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That's a long necklace

My 4 (almost 5 year old baby girl) saw this and commented on how long it is. So I took her quote and named it thusly. Ha! Kids.... Anyway, had...
Components: Table cut picasso CGB, copper wire 20, 18 gauges

Fall of the Zombie

Interchangeable necklace. Zombie parts come off for a "normal" leafy pin.
Components: metal leafs, other metal charms, enamel paints, leaf pin, little round pearl clasps

Pretty Flowers in A Row

I just watched an episode of beads baubles and jewels where they were making leather flowers. I had a wire base I had made a couple weeks ago just...
Components: Handmade copper chain, leather flowers, vintage bead caps, crackle agate beads and copper bead caps behind the flowers.

Parrot Cay

Imagine my surprise when I finally succumbed to joining Facebook and I found a whole Bead Marketplace on there! This focal came from there. This is...
Components: Czech glass, ceramic, enameled and Unicorn beads, Czech glass leaves, 18 & 20ga twisted wire, all LB. Pendant, Bead Marketplace. Green design beads, stash.

Grapevine Gradient

I received a grab bag of all sorts of gemstone components as a gift from my mother, (she knows my taste in beads far too well!) so what better...
Components: Various Unknown Gemstones (probably including moss agate and green aventurine), Brass Focal, Repurposed Chain, Gold-plated Toggle

Birds and Blooms

I love to hear the birds singing in the morning outside my window so I made this necklace to remind me of their sweet singing.
Components: The focal is a river rock I carved and stained. Blue/yellow agate beads, Czech flowers, vintaj bird and limb, wood beads and brass chain.

purple heaven necklace

3 strand 20in. purple glass and seed beaded necklace with handmade nepalese silver pendant & sterling silver toggle clasp.


Designed By: C.S

Amoracast's Zen Eternity Design frame suits an angular, modern design.

It's A Psychodelic Thing

Here is another uniquely designed polymer clay bead from Aloha Moe. Maureen had this really colorful bead that I spotted at her shop at Etsy. I...
Components: My focal bead is this 25 mm coin shaped polymer clay bead. I used these Chinese crystals that I had in my bead stash. Since I had this really nice peace charm; I decided to dangle it from the bead. Kind of fitting don't ya think ? I used this silver plated chain keeping my design as simple as possible. I used a lobster clasp to finish my necklace. Now, all that I need is a pair of bell bottom jeans and I'm in the groove.

Desert Red Rose

Red Rose stretchy ring, a consignment shop find, blends beautifully with jasper and shell and looks like a single rose blooming in the desert.
Components: Jasper, Shell, Glass and Metal

In A Soft Blue Focus

I loved the soft blues in this picture with the pale yellow of the flower ... it seemed very soft, sweet and innocent.
Components: Handmade Microscope Slide Pendant (microscope slides, silver colored copper adhesive tape, paper), Crystal beads, Czech Glass beads, Vintage Pressed Glass beads, Seed beads, Artisan-made Disc beads, Gold-plated findings

Dreaming Of The Orient

Another Microscope Slide Pendant I made several years ago. I wanted to make something a little different, that made you think of traveling to...
Components: Handmade Microscope Slide Pendant (microscope slides, silver colored copper adhesive tape, paper), Coral, Kashmiri beads, Silver-plated beads and findings


This is a piece I made several years ago. I made the pendant myself using microscope slides and a Victorian photo I printed and manipulated. The...
Components: Handmade pendant (microscope slides, copper adhesive tape painted with Vintaj patina paints, paper), Floral Fimo beads, Jade, various Glass beads, Gold-plated beads and clasp

Fun In Tibet

Three years ago, my sister-in-law and I were on vacation and found a wonderful bead shop in Wyoming where we found a few Tibetan beads. When Lima...
Components: Tibetan focal beads, 8mm red coral, 4mm Russian Amazonite, TierraCast 3mm beaded seed bead, TierraCast toggle clasp.

Pretty Dragonfly Beaded Chain Pendant

Love this handmade Pewter Dragonfly bead. I've accented this pretty bead with gorgeous Swarovski Pearls, Czech Faceted Crystals and Stainless Steel...
Components: Pewter, Stainless Steel, Swarovski Pearls & Crystals, Czech Faceted Crystals.

Northern Lights

These highly reflective lights look great with a little added embellishment or on their own. I chose to create a bib combining wrapped and un...

Blooming Sunflower

This leather flower could easily be replaced with another leather focal or 2 hole focal of a similar size. I love ladder necklaces, especially with...

Naturally Funky

Using wood beads in a design allows you to go bigger without making an uncomfortably heavy piece. This necklace feels nice around your neck and...

Driftwood Triangles

Triangles are everywhere I look right now. These wood triangles are great because not only do they fit the geometric trend they also have a very...

