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Funky Flowers

LillyPilly Designs created this beautifully shaped charm pendant. Its V-shape created by the chain and leather pieces hangs perfectly as a long or...

Dewdrop Earrings

These retro inspired earrings were created by LillyPilly Designs. These earrings are light, easy wear everyday earrings.

Irish Luck

Cammara marble cut in the shape of the Emerald Isle. It reminds me of how far we have come. And to never forget where you come from. Cammara Marble...
Components: Cammara marble, leather string, black rough tourmaline, celtic silver design beads and dragon vein agate beads. Vintage silver clasp. And celtic silver cross

Bee on a branch

This isn't one of my all time favs. But, the bee brooch is very old. And the pink stones (I think body is possibly paste and eyes are very nice...
Components: Silver toned book chain. Antiqued silver distressed jumprings. Silver leaves has connectors with pink opal crystal swarovski beads. Rhinestone crystal connectors. Antique bee brooch with pink eyes and body connected to a silver toned branch

Love and Pyrite

I love this pyrite hand carved leaf. I have a few and wanted something simple. When I found the rondelle pyrite on limabeads I knew I had a...
Components: Bronze wire. Pyrite rondelles. Pyrite carved leaf. And rose quarts round beads.

Orient empress

Pendant is jade. Hand carved from early 1900's. Fish are pewter antiques. Vintage jade and wooden beads. Copper spacers. Square turquoise from...

Madaleine's Bag clip

This is a bag clip that I made for my son's girlfriend who loves purple. I make
a lot of these for friends. The possibilities are endless! I...
Components: -Indonesian focal beads. -Assorted cord and trim. -Tibetan style silver beads/charms. -Various beads, baubles & bells. -Large swivel clip.

Look out for Buddha!

I love RED and this Buddha bead
I found is a standout in the red department!
Looks great with jeans!
Components: --Cinnabar Buddha Focal Bead --African Trade Beads --Red Coral beads --Granite Stone beads --Tibetan Silver findings & Beads --Handmade Tassel --Handmade charms

Water Scarab of Anubis

A trip to Egypt is definitely on my Bucket List and I am fascinated with all things "egyptian". That's why I LOVE these scarab beads that I can...
Components: -Coconut Heishi -Azurite heishi -African Trade Beads -Tibetan Silver -Hand painted Scarab -Handmade Tassel and charms

Day at the Beach

A multi strand stretchy bracelet with beads the color of my Venice Florida gulf in June. You can pretend you're in St. Barth! Looks great with white.
Components: -Mother of Pearl -Shell and Indian glass -Bleached wood -OOAK charms and Handmade Tassel

No Bones About It....

This is a very simple necklace but it is made with one of my favorite types of beads...bone! I love the rustic look of of bone beads. I've...
Components: bleached and dyed bone beads, recycled vinyl discs, copper beading chain, regular chain and hook clasp

Blond Wood and Green Glass

More of the recycled sand cast glass beads from Africa plus some recycled wood discs from a tacky necklace. I think this is the last of the glass...
Components: sand cast African glass, recycled wood discs, copper beading chain and toggle clasp


I love the patriotic , yet Beachy element to this set,,,, inspired by our flag🇺🇸
Components: Glass beads, tumbled seaglass beads, stainless steel chain, tierracast links and clasp (necklace) and silver plated star clasp (bracelet)

Swinging on a rainbow

Fun, bright, summery earrings requested by one of my regular customers
Components: Sterling silver teardrop links, jade, turquoise, carnelian and pineapple jasper beads

Ocean floor

Colors inspired by the ocean floor--- mix of sand/water
Components: Lampwork focal bead, Czech glass beads for spacers, blue little jasper beads and pewter dotted clasp

Tiptoe through the Tulip

I created the necklace to match the bracelet "A" is for Alexandria for my daughter.
Components: Copper chain, faux suede, fresh water pearls, tulip focal bead

A is for Alexandria

I wanted to make something for my daughter and I thought this might be something she'd actually wear. I used a frame and created an "A" with wire...
Components: Copper frame, copper wire, freshwater pearls, faux suede, copper components.

