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Ersari Ode

I found this central Asian pendant, which is from the nomadic Ersari tribe, online. I wanted to make something to compliment it, so I decided on...
Components: Ersari pendant, stainless steel scales and rings

Egyptian Collar

I wanted to make an Egyptian style collar in chainmaille, so here goes. I put it on a neckwire so it can be worn two ways. I can't decide which one...
Components: jewelry grade aluminum and copper jump rings, gold plated neckwire

Something blue

This is a bridal gift that I was asked to create. The bride loves birds and the stone in her engagement ring is blue. The resin (pendant) popped...
Components: Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss, Green Girl Studios sterling silver bird clasp (Limabeads), leather, pure copper wire, glass beads, gilders paste, bird coin beads (Limabeads), unaltered freshwater pearls

Summer Lariat

After making my winter lariat ‘Down by the Frozen Stream’, I had decided then that I wanted to make some type of summer lariat that would be...
Components: Cherry Quartz, CZ faceted rounds, 1 pink dyed quartz faceted, misc glass, seed beads, GP corrugated rounds, MOP drops. Memory wire for bracelet.

My Resistance is Down...

I've tried to resist the urge to make the popular tassel necklaces...and finally broke down. With lots of help from this great video tutorial and a...
Components: Plastic or acrylic faceted beads, embroidery floss, cotton cording, wooden bead.

Spirit of the horse

This is a memorial piece I made. A client lost her horse that she had for nearly 30 years. She contacted me, and wanted her mare's hair made into a...
Components: Leather, horse hair, glass beads, Green Girl Studios pieces, genuine turquoise, macrame cording

Immortal Aspen

This pendant is one of the prettiest I have made yet. A friend needed a wedding gift and asked if I could make something.
Components: Aspen leaf, vintaj arte metal blank, vintaj embossing folder, gilders paste, glass beads, leather, vintaj copper wire, Lisa Pavelka resin

Vintage Beauty

I love the simple and ecclectic feel of jewelry.
Components: Leather, freshwater pearls, gilders paste, vintaj blank, vintaj cherry blossom embossing folder

Labradorite Fantasy

I love making things that are asymetrical, and different from common designs.
Components: Genuine natural labradorite, genuine natural quartz, jasper, vintaj copper wire, Green Girl Studios family pendant, lampwork beads purchased from

Smoky Quartz & hearts

Fun necklace with colors for the impending fall.
Components: Nunn Design jump rings and hearts. Smoky Quartz beads. Brass findings

Golden Challenge necklace

My husband asked, "Why don't you ever use yellow beads?" so I found a few. Basic wirework with simple loops.
Components: Beads: Golden quartz ovals, amber-colored glass, resin; copper wire, purchased brass toggle. (Sorry for not having more details; this was made about 3 years ago.)

Blossoming Beaded Flower pendants or rings

I love beaded flowers they are my favorite thing to create. I've been looking for leaf and petal beads everywhere. Lima beads is the best place to...
Components: These are the different kinds of czech beads I used to make my flowers. Czech top drilled lentils 6mm 1 hole Czech tear drops 4x6mm Czech Teardrops 8mm or 6x9mm Czech Petal Shaped Beads 8x6mm Czech Pointy Droplets 11x8mm Czech Leaf Drop 8x12mm Czech top drilled lentils 13mm Czech daggers 3x11mm - small size Czech curved leaf 12x14mm-small petals Czech carved leaf drop 12x17mm

Blank Space

Made this already in June, but haven't had time to post it! Started off with the pendant and chain, had planned on the pendant to have clearer...
Components: Copper sheet (1 mm) and wire (2 mm for the chain), silver solder and patina (Norit). Linen thread, re-purposed pearls (found at a sort of flea market), sea glass and Czech glass beads (LB).

Inspired by Tibet

Tibetan style cluster necklace
Components: Om charm, red coral beads, turquoise nugget and chips, pearl, brass findings and Nunn Design jump rings. Twenty inch chain for necklace.

Tie Dyed Beauty

Another one of these gorgeous solar quartz druzy this time it looks tie dyed! I made another oxidized sterling prong set bezel and hung the stone...
Components: multi color solar quartz druzy cab, artisan crafted metal bead and oxidized sterling silver rolo chain.

Pick a Color Any Color

So I got these gorgeous solar quartz cabochons and decided to try another new skill I learned in Santa Fe, prong set bezels! These stones were...
Components: multi color solar quartz druzy cab, oxidized sterling silver hand forged prong bezel, oxidized sterling silver rolo chain, an artisan made glass lampwork bead and an artisan made oxidized sterling large metal bead.

African Goddess Necklace

I really liked this bone goddess pendant and thought trade beads would go nicely.
Components: Bone pendant and beads, African wood, paper, and trade beads, turquoise, Carnelian and too many more!

Boho Chic Gypsy Necklace

Tassels are so IN right now and these types of necklaces are everywhere. They are usually made with a stacked rhinestone barrel bead, but since I...
Components: 5X8mm Amazonite natural multi-color faceted rondelles, 8mm Amazonite natural multi-color rounds, 5X8mm Aquamarine faceted rondelle gemstones, 12mm multi-color cracked agate faceted round, 6mm faceted moonstone gemstones, ivory sari silk ribbon (LB), 22X14mm Brass Flourish Petal Bead cap (LB), Irish Waxed Linen in "Tortilla" (LB), 6mm silver round rhinestone spacer beads, 8X8mm silver cube w/rhinestone (all 4 sides) (Those will LB beside it means I purchased it at LimaBeads, the rest is from my own stash.:)

Coral Gifts

I love anything that evokes coral reefs. Found this statement pendant at my local Michael's. My camera on my phone "sees " things a little darker...
Components: Coral, Crystal, pearl.

