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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


Apple Blossom Earrings

There's a new group on Facebook called Inspiration in Everyday that encourages you to make something inspired by the world around you. This is...
Components: Flower charms by Patricia Healey, Czech glass rondelles, blue agate rounds, Nunn Design copper plated bead caps, artisan copper colored parawire, & niobium ear wires.


Lampwork glass necklace

I haven't posted anything here at LB in a while, mostly because I haven't been taking pictures of the tons of pieces that I have made over the past...
Components: Czech glass, artisan lampwork glass, freshwater pearls, glass, Moonstone, and sterling silver findings and clasp.


A penny for your thoughts! :)

Some time ago FreshBaked posted a few pieces she'd made with copper and solder. She then stamped the solder while still hot with a rubber stamp....
Components: Canadian copper pennies (1996 and prior), solder, torch, rubber stamps, copper heart, chain, various beads, leather, copper sheet, glass cabachon, glue


Here comes summer!

Just some summer fun - to mix and match with bathing suits at the beach. I got the idea for the circle design from You Tube.
Link for YouTube...
Components: C Lon cord, embroidery floss, craft cord, seed beads


Pisces bracelet

I made this Pisces bracelet for my husband, for our 1 year anniversary!!! He loves anything that has to do With astrology and horoscopes.
Components: Embroidery floss for string


Mooakite Pendant

My first attempt at wire wrapping a cab. And by first, I mean it took me 3-4 attempts just to get the first inch or so, of the weave done...
Components: Brecciated mooakite cabochon, copper wire, tears, many curse words, more tears.


Red Wrap

Wanted a good pair of red earrings,got these tribal tube beads at the Bead Blast show yesterday
Components: Glass tribal tube beads, red ceramic focal bead with pewter danglers wrapped in wire


Fiesta Time

I made this necklace for a special order. They wanted a necklace set that they could wear for Fiesta while riding on a parade float.
Components: It is made with various types of multi-colored beads, primarily glass beads. Each set of beads were randomly placed on a pin. I used pins with loops and then used needle nose type pliers to make loops on the other end. I them used a flat head pins to add a bead to dangle. I used small and medium jump rings and attached to metal chain.


Beadfest Weavefest

This necklace is the result of my first ever bead show. I went with a plan and strategy but was so overwhelmed (in a good way!) that the plan...
Components: Jump rings, Tibetan Agate rondelles (BF), 8mm matte Chyroprase rounds (BF), Impression Jasper Oval and 3 tiny Czech glass beads.


fiesta, Ole' !

Festive attire for example month of may!
Components: My handmade pottery bracelet, Czechs beads.


Primarily Turquoise

For the love of Gemstones...especially Turquoise!
Components: Turquoise Heishi, Black Tourmaline, Red Impression Jasper..LB, Red Lampwork ring LB, Kingman Turquoise, Bellflowers, button made from Czech Glass flower...I wish I'd picked a different button.


Joyful Spring

Lots to look at in this piece! The serene colors remind me of a breezy spring day. Though it's raining today, we've had some simply gorgeous...
Components: Handmade hammered, stamped and torched bezel piece with a flower/vine LB copper connector insert. Also handmade jumprings and headpins....Czech glass and ceramic beads from LB and Etsy, Aventurine rondelles from Etsy, cord end, beadcaps and filigree discs (Ibent those into beadcaps!) from local shop.


Dragonfly and ambers bracelet

I love the bronze finished Mykonos dragonfly. It is by far my favorite dragonfly charm to work with; a bit chunky, two-side, tactile, memorable. I...
Components: Mykonos dragonfly charm (LB), brown ghost chips (LB), 9mm rondelles Czech faceted fire-polished in a clear, pale green; a purple with mustard; and an amber all Picasso, a 6 mm Picasso smokey topaz Czech druk, 6x4mm sage Czech faceted and fire-polished rondelle, 3x5 butternut Czech fire-polished rondelle, 6/0 Toho hybrid Natural Picasso amber, 3/0 Toho silver-lined smokey topaz, 8/0 Toho frosted silver-lined smokey topaz, 11/0 vintage Venetian umber seed beads, Toho "Bronzes Mix, " Toho "Earth tones Mix, " wooden button with laser cut design, 2x2 heavy sterling silver crimp beads, and .019 silver satin Softflex (LB)


Teardrops and swirls

Tibet beads made of red coral and turquoise, paired with brass Ethiopian padre beads and Onyx.


