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Blue Harmony

I don't know why I'm drawn to blues no matter the shade. I don't even wear it that often! Who knows! The frosted stone in the middle might be...
Components: Riverstone dyed dark blue, matte opal ab fire-polished rounds, blueberry "quartz" faceted ovals, silver filigree beadcaps, frosted quartz freeform nugget, silver toggle

Blue Moon

Another teardrop design & it's blue! The earrings are going to be a wear-with-all this winter and for years to come!
Components: Dark Blue glass 15x12mm teardrop, Rainbow Moonstone teardrop, silver wire, chain & lobster clasp


I made this sometime ago, but never made earrings to match, until now. You probably can't see the color of the flower in the middle of the pendant,...
Components: Black seed beads, black "E" beads, rosewater opal Swarovski bicones, silver spacers, silver bead cones & clasp

Green Turquoise & Drops

This was alot of work, but I am pleased with the end result. I love greenish turquoise, so I figured I might as well make some out of PC! And of...
Components: Handmade PC focal and earfobs, handmade PC beads, Czech teardrops, 6mm turquoise shell beads, Czech bronze leaf beads, 8mm bronze glass pearls, 6/0 Czech rootbeer seedbeads, antique gold chain, jump rings and lobsterclaw clasp and gold and bronze Artistic wire- 20gauge.

Periwinkle Posies

Per your suggestions, more flowers, less background noise. :)
Components: Czech glass flowers, leaves, beads, mostly LB, Brass chain and findings, Vintaj Brass wire, LB and S-lon thread to string the beads from my stash.

Green And Blue Connections

Wanted to use the connector, and decided to add some blue in with the green.
Components: Glass beads, Swarovski Crystals, antique silver tubes, chain and magnetic clasp, Green and silver connector.

Golden Topaz

I had both sides of this necklace done for over 5 years now. I just didn't know how I wanted to do the focal part. So I pulled it out and tried to...
Components: Topaz crystals, Swarovski Crystal dangles, Tierracast gold bead, gold chain, clasp and earring hooks.

Scarlet Tears

I said it has been the year of the teardrops for me, so here's another set. Every time I want to wear red or a piece of red jewelry I can't find...
Components: Celestial Crystal Red faceted teardrops 18x12mm & 15x10mm, 6mm crystal AB rounds, Silver chain, jumprings, wire & hook & eye clasp

Crimson Gold

When I bought an issue of Creative Jewelry in 2010, I went through the magazine ooing and awing about every design, but when I came to this one by...
Components: Red 12mm acrylic rounds, 8-10mm riverstone dyed dark blue, cream glass pearls, AG bead caps, gold daisy spacers. The focal is by Blue Moon Beads.

Jaspers & Copper

I love blue sky jasper! The turquoise and the different shades of brown are fantastic together. I've had them for a year and could not find any...
Components: Blue Sky jasper & brown snowflake jasper, copper chain & clasp. The earrings have 4mm blue zircon Swarovski bicones.

Fit for a bride

I made this piece for a finicky client: she wanted a gift for her friend's wedding (both of which are Chinese, making red an auspicious color,...
Components: Carnelian

Survivor Earrings

Here are the matching earrings I made for the double wrap bracelet.
Components: Pink Opal rodelles, cherry quartz tubes, filgree discs, brass bead caps and Vintaj ear wires and headpins.

Midnight Dreams

Another teardrop! I think it's black stone, but I've never seen a gemstone that has "worm holes" in it. I thought it was unique so I used it. It's...
Components: Unknown black teardrop, black glass pearls, Czech fire-polished lilac rounds, purple glass bicones, matte gray glass pearls, vitral rondelles, silver findings

Aqua Ombre

More teardrops! When I bought these I had no project in mind. I really had to use my noggin! I like the result. I wanted to use a crystal teardrop,...
Components: Aqua glass teardrops, Moonstone faceted teardrop, seed beads & silver findings.

Over Clear Blue Water

I have wanted to do something with the anchor for awhile now. Decided to do two strands of two different colors of peanut beads that I attached to...
Components: Sodalite, anchor, fish, antique silver lentil bead, recycled glass, Irish waxed linen, from Lima. Indonesian glass rondelle, clear lampwork bead, outwest lampwork beads, antique silver shell and spacers, peanut seed beads.

Jaded Carnelian

Playing around with the gems I have in my stash, and didn't realize I had so much Canadian jade, and Carnelian.
Components: Canadian Jade rondelles and round beads, Carnelian rounds, and faceted rounds for earrings, lampwork beads, twisted orange glass beads, antique copper findings, unknown green gemstone stick.

