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Designs by knjns0

Whimsical Bird House Necklace

This is another necklace using Jangles pieces. They just inspired me to make light, carefree pieces! I love the look of the Brazil Freeform...
Components: Jangles Ceramic Bird House pendant, Jangles Woodland Bird Nest and Jangles Woodland Turquoise Bird, Brazil Amazonite Flat Freeform Diamond drops, Amazonite chips, Tierra Cast gunmetal hammered toggle clasp.

Copper Sun Pendant Necklace

I love Patricia Healey's designs and the Copper Fiery Sun pendant spoke to me. I am a Leo so these are definitely my colors. The pendant is from...
Components: Patricia Healey's Copper Fiery Sun pendant, 16mm Rust Sponge Coral beads in brass or copper cages have 10mm copper rounds encased in either copper or brass cages, 8mm Rust Sponge Coral rounds, 8mm copper beads, copper Heishi spacers and a handmade copper hook clasp.

Flower and Bee Necklace

This is my salute to spring and summer using Jangles pieces which I love! Everything used with the exception of some small beads came from LB!...
Components: A handmade gunmetal chain from LB, Jangles Ceramic Flower and Vine, Jangles Woodland Bird Nest and Jangles Woodland Turquoise Bird all from LB, and small beads form my bead stock.

Frog Lampwork Sterling Silver Necklace

I have had these frog lampwork beads for quite some time - just didn't know what to do with them. Then I had an epiphany!
I pictured this frog...
Components: Deep red and green frog lampwork barrel beads, Czech antique red picasso beads, green jasper beads, small green antiqued beads and small deep red matte glass beads. The leaves are handmade with sterling silver wire that I hammered. The frog is wired on to the large leaf to look like he is resting on it. I made a smaller leaf for the clasp.

Carnelian and Copper Necklace

I saw these Carnelian beads on LB during the Crossword Puzzle days - love Carnelian! I needed beads that would compliment the Fire Agate teardrops...
Components: Faceted Carnelian combines with copper puffed coin beads, copper keishi spacers, copper colored crystal rondelles and a hammered antiqued clasp. I wire wrapped the Fire Agate teardrops and highlighted them by having them dangle in the front. I think the copper beads and crystals soften the effect of the Carnelian beads and pull this design together.

Leapordskin Jasper Pendant Necklace

I love this Leapordskin Jasper pendant and was looking for some beads to go with it. At first I thought I would wire wrap the pendant, but then I...
Components: 62X42mm Leapordskin Jasper pendant, 16mm Zebra Onyx rounds, 8mm Apple Jasper rounds, 6mm and 10mm copper rounds and 16mm corrugated copper rounds. Wire wrapped Zebra Onyx rounds used for bail and clasp.

Malachite Pendant Necklace

I've had the deep teal agate slab for some time and was looking for just the right beads to compliment it. Teal is one of my favorite fall and...
Components: Made with Malachite beads, blue green crystals, teal freshwater pearls and corrugated sterling silver beads. Handmade sterling silver clasp. The teal agate is lightly wrapped with sterling silver wire as I did not want to take away from the beauty of the piece.

Ghanaian Figure Pendant Necklace

The Ghanaian figure inspired this necklace. I love the Czech face mask beads and think they enhance the theme. The necklace is opera length so it...
Components: Ghanaian pewter figure, 10mm and 6mm bone beads, brass spacer beads and handmade clasp using brass antiqued wire. Definitely a one-of-a-kind necklace!

Halloween Spider & Pumpkin Earrings

These earrings were made for a challenge on 1000 Markets called "Creepy and Crawly". I wanted to share with you as Halloween is coming up. I HATE...
Components: The mother spider is a ceramic coin. The sterling silver ear wires have a smaller web from which she hangs. The baby spiders are sterling silver and dangle from her larger sterling silver wire web. The pumpkins are the alternate earring. They are made with a large orange Czech glass bead and a green teardrop. Again the web is made with sterling silver wire. Enjoy!


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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

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    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

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    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

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    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

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    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »