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Turquoise is on a Roll

Leather cord meets turquoise Czech roller beads. Love how the brown leather sets off the turquoise and antique silver. This pairing has sold a lot...
Components: Czech Roller Beads, Leather Cord in Distressed Brown, Tierra Cast Antique Silver Hook, Tibetan Turquoise Charm

Charmed Necklace & Bracelet

Southwestern style necklace with matching bracelet.
Components: Magnesite, Copper links, Jasper, Czech crystal

Soft Hues

I have been working on necklaces and earrings to match a bracelet that I made a while back. I loved the color combo of the soft blues with the...
Components: Grace Lampwork rondelles, Unicorn beads, Amazonite, Blue Impression Jasper, Light Blue Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, Ceramic beads, Czech glass, Parawire and Vintaj and TierraCast findings, almost all from LB.

Footprints in the Sand

I found a glass matte pendant with a footprint in it and it made me think of the beach and the poem Footprints in the Sand, so I knew I wanted a...
Components: Matte glass pendant and beads, Mother of Pearl, shells, agate, silver wire and components.

Purple Sparkle

I'd gotten a particular cut glass purple strand & just loved all the colors that can be seen in it. Might be AB. The necklace has a bit that falls...
Components: Chinese (?) glass beads, seed beads, silver plated components/findings

Turquoise, Coral and Copper

I have always loved turquoise and coral together - add copper- another thing I love and I was happy with the result. Made this some time ago and...
Components: Turquoise, Coral, copper


Just a sweet set for Christmas! Necklace & wrap bracelet.
Components: Red, Green, & CAB glass beads, silver bead caps, findings & chain

Czech Beauty

As you can tell from my pic, I'm an LSU fan-alum. I also happen to love purple & gold combos.
Components: Czeck firepolished beads, Tierracast nuggets, gold plated findings

Amethyst luster

Still working on my wire technique! I hand formed everything, including the earwires! (so excited and so proud of this set!) Unfortunately, I am...
Components: Hand cut faceted natural amethyst beads (both sizes), rose gold plated copper wire (multiple gauges), natural apricot colored freshwater pearls, pressed glass Czech beads (from LB), Czech glass pendant (from LB)

Color me rainbow

I saw something similar & loved it. So I used my own supplies & came up with this. I love any combo of turquoise/aqua with purple/violet/plum &...
Components: Real turquoise pendant, Swarovski drops, gold plated bead caps & findings, glass & crystal beads

Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda

I remember falling in love with Lynda's (Fresh Baked) necklace that used red with just a splash of Turquoise beads. It inspired me to play with...
Components: Grass Opals 8mm, Dyed Red Agate 4x6mm, Pewter focal, Bali beads, SS ear wires from Lima, SS head pins, and1mm magic stretch cord.

Plum Leaves

I found these beautiful carved feldspar leaves not too long ago. They are such a pretty lavender-gray. Apparently, the keshi pearls I've had for a...
Components: Keshi freshwater pearls, feldspar leaf beads, Bali sterling silver beads, Hill tribe silver toggle clasp. All my stash.

Little Black Dress

I decided to donate to the PTA's silent auction at my son's school. I wanted to do something similar to the bracelet I made a few weeks ago. So I...
Components: Sterling silver earwires Pressed glass Czech beads Natural and unaltered freshwater pearls Non tarnish silver artistic wire in gauges 18, 20 & 26

Mookaite for fall

I love Mookaite and to me this is such warm stone that is just perfect for fall and winter. I wanted the stones to shine in this design so the...
Components: Mookaite ovals and rounds, Vintaj chain and bead caps and clasp, see d beads, Gaea acorn bead are all from Lima Beads. Enamel oak leafs Gardanne Beads, Matte lampwork Amy Hall, Handmade bead caps and headpins.

Did I Mention I Like Amazonite

I'm a sucker for chunky necklaces! I knew I wanted to mix the Amazonite with cultured pearls, but didn't want to just string them together. I had...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline pillows and rounds, cultured freshwater pearls, silver plated ball head pins, chain and lobster claw clasp, beading wire, silver kidney earring wires.

Tangled up in Blue

What to do with all those leftover beads? Divide them in color groups and crochet a necklace and earrings, what else? There are 8 strands of...
Components: Mixed blue gemstone beads, 24g&16g copper wire, brown suede leather lace, Swarovski Crystal cotton yarn.

Autumn Bounty

I made this necklace and earring set for the silent auction of a local nonprofit organization -

I started with Swarovski Powder almond crystal...

