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Tibetan Life

I have wanted to use these Tibetan beads since I bought them. They reflect such a different culture than ours. That is the reason I incorporated...
Components: Tibetan agate beads, Terracast Tree of life, Zola coral and bar chain - all came from Lima Beads. From my stash came the gold beads and the brass JB connecters. I just remembered the bead caps which really match the Tibetan agate beads. Where did I get them? I am not sure! Ha! Almost forgot the bone beads from my stash.


Asymmerty One More time

This necklace is done in my favorite asymmetrical style using brass and some lovely vintage beads from Japan. I fell in love with the color of the...
Components: 14 and 24 gauge red brass wire, vintage beads, glass, pearl and metal beads for the tassel, satin Hamilton chain from LB


More Bones and Leather

Hey... I have a whole storage box full of bones! Just like with the pearls... I've been stockpiling them just in case... and believe it or not it...
Components: variety of bone beads, Greek leather, hand made brass wire spacers and clasp


Early Sunset

Having bought the Tibetan focal piece on from Lima Beads a few months ago, I was inspired to create this necklace after witnessing a beautiful...
Components: Tibetan Resin Amber and White Brass Teardrop Pendant, Cat's Eye Czech glass 6mm round beads, size 6 turquoise seed beads, antique silver round accent beads and toggle clasp.


Koi Pond

This is my favorite design for this month's Honey Do List challenge that my husband is giving me (and anyone else who wants to play!). I love the...
Components: Green Girl pendant; Czech glass flowers, melons, rondelles, and discs; pewter and silver plated spacers; Nunn design silver plated jump rings and clasp.


Smaller Staples

These staples are from a new bunch that I had to buy. There are about a gazillion staples in the box. They are more difficult to manipulate than...
Components: dyed and polished bone, staples for use on heavy boxes, Greek leather


Playing in the Mud x 3 designs

Three necklaces using Cerelun clay as a base for designs. It's a cool product and I'll have to play some more with it. :)
Components: Cerelun Clay, bezels, chain, swarovski crystals, acrylic roses, parts of broken jewelry.


Enchanted Forest

I loved the pendant from Summer Wind Art (LB) as soon as I opened it. Normally I would fiddle around for ages with something like this but for some...
Components: Rough pyrite, Crazy Lace Agate, Picture Jasper, various glass beads, leather and wood button. Little fairy houses are from Jubilee on Etsy.


Tribal

A tribal feel with silver pendant from Turkey, faceted agate, and horn side pieces.


Gold Glamour

Beautiful lampwork focal, cream base with hints of blue with a touch of gold, accented with Amazonite and super chunky electroplated gold quartz


Sign of the Cross

I had limited myself to two pendants from Blu Mudd and really had a hard time deciding on which two. This one was in the top four but I chose...
Components: Lampwork beads by Donna Millard, ceramic beads by Happy Fallout Beads both on Etsy. Raku rondeles, chain and leather, LB. copper trade beads, turquoise and clasp from stash.


Love donuts?

Kumi cord made with 1mm satin cords in blue & gold & I think I used a strand or 2 of silk yarn. Turquoise impression jasper donut & antique gold...


Back to the Asymmetrical Designs

Haven't done much with the asymmetrical design necklaces for a while. So it was time to try out a new idea or two. Both necklaces had been...
Components: my favorite chain from LB, various metal, glass and stone beads, an eye of Shiva bead, rediscovered copper wire frames, Czech glass beads that look like stones, hand made hook clasps


Mermaid's Jewels

Made for the Starfish Color Palette Challenge on the Love My Art Jewelry blog, this necklace is fit for a mermaid! Check out my full post...
Components: Ceramic starfish pendant by Michelle McCarthy of Firefly Design Studio; Czech glass in various colors of aqua and different shapes; Amazonite; Impression Jasper; Tierra Cast brass plated clasp.


Royal

Beaded necklace using netting technique
Components: seed beads, crystal rondelles


Weeeeeeeeee!

A colorful macrame flower hangs from a strand of leather cord.
Components: Superlon #18, 2mm leather, copper wire


Breathe

A knotted reminder of the understated beauty of life in the tropics
Components: Silk thread, job's tears(Limabeads), Czech glass beads (Limabeads), Antiqued sand dollar charm, wire wrapped crystal, ship rudder charm


Zola!

Coming up on my inventory deadline and kinda freaking out! Been so busy being Mom and wife I haven't had time to sit and "work".... Made this...
Components: Zola, misc beads, leather


Asian extra pics for you

I hope this helps. My phone died and shooting photos from this angle is hard on me. But the whitish flat disc shape is also jade like focal and...


Kumi Queen

Still having a ton of fun with Kumihimo!
Components: 1mm satin cord, pewter flower beads, silver O beads, antique silver plated toggle & cones, magic


Burnin' Burnin' Love

Wanted to combine the dark orange with the light pink. Using light pink as a neutral is done in fashion. What do you think? I apologize because...
Components: Patricia Healey copper Spiral with flames, Orange Sodalite nuggets, faceted Carnelian rondelle, Pink Opal rondelle, are all from Lima Beads. Sorry, none of them are still in stock.


Birdie Mama

LillyPilly Designs created this sweet necklace by layering the new LillyPilly leather components.


Green with Envy Teardrop

LillyPilly Designs created this texture filled pendant with a centered metal charm is the perfect mix of natural components and metal.


