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Designs by Crazy Beader

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.

Denim Classic

This started with the kyanite pendant I ordered last Fall. When gemstones were on sale during the January Crossword event, I ordered the kyanite...
Components: From Lima Beads: Kyanite Flat Teardrop 12x25-28mm, Kyanite Flat Oval 9x7mm. Other components: sodalite faceted rondelles 6mm, freshwater pearls, silver-plated rounds 3mm and 4mm, silver-plated lobster clasp.

Opposite Impressions

The Ruby Impression Jasper was a present to myself during the January Crossword sale. Although I occasionally get inspired to create asymmetrical...
Components: From Lima Beads: Ruby Impression Jasper Tube 12x6mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Heishi 6mm. Black Cherry Shell Pearl Round 6mm. Other components: freshwater pearls, gunmetal heishi 4mm, gunmetal lobster clasp.

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