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Frosted Ice with silver dangling circles

This piece reminds me of summer.its so clean and crisp. The frosted acrylic next to silver is beautiful. I was inspired by Some of the beautiful...
Components: Acrylic links, silver circle chain


Dalmation Duo

My sister doesn't make jewelry but she likes participating in the LB egg hunt. These Dalmation Jasper beads were among the prizes in last year's...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobious chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Dalmation Jasper rounds (LB), 6mm Picasso Marble rounds, 8mm Picasso Jasper rondelles (LB), 6mm African Opal rounds (LB), and a handmade clasp for the necklace.


Blossom Pendant Set

Katie Hill at Tierracast designed this spring-themed pendant set.


Easter services

Easter is a special part of my faith and it reminds me of the promise of what spring will bring forth. I love purple and this set has lots shades...
Components: I used LB bead chain for the back and the 2nd layer of the front. There’s white agate, Amethyst, pearls and Czech beads. The findings are copper. My dress is a winter white and simple-(good thing because this necklace is busy). I wish I had the guts to wear a hat. I love Easter hats😁


Under the Sea

Beautiful and majestic, sea turtles are always fun to create with. I love the patina finish on the these charms and sea turtle pendant. I love...
Components: Leather cord, copper patina reversible sea turtle, copper patina beads and charms, large hole freshwater pearls


Victorian Inspired Black Pearl Choker and Earring Set

Delightful and Enchanting Victorian Inspired Choker and Earring Set! Created with purple enameled copper wire scrolled links and fabulous glowing...
Components: Purple enameled copper wire work, Black rice pearls, aurora borealis seed beads, aurora borealis rondelle purple crystals, lucite flower, gunmetal bead cap, satin ribbons, and lots of creativity.


Tear drop

The filigree tear drops I found on Etsy. If went so well with the cage I had to work it together.
Components: Czech round, Czech 6mm Rondals, filigree tear drop, cage defused, blue stone inside. I copied the earrings and got permission. Most all beads from Lima beads, even the clasp.


Simple Dainty Gold-filled

I wanted to make a simple autumn feel set and needed just the right beads for it. Lima Beads has them.
Components: Gold-filled chain and findings from my stash; Lima Beads faceted round carnelian beads- 6mm and mm.


Ring of Fire

Short and sweet reds and oranges like burning maple leaves in Autumn.
Components: Carnelian rondelles, peach aventurine triangles, copper heishi spacers, Toho frosted seed beads


Deep Woods

Intriguing Laguna jasper reminds of the colors in a deep green pine forest.
Components: Laguna jasper, TierraCast brass spacers, Zola brass with patina rice beads, Miyuki Delicas, Miyuki Duos, Swarovski 4mm crystal core pearls


Landscape

Earth tones for fall in a longer length of 30 inches can be worn over sweaters and turtlenecks.
Components: Red creek jasper, polychrome jasper, patina brass rice beads


Tahitian Waters

Tahi
Components: Zola forest green tassel, peridot colored recycled glass beads, green wooden beads, gold plated chain


Chocolate Mint Set

After working with these chrysoprase nuggets, I’ve decided I really love the creamy green & chocolate brown colors. As always, it reminds me of...
Components: Chrysoprase nuggets, Czech firepolished, Chinese crystals, antique copper findings Sorry but not my best photo shoot!


fabulous fall

I was born in October and I love,just love fall/autumn. So when I found these czech maple leaves I had to get them.
Photos are courtesy of my teen...
Components: Czech maple leaves, rondelles and tiny tiny flower spacer beads. Greek bronze connector, greek bronze acorns and leafs, antique brass chain and bronze lobster claps.


Rustic Asymmetric

I love LB’s Zola patina brass beads and charms I bought a while ago. After stringing some with a few genuine turquoise beads and connecting to a...
Components: LB Zola patina green beads and bird charms, LB 2mm natural dark green round leather, antique brass 3mm cord end, and a couple of my own brass cord ends used as spacers. Also an antique brass toggle from an old stash.


Striped Krobo beads necklace

I LOVE these hand-painted African beads! Inspired by a design in Jewelry Stringing.
Components: African Krobo beads and waxed linen from LB. Brass findings (clasp and chain)and cornerless cubes.


Just a simple string of pearls (in teal)

I was eager to get some pretty teal pearls knotted in a necklace to wear with a summer sweater in the same shade, but couldn’t find teal in my...
Components: Freshwater pearls in teal(my stash), C-lon size D thread (LB), Beadalon collaspable eye fine needle (LB), gold filled bead tips, jump rings, clasp(some from LB)


Twister

A fun, easy to wear set.
Components: Made with wavy jasper discs, furnace glass beads, carnelian and rhyolite.


Mohave

Nothing like turquoise for summer.
Components: Scored some Kingman green turquoise and added some copper and a few Swarovski crystals.


Carousel

I wanted to use up some of my stash. Out came this.
Components: Blue Calsilica Jasper, czech squares Czech rondals, 6mm purple crystal, bicone mat Montana, rondal golden shadow, and a few other things.


