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The Morning Paper and Coffee!

Nothing beats the morning paper and a good cup of coffee. So I decided to stain paper with coffee to make beads and match it with some lovely reds...
Components: Czech Glass Raspberry Marshmallow Flower 15mm, Zola Elements Patina Green Brass Ladybug Leaf Pendant, Czech Glass Autumn Mix Maple Leaf 10x13mm (burgandy maple leaf used from the mix), Czech Glass Vintage Christmas Picasso Teardrop 6x9mm, Parawire Vintage Bronze 22 gauge - all from Lima Beads. Antique bronze findings, C-Lon red (tex 210), Czech Anissa fire polished seed beads and glass red beads from my own stash. Coffee stained paper beads (rolled and triple dipped in glaze), made by me.

Fly away - Dragonfly Dreams

I just love dragonflies and summertime and wanted to create a light, "airy" set
Components: Sterling silver dragonfly, Searovski crystal bead, antique silver filigree beads and sterling silver dimpled links

sari silk tassled prehnite necklace and earrings

Czech glass and a great pewter raven bead by green girl are all from LB. They are combined with lovely green prehnite and freshwater pearls. The...
Components: Prehnite, pewter, Czech glass, freshwater pearl, sterling silver

Ode to Moogie!

Inspired by all Moogie's kumihimo designs, and her blog on how to do kumihimo with beads, I finally got this finished. It's been completed for a...
Components: Size 8 seed beads, superlon 18, cord ends and clasps

Snakeskin Peyote

Years ago I found a hank of mixed beads at a local bead store. When I finished the bracelet, it reminded me of snakeskin. The bracelet is flat...
Components: Seed beads, silver-plated toggle, cones, connectors, etc.

Aqua & Orange Mod Squad

I like many of the Beaded Gift designs, and the Mod Squad colors appealed to me.
Components: Beaded Gift Mod Squad beads, and what I think are aquamarine, amazonite, and carnelian beads from my stash. (I’m trying to be better about labeling stuff.)

Dalmatian Wrap & Necklace

A friend who's not a beader is thinking of making a leather wrap bracelet. I decided I'd try it myself so I could make recommendations. My first...
Components: 2 strands each of 3 colors of 36mm Dalmatian druks, a TierraCast gunmetal rectangle button, about 4′ of 2mm black round leather cord, about 12′ of black Tuff Cord #2, a gunmetal lobster clasp, and some black lava beads.

Bright & Shelly

It all started when I spotted the iridescent coin beads & I said, "I have to make something with those!". So I did.
Components: MOP coin beads, Czech (Preciosa?) beads, silver-plated beads & findings, carved shell pendant leftover from my daughter (thank you Katie!!)

More Bones

Still on the bone kick. I started this necklace a few days ago and completed it the same day. It is getting more difficult for me to find large...
Components: bones carved and batik designs, copper coils, Greek leather, heat treated copper discs

For my American Friends

As I was making O Canada to celebrate Canada's birthday, I thought it would be nice to make a set to celebrate Independence Day in the US.
Components: Coral, Sodalite, silver coloured spacers and beads.

Oh Canada - Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day today. Red and white and Maple Leaves. 149 years young today. :)
Components: Acrylic Maple Leaves, cloisonne beads, glass pearls, red wood beads, gold chain.

Fun Chunky

A while back I separated out what I thought were my less desirable beads of different sorts, frankly because I was running out of storage room! I...
Components: Faceted glass rondelles in crystal ab, assorted colored Czech glass rondelles, quartzite(?) rounds, Tierracast toggle. Bracelet is on stretch cord. Necklace is strung on heavy beading wire.


I love the patriotic , yet Beachy element to this set,,,, inspired by our flag🇺🇸
Components: Glass beads, tumbled seaglass beads, stainless steel chain, tierracast links and clasp (necklace) and silver plated star clasp (bracelet)

Black Hole Pendant

This pendant really spoke to me. It's another Succor Creek Jasper piece. Vintage copper wire and fossilized palm wood make up the chain links and...
Components: Jasper pendant, fossilized palm wood beads, vintage copper wire-all from my stash.

Oh So Fancy Jasper Set

Boy, when I get an idea...! I wanted to enter the Earthy Inspiration contest because it would help me branch out in a new direction & use some...
Components: Necklace: different sizes & shapes of fancy jasper, as much bronze as I could use from my meager bronze stash (why don't companies sell more raw bronze??), Czech crystal rondelles, Saki bronze beads, jasper teardrop pendant, 2-strand bronze clasp. Bracelet: is a triple wrap with similar elements as necklace plus a Vintaj brass foldover clasp. Earrings: antique brass clip on base with bronze links & f.j. drops. Ring: rose gold flat Artistic wire, f.j. stones, bronze wire swirly.

Dew Drops

More fun with Czech glass beads. I realized after the fact, the first pair of earrings I made with the wrong color wire. This brought out my OCD,...
Components: All components from Lima Beads.

Spring Greens

I've been having fun with the enormous selection of Czech glass beads from LB. And I love dragonflies.
Components: All materials used from Lima Beads.

Camphur spirit

the pendant is a hand- wittled (by me) piece of camphur tree bark , then sealed and finished .. that tree had to be cut down unfortunatly ..this...
Components: glass leaf beads and camoflage hemp cords from limabeads, tear - drop glass bead, copper clasp and wire..

Earth and Sky

A friend of mine gave me the glass cab that was from a ring that broke. The brown bottom and blue on top reminded me of the earth and sky above. A...
Components: Glass cab, brass chain/wire, brass tab bezel, Czech beads, horn beads and amazonite

Sodalite & Copper

I decided it was time for some glue work! I have a collection of cabs & settings. Sometimes it's a good idea to offer simple jewelry when selling....
Components: Sodalite cabachons, antique copper chain, pendant & ring settings. The ring is adjustable for sizes 6-8. Pretty sure it's JBB.

