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Designs by jade

serene beauty

A piece to congratulate a friend who finished her PhD! :) She wears a lot of muted colors, so a bracelet that is nicely timid in color. :)
Components: African recycled beads, recycled glass beads, ceramic beads, and toggle all from LB


Summer Bride

A friend is getting married next month, and wanted me to make her a piece for her honeymoon. :) So, some bursts of color!
Components: beads & chain from LB


golden...bug!

I had a funny pendant (from Lima!) I didn't know what to do with...then an idea struck. :) Looks nice with suede, so I'm satisfied! Wore it all...
Components: suede cords (weaved them into a braid) wire and the golden bug from Lima


light, camera, action!

I had a phone accessory that I never use anymore, so I took it apart, and made it into a pair of earrings! :)
Components: stuff from de-stash lot


summer is not over

It is so hot in Indiana, altho school started already! I walk to my campus (takes about 15mins), and I am drenched by the time I get there. So,...
Components: Focal crystals from local store stash box, all other materials from LB.still loving recycled glass... ;)


a cup of sunshine

Orange and yellow are my fav colors, but I never made any pieces featuring those colors. So, here's a first!
Components: Lima's recycled glass beads, toggle bar from a local store.


Sunshine and Waves

A necklace made for an illustrator friend who simply loved the color combo! (And I felt so relieved she liked it..)
Components: LB's connector, the blue beads are also from LB (forgot name!) Other bead chips from local beadstore stash box.


For the kitty lover

A piece made for a friend who loooooves her kitty- this will be her b-day present. :)
Components: chain from a destash lot I had, purple agate, kitty charm from LB, and other beads from local beadstore stash box. :)


prayers

A rosary I made for mother's day present. :) recycled beads again!


by the sea

Yes, another recycled beads bracelet! :D
I'm so happy with those beads- they are so fun to work with!


green in the month of May

I am going back home for a month soon, and so, I need to make presents for the many gals I will be meeting! This is one of them...and I'm planning...
Components: some random beads from a stashbox, and green jades.


little mermaid

Inspired by the Disney animation :)
Components: lima chain, lima recycled glass beads (teal, orange) and some beadcaps I got from a local store.


pearls forever

A friend of mine just got her article published in a nice, academic journal...and it was her birthday a while back. So, I made her a pair of...
Components: chains, pearls


welcome to the forest

Three strand bracelet I sent off to a friend who lives in England a few days back...as a reminder that I always think of her! :) all the beads are...


oopsy daisy

I wanted to make a dainty spring bracelet for a friend named Daisy...and then found the daisy connector in my stash (from LB)...!
Components: from LB: Recycled glass rounds (yellow, orange and green), daisy connector And heart toggle, eye pins and chain from local beads store


hum me a tale

A set that has red sards... made for a friend's birthday. She lives across the ocean, so, let me hope that the birdie will fly and make her happy!


birdie♥

I'll bet you know by now that I make simple bracelets...mostly wire stringing beads in nice colors...then adorning them with metal findings (at...
Components: the birdie metal finding is from LB, the hook clasp from a local beads store


green in spring

A custom order by a friend who wanted something green and spring like... I just rummaged through my stash of beads, found some beads (which I don't...
Components: The toggle round part is from LB, but the other stuff are from my local beads store :)


musical notes

Earrings I made for a friend who just heard that she's been accepted to grad school (in theater) of her dreams! :) and a bracelet to go with it...


time goes tick tock

I was looking at the very big crystals, wondering what to do with them...and here is the result!
Components: crystals, metal findings all from a local beads store.


Chatter

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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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 »

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

  • Moogie
    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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • dolllady aka Pam
    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 »

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

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

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

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

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    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 »

  • kye
    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 »