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Autumn Harvest

The Harvest Agates met with the African bronzes and a necklace was made.
Components: Matte harvest agates of different sizes; Bronze peanuts & round beads; Copper swirly clasp.


Dark Skies

It sure seems like it's winter around here already. I've been inspired by the gray, overcast skies and cold temperatures of the encroaching winter....
Components: We've Got Maille jump rings for the Turkish Roundmaille weave. 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Dendritic Opal pendant, 6mm Picasso Marble Rounds, 4mm Black Gold Amazonite Roundelles (LB), and 4mm Moss Opalite Rounds (LB).


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


Vintage Angel

This simple project is shabby chic! Create any size you like, even a large one would be a sweet tree topper.


Frozen Seas Icicle

Coastal inspired colors shine as this icicle sparkles in your window or on your Christmas tree. These icicles are simple to make and look...


Simple Snowflake Necklace

This simple snowflake focal shines when it's paired with this sparkling jewel-toned crystal chain. Holiday style that can be worn all winter long.


Charming Reindeer Choker

Add some holiday cheer to your accessory collection. This adorable reindeer can be worn all winter long. This is a simple and comfortable way to...


Snow Angel

This 2.5" little angel sparkles and shines as decoration or a small pendant.
Components: You will need (1) 12mm faceted round bead, (2) crystal leaf drops for wings, 20 gauge wire, (14-16) 6mm rondelles or 4-5mm rounds. Round nose pliers are great for finishing the loop.


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


Fading into Fall

I just love black amazonite gemstones and all the interesting colors they contain. This Raku pendant that LimaBeads sells is one of my favorite...
Components: Black amazonite gemstones, seed beads, Raku pendant, sterling silver bail


Autumn Harvest seaglass earrings

I love working with seaglass and wanted to create something fall-like vs. summery which is typical with seaglass.
Components: drilled amber seaglass, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver and sterling silver earwires


Flutterby

Fun with some of the newer Vintaj patinas and their Lunafly pendant! I was trying to channel some luna moth action.
Components: Vintaj Lunafly pendant, chain, & findings; Czech glass flowers, melons, & rounds; Fluorite puff coins; green aventurine; brass plated clasp


Pink mist and friend

I took a picture on a light background.


Siren Song

Mermaid necklace
I had this Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant lost in my stash. I was working on something else and was looking for a bead and...
Components: Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant. (LB) Jesse James Bead aqua blue focal. (Michael's) Czech glass baby blue cruellers. (LB) Aqua dyed freshwater pearls. (Hobby Lobby) Rhinestone spacers. (Stash) Gold pressed glass beads. (Michael's) Amazonite rounds 3 sizes. (Stash, destashed by an LB friend) Shell button. (Hancock Fabrics. 😞) Knotted on aqua S-long cord from LBS.


Pink mist and friend

I made another piece similar to this in blue,, and I wanted a pink one.
Components: Pink beads Michaels, Zola clasp and pendant also the silver pieces and tassel, SW 3mm Opel pink.


Butterfly

I like the bracelet cuff, so I matched it with the colors of the cuff. The colors came instantly.
Components: Brandy Opal, from Etsy, clasp LB, SW 3mm round beads, oval gemstone LB, pale gold beads michaels, rest from my stash.


Painted leather

More playtime with leather. I was researching how to add paint to leather. Pretty easy. Alcohol inks didn't work for me, but the metal patina...


Orange Squash

These were made with some Red Aventurine cubes I've had for years. Love the look with the copper. The color reminds me of squash. My sister said...
Components: Red Aventurine, copper chain and findings, copper leaf beads and clasp.


Wolf's pride

I made this thinking about earrings, but when I got done it looked more like a pendant or keychain. I ended up making a keychain fob out of it.
Components: size 15 seed beads, leather backing, findings


Starry night

A beaded bracelet done with 15/0 seed beads
Components: Toho dandelion yellow 15/0 seed beads, Toho royal blue 15/0 seed beads, findings


Long & Light Wraps

I don’t remember how I got started on this theme but I decided to use very small beads & lots of them. I stayed with variations of one color....
Components: 2 & 3mm beads, maybe a 4mm, of glass, gems, seedbeads, crystals, crimps & clasps, strung on .024 jewelry wire