I'll have a Blue Necklace

I don't even wear blue that often, but I love the color of Amazonite. These Amazomite/Black Tourmaline beads look great with Blue Labradorite.
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline, Blue Labradorite, Amazonite, Sesame Jasper, silver plated chain, ball head pins, handmade clasp from 18g Artistic wire.

Tourmline pendant

I got one of the tourmaline in quartz pendants from LB in a recent order and holy cow, is it awesome! Here is what I did with it.
Components: Dalmatian jasper, black tourmaline round beads, bronze hook and eye clasp, Hamilton gold lobster clasp, wavy disc spacers, gold plated washer spacers, all my stash. Pendant and Saki bronze spacers from LB.

Chalcedony and Tourmaline set

I've had the Chalcedony beads forever and have made them into several different pieces, take it apart and make something else. Here is the latest...
Components: Faceted chalcedony my stash, little tourmaline rounds form LB, Hamilton gold chain (I think from LB), wavy gold plated spacers-my stash, clasps-my stash, gold artistic wire 24 & 26 gauge. Aquamarine bead LB, from ages ago, and a little faceted peridot bead dangle on the bracelet.

Amazonite and Quartz

I wanted to make a statement piece with these Amazonite sticks but it looked too bland by itself. Then I found the Crystal Quartz sticks and knew...
Components: Amazonite and Crystal Quartz sticks top drilled, amazonite 4mm rounds, Crystal Quartz nuggets, beading wire, crimp beads and bead covers, silver plated 2mm beads, chain, daisy spacers earring posts, and spring ring clasp.

Copper and Pearls

My husband is a General Contractor and brought home a leftover roll of copper he had used to roof a pergola. I had been buying precut metal blanks...
Components: Copper sheet metal (not really sure of the gauge), copper wire 20g, copper ball head pins, coin pearls, 2mm round black leather.

Prehnite in Copper Viking Knit

Green and copper, a lovely color combination. My very 1st VK set.
Components: 26g copper Artistic Wire, Prehnite rounds and nuggets, Nephrite Jade pendant.

Going green

Green is my favorite color so I combined several shades of gemstones to get the pleasing pallette in this set.
Components: Sterling silver wire, clasp, three strand link, spacers and beads, Green Aventurine faceted rondels, Canadian Nephrite Jade rounds, Green Rhyolite ovals and Green Serpentine pendant.

Fall Viking Knit

Viking Knit earring and necklace set. This is my third Viking knit project. I just love making all the components for a project myself and not...
Components: Bronze and gold 26g artistic wire, Goldstone and Unakite

Copper Knit Fire

Viking knit wire necklace and earrings. My second attempt at Viking Knit. I thought the agate stones cried out for copper wire and had just learned...
Components: Copper Artistic Wire 26g, 16g copper wire, dyed agate.

Mookaite with Copper

Nice little smooth mookaite nuggets that I combined with a beaded pendant I made. I used some glass seed beads and some Hill tribe silver beads...
Components: Copper wire, Mookaite, seed beads, Karen Hill Tribe Silver.


I felt compelled to make this from the pick I made of the same name,so here it is. I L-O-V-E the freshwater pearls that I got and if anyone from LB...
Components: Amazonite, Lipstick Ranch pieces, turitella agate beads, freshwater pearls, walnut Irish waxed linen-all from LB. Silver lobster clasp and extender chain, aged brass jump rings from my stash. Everything hand knotted with the waxed linen.


An idea that was completely inspired by indecision on my part. I was asked to make a silver chain multi-strand necklace with one strand beaded....
Components: Sterling silver chains, lapis lazuli briolettes, faceted clear quartz beads, dozens of different size jump rings and persistence, in large quantities.

Desert Oasis

This is made from stuff I've had for quite some time, and finally got around to putting together. I LOVE the Succor Creek Jasper pendant. That...
Components: Succor Creek Jasper pendant, gold coral, turquoise, Carnelian, sterling silver

Three for a girl

Made this three stand necklace to use up a lot of beautiful pink tourmaline beads (and slices between the pearls) I have and a lot of pretty pink...
Components: Pink freshwater pearls, two sizes, pink tourmaline, (beads and used as spacers in between the pearls), silver connectors and charms ~ Tinkerbell !

Broken Arrow

Never met a bead frame I didn't love...I am kinda obsessed with filling spaces. (I am sure a psychiatrist could have a field day with that!)
Components: Brass triangle bead frames, brass dumbbell and spacer beads, freshwater pearls.

