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Crystal Dragon

I love this dragon clasp, so what could I do? Another of my beaded shaggy loop chains.
Components: Dragon clasp, aluminm jump rings, 8/0 seed beads

Pineing for Green

I have a green dress 👗 and wanted something to go with it. I also like the tassel,when they come out I like them immediately. The Zola pendant...
Components: Zola pendant, green rondals I have no idea where I got them, SW bicone pendant, green tassel, fruit cake daggers.

Cool Waters

I was rummaging thru my stash yesterday and found a shorty strand of aquamarines that I had forgotten about. Inspiration for me these days is a...
Components: Aquamarine discs, pearls, murano glass, swarovski crystals, and a gold tone clasp.

Dragon's Cave

This is a group of necklaces I have made in the past. I am in the midst of redoing my work stations. I am going to do more metal and wire working....
Components: A lot of the components came from Lima Beads. Components you don't recognize came from my stash. The Dragon necklace highlights buys from L.B. to make up what I imagine a dragon's cave might look like.

Lotus Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...

Prosperity Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...

Elemental Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...

Nobility Necklace

Designed by Tierracast using their new line "Soulful Spirit". Soulful Spirit was inspired by the richness and traditions of cultures from around...

Pink Peacock

More fun with the Vintaj/Ranger Rose Gold Patina paint!
Components: Vintaj Fussy Peacock pendant w/ rose gold patina, Rose Quartz, Czech glass, etched matte seed beads, Vintaj findings.

Look Mom No Chainmaille

My mom's birthday is coming up so I made her this necklace. I found the Aqua Marine beads half off in a cool little shop and thought she would...
Components: 8mm Aqua Marine rounds, 8mm Celtic metal beads, cross focal, magnetic clasp, and other components from my stash.


Black shell MOP and hematite welcoming cooler days and nights of Autumn.

Turtle medicine

With all the chaos happening all around, I wanted to make something with my turtle charms. "Turtle medicine" is very grounding and reminds us to...
Components: turtle and leaf charms, Picasso beads, ceramic beads

Sea Stones - Tide Pool

I wanted to make something out of recycled glass and a wonderful pendant I found.
Components: Anti-tarnish artistic wire, round lava stone beads, recycled glass beads in varying shapes, Gaea Ceramic Rustic Blue Bead Bar 7x19mm (Lima Beads), Peacock Blue Recycled Glass Freeform Ring 17-26mm (Lima Beads), India glass round beads and clear bead rondelles.

Flamboyant Tree

This was one of my creations for this month's Inspired by Reading book club and was inspired by the descriptions of the Flamboyant Tree in the...
Components: Patricia Healey copper pendant; Carnelian (nuggets and two sizes of faceted rounds); Red Aventurine; Czech glass rondelles, rounds, and English cut beads; TierraCast copper plated clasp

Boo Bear

I made this bear into a was just too I made it into a necklace! Good chance to use my u shaped bail.
Components: PC bear, brass "u" bail, Red Jasper, Orange aventurine, Indo Lampwork, Red Creek Jasper, Grace Lampwork, Nut?, Carnelian, sari silk, Buckskin strap, No clasp

Lilly Pop

This piece started out to be a bracelet with just the smaller amethyst stones. Wire wrapping is a new technique for me. After having made the...
Components: Oval lavender stones, rhodochrosite pendant and gold plated 24 gauge wire . The clasp is a gold plated magnetic diamond shape.

Brass Attack!

I've been collecting these antique gold plated brass beads & decided I wanted to create a necklace with them. I began with knotting them onto...
Components: 1mm metallic violet leather cord, brass beads, Czech firepolished beads, lilac stone, 2 beautiful amethyst rectangle beads from Lima, crystal bicones in purple & CAB, brass rollo chain, Tierracast spacer bars, 2 cord slides to feed the 3 leather strands to the amethyst (that took some thinking & testing, then glue)

Slide Chokers

Make quick and simple chokers using a flat cord and a slide. Finish simply with fold over ribbon ends, glue in cord ends or just tie it!

Lattice Choker Collar

The lattice focal is flexible (to an extent) so making it fit to your neck is really quite easy. To make this necklace, all you need is a 2 meter...

Silver Nugget Necklace

These nugget drops can be used individually or in a group. For some reason, I kept picturing a ring of druzy, so I decided to try and replicate...

Cicada Necklace

Here is the first of two Cicada necklaces!
Components: The Cicada is Vintaj from Lima Beads. As is the nice big, easy to use 15x9mm TierraCast antique copper lobster clasp. Two colors of 6mm Czech druks; Opaque Black Picasso and Opaque Olive Picasso. I used 8/0 Czech Charlotte (1 cut) Metallic Brown Iris, 6mm dark natural coconut rondelle spacers, etched round buri seeds, Czech 6/0 brown iris, Toho 6/0 matte raku olive/purple, Toho 8/0 Toho matte Cassiopeia, 8/0 Toho matte black, heavy jump rings (oxidized) from Unkamen, black glossy iron jump rings in mixed sizes, heavy 2x2 sterling silver crimps, and good ole trusty .019 silver satin softflex.

Ruby sunset

This is one I made out of the red with green Picasso rectangle Czech glass beads. Haven't finished the set yet.
Components: Red with green Picasso Czech glass tribal rectangles, English cut turquoise Picasso 8mm rounds, and faceted 6mm ruby red Picasso rounds in one of my own mixtures of Toho seed beads. Antique brass beads and findings.