Le Chat Noir

Black cat ring just in time for Halloween. Embroidered with a fine silk and set in gold Nunn design bezel ring setting. @thimblethistle
Components: Nunn Design Gold (plated) Traditional Oval Adjustable Bezel Ring 19x24mm


Starry Night Brooch

Starry Night brooch. Art history has always been a love of mine and Van Gogh brushstrokes are replicated in this brooch with a needle and thread...
Components: Nunn Design Antique Gold (plated) Rectangle Ornate Grande Brooch 28x46mm


A-Moosing around

I made some moose earrings, and really liked the look. Things exploded from there.
Components: Size 15 seed beads and findings


Peacock Daggeria Choker

Peyote stiched
Made it to go with Dagger Duo bracelet designed by Lisa Jordan, a Starman pattern
Components: Miyuki Delicas size 11 & 10: DB 376 Blue Grey Matte AB DBM 376 Blue Grey Matte AB DBM 863 Trans Grey Matte DBM 001 Gunmetal / Hematite MiniDuos: Opaque Light Blue Picasso Pastel Lt Brown/Coco (Pearl Coat Brown Sugar) Mini Daggers 2mm x 4mm: Opaque turquoise copper picasso Med Daggers 3mm x 11mm: Pastel Lt Brown/Coco (Pearl Coat Brown Sugar) Daggers 5mm x 16mm: Light Blue Peacock Striped Matte 6# Smoke Fireline thread Silver tone lobster clasp and extension chain


Crystal Dragon

I love this dragon clasp, so what could I do? Another of my beaded shaggy loop chains.
Components: Dragon clasp, aluminm jump rings, 8/0 seed beads


Pineing for Green

I have a green dress 👗 and wanted something to go with it. I also like the tassel,when they come out I like them immediately. The Zola pendant...
Components: Zola pendant, green rondals I have no idea where I got them, SW bicone pendant, green tassel, fruit cake daggers.


Cool Waters

I was rummaging thru my stash yesterday and found a shorty strand of aquamarines that I had forgotten about. Inspiration for me these days is a...
Components: Aquamarine discs, pearls, murano glass, swarovski crystals, and a gold tone clasp.


Send in the Clowns..

A bit of a hodge-podge and they remind me of the colours at a circus or a carnival. I was literally playing with the beads and wire, and somehow...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire (22 gauge for ear wires, and 20 -18 gauge for the rest) - bare copper wire that was aged with liver of sulfur, the bigger Czech beads (faceted round nugget beads - bought from here last year), and the Czech Glass Ivory Picasso Turquoise Melon beads also from LB. From my own stash.. The seaglass pillows in the turquoise and the clear Czech beads and the tiny beadcaps that were coloured with turquoise gilders paste. The tiny Anissa Picasso Czech seed beads are from my own stash.


Copper Sheets and Washers

Have been in a bit of a funk recently.

Before everything went into a bleh spiral, I had tried some copper etching. Being the impatient and...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire, which were used for the ball headpins and then turned into ear wires and hammered and aged in LOS. Czech beads, and the tiny sea glass beads and the gorgeous amber coloured seaglass dangles. Recycled glass beads, as well as some of the Czech Anissa Picasso seed beads, copper sheet which I hacked into with shears and washers from my own stash.


Dragon's Cave

This is a group of necklaces I have made in the past. I am in the midst of redoing my work stations. I am going to do more metal and wire working....
Components: A lot of the components came from Lima Beads. Components you don't recognize came from my stash. The Dragon necklace highlights buys from L.B. to make up what I imagine a dragon's cave might look like.


Lotus Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...


Prosperity Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...


Elemental Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...


Meditative Bracelet

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...


Nobility Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...


Leather lessons...

Playing with pre-made leather straps and leather scraps. Learning to use the rolling mill and paper crafting embossing plates to make beautiful...
Components: Leather, Ren Wax, bracelet bars, buttons.


Pink Peacock

More fun with the Vintaj/Ranger Rose Gold Patina paint!
Components: Vintaj Fussy Peacock pendant w/ rose gold patina, Rose Quartz, Czech glass, etched matte seed beads, Vintaj findings.


Look Mom No Chainmaille

My mom's birthday is coming up so I made her this necklace. I found the Aqua Marine beads half off in a cool little shop and thought she would...
Components: 8mm Aqua Marine rounds, 8mm Celtic metal beads, cross focal, magnetic clasp, and other components from my stash.


Autumn

Black shell MOP and hematite welcoming cooler days and nights of Autumn.


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