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Designs by Simply Adorned Jewelry

Foxy choker

I've had this little Tiger's Eye fox for a couple of years, but could never figure out what kind of a necklace to do with him. I really wanted to...
Components: Tiger Eye, gold metal seed beads


Lapis Chrysocolla necklace

Fun with a stone I haven't used before: lapis chrysocolla. Paired it with bright and antiqued copper for some visual interest.
Components: lapis chrysocolla, Copper


Tropical Aventurine finished at last!

Cheery orange Aventurine flower pendant and rondelles mixed with silver rounds and three-hole spacers make this a sunny, tropical choker. It's too...
Components: orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant


Tropical Aventurine

This 3-strand necklace is currently a work in progress. Ran out of spacers and still need a clasp (given the weight of all the stone, will be...
Components: Orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant


Cassie's Distraction

So this started as a right-angle weave bracelet, but I didn't have a clasp. So I used up the two 16" strands of this purple-dyed banded agate I...
Components: purple banded agate, silver


Bound Heart

Years and years ago, I made Mom an illusion necklace with this rhodonite heart bead. Rather badly, actually, and recently found it in her jewelry...
Components: rhodonite heart bead, rhodonite rounds, blackstone rounds, silver rounds (2 sizes), silver 24 gauge wire, Beadalon beading wire


Amethyst Blossom Vine pendant

This is the result of a quiet, rainy Friday evening at home with just my cat, homemade popcorn, a glass of milk, and a Ninja Gaiden game...
Components: Amethyst, Swarovski 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, pressed glass leaves, tarnish-resistant brass 24-gauge wire


Through the Grapevine

My first attempt at tubular netting a necklace. Since I had planned to make it longer than I did, I decided to use black iris seed beads since I...
Components: seed beads, toggle clasp, Fireline beading thread


Happy Birthday Mom!

It's finally done! Mom's birthday is Monday, and I was struggling to come up with something to make her. Then I remembered how much she'd liked...
Components: Seed beads, twisted silver jump ring, Swarovski crystal, Czech firepolished beads, faux pearls, Czech glass flowers, silver charm, stardust silver rounds, silver metal seed beads, silver large-hole bead.


Springtime Vine

Made this for my Aunt because she had a rough day yesterday. Stayed up really late since inspiration hit. I'd been trying to figure out how to...
Components: Lima Beads amethyst nuggets, leaf beads, silver rounds


Oranges N' Lemons

As much as I love fire tones, strangely I don't make more with them. I also don't work much with glass or crystal. This is an exception to both....
Components: hand blown cane glass, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, metal seed beads


Dragonfire

I made this a while back with a magnificent Dragon's Blood Jasper pendant I'd purchased. I knew it was too neat to do just a plain single strand,...
Components: Dragon's Blood Jasper, freshwater pearls, seed beads, bugle beads


*ARGH!*

Battle after battle to get this done, but finally success! Had to fight to get all five strands the same beaded length, then to get the bead cones...
Components: Murano pendant, seed beads, bugle beads, bead cones, crimp ends, toggle clasp


Hello, Kitty!

My niece really, really wanted to give me one of her two Hello Kitty charms on our Bead Day, so it's been sitting in my bead box while I tried to...
Components: freshwater pearls, metal seed beads, memory wire


Shades of Gray

I've had this donut for *years* and never could find matching rounds to go with it. Most Crazy Lace Agate seems to lean toward brown, and this...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate (gray variant), gunmetal wire, silver wire


Misaligned Malachite

I've been collecting bits and pieces of malachite for a few years until I had enough to do this piece. Malachite is expensive for good quality!...
Components: Malachite, 24-gauge silver wire, Beadalon beading wire, silver rounds


Blue Butterflies

Another adventure in wire work, this time a bracelet with loopy links that look a bit like butterflies. Just played around with colors for...
Components: Blue craft wire, tangerine glass rondelles


Bead Day!

So yesterday I finally got to do a Bead Day with my seven-year-old niece. We've only been attempting to get together since Thanksgiving, but...
Components: metallic gray-blue freshwater pearls, faceted glass rondelles, brass findings, gold findings, crystal pendant, seed beads, pony beads, manmade egg beads


Gothic Garnet, better pictures

Posted this previously and got a lot of people saying they couldn't actually see details. That was due to my cranky camera and bad lighting due to...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal


Gothic Garnet

So this is what I did with the remaining gray-and-dark red bloodstone strand I used for my wirework necklace and earrings: I paired it with some...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal findings


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