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DIY Tutorial - Dangle necklace

The Pictures are not really sharp - they will be replaced tomorrow.

Dangle necklace with rhinestone brooche, crystals, pearls ect.

I have...


Birds in the Tree

I was curious about the paper beads so when I saw a strand at a flea market, I bought it. I Love the colors and the lightness and lightheartedness...
Components: African paper beads, some red beads I've had forever, bird pendant and cross from my stash and seed beads and jasper rondelles from LB.


Amethyst Dreams

I was up late last night because our dog isn't feeling good. So I stayed up as late as I could to make sure she got outside when she wanted to. I...
Components: SS and Amethyst focal(very old). Dogtooth Amethyst thin oval, Golden Pyrite 3mm faceted round, 11/0 seed beads in antiqued marble black, opaque frosted lavender, gilded marble lavender, Tierracast antique silver clasp all from Lima Beads


Silver Business

Another piece that came together in quite quickly and is also pretty simple in design.


The Key

A friend had sent me this key and for months it remained in the envelope in which it came. I really had no intention of using it but it somehow...


Celeste

Had been sitting on these pieces awhile and not for the life of me I would have thought it would have been so simple to put them together. I guess...


Mellow Yellow

This piece took me sometime to figure out , I did not know weather I wanted it to be separate hanging pieces or attaching each one by chain links....


Two statement necklaces

Two different necklaces made over the same concept.

Not a typical limadeads piece...but I show it to you anyhow :-)


Necklace on new mannequin

I have got a new mannequin...and now I am showing it off..LOL :-)

The necklace is a couple of months old...I just havent featured it here before.


Agrigento

The Gaea focal reminded me of ancient Greek pottery. I combined it with classical elements and brass in order to create a vintage old-world necklace.
Components: Gaea focal, pearls, jasper, brass, Czech glass, seed beads, shells, brass clasp.


Bronzed Heron

The focal is bronzed and verdigras patina brass which I found at a show. My goal was to make an understated piece so the focal could stand out....
Components: Torquoise, bronzite and tourmaline along with turquoise picasso czech trilobites and turquoise seed beads surround the heron focal. The copper clasp from lb.


Rainbow Falls

When I saw these Rainbow Agate Druzy beads, I knew I just had to have them. Yesterday I pulled out these new arrivals and wondered "what am I...
Components: (LB): Rainbow Agate Druzy 8mm, Czech matte iris druk 6mm, Czech FP matte faceted 4mm, Ant Copper oval cable chain; From stash: purple aventurine, Swarovski crystals-2 colors, matte copper seed beads, Ant Copper plate focal, copper head pins, AC lobster clasp


DIY tutorial statement necklace

Modern colorful statement necklace.

I have made a DIY tutorial for this necklace. It is the first tutorial, I have ever made, and you are...


BUTTERFLY AS PEACOCK

the Pendant - a butterfly - again!
Components: Porcelain butterfly pendant, Amazonite, Czech beads and clasp from LB; Amazonite spikes and burgundy pearls from a friend who was destashing.


Summer Fun

Well, this is my first post--finally purchased a camera! Just a simple linked necklace that reflects my amusing interpretation of...
Components: Golden Sari Silk, Czech flower coins & faceted rondelles (LB); Misc jasper, dyed magnesite, dyed quartz; AntBrass jumprings, eyepins, links; Parawire (LB); Bird in Cage Focal (HL).


Seahorse Pendant

Wanted a vacation to the beach, this was all I could afford.
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank, Vintaj Patinas


Midnight Garden

This necklace has a variety of czech glass, SS beads and light jade spacers. In the light/sun the czech glass pops.
Components: LB czech glass, SS from my stash picked up everywhere and 3mm jade spacers. Along with a SS plated clasp.


Becky Inspired

This design was inspired by a pick Becky did called Giddyup Palomino. In the description she asked, what to do with Tiger Eye. Well I myself have...
Components: Tiger Eye nuggets and rounds, Sunset Jasper rounds, Bronzite rodelles, ceramic rondelle washer beads, antique brass chain, spacers, beads, bead caps and clasp.


Sea Side

I need feed back. When I first made these today I thought they turned out great. But the more I looked at them I thought they looked kind of...
Components: Shell, colored broken shell pieces, two part epoxy resin, costume charm( used for the bail), hemp cord.


FLY AWAY

I wanted to do a piece that spoke of tranquility.
Components: Earthenwood Studio pendant, Czech glass from LB, wooden beads, Amaonite beads and chain from stash and TC clasp.


Agate necklace

The agates remind me of wet beach on a rainy day, which is why I accented the watery green and dark blue veins of color.
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass, little tubular gemstones of forgotten identity...all from Lima.


