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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


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

Rain Curtain Sun Catchers

The kids and I love to decorate our garden, especially the tree in the center. It gets the most attention. Why should it only be adorned at...

Alcohol Inks are my new love

Using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create fantasy flowers.
Components: Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Yupo paper

Ali 's garland

Finally getting around to trying out Ali's garland project ...the tiered tassles really are the perfect size ....I have a winter woods theme in...
Components: Tiered tassels, crystal drops, C lon thread

My Last Snoflake

My last snoflake made with LB crystals and snowflake frames. I also used some sapphire and AB clear Swarovski crystals. I decided with this one to...
Components: See above.

Another Snoflake

Another snoflake i just made with Blue Luster Crystal Teardrops and Czech Beach Glass Mercury Luster beads, snowflake frame, finial beads all...
Components: See above


I made some smaller snowflakes with LB snowflake frames, wonderful Czech beads and crystals and finished with the finial beads. I also used some...
Components: I just love the mercury finish Czech beads and crystal teardrops that LB has. I used the Moon Dust rondelles with Ivory Mercury Finish rounds on one and the Beach Glass English Cut on another.

Seaside Christmas Ornament Set

Create a beautiful set of seaside inspired ornaments.

Christmas Wreaths

A wreath to put on my tree. I had made some before and was reminded of them with Ali's wreath.
Components: 20 gauge wire, seed beads

Christmas Angels

I saw a similar angel last year on LB. I found in other decorations in the Design Gallery. Then went about making them my own to go on my tree...
Components: 20 gauge wire, seed beads, Czech glass beads

Christmas Candy Canes

I have a 4 foot tree, but needed some fillers. A fun part of Christma is candy canes.
Components: 20 gauge wire, Toho seed beads from LB

Sparkling Tannenbaum Ornament

Following on the heels of my icicle ornaments I thought to flip the design and make little Christmas tree ornaments. These are so fun to make. You...

Christmas Mantle Garland

I always want to add a little something extra to my fireplace mantle each holiday season. This is the perfect balance of sparkle and fiber :)

Crystal Tassel Ornaments

These are perfect tassels for a long necklace on chain & cord, or as ornaments!
I can't even take credit for these designs since all you need to...

Crystal Wreath Ornament

As a child, I used to make these with my grandma using beads and pipe cleaners. I decided with such lovely crystal colors, that I could update this...

Frozen Ornament

This pendant, although it will make an amazing necklace pendant was screaming to me to be an ornament this year.

Easy Crystal Snowflakes

Snowflakes are one of my favorite things to make with my kids in the winter months. They make great gifts for teachers, aunts, uncles, and...

Gem & Tassel Ornament

This beautiful ornament will add a touch of luxury to any tree or gift. This agate or quartz will light up under the holiday light.

Swirling Icicles

This is probably one of the easiest winter decorations to make. You will get a lot of sparkle if you use crystal, and since this type of icicle is...

Sun Catchers, Attention Getters

I made a few of these crystal sun catchers after Christmas last year and kept this idea in my head for this Fall's craft fairs. I thought they...
Components: Odds and ends of beads and components, 18 g. silver plated craft wire. Box of crystal chandelier replacement pieces.

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.

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.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saw these tree focals on your site and thought id customize them to make an ornament for each of my daughters.
Components: Zola Elements Patina Green Brass Christmas Tree Focal, Toho size 11 glass beads in red, white & green, fine wire. Could be embellished with glued on beads.

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...


All special orders...well liked.
Components: 18g colored copper wire, 12g stainless wire, misc beads

Who's pretty in pink?

I'm expanding my horizons past butterflies and dragonflies. With everything "owl" lately, I had to try it. I love the way this one came out! I'm...
Components: Colored 18g copper wire, stainless 12g wire, misc beads.

Beaded spiders

Having a little fun beaded spiders for Halloween!
Components: wire seed beads and glass beads

And all that jazz...

Always admired the beaded serving spoons that I've seen in gift stores. Even bought a beautiful pair of serving/salad spoons, but never gave it a...
Components: Glass beads, silver artisan craft wire, serving spoons

Disco the Caterpillar

Disco the Caterpillar likes to go out dancing and have a good time! Who wouldn't with crazy antennae like that! Check out our other critters at...

Galaxy the Caterpillar

Galaxy the Caterpillar is a fun little guy with lots of sparkle! Check out our other little creatures at

Purple Dragonfly

One of my first dragonflies. Love this little guy!

Autumn centipede

Centipedes are scary, but this one isn't!
Components: Beads, 24ga wire, 20ga wire

Jailbreak Spider

Spiders look evil. This one has done some crazy things. Enough so that he was thrown in jail. He escaped, however, but he can't get rid of the...
Components: 20ga artistic wire, 22ga artistic wire, beads


I am deathly afraid of spiders, but I find them to be so fascinating. I made this spider out of wire and beads, and it sparked my love for making...
Components: beads, 20ga artistic wire, 22ga artistic wire

Peacock Shoe Clips

I made these shoe clips for my daughter's peacock themed wedding last November. The wedding took place on the island of Tobago, next to Trinidad...
Components: Peacock feathers, Swarovski crystal & metal component, extra crystals & shoe clip blanks

Layla in the clouds

My daughter's friend wanted something from wire for her birthday. She asked for a cloud and I had to come up with something a teenager would like...
Components: Colored copper wire, misc beads