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Designs by K Ralston

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This and That

This is a bracelet that I started some time ago. I found it in a box. All it needed was a few loose ends worked in. How lazy am I? I didn't even...
Components: Crystal beads and a bunch of those clear 6/0 spacer beads they put on strands of beads to separate them. I always think there has to be a use for them. Also crystal faceted bead for the clasp, and beading thread.

Atmospheric River

Here in California we are having waves of atmospheric rivers. I had never even heard that term before. Gale winds, deluge rains, and power outages....
Components: 8/0, 6/0, and 11/0 seed beads, rhinestone buttons, lots of beading thread.

Red and Gold

Maybe I deserve some new earrings just for me. These big golden rondells are a favorite from my extremely disorganized stash. Just trying to get...
Components: Gold and red rondells in various sizes. Bead caps, multiple types. Resin sparkly things (lol), head pins, 24 guage wire, ear wires.

Boney James

Not my best work but I need to start producing stuff. Romeo has been coming along, but today he had a terrible day. He's been crying so much it...
Components: Faceted glass beads, rhinestone clasp, metal beads.


Kind of a romantic pendant that I have named after a street dog I call Romeo. He's stolen my heart.
Components: Metal beads and discs. 2mm crystals. 11/0 cream seed beads. 24 guage wire.

The Beast of Morocco

One small project. I haven't been very productive lately. I've taken on so much other stuff and everything is in chaos. Anyway, made these and...
Components: Earring hoops and earring findings that will fit inside. Red and pearl 11/0 seed beads. 3mm fire polish. Metal beads. Ear wires. 24 guage wire.

Day of the Doves

Tracy's party is Saturday and I don't feel that good about giving her the seahorse pendant. I like it, but I think she would rather have some kind...
Components: Quartz crystal pendant. Faceted topaz oval glass bead. Frosted glass drop. 11/0 seed beads. 20 and 24 guage wire. Chain.


I've been listening to Oceanic, an album by Vangelis, to calm my nerves. Bev can tell you that I was at the end of my ability to cope with it all...
Components: Druzy quartz blue stone. Seahorse bead. Crystal bicones. Large blue bicones. A pearl. A crystal rondell. A opalescent bicone. Pearl colored seed beads. Crafting wire.

Midnight at the Oasis

I haven't made anything for quite a while. I've been busy with other projects and dealing with mood issues as well. Midnight at the Oasis is the...
Components: Faceted glass crystals, glass cabochon, silky bead, 18 and 24 guage wire, and a ball chain.

A Moth In The Wine

More practicing. Heady pendant. I guess it's ok. It's asymmetrical and I admire all of you who do that, but somehow I never get it just as it...
Components: Various guages of craft wire. A topaz quartz faceted stone. Some Moonstone beads.

Up Your Game

I've been wanting to up my game a little for a long time. There's an artist on YouTube called Raftark. He's amazing. He posted a video on coils and...
Components: 18, 24, and 26 guage wires. Ruby briolett. 4mm aquarium bead.

Seahorse Glamor

I bought these ceramic seahorse beads a couple of years ago and haven't been able to think of anything to do with them. They are cute, but not...
Components: Seahorse beads, bicones, bead caps, ball pins, ss fancy ear wires. Rhinestone findings, crystal drops crystal rondells, bicones, bead caps, eye pins, ear wires.

Oh Snap, Buttons and Beads

Sometimes I take on too much. I'm giving up on the container garden because I've attracted a family of rodents. They ate everything and threw dirt...
Components: Rhinestone buttons, crystal drops. 18 and 24 guage wire.

Rubber NeckerEarrings

We're out in the Oasis again today. Yesterday it was cold so I was trying to catch up with the dishes when I became aware of something in the...
Components: Ear clips. Teardrop and bicone crystals. 3 loop end bars. Head pins

The Old Lady and the Coyote

So, I became 70 yesterday. I was out walking and talking with some homeless people I know who live near the railroad tracks. One of guys said Look,...
Components: Rhinestone parts. Moonstones, amythsts, bead caps, ear clips, long glass beads, bicones pearls and seed beads, clasp.

Sneezed in the Oasis

These are the earrings to go with Tracy's pendant. I had a hard time finding the amythst drops. I looked here on LB first, of course, but no...
Components: Amythst brioletts. Synthetic opals. Metal saucer beads. Bead cones. Head pins. Ear wires. 20 and 24 guage wire.


My friend Tracy has been subtly hinting that her "jeweler" hasn't been doing much lately, and she has mentioned wanting an amythst...
Components: 20 and 24 guage gold toned wire. Teardrop amythst. Faceted marquis cut lemon quarts gemstone.

Emerald Ring

This is my 3rd attempt to post it so just one picture here. My method for a wire wrapped setting of a gemstone. As you can see it seems like Spring...
Components: 20 guage and 24 guage wire. Faceted emerald. Synthetic opals. Crystal cubes.

Cookies and Quinoa and.....

... AND, Coconut Hell. We had 3 and a half days of Spring and then the clouds moved in. I've been lazing in the sun with the dorks. Now, these...
Components: 1st pair, 4mm bicones. 6mm pearls. Crystal drop beads. 11/0 seed beads. Ear wires and beading thread. 2nd pair (I don't like them as much). 4mm red pearls. 4mm blue bicones. 11/0 bronze seed beads. Ear wires and beading thread. They look a little too Christmassy to me.

Dainty Dream

A change from the bigger clunky bracelets that I often make, but I like delicate ones as well. I only had to redo it 3 times - rrrr. I spent the...
Components: 4mm rondells. 21/0 seed beads in 2 colors, metallic silver and garnet. Rhinestone bead balls. Superduos in silver. Lobster clasp. Beading thread.

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