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Turquoise Delight

I love these authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal with the Tibetan resin pendant and bead.
Finished with a sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.
Components: Authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal, Tibetan resin pendant + bead, Lima Beads, sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp + beads.

Eclipse in Turquoise

I love the moon face buttons Lima beads carries. I wanted to create something using the large 32mm size.
Components: 32 mm matte turquoise moon face button, I mainly used 8/0 seed beads in transparent frosted teal, opaque lustered turquoise, aquamarine with silver lining.11/0 champagne crystal beads, some 15/0 seed beads and miscellaneous beads for edging

On Fire

I love the deep orange colour of the facetted Carnelian beads with a sterling silver Afghan focal bead and antique beads. Sterling silver Hill...
Components: Facetted Carnelian beads 9-6mm, sterling silver Afghan focal bead 24 mm, antique Afghan silver beads. Sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.

Hearts Desire

I love the soft polished Agate slices with the large Hil Tribe sterling toggle clasp and small Hill Tribe beads.
Components: Agate slices, Hill Tribe sterling silver heart shaped toggle clasp, Hill Tribe sterling beads.

Autumn Dream

I love the beautiful colours of the Mookaite beads combined with the gorgeous bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.
Components: Facetted Mookaite beads 14mm, bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.

Pearl Dream

I like the red pearls, and wanted to use them in a maille piece, so here's what I came up with. I'm not happy with the way it lies, so I'll keep...
Components: aluminum and nickel silver jump rings, 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, plated clasp

Ode to Butterflies

I love Green Girl Studio stuff and wanted to create something with one of their I chose the butterfly coin.
Components: Green Girl Studio butterfly coin, toggle and floral link, Blue Calcite, various pink beads, vintage pink button, waxed linen.


I like the cuff piece, and all came together. Happiness comes through doors you do not know you left open.
Components: Etsy cuff, oval chain, leaf, Zola clasp, assort beads. Colors to make one happy.

The Cocktail Necklace

Pluperfect for a winter holiday, if such a luxury is on your horizon, but then again, if you’re a turquoise girl, and you know who you are, these...
Components: See above.

Beaded with beads

I made this bead loom bracelet slightly different to the others, it is tapered & then I have added dark pink Jasper beads & then a clasp. I added...
Components: 8/0 seed beads, Czech glass beads & dark pink Jasper with silver clasp. They are ribbon end pieces.

Pretty pearls

Fits anyone bracelet ! I have designed this on cord then added leather with a silver ring, so will fit anyone's wrist! I had these beautiful large...
Components: Large pearls, trade beads & silver beads, leather, silver ring (thank you Lima).

Beaded joy!

I do love making these bracelets. This one has some lovely chocolate brown beads in. I love to wear it, as I have added small pearls too! All size...
Components: Size 8/0 seed beads, various colours. Czech glass & end sliders. All from the wonderful Lima !!

Wired up again!

I bought those large aqua terra agate beads & I think they have pretty coloring, even though it’s manmade. I’d been wanting to get into my wire...
Components: 45mm aqua terra agate coin, 18g silver coated copper wire, 28 & 30g aqua & purple wire twisted together, assorted crystal rondelles, handmade chain out of same silver wire & crystal links, Nunn Design silver link.

Winter Queen Necklace

Wouldn't this be great for a winter wedding? I love the high quality of the Czech butter cream beads, Czech just has Chinese faceted beads beat for...
Components: Czech 6x9 Butter cream rondelles (Lima Beads), Czech 3x5 opal cream rondelles (LB), Vintaj Vogue 17.5mm Medallion Filigree (LB), Czech matte metallic flax 4mm? (LB), 6/0 Toho lustered light beige (LB), 6/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal (LB), 6/0 Toho galvanized matte aluminum (LB), 11/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal, 11/0 Toho Ceylon opalescent, 10/0 Czech metallic gold, Czech sunflower iridescent button, Weave Got Maille gold-toned jump rings 5mm from "Treasure Mix enameled copper" (LB), Heavy sterling silver crimp beads, .019 silver satin Softflex.

Rhapsody In Color

I love the 20’s style jewelry it goes well with my lacy wear. I try to put different colors together and see how they go. I can get some nice prices.
Components: Zola pendant holder, Zola spacers, crystal pendant, Michaels glass rondals, 8mm sw pearls in mauve. Sw bicone 4mm Aqua.

Skull and Turquoise

Here’s another phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a sugar skull mandrake. I decided to make a short necklace with this one. I made a prong setting...
Components: Anne Choi bead, turquoise cabochon, oxidized sterling wire and sheet, sterling leather bead caps, leather cord, sterling toggle

Skull and Bones

I got this phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a drawing of a cattle skull on both sides and wanted to do something really special with it. I made an...
Components: oxidized sterling wire, an Anne Choi bead, crazy lace agate cabochon, oxidized sterling sheet, white coral, white turquoise and white fossil coral agate.

Minnie the Mini Owl

I thought this was a cute owl and would make a great bracelet.
Components: Unicorne owl, wood beads, Dendritic Fossil Ocean Agate, brass chain, brass toggle, waxed linen, Czech bead, bit of leaf chain...most all from LB.

