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Venetian Mist

I spent my 40th birthday in Venice. These stones just remind me of that day.


I had just watched a documentary on burning man. And this idea popped in my head.
Components: Hemp string. Rough cut citrine or rutilated quarts. Not sure on that. Pyrite chips, pyramid rock crystal with crystal spacer beads and bronze chain and beads. Most from Limabeads.

Picture Peanuts

As soon as I saw these peanut Picture Jasper beads I was inspired to design with them. I've never seen this type of bead before and was anxious to...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail and Twist of Fate chainmaille weaves, 14mm Picture Jasper peanut beads, 6mm Picture Jasper rounds (LB), 4mm Picture Jasper rondelles, deerskin leather and 20 gauge Artistic Wire.

In Chains

Long chain necklaces
Components: Large silver cone, striped ceramic bead from Lima, silver doo-dads connected to strands of chain hanging on a long silver chain: the other is just a glasx frame with a piece of lace inside and a dangling pearl on a copper chain

Tribal Stix

Danglers using striped wood tribal tube beads
Components: Tribal tube beads, open rings and wire

Dot to Dot

Trying for something creative with the Kazuri beads
Components: Kazuri beads, picasso beads, sea glass beads wrapped in wire


This is another one I didn't know how to approach. I didn't want to "weigh down" the stone with a ton of wire work and with its unusual shape I...
Components: Stone, copper wire, Czech glass beads

Waste not want not

I've been trying to improve my wire skills. I have a customer that periodically gives me pendants to wrap and design with. I saw this one and...
Components: Rose Quartz, copper wire, czech glass beads


I just love the rustic, organic shapes of the ancient Roman glass beads and the history they carry with them
Components: Ancient Roman Glass, Sterling Silver

Carthage Earrings

One of my favorite color combinations of silver and turquoise blue, these make think of the Mediterranean
Components: Replica coin charms, Czech glass beads, silvertone ear wires

Pompeii Earrings

I can almost imagine an ancient Roman noblewoman wearing these...
Components: Vintage German pressed glass intaglios, Nunn Design components, Swarovski Mint Alabaster beads


I want to walk barefoot on a Bahamas Beach, wearing a sundress and drinking a piña colada.
Components: jasper, Amazonite, Aquamarine, seed beads

Tribal Vibe!

Definite statement collar! A side foghorn made from banana bark, accented with camel bone disks, amber resin, and dzi agate. Rockin some tribal vibe!

Circles & Stones

I fell in love with this big jasper slab. I tried to take great care in complimenting the stone and not detracting from it with the rest of the...

Midnight Skies

These woven pieces are so versatile for necklaces, bracelets or earrings. This component could easily stand alone as a beautiful piece, but I chose...

Woven Bracelets

Make on-trend bracelets in under 10 minutes! Simply pick out a cool woven focal link and attach your choice of stringing material. I opted for...


The designer of this piece is Becky Nunn. These earring are wire wrapped with Czech glass beads. You could also use seed beads.


Becky Nunn designed this laid-back glam necklace.


Becky Nunn designed this full-textured necklace. This design will work a wide array of hammered or textured pendants from Nunn Design.


This nature inspired bracelet was designed by Becky Nunn.


This vintage-style chain link bracelet was designed by Becky Nunn.


I have been so inspired by ancient Greco-Roman pieces and found these vintage intaglios online and came up with this necklace
Components: Vintage German pressed glass intaglios, Nunn Design chain and components


I have always loved using coins in jewelry and was inspired by ancient Greco/Roman pieces I saw on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Components: Aluminum jump rings, pewter replica coin charms, aluminum wire for clasp

Birthday Necklace 2

My birthday week continues! I traded some bead strands for the beautiful labradorite pendant that I'd had my eye on for a while now. I combined it...
Components: Labradorite and kyanite pendant, matte labradorite wheels, labradorite faceted rondelles, black labradorite rounds, seed beads, and box clasp.

It may never 'feel' right.

Do you have something in your stash that you're waiting to be 'good' enough to use in a piece? This labradorite has been in mine for a few years....
Components: Labradorite cab, pearls, labradorite faceted beads, sterling clasp

New Earrings

I gave so many pairs of earrings away at Christmas that I needed to re stock.I made these and have more components on the way. Plus a big package...
Components: Earthy brown brass triangle hoops, Brown Quartz, iridescent green beads, Black Onyx, Black notched sticks, copper discs, brass floral wreaths, Blue Quartz

Mess o' earrings!

Here is a sampling of some of the earrings that I recently listed on my Etsy shop. While I source my components from many different sources all of...
Components: Charoite, Beryl Morganite, Rhodonite, Czech glass from LB and Artisan ceramic, black opals, sterling silver, and other items that I can't remember at the moment from other sources!

