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I know some of you have been busy orgainizing your bead work areas. I have several of these organizers that I use for my findings. I find the...

What a pain

Got this porcelain pendant at a bead show about 3 years ago. It is such an unusual blue/purple color - it has been a real pain to find something...
Components: Aragonite, golden horn beads, Sodalite, Porcelain pendant, SS leaf beads, bail and spacers


The porcelian moon pendant was the inspiration for this piece. I called this piece an anomally because it has so much going on - yet it all works....
Components: Porcelain Moon face pendant, matte blue ceramic beads, Labradorite from Lima Beads, shell chips, SS bead caps, clear silver lined seed beads

Peachy Keen

Had this pendant for quite awhile. Found these Peach Adventurine beads a couple weeks ago when I was on vacation. They just seemed to go perfect...
Components: Fossil Coral pendant, Peach Adventurine, Montana Agate, swavorski crystals, Clear silver lined seed beads, SSP beads, bail and clasp

Copper on Ice

Fell in love with this big chunks of Rock Crystal. Add the copper spacers I got from Lima Beads. Just wanted to keep it simple. The beads are...
Components: Rock Crystal, copper beads and clasp from Lima Beads

Breaking out of the box

My inspiration was the long silver spacers. I've had them in my stash for nearly 3 years - and they decided they were breaking out of the box.....
Components: Zoysite with Ruby, Green Aventurine, Cranberry Swavorski glass pearls, SSP beads and bead caps

My winnings

The inspiration was the pendent I won back during the Easter Egg hunt.
Components: Copper Green Opal, Lemon Chrysoprase, Jade, Jonquil Swavorski crystals, copper spacers and findings

Love that Mystery Stone

The pendant inspired this design. I found it and the other purple beads in a beadshop in Black Mountain, NC. Have no idea what the stone is - but...
Components: Mystery Pendant and Purple beads, Green Garnet nuggets, SS rounds, chain and clasp

For the love of Children

When my brother in law retired from his long time management job. He, along with 3 other people founded an organization called "The Dove House"....
Components: Facted Blue Agate Nuggets, Bali Silver, Ceramic Dove Pendant

Nothing Fancy

My sister got me a sweater for Christmas and I naturally had to made a necklace to go with it. My local bead shop was having an end of the year...
Components: Pressed glass rectangles, copper accents and copper Delicas

East Coast Traveler

The pendant I found in a Beadshop while on vacation in Wilmington, NC. Had it for over a year trying to figure out how I wanted to use it. Took...
Components: Green Turquoise Pendant, Peridot rounds, Green Tourmilated Quartz nuggets, copper bead caps and misc copper bead accents.

Dragon Jasper Around

This design was inspired by the pendant. My sister found it while shopping at a local craft fair. She got me a couple others that I haven't found...
Components: Gray Rainbow Jasper Pendant, 8mm Red Jasper Rounds, Fossil Coral Rondells, all from Lima Beads and SS Plated Dragonflies

Mooning the Midnight Sky

Another necklace I made to wear with jeans. But this one also looks good dressed up. The Dumortierite reminds of the night sky - when the light...
Components: Dumortierite Coins and Dumortierite rounds, Rainbow Moonstone facted pillows all from Lima beads, Bali Silver accents

Glacier Moon

This Aqua Glass is so versatile. Wanted something to wear with jeans - but this looks good dressed up or dressed down.
Sorry about the shadow in...
Components: Aqua Glass facted Pendant, 6mm Aqua Glass Rounds, Navy glass pearls.

Dark and Classy

The pendant was my inspiration.
Components: Brass flower pendant, Montana Agate flat ovals, Brass seed beads and 2mm blue Chech's round crystals

Dancing Chrysocolla

My inspiration was this awesome Chrysocolla Pendant.
Components: Chrysocolla Pendant, Pendant caps from Lima Beads, Green Silver Dancing FWP and 3mm peach Swavorski cyrstals

I O Lite on You

My sister loves Dragonflies - and I'm always making stuff for her with them in it - and none for me. I found this bone pendant and loved it - so...
Components: Iolite Tear Drops, 3mm shell rounds, China Jade Rondells, clear silver lined Delicas and SS small bead caps.

Twisted & Tourmalized

I just fell in love with the tourmalized quartz. When I found the oval Agate donut - I knew they were destined to be together. I made this piece...
Components: Tourmilated Quartz Twists, 3mm Blace Onyx rounds, 3mm white shell rounds, clear silver lined Delica's Agate Oval Donut and black seed beads used to make bail.


My sister and I colabroated on this one. I'm gonna get her beading one of these days.
Components: Sodalite rounds, White Jade Rice, Bali Silver and Blue Calchedony from Lima Beads

Drawing a blank

This is one of my favorite pieces. One of my vacation finds at a little beadshop in Asheville, NC. Just couldn't come up with a good name for this.
Components: Amazonite faceted Rondells, faceted Garnet rectangles, Kashgar Garnet flat ovals, clear silver lined Delica's

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