Starry Skies

I saw this design on another site w/warm colors. I chose this color palette for my skin tone. And because I'm always drawn to blues.
Components: Silver glass pearls, Swarovski 6mm bicones Dark indigo, Indian sapphire AB & crystal satin, 4mm Montana, silver findings & clasp.

African Safari

Another bead I didn't know what to do with, because it was so big(27mm). I didn't like the way it hung just wrapped and dangling. So I decide to...
Components: Vintage Large Tribal Animal Print Lucite focal, Pilbara Jasper, Black Onyx sticks, Lucite black connectors, African brass beads, czech glass, ceramic rondelle spacers, mustard leather lace, brass chain, lobster clasp, and jump rings, wire.

Colored Paper

I knew I wanted the silver tube bead as soon as I saw, what to do with it was another story. So I paired with some Acai seeds, lampwork and paper...
Components: Paper beads, acai seeds in burgundy and navy blue, burgundy lampwork with mauve swirls, navy and white porcelain bead, gray Lucite, Antique silver flower clasp, tube flower bead, and spacers, peanut seed beads, wax linen. The earrings have two burgundy lampwork beads, gray Lucite, peanut beads, antique silver earring hooks, bead cap and jump rings.

collection of charms

I began by making tiny components, waiting until later to decide what shape they would take in a finished piece.
However I realized these were...
Components: vintaj stained glass kit, vintaj stained glass components

First Flight

I wanted to make the GG flying elephant pendant fun.
Components: GG pewter flying elephant, My elements rubber O rings, gunmetal jump rings, matte black(plated) swivel clasp, vintaj arte metal wire, fuchsia beads.

Red Creek Brass

I have been trying to use this pendant for awhile now, and I finally decided that it looked the best with red creek jasper. I also wanted to keep...
Components: Red creek jasper rounds, rondelles and tube beads, Vintaj brass ear wires, hammered brass oval links, all from LB. Brass clasp, spacers and focal, my stash

Cathedral Grove

The set was inspired by a protected grove of old-growth redwood cedar on Vancouver Island called "Cathedral Grove". The warm and cool colours of...
Components: Stained glass kit, Vintaj brass from the suggested list and my own stash, sari ribbon, chain, wire, seed beads and copper filigree bead caps.


Mauve is such a Victorian color. Add in lavender, and we might as well get out the long, silk dresses.

The bronzed wisteria maple leaves were...
Components: Unicorne lampwork focal; cape amethyst, amethyst, dogtooth amethyst and crazy lace purple agate rounds; Czech glass leaves, flowers, rondelles, polished rounds; bronze-lined crystal magatamas; antique silver bead caps, chain and clasp.


I love spirals. When LB got the conch shells and ammonite, I snatched a few!
Components: Conch shell puffs, antique brass ammonites and swirl clasp, African brass, wild horse picture jasper, white agate, bone, Grace Amber Waves lampwork beads, seed beads

~ Pleasant Suprise ~

This piece started out as a goddess bracelet and morphed into a strung and chain bracelet.

My patient beading buddy joined me today.
Components: Jasper 6mm, Swarovski pearls, silver plated chain, double closure

Deep Blue Sea

Thought I was done with the beachy designs, but I seem to have a few more in the works. This one came about when I was inspecting the bright blues...
Components: Spiral bracelet: Seed beads, antique silver bead caps and clasp. Charm bracelet and earrings: Deep blue mystery jasper, blue line agate, apatite, freshwater pearls, unicorne bead drops, antique silver cones and clasp, dancing ring chain

Sunlit Sea

I bought the Swarovski waves for another piece, where they didn't look right. I think they've found a good home next to the Grace beads. Oh, and...
Components: Swarovski wave crystals, Grace Lampwork lentils, crazy lace agate ovals and clasp, turquoise impression barrels, Czech glass, antique brass rounds and spacers

Black And White

Trying to use up some sticks that I have, as well as my stash. It started off more casual but was having a hard time with the asymmetry of the...
Components: Black Onyx sticks, Matte unknown black flat coins, Jet black czech table cut oval coins, Glass teardrops, White shell coins, Jet black crystals, Cream fresh water pearls, gunmetal chain, jump rings and clasp, antique silver chain and spacers, peanut seed beads.


