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Spring Chickadees

I love to work with Czech Glass beads this was inspired by Spring and all the little baby animals that are born
Components: Czech glass heart beads. Silver plated charm, 925 sterling silver french earring hooks and sterling silver wire


Sunset In Stone Earrings

Simple, delicate row of sun stone chips going from a deeper orange to almost white with gold plated ear wires.
Components: Gold plated ear wires, gold plated head pins, sun stone chips in colors ranging from peachy-orange to almost white.


Tickled Pink and Purple Earrings

Eclectic Earrings with gold toned findings in tones of pink and purple.
Components: Frosted blue glass beads, gold toned ear wires, pink speckled beads, acrylic beads.


Tickled Pink and Purple Necklace

Eclectic mix of beads in the pink and purple range mixed with gold toned components.
Components: Blue frosted glass beads, acrylic tube bead, gold toned chain and clasp, gold toned artistic wire, round blue speckled beads, rose burgundy speckled beads.


The Path Less Traveled

What to do with leftover or short supply beads? Make an eclectic necklace!
Components: Destash of various beads including wood, acrylic, stone, glass and ceramic.


50 Shades of Clay

50 Shades of Clay Necklace
Components: Silver toned pinch bails, Sculpey clay pendants, Stone round beads, Silver toned clasp, beading wire


Floating pearls

This is one long 12" piece which I have folded in half to add the loop on which to attach the chain to do up the other end with a lobster clasp. A...
Components: Seed beads, Czech glass & largish freshwater pearls


Orchids and Copper..

The pink earrings were inspired by this lovely orchid plant my two lovely little boys gave me for Mother's Day. The flowers were so pale, with...
Components: From Lima Beads - my favourite pink quartz wheel beads (these are so pretty and so icy and frosty, I love love love them! Please get more, as I am running low.. ), brass wire, antique copper wire. Own stash and stuff - Ghana recycled glass beads in orange, hammered copper, Gilders Paste patina colour, polymer clay drops handmade, by me and the edge coloured with Gilders Paste patina, tiny little bead caps I picked up from this little store in this out of the way little town, that I spotted while husband drove past (many *gasps* and "stop the car!!!" occurred there) also coloured with the paste.


My Version

I decided to look through all my "favorite" saved designs from Lima. This is a bracelet made by Ali called Sunset Bracelet. It should have taken...
Components: Sunstone 4-5mm rondelles, iolite tumbled nuggets, 8/0 seed beads in metallic polaris & permanent galvanized saffron, 2-strand Irish waxed linen in Sage, 4-strand IWL in Teal, amethyst & gold link, aqua druzy coin with gold 15mm links, twisted 6mm 16G jumprings in gold plate, Tierracast 6x7 barrel, 3mm turquoise deerskin lace. All from Lima!


Pastel bracelet

I love making these multistrand E4 in 1 bracelets. I've made them in lots of colors, but this is one of my favorites.
Components: 7/64 aluminum jump rings, multistrand connectors, 8/0 seed beads


Blue-Ringed Octopus

This necklace was based on my Fresh Pick ‘Octopus Lair’ which was inspired by the Blue-Ringed Octopus.

As usual, I started this project with...
Components: Necklace: (LB): Green Girl Octoball, Crazy Lace Agate, Feldspath, African Opal, African recycled glass rings, TierraCast link & toggle bar, waxed linen. (Stash): Russian Lace Agate, Dyed Quartz, Denim Lapis, Vintage glass beads, CZ glass & seeds, misc glass, AS pewter findings Bracelet: GG Octopus Button (LB), TC link (LB), leather, FW Pearls, crystal rondelle, beads listed above.


Spiral Collar

I wanted to make a wide collar with these little rosette units, so this is what I came up with. I hesitated to show this, since it's all maille,...
Components: aluminum jump rings, silver plated clasp


Singing Birds In The Morning

WE are so lucky to have so many birds that sing and cheer us up every morning. They have nests close that we often watch to see the new hatchlings....
Components: The chain I used came from Etsy. Tibetan Agate, Birch w/Speckles porcelain beads, silk ribbon, and Nunn bezel from LB. The other beads used are from my stash. I did include a picture of a bracelet and earrings to match. The other necklace was my first attempt at resin. The bezel and all the beads came from LB.


Great Blue Heron

My passion for all things nature is driving my jewelry making. I found this pendant on Etsy and was thrilled. Just as I was every time I have seen...
Components: I used Labradorite, two different Czech beads, and a silver clasp all from LB. The pendant again I found on Etsy. The two tassels I made from the light blue swede sold here at Lima Beads.


Ancient Seas

This is my design for the Art Elements May Component of the Month challenge featuring a shell slice pendant by Lesley Watt. You can see my blog...
Components: Shell slice pendant by Lesley Watt, Ceramic round by Keith O'Connor, Zola Elements Patina Green Brass beads, Czech glass, Bronzite rounds, Tibetan agate, faceted Green Aventurine, brass spacers and findings by Vintaj.


