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Umpteenth variation...

Yet another version of the ladder necklace...still love this design. This one uses a fine gold chain, and lots of pretty seed beads. Great use...
Components: gold chain, 22 g. gold wire, seed beads.


New wirework hot off the bench in this one! It came together exactly as I envisioned.
Components: Handmade and hammered beadcaps, spacers and clasp......Czech beads from Etsy and LB, ceramic beads from Etsy.

Green Ladder

Picasso tube beads in a ladder pattern
Components: Picasso tubes, wax cord and a lobster clasp

Latest designs

I've been having more fun with wire. I need to polish up the necklace pendant. I haven't used my LOS gel yet. I have a copper necklace that I will...
Components: Necklace: 18g Brass round wire for main part of necklace, 12g half round wire for bail & 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite, 6/0 seed beads in Moogie's rainbow fluorite blend, brass jump rings, a few bead caps & brass/gold-plated beads. Pendant: 16g brass wire hammered, various closed rings, 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite beads. Bracelet: 22g square copper half hard wire, 26g for wrapping, same beads as necklace, 4mm/20g copper jump rings

Geometric Shadows

Recently I've been working on designing necklaces. I tend to want to make bracelets more than anything else and have only attempted a few necklaces...
Components: Jump rings (roundmaille weave), 12mm Quartz & Jasper triangular beads, 6mm Picasso Marble, 4mm cube Picasso Jasper (LB), and deerskin leather.

Tulips and Life Saver's..

Just two little earrings I knocked up. I have been pontificating over this necklace I am making, and while it is nearly done, I feel like it needs...
Components: Wire for earwires, Lima Beads. Sea glass drops, also from Lima Beads (adore those and put more on my list for next big order). Those delicious orange life saver beads from a Ghana fair trade Etsy shop, as were the recycled glass teeny tiny tulip beads. Textured copper (whacked on this really old copper coin found in my dad's stash of washers - not copper sadly, copper washers are so rare here), made myself. Textured and then aged with boiled egg (local stocks of liver of sulfur are non-existent at present) and lacquered. Czech turquoise glass bead on the life saver earrings from my own stash and the stripey blue unpolished beads on top of that are polymer clay beads that I made myself a while ago while trying to imitate turquoise - how it went stripey, I still don't know.

Ocean Dream

I seem to have two obsessions at the moment. One, the beaded shaggy loops weave, and two, the silver lined aqua beads. I just had a to pick a focal...
Components: Ocean jasper pendant, 8/0 seed beads, 7/64" aluminum jump rings


Oh, no! It's another tree!

One of the prettiest trees in Southern California is the Jacaranda. There are several here in my neighborhood and...
Components: 14 and 24ga red brass wire, amethyst chips, chrome diopside, emerald glass, peridot chips

Mossy Knoll

These colors are my favs. I love earthy, rustic colors best.
Components: PC pendant and beads made by me. Czech beads from LB and Etsy shop. Clasp and jumpings made by me.

Golden Branches

I made this necklace for the March Art Bead Scene challenge. Check out my blog to see the inspiration art and the other designs I came up with....
Components: Polymer clay pendant by Humblebeads, faceted chalcedony, Czech glass saucer & rondelles, vintage German glass, seed beads, Vintaj brass findings.

Sodalite Dream

I love this sodalite pendant, and wanted to show it off. The chainmaille design is byzantine thorn.
Components: annodized aluminum jump rings, sodalite pendant

Chakra Dreams

I love Chakra Jewelry and I love the Lotus Flower. I designed this as a delicate bracelet to wear.
Components: Gold (plated) 4-Sided Shallow Curve Noodle Bead 25x4.5mm - Item 44334 4-5mm roundel -Garnet, Carnelian, Citrine, Emerald, Iolite, Amethyst, and Tanzanite. 8mm gold plated toggle clasp

Spring Green

A repeat of an earlier design but in silver with a hand made embossed leather link.
Components: Prehnite pendant, czech glass rounds, TierraCast Bezel link, Thumbtack head from the scrapbook isle, leather.

copper blue

it is just a turquoise bead and copper wire. It measures an inch and a half long. I am probably going to antique this one as well before I toss...
Components: a copper bead 'horse eye, 20 gauge copper wire, and 26 gauge copper wire.

Pretty in rustic pink

I love the simple design here because it brings out the raw details in the Peruvian pink opal beads. The dark chain and diamond accents make it pop...
Components: Pink opal tumbled beads. My stash. Chain is hand saudered beautifully made. And also wheel opal beads.

Fish on

I have had the fish focal for awhile. It's quite beautiful. And didn't want to only put abalone beads with it. When I saw these labradorite wheel...
Components: Labradorite wheel beads (Lima beads) green bronze luster beads accent (limabeads) my own vintage abalone earrings repurposed for accents. From Taxco Mexico. Taxco abalone inlaid real silver articulated fish from 1964. Chain is antiqued silver tone bookchain.

Beaded Hairpins

Fun hairpins for easter or prom
Components: Pearls ans assorted beads wired onto hairpins

Easy Does It

Trying out some pendants designs. I like the simplicity of this one....It was the first one I made in this style.
Components: Chain and clasp from my stash. Czech bead was from Etsy and wire from LB.


