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Hibiscus Bib

I have been wanting to try this type of necklace for a while now - linking together components to form a bib. The trickiest part of this necklace...


Shamara's Designs

Gemstone and components from Lima Beads


A little sparkle...

Adding a little sparkle to necklaces with these crystal chandelier pieces. I purchased a box of twelve of these on line...each about 1 and 1/2 inch...
Components: crystal chandelier replacement pieces, antiqued silver chain and findings, charms, rose quartz


Snowflake Obsidian

Great neutral set with a statement focal pendant for those who like black and white
Components: Snowflake Obsidian trapezoid pendant and beads, seed beads, pewter beads and pewter toggle clasp. Earrings have textured pewter hoops with round snowflake obsidian beads on sterling silver earwires


A Rose for Rita

Strung and wound/wove a single length of beading wire with seed beads into this 5 strand necklace to set off the most lovely PH copper rose...
Components: I posted a pick with the LB components, though I did not use every seed bead in the two Toho mixes, and the copper rings that I hammered to flatten and texturize came from an unused 3-ring adjustable clasp in my stock. The crimps are nice heavy ones I had hanging around, too.


Leaves

I love all things Czech and especially the leaves.
Easy to do design, but the leaves make it special.
Components: Czech leaves, olive glass spacers, leather cord, brass spacers, lobster clasp.


Coral Delight

I like the acrylic coral shells. Like the color, smoothness, and shape.
Components: I used the shells with 6mm coral beads, and coral rondelles, on a brass horse eye chain, and brass lobster clasp I think it looks tropical and beachy.


Collar Necklaces

Collar necklaces are a great choice when wanting to go simple or go big. They are easy to wear and easy to work with. I whipped up these 5 in under...


Patina Garden ( inspired by Ali )

This all started backwards, initially I planned for the crocheted necklace to go with Zola focal, but it was just not right, so I decided to add...
Components: Zola focal, Amethyst, mystic blue Feldspar, Quartz, brass stampings, Czech glass, crystals ( yes, you are reading this correct, I actually used them ), suede lace, Greek bead, C-Lon, brass chain, clasp, jump rings and rivets are from Lima Beads. Scorched Earth tribal spike and my old leather purse.


Almost Fall

Inspired by the transition of summer to fall.
Components: Lima beads copper acorn pendant. Czech glass and lemon quartz, copper chain and clasp, all LB.


Calm

...that's what yoga is supposed to make you... Weird that I was planning this mala-type remake of this necklace already in June, only to come back...
Components: My fave Picture Jasper from LB, waxed linen cord, wooden bead, brass chain "dip dyed" with Norite, my handmade brass cap (tubing, sheet and paste solder).


More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads


Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.


A Necklace To Match

I finally finished this necklace to match ALL those bracelets!!
Components: All Czech glass beads from LB and various Etsy shops, jumprings and chain handmade from 18g Artistic wire.


Green "Fringe" Project

Another version of fringe. :)
Components: Petra ceramic leaf. Ocean Jasper in 2 shapes, prehnite, Vintaj wire, Vintaj chain, Vintaj headpins, Irish waxed linen, all LB


Blue "Fringe" Project

This is probably as close as I'm going to get to a fringe piece. :)
Components: Petra's ceramic pendant, Greek pewter pieces, Irish waxed Linen, Soft Flex wire, 2 sizes of seed beads, LB. Swarovski crystals, Dumortierite in 2 sizes, and manmade blue quartz, my stash.


Coral in the Pink

I personally love pink coral so I tried pairing them with white freshwater pearls. Now I'm wishing I'd made it longer but its a standard length at...
Components: 8mm pink coral faceted beads, 7mm white freshwater pearls, used both Swarovski AB spacers along with tiny vermeil daisy spacer beads. I finished it off with a very pretty vermeil clasp.


Tail Feather Fringe Necklace

This Zola piece is a statement all on its own. I simply embellished my chain with a complementary flower coin and added a funky matte fringe to...


Gulf Shores

A friend from Pensacola visited a few weeks ago, which inspired me to create a necklace with a beachy feel to it.
Components: Brass filigree with patina, Vintaj blank, seafoam green chips, leather cord, brass components.


Flower Child

I chose one of my painted, embossed blanks; found some beads from my stash to go with it, and added some components to create a boho piece.
Components: Vintaj blanks, Patina, Irish Waxed Linen, various glass beads, ceramic beads, brass findings and chain.


Horizon

Another fetish bead necklace with my favorite colors. They remind me of the sky before sunset begins.
Components: Turquoise cube beads, Red Aventurine fetish beads, Sunstone, Howlite, and Sterling Silver.


