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The ultimate healer .. with a bonus!

The past few weeks I have been very unbalanced. So today I decided to take a day away from my lovely customers and focus on me. I put on my...
Components: Raw apatite specimen sunstone nuggets sodalite chips brass hamsa charm brass chain antique brass wire

Tropical Aventurine finished at last!

Cheery orange Aventurine flower pendant and rondelles mixed with silver rounds and three-hole spacers make this a sunny, tropical choker. It's too...
Components: orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant

Night with the Gypsy

This piece started off with the blue tear drop lb recycle glass pieces and the gemstones and it was only five pieces. But when saw what it could...
Components: Recycle LB glass pieces and Lb gemstones and rings and chain.

Frosty Leaf

I too wanted to make a(nother) fall piece, but this one I kept tweaking and redoing, at least thrice, and I'm not sure I'm quite finished yet......
Components: Brass sheet metal, patinated with Norit (before etching). Vintaj chain and wire, seed beads, (most from LB), Tiger jaspis chips.

Ollie the Owl 1970's Vintage Boho Necklace

I got this adorable vintage 1970's vintage owl pendant and wanted to make a long fall colors necklace to go with him. I got this gorgeous antique...
Components: 10mm antique Soocho jade, 8mm crazy lace agate, 16mm vintage Swarovski rhinestone bead, a 1970's vintage owl pendant, vintage silk French ribbon

Fall Agate and Crystal Skull Necklace

This is some more beautiful fall colors faceted agate that I got from LB awhile ago just sitting and waiting tor the right components and design to...
Components: Faceted agate barrels, a Swarovski crystal skull, 2 handmade fine silver links, 2 handmade sterling silver artist beads, stainless steel chain, rainbow quartz crystal, a handmade artisan oxidized sterling silver quote bead

Color Burst Fall Necklace

I got this gorgeous colors rainbow line agate from LB and this gorgeous artisan bead with drawings of hearts with arrows. I thought they went...
Components: 8mm faceted rainbow line agate from LB, rhinestone rondelles, oxidized sterling silver artist bead

Vintage Cross Necklace

I consider myself a spiritual rather than a religious person but I have had a love affair with crosses since I was about 17 years old. My friend...
Components: 8mm freshwater pearls, 18mm vintage Japanese seed beaded bead, rhinestone rondelles, a sterling silver vintage cross and oxidized sterling silver wire and chain

A Red Statement

Totally out of character for me and I don't really wear much red. Plus this is not what I envisioned when I started. But the beadcaps were...
Components: WinterBird Studios: Gray/black/red floral lentils. $1.00 bin Walmart: Red melon bead, red spaceship(?)beads, red flower connector, black rubber beads. Walmart: Red/black striped beads, black glass rounds, red ovals, silver beadcaps, black seed beads. LBS: Sterling silver rounds, black S-lon cord

Autumn Wings

Spent yesterday making a pocketful of etched copper pieces. Today, begin creating.
Components: Copper sheet metal and wire, jasper, Czech glass, Irish waxed linen cord, sterling silver ear wires

Pretty in Pink

Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver

Turquoise Delight

Sturdy, turquoise donut and spacers with leather


While experimenting with different shapes to enhance these fun triangles, I had the idea to insert a drop bead through a triangle and was taken...
Components: Bronzite triangles, glass drops, small Opal rounds, Turritella Fossil oval pendant and brass toggle clasp.

Something a Little Japanese

I started out with the frames, and the rest seemed to just fall into place. Bracelet was harder. I made the components as an experiment, then bent...
Components: 18, 28 & 22 gauge brass and copper wire, Czech glass leaves, glass crystal teardrop and Toho beads, and faceted agate beads. Leather cord and gold plated chain from LB. Wirework bracelet has bluestone beads and gunmetal and peridot 28 gauge wire.

Bleu Zone

I had these blue gemstones for the longest and I started working with them a few weeks ago. But no mattered what I did I could not make come...

