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Designs by Joyce M

blue mood

lapis beads I got a few weeks ago at the gem show!! (Those things are dangerous!) Gorgeous flecks of pyrite in these. And I finally found something...
Components: Lapis, Bali Silver

Into the blues

Simple earrings in blue kyanite and sterling. I wish I'd gotten more of those headpins!
Components: Kyanite, sterling

Flowering Kyanite

Another kyanite teardrop used! This one took almost 6 months to get from seedling to full bloom! Got the pendant wrapped, but didn't like anything...
Components: Kyanite, keishi pearls, seed pearls sterling silver

Amethyst and Apatite Delicacy

still loving the little silver "branches". Lots of fun and creates a delicate lacy look.
Components: Amethyst, Apatite, Sterling silver wire, chain & findings

Lab and Gray Agate Set

Inspired by the Agate nugget! Love the roughness of it and added the Lab (a fav, always) and a few little faceted pyrites....
Components: Gray Agate, Labradorite, 2mm faceted Pyrites, Sterling wire, chain and findings

Mom's Purple Birthday Present

Made this yesterday for Mom's birthday on Tuesday. It's big, it's bright and it purple! Her favorite.
Components: Dyed Magnesite, Purple dyed Agate slice, Sterling Silver

Pyritized Ammonite & Pearl Pendant

Little white freshwater pearls set into a piece of Pyritized Ammonite wrapped up in sterling silver.
Components: Ammonite fossil shell (pyritized), FW Pearls, Sterling

Green Jasper

Another Sterling Softflex necklace. Simple pendant of Green Jasper, with a few little vansuanite rectangles, and a silver three hole connector bead.

Delicately Pink

Soft delicate little necklace of Pink Opal, pink dancing Pearls, Rose Quartz and sterling silver on Sterling Silver Softflex wire.

Crystal Fantasy

Freeform Peyote stitched neckpiece. This one was completely designed as I went. No idea what it was gonna be... was just learning and trying out...
Components: Seed beads, Quartz points, glass beads

Old Style

Made this a few years back. Playing with seed beads and pearls.
Components: Seed Beads, Smokey Quartz squares, gray pearls, handmade closure


One of the few ideas that I've ever sketched out and created almost exactly as I planned. Usually do best just seeing what happens next...
Components: Lots of little seed beads, coral beads, a few glass beads, sterling beads, chain and findings

Shades of Purples

Another peyote tube creation. Lepidolite and sterling added
Components: Seed beaded peyote tube, Lepidolite, sterling beads, chain and findings

another connected piece

More fun! Yes, when I found these, I bought a bunch!!!! Didn't know what I'd do with 'em at the time. They were just to cool to pass up!
Components: sterling connectors, apatite drops, blue opal round, fw rice pearl, chalcedony drop

More little connector ideas

I love these little "branch" connectors! They are a lot of fun to use.
Components: Moonstone drop, blue opal round, little rice fw pearls, seed pearls, sterling connectors and toggle

Simply Agate

Black Agate Teardrop and faceted black agate rounds with a just a touch of silver
Components: Black Agate, silver

It's MINE!

This is one that'll NEVER get away!
Components: Green Kyanite spikes in the first one, second necklace is Chrysoprase and Hill Tribe silver.

Glorious Garnet Earrings

Had to have long matching earrings for this one! Made the ear wires for these.
Components: Garnets, goldfill, Keishi pearls

Glorious Garnet Cascade

This started with the little garnet slab. Usually like silver, but certain things just must be done up in gold! Deep dark red garnets are one of...
Components: Garnets of all sorts and sizes, goldfilled beads, wire and findings, accented with a few little gold keishi pearls

Long and Blue

I LOVE long earrings!! These are 2 1/2 inches of lovely blue chalcedony drops and sterling.
Components: Blue Chalcedony, sterling

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