Leaf of Many Colors

I have had this ceramic leaf for a while and it's been in a few pieces. I wanted this to be it...I think I like it.
Components: ceramic leaf, teal blue Indo beads, fuchsia waxed linen, buckskin strap, lobster claw, dangles


Scarab in Blue

I don't know what this scarab is made of..I picked it up at a local bead store.It's been a couple of different necklaces..even a bracelet. I hope...
Components: blue scarab, assorted polymer clay beads, assorted glass beads, brass beads, yellow acrylic links, dupioni silk ribbon, hook


Colorful necklace

Just wanted to show you the matching necklace I've made for the bracelet I posted earlier :-)


The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.


RED HOT

The one remaining bead from the bundle I bought from Asia inspired this necklace.
Components: Asia's bead, Czech beads from LB, gray resin beads (that I never thought I'd find a use for) some small black beads that I've had forever and chain from my stash.


Elephant in Blue

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I...
Components: Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.


Blue fan necklace

Last week the pendant set arrived from Lima, and happened to coordinate with the blue glass beads from the previous week's shipment.
Components: Gemstone fan, glass beads, bits and pieces from the collection.


Ariel Ocean Necklace

This 5 strand necklace reminds me of walking on a white sand beach with turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see. Washed up on the beach you...
Components: Natural Turquoise, African Turquoise, Brass square beads, turquoise Seashells, White coral, Gold beads, Apatite stones, Agates, Swarovski crystals, Blue glass, Rustic gold/bronze cast turtle, seahorse & starfish.


Dandelion Wine

When I was very young, my grandmother used to pick wild dandelions in the spring, so I have always loved them because they remind me of her. When I...
Components: WinterBirdStudio PC pendant, Czech glass, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, seed beads, Copper Green Opal, brass, and bronze wire and findings, pearl.


Opaque Green Moss Agate Darker

You may remember my prior use of the sea green moss agate mixed with light, bright copper. For the remaining stones I went to the darker side...
Components: sea green moss agate, black agate, hematite crystal rondelles, TierraCast gunmetal tapered toggle from LB, moonlight twisted tornado crimps from Via Murano, Black Soft Flex beading wire


There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

This necklace was...
Components: porcelain pendant from Jubilee, lampwork glass beads from Glass by Leese, lampwork beads from Pinocean, czech glass beads, vintaj parawire, waxed linen, toho seed beads, brass plated swivel clasp


Ocean Moonbeams

This piece is a braided statement necklace, perfect for evening or resorts. The woman who wears this necklace is confident, fashion forward and...
Components: Black luster Czech beads, sizes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 2 x 15 inch strands of 3mm sterling silver round beads Sterling silver starfish pendant 50mm Sterling silver hinged pendant enhancer-approx 23mm 2 x pewter Dorabeth flat end cones-large-approx 35mm x 18mm Sterling silver toggle clasp-approx 35mm Sterling silver jump rings, crimp tubes 2 x 2mm, crimp covers & chain Black Onyx beads 4 or 5mm-15 inch strand


Luna Moth

This was my entry for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I didn't have a ton of time in June with what seemed like constant travel, but when I saw...
Components: Lampwork focal, accent beads, and spacer beads by Kerri Fuhr (Etsy); Chain, spacer beads, and findings from Vintaj Brass; Czech glass; crystal.


Pearl II

Made these wire wrapped pendants yesterday ~ just felt in the mood to wire wrap!! I have started with a coin pearl and then added the others from...
Components: Coin pearls, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and wire.


Warm & Lovely

As soon as these Red Creek Jasper pieces arrived, I had to make something, they are just beautiful stones. I love red jasper and these are...
Components: Red Creek Jasper teardrops, Red Jasper faceted rounds, nickel separator stars, seed beads and fire agate 10 mm faceted beads


Dreaming

This piece started with the RR connector as a focal for a bracelet. After I added the Vintaj jump rings, and found that lonely blue bead in my...
Components: New Jade matte round, Vintaj jump rings, bead cap, natural brass parawire, natural brass dream affirmation ring, natural brass love knot toggle bar and Czech fire polished rondelles all from Lima Beads. Round Rabbit connector. Brass chain and a lonely blue bead from my stash.


Donut Obsession

A short while ago, I went through a "donut" phase. I was all about any stone in the shape of an off-centered donut. This is one of the products...
Components: The off-centered donut is Red Creek Jasper from LB, flanked on either side with black coral sticks and Czech glass tiles. It ties up with a hand-painted, silk drawstring cord through a carved wooden button.


Asphalt Flowers

The idea to make a kind of lariat style "clasp", with one pendant sliding through the other, just popped into my head some weeks ago. Took a while...
Components: Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, soldered, filed and polished. Czech glass beads (very large seed beads): at first I meant to make something more diverse, with stone chips, but these beads clamoured to be used alone, they are really shiny! The only item from LB in this are the copper crimp beads... but they are important!


Lightness of Being

When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Their lives begin in the water...
Components: Blue porcelain dragonfly pendant, JBB pewter swivel pendant bail, blue magnesite stones, Czech opal druk, TierraCast antique silver tapered toggle from LB.


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