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Aquamarine & Garnet

Sterling silver lever backs with Aquamarine and garnet.
Components: Sterling silver lever back earring findings, aquamarine rondelles and diamond shaped garnets, tiny sterling silver spacer beads

Jasper Rondelles

Poppy Jasper rondelles accented by Swarovski crystals in golden to brown tones, brass beads, handmade chain and clasp
Components: Poppy Jasper rondelles, Swarovski crystals in golden to brown tones, brass beads, handmade chain and clasp

Poppy Jasper & Copper

The colors of fall... Poppy and Picasso Jasper, with fluted copper, Swarovski crystals, leaf pendant
Components: Poppy and Picasso Jasper 6 mm rounds, fluted copper 4 mm round beads, 4 mm Swarovski crystal bicones, Leaf pendant, toggle clasp

Burgundy Crystal

Burgundy crystal wire spiral cages on an adjustable chain, magnetic clasp
Components: Burgundy crystal, wire spiral cages, chain, magnetic clasp

Red & Silver Pearls

Wire wrapped red & silver glass pearls on a handmade chain
Components: Red & silver glass pearls, chain

Jasper Hearts

Jasper hearts, rondelles, and rounds, and brass beads on a handmade brass chain
Components: Jasper hearts, rondelles, and rounds, brass beads, brass chain lobster claw clasp

Amethyst & Pearls

Double strand of wire wrapped links of Pale lilac amethyst, pale pink glass pearls, burgundy glass pearls, brass beads and Swarovski crystals in a...
Components: Pale lilac amethyst, pale pink glass pearls, burgundy glass pearls, brass beads and bead links, Swarovski crystals in a red/pink mix, handmade clasp

Green Crystal

Green Czech crystals and spacers, chain, and magnetic clasp
Components: Green Czech crystals, chain, magnetic clasp

Blue Agate & Crystal

Blue agate and Czech crystals, necklace and matching bracelet, both with a magnetic clasp, so you can put them both together to make a longer...
Components: Blue agate, Czech crystals

Rainbows on a Horseshoe

Swarovski crystals in a mix of random rainbow colors on horseshoe shaped links
Components: Swarovski crystals 4mm bicones, 20 gauge red brass wire

Old World Knit

I got some beautiful nylon tube ribbon & knitted a braid with it. Then envisioned the rest with items from my (immense) stash:). Made my first tassel!
Components: Ribbon, antique gold plated findings, raku focal & Xaz raku beads

Knotted ribbon

I love the colors in this ribbon & have seen people do this kind of design so decided to give it a try. It's a nice way to highlight a few awesome...
Components: Ruby in fuchsite donut, Grace Lampwork bead, stash beads, ribbon from Lima?

Glacial romance

I wanted to make a chain but not repeat the "s" links or figure "8"'s I've been using. So I came up with this. Once I made the chain with my...
Components: Tarnish resistant silver wire various gauges, glass beads

Dichroic glass & Onyx

The rich black onyx quietly allows the dichroic glass to speak for itself in this wire wrapped design.
Components: Dichroic glass, faceted oval and round onyx

Precious Jade Flower

I'm digging deep in my treasure chest for this one. This design was inspired by the carved jade flower pendant set in sterling silver. I added...
Components: Carved jade pendant, jade beads, sterling silver beads

Oceans of Blue

Royal blue Czech glass in an interesting pyramid shape, set off with emerald Swarovski crystal bicones and silver spacers
Components: Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, silver spacers

Another Three in One

One chain with 2 hooks, allowing you to change the strands easily, to wear one, two or all three together.
Components: Beaded bead focal, Czech crystals, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals in a random blue mix, silver bead caps, lapis lazuli, faceted opalite, silver hooks and chain

Fall Woods

Imagine walking through the woods in late Fall with the leaves dry and crackling underfoot and the trees bare and brown. That's the feel I was...
Components: Picture Jasper, LB, Golden Mica (my stash), Czech glass, LB, Vintaj brass charms, headpins, bead caps, and parawire, all LB.

Pale Pink and Baby Blue ??

