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Designs by Fresh Baked

It's a beginning...

Maybe that’s what we’re meant to do. Begin again. Many times, throughout our life. And if we’ve made a little progress since the last beginning, we...
Components: stamped brass butterflies, metal patina paints, gold chain and findings, Swarovski crystals

A Hard Reboot

I just signed up for my first craft market in two years. I must honestly say it was reluctantly. The thought of rebooting my business is...
Components: Leather cord, African beads, metal beads, wood beads, and buttons.

Customer Care

One thing that my customers often comment on is the great service they receive from artisan jewelry designers. Not only are the pieces one of a...
Components: Copper from the garage, sterling silver, faceted carnelians.

Up-cycled pretty

I was inspired by Khristin’s gorgeous beaded chain....
With a gift of a broken necklace of amethyst stones.
Components: Amethyst stones, silver plated wire, silver dollar charm.

Lima treasure

Do you remember Elaina's recent post with these gorgeous pendant stones? I quickly bought a pair and decided to pair them with oxidized copper...
Components: Amazonite and Pyrite mosaic teardrops, copper wire.

Hummingbird Swing

Oh, what to do with leftover beads? How about a sweet hummingbird swing? Or, is it for that garden fairy?
Components: Antiqued copper wire, assorted glass beads, small branch found on a walk.

A deliberate act

I have been feeling quite powerless in light of recent events in our country. I'm not looking to start any conversations about this here, but to...
Components: gold and silver wire, stones, and beads

Quick gift idea

I shared this basic teardrop wire frame recently. Again, so easy to wear and comfortable...but also versatile. I recently gave a friend who had an...
Components: Gold and silver craft wire, various beads and crystals.

What did you say?

I read somewhere that when you photograph earrings, you should tilt them toward one another as if they were in a conversation...talking to each...
Components: Gold craft wire 20 gauge. Various faceted glass beads

Pink Love

I'm in love with these LB African pink opal glass seed beads. They are so luminescent and lovely. After last night's emotional rollercoaster, I...
Components: Pink opal glass seed beads from LB, brass rings, wire, other seed beads, and two Swarovski AB crystals.

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.


A nice little challenge this 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 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