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Denim Companion

This Spring fashion future a lot of Denim so... I thought that it would make a nice edition :)
Components: Long Magatama and Fringe drops by Miyuki . 8/0 rounds by Toho from LB. C-lon from LB. Lucite flowers from LB. Silver plated findings.


Clay Birds

I'm seeing birds everywhere! These are unfinished clay and they look very organic and earthy. The little spacers are clay too.
I picked up the...
Components: Lots of clay and matte stones.


Cubes

Keep It Simple... but a little unusual.
Components: Picture Jasper cubes from Lima Beads. Parawire from LB. Wavy disks from stash.


Blue Tiger

I knew I wanted to pair blue tiger eye with gold tiger eye, but the bronze clasp helped nail down the final design.
Components: Blue Tiger Eye, Tiger Eye, Blue Goldstone, Sodalite, Saki bronze clasp, bronze spacers, seed beads


Out of Africa Kazuri necklace and earrings

Greetings to my fellow bead artisans !!!! This is a very belated
Christmas gift for a gear friend who not only is very patient; but, very...
Components: Kazuri beads consisting of the various shapes in the coordinating colors matching the focal pendent. The oval connectors are sterling silver with sterling silver crimps for leather. The leather is 3mm brown which is very surprising to me as it matches perfectly to the brown in the shale beads. The matching earrings have sterling silver wire and the oval connectors. The beads on the earring don't exactly match; but, come very close to those in the necklace. Very hard to match the colors and designs of Kazuri perfectly at times. Especially when beads are purchased via the Internet. All in all it turned out better than I thought. The focal pendent and beads are strung with beading wire twice for strength as they are crimped to the sterling silver oval connectors then covered by crimp covers for a more finished look. The sterling silver leather connectors were glued before fastened with my jewelry pliers for added strength and security.


Magic Apple

The colors, the movement, the lux look of it...I wish you would see in real it is so awesome :)
Components: Rizo beads Magic Apple, Gold filled and brass and brass plated findings.


Shoreline Treasure

My first design with one of Petra's pieces from Scorched Earth. So much fun! I don't care for huge earrings, so I made an articulated pendant. I...
Components: 'Driftwood' ceramic piece, aqua/picasso Czech glass, Snakeskin Jasper (20mm, 6mm rounds, 10mm rondelle), 6mm Amazonite faceted rondelles, chain, wire, antique brass bead caps.


Wisteria

Wisteria in bloom.The necklace is 26" long ( with the chain of cause).
Components: Toho round lavender 6/0 (LB), Long Magatama :Luster Amethyst, Pale Rose, Pale Amethyst. C-lon (LB) Silver plated and silver colored findings.


Sweet Peachy 16...

Sweet youth:)... The set is very gentle and necklace is 18" long .
Components: Long Magatama Miyuki, short Magatama Toho (LB), peach 8mm round Toho (LB).Copper and copper plated Findings.


green dragon earring and necklace

When I started to build the necklace the centre piece was the focal point and once I had it attached then the entire thing took a life on its own.
Components: Green Dragon jasper gemstones in different sizes and shape are the main components alongwith green, light yellow and gold beads.


The Joy of Pineapple :)(CORRECT IMAGES!)

Just experimenting with colors and shapes ....
Components: Long magatama (matte), fringe drops (matte), Rizo beads, Brass Petal Bead Caps 22 by 14 mm(L.B.) Chains:gold plated and antique silver plated, toggle brass plated. C-lon thread (L.B.) Ear wear is gold filled.


Peach Blossoms

I still have all this Vintaj brass and peach colored stuff all over my table so I did another set. I also ended up with 2 strands I did not use so...
Components: Vintaj brass chain, parawire, charms, and beadcaps, silk ribbon, seed beads, crystals, and shell chunk beads--all LB! Czech glass peach rondelles and cream flowers, my stash.


Florida Icicles

We had a day dip down into the 30s... so I wore these Florida Icicles!
I did some simple wire spirals to add a touch of detail but allow the...
Components: Chalcedony sticks from LB. Chalcedony nuggets from a very generous friend!


~ For Marilyn's Daughter ~

My sister asked me to re-knot our mothers pearls to a single strand. (it was a double strand and had broken)
Done :). There was more than enough...
Components: black glass pearls (?), filigree clasp, silkon nylon thread heavyweight, earring finds


Victorian Inspired Necklace and Earring Set

I started making jewelry because I couldn't find anything I liked for myself, so Elegance By Dorianne was born. I love elegant, very feminine, old...
Components: Copper wire work scrolls and rose gold enamel wire scrolls. Peachy pearls, purple and clear crystal, rose quartz. Satin ribbon ties for the necklace, making it adjustable to taste. http://EleganceByDorianne.etsy.com


Perun

Playing more with PC.
Components: Tektite, Coral both from Lima Beads. Czech glass beads and Javanese lampwork beads from my stash. Handmade copper clasp and headpins.


Wild horse jasper necklace and bracelet

I had bought the cabochon about 10 years ago and it sat in a box until I saw the wild horse jasper beads on Lima Beads in December. I added some...
Components: Jasper cabochon, seed beads, beading backing, ultrasuede, crystal pearls, gold filled beads and toggle clasp, Saki toggle clasp.


Circled in Color

More of my handmade PC chain links! This time I made earrings to match.
Components: Polymer clay large and small chainlinks, acrylic paints, antique gold chain, jumprings and lobsterclaw clasp-- Czech teardrop beads, and handmade earwires with Artistic wire.


Southern Ocean

I inherited the dusty-rose/mauve lampwork focal with turquoise foil. The Czech table cut coins and the green line agate puff coins seemed right,...
Components: Lampwork glass focal with foil, Czech glass, green line agate puff coins, Swarovski cosmic rings, seed beads, antique silver clasp


Safari Sunset

The Grace beads are called Safari Sunset, and they looked so African to me that I had to make up pieces with that theme.
Components: Lampwork glass, African brass, tiger eye coins and carved leaves, matte spikes, antique brass chain and clasp, seed beads


Bohemian Prayer

This handmade copper set includes etching, stamping, patina, wire wrapping and dimpling. I used the awesome rainbow fluorite beads I picked in my...
Components: Czech glass Rainbow Fluorite Copper Vintaj Patina Toho seed beads


Copper Wire Wrapped Metallic Quartz Necklace Set

I just want to make something different with not your average color combination. I love the earthy, rustic but elegant look. Truly one of my...
Components: Silver Metallic Quartz Stones, Copper Wire


Falling into Pink

A pop of pink and antiqued copper-- I love this color combo. It is a fairly easy design but isn't that part of the fun?
Components: pink stone beads (jasper?), antiqued copper components and wire


Spring Flowers

I love this piece because it was a challenge to figure out how to get the flowers to sit flat yet slightly overlapped on the neck.
Components: Felt flowers, silver plated chain, chalk turquoise


Lilac Dream

Lilac..
Components: Miyuki and Toho beads, hemp cord, silver plated and silver colored findings.


Glory of Pines

Pine trees :)
Components: Long Magatama, small magatama matte TOHO 6/0.Findings: gold filled, gold plated, brass.


Cranberries

Colors, holidays etc....
Components: Long magatama, fringe drops, silver plated cones and chain, silver colored pewter toggles.


Delicate Blues

My neighbor discovered me on Etsy , bought a few pieces, then commissioned this set! Love ya, Suzanne!! :)

The last 2 pics are Jocelyn trying...
Components: Iolite, Chalcedony, Steel wire, Chain. Possibly all from LB.


Forest Shadows

I loved these teardrops when I spied them looking for Easter eggs(I know I've had them way too long). I really wanted to show off the swirls...
Components: Dark olive glass pearls, Jet Picasso teardrops and faceted rounds, "blackstone" barrels, silver spacers, chain & lobster clasp


Dreaming

Another necklace redone... I did not change the earrings.
Components: 22mm rose quartz faceted rondelles. 12mm faceted Jade, 2 large, faceted amethysts nuggets chunks Toho 8/0 matte seed beads, SS.


Malachite Dream

I redone existing set . added three more green agates...
Components: 26" long necklace. 14mm faceted malachite, 12mm faceted jade, flat faceted slices of green agate, sterling silver findings


Rocky, The Turtle

Another necklace designed around the Jade Scott pendant. The Magic Agate that I purchased from Lima Beads a little while back, seemed to fit the...
Components: Magic Agate, two Gaea beads from a bundle, black magic 2x3mm fire polished rondelles, Vintaj clasp from Lima Beads. Green Fluorite rice, and matte rounds, Serpentine rounds, antique brass spacers from local bead shop. PC lentil from beadsbyearthtone on etsy. Outwest lampwork rondelles. Teal lampwork rondelles from yukidesigns, Golem studio tubes. Turtle pendant by Jade Scott. Olivine czech picasso rounds and dark garden czech barrels my stash.


Turning Leaves

I'm not usually into making necklaces, maybe because I don't wear them very often. But after doing all the wire wrapping on these earrings, it got...
Components: Czech glass luster pistachio leaf drops & puff coins, wine country & marshmallow toffee fire polished rondelles, Toho seed beads, Vintaj Parawire, ear wires and textured jumpring all from LB. Brass chain from my stash. Handmade clasp, infinity link and coils.


Autumn Glow

Lie on your back on a Fall day, look up, and you will see golden leaves with silvery undersides drifting to the ground around you.
Components: Yellow Lace Agates, LB, Freshwater pearls, my stash, Czech glass rounds, LB, Czech glass leaves, Etsy, Seed beads, LB, Pewter wire, LB, Chain, LB.


autumn sunshine

I love beautiful color of this set!The feeling I got seems warm sunshine I enjoy.The color is similar with red leaves in autumn,so I call it"autumn...
Components: Wooden


Autumn Sunset

Deep, rich earthy piece.
Components: Autumn Jasper horse eye, Sunset Jasper rounds, desert gold recycled glass rounds, seed beads, Vintaj earwires and jump rings from Lima Beads. Golem studio barrel beads, rizo beads, antique brass clasp, rubber O rings.


Lucious Drops

A Birthday gift for a friend. I asked what she wanted:kumihimo or gems... she choose kumihimo, so kumihimo she will get :)
Components: Bohemian seed beads 6/0 and Long Magatama from Miyuki, cords ( Lima Beads) End flower brass caps (LB) Brass toggles and brass chain, brass head pins.


Marble Ice

Peyote Stitch Tubular Necklace w/seed beaded bead, some teal impression jasper.
Components: TOHO seed beads 6, 8, 11, teal impression jasper.


Autumn Rose

The seed bead strand was chosen for a different pendant, but I didn't like it. I then chose this, but I didn't have any beads that remotely matched...
Components: Rainbow Agate rondelles, Swarovski olivine bicones, cream luster seed beads, brass chain, pendant, & clasp Earrings: Pressed glass top-drilled leaves, brass findings


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


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