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Beach Treasures

Stick coral,pearls, mother of pearl, crystals. One of my faves.


Singing The Blues For Sunshine

My inspiration came from my love of the mixture of orange and blue. The sun pendant highlighted orange and blue.
Components: The beads are Larimar Blue Crazy lace and a Jaspar. The rest of beads are Czech, glass, and crystal. I gathered these beads over time but I just bought the Big Blue Czech beads.


Fall in Florida

Red Creek Jasper w/ pyrite. Made extra long as requested.
20-45mm pendants
8mm
6mm rounds
Components: Coral discs with pink coral spacers. 6mm round. 3-4x10-12mm


Charming Lion Kingdom

Charms arranged, some painted and various crystals. I wanted a statement piece that was kind in theme. Once at a zoo the Lion fallowed me as if I...
Components: Vintaj patinas, various crystals, pearls and charms.


Not a Slow Day-Snow Day

Some of these came together quickly, some took a little more time, but it has been a productive 2 days! These are just the necklaces, I'll post...
Components: Coral, Turquoise nuggets, Sodalite, Czech beads, Vintaj components.


Monograms

The minute I saw the patina charms I knew I had to have them! I just wanted to do some simple designs. Sorry that some of the initial charms...
Components: TierraCast charms, leather cord, clasps and patina charms....all from LB. Other findings from HobbyLobby.


" Sweet " and "Marsala with Greens "

Both pieces are inspired by my fresh picks with the same titles.I love Golem beads and so happy that Lima has them now.
Components: " Sweet "Golem Studio bead, Czech glass, Argentina Fluorite, Amazonite, Vintaj dragon fly, clasp and pewter flower are all from LB. Jubilee raku leaf beads, crow beads from my stash. Copper headpins made by me. " Marsala with Greens " Golem Studio, Czech glass, chain clasp, waxed linen all LB. Enameled butterfly connector ArtIncendi .


Teenage Dream

These are the necklaces commissioned for two preteen girls by a friend. Full of bright and bold hopes and dreams.
Components: Hemp, seed beads, wood beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, metal bells, and ribbons


cheetah safari kumirhimo

Matte black 6.0 seed beads and high gloss gold lined seed beads. 17" in length with lobsterclaw clasp with pendant
Components: Seed beads, lobster claw clasp, jump rings, pendant 0.8 mm cord


Color Block March Birthday

I love blue, but I don't LOVE blue. My birthday is in March and the fake and brightly polished Blue Aquamarine is just not my taste, so I find it...
Components: Aquamarine nuggets, czech glass, hematite seed beads, waxed linen, silver curb chain, gunmetal clasp, Golem Studios Bead.


Mason Jar Wish Necklace~Mixed Metal

One of my favorite pieces to date! Love the different metals and the jar of stars is adorable!


Jewelry Day Holiday

Starting out the holiday beading! I live my metal and wire time, but today felt like a stringing day. So far!

Aventurine flat coins and puff...


Coral and Periwinkle Beaded Dangle Necklace

Bugle and Seed Beads used to make this Cascading Beaded Necklace. Pretty colors for the upcoming WARMER weather.
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Components: Bugle Beads, Seed Beads, Glass and Pewter Accent Beads


MMMMMM-Chocolate

Inedible chocolate that is. The woman who commisioned the purple Owl B. Quirky necklace (as well as a blue hoot bracelet, knotted necklace & blue...
Components: Espresso wood beads, carved wood beads, kumihimo wood beads & a decorative wood bead. 2 sizes of ceramic beads. Carved soapstone beads. Coconut shell beads. Magnesite flower (in copper ring) & magnesite wavy long bead/toggle bar. Copper ring.


Dandelion Wish Necklace

This dainty dandelion necklace is so light on the body and simply stunning! A wish dandelion is hand stamped on a silver plated disc and tiny...
Components: Silver Plated 18 inch necklace, 15mm SP discs


Aututmn Leaves

A trip to the Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor seemed like the perfect background for this necklace. I loved this vintage brooch, and wanted to...
Components: Vintage brooch, copper chain, plated clasp


Lighthearted Valentine Necklace

This playful pendant from Andrew Thornton is the perfect focal for a Valentine theme that can be worn all year long. Opting for an earthy, darker...
Components: Ceramic pendant, 4 8-10mm ceramic beads, 2 Czech bell flowers, 2 Czech flowers, 6 6x9mm Czech glass rondelles, 2 4mm crystals, 15mm brass jump ring, 10 7.25mm brass jump rings, 10mm brass jump rings, 30mm brass leaf creative bar (toggle), 22mm brass hammered ring, 12" 5.5mm Arte Metal elongated oval brass chain, 6 1" brass headpins, 2 7mm black jump rings, 12" 19 gauge steel wire


Redesign

I made the necklace using the GGS pendant a while back, but was not quite happy with it, it was time to redesign.
Components: GGS pendant and hemp and recycled glass charm are from LB. Lampwork beads from GlassbyLeese and Glittering Prize, Schorched Earth driftwood charm, discs from Jubilee, Urchin bead from BlueBerriBeads, Mamacita pewter button, my own PC chell, Indonesian glass, crow beads and coral chips from my stash.


A Bird Amid the Flowers

This orchid bird..Humblebeads...was once a bracelet..it became time to repurpose it. I like it better as a necklace but not sure about it all...
Components: pc orchid bird, Vintaj brass connector, leaf chain, dyed agate, Czech pink flowers, lavender glass pearls, one Amethyst bead, bead caps, one Czech square, silver plated rope chain, berry suede lace and silver hook


Royal Agate, Yellow Jade Necklace

Another Native Indian inspired design. This necklace is made with rice shaped Royal Agate and small Yellow Jade round beads The alternating...
Components: Royal Agate rice beads, yellow jade round beads, black Onyx round beads and Royal Agate round beads with sterling silver clasp.


