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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...

Octopus's garden

I was making one of the octopus necklaces in my booth at our Science fiction con. and two different people asked me to make them one for next years...
Components: Seed beads, Czech glass flowers and clovers, Czech glass daggers Ceramic heart Sewn edge ribbon, bakers twine, hemp, Large jump rings all from Lima. Wood, Bone, and glass beads from my stash. Ceramic octopus vessels from Shipwreck beads.

River Stones

I love the cool slate tones of these beads. The pendant was sold as Succor Creek Jasper, it comes in a variety of muted tones, and it often used...
Components: Succor Creek pendant and Wild horse Jasper, Smoky Quartz, and Montana blue crystals. Copper chain and clasp. All from LB except the pendant.

Turtle Beach

I was fiddling with these great little turtles from Wild Dove Beads on Etsy and couldn't decide if I wanted to use the pendant or not. Instead of...
Components: Recycled Glass beads, brass charms and chains (most from LB), brass clasp, MOP sticks, 20 gauge brass wire for necklace bar and turtles!


I was given a whole bunch of wooden beads. (I still have lots and lots left.) Not a material I usually use, so I purchased some African Clay...
Components: African Clay Beads, Wood beads

I took a Class

My local bead shop was offering a class and Debbie Benninger was a guest teacher. I was thrilled as I met her at a gem show in the fall and really...
Components: Copper wire 20 gauge and 26 gauge, copper chain and components, Swarovski Crystal.

Fall Tones

Inspired by the Marshall Neal pendant, and by wishfully thinking of Fall and it's cooler temperatures.
Components: Ceramic Pendant, Green Turquoise, Gold coral, Champagne pearls, Tiger Iron.

Here Comes The Sun

I usually designed around my pendant.
Components: Citrine slice pendant, Citrine and carnelian beads, Green Turquoise, Pearls, sterling silver.

Tiger Eye

I've used this copper loop shape in necklaces many times but I find it looks a bit different with different beads.

Tiger eye is one of my...
Components: tiger eye, 14ga and 24ga copper wire, brass spacers, 3 different shapes of tiger eye, a pearl, copper washer, 2 agate beads, a jasper nugget, my favorite LB chain and a handmade hook clasp

Mellow Yellow

Foolin around...with a Petra Carpeau gift and a copper vine and blank.What came from it I think is kind of neat.
Components: Copper vine, copper blank, Gilder's Paste, Blue Green Quartz..LB, Ocean Jasper, Indian Agate, Sari Silk, Yellow bulb-like thing and copper lobster.

Day of the dead head

I was just playing around with beads and loved how the curved points of this connector framed the skull, it reminds me of an amazing Afro. I used...

Nature's Treasures

I adore walking along the Ohio River and collecting driftwood. I saw this piece and knew it had to become a pendant. I grew up in AZ and loved...
Components: Driftwood, nut beads, Magnesite rhondelles (so wish I could have afforded these in real turquoise), wood slices, and AZ turquoise chips.

A Bit of Boho

I had a bowl of leftover beads from projects. This was an easy way to use them.
Components: Mixed beads, head pins, jump rings, leftover piece of chain, and leather.

Blue Brilliance

I like jewelry that drapes and thought this might look good with a deep cut white shirt and jeans. It actually fits more like a choker than in the...
Components: Electroplated quartz, Czech glass, and leather cord. I put the cord through metal beads with loops, but it isn't necessary. You could do the same directly on the wire.

Kumihimo Necklace with Teardrop Fringe

Another Kumihimo that I followed the instructions to be able to accomplish this! It definitely has a twist that I need to work out. I'm going to...
Components: C-lon .5mm in Eggplant, size 8 seed beads in matte bronze, bronze & purple haze (I think), teardrops in 2 sizes--purple with bronze luster, bronze crimp ends (Rio Grande), one fabulous bronze toggle clasp from Annabronze❤️

Nature in Autumn Kumihimo Necklace

I have multiple bins & baskets full of semi finished jewelry or pieces needing repairs or tweeks. (Anyone else have this?!!). I started rooting...
Components: Miyuki long magatamas in metallic gold ab & transparent rose gold luster, size 8 round seed beads in similar colors, gold & rose petite (1 mm) rattail nylon satin cord, antique brass end caps by JBB, Woodland brass toggle clasp by Vintaj.

Boho Metamorphosis

This started out with me braiding C-lon in a typical braid & incorporating fluorite nuggets. When I was done, I took silk ribbon & started macrame...
Components: Various silk ribbons, C-lon .5 mm in 3 colors, rainbow fluorite faceted nuggets & pebbles, antique brass findings, Czech UFOs

Spinning raku disc necklace

Fairly long necklace that is adjustable and fun to play with.
Components: Greek Ceramic Raku Metallic Harvest Large Spacer Disc 20mm, either dark cherry or black currant recycled small glass nugget or mix - I can't tell those apart, Toho Permanent galvanized (Matte) Starlight Round 8/0, Czech Fire Polished Galss Amethyst Round 8mm, Toho Raku Cube beads, antiqued copper chain, heavy jump rings, heavy gauge copper colored wire for link beads, "S" clasp hook, .019 medium silver satin Soft Flex beading cable, Heavy sterling silver 2 x 2 crimps, oxidized square wire open jump ring, two heavy gauge oxidized heavy gauge round wire jump rings.

