The Easter Egg Hunt 2014 is on!Find eggs, win prizes! It's fun!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Browse Necklaces

"Happy, Happy Birthday"

"Happy,Happy Birthday is one of my favorite creations ever. The Krobo beads in the Birthday Cake pattern were my inspiration. I chose to use the...
Components: African re-cycled beads in the Birthday Cake pattern, 11mm re-cycled glass beads in orange, blue and yellow, stacks of freeform orange magnesite, silver disc spacers, silver toggle clasp


Hoping for Spring Flowers

I finally think Spring has arrived in the South. This necklace is a reminder of the flowers that are soon to follow. This copper oval has been...
Components: Etched copper oval thathas been oxidized, chrysocolla quartz and amazon it's beads


Dreaming Of Maine Summers

I'd had this lovely Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant for awhile, and finally inspiration struck. I'm giving it to a friend as a "because it's...
Components: Red Jasper carved Lobster pendant, Red Jasper from LB, Tagua Nut beads, Vintage Czech glass beads & Vintage Acrylic beads from my stash, Copper beads and findings


earthday

Natural earthy tones with vintaj metals. Reminds me of the desert ! Im rady to go camping !
Components: Assorted pearls and natural looking gemstones, vintaj.


White Howlite with Red Lantern Bead Necklace

I picture myself wearing this on vacation to Bali. Red lantern beads are surrounded by white howlite coins and finished with an antique silver...
Components: White Howlite, stainless steel wire, red and silver seed beads


Summer Plums

It's about the title - summer and fruit. The leaves inspired it. I love it 'cause it's summery
Components: Acrylic small and large leaves, rainbow florite (very opaque low grade ones surprise!!! these are the 'plums'), green wood rondelles, large green glass circle embossed rondelles, and 5 or 6mm clear crackle glass beads


In the name of BRASS

It's about the new brass washers I
bought - again. about 30" long to the dangle; dangle is about 4"
Components: yellow marble chips, dark purple agate 8mm rounds, GP 3mm beads, copper tubes, hammered large brass washer, PENDANT: large white acrylic rondelle, dark 5mm purple faceted beads, red aventurine chips, brass and GP chain, fancy brass lobster claw clasp


Spring necklace for Mom

I was inspire by the lucite flower and leaf charms. My mother loves the color pink. I made it bright because her vision is impaired, and long...
Components: Lucite charms and recent acquisitions from LB.


"Pink"

The hot pink Czech daggers were my inspiration for this creation. They are a deep wine color with a pink center. I also used pink opal freeform...
Components: Czech glass wine colored daggers, pink opal freeform beads, wine pearls, two focal rounds, silver plated spacers and bead caps.


camo times 2

Using the Ryolite beads I got from LB. The color - camo. I don't care for them - sorry.
Components: Ryolite - 6 & 8mm, either glass or acrylic triangles (can't tell with dentures - LOL), GP pewter teeny b'flies 'n flowers, copper (I made) coils and copper tube beads (didn't make)


Copper Rainbow Chicklets

I found the dyed quartzite at micheals discount section, they remnd me of chicklets!! I made the clasp from 12 gauge wire.I hammered it and patinad...
Components: 12 gauge copper wire, 20 gauge square copper wire, patina, howlite chips and dyed quartzite.


Recycled Heart

I found this heart at the shop where I have my jewelry.Another vendor had it in her spot. I had my eye on it for while.I restrung it with chain and...
Components: I had the same color yellow crystals in my stash and the matched perfectly with what was already in the heart.It was strung with a brown suede, I used my crysals in place of the suede.Copper chain and glass beads.


Irish Countryside

I made this for the March Inspired by Reading Book Club. You can read all about it on my blog (and get links to what everyone else made!). Next...
Components: Pendant by local artist Becka Beads; copper plated chain and jump rings from Nunn Design; waxed Irish linen; Vintaj artisan copper leaf charm, melon beads, and wire; dragon's blood jasper; yellow turquoise, Czech glass.


Grizzly

It's about a SIMILAR, not same, one I saw on a site - and I liked, so I made mine
Components: brown hemp, wood, Bone, turquoise, Red Aventurine, brass pewter bear; and the little square dark metal 'pyramid' looking bead between the 2 aventurines is actually 2 pieces that, if you put them SOLIDLY between two beads they stay together - without twisting out of place


Sedona Sunset

I wanted to create a very earthy, multi-strand statement necklace in shades of red and orange.
Components: Czech beads, brass chain and findings.


How does your garden grow?

All of the wildflowers are starting to bloom here so I'm inspired to make something "Springy". I'm stepping out of my comfort zone again with the...
Components: Vintaj brass Parawire, chain, headpins and charms, lucite flowers, hand dyed silk ribbon and Czech glass from LB. Pink peruvian opal, amazonite, prehnite, cherry quartz, honey jade, peach aventurine from my stash. Ceramic flower pendant from Walmart.


Gothic Garnet, better pictures

Posted this previously and got a lot of people saying they couldn't actually see details. That was due to my cranky camera and bad lighting due to...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal


Stainless Necklace

This is the stainless steel necklace that goes with the earrings I posted earlier. This necklace was textured with a framing hammer.
Components: 16 gauge stainless steel wire, stainless jumpring, framing hammer, zinc clasp.