Floating Moss

I really like the way this one turned out especially because I love the components :D. The color of this Jade reminds me of moss.
Components: Nephrite Jade marquise, sea blue Quartz rondelles, dancing pearls, 14mm Freshwater ringed pearls and copper spacers, bead caps, chain and link.

Tropical Aventurine

This 3-strand necklace is currently a work in progress. Ran out of spacers and still need a clasp (given the weight of all the stone, will be...
Components: Orange aventurine, Silver, spacers, pendant

redcreek beauty

Redcreek jasper with leather.

pretty bird

My first attempt at a hand made bird of clay. Leather neck with an antique button.
Components: Handmade clay bird, leather, bits of fiber antique button.

Turning Over a New Leaf

I bought this graduated faceted amazonite strand from LB last year and it has sat on my workbench since then just waiting for the right pieces to...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline graduated and faceted from LB, sterling disc spacers, sterling box clasp and cone ends and sterling large leaf pendant all from my stash.

Autumn Skies

O.K., I got distracted……again! Does this only happen to me?!
As often happens, I opened my bead cabinet to get out some supplies for my safari...
Components: Czech glass: Large faceted coins, faceted rondelles in Summer Squash & Rustic Stew (LB), caramel druks. Ceramic fluted rondelles, Blue Agate, Misc luster glass, glass faceted small coins(back), Antique Brass bead caps, spacers, lobster, accugards, findings.

Beige N' Gray Gem of a Donut

In my bead stash I have this really nice small gemstone donut. Speckled with lots of grey. I loved it when I first spotted it way back when. I...
Components: I strung with the white Wild Fire beading thread this necklace. I used the Toho 11/0 seed beads in the Opaque Lustered Dark Beige which matches the color in this donut 100%. I followed through with making this simple design to give my necklace some oomph. Very tiny silver daisy spacers incorporated into the pattern which is a combination of 4mm milky white rondelle white crystals, SuperDuo's in the Pearl Coat- Silver, and Toho 8/0 Matte Color in Opaque Gray. A small barrel clasp to finish it off nicely. Silver crimps, crimp covers, and wire guardians also used.

Wooden Pendant with Orange Acccents

I 've been wanting to do something with this wooden pendant...I started hanging dangles on it then realized it was upside down. I think it looks...
Components: wooden pendant, faceted marble cubes, orange bone link, Carnelian, resin bead, two brown polymer clay beads, seed beads, copper chain, assorted dangles

The Blooming Autumn Necklace

Fall is so many people’s favorite time of year; for me it’s in a dead heat with early spring but autumn has so many of its own expansive charms...
Components: 10mm topaz cathedral beads, 10mm apricot faceted beads, czech beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Czech flower beads, Czech wheel beads, Czech saturn beads, Czech bellflower beads, Czech melon beads, Myuki Delica seed beads, antique gold heart toggle clasp, Czech rondelles

One Step At A Time

This is my take on the conventional ladder necklace that was popular a while back. I have kept these faceted gemstone tubes stashed away waiting...
Components: Faceted Agate/Jasper(?) tubes; Black Agate cones; Fire-cracked Agate; Fancy Jasper rounds; Antique Copper: oval cable chain, bead caps, rondelles; Copper wire.

Re-do on the Fairy

I realized the Fairy would look better as a necklace.
Components: polymer clay birdhouse, pink Mykonos beads, sari silk, brass chain, Green Girl studio fairy charm, Rose Quartz nuggets, Rose Quartz butterfly, pink waxed linen

I'm into Autumn !

Even if the thermometer says otherwise, I'm getting into the colors and textures of Autumn. Finally!
Components: Rough Citrine chunks, leather, brass, Rainbow Agate, Turquoise

Picture Writing

This one sorta went off the rails.... It was another of the bracelet experiments that didn't pan out. I had it for ages before I figured out it...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Chinese ocean jasper beads, 4mm copper beads, copper box chain

Bluebird of Happiness

Jess of SweetBirchDesigns designed a Mountain Bluebird for me. One thing led to another and we had pendants and beads and an adorable bluebird...
Components: The pendant is a tad under 1 1/2" with a copper bail and ~ 26-27 inches of beautifully beaded chain. I incorporated all the colors you can see on the pendant with agates, Swarovski, Czech, along with copper beads, copper bail, and a copper toggle clasp.

