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Blue Skies

Strands of seeds hanging fron a focal, wrapped ceramic bead sections added to chain
Components: Limabead Zola Element focal, glass seed beads, ceramic 12mm rounds, caps and chain


One Fish, Two Fish ...

As soon as I saw these fish cord ends I knew I needed to design something with them! The hardest part was being patient while the epoxy dried...


On The Isle of Capri

I couldn't resist the dyed agate beads, so naturally I had to make a pendant to go with them! The colors make me want to go to Capri or some place...
Components: 8mm dyed agate beads, various assorted Czech glass beads and clasp from local shop. PC pendant and bezel made by me. Waxed Irish linen and wire from LB.


A Couple of Gift Orders

My oldest brother asked me to make something black & gold with fleur de lis for his special lady. New Orleans Saints fans!
The second one was for...
Components: Black Onyx, Nunn toggle, filigree & stardust beads, brass etched bead caps (Etsy), fleur focal redone with gold (forgot which product) & iron Swellegant. Gold-filled chain, tube with loops, pearl clasp & 10mm beads & findings, faceted amethyst.


Sea glass necklace

An I'm-ready-for-warmer-weather piece! Simple, random pieces of colored sea glass...
Components: Random pieces of sea glass on 3 strands


Blow Out The Candles

This is the second pendant and beads I made in this style. It reminds me of lit candles in an abstract sort of way LOL
Components: Handmade PC pendant and beads, leather cord from LB.


The bestest ever! By Grandaughter

This was chosen pieces my daughter -in- law wanted on a chain. She has essential oils and the faceted heart has a twist off top so it can be filled...
Components: Hematite cross, pyrite skull, pave' opal crystal ball. Tiny accent zircons on skull. Skull, chain, tassel from limabeads.


Tiny Bubbles

Another PC pendant! LOL. The last pic is of the BACK of the pendant.
Components: Leather cord, PC pendant and beads hand painted by me. Paints, india ink and glaze from my art supplies.


Turquoise and silver

More PMC3 fine silver. I had a difficult time with this necklace, I just felt like I couldn't get it quite "right". The beads were either too big,...
Components: Leather, turquoise, howlite (LB), SSF wire, beadalon beading wire and zola beads (LB)


Faux Leather PC Tags/Pendants

I saw this technique a long time ago and finally got around to it.
Components: PC, acrylic paints, glaze, jumprings and PC bead from my stash--leather cord from LB.


Class Agate!

Large brown & black agate nuggets & bold silver ovals....stylin!


Lots of Layers

Three necklaces: long crazy lace agate accented with wood squares; feather carved from bone strung with dalmatian jasper; and a great little silver...


Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!


Mumbo Jumbo!

Funky, chunky & fun necklace featuring 55 tan & black striped bone beads paired with black onyx rondelles!


Cheetah Queen

Bold statement piece featuring dual acrylic black/tan foghorns and large brass pendant. You WILL stand out in the crowd!


Hear Me Roar

What a fun piece featuring foghorn sidepieces, onyx, and a brass spiral pendant! Feels wild!


A birthday present for myself

So I love seahorses, they're kinda awesome. And my bday is the day after Xmas. I never wear jewelry which is actually quite ironic when you...
Components: Fine silver PMC3, labradorite, SSF wire, beadalon beading wire, cubic zirconia


Finished pendant 3

I ran out of the really teeny tiny labradorite, so I used these instead. Haven't decided yet if I like the larger beads or if it unbalances the...
Components: Labradorite, copper, beadalon beading wire


Finished pendant 2

I didn't have enough of the beads to just do beads so I made some copper spacer beads from wire. The clasp on this one is my favorite. I'll...
Components: Czech glass beads, copper wire, beadalon beading wire


Finished pendant 1

Here is one of the finished pendants! Really teeny tiny beads..... Like small.
Components: Labradorite, copper wire, beadalon beading wire


Seascape Choker

Originally, the tile beads were going into a leather cord wrap. Then I decided to use wire. After I ran the first wire, I liked how the beads...
Components: Tile beads and wire from LB. Other assorted Czech beads and clasp from local store.


Champagne Ladder

This is a ladder necklace like Fresh Baked first showed us here on LB. I made it for Christmas for the owner of the Asst. Living where my mother...
Components: Siver chain, champagne Czech Glass beads from LB, Silver bead cones from Hobby Lobby, silver tassels I made with metallic embroidery floss, silver plated wire from my stash


Brass Tiger

Almost by accident I made a pure beading design again, totally inspired by this gallery: Lynda for the beaded ladder, and somebody else (Asia?) for...
Components: Brass chain, hand made brass jump rings, Tiger Eye, Czech seed beads.


