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Designs by Phoenix

Turquoise pendant set

This is a necklace/earring set I put together for a friend. She had the big chunky turquoise pendant for the focal piece and knew how long she...
Components: Turquoise colored Czech glass flowers, mini turqoise chunks, bronze chain, TOHO beads.

Funky bracelet

A friend brought some beads over to my house the other day to see what could be done with them. After playing around with my stash, we decided to...
Components: Antique silver type chunky chain (from LB years ago), turquoise pillow beads, antique silver lobster clasp, 26 gauge wire.

Tribal Wear

This is a gift for a friend- I originally was going to make a Howlite necklace with a few pewter accents, but a piece of chain in my design tray...
Components: Howlite: 10mm & rondelles, pewter medallion, pewter accents, chain, antique silver temple ring toggle clasp and a few nickel colored 6mm beads.

On the Move

I was inspired by the description of the Turritella Agate beads "fossilized remains of snails that lived millions of years ago". I was originally...
Components: Turritella Agate beads, brass sea turtles, brass clasp, "Be the Change" pendant

Flower power

I wanted to use the Hamsas in a necklace and thought they blended well with the hibiscus flower and black jet gemstones. Usually the focal is the...
Components: Jet gemstones (6mm and 8mm), Czech hibiscus flower, pink rice beads and orchid colored hamsa.

Feelin' the Love

I wanted to experiment with the meanings/qualities of different gemstones: Rose Quartz = love, Rock Crystal = energy amplification. So I made...
Components: Madagascar Rose Quartz faceted rondelle, Rock Crystal faceted rounds and graduated points, antique silver daisy and spoke spacers, Miyuki Beads (Berry lined lt.topaz AB) and Turtle clasp.

Spring has sprung

I just felt like making something GREEN after so much cold and snow!
Components: Czech glass avocado flowers, recycled glass beads, textured heishe spacers.

Elephant Walk

When I first bought this elephant pendant, I thought I would just put it on a piece of leather. But then I decided it deserved some sparkle, so I...
Components: Green Girl pewter elephant, TOHO silver/grey bead mix, textured pewter chain and toggle.

Goddess Circle

This is a gift for someone in my woman's circle that I've been involved with since September. We're having a gift exchange at our last meeting and...
Components: Czech glass etched ammonite, turquoise; Czech Glass turquoise Goddess beads, silver heishi beads, turtle clasp.

Turtle medicine

With all the chaos happening all around, I wanted to make something with my turtle charms. "Turtle medicine" is very grounding and reminds us to...
Components: turtle and leaf charms, Picasso beads, ceramic beads


The string of African rainbow beads in my stash kept grabbing my attention, so I decided to make it into a necklace. The pendant is recycled glass...
Components: African glass rainbow seed bead mix, recycled glass pendant, various sizes of hemp and string

Tiger Watch

I love these patina tiger charms from LB. Originally I thought I'd make a 3 strand necklace, but after making the first 2 strands I realized that...
Components: brass patina tiger charms, vintage turquoise recycled glass tubes, antique brass beaded heishi, Picasso beads, faceted "turquoise" nuggets, antique brass Bali toggle clasp

Bookmark gifts

I wanted to make some little gifts for my book club friends for our December meeting. They are all different and were quite fast to put together!
Components: Most used a decorative headpin with the various beads strung on them. The one with the feather has beading wire which allowed me to make the loop

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