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Designs by Althea A

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Black Tie Event

A necklace in black and gold, suitable for that formal event.
Components: Czech Glass Ammonite coin beads, 8mm black onyx, 8 mm faceted gold hematite, 3 mm faceted gold hematite.

Turquoise Treasure

I’m on a turquoise jag this morning but I think I’ve created two very different turquoise dyed magnesite necklaces.
Components: Connector focal with cabochon, 4-sided oval beads, silver saucers, flat oval silver beads with vine design. Second necklace: filigree pendant with cabochon, freshwater pearls, silver coin beads, turquoise dyed magnesite lentil beads.

Leftovers for Dinner

I had lots of freshwater pearls of various shapes, colors, and sizes leftover from other necklaces so I decided to string them all together in this...
Components: Freshwater pearls of various shapes, sizes and colors.

Simple Elegance

I had this striking Picasso Jasper focal that I wanted to highlight, and I decided the best thing to do for it was to simply surround it by...
Components: Picasso Jasper marquise focal, freshwater pearls Sodalite marquise focal, freshwater pearls

Christmas Bazaar Crowd Pleaser

Every year I make dozens of pairs of Angel earrings for our Church Christmas Bazaar and they always get sold out. I try to make each pair unique,...
Components: Angel earrings:Teardrop crystals, 4mm crystals, rondelles, Angel wings, ear wires. Christmas trees: 4 mm crystal cube, margarita crystals of varying diameters, 4mm crystal round.

Sea Breeze

I came across this sea sediment jasper while sorting through my stash and thought, what a lovely reminder of the seashores in my native Philippines.
Components: Sea sediment jasper square beads and oval beads, Czech glass emerald satin leaf beads, Czech glass gold washed turquoise 4mm melon beads, dragonfly charm, clasp.

Copper Garland

This necklace is a study in copper. I think the copper flowers go beautifully with the leaves and the floral festoon pendant.
Components: Copper floral festoon pendant, copper flowers, Czech glass leaves, 8mm copper beads and faceted copper hematite.

Mixed Media

This lovely pendant combines gold and silver so I decided to maintain that mix in the rest of the necklace.
Components: Silver and gold diamond pendant, 8mm fluted gold beads, 8mm fluted silver beads, 8 mm black onyx, faceted silver hematite.

Planets in Orbit

These large red malachite beads in this necklace look to me like orbiting planets.
Components: 18 mm red malachite beads, unakite heishi beads, faceted gold hematite beads.

Crystal’s Kazuri

Crystal Canary suggested I try beads of different color families together in a bracelet. These beads are still somewhat related color wise but...
Components: Ceramic Kazuri beads, handmade in Kenya, 8mm corrugated beads, 6 x10 mm rectangle beads, silver crescent moon charm, clasp.

Blushing Kazuri

Yet another Kazuri bead bracelet, this one in shades of blushing pinkish beige.
Components: Ceramic Kazuri beads, handmade in Kenya, 10 mm gold corrugated beads, gold filigree flower coin beads, leopardskin jasper rondelles, leaf charm, heart charm, corrugated crimp covers, clasp.

Luscious Leafy Green Kazuri

My latest creation is another Kazuri bead bracelet in shades of leafy green.
Components: Kazuri Beads, handmade in Kenya, green howlite nuggets, 8mm corrugated beads, 6 x10 rectangle beads, leaf charm, flower charm, crimp covers, clasp.

More Kazuri Blues

Another Kazuri Bead bracelet.
Components: Kazuri beads, handmade in Kenya, 8mm silver plated beads, 6x10mm silver plated beads, clasp, flower charm.

Kazuri Blues

I usually make necklaces so this and the last two bracelets I posted are a stretch for me. I only had a few of these blue Kazuri beads so I paired...
Components: African ceramic Kazuri beads, gray baroque freshwater pearls, 8mm corrugated antique silver-plated beads, butterfly charm, clasp.

Earthy Bracelet

African Kazuri Beads, handmade in Kenya, in shades of brown, give an earthy feel to this bracelet. I love the fact that proceeds from these Kazuri...
Components: African Kazuri Beads, 10 mm and 8mm Corrugated brass beads, Czech Glass Ammonite bead, Brass dragonfly charm, brass toggle clasp.

African Kazuri Bracelet

I decided to use more of my stash of African Kazuri beads, handmade in Kenya by disadvantaged women. Kazuri’s ministry to help these disadvantaged...
Components: Handmade ceramic African Kazuri beads, 12 mm corrugated brass beads, 8mm corrugated brass bead, brass patina butterfly charm, green howlite pebbles, corrugated brass crimp covers, brass toggle clasp.

Copper Pennies

These copper floral coin beads somehow remind me of pennies. Of course there never was a penny this beautiful.
Components: Copper floral coin beads, 8mm and 4mm faceted copper hematite, black onyx beads.

Desert Sands

I lived in Las Vegas for a year but I spent all my free time in the surrounding deserts and not in the casinos on the Strip. This necklace reminds...
Components: Zola Elements Garden Party Arrowhead Pendant (LB), wood jasper beads, faceted gold hematite.

Carnelian Classic

I got this bezel setting pendant as a free gift with an order from an Etsy shop. I added the carnelian cabochon and it makes an elegant pendant...
Components: Gold bezel-setting pendant, ball pendant bail, 18x13 carnelian cabochon, 8mm, matte carnelian beads (LB), 8mm, 6mm and 3 mm gold faceted hematite.

A Little Girl’s First Pearl Necklace

Pearl necklaces are classic and every girl and woman should have one. This is a little girl’s first pearl necklace.
Components: freshwater pearls, ceramic frog bead, ceramic red beads.

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