Some Bracelets

A few of my bracelets to go into the shop..I have an inventory of 30!
Components: Pink Opal, Pink Opal Crystals, White Agate, Saki toggle, Lotus link, lime green links, Lemon Chrysoprase, Lime green stones?, Kingman Turquoise, Apatite, Orange Indo Lampwork, Rhyolite, Green Serpentine, Lampwork Rondelle, Czech Glass, brass lobster, copper hook and waxed linen...most from LB.


Raven Necklace

This necklace uses some super cool Czech glass beads that I found right here at LB! They are two toned, but that's where the easy discriptors stop,...
Components: Pewter pendant by Green Girl, Czech glass, sterling silver, Karen Hill tribe sterling silver cylinders


Polka dot heart

I'm in love with this necklace! It is ultra feminine. Plus it is convertible. Tied either long and dramatic with a bow at the back of the neck or...
Components: last chance terracotta heart, Goldstone, African Turquoise, Czech glass clovers pink Czech glass daggers, robins egg Czech glass rounds, terracotta seed beads, copper rings, and both sari silk and Latte silk ribbon. All from Lima.


Some Earrings

Some new earrings to put in my...finally..new Etsy shop. I plan to open it June 4th. If anybody has any tips in having a successful Etsy shop...let...
Components: enamel components, vintage Mille Fiori bead, green ? bicone, 2 inch gold/brown hoops, Fossilized Peanut Wood, brass and copper earwires.


Nephilim Necklace

From Medieval Momma's wing pick. Nephilim are the offspring of angels and humans. Never quite fitting in, they are both strong and tragic in their...
Components: From Lima Beads: 10mm and 8mm steel faceted fire agate (heat and color treated)-- the colors look like the grey dappling on baby seals and some are soft silver grey like dolphins. Silver-plated angel wing charm, TierraCast antique silver-plated skull bail, gold pyrite skull beads. .019 silver satin SoftFlex beading cable. From other sites: hematite spacers, Czech 6/0 seed beads in a mix called "Hematite" which has a pale blue metallic shade, gunmetal, silvered white. 8/0 Toho frosted silver grey-lined, 11/0 frosted transparent rainbow soft grey, 15/0 Toho gunmetal, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimp beads. Various jump rings. Silver-toned "S" clasp.


Dalmatian wristband

Fun little bracelet. Easy to make but difficult to photograph.
Components: 6 mm dalmatian jasper rounds, 5 mm bronze rounds (Saki), spotted button (Saki), natural leather cord, magenta waxed linen.


Mess of rings!

When I decide to dive into a particular project, I high dive! I took some yummy rivolis & glued into mostly JBB & Nunn settings with epoxy. That...
Components: Various ring settings in gold, silver & copper, 12 & 14mm Swarovski rivolis-some colors are a special coating from a US seller on Ebay, 5-minute epoxy. The other gem is charoite.


Hello Spring

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln created a large spring focal out of 5 Vintaj pieces. This necklace should be worn closer to the neck to best display...


Imagine Sea

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln had warm beaches in mind when creating these earrings. Change this design up with your favorite colors or add more...


Feather bracelet

Custom piece for a customer that I made. She wanted something with the birthstones for her children. She only has 3 but 3 little stones wasn't...
Components: PMC fine silver feather, silver wire for bead and clasp as well as wrapping the stones, deerskin leather the stones are: peridot, garnet and natural sapphire


Aqua dreams

I just can't stay away from the E4 in 1 weave, or the milky aqua beads.
Components: annodized jump rings, solid copper jump rings, 8/0 milky aqua seed beads, Greek patina end bars and clasp


Earring fun!

Two pair to share tonight...
The first one is a special order for a store that sells my stuff. The client purchased one pair for her daughter and...
Components: sterling silver wire, amethysts, gold chain, Howlite Turquoise, gold faceted glass beads


Stackin' Agate

These bracelets were made as companions to the Beadfest Weavefest necklace I posted a couple weeks ago. Lately, I've been making single strand...
Components: Jump rings, Tibetan Agate Rondelles, matte 8mm Chyroprase Rounds, Impression Jasper Oval, 2 metal leaf charms and 3 small Czech beads.


Last One, I Swear

I swear, this is the last wire weave bracelet...I can't make any more for a while, cuz my hands are killing me! I got this strand of faceted...
Components: Antique bronze color copper wire, from LB. 14ga and 26ga. HUGE (35x25mm) and very weighty faceted crystal quartz beads, 2 sore hands, 600mg ibuprofen, and fewer, but more colorful, curse words. I'm starting to get the hang of this weaving thing ;)


African Tenner Chaplet

Here is the other piece from my Pick about chaplets. Very textured. Color scheme of matte black, matte olive, matte frosted bronze.
Components: Almost everything from LB. 12mm black lava stone rounds, African metal trade bead, 6/0 matte olive green and matte black "jet" Toho seed beads, 8/0 Toho frosted bronze. Tiny textured bronze plated cross. From sources other than Lima Beads; I used two 6mm Czech druks in a color called "Forest Mix" to either side of the Pater bead. This Czech bead has swirls of the same tones of black, olive and cool bronze. Tiny 2mm dyed bone spacers to control the large holed Pater bead, heavy oxidized jump ring, little black iron jump ring and the usual .019 silver satin Softflex--from LB. 2x2 Heavy sterling silver crimp beads.