Opal Lariat

This is going to be the easiest necklace you have ever made! Just grab 3' of your favorite bead chain and a few charms or combinations of larger...

Daydream Catcher

As soon as I saw this patinated component hit our shelves, I knew what I wanted to do with it. This rarely happens, I am usually left pondering...

Art Bead Scene April '16

This is my design for April's Art Bead Scene challenge... I DO love a challenge! ;) I still haven't finalized the length or added a clasp (if I...
Components: Polymer clay birds and beads by Humblebeads; leaf charm by The Classic Bead; Czech glass and fancy leaf chain from Lima Beads; Nunn Design chain; pewter ring.

Interchangeable Tibetan Beaded Necklace

Gorgeous Tibetan Bead with Swarovski Pearl Accents. Stainless Steel and Solid Steel Components.
Components: Tibetan Bead, Stainless Steel, Pewter, Swarovski Pearls.

Faceted Crystal Beaded Dangle Necklace

Gorgeous Faceted Crystal accented with smaller crystals and pewter beads. View entire Dangle, Earring and Leather Collections....
Components: Faceted Crystal, Pewter, Stainless Steel

Interchangeable Beaded Pendant Necklace

Beautiful Beaded Dangles Interchange easily. Use your own chain or pick from many Stainless Steel chains. Visit my website to see complete...
Components: Stainless Steel, Pewter, Faceted Crystal, Swarovski Pearls.

Black Leather Chokers

Summer is coming and Chokers are my favorite. Black Leather with choices of Pearls, Gemstones, Crystals and more. Visit my complete collections of...
Components: Black Leather, Solid Pewter, Stainless Steel.

Pretty Little Cross Beaded Dangle Necklace

Love this floral pewter cross. I've accented it with gun metal beads.
Components: Gun Metal, Stainless Steel, Pewter

Charming Key Chains

Getting ready for a pop up market tomorrow with these long brass chain necklaces...all decked out with keys and charms.
Components: brass chain, keys, and findings with beads, pearls, stones.

Confetti Waterfall and Friends

Here is a necklace made with the orphan beads. I haven't done a necklace in this style in ages. It probably has at least one of every kind of...
Components: between the three pieces we have stone, pearls, coral, wood, bone, metal, resin, seeds, crystal, Czech glass, seed beads and a partridge in a pear tree

Dragons and Moonstone

I started this a long time ago and finally figured out how I wanted to finish it. I loved how the white brass Saki dragon clasp looked with antique...
Components: Saki clasp, chain, some of the headpins, pewter soft flex wire, and Czech glass all LB. Moonstone, Hypersthene, and various headpins from my stash.

Tibetan Coral Beaded Pendant Necklace

Impeccably made Beaded Pendants. They are Interchangeable. See how you can add these beautiful Beaded Pendants to any chain or choose from a...
Components: Tibetan and Coral Accent Bead, Stainless Steel Chain, Tibetan & Pewter Components, Swarovski Pearls.

White Swarovski Pearl Beaded Pendant Necklace

Impeccably made Beaded Pendants. They are Interchangeable. See how you can add these beautiful Beaded Pendants to any chain or choose from a...
Components: Swarovski Pearls, Stainless Steel Chain, Tibetan Pewter Components.

Pearl Jasper Beaded Pendant Necklace

Impeccably made Beaded Pendants. They are Interchangeable. See how you can add these beautiful Beaded Pendants to any chain or choose from a...
Components: Jasper, Swarovski Pearls, Faceted Crystals, Stainless Steel Chain, Tibetan Pewter Components.

Silver & Blue Kumihimo Necklace

I really like when I do a kumi creation start to finish. I have a rack of finished braids but no clasps or embellishments! I love the AB sparkly...
Components: Satin bugtail (1mm satin cord), C-lon Tex 400 cord, 6/0 silverlined light blue ab seed beads, pewter cones & Greek pewter clasp from Lima

Really, Really, Really Long Necklace!

Here's my description on my Etsy store:

Versatile, pretty & just pretty cool too! This is one long strand measuring about 104" & consists of 3...
Components: See above.

Taming the Dragon

Ever go through those times where everything you create is crap and so you scrap it, feel like you have no good ideas, creatively blocked/drained,...
Components: Russian Serpentine can (not microscopic this time), 18, 20 & 24 gauge rose gold wire, deer skin leather

Area 51 Necklace

I loved the shape of these stone beads. They were "other-worldly" and seemed to mimic colors I had seen in pictures from Area 51.
Components: Stone beads, faceted Czech glass beads, Czech nugget beads, iridescent rondelles from India, bi cone crystal beads, silver toned clasp.

Falling for Autumn

Part of my Form and Function line. I loved the colors and the Raku textures. I mixed them with different textured ceramic beads, frosted glass and...
Components: Raku pendant, copper artistic wire, ceramic beads (yellow tones, blues, reds and multi), frosted glass beads and a custom made clasp.