ConStellation8

Some of the jewelry I sold at ConStellation Nebraska this year. It is the sci fi convention I help with. The theme this year was "Octopus' garden"...
Components: Lots of items made by me and my daughter. Hemp cord, African beads, red creek jasper, brass octopus, triangle pendents all from Lima.


Leather N Pearls

Playing around with large hole pearls and ended up with this
Components: Large hole fresh water pearls, strands of leather attached to ribbon claps and a lobster clasp. Earrings just hanging on a piece of leather on a fishhook


Dragonfly Teardrops

Have alot of small czech beads I've never used, tried alternating the colors together
Components: Dragonfly link, square Czech beads, Czech teardrop beads and charms with a lobster clasp


Give Me A Hand

Just somethin' cute and sassy
Components: strands of baby blue glass seed beads from South Dakota, enamel baby blue toggle clasp and an enamel baby blue hand charm


Coral Sticks

I love coral and a tribal look
Components: Coral sticks, coral barrels on wire, lobster clasp


Gold Cream Summer

I have a family wedding coming up in a couple weeks, and needed jewelry to go with my dress. I tend to stick with silver or copper elements...but...
Components: All are from Lima Beads. Hammered Links, Chain, czech glass beads, eyepins, jump rings, clasps


Carniflower

I have a new favorite artist in Russia,Anastasiya Khramina, who made this beautiful flower in polymer clay and resin.I love the way she turns our...
Components: Poloymer clay and resin flower, aluminum jump rings, 8o seed beads


Copper Stone

I had so much fun with this bracelet and knew exactly what I was going to do with the Nunn Design channel cuff when I saw them. This has a few...


Think Pink and a dash of blue

Can wear together or individually to ring in May flowers!
Components: Pink Quartz, pearl, pink ceramic, hand painted blue and white ceramic, silver Tibet spacers


Goldberry River-Daughter Necklace

From my pick called the same. Goldberry River-daughter is Tom Bombadil's wife from Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Not the movie, the book....
Components: From Lima Beads--brass water lotus pendant, Celtic triangle charm and ivy links gold-plated TierraCast, Czech glass 6x9 Earth Picasso Fire, 6x9 Spring Rain, 3x5 Opal Cream fire polished, Czech brown ghost chip mix, 4mm Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm metallic, matte Flax, green camo jump rings and .019 silver satin softflex. I also used, from other sources, Czech matte, frosted cream 6/0, Toho 6/0 matte transparent dark teal, Toho 8/0 Toho 8/0 cream lustered, Toho 11/0 matte raku plum/blue iris, heavy oxidized open jump rings, black shiny iron jump rings, heavy sterling silver 2x2 crimp beads, 5mm brass-plated iron rolo chain, 3" headpin.


Nice Ice Necklace

Part of the "Stone Wear" line I am creating. This has natural stone beads with an AB coating, blue faceted czech glass beads, silver square beads...
Components: Quartz stone beads, blue czech beads, square silver toned rondelle beads, silver toned lobster clasp.


Mystic Dynasty Necklace

I had some extra manufactured stone and acrylic beads on my work space and wondered if I could make them work together. This is the result. It...
Components: Gold toned discs, gold tone bead caps, gold toned brass rondelle beads, man-made pressed stone beads, acrylic nugget shaped beads, czech glass beads, and stone beads.


Plum Passion Necklace

I have been smitten with the new natural stone items out there (I am working on a line called "stone wear"). I love the agates and the jaspers and...
Components: AB coated "spikes"; AB coated slabs; czech gold tone faceted glass beads; gold tone chain and lobster clasp.


