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Jangles Shows His Colors!

It only takes a glance to see that the whimsical Jangles owl was the inspiration for this whole set. I love that ceramic owl and his great colors...
Components: Yellow ceramic beads, red coral, red magnesite, gold plate accents and toggle clasp, bright yellow aluminum jump rings, Jangles the Owl

Princess Bride

Princess Bride choker and earring set.
I wanted to create something unusual, dainty and detailed for brides with plenty of sparkle! I love chokers...
Components: Enameled copper wire scrolled links in rose gold, (created on my jig), 26g copper wire for wrapping the champagne pearls, pink AB crystals, faceted quartz crystal drops, satin ribbon ties for the choker

February Wedding!

This set was a custom order for my sister's friend. It was originally to be sent in September but when she moved the wedding back due to a setback...
Components: Toho seed beads, Miyuki Delica's, Czech FP rounds, glass pearls, One G thread, Tahitian Silver toggle, Magnetic Clasp, Silver ear hooks, metal hair comb, felt

Just a Little Fringe

It has been a bit of a dry spell for me. Luckily I have all of these bits and pieces left over from experiments and things that didn't go right....
Components: copper wire, copper chain, copper toggle clasp, niobium ear wires

Blue Fringe Necklace w/ Earrings

I wanted to make something that hung without getting tangled so easily. This is what I came up with.
Components: Plated chain, connectors, crystal beads and drops, and metal beads.

Chunky Coral with Orca

Some coral pieces inspired by the sea, slightly ethnic, slightly retro. Big and bold.
Components: Coral chunks, large white pearls, black lava, a pewter Orca bead, some old silver beads from Mali, and large lobster clasps.

For The Love Of Gold

I had leftovers so wanted to do something with it....I also like multi-strand jewellery
Components: I used gold twisted bugle beads and gold 3mm round has a nice glitter to it....

Inspired by Ali's Tutorial- Mod Glass Necklace

Ali's tutorials are so easy to follow. I had to try this. The modern design of this necklace is super cool. It works with a multitude of outfits....
Components: Santa Fe Summer Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 1/2", peacock blue and amber glass rings, trinket factory connector, waxed linen

Rockin' Horse!

As you know, I love horses! Made this bracelet and the earrings with silver components from Kim,'Untamed Spirit' on Etsy! Been looking for...
Components: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, pearls, blue crazy lace agate, silver charms

Play it again...

Was browsing recycled glass when I saw the Cherry Red link. Almost immediately I was it mixed with gold chain and gold/yellow glass. The long...
Components: Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass links, Cherry Red and Desert Gold recycled glass mini drops, Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Horse Eye & Ring Chain with goldtone jump rings and lobster claw clasp.

Three Hearts

I absolutely love hearts and try to incorporate them in alot of my designs. Here, I had two brass hearts and three glass puff hearts I had in my...
Components: Czech glass Peanut Butter & Jelly Fire polished rondelle 6x9mm, Czech glass puffed hearts, brass hearts x2 10mm & 7mm, brass chain & claw clasp and matching earrings with brass tassels.


We have the Renaissance Fair going on through the summer here in Wisconsin; I also like the period in history; when I created my pick for this I...
Components: Gunmetal roped cable chain, Gunmetal Tierra cast gunmetal Fleur pendant, Czech glass hematite rounds 8mm, Garnet oval 10x14, Antique silver oval setting, Garnet oval 8x10, Antique silver mini ornate oval bezel link 24x15, Garnet Picasso Czech glass Turbine 11x10mm, gunmetal toggle clasp

So Jaded - Beverly Hills Jewels

The soft greens and yellows of the jade gemstones, the texture within each stone (some almost clear and others with heavy veining), along with the...
Components: Necklace/Earring Set - Set made of Antique Soocho Jade and Yellow Jade with silver accents and green Indian Agate beads. Necklace hangs 10 inches. Earrings hang 1 1/2 inches from hook.

Summer Day

Coral colors with sea shell pendant with starfish

Whats in a Mermaids jewelery box

I found these natural undied coral at an antique show. From a dealer who traveled the world and had the most exotic things in there booth.
Components: Natural white coral, Larimar, and Silver beads.

Mermaid Blue

I got the mermaid charm and it all just fell together. I am new to jewelry making and now I understand when a piece talks to you.
Components: Mermaid charm, sea glass, silver plated chain, 10mm jump rings.

Starry Nights

I wanted to make a piece for an evening statement. Something really unusual. This piece actually started out as a bracelet which grew into a...
Components: Cast metal with cut colored glass pieces, antique gold starfish, AB crystals, Swarovski rondelles, faceted crystals, Silver bail, Sterling silver clasp & chain, Druzy pendants on the earrings. Sterling silver earring hooks.

Chained Circles

Obviously I enjoy playing around with anything that is copper. Since I had one more copper neck ring I decided that it needed to be beautified....
Components: Copper chain, washers and 12ga wire, copper rings and wood bead spacers, niobium ear wires

Pretty in Pink Part 2

Another piece for the Halcraft Pretty Palettes challenge.

My full blog post and all my designs for the challenge are here:...
Components: Ceramic pendant from The Classic Bead (Etsy), Nunn Design silver plated findings and chain, various glass beads, waxed Irish linen.


Using leftovers I came up with this set. I thought of Mother's Day when designing the piece. Simplicity at it's best.
Components: Copper Pendant, textured pearls, glass pearls, Howlite(white).


The surprise is that I finally made something from these links I had done a while ago! :) (I'm so funny, I know)
Components: 16g Artistic Wire from LB


Learning some new links, the simple S link in 16g copper to connect these copper washers (from the hardware store) and LB amethyst beads. The...
Components: Artistic wire in copper 16g, copper chain, amethyst barrel beads.

