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Marrakesh Necklace

I loved the eclectic nature of the beads in this piece. Even though the styles and colors were different, they blend together with style!
Components: Acylic, Wood and glass beads

Still Waters Necklace

I love the colors of the czech rectangle beads. They reminded me of the ocean
Components: czech glass beads, seed beads, crystal beads

Cowboy Dreams Necklace

I love the texture and colors of Raku beads. I wanted to mix stone, glass, ceramic and other materials into one design.
Components: Raku, glass, dragon vein agate, czech and acrylic beads with hand twisted copper links and findings.

Into the Sky

A lovely Greek bird soars high with labradorite and Czech glass. This necklace is really comfortable to wear!
Components: Greek pewter bird from LB, Czech glass, Labradorite, Copper beads, sari silk, sterling silver clasp and findings

Chili peppers

I love the color scheme. .reminds me of peppers.
Components: Stones, and silver chain

Flat Cellini Spiral Necklace in Petrified Forest

Flat Cellini Spiral focal piece in beautiful desert colors reminiscent of Arizona's Petrified Forest. Focal is attached by bail to a braided...
Components: Glass seed beads in various sizes. Braided leather cord.

Desert Mirage Necklace in Cellini Spiral / Russian Netted Spiral

Desert Mirage cellini spiral focal piece with russian netted chain in beautiful turquoise, terracotta, and gold colors.
Components: Glass seed beads in various sizes

Alternating Cellini Spiral Necklace in Pueblo

Alternating Cellini Spiral necklace with fringe in traditional southwestern native colors. Each end of the cellini focal is capped by a Tibetan...
Components: Glass seed beads in various sizes, Tibetan beads in white howlite & brass cage w/ coral & turquoise scallops


I love earth tones so I designed this piece for my sister's wedding years ago
Components: Gold filled components, fresh cultured pearls, and Swavroski crystals

Be-Havin' in the Bee Haven

This came from my fresh pick of the same name. I wanted the citrine to look like drips of honey and the rest of it to look like a beehive with the...
Components: Every single thing is LB. Green Girl bee charm and clasp, Jangles ceramic beehive. Crazy lace agate, Citrine, pyrite, antique silver chain, Softflex silver plated pewter wire, Irish waxed linen, and keshi and gold freshwater pearls.

Nailed Heart

I've always been intrigued by the Maku Raku Studio pendant. After my partner of many years passed away, it took on a special significance. The...
Components: Maku Raku nailed heart pendant, sea glass rounds and bones, Czech glass, dyed horn disks and rings, Swarovski crystal rondelles, pewter rounds and sprockets, prenhite, and moonstone. Gunmetal clasp.

Waterlily Pond

I had that Gaea pendant ever since I got interested in beading, but was affraid that I will not be able to do it a justice. Then the lampwork beads...
Components: From LB Gaea pendant, Agate rondelles, C-Lon. Lampwork beads from Outwest, clasp and flower ArtIncendi, link made from a Wooly Wire.

Chester Has a Girlfriend

I haven’t had the opportunity to create anything lately and was feeling a little down about that. So I wanted to do something quick and fun. This...
Components: Faceted Dzi Agate, Golden Leopardskin Jasper, Carved Bone, Misc Glass

Wooden Cross - Inspired by Midge

Wooden Cross and wooden beads knotted with cord. I liked some of Midge's knotted pieces and thought the wood looks nice in that style. Thanks for...
Components: See above

Purple Night - inspired by Lynn G

While browsing the Gallery, I saw Lynn G's Tree of Life on an Agate Slice and knew I had to try to do one. So here it is. Thanks for the...
Components: Purple Agate Slice, silver wire, chain and components.

Seaside Chic

A like the asymmetry of this necklace...a customer of mine loves asymmetrical designs and had me create something with this seaside pendant for her
Components: ceramic heart pendant, bone beads, Czech glass beads, brass beads brass chandelier links and bone beads

Tibetan Splender

Carnelian, Lapis and Metal. Love the colors in these Tibetan beads!

Tibetan Wonder

Had fun with the Tibetan beads! Coral, Turquoise, Lapis and Metal.

Santa Fe Cross

I was fascinated when I saw this cross and knew I wanted to create something with a southwestern feel. I love these colors together with this open...
Components: Sterling silver pendant, turquoise, red coral, freshwater pearls, Labradorite, Carnelian, Bali silver, Moonstone, brown wooden beads, sterling silver clasp

Mermaids Tears Seaglass necklace

Simple seaglass beauty...I like the softness of this piece and the versatility of it..great with a tank and shorts or you can dress it up too!
Components: Sterling silver chain, seaglass pendants, 24g Artistic wire

Boho Tassel

Tassels are so popular and fun to wear,,this was my first design using one!
Components: brown suede tassel, turquoise wooden beads, brown and cream wooden beads, pewter spacers, brass beads

Start living

I just wanted to show those girls that were interested in knotting that single thread works all right too , if you chose the right beads for it,...
Components: Amiet nylon thread about .5 mm (I think), Freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Vintaj findings are all from LB. Grubbi ceramic pendant and beads, Lampwork beads From Glass Bead Art, my own copper ring and headpins.

