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More bead ladders...

Two variations on a theme...I think of these as bead ladder necklaces or like vertebrae necklaces. They have some great movement and flexibility....
Components: Chain, wire, beads


Earth Goddess

This all started with the goddess pendant. I decided to use earthy color beads, and of course I went right to jasper and agate! I think they...
Components: Waxed Irish linen, artistic wire for my handmade coil bale, jumprings and chain and tibetan agate--from LB. Picasso Jasper 8mm beads, artistic jasper 10 mm beads, copper goddess pendant and 4mm bronze rondelles from Etsy stores. Almost forgot the jasper 6mm beads from LB!


empiria collar

I've always felt it has some elegance to it, and like the simplicity.
Components: black crystal beads, (bought as 'hand faceted') Square silver stock, several types of copper stock.


Baby Blues

What do you get from one strand of beautiful baby blue beads? A serenity bracelet and a long chain tassel necklace. The necklace is a knock off...
Components: Czech beads, chain, purchased bracelet bar, silver plated 20 g. wire.


Golden Fleece Necklace

Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of the Golden Fleece
Components: TOHO seed beads #15 and #11, Tila beads, Czech glass studs, ammonite cabochons


My Virgo Mom, Busy as a Bee!

A gift for my mom. She gets up early in the morning and doesn't slow down until bedtime! Autumn colors are best on her.
Components: Bronze clasps by Green Girl, Czech glass beads, bronze beads by Saki Silver, sewn-edge silk ribbon, Soft Flex heavy beading wire, copper crimps hidden by reamed-out bronze round beads. All LB. I will post a pick with the materials, though the CG leaves and butterscotch chandelier cut beads are discontinued.


Dream Weaver with Fringe

My take on a tassel/fringe necklace. I'd been wanting to make something with the Russian & Peruvian amazonite rounds & coral rondelles for a while....
Components: Amoracast vermeil pendant; amazonite, coral and gf beads; 2-ply waxed linen; Soft Flex medium gold-plated beading wire/cable (LB). Findings: 9mm & 5.3mm gf jump rings; gf magnetic clasp; 2mm gf crimps & 2.5mm gf crimp covers; 24ga gf wire.


More Zola

So I've been working a TON with Zola because it makes short work of designing and the shop owner where I have some of my stuff really likes the...
Components: CG beads (various), howlite, leather, copper wire, Vintaj wire, pieces from stick bib gemstones from LB (I don't remeber the kind of stone...)


Ode to Ali

I loved the necklace that Ali made using this focal and was so inspired by it that I wanted to make one with my own spin on it. Design credit...
Components: Zola focal, bead mix, white shell beads


Oak and Evergreens

It is cold here in Alberta and you can feel that winter is just around the corner, so I decided to make some pieces that would go with the cool...
Components: From Lima Beads Autumn Agate faceted, Forest Agate focal bead, Tibetan style rondelles, double drilled Bronzite ovals, Biva stick pearls, rivets, leather strap, C- Lon. Pendants are from Classic Bead and Bo Hulley. From my stash matte Jade wheels, matte Red Tiger Eye, matte Agate with druzy .


Hand Hammer links and wire wraped

Fire agate
Components: Copper wire


A Mother's Love

Here's one of the horse fine silver PMC3 pendants I made. I left this one (it's different from the first one I posted) in LOS, then left it in my...
Components: PMC3 fine silver, 18 gauge SSF wire, and cord from LB


It's Autumn!

This is to showcase some of the gorgeous Czech beads I have recently received. I always seem to gravitate to these colors--can you tell I LOVE...
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy shops, Artistic wire from LB for the handmade jumprings and chain.


Hibiscus Bib

I have been wanting to try this type of necklace for a while now - linking together components to form a bib. The trickiest part of this necklace...


Shamara's Designs

Gemstone and components from Lima Beads


A little sparkle...

Adding a little sparkle to necklaces with these crystal chandelier pieces. I purchased a box of twelve of these on line...each about 1 and 1/2 inch...
Components: crystal chandelier replacement pieces, antiqued silver chain and findings, charms, rose quartz


Snowflake Obsidian

Great neutral set with a statement focal pendant for those who like black and white
Components: Snowflake Obsidian trapezoid pendant and beads, seed beads, pewter beads and pewter toggle clasp. Earrings have textured pewter hoops with round snowflake obsidian beads on sterling silver earwires


A Rose for Rita

Strung and wound/wove a single length of beading wire with seed beads into this 5 strand necklace to set off the most lovely PH copper rose...
Components: I posted a pick with the LB components, though I did not use every seed bead in the two Toho mixes, and the copper rings that I hammered to flatten and texturize came from an unused 3-ring adjustable clasp in my stock. The crimps are nice heavy ones I had hanging around, too.


Collar Necklaces

Collar necklaces are a great choice when wanting to go simple or go big. They are easy to wear and easy to work with. I whipped up these 5 in under...


