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Picture Writing

This one sorta went off the rails.... It was another of the bracelet experiments that didn't pan out. I had it for ages before I figured out it...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Chinese ocean jasper beads, 4mm copper beads, copper box chain

Bluebird of Happiness

Jess of SweetBirchDesigns designed a Mountain Bluebird for me. One thing led to another and we had pendants and beads and an adorable bluebird...
Components: The pendant is a tad under 1 1/2" with a copper bail and ~ 26-27 inches of beautifully beaded chain. I incorporated all the colors you can see on the pendant with agates, Swarovski, Czech, along with copper beads, copper bail, and a copper toggle clasp.

I'm Over It Now

Okay, I'm ready for autumn now and made this necklace today to celebrate. Although, I hear we're in for triple digits this weekend, so I'm not...
Components: Rainbow agates, copper leaf pendant and chain, turquoise, howlite rondelles, and Irish waxed linen

Copper cross

This cross pendant was hand sawn from copper sheet metal, filed and then etched to create the pattern on the cross. It is attached with handmade...
Components: 20 gauge copper. The beads used are ocean fossil nuggets, Honey Stone, Rutilated Quartz, and copper spacers (all from lima beads).

Rectangles cubed

This pendant is made by stringing 3 rectangles stones on twisted wire. It is connected to handmade bead connectors then connected with copper...
Components: Pendant is rose quartz, prehenite and yellow jade, bead connectors are yellow hematoid Quartz, Old Yellow Jade, New Jade, strawberry quartz, green fluorite, Rutilated Quartz and czech glass. All beads from lima beads except strawberry Quartz. Copper chain, twisted wire and flower clasp.

I just can't let go...

While I absolutely love the colors and themes in autumn jewelry, I just cannot seem to want this summer to end. Here's my last ditch effort to hang...
Components: Porcelain beads, glass and seed beads, Irish waxed linen cord, metal buttons

Something Is A Litte Fishy

A truly wonderful gift from a gifted person who beads. I was given this beautiful tiny Chinese cloisonné fish.
In my favorite color....the purple...
Components: Hand strung necklace primarily with the 11/0 Toho seed beads: Inside Color Grey / Magenta Lined. Four milky white Czech rondelle crystals 4mm size with 6 round gold 3mm metal beads. Since the fish has gold in it: I used gold to complement the fish. I used white Wild Fire bead thread with gold findings: gold crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, a gold barrel clasp. I decided to dangle my little fishy with one 6mm pale lavender crystal bead with two of the tiny seed beads on both ends of the crystal. A very delicate seed bead necklace. I did this fishy proud !!!

Remberence of Spring

Amid the ice and snow of late winter the birds sing, wistful hope of the coming spring. Pale green the budding branches remember.
Components: Grass Green Turquoise, autumn agate flowers, African Opal, Czech glass in spring dew and spring garden, spring green recycled glass, and waxed linen. from LB. Seed beads and copper findings from my stash.

An unintentional acorn ...

So I decided to make another necklace in the style I made yesterday now I am enjoying the stamping! I chose this beautiful green African opal and...
Components: Green African Opal, Ocean Jasper, 2mm antique brown leather cord, green seed beads, copper blank, 18 gauge antique copper colored wire, 2mm copper crimp cord ends. lobster clasp.

Time for tea

This is something you can wear on the days you want to be pretty and frilly. Pinks and copper and sugar and spice.
Components: Rose Quartz, Mother of Pearl, crystals, copper seed beads, copper disks, and a copper focal that opens.

Shine Bright free spirit!

So I keep seeing these wire wrapped necklaces everywhere. I love the look of them but instead of being shiny and silver I wanted to make something...
Components: Citrine, Amethyst, copper blanks, 16 gauge copper colored wire, 2mm antique brown leather cord. lobster clasp

4 Strands To Go!

I've been working on stringing this one for awhile....trying to lessen the seedbead tubes! LOL I managed to finish it while watching Ken Burns'...
Components: Assorted 6/0 glass and metal seedbeads, assorted 6mm round glass beads, waxed linen cord, antique gold wire, end cones, jumprings and toggle clasp.

