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Native American Beauty

I live in Arizona where the Native American tribes which are 10 total make this their ancestral home. Navajo, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Yavapai just...
Components: I used my Jewel Bead Loom by Beadalon along with the Beadalon WildFire beading thread in black. I used mostly the Toho seed beads in size 8/0 except for the dark browns which are the Miyuki 8/0. Here are my colors: Miyuki Opaque / Transparent Dark Brown. The rest are Toho. Permanent Finish - Matte Galvanized Starlight / Gold -Lustered African Sunset / Silver-Lined Frosted Dark Topaz. The 20 mm gold metal ribbon crimps along with a simple styled toggle and clasp to finish the bracelet.

I've Got the Blues

I just love denim and I wear my jeans faithfully when I'm hanging out with my gal pals. I didn't have a bead loomed bracelet with anything blue....
Components: I used my Jewel Loom by Beadalon along with the Beadalon WildFire bead thread in black. I had these very distinctive Czech Mates 2 hole tile beads with the Picasso design. Sort of a jet black with blues mixed in. The blues show the denim color. Perfect for what I wanted. I used Toho seed beads in just two colors : Opaque jet black and the Marbled Opaque Turquoise / Blue. Don't let that Turquoise / Blue fool you. The color of this particular bead really picks up the blues in the Czech Mates to a tee. Yet, gives the right amount of contrast in the design. I wanted to mix it up a bit. I decided to place these wonderful silver metallic looking 6 mm rice beads into my design. I like what or how this turned out. I used the 20 mm silver metal ribbon crimps along with a simply styled silver toggle and clasp.

Green Tea with Olive

I'm still having fun beading with my bead loom. I am loving the new colors that the bead companies have out now. Exciting colors to create...
Components: I used my Jewel Bead Loom by Beadalon using the Beadalon WildFire thread in white. All of the seed beads are from Toho and the size is 8/0. Here are my colors: Matte - Dark Olive / Gold-Lustered Green Tea / Permanent Finish - Frosted Galvanized Yellow Gold / Three of the Silver-Lined Frosted Smoky Topaz. 20 mm gold ribbon crimps with a simple styled gold toggle with clasp to finish the bracelet.

Pretty Flowers in A Row

I just watched an episode of beads baubles and jewels where they were making leather flowers. I had a wire base I had made a couple weeks ago just...
Components: Handmade copper chain, leather flowers, vintage bead caps, crackle agate beads and copper bead caps behind the flowers.

Swashbuckling Sweetheart

I was looking to make a piece that would look like something Ali made. I love her style. Very natural. This is supposed to be a very oceanic...
Components: Coral, metal, pearls, saki silver, fire polished rounds, black Irish waxed linen, patience

Stylish Snake Bracelet

I saw a similar design in my local bead shop, jewelology, and had to try it. It moves like water in your hands, and I love the color. It was my...
Components: Super duos, nymo

Aquarius Bubbles

This bracelet is made with Jesse James beads in Aquarius. As I mentioned in my previous design, I love bead mixes. This was made with one!
Components: Jesse James Design Elements in Aquarius

Parrot Cay

Imagine my surprise when I finally succumbed to joining Facebook and I found a whole Bead Marketplace on there! This focal came from there. This is...
Components: Czech glass, ceramic, enameled and Unicorn beads, Czech glass leaves, 18 & 20ga twisted wire, all LB. Pendant, Bead Marketplace. Green design beads, stash.

Ponytail Holders Featured in BeadStyle Magazine

One of the projects features the Nunn Design ponytail holders. This is a simple project, yet the results are stunning!

Grapevine Gradient

I received a grab bag of all sorts of gemstone components as a gift from my mother, (she knows my taste in beads far too well!) so what better...
Components: Various Unknown Gemstones (probably including moss agate and green aventurine), Brass Focal, Repurposed Chain, Gold-plated Toggle

There's a Rose in my Heart

I had a stockpile of turquoise colored beads and wanted to use some of them.
Components: Ceramic heart by Gaea..LB, peacock flower by C-Koop..LB, Czech glass, vintage recycled glass, copper toggle..all LB, blue green Quartz..LB and imatation turquoise and waxed linen.

Summer in Brittany wrap bracelet

Childhood summer memories from the coast of northern France. Snorkeling, sun, swimming... Lovely!
Components: Marine woven cord, zig-zag cord ends, African glass rings, Rustic Charms: sea star charm, thick o-ring, small dotted ring. Unicorn beads drops, small hammered toggle clasp, Salt-in-the-air-and-sand-in-my-hair charm, Nunn Design textured jump rings.


The geometric forms and the lilac colour somehow remind me of the Maya empire. I'd love to see Tikal and the jungle around it once!
Components: Bone beads, 6 mm faceted gold rounds (Nunn design), brown leather cord, lilac waxed linen, Saki Silver spotted button.

Birds and Blooms

I love to hear the birds singing in the morning outside my window so I made this necklace to remind me of their sweet singing.
Components: The focal is a river rock I carved and stained. Blue/yellow agate beads, Czech flowers, vintaj bird and limb, wood beads and brass chain.

dark rose delights

dark rose jasper 2in.dangle earrings with rosebrown seed beads& sterling silver ear hooks

purple heaven necklace

3 strand 20in. purple glass and seed beaded necklace with handmade nepalese silver pendant & sterling silver toggle clasp.

custom design bracelets

chevron chain handbeaded 8in. bracelet, Nepalese handmade bead in center with blue inserts on the side. (bracelets are designed for the...
Components: two size 11 and one size 15 coordinated colors seed beads, with heavy Fireline smoke thread.sterling silver clasp.Other bracelets are designed according to a specific order.