In Anticipation of Fall

Orange is my favorite color and Fall is my favorite season.So, of course I got this orange enameled leaf from c -koop to start off the season.
Components: C-Koop enameled leaf, Czech Glass flowers, Carnelian, Unicorne orange brim ring and brass bar chain.


Open Sky Crystal Necklace

At 27" long you can slip this necklace right over your head. All you need to do to finish it off is to add a tassel or a favorite focal. I chose a...


Mermaid Pearl Crystal Necklace

At 27" long, this knotted crystal necklace is perfect to add a favorite focal too. The best part is, you can wrap it around your wrist to be worn...


Remembering Calie

My first necklace using wrapping with wire. My Pomeranian died this year at 15. She was a sweet dog that I miss every day.
The bracelets I added....
Components: Necklace- all from Lima. I used Vintaj Artisan copper wire, Lipstick winged dog pendant, and various Czech beads. Bracelet 1 has a Xax Raku bead, copper chain, and glass beads from my stash. Bracelet 2 - Remembrance memory wire, Czech beads from LB and the Czech 2-holed Honeycomb beads from my stash.


Knock on Wood

I recently bought a bunch of vintage stuff..one of which was this wooden ringy chain (you had to put together) ...Plus vintage Czech.
Components: vintage wood chain, wood focal, waxed linen, Czech red flower, etc.


Waiting for summer..

The semi-tropical mid coast of Australia just saw a very warm winter weekend, and I longed for the lazy summer days at the beach, with the smell of...
Components: Czech flowers, UFO beads (emerald sky picasso), Czech Crystals, light brown coconut shell rondelle, Blue haze fire agate round (12mm), Beadalon Beeswax thread conditioner, all from Lima Beads. 18 gauge antique copper wire, c-lon carolina blue (tex 210 -doubled up for knotting), leather, chain, and antique copper clasp and findings - from local bead shop. Blue seed beads, from own stash.


Mandala Mala

Using the mandala as the focal point or guru for this piece to me represents our circles of life (family, friends and our communities) within the...


Om Mala

The combination of fossil jasper and beryl morganite blends so nicely together. They provide a soft earthiness reminiscent of the sea. The use of...


Rudraksha Style Mala

Rudraksha (Shiva's Teardrops) are traditionally used alone with 108 beads knotted on a black or red cord with 1 extra used as the guru - total 109...


Fire and Ice Mala

Traditional style Mala necklace.


Sharpie Circles with Czech Glass Beads

I'm retiring the sharpie circle design. However, I had one last frame finished so I decided Czech fire polished glass would be a good way to end...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Czech glass beads, various stone beads, a pearl, a copper triangle, two of my favorite LB chains


Fallen Leaves Twilight

Again, loved the Antique Silver plated feather link from Zola and wanted to dress this design up a bit. I peyote stitched the band and added...
Components: Zola Elements Antique silver plated feather focal link from Lima Beads, Toho bead cubes and seed beads, Swaroski crystal pearls, and sterling silver leaves.


Fallen Leaves

I loved the green brass feather focal link from Zola Elements. Fall is just around the corner and thought it would be a fun piece to make. So...
Components: Zola Elements patina green brass feather focal link from Lima Beads, fire polished turquoise beads, pink synthetic Calsilica gemstones, Czech various leaf drops, and gunmetal Rolo chain.


Midnight Garden ( inspired by Kye )

I made the necklace with that pendant a while back, but it was so blah I did not like it I needed to re-design it, I used the wire wrap technique...
Components: From Lima beads;Ceramic Bluebird Kylie Parry, Abalone ovals, Labradorite rondelles, Vintaj jump ring and bead cap, C-Lon. Lampwork beads Made by Fire, pendant Invicti and my own flower clasp


Red coral mala necklace

I made this necklace for a friend at work. She's a great mentor and I wanted to make her something that symbolized her wisdom. I used red coral...
Components: Red coral, silver seed beads and spacers, pewter green girl studios owl.


Amethyst Shard

Not so funny...went to make this necklace this morning and realized I bought a gemstone shard that was not drilled. With some wire futzing and some...
Components: Brass chain, butterfly, Amethyst point, and glass beads. And man made opalite.


A piece of my Heart

I made this for a relative that lost a grandmother and had a miscarriage in the same short span of time, think of the saying "A piece of my heart...
Components: Sterling Silver chain and pendant. Faceted Pearl and Garnet.


Bear Clan

I have a friend who is Alabama Coushatta tribe and her family belongs to the Bear Clan. I made this as a going away present for her.
Components: Sterling Silver, Tiger eye fetish beads, Blue and Green Turquoise, Lapis.


Fairy Tears

The pieces I selected for this necklace have an ethereal quality that works nicely in this delicate necklace.


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