Back in Time

This piece was made using a Roman Bronze Coin from Tunisia approximately 2000 years old. I purchased the coin in the dig site museum plus several...
Components: Coin, metal stamping, chain, black onyx.

Antique Butterfly

I have to admit, I'm not the necklace making type. I've made a few in my beading days, but I can count them on one hand. But a while back I made...
Components: Polymer Clay Pendant, Polymer Clay beads, Czech squares, Czech FP rondelles, Czech bellflowers, Toho seed beads, copper chain, toggle, headpins and wire.


I have always wanted to do this pendant but didn't know where to start!
Components: boho pendant, Gilder's Paste, agate nuggets, brass chain, sari silk, small Agate rounds, grey, gray blue and blue drops, waxed linen in teal, brass hook

Parts is Parts

Misc Parts such as a band from a broken bracelet, half of a toggle clasp, several niftys from the scrapbook isle, one fabulous LB Czech oval, the...
Components: leather, copper wire, gears, Czech Glass oval, misc parts.

Seraphinite Necklace

I love Seraphinite, the color and the way it shimmers. The Seraphinite in this necklace is from Lima Beads and is so beautiful. It was definitely...
Components: Seraphinite Beads from Lima Beads. Vermeil Beads, clasps, and findings and large focal bead from various suppliers.

The Olive Donut

This is a re-do. I think this is better.
Components: vintage lucite donunt, Czech olive green daisy's, waxed linen, two resin nuggets, Tiger's Eye rounds and sari silk.

Redo Pendant

This is a redo of a pendant for my friend. I just wasn't happy with the first try. (pic#1) So after 3 failed attempts and a lot of lost wire.!! I...
Components: !8 gauge copper wire, 24 gauge, and Howlite beads.

*Flower Knots*

Just a simple knotted necklace with a little extra. I had started it but didn't have enough shell pearls. Then I found these little wood flowers...
Components: Shell pearls & tiny czech flowers/LB. Wood flowers, wood ring, aqua seed beads/Walmart. Cashmere czech beads/ArteBellaSupplies, Etsy. Knotted on S-lon cord.

Still Nut Hunting, Indian Summer and more

I have been making some necklaces and bracelets to replace the ones that had sold mostly with a fall and winter theme and colors.
Components: !. Still Nut Hunting : Gaea pendant, GGS squirrel bead, Czech glass, Jasper, Mushroom lampwork bead, Vintaj clasp and bead caps are from LB, rest fro my stash. 2. Indian Summer : Czech glass, copper plated chain from LB, from my stash charoite, Ub teardrop and spacer and more Czech glass. My own PC pendant 3. Blossom Czech glass from LB. rest from my stash. 3. Apple Orchard Czech glass, Kylie Parry apple bead, C-Koop leaf, African glass, button LB, Ebony wood from stash. 4. Anchusa : Dumortrierite and lampwork beads from Lima, rest from my stash.

Fall Colors

I finally got round to making a wire collar necklace! Finished it in one evening, but it took a lot of creative thinking to figure out what I...
Components: Bronze wire, 1, 6 mm. Copper sheet of some unknown thin gauge (less than 0, 5 mm definitely) from my dad's shed. Red Creek Jasper sticks I got at LB this summer, and some thin copper wire.

Dangles, Dangles & More Dangles!

These are just a few of my Beautiful Dangles which attach to any of my Chains. One Chain turns into many Necklaces. Feel Free To See More on my...
Components: I only used the best quality beads and gemstones. All chains are either silver plated pewter, antique silver plated components. Crystals and Pearls are my favorite.

Chubby Bird’s Fall Berries

Speaking of Fall Berries....When I saw Becky’s Fresh Pick inspired by Fall berries, I had to chuckle as I was getting ready to post this necklace;...
Components: Lipstick Ranch Chubby Bird (LB); Jasper twisted ovals and rounds; Dyed Quartz w/mica; green pearl shell rounds; Copper ball headpins, AC pins, jumprings, components, spacers, cable chain, lobster clasp.

Coming up Roses

This is my entry for the Sept. Art Bead Scene Challenge. This is the first time I've had something completed so early in the month!

