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Diamonds&BLACK ONYX SET

THE NIGHT SKY IS DARKER.
THE STARS ARE SHINER
Components: BLACK ONYX 10MM FACETED, BICONES OF DIAMOND SWAROVSKI. 20 INCHES WITH BARREL CLASP MATTCHING EARRINGS


Skeleton Queen Earrings

With some crystal skulls & tassels, you can make these fun skeleton earrings for a great Halloween accessory!


Redrum Necklace

I used different shades of red crystals to create the effect of dripping blood for this Halloween-inspired necklace


Day of the Dead Necklace

I wanted to create a "calaverita" a day of the dead decoration that is used to honor a loved one who has passed. This is an eye-catching seasonal...


Fright Night Charm Bracelet

The color palette & charms I used for this easy to make seed bead charm bracelet make it the perfect accessory for Halloween


Dancing Skulls Necklace

I wanted to make a subtle, sleek design using skulls -- I know, I know, skulls aren't really subtle or sleek. Then I came across our small flat...


Spirit of the Plains Necklace

These wood resin sticks make it easy to create a simple focal bib necklace using your favorite color combinations!


Blossoming Branch Necklace

To make this blossoming branch focal, I simply slid daisy spacers onto headpins, and wrapped them around the branches. This is a very simple way to...


Black Cat Earrings

I used lava rock, seed beads, and cat ear bead caps to create these simple black cat earrings


Tourmaline Beauty Bracelet

using 6 mm Assorted Tourmaline beads I bought here at Lima Beads with a sweet sterling silver puffy heart charm to top off the design
Components: 6 mm tourmaline beads, sterling silver puffy heart charm, and .8 mm strong stretch cord


Cherry Quartz Delight

using 8 mm Lima Bead's Cherry Quartz. I love the sweet cherry color of these beads they made such a beautiful bracelet!
Components: Cherry Quartz, Sterling Silver lock & heart Charm, .8 strong stretch cord.


Silver Leaf into Fall Bracelet

using Lima Beads beautiful Matte finished Silver Leaf beads in 8 mm. I love the beautiful cream and brown colors
Components: Matte Silver Leaf Beads, QZ Pave bead spacers, and quality strong stretch cord in .8 mm.


Pinterest Study

So I don't know about you guys but sometimes my brain can't come up with anything and the inspiration is running low. So... I spend a lot of time...
Components: Moonstone, copper wire various gauges


"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

I had planned on making this necklace for some time. Then LRC and Robin pushed me over the edge last week with all of the teacup talk. Time for a...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - rainbow blue, topaz, dark blue, 15/0 seed beads light blue - tiny tea set


PETERSITE SET

THE STONE IS A PROTECTION STONE
Components: PETERSITE. ROUNDS SWAROVSKI BCONES ROSEGOLD RHINSTONE CLASP


Shades of green earrings

I had a few beads left over from other projects and then found these super cute silver metal beads and was inspired to make these fun earrings.
Components: Amazonite, Czech glass, leaf bead caps, silver metal beads, headpins, jumprings and silver metal ear wires.


A whale of a necklace!

I’ve had the vintage button pendant for a long while and love to wear it and decided to put it on a chain. Saw the lovely toggle on Lima—reminded...
Components: Brass chain and toggle, prehnite stick pendant, Green Goddess Studio pendant, vintage whale button pendant.


Tree Frog With Speckles

Wanted to use the tree frog beads so I came up with this design where I was able to use lots of seed beads. I put the glass plate photos first...
Components: LB Tree Frog Speckles Corrugated Round 11 mm, LB Hyacinth Speckle Porcelain Timb;ed Rondelle 5x7 mm. 11/o seed beads, Tanzanite, light brown, topaz AB, and gold


Autumn spice

This piece was inspired by the beads. They are such beautiful fall shades and I felt they were meant to be with this pendant. I just love...
Components: 2 strands 10mm Czech glass desert palm beads, Tibetan white brass large resin amber nugget drop pendant, 49 strand beading wire, wire guardians, #2 crimp tubes, 10” chain, silver metal spacers, lobster clasp.


SPARKILING STARS

THE SPARKLING STARS AT NIGHT
Components: SWAROVSKI, CRYSTALS PEARLS, BICONES MAGNETIC CLASP WITH MATCHING EARRINGS


Dragonfly Druzy

I have been holding on to this dragonfly pendant for a while looking for the perfect beads to go with it. I received the Aurora luster 10mm druzy...
Components: Aurora luster 10mm matte druzy round beads, Tibetan silver dragonfly, silver lobster claw clasp, silver tone chain, silver jump rings and spacers.