Caramel and Cream Bracelet

I love, love, love, bead mixes. So when I saw these Vanilla Sugar Jesse James beads on clearance, I needed them like I needed air in my lungs. This...
Components: Vanilla Sugar Jesse James Design Elements

Pretty Painted Lucite

I love, love, love lucite. It is affordable, so many pretty colors, and you can make it the focal or an itty bitty charm. Plus Lima beads has tons...
Components: Lucite, glass, pearls

Blossoms Earrings

I love working with openwork pieces, they are just begging to be embellished :) For this pair I went sweet and simple, dropping a small pearl...

Peonies Bracelet

While I would not consider myself to be a pink person, these rondelles spoke to me and said "string me on brown suede, please." I know that sounds...

Birds of a Feather Bracelet

How great are these bird buttons! I was sitting in the photo room talking with Andrea, trying to come up with a plan for the Czech daggers....


Designed By: Lori F

Tyrian purple was a luxury prized by the Romans, finish your regal look with these 14kt gold filled & gold vermeille...

Sophisticated Swing

Designed By: Lori F

Add a touch of sophistication to any outfit with these Sterling Silver, apatite and iridescent white diamond earrings.


Designed By: C.S

Amoracast's Zen Eternity Design frame suits an angular, modern design.


Designed By: Lori F

Bright Green with Amoracast Gold Vemeille is a summer must have!

Ivy Drops

Designed By: Lori F

Mother of pearl beads ensure that Amoracast's components really stand on their own.

It's A Psychodelic Thing

Here is another uniquely designed polymer clay bead from Aloha Moe. Maureen had this really colorful bead that I spotted at her shop at Etsy. I...
Components: My focal bead is this 25 mm coin shaped polymer clay bead. I used these Chinese crystals that I had in my bead stash. Since I had this really nice peace charm; I decided to dangle it from the bead. Kind of fitting don't ya think ? I used this silver plated chain keeping my design as simple as possible. I used a lobster clasp to finish my necklace. Now, all that I need is a pair of bell bottom jeans and I'm in the groove.

Garden Earrings

I have had these two lucite flowers forever, but I finally found something to do with them, inspired by Ali's floating flower earrings, which are...
Components: Lucite, Czech glass, glass, crystal

Earring Madness

These are earrings I recently made for my shop!
Components: Pink Agate, enamel, Blue Green Quartz, Czech glass etc. etc.

And all that jazz...

Always admired the beaded serving spoons that I've seen in gift stores. Even bought a beautiful pair of serving/salad spoons, but never gave it a...
Components: Glass beads, silver artisan craft wire, serving spoons


I just purchased this very striking polymer clay 22 mm coin shaped bead from Aloha Moe.
Maureen makes the beautiful polymer clay beads which I am...
Components: My focal is the 22 mm coin shaped bead. I used the Czech Mates 6 mm two hole tile beads in the jet black. I strung this bracelet by hand using the Beadalon WildFire thread in black. I very luckily had Toho seed beads that matched perfectly with my focal bead. Toho 8/0 seed beads in two colors : Permanent Finish / Matte Galvanized Pink Lilac and Permanent Finish/ Frosted Galvanized Mint Green. I had these 4 mm round Czech crystal glass beads in purple that worked. I used my 3 mm shiny round silver metal beads. I used my 4 hole I believe the Tierra Cast silver spacer bar bracelet findings. Silver findings used: crimps, crimp covers, wire guardians, 2 round silver 5 mm heishi spacers, and the two hole silver tube clasp.

Dreaming of the Sea

Very similar to one I created called "Softness of the Sea" but I wanted to incorporate these copper patina spiral beads in the design with more...
Components: Leather, amazonite, freshwater pearl, large hole beads, copper patina beads, African recycled glass, pewter hammered ring, swivel clasp

Desert Red Rose

Red Rose stretchy ring, a consignment shop find, blends beautifully with jasper and shell and looks like a single rose blooming in the desert.
Components: Jasper, Shell, Glass and Metal

Progression of a Cuff

I wanted to make a cuff with all crystals. Looks pretty good but getting a descent Photo was a whole different ball game. Did you know lighting a...
Components: 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, many different kinds of crystals

strange new worlds

I had a booth at ConStellation. Our local Sci.Fi. convention. It was great fun. My first time back in two years. I think I did pretty good!

Opposing walls

I saw these elongated teardrop jasper beads and the flowers close together on a wall of my local bead shop and knew I had to put them together but...
Components: Jasper elongated teardrops and flowers, mystery large nuggets, 3mm gold plated rounds, tan deer skin lace, large gold bead cap, gold artistic wire and gold plated ball end head pins and toggle clasp

Turquoise Summer

Necklace, earrings and bracelet. Repurposed jewelry mixed with Vintaj components.
Components: Vintaj natural brass leaves, main leaf Deco embossed with "Deco Motif" with Jade and Moss Ranger ink patina applied. Smaller leaf Deco etched with "Botanical Flourish" and same patinas diluted with Vintaj gloss glaze, both sealed with same glaze.