little bag charm! I love how easy these are to make, and that you can...


Noreena Jasper

This is a Noreena Jasper, also known as Australian Red Picture Jasper. I will wear it with a chain or leather cord.
Components: Noreena Jasper, gold and copper wires


Merlinite

Kitty knew I was looking for Merlinite. She surprised me with this piece...it is one of my birthday presents from her. I think the bottom wire...
Components: Merlinite, hematite, silver, gold, rose gold and copper wires


Playing with clay

I was totally inspired by the colorful LB main page. It’s always so full of colorful fun designs. It’s been over a year since I worked with...
Components: I used soft polymer clay, transfer sheets, antiquing paint, and diamond glaze. Next step is creating!


The Lady and the Sprite

If you look closely at the lady's right shoulder, you will see a winged figure. Maybe you would call it a sprite, a fairy, or an angel. The wires...
Components: Black lip shell carved cameo, rose gold and gold wires.


Self portrait

I was looking at the” fun with felt section” on LB and just thought I’d have some fun. I have to work on lips and no that’s not hair on her chin,...
Components: Felt and seed beads


Using my stash

Cleaning my bead room is like laundry-never ending. I’ve been throwing all the extra beads in mason jars because I can’t see just throwing them...
Components: Wool felt, seed beads, wool thread and DMC thread, buttons and assorted decorations, fiber fill, ribbon. Some patterns from Etsy and some I just winged it🙃


Wire wrapped quartz

Wire wrapped quartz pendant
Components: Quartz crystal, stainless steel 24 gauge, and smoky quartz 28 gauge


Orange sardonyx

Orange sardonyx pendant.
I wanted to try something different. My Mama wire's wraps a lot of her pendants, so I thought I would give it a try....
Components: Orange sardonyx oval pendant Gold wire 20 Gold wire 22 Gold wire 24


Stones of Remembrances

Since this is Memorial Day, I thought it would be nice to post my Poppy Jasper mala. It is a stone of remembrance. The guru bead (from Lima) and...
Components: Poppy Jasper guru bead, Poppy Jasper beads, 1mm C-lon black thread, black/gold tassel


Sardonyx Mala

All of the materials are from Lima. I purchased the guru bead first and then the beads. I was at a yoga studio for a SPCA fund raiser, and a one if...
Components: Sardonyx guru bead, sardonyx beads, c-lon 1mm black cord


Summer Keychains

Cute keychains for summer inspired by the beautiful beachy colors of these seaglass pieces!
Components: Recycled glass potato chip pendants, silver plated charms and various beads on split ring keychains


Sidetracked

My brother made a resin pendant from shop scraps;I asked if I could wrap it; he gave it to me;I set it to the side for later(day or 2 ago)....
Components: Resin and walnut pendant, Parawire: 22g bright copper(natural), 22g antique copper, 22g half-round antique copper


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