Kazuri Green Yellow Mix

I had these old Kazuri beads in my stash. I wanted to make jewelry using them. This is what I came up with.
Components: A combination of the various shapes of the Kazuri beads in the colors of greens and yellow mixed within the beads. I strung these beads on grey leather cord with silver findings. I also made a pair of coordinating earrings to match.

Triangles in the Blues

I found these wonderful gemstone triangles at my local bead store. What an amazing find indeed !!! Sodalite gemstone triangles that are quality...
Components: The gemstone triangles in the hues of blues which brings out the color of the Sodalite gemstone as my focal. 10mm dark blue/navy glass druk beads with white glass spacers giving this necklace a geometric flow. I used shiny chains to dangle from each of the triangle beads. I used the silver 6/0 Toho seed beads on white leather cord. I purposely used leather as it makes the triangle design just pop. I purchased seven of these triangles and I used six. I decided to make matching earrings. My friend Marie fell in love with this particular set. I will be looking to creating this same design look with the Mahogany Obsidian gemstone in the future. I will be using black Onyx with those triangles.

Precious Metal Clay

Ive been taking several courses of PMC classes and just got started on making pieces.

It's really fun learninghow to work with clay Yes, it is...
Components: PMC, howlite beads, crystals

" Enjoy the Little Things "

I have been trying to take pictures of the pieces that I made during my vacation with mixed results. Light has been an issue, changing constantly...
Components: Necklace; pendant and ceramic beads from Grubbi, Lampwork beads Garden of Beads, handmade Honeysuckle beads, matte Red Creek Jasper. Bracelet : ceramic beads Grubbi, lampwork Garden of Beads, clasp ArtIncendi, My own copper bead cap and copper chain from Lima.

Little Mix

I am back at my bench (gearing up for what I hope will be a very productive fall) by mixing up some metals. This is a very substantial feeling...
Components: Copper bead frame, dumbbells and spacers; base metal box beads and spiral spacers.

Big Striped Minty Pink Crystal Persuasion

I have two of these really unique hand crafted lamp work beads that are old.
This one is my favorite as I love the way that the artisan got the...
Components: Just like the other one I went with the clear crystal beads to complement the focal. It also enhanced it. I strung a combination of beads given the colors of the focal bead. Clear crystal glass beads in the disk shape and the 8mm octagon shape used. I also incorporated 6mm dusty pink crystal glass beads, 8mm Czech shiny minty green pearlized Druks, and ran the Miyuki 6/0 clear crystal glass beads up to the top of the necklace. I used silver: wire, crimps, wire guardians, crimp covers. I finished with a medium sized shiny oval roped toggle/clasp. My bracelet is the same combination of beads sans the lamp work. I used a small round shiny roped toggle/clasp. My earring are the French fish hooks with a simple design of the same bead combination.

Pearly Red and Black as Night set

Well, here is my story on this bead set. I was shopping at my local JoAnne's craft store. I always hit the beads. Anybody out there hear of Blue...
Components: There are five pearly red disks in the set that I purchased. One disk was damaged. Didn't matter though...I didn't need it. I used a combination of red glass pearls in the 4mm and the 6mm. Black glass crystal beads in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm. Toho silver metal 8/0 seed beads. I used silver: wire, crimps, wire guardians, double silver bead caps, crimp covers. I finished with a small simple toggle/clasp. A single strand bracelet utilizing the same beads with the red pearly disk as my focal. The earring are French fish hooks with silver seed beads, red glass pearls and one 8mm black glass crystal bead.

Tribal Celebration

Oh, so let me explain this design thingy. I had this bracelet that I made a long time ago with these unique handcrafted lampwork glass beads. I...
Components: Where do I start to describing this ? I go: the lamp work beads are two sets that I have purchased a very long time ago. One-of-a-kind which consists of squares, disks and rondelles in earthy tones of browns, golds tone and a touch of black. The large 10mm beads are sort of a rusty orange...gemstones in the jasper family. 10mm silver metal beads. The spacers are these decorative swirly design 10mm disks. The black and brown are clay spacer beads 10mm. Also 10mm silver metal spacer beads. A combination of 10mm black crystal glass rondelles and 6mm round crystal black glass beads. I used silver: wire, crimps, wire guardians, crimp covers. The toggle / clasp a very simple one. The same combination of beads are used in my bracelet with the lamp work being the center of attention. My earring are the French fish hooks with the lamp work squares as my focal with the 10mm rusty orange beads. The clay and metal spacer beads in between the mix.