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Chakra pendant

I recently went to see a Crystal healer, for various things I have going on in my life right now. She taught me more than I knew about the Chakras...
Components: Rainbow moonstone, Amethyst, Sodalite, Aventurine, Citrine, Carnelian and red jasper. Silver plated 20 gauge wire. Silver plated chain.

Earth Charm

This is what I like to call my Earth charms, simply because it looks like a little planet earth. I have had so many comments on this when I wore it...
Components: 14 mm Turquoise impression jasper, 24 gauge silver plated wire. 20 gauge wire, for the center pin. Silver plated chain. Lobster clasp. Jump rings for the extender chain at the back.


Here's an example of my soldered copper (see the comments on my previous necklace), could be more coppery, but in real life you don't really...
Components: 2mm copper wire, soldered (in two steps), hammered, polished, tumbled and waxed. Ceramic bead made by me. Patinated copper chain (LB).

On the Shore

A slightly overloaded version of my seashell design... or just a party piece! (Tried to put it on to work, but -- no...). The brass solder is oddly...
Components: Soldered brass heart of 1.5 mm wire, shells from a holiday at the Danish coast, some thinner brass wire, handmade clasp, leather cord and iolite chips (LB).

Leaf Goddess

I got this beautiful little Fern Goddess in the mail from Gaea and I happened to have my batik out so I put them together with some Czech glass and...
Components: Fern Leaf Goddess from Gaea, gemstones, seed beads, Czech beads and button, copper findings, batik fabric.

Like Grape Jelly

Loved these graduated Brazilian purple agate stones. Agate is actually my all-time favorite gemstone. Mixed with some Swarovski in purple velvet...
Components: Brazilian purple banded agates, Swarovski 5301 purple velvet bicones, TierraCast antique silver butterfly toggle from LB, Accuflex beading wire, Via Murano moonlight crimps, sterling wire guards

Citrus Punch

I love orange, it's my favorite color!
Components: Orange Sponge Coral, Pineapple, lemon and green jade.

I love My Black

In this piece I used LB recycle glass pieces in black and black and white recycled beads plus silver jump rings and chain .

A Summer Moment

Crazy Lace Agate from LB, orange dragon vein beads . recycled glass beads from LB and gold beads and chain. I just loved the Crazy Lace Agate and...

Turquoise Dream

Various shapes and sizes of Turquoise beads also LB recycled Glass pieces and clear rhinestone chain

Turquoise Spiral Rope

a spiral rope with an embellishment of flowers
Components: 11 seed beads, delicas and an assortment of loose beads


Components: Agate, Swarovski crystals and pearls. Sterling silver.

Opposites Attract

Color wheel opposites! I always paired these colors when I colored as a child, waayy before I knew the design term.
Components: Arizona Green Turquoise, Purple Spiny Oyster Shell.

All Seasons

I wanted a necklace that could be worn year 'round. I love all the bright and cheery colors in it. The dangles just make it--FUN!!
Components: Czech rondelles from LB, assorted rondelles from my stash, assorted 6mm and 10 mm glass beads, Artistic wire, antique gold chain, jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp.

Summer Fresh

Just loved the colors in the graduated mountain jade aka candy jade beads. From the lightest blue to the deepest Caribbean blue with a touch of...
Components: Graduated mountain jade aka candy jade, freshwater papaya pearls, Bali silver findings, antique silver pewter heart toggle, Via Murano synergy beading wire and crimps, sterling wire guards.


the 2 different types of beads create a delicate curve to fit the neck perfectly
Components: 11 seed beads, delica seed beads, button closure

Pyrite peace sign necklace

Another long knotted necklace this time with white howlite, faceted pyrite and an artisan crafted peace sign pendant. The last picture shows some...
Components: white howlite, faceted pyrite from LB and an artisan crafted peace sign pendant.

Buffalo horn feathers lariat

So I'm off on a new jewelry making technique, knotting, and I really love the results. This is my first lariat style using buffalo horn carved...
Components: Buffalo horn carved feathers with ornate sterling silver caps, African opal and Czech glass from Lima Beads


I wanted to make a gift for my wonderful friend Nancy.
Components: A lot of Czech glass beads; LB crazy lace, amethyst and chain from my stash; ruby quartz from a friend and Lipstick Ranch pendant.

True North Pendant

True North points to knowing what your guiding philosophies are and having a clear direction in life. It's your gut instinct, your guiding light....
Components: Feather pendant, 32 x 14mm Art Metal blank, 30mm brass ring, 15mm Art Metal jump ring, 7mm gunmetal jump ring, 1 6mm glass bead, 3" waxed linen, 2" 19 gauge steel wire, 18" gunmetal chain

Cassie's Distraction

So this started as a right-angle weave bracelet, but I didn't have a clasp. So I used up the two 16" strands of this purple-dyed banded agate I...
Components: purple banded agate, silver

Glass Sea

If I can't be by the ocean, at least, I can dream about it! I think this piece captures the sparkle of water and the frothy mixture of surf colors.
Components: Grace lampwork beads, seed beads, fire polished rounds, antique gold filigree endcaps, gold-plated button

