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Designs by L Richards

Ohm and sunshine

Loved the honey stone pendant stone, so I needed to come up with a combo. I sold this set to a co-worker
Components: Citrine chips, Honey Stone, gold plated Ohm and findings

Serpentine and garnet

Variation on a theme...I like short strands and drops. I have at least 10 variations
Components: Serpentine, Garnet, Sterling beads, spacers, and findings

Toggle as Focal

If not on a bracelet, a toggle like this needs to be the center attraction.
Components: Moss Agate, Stirling silver toggle and jump rings

Carnelian garden

More of my favorite orange and green
Components: Carnelian, Green Garnet, Red Forest Agate, copper findings

Wire wizards, help needed

Just playing around with wire and beads. Thought the horse eye shape would make great butterflies...they will if I had better wire tallents. Any...

Serpentine and Carnelian

I love green and orange together. It is my favorite contrast.
Components: Russian Serpentine, Carnelian

Garnet garden

Wanted this floral focal, and wasn't sure what combination of stones to use. Tried the garnet chips, I think this works.
Components: Rose Quartz, Garnet, silver metal findings

Wood and Stone

This sunset jasper was crying out to me, and the wood and brown dyed shell rounds accent the purplish shade.
Components: Sunset Jasper, dyed shell rounds, wood beads, copper beads and findings.

Jade & Copper tripple spiral

Had to come up with something for this spiral focal. Used more earring components, but they look like they were meant to be together.
Components: New Jade, Copper findings

Carnelian & Fancy Jasper

Varriation on a theme. Found this fancy jasper in an olive to orange shade...perfect with carnelian chips.
Components: Fancy Jasper, Carnelian, gold plated eternity knot and findings.

Red Tiger in Seaweed

Got these LB red tiger eye for a different project, and they just found these seaweed quartz puff squares. To punch up the focal, I used some...
Components: Red Tiger Eye, Seaweed Quartz, copper beads and findings.

Green stone and Garnet

An early idea. Originally made 2yrs ago, but just decided to run the garnets all around.
Components: Garnet, Green Stone (not sure what it is), sterling bali spacers.

Sunstone Fancy

I Love Sunstone!! More Fancy Jasper to inspire the color combinations.
Components: Silver bali spacers, Sunstone, Fancy Jasper, silver metal findings.

Shell we have some fun?

Found this shell button, and had to have it. Thought it would be great in a piece...tied it to an onyx donut I've had for a while. Knew the LB...
Components: Black Onyx, Silver Green Dancing buttons, natural shell button, silver wire and findings, Amethyst

The proverbial straw

These copper earing drops cried out to me to become a is the bead drops that snapped the tendon in my wrist as I had to complete it...
Components: copper chain, findings, green mop, blue and green dyed stone beads.

orange you inspired?

This pattern comes from a fun fashion piece I got, but it was copper and plastic. The copper turned my neck black, but I challenged myself to make...
Components: Red Aventurine, Carnelian, Green Garnet, Olive Crystal tubes, silver chain and findings

Fancy Jasper Favorite

This greenish fancy jasper donut goes with everything.
Components: Amazonite, Fancy Jasper, Sterling silver donut bail with garnet cab


A calming piece I wear with everything. Who doesn't need a little om in their life?
Components: 18mm silver plated Om charm, Garnet, Green Aventurine, silver metal findings.

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