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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

Washers and Jade

knotted cord, with jade and copper washers . Getting copper washers here is quite difficult, had to order them.They are fun to create with though!
Components: Jade, copper washers(hammered and patina)

If Acorns Were Pink

I always loved Grace's lampwork acorns..then I had an idea of connecting it to an brass oak frond.
Components: Grace lampwork pink acorn, brass eternity ring, brass squirrel, brass butterfly, brass oak frond, Zola chain and Vintaj Patina.No clasp...fits over head.

Double Joy

I saw the turquoise pendant (LB) & loved it straight away, I then saw the moonstone pendant & the same thing, they are both beautiful so had to do...
Components: Turquoise, Moonstone, Aquamarine, pink tourmaline, Amethyst, silver chain & clasp.

Interchangeable Beaded Pendants

All the Beaded Pendants are created with Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads from artists all over the world. Handcrafted to perfection. Easily attach to...
Components: Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Czech Crystal and Glass, Stainless Steel Components, Tibetan Pewter.

PC #2

This is the second piece I've done using a PC focal I made. Last pic is of new PC focals I made yesterday.
Components: Handmade PC pendant, black glass rondelles, Czech glass beads, jasper and agate gemstone beads, waxed linen cord, cord ends and lobster clasp. Some from Lima, some from Etsy and rest from local shop.


Design by Nicole Hanna
Components: Wire, Silk, Chain, Glass beads


This macrame necklace mimics the setting sun. It is dominated by orange hues, with a small blue bead, the fading sky.
Components: Leather cord, copper wire (clasp), S-lon cord


European 4 in 1 chainmaille choker necklace made with lightweight jumprings.
So you guys have some super amazing pieces posted here and i need...
Components: Aluminum jumprings, crystal drop bead

First go with Polymer Clay

The brief from my mother in law (to give to her friends for Christmas) were for 2 necklaces, both short.. One bright reds and oranges and the...
Components: PC beads made by me (first ever - yay).. All other beads are Czech beads from Lima Beads. The chain in the short necklaces are made up of split rings between the wire wrapped beads for a bit more movement and flow. Chain in long necklace from my own stash. Clasps and findings from the local bead shop. All wire is 18 gauge antique copper colour from LB. Pendant wire is 22 gauge antique copper from LB..

Morse Code Necklace--SISTER

I was asked to create a unique "MORSE CODE" necklace for a customer. She wanted the word SISTER spelled out. Since it is a "secret code", others...
Components: sterling silver cable chain, sterling silver round and oval beads (for dots and dashes) and faceted hematite beads for "spacers"

First Resin Attempt

I've had some Envirotex resin for several years & wasn't even sure if it would be ok. I cut out some sections from cards, sealed them with...
Components: Copper & gold plated bezels plus ... see above. Oh, the last picture is a Texas sized bullfrog that jumped in our pool! I'm happy to report he was rescued!

Go Pokes!

I made this for a charity auction for the Perkins Alumni foundation. I was born there, but didn't actually graduate there. The colors are for OSU...
Components: Antique oorange German glass beads with black and clear glass beads. Copper clasp.

Blue Pearl and Crystal

the bright silver and faceted crystal highlight the blue flashes that play from the blue pearl beads. the necklace is 47 inches long so it can be...
Components: blue pearl round beads from Lima Beads, crystal beads (free gift from LB trick or treat!) and silver plate beads from my stash.

Malachite and Bronzite

Created from my first Lima Beads shipment! I love malachite and the bronzite streaking through it only improves it in my opinion!
Components: malachite with bronzite fan set from Lima beads, round bronzites from a local bead shop, tierra cast gold plated heishis

Neptune's Gift

Words can't express how much I love this sea sediment jasper focal. I hope my design did it justice! The main pic didn't come out in the same...
Components: Sea sediment jasper focal from Etsy shop, aventurine 8mm rounds, waxed linen, Czech 8mm bronze rounds and Artistic wire for jumprings from LB. Aventurine rondelles, Czech aqua bicones, and carved Czech scarab beads from Etsy shop. Magnetic clasp, Czech clear faceted 8mm rounds, beadcaps and cord ends from local shop.

