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Designs by Leigh D

Dreaming of Tibet

Inspired by the Tibetan Agate beads - wanted something earthy and casual
Components: Tibetan Agate, brass cornflakes and heishe, walnut irish linen, and brass clasp


Another simple design - the lampwork beads are from Thornburg Bead Studio
Components: Lampwork beads, metallic silver leather, pewter spacers, and pewter glue in clasp


I have been working on making pieces that are more casual for everyday wear. The raku beads are from Elements Pottery on Etsy and I did not feel...
Components: Raku beads, black leather cord, pewter spacers, and pewter glue in clasp


I fell in love with the pendant from an artist on Etsy (Raku4u) and finally figured out what to do with it - yes more irish linen :-)
Components: Raku Pendant, buri seeds, metal seed beads, copper beads, lucite beads, czech seed beads and waxed irish linen

Bronzed Duo

More designs using the Irish Waxed Linen - Can you tell I am completely hooked ;-)
Components: Bone, buri seeds, brass beads, golden coral, and 4 ply Irish Waxed Linen

Seeds of Fall

I am totally in love with the irish waxed linen - I really like how it adds some fullness to this design with the small picasso seed beads
Components: Picasso Seed Beads, copper spacers, irish waxed linen, and copper clasp

Muted Mauves

Just happened upon this color combo when digging through my stash.
Components: Garnet, peach moonstone, Muscovite, irish waxed linen pewter beads and clasp

Fall Foilage

Love the colors in the czech glass and was inspired to combine them all!
Components: Czech glass button flowers, leaves, and english cut rounds, irish waxed linen, copper ball and socket clasp


I have been drawn to dangly earrings lately so decided I needed to get working....
Components: Silver Filled earwires, silver filled wire, lampwork beads from Lynda's Lampwork


I have gotten completely sucked in by these indonesian glass beads - I love their colors and the irregular nature of them - very rustic and earthy ;-)
Components: Indonesian glass beads, Irish waxed linen, pewter charms and clasp

Primary Colors

Have had these sandcast beads forever and a day and could not figure out what to do with them for a long time. Then along came some waxed linen and...
Components: Sandcast beads, Irish Waxed Linen - 4 ply in Natural, and pewter

Bronzed Beauty

Fell in love with the cornflake like pearls and had to make something immediately - but wanted it to be a little more casual hence the use of the...
Components: Cornflake keishi pearls, pearls, pewter, and leather


Love the lampwork focal by Divine Spark on Etsy - wanted a simple design to highlight the focal
Components: Lampwork focal by Divine Spark, Tiger Eye, African Opal, copper wire and chain

Home is Where the Heart is

Of course this necklace was inspired by the Humblebeads house - I am trying to make longer necklaces for the fall months
Components: Humblebeads polymer house bead, Fossil Coral, lucite beads, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger Eye, and Breciated Jasper

Copper Hues

I got the Humblebeads focal because it is very much out of my normal color comfort zone - wanted to challenge myself. I agonized over the bead...
Components: Humblebeads focal, Carnelian, faceted orange jade rondelles, czech glass, smoky quartz rondelles, and hand antiqued copper wire and clasp


I wanted something to wear with a plain black tee and jeans - I think this fits the bill.
Components: Chinook Ceramic Leaf, Hematite, faceted pearls, Rainbow Obsidian, gunmetal chain and wire

All in Knots

Playing around with greek ceramic washers and cornflakes.
Components: Greek Ceramic washers and cornflakes, Irish waxed linen, and earwires

Cool Sky

Inspired by the ceramic charms from Chinook Designs
Components: Chinook ceramic charms, czech glass, silver wire and earwires

Swinging Cresents

These were of course inspired by the cresent charms from Marsha Neal
Components: Marsha Neal ceramic cresent charms, chrome terra charlote seed beads, brass heishe, brass rounds


Inspired by the awesome greek ceramic beads and castings
Components: Greek Ceramic spikes, chips, and silver metal castings, silver earwires

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