4 The Love of Orange

Made for a dear friend's b-day, she really loves orange. Love the color, shapes and the difference in sizes of the pieces.
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass Flourish Petal Bead Cap 22x14mm Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate Filigree Bead Cap 12mm Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Toggle Bar 26x7mm Vintaj Natural Brass Leaf Toggle Ring 25x16mm 22g Parawire Oval Chain Any color, or sizes of beads you would like. Your choice of charms.

Oceans whisper

This ocean jasper has been calling to me lately. Maybe it's because we will be taking our belated honeymoon soon and I am real excited to breathe...
Components: Ocean Jasper, silver leaf chain 4 mm leather cord 20 gauge non tarnish silver wire for the clasp and chain Triquetra charms

New Version of a So-so Necklace

The third photo is the original design of this necklace. It was just too forgettable. I kept the chain and leather and the African jade beads just...
Components: copper chain, Greek leather, African jade, seed beads, niobium ear wires

Blue Skies

Just a bracelet, earrings to match, and some random stainless wire earrings. Not too exciting, but it' s my first project after taking a month off...
Components: Blue crystal, Czech glass rectangles, some random pearls, blue agate, some pewter beads and bead caps. Strung on Irish linen.

Summer Clusters

This set is the result of me trying to think up simple and somewhat classic type pieces that have a lower overhead for me, so that I can sell them...
Components: Solid Copper Wire: 18, 24, 26 gauge; Solid Copper: Chain in 2 styles, (one for the necklace, the other for the tassel earrings) Headpins, JumpRings, Eyepins, Wrapped Earwires, Toggle Clasp (I hammered it a bit for texture) Pink Tourmaline: Rondelles, Round Dye Enhanced Beads; AAA Grade Rose Quartz Briolettes in two sizes; Tierracast (?) Cones

Asia Inspired

I haven't posted on here in awhile, so I thought I would share with you a set I made with a pendant and bead set I purchased from Asia. I hope I...
Components: Pendant and coil wrapped beads from Winter Bird Studio. Gray and blue ceramic round beads, Czech glass coffee baroque bicone and Czech glass flowers from Lima. Rubber O rings from my elements. Antique brass jump rings, clasp and ear wires my stash.

sand and sea

Tan, brown and blue....

Sparkling Beach

Another set made for my soon-to-be Mama-in-Law, I gave it to her on Easter. I wanted a Summery theme with a color combo she could wear with...
Components: Sterling Wire:Round 20 Gauge, Square 14 Gauge; Bali Sterling: Hollow Fish Bead, Toggle Clasp, filigree-esque beads; Hill Tribes Silver: fish bead, wrapped Bicone spacers; Sterling: Earwires, Round Chain; Swarovski crystal: beads, baroque drops, and pendant

Super Duo Spiral Set

I got this pattern from a recent issue of a beading magazine. I enjoy working with Super Duos and I loved the idea of making my own pendant for the...
Components: The pendant is made with Crystal Clay. I rolled it over a clay squisher to get the pattern. After it dried I colored it with Vintaj patinas in different colors to accent the colors of the Super Duos. I used copper chain, bead caps and bright copper earwires.

Cheerfully Colorful!

I love the Mardi Gras beads. They are so colorful and truly brings out your cheerful side. I mix this necklace with Turquoise Howlite beads, and...
Components: Mardi Gras Mosaic Stone Graduated Ladder, Howlite Turquoise, copper wire, copper beads


More PC pieces. I just wanted something bight and cheery! The big piece can be a pin or focal for a necklace.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, jumprings and earwire.

Ocean Waves

I've had the Lapis chips and the agate slabs for a long time.I just could'nt figure out what to do with either.
I played around for the last 3...
Components: Lapis chips, Agate Slabs, copper beading wire&copper sead beads. 20 gauge square wire.

Blushing Petals Bracelet and Earrings...

Just had a chance to photograph the matching earrings (which I intentionally made much simpler than the necklace, so as not to compete with it!)...
Components: African Opal, green grass turquoise, Abalone, Rhodochrosite, Beryl Morganite, sterling silver, 14k gf, Emerald, Moonstone (rainbow).

Red Raspberries with Cream

Red raspberries with cream.Kumihimo 'chained', lol
Components: Miyuki berry beads, Toho round beads 6/0, Cherry Quartz, silver plated, chain, silver plated findings.

Out on the Fringe

It is symmetrical! Will wonders never cease! The center section with the blue beads and copper are part of another salvage job. Don't know what...
Components: sodalite beads, copper wire, tiny copper color seed beads, niobium ear wires, copper plate chain and toggle clasp

Chalcedony for Summer

I bought this Chalcedony from Lima Beads because I thought it would be perfect with faded jeans. This is how the necklace and earrings turned out.
Components: 1/2 Strand chalcedony from Lima Beads, spacer beads I've had so long I forgot what they were. I'm thinking lace agate. Chain and clasp from my stash.

Irish Luck

Happy St. Patty's Day!
Components: Stampt Antique Copper (plated) Dragonflies & Diamonds Filigree Drop 18x35mm, Shamrock Recycled Glass Tusk 4-6x22-30mm, Czech Glass Matte Green Emerald Round 6mm, misc. copper spacers

More copper and czech glass

I wanted to try out Lima's patina copper so I started out with the focal. I had the Czech beads and felt they would look good with the copper....
Components: Patina copper, Czech beads, blue hemp, all from LB. Some copper wire and jump rings from my stash.