Chain Gang

This goes with the Inspired bracelets I will be earrings!
Components: Handmade jumprings and chain, handmade PC beads, red carnelian beads from LB, jasper beads from LB and Czech glass beads from LB.

Fun with wood

I have all these different categories of beads based on their material. I decided to play with some wood beads. I strung them on some tiny leather...

Some More Bones!

Apparently I have an over abundance of bones. There are still plenty more where these came from.

I made this necklace to use a bone pendant with...
Components: batik designed bone pendant, ordinary bones, chain, hand made hook clasp

A Strange Pearl and Other stuff

This is the tale of a strange pearl. A couple of years ago I sold a necklace to the husband of a friend. It was made with blister pearls. The...
Components: pearl, ceramic beads, copper chain and wire

Sandy Beach

I finally made the necklace to go with the Starfish & Jellyfish bracelet/earring set I made last year. Actually I made the necklace last year but...
Components: Art Beads: Coral look connecter SummerWindArt, ceramic connecter Clayworks by Lisa Boucher, Star bead Kylie Parry (from LB). Seed beads, czech glass lentils and starfish dangle, Michaels. Lampwork beads Hobby Lobby. Czech glass, piggies and waxed linen Lima Beads. Lampwork bead, aqua glass button and small starfish bead $1.00 tray at Walmart.

Sentiment Lariat

I made this necklace primarily because I wanted to try metal stamping. I really like the result!
Components: Leather cord, chain, Czech beads, wire, charms and all other elements are totally from LB

Summer Days

Summery fun with crisp yellows and greens and deep blue
Components: Pineapple jasper, Lapis, turquoise, Bali silver spacers, sterling silver toggle clasp

Vintage Tarot

I thought this an intriguing pendant and I had used some Rhinestone chain on another project. I thought this would be perfect for something...
Components: Resin metal pendant with image of vintage venutian lady...old Tarot card, 2mm Rhinestone chain, Citrine and Aquamarine dangles.

Boho by the Sea Necklace

When I used a similar chain style a couple months ago, I immediately thought it would make a good bracelet. Of course it does!, so I wanted to try...

Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace

This is another necklace that reminds me of the vintage pieces my Grandmother used to wear. :) I used a wire-wrapped link and a simple hook to...

Signature Colors

Inspired by my favorite colors!
Components: Pewter Cross, LB Coral, Turquoise, Lime green Magnesite. Sterling clasp and chain.

Ocean Stones

Snagged the Vintaj pendant here on sale.
Components: Fossil coral, multi-colored muscovite (both from LB from a few years back) square pearls, Rock Crystal bronze clasp also from LB.

Bluesy Bronze

This piece was inspired by my Bluesy Bronze fresh pick.
Components: My Bluesy Bronze fresh pick and some other chips and beads I had at home.

Basketball Fan Necklace

Tierracast displays a way to root for your favorite team in style.

Tibetan Life

I have wanted to use these Tibetan beads since I bought them. They reflect such a different culture than ours. That is the reason I incorporated...
Components: Tibetan agate beads, Terracast Tree of life, Zola coral and bar chain - all came from Lima Beads. From my stash came the gold beads and the brass JB connecters. I just remembered the bead caps which really match the Tibetan agate beads. Where did I get them? I am not sure! Ha! Almost forgot the bone beads from my stash.

Asymmerty One More time

This necklace is done in my favorite asymmetrical style using brass and some lovely vintage beads from Japan. I fell in love with the color of the...
Components: 14 and 24 gauge red brass wire, vintage beads, glass, pearl and metal beads for the tassel, satin Hamilton chain from LB

More Bones and Leather

Hey... I have a whole storage box full of bones! Just like with the pearls... I've been stockpiling them just in case... and believe it or not it...
Components: variety of bone beads, Greek leather, hand made brass wire spacers and clasp

Early Sunset

Having bought the Tibetan focal piece on from Lima Beads a few months ago, I was inspired to create this necklace after witnessing a beautiful...
Components: Tibetan Resin Amber and White Brass Teardrop Pendant, Cat's Eye Czech glass 6mm round beads, size 6 turquoise seed beads, antique silver round accent beads and toggle clasp.

Koi Pond

This is my favorite design for this month's Honey Do List challenge that my husband is giving me (and anyone else who wants to play!). I love the...
Components: Green Girl pendant; Czech glass flowers, melons, rondelles, and discs; pewter and silver plated spacers; Nunn design silver plated jump rings and clasp.