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Ruby Line Quartz Set

Loved this bright color of these beads and I am hoping my Customer's do as well!
Components: Using 8 mm and 6 mm ruby line agates and a ruby line agate heart pendant.


Wrapped worry stone

I purchased this worry stone last fall. I told Kitty that if I ever learned how to wire wrap and cage a crystal that I would love to do it to this...
Components: Worry stone (don't know what kind of crystal it is), brass and hematite wires with copper wire weaving.


Orange sardonyx

I purchased the orange sardonyx from Lima Beads. I love the colors!
Components: Orange sardonyx, brass and antique brass wires and rose gold wire for the weaving.


Freeform agate

This is a freeform agate that I purchased from Lima Beads. I had my first wire weaving and cage class 2 weeks ago. This is my 6th piece that I have...
Components: Freeform agate, brass and antique brass wires, and copper wire for weaving.


Kittyamber

I am a beginner at wire wrapping this is my second and third wire wrapped pieces. One is a Howlite with black wires. The other is a Paintbrush...


Sanibel Island Anklet

For this design, I did a simple square knot with hemp and knotted in the cowrie shells as I went. I made this as an anklet, but I also think it...


North Pole Felt Trivet

These felt pieces are great for creating endless holiday projects! This festive trivet would make a great centerpiece on your table. It can be made...


Mystery Tree for Winter

Decorated my Mystery Tree for winter. Did this to announce the posting of my website. Please see my profile. Thank you all for egging me on.
Components: Bead tree made with goldstone beads from LB and various other beads. Oh - and a little snowman pin.


Atlantis Cowl

I think this is a great way to use the new sari silk cord. One skein can create two shorter cowls or one that is double layered. This is a great...


Mystery Tree

I have these beautiful goldstone beads from LB so I decided to use them to make an unadorned tree. Added leaves and flowers (just laid them on the...
Components: LB - Goldstone 6mm hearts, and 3 x 14 mm tubes, 11/0 seed beads -brick colored, czech glass flowers-red, translucent green and gold leaves.


Winter Wonderland Pin

This is a fun way to dress up your coat or favorite sweater for the season, without being too tacky!

I used a head pin to attach the felt round,...


Pin Me Up Scotty

I think this pin and a chunky sweater are the perfect match for fall style.


Wire-Wrapped Felt Rounds

I wanted to show how you can easily make a bead link out of felt rounds.


Nassa Shell Anklet

Attach these shell charms to your favorite bead chain for an on-trend anklet or bracelet.


Raffia Tassel Keyring

These raffia tassels are perfect for adding some color to your key ring!


Square Knot Keychain

This keychain is made with a simple square knot and your favorite cord.


Amethyst Dreamcatcher

This dreamcatcher pendant is simple to make, and can be used as a window hanging, a rearview mirror hanging, or as a necklace.


Suggestions

I made this copper wire spiral just to see how big I could make it. It's about 5 inches in diameter and is made with 12ga wire. Now that I've...
Components: 12ga copper electrical wire


Wildflower Hairpins

With just some wire and your favorite Czech glass or gemstone beads, you can easily create your own unique hairpins.


Finished Kaliedeocycle

Finally finished it. I had all ready made the six triangles that are symmetrical so I decided to just use them instead of making 6 more. As you can...
Components: 11/0 seed bead


Kalideocycle

Watched a youtube video about Kalideocycles - Contemporary Geometric Beadwork by Kate McKinnon. My version is not yet complete but the thing is...
Components: 11/o seed beads - blue, Pink, brick, yellow, dark yellow, orange


Repurposed Picture Frame

I found a cheap, ugly frame at the dollar store and proceeded to jack it up with different shades of gold, textured paper, gems and bead caps, wire...
Components: Let your imagination be your guide here. I surrounded the picture with twisted brass wire, which I twist with the help of an electric drill and a vise. I held it in place with glue-gun glue. Super glue becomes too brittle for heavier placements.


Feather Lamp

Another repurposed piece. Old lamp and shade which I had fun with.
Components: Handmade tissue paper, dyed feathers and textured paper, gossamer ribbon, handmade tassel, metallic paints and carnival beads, all applied at organized random.


