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Blue Lagoon

My sister found this dragonfly pendant in a little shop in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. She said can you make something for me with this? Of...
Components: Mother of Pearl Dragonfly Pendant, Vintage rice Mother of Pearl beads, Swavorski glass pearls and Swavorski crystals, small SS rounds.


Artistic Smoke

This is one of my favorites to wear. It feels really good on. I don't wear many chunky necklaces. A friend is getting me to expand my horizons....
Components: I don't know what the yellow facted stone is, Smoky Quartz, Artistic Jasper Pendant


Saphire Special

I pick up the rounds and the flat rectangles at a bead show. They were sold to me as Saphire's. Although they look like Rubies to me. Anyway I...
Components: Sapphire ???, Rock Crystal, Labradorite


Double Up

I was thrilled when LB's finally got the Rubies back in stock. Ordered several strands immediately - they sell out so quickly. Found the Pink...
Components: Rubies, Pink Tourmaline faceted rondells, Pearl Chips


Chips and a Slab

While on vacation I Found the pendant and Hessonite chips in a little bead store in Wilmington, NC. Added the silver and vintage rondells from my...
Components: Mookaite slab pendant, Bali Silver cones, SS 3mm rounds, German Vintage Glass Rondells, Hessonite chips


Sunstone Trifecta

I found this strand of Sunstone coins while on vacation, added the rest from my stash. The color and fire in this strand is just awesome. I love...
Components: Sunstone coins, sunstone chips, sunstone rounds and rainbow moostone rounds from Lima Beads, 3mm Swavorski crystals


Opals Squared

I actually won this strand of Pink Paruvian Opals. A local bead shop would have a Diva night once a month. They would have things discounted for...
Components: Pink Paruvian Opals cubes, grey matte sead beads, 6mm Swavorksi crystals, mystery stone pendant


Olive Garden

I had bought these to go together - but really could never come up with a design that I was happy with. While on vacation last month - my sister...
Components: Olive Jade faceted rice, Ming Shard Pendant, Peach Adventurine, 4mm Swavorski Green Tourmaline Crystals, Thai Silver Bail


Ginko on Fire

Rather than make or add a bale - I decided to string this pendant right along with the other beads. I found this pendant and the colors in the...
Components: Unknown Stone Flat Rectangles, Champaign Fresh Water Pearls/Ceramic Raku Pendent, 6mm Swavorski Topaz Crystals, Clear Silver lined 11 Delicas


Pink Champaign

This strand of Natural Pink Agate is gorgious. I Couldn't resist it.
Components: Natural Pink Agate Flat Ovals, Champaign Fresh Water Pearls, 6mm & 8mm Swavorski Lt. Colarado Crystals


Butterflies are free

I fell in love with this strand of Rock Crystal - and had to have it. When I found the butterfly - I knew it would be just the right touch - but...
Components: Onyx Butterfly, Rock Crystal, Black Obsidian, delicas


Floating Russian

I had purchased the
strand of Pyrite at a bead show and had it for over a year and nothing I put it with looked right. Always to dark. One day...
Components: Russian Amazonite, Pyrite, Rock Crystal Chips


Diamond Rhodacrosite

Found this diamond shaped strand of Rhodacrosite at my local bead shop. I had purchased the stick pearls at a bead show - and the 4mm round Rose...
Components: Rhodochrosite, Stick Pearls, Rose Quartz, Rock Crystal, Vintage Germain Glass seed beads


Roses are Red ?? Not

The inspiration was the funky agate stones. Found them in a local beads shop - along with the pendant. I had the beads for months and couldn't...
Components: Not real sure what kind of Agate the long green stone is/Olive Fire Agate/Champaign fasseted Quartz Rondells


Lapis and Pearls

These are all Lima Beads - I made this for my sister's 50th birthday. She's asked me to make her something with Lapis. I had searched my local...
Components: Faceted flat oval Lapis, Lapis cubes, pearls and Bali Silver spacers


A Little Honey

Yellow is my favorite color. And I love how Yellow and Red play off each other. I was learning something new in this piece. Showing the clasp in...
Components: Honey Jade and Carnelian rounds purchased from Lima Beads. Carnelian barrels, bali silver spacers and carved bone tubes - with Sterling Silver toggle clasp.


Butterflies are Free

I love butterflies and dragonflies. My inspiration was the outfit pictured here.
Components: Carneilan Barrels, Onyx Butterfly pendant, Onyx seed beads


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