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Interview Necklace

Made this last night to wear to a job interview today. They say you should wear conservative jewelry, but that's just not my style! Didn't have...
Components: Hand patinad pendant, bird charm, citrine nuggets, Czech glass, Autumn Jasper, Pyrite nuggets, sari silk, Vintaj hook clasp, craft wire.


"Copper Line"

The white howlite trapezoid cut stones were my inspiration for this design. They are beautifully cut and have a lovely sheen. I decided to pair...
Components: 5 white howlite trapezoid cut stones, 11 Botswana agate faceted nuggets, 9 melon cut Czech glass beads, 18 copper saucers, copper daisies, 3 copper beads, toggle clasp


Elegant Vintage Rose

Pulling out more of my long held gemstones. These are AAA black honeycomb faceted agates. Mixed with Swarovski rose crystals and vintage rose...
Components: AAA black agate graduated rounds, Swarovski 5301 rose crystals, vintage rose lampwork, TierraCast classic gunmetal toggle from LB


Leather & Chain Beaded Chokers

Beautiful Beaded Leather & Chain Chokers. I've always loved chokers so one day I sat down and designed a necklace I would wear. These are only a...
Components: Leather, Silver Plated Pewter Chain, Clasp, Gorgeous Gemstones, Abalone, Tourmaline, Agate, Jasper are just a few.


Warrior Man

At a show I found this black jade warrior. Paired him with turquoise roosters and my current favorite czech dark garden barrels. Of course fresh...
Components: Given above, necklace is 17 inches and the warrior is 2 inches tall.


Pretty in Pink

Another knotted tassel necklace this time with a gorgeous salmon pink tassel. I used salmon pink jade rondelles, smoky quartz and rhinestone...
Components: jade rondelles, Smoky Quartz, rhinestone rondelles, salmon pink beaded silk tassel


Crazy for Chrysoprase

I got these gorgeous chrysoprase nuggets from LB and wanted to make a long knotted necklace with them. I had this vintage skeleton key and an...
Components: chrysoprase nuggets, faceted pyrite (from LB), vintage key, artisan bead


Purple Passion

Another of my new knotted necklaces with tassels. This time I used ametrine and purple jade to highlight the colors in the beaded top of the tassel.
Components: Ametrine, purple jade, beaded top purple silk tassel, rhinestone rondelles


"Summer's End"

I was looking through my stash of odd beads, picked out a few that I liked and came up with the idea for "Summer's End" I used a butterfly, along...
Components: 6 14mm multicolor agate rounds, 6 multicolor agate rondelles, 2 silver clew wire beads, 1 silver butterfly, shells, and flowers, various bead caps, 4 faceted moonstone rounds, 14 multicolor Czech rounds.


rust lime ricky

I love chrysoprase !
Components: Bronzite, chrysoprase.


Mardi Gras

I loved the colors indicted in these beads and I really like the Impression Jasper! I wanted to make this just as fun as the beads are, so I...
Components: Mardi Gras mixed Impression Jasper Ladder Pendant fro LB, 4mm square Swarovski crystals multi colors, gold-plated bead caps square, toho beads and gold plated chain with lobster claw clasp...length is 17-18" long!


Pearl envy

As you know, I had made this pendant previously, a stick pearl is the main part of it and then added the other smaller pearls with wire working. I...
Components: Freshwater pearls, silver clasp


Iron & Knotts

Have had some iron letters for a while and made some simple initial necklaces for myself and my friend


spotted lime

I love colored leather and these black and lime glass beads stand out well on this cord


Simple cord & pendant

Pretty pendant I got in upstate NY at a bead booth


Dragonfly

Vintaj dragonfly & key on a very long chain


Tahitian Sunset

Haven't felt like creating much lately, and when I do, my inspiration seems to be on hiatus. I went a purchased a design book, and found...
Components: Resin palm tree pendant, green garnet nugget drops, FW pearls, some sort of jasper, carnelian faceted rondelles, magatama seed beads, copper chain and clasp.


Midsummer Night

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.
Components: Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.


VIctorian Queen Bee

A little modern with the Vintaj metal paint and bold agate. A little victorian with crystal, pearls and dark chain. Wire wrap to secure the...
Components: Close material list on my fresh pick of the same name.


South African Golden Tiger Eye

I have held onto these South African tiger eye large carved ovals for 10 years. I have always loved them but now it's time to go. They have...
Components: 18x25mm South African golden tiger eye, 10mm tiger eye rounds, 8mm tiger eye rounds, 4x8mm tiger eye smooth rondelles, brass beads and a TierraCast antique brass tapered toggle from LB.


