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Wooley Bulley

I got a sample of Wooly Wire along with some beautiful Sari I decided to try my hand at it. I kinda copied what others had done with it,...
Components: Paper saucer, Czech Glass and waxed linen..LB, Amethyst Nugget, Jasper, copper stash, Woolywire and sari silk from Woolywire etc.


I started to make one design, a diamond shape with 4 points, and then added 2 more to create a flower or snowflake. A 3 year old called it the...
Components: Anodized aluminum jump rings, Swarovski clasp.

Glamour in the Glen

This necklace was made for a 'camo' theme wedding. The Groom and groomsmen wore 'camo' shirts and the bridesmaids wore brown and lace tunics with...
Components: Shell pearls, 'Green Girl' bronze sunflower clasp, Swarovski crystal leaf, Chinese crystal rondelles.

Summer colors!

Can't stop thinking about sunflowers with this. It was inspired by a dragon-y piece of art, which is part of my personal inspirational challenge....
Components: Sari silk, wire, seed beads, ceramic pendant

Sunny Day

Like everyone else I have not been around much. 1st of all LB keeps logging me out all the time now. 2nd My phone is also on its last legs & finds...
Components: Lampwork flower, pressed butterflies, carved bone rondells & leaves, carved soapstone, gorgeous orange agates, magnesite flowers & wavy disks, orange & cream glass beads, copper spacers, copper ring, swirly clasp (Asia).

A Rose By Any Other Name...

This rose was intriguing...definitely a the same time fun!I don't think the colors of it showed up very well.
Components: Polymer clay rose, Czech Glass beads, Pink Jade, vintage white flower headpin, brass chain..LB, pink leather cord, brass lobster claw.

Finished up the whole package

Finished up the cross with some good polishing, tumbling and more polishing. Decided to add a clean simple sterling chain. The rest of the tiny PMC...
Components: PMC3

Czech glass button necklace

18" necklace made from a 38 mm Czech glass button from Lima Beads, 2.2 mm link, silver plated curb chain, and 3 crystal drops.
Components: 38 mm Czech glass button, small silver plated chain, 3 crystal teardrop shaped beads

Home is Where the Heart is

With this particular designer..I loved her new style..Folk Art. It was love at first sight when I saw this little red house!
Components: polymer clay house, assorted Czech Glass..LB, red glass beads, Turquoise ovals, blue vintage button, copper chain..mostly LB, red ribbon and lobster claw..LB.

Monster Pajamas

I haven't been around a lot. I peek thru the design gallery on occasion, but I have been working a lot lately and my son is getting therapy 5 days...
Components: Lots of Czech Glass, Toho Seed Beads, Enamel connector, Lampwork beads, Labradorite, Aquamarine.

Rosy roads

I've had these rhodochrosite drops for ages, and I finally decided to do something with them!
Components: Rhodochrosite focal drops, thulite beads, anodized aluminum jump rings.

Pink & Black

My mom was the inspiration. She was looking through my beads and kept coming back to this piece and asking why I never finished it. So I did, for her.
Components: lampwork beads, black faceted round beads, cupid quartz rondells, pink square glass with foil inside & white round w/ foil inside, 4mm ab coated white bi-cone beads, black chain & clasp, and a sterling silver and black onyx teardrop pendant to finish it off.

Sea Glass

More of the same!!

Nivis Sea Glass

My friend goes to Nevis for 6 months and spends a lot of her time searching for sea glass. I spent a week with her and wire wrapped about 18...
Components: 20 gauge antique copper wire, silver and antique brass. Also 20 gauge copper wire and 24 gauge. The chips were glued on.

Just Breathe

I love antique jewelry, and florals. After finding some unique beads I decided to put them together. "Just Breathe" is taken from a friend's motto...
Components: Some beads and focal necklace piece from "Gilded Age Timeline". Resin flower from Lima Beads.

In a Hurry

I realized that I'd been neglecting my sales at the hairdressers for a couple of months, and since I'd actually sold a few pieces there, I figured...
Components: 1.5 mm bronze wire, soldered to close the swirls -- closed all jump rings by soldering too. Heat patina and wax (figured that since it darkens over time, I might as well make it like that to start with...). Bronze sheet for the tube "beads". Dark blue leather cord (too harsh light shows it off badly). Toho beads and Ocean jasper (LB) on unwaxed linen (really!, found it in a local store, the exact nuance as one of my waxed ones from Lima -- waxed just the ends myself).

