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Czech Gls Button Wirewrap Set

My mom had posted the wirewrap itself ages ago. I finally got around to making the necklace and earrings to it just last year, so I thought I would...
Components: 3mm bicones, 4mm bicones, 4mm Fire polish, gold plated tube beads and bead caps, gold plated findings, 22g gold Parawire, and a Czech Gls button


Purple Bliss

I usually look around and see designs that I like and go off of those, this time I decided to try something all on my own.
Components: Dyed Ocean Jasper rectangle beads, 20g brass wire, 26 g brass wire, toggle clasp and spring clasp, purple oval beads and white crystals.


Fruit salad

I’ve been collecting these fruit beads for a couple years and finally decided to make something with them. This is not exactly as I wanted it. I...
Components: Czech glass fruit beads and flowers. I wove waxed cord through the chain to put farfalle beads on close to the chain. Lobster claw closure with extra jump rings for sizing.


Roses are Red.....and Blue!

I really love flower / flowery beads so, when I saw these flower beads I had to have them. I used them to make these items as soon as I got home...
Components: 1) 12mm and 6mm Red rose stone beads, red and white matte finished glass beads, 4mm opaque red crystals, 20g gold wire, ear wires and toggle clasps. 2)10mm blue polymer clay rose beads, multi-colored round glass beads, 4mm opaque blue crystals, 3mm yellow cube beads, silver 2-hole spacer beads, tiger tail beading wire and toggle clasp. 3) 6mm red stone flower beads, 3mm opaque red crystals, 12g flat silver wire, 16g red wire, 20g gold wire and lobster claw clasp.


Missing my brother

I have this picture on my bead table. It’s my brother David - he passed away last summer. My sister,Beth and me- holding my hand out. Anyway, I...
Components: These beads are 8 mm wild horse jasper from Arizona and luster white 4mm fire polish beads, and 8mm bronze seed beads. Antique brass findings


Emergence

As I look out the window and see the wildlife moving to & fro and the plant life starting to grow, I find myself filled with energy & motivation....
Components: Natural wood chips, resin carved beads, spotted ceramic rounds by Rabbit Run, green ceramic rounds, African recycled turquoise rings & rounds, green triangular & other wood beads, leather cord, antique brass bird & findings, crystal rondelle, bone, seeds


Night Sky Luster To You Mister

Love me some amethyst. Most of these Lima beads arrived before noon and I had this finished the same day. The wheel shaped bead is real amethyst...
Components: Purple Softflex wire. 20 guage copper over silver Parawire 8mm twisted copper open jump rings 16mm solid copper ring 10mm pin and loop clasp in copper. Half round copper over silver Parawire Copper wire guards Copper colored crimp covers Silver twisted crimp beads Tiny copper glass beads for spacers Periwinkle Recycled Glass Side Drilled Freeform Drop 43120 Czech Glass Iris Green Leaves 41007 Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Leaves 41005 Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Round 8mm 24715 Czech Glass Eggplant Picasso Tribal Cion 12mm 51402 Czech Glass Bronzed Thistle Fire Polished Rondelle 6x8.5mm There are two more beads that I can't figure out where they came from lol


Cowgirl up

I’ve had this necklace in my shop and took the challenge to make these earrings. I actually made the copper earrings with shorter fringe- to go...
Components: Turquoise and lapis stone that I bezeled with seed beads. I added a bouquet of flowers at the top and a silk sari ribbon with slide knots for easy sizing. The earrings are the new Tierra cast southwest frame and posts. Seed bead fringe.


Stand for Ukraine

Stand for Ukraine 🇺🇦 🌻
The sunflower, Ukraine's national flower, is becoming a symbol of resistance against the country's invasion by Russian...


