In 2003 I took up beading again. I had worked fairly extensively
with seed beads as a child, and have done a few things with Polymer
years ago. I started with kits, then basic stringing of beads
(crimp and toggle), then progressed to complex patterns, and have now
branched into more extensive wireworking.
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to advance to the next. Newest jewelry is shown first.
Made almost completely by hand including wirework on a jig to match
this shirt. Pendant is attached with an O-ring clasp so that it
can be removed.
The set I made to wear at Christmas 04. Charm bracelet is made
from scratch (including chain) except for the clasp and O-ring clasps
attaching silver charms (so they can be reused with other colors).
Simple necklace made from glass beads with a removeable pendant (a
Same pendant, with rose quartz.
Blue glass beads.
Gramma's Christmas 2004 necklace.
Glass with wirework clasps and wrapped beads.
Jasper pendant with all original wirework in copper and brass.
Green glass with tiger-eye chips.
Glass beads with handmade wirework clasp and earrings.
Wire wrapped delicate bracelet for my sister Simona.
Versatile red and soft pink necklace for my mother-in-law.
Wine and Water Glass Charms I made for my brother-in-law - the look on
his face when he thought I made him earrings was priceless!
Made for my sister-in-law Vicki to match her performance dress.
Glass bead mix with Pelican Clasp
Wirework bracelet with seamless clasp
Original polymer class bracelet made in a class by Sharilyn
Miller. My first extensive wirework.
Made with Amber from my mom, Bali-style and glass beads from Michaels,
and miscellanious seed and other beads. Notice the extender -
necklace has two sizes.
Amber colored set - beads from Bead Retreat and Michaels; Earrings are
wire-wrapped real amber from my mom - my first wire work.
Set made from Bead Retreat mix with large Bali-style beads added
Set with Black AB Coated beads from Bead Retreat and Michaels
My first custom set, using beads from Hobby Lobby and Michaels
Bead Retreat's Sweetheart Mix, with large rounds added
My first bracelets, from Bead Retreat kits
Alex's first beading with real beads (age 6); Mom helped with pattern,
made earrings, and attached clasps
The bracelet Alex made for his Grandma for Mother's Day
Alex made this for his aunt - he created the pattern himself on a bead
board; Mom made the earrings