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Crystal Magic

I really loved the wrapped crystal "tassel" at my LBS, so I snatched it up and added my own chain tassel to the bottom. I love how it turned out.
Components: Wrapped quartz cone tassel, Czech flowers, bone rings, multi-color tigereye, brass cone, different chains, brass clasp.

Free as a Butterfly

Butterflies are kisses from heaven. Another vintage thrift store find! Soft string butterfly paired with wood and carnelian.
Components: Wooden bead and Carnelian.


Like my fresh pick inspired by Mexico and by the song Juarez from We Are Augustines
Components: Cactus donut bail (Patricia Healey), Raku Ceramic Harvest large disc, African Turquoise rounds 6 mm, 2 yellow African tumbled rounds, yellow African trade glass seed beads, turquoise African trade glass beads, enameld purple ring (C-Koop), copper faceted rounds (Nunn design), 1 red glass mini disc (A Beaded Gift), 1 red recycled glass flat bead, copper wire, copper clasp, a bit of 1 mm leather. Everything from Lima Beads.

Wood Nymph's Pearls

HI EVERYBODY!!! Sorry I haven't been posting or even commented lately. I have browsed the site weekly and have seen all the fantastic pieces...
Components: Large freshwater pearls. Carved beads. Laser cut leaf and flower. Waxed espresso wood beads. Floral carved wood bead. White seed beads. Waxed linen. Clearance button from Hancock Fabrics. 😥

Frosted Pumpkin Faerie Baby

This is based on my Pick "Pumpkin Fairy." I adore the Czech Glass Pistachio/Raspberry Swirl Melons with Czech Glass Luster Pistachio Carved Leaf...
Components: Green Girl Pewter Fairy Baby Leaf (Item 5708), Czech Glass Pistachio/Raspberry Swirl Melon Round 8mm (Item 40802), Czech Glass Luster Pistachio Carved Leaf Drop (Item 30284), TOHO Permanent Galvanized Matte Aluminum Round 6/0 (Item 20469), Toho 8/0 and cube trans-rainbow frosted med plum, copper toned chain, super heavy oxidized jump rings, copper clasp

Sunset on the Beach

Walking beside the gentle waves at sunset, with the cool wet sand under your feet, gentle ocean breeze brushing your face filling the air with the...
Components: Variegated earth tone hemp, silk strips and ribbon, dyed and natural stone chips, fresh water pearls in blue, peach and creams, Greek Copper Patina Whale Tail 23x20mm, Greek Copper Patina Conch Shell Charm 7x15mm, Greek Copper Patina Fish Hook & Eye Clasp 6x26mm, round copper spacers 3.5mm, green howlite sea turtle, Unicorn Beads handmade glass sea turtle, 18x12mm glass bottle with cork stopper with a sand-dollar dove a conch shell and coral inside

Beauty and Devestation - Part 2

Same theme as my previous post, but the olivine pieces represent the evergreens that seem to survive the ice storm so much better.
Components: Smoky Quartz, Crystal Quartz, Olivine Swarovski crytal, other crystal, silver coloured components and parts.

Beauty and Devestation

I created this necklace the weekend after Easter. Easter weekend, we had a terrible ice storm. There was so much damage to the trees and yet they...
Components: Smoky Quartz, Crystal Quartz, Silver coloured branch link, birds and flower

Long Time Coming

This laid on my bead board for almost a year waiting on nothing more than to patina and tumble the copper pieces and link it together with jump...
Components: Turquoise chunks, red coral, yellow jade rondelles, citrine chips-wire wrapped, copper clasp and copper wire.

Eternal Life

This piece was created from a bronze blank that was collaged on top of using newsprint tissue paper, tree stamp and ink, and copper paint. Resin...
Components: Brass blank, copper paint, tree stamp and ink, newsprint tissue paper, copper wire (18 gauge and 26 gauge, green quartz faceted briolettes, Czech glass beads, jump rings, gold beaded chain, handmade copper clasp

Daisy Daisy

Daisy Daisy give me your answer true! Vintage flower pin is paired with hematite that was acquired during the 2016 Easter Egg hunt.
Components: Hematite and metal

Ode to Charlevoix

Lived in Charlevoix for three years. We enjoyed the outdoors and nature more than anywhere we lived. We fished, swam, hiked, camped, did winter...
Components: From Lima came the Petoskey stone pendant, Labradorite, Amazonite, rough Lapis, Czech leaves, glass beads, and Terracast charms. Also I used wooden beads and a Green Girl mushroom charm.

Summer Festival

I bought a kit on clearance and added some of my own beads. I liked the combination of different type of beads. To me, the style fits into Boho...
Components: Wooden beads, Czech beads, glass beads from Lima

Purple Rain

The silver half moon focal component looked interesting when I ordered it - and ended up in an awesome tribute to Prince.
Components: focal component-silver half moon.

Maritime Memories

I've always loved the sea. In 2014 I took my nephews to Cape Cod, their first time seeing the ocean. We collected many shells, including the one...
Components: Shell (self-collected), red coral, coral, freshwater pearls, abalone, resin starfish, blue-green apatite, copper chain and toggle

Bloomin' Earth

Basically I thought to create a Summer Piece and wanted to try some new Gilder's Paste colors.
Components: Brass components: Garden trellis, butterfly, leaf..Lucite flowers in yellow and blue, Czech Glass turquoise, Lemon Jade, turquoise leather lace, brass chain and lobster clasp...everything but Lemon Jade from LB.

