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Designs by Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick

IGHL Workshop

I was asked by IGHL to present a workshop for the "consumers" at their dayhab program. IGHL stands for independent group home living - a program...
Components: turquoise magnesite, Rose Quartz, seed beads

Where's the key?

We recently got electronic fobs to open our classroom doors. They came with wide ugly red lanyards. Here's just a sample of the chains I have...
Components: 6/0 seed bead with various accent beads and links

Remembering Edna

This piece was Sam's Christmas gift. Edna was our neighbor and surrogate grandma. After Edna passed away 2 years ago, her husband and daughter...
Components: leather, vintage crystals (maybe glass), beadalon's dandyline

Enchanted Evening

Don't you just love a simple design?!
I thought I'd make an inexpensive necklace with the faceted Czech buttons I found on sale while visiting...
Components: faceted Czech buttons, sterling silver beads, chain and findings

Desert Pool

Skittles Mommy inspired me to try a wave bracelet with a different shaped bead. So here it is...
I love the clasp in front on this one!
Components: turquoise oval and heishis, copper beads, 14g and 26g copper wire


I finally found just the right destination for the lovely lampwork beads Lynn sent me during the bead exchange!
Components: lampwork beads, pewter nuggets, 14g and 24g sterling silver wire

Daughter of the Bride

A colleague, who just got married in Las Vegas, wanted clip-on earrings for her 8 year old daughter.

The third photo is a different design that...
Components: sterling silver wire, vintage faceted glass, clip-on leverbacks

Silver Sensations #2

My first silver coiled bracelet sold on Saturday, so I made another one Sunday in between customers, while chatting with other vendors. I decided...
Components: 14 and 20 gauge silver wire, silver beads.

Another Coiled Bracelet

This one has a recycled glass cylinder.

It sold to another jewelry vendor at today's show! She specializes in pearls and bought this bracelet...
Components: recycled glass cylinder bead, 14 and 20 gauge copper wire and spacers I get the 14 gauge at Home Depot. The 20 gauge comes on a spool from Bead Smith

Copper Squared (Thanks Nancy!)

Little Round Chick threw down the gauntlet and I pick it up and ran with it! Nancy suggested I try a free form cuff, maybe with squares.
Components: copper wire (probably 14 gauge) and 26 gauge, Rainbow Soocho Jade

Raspberry Parfait

I bought the lovely faceted pink opals in Mystic CT and had a hard time deciding just how to make them stand out. I found the fwp's at the bead...
Components: faceted pink opal rounds, garnet rondelles, fwp, 2mm ss rounds

Jhanna's Necklace

My "daughter" from the Dominican Republic is visiting. She and my daughter, Sam, stayed with each other during a high school mini-exchange 2 years...
Components: LB's amethyst chips, seed beads, pewter Bali style beads

Turquoise Pebbles

A friend asked for one of my crocheted bracelets. After suggesting 4 braided chains, I realized I did not remember how to braid 4 strands. Thank...
Components: Howlite nuggets, 26 gauge copper wire, copper cones, copper/silver toggle

Silver Sensation

Another coiled bangle!
This one in sterling silver.

It's a lot harder to wrap 20ga silver than 26ga copper!
Components: 14ga and 20ga sterling silver, bali bead, brushed silver beads, 6mm "daisies"


My new favorite design!
The lampwork beads came from Lynn (ChickyLE) in the beadswap! I found the design in last year's "Best of Step by Step...
Components: 14ga and 26ga copper wire, copper spacers, lampwork beads, sore fingers!


I found the orange stones at a trunk show at the local bead shop. Not marked, not sure what they are. Love them with the copper!
And I love that...
Components: probably 14 and 26 gauge copper wire, 8 mm stones

Copper Connection

A long strand of coppery glass "pearls" from the department store clearance bin with fresh water pearls and a gorgeous silver toggle that just has...


This set was donated to the South Country Educational Foundation for the annual fundraiser. They provide grants for teachers in the district I...
Components: costume glass "pearls" on clearance at the department store. bali silver spiral disc bead, sterling silver rounds

Any Way You Slice It

I found the turquoise slices at a trunk show locally. I'm told they're from the campitos mine in mexico. I have a string of large and a string of...
Components: Mexican turquoise slices, turquoise rounds from the lbs, sterling silver rounds, golden pyrite ovals, hook clasp

Shannon made me do it!

Shannon was wondering how the 26 gauge copper worked to crochet rows. It was difficult (I'll show pics below) Then I remembered that I did have...
Components: 28 gauge (?) copper wire, 3 mm ruby fuschite, size F crochet hook, copper toggle

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