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Patina Garden ( inspired by Ali )

This all started backwards, initially I planned for the crocheted necklace to go with Zola focal, but it was just not right, so I decided to add...
Components: Zola focal, Amethyst, mystic blue Feldspar, Quartz, brass stampings, Czech glass, crystals ( yes, you are reading this correct, I actually used them ), suede lace, Greek bead, C-Lon, brass chain, clasp, jump rings and rivets are from Lima Beads. Scorched Earth tribal spike and my old leather purse.

Almost Fall

Inspired by the transition of summer to fall.
Components: Lima beads copper acorn pendant. Czech glass and lemon quartz, copper chain and clasp, all LB.


...that's what yoga is supposed to make you... Weird that I was planning this mala-type remake of this necklace already in June, only to come back...
Components: My fave Picture Jasper from LB, waxed linen cord, wooden bead, brass chain "dip dyed" with Norite, my handmade brass cap (tubing, sheet and paste solder).

More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads

Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.

A Necklace To Match

I finally finished this necklace to match ALL those bracelets!!
Components: All Czech glass beads from LB and various Etsy shops, jumprings and chain handmade from 18g Artistic wire.

Green "Fringe" Project

Another version of fringe. :)
Components: Petra ceramic leaf. Ocean Jasper in 2 shapes, prehnite, Vintaj wire, Vintaj chain, Vintaj headpins, Irish waxed linen, all LB

Blue "Fringe" Project

This is probably as close as I'm going to get to a fringe piece. :)
Components: Petra's ceramic pendant, Greek pewter pieces, Irish waxed Linen, Soft Flex wire, 2 sizes of seed beads, LB. Swarovski crystals, Dumortierite in 2 sizes, and manmade blue quartz, my stash.

Coral in the Pink

I personally love pink coral so I tried pairing them with white freshwater pearls. Now I'm wishing I'd made it longer but its a standard length at...
Components: 8mm pink coral faceted beads, 7mm white freshwater pearls, used both Swarovski AB spacers along with tiny vermeil daisy spacer beads. I finished it off with a very pretty vermeil clasp.

Tail Feather Fringe Necklace

This Zola piece is a statement all on its own. I simply embellished my chain with a complementary flower coin and added a funky matte fringe to...

Gulf Shores

A friend from Pensacola visited a few weeks ago, which inspired me to create a necklace with a beachy feel to it.
Components: Brass filigree with patina, Vintaj blank, seafoam green chips, leather cord, brass components.

Flower Child

I chose one of my painted, embossed blanks; found some beads from my stash to go with it, and added some components to create a boho piece.
Components: Vintaj blanks, Patina, Irish Waxed Linen, various glass beads, ceramic beads, brass findings and chain.


Another fetish bead necklace with my favorite colors. They remind me of the sky before sunset begins.
Components: Turquoise cube beads, Red Aventurine fetish beads, Sunstone, Howlite, and Sterling Silver.

In Anticipation of Fall

Orange is my favorite color and Fall is my favorite season.So, of course I got this orange enameled leaf from c -koop to start off the season.
Components: C-Koop enameled leaf, Czech Glass flowers, Carnelian, Unicorne orange brim ring and brass bar chain.

Open Sky Crystal Necklace

At 27" long you can slip this necklace right over your head. All you need to do to finish it off is to add a tassel or a favorite focal. I chose a...

Mermaid Pearl Crystal Necklace

At 27" long, this knotted crystal necklace is perfect to add a favorite focal too. The best part is, you can wrap it around your wrist to be worn...

Remembering Calie

My first necklace using wrapping with wire. My Pomeranian died this year at 15. She was a sweet dog that I miss every day.
The bracelets I added....
Components: Necklace- all from Lima. I used Vintaj Artisan copper wire, Lipstick winged dog pendant, and various Czech beads. Bracelet 1 has a Xax Raku bead, copper chain, and glass beads from my stash. Bracelet 2 - Remembrance memory wire, Czech beads from LB and the Czech 2-holed Honeycomb beads from my stash.

Knock on Wood

I recently bought a bunch of vintage of which was this wooden ringy chain (you had to put together) ...Plus vintage Czech.
Components: vintage wood chain, wood focal, waxed linen, Czech red flower, etc.

Waiting for summer..

The semi-tropical mid coast of Australia just saw a very warm winter weekend, and I longed for the lazy summer days at the beach, with the smell of...
Components: Czech flowers, UFO beads (emerald sky picasso), Czech Crystals, light brown coconut shell rondelle, Blue haze fire agate round (12mm), Beadalon Beeswax thread conditioner, all from Lima Beads. 18 gauge antique copper wire, c-lon carolina blue (tex 210 -doubled up for knotting), leather, chain, and antique copper clasp and findings - from local bead shop. Blue seed beads, from own stash.

Mandala Mala

Using the mandala as the focal point or guru for this piece to me represents our circles of life (family, friends and our communities) within the...

Om Mala

The combination of fossil jasper and beryl morganite blends so nicely together. They provide a soft earthiness reminiscent of the sea. The use of...

