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Midnight Copper

Just fell in love with the Blue Goldstone and then it kept showing up on the BGBM last Spring. What could I do but buy some ? Made the necklace...
Components: From Lima Beads: Gold & Blue Goldstone Round 4mm, Gold & Blue Goldstone Round 10mm, Czech Glass Denim Round 8mm. From Lima Beads (for the bracelet): TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Casbah Round Bead 7mm, TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Heirloom Toggle Clasp 20x15, 24mm Bar. Other components: Antique copper beaded heishi, antique copper ornate bead 12 mm, copper rounds 3mm, navy (dyed) agate rounds 5 mm, antique copper lobster clasp.

~ Coral & Lime Jade ~

I was excited to get and use the Czech beads (Julie Shane mentioned them in a prior design of hers - Thanks!).
The coral and lime jade kinda...
Components: Lime Jade, Coral Mountain Jade, Pewter toggle, Czech beads, Spacers.

Adriatic Waters

Colors of Adriatic Sea...
Components: Toho (LB), Miyuki seed beads. Lucite bell flowers (LB) instead of cones, silver plated chain and toggles

~ Silver & Turquoise ~

My favorite colors.

My patient (foster) baby below.
Components: Turquoise magnesite, tierra cast findings

Gay Paree

I think this is the title of a fresh pick I did awhile ago. Daughter Jana has done some graphic art work for me and I am paying her in jewelry....
Components: hooboy...Nunn frames and pictures of French scenes, resin kit, many types of Czech glass beads, steel Artistic wire, Vintaj natural brass Eiffel tower and dog tag, all LB. Chain, clasp, flex wire, wire guards, findings, and charms all from my stash.

Peach Smoothie

Peaches, of cause :)
Components: TOHO ( LB) and MIYUKI beads, antique brass findings (LB)

Out On The Town

I had the red square for a long time, then I came along these jade pieces and all fell in place.
Components: red-orange square, Jade ruby mix, red dress charm, 8mm silver beads, 3 horse eye beads chain and clasp.

After Sunbathing...

Components: Toho beads, hemp cords and pure copper: findings, cones, earring components

Summer Heat

My friend, Amber, saw a few of the sunflower colored picks a few of you other chickies did (I know one of them for sure was Deb's). She loved the...
Components: Pretty much the whole shebang came from LB! Glass flowers and leaves, seed beads, (ok, the silver colored spacers were from my LBS), the chains, the ribbon, the focal, the wire, the clasp, the hummingbirds, the sea glass.... and the idea! xoxoxo!!

Picture Perfect

One of my favorite jaspers, picture jasper is very versitle to mix with coral, turquoise, lapis.

I am venturing into a large craft show on...
Components: Picture Jasper, artistic wire, turquoise rondelles

Water's Edge

It's summer. I'm thinking of beaches. When I inherited a box of sea-colored mixed beads and ceramic shells, the result had to be all about open...
Components: Amazonite, kyanite, aquamarine, abalone, Saki bronze clasp, antique silver links and bracelet clasp, seed beads

Lush Greens

To create the focal I hand cut a backing and bail from copper sheet, heat treated, drilled, and textured them with my chasing hammer and connected...
Components: copper sheet, lampwork bead, waxed Irish linen, copper wire

Hint Of Blue

I like the jade, and the twists mixed well with it. Came together with chain and seed beads.
Components: Green Jade, Swarovski blue twist, 3mm drops, black chain and clasp.

Summer Stripes

Just fun, fast work.Should make it tighter is lower in quality then my usual work but... it was fast and fun...ha-ha..
Components: Czech beads, hemp and silver plated finding and silver colored toggles

Morning Espresso(with crema, of cause...)

Components: Japanese beads.... hemp cord ( Lima), copper plated findings and chain.


As always colors, textures.

and some of my front yard flowers :)
Components: Toho beads ( Lima Beads), cords( Lima Beads), antique Brass findings and chain.


I could not think of a perfect name. I looked up green in every language. Then I tried to think of music with rocky in the lyrics. Duh! The movie...
Components: Lava Rock, dyed magnesite, gunmetal pendant and findings

Red Currants

Red currants :) All those colors on the beads ;)
Components: Miyuki Drop Fringe beads, hemp cords( Lima Beads), magnetic Hematite, solid copper findings, copper wire and copper jump rings

Peridot Pleasure

Peridot magatama beads :)

Also bumble bee on my blosomming nandina ;)
Components: Toho tiny magatama seed beads ( LimaBeads), hemp cord (Lima Beads), Miyuki Fringe drops (matte). Two faceted rondelles of bloodstone from long ago( Lima Beads), antique brass findings.

