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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

Sandy Beach

I finally made the necklace to go with the Starfish & Jellyfish bracelet/earring set I made last year. Actually I made the necklace last year but...
Components: Art Beads: Coral look connecter SummerWindArt, ceramic connecter Clayworks by Lisa Boucher, Star bead Kylie Parry (from LB). Seed beads, czech glass lentils and starfish dangle, Michaels. Lampwork beads Hobby Lobby. Czech glass, piggies and waxed linen Lima Beads. Lampwork bead, aqua glass button and small starfish bead $1.00 tray at Walmart.

Sentiment Lariat

I made this necklace primarily because I wanted to try metal stamping. I really like the result!
Components: Leather cord, chain, Czech beads, wire, charms and all other elements are totally from LB

Summer Days

Summery fun with crisp yellows and greens and deep blue
Components: Pineapple jasper, Lapis, turquoise, Bali silver spacers, sterling silver toggle clasp

Vintage Tarot

I thought this an intriguing pendant and I had used some Rhinestone chain on another project. I thought this would be perfect for something...
Components: Resin metal pendant with image of vintage venutian lady...old Tarot card, 2mm Rhinestone chain, Citrine and Aquamarine dangles.

Boho by the Sea Necklace

When I used a similar chain style a couple months ago, I immediately thought it would make a good bracelet. Of course it does!, so I wanted to try...

Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace

This is another necklace that reminds me of the vintage pieces my Grandmother used to wear. :) I used a wire-wrapped link and a simple hook to...

Signature Colors

Inspired by my favorite colors!
Components: Pewter Cross, LB Coral, Turquoise, Lime green Magnesite. Sterling clasp and chain.

Ocean Stones

Snagged the Vintaj pendant here on sale.
Components: Fossil coral, multi-colored muscovite (both from LB from a few years back) square pearls, Rock Crystal bronze clasp also from LB.

Bluesy Bronze

This piece was inspired by my Bluesy Bronze fresh pick.
Components: My Bluesy Bronze fresh pick and some other chips and beads I had at home.

Basketball Fan Necklace

Tierracast displays a way to root for your favorite team in style.

Tibetan Life

I have wanted to use these Tibetan beads since I bought them. They reflect such a different culture than ours. That is the reason I incorporated...
Components: Tibetan agate beads, Terracast Tree of life, Zola coral and bar chain - all came from Lima Beads. From my stash came the gold beads and the brass JB connecters. I just remembered the bead caps which really match the Tibetan agate beads. Where did I get them? I am not sure! Ha! Almost forgot the bone beads from my stash.

Asymmerty One More time

This necklace is done in my favorite asymmetrical style using brass and some lovely vintage beads from Japan. I fell in love with the color of the...
Components: 14 and 24 gauge red brass wire, vintage beads, glass, pearl and metal beads for the tassel, satin Hamilton chain from LB

More Bones and Leather

Hey... I have a whole storage box full of bones! Just like with the pearls... I've been stockpiling them just in case... and believe it or not it...
Components: variety of bone beads, Greek leather, hand made brass wire spacers and clasp

Early Sunset

Having bought the Tibetan focal piece on from Lima Beads a few months ago, I was inspired to create this necklace after witnessing a beautiful...
Components: Tibetan Resin Amber and White Brass Teardrop Pendant, Cat's Eye Czech glass 6mm round beads, size 6 turquoise seed beads, antique silver round accent beads and toggle clasp.

Koi Pond

This is my favorite design for this month's Honey Do List challenge that my husband is giving me (and anyone else who wants to play!). I love the...
Components: Green Girl pendant; Czech glass flowers, melons, rondelles, and discs; pewter and silver plated spacers; Nunn design silver plated jump rings and clasp.

Smaller Staples

These staples are from a new bunch that I had to buy. There are about a gazillion staples in the box. They are more difficult to manipulate than...
Components: dyed and polished bone, staples for use on heavy boxes, Greek leather

Playing in the Mud x 3 designs

Three necklaces using Cerelun clay as a base for designs. It's a cool product and I'll have to play some more with it. :)
Components: Cerelun Clay, bezels, chain, swarovski crystals, acrylic roses, parts of broken jewelry.

Enchanted Forest

I loved the pendant from Summer Wind Art (LB) as soon as I opened it. Normally I would fiddle around for ages with something like this but for some...
Components: Rough pyrite, Crazy Lace Agate, Picture Jasper, various glass beads, leather and wood button. Little fairy houses are from Jubilee on Etsy.


A tribal feel with silver pendant from Turkey, faceted agate, and horn side pieces.

Gold Glamour

Beautiful lampwork focal, cream base with hints of blue with a touch of gold, accented with Amazonite and super chunky electroplated gold quartz

Sign of the Cross

I had limited myself to two pendants from Blu Mudd and really had a hard time deciding on which two. This one was in the top four but I chose...
Components: Lampwork beads by Donna Millard, ceramic beads by Happy Fallout Beads both on Etsy. Raku rondeles, chain and leather, LB. copper trade beads, turquoise and clasp from stash.

Love donuts?

Kumi cord made with 1mm satin cords in blue & gold & I think I used a strand or 2 of silk yarn. Turquoise impression jasper donut & antique gold...

Back to the Asymmetrical Designs

Haven't done much with the asymmetrical design necklaces for a while. So it was time to try out a new idea or two. Both necklaces had been...
Components: my favorite chain from LB, various metal, glass and stone beads, an eye of Shiva bead, rediscovered copper wire frames, Czech glass beads that look like stones, hand made hook clasps

Mermaid's Jewels

Made for the Starfish Color Palette Challenge on the Love My Art Jewelry blog, this necklace is fit for a mermaid! Check out my full post...
Components: Ceramic starfish pendant by Michelle McCarthy of Firefly Design Studio; Czech glass in various colors of aqua and different shapes; Amazonite; Impression Jasper; Tierra Cast brass plated clasp.


Beaded necklace using netting technique
Components: seed beads, crystal rondelles


A colorful macrame flower hangs from a strand of leather cord.
Components: Superlon #18, 2mm leather, copper wire


A knotted reminder of the understated beauty of life in the tropics
Components: Silk thread, job's tears(Limabeads), Czech glass beads (Limabeads), Antiqued sand dollar charm, wire wrapped crystal, ship rudder charm


Coming up on my inventory deadline and kinda freaking out! Been so busy being Mom and wife I haven't had time to sit and "work".... Made this...
Components: Zola, misc beads, leather

Asian extra pics for you

I hope this helps. My phone died and shooting photos from this angle is hard on me. But the whitish flat disc shape is also jade like focal and...

Kumi Queen

Still having a ton of fun with Kumihimo!
Components: 1mm satin cord, pewter flower beads, silver O beads, antique silver plated toggle & cones, magic