I'm Over It Now

Okay, I'm ready for autumn now and made this necklace today to celebrate. Although, I hear we're in for triple digits this weekend, so I'm not...
Components: Rainbow agates, copper leaf pendant and chain, turquoise, howlite rondelles, and Irish waxed linen

Copper cross

This cross pendant was hand sawn from copper sheet metal, filed and then etched to create the pattern on the cross. It is attached with handmade...
Components: 20 gauge copper. The beads used are ocean fossil nuggets, Honey Stone, Rutilated Quartz, and copper spacers (all from lima beads).

Rectangles cubed

This pendant is made by stringing 3 rectangles stones on twisted wire. It is connected to handmade bead connectors then connected with copper...
Components: Pendant is rose quartz, prehenite and yellow jade, bead connectors are yellow hematoid Quartz, Old Yellow Jade, New Jade, strawberry quartz, green fluorite, Rutilated Quartz and czech glass. All beads from lima beads except strawberry Quartz. Copper chain, twisted wire and flower clasp.

I just can't let go...

While I absolutely love the colors and themes in autumn jewelry, I just cannot seem to want this summer to end. Here's my last ditch effort to hang...
Components: Porcelain beads, glass and seed beads, Irish waxed linen cord, metal buttons

Something Is A Litte Fishy

A truly wonderful gift from a gifted person who beads. I was given this beautiful tiny Chinese cloisonné fish.
In my favorite color....the purple...
Components: Hand strung necklace primarily with the 11/0 Toho seed beads: Inside Color Grey / Magenta Lined. Four milky white Czech rondelle crystals 4mm size with 6 round gold 3mm metal beads. Since the fish has gold in it: I used gold to complement the fish. I used white Wild Fire bead thread with gold findings: gold crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, a gold barrel clasp. I decided to dangle my little fishy with one 6mm pale lavender crystal bead with two of the tiny seed beads on both ends of the crystal. A very delicate seed bead necklace. I did this fishy proud !!!

Remberence of Spring

Amid the ice and snow of late winter the birds sing, wistful hope of the coming spring. Pale green the budding branches remember.
Components: Grass Green Turquoise, autumn agate flowers, African Opal, Czech glass in spring dew and spring garden, spring green recycled glass, and waxed linen. from LB. Seed beads and copper findings from my stash.

An unintentional acorn ...

So I decided to make another necklace in the style I made yesterday now I am enjoying the stamping! I chose this beautiful green African opal and...
Components: Green African Opal, Ocean Jasper, 2mm antique brown leather cord, green seed beads, copper blank, 18 gauge antique copper colored wire, 2mm copper crimp cord ends. lobster clasp.

Time for tea

This is something you can wear on the days you want to be pretty and frilly. Pinks and copper and sugar and spice.
Components: Rose Quartz, Mother of Pearl, crystals, copper seed beads, copper disks, and a copper focal that opens.

Shine Bright free spirit!

So I keep seeing these wire wrapped necklaces everywhere. I love the look of them but instead of being shiny and silver I wanted to make something...
Components: Citrine, Amethyst, copper blanks, 16 gauge copper colored wire, 2mm antique brown leather cord. lobster clasp

4 Strands To Go!

I've been working on stringing this one for awhile....trying to lessen the seedbead tubes! LOL I managed to finish it while watching Ken Burns'...
Components: Assorted 6/0 glass and metal seedbeads, assorted 6mm round glass beads, waxed linen cord, antique gold wire, end cones, jumprings and toggle clasp.

Back in Time

This piece was made using a Roman Bronze Coin from Tunisia approximately 2000 years old. I purchased the coin in the dig site museum plus several...
Components: Coin, metal stamping, chain, black onyx.