Hippie hemp

Cascades of seedbeads flirt with painted wood. Preforming a primitive dance about your neck.
Components: Painted wood, ceramic, glass crystals, Howlite, Mother of Pearl, bells, and seedbeads on hemp cord.

Redos and Tweeks

I have been working so much lately I don't find time to actually get out all my beads and components and actually make something. (No idea how Asia...
Components: 1st) Pendant - Summer Wind Art, resin sunflower - Susan Lenart Kazmer, faceted yellow opal, glass beads - $1.00 tray Walmart, chain, silk ribbon, irish waxes linen. ******************************************* 2nd) Polymer clay beads from Viva Beads, pandora style beads and knitted look beads $1.00 tray Walmart. Knotted on pink yarn. The other 2 have been listed here before.

Necklaces Completed

This a group of necklaces that I have done. They are mostly using Zola components. The last necklace features leather and gemstones. Because I am...
Components: Zola components are featured. I did affix crystals to one of the component. I combined that necklace with Czech beads. I also used Fluorite and Red River Jasper. The gemstone pendant I bought from the Fault.

Autumn Gold

I love the polished feel of these pyrite round beads. I felt like they needed to star in a very polished and classic lines piece. I kept the...
Components: Golden Pyrite, Thunder Polish Crystal, "Gold" coated glass

Dragonfly Dance

The inspiration for " Dragonfly Dance " came from an Art Nouveau art lamp by Émile Gallé.
Components: Matte lavender Amethyst beads, Humble beads headpin, Vintaj dragonfly stamping, C-Lon all from Lima. Art beads from my stash.

Indian Summer

This piece reminds me of Indian Summer days spent at the lake. Blue skies, green water and earthy, rocky shoreline.
Components: Howlite Turquoise, Australian Green Jasper, Brown Opaque Czech Glass, Crystal, brass

The lone survivor...

This sterling sand dollar pendant is only survivor from my six week class in lost wax casting. I made five pieces altogether. It was frustrating,...
Components: sterling silver casting, Iolite beads, sterling silver chain and findings

seein starz

I really like the Zola components
Makes it easy to build around them
Components: 3 Zola Stars Beads 's your choice I used different Jade I had stashed But I can see this in Lapis Or any other stone

Autumn Rainbow Tassel Necklace

I started this tassel with the intention of making a pattern out of bands of like-colors wrapping around the tassel. The pacifica finish adds such...

Splash of Spiral

I love these Greek copper spiral beads with the patina finish so wanted to string them together to create a necklace.
Components: Greek copper spiral beads, copper spacers, pewter spacers, Tierracast pewter clasp and pewter chain

Tethered Turquoise

Found these turquoise freeform nuggets, after looking for some on Lima, found them in my 'stash' !! Made this simple turquoise necklace on leather...
Components: Turquoise nugget, leather thong, silver bead

Silver Peacock Pearl & Swarovski Dangles

I had a bunch of beautiful pearls & wanted to make a lariat necklace with fringe/dangles & this is what happened! I love these colors. I also love...
Components: 5-6mm silver peacock freshwater pearls, sterling silver findings, Accuflex beading wire, Swarovski black diamond ab2x, griege, & jet glacier 2x bicones, SS mirror oval beads, a few different size/color pearls

steam punk tribal

oh gosh, there's so much to this one. the design is inspired by the idea of cargo cults and steam punk... every element I hand cut or carved,...
Components: copper sheet plastic domino, turquoise, vintage plastic from alarm clock, Wood, German silver sheet, copper chain, bead cap, other vintage plastics, toaster oven, bone, watch gear.

Kayla's strand.

hand soldered silver filigree, pearls. Made this necklace many years ago when my son was born and set it aside for the woman my son decided to...
Components: 20 gauge silver wire, 70% silver solder fresh water pearls.

Silver Moon

This piece was custom designed for a Woman met on a bead making board. The double loop on the links took forever, but the result was lovely. I...
Components: Copper wire, hand cut carnelian, 4mm carnelian beads. sheet copper.