Crystal Magic II

I just loved the big crystal pendant at my local bead store. Decided simple is better for this design.
Components: Clear quartz crystal pendant, chalcedony faceted nuggets, swarovski crystals, seed beads, gunmetal lobster clasp.

Fossilized Dreams Piece 2

Love these colors and bits and pieces, especially the zebra agate heishi. If you look really closely you can see stripes of iridescence in them...
Components: Vintaj natural bronze sand dollar, recycled glass sand dollar in amethyst, recycled glass nuggets in medium amethyst, daggers in "eel, " Czech fire-polished amethyst rounds, seed beads in matte raku blue/purple iris, matte metallic khaki green, shiny plum, frosted transparent rainbow medium plum, frosted transparent amethyst, heavy oxidized jump rings, green zebra heishi, "coffee" sari silk which is really a lovely deep purple.

Sticks and Stones

I had never seen stones cut on a diagonal before...so I had to get them.
Components: Mookaite, Orange Druzy, Red Jasper, Apple Jasper, cord, copper chain, little bells, orange circle..probably resin and Czech bellflower, seeds and lobster claw.

Red Beady-Eyed Gargoyle

My ex-boyfriend gave this to me on a recent visit...the pendant that is. I couldn't wait to make it into a necklace.
Components: Gargoyle, Agates, Czech Glass, Pyrite cubes, turquoise Magnesite, seeds, waxed linen and Sari Silk..homemade hook.

Rough and primitive

I fell in love with those matte multistone wheels so badly that I re-ordered them as soon as I got the first set.
Components: Matte wheels in prehnite, amethyst, citrine, rose quartz and smoky quartz, Gaea faceted bead, Vintaj chain Lima Beads. Ceramic multicolour beads Mia only Beads, ceramic bead Happy Fallout and ceramic drop from Scorched Earth.

Black and White Pictures

Medieval Momma's Pod of the Day called Photo Phobia inspired me to make this necklace as my remembrance of my photo phobia. Everyone knows my...
Components: From Lima Beads came the Gaea Film Noir Bundle, the Banded black and white agate, and Toho 6.0 seed beads. The 1.0 mm antique brown leather cord from my stash. The Banded Agate is a gorgeous gemstone - very striking. I hope I captured that in my pictures. Know my pictures can be better.

Whisper Of Spring

Now , that we are in summer, looking back on spring is refreshing. I loved the Grace lampwork Heart and it was my inspiration. I knew I wanted to...
Components: Everything is from Lima beads. My components were a Grace Lampwork Heart, Czech wisteria puff coin, silver plated cable chain, rose silk ribbon, amd ring connecters. I used sterling silver wire for wrapping.

Fossilized Dreams Piece 1

Oh this was so hard. Too many choices. The sea urchin flat bead spins between a beaded and a non-beaded length of beading cable. So, many seed bead...
Components: Turritella ovals, pewter sea urchin spacer, recycled glass nugget in dark cherry, Czech glass eel daggers, Czech smoky topaz picasso round druk 6mm, smoky topaz matte transparent bicone, Toho beads: 11/0 dark bronze, silvery grey, amber picasso, slate blue; 4mm cubes in matte raku cabernet and matte raku blue/purple iris, hex in matte raku blue/purple iris, vintage Ventitian 11/0 in dusty umber. Heavy oxidized jump rings, heavy sterling silver crimp beads, sari silk in "coffee."

Dragon Nestling Meditation Beads

From Dragon Nestling pick.
Components: Green Girl pewter dragon beads and "eggs" of snakeskin Czech glass and spotted robin eggs of dalmation vanilla and blue druks.

Catholic Chaplets

Catholic single decade chaplets or tenners from my pick Spanish Missionary.
Components: Czech gothic cross tabs, teal and pink silk flying bird tabs, Toho matte black 6/0 and 8/0. Toho 6/0 dark bronze and galvanized aluminum. Pater bead in red is cherry red glass and two beige crow beads, Black Pater Bead is a buri seed.