Tail of the Comet Necklace

Simple Druzy wrapped pendant that hangs from silver and gold toned chains.
Components: Silver artistic wire, gold wavy pendant back, silver wire wrapped bail and silver and gold toned chains.


Tree of Life Necklace with Nepalese cane glass

18 inch necklace with two inch chain extender
Components: "Sunset Disc" Nepalese cane beads from Lima Beads, 8mm "bottle green" recycled glass rounds from Lima Beads, 6mm dark wooden rounds, Gold-lustered transparent pink 8/0 Toho, Cool bronze 6/0 Toho, Purple opaque 6/0 Czech, 5mm brass-plated rolo chain, lobster clasp, jump rings, 2x2mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex (Lima Beads), 3 inch head pin and 6mm recycled "shamrock green" (Lima Beads) round for dangle on extender.


Desert Sun

I love these ceramic beads from LB! Initially, I was just going to string them and leave them on their own.Then I remembered this PC pendant I...
Components: Ceramic beads from LB, copper connectors from Etsy shop, jumprings and PC pendant by me.


Chickadee

I created this necklace for the monthly challenge my husband creates... The Honey Do List! Check out my blog for the inspiration photo and the...
Components: Tons of Czech glass leaves and flowers (mostly available from Lima Beads), Vintaj brass filigree and jump rings, brass plated leaf clasp, Skye Jewels wooden pendant.


Agate A New Bracelet

Now I know I've been hangin' with my husband too long. He loves corny jokes & play on words. Or maybe it's just too late. I'm referring to my...
Components: 16 & 24 gauge copper wire & Mexican laguna lace agate.


Feathering the Nest

I finally finished all the PC pieces for this piece...whew! Then it took some time to wire wrap the beads and make jumprings. I am happy with the...
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Agate beads from LB and Etsy also. PC bird, nest, branch, and beads made by me. Jumprings and headpins also made by me.


Bahama Breeze

Fiesta collections
Style: long dangle earrings
Feel... Bahama breeze...Beach... Carnival madness...
Height: 4.8"
Components: Antique Gold plated carnival onion pendant daggers in the center golden chains n golden hooks / earwires


Safari Necklace

I love elephants and had collected quite a few of them. I put them on one strand and other safari animals on another strand.
Components: Wooden Jasper, metal, stone assorted animal and other beads.


Gemstone Donuts

I love all the leather jewelry that's out now. I wove metallic leather through gemstone donuts.
Components: Gemstone donuts, various sizes, metallic leather cord, large crimp tubes.


Forget Me Not

I'm playing along with a new Facebook group called "Inspiration in Everyday" where you share something that has inspired you along with your beady...
Components: Pendant by Humblebeads, tons of Czech glass (most from Lima Beads!), vintage German glass, pearls, TierraCast brass plated clasp.


Movie Earrings..

The green disc and copper and silver tones was also for my sister-in-law.

All three sets were made while plonked on the couch, watching movies...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire, the lovely seafoam sea beads, the utterly gorgeous icy pink quartz wheels that have been sitting in my stash, staring at me since I bought it over a year ago, the various copper and bronze spacers. From my own stash and the local bead store: The plain little bead caps, the green life saver beads (recycled glass Ghana disc beads) and Picasso seed beads - big red ones and the small turquoise ones, the silver toned drop beads which were aged with boiled egg and then buffed and lacquered. The burgundy small beads are polymer clay beads, made by me ages ago. I also made the ball headpins with the dreaded mega torch. The wire gauge is a bit big, but they were all I had on hand when making the earrings and I was not up to going outside and making more in the dark with a smaller wire gauge.


Unsure necklace..

Really unsure about this one. Especially after looking at the photos. It's the inner seed bead bits that seem off. It's the colour of the...
Components: From Lima Beads: Sea glass pendant drop in Seafoam (I adore these drops!), wire, leather. From a local bead shop: Indonesian glass beads. My own stash: African recycled glass tulip beads in amber, and aqua disc beads in pendant. Copper bars, hacked off copper sheet, patina'ed with boiled egg *sigh* and seed beads. All findings made with wire from LB.


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