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Rough, light gold necklace

Wire wrapped necklace.

Made of a number of different materials:

- Titanuim agate - gold colored
- Freshwater Pearls, white and grey

Sublime Iridescence (or School's Out For Summer)

If you saw my Fresh Pick you know I was going to experiment with these... :)

And yes, that weird pair of connectors where the 3 strands join...
Components: MOP squares, Matte Titanium Druzy, Superduos, Czech Glass, Irish Waxed Linen, Rollo Chain, Artistic Wire all from LB!!! :)

GI Jane,, by request

I was contacted by a client named Jane. She works in a gym and her nickname there is GI Jane. She described herself as a beast in the Gym but...
Components: Rollo chain, LB, Pewter artistic wire, LB, Vintaj Arte Metal Blank, LB, Type face letter stamps, LB, and a whole passel of Swarovski crystals in camouflage colors, my stash.

Crystal wire weaved necklace

This piece turned out as a necklace....but my original intension was to make a bracelet. However, the centerpiece turned out to be too big for at...

purple passion

Purple and more purple! and pink and blue and green too!
Components: Dyed Agate Slice, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, Apatite, Peridot, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver

wedding pearl necklace

Pearl and chain necklace :-)

I'm going to recycle all those bricks...

Our home is flowing over with Lego bricks: my boy and his friends love them. So I thought, why not make them necklaces of Lego... My son and two of...
Components: I drilled holes in Lego bricks, each got his favorite color. The metal rings are of soldered sterling silver (to strenghten, and avoid sharp corners). Various leather cords and lace, and some small large-hole stone beads from LB.


I love this color glaze
Components: Hand made pottery, Glass beads


The main bead I had made in pottery class...
Components: Glass beads

Warm Glow

I'm obsessed with the metal African Trade beads, especially the shade and patina differences between strands. So, I decided to make a whole piece...
Components: Various sizes of White Metal African Trade Beads, Brass Bicone AfricanTrade Beads and pearl metallic leather, brass saucers (LB).

Look Homeward, Angel

I fell in love with this focal the moment I saw it! Unfortunately, it was already made into a necklace. I asked the artist if she could recreate...
Components: Raku focal by WondrousStrange on Etsy, raku tiles by Keith O'Connor(Please carry these, LB!), poly clay beads from WinterBirdStudio on Etsy, patina'd copper discs, freshwater pearls, roman glass from NumosityBeads on Etsy, antique brass wire and lobster clasp, sari silk from LB!


I love the way this sparkles in the light. A friend gave me some of the stones and that was the inspiration.
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass beads from LB. A friend gave me the cherry quartz and amazonite' wooden beads and chain from stash.

Sea Green Agates

Another large agate that I had packed away in my agate bin. Pretty sea green with a slight twist to the stone. Added seafoam green recycled glass...
Components: 15x22 sea green opaque moss agate, 14-17mm seafoam green recycled glass nuggets from LB, TierraCast antique copper tapered toggle from LB, 3mm and 5mm bright copper beads, Soft Flex fluroite beading wire

Summer Dragon

Starting to build pieces for our fall shows and gallery events.
Components: Pattern copper and brass. copper tubing, LB's tiny Dragonfly.

Vintage look pendant

I have just finished this took quite a white. Have been working on it for 3 days.

I like the result. Its different than the other...

~ My Big Necklace ~

Natural Turquoise Nugget Gemstone paired with coral disks and chips and bali style toggle. 22" inches.
Components: Turquoise, Coral, tierra cast toggle

Are Mermaids Real?