Funky Flowers

LillyPilly Designs created this beautifully shaped charm pendant. Its V-shape created by the chain and leather pieces hangs perfectly as a long or...


Irish Luck

Cammara marble cut in the shape of the Emerald Isle. It reminds me of how far we have come. And to never forget where you come from. Cammara Marble...
Components: Cammara marble, leather string, black rough tourmaline, celtic silver design beads and dragon vein agate beads. Vintage silver clasp. And celtic silver cross


Bee on a branch

This isn't one of my all time favs. But, the bee brooch is very old. And the pink stones (I think body is possibly paste and eyes are very nice...
Components: Silver toned book chain. Antiqued silver distressed jumprings. Silver leaves has connectors with pink opal crystal swarovski beads. Rhinestone crystal connectors. Antique bee brooch with pink eyes and body connected to a silver toned branch


Love and Pyrite

I love this pyrite hand carved leaf. I have a few and wanted something simple. When I found the rondelle pyrite on limabeads I knew I had a...
Components: Bronze wire. Pyrite rondelles. Pyrite carved leaf. And rose quarts round beads.


Orient empress

Pendant is jade. Hand carved from early 1900's. Fish are pewter antiques. Vintage jade and wooden beads. Copper spacers. Square turquoise from...


No Bones About It....

This is a very simple necklace but it is made with one of my favorite types of beads...bone! I love the rustic look of of bone beads. I've...
Components: bleached and dyed bone beads, recycled vinyl discs, copper beading chain, regular chain and hook clasp


Blond Wood and Green Glass

More of the recycled sand cast glass beads from Africa plus some recycled wood discs from a tacky necklace. I think this is the last of the glass...
Components: sand cast African glass, recycled wood discs, copper beading chain and toggle clasp


Tiptoe through the Tulip

I created the necklace to match the bracelet "A" is for Alexandria for my daughter.
Components: Copper chain, faux suede, fresh water pearls, tulip focal bead


Crystal Magic II

I just loved the big crystal pendant at my local bead store. Decided simple is better for this design.
Components: Clear quartz crystal pendant, chalcedony faceted nuggets, swarovski crystals, seed beads, gunmetal lobster clasp.


Fossilized Dreams Piece 2

Love these colors and bits and pieces, especially the zebra agate heishi. If you look really closely you can see stripes of iridescence in them...
Components: Vintaj natural bronze sand dollar, recycled glass sand dollar in amethyst, recycled glass nuggets in medium amethyst, daggers in "eel, " Czech fire-polished amethyst rounds, seed beads in matte raku blue/purple iris, matte metallic khaki green, shiny plum, frosted transparent rainbow medium plum, frosted transparent amethyst, heavy oxidized jump rings, green zebra heishi, "coffee" sari silk which is really a lovely deep purple.


Sticks and Stones

I had never seen stones cut on a diagonal before...so I had to get them.
Components: Mookaite, Orange Druzy, Red Jasper, Apple Jasper, cord, copper chain, little bells, orange circle..probably resin and Czech bellflower, seeds and lobster claw.


Red Beady-Eyed Gargoyle

My ex-boyfriend gave this to me on a recent visit...the pendant that is. I couldn't wait to make it into a necklace.
Components: Gargoyle, Agates, Czech Glass, Pyrite cubes, turquoise Magnesite, seeds, waxed linen and Sari Silk..homemade hook.


Black and White Pictures

Medieval Momma's Pod of the Day called Photo Phobia inspired me to make this necklace as my remembrance of my photo phobia. Everyone knows my...
Components: From Lima Beads came the Gaea Film Noir Bundle, the Banded black and white agate, and Toho 6.0 seed beads. The 1.0 mm antique brown leather cord from my stash. The Banded Agate is a gorgeous gemstone - very striking. I hope I captured that in my pictures. Know my pictures can be better.


Whisper Of Spring

Now , that we are in summer, looking back on spring is refreshing. I loved the Grace lampwork Heart and it was my inspiration. I knew I wanted to...
Components: Everything is from Lima beads. My components were a Grace Lampwork Heart, Czech wisteria puff coin, silver plated cable chain, rose silk ribbon, amd ring connecters. I used sterling silver wire for wrapping.


Fossilized Dreams Piece 1

Oh this was so hard. Too many choices. The sea urchin flat bead spins between a beaded and a non-beaded length of beading cable. So, many seed bead...
Components: Turritella ovals, pewter sea urchin spacer, recycled glass nugget in dark cherry, Czech glass eel daggers, Czech smoky topaz picasso round druk 6mm, smoky topaz matte transparent bicone, Toho beads: 11/0 dark bronze, silvery grey, amber picasso, slate blue; 4mm cubes in matte raku cabernet and matte raku blue/purple iris, hex in matte raku blue/purple iris, vintage Ventitian 11/0 in dusty umber. Heavy oxidized jump rings, heavy sterling silver crimp beads, sari silk in "coffee."


Esmerelda

I would like to introduce Esmerelda. She is made using Zola elements, focal and feathers. I "stitched" the CGBs on with 22g wire and they are...
Components: LB green silk, Zola pendant, Zola feathers, CGBs, 22g artistic wire, and silver plated clasp


Dandelion Cloud

I was actually working with a slab of Ocean Jasper, trying to find some beads to set off the splotches of blue in it. I wasn't having any luck but...
Components: Leather lace, Irish waxed linen, silver end caps, Slide thingies, (LB) Silver disks, assorted spacers, assorted ceramic beads, pendant from Sweet Birch Designs.


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