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Designs by ChickyD aka Debra

Sun and Sea

This is my very first bead embroidered cuff. I love the colors and the face made by Laura Zeiner of Austin. I love the way it's freeform...just...
Components: Seed beads in various shapes and sizes, freshwater pearls, face by Laura Zeiner, dichroic glass cabachons.


Pearl Shimmer Set

I made the necklace in a class in Austin. Just finished this bracelet to go with it. Wore it today with purple, and it looked divine! The...
Components: freshwater pearls, size 8 delicas, Swavorski crystals, Chinorski crystals, and various seed beads. A lovely Swavorski crystal button forms the clasp.


Cabernet Sauvignon Treasure

I absolutely LOVE this bracelet. I first learned to make these in a class taught by Laura Boudloche Zeiner at Nomadic Notions in Austin almost 3...
Components: freshwater pearls, seed beads in all shapes and sizes, Swavorski crystals, other crystals......


Mumbai Masala Bracelet

I made this bracelet from a tutorial called "Mumbai Masala" Bracelet, an original design by Smadar Grossman of Smadar's Treasures. It took a LONG...
Components: Seed beads, Swavorski crystals, and fire polished beads.


Pearl Shimmer

I made this in a class at Nomadic Notions in Austin. I LOVE wearing it and receive many compliments. It' shimmers much more than in this pic. I...
Components: freshwater pearls, copper chain & findings, Swavorski crystals, seed beads, and fire polished glass.


Midnight Glamour

I made this to be worn with either jeans or that perfect little black dress.
Components: glass pearls, Czech fire polished beads, black craft wire, and gunmetal chain


Queen of the Nile Necklace

This necklace was inspired by the Some Enchanted Evenings Bracelet class taught by Laura Zeiner. It's in my favorite sea greens and blues. I'm...
Components: seed beads in various sizes, crystals, and glass pearls


Enchanted Purple Haze

I made this in the Some Enchanted Evening Bracelet class at Nomadic Notions in Austin. I absolutely LOVE it! The photos do NOT do it justice!...
Components: seed beads of various sizes & shapes, Swavorski crystals & glass pearls, plus a couple of freshwater pearls


Black & Brown

More fringed earrings. the color didn't show up too well on these. They're black, brown, & gold
Components: Seed beads in various sizes, fire polished glass, and crystals


Red Hot Mama!

Made these in a class at Nomadic Notions in Austin. Made a necklace, too, but I can't find it. Too much jewelry! Did I just say...
Components: crystals, antique copper chain and findings, fire polished glass


Peaceful Sunset

More of these fun fringed earrings.
Components: Seed beads in various colors and fire polished glass


Raspberries & Blueberries

These fringed earrings are a blast to make! These yummy colors remind me of raspberries and blueberries.
Components: seed beads in various sizes, fire polished glass


Bright Seas Bracelet

This is the same unnamed pattern as my persimmon bracelet. I just had to do it in my favorite color way!
Components: glass pearls, Swavorski crystals, various sizes of seed beads.


Depths of the Caribbean

I made this in a class at Nomadic Notions in Austin, and I absolutely love it! I'm wearing it right now.
Components: Chinese crystals, cube seed beads, 11's, and the most fantastic button closure I've ever seen.


Mermaid's Fringed Earrings

I just LOVE these earrings. I made them in a class at Nomadic Notions in Austin. My FAVORITE color!!!
Components: Various seed beads, fire-polished glass


Persimmons, Anyone????

During the summer, I get together with a group of awesome, experienced beaders at a bead shop in Austin. I calling it learning at "the feet of the...
Components: Seed beads and Swavorski crystals...LOTS OF THEM!


Bewitching Beadmaille

I just love making these necklaces and always receive many compliments.
Components: Swavorski crystals, pearls, and drops, shell drops, ss chain, Thai Tribe clasp.


Brown & Pearls

Wire crochet with brown wire and pink pearls and Swavorski crystals.
Components: brown craft wire, pink pearls, & Swavorski crystals.


Purple Wire Crochet

I've recently learned to wire crochet. Here is the 2nd necklace I made. It's so fast and easy!
Components: purple wire, freshwater pearls (MANY from LB), & Swavorski crystals.


Blue Beach Bangle

These bangles are an addiction!
Components: size 8 delicas, glass pearls, and fire-polish


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