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St. Francis of Assisi

My favorite Saint is St. Francis of Assisi - Patron of the Animals, so I made a necklace with this beautiful pendant.
Components: Deerskin leather, St. Francis of Assisi Sterling Silver Pendant, Peruvian Blue Opal Briolette Beads, Antique silver leaf charms.


Kristin's Wedding

My niece Kristin is getting married next month. Here's what I made for her bridal jewelry
Components: Sterling silver chain and beads; silver plated orchid connectors; pearls and crystals.


Cool Waters

The colors of this necklace remind me of a cool, refreshing lake.
Components: 14kt gold filled chain; gold filled marquis link; dark blue freshwater pearls, LB's peridot chinese crystals; and dark blue quartz briolette


Blue Quartz Necklace

I love these Blue Quartz Briolettes! I paired them with my Lima Bead Champagne Crystal Rondelle and I love the look of the two together.
Components: Gold Filled Chain; Dark Blue Quartz Briolette; Champagne Crystal; Blue Seed Beads and Champagne colored Czech Glass Beads.


Mystic Carnelian

I love the Mystic Carnelian briolettes! This was my first experience with briolettes and wire wrapping.
Components: Gold Plated Earwires; Gold Filled Links; Gold Seed Beads; Swarovski Golden Shawdow Crystals; and Mystic Carnelian Pear Briolettes.


Fields of Green

I'm making these to sell. The necklace is 16" with a 2" extender chain. My question is what would you guys sell this for? I have no clue since...
Components: Organza and Cotton Cord Ribbon Necklace, Paper Bead, Gold Crystals, Green Czech Glass Bead and a Gold Bead Cap.


Caribbean Sunset

My first paper bead pendant!
Components: Handmade Paper Bead Pendant; Czech Glass Bead in Peridot; Salsa Cubic Zirconia Bead and Antique Gold Bead Cap.


Autumn Colors

Thanks everyone for your comments on my Tangerine Dream. I'm waiting for some green seed beads that I just ordered from LB and I will rework it....
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Seed Beads from LB, Copper Bead Caps from LB and Copper Toggle Clasp from LB!


Tangerine Dream

I'm getting ideas for this one. The paper beads are "raw" at this point. I still need to coat them and varnish them, but this is a rough idea of...
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Crystals and Goldtone Bead Caps


With a Little Help from "The Dud"

Dudley, aka "The Dud" helping me with my jewelry!
Components: Seashell Resin Nuggets, Crystals, and Lima Bead Copper Boxes and Copper Clasp.


Another Day at the Beach

No paper beads this time - just seashells, seashell chips in resin and crystals!
Components: Natural Seashells, Seashell Chips in Resin and Gold Barrel Crystals.


She Sells Seashells

I found these seashells that go perfectly with some paper beads that I made.
Components: Natural Seashells, Paper Beads and Crystals.


I Left My Heart in San Francisco

I took pictures of San Francisco and made a necklace out of it. I need honest opinions on this one!
Components: Handmade Paper Beads, Gold Bead Caps, Crystal Beads, Gold Toggle Clasp.


Hawaiian Breeze

This design reminds me of Hawaii.
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Black Glass Spacer Beads; Aqua Crystals; Gold Seed Beads; Gold Bead Caps and Gold Toggle Clasp.


Autumn Harvest

I haven't finished this one yet. I still need to seal it and varnish it, but I love the colors in these beads.
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Copper Freshwater Pearls, Gold Seed Beads and Gold Bead Caps.


Origami Beauty

Another Handmade Origami Bead Necklace.
Components: Handmade Origami Beads, Brown Crystals, Red Jasper Stone, Gold Bead Caps, Gold Spacer Beads and Gold Toggle Clasp.


Asian Garden

A different concept at paper beads.
Components: Handmade Paper Beads, using Origami Paper; Bronze Seed Beads; Gold Crystals and Bronze Coin Pearls.


Crystal Blue Persuasion

Experimenting with a new shape for the paper beads - 1" cones.
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Silver Spacers; Crystals; Blue Freshwater Pearls; Silve Bead Caps and Silver Toggle Clasp.


Tropical Sunset

Another handmade paper bead necklace! I might try selling these at a fair in December with my brother-in-law who makes wonderful soaps and...
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Gold Bead Caps; Orange Crystals and Gold Toggle Clasp.


Blue, Red and Gold

I can't stop myself from making these necklaces! Each roll of paper creates such unique patterns.
Components: Handmade Paper Beads; Gold Spacers; Topaz Crystals and Gold Toggle Clasp


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