Summer Savings Week 4: Every Single Gemstone and Artist Bead is On Sale!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Browse the Design Gallery

Wild West

My sister has a necklace similar to this and it always looks so great with jeans and a tee shirt. So... I did a version of it! Hers has lots more...
Components: Turquoise stabilized and dyed heishi beads, 2 rectangle hammered gold beads, big gold spacer beads, wood beads. Czech beads. I went with a leather strap instead of chain and it’s strung with leather-all in a saddle tan color. The focal is an antler bead.


PRETTY WOMEN

PRETTY WOMEN DOWN THE WINDING DOWN
CURB STREETS OF SANTORINI
Components: JASPER/PYRITEFOCAL. GREENAB 6MM PEARLS 6MM 20 INCHES WIITH MATCHING EARRINGS


Merlinite

Kitty knew I was looking for Merlinite. She surprised me with this piece...it is one of my birthday presents from her. I think the bottom wire...
Components: Merlinite, hematite, silver, gold, rose gold and copper wires


Mod Squad

This bead reminds me of my youth...back in the 70's....I remember my Mom had a big orange chair.
Components: Mod Squad lentil...A Beaded Gift, black, turquiose and orange vinyl beads, Black Lava Rock, turquoise beads, waxed linen and copper lobster


Pink and Ivory Netted Necklace

I started out by making a sampler of the chenille stitch. I liked the look of the pink and ivory - hence this necklace.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 Lustered Crystal Rosy Terra Cotta and Matte Light Ivory O Beads - Magic Wine Gold filled findings Gold Plated Swallow


Playing with clay

I was totally inspired by the colorful LB main page. It’s always so full of colorful fun designs. It’s been over a year since I worked with...
Components: I used soft polymer clay, transfer sheets, antiquing paint, and diamond glaze. Next step is creating!


Queen of the Bees

The striped beads are lampwork.
Components: Metal charms, metal flower and bee beads, lampwork beads, crystals, Black Onyx, crimp beads and covers, hook and eye clasp


STAR OF INDIA

INDIA TRADITIONS, BANGLES AND
THOSE GORGEOUS
SILK SAREE'S
Components: ALL SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL COMPONENTS


DIFFERENT TREES OF LIFE

TREE OF LIFE PENDANT
PURPLE AND WHITE PEARLS.
,AGNETIC CLASP 20 INCHES MATCHING EARRINGS
Components: AS PER ABOVE


Hearts collection

I believe jewelry with hearts never go out of style. This is just a very small group of my hearts collection. The necklaces are on beading wire...
Components: Ceramic heart, Ruby line Agate pendant, heart charms, red cinnabar heart, assorted agates, jaspers, black onyx, dyed jades, hematite, metal beads, riverstones


Miliefiore and Trillium Flowers

Had the millefiore beads with the white and red flowers and decided to make a 2 strand necklace. I'm not really comfortable using tools - I usually...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - red, millefiore rectangles with flowers, trilium beads - red, rectangular beads (3 x 5 mm) - beige, 3 mm beads topaz AB, GF findings.


new moon new techniques

MOONSTONE CABASHON
ON SS 925 18 CHAIN
JUST GLUE IT IN AND WAIT!
Components: RAINBOW MOONSTONE CABASHON GLUE IT OR USE SURE SET SETTINGS***THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE! DONE IN GREECE BY DESIGNER HOT HILDA youtube HOW TO SET ONE


Dragonfly Earrings

These dragonfly coins are perfect for creating a simple & unique pair of earrings. I love how the pink & turquoise looks together ad how easily...


Aqua Sands

Just after college, Kevin and I vacationed at my aunt's home on Anna Maria Island in Florida. As we walked down the beach we came across this...


Deep Sea Diving Necklace Set

For this design, I used the Deep Sea Diving mixed strand to create a necklace & a pair of earrings. I love how the different shades of blue stand...


Galactic Necklace Set

For this design, I used the Galactic mix strand to create a layered necklace & bracelet. I love how these colors look together & how easy the...


Gilded Crystal Waters Bracelet Stack

I love the mix of blues & purples in this bracelet stack. For this design, I used gemstones, Czech glass, and gold accents. They can definitely be...


Happy Trails

Fun, lightweight earrings!
Components: Hoops, Czech Happy Trails beads, brass wire, jump rings, ear wires


The Lady and the Sprite

If you look closely at the lady's right shoulder, you will see a winged figure. Maybe you would call it a sprite, a fairy, or an angel. The wires...
Components: Black lip shell carved cameo, rose gold and gold wires.


Sunday Morning

I've had this gray rose for forever, and finally decided to do something with it. I've always liked pink and gray together.
Components: china rose, magenta shell pearls, Pink Opal, pink opal crystals, gold heishi, gold Lava Rock, gold lobster claw


Mother and daughter necklaces

We both fell in love with honey opal and impression jasper at our local bead store. So we shared the honey opal and impression jasper and these are...
Components: 6mm honey opal 8mm impressions jasper On my necklace fossilized coral On my Mama's magnesite flower


Self portrait

I was looking at the” fun with felt section” on LB and just thought I’d have some fun. I have to work on lips and no that’s not hair on her chin,...
Components: Felt and seed beads


Failures

Just thought I'd share some failures - so you don't make my mistakes. The pumpkin one I really liked until I put it on. The flower beads on the...
Components: 11/0 Seed beads - green, cream, pumpkin, Yellow 15/0 seed beads - green Czech glass purple spacer flowers


La Luna

Good Morning! This morning starts with the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. I thought my necklace would be appropriate. The baroque pearl is like the...
Components: Large hole baroque pearl, blue luster glass beads, tiny gold spacers, beaded tube beads, crimp beads and covers, Tierra Cast toggle


Birds and Flowers

I think birds and houses....and flowers are my favorite things to design with.
Components: pink ceramic bracelet bar, ceramic bird, Amazonite flowers, Rhodonite, Lavender Amethyst, Chrysoprase heishi, GGS butterfly toggle, pink seeds, crystal chain, antique button, Czech glass leaves and silver lobster


Anchors Away!

Happy 4th of July! The back of this nautical charm has engraving stating "I left my heart in the ocean". It would be appropriate for my father, who...
Components: Nautical charm, red beads, crackled white agate, glass star beads, sodalite, clasp


MOP Flowers

Here are 2 necklaces using the peach MOP flowers. One is more neutral with magnesite and small wooden beads. There other one blue MOP beads and...
Components: MOP flowers and beads, magnesite, wooden beads, crimp beads and covers, lobster clasps


Brass and funky pearls

This necklace is 33 inches long. I attached the brass ring to the chain with spring jump rings and added a brass daisy charm inside the ring. I...
Components: Brass chain, ring, spring jump rings, daisy charm, pearls


More beat up brass

This ring was pounded and scrubbed to a pretty golden texture. Wired on some seed beads and an amethyst shard for good looks.
Components: Amethyst, seed beads, brass ring, wire, and ball chain


Starlet Earrings

For these drop earrings, I made bead charms with assorted tiny gemstone stars and hung them from Rock Crystal & Seafoam Agate beads. I love how...


Lua Wai Necklace

This necklace looks complex, but is actually super easy to make- just a series of graduated bead links connected to bar links. I think it's just...


Beaten Up Brass

These earrings started out as dull, dingy brass rings. After hammering and a bit of sand paper scrubbing, they started to look like something I...
Components: brass rings, seed beads, Czech glass, hand made ear wires


Tree of life sun catcher

Sun catcher tree of life. It's my first time working with Square wire and half round wire. Wanted to try something different.
Components: 21 gauge square wire antique copper 21 gauge half round wire 30 gauge rose gold Kimono - Lilac mix


Scraps Again?

There was this copper scrap on my work table. It was left over from a struggle on another necklace. The other necklace isn't going anywhere as...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, bone beads, copper beads. metallic seed beads (about 11/0 I think), 6/0 seed beads, my favorite copper chain from LB


Vintage Ear Rings

Finally finished the ear rings to go with the vintage necklace. They turned out pretty good. Both pairs are quite simple and the smaller pair has...
Components: vintage beads, hand made copper ear wires 20ga, niobium ear wires, 6/0 seed beads


Bird of Paradise Earrings

I have a very medically complicated 18 month old daughter, w/Down Syndrome. We have literally not left the house since February 6! My husband does...
Components: Silver jump rings, Zola Elements Tropical Paradise Fanned Tassel on Ring w/Silver Finish 89x50mm, Sterling Silver Plain Earwire w/Loop 20 gauge


Festival

I fell in love with this beautiful pendant made by Gaea. The colors are earthy and the finish feels very organic. I was able to use some of my...
Components: Gaea Artist Pallet pendant, Czech flower beads, river shell beads, vintage coral rice beads, oxidized bar links, gunmetal chain, clasp, extender


California Poppies

Made this for my daughter's birthday. She just moved back to CA. Thought the state flower was appropriate.
Components: 1/0 seed beads - yellow, orange, green and Ceylon cream pastel clasp - orange bicone and tulipflowers - Yellow orange


Copper and Turquoise

I had this marvelous idea for a necklace but it didn't work. Idea #2 didn't work either. Same for 3. Rats. So I decided to see what I could do...
Components: sheet copper, turquoise, lapis, coral, copper chain, copper jump rings, ear wires, beads and hand made clasp


Vintage Beads

I've had these beads for 2 or 3 years. They are vintage from West Germany. Every once in a while I would get them out and just look at them and...
Components: vintage glass beads, seed beads, copper chain, hand made clasp


Chatter