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Designs by Chicky Bear-Tara


Magnesite is one of my favorite stones. I love the way it looks and I think the brass brings out the brown matrix of the stones. I wanted to do...
Components: Magnesite flat horse eye and ovals, brass spacers, dragonfly pendants, hooks and findings.

Opals and Brass

More opals
Components: African Opal flat ovals and rounds, Citrine faceted flat coins, Rutilated quartz flat rounds, Brass bead caps, S. Clasps, and findings.


I just wanted to use the African Opals.
Components: Petrified Green Opal, Green African Opal, Brown Flower Agate, sterling silver lobster clasp and hook and eye clasp on the bracelet.


I saw a necklace at a store that was made with glass or plastic stones and cost quite a bit. I liked it and needed something for the company...
Components: Faceted Crystal rounds, clear Cubin Zirconia bicones, clear glass crackle ovals, small rainbow glass rounds, sterling silver rounds, s-clasp, and findings, silver coated beading wire.

Old Green Glass

I love the Flourite stones. These green ones remind me of the old green coke bottles.
Components: Green Flourite tumbled nuggets, and faceted rounds, Blue Flourite coins, sterling silver spacers and findings.

Lepidolite Delight

Pictures cannot show Lepidolite the way it looks in person. The white spots that show in the pictures are actually bits of mica within the stone....
Components: Lepidolite flat pillows, ovals, and rounds, Pink Amethyst rounds, sterling silver spacers, rounds, S-clasps, and finding.

White Turquoise

This set was inspired by the pendant that I purchased from LB during their moving sale. It is so beautiful.
Components: White Turquoise pendant purchased from LB, White turquoise rounds purchased at my LBS. Antique brass and sterling silver spacers and a ss clasp.

Nature's Wonder

I love fossils, any kind. I purchased this ammonite from a local bead store. It did not have a hole and so, this is my first attempt at wire...
Components: Ammonite pendant wrapped in sterling silver wire. Different sizes of round River Rock beads. The Ammonite and River Rock were purchased from a local bead shop. Fossil Coral chips, Citrine, Moonstone purchased from LB.

Purple Water

My daughter named this necklace. She thinks the aquamarine looks like water.
Components: Synthetic Aquamarine faceted flat oval, various sizes of Rainbow Flourite tumbled nuggets, purple and aqua only, Sterling Silver S Clasp

Little Paintings

The Brazil Blue Agate stones remind me of little paintings.
Components: Brazil Blue Agate rice, rounds, flats, clear quartz rounds, white moonstone, clear blue stones from a batch of rainbow flourite stones.

Cloudy Blue Sky

I just made this set with Howlite Turquoise and White shell. I love blue. One of my picks featured white shell and African turquoise, but when I...
Components: Howlite Turquoise rounds, White shell flat rounds, flat rice, flat ovals, sterling silver spacers, rounds, and S clasp. Bracelet is a ss toggle. All beads but ss were purchased from LB.

My Tabby Cat

This piece is inspired by the Black Silver Leaf stones I purchased from Lima Beads. I named it "My Tabby Cat" because the set has the same colors...
Components: Black Silver Leaf Stones from LB, Onyx, Champagne, and Clear Faceted Bi-cone crystals from LB, Sterling Silver beads, bead caps, findings, Black Onyx round and oval beads.

Black Onyx w/ quartz

Black Onyx twist pendent w/ quartz

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