The Chain Game

Although the new pave links are stunning with basic chain, I wanted to show you some funky variations just in case you're not a "basic" girl. If...

Carolina Parakeet

Inspired by the "Carolina Parakeet" lampwork beads by Grace Lampwork from LB.
Components: Lampwork beads, Garnet, Amethyst, Green chalk turquoise, vintage greenish yellow bumpy beads, green fire-polished beads, pink glass leaves, vintage green/clear glass druks, silk ribbon, copper rollo chain, Tierracast bead caps, inside color copper seed beads

Unusual Pairing

I have no idea where the photos went so I’m trying again!
Lima had a strand of large beads I’d never seen before. They’re 12 or 14mm rosetta lace...
Components: Rosetta Lace Agate, gray moonstone, Red Aventurine, silver shade crystal, Swarovski crystal copper, copper bead caps & 3mm bicones (so adorable!), gunmetal & antique silver findings, antique silver & copper chain interwoven, and those delicious pink & yellow jade beads Lima had for a while. Hope they get more of the jade & rosetta lace soon!

Birthday Necklace

I went to a bead show a couple of months ago, and a vendor had a bucket of $5 pearl strands...the most crackly, crusty, rustic, broken up pearls...
Components: Raku focals by WondrousStrangeonEtsy, rusty crusty coin pearls, fresh water pearls, blue crackle agate, Labradorite, Czech glass, rough amethyst, rough apatite, Aquamarine, rainbow pyrite, Rose Quartz, swarovski crystal rondelles and crystals, some sort of silverish toggle clasp. Most from LB, some from my LBS. :)

Sparkle Plenty

I made these to give as gifts this year. A set of 12 crystal chandelier pieces are very inexpensive on Amazon. I added silver solder tinning...
Components: 18 gauge silver plated wire, crystals and glass beads.

Pearls of Wisdom

I have been making malas again, and as soon as I made this one and posted it on Facebook it was bought by a friend of mine for her daughter as a...
Components: Natural freshwater pearls, pyrite buddha from LB, tassel from LB, hematite spacer beads

Chrysocolla Delight!

I love the colors in nice chrysocolla. I’ve had these beads for quite a while so decided to use them.
Components: Various sizes chrysocolla, gold plated brass beads, faceted crystal ab, Tamba leather cord, Greek patina button, C-lon microcord, aqua ab coated quartz—almost all materials from Lima

Playing with polymer clay..

Merry Christmas folks! This is a necklace I whipped up to give to my sister in law for Christmas (haven't had the time to make a lot of things...
Components: From Lima Beads: Copper wire (which was aged), leather cord (I believe it is 1.5mm or 2mm in natural - this leather is so soft, it is just lovely), clasp. Split rings were made by me, with LB copper wire and aged with LoS, and Irish waxed linen (in an olive colour - 4 ply).. My own stash: PC pendant self made. Indonesian recycled glass beads, from Etsy.

Snowflakes for Christmas

For several years, I've enjoyed making snowflakes for Christmas as decorations and gifts. Last year I laid a couple on top of each other to make...
Components: Snowflake wires from Lima in 3.5"; 6"; and 9". (This particular design is a 6" wired onto a 9".) Your choice of beads to create your one of kind project. I really enjoy using crystals and glass pearls as they shimmer wherever you put them.

Rain Forrest

This focal is a agate. I think it looks like flowers growing at the base of redwoods. Can't recall exact name. I wanted it to have a organic feel....
Components: Agate focal, tibet bone&silver accent with Green garnet rough oblong and 4mm round, brown potato pearls, brown, white, &tan ceramic beads, bronzite beads, faceted cream onyx beads, faceted pyrite beads, square pink, green garnets jasper rondells.

Picture perfect jasper

Found some great 4mm picture jasper beads. Had a focal with the perfect blue color! The beads accent it well. Bing bong bang it was done! Just...
Components: Picture Jasper focal with solid copper wavy disk. Flanked by agates. Beadalon wire for jasper 4mm beads. Copper caps on a copper chain. Some items from Limabeads😊


The onto moon I fell in love with. And found some grey agate faceted in my stash. And when I saw the Labradorite(Hope it's spelled right.😉 I put it...
Components: Onyx matte moon focal bead. Lab wheel beads. Grey agate beads 10mm & 8mm faceted. Accents of pyrite & aquamarine. Brutalist silver toned heavy chain. Beads on beadalon wire.

Carousel of colour

I wanted to make some thing different, so I just put everything together.
Components: 10 mm purple Rondal, put one in a cage, assorted other beads, saki clasp.