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Designs by Fresh Baked

The Shy One

Just to show a more modest variation on the Arabesque earring frame...These are 2 1/2 inches long. And more simply decorated. I have to say the...
Components: Silver plated wire and blue glass beads.


Arabesque

A nice little challenge this weekend...to replicate a wire shape I spied on Pinterest. These are a whopping 3 1/2 inches in length. The frames...
Components: Silver plated craft wire and faceted glass beads in two colors of blue.


Trinket Dish

I'm always looking for a little something different to spice up my jewelry displays. Last year it was sun catchers. I saw these decoupage shell...
Components: scallop shell, two coats of mod podge, liquid gold leaf, paper napkin, clear spray sealer


More beat up brass

This ring was pounded and scrubbed to a pretty golden texture. Wired on some seed beads and an amethyst shard for good looks.
Components: Amethyst, seed beads, brass ring, wire, and ball chain


Beaten Up Brass

These earrings started out as dull, dingy brass rings. After hammering and a bit of sand paper scrubbing, they started to look like something I...
Components: brass rings, seed beads, Czech glass, hand made ear wires


Silken Strands

My jewelry making seems to be even more minimalist than usual these days. During the big clean out of the studio, I came across a box of about...
Components: silk cord, various stone, pearls, and beads, metal findings


Simple Stretchy Fun

I'm not tackling anything too difficult these days with jewelry. Just looking for some easy fun with supplies that I already have. I haven't...
Components: Stretch beading cord, seed beads, jump rings, charms


All dressed up and nowhere to go...

Gold plated teardrop frames, various small beads and gemstones, handcrafted ear wires.
Components: I made these five pair of earrings as gifts for the leadership team for our annual Women's Retreat...that would have been held this coming weekend. Sadly, this event was canceled a month ago in light of the current crisis. We did book a weekend next April. Should I save them? April, 2021 seems like such a long time away. I also made four silver sand dollar, pearl, and beach glass necklaces for some special girls in our family for our July trip to Kauai and now that is also likely to be canceled next. It was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Feeling a bit down today.


My Corona

So...this piece is the result of a couple of evenings binge watching TV. I 'rediscovered' an old
Tub o' Beads in the closet...you know the $10...
Components: Copper wire, glass beads. The etched copper heart pendant was made by me.


Daily Joy

Haven't made anything since this whole crisis started. Until today. Needed to go find some joy. Maybe because I also tried to cut my own hair...
Components: Labradorite stone, brass tag, gold ball chain


Button Challenge

Haven't posted here in awhile. Life, you know...
I was able to continue with some jewelry classes this fall and our teacher usually has a fun...
Components: buttons, carved stone beads, mother of pearl nuggets, waxed linen cord, and toggle clasp.


PMC Playtime

I've been taking a class in PMC and although I gulped at the price of a package of the material, I'm so pleased with the results. And easy to work...
Components: PMC+, necklaces finished with sterling silver chain and findings. Pearl, mystic blue quartz, turquoise, Garnet, and 14k gold filled seashell charms.


Kintsugi

How did I never know about Kintsugi until two weeks ago??? Bumped into it on a FB post by a jewelry maker seeking ideas for repairing a broken...
Components: Broken ceramic plates, sea glass, two part epoxy, gold mica powder.


It’s Nesting Time

Still loving these Lima Czech leaves...so perfect for these sweet little bird nest necklaces.
Components: Czech leaves. flowers, and eggs, copper wire, brass chain with a little metal patina added, tiny bird and butterfly charms.


Sun Catchers, Attention Getters

I made a few of these crystal sun catchers after Christmas last year and kept this idea in my head for this Fall's craft fairs. I thought they...
Components: Odds and ends of beads and components, 18 g. silver plated craft wire. Box of crystal chandelier replacement pieces.


Belt shortage...

What to do when you realize that your decades old belts no longer fit? Turn them into cool, skinny leather bracelets. My belts actually do still...
Components: belt, metal bracelet bars, rivets and snaps.


Minimalist travel jewelry

Traveling lighter and lighter has been a goal of mine for a long time. I pack one carryon suitcase, whether it's for a few days near home or four...
Components: Earwires, beads in metal, pearl, stones, or glass


Not jewelry...but...

So I made a lapel pin for my granddaughter's prom date. Volunteered and had never made one before. I had a very long 3 and 1/2 inch wide strip of...
Components: fabric scraps, tea light, pin back, fabric leaves, glass pearl


Ammonite Slice

I bought this polished ammonite slice about a year ago at a local rock and mineral show. Loved the spiral design and rich colors. Decided its...
Components: Ammonite slice, agates, sterling silver wire, heavy ply brown waxed linen cord


Copper Shield Ring

This copper shield ring was made by cutting a one inch circle from a sheet of textured copper. Sanded, polished and forming into a curved shield...
Components: copper and silver plated wire


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