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Designs by Crazy Beader

Denim Spirals

Just had to find someplace to try Angela’s instructions for the Leaf Spirals ! Had started this necklace and decided to try the toggle as a side...
Components: From Lima Beads: African Paper (denim, w/white) Rice 20x10-11mm. Czech Glass Montana Blue Round 3mm, Tagua Nut Cream Tube 20-30x5-8mm. From Other Sources: River Shell Heishi 8mm, Czech Glass Opaque Ivory Bicones 6mm, Gold-plated spiral rounds, Brass Wire 20 Gauge.

Tuscan Bronze

The bronzite pendant had been in my “New Projects” box for a while, then I saw several of Jolene’s Fresh Picks with bronzite and the Tuscan Sun...
Components: From Lima Beads: Bronzite Wavy Oval 30x21mm, Bronzite Flat Oval 18x13-14mm, Bronzite Round 6mm, Czech Glass Tuscan Sun Coin 10mm, Oiled Bronze Crystal Faceted Rondelle 3mm. From Other Sources: Czech Glass Carnelian Rondelle 3x5mm, antique brass bail and trigger clasp from my stash.


Found the wood pendant on a sale table several years ago and never knew what to do with it - - after I finished the howlite pendant with the drops,...
Components: From Other Sources: dyed freshwater pearls, copper rondelles 4mm, copper trigger clasp and a whole bunch of beads from my stash.


Necessity is definitely the mother of invention or at least of trying new things ! Had the howlite pendant for a long time and hadn’t used it...
Components: From Lima Beads: Howlite Turquoise Carved Oval 35x25mm. From Other Sources: Turquoise frosted glass tubes 18x8mm, turquoise faceted glass rondelles 4x6mm, turquoise (synthetic) rounds 3mm, gold-plated rounds 4mm, gold-plated heishi 6x2mm, white rounds 10mm (rescued from a vintage necklace), gold-plated jump rings and trigger clasp.

Metallic Latte

Another design with chain - - and although the contrast is pretty subtle, I liked the dark chocolate colors with the gunmetal. Finished length of...
Components: From Lima Beads: Chocolate Shell Pearl Round 8mm, TOHO Metallic Iris Brown Round 6/0 and 11/0 Seed Beads. From Other Sources: Czech Glass Café Latte Grooved Rectangle 18x12 mm, faceted gunmetal bead 10mm, gunmetal rounds 4mm, gunmetal chain and gunmetal trigger clasp.

Blue Salmon

This was inspired by the Fresh Pick of the same name done by Beth. Unfortunately my colors are not as subtle as the ones she used, but hey, I live...
Components: From Lima Beads: Czech Glass Tuscan Sun Coin 10mm. From Other Sources: Blue lampwork coin 14mm, blue dyed agate rounds 12 mm, glass rondelles and seed beads, silver-plated beads and chain, all from my stash.

It's a Wrap

Ordered the “wrappers” months ago and finally decided to play with them. The only natural stones I had in both 4mm and 6mm were Unakite, so that’s...
Components: For the Necklace and Earrings: From Lima Beads: Artistic Wire Antique Brass Pear Wrapper 19x25mm, Soft Flex Vintage Bronze Craft Wire 24 gauge, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 6/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 11/0 Seed Bead. From Other Sources: Unakite tumbled nuggets 16x8mm, Unakite rounds 4mm and 6mm, Antique Brass rectangles 8x10mm, Antique Brass saucers 8x6mm, antique brass trigger clasp. For the Bracelet: From Lima Beads: Czech Glass Peach Tribal Square 14mm, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 6/0 Seed Beads, TierraCast Copper Round 4mm, TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Deco Square Toggle Clasp 18x12mm, 21 Bar. From Other Sources: Unakite tumbled nuggets 16x8mm, Unakite rounds 4mm and 6mm.

Montana Skies

Anything that is labelled Montana Blue always catches my eye - - this necklace made me think of denim and the simple open sky in the West.
Components: From Lima Beads: Czech Glass Matte Montana Blue Round 6mm, Marine Blue Shell Pearl Round 8mm. From Other Sources: Czech glass transparent montana blue rondelles 6mm, silver-plated beads 20x8mm, faceted silver-plated beads 4mm, silver-plated trigger clasp.

Ancient Impressions

This is a necklace I made for myself, and I really like the bail I made for the pendant. As with most things I try, this is my third attempt (the...
Components: From Lima Beads: Ruby Impression Jasper Coin Pendant 30mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Heishi 6mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Tube 12x6mm, Gray Fossil Coral Puff Coin 12mm. From Other Sources: Czech glass druk transparent garnet red 4mm, silver-plated swirl bead 5mm, opaque dark gray glass rondelle 6mm, silver colored nickel-free trigger clasp.