Indescribable Darkly Yellow Grape Set

I really liked these yellow stars but what to do with them? I finally settled on these equally weird grapey flying saucer or Saturn like beads to...
Components: Antique bronze over copper findings, celitc design connectors, mustard seed starflower coin bead, czech glass, 22 gauge antique bronze over copper wire, 6mm bronze jump rings, 3mm bronze metal spacers with the cut corners, 12mm hole bronze clasp, a few grape colored matte finish seed beads probably 8/0


Salute to the Great Southwest

I started working on this set 2 or 3 weeks ago and really like the way it turned out. Turquoise and copper are a gorgeous combination and offer...
Components: 24ga copper sheet, turquoise, brass, niobium ear wires, hand made brass hook clasp, (LB)antique copper chain


Carnelian stone

This necklace kind of created itself- the large oval Carnelian pendant seemed to go well with the red tulip beads & gold chain and the simplicity...
Components: Carnelian oval pendant, Carnelian rondelles, Czech tulip beads, Hamilton satin gold chain


Snake bracelet and ear wrap

Was going to be a cuff bracelet but I would need to use probably 16g wire or larger so, a hook under the snake head hooks on the bend in the tail....
Components: 18g square gold wire, 26g gold wire, 6mm red and black Australian crystals.


I am the Rose of Sharon

“Are we there yet” remember saying that in the car when you were a kid? Is Spring coming soon? On Tuesday it was 80, today it’s 40. So … in...
Components: Silver spoon cross, patina paint, silver plated chain. Little cross charms and bunny charms. Czech glsss flowers


Stitch markers

These are stitch markers for knitting and crochet. I’ve never personally used them, but have many friends who do. They also make large plastic...
Components: Orphan beads, findings and colorful clasps


Grape Smoothie

Another step out of my color comfort zone! As I was putting away some newly purchased supplies from Lima, I came across some mauve hemp & wondered...
Components: Mauve Hemptique hemp cord, Czech opaque dk purple 1/0, matte purple mix crows, ceramic beads, 2 Czech turquoise glass rings, resin buttons, (bracelet includes various seeds & C-Lon)


Cruella Collection

I've always loved Dalmation Jasper. When I saw the different shapes, this popped into my head. The Czech Glass Jet Picasso carved oval intrigued me...


Scraps Again

I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Spent nearly all of December fighting a sinus infection.

These pieces were made from...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, 16ga round copper wire, 24ga round brass wire, freshwater pearl, chain from LB, hand made clasp, niobium ear wires


More Peacocks, Different Flower Bed

The remainder of my Peacock beads. I bought the ceramic flower beads and ceramic disc beads at different times and different places. I swear they...
Components: Dyed Turquoise rectangle beads, Ceramic flower beads, Ceramic disc beads, silver metal spacer beads, 20g silver wire, 24g silver wire, beading wire, crimp beads, jump rings, toggle clasp, lobster claw clasp, and silver stud earrings.


No name

I may have gotten a little carried away, but I like the way the red luster beads looked against the turquoise color.
Components: Turquoise colored Howlite beads, donut and nuggets, red luster beads, silver 20g wire, silver ear posts and silver extender chain.


Solar Druzy & Gold

I’m trying to use all the beautiful pieces I’ve purchased from Lima over the years. These Solar druzy links & charms are some of the many! I also...
Components: Solar druzy with gold, deep violet blue druzy beads, brass wire, brass & gold plated findings & rondelles


Bonus Bling and Ahn Ree

Someone has come to live with us. His name is Henry but the French pronounce it Ahn Ree, with a sort of husky rolling R. And since I am...
Components: Fire Polish rounds. 2 cut silver seed beads. Silver patterned rounds. Decorative patterned silver drops. Silver clasp. Ear wires. Beading thread. Clamshell knot covers.


Fire & Ice Necklace Set

For this design, I used a mix of Amazonite, Goldstone, Peach Moonstone, Coconut Shell, & gold accents to create this matching set. I love how the...


Night Traveller Bracelet and Earrings

A fairly simple charm bracelet in my "Night Traveller" series. Like silver moonlight on a hidden garden with a little dagger for safety. The coin...
Components: Dark blue purple Czech tab flowers and bellflowers, frosted rainbow amethyst Toho, 6/0 Czech glass seed beads, metallic frosted antique silver Toho, Soft Flex beading wire, heavy sterling silver crimp beads. Coin and dagger charms.