Autumn Harvest

The Harvest Agates met with the African bronzes and a necklace was made.
Components: Matte harvest agates of different sizes; Bronze peanuts & round beads; Copper swirly clasp.

Dark Skies

It sure seems like it's winter around here already. I've been inspired by the gray, overcast skies and cold temperatures of the encroaching winter....
Components: We've Got Maille jump rings for the Turkish Roundmaille weave. 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Dendritic Opal pendant, 6mm Picasso Marble Rounds, 4mm Black Gold Amazonite Roundelles (LB), and 4mm Moss Opalite Rounds (LB).

Rustic Fall Foliage

Designed for the November color palette challenge in the Artists Create Together Facebook Group.

You can read more about it over on my blog:...
Components: Pendant and earring charms by Artisticaos; Czech glass rounds, English cut, rondelles, & leaves (most from Lima); Mocha plated hematite; Wild Horse jasper puff coins; Vintaj brass colored wire, brass & arte metal jumprings, arte metal eye pins, & chain; brass plated leaf clasp

Vintage Angel

This simple project is shabby chic! Create any size you like, even a large one would be a sweet tree topper.

Frozen Seas Icicle

Coastal inspired colors shine as this icicle sparkles in your window or on your Christmas tree. These icicles are simple to make and look...

Simple Snowflake Necklace

This simple snowflake focal shines when it's paired with this sparkling jewel-toned crystal chain. Holiday style that can be worn all winter long.

Charming Reindeer Choker

Add some holiday cheer to your accessory collection. This adorable reindeer can be worn all winter long. This is a simple and comfortable way to...

Snow Angel

This 2.5" little angel sparkles and shines as decoration or a small pendant.
Components: You will need (1) 12mm faceted round bead, (2) crystal leaf drops for wings, 20 gauge wire, (14-16) 6mm rondelles or 4-5mm rounds. Round nose pliers are great for finishing the loop.

Carolina GameCocks Fan!

I have a son who just started at the Univ of SC this year. For parents weekend last month, I wanted to have some school-inspired jewelry . Since...
Components: Necklace: black, garnet and white shell beads, ceramic black patterned bead, tassel Earrings: garnet cork material sheets cut into teardrops Bracelet: Black and garnet beads, seed beads, pewter toggle clasp

Fading into Fall

I just love black amazonite gemstones and all the interesting colors they contain. This Raku pendant that LimaBeads sells is one of my favorite...
Components: Black amazonite gemstones, seed beads, Raku pendant, sterling silver bail

Autumn Harvest seaglass earrings

I love working with seaglass and wanted to create something fall-like vs. summery which is typical with seaglass.
Components: drilled amber seaglass, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver and sterling silver earwires


Fun with some of the newer Vintaj patinas and their Lunafly pendant! I was trying to channel some luna moth action.
Components: Vintaj Lunafly pendant, chain, & findings; Czech glass flowers, melons, & rounds; Fluorite puff coins; green aventurine; brass plated clasp

Pink mist and friend

I took a picture on a light background.

Siren Song

Mermaid necklace
I had this Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant lost in my stash. I was working on something else and was looking for a bead and...
Components: Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant. (LB) Jesse James Bead aqua blue focal. (Michael's) Czech glass baby blue cruellers. (LB) Aqua dyed freshwater pearls. (Hobby Lobby) Rhinestone spacers. (Stash) Gold pressed glass beads. (Michael's) Amazonite rounds 3 sizes. (Stash, destashed by an LB friend) Shell button. (Hancock Fabrics. 😞) Knotted on aqua S-long cord from LBS.

Pink mist and friend

I made another piece similar to this in blue,, and I wanted a pink one.
Components: Pink beads Michaels, Zola clasp and pendant also the silver pieces and tassel, SW 3mm Opel pink.


I like the bracelet cuff, so I matched it with the colors of the cuff. The colors came instantly.
Components: Brandy Opal, from Etsy, clasp LB, SW 3mm round beads, oval gemstone LB, pale gold beads michaels, rest from my stash.

Painted leather

More playtime with leather. I was researching how to add paint to leather. Pretty easy. Alcohol inks didn't work for me, but the metal patina...

Orange Squash

These were made with some Red Aventurine cubes I've had for years. Love the look with the copper. The color reminds me of squash. My sister said...
Components: Red Aventurine, copper chain and findings, copper leaf beads and clasp.

Wolf's pride

I made this thinking about earrings, but when I got done it looked more like a pendant or keychain. I ended up making a keychain fob out of it.
Components: size 15 seed beads, leather backing, findings

Starry night

A beaded bracelet done with 15/0 seed beads
Components: Toho dandelion yellow 15/0 seed beads, Toho royal blue 15/0 seed beads, findings

Long & Light Wraps

I don’t remember how I got started on this theme but I decided to use very small beads & lots of them. I stayed with variations of one color....
Components: 2 & 3mm beads, maybe a 4mm, of glass, gems, seedbeads, crystals, crimps & clasps, strung on .024 jewelry wire

Le Chat Noir

Black cat ring just in time for Halloween. Embroidered with a fine silk and set in gold Nunn design bezel ring setting. @thimblethistle
Components: Nunn Design Gold (plated) Traditional Oval Adjustable Bezel Ring 19x24mm