"Tickled Pink"

I love the look of cross pearls and these inspired me to create "Tickled Pink". The base of the piece has 11 cross pearls, flanked by two large...
Components: white cross pearls, two pink oval pearls, silver round frame beads, 12mm pink glass pearls, white stick pearls, fancy toggle clasp.


Gothic Garnet

So this is what I did with the remaining gray-and-dark red bloodstone strand I used for my wirework necklace and earrings: I paired it with some...
Components: Bloodstone, Garnet, gunmetal findings


Into the Wild GREEN Yonder

This one took awhile, too. I like to think it's 'Asymmetrically Symmetrical.' The swirly links were made using a technique from the book "The...
Components: Solid Copper wire 12 Gauge; Artisan Copper wire 16 Gauge; Solid Copper Center Drilled Brushed Disks, JumpRings, and thin Eyepins; Artisan Lampwork Focal and two Large Green Rondelles; Peridot Rounds; Malachite Coins


Rather Southwest

It's about my love of Southwest jewlery.
Components: cream and brown speckled 6.0 beads, brown 8mm marble, magnesite trapzoids, cream marble ovals, white/black bone beads, PENDANT: multi-marble, copper wire work, blue apaptite.


Lets us just paint the world pink somemore

I had some more pink stones and decided to just finish painting the world pink.


Pretty in Pink

When I saw these pink gemstones from LB , I knew I had to get them . But noy where they challenge to work with , to get them in the right order for...
Components: All materials were purchased from LB.


Red Delight

I have been and I still am looking for the perfect little red dress to wear with gold accessories . And this is where my inspiration for this piece...
Components: All the materials recycled glass and beads came from LB.


Imperial II

I was so excited to get the imperial jasper nuggets I had to do something right away. This is similar to the "Imperial" design I did a while back,...


Blood and Silver

My second extensive wirework piece. The necklace is 22.5" long. Each link is handmade; so are the findings. The stones I used are some unique...
Components: silver wire, bloodstone


"You're Beautiful"

The Japanese Artistic stones I purchased inspired me to create "You're Beautiful". I was hesitant at first and didn't know what do put with them,...
Components: 11x15mm Japanese Artistic stone cubes and 10mm rounds, 10x30mm faceted gray agate barrels, hot pink Czech glass saucers, silver daisies, and a toggle clasp


Powow Days

It's about going to the Powwow and looking the part. I love it 'cause it's pretty.
Components: Magnesite, Carnelian, Green Aventurine, SP metal parts. I sold 3 of these over this past Christmas


~ Under the Sea ~

I picked up the MOP @ a bead show for $1 - 16" strand. Score ;).

I have played with the porcelain pendant before... think I finally did it...
Components: porcelain pendant, mother of pearls, nunn design clasp, seed beads and 20 ga artistic wire


Fairy Zebra necklace

I came across this unique, spectacular pendant yesterday evening, labeled "green zebra jasper." I've never seen a green variety, let alone a type...
Components: stone pendant, jump ring, ribbon


Scrabble

For a gal that just loves the game.
Components: Scrabble pieces, Czech glass, Chain, misc blue beads


Major Copper

I was making copper links and got car ried away. So I laid them out and was amazed at how good they all looked together. Hope you like too!
Components: Recycled copper wire, hammered. Copper jumprings, hammered. Copper clasp. I used a framing hammer to texturize both the links and the jumprings.


Class by Itself

It's about CLASS! Nothing inspired it; it just came along. Love it 'cause it's SO pretty.
Components: Glass beads, metal chain links, SP filigree bead caps, black patterned metal beads, lampwork pendant.


Rainbow Kumihimo

This is really a screw up.I had bought 8 mt to add to one already made out of the same rope, but I cut the rope too short.So I just made 2 pieces...
Components: Rainbow colored rope, wire wrapped shell chips and a ceramic heart.Siver bead cones and toggle.


Chain Gang

It's about the chains 'n stones, i.e. a 'chain' gang on the rock pile. Nothing inspired it - just came about. I love it 'cause it's UNIQUE.
Components: GP chain links, various sizes aluminum jump rings, raw grossuralite nuggets, large hammered washer, 6mm 'peridot' jasper, 8mm green aventurine, 8mm multi-brown marble


Bronze, fuzzy necklace

My first necklace

It is ment to be fuzzy and somewhat of a mess :-)


Statement, watch necklace

Watch rhinestone necklace :-)


Colorful native

It's about cloroful beads, don't rememb er what inspired it, I love it 'cause it's - PRETTY!!
Components: vari-colored 6.0 beads, SP 3 strand spacers, SP 3- strand end bars


Peacock Queen

This piece took the better part of yesterday to complete, mainly because of how many homemade pieces were involved. The pendant inspired the look...
Components: Artisan Copper Parawire: 18, 20, 24, 26 Gauge; Solid Copper: Eyepins, Etched Pillow Beads, Chain-2 Types, Small Washer-like rings, JumpRings; TierraCast: Central ring, Sunburst Rings on sides, Medium Tiny floral Rings( including the one used as the eye part of the clasp); Gaea Pendant from 2004; Silky Tassel; Leather Lace in Teal; Square-ish Peacock Pearls; Large holed Pearls in Bronzish and Greenish shades; Two Aquamarine Teardrop beads


Chatter