Cloudy Amazonite

Instead of the traditional "graduated" from small to medium to large, I decided to mix these up a little. These are such a soft blue, I hope the...
Components: Cloudy Blk. Amazonite in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm with tiny silver rounds and a few larger filigree.


Playing around with seed beads. These have a brass edge and a pastel edge. There's a mixture of teal, lavendar, pink, pale green and almost yellow....

Golden Posies

One of my friends commissioned a bracelet with very specific requirements. These were some of the leftovers from one of my attempts to please her....
Components: Czech glass flowers (online supplier), leaves (LB), bronze crystals (LB), spacers (LBS) and findings from who knows where. :)

Re-Do X 6

Just what it says. First I chose the connector in the picture using stringing wire but it kept flipping over. I then tried to use the connector...
Components: Resin pendant, Czech rounds, Black diamond Swarovski bicones, silver clasp, spacers & rounds.

~ Emerald Isle ~

Emerald Isle another of my favorite beaches. I purchased the beads in the winter although I wasn't sure what do with them until now. I fell in...
Components: Tierra cast jumprings and clasp. Coral beads ?

Aqua Fresh!

For my friend's birthday tomorrow! She drinks a lot of
What do you think?
Components: Toho and Miyuki. Silver plated findings.

Curves and Dangles

Lots of sparkle in this one. I like the simplicity of the curved tube beads and the movement of the dangles.
The last day of school Jen wore this...
Components: Carnelian faceted rounds (from LB) and silver findings. These beads are FABULOUS in person!!!

Chocolate Radiance

Components: Toho and Miyuki beads, polished hemp(LimaBeads), Copper chain, hook, etc. ...

Tourmaline Dream

Here is a beautiful glass heart. I have tried to pick out all the colours in it with some beautiful tourmaline briolettes I have! I finished it...
Components: Tourmaline, freshwater pearls, glass, silver

Mystic Mystery

Mystic Blue Feldspath. I had once a set I made of it but it did not show right so, I took it appart and made a different design!
Components: Mystic Blue Fieldspath, Labradorite, Sterling Silver.

Simply Crystal

During a store jewelry clearance, I found a jumbled piece that did not make sense. Was able to take it apart and with a few beads on hand was...
Components: Crystal & silver beads on a string.

Dancing Loops

My take on the Shaggy Loops Earrings by Weave Got fun to put together.
Components: Seed beads, 5mm and 6mm jump rings.

Relay For Life

I made this set for a silent auction fundraiser for Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Foundation. This beautiful LB crystal mix was the exact...
Components: LB Crystal Sunny Sky Mix and silver wire.

Just blue

I like the color of the beads and had to make something out of them.
Components: 4mm, 6mm swarovski bicone blue, silver square, and assorted dodads

Summer Salsa

Just s lively pick to dance with. I can wear it long or as a choker.
Components: Yellow line agate chunky rondelle, Orange rondelle, green 8mm seed bead lined with purple and a green bead I had in my stash forever.

Fairy Magic

I wanted to make a necklace to go with a top I have, so I picked out all the colours ! A fairy combo !! I made some earrings to match. You may...
Components: This has a combo of amethyst, cape amethyst, yellow tourmaline, turquoise, Blue Lace Agate, Rose Quartz, Citrine, Pink Opal, Swarovski, coin pearl & an art glass bead, with freshwater peacock pearls and that lovely LB golden fairy & clasp.

Mother's Day

Mother's day present for my mom. My son requested it have birds and birdhouses. :)
Components: Brighton birdhouse charm, faceted pearls, platinum and rose pearls, crystal. Sterling bird beads.

Ready for Peaches!

Beads, peaches, sale. necklace and bracelet.
Components: Toho beads, polished hemp, gold plated and gold colored findings

Watercolor Peacock

I had this dangly brass peacock pendant for awhile, and with the vintage silk ribbon I found the other day, I decided to make a soft,...
Components: Listed above! Check my etsy for more of my work!

Molto Dolche!

The Miyuki Drop Fringe matte seed beads colors and idea. Necklace is 18" long...

It is soooooooooo very dolche!
Components: Miyuki Drop Fringe seed beads 2.5mm by 3mm. Toho gold lined 6/0. Silk threads. 22k gold plated cones, s-hooks and findings.