Various pendants

Made these pendants because no matter how hard I try to stick with a design, when I sit down to do it... Well something else happens. Such as I was...
Components: Teensy tiny hand faceted natural labradorite, Czech glass bead, seed beads, copper wire


Angel of February

A dear friend had lost her daughter. And I wanted to make her something she can touch when praying. Or simply thinking of her. February was her...
Components: Consists of antique silver chain from my vault. Square amethysts beads. Limabeads. Tumbled amethyst nuggets (limabeads). Accents of quarts points. And a pewter cherub blowing a trumpet. From my stash


Black Cat

I seem to be stuck in the 1920s, design wise. I love the figural jewelry of that era, and I love cats, so I decided to go with it.
Components: Anodized aluminum byzantine chain, Swarovski clasp


🐻🎄Beary Christmas Mom 🎄🐻

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!
This is a necklace I made for my Mom. She follows some bears that are monitored by a research facility in Minnesota....
Components: Summer Wind Art Bear pendant. Knitted look bead/$1 tray/Walmart. Ceramic bead as a bail. Wood chip beads/Michaels. Blue ceramic beads/Michaels. Espresso wood beads/F.M.G.. Large carved wood beads. Chain.


Pretty Woman

A simple necklace with a handmade beaded flower. I don't do a lot of soft and delicate, but this is for my friend's mom and her favourite colour...
Components: Czech glass, crystal, seed beads, gold flower/star spacer beads, glass pearls.


Lalique Dream

I was lucky enough to find this 1920s glass pendant, and wanted to pick up both the clear and frosted portions, so I made a shaggy loops chain and...
Components: Glass pendant, aluminum jump rings, Toho 8o glass beads


Questioning my sanity

I question my sanity on a daily basis, between jewelry making (have almost forgotten what that is because it's been so long) kids, house, husband,...
Components: Sterling silver components, stone chips


garnet choker

Seems like the young celebs are always wearing chokers these days. I've been wanting to make some pieces that might appeal to younger shoppers but...
Components: 3 mm faceted garnets, tierra cast 3 hole spacer bars and end bars, satin Hamilton GP horse eye chain and lobster clasp, everything from LB


Polymer Fun

The short blue necklace is for my Mother In Law to give for a Christmas present - the request were for blue and white/cream beads, so I whipped...
Components: Polymer clay beads and pendants, home made. Czech beads, 18 gauge antique bronze wire from Lima beads. Findings, clasp, rollo chain and split rings from the local bead shop.


Earthy Mix

I made the pendant, then sought out the beads. I love the combination of faceted agate, jasper and Czech beads. I apologize for the pics.....the...
Components: One of my handmade PC pendants, 10mm faceted agate beads and 6 and 8mm jasper beads from Etsy shops, 8mm Czech snakeskin beads and Irish waxed linen cord from LB. Filigree connector and clasp from local shop.


Celestial Connection

The Stars were my inspiration
Components: Metallic Agate, Czech Glass, Aura Crystals, seed beads and silver toggle clasp.


Medieval devotions

I love making medieval rosaries. I like how the blue cord gives this piece an icy effect! If you look closely you might see that the beads on...
Components: Quartz crystal, griffin silk cord, pewter cross


Hinged Pendant

I had seen this technique on the PBS show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and just had to try it.
Components: Copper patina sheet, rivets and wire from LB--chain is mine.


Amazonite Black Tourmaline Drop Necklace

I love the natural color range of the amazonite black tourmaline. I added bronze beads and clasp to softly complement, I didn't want anything to...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline drops and barrel beads, Saki etched bronze discs, Greek bronze clasp, all from Lima Beads


Heart of Ireland

Malachite and pyrite. Malachite and azurite.
Components: Heart focal (limabeads) all beads faceted pyrite, malachite chips, tiny white zircon my supply and silver vintage beads I had. Silver chain. Hook antique silver bronze?


Purple and pearls

Bird ceramic focal (Lima beads) amethyst square beads (limabeads) baroque pearls and button pears. Accent old swarovski crystal. All copper chain...


Zola Petal - Inspired by Ali

I loved the necklace Ali did with the Zola pendant. So here's my version. :)
Components: Zola pendant, c-lon cord, African white heart glass beads, African vinyl disks, czech seed beads, African Recycled glass, zola button


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