Climb the Ladder

I was down to a very short piece of wire on the spool...so I made some beaded eye pins, hooked them to chain, added some leaf dangles for pizzaz!...
Components: E-beads, artistic wire, antique gold chain, leaf links


Mermaid's Tale

Used that PC and glass cabochon I had made and never used for this month's Art Bead Scene blog challenge. You might head over there the next couple...
Components: leather cord, beading wire, glass and howlite beads, PC pendant


Pale pink and turquoise

This is the necklace I was thinking about when I did Dill's 1st challenge. This is pale pink peruvian opal slabs with soft Africa turquoise,...
Components: Pink Opal, African Turquoise, and SS findings.


In Memory of a Feline Friend

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had...
Components: Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.


Summer Ice

Summer Ice was one of my first designs of this season. The weather in Acapulco is very hot so as I started to combine my beads, I was drawn to the...
Components: Materials: Satin metal Rolo chain, tiny silver plated rectangle chain, Satin metal crasp, 10mm clear and dotted Czech glass beads, Czech clear ice chips, pressed glass. Shiny 4mm, pewter metal rondelle separaters, 7mm round glass frosted bead.


Why KNOT??!

I have been trying pearl knotting. I have another necklace in a half finished state...only because I ran out of aqua shell pearls. I really like...
Components: Labradorite rounds. Swarovski crystal pearls. Black crystals. Rhinestone spacers. Gunmetal spacers.


Renaissance II

Another one of my Renaissance pieces; love the red but next time will try using blue or purple. On August 9th I will be in a fair -fundraiser for...
Components: Picasso Turbine Czech glass beads 11x10, Rondelles-Oxblood Picasso 6x9mm, Hematite rounds Czech glass 8mm, Gunmetal chain and toggle clasp.


Salmon Reused

I'm posting this as inspiration -- supplies don't need to cost a fortune... also I haven't done much else, being away on holiday.

I posted a...
Components: Salmon skin (cured by me), tin can cut into shape to keep it stiff (middle layer). Waxed linen, ceramic beads, Toho beads (LB), quarz chips, fake suede lace.


Amazon Knot

This is a 2 bracelets and 1 collar necklace put together to creat this 20" necklace.I got the idea from a magaizne,I was reading how to put old and...
Components: Amber chips and round bead, Cat Eye beads, a brass pearl holder


Blue & Brown Faceted Agate

Agate is probably my favorite stone because of its variety of depth and semi-translucent qualities. I’ve had the blue nuggets for so long that I...
Components: AGATE: 20mm blue/brown faceted nugget, 14mm faceted brown, 10mm faceted blue/grey, 8mm faceted cobalt (LB); Czech faceted rondelle Sunday Breakfast (LB); Parawire 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze (LB); Ant.Brass oval cable chain, 18g AB jumprings.


SURF'S UP!

Still have paper beads. I love the colors and the feeling of this.
Components: Paper beads, resin beads and turquoise beads from my stash; sari silk and seed beads from LB.


DIY Tutorial - Dangle necklace

The Pictures are not really sharp - they will be replaced tomorrow.

Dangle necklace with rhinestone brooche, crystals, pearls ect.

I have...


Birds in the Tree

I was curious about the paper beads so when I saw a strand at a flea market, I bought it. I Love the colors and the lightness and lightheartedness...
Components: African paper beads, some red beads I've had forever, bird pendant and cross from my stash and seed beads and jasper rondelles from LB.


Amethyst Dreams

I was up late last night because our dog isn't feeling good. So I stayed up as late as I could to make sure she got outside when she wanted to. I...
Components: SS and Amethyst focal(very old). Dogtooth Amethyst thin oval, Golden Pyrite 3mm faceted round, 11/0 seed beads in antiqued marble black, opaque frosted lavender, gilded marble lavender, Tierracast antique silver clasp all from Lima Beads


Silver Business

Another piece that came together in quite quickly and is also pretty simple in design.


The Key

A friend had sent me this key and for months it remained in the envelope in which it came. I really had no intention of using it but it somehow...


Celeste

Had been sitting on these pieces awhile and not for the life of me I would have thought it would have been so simple to put them together. I guess...


Mellow Yellow

This piece took me sometime to figure out , I did not know weather I wanted it to be separate hanging pieces or attaching each one by chain links....


Two statement necklaces

Two different necklaces made over the same concept.

Not a typical limadeads piece...but I show it to you anyhow :-)


Necklace on new mannequin

I have got a new mannequin...and now I am showing it off..LOL :-)

The necklace is a couple of months old...I just havent featured it here before.


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