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Designs by Sylvia H

"Copper Line"

The white howlite trapezoid cut stones were my inspiration for this design. They are beautifully cut and have a lovely sheen. I decided to pair...
Components: 5 white howlite trapezoid cut stones, 11 Botswana agate faceted nuggets, 9 melon cut Czech glass beads, 18 copper saucers, copper daisies, 3 copper beads, toggle clasp

"Summer's End"

I was looking through my stash of odd beads, picked out a few that I liked and came up with the idea for "Summer's End" I used a butterfly, along...
Components: 6 14mm multicolor agate rounds, 6 multicolor agate rondelles, 2 silver clew wire beads, 1 silver butterfly, shells, and flowers, various bead caps, 4 faceted moonstone rounds, 14 multicolor Czech rounds.

"Feeling Lucky"

Still having fun with my new lot of bone beads. I found this little elephant and that inspired me to create "Feeling Lucky" I chose another focal...
Components: two bone focal beads, various shapes and sizes of bone beads, orange magnesite freeform beads, puffed turquoise ovals, silver daisies, toggle clasp

Spanish Harlem

"Spanish Harlem" is a very simple, but eye-catching design. I only used three elements. 10x30 faceted rice onyx beads, triangle cut red coral,...
Components: 12 10x30 faceted onyx rice beads, clusters of triangle cut coral beads, stacks of five bright silver daisies, toggle clasp

African Sampler

I recently received a new lot of bone beads and couldn't wait to create with them. I chose some of the most interesting ones and designed around...
Components: bone beads in various shapes and sizes, 13 krobo recycled painted glass beads, 13 recycled glass beads in red, white and blue, 3 16mm coral beads, blue glass spacers and silver beaded spacers, toggle clasp

"Burst of Flowers"

I just can't get enough of these African beads. When I received these re-cycled glass Krobos, I could not wait to design with them. Along with...
Components: flower design re-cycled glass beads, yellow and green re-cycled glass rounds, orange heishi beads, silver spacers and a toggle clasp.

"Box of Crayons"

"Box of Crayons" is a very simple design. I started with a large zebra pattern batik rondelle. Then just picked out different colors and shapes...
Components: 1 zebra pattern batik rondelle, red wood rondelles, green barrel beads, yellow agate rondelles, dark blue faceted agate rounds, bone spacers, various small beads in different colors, two antique filigree silver beads, silver disc spacers, toggle clasp

"Japanese Fan"

The beautiful cinnabar fan that is the focal component of the design was my inspiration for this necklace. It is a very simple design, but really...
Components: carved red cinnabar fan, various shapes and sizes of crystal, various shapes and sizes of pearls, #11galvanized silver seed beads, oval toggle clasp

"Snow White"

The lovely carved shell leaves inspired me to create "Snow White". It is a very simple design with only three elements, but the look makes a...
Components: seven carved shell leaves, 8mm cracked quartz rounds, shell heishi beads, pearl seed beads, tiny daisies and a twisted toggle clasp.

"The Rocket's Red Glare"

My love for the USA and her beautiful flag inspired me to create "The Rocket's Red Glare." I incorporated three kinds of vintage Venetian glass...
Components: vintage Venetian glass beads, sapphire blue ovals, 4 red, 9 white of various shapes and sizes, 5 faceted blue moonstones, bead caps, a variety of silver spacers, toggle clasp

"Hearts of Stone"

When I ordered the heart shaped beads I was very unsure of how they would look, but when they came in I was more than pleased. They are made from...
Components: 5 lava stone teal hearts, MOP chips, Czech teal rondelles, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and a silver toggle.

"Happy, Happy Birthday"

"Happy,Happy Birthday is one of my favorite creations ever. The Krobo beads in the Birthday Cake pattern were my inspiration. I chose to use the...
Components: African re-cycled beads in the Birthday Cake pattern, 11mm re-cycled glass beads in orange, blue and yellow, stacks of freeform orange magnesite, silver disc spacers, silver toggle clasp


The hot pink Czech daggers were my inspiration for this creation. They are a deep wine color with a pink center. I also used pink opal freeform...
Components: Czech glass wine colored daggers, pink opal freeform beads, wine pearls, two focal rounds, silver plated spacers and bead caps.

"Tickled Pink"

I love the look of cross pearls and these inspired me to create "Tickled Pink". The base of the piece has 11 cross pearls, flanked by two large...
Components: white cross pearls, two pink oval pearls, silver round frame beads, 12mm pink glass pearls, white stick pearls, fancy toggle clasp.

"You're Beautiful"

The Japanese Artistic stones I purchased inspired me to create "You're Beautiful". I was hesitant at first and didn't know what do put with them,...
Components: 11x15mm Japanese Artistic stone cubes and 10mm rounds, 10x30mm faceted gray agate barrels, hot pink Czech glass saucers, silver daisies, and a toggle clasp

"Bronzing on the Beach"

My inspiration for "Bronzing on the Beach" was the beautiful black shell pendant. I used ivory and bronze pearls in this piece along with silver...
Components: 2" round natural black shell pendant, bronze and ivory pearls, silver daisies and toggle clasp, gold spacers.

"Almost Paradise"

This design really is "Almost Paradise"; not because of the design, but because of the beautiful beads that it features. The focal beads are green...
Components: seven aquamarine faceted rounds and rose agate rondelles from Afghan Tribal Arts, silver bead caps, silver spacers, Indian Pink Swarovski crystals, silver toggle clasp

:one Little Fishy"

I LOVE African beads and when I received these blue ones, I immediately wanted to create with them. Had trouble finding something in my stash to...
Components: 24 11mm blue krobo beads, 3 millefiori beads, 8 8mm lime green jade rounds, silver plated spacers, lapis fish from Afghan Tribal Arts, silver toggle clasp


I wanted to create a piece that would go with the primary colors that would not only compliment bright colors, but be dazzling with white. I found...
Components: two large silver plated fish, silver seashells, bright blue jade barrels, lime green agate nuggets, red jade teardrops, yellow sponge coral rounds.

"Druzy and Pearls"

My inspiration for "Druzy and Pearls" were the lovely pale pink cross pearls. I had never seen cross pearls before and I found these at a bead...
Components: pink and gray druzy agate pendant, pale pink cross pearls, gray druzy agate rounds, pink jade rondelles, silver beads and bead caps, silver toggle clasp

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