Working hard...

So I watched a youtube video on freeform prong setting a stone and naively thought I had the skills. I won't go into the whole sorry tale except to...
Components: Carve lapis lazuli stone, sterling silver wire, Tibetan beads

Cross of Many Colors

Colorful gemstones and sterling silver cross make this a versatile piece
Components: mixed gemstone rondelle beads, pewter spacers and sterling silver rope design pendant

Summer Shells

Beautiful, beachy shiva shell necklace and bracelet
Components: Shiva shells, freshwater pearls, pewter and brass beads, large shell and ammonite shell pendant

Pretty bow

Another piece I created from using recycled items. This leather bow came from one of my favorite boots.
Components: Recycled leather bow, gold tone ChAin.

Flower garden

I wire wrapped the beads to make a flower; the center is a pearl.

Red seashell

I made this necklace with a broken earring I had.
Components: 14K gold earring(broken), red shell, black wooden beads and pearls.

The Mighty Viking Returns

The last time I uploaded a design, it was viking knit, and here I go again! lol But at least I have graduated to sterling filled wire. The first...
Components: Sterling filled wire, sterling components Amethyst pillow bead, amethyst faceted rounds, glass accent bead.

Unicorn Shimmer

My design for the necklace was built around the unicorn coin pendant. I wanted the necklace to be light but powerful.
Components: Silver metal chain and findings, Labradorite, and Golden Pyrite

Lady in the Leaves

Love seeing the beauty of women through the years. Reminds me of spring. Love all of the vintage era jewelry designs.
Components: Brass frame with Perfect Pearls in Pink Gold patina. Silver stamping at the top. Color Graphic sealed with resin. Rhinestone chain to surround the graphic and a vintage green stone at the bottom. Pink crystal rosary chain.

Bathing Beauty Mermaid

Art Nuveau Bathing Beauty. I love the idea of jewelry depicting Women Through Time so that we see what is considered beauty through the eras. She...
Components: Bathing Beauty Brass Stamping highlighted with Inka Gold in Platinum. Vintage stamping used on top. Dangle is beads, bead caps.

Venus Dragonfly Trap

I loved the color variations of the Venus jasper. The pops of peach, gray and blue are beautiful. The double strands appear as though they capture...
Components: Venus jasper oval beads, sterling silver, peach glass bezel beads, gray agate, pyrite beads, freshwater pearls, silver sead beads

Gray Day

This necklace looks so much better in person! I tried several different things to try to capture the true colors-different lighting directions,...
Components: Double drilled & round cat eye gemstones, Labradorite, gray aventurine, Tierracast strand reducers (Empress), antique silver clasp by JBB, Swarovski crystals, and that gorgeous lampwork bundle by Unicorn Beads--Luster Steel graduated rondelle set.

Red Heart & Pearls

I used the heart from the ceramic pieces found here on the Lima site. I used mother of pearl and red coral beads along with some sterling silver...
Components: Red Coral, Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver

Wrap around a stone

Wanted to show what I came up with for an amazing agate slice I bought here last summer! I tried to do a sort of classical piece for a colleague...
Components: Occo agate slice, sterling silver sheet, wire, chain and clasp (the last two also from Lima).

Lynda inspired and Tree of Life

I loved Lynda's necklace and said that I will use her technique in the design and here it is. The other necklace was just build around that tree of...
Components: Lynda inspired seed beads, Maku studio house pendant, A Beaded Gift lampwork are from Lima Beads. Artincendi Feather pendant, handmade copper links and ring. Tree of life most of the beads and pendant are from Lima Beads.

Winter Berries

As usual, inspired by the pendant.
Components: Blue and green turquoise, Coral, sterling.

Can't See for all the Trees

Playing with Frames and wire and made lots of trees. What fun! So many people have made these - so many different variations - I understand now,...
Components: Wire Bead Frame Hoops in Silver/Gold, Craft wire in Silver/Gold, Red Aventurine, Calcite and Tiger Eye chips, Peridot, Peridot and Garnet, Swarovski Crystals.

Tibetan bead necklace

The Tibetan beads landed on my work table next to the red and blue beads. All I had to do was string them together.
Components: Tibetan beads, garnet crystal, unidentified blue gemstones.