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Designs by MoonBell

Princess Tiara

My daughter really wanted to be a princess for Halloween last year, so she chose Rapunzel's wedding dress from the Disney movie short. I made this...
Components: Gold Craft Wire 18 gauge & 32 gauge, Size E Beads Crystal Silver-Lined


Ellen's Pendant

A friend had expressed admiration of my wire-wrapped rose quartz pendant, and since she's so athletic, loved that it was done with stainless steel...
Components: Olive Green Serpentine (aka New Jade), Stainless Steel Wire


Rose Quartz Remembrance

I bought a grab bag of cabochons to practice wire wrapping with, and this piece had a broken corner, so I figured it was perfect for practice....
Components: Rose Quartz, Stainless Steel Wire, Glass Pearls, Czech Seed Beads, Pewter Clasp


My life without Jewelry

I got into our autumn arts and crafts fair that starts Friday, but they were full of jewelers and accepted me based on my sewing and crochet...
Components: everything under the sun, plus as many of my bead stash as I can use!


Beaded Cross Earrings

I started these back in March, and got frustrated with the invisible fishing line, then put them aside and promptly *ahem* misplaced them. I...
Components: Czech Seed Beads, Glass Pearl, Stainless Steel Fishhook Earwires, Invisible Fishing Line


African Bracelet (Repair Job)

I was commissioned to repair this bracelet and redesign the clasp closure. The customer had originally bought it during a trip to Africa (in...
Components: Stainless Steel Wire, Czech Glass Beads, Buttons, Beading Wire


New Look!

I finally decided to ignore the ridiculous pile of dishes (extra person living in the house, extra company due to extra person) in my kitchen...
Components: GIMP, lots and lots and lots of time


Black Filigree Gorget

I just had to make Gretchen Grammer's Filigree Gorget when it came out in Apr. '11 Bead & Button. But I had an entirely different vision. I had a...
Components: Vintage Glass Faceted Ovals, Crow Beads, Black Seed Beads, Pewter Toggle Clasp


My First Wire-Wrapping

This was a custom order for a high school graduate in May. From what I gather, these buttons are a family heirloom. The shank had broken off the...
Components: Antler button, stainless steel wire


Ladies' Tea Set

I had a request to make some jewelry as a door prize for our annual ladies' tea. This is what I came up with that I thought might appeal to a...
Components: Shell Chips, Shell Connectors, Silver-Plated Steel Chain, Surgical Steel Earwires, Sterling Silver Crimp Covers


Bridal Jewelry

Here's the bridal jewelry I made. The gold knot-looking connectors on either side of the necklace's centerpiece were from some of her grandma's...
Components: Vintage Jewlry, Gold and Silver Stardust Rounds, Silver Rose Beads, Shell Round Beads, Silver-Plated Pewter Connector with Gold Swarovski Crystals


Bridesmaid Jewelry - Redo

My niece-in-law's sister is getting married next week. My niece asked me to help her redo the jewelry that her sister bought for the bridesmaids....
Components: department store jewelry, crystal rondelles, memory wire, gold wire


Mockup for Special Order

I have a simple editing program, so rather than draw (then photograph or scan) a design, I used the computer's sketchbook program. What do you...
Components: Sketchbook Express drawing


Turquoise Blooms

Some simple wired forms with turquoise teardrops and a mother of pearl round. I really like them, but am stalled on whether I should make a...
Components: turquoise teardrops, Mother of Pearl, surgical steel earwires


The article's out!

When a family friend (formerly a journalist) was asked for suggestions for a featured artist in the local Land & Home, she suggested my nieces and...
Components: magazine article courtesy of Land & Home Sangre de Cristo Chronicle


Burmese Princess Museum Piece #3

My favorite of the pieces I submitted to the museum. I worked hours and hours on getting this one to hang just right, no matter the size of neck...
Components: Ruby in Zoisite, Green Aventurine, Sterling Silver Rondelles & Clasp & Crimp Covers


Amethyst Dreams Museum Piece #2

I had a gorgeous strand of amethyst rough nuggets from Lima, and have been itching to do something with them. I pulled out some round amethyst...
Components: Amethyst, Czech Glass Rondelles Crystal AB


Contempo Museum Piece #1

I thought I'd missed the deadline for the jewelry show at the local museum when I went to Bead Fest Santa Fe, but they called me the next week, and...
Components: Gray Marble, Olive Green Serpentine, Black Crow Beads, Sterling Silver Clasp & Crimp Covers


Fancy Flip Flops

My niece and I were too hot in Santa Fe for Bead Fest, so we bought some flip flops, but you can't wear plain flip flops to Bead Fest, now can you?...
Components: flip flops, glass butterflies, silver-lined seed beads, silver glass pearl, angelite tubes, braided fishing line


Colorful Crosses

My niece watched the kids one of the days while I went to Bead Fest Santa Fe, and these are the beads we picked out to make her a thank you gift....
Components: Dyed Stone (unknown), black glass beads


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