Spider web necklace

These amazing Czech glass beads are available right here at LB. I just love them so much! The ceramic spider web stamped piece is made by Gaea and...
Components: Czech glass, ceramic, Carnelian, Chrysocolla Quartz, sterling silver, and a single aluminum jump ring


Matte Botswana Rosary Chaplet

From my last "Rosary Chaplet Pick." A smaller rosary you count ten times around to reach a rosary. Used where carrying a rosary could cause...
Components: The matte Botswana agate is worth every penny. Warm shades of plum through grey with a touch of purple. I matched it with two 6/0 Toho seed beads; silver-lined frosted light tanzanite and frosted transparent med. amethyst. Two 8/0 Toho seed beads; a transparent frosted plum from an "Ambers Mix" and frosted transparent dark amethyst. The cross is two-sided silver-plated "Talvera" by Nunn. The Pater bead is a silver-plated coin bead "Primrose" by Zola. I used a purple enameled copper jump ring and a tiny black glossy iron jump ring. Softflex .019 and Heavy sterling silver 2x2mm crimps.


Mother Earth

The pendant reminds me of our planet! LOL. I was going through my endless bead supply, and it all just came together.
Components: Handmade hammered, torched, filed and patina'd copper pendant, handmade twisted headpin charms, Czech 6/0 seed beads and assorted Czech beads from Etsy, ceramic beads from LB. Wood heishi, 1mm leather cord from local shop, and clasp and jumping also handmade......all handmade components by me, of course!


Time Treasure

Birthday present for my sister. Inspired by my dad, who died in 2014 and loved beetles.
Components: Kylie Parry keyhole pendant, many keys, many jumprings (Nunn, copper, silver, gold, several sizes), Czech glass, enameld rings and keyholes (C-koop), Greek hearts and round pendant, bit of leather, beetle, clocks, copper chain, large lobster clasp (copper), headpins, Vintaj patina.


Goldberry's Fall Necklace

I think this is my most favorite piece I have ever made. Tolkein's Goldberry with autumn leaf colors, fig, plum,golden pear, sunlight on yellowing...
Components: From Lima Beads: TierraCast brass-plated ivy links, TierraCast small brass-plated Czech button, Gk bronze-plated braided ring 29mm, Czech 5mm sueded metallic pink melon, Czeh 3mm purple metallic sueded melon, Czech 3mm gold metallic suede melon "really an olive green." Czech 3mm English cut poppy seed, Czech 3mm round Pacifica fig, Czech 3x5 amber with mercury fire-polished rondelle, Czech 3x5 opal cream fire-polished rondelle, Czech 6mm Asian Pear with bronze Picasso fire-polished round, Czech 8x10 Autumn metallics English cut, 4mm Czech Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm Czech matte metallic flax round, 6/0 Toho frosted crystal w/gold lining, Toho 3mm Magatama frosted blackberry, 8/0 Toho frosted bronze, 6/0 Toho matte mauve mocha, 11/0 Toho Demi gold-lustered amethyst, 6mm antique copper-plated jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex beading cable. From other sources: 6/0 Toho frosted transparent medium amethyst, Toho 4mm cube matte raku plum-blue iris, 6/0 Toho dark copper, 5mm Toho cube matte dark olive, 6/0 Toho frosted bronze, Czech 8/0 aged red copper, Czech 6/0 frosted ivory, 8/0 Czech opaque sienna luster, Czech 8/0 metallic gold, 11/0 Toho matte opaque slate blue, Toho 11/0 matte opaque olive, Toho 11/0 dk bronze, Toho 15/0 matte transparent smokey topaz, Heavy oxidized jump rings, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 HEAVY sterling silver crimp beads.


Tibetan dream

I'm crazy about the Tibetan focals, and this is the one I like best (so far). I used my beaded shaggy loop weave for this one. Now I'm waiting for...
Components: Tibetan focal, bright aluminum jump rings, 8/0 seed beads


Wild Lilies

These carnelian and yellow opal matte gemstones take on a lovely warm glow when light hits them. I chose to string these on the honey colored...


Copper, Brass and Lotso Love

Happy Mothers Day! 💐
Copper inlaid lapis and turquoise mixed with brass patina, Ethiopian Padre (love and friendship) beads and clear quartz.


Eye of Malachite

Ever since I saw Moogie's agate bracelet, I've been wanting to try something like it. Plus, I've had this malachite cab that needed to be used....
Components: Malachite cabochon, copper wire, fewer tears, possibly more curse words than the last one.


Rose Dream

I bought this resin rose months ago, and couldn't figure out what to do with it. Once I finally decided, I like how it turned out. I used a...
Components: resin flower, anodized aluminum jump rings, Czech glass leaves


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