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Designs by Crystal Canary

Rustic Feather Set

Time for a change in pace….Lately I’ve been playing with color and my postings have reflected that undertaking. But at heart, I love neutral,...
Components: Lipstick Ranch Iron Feather (LB), Red Creek Jasper faceted rondelles (LB), Wild Horse Jasper faceted nuggets & pebbles (LB), Magnesite, Riverstone, Czech striped picasso & trica seed beads, Jasper focal bead, waxed linen, AB chain & findings


Hummingbird’s Tree

The inspiration for this necklace came about in a backward way.

We have this little hummingbird, that for the past three years, stays all...
Components: Golem Hummingbird Pendant (LB), Unicorne Moss pebble drops, Australian Olive Green Opal (LB), Amazonite (LB), dyed Quartz, Czech flower buds & english cuts (LB), crystal rondelles, AC spacers & findings


Dogwood Flower Necklace

Spring is finally here—colorful flowers and singing birds! I felt it was never going to arrive! This is my simple rendition of this lovely time...
Components: Multi Tourmaline 8mm, 925: JBB Dogwood flower, 3mm rounds, & lobster clasp


Iridescent Beetle Bracelet

Anyone like Iridescent Beetles? I enjoy watching these colorful beetles in the summer, and am always amazed by their brilliant colors. I came...
Components: Green Girl Scarab button, Czech druks & melons, misc iridescent glass beads, glass crystals, ant brass rhinestone beads, waxed linen


Brass Feathers

It’s been so long since I’ve had an opportunity to bead & create—I just had to find some time to make something! This was a fun, quick project...
Components: Patinated Brass Feathers, Hummingbird porcelain, AntBrass beads & findings, leather cord


Summer Fields

I hope you like my depiction of summer fields in the Southwest.

I had no idea it would take so long to make these wrapped drops—many, many...
Components: SuzieQ Ceramic Bracelet Bar, Honey Calcite, Quartz (dyed), Czech leaves, AB rolo chain & findings


Flying In The Clouds

I am still working hard to complete my unfinished projects (even though I get distracted with other ones along the way!) When I first saw this...
Components: Earthenwood Ceramic Flying Bird Pendant (LB), Nunn AC Swirl Connectors (LB), Amethyst carved rondelles, Czech rondelles (LB), Grey Agate (LB), purple porcelain beads, glass crystals, AC findings.


Anniversary Necklace

Well, here’s my go at pink! Seemed like an appropriate color for an anniversary necklace. I just love these natural cut nuggets from Lima--they...
Components: Pewter Horses Pendant by Renee Martig, Strawberry Quartz natural cut nuggets & faceted rounds (LB), Pacific Blue Apatite (LB), Czech flowers & rondelles (LB), crystal rondelles, Rose Quartz bead, seeds


Colorful Dragonfly Choker

YAY! I found some time to bead!

I’ve sure missed being active in the gallery—so much has been going on. It’s been crazy busy for us including...
Components: Green Girl Dragonfly, Citrine wheels, China Chrysoprase faceted wheels, Phosphosiderite, Zola filigree rounds, Quartz dyed, Czech flowers & leaves, Crystal square rondelles, TierraCast bail & hook.


Bee Happy!

Bee Happy! Because of the many trials my family has faced over the past year, this bracelet is a reminder to be happy and grateful for all the...
Components: (LB) - Lipstick Ranch Bee Charm, Crazy Lace Agate star cuts, TierraCast Bee, Czech melons, waxed linen. (Stash) - MOP, porcelain flower, ceramic donut, LW glass, Feldspar, ASP toggle & findings.


Primal Beginnings Second Necklace

Well, as I promised, here is the second necklace to my ‘Primal Beginnings Set’ that I posted the beginning of the month. This complementary idea...
Components: Tektite drops, Quartz shards (LB), Agua Nueva & Steel Fire Agate (LB), ASP Steel rounds, Tierra Cast wavy rondelles (LB), crystal rondelles, ASP findings, ASP chain (LB), Steel Handmade Clasp, seed beads.


Primal Beginnings Set

I've been trying to work on the plethora of unfinished projects I have waiting for attention!

The inspiration for this set was creating a more...
Components: Fire Agate, Lava stone, Picture Jasper, Czech glass, recycled glass, TierraCast wavy discs & toggle bar, crystal rondelles, ASP findings--most from Lima.


Blue-Ringed Octopus

This necklace was based on my Fresh Pick ‘Octopus Lair’ which was inspired by the Blue-Ringed Octopus.

As usual, I started this project with...
Components: Necklace: (LB): Green Girl Octoball, Crazy Lace Agate, Feldspath, African Opal, African recycled glass rings, TierraCast link & toggle bar, waxed linen. (Stash): Russian Lace Agate, Dyed Quartz, Denim Lapis, Vintage glass beads, CZ glass & seeds, misc glass, AS pewter findings Bracelet: GG Octopus Button (LB), TC link (LB), leather, FW Pearls, crystal rondelle, beads listed above.


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.


A Daisy For Me

I think I’m seeing a common theme in the recent postings—daisies and birds! I was working on the photos and write-up for this bracelet last night,...
Components: Golem Ceramic Bead, Candy Jade, Glass, Waxed Linen, antiqued findings


Our Precious Planet

Having been away from the Gallery, upon returning, I was intrigued by Ali’s recent natural designs in behalf of Earth Day.

From childhood, I...
Components: Gemstones: Sardonyx, Agates, Jaspers, Quartz (most from Lima), Czech FP rondelles (LB), wood, Saki Bronze tubes (LB), chain (LB), metal leaves & findings


Chester Has a Girlfriend

I haven’t had the opportunity to create anything lately and was feeling a little down about that. So I wanted to do something quick and fun. This...
Components: Faceted Dzi Agate, Golden Leopardskin Jasper, Carved Bone, Misc Glass


Purple Wildflowers

These freeform Amethyst beads have been sitting in my drawer for many years waiting & waiting to be used. I had absolutely no idea what to do with...
Components: Amethyst freeform beads, Amethyst faceted rounds 10mm & 6mm (LB), Glass faceted 4mm, Seed beads (LB), AGF findings


Backyard Doves

I’m on a mission to complete all of my unfinished projects!

This necklace began last summer inspired by a pair of Ring-Necked doves that...
Components: Picture Jasper rondelles (LB) & rounds; Unakite sticks, rounds, pebbles; Shell beads; Jasper(?) coin bead; Seed beads, ACF findings, jumprings, connectors. HOOK: 14 ga copper wire; patina solution; Vintaj Glaze-metal sealer (LB); 24 ga Parawire (LB)


Ocean Treasure

I have been working on this bracelet all summer, and decided the other day I was going to finish it come rain or shine. Like a lot of projects, it...
Components: Porcelain beads, Top drilled teardrops in Cream Quartz and glass, Faceted Labradorite (LB), Larvikite, Carved Bone bead, Waxed cotton 1mm, Antique Brass spacers & findings, Seed beads (LB)


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