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Designs by doktordesigns

share the moon

The elongated bone beads in this piece were a gift. When I received them, they seemed so folksy and primitive--so _not_ my style I couldn't imagine...
Components: Hollow bone tubes, onyx rounds and base metal stamped discs.

gold dust woman

Burnt, bright and pale shades of gold and tiny patches of blue remind me of sunset. I think I will save it for summer, when my skin goes bronze.
Components: Citrine nuggets, gold vermeil wavy discs, Czech glass faceted rounds.

marrakesh express

I found the faceted prehnite featured in this piece in Hong Kong. It is a surprisingly versatile color--it can go bright or it can go earthy. I've...
Components: Etched and painted glass beads, Picasso jasper, carved jade, faceted prenhite, enameled brass beads and brass spacers.

because the night

More random explorations. one of these days, i will get organized again.
Components: Faceted petrified green opal rounds, green garnet and african opal rondelles, copper.

lost in the supermarket

This is what happens when you have too many beads. :-)
Components: faceted jade and amazonite and smoky quartz rondelles; lampwork glass, mixed metals.

(wilson) pickets

I used to work with biwa pearls all the time. I think I might have overdosed on them! But this mosaic turquoise pendant just seemed to cry out for...
Components: Freshwater biwa pearls, potato pearls, tiny silvery dots, mosaic turquoise pendant

roll to me

I found a bunch of these carved jade barrels -- some in gold and some in fabulous shades of blue, green and lavender -- in Hong Kong. I have been...
Components: Carved jade barrel, mooakite nuggets and copper spacers.

it's only rock & roll

Meet the Flintstones!

I have itty bitty wrists but love wearing big chunky bracelets...go figure. :-)
Components: Yellow Jade, copper


I love the color variances in the carved jade I found in Hong Kong! In this piece, I chose mixed metals to echo and complement the jade tones.
Components: Carved jade, mixed metals

an english garden

Despite its composition from chunky faceted amethyst, there's a calm gentility about this piece. It's the color palette, I think: lavender and...
Components: Faceted amethyst nuggets (from Hong Kong), freshwater pearls, Bali-style silver barrels.

moon over memphis

I have had these gold glass moons on my bench *forever*. I knew I loved them when I bought them -- I just couldn't figure out what to do with them...
Components: Foiled glass, carved jade, faceted glass spacers.

black is the color

After many months of very orderly design, I'm trying to loosen up...and go a bit random now and then.
Components: Tourmilated quartz rondelles (from HK), black water jasper rounds (from LB!), etched glass and assorted metal spacers.

earth angel

This past October, my husband took me on a surprise anniversary trip to Hong Kong. I came back with about 30 pounds of beads (!) including these...
Components: Petrified Green Opal, sponge coral, brass.

Little Green

Hi everyone. I know I"ve been gone for a long time. I lost my mom in June and just didn't have the heart to get back to designing. But I am slowly...
Components: Foiled glass, faceted hematite, nubby silver-tone spacers.

they say it's your birthday

Spending part of my birthday making jewelry--and that makes it a happy one, for sure. :) This pic was taken with my I-phone, excuse the quality!
Components: Necklace: faceted jade nuggets, copper and micro-faceted smoky quartz rondelles. Bracelet: Copper and micro-faceted smoky quartz rondelles

twist and shout

Another variation on a previous theme: combining copper and bronzite. I like the sense of movement that's created by the non-traditional shapes in...
Components: Bronzite twisted rectangles, copper trapezoids, copper spacers and copper s-clasp

icy blue heart

My husband and son both hated this choker--and frankly I'm not sure about it myself. It's very bold and perhaps not terribly graceful?

But I...
Components: Glass/foil rectangles (approximately 25mm), large aluminum painted rondelles, aquamarine nuggets, small silver spacers

it's so easy

I put together these simple dangle earrings with a few of the LB black rustic quartz diamonds I had left from the strand, after I designed the last...
Components: Textured silver discs, rustic black quartz from Lima Beads.

diamonds and rust

Trying to shake things up a little, this piece is proportionally different from many of the others I've made. It features a smaller, more subtle...
Components: Black rustic quartz from Lima Beads, hematite twists, frosted glass pendant.

green eyed lady

One of the perks of being a beader: We went to a party in Marietta, Ohio last night. Friday after work, I found this fun little dress to wear....
Components: Earrings: Mosaic turquoise squares, aquamarine dangles Bracelet: Green/gold glass squares, faceted multi-color glass ovals, green coin pearls, aquamarine nuggets.

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