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red beads

favorite color is red
Components: large wood beads, large red seed beads, silver end caps for the big beads, silver spacers, 6mm red beads 3 strands of wire


coconut beads

very lightweight necklace
Components: coconut beads, brown potato pearls, Tiger Eye, small wooden beads, gold crimps. 3 strands of bead wire


spiky blue

looking to do something with stick beads
Components: agate spikes, 4mm and 6mm beads


The Best is Yet to Come

The beautiful statement on this pendant by Jade Scott: "The Best is Yet to Come" reminds me of the old Bryan Adams song with the same title. Ah...
Components: Jade Scott Pendant Faceted Russian Amazonite Nuggets Tourmaline Rough Nuggets Vintaj Chain, Jump Rings and Clasp Irish Waxed Linen


Tassel Bird Pendant

I have been obsessing over tassels lately - from cute and trendy to elegant and flapper-inspired. Tassels have been showing up in jewelry designs...
Components: 6 strands of 18" of embroidery floss 1 strand of 12" of embroidery floss 1 1/2" by 1" piece of cardboard Sharp scissors 15mm jumpring


simple flight

Vintaj diving sparrow wire wrapped to hammered copper. The sparrow has vintaj patina color mix of marine and jade. I think it turned out a...
Components: Biwa, rice, coin and round Pearls in a variety of colors. Czech glass from Lima beads. Seafoam green chalcedony nuggets and textured copper washer.


Knotty Pearls

I got these lovely pearls at a bead show and I love them. It required patience (like all knotted jewelry does), but I finally finished. You can...
Components: Fresh water pearls, griffin silk


Robin's Twig

I was recently gifted a vast amount of brass findings from an old friend, retiring from beading. Her only request was she had a few special beads...
Components: Brass bead caps, leather, brass findings and wire, various gemstones.


Diego dream

And with the remaining precious beads, she asked me to make a necklace for her daughter :D. I am quite honoured to have contributed in keeping this...
Components: Sterling silver bead caps, links and rings, Madagascar vintage red amber, sodalite rounds and navy blue silk ribbon.


New Focus

Been focusing on bezel work lately. A real challenge for me. Almost gave up on this piece after many soldering misses. But persevered! Finished it...
Components: Ocean Jasper cab, Copper and Sterling Silver, Jasper beads, Leather


Madagascar

I have been commissioned by a friend to give a second wind to this fabulous vintage red amber from Madagascar. The weight of the 13 olive shaped...
Components: Gunmetal chain, bead caps and toggle clasp, Madagascar vintage red amber olive beads and black silk ribbon.


Zig Zag

This is a design idea that came from watching a stream of water flowing down to the lake
Components: Sodalite, pearls midnight swarovski, white pearls and lobster clasp, head and eye pins silver plated.


Dirty Blues

For a long time I wasn't all that impressed with these Lapis loaded with pyrite from the competitor who generally sells inferior stones.... f-mt-g....
Components: Lapis Lazuli, my stash, pyrite, crystals, seed beads, findings, all LB.


Triple Turquoise

One of my customers asked if I could do a necklace with spikes - - when the spikes arrived, I strung a selection of beads to see which ones she...
Components: Czech glass spikes, turquoise recycled glass tubes and brass connectors (from Lima Beads), and a variety of Czech glass and brass beads from my stash.


Smells Like Spring

This poor log...here it is again. I thought it looked good with some of the enamel components from Articendi I got...flower and butterfly...along...
Components: polymer clay log, enamel flower, enamel butterfly, "Love" bead..from SuzieQ, copper chain, batik ribbon, leather and a vintage button.


Iridescent Butterfly

I've had this butterfly from Petra for awhile and never touched it because I wanted to do it justice. Then when I was going through my stash I...
Components: Petra's ceramic butterfly. Nearly white aquamarines, my stash. Crystals, pyrite, seed beads, vintaj brass, LB, Other spacers and random things, my stash.


Copper Wire "Cut-outs"

Haven't done much in the last 4 months. No new ideas not much desire to work. Oh, well.....

