Wirework & Seed Beads Jewelry Ideas
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This has been a work in progress for a while – the links and pendant were a natural pairing – the strung portion took a while of thinking to find the right solution. The circles are brushed aged brass, and the transparent pendant bead and matching nugget beads are raku glass. The strung portion is […]
Love these big porcelain pendants–this beautiful faded edge one reminds me of faded jeans. It sits well with some simple lampwork beads and a chunky chain. I wire wrapped the opaque indigo glass lampwork beads and combined them with a steel textured oval chain, metallic seed beads, a textured porcelain pendant, and a hook closure.
I love wirework, and this piece is designed using simple wire wrapping techniques. You can make this with seed beads as the base or just chain. I made mine with Swarovski bicone size 6 in clear. I then made the dangles with Bali silver beads, pearls in grey and recycled glass beads I made from […]
I was an avid fan of HBOs “The Tudors” and never missed an episode. Besides being entertaining (if not 100% historically correct) I loved the costumes and jewelry. I created this piece from wire shaped into small, medium, and large flower bases then added seed and vintage/new beads to each flower. I worked on this […]
This necklace combines the colours of brass, cream and amethyst. For the chainmail part I used 8mm rings, putting some 6/0 seedbeads on them before closing them. On the bottom of the focal I worked with the seam measure rings. For the connection with the chain I kettled some Swarovski and other beads between the […]
This piece is composed of the artist’s own Borosilicate lampwork beads, complimented by clusters of 4mm faceted Amethyst, Citrine, and Garnet. She used 28 gauge sterling wire to weave the stones together. You’ll also see Balinese sterling beads, and charms of larger faceted Rubies, Amethyst, and Citrine. The artist calls this line “Cluster Charm Bangles”.
I love creating car jewels. Just hang them on your rear-view mirror and it is a constant reminder of good things in life. I named this piece “Faithfulness” because it reminds me of God’s faithfulness in my life. It is created using a fancy earring frame. I used seed beads of various amber hues with […]
The “chandelier” pieces in this design are actually elaborate bead caps taken from a Christmas tree ornament! I love to use findings in unusual and unexpected ways. When I found these sterling silver bead caps (at least that is what I think they are supposed to be) at a garage sale I picked them up […]
The focal drop is a hand crafted lampwork bead that is clear with a copper swirl lining. The necklace includes dark wood round beads, Czech faceted smokey brown beads and some silver coloured metal Bali-like beads, bead caps and hanger to finish. The seed beads are clear dark brown and the bugle beads are metallic […]
Orange is in this summer in New Zealand. I love orange, and I feel very fortunate to have created this piece with my own beads combined with my favourite technique which is wire work. I made the base of the bracelet with size 6 seed beads, it took me 4 hours to create this piece […]
This piece was inspired by a friend’s Kenyan necklace made of bone & horn. I loved the strong shapes and the way the horns tapered around the sides of the neck. My beaded version looks nothing like hers, but it captures a similar earthy, bold feeling. I made frames with 20 gauge sterling plated copper […]
This charm bracelet reminds me of those beautiful blue and white China plates, the ones with the images of arched bridges, gardens and Willow trees. The bracelet consists of porcelain charms, lampwork beads, crazy blue and white striped Czech seed beads, rounded chunky brass chain, aged brass charms, and a toggle closure in hammered brass.
The focal beads for these earrings are ceramic beads that reminded me of some dishes my grandmother used to have. Seed beads and blue glass beads serve to offset the ceramic beads. These are simple drop earrings with the beads strung on headpins and the headpins attached to earwires.
These amazonite stones are really unique and beautiful. They have a great octagon shape, measure 14x20mm and are attached to the earrings with headpins. They are hanging from sterling silver French earwires with three small white glass beads and two green seed beads to complement the pretty green color of the amazonite. These earrings measure […]
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