Fairy Ribbon & Crystal Halo

The crystal bead links on this fairy ribbon halo really make it sparkle, and would make a great accessory for your flower girl!


Fairest of Them All Journal

I enjoy journaling, as well as drawing and painting, so I created this fun journal with heavy weight watercolor paper. This one is more of a coffee...
Components: Paper, paper, paper. I make my own tissue and decorate it with gold paint patterns, pasted to textured paper that I buy. I then raid my junk box for brass and copper wire, findings, beads and chain and have at having fun.


Repurposed Steel Pendant

I've had a 2 x 1/2-inch trough of rusted steel on my desk for a year and I decided to solder an old, odd gold filled earring to the top as a bale....


African Bead Bag Charms

Create a unique accessory for your key ring or purse with African beads & tassels.


Safety Pin Brooch

Attach charms to these safety pin brooches for a simple statement accessory.


Nesting wrens

I saw a pendant years ago at a bead shop that looked similar to this. We have lots of little wrens and goldfinches nesting here for the winter and...
Components: All of the components are LB. I love the little melon beads. I’m a big fan of Czech glass beads. Nesting tiny seed beads at the top.


Clusters? Drops ? Dangles?

A friend suggested I make different designs of these (what ever you call them) that could be switched between long chains, short chains, neck...
Components: glass beads, seed beads, stone, crystal, metal pieces, clay, tiger eye. turquoise and pearls


Designed by God

Not jewelry, but I have to share how God (& Nissan) saved our lives. My husband, daughter, her husband, doggie & I were on our way home from...
Components: Totaled car :( Alive bodies:)


Easy Pieces

While on the road I quickly made two necklaces and some bracelets to wear to events I was attending. Later in the trip I gave one necklace as a...
Components: The necklaces are both mixed glass beads strung on waxed linen from Lima Beads, in a color to go with the chosen scheme. They both have barrel clasps, attached with knots inside the clasps. The bracelets are all simple glass bead stretch bracelets.


Scrap Pile

So I wanted to share something. A truth if you will. Often times when I or anyone else shares a "finished" piece we assume that the person just sat...
Components: Copper and stick to it 'tiveness


It's a Wrap Beads, fabric beads

These are my hand made beads. I loved the fabric beads out there, but I wanted them not to look like fabric. Really it started out as a fluke. Then...
Components: Fabric dye, paint, glaze, foil, Flatbacks, rondells, any embellishments you want.


Handmade silk tafetta beads

These are beads made from silk tafetta, they are stuffed, around a sturdy wire, sewn, embellished with sequins, 2mm crystals, various Swarovski...
Components: Silk Tafetta, sequins, 2mm crystal beads, seed beads, wire, batting, Swarovski flatback crystals, various other beads, headpins.


Coin and Cross Kilt Pin

A way to use up miscellaneous bits.
Components: Kilt pin. Coin and cross charms (Lima Beads), Czech flowers, stray lampwork bead, Toho and Czech seed beads, brown wire (too thick but I managed.


Pink and green bling earings

These are made with green stones and my cylinder beads that I perfected for 10 years of finding what will make them durable, hard and colorful....
Components: My "It's a Wrap beads", crystal rhondels, wire and apple green teardrop stone.


Not jewelry...but...

So I made a lapel pin for my granddaughter's prom date. Volunteered and had never made one before. I had a very long 3 and 1/2 inch wide strip of...
Components: fabric scraps, tea light, pin back, fabric leaves, glass pearl


I'm a Fool for a Good Looking Rock

I like to shop for rocks. My stash has many, many stone pendants and the next time I see an out standing one I'll have to add it to the...
Components: various agate and jasper pendants, photos 1 and 4 have vintage chains


Seahorse anklet

One of the prizes in the Easter egg hunt was a foot of this chain. I added a seahorse charm and a lobster clasp to make my sister an anklet!
Components: Zola Elements angel skin pink coin chain, TierraCast antique gold plated seahorse charm, and a lobster clasp with jump rings. All of this is on sale this week!


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