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Almost Fall

Inspired by the transition of summer to fall.
Components: Lima beads copper acorn pendant. Czech glass and lemon quartz, copper chain and clasp, all LB.


...that's what yoga is supposed to make you... Weird that I was planning this mala-type remake of this necklace already in June, only to come back...
Components: My fave Picture Jasper from LB, waxed linen cord, wooden bead, brass chain "dip dyed" with Norite, my handmade brass cap (tubing, sheet and paste solder).

Sponge Coral

Sorry for all the separate posts today...still working with a beach theme and love the color of these sponge coral coins. Paired very well with...
Components: Sponge coral, Mother of Pearl, silver beads...sterling silver wire and ear wires.

More Beach Gifts

More goodies from the beach.
Components: Shell, sponge coral, jasper tube beads, pewter beads

Beach Gifts

Visiting friends borrowed some of our camping gear for a couple of weeks. A delightful surprise was tucked inside a backpack...a baggie of beach...
Components: Shells, 'sea worm' tunnel, mother of pearl beads, wood chips, Czech glass, waxed linen cord.

A Necklace To Match

I finally finished this necklace to match ALL those bracelets!!
Components: All Czech glass beads from LB and various Etsy shops, jumprings and chain handmade from 18g Artistic wire.

Green "Fringe" Project

Another version of fringe. :)
Components: Petra ceramic leaf. Ocean Jasper in 2 shapes, prehnite, Vintaj wire, Vintaj chain, Vintaj headpins, Irish waxed linen, all LB

Blue "Fringe" Project

This is probably as close as I'm going to get to a fringe piece. :)
Components: Petra's ceramic pendant, Greek pewter pieces, Irish waxed Linen, Soft Flex wire, 2 sizes of seed beads, LB. Swarovski crystals, Dumortierite in 2 sizes, and manmade blue quartz, my stash.

Coral in the Pink

I personally love pink coral so I tried pairing them with white freshwater pearls. Now I'm wishing I'd made it longer but its a standard length at...
Components: 8mm pink coral faceted beads, 7mm white freshwater pearls, used both Swarovski AB spacers along with tiny vermeil daisy spacer beads. I finished it off with a very pretty vermeil clasp.

Knotted Metal Bracelet

After knotting all of those mala necklaces, I wanted to keep on knotting. These 5.5-6mm metal rounds are perfect for knotting into a 20" length...

Tail Feather Fringe Necklace

This Zola piece is a statement all on its own. I simply embellished my chain with a complementary flower coin and added a funky matte fringe to...

More is More

It seems I have been obsessed with this style of bracelet lately--plus I want to show off these gorgeous Czech beads!
Components: Way too many beads to mention individually--so I will just say ALL Czech beads from LB and various Etsy shops, 18g Artistic wire handmade jumprings and chain, magnetic clasps from local store.

Dream, Dream, Dream

It's time for my daughter to dream big. She leaves Sunday to live on her own and she starts college on Tuesday. It's time for her to dream big...
Components: Recycled "seaglass", silver coloured components, pearls, Aquamarine, crystal, glass

Hanging on to Summer

I'm not ready for summer to leave us quite yet. Summer memories of the beach and the cottage, bbq's, friends and all the other fun stuff...
Components: Recycled "sea glass", glass, crystal, silverr coloured charms and components.

Gulf Shores

A friend from Pensacola visited a few weeks ago, which inspired me to create a necklace with a beachy feel to it.
Components: Brass filigree with patina, Vintaj blank, seafoam green chips, leather cord, brass components.

Flower Child

I chose one of my painted, embossed blanks; found some beads from my stash to go with it, and added some components to create a boho piece.
Components: Vintaj blanks, Patina, Irish Waxed Linen, various glass beads, ceramic beads, brass findings and chain.


Another fetish bead necklace with my favorite colors. They remind me of the sky before sunset begins.
Components: Turquoise cube beads, Red Aventurine fetish beads, Sunstone, Howlite, and Sterling Silver.

I ❤️ Filigree!

I've been wanting to start creating with filigree for a long time now. And I decided to use some of my lepidolite as I was reorganizing my...
Components: Pink lepidolite, Swarovski flatbacks in vitrail light & assorted dark moss green beads & rivoli, emerald aventurine, freshwater pearls, brass & antique gold filigree, beads & findings

In Anticipation of Fall

Orange is my favorite color and Fall is my favorite season.So, of course I got this orange enameled leaf from c -koop to start off the season.
Components: C-Koop enameled leaf, Czech Glass flowers, Carnelian, Unicorne orange brim ring and brass bar chain.

Open Sky Crystal Necklace

At 27" long you can slip this necklace right over your head. All you need to do to finish it off is to add a tassel or a favorite focal. I chose a...

Mermaid Pearl Crystal Necklace

At 27" long, this knotted crystal necklace is perfect to add a favorite focal too. The best part is, you can wrap it around your wrist to be worn...

Easy Sparkling Earrings

These small bezel links are perfect for making elegant sparkling earrings with very little effort! All you need is an earring post pair, a couple...

