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Designs by amkcreations aka Amanda


I wanted something playful to match the charm. Started with 2 strands of the colored beads spaced with the chips, but didn't like it, so I added 2...
Components: dyed Magnesite rounds, quartz chips, pewter and silver-plated findings


Been away from Lima for a while, missed posting and getting feedback from you wonderful ladies. New necklace to go into the store this week.
Components: Mosaic Turquoise, Amethyst, AB Jet glass rounds, gun metal daisy spacers.

Rock Star Barbie

The pictures do not do the color justice, this is the brightest most brilliant color of hot pink mother of pearl.

All I could think of the...
Components: Pink Mother or Pearl (dyed), Black glass, silver plate, pewter

Leftovers II

Had a bead leftover from the last necklace, so with a little wire; it's now a pendant on some chips. Spaced with little faceted amethysts and some...
Components: Candy Jade, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Sterling Silver

Spring Pastel

Pretty pinks and purples for spring.
Components: candy Jade, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, sterling silver


Had this pendant for a while, inlaid onyx, white jade, and Picasso jasper. Paired it with black glass rounds, some agate rectangles and sterling...
Components: glass, sterling, jasper


Leftover Picasso Jasper cross and round, matched with hessonite chips and some pewter.
Components: Hessonite, Picasso Jasper

Holy Crosses Batman (needs a name)

Saw the pretty cross earrings ameryllis posted, and it reminded me that I had some beads that shape. Decided to dig them out of the pile.

Components: River Creek Jasper aka Chinese Picasso Jasper crosses, Garnet, copper

(Everyone is a Little) Irish at Heart

Paired the copper and green right away, but had the necklace with just the green chips. I took it apart several times, adding and subtracting...
Components: Green Jade, Kambaba Jasper heart, Copper

"Painted Heart"

Love, love, love this stone and all the multi-colors it comes in! The heart was primarily blue tone, so I used the more muted beads to compliment it.
Components: Chinese Picasso Jasper, Pewter

Southwest Flare

I will post the earrings and bracelet below. I always see the coral paired with turquoise and wanted to try my hand at the combo.
Components: Bamboo Coral, turquoise, pewter, sterling silver

Pastel Pearls

Looking for some more spring pieces. I wanted to combine the amethyst with the peridot without getting a Mardi Gras feeling.
Components: Amethyst, Peridot, Freshwater Pearls, Sterling Silver clasp

Alabama Clay

I'm used to digging in the Florida dirt, which was either a rich black, or a sandy grey. The dirt up here in Alabama is a very pretty red clay.
Components: Red Jasper, Pewter

Spring Raindrops

Makes me think of soft greys, whites, and blue-ish tones of the sky during light showers.
Components: Freshwater Pearls, Grey Jade (Quartzite?), Sterling Silver

Blue Mood

Haven't been on LB in a while, things got crazy here and then I was out of town for a bit. Had my bank account wiped out while away, and have been...
Components: dyed blue agate slab, Sodalite in various forms, sterling silver

The Horse Who Eats Beads

I had made a necklace for my aunt earlier this year (posted it here too) and one of her friends liked and wanted it. I spent time looking for a...
Components: Picasso Jasper or Red River Jasper (seen it called both) and Sterling Silver


Vakarine is the Lithuanian goddess of dusk/sunset, and the opposite of Ausrine. So, switched up the colors. Bracelet and earrings will have to...
Components: Amethyst chips, Pink/Peach Pearls, sterling silver


Ausrine is the Lithuanian goddess of dawn/sunrise, and the colors in this necklace remind me of the dawn. Boy was it a pain in the butt to string...
Components: Rose Quartz chips, Peacock Pearls, Sterling Silver

Last Leaf in Winter

Ok, so I see alot of the toggle in the front designs and decided I might try it. Saw one like this, with a plain toggle, and rondelles spaced with...
Components: Pewter clasp, Amazonite rondelles and teardrop, copper/orange pearls, silver plated spacers, sterling earwires


Ok, so I sketched this out on paper, beaded it, and when I was done, it didn't really match the picture in my head of what I thought it would look...
Components: Rhodonite, Onyx, Sterling Silver

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