The title is due to the fact that it took a while to finish.....I couldn't make up my mind to add chain or dangles...So I did both!
Components: Czech beads from LB and Etsy. Small gold chain from my stash. PC focal, headpins, jumprings, clasp all made by me. Gemstone beads from Etsy shop.


It is a wire work pendant and a couple of foiled lampwork beads. This one has a lot of steps but they are all really very simple. There are a...
Components: Copper wire, two lampworked beads, 1 seed bead.

Spiral Dance

Spiral dance is a glass cabochon surrounded by wire work. Unfortunately the cab does not photograph well. I again find this a very simple design...
Components: copper wire, sheep copper, glass cab.


It has been some time since I have shared a design, so I shall share a few today. This first one is fairly simple, a spiral of hammered copper,...
Components: Copper, pearls, antique greasy glass seed beads size 20/0.

Spotted Necklace

I love to mix and match patterns and colors...the sari and the vintage spotted beads seem to go together.
Components: Vintage spotted beads, Lapis, orange enamel beads, sari silk, one tassel and waxed linen.

Felted Beads!

Hello beaders, its been awhile. I have been insanely busy with school, so I haven't been on here much, but I really wanted to share these with you....
Components: wool, glass beads for spacers

Little House

Lots of new beads and other PC pieces....Also made lots of components! Tedious, but what fun!
Components: LB leather cord and gold spacers. PC house, beads, coilbeads, headpins, clasps and jumprings.....All made by me.

3 Kumihimo

I couldn't stay away from Kumihimo too long. I came across those fibers in blues in my collection. Then I had other ideas. I found the gorgeous...
Components: Fancy jasper rounds, 8/0 seed beads & iris green firepolished Czech beads, C-lon cord Menkashi cotton cords & 2 sizes of crow beads Japanese silk threads bundled into cords, gold plated bezel setting, cabochon by Indigo Turtle Art, brass findings

Funky Purse Tassel

Spice up your boring purse or favorite bag with a funky over-sized tassel.

I think I like it?

Hmmm. I had this wonderful piece from Annabronze, that was a gift with my first purchase (wow!). And I wanted to do an elaborate boho piece with...
Components: See above. Let me know if you have any questions ❤

Autumn Colors

This was a past box from my bead club that was on clearance. I love Fall colors as you well know. I added only the chain used, a strip of 10mm...
Components: The beads were wood, ceramic, shell, seed beads and glass. All of the beads plus the main copper leaf and one gold leaf. I added a second gold leaf from my stash.

Labradorite Mist Dragon

Labradorite is believed to help with travel on other planes while dreaming, it is protective, and is thought to inspire creativity. I liked how the...
Components: Green Girl Dragon Pendant, Labradorite nuggets, natural black shell rectangles, Czech seed beads in aqua, teal, frosted teal, crystal with grey wash. Toho pewter 3mm cube seed beads, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho seed beads, silver lustered quartz crystals.

Spring Birds

I was so overjoyed to receive this delightful bird link from our dear Annie which she so generously sent to me. With the warmer weather upon us,...
Components: BRACELET: Bird link, Peridot chips - Annie; Golem ceramic lentil, Agate faceted - LB; Dyed Quartz, Czech 3-cut seed beads, waxed linen, AC findings - stash. NECKLACE includes: Nunn 2-1 connector, Ezel bird, Czech rondelles, Agate - LB, ceramic bead.

Amazing Grace

This piece started with the ceramic pendant from Etsy. I added the copper disk for interest and stability. I thought the ceramic pendant was a...
Components: I used all beads from Lima Beads: Carnelian 4mm, African Turquoise chips, Hummingbird ceramic beads, Czech glass beads, copper clasp, 3mm leather lace, and finally BB finding that I got from a clearance grab bag. Wish I had more! LOL

Little Orange House and a Leaf

Another Ceramic house I fell in love with...and of course it's orange!
Components: ceramic house and leaf, vintage twigs, Mookaite, Mexican Fire Opal, Apple Jasper, Red Agate and copper lobster.

Longing for Summer

Went up to the cottage last weekend to check on things there and came home inspired and so wishing it was summer. The beach looks so different...
Components: Shells, epoxy clay, wire, pearls, metal beads, s-lon cord, chain

Tangerine Dream

Another beaded bracelet from the loom! I decided to do the tangeriney colours this time! I also added small 4mm pearls.
Components: Seed beads 8/0 & glass beads, 4mm pearls, cord & silver end pieces

Spring Has Sprung!

I wanted to do a nice little Spring piece.
Components: Ceramic birdhouse and bird, Lapis, Yellow Opal, Lucite flower, glass bead, Zola Dahlia bead and copper Lobster....and a little Wooly Wire bead.

Something Simple

I bought a strand of carved orange sardonyx cala lilly beads last summer. I've never seen anything like them before or since. I wasn't sure what to...
Components: Orange sardonyx, freshwater pearl, copper wire, leather lacing


The string of African rainbow beads in my stash kept grabbing my attention, so I decided to make it into a necklace. The pendant is recycled glass...
Components: African glass rainbow seed bead mix, recycled glass pendant, various sizes of hemp and string

Hang it up

Saw something similar on pinterest,gave it a try
Components: Ceramic bead wire wrapped onto shaped and hardened wire

Red drops

Hippy type boho wire and chain
Components: First one is bent and hardened wire with ceramic beads, second is a bottle chain hanging from wild horse jasper squares