Mumbai Magic

I got ANOTHER Jesse James bead mix and made this luxurious necklace. It was on clearance, so it cost me 3 dollars. I got the wire for my birthday,...
Components: Taj Mahal Jesse James design elements, gold plated wire

An Owls Eye View of Earth

I actually had other plans for some of these beads etc., but thought it would be fun to design this instead for the Design Challenge.
Components: Fancy Jasper, Green Blue Quartz, Owl, brass willow branch, brass butterfly, brass dragonfly, brass chain, sari silk, lucite flower and lobster clasp...and seed beads.

Blue marble

My aim was to create an earthy design, and I started thinking what I love most about the earth. Jungle and ocean came to my mind, and then I...
Components: I really love all the beads in this necklace!!! Where to start ... Shell heishis (Saki Silver), small Czech glass sea-colored picasso rondelles, 3 African moody blues rounds, 2 Czech glass wavy blue picasso rectangles, 1 coral charm (Nunn design), 3 glass bubbles (Unicorn beads), 1 Coral drop pendant, 2 net-textured tubes, 1 small greek fish, 1 ceramic sea urchin round (Gaea), 1 Mandrake charm (Green Girl, this is for all the unknown species in our oceans), several textured jump rings 6 and 9 mm, 1 large textured jump ring for closure, 1 hammered toggle bar, 3 twisted rings, ocean blue leather cord, a bit of hemp, thin leather cord and waxed linen for the sea urchin charm.

Beachy knotted necklace

This is part one of an earthy design I'm working on. I designed this with the idea in mind that it can be worn at the beach and possibly even in...
Components: 9 African recycled glass rounds in sea colors, 3 flat recycled glass beads, 4 glass rings, 2 barnacle rings (Green Girl), metal ring (Tierra Cast) and bone bead as toggle, hemp cord, leather cord and a bit of waxed linen.

Painted Pony

Wire wrapped circle links in antique copper and brass accented with turquoise, citrine and smoky quartz nuggets.

Pendant features Peruvian blue...
Components: Turquoise, Citrine, smoky quartz, Peruvian Blue Opal, Picture Jasper, leather, pearls, yellow chalcedony, Copper and brass.

River Song

Drilled river rocks with wire wrapped recycled leather, pearls and copper.
Components: River rocks, leather, pearls, copper.

Ancient Earth

This organic statement necklace features a sea urchin spine, crystal quartz points, a silver spike, carved bone, and leather separated by matte...
Components: Sea urchin spine, crystal quartz points, bone, onyx, Amber, leather, carved wood, ceramic, yellow calcite, silver spike, vulcanite, brass

Our Precious Planet

Having been away from the Gallery, upon returning, I was intrigued by Ali’s recent natural designs in behalf of Earth Day.

From childhood, I...
Components: Gemstones: Sardonyx, Agates, Jaspers, Quartz (most from Lima), Czech FP rondelles (LB), wood, Saki Bronze tubes (LB), chain (LB), metal leaves & findings

Elephant Festival

Elephants are my favorite animal so it is fitting that I was inspired by the Elephant Festival in India to make a easy to toss on necklace...

Cloud Sky

I think the name explains it all - cloud sky. The Tibetan pearl beads with brass are the perfect compliment to this cobalt charm chain that almost...

Multi Color Tassel

This Zola multi color crystal chain does the work for me! All I did was add a dark leather tassel and a super earthy kyanite pendant to 3' of this...

Paint Drops

As I was trying to untangle this chain when it arrived in our shop I held it up, realizing that I should make a necklace that looked just like...

Tree of Life

I love Tree's of Life and when Lima Beads added these pendants to their products I just had to get some. I wanted to make a simple necklace so I...
Components: Zola Elements Patina Green Brass Tree of Life lg. & sm. pendants, Czech glass 2-tone horse eye beads, 6mm brass rounds, brass lobster clasp

Thimble of time

I choose antique thimbles to make these one of a kind necklaces. Add beads, old keys or anything that looks good.
Components: Antique thimble, antique key, beads, chain, wire

Catching Cabs

Here's 2 more necklaces with glued cabachons. The first is bronzite in antique brass. The second is a stone called Antique Jasper that I got at...
Components: See above plus flat round colonial jasper (I think!) & Pietersite rounds.

That's a long necklace

My 4 (almost 5 year old baby girl) saw this and commented on how long it is. So I took her quote and named it thusly. Ha! Kids.... Anyway, had...
Components: Table cut picasso CGB, copper wire 20, 18 gauges

Fall of the Zombie

Interchangeable necklace. Zombie parts come off for a "normal" leafy pin.
Components: metal leafs, other metal charms, enamel paints, leaf pin, little round pearl clasps

Pretty Flowers in A Row

I just watched an episode of beads baubles and jewels where they were making leather flowers. I had a wire base I had made a couple weeks ago just...
Components: Handmade copper chain, leather flowers, vintage bead caps, crackle agate beads and copper bead caps behind the flowers.

Parrot Cay

Imagine my surprise when I finally succumbed to joining Facebook and I found a whole Bead Marketplace on there! This focal came from there. This is...
Components: Czech glass, ceramic, enameled and Unicorn beads, Czech glass leaves, 18 & 20ga twisted wire, all LB. Pendant, Bead Marketplace. Green design beads, stash.

Grapevine Gradient

I received a grab bag of all sorts of gemstone components as a gift from my mother, (she knows my taste in beads far too well!) so what better...
Components: Various Unknown Gemstones (probably including moss agate and green aventurine), Brass Focal, Repurposed Chain, Gold-plated Toggle

Birds and Blooms

I love to hear the birds singing in the morning outside my window so I made this necklace to remind me of their sweet singing.
Components: The focal is a river rock I carved and stained. Blue/yellow agate beads, Czech flowers, vintaj bird and limb, wood beads and brass chain.