Plum Filigree

Metallic purple leather cord with antiqued brass filigree, antique brass hardware and Czech large hole beads.
Components: Lima Beads metallic leather cord Antiqued brass filigree Tierra Cast antique brass hardware Czech glass large hole beads

Jump Start

Between a vacation and the jewelry blahs, I haven't done much lately. Opened the door to my studio a few times, looked around, uninspired, and...
Components: PMC3

Shibori Leopard

My first piece with Shibori ribbon. So many possibilities!
Components: Moonlight Borealis shibori ribbon (from Lima Beads), Lacy's Stiff Stuff, rhinestone chain, assorted sead beads & crystals, Leopard pendant, chain, ultrasuede, Nymo

The Sandcastle Necklace

Something new, just for summer!

So many shades of cream and altogether delicious! I’ve put together a beautiful grouping of pales, ivories...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, 10mm ivory leaf beads, gold lined Czech scarab beads, white honey Jade beads, Carnelian beads, yellow Chalcedony beads, 10mm yellow Jade sunflower beads, 14mm Czech AB crystals, 8mm toast Aventurine beads.


necklace for a cruise
Components: yellow sea glass or recycled glass yellow sea glass beads black heichi beads


like the color of unakite
Components: petal unakite pink and green seed pearls

Crocheted Necklace II

This is another crocheted necklace I made, only I added dangles this time. These are so much fun to make and wear!
Components: Mustard cotton yarn, Artistic copper wire, Czech bellflowers from LB, copper clasp from LB, assorted beads and also handmade PC beads from me!

string of pearls

saw a similar picture on a resort ad
Components: beading wire 3mm silver balls silver bicones white potato pearls black agate 6mm balls silver crimps magnetic clasp

Seasonal Crocheted Necklace

I always have leftover yarn from various crochet projects. I came up with this necklace and got to use up some cotton yarn that had been in the...
Components: Multi-color cotton yarn, silver plated S hook clasp from LB and silver plated jumprings.

Happy Heart

I haven't done much with the Vintaj patinas...but I loved the new colors of orange, pink and yellow. Great summer colors. This brass heart I had...
Components: brass heart, Vintaj patina, stone beads?, brass chain, leather cord, tiny keys, assorted dangles and lobster claw clasp...and the pink glass flowers.

The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.

The Greenie

Wired up donut pendant, green & turquoise chips

Button Up

Almond seed beads and a big button

Mint Chocolate Chip

Minty beads and a few strips of tie dye fabric

Copper Spiral Necklace

I love the classic look of this necklace.
Components: 14 gauge copper wire

Tribal Twist

It was fun creating this piece with tribal beads mixed with orange & white coral.

Winter Fire or Summer Heat?

Bye, Bye toasty warm fires in the fireplace and HOT tea & cream……warmer weather lies ahead along with ICED tea and cotton summer Tees!

Components: Faceted Fire Cracked Agate, Carnelian (LB), milky white crystals, ACF spacers.

Caged beauty

So, I went to Santa Fe in March and took some jewelry classes with some jewelry artists that I have admired for years. It was beyond inspiring! I...
Components: Hand forged sterling silver cage, aqua aura double terminated crystal, 10mm faceted labradorite, labradorite rosary chain, oxidized sterling silver artisan bead

Druzy Collar

I bought this wonderful amethyst druzy from Lima, and wanted to do something special with it. The pattern I used is European 4 in 1. This weave is...
Components: amethyst druzy connector, freshwater pearl, aluminum jump rings, silver plated clasp

Jade Butterfly

My friend gave me quite a lot of jade, I have had it for along time. m So decided it was time to do something with it. I've always liked the chain...
Components: 24 gauge copper wire and jade. Glss pendant.

Chakra tree of life

This is my second attempt at the tree of life pendant.
This time I went for silver plated wire and chakra stones.
I think I prefer the other...
Components: 14 gauge silver plated round wire 24 gauge silver plated wire clear quartz chips amethyst chips sodalite chips green dyed quartz chips citrine chips carnelian chips red jasper chips 4mm curb chain silver plated


easy to make... Each sides consist of four balls.. It adorable.. They beauty comes out more in two layers or more
Components: used crystals all through

Enjoy the Journey Tassel Necklace

"Enjoy the journey" seems to be my new mantra. I feel like days go by so quickly... especially when we have a ton of things going on with the kids...