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Designs by Phoenix

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


"Festival"

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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