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Designs by Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick

Bead Soup

Kalmbach Publishers recently sponsored a "bead soup" challenge. I received some beautiful ceramic beads, added beautiful berry fresh water pearls...
Components: Ceramic beads, pendant and glass toggle from Beads Mosaic in Nanuet NY. fresh water pearls from LB, sterling silver daisies and wire, Czech glass beads

Yellow Mystery - What do you think???

I found these great yellow nuggets (15 - 25mm)at an estate sale. I repurposed the original necklace. I'm not sure what they are and want to be sure...
Components: yellow ?, Coral, sterling silver, citrine rondelles


When the local bead store closed in January :( I just had to have this 28 carat ruby. At 75% off - who could resist?!
The were simple pearl and...
Components: 28 carat faceted ruby, LB's 4mm faceted ruby rondelles, peach fresh water pearls, gold filled findings, inc. extender chain

Copper Spiral Bracelet

Here's the spiral bracelet in copper. For my first I followed the directions in the book "Making Wire & Bead Jewelry". But found the 14g wire...
Components: 14g and 18g copper wire, mookaite nugget

Silver Spiral Bracelet

Always looking to step it up: I adapted a design in "Making Wire & Bead Jewelry" by Berkebile & Stanley.
Fun and easy!
Components: 16g and 18g sterling silver round wire, 8-10mm lapis nuggets.

More Leather, Beads and Buttons

I love making this style bracelet. They're quick and easy and fly off the table at shows.
Components: leather, beads, buttons, Jangles ceramic, various string material - Beadalon wildfire. Beadsmith Fireline, Beadalon Dandyline, Toho, Nymo

Another Opal For Sam

My daughter's birthday is in October. Each year I try to use a different opal. This year, she requested a triple wrap. I had the rainbow black opal...
Components: Rainbow black opal rondelles, leather, Patricia Healey button

Save Second Base

I was asked to design a piece to be raffled off as a fund raiser for the Long Island 2-Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Naturally, we wanted some...
Components: 8mm faceted beryl morganite, faceted rose quartz rondelles, coin pearls from my LBS, sterling silver spacers and components.

Coiled Again

I'm always on the lookout for interesting beads when I travel. I found the lampwork tube at Hot Glass Works in Jamaica, VT
Components: 14ga and 20ga copper wire, lampwork tube bead

My Show Booth, My Website, Fun at Staples...

In case any of the "old timers" are wondering... I'm still around. I've been very busy with art shows and trunk shows this summer, plus getting my...


These were created in an effort to "step up my game" and not use beads. The only manufactured parts are the jump rings. I'm thinking of making a...
Components: sterling silver wire _ 14ga for "hoops", 20ga 1/2 hard for ear wires

Turtle Cove

I received the polymer clay pendant from Karen Robinson. Not a fan of orange, I knew I had to play off the turquoise color. LB came to the rescue...
Components: 8mm turquoise magnesite, copper fwp, copper coiled spacers, polymer clay pendant from Karen Robinson on etsy, very heavy copper wire for bail

First Mother's Day

I have a soft spot for our newest custodian. He's 21 years old and was my 1st grade student 16 years ago. He has a 9 month old baby girl, so I...
Components: rubies, fwp, sterling silver

A Splash Of Mint

The burma jade teardrop was a "first come" find here on LB. The daisies are my favorite Tierra Cast sp spacers. The rest came from here and there....
Components: Burma jade teardrop, very pale mint green fwp, dk green czech glass rondelles, ss round spacers, sp daisies

Trunk Show

I wore this piece when I got my haircut last weekend. Everyone oohed and aaah-ed from the shampoo "girl" right up to the owner, who asked if I'd...
Components: Tourmaline and apatite nuggets from LB, ss bail, pewter spacers, seed beads

Gentle On My Mind

This is my favorite of my designs using Lynda's hearts!
Components: Burnished gold polymer clay heart, rainbow soocho jade rice, seed beads, gf findings, czech glass

My Heart Dances

Having fun with Lynda's hearts!
Components: Burnished gold polymer clay heart by Diva Designs, vanilla dancing button fwp, "bronze" seed beads

Victorian Valentine

Lynda's heart paired with faceted czech glass and gold plated rondelles

Tribal Elegance

I bought the polymer clay beads back in November to benifit Andrew Thornton's medical fund. Andrew is the brother of Cynthia Thornton better known...
Components: polymer clay beads from, 10 & 8mm tiger eye, pewter spacers, gp daisies, gf rounds

Heralding Spring

Yes, this is one of Lynda's pendants. (Diva Chick. I immediately thought of amazonite when I saw the pendant, but the color wasn't quite right....
Components: Pendant created by Lynda. apatite chips, swarovski crystals, gold plated spacers

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