Blue Calsilica Jasper Heishi 4mm
Tagua Nut Stonewashed Flat Pebble
Components: TierraCast Antique Silver (plated) Large Hole Spiral Dance Bead Cap 4x14mm AND TOGGLE Tagua Nut Stonewashed Large Hole Rondelle LARGE ROUND TAUGA AND SOME KIND OF JASPER I BELIEVE FROM MY STASH SILVER HEISHI

Mojave Desert Sunset

This piece reminds me of the beautiful warm shades of a desert sunset, the coppery stone cliffs and the greens of the cactus that dot the...
Components: Impression Jasper side drilled nuggets, Red Bend Jasper Flat teardrop pendant and 3-sided twists, silver plated ovals, screw in closure, lever back ear wires

Amethyst Amulets

I've had this teardrop in several designs and had to restring because each design didn't do it justice. This one is a forever design. I don't even...
Components: Lavendar glass pearls, Chevron amethyst, purple fluorite, rainbow fluorite, pewter bead caps, hook & eye clasp. Bracelet has the addition of purple velvet glass bicones.

Raspberries and Cream

In this set I decided to use the toggles as a toggle for necklace and two of toggles as earrings :)
Components: Czech and Japanese beads, brass and hemp cords.

Purple Passion

The purple beads in this set are handmade by special needs persons in a day program. Mixed with complimentary beads, I think it turned out good.
Components: Paper mache beads mixed with others in purple and blue. The second set also features rolled paper beads.

Oh, Berries, Berries!

Berries! Actually I made it for the friend's birthday tomorrow. She loves bright colored, shiny objects... LOL

What do you think?
I will take...
Components: Bohemian, Toho and Miyuki beads, Brass ends (LB), gold plated chain and toggles ear wires are gold filled.

It's a Wrap

Ordered the “wrappers” months ago and finally decided to play with them. The only natural stones I had in both 4mm and 6mm were Unakite, so that’s...
Components: For the Necklace and Earrings: From Lima Beads: Artistic Wire Antique Brass Pear Wrapper 19x25mm, Soft Flex Vintage Bronze Craft Wire 24 gauge, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 6/0 Seed Bead, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 11/0 Seed Bead. From Other Sources: Unakite tumbled nuggets 16x8mm, Unakite rounds 4mm and 6mm, Antique Brass rectangles 8x10mm, Antique Brass saucers 8x6mm, antique brass trigger clasp. For the Bracelet: From Lima Beads: Czech Glass Peach Tribal Square 14mm, TOHO Opaque Frosted Terra Cotta Round 6/0 Seed Beads, TierraCast Copper Round 4mm, TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Deco Square Toggle Clasp 18x12mm, 21 Bar. From Other Sources: Unakite tumbled nuggets 16x8mm, Unakite rounds 4mm and 6mm.

Denim Taguas

Same general idea as with the greens but now how to attach them and what to add?? This time I used macramé and hemp. There are 2 brown strands in...
Components: Denim blue tagua nuts, blues mix of hemp, brown hemp, crystals, Tierracast charms, Vintaj brass parawire, deconstructed chain, earwires, and lobster clasp. All of it was from LB.

Picture Jasper Necklace Set

Picture Jasper is a beautiful full of earthy colors. The pendant is wire wrapped with 10k gold filled wire.
Components: Gold wire, gold beads, Picture Jasper

Burgundy Wave

Necklace and earrings .
Burgundy.... For some reason the photo would not really show the correct color of Magatama beads : they are Burgundy Gold...
Components: Czech beads 6/0 and Miyuki Long Magatama, Lucite flowers ( I used two on each end ;), copper wire, copper chain and copper plated hook.

Barbed Wire Baubles

First - thank you to all who helped with the name. I made this one more substantial than the last two and I wrapped one strand with pink...
Components: Teal czech glass puffs, pink czech glass tear drops, cobalt blue barrel crystal, tangerine crystal rondelle, light blue crystal, green rondelle crystal, Impression Jasper heishi, Tiger Eye chip, Blue Calsilica Jasper heishis, pink pearls, blue glass bead, African Turquoise pillow, gold seed bead, gray crystal, Smoky Quartz rondelle, teal seed beads, sea foam drop seed bead, glass flower bead, metal disk, teal seed bead, light blue recycled glass nugget, green recycled glass chip, light blue recycled glass chip, orange recycled glass rounds, light green recycled glass rondelle, Whew! That's a lots of beads!. rebar wire, 26 gauge wire, pink orange yarn