Patina Garden ( inspired by Ali )

This all started backwards, initially I planned for the crocheted necklace to go with Zola focal, but it was just not right, so I decided to add...
Components: Zola focal, Amethyst, mystic blue Feldspar, Quartz, brass stampings, Czech glass, crystals ( yes, you are reading this correct, I actually used them ), suede lace, Greek bead, C-Lon, brass chain, clasp, jump rings and rivets are from Lima Beads. Scorched Earth tribal spike and my old leather purse.


Almost Fall

Inspired by the transition of summer to fall.
Components: Lima beads copper acorn pendant. Czech glass and lemon quartz, copper chain and clasp, all LB.


Calm

...that's what yoga is supposed to make you... Weird that I was planning this mala-type remake of this necklace already in June, only to come back...
Components: My fave Picture Jasper from LB, waxed linen cord, wooden bead, brass chain "dip dyed" with Norite, my handmade brass cap (tubing, sheet and paste solder).


More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads


Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.


A Necklace To Match

I finally finished this necklace to match ALL those bracelets!!
Components: All Czech glass beads from LB and various Etsy shops, jumprings and chain handmade from 18g Artistic wire.


Green "Fringe" Project

Another version of fringe. :)
Components: Petra ceramic leaf. Ocean Jasper in 2 shapes, prehnite, Vintaj wire, Vintaj chain, Vintaj headpins, Irish waxed linen, all LB


Blue "Fringe" Project

This is probably as close as I'm going to get to a fringe piece. :)
Components: Petra's ceramic pendant, Greek pewter pieces, Irish waxed Linen, Soft Flex wire, 2 sizes of seed beads, LB. Swarovski crystals, Dumortierite in 2 sizes, and manmade blue quartz, my stash.


Coral in the Pink

I personally love pink coral so I tried pairing them with white freshwater pearls. Now I'm wishing I'd made it longer but its a standard length at...
Components: 8mm pink coral faceted beads, 7mm white freshwater pearls, used both Swarovski AB spacers along with tiny vermeil daisy spacer beads. I finished it off with a very pretty vermeil clasp.


Tail Feather Fringe Necklace

This Zola piece is a statement all on its own. I simply embellished my chain with a complementary flower coin and added a funky matte fringe to...


Gulf Shores

A friend from Pensacola visited a few weeks ago, which inspired me to create a necklace with a beachy feel to it.
Components: Brass filigree with patina, Vintaj blank, seafoam green chips, leather cord, brass components.


Flower Child

I chose one of my painted, embossed blanks; found some beads from my stash to go with it, and added some components to create a boho piece.
Components: Vintaj blanks, Patina, Irish Waxed Linen, various glass beads, ceramic beads, brass findings and chain.


Horizon

Another fetish bead necklace with my favorite colors. They remind me of the sky before sunset begins.
Components: Turquoise cube beads, Red Aventurine fetish beads, Sunstone, Howlite, and Sterling Silver.


In Anticipation of Fall

Orange is my favorite color and Fall is my favorite season.So, of course I got this orange enameled leaf from c -koop to start off the season.
Components: C-Koop enameled leaf, Czech Glass flowers, Carnelian, Unicorne orange brim ring and brass bar chain.


Open Sky Crystal Necklace

At 27" long you can slip this necklace right over your head. All you need to do to finish it off is to add a tassel or a favorite focal. I chose a...


Mermaid Pearl Crystal Necklace

At 27" long, this knotted crystal necklace is perfect to add a favorite focal too. The best part is, you can wrap it around your wrist to be worn...


Remembering Calie

My first necklace using wrapping with wire. My Pomeranian died this year at 15. She was a sweet dog that I miss every day.
The bracelets I added....
Components: Necklace- all from Lima. I used Vintaj Artisan copper wire, Lipstick winged dog pendant, and various Czech beads. Bracelet 1 has a Xax Raku bead, copper chain, and glass beads from my stash. Bracelet 2 - Remembrance memory wire, Czech beads from LB and the Czech 2-holed Honeycomb beads from my stash.


Knock on Wood

I recently bought a bunch of vintage stuff..one of which was this wooden ringy chain (you had to put together) ...Plus vintage Czech.
Components: vintage wood chain, wood focal, waxed linen, Czech red flower, etc.


Waiting for summer..

The semi-tropical mid coast of Australia just saw a very warm winter weekend, and I longed for the lazy summer days at the beach, with the smell of...
Components: Czech flowers, UFO beads (emerald sky picasso), Czech Crystals, light brown coconut shell rondelle, Blue haze fire agate round (12mm), Beadalon Beeswax thread conditioner, all from Lima Beads. 18 gauge antique copper wire, c-lon carolina blue (tex 210 -doubled up for knotting), leather, chain, and antique copper clasp and findings - from local bead shop. Blue seed beads, from own stash.


Mandala Mala

Using the mandala as the focal point or guru for this piece to me represents our circles of life (family, friends and our communities) within the...


Om Mala

The combination of fossil jasper and beryl morganite blends so nicely together. They provide a soft earthiness reminiscent of the sea. The use of...


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