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Designs by Sali Jo GemsChica Chick

Turquoise Tree of Life

Had to try a tree for myself! Fun to make...hope to improve my wire skills. These lovely turquoise beads came from LB.
Components: turquoise, copper wire

Falling Leaves

Made with LB's beautiful red fossil coral! Added some antique gold ovals and carnelian beads. Wanted it to look like leaves falling down into a...
Components: red fossil coral, antique gold rings, carnelian beads

Golden Sheen Obsidian Wire

This golden sheen obsidian is REALLY hard to get a good shimmery, antique gold, wire

Autumn Mix Wire Bracelet

Bits and pieces, copper, wire

Rhyolite Wire Bracelet

Make this one skinnier..
Components: Rhyolite, antique gold, wire

Tiger Eye Wire Bracelet

I have been playing with wire! This is the first one I made. Hope to sell it at a big show in Oct!
Components: Tiger Eye, wire, antique gold, 14K gold filled beads

Blue Slices

Sky blue and smokey gray. This asymmetrical necklace is long and funky.
Components: agate slices, smokey quartz, stering silver, antique silver, seed beads


A garden gate of green line JASPER with carved serpentine roses, fancy JASPER buds, and antique gold adds the sparkle of this garden trellis.
Components: Serpentine, JASPER, antique gold, seed beads

Copper Harvest

Copper is hot for fall! All these fall colors just got me in the mood for cooler temps and falling leaves!
Components: JASPER, agate, copper, swarovski crystals


I have wanted an ammonite fossil for so long! I first strung it with all gemstones, but it was too "dark and heavy looking", so I spread out the...
Components: ammonite fossil, petrified green opal, Hungarian opal, bronzite, antique silver, sterling silver

Mermaid Dream

Makes you want to dive in to meet her! She is holding a pearl in her hands. The striped "sea urchin" beads are color change with body heat! Carved...
Components: carved bone pendant and turtles, pearls, agates, crystals, sterling silver, antique silver.paua shell

Key West

Ahh..mixed blues of the shallows of the ocean..treasures of the sea..and the sparkle of sun on water. Are we there yet??
Components: jasper, stick pearls, crazy lace agate, crystals, antique silver

Black and White Bling

A multitude of beads! Can you spot the barn yard animal bead?
Components: shell pendant, tourmalinated quartz, onyx, lava stone, pearls, quartz, and more gemstone bits and pieces, seed beads

Indian Corn

All these lovely beads and pearls are from LB. Even the clasp! Quality materials makes for a fun beading day!
Components: Jasper, pearls, Bronzite, Gold plated clasp

Black Depths

The magic happens when you add this unusual round pendant to faceted irregular sardonyx nuggets. Antique silver bali style beads and sterling...
Components: shell ? pendant, sardonyx, sterling silver, antique silver bali style beads

Alhambra Nights

Dark sky and clouds are reflected in the blue tigers eye and the metalic crystals. The gold filigree adds the medieval look I love.
Components: blue tigers eye, metalic crystals, antique gold findings, gold plated filigree, gold plated chain


Sweet as candy! Wanted to make a completely new design with the focus on the gemstones and the chain!
Components: red sardonyx, Swarovski crystals, gold plated chain, 14k gold filled beads


Southern California beach wear! Those turquiose mosaic magnesite beads are fabulous! Knew when I saw the ceramic donut it had to go together! Put...
Components: Mosaic magnesite, turquoise, ceramic donut, brass beads, gold plated chain, bezel

Sticks and Stones

Beautiful stick pearls and rose quartz stones layered on top of each other to make a rugged elegant look...if that makes any sense..
Components: Rose Quartz, stick pearls, sterling silver

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