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Dysfunctional Limabeader

First off I want to say I have been LOVING everyone's creations! I feel bad because I haven't been able to comment lately, I've been a bit...
Components: Crazy lace agate donut LB, CGBs, Vintaj wire sorry I don't remember the gauges

Bird In a Nest Pendant

LillyPilly Designs created this simple pendant displaying the many ways to layer the new LillyPilly leather components.

Madaleine's Bag clip

This is a bag clip that I made for my son's girlfriend who loves purple. I make
a lot of these for friends. The possibilities are endless! I...
Components: -Indonesian focal beads. -Assorted cord and trim. -Tibetan style silver beads/charms. -Various beads, baubles & bells. -Large swivel clip.

Dragon Nestling Meditation Beads

From Dragon Nestling pick.
Components: Green Girl pewter dragon beads and "eggs" of snakeskin Czech glass and spotted robin eggs of dalmation vanilla and blue druks.

Catholic Chaplets

Catholic single decade chaplets or tenners from my pick Spanish Missionary.
Components: Czech gothic cross tabs, teal and pink silk flying bird tabs, Toho matte black 6/0 and 8/0. Toho 6/0 dark bronze and galvanized aluminum. Pater bead in red is cherry red glass and two beige crow beads, Black Pater Bead is a buri seed.

Mooning Over Garnets

I was looking for something to do with some of my cabochon collection besides wire wrapping. Years ago I bead embroidered a piece using a brass cab...
Components: Toho 11/0 seed beads in galvanized starlight, Toho 11/0 seed beads in opaque lustered white, 3mm garnet rounds and teardrops, Rainbow Moonstone cabochon and teardrops, Swarovski 4mm crystal pearls in white, white Nymo thread, Lacy's stiff stuff bead foundation, white ultrasuede backing, A lot of time and a magnifying glass at times for these old eyes!

Fossilized Dreams Supplies

Not a piece yet just so excited with the supplies that arrived today that I wanted to share!
Components: Turritella Agate, Czech bicones, Sand dollars in glass and bronze, tumbled glass nuggets, sea urchin flat and round, sardonyx rounds, jobs tears.

Last one for today!

Ok here's the last 2
Components: Copper wire, CGB, LB crystal

In Orbit

So here's another!
Components: SSF wire, CGB, LB crystal

More sprinkles of happiness

Here's another one!
Components: SSF wire, LB crystal, CGB

Fairy Sprinkle #1

I had some fun here..... Not sure about how I want to string it, might do simple leather lacing so it doesn't visually compete, but I might do a...
Components: LB tough crystal points peach, SSF wire 20g, and CGB beads in green something, and "fairy sparx"

A Southwestern Attitude

This one was made in steps, meaning I did a little, sat on it (not literally because that wouldn't be comfy), did some more... Design reminds me of...
Components: LB donut, Vintage wire, blue CGB from LB, and my other "go to" fairy sparx (yes that's their name) CGB


This is a custom order I just finished. I still need to make the chain though. I am going to do a leather lacing with a section of handmade chain.
Components: LB donut, rose gold wire 20g, CGB

Czech Gls Button Wirewrapped Pendant

I had seen the Czech glass buttons before and thought they would be great for cab wraps. So, when I got this free from the Easter egg hunt I...
Components: Czech glass button, 22 gauge non-tarnish gold parawire


I am feverishly working on building inventory for an area fashion show in my area. This show is to benefit The Mountain Resource Center which does...
Components: Artistic wire (20 & 22), donut from LB, CGB (of course!)

Happy birthday schmoopi!

I made this pendant for my BFF's birthday. I suspect that you guys might recognize the donut from LB :)
Components: donut (LB), seed beads, (what, no CGB?!?!?!?!?!?) and artistic wire (20 & 26)

Squiggly Seas Bookmark

I wanted to make a bookmark with squiggles and patina, so I used this brass wire to create it and hemp for flair.
Components: Wire

Today's lesson

Learning to control the solder better. If the design isn't pleasing, you can always remelt the solder and try again. Only ruined one rubber stamp...
Components: Hand cut and finished copper cross from sheet metal. Lead free silver solder. Copper wire. Czech glass

Tree Suncatcher

I keep thinking that one of these days I'll find the perfect way to photograph crystal. I'm not there yet but hope springs eternal.

I made the...
Components: 12ga and 24ga copper wire, rock crystal chips, many curse words

hair clip

inspired by the native Americans and their stories..
Components: seed beads and feathers..