Cranberry coral

top netting with tubular beads and coral like drops. It was adapted from a design by Maria Rypan. It has been scaled down and has a wow factor.
Components: 8 and 11 seed beads, tube beads and chips in a cranberry and amethyst colour mix

Painted Violets

I've loved lacquerwork since I saw Russian fairytale boxes when I was a child. All I know of the artist who painted this piece is initials--B.L....
Components: Painted lacquer pendant, seed beads, black metal bail and clasp

Coral Reef

top netting with tubular beads and coral like drops. It was adapted from a design by Maria Rypan. It has been scaled down and has a wow factor.
Components: size 8 and 11 seed beads, tube beads and stone chips

Summer Solstice

I bought some beautiful beads from Sweet Birch Designs and the colors are so wonderful that they only needed some turquoise beads to compliment...
Components: PC Beads by Sweet Birch, turquoise nuggets, copper wire, seed beads, and leather.

Forest Glade

This pendant has been in my “to do” box for months - - and I finally got inspired to incorporate it into a necklace for my niece. At first I...
Components: From Lima Beads: Agate pendant, chocolate shell pearls, Czech rondelles, Brown Iris seed beads, 18 gauge Artistic wire (clasp and bail), 20 gauge twisted wire (wire-wrapped beads). From Other Sources: Beige cat’s eye rondelles, faceted bronzite rounds.

Green Mesh

This piece is a mesh of green in various tones and shapes with a slight hint of yellow. The large green pieces which is from LB I had for a while...

White and Black

Now you guys know I can do big over the top pieces and as much as I would have liked to do here the white beads with silver chain called for...

Glass Choker

This piece is made from LB recycled glass, in blue and yellow. With the yellow piece I also used the yellow beads and and gold beads. Where as in...

Spring Bouquet

I was inspired by something in a recent issue of "Bead Style", and also by a design we are teaching at Michaels. I sort of mixed them together. I...
Components: Copper Artistic wire, lucite flowers, var. beads.

Happy is my Heart

I love the fact that is says "happy" on the heart! Plus, purple is one of my new favorite colors
Components: PC purple heart, Czech Glass purple diamond beads, PC drum shaped beads, seed beads, over sized brass lobster claw, purple Sari Silk, purple twixie, brass keys, Czech Glass purple glass pearls, brass cable chain

Bound Heart

Years and years ago, I made Mom an illusion necklace with this rhodonite heart bead. Rather badly, actually, and recently found it in her jewelry...
Components: rhodonite heart bead, rhodonite rounds, blackstone rounds, silver rounds (2 sizes), silver 24 gauge wire, Beadalon beading wire

Golden Splendor

This piece started with the gorgeous Artisan lampwork lily bead by Leah Nietz(Sandfireartglass), made with reactive glass for beautiful depth and...
Components: Goldfilled Wire-Square: 20 and 22 Gauge, Round: 18 Gauge; Hill Tribes Gold Vermeil (Gold over Sterling Silver-in this case, the silver is 97-99% pure silver.)Round Chain; AAA Grade Hand Faceted Amethyst Nuggets; 8-10mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls in Creamrose; Leah Nietz Artisan Lampwork Lily focal.

Ceramic Desert Pine Garden Collage on Red Creek Jasper

I had just received from Lima Beads the square pieces of red creek jasper which helped to balance the square shape of the Eartenwood Studio's...
Components: Lima Beads' ceramic pendant by Eartenwood Studio, their 16mm square and 12mm round red creek jasper, gold anodized aluminum rings, TierraCast brass-plated toggle clasp

"Live in the Sunshine..." Pendant on Black Discs

I love the words on this pendant and was finally able to get the right mix of the 3 colors for the necklace that would balance the pendant.
Components: Lima Beads' Swoondimples' polymer clay pendant, 6mm black glass discs, 06 frosted blue and white seeds, TierraCast toggle clasp

Moonlit Woodlands

I know the tree pendants aren't anything new, but (correct me if I'm wrong) I think the mother of pearl moon - like bead addition is a unique idea....
Components: 18 and 22g copper wire for all handmade components including handmade S clasp, light brown leather cord and Mother of Pearl bead.

Double Dragonfly

Although I ordered the dragonfly pendant and silver dragonflies way before Christmas to make a present for my sister-in-law, they just sat there...
Components: Amazonite puff coins and 20 gauge Artistic wire for the bail (from LB). Ceramic pendant, silver-plated dragonflies, fresh-water pearls, and seed beads from other sources.


A necklace made for the Bead Soup Blog Party using a beautiful focal ceramic bead by Nan Emmett, copper wire, Czech beads and distressed leather cord.
Components: Tree focal by Nan Emmett copper wire distressed 1.5mm brown leather cording


Made for the Bead Soup Blog Party, this is a versatile design that can be worn as a necklace or wrap bracelet, with a reversible focal.

If you...
Components: Vintaj Brass Wire Vintaj filigree rounds Brass filigree toggle white howlite focal white howlite rounds blue howlite roundeles carved soapstone rounds