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This pendant was made from fine silver wire, copper wire and adorned with natural turquoise stones, sterling silver beads and copper beads, oxidized for an antique look, polished and treated with a sealer to stabilize the oxidation and preserve the color of the metals. They were wire wrapped, hammered and polished at every step. Pendant […]
I had gone to a gem shop and found these wonderful stone beads that I thought would make great focal beads for a bracelet. I used memory wire.I mixed different fire polished beads and crystals and a few spacers. I loved the color combinations. The end beads are glued on as I do not like […]
This is a grouping of three bead embroidered cuff bracelets created using different types of fabric, leather, suede, glass seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass beads and semi-precious jade chips. I love bead embroidery because it feels like I’m painting with beads.
With this bracelet I used seed beads, nymo thread, vintage button, tiger eye, brass leaf and Czech glass. Start by using size 12 needle, around 4 feet of beading thread and a stop bead at the end with a 8 inch tail. Gather up 5 or 6 different size 8 and 11 seed bead colors, […]
I was feeling summery and wanted to make something to suit my mood. I came up with this bracelet which is made of vintage Lucite flower charms in various pastel shades. The charms are wire wrapped onto a silver plated chain. I have finished the bracelet with a classic silver plated heart toggle clasp.
This earring is made of gold tone nontarnishable wire. I started by shaping the wire in a teardrop shape to make petals. I made four petals overlapping each other, creating a flower shape. Then I attached a green stone teardrop to each flower and a gold hook at the top to finish the earrings. Love […]
This is a multicolored hemp necklace that uses fishbone knots to gracefully loop and wind their way around the blue floral lampwork beads. The beads end up nestling amongst all of the hemp, looking like stunning flowers in the field. This piece was inspired by the beautiful lampwork beads that were just crying out to […]
I had the idea to make this pendant as the old counting frame design offers lots of possibilities to personalize a piece of jewelry. The gemstones can be chosen to make the most out of the color combination or emphasize a single color but also to display birthstones of a family or group. It’s a […]
In my jewelry creations, I like to mainly use wire, as I love creating different styles, colors and textures with it. In this piece I used 16 gauge silver plated wire. I shaped it in a swirl and zigzag shape, then started hammering it to give it a different texture. After that I started attaching […]
I started this crocheted necklace by picking out one of my favorite colors of C-Lon cord–I love the gold color. Then I chose some small gold and white seed beads, small freshwater pearls and clear sparkly crystals, both Swarovski and Czech. I threaded them all onto the cord randomly making sure I mixed up the […]
This necklace is a nice combination of turquoise and brown colors. I started by twisting 2 strands of natural shell beads together, attaching a silver bail to it. I linked the turquoise howlite teardrop pendant to the bail. For an adjustable size, I attached brown satin ribbon in place of a clasp.
For this pendant I hand-form the frame with thick copper wire. I then wire wrap the frame with very thin copper wire while attaching tiny, 2mm copper beads at certain intervals. I wanted to use the very popular gemstone donuts but create a more elaborate look. I call these type of pendants “wheel of infinity” […]
In Native American, Kokopelli is synonymous with “Source Of Wonder Throughout”. These beaded earrings are made of small size 11/0 seed beads. Small size beads bring up the best pattern details. Earring length is 4 inch including ear wire, and, width is 1 inch. Earrings weight is 10g. Earwire is made of white metal with […]
This bracelet was made with glass seed beads and some silvertone beads as well as some iridescent glass beads. It was made with the method of stitching the beads into the DNA spiral pattern. It’s about 7.5″ long. I was inspired from a recent trip to Wyoming. I saw a lot of beautiful jewelry with […]
I started this piece by shaping a piece of 16 gauge silver plated wire into an S-shape; then I started hammering it, creating a different texture. I then used two pieces of wire by twisting them together, then wrapping them around the S-shape wire. At last I started attaching the leaf shaped charms and a […]
This necklace was created using the Wire Wizard Deluxe Jig using a non-tarnish brass wire. A jig is a board with pegs in it that is useful for bending wire into specific shapes that can easily be replicated. They can be made out of wood or metal. Corrine’s jigs use metal pegs that you can […]