Turquoise Flower Hair Clip

I started wrapping wire around a big, dark green diamond bead from Jesse James, and started playing with seed beads, and two seconds later, I had a...
Components: Glass seed beads, glass pearl, barrette, and I don't know if the green bead is glass or acrylic

Jasper Prayers

I come from a Catholic family, and my mother has a gazillion rosaries she gets as gifts, me when I'm bored, etc. So I decided to make a finger...
Components: Jasper, Magnesite

Summer Wind Keychain

Designed by Andrea P.
This wood pendant is from Lima's new artist Summer Wind Art. I thought I would make a whimsical keychain to display how...

Bird Beads

I love all of the polymer clay beads on the website, so I had to try it. I made a birds nest with amethyst. It reminds me of a Gaea bundle!
Components: PC, Amethyst, pearl

Ponytail Holders Featured in BeadStyle Magazine

One of the projects features the Nunn Design ponytail holders. This is a simple project, yet the results are stunning!

Captive Amethyst

Some more practice with pendant making....and liver of sulfur.... So I'm going to start getting my copper wire almost exclusively at the hardware /...
Components: Amethyst and copper wire

Pendant obsessed

So I bought these round front drilled pendants, super cheap and figured they would at minimum be good for practice. I think they came out kinda...
Components: Brown zebra stone, grey marble and copper wire (from the hardware store! Patinas AWESOMELY!)

Open Discussion: Selling Jewellery

I hope it's okay to post this on here. Please forgive me if this is a faux pas, but I would like to get some feedback from fellow jewellery makers....

Dyed Fibers

I took out the acid dyes & had my first shot at dyeing silk & nylon.
Components: The first is a flat tube of silk, about 4mm wide. Then 1mm rat tail nylon cord. Then 2 different silk/rayon scarves.

Amber's Key

A pendant key wrapped with amber chips and a roundelle bead
Components: Old Skelaton Key with Amber chips of yellow, cherry red and orange and a Terra Cotta Roundelle bead from limabeads.

Clover Knitter & Samples

A few gals have said they didn't know what a Clover knitter is. The bright colored heavy plastic knitter is the Clover brand. I also have the 4- &...

Crystal Soutache Headband

This colorful and stunning, headband was made with faceted light purple crystal beads, light purple glass beads, black leather, rayon soutache cord...
Components: rayon soutache, toho glass beds, faceted czech glass beads, cloth covered headband, leather, gold plated setting with crystal

Crystal Clay Pin

First, I put 4 photos of the same pin because I played around with the lighting, color & framing. I had some CC which, unknown to me until I saw...
Components: Gold plated pin frame, CC blue clay, inexpensive glass chatons, tiny glass beads & Pearl Ex powders

Doggie Love Key Chain

I created this to sell to support my friend's animal rescue and it has been a huge success!
Components: Lipstick Ranch paw print pendant, Nunn Design key chain, Lipstick Ranch chain (purchased from Lipstick Ranch)

A Nerd-Tastic Bookmark

I love to work with metal, and I love to draw silhouettes, so I finally took on the challenge of smaller, intricate cuts in metal. After stabbing...
Components: Twine, metal spacer, tin ( had to use softer metal for cleaner cuts ) lava rock bead.

Copper and Cowboys

Same friend as the other piece I just posted wanted a hat band for her cowboy hats. She shows donkeys and horses and is always taking care of...
Components: Larger blue and striped beads from (lb), hand mixed beads (especially for my friend), leather 1mm, silver plated beads and Vintaj copper various gauges

Stocking stuffers

Teaching my granddaughter to bead
Components: Cup chain, box chain and leather cord.

Teachers Apple

My 5 year old daughter wanted to make her teacher a piece of wire art. She asked for heart to begin with, but while bending the wire an apple came...
Components: Various gauge wire, misc beads

HOWLY BOOTS Coyote Tooth Bootband

HOWLY BOOTS Bootband was inspired by a trapper friend of ours that was looking for something special to show his animal parts. We love adding all...
Components: HOWLY BOOTS Bootband is One-of-a-kind hand knotted Red Coral Chunks, Hematite Twists and Rounds, Coyote Teeth, Buffalo Bone Hairpipe, River Shells and Glass Bead Rondelles.

The Coffee measuring spoon, and the new order

Here is the spoon producing the leftover slice in my previous design! Had to try out my new big dapping punch -- and found out that I'd really need...
Components: Sturdy copper sheet (1 and 2 mm I think) and patina for the spoon.