Shamrock

A mom’s request because all of her babies are born in March. I made this to hold photos, too. A bonus she loved.
Components: 12g wire and 18g green copper wire.


What do you see?

This was a customer request that was challenging and fun to make. She likes butterflies and he likes skulls. The couple was moving in together and...
Components: 12g wire for the frame, 18g silver wire, clear glass beads for the teeth and eyes


Fish bowl

I made this for my daughter since she has a hard time keeping her pet fish alive. As a teenager, she wasn’t impressed, but I thought it was cute...
Components: 12g wire and various blue/green beads


Turtle

Sweet turtle that I made for a new baby”s room.
Components: Green 18g copper wire with green bead variety


All About the Pink

I've been off work for the last couple weeks due to having surgery for an odd eye disease. It's made it somewhat difficult to do any beading. But...
Components: Pink jade faceted rounds, black onyx faceted rondelles, pearls, peach moonstone rounds and wheels, seed beads, and sterling silver toggle. All from Lima, my LBS, or gem/bead show.


New Earrings

Ordered some earring charms from my favorite bead artist. I just added a few beads. The pair that have a Klimt picture on them are a present to an...
Components: ceramic fans, Carnelian..LB, Czech leaves LB, Met. gold Lava Rock.LB, Blue Moonstone, blue and black crystals, brass ear wires.LB, orange tablets, Klimt ceramic charms


Two Hole Beads

So every time I walk past my bead stash the 2 hole beads mock and laugh at me. "Ha ha ha.... can't figure out what to do with us can you..Ha ha...
Components: Light green nib-bits, 2 hole square tile beads 6 mm, superduo beads - beige and brown 2x5 mm, seed beads 11/0 cream and brown travertine, toggle clasp


Show prep

Hi ladies! I’ve been a beading fool for the last couple of months- preparing for a couple of fall craft shows. The above pictures are a sample of...
Components: The crates will have hand painted earrings, lamp work earrings. The deer heads have casual necklaces. The jute trees have dagger earrings. The white tree has garden earrings. The dark tree has Christmas earrings. The bird house will have misc. earrings. Necklaces and bracelets here and there. I’ll have 3 8ft tables. One dedicated to the jewelry chest my husband makes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Any ideas on how to tie up the corners of the tablecloths?


Château du Bois Necklace Set

The Amethyst & Gold in this necklace really make the Terra Agate stand out, and the tassels are great for adding a simple focal element.


Crystal Crusted Ring

I wore this ring to a party and met another jewelry maker. She liked the ring so much I gifted it to her. It's wire wrapped and I hadn't had as...
Components: Oval crystal large glass bead in the center, craft Wire, and small rock quartz crystal beads along the outer edges.


Diamond Shaped Turquoise

THE BLUE OCEAN!
Components: TURQUOISE SQUARES TURQUOISE ROUND BEADS MAGNETIC BARREL CLASP WITH MATCHING EARRINGS


Love Labradorite

Haven't been creating in quite a while...new puppy and eye issues make it difficult. Managed to put this together the other day and LOVE it!
Components: Labradorite rondelles and pendant, prehnite, and seed beads with gun metal toggle.


EMERALS AND MOONSTONES

EMERALDS, MOONSTONES
Components: EMERA SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL, MOONSTONES, MAGNETIC CLASP


LOVEY LEAVES

LEAVES OF AUTUMN
Components: MOTHER OF PEARL LEAVES, TURQUOISE SILER RHINE CLASP


Meandering Brass Wire

A couple of weeks ago I got these olive green Czech glass beads from LB. They are English cut and have little splashes of gold on them. I love...
Components: 16ga red brass wire, English cut Czech beads, aventurine beads, GP brass beads, bronze chain, a pearl, textured brass free form shape, agate coin


Hidden Treasures

Would you care for some emeralds? They really are emeralds just not gem quality. The large ones were left over from a necklace I made several...
Components: emeralds, GP brass beads, bronze chain, green blood stone beads and a pearl


Sun and Surf

Inspired by the last of some fun colorful dyed agate beads from my stash (see “Purple loves Blue” design!) this combination of colors is new to me...
Components: Saffron fire agate, jasper, large dyed agates, sterling silver beads


Summer blues

Czechs beads strung together by the summer sun!


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