OK, LB lovers, all of the components in this necklace except the rhinestone rondelles and the knotting cord are from LB. I got this gorgeous...
Components: 10mm Brazil amazonite, 8mm faceted pyrite, carved pyrite mermaid pendant, rhinestone rondelles, Czech glass

Boho Cross Necklce

I love this artist's pottery crosses and I recently bought quite a few of them. This is the first necklace I made with them, knotted of course. I...
Components: 10mm faceted turquoise agate, 14mm Bali fine silver bead, Czech glass from LB, artisan crafted pottery cross

Ivory Agate Tassel Necklace

I got these gorgeous hand beaded tassels from Thailand and I've been knotting necklaces around the colors of the seed bead tops. I really love how...
Components: hand beaded silk tassel from Thailand, 12mm cream agate rondelles, faceted red aventurine rondelles, rhinestone beads

Bits and Pieces Necklace

Digging into my copper odds and ends box today.
Found two pieces, one etched with a free hand doodle and the other textured with a bent paperclip....
Components: Copper and glass

Black pearl and rhinestone necklace

I have finished this one today :-)

Small belt buckle necklace

Sweet everyday necklace, avaliable in Black or gold

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Light pink necklace

Wire wrapped necklace.

Sweet and very wearable :-)

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Wire wrapped necklace

Sweet wire wrapped necklace with crystals :-)

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Statement pearl necklace


I have used 11 different chains, 3 different kinds of pearls and then added rhinestone chains.

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Spiral Tree

Commission piece for a charity event.
It's quite large at over 5" in length.
Components: Copper sheet, copper washers, brass tubing.

Our Door

Vintaj Doorway blanks sets are perfect for personalization. You can embellish to your heart's content--emboss patterns, letter stamp, add patina,...

Things I Do For Love

Designed By Betsy Kaage

Vintaj Doorway blanks sets are perfect for personalization. You can embellish to your heart's content--emboss patterns,...

More Faux Ivory

Of course I had to make more faux ivory so I could make a necklace to go with the bracelet! LOL
Components: Handmade PC beads in faux ivory and black, black leather braided cord, antique gold cord ends, jumprings and toggle clasp.


This is just what it is called, twisted wire. I was trying to do some swirls by hand, and I just kept going.I liked how it turned out, although not...
Components: 14 or 16 gauge copper wire and crystals. 24 gauge for attaching the crystals.

Cute and Easy Button Necklaces

This is my take on an easy button pendant tutorial by Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio blog. She shows how to wire wrap buttons for some darling...
Components: silver plated chain and wire, buttons, faceted glass crystals, bent silver plated spoon handle.

Tweety Bird

I adore this pendant!I not sure that what I designed was the best for it...but I tried!
Components: polymer clay/resin pendant, turquoise Jasper, orange coral Dupioni Silk ribbon, rectangle jump rings, brass discs, modge podge and brass lobster claw

"Feeling Lucky"

Still having fun with my new lot of bone beads. I found this little elephant and that inspired me to create "Feeling Lucky" I chose another focal...
Components: two bone focal beads, various shapes and sizes of bone beads, orange magnesite freeform beads, puffed turquoise ovals, silver daisies, toggle clasp


This piece is about color and culture and I just love RED!!

Golden Coral

I made this piece in a design class earlier this year. It's very cultural and that's what I luv about it.

Turquoise & Abalone Reef

Turquoise and coral make for great designs. very earthy.

All Sorts

These are more of my handmade PC beads from the latest batch! Sorry for the pic quality, the scanner really distorts certain colors. The actual...
Components: Handmade PC beads, TOHO 6/0 seedbeads, asst'd. Czech 6mm glass beads from LB, Irish waxed linen cord from LB, antique gold bead covers from LB, and antique gold hook and eye clasp.

Strawberry Wine

The color combination of this necklace reminds me of a strawberry patch in the last moments of summer when the leaves are starting to turn and the...
Components: The main components are shell, pearl, prehnite chips, sari silk, crystal, suede and a copper-filled ring.

Denim Diamonds

This fabulous pendant is from Julie Shane’s “Just a Drop” shop on Etsy. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to keep it for myself ! But it took a...
Components: PC pendant from Just a Drop, Ceramic beads, Myuki Seed Beads, Blue Agate rounds, silver-plated beads and Artistic Wire.

Gemini Twin

I had this beautiful copper pendant by Kristy Bowman and so I paired it with double glass beads in a bright green color.
Components: Kristy Bowman copper, copper chain and findings, Czech chartreuse beads.