Opposing walls

I saw these elongated teardrop jasper beads and the flowers close together on a wall of my local bead shop and knew I had to put them together but...
Components: Jasper elongated teardrops and flowers, mystery large nuggets, 3mm gold plated rounds, tan deer skin lace, large gold bead cap, gold artistic wire and gold plated ball end head pins and toggle clasp

Turquoise Summer

Necklace, earrings and bracelet. Repurposed jewelry mixed with Vintaj components.
Components: Vintaj natural brass leaves, main leaf Deco embossed with "Deco Motif" with Jade and Moss Ranger ink patina applied. Smaller leaf Deco etched with "Botanical Flourish" and same patinas diluted with Vintaj gloss glaze, both sealed with same glaze.

Here Chicky Chicky-Candy!

Here's a mish mash of pieces I've made for my Candy Aisle in my Etsy shop-inexpensive & colorful!
Good news! I just posted my first blog post on...
Components: Lots of this & that!


The patina brass inspired me to mix the focal bead with just the right colors. I love it because the person who buys this piece is not afraid of...
Components: Picasso Jasper, dyed Jade, patina brass focal bead, patina brass with clip on components for earrings.

Dream Catcher Necklace and Earrings

Part of an Industrial Inspired Chic line I did using copper toned components and raw type materials mixed with some different colored artistic...
Components: Silver toned artistic wire, ceramic Raku style beads, bi cone crystal bead, copper hued pendant finding, silver toned chain, Druzy focal.

Uneven Balance

I've admired all the asymmetrical jewellery on this site and thought I'd try a piece that way myself. I was happy with how it turned out. I...
Components: Amethyst, crystals, black lip shell, silver coloured components and chain

Angelite for Angeline

My daughter, Angeline, turned 19 a few weeks ago and I made her a necklace and bracelet from a stone called Angelite. I thought the stone was...
Components: Angelite stone, angelite beads, wire and chain

Wandering Wire #2

Another wandering wire plus ear rings. This frame wasn't cut out of a was planned, sorta.
Components: 14ga and 24ga wire, glass beads, niobium ear wires, hand made hook clasp, my favorite copper chain from Lima Beads

Wedding Jewelry

My youngest daughter is the one who got me started with jewelry making. She's incredibly talented! Here's 2 pieces she made for her wedding. I...
Components: Lots of Swarovski & high quality freshwater pearls, & her favorite--sterling silver

Greens & Copper

I just wanted to make more copper with green, I love bead caps, stringing is easy & all this was already downstairs! I discovered I had no real...
Components: Facetted glass beads; copper & copper plated findings & beads; copper foldover clasp

Berry Season Already?

I'm a bit late to the party but these are among my favorite stones! I've been so happy to see the blue haze agates come back to LB again! I made...
Components: Blue haze agates, Czech glass leaves, flowers & roundelles, brass chain, toggle and jump rings, all LB, and copper balled headpins I made myself (need more practice but I love making them!!)

Prlz Prlz Prlz

I got into my pearls! They were a bit hard to photograph & get accurate colors. This is the first time I worked with a magnetic clasp (bracelet)....
Components: Sea Spray & Evergreen colored freshwater pearls, sterling silver findings & clasps, crystal rondelles from Lima, beading wire, SS cross with dove from Artbeads (isn't it beautiful?), SS Dexterity clasp


I have been hoarding Lapis for a while and finally decided that it was time to make something with it. I wanted to do something different than...
Components: Lapis heart focal, various lapis beads, pyrite, gold beads, brass wire, antiqued brass wire, gold and brass coloured components, stick pearls.

Wild & Crazy Set

This is a complete experiment! I had some African tube beads in my stash from long ago & other pieces & parts. I wanted to make a colorful set &...
Components: African tube beads & rings, gold finished metal tube beads, twisted nylon cord, navy silk cord/ribbon, Czech glass rings, Czech rondelles from Lima, gold plated filigree cross, brass button

Fluorite Love

What to do with all these chip beads? I have had them a long time and decided that it was time to use them up.
Components: Fluorite Heart, fluorite chip beads, silver chain and components.

Golden delight

I made this to go with a jumper (sweater!) I have. It doesn't fit right up close to my neck (gladly, otherwise I would probably get a rash!) so I...
Components: Mother of Pearl, Shell, freshwater pearls & beautiful faceted aquamarine rondelles

Bridal Bliss

I had these teensy tiny white pearls and these teeny tiny blue and crystalline Czech glass beads (yes, yes I really am that predictable) and I...
Components: Rose gold wire (various gauges), white freshwater pearls, natural apricot freshwater pearls, crystalline Czech glass beads, light blue with metallic finish fire polished Czech glass beads

For Dana

My friend, Dana, wanted me to make a set for her sister for her birthday and she liked the yellow turquoise stones in a set I had made some time...
Components: Yellow Turquoise beads, black matte glass beads, copper beads and wire

Leaf Dreams

This set was inspired by finding a beautiful dry leaf while walking in the park. That little leaf started me on a path to learn more wire skills....
Components: Burma Jade flat ovals & Czech glass rondelles from LB, 4mm Carnelian & Agate from my stash and jump rings.

Amazonite Again

I do so love the pale blue of Amazonite. Mix it with leather, Pyrite and one lone Pearl, have the stone drops graduate in length...simple but...
Components: Amazonite teardrops, Pyrite rounds, cultured pearl, 1mm black leather cord, Argentium ear wires