Flamenco Bird Pendant

I love the way these tiny glass lentils and flowers dance under this trio of colorful birds. Free feel to make your own version of this fun pendant.
Components: 3 polymer clay birds, 5 8mm Czech glass lentil beads, 3 Czech glass flower beads, 4mm fire polished glass bead, 2 8mm copper spacers, 1 5mm copper spacer, 2 15mm Arte Metal jump rings, 5 7mm gunmetal jump rings, 2 4mm gunmetal jump rings, 26" gunmetal cable chain, 3 1" brass headpins, 8" 22 gauge steel wire.


Headpin Spin

A friend rootled through my stash one evening (quite some time ago...), and found that jasper slab: "hey, do a necklace for me with this!". I had a...
Components: Red Creek Jasper, Toho beads, Vintaj chain (LB). Brass wire, 1 mm, for headpins and all of the earring parts. Patina (black oxide). I kept the dangles on the necklace so they can slide, and you can adjust the length without making it all lopsided.


Scaley Sunset

I've fallen in love with these anodized aluminum scales. I've tried several different designs, and I'm not done yet. The scales were originally...
Components: Anodized aluminum scales, copper jump rings, copper clasp


SEAFOAM

I fell in love with LB's aquamarine recycled glass chips, so decided to make a necklace out of them! The matching earrings and bracelet are in the...
Components: From LB: waxed Irish linen cord, aquamarine recycled glass chips, S-hook clasp and 4x5mm Czech rondelles. Other materials are 11/0 silver seedbeads, jumprings and silver-filled cord end.


Gifts from the Sea

In my family my shell collecting is a bit of a joke. Every trip to the beach I bring home more and have done this for forty years! I cannot resist...
Components: Seashells, African recycled glass, Tierracast charm, Artistic wire in rose gold and antique brass


A Favorite Color Combo

I've always loved Turquoise and green together. I've had the Turquoise forever and just got the Green Florite nuggets.
Components: Turquoise trapezoid, Turquoise heisi, rough nugget green florite, black chain, gun metal chain, Copper wire, hook, sari silk, red wine color glass drop.


Brave Heart

I've had this GG pendant for awhile but was waiting for the perfect inspiration to use it. Today, while thinking of Ron it came to me. He loved the...
Components: GG "brave horse" pendant, 3mm suede lace, 20 & 18g wire for cord ends and clasp all from LB. The rest from my stash.


Pastel Puffed Heart Beaded Dangle Necklace

Beautiful Puffed Heart accented with Multi-Colored Gemstones and Pewter Accents. Feel Free to Browse my website at: www.beaddangledesign.com
Components: Multi-Colored Gemstones, Pewter Accents


Spray of Color Beaded Dangle Necklace

I've been making Beaded Dangles for two years now and the unique thing about them is that they are interchangeable. I've always loved versatile...
Components: Bugle, seed, pearls, pewter accents


Help! What's this stone?

All you stone experts out there! Any idea what this is? I drilled a few stones for a girl at work, and her mother got interested, and sent me a...
Components: Unknown stone, 1.5 mm bronze wire, silver solder, boiled egg used to patinate the bronze (I didn't want to risk getting the black oxide I usually use onto the stones) -- again one of those things I should have taken photos of, but didn't! Patinated copper chain from LB.


Native Pendant

I purchased the pendant from LB. Just love it! But took a long time to decide how best to use it. I would be interested to see how others have...
Components: I chose rainbow agate nuggets, small picture jasper beads and brass filigree beads. The pendant, closure and jump rings all from LB.


Copper Twist

Inspired by Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I wanted to design a similar piece with beads from my stash. It was a fun project I made for my daughter.
Components: I used bamboo cord, seed beads, small copper tube beads and a large green serpentine bead. The Saki barrel beads, copper twist pendant, and hook closure are all from LB.


Maxi

Here is my latest experiment with a new etching resist technique: laser printer ink! OK, I know that's what is used for PnP transfers too, but I...
Components: Apologies for the light in the pics, the sun was even shining, sort of, but you could hardly tell... Copper sheet 0.7 mm, etched, patinated, and sealed with Swellegant clear sealant (LB, don't know yet how it wears, but I like the texture). Brass sheet 0.4 mm for the bail, and a snippet of wire for the rivet. Silk cord (LB).


Floating feathers

Took me a while to find the perfect freshwater stick pearls I had in mind for this awesome gemstone, but it was worth the wait ;) I am happy with...
Components: Green Russian Amazonite, baroque Biwa stick Freshwater pearls, sterling silver clasp & seed beads.


Just coral

Won't need to add anything extra. They speak themselves . Heavy enough , so I link the back half with leather.


Caculater

Inspired by Chinese caculater . Wire with beeds.


Violet Key

My cousin love my daughter's pink key so I made her one but with light purples.
Components: 1 Czeck Crystal in Grape Mix ( lima), Tanzanite color Spike 1 8mm Swarovski Butterfly 1 Light Lavender Pearl Swarovskis in Violets, Tanzanite and Violet Opals in 4mm & 6mm. 2 6mm round, Lepidotite. Wrap around on a Vintage Key with Amethyst color Wire. On a silver chain with lobster clasp.


The forever necklace!

I called this the forever necklace because it took me that long to make!!! I've lost my mojo, so to speak!! I started this before Christmas and...
Components: 16 gauge wire, howlite and red tigers eye.


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