What do you think of the new Pantone colors for 2016? Instead of one color, they chose two as the trend for this year...Rose Quartz and Serenity....
Components: Brass findings, faceted glass, rhinestones, fresh water pearls, Amazonite

Iris Beauty

Irises are one of my favorite flowers. They look so pretty, but grow like weeds, where you least expect them. Swarovski crystal and fluorite pick...
Components: Resin Iris Pendant, Swarovski crystals, fluorite

Garnet Crystal

Delicate little necklace of Swarovski crystals in a random red/yellow/orange color mix and garnet Czech crystals on wire wrapped links
Components: Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals

Blue Treasure Necklace

Another "Treasure Necklace" using up my leftover beads. No telling what might be in there. :-) A blue crystal heart adorns the clasp.
Components: Czech crystal, Czech glass, glass pearls, Amazonite, Swarovski crystals

Amethyst Hoops

These are going to look great when worn. The drops dangle so nicely.
Components: Ear Ring Findings, Amethyst drops

Crystal Links

Swarovski crystal wire wrapped links in a random mix of black, white and shades of grays
Components: Swarovski Crystals on wire wrapped links

Blue Pearls

The centerpiece is a blue wire wrapped agate with blue glass pearl teardrops.
Components: blue teardrop glass pearls, Czech glass, silver spacers, silver bead frames, hummingbird toggle clasp

Job's Tears

These are some very special "seed beads" from LB! http://www.limabeads.com/Jobs-Tears-Seeds-9_13x6_8mm-P37465
Components: Job's Tears, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, magnetic clasp

Beehive Pearls

Huge beehive shaped pearls in a wire wrapped design with brass spacers, brass beads and creamy mother of pearls
Components: Beehive shaped pearls, brass spacers, brass beads, and mother of pearl beads

Purple Czech Glass

For the Purple lovers! Iridescent Purple Czech Glass on a wire wrapped chain
Components: Czech Glass

Quartz Nuggets

Beautiful multi colored quartz nuggets with seed bead spacers to show them off.
Components: Multi colored quartz nuggets, 8/0 seed beads, toggle clasp

RAW Amethyst

Right Angle Weave around an amethyst pendant on a strand featuring light rice shaped beads and juicy dark purple round amethyst beads
Components: Amethyst, light and dark, purple jade, Czech glass, silver accent beads

Botswana Agate

Necklace & Bracelet featuring Botswana Agate with lovely subtle stripes of black and shades of gray
Components: Botswana Agate, Black Agate

Purple Flowers

Purple lovers! Double strand necklace with flowered shell beads, pastel Swarovski crystal mix, glass pearls
Components: Flower painted shell beads, beaded bead, glass pearls, Swarovski crystals

Over the Moon

Inspired by a friend's request for Moonstone earrings! Thought it looked nice with these beautiful freshwater white pearls!
Components: pearl & Moonstone

Etsy Earrings

I really want to start an etsy store in the summer. I know it is a tad early, but it's still fun to imagine listing them right now!
Components: Patina, pearls, recycled glass, Czech glass, glass pearls

Prehnite Crystals

Inspired by the quality of the stones, translucent pale green with gorgeous inclusions, paired with Swarovski crystals on wire wrapped links
Components: Prehnite, Swarovski crystals

Autumn Leaves

Inspired by the colors of fall
Components: Antiqued copper leaf pendant, Swarovski crystals in a mix of warm fall colors, peach aventurine, tiger eye, Czech glass teardrops, silver spacers

Simply Copper

Simple copper chain with hammered links
Components: Copper wire links and seed beads

Chained Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye on a brass chain
Components: Tiger Eye, Miriam, Fluted brass beads

Steampink Time Lord

A little bit of steampunk with mixed metals, chain, gears, watch faces and a key pendant with pearls in a Y shaped design.
Components: chain, gears, fluted beads, handmade links, Swarovski crystals, clock faces, pendant

Blue Lanyard

Everybody has to wear their ID at work, but I can think of a better way to do it than wearing it on a shoe lace. This is one of the lanyards I...
Components: 4mm cube beads, copper beads on wire links, lanyard hook and key ring