The earrings were the starting point for this set - -saw a similar design on another website and just had to try it myself. The simple design of...
Components: From Lima Beads: black magatama and seed beads. From Other Sources: 8mm Czech olivine tortise triangles, 12 mm Czech olivine triangles, green glass beads and rondelles from my stash. Finished with black chain and findings.

Summer Waves

Usually I struggle with asymetrical designs, but this bracelet just came together magically for me. As with so many of my recent casual...
Components: Various beads from my stash, including a blue and green swirled lampwork bead 20mm, Czech turquoise druks, lime ceramic and glass beads, and gold-plated heishi and clasp.

Summer Fiesta

Found the focal bead on sale at a craft chain store, then just went color crazy with the rest of the beads ! Unfortunately I don’t think any of...
Components: Various glass and seed beads from my stash, with a silver-plated clasp.

Watermelon Bling

Here’s what happened: The magenta magnasite beads were in a small ziploc bag with the purple rondelle magnasite beads. When I looked at them, I...
Components: Green lampwork and glass beads, dyed magenta and purple magnasite, purple flat-button shell pearls, magenta crystal bicones, clear crystal rondelles, 3mm silver-plated rounds with lime and white seed beads (all from my stash), along with a silver-plated clasp.

Pink Haze

Ordered the Rhodonite during the last sale event, along with the Czech rounds and seed beads. Found that the Czech puff coins I had purchased last...
Components: From Lima Beads: Rhodonite Thin Pillow 16x12mm, Czech Glass Matte Luster Transparent Rosaline Round 4mm, Czech Glass Luster Wisteria Puff Coin 10mm, TOHO Matte Opaque Gray Round 8/0 Seed Bead Other Sources: Silver-plated rectangles and trigger clasp from my stash.

Midnight Copper

Just fell in love with the Blue Goldstone and then it kept showing up on the BGBM last Spring. What could I do but buy some ? Made the necklace...
Components: From Lima Beads: Gold & Blue Goldstone Round 4mm, Gold & Blue Goldstone Round 10mm, Czech Glass Denim Round 8mm. From Lima Beads (for the bracelet): TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Casbah Round Bead 7mm, TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Heirloom Toggle Clasp 20x15, 24mm Bar. Other components: Antique copper beaded heishi, antique copper ornate bead 12 mm, copper rounds 3mm, navy (dyed) agate rounds 5 mm, antique copper lobster clasp.

African Amethyst

This is my first attempt at stringing multiple strands into bead cones. The starting point was the African paper bead and it took me a long time...
Components: From Lima Beads: African Paper (purple, pink, w/ white) Bicone 20x21-22mm Other Sources: Various size 8 amethyst seed beads (my mix), 8x9mm fluted amethyst luster Czech beads, 8mm matte light amethyst Czech druks, with silver-plated bead cones and trigger clasp.

for Jana

Probably I should have added these photos to the last design I posted. After finishing “Be Square”, there were some Amazonite squares left and I...
Components: From Lima Beads: Amazonite Puff Square 8mm Other components: Gold-finish squares 7 mm, freshwater pearls, freshwater pearl squares 8 mm, round glass pearls 3mm, gold-finish 3mm rounds, teal round size 11 seed beads, gold-finish lobster clasp.

Be Square

Guess I’m just a square girl at heart - - although this is the first totally square necklace I’ve ever made. And it was one of those pieces that...
Components: From Lima Beads: Amazonite Puff Square 8mm, Czech Glass Opaque Beige Picasso Square 9mm. Other components: Matte gold-plated squares 10 mm, Miyuki opaque chocolate seed beads (sizes 6 and 8) aqua luster seed beads (sizes 6 and 8), gold plated spacers, gold-plated lobster clasp.

Black and Blue

Another necklace just for me ! Ordered the impression jasper knowing that it would be perfect with two colors I wear often - - black and teal....
Components: From Lima Beads: Teal Impression Jasper Tube 12x6mm. Other components: black imitation cinnabar carved round 14 mm, Czech opaque black druk 10 mm, teal glass rounds 6 mm, black round size 6 seed beads, silver-plated 3 mm rounds, black glass heishi, black lobster clasp.


Fell in love with the mosaic stones and decided to make a short necklace for myself ! Finished length 16 inches.
Components: From Lima Beads: Jewel Tone Mosaic Stone Puff Coin 12mm, Ruby Red Agate Faceted Round 6 mm. Other components: cobalt glass fluted rounds 8 mm, aqua lampwork rounds 6 mm, various seed beads, cobalt glass heishi 4 mm, gunmetal rounds, gunmetal lobster clasp.

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