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Designs by Chicky Bear-Tara

Rain on Spring!

I wanted my Spring Rain design to look like it is raining on the green. I added gunmetal chain and some brass findings to blend the three metal...
Components: Spring Rain necklace/bracelet kit and earring kit, gun metal chain, brass toggle clasps.


Midnight Blue and Gold

This is made from the Midnight Blue Impression Jasper stones I purchased from Lima Beads. They are beautiful. The necklace can be worn as one...
Components: Midnight Blue Impression Jasper thin pillows and flat ovals, Golden Pyrite (Silver tone)flat ovals, thin pillows, and faceted nuggets, brass findings and clasp.


Ruffly

Another set to wear with anything.
Components: Silver plated chain. Clear quartz, moon stone, white agates(?), Sterling silver rounds...various sizes, Sterling silver rounds, head pins, lobster claw clasp.


Clearly Clear

Another set that can be worn with everything. Big and chunky.
Components: Clear Quartz rice and flat rice beads, Sterling Silver rounds and findings, Silver Plated toggle clasps.


Silver Quartz

This is a neutral set that goes great with most colors. Also, my first cabochon wrap and I'm not sure I did so great.
Components: Natural Silver Quartz flat squares and flat ovals. Wrapped Natural Silver Quartz cabochon. Sterling silver round beads, clasp, ear wires, findings. Silver plated toggle clasp on bracelet.


Copper Blue

The Dumortierite beads have a bit of orangish color in them. I thought the copper would look good with them.
Components: Dumortierite tumbled nuggets, Brazil Sodalite faceted nuggets, copper wire spacers and spirals that I made, antique copper beads, bead caps, toggle clasp, findings, pearls.


A Fall Tree or Halloween

Orange is not my favorite color. I was hoping someone would love this...
Components: Carnelian flat rounds, ovals and rounds. Black onyx squares, and clasps. Mosaic pendant. Copper wire bail, brass ear wires.


A Slice of Rainbow

The Amethyst Slice Pendant that I purchased from LB is gorgeous. I wanted to put it on something that would enhance it and not take away from it.
Components: Multi Stone Cape Amethyst, Citrine, Rock Crystal. Some of the darker purple Rainbow Flourite. Amethyst Slice Pendant. Sterling silver spacers, clasp on necklace, beads on earrings, findings. Silver plated chain and toggle clasp on bracelet.


Chinese Writing Stone

I wanted to make something with ribbon. Since the Chinese Writing Stone is not a true black, it was hard to match it up with other white or black...
Components: Chinese Writing stone twisted rice, flat ovals, sterling silver rounds on earrings, lobster claw clasp on bracelet, wire on necklace. Silver plated chain. Creme color ribbon. All from LB except for the ribbon.


Sky & Sea

Blue sky and red coral from the sea. I didn't think I would ever make a turquoise and red set. I purchased these at a bead fair. The silver bead...
Components: Turquoise dyed Magnesite, Coral dyed red, sterling silver bead caps, hook and eye clasp, rounds, findings.


Robin Eggs

My nephew asked me to make a necklace and earrings for his girlfriend, Taryn. She loves the robin egg blue, turquoise blue, howlite turquoise...
Components: Turquoise Blue Magnesite purchased from a local bead show, Old Yellow Jade puff squares from LB, Antique brass pendant, flowers, spacer beads, jump rings and findings from LB...most of them anyway.


Blue Goldstone

I made this to wear with my favorite skirt for my 30 year high school reunion.
Components: Blue Goldstone spears, rondelles and squares from LB. Sterling Silver rounds, findings, chain, and lobster claw clasp from LB. Silver plated clasp on the bracelet from LB.


Jade Shell for Mom

I made this one for my mom. I got the shell focal at my local bead store about a year ago. The green beads are from several strands of mixed...
Components: Green clam shell focal bead. Various colors of green faceted and round beads from mixed stone strands from LB. Capri Gold Czech glass 2 and 6 mm faceted beads from Hobby Lobby. Brass findings and figure eights..one opened to make the clasp from LB.


Dragonfly on Sodalite for Teresa

I made this set for my sister Teresa. She wanted something in blue. I made the bail and the dragonfly myself. I hope she likes this!
Components: Sodalite slab pendant, tumbled nuggets, rounds, sterling silver wire dragonfly and bail, clasps and findings. Silver plated beads.


Lodolite for Lori

This set is for my sister Lori. She seems to like simple designs that are not too flashy. I hope she likes this.
Components: Lodolite tumbled nuggets, silver plated chain, ss spacers, clasps, findings...all from LB.


Cherry Garnet for Tami

This one I made for my sister Tami. She's the third one of us. I really like the copper with this Cherry Quartz.
Components: Cherry Quartz faceted tumbled nuggets, Garnet rounds, Copper bead caps, square beads, Cherry Quartz rice, copper toggle clasp, findings and some antique brass findings and ear wires.


Cherry Baby

Well, I started making this for my sister and decided to make her a different one because I love the handmade antique copper chain purchased from...
Components: Cherry Quartz pendant and tumbled faceted(?) nuggets, Antique Copper chain, links, hook (made from a piece of the chain), toggle clasp (Hobby Lobby), findings, regular copper square beads on the earrings, antique brass ear wires.


Midwest Southwestern for Lisa

This is my idea of Midwest Southwestern style. I haven't made anything for my four sisters and they are asking so I made this for my sister Lisa...
Components: Howlite Turquoise tear drop pendant, flat ovals and rounds, Amethyst rounds, clear Rock Crystal rounds, Lepidolite rounds, rainbow flourite nuggets, sterling silver rounds, bead caps, findings. antique silver plated toggle clasps.


Girls and Pearls

I love this blister pearl pendant that I purchased from Lima Beads. This is a result of not liking the original necklace with the rose quartz and...
Components: Blister Pearl pendant, Amazonite rounds, nuggets and chips, Rose Quartz flat ovals and rounds, Pepper Red rice pearls, sterling silver S clasp, lobster claw clasp, rounds, chain, and findings.


Baby's Got Blue Eyes

Blue is my favorite color and I love the color of the Sodalite. I ran out of the bigger Sodalite beads and so made the bracelet with the small...
Components: Sodalite rounds and rice, Chalcedony flat coins, sterling silver rounds, clasp and findings.


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