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Designs by K Ralston

Orecchini Sarah

These almost got banished to the box of UFOs, (unfinished objects.) They gave me a lot of trouble and I learned not to use 1G thread because I had...
Components: 2 14mm rivolis. 8 3mm silver tone metal beads. 16 superduos. 16 4mm bicones of one color and 16 of another color. 16 4mm rondells. 8 silky beads. 2 4mm rondells of a 2nd color. 8 3mm pearls. Size 11 seed beads. 2 fancy ear wires. Beading thread. I used fireline.


Druzy Bracelet

Wire wrapped bracelet with a druzy link centerpiece. It's got a lot of wire and I actually added a second layer of wire to the inside and then...
Components: Craft wire in 20 and 24 guage. A large druzy link that has a loop on each end. 6mm unpolished moonstone beads. Aquarium chips.


Putting On The Ritz

Using many of my ritzier, more expensive beads. Sadly I have to be a bit more careful with the budget these days, although I do occasionally buy...
Components: Cultured pink pearls. Polished and faceted amythst chunks. 4mm rhinestone rondells. Flex wire. Crimp Beads. Sterling silver clasp


Past Life Bracelet

There's no real reason for calling this bracelet Past Life except that was what I was thinking about while making it. I've turned to more reading...
Components: 8mm crystal cubes. 6mm cathedral beads. 4mm faceted rounds. 11/0 seed beads. Lobster claw clasp. A bit of chain and a dodad. I just had this little metal dodad in my stuff. You could add any dangle you like to the end.


Netted Sparkle Bracelet

It's basically a netted bracelet with a lot of bling. I'm kind of looking for distraction and having a hard time getting to a quieter place. So...
Components: 6/0 turquoise and 8/0 white seed beads for the net. Embellishment consists of 11/0 silver lined teal and 15/0 silver lined clear seed beads, 3mm crystal bicones, 2 colors of 4mm rondells, I'd call them light opalescent blue and teal, 4mm glass pearls, slide clasp and beading thread.


Sea Glass Earrings

These are UFO's. Unfinished Objects. I'm working on a sea glass bracelet but just don't feel motivated right now, so I was looking through my craft...
Components: Two pieces of sea glass. 2 3mm eggplant pearls. Craft Wire in 18 guage and 24 guage. 2 ear wires, and a friend named Sheldon.


It's All Good

Wire wrapped bracelet. The name is not exactly appropo to my mood. In fact I was having a very moody evening. I decided to listen to Brian...
Components: In the center is a fancy rhinestone link component. It's wired on both sides to large tassel end cones from LB. Also the 6/0 Toho pearly gray seed beads are from LB. The rest consists of 4mm rounds, 4mm metal spacer beads, 2 square dichroic beads, 2 3 hole rhinestone separater bars, 18 and 24 guage craft wire


Ugly Bead Bracelet and Earrings Set

Beaded bracelet and earrings. I've had these pinkish beads forever. Every once in a while I look at them and wonder where I got them, (I forget),...
Components: Oval ugly beads, LOL. Cloisone tubes. 4mm bicones. Seed beads sizes 11/0, 8/0 and 15/0. Check glass button. 2 ear wires


Addiction

Wire wrapped bracelet. I have a terrible addiction. Caffeine. Specifically iced tea so black you can't see through it. I've tried to quit many...
Components: 4mm rondells. 4mm bicones 1mm and 3mm silver spacer beads. 1 rectangular rhinestone. Craft Wire 20 guage, 24 guage, and 26 guage.


Deep Waters

Beaded Bracelet. I had an idea for a wire wrapped bracelet, but these beads didn't lend themselves well to the wire. So I thought it would work as...
Components: 4mm pearls. Coin shaped faceted crystals. Silky beads. Bicones. 11/0 seed beads in two colors. Beading thread. 1 button for the center and one for the clasp.


A Gift of the Sea

Wire wrapped pendant with beaded chain. After seeing Stingray's beautiful wrapped Rivolis, I thought I haven't done any wrapping for a month or so,...
Components: Aquamarine stone. Seahorse, dolphin, and starfish findings. A 6mm pearl. A crystal point. 2 red and gold pave beads. 1 metal spacer bead. Rondelle in graduated sizes of iridescent blue. 20 and 26 guage silver tone craft wire. 1 rhinestone button. 11/0 sead beads in metalic silver and silver lined rocailles.


Daydream

Beaded bracelet. After making 2 pair of Rivoli earrings, I found myself completely out of new ideas. I decided to just make a basic bracelet of...
Components: 11/0 seed beads in 2 colors. 4mm rondells. Super Duos. 2 4mm bicones. Clasp. Beading thread.


Stargazer Earrings

Our challenge this month is only for 20 days and I chose to learn to make these Rivoli earrings and make 10 pair. Ha! I've modified that to 3 and I...
Components: 2 14mm Rivolis. 2 6mm faceted dark red rondells. 28 3mm faceted dark red rondells. 2 dark red briolette drops. 16 4mm black diamond bicones. 4 dark red Picasso silky beads. 11/0 seed beads in silver lined topaz and dark cream pearl color. 15/0 bronze seed beads. 2 ear wires.


Swan Dream

This month,we have a 20 day challenge. I said I would get the craft room moved to the back room and completely organized. I also said I would make...
Components: 14 mm rivolis. 3mm crystal rondells. 4mm pearls. Super duos. Ear wires. Fireline. 6mm rondells. Crystal drops. Beadcaps. 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads. 3mm bicones.


Seahorse Bracelet

Wire wrapped bracelet. It might almost be accurate to say wire beaded bracelet, if there is such a thing, because you can't really see the wire...
Components: Vase fillers for the stones. 2mm and 6mm faceted beads. Seahorse beads. 11/0 seed beads. Craft Wire.


Quiet Soul Bracelet

Wire wrapped bracelet. I named it Quiet Soul because that's what happens when you sink into something and no longer need the TV on, or the outside...
Components: 16 and 26 guage craft wire. 1 blue glass crystal. 8 platinum pearls. 28 2mm glass brown pearls.


The Lucky Dog Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet. Everything has been on hold, beadwork, housework etc. Jazz became seriously ill. She didn't eat for almost 4 days. So I have been...
Components: 8/0 copper colored seed beads. 6mm bicones. 2mm brown pearls. Cloisone tube beads, approximately 8mm by 2mm. Peacock clasp. Fireline.


Sparkling Cubes

Sometimes all you want to do is something simple. Like when it's freezing and you and your spoiled dog don't want to leave your bed. How cold is...
Components: 2 8mm crystal cubes. 4 4mm silver glass pearls. 4 rhinestone spacer beads. 2 ball head headpins. 2 fancy long ear wires with rhinestones.


Sugar Rush Bracelet

I made Pinoche for the holidays but I didn't have anyone to give most of it to this year. I couldn't stop eating it. I'm on a sugar rush, so that's...
Components: Amethyst rectangle flat beads. White faceted crystal briolette drops. 4mm blue crystals. 4mm white translucent druks. 2 earring component for the ends. 1 large blue crystal. 4mm metalic gold cube beads. Various guages of copper wire.


The Winking Eye

Wire wrapped ring. For Christmas I bought myself a bunch of assorted wire, square, half round and round, so I could try to do some more advanced...
Components: Turquoise cabochon. Copper wire, 20 guage square and 26 guage round.


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