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Designs by jdtt


My daughter recently graduated with a double teaching credential. I wanted to celebrate with a necklace that would always remind her of her...
Components: Silver “flag” beads from LB, variety of turquoise beads from my stash, 4mm and 6 mm round, 10mm rice, 8mm rondelle, silver plated findings.

Loom challenge

You may recognize this from the cover of a recent beading magazine. The article was “ new ways to use your loom” - sounded good to me! Wow! What a...
Components: 11/0 seed beads, orange C Lon nylon thread, 6 lb Fireline, 2mm leather cord, 18g copper wire

Chevron necklace

I found this project online, it looked simple but fun to do. There is a lot of counting involved, but I feel the end result is worth it! I enjoy...
Components: Size 11 seed beads, silver plated chain, 4mm jump rings, lobster clasp, 20 gauge wire, 2” headpins

His 'n' hers

Two complementary stretch bracelets for my son and his fiancee. They both like tiger eye gemstone, so I used it for both bracelets.
Components: 10mm and 6 mm tiger eye and lava stone round beads, 6mm round silver beads for accent, silver tube beads to hide the knot of the 1mm stretchy beading cord.

Thank you Moogie!

Inspired by Moogie's beautiful copper bracelet -I wanted to share my first attempt! Very pleased with it- will definitely make more.
Components: 20 and 26 gauge copper wire; 6 mm orange sodalite beads from LB

Honey Butter

My first successful attempt at wire wrapping!
The pendant is tiger iron, the earrings are "honey butter" tiger iron - how could I resist with such...
Components: Pendant: tiger iron, leather, silver plated hook and jump rings, copper wire. Head pin from LB. Earrings: honey butter tiger iron; rutilated quartz beads and findings from LB.

"Tapestry" loomed bracelet

Still enjoying my loom, I decided to try different sized and shaped beads in the bracelet. I like the way the addition of gem stone beads has added...
Components: Picture jasper 4mm beads, 4 mm Czech beads from LB, 8/0 seed beads, fire line bead thread, bead tube ends and toggle from my stash.

Loomed Bracelet

Inspired by all the lovely loomed bracelets I am seeing on LB, I decicided to try one for myself! This one is 1" wide, 17 beads across - I had to...
Components: 11/0 seed beads, Fireline beading thread, magnetic clasp from stash. Bead tube ends from LB

Merry Morse Code

Still putting messages into my creations....this one says "Merry Christmas" ( twice). I feel the look is more elegant, but still seasonal, with...
Components: Snowflake charm from LB, garnet beads from my stash, hematite beads ( to separate the letters and words) from my stash


A friend recently introduced me to the idea of beading messages into my jewelry, using Morse code. Intrigued, I gave it try. This one says " Happy...
Components: Yellow calcite tubes, Rhyolite round beads, hematite ( to separate the letters and words), silver clasp from my stash.

Navajo Beads

For Mother's Day I was a gifted a strand of various Jaspers and serpentine beads, hand carved by a Navajo artist in New Mexico. The organic, raw...
Components: Various jasper beads, serpentine beads, bone beads, howlite beads, brass filigree beads, brass findings

Tree of Life

Thank you to LB for my tree of life pendant!
It goes perfectly with the Celtic knot beads that I purchased a while ago.
Components: Pendant and silver beads from LB, Beads from my friend's stash. She is no longer beading, and I am the lucky recipient of her stash! Trouble is, not sure what everything is! I believe the larger faceted beads are turquoise howlite

Deer Antler Pendants

Still loving Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I thought it was the perfect way to showcase my deer antler slices.
I really appreciate Ali's tip...
Components: Deer antler slices . The brown necklace was made from waxed nylon (LB) the black one from bamboo cord. Various seed beads and silver tube beads from my stash. Saki barrel beads, hook and jump rings from LB.

Native Pendant

I purchased the pendant from LB. Just love it! But took a long time to decide how best to use it. I would be interested to see how others have...
Components: I chose rainbow agate nuggets, small picture jasper beads and brass filigree beads. The pendant, closure and jump rings all from LB.

Copper Twist

Inspired by Ali's Studio Artifacts necklace, I wanted to design a similar piece with beads from my stash. It was a fun project I made for my daughter.
Components: I used bamboo cord, seed beads, small copper tube beads and a large green serpentine bead. The Saki barrel beads, copper twist pendant, and hook closure are all from LB.

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