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Designs by Linda Talbott

Sun Spiral

This piece really makes me think of the sun that comes in the late Winter to help make way for new Spring growth.
Components: glass

Santa Fe Afternoon

More Yellow Opal, this time paired with Turquoise. I loved the somewhat rough quality of the opal nuggets, with the definitiveness of the...
Components: Ywello Opal, Turquoise

Cowgirl Chic

I had these rough Yellow Opal neggest hanging on my bead wall for so long. I really wanted to use them, but just couldn't feel my way through it,...
Components: Mookaite, Yellow Opal, and bronze Freshwater Pearls.


This necklace could be worn to a cocktail party or other special occasion. I picked the components specifically to have a classy look. Hope it worked.
Components: Black Onyx Rondelles, Vermeil "Daisy" Spacers, Art Bead with Vermeil bead.

Primal Echo

This was on my bead board for about 6 months before I finally finished it. Not sure why it took so long. I might be keeping this one for myself.
Components: faceted Rhodonite, Apache Jasper, faceted Taureg (African) Silver, faux brass pendant.

Romancing the (River)stone

I had this lovely Riverstone around for ages and just couldn't figure out what to do with it. Then I bought the lovely pendant. I was looking at it...
Components: Riverstone, Brass Pendant (not sure what the white part is ... maybe Mother of Pearl).

Hearts and Spirals

This is my first necklace with chain. I also handmade the spirals and the clasp, then oxidized all the copper. It was quite a process.
Components: Magnesite, Turquoise, Copper, Chain

Fall into Autumn

The colors of the stones and crystals reminded me of fall ... a bit later in the year fall, with the darker colors.
Components: Pietersite, Mookaite, Swarovski Crystals

Seaside Autumn

Here in New England there is already a touch of fall in the air, and the leaves have already started changing ~ a few here a few there. So this...
Components: Freshwater Pearls, Moss Agate rondelles, Goldstone, brushed gold Vermeil accent beads.


I have been taking a wire work class, and one thing I've been focusing on is spirals. So far, this was the best one, so I added it to these other...
Components: copper wire, copper beads, turquoise


As you know, I've been learning to work with wire. I made this bracelet using simple double s pieces. To me it looks like ocean waves (the wire is...
Components: bronze wire

Santa Fe Afternoon

"Santa Fe Afternoon" is the first necklace I've made with (copper) wire rather than Beadalon. So please be gentle with me; I realize it's kind of...
Components: (Stabilized) Turquoise, Magnesite hearts, Coral, Gaspeite Turquoise, Green Jade

Ancient Treasure

"Ancient Treasure" is like a path of discovery. What is the treasure? Whatever lies at the end of your own personal path.
Components: mable agate, Black Onyx, sterling silver, hill tribe charms

Riverside Sunset

I loved the Rhodonite pendant and wanted to keep the necklace simple.
Components: Rhodonite pendant, rounds and rondelles; sterling silver accent beads

The Goddess Protects

I loved the bone goddess bead as soon as I saw it. To me this necklace is primal and has a southwestern feel to it. Hope you like it.
Components: Bone goddess pendant, Bone, Turquoise, Copper

Guiding Light

The light from the star guides you safely on your journey, while the earthyness keeps you grounded.
Components: Sterling Silver Pendant, Hematite, Poppy Jasper

Goddess of Sea and Sky

The Goddess rises from the sea, trailing watery treasures in her wake as she reached for the sky. She represents Creativity and Transformation.
Components: sterling silver pendant, freshwater pearls, blue lace agate

Mystic Mountains

During several shamanic (visionary) journeys, I saw these beautiful mountains. When I saw the hank of Flourite it looked so much like the...
Components: Rainbow Flourite, Sterling Silver Accents, and lots of Bali beads

Primal Garden

This is my latest, a bit assemytrical in the placement of the Turquoise and bronze Freshwater Pearls. All the sterling silver components, including...
Components: Sterling Silver pendant and accent beads, Turquoise, bronze Freshwater Pearls

Dancing Summer

I decided to use only the two colors and let the shapes and Aurora Borealis finish do the talking. The spiral beads are Czech Glass (and I love...
Components: czech glass spiral beads, czech glass beads, sterling silver beads

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