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~ 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


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


Enchantment

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.


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