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Rudraksha Style Mala

Rudraksha (Shiva's Teardrops) are traditionally used alone with 108 beads knotted on a black or red cord with 1 extra used as the guru - total 109...

Fire and Ice Mala

Traditional style Mala necklace.

Sharpie Circles with Czech Glass Beads

I'm retiring the sharpie circle design. However, I had one last frame finished so I decided Czech fire polished glass would be a good way to end...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Czech glass beads, various stone beads, a pearl, a copper triangle, two of my favorite LB chains

Fallen Leaves Twilight

Again, loved the Antique Silver plated feather link from Zola and wanted to dress this design up a bit. I peyote stitched the band and added...
Components: Zola Elements Antique silver plated feather focal link from Lima Beads, Toho bead cubes and seed beads, Swaroski crystal pearls, and sterling silver leaves.

Fallen Leaves

I loved the green brass feather focal link from Zola Elements. Fall is just around the corner and thought it would be a fun piece to make. So...
Components: Zola Elements patina green brass feather focal link from Lima Beads, fire polished turquoise beads, pink synthetic Calsilica gemstones, Czech various leaf drops, and gunmetal Rolo chain.

Midnight Garden ( inspired by Kye )

I made the necklace with that pendant a while back, but it was so blah I did not like it I needed to re-design it, I used the wire wrap technique...
Components: From Lima beads;Ceramic Bluebird Kylie Parry, Abalone ovals, Labradorite rondelles, Vintaj jump ring and bead cap, C-Lon. Lampwork beads Made by Fire, pendant Invicti and my own flower clasp

Red coral mala necklace

I made this necklace for a friend at work. She's a great mentor and I wanted to make her something that symbolized her wisdom. I used red coral...
Components: Red coral, silver seed beads and spacers, pewter green girl studios owl.

Amethyst Shard

Not so funny...went to make this necklace this morning and realized I bought a gemstone shard that was not drilled. With some wire futzing and some...
Components: Brass chain, butterfly, Amethyst point, and glass beads. And man made opalite.

A piece of my Heart

I made this for a relative that lost a grandmother and had a miscarriage in the same short span of time, think of the saying "A piece of my heart...
Components: Sterling Silver chain and pendant. Faceted Pearl and Garnet.

Bear Clan

I have a friend who is Alabama Coushatta tribe and her family belongs to the Bear Clan. I made this as a going away present for her.
Components: Sterling Silver, Tiger eye fetish beads, Blue and Green Turquoise, Lapis.

Fairy Tears

The pieces I selected for this necklace have an ethereal quality that works nicely in this delicate necklace.

Tea Time

Just a beginner! I made this necklace and earrings as a gift for my lovely mother-in-law. Having developed a keen interest in paper beads, I...
Components: Gemstone beads are Blue haze fire agate 14mm from Lima Beads, crystal beads, Czech fire polished seed beads, antique copper spacer, findings and chain from my own stash, tea stained paper beads I made myself and dip glazed.

Yes...Another Tassel Necklace!

I made more jumprings and what else could
I make? LOL Actually, I have had this design in my mind for a while--glad I finally put...
Components: Handmade PC focal and a few beads--made by me. Tibetan agate beads from LB, some Czech beads from LB, Czech beads from SimplyPie on Etsy, handmade jumprings and chain....made with 18 and 20g Artistic wire, lobsterclaw clasp from local store.

Something Fancy

I made a fresh pick by this name many moons ago. Finally saw my concept thru. Many things I'd change if I did another one-- especially where I put...
Components: I'll post a pick with the components, though the brass bezel (no loop) is discontinued.

I gave in too

Remember when I saw Tanya's necklace and I said I had similar beads to finally give in into the tassel craze. I changed my mind about the GGS fish...
Components: Lampwork bead Havana Beads, Czech glass and pearls my stash, Lima Beads Vintaj bead caps, chain, C-lon, Pyrite, crystals, sari silk, and y own PC strata bead with crackle finish

Last Days of Summer

I'm proudly an owner of beads from DonnaPerlinplim and I had to make something with them, the pendant is so beautiful just on it's own, so I...
Components: Pendant DP, lampwork beads Garden of Beads, lampwork headpin Glass by Leese, copper chain ArtIncendi, from Lima Beads waxed linen and Vintaj findings

To Bee or Not to Bee

I love this Bee pendant and especially that I could add any color I wanted to to it.I got the idea I could use some of my copper metal and stamp...
Components: ceramic bee pendant, Czech Glass, vintage wood bead, Apple Jasper and bar brass chain

Orange You Glad it's Friday?

Playing a bit with polymer clay patterns as a craft night activity with my Mother In Law. Brownie points and bonding all in one. :)
Components: Polymer clay pendant, Carnelian circle drop, leather, paper bead, greek ceramic disk.

Open Bezel Necklace

The is a great instructional from Nunn Design. The step-by-step instructions make using resin fun and easy. Using this technique allows you to make...

Octopus's garden

I was making one of the octopus necklaces in my booth at our Science fiction con. and two different people asked me to make them one for next years...
Components: Seed beads, Czech glass flowers and clovers, Czech glass daggers Ceramic heart Sewn edge ribbon, bakers twine, hemp, Large jump rings all from Lima. Wood, Bone, and glass beads from my stash. Ceramic octopus vessels from Shipwreck beads.

River Stones

I love the cool slate tones of these beads. The pendant was sold as Succor Creek Jasper, it comes in a variety of muted tones, and it often used...
Components: Succor Creek pendant and Wild horse Jasper, Smoky Quartz, and Montana blue crystals. Copper chain and clasp. All from LB except the pendant.