Rudraksha Style Mala

Rudraksha (Shiva's Teardrops) are traditionally used alone with 108 beads knotted on a black or red cord with 1 extra used as the guru - total 109...

Fire and Ice Mala

Traditional style Mala necklace.

Sharpie Circles with Czech Glass Beads

I'm retiring the sharpie circle design. However, I had one last frame finished so I decided Czech fire polished glass would be a good way to end...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Czech glass beads, various stone beads, a pearl, a copper triangle, two of my favorite LB chains

Fallen Leaves Twilight

Again, loved the Antique Silver plated feather link from Zola and wanted to dress this design up a bit. I peyote stitched the band and added...
Components: Zola Elements Antique silver plated feather focal link from Lima Beads, Toho bead cubes and seed beads, Swaroski crystal pearls, and sterling silver leaves.

Fallen Leaves

I loved the green brass feather focal link from Zola Elements. Fall is just around the corner and thought it would be a fun piece to make. So...
Components: Zola Elements patina green brass feather focal link from Lima Beads, fire polished turquoise beads, pink synthetic Calsilica gemstones, Czech various leaf drops, and gunmetal Rolo chain.

Midnight Garden ( inspired by Kye )

I made the necklace with that pendant a while back, but it was so blah I did not like it I needed to re-design it, I used the wire wrap technique...
Components: From Lima beads;Ceramic Bluebird Kylie Parry, Abalone ovals, Labradorite rondelles, Vintaj jump ring and bead cap, C-Lon. Lampwork beads Made by Fire, pendant Invicti and my own flower clasp

Red coral mala necklace

I made this necklace for a friend at work. She's a great mentor and I wanted to make her something that symbolized her wisdom. I used red coral...
Components: Red coral, silver seed beads and spacers, pewter green girl studios owl.

Amethyst Shard

Not so funny...went to make this necklace this morning and realized I bought a gemstone shard that was not drilled. With some wire futzing and some...
Components: Brass chain, butterfly, Amethyst point, and glass beads. And man made opalite.

A piece of my Heart

I made this for a relative that lost a grandmother and had a miscarriage in the same short span of time, think of the saying "A piece of my heart...
Components: Sterling Silver chain and pendant. Faceted Pearl and Garnet.

Bear Clan

I have a friend who is Alabama Coushatta tribe and her family belongs to the Bear Clan. I made this as a going away present for her.
Components: Sterling Silver, Tiger eye fetish beads, Blue and Green Turquoise, Lapis.

Fairy Tears

The pieces I selected for this necklace have an ethereal quality that works nicely in this delicate necklace.

Tea Time

Just a beginner! I made this necklace and earrings as a gift for my lovely mother-in-law. Having developed a keen interest in paper beads, I...
Components: Gemstone beads are Blue haze fire agate 14mm from Lima Beads, crystal beads, Czech fire polished seed beads, antique copper spacer, findings and chain from my own stash, tea stained paper beads I made myself and dip glazed.

Yes...Another Tassel Necklace!

I made more jumprings and what else could
I make? LOL Actually, I have had this design in my mind for a while--glad I finally put...
Components: Handmade PC focal and a few beads--made by me. Tibetan agate beads from LB, some Czech beads from LB, Czech beads from SimplyPie on Etsy, handmade jumprings and chain....made with 18 and 20g Artistic wire, lobsterclaw clasp from local store.

Something Fancy

I made a fresh pick by this name many moons ago. Finally saw my concept thru. Many things I'd change if I did another one-- especially where I put...
Components: I'll post a pick with the components, though the brass bezel (no loop) is discontinued.

I gave in too

Remember when I saw Tanya's necklace and I said I had similar beads to finally give in into the tassel craze. I changed my mind about the GGS fish...
Components: Lampwork bead Havana Beads, Czech glass and pearls my stash, Lima Beads Vintaj bead caps, chain, C-lon, Pyrite, crystals, sari silk, and y own PC strata bead with crackle finish

Last Days of Summer

I'm proudly an owner of beads from DonnaPerlinplim and I had to make something with them, the pendant is so beautiful just on it's own, so I...
Components: Pendant DP, lampwork beads Garden of Beads, lampwork headpin Glass by Leese, copper chain ArtIncendi, from Lima Beads waxed linen and Vintaj findings

To Bee or Not to Bee

I love this Bee pendant and especially that I could add any color I wanted to to it.I got the idea I could use some of my copper metal and stamp...
Components: ceramic bee pendant, Czech Glass, vintage wood bead, Apple Jasper and bar brass chain

Orange You Glad it's Friday?

Playing a bit with polymer clay patterns as a craft night activity with my Mother In Law. Brownie points and bonding all in one. :)
Components: Polymer clay pendant, Carnelian circle drop, leather, paper bead, greek ceramic disk.

Open Bezel Necklace

The is a great instructional from Nunn Design. The step-by-step instructions make using resin fun and easy. Using this technique allows you to make...