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Dreaming Of Maine Summers

I'd had this lovely Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant for awhile, and finally inspiration struck. I'm giving it to a friend as a "because it's...
Components: Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant, Red Jasper from LB, Tagua Nut beads, Vintage Czech glass beads & Vintage Acrylic beads from my stash, Copper beads and findings


Orange Grove

A fun piece I did for me with all sorts of yummy orange shades.
Components: Desert Sun, Pumpkin, Naranja, and Terra Cotta Cream Czech Glass; Tangerine Crystal; Tagua Nut Link; Toho Seed Beads in Opaque Pumpkin, Opaque Sunset Orange, and Lustered Light Beige; Vintage Wooden Beads; Vintage West German and Czech Glass Beads; Brass Beads; Hemp; Leather


Hermit Island Day

Hermit Island is campground on the coast of Maine that my family visited each summer throughout my childhood. We'd spend the days on the beach...
Components: Royal Blue, Barbados Blue, Peacock Blue and Turquoise Bay Recycled Glass; Toho Seed beads in Rainbow Frosted Saphire, Ceylon Light Sea Green, Transparent Capri Blue, and Opaque Frosted Blue Turquoise; Sea Shells; Silver-plated Clasp


Megan's Steampunk

My friend Megan is a big fan of "found" objects, so I decided I'd make my first Steampunk piece for her.

The "toggle" part of the clasp and the...
Components: Lipstick Ranch "M" Pendant, Lipstick Ranch Small "clover" Pendant, Earthenwood Rusty Plug Pendant, Vintage Terra Cotta beads, Vintage Gunmetal beads, Copper Spacers, 4 sizes of Steel Washers patinaed with Black and Rust Guilder's Pastes, Copper "S" clasp, Black Artist's Wire, Black Aluminum Jump Rings


Harvest Time

Another piece for the restaurant opening. I love the Succor Creek Jasper pendant with it's subtle fall coloring, and wanted a piece that was...
Components: Succor Creek Jasper, Czech Glass, Colonial Jasper, White Wood, Silver-plated findings


Dragon Dreaming

A close friend of mine is going to be managing a new restaurant owned by the mother of another friend of ours. They plan to sell local...
Components: Brown Lace Agate, Agate, Tibetan Agate, Antique Soocho Jade, Brass beads & findings


Monkey Around

This is a reworked design for my co-worker, Megan. She was given a necklace of the Monkey Lampwork beads and Cat's Eye beads, very simple and too...
Components: Lampwork beads, Cat's Eye beads, Czech Glass beads, Seed beads, Gold-plated spacers and findings


Little Green Men

My co-worker Megan has been bringing me beads to make things for her. Not my personal taste, but she brought me these alien/monster beads, the...
Components: Alien/monster & Saucer Shaped Lampwork beads, Green Cat's Eye beads, Millefluer beads, Seed beads, Silver-plated findings and charms


Drink The Wine

My third attempt at chandalier-style earrings.
Components: Czech Fire-polished beads, Japanese Seed beads, Gold-plated findings


Hide In Plain Sight

I've worn this twice since I made it, and I've gotten multiple compliments. I made the clasp myself.
Components: Camouflage Jasper Pendant, Green Zebra Jasper, African Green Jasper, Czech Glass Beads, Recycled "Sea" Glass, Greek Ceramic Beads, Brown Enameled Metal Beads, Brass Findings, Clasp - Horn Donut Bead, Vintage Lucite Bead, Czech Glass Beads, Brown Copper Artists Wire


Street Urchin

Playing around one day with my bead stash, and these fell together ...
Components: Tiger Jasper, Sea Urchin Spine Beads, Seed Beads, Silver-plated Findings


What'll Ya Have To Drink ...

A Long Island Bead Show buy ... I spent at least 45 minutes at this one booth (Jeanne with probablly say longer ... ;) ) oooohhhing and...
Components: Decopagued Wooden Beads from the Phillipines via the Long Island Bead Show, Czech Glass Beads, Brioche Agate (LB's of course), Silver-plated Spacers & Findings


Bollywood

Jeanne (Gem Chick) invited me in April to the Long Island Bead Show ... of course, even before going to the show, we had to visit all the LBS. I...
Components: Hand-painted Glass Pendant, Turquoise, Vintage West German Turquoise Glass "Pinch" Beads, Vintage Red-Rust Marbled Lucite Donuts, Matte Mustard-Gold Seed Beads, Turquoise Glass Bugle Beads, Matte Gold Greek Ceramic Beads, Red Czech Glass Beads, Gold-plated Spacers & Cones, Gold Alluminum Wire, Gold Organdy Ribbon


Candice's Birthday Earrings

Another of my co-workers, Candice, also has her Birthday on Mother's Day (May 9th), so this is her gift from me.
Components: Czech Glass Beads, Silver-plated Beads & Findings


Liz's Birthday Earrings

My co-worker Liz (who I've semi-adopted as the daughter I never had) turns 23 on Mother's Day (May 9th). I made these for her, she loves fun,...
Components: Recycled "Sea" Glass, Czech Glass Beads, Hemp Twine, Silver-plated Beads & Findings


Spring Octopus

After a bout of "BBW", some of the creative juices are flowing again. Inspired by the lovely Carved Ocean Jasper Octopus and the Kazuri Ting bead.
Components: Ocean Jasper, Kazuri bead, Pink Opal, Recycled "Sea" Glass beads, Freshwater Pearls, Czech Pressed Glass beads, Silver-plated beads & findings


Feathered In Red And Gold 2

The companion earrings to my Feathered In Red And Gold necklace.
Components: Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished & Pressed beads, Brass findings


Feathered In Red And Gold

Inspired by the Mookaite Pendant I received in the first bead swap from CJ, and the little brass bird beads I found on-line.
Components: Mookaite, Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished & Pressed beads, Ruby Quartz, Brass beads & findings


Earthly Thoughts

One of my co-workers asked if I could design a necklace for his Mom's birthday (Feb 13th). His only stipulations were the length and color, browns...
Components: Antique Soocho Jade, Bronzite, Korean Jade, Tiger Fur Agate, Brass beads & findings


Parking Exception

One of the girls I work with is very quirky. I designed these earrings for her. They're just her style.
Components: Gray Agate, Czech Firepolished Glass, Brass Charms & findings


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