My design...
Components: Pendant by Andrew Thornton; lots of Czech glass from Lima Beads; Vintaj chain, beadcaps, filigree bead, & findings; shell; misc gemstones; and Swarovski crystal pearl.

My favorite Tiki

A long necklace inspired by the Tiki pendant from the '60's. Love the '60's!
Components: An Ebony Tiki pendant, with large Coral and Black Lava beads, Vintage Cinnabar, and silver chain.

Winter Clouds

I liked this matte charcoal grey bulls eye jasper pendant and tried many different beads with it but nothing seemed to fit. Finally came up with...
Components: Matte charcoal grey bulls eye jasper pendant, Leopardskin Jasper, tourmalinated quartz, grey jasper, riverstone, TierraCast gunmetal heirloom toggle from LB.

Boho boho boho...

These boho necklaces are so much fun to make. I love it.

And they are so comfortable, light weight and soft.

I'm hooked :-)

Lady In Red

Kumihimo Technique......Has an elegance to it,s look....
Components: Garnet Swarovski Bi-cones and Lentil beads

Bohemian style necklace

This is really not a typical Copenhagen Statement piece.

The boho style is not something I have done before. But I got inspired when Crystal...

Peacock Hematite

Peacock Hematite donut, wrapped in silver wire to make a focal pendant
Components: Hematite donut, silver wire

Vkings at Red Creek

I used a red creek jasper donut as the focal, bail is made with sterling square wire. attached about 5 inches of viking knit between two chains of...
Components: Jasper donut, creek jasper beads (alternating ovals and rondelles)silver wire


The designs and colors of the wood beads, just made me think of Morocco! I have had these from my last trip to Nashville. I finally got around to...
Components: Handmade PC beads, assorted carved and painted wooden beads, copper jumprings and toggle clasp and waxed linen cord.

Daisy Chain

I have had the blue/yellow/white daisy beads for ages and just could not come up with any design. I looked for a pendant and never found one that...
Components: Blue/yellow/white glass daisy beads & yellow wavy magnesite spacers/Michaels. Large yellow glass flower, yellow glass beads, yellow & blue seed beads, yellow bead & brass link chain/Walmart. Silver metal butterfly, sunflower bead & amber nugget/stash. Waxed linen LB.

Milady's rosary

Another medieval rosary.
Components: shell pearls, silk thread, terracast skull and cross all from LB.

Several necklaces :-)

Severel necklaces in the same line.

They are all gemstone with clear crystals carefully wrapped in silver polymer clay, dusted with micra...

Recycled Stringing

I absolutely love Lima’s recycled glass!!
After all the work and frustration on the necklace Ninety-one Dalmatians, I knew I needed something...
Components: Gold C-Lon .5mm (LB); Desert Gold & Med. Amethyst Recycled Glass Flat Freeform (LB); Seed Beads in Gunmetal #6 & Milky Nutmeg #8; Ant Copper Acrylic Barrels

Something To Go With the Suede Jacket

...that was the wish of my friend. We picked these stones, and I had a bit of fun with some brass sheet metal... sawing, filing and hammering....
Components: Tiger Eye nuggets and chips (wish I remembered where I got the nuggets!), picture jasper (LB), on wire. Note that I got the idea to cover the crimp with a large hole bead! Brass sheet (lead free) and wire (1 and 0, 8 mm).

Sirens Are Calling Me To The Sea

So I also do a bit of work with fine silver sheet and stamping. I decided to combine those two mediums with knotting to make the ultimate sea...
Components: 10mm faceted larimar jade rondelles, 10mm larimar jade rounds, Czech glass, teal rhinestone rondelles, a handmade and hand stamped link, a shibuichi sea goddess pendant and a vintage dimpled teardrop glass pearl.

Artisan Crafted Cross Necklace

I have been in love with this artists OOAK soldered crosses ever since I first saw one. I bought several of them and made myself the first...
Components: 10mm faceted multi gemstones, 10-12mm turquoise rondelles, sterling silver artisan crafted spacers, an artisan soldered obsidian cross with turquoise and green glass insets.