These pendants are all cut out of discarded pieces...
Components: copper wire, glass, crystal and stone beads


Spring growth

I have a lot of turquoise in my bead 'stash' ! I also have amber and these colours go well together I think. In this five row necklace I have also...
Components: Turquoise, Larimar rondelles & tubes, Amber, amber coloured tourmaline, peach & white Moonstone, pearl and silver charms, leather thong, silver chain


spring is coming

Bought these when they were first advertiserd here but just decided how to use them. They went fast. My daughter claimed them. Made the red ones...


medical or cosmetical

Had a lot of hematite beads so bought some cat eye and other round beads to incorporate with them, Learned the hard way not to use magnetic fasteners.


Color me green

Green marble drops wrapped in wire, shell beads mixed with green gemstones


Sticks and Stones

Square stone's and some bent wire and blue's


Terra Cotta Blues

I love these two colors together, mixed with wire, seed beads and buttons


Black Collar

Black Tourmaline and Coral with a little silver for "pop".


Black Collar

Black Tourmaline and Coral with a little silver for "pop".


Romanov Dreams

I was inspired by a necklace I saw on Pinterest, so I did my own version.
The weaves are Romanov and 2 in 2.
Components: aluminum jump rings, black freshwater pearls


Look to the Past #2

More of my vintage tassel necklaces this time with pastel colors. I love them and I love the idea of upcycling the thimbles that were already here...
Components: White and tan: 10mm beige glass pearls, 9mm vintage Japanese glass cream pearls, Bali fine silver beads, rhinestone rondelles and bead, vintage sterling silver thimble and assorted art yarns Blue and tan:10mm larimar jade, Czech glass, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage abalone paneled thimble and assorted art yarns.


Look to the Past #1

I love love love tassel necklaces but I wanted to do some a little differently. I saw these vintage thimbles and since I used to be a seamstress...
Components: Turquoise one: 10mm faceted agate, Czech glass, rhinestone rondelles, a Basha bead, vintage sterling thimble and variegated yarn Yellow one: 12mm faceted yellow jade, Czech glass, coral nuggets, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage thimble and variegated yarn


Blue Cut Crystal Necklace

Blue and Clear Cut Crystal with Pewter bead Necklace.
Components: 10 mm blue cut crystal beads, large 20 mm clear cut crystal, 14 mm solid pewter bead with clear 6 mm clear crystal spacer bead. Sterling silver clasp with sterling silver bead cap.


Deer Antler Pendants

Still loving Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I thought it was the perfect way to showcase my deer antler slices.
I really appreciate Ali's tip...
Components: Deer antler slices . The brown necklace was made from waxed nylon (LB) the black one from bamboo cord. Various seed beads and silver tube beads from my stash. Saki barrel beads, hook and jump rings from LB.


dreaming of quartz

This design came to me in a dream the other night. I was so excited and went straight to my studio to make it in the morning. I wasnt sure if the...
Components: Quartz points lapis chips gold stone chips antique brass chain vintaj antique brass wire 20 g lobster clasp


Stones & Copper

I love the look of stones & crystals. The teal color looked great with copper..I added a teal crystals plus some of my stash of smaller neutral...


Black Lace

I saw the pendant piece and knew I had to make a necklace with it. The result was something that could be worn dressed up or with the right top...


Seaside Boho

I found a wonderful inspirational pendant from RobinTheRaven and added some other elements to bring out the colors and textures.
Components: RobinTheRaven pendant, shells, sea urchins, Czech glass, picture Jasper, wood, waxed linen, copper clasp.


Sunshine of My Soul

This morning my puppies woke me up at 5:30 a.m. This is the result of my early morning wake-up call. :)
Components: Inspiring Teardrop by Summer Wind Art Rustic Glass Seed Beads Wooden Beads Golem Studios Round Keith O'Connor Beads Irish Waxed Linen


The Lily Pond Necklace

My palette for this beautiful necklace revolves around what I would describe as the peacock colors – vibrant violets, acid yellow, watery celery...
Components: 10mm Swarovski Aquamarine Satin beads, 10X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, ultra violet bellflower beads, 10mm metallic yellow faceted beads, 10mm lavender melon beads, gold plated embellished pewter findings, 8mm gunmetal and crystal rondelles, blue iris saturn beads, 8mm cathedral beads, 4mm Swarovski crystals, 11 0 Myuki seed beads, Czech faceted rondelles, 8mm trans blue druk beads


Mardi Gras

This was a fun and very colorful piece to throw together for Spring debut.


Lemon Tart

Jade and some silver/gunmetal spikes


Agador Spartacus

Red composite stones, large gunmetal pendant,gunmetal chain,hematite


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