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Easy Does It

Trying out some pendants designs. I like the simplicity of this one....It was the first one I made in this style.
Components: Chain and clasp from my stash. Czech bead was from Etsy and wire from LB.


odalisque

It is a wire work pendant and a couple of foiled lampwork beads. This one has a lot of steps but they are all really very simple. There are a...
Components: Copper wire, two lampworked beads, 1 seed bead.


Spiral Dance

Spiral dance is a glass cabochon surrounded by wire work. Unfortunately the cab does not photograph well. I again find this a very simple design...
Components: copper wire, sheep copper, glass cab.


whirlpool

It has been some time since I have shared a design, so I shall share a few today. This first one is fairly simple, a spiral of hammered copper,...
Components: Copper, pearls, antique greasy glass seed beads size 20/0.


Spotted Necklace

I love to mix and match patterns and colors...the sari and the vintage spotted beads seem to go together.
Components: Vintage spotted beads, Lapis, orange enamel beads, sari silk, one tassel and waxed linen.


Little House

Lots of new beads and other PC pieces....Also made lots of components! Tedious, but what fun!
Components: LB leather cord and gold spacers. PC house, beads, coilbeads, headpins, clasps and jumprings.....All made by me.


3 Kumihimo

I couldn't stay away from Kumihimo too long. I came across those fibers in blues in my collection. Then I had other ideas. I found the gorgeous...
Components: Fancy jasper rounds, 8/0 seed beads & iris green firepolished Czech beads, C-lon cord Menkashi cotton cords & 2 sizes of crow beads Japanese silk threads bundled into cords, gold plated bezel setting, cabochon by Indigo Turtle Art, brass findings


Autumn Colors

This was a past box from my bead club that was on clearance. I love Fall colors as you well know. I added only the chain used, a strip of 10mm...
Components: The beads were wood, ceramic, shell, seed beads and glass. All of the beads plus the main copper leaf and one gold leaf. I added a second gold leaf from my stash.


Labradorite Mist Dragon

Labradorite is believed to help with travel on other planes while dreaming, it is protective, and is thought to inspire creativity. I liked how the...
Components: Green Girl Dragon Pendant, Labradorite nuggets, natural black shell rectangles, Czech seed beads in aqua, teal, frosted teal, crystal with grey wash. Toho pewter 3mm cube seed beads, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho seed beads, silver lustered quartz crystals.


Amazing Grace

This piece started with the ceramic pendant from Etsy. I added the copper disk for interest and stability. I thought the ceramic pendant was a...
Components: I used all beads from Lima Beads: Carnelian 4mm, African Turquoise chips, Hummingbird ceramic beads, Czech glass beads, copper clasp, 3mm leather lace, and finally BB finding that I got from a clearance grab bag. Wish I had more! LOL


Longing for Summer

Went up to the cottage last weekend to check on things there and came home inspired and so wishing it was summer. The beach looks so different...
Components: Shells, epoxy clay, wire, pearls, metal beads, s-lon cord, chain


Something Simple

I bought a strand of carved orange sardonyx cala lilly beads last summer. I've never seen anything like them before or since. I wasn't sure what to...
Components: Orange sardonyx, freshwater pearl, copper wire, leather lacing


"Festival"

The string of African rainbow beads in my stash kept grabbing my attention, so I decided to make it into a necklace. The pendant is recycled glass...
Components: African glass rainbow seed bead mix, recycled glass pendant, various sizes of hemp and string


Mapuchi

Inspired by Alis dream catcher
Components: Green girl web, seed beads, feather charm, shell chips, czech glass spikes, metal rounds (Nunn design), flat leather cord, metallic hemp, waxed linen.


Patina Queen

The rich colors blend with the patina and it's warm but edgy.


Follow Your Dreams

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln designed this boho style necklace. She used bold patina colors to enhance the metal pieces.


" Mr McGregor's Garden "

To keep with the theme I wanted this necklace to have lots of green, I stacked green ceramic leaf, bunny, wood bead and house bead to form a...
Components: Jasper, Soocho Jade, Pyrite, Green Girl Studios peweter beads, African paper bead are all from LB. Art beads Lisa Peters, Elukka, Rich Kibbons, L. Drake, Passion of Beads


Essential Oils Pendant Necklaces

I have started creating essential oils bracelets and necklaces at the request of customers. I love using the lava rock beads that absorb the oils...
Components: lava rock beads, Zola pendants, stainless steel chain


Hawaiian surf

Like Hawaiian leaves, this beaded lei is done with Ogalala butterfly stitch. I use one color for the beads that link the rows. In this version, the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline


Hawaiian leaves

I wanted to make beaded leis for an event in Hawaii. Usually the colors are changed in rows, but I switched colors between the beads that link the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline


