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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.

Banded Teal Agate and Moss Opalite

Opened up an old box of stones I have been saving and found these great LARGE faceted banded teal agate nuggets. Mixed with moss opalites.
Components: banded teal agate nuggets, Moss Opalite, sterling silver lobster claw, pewter beads, sterling wire guards

Brazilian Garden

Brazilian garden with trees laden with parasites and epiphytes, that is the theme of this months Art Bead Scene challenge, some of you girls might...
Components: Magdalena Ruiz, Meital, Golem Studio from my stash, my own PC connector and handmade clasp. C-Koop, Gaea, Czech glass, chain and brass stamping are from Lima.

Summers Splendor

Hello all you fabulous LB beaders! Looking for some good advice from any of you talented girls! ^^ As I mentioned in my last post (if any of you...
Components: Different sized Lucite flowers, the bead caps were made from cutting up some filigree wraps and folding them, a few czech pearls and pearl chips, bronze box chain and findings, a bronze flower link, two purple czech bellflowers and some bright orange sari silk : )

Summer Bloom

Great polymer clay pendant!
Components: polymer clay pendant, carved bone beads, yellow bicone Czech beads, waxed linen, leather lace, yellow tubing, bead as a button.

Kumihimo Fringe!

I love the look of the long necklaces with beads hanging off a fringe.So I thought I would try it with kumihimo.
Components: twisted rainbow colored rope and brass beads and glass beads.

Tree Of Life

I still love making these.
Components: Emerald glass chips, amber wire and 22 gauge wire for the tree.

Amber Wire Water Fall

I'm having a hard time deciding if I should keep this or put it in the store to sell.I love the color of the wire with the turquoise. I really had...
Components: Amber Copper Colored Wire, and Turquoise. Handmade connections and clasp.

More Malachite

The frame for this piece was one I had made many months ago. Every thing I had tried for a focal just didn't look right.

Then I brought home...
Components: Malachite, 12 and 24 gauge copper wire

Sticks and Stones

I thought the Tourmaline sticks and Batik ribbon went well together.
Components: Tourmaline sticks, waxed linen, batik ribbon, assorted dangles.


Cellini pattern in turquoise purple and green
Components: various sizes and colours of seed beads

Mixed Metal Etching

An experiment in etching with very inexpensive package of metal blanks. Some were silver colored, some 'copper', some brass. The silver base metal...
Components: Metal blanks, Brass, Copper, turquoise, glass and carnelian beads.

Fun leather

This type of necklace was popular with customers.
Components: Another leather cord with jasper impression square and recycled glass pendnat.

Tasty Turquoise

Turquoise with copper.
Components: Leather cord, magnasite doughnut, copper spacers and clasp. A simple piece.

Looking For Rocks

Like said before I have said before I have been going through all the left over pieces and using them up. These pieces of rock gemstones and beads...
Components: A mish mash of extra pieces.