Sage Blossom Necklace Set

I used a mix of Czech glass, Green Aventurine, Peach Moonstone, Freshwater Pearls, and gold accents to create this late-summer inspired necklace set.


Under the Sea

Cool colors of the Mediterranean with splashes of patina accents
Components: 4mm and 6mm shades of blue ceramic beads, Amazonite nuggets, Raku oval and donuts brass and patina beads, octopus and Sand Dollar, copper spacers.


New Moon, New Beginnings

I based this set from a pick a few weeks back
Components: Moonstone Pebbles, Pyrite coins, Pyrite moon, Nunn moon, jet pave crystal rondelle spacers, brass toggle, brass chain (lariat), the ring is a Pyrite coin and stainless steel cable chain.


Changes

I wanted to see what a necklace would look like with segmented chain and chainmaille as the focal. The bracelet was made with the leftovers.
Components: 18 & 20 gauge wire, jump rings for the chainmaille Twist of Fate weave, chain, 8mm Serpentine (LB), 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade cubes (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp. The bracelet also has Antique Soochow Jade ovals from LB.


The Blues

Made these to wear to my sons wedding
Components: blue fresh water pearls, a few charms and shaped wire earrings


Halfsies

It seems I've broken one of my design rules. The one were I try to do things in odd numbers. But I wanted to see what a half and half design would...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian 4 in 1 chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge wire, Peruvian Turquoise 8mm rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp for the necklace.


Three Green Rocks

Apparently green is still my favorite color. Seems almost every time I start a new design it winds up being done in green. The three green stones...
Components: blood stone, chrome diopside, jasper, GP spacers, chain and clasp, hand made red brass ear wires


Ocelot Patterened Jade Set

I've posted a picture of the ocelot bead necklace before but decided to post it again with its bracelet and ear rings. This is definitely an...
Components: jade with an applied pattern, copper beads, spacers, sticks and pendant, antique copper chain, ebony and sandal wood beads (in the bracelet), niobium ear wires, hand made copper hook clasp. memory wire


Sodalite Handshake

I really loved the Zola elements Figa Fist and based the whole design around that. Sodalite has such a lovely denim color too.
Components: Sodalite 12mm round, Zola elements figa fist, small cable chain, lobster claw silver plated clasp, lotus silver bead, greek design flat bead.


It's Raining On The Sun

Playing with some new beads. These crystal drops made me think of the sun and rain drops. And somehow the idea that it's raining on the sun seems...
Components: 18 and 24 guage gold tone wire. Crystal drops in gold. Ear wires. 2 14mm gold rondell crystals. 11/0 Myuki delica beads.


Spring

I wanted to make a very simple set that was light weight with spring colors.
The necklace is strung on 3 short sections of memory wire and has a...
Components: memory wire, glass chips, dyed magnesite, antique silver chain


Fauny Spring Necklace Set

After starting this necklace I remembered some wooden beads in my stash. I think they work.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Browns, Greens - Light and Dark, Ceylon Light Ivory-, 4 mm Czech Fire Polished Beads Matte Crystal Marea, 3.4 mm drop beads, 12 mm wooden beads, Copper Clasp, Brass Earwires


Celebration Time or Sprinkles

I started this necklace with the tan and cream beads and thought it needed color. So I added 7 more colors of seed beads. Then it reminded me of...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Cream, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Gray, 3 mm glass beads - Tan, 6mm Glass Pearls - Cream, LB -Clasp - Tierracast Ant. Gold Plate Beaded Hook and Eye 14 x 7 mm Gold Plated Spacers 5 mm, Gold Filled Earwires


New and Used Parts

This is the only other set I have finished. The brass discs and balls are from an old necklace and the tubes are a recent purchase. The chain is...
Components: antique brass discs, tubes, balls and chain, red brass wire and tiny brass spacers


Jungle Green and Copper

This is the first piece of jewelry I've finished in quite some time. I had surgery the first week of November and that interrupted my thought...
Components: blood stone pendant and beads from LB, 3mm and 6mm pure copper beads and 20ga wire, African turquoise, antique copper chain from LB and hand made clasp, niobium ear wires


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