...is this pair of patinaed drop earrings!! I love the shabby chic-ness of the filigree, the glow of the recycled glass and the blue Czech glass...
Components: Filigree caps, recycled glass, Czech glass, silver plated findings, all LB!


I would like to introduce Esmerelda. She is made using Zola elements, focal and feathers. I "stitched" the CGBs on with 22g wire and they are...
Components: LB green silk, Zola pendant, Zola feathers, CGBs, 22g artistic wire, and silver plated clasp

Dandelion Cloud

I was actually working with a slab of Ocean Jasper, trying to find some beads to set off the splotches of blue in it. I wasn't having any luck but...
Components: Leather lace, Irish waxed linen, silver end caps, Slide thingies, (LB) Silver disks, assorted spacers, assorted ceramic beads, pendant from Sweet Birch Designs.

Industrial with Tassel

Used the pieces from my pick "Industrial with Tassel" I had never made a tassel before! Fun!
Components: Silk string in "smoke, " "slate, " "thunderstorm." Sari silk in "raven." Xaz raku galactic bars, Unicorne exotic sea scales teardrops, green zebra jasper heishi, black 2mm leather cord, matte raku Toho cubes, Toho slate blue 11/0. Wooden cube beads in cobalt and sky blue.

Mooning Over Garnets

I was looking for something to do with some of my cabochon collection besides wire wrapping. Years ago I bead embroidered a piece using a brass cab...
Components: Toho 11/0 seed beads in galvanized starlight, Toho 11/0 seed beads in opaque lustered white, 3mm garnet rounds and teardrops, Rainbow Moonstone cabochon and teardrops, Swarovski 4mm crystal pearls in white, white Nymo thread, Lacy's stiff stuff bead foundation, white ultrasuede backing, A lot of time and a magnifying glass at times for these old eyes!

Fossilized Dreams Supplies

Not a piece yet just so excited with the supplies that arrived today that I wanted to share!
Components: Turritella Agate, Czech bicones, Sand dollars in glass and bronze, tumbled glass nuggets, sea urchin flat and round, sardonyx rounds, jobs tears.

Something new

I have more of these and different styles than I'd care to admit! I've been a bit intimidated by them, but wanted to give it a go. When I first...
Components: Various beads and quartz crystal, Zola pendant, blue leather and 22 g artistic wire


Here's the updated "finished" pendant necklace combo! Pretty sure I'm in love with it! But.... Someone is wanting to buy it.

Suncoast Summer

Color me ready for SUMMER!!! I layer 2 or 3 or 4 of my colorful tassel necklaces with a plain sundress for shopping, strolling or a night on the...
Components: Wood beads Ziggy howlite African Trade Beads Thai mirror charm Cowrie shells Handmade tassel Tibetan spacers

Revenge of the Dragon

The carved bone dragon focal and the tribal beads inspire this bracelet's asian-boho-global-market feel.
Components: -Carved Bone Dragon Focal Bead -African brass beads -Recycled glass beads -African Trade bead -Coconut Heishi -Handmade Tassel -Coconut button charms

Violaceous Sequins of Siam

A violet BLINGO stretch bracelet made with sequins! Sequins are an inexpensive alternative to the costs of African Vulcanite discs and give a...
Components: --Focal Kashmiri bead --Tonal foil glass beads --Tibetan Style Silver spacer beads --Handmade violet Tassel and Indian coin charm. --Stretch Magic and Sequins

Deep Sea Treasure

Green Treasure from the Deep! Leather cord bracelet with silver filigree button closure. One of my first experiments using leather cord and buttons.
Components: --Recycled African glass beads --Ghanaian sandstone trade beads --Tibetan silver beads --Assorted charm accents


This is the first time I patinated anything and I was super nervous that I was somehow going to destroy the etched pendant from Jess at Sweet Birch...
Components: CGB, African Trade beads, copper wire, pendant from Jess from Sweet Birch Designs at Etsy.com, handmade clasp and chain.