Turtle Beach

I was fiddling with these great little turtles from Wild Dove Beads on Etsy and couldn't decide if I wanted to use the pendant or not. Instead of...
Components: Recycled Glass beads, brass charms and chains (most from LB), brass clasp, MOP sticks, 20 gauge brass wire for necklace bar and turtles!


I was given a whole bunch of wooden beads. (I still have lots and lots left.) Not a material I usually use, so I purchased some African Clay...
Components: African Clay Beads, Wood beads

I took a Class

My local bead shop was offering a class and Debbie Benninger was a guest teacher. I was thrilled as I met her at a gem show in the fall and really...
Components: Copper wire 20 gauge and 26 gauge, copper chain and components, Swarovski Crystal.

Fall Tones

Inspired by the Marshall Neal pendant, and by wishfully thinking of Fall and it's cooler temperatures.
Components: Ceramic Pendant, Green Turquoise, Gold coral, Champagne pearls, Tiger Iron.

Here Comes The Sun

I usually designed around my pendant.
Components: Citrine slice pendant, Citrine and carnelian beads, Green Turquoise, Pearls, sterling silver.

Tiger Eye

I've used this copper loop shape in necklaces many times but I find it looks a bit different with different beads.

Tiger eye is one of my...
Components: tiger eye, 14ga and 24ga copper wire, brass spacers, 3 different shapes of tiger eye, a pearl, copper washer, 2 agate beads, a jasper nugget, my favorite LB chain and a handmade hook clasp

Mellow Yellow

Foolin around...with a Petra Carpeau gift and a copper vine and blank.What came from it I think is kind of neat.
Components: Copper vine, copper blank, Gilder's Paste, Blue Green Quartz..LB, Ocean Jasper, Indian Agate, Sari Silk, Yellow bulb-like thing and copper lobster.

Day of the dead head

I was just playing around with beads and loved how the curved points of this connector framed the skull, it reminds me of an amazing Afro. I used...

Nature's Treasures

I adore walking along the Ohio River and collecting driftwood. I saw this piece and knew it had to become a pendant. I grew up in AZ and loved...
Components: Driftwood, nut beads, Magnesite rhondelles (so wish I could have afforded these in real turquoise), wood slices, and AZ turquoise chips.

A Bit of Boho

I had a bowl of leftover beads from projects. This was an easy way to use them.
Components: Mixed beads, head pins, jump rings, leftover piece of chain, and leather.

Blue Brilliance

I like jewelry that drapes and thought this might look good with a deep cut white shirt and jeans. It actually fits more like a choker than in the...
Components: Electroplated quartz, Czech glass, and leather cord. I put the cord through metal beads with loops, but it isn't necessary. You could do the same directly on the wire.

Kumihimo Necklace with Teardrop Fringe

Another Kumihimo that I followed the instructions to be able to accomplish this! It definitely has a twist that I need to work out. I'm going to...
Components: C-lon .5mm in Eggplant, size 8 seed beads in matte bronze, bronze & purple haze (I think), teardrops in 2 sizes--purple with bronze luster, bronze crimp ends (Rio Grande), one fabulous bronze toggle clasp from Annabronze❤️

Nature in Autumn Kumihimo Necklace

I have multiple bins & baskets full of semi finished jewelry or pieces needing repairs or tweeks. (Anyone else have this?!!). I started rooting...
Components: Miyuki long magatamas in metallic gold ab & transparent rose gold luster, size 8 round seed beads in similar colors, gold & rose petite (1 mm) rattail nylon satin cord, antique brass end caps by JBB, Woodland brass toggle clasp by Vintaj.

Boho Metamorphosis

This started out with me braiding C-lon in a typical braid & incorporating fluorite nuggets. When I was done, I took silk ribbon & started macrame...
Components: Various silk ribbons, C-lon .5 mm in 3 colors, rainbow fluorite faceted nuggets & pebbles, antique brass findings, Czech UFOs

Spinning raku disc necklace

Fairly long necklace that is adjustable and fun to play with.
Components: Greek Ceramic Raku Metallic Harvest Large Spacer Disc 20mm, either dark cherry or black currant recycled small glass nugget or mix - I can't tell those apart, Toho Permanent galvanized (Matte) Starlight Round 8/0, Czech Fire Polished Galss Amethyst Round 8mm, Toho Raku Cube beads, antiqued copper chain, heavy jump rings, heavy gauge copper colored wire for link beads, "S" clasp hook, .019 medium silver satin Soft Flex beading cable, Heavy sterling silver 2 x 2 crimps, oxidized square wire open jump ring, two heavy gauge oxidized heavy gauge round wire jump rings.

Chain Gang

This goes with the Inspired bracelets I will be earrings!
Components: Handmade jumprings and chain, handmade PC beads, red carnelian beads from LB, jasper beads from LB and Czech glass beads from LB.

Fun with wood

I have all these different categories of beads based on their material. I decided to play with some wood beads. I strung them on some tiny leather...

Some More Bones!

Apparently I have an over abundance of bones. There are still plenty more where these came from.

I made this necklace to use a bone pendant with...
Components: batik designed bone pendant, ordinary bones, chain, hand made hook clasp

A Strange Pearl and Other stuff

This is the tale of a strange pearl. A couple of years ago I sold a necklace to the husband of a friend. It was made with blister pearls. The...
Components: pearl, ceramic beads, copper chain and wire