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Designs by Elis Mom

Ugly Ducklings

Anyone who knows me knows that I adore pearls. There have been some ugly weird pearls on the wall of my LBS forever and a day...They're just not...
Components: Ugly duckling pearls. Lots of different gemstones, seed beads, copper cones, copper toggle clasp.

Buddha Blessings

I've had these beads all bagged up for a while(years),and had intended to use a different pendant in the design, but it would have meant splitting...
Components: Sterling Buddha pendant, green chalcedony briolettes, pewter beaded rondelles, bone disks, rough aquamarine, African Turquoise, rough Amethyst, prehnite wheels, rustic lampwork glass by Numosity beads, crystal rondelles, seaglass rondelles, Czech glass, and antique silver clasp. All from my LBS, Etsy, or LB.

Mermaid's Treasure Hoard

I have a bunch of GGS mermaid pendants....can't get enough really! I've decided to create a mermaid collection of sorts, and prove to myself that...
Components: GGS shibuichi mermaid pendant, abalone nuggets, pearls, Dumortierite, crackle agate, Copper Green Opal, swarovski crystals, seed beads, bronze toggle clasp.


I've always loved the combo of blues and browns. I had these amazing briolettes, and I finally put them to use.
Components: Labradorite briolettes from Andrew Thorton, smokey quartz onion briolettes and faceted coins, amazonite and aquamarine rounds from my LBS, seed beads and Czech glass rounds from LB, labradorite faceted rondelles from my stash. Gun metal clasp.

Birthday Necklace 2

My birthday week continues! I traded some bead strands for the beautiful labradorite pendant that I'd had my eye on for a while now. I combined it...
Components: Labradorite and kyanite pendant, matte labradorite wheels, labradorite faceted rondelles, black labradorite rounds, seed beads, and box clasp.

Birthday Necklace

I went to a bead show a couple of months ago, and a vendor had a bucket of $5 pearl strands...the most crackly, crusty, rustic, broken up pearls...
Components: Raku focals by WondrousStrangeonEtsy, rusty crusty coin pearls, fresh water pearls, blue crackle agate, Labradorite, Czech glass, rough amethyst, rough apatite, Aquamarine, rainbow pyrite, Rose Quartz, swarovski crystal rondelles and crystals, some sort of silverish toggle clasp. Most from LB, some from my LBS. :)

Cool Waters

I was rummaging thru my stash yesterday and found a shorty strand of aquamarines that I had forgotten about. Inspiration for me these days is a...
Components: Aquamarine discs, pearls, murano glass, swarovski crystals, and a gold tone clasp.

Look Homeward Angel Redux

I love thus pendant from Wondrous Strange on Etsy, and made a different necklace, but I was never really satisfied with it. Today I took it apart...
Components: Raku pendant from Wondrous Strange, lampwork beads, polymer clay beads from Winterbird Studio, raku beads, pearls, green garnets, Swarovski crystals, roman glass, horn, labradorite, aquamarine, and white bronze toggle by Saki Silver.

Primitive Sparkle

Those of you who know me know I haven't been around lately, and even was considering selling off my rather large stash. BUT, it's really hard to...
Components: Iolite nuggets, moonstone nuggets, pineapple quartz, pearl nuggets, and Thai silver clasp.


I haven't made anything in a looooonnnng time! But I taught a class a couple of weeks ago, and I had a little inspiration left over...
Components: Golum studio lentil bead(LB), polymer daisy and ladybug from Sweetbirch Studio, Czech glass, Lucite leaves, horn discs and ring, coral barrels and clasp from my LBS. African glass from my stash. All knotted on braiding string.

Crystal Magic II

I just loved the big crystal pendant at my local bead store. Decided simple is better for this design.
Components: Clear quartz crystal pendant, chalcedony faceted nuggets, swarovski crystals, seed beads, gunmetal lobster clasp.

Crystal Magic

I really loved the wrapped crystal "tassel" at my LBS, so I snatched it up and added my own chain tassel to the bottom. I love how it turned out.
Components: Wrapped quartz cone tassel, Czech flowers, bone rings, multi-color tigereye, brass cone, different chains, brass clasp.

A Pair of Bracelets

Still working on rediscovering my mojo. I do enjoy these type of multi-strand bracelets inspired by Lorelei Eurto(whose name I probably...
Components: Brass and copper beads, Kazuri beads, Buddha beads, Czech glass, sea glass, metal spacers, brass and copper rings and lobster clasps, braiding cord

Nailed Heart

I've always been intrigued by the Maku Raku Studio pendant. After my partner of many years passed away, it took on a special significance. The...
Components: Maku Raku nailed heart pendant, sea glass rounds and bones, Czech glass, dyed horn disks and rings, Swarovski crystal rondelles, pewter rounds and sprockets, prenhite, and moonstone. Gunmetal clasp.

Night Into Day And Back

I just love the striking color combo of these Cherry Creek Jasper drops. They remind me of a vivid sunrise/sunset.
Components: Cherry Creek Jasper drops from Marc Lapidary, shell pearls, Swarovski bicones and rondelles, Arte Metal ear wires, craft wire.

Teal Beach

One more for the night. I love the color of these danglies!
Components: Teal spikes by scorchedearthonetsy, crystal rondelles, Czech glass, brass ear wires.

Winter Beach Glass

Still trying the new camera! I made these a while ago, but goofed up a bit. Now fixed and properly photographed. I just love all the color!
Components: Polymer clay charms by Asia of Winterbirdstudio, cultured sea glass, Carnelian, and brass ear wires.

Pink Buddha

I purchased a new camera a few weeks ago so I could take better pictures of my work...Buuut, it's been raining since then! Today was the first day...
Components: Rhodonite dangles by Marc Lapidary, silver Buddha beads, Swarovski rondelles and bicones, silver bead caps, and hand formed silver ear wires.

Ancient Royalty

I love how these long dangles turned out! They remind me of something an ancient princess might wear!
Components: FW pearls, green garnets, carnelian drops, metal connectors, and cherry creek jasper drops by Marc Lapidary.

Uber Long Beachy Spikes

I haven't felt much like designing lately, but I love these spikes from scorchedearthonetsy. I struggled to pair something with them, fearing the...
Components: Ceramic spikes, Amazonite discs, freshwater pearls, vintage Swarovski crystal rondelles, bead caps, copper hand formed ear wires.

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