Kumihimo with Lentils

A while back I asked which drop bead you thought I should try with my next Kumihimo braid. Lentils won! You can see how long ago it was—Autumn...
Components: Various colors of Czech lentil drops, 6/0 seed beads, .5mm C-lon cord, antique brass findings & chain


Soft waves

There is not much to say, the tassel said use me. Played with different beads and here I am.
Components: 10 mm rondal crystal, lb tassel vintage connectors, 3mm Czech beads, blue rondals, and some from my stash. Tassel is gray, it makes a good look with the blue and rondal.


Aqua Dream

Rich turquoise and textures make this a fun piece to wear.
Components: Turquoise blue crazy lace agate, Czech chandelier beads, Swarovski crystal, wire lace filled with mother-of-pearl beads, triangle seed beads with silver findings.


Marrakesh

An exotic two strand necklace that will make a statement.
Components: Hickoryite jasper, Peach Jade, Red Tiger Eye, Biwa stick pearls, copper beads and findings.


Spiral

A Greek inspired necklace set that is perfect with summer colors like white, khaki or turquoise.
Components: Greek copper patina spiral pendants, Czech UFO designer beads, metallic pinch beads, matte metallic seed beads with copper and niobium findings.


A Chain Gang

I have a fairly big stash off chain so I decided to play around with some of it. There are earrings, a focal made with tiger eye and chain. One of...
Components: brass, copper, stainless steel chain, surgical steel ear wires, tiger eye focal


To the moon and back

The pendant is what called to me, I knew I had to do something with it. The verity of beads was fun to make
Components: Sedona pendant, light turquoise 4mm bicone, 8mm crystal silk, Zola clasp, black rondal acrylic bead, 4mm aqua blue Czech bead, acrylic aqua with dots oval and round, 6mm bicone matte turquoise, heart clasp, 8mm silver round crystal.


How About a Shot of Whiskey?

Here is another alcoholic molecule. This one is whiskey. Now I need to get some shots of the vodka (molecule). These molecules are fun to play...
Components: silver plated charms and chain


Red Wine and Beer

Here couple more of the molecules. They are different in size. Some were larger and some are smaller.

The one with the 3 molecules and the...


Ready set go

I didn't intend these to be a set but I think they go together. I was just so excited to see my new beads that I had to sit down and play with...
Components: African recycled glass, fused glass in clear and aqua, recycled glass chips, greek copper patina dragonfly and mermaids. Waxed Irish linen. Neobium earwires with sterling silver balls. All from LB.


Unusual Pairing

I have no idea where the photos went so I’m trying again!
Lima had a strand of large beads I’d never seen before. They’re 12 or 14mm rosetta lace...
Components: Rosetta Lace Agate, gray moonstone, Red Aventurine, silver shade crystal, Swarovski crystal copper, copper bead caps & 3mm bicones (so adorable!), gunmetal & antique silver findings, antique silver & copper chain interwoven, and those delicious pink & yellow jade beads Lima had for a while. Hope they get more of the jade & rosetta lace soon!


Chrysocolla Delight!

I love the colors in nice chrysocolla. I’ve had these beads for quite a while so decided to use them.
Components: Various sizes chrysocolla, gold plated brass beads, faceted crystal ab, Tamba leather cord, Greek patina button, C-lon microcord, aqua ab coated quartz—almost all materials from Lima


The Flapper

A duo of flair, bracelet or necklace.
Components: 3mm rondal, purple tassel, Zola beads and focal, mixture of beads from Michaels. Zola clasps.


Green leaf complete set

So many yummy green beads here! I haven't posted anything here in a while, so I thought that I would go totally overboard with this complete set!...
Components: Czech glass (leaves and rounds), double fluted vintage brass plated steel, and 14k gold fill clasps, earwires and findings


Rustic Fall Foliage

Designed for the November color palette challenge in the Artists Create Together Facebook Group.

You can read more about it over on my blog:...
Components: Pendant and earring charms by Artisticaos; Czech glass rounds, English cut, rondelles, & leaves (most from Lima); Mocha plated hematite; Wild Horse jasper puff coins; Vintaj brass colored wire, brass & arte metal jumprings, arte metal eye pins, & chain; brass plated leaf clasp


Carolina GameCocks Fan!

I have a son who just started at the Univ of SC this year. For parents weekend last month, I wanted to have some school-inspired jewelry . Since...
Components: Necklace: black, garnet and white shell beads, ceramic black patterned bead, tassel Earrings: garnet cork material sheets cut into teardrops Bracelet: Black and garnet beads, seed beads, pewter toggle clasp


Things are Coming up Rose Gold!

I've been going gaga for the new(ish) Rose Gold patina paint from Vintaj and Ranger. I just couldn't stop painting more brass components with this...
Components: Variety of Vintaj charms, pendants, findings with Rose Gold added to them. Lots of Czech glass and other goodies.


Blue Moon Walking

I thought of the Moon and the Beads and glisten in the light.
Components: Zola elements dragon focal the focal does not hide the wire, Swarovski 4mm beads, lagoon 6mm, a some black gems


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