Seaside Feather

The amazonite with black tourmaline reminds me of seafoam! It already has a home... Another PMC pendant
Components: Amazonite with black tourmaline (lb), ssf wire, PMC single fire sterling silver legal grade


Crazy Aggie

Another adventure with PMC, I thought I would share. Adding the crystals to the necklace is kinda new territory for me!
Components: PMC one fire sterling silver legal grade with cubic zirconia, crazy lace agate (lb), ssf wire, quartz crystal points


Tiger Watch

I love these patina tiger charms from LB. Originally I thought I'd make a 3 strand necklace, but after making the first 2 strands I realized that...
Components: brass patina tiger charms, vintage turquoise recycled glass tubes, antique brass beaded heishi, Picasso beads, faceted "turquoise" nuggets, antique brass Bali toggle clasp


Turquoise treasure

My own handmade turquoise ceramic pendant with turquoise rounds and ceramic leaves, Czechs beads strung on leather. Lots of fun!
Components: Handmade ceramic beads Turquoise Czechs beads leather deerskin


Black Silver and Gold

I wanted to create a necklace that can be worn day or night. I figure you can't go wrong with black silver and gold combo!
Components: Black silver and gold foil coin shaped beads, open circle silverplate spacers with clear rectangle gold bead inside.


Red Fox

While I was organizing my stash the other day these Red Creek Jasper beads jumped out at me. I had forgotten all about them. I immediately knew I...
Components: Jump rings, handmade clasp, 16 and 20 gauge copper wire, and Red Creek Jasper rondelles (LB I think).


Summer time

This set was inspired by the wood chips, I just had to find something to put them with and my son suggested the spikes. I thought it turned out...
Components: It is made with Tourqoise howtite, smooth wood chips, tiger eye chips and Tourqoise chips.


Fresh From The Oven

This is an assortment of PC pendants I have made. The black and white ones were handdrawn using india ink, then a heavy lacquer was applied after...
Components: Polymer clay, india ink, acrylic paint, lacquer, Artistic wire and leather cord.


Albireo

Designer Rebecca Nunn design this earthy/vintage inspired charm necklace. This design has a hazy and mysterious vibe to it.


Veniaminof

Designer Rebecca Nunn created this simple necklace with fun little details. This is a necklace you could wear everyday.


Swirling out of Control

I bought the bail months ago with no idea of what I wanted to do with it so it got put away. I bought the raku swirl a bit later but it was too...
Components: Tibetan Beads, seed beads, ribbon, flat wire for the clasp and recycled glass from LB. lampwork beads and bail from Etsy. Copper beads from stash.


The Enemy is Near

This pendant is from Josephine Beads and it has a samurai decal on it, I pulled the colors from it and made a knotted bib necklace with a wide...
Components: From Lima Beads are Fire Opal, Czech glass, bead caps, chain and waxed linen. From my stash stripped seed beads, trade beads, turquoise ovals, Grubbi ceramics, polymer clay JBDRustic, lampwork Garden of Beads.


What a difference a gauge makes

Now equipped with wire that are in gauges conducive to weaving, I made this necklace. I am donating it and a few other pieces to a local woman's...
Components: Amethyst, gold plated wire - gauge 20 and 26, gold plated chain and findings


Well - Abalone Floral Story - A Sampler

After I took a wire weaving class, I was gung ho to try to work on my own creation. Weeeelll - here it is. Lol. I couldn't wait to get the right...
Components: 18 and 24 gauge artistic wire, chain, fresh water pearls, Abalone shell focal flower


Valentine Hearts

I joined a monthly bead club from Canada. I liked that every month they chose a theme and sent a theme card in the box. So the challenge for me was...
Components: The LB Czech beads I used are the cobalt beads and the red heart beads, I also used a Zolo chain from LB. The main gold heart is from my stock. The gold chain is from LB.


Purple Passion

I first saw this pattern in a magazine, Then I went to the website and realized that the center of the pendant was a Czech button. I made my...
Components: My exact Zolo pendant is gone. But, It was similar to the Tibetan style Coin Focal that is on sale. I looked and saw many Zola Focals that could be used this way depending on the size of your pendant. I used Swarovski pearls, Czech beads, and seed beads. The little square gold Czech beads are from LB.


Triple Concho Bolo Necklace

Large hole beads, especially these Czech glass ones, make the perfect embellishment to a bolo necklace. I especially love using several bail slides...


Arrowhead Bolo Necklace

This arrowhead employs all the great colors of the Southwest that made bolo necklaces so popular while being fashionable and sparkly :)


Flower Bow Bolo Necklace

The simplicity of this bolo is what makes it so appealing and trendy. I combined silver and gold in the slides and opted for tying a bow rather...


Beat of My Heart Bolo Necklace

This heartbeat is perfect for a choker or a bracelet. Pair it with the icy blue microsuede and matte black cab concho and you have a funky yet...


Chatter

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »