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Designs by Leigh D

Tempting Turquoise

I have been wanting a long, simple Turquoise necklace to go with my go to black and white outfits. So I finally sat down, dug out the turquoise and...
Components: Turquoise, Black Onyx, and Pewter


Hurray for Opals

I was so, so excited to find a boulder opal with this much color - hurray, hurray hurray!!!!!!! I had to wrap it with the netted bezel technique...
Components: Boulder Opal Cabochon, 18 and 28 gauge vintage bronze parawire


Caged Turquoise

I purchased this turquoise cabochon specifically because it had so much black and I wanted something with just a little pop of color to wear with...
Components: Turquoise cabochon, 18 and 28 gauge black parawire, black enameled chain


Vivid

Inspired by the pendant which I have had for awhile. I had the hardest time matching beads to it - some were too blue, some were too green, some...
Components: Malachite/Chrysocolla Pendant, Azurite/Chrysocolla rondelles, LB's Faceted Hematite, and pewter


Garden Sprite #2

Another fabulous ceramic pendant I purchased from an artist on Etsy. This one is for my mom as she loves, loves, loves the peacock blues and...
Components: Ceramic pendant, peacock pearls, and pewter


Garden Sprite

I bought the fabulous ceramic pendant from an artist on Etsy. It is soooo unbelievable gorgeous -very muted colors almost like a watercolor. I...
Components: Ceramic Pendant, African Opal, Peach Moonstone, Matte Blackstone, and Pewter


Midnight Shimmer

Finally decided to use the pewter clasp I have had forever that got buried in my stash. I decided that lots and lots of pearls were needed
Components: Faceted Pearls and pewter


The First Cut

I have had these petrified wood slices forever that I purchased when a LBS was going out of business :-( and finally was inspired to use them....
Components: Petrified Wood Slices, Bronzite, Poppy Jasper, Antique Jasper, and Pewter


Spring Honey

Inspired by the Honey Tourmilated Quartz - these stones were so pretty I wanted to keep it simple so they were the focus
Components: Honey Tourmilated Quartz and Pewter


Moon Goddess

I have had the bone face pendant forever and finally decided to make a piece using her. I dont think you can tell from the picture but there is a...
Components: Bone Pendant, Smoky Quartz, Bone rounds, carved bone rondelles, and pewter


Pietersite Perfection

I love love love pietersite. Simple wrap using copper wire
Components: Pietersite Cabochon, 22 DS square copper wire and 21 gauge HH HR copper wire


An Experiment in Colored Wire

I have started to play with colored wire. This cabochon really needed black wire to play up the black dendrites throughout it - What do you all...
Components: Dendritic Agate Cabochon, 18 and 28 gauge Parawire


Purple Abundance

Another pendant made using the netted bezel technique from jewelrylessons.com. I am not completely sure I like it in the bronze..however I do love...
Components: Charoite Cabochon, Amethyst, brass chain, and 18 &28 ga vintage bronze parawire


Deep Blue Sea

Oh boy, oh boy how about a big ole piece of Apatite!!! I love teal and am so excited how well my stash of apatite beads blended with the pendant!
Components: Apatite and Pewter


Seafoam

Very simple spring-like piece. I am not sure what the stone is - it is too green to be Amazonite and not green enough in my opinion to be Russian...
Components: Form of Amazonite?, green quartz, and pewter


Blue Lace

The netted bezel design is from jewelrylessons.com. This design for cabochons is my absolute favorite. I love playing around with the wire from the...
Components: Blue Lace Agate cabochon, Blue Lace Agate, antiqued brass chain, and vintage bronze parawire in 18 and 28 ga


Pale Blue Sky

I have had this pendant for over a year and finally, finally was inspired to use it today. All the blues are so very pretty and I have been on a...
Components: Amazonite pendant, LB's Amazonite, Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline, and Pewter


Simply Turquoise

I cannot tell you how long I have hung on to the turquiose nuggets I used in this piece - they were just waiting for the right pendant - which I...
Components: Turquoise, turquoise and more turquoise


Nature's Wonder

When I got this pendant I was so shocked by how gorgeous it was - It looked fantastic online but even better in person!!! I decided to keep it...
Components: Zebra Agate pendant, White Jade, Muscovite, Green Line Quartz, and Pewter


Spring Rain

I love Rhyolite which I have also seen called Rainforest Jasper. I wanted to pick up the creamy colors in the pendant so I had to add the mother of...
Components: Rhyolite, Mother of Pearl, and pewter


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