Ocean Mosaic

I have had this little mosaic shell pendant forever, and finally found some beads I liked with it. I almost went for just white and taupes, but the...
Components: Shell pendant . Mother of Pearl, Square Coin pearls, faceted pearls, Coral, crystal.

Navajo Beads

For Mother's Day I was a gifted a strand of various Jaspers and serpentine beads, hand carved by a Navajo artist in New Mexico. The organic, raw...
Components: Various jasper beads, serpentine beads, bone beads, howlite beads, brass filigree beads, brass findings

Folk Tale

This will be my last posting before my vacation. When Azzurra opened her shop with ceramic beads I was one of her first customers, just love her...
Components: Bird and flower ceramic raku beads MiaOnlyBeads. Czech glass flower beads, antique brass multi ring chain, Antique brass findings, waxed linen are all from LB.

Fern garden

Another Classic Bead pendant with a beautiful fossilized fern imprint. Long, at 28 inches, and no need for a clasp. Going right on in to my stash.
Components: Ceramic pendant, wood beads, waxed linen, chalk turquoise.

Colorful Ahnk

One more Egyptian themed necklace.
Components: Sterling Pendant, African Trade Beads, Wood Beads, assorted stones including lapis, orange candy jade, and howlite.

Sweet Scarab

I always think of lapis when I think of Egypt. Scored this little pendant on eBay as a steal!
Components: Lapis, Blue and Green Turquoise, Sterling Pendant.


The museum where I sell my jewelry has a sarcophagus and mummy in their permanent collection. I found this awesome locket at an antique store, and...
Components: Sterling locket, Lapis, Peridot, Sunstone.

Summer Green

Building stock for our fall shows.
The Tracee Dock/The Classic Bead, has a tiny hint of denim blue in the very center, which I...
Components: Ceramic pendant, Czech coin flowers, duos, brass charms.

Tree of Life

Thank you to LB for my tree of life pendant!
It goes perfectly with the Celtic knot beads that I purchased a while ago.
Components: Pendant and silver beads from LB, Beads from my friend's stash. She is no longer beading, and I am the lucky recipient of her stash! Trouble is, not sure what everything is! I believe the larger faceted beads are turquoise howlite

Calla Lily Pilly

Designed around the focal.
Components: Lily Pilly pendant, Shell, Rock Crystal, Lemon Quartz, Square Coin pearls.

Sea Glass Wrapping Frenzie!!!

More sea glass wire wrapping. So much fun. These have all been dilled. We were so worried about breaking them or having them split, but they...
Components: Antique copper, silver (non tarnish)and antique brass. Dragon fly, fish and star fish charms.

Sea Glass lariet

Sea glass lariat. This is some more of the sea glass my friend brought back from Nevis. My husband drilled about 8 pieces for me. And nothing broke!!!
Components: 21gauge silver wire, 28gauge for wrapping.

Save the World

Made from Kazuri Bead (small and Beautiful and Handmade clay beads. Hill Tribe Silver

Hearts and Flowers

This heart was a gift from Jess. I think it turned out O.K. but I didn't know if I should post it in my shop. ??
Components: POlymer clay heart, Cherry Quartz, Czech glass, little pink beads, vintage flower button, tiny key and leather cord.

New Summer Romance Shabby Chic

This collection is mostly floral done with brass and patinas, perfect pearls and lumiere paints. Love the casual elegant look.
Components: brass stampings, patinas, perfect pearls and paints for brass and other metals.

Aqua Mermaiden

Centered around this awesome Ana Silver Co. pendant. You can find some amazing deals in their eBay store!
Components: Sterling Silver Rutilated Quartz, Citrine, and Pearl pendant. LB multi aquamarine (from a couple of seasons ago) Faceted Pearls, LB lemon quartz.


Had these chunky shell beads and finally decided on these sea green amazonite and Rock crystal to go with it.
Components: Russion Amazonite, Rock Crystal, Leopard Shell, Sterling Silver

Amethyst Duo

Something for My Sister-in-law. I designed them to be worn together or one at a time.
Components: Amethyst and Citrine rough top strung nuggets, Amethyst polished nuggets, Amethyst rounds, Citrine rounds, Czech glass beads and crystals.

The Cat 's Meow

Another folk art piece by Jess..Sweet Birch..I had to have this!
Components: Polymer clay cat, mostly Czech Glass, red Tagua Nut, waxed linen..LB, Greek pewter fish skeleton..LB, brass beaded Flower..LB, copper chain.

Island Life Pendant

Stack together art beads above a sea inspired charm for instant summer style! Lima Beads carries my Beach House bead and it's the perfect piece to...
Components: Polymer Clay House Bead, Polymer Clay Starfish Pendant (Tesori Trovati), 8mm copper flower spacers, copper ball and chain, ceramic bead (White Clover Kiln)

A Gift

Since Lynda (of Fresh Baked) posted her bezel set pendants, I'm going to post my prong set one, although it is a bit beyond beading... Got the...
Components: Found stone (might be chalcedony, since it was from a chalk mine?), 1 mm sheet sterling silver, 1.5 mm silver wire, thinner sheet silver for the slides, leather cord.