Remembering Calie

My first necklace using wrapping with wire. My Pomeranian died this year at 15. She was a sweet dog that I miss every day.
The bracelets I added....
Components: Necklace- all from Lima. I used Vintaj Artisan copper wire, Lipstick winged dog pendant, and various Czech beads. Bracelet 1 has a Xax Raku bead, copper chain, and glass beads from my stash. Bracelet 2 - Remembrance memory wire, Czech beads from LB and the Czech 2-holed Honeycomb beads from my stash.

Knock on Wood

I recently bought a bunch of vintage of which was this wooden ringy chain (you had to put together) ...Plus vintage Czech.
Components: vintage wood chain, wood focal, waxed linen, Czech red flower, etc.

Pumpkin Patch

I fell in love with these beads for fall, especially for a little Halloween fun! I like the super simple design of this bracelet---sometimes...
Components: agate beads, pewter spacers, red aventurine rondelle gemstones, black picasso Czech glass beads, Rhodium plated pewter Tierracast toggle

Beaded spiders

Having a little fun beaded spiders for Halloween!
Components: wire seed beads and glass beads

Waiting for summer..

The semi-tropical mid coast of Australia just saw a very warm winter weekend, and I longed for the lazy summer days at the beach, with the smell of...
Components: Czech flowers, UFO beads (emerald sky picasso), Czech Crystals, light brown coconut shell rondelle, Blue haze fire agate round (12mm), Beadalon Beeswax thread conditioner, all from Lima Beads. 18 gauge antique copper wire, c-lon carolina blue (tex 210 -doubled up for knotting), leather, chain, and antique copper clasp and findings - from local bead shop. Blue seed beads, from own stash.


Here in #1 I had fun making a nice leather bracelet with dangles & slides. You just measure the leather & glue into the clasp. I used super new...
Components: Leather blanks, rivets, filigree, slides, leather clasp, painted Lucite flowers, 5mm teal flat leather, crystal drop, various beads for drops...

Bracelet Fun

#1 is the flat cotton cord from Lima dressed up with a vintage Swarovski rivoli (Atlas or Saturn, can't remember) set in a JBB slide setting. #2 is...

Bangle Fun

I recently ordered these new bangles and charms and made up some cute bracelets. I enhanced the bracelets with charms and with a tibetan bead on...
Components: Antique silver (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, Bright gold (plated) adjustable bangle bracelet, TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Tree of Life Charm, TierraCast Antique silver(plated) Spiral Cat Charm, TierraCast Antique Silver (plated) Floral Heart Charm, Zola elements Patina Green Brass Heart Leaf Pendant, Swavorki crystal butterfly bead, and a tibetan rice bead.


I can't begin without thanking kye for her inspiration! Bracelets are my favorite thing to make--this one is at the top of my list. I love Czech...
Components: Czech glass coins, Czech butterscotch rondelles, Tibetan agate and Artistic wire--from LB. Czech glass scarab, lavendar moss bead, mossy stone bead and green/cream rondelle from ArtBella on Etsy. Czech tan/white rectangle bead, brown/green/orange/red rectangle bead, and brown/cream long and thin rectangle bead from Blackrockbeads on Etsy. Handmade chain. Magnetic clasp is from local store.

Mandala Mala

Using the mandala as the focal point or guru for this piece to me represents our circles of life (family, friends and our communities) within the...

Om Mala

The combination of fossil jasper and beryl morganite blends so nicely together. They provide a soft earthiness reminiscent of the sea. The use of...

Rudraksha Style Mala

Rudraksha (Shiva's Teardrops) are traditionally used alone with 108 beads knotted on a black or red cord with 1 extra used as the guru - total 109...

Fire and Ice Mala

Traditional style Mala necklace.

Sharpie Circles with Czech Glass Beads

I'm retiring the sharpie circle design. However, I had one last frame finished so I decided Czech fire polished glass would be a good way to end...
Components: 14ga and 24ga copper wire, Czech glass beads, various stone beads, a pearl, a copper triangle, two of my favorite LB chains

A Variation of the Sharpie Circle Design

I made this bracelet quite some time ago. The circles are connected in a more or less figure 8 pattern. It is definitely more complicated then...
Components: 12ga and 20ga copper

Red Brass Set

Red brass wire is so versatile and it almost looks like 14kt gold. Here is a little group of things I had fun playing around with. The chain on...
Components: 18ga and 14ga red brass wire, GP magnetic clasp

Fallen Leaves Twilight

Again, loved the Antique Silver plated feather link from Zola and wanted to dress this design up a bit. I peyote stitched the band and added...
Components: Zola Elements Antique silver plated feather focal link from Lima Beads, Toho bead cubes and seed beads, Swaroski crystal pearls, and sterling silver leaves.

Fallen Leaves

I loved the green brass feather focal link from Zola Elements. Fall is just around the corner and thought it would be a fun piece to make. So...
Components: Zola Elements patina green brass feather focal link from Lima Beads, fire polished turquoise beads, pink synthetic Calsilica gemstones, Czech various leaf drops, and gunmetal Rolo chain.