Tribal blues

I absolutely love these 'tribal' rectangles from Czech glass! Here's a necklace I made from them. I also included the bracelet and one pair of...
Components: Czech glass tribal rectangles and 6mm druk rounds, with brass beads and findings.

One black crystal

I liked the black crystal so I built around it, also wanted it to go with my silver earrings.
Components: Zola pendant, rondals from lB, precosa round crystals, SW small pendant, coin Czech. One black crystal

food for thought

Gearing up for Halloween! I chose mostly pink beads to match the brain. The black water jasper adds just a touch of neutral.
Components: Rhodonite, Black Water Jasper, "brain in a jar" ceramic pendent, metallic pink seed beads, and silver plate findings

Frosted Snow

The white Opel looked so clean, like sitting in the Snow ❄️ and hear how quiet it is. There is no peace like that.
Components: Precosa white Opel rounds, Zola triangle, ocean glass and spacers from michaels .

Men's or Women's Viking Choker

Nice and weighty bronze man pendant by Torfin matched with primary colors and dark coconut heishi.
Components: Bronze Pendant, red Czech maple leaves, indigo blue ceramic abstract washers, 6/0 Czech metallic gold, 6/0 Toho matte black, 8/0 Toho riverside blue, 6/0 bright red Czech, 8/0 Toho galvanized starlight, 11/0 Toho metallic cosmos 7 mm dark natural coconut heishi, brass "S" clasp, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin softflex

Bee Grateful

I was inspired by Crystal Canary's bracelet, Bee Happy. It reminded me that although life has challenges, it also has many blessings and that I am...
Components: Tarnish-resistant brass artistic wire (Lima Beads); Nunn Design Brass Honeybee Embellishment (Lima Beads), beadalon gold wire, Multi Beryl (A) Star Cut Round 8mm (Lima Beads), TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), Czech pressed flower beads, india glass swirled beads, Czech honey pressed glass oval beads, various destash beads, flower toggle clasp, stone focal pendant.

Turquoise Necklace

This necklace practically made itself.All I did was add the Turquoise nuggets and chain.
Components: Lampwork and Turquoise pendant...MissFicklaeMedia., Turquoise nuggets, Zola chain. no clasp.

Beads & leather

I made this using my bead loom, in the same way that I make the bracelets. It is a choker & then I added the leather so it wraps around & then ties...
Components: Seed beads, leather & silver & gold plated beads (on leather). Silver lobster clasp.

Heron Necklace

Art Deco style heron with a mix of soft greens and mossy greys, sueded teals and golds.
Components: Verdigris heron brass pendant, 6x9 Czech rondelles in Mossy Stone, Earth Picasso, and Ivory. Czech 6/0 Trica in ivory. 4mm Czech emerald metallic sueded teal, 4mm Czech polychrome aqua-teal, 3mm Czech fire polished matte metallic flax, Czech glass birch leaves in mint green, Czech glass green and ivory leaves, dark green 5mm coconut heishi, 4mm Toho cube in Aquarius, 7/0 Matubo aquamarine with dark travertine (this is so lichen/mossy gorgeous!), 8/0 Czech matte metallic gold, 8/0 Toho frosted trans-rainbow AB forest, 11/0 Toho Trans-rainbow moss green AB, heavy jump rings with oxidation from Unkamen, jump rings from the larger Weave Got Maille Camo Mix, mixed size glossy iron jump rings in black, copper "S" clasp, heavy 2x2 sterling crimps, .019 silver satin Softflex.

French pink walk

It makes me think of Spring, a walk in the park 🌳
Components: Precosa crystals, oval chain, charm pendent can be removed, toggle clasp, one Opel rondal for spice.


This necklace is the result of playing around with leather, wire and some of my favorite beads.
Components: Jump rings for the Twist of Fate and Full Persian chainmaille weaves, 18, 20 and 22 gauge Artistic Wire, 8mm Tibetan Banded Agate rounds, Tibetan Banded Agate Rondelles, 4mm Brown Agate rounds, Brazillian Agate focal, Czech glass, deerskin lace leather, handmade clasp and triangle links.

Black Beauty

I saw the Zola pieces and everything just fell in place
Components: Zola pendant, and tear drops, Black Rainbow Opal, opal rondals, crystals

Subtle Dusk

I bought a strand of kunzite at Christmas, and hadn't been able to figure out what to use with it, so it sat, all alone, for months. And then, a...
Components: ~Subtle Mist Mix 3-Tiered Tassel 75mm ~Green Soochow Jade (light) Carved Round Pendant 53mm ~Czech Fire Polished Glass Pacifica Fig Round 2mm ~Green Soochow Jade Carved Swirls Round 8mm ~Aquamarine Tumbled Nugget 8-12x9mm (1/2 strand) ~Kunzite Tumbled Nugget 11-16x8-12mm ~2 Bali beads that I've had for over 20 years

Blue waters

I was watching downtown abbey loved the style of their beads and tried to make something like it
Components: Blue rondals, zola pendant, rest is from my stash

Reminds Me of Monet!

I've had the bezel for was just a matter of making the PC pieces to go in them! I kept it simple so the PC components could shine.
Components: Handmade PC pendant and me. Leaf charm, pendant bezel and link bezel from LB, Czech beads from Etsy, and chain from my stash.

Poppy Dream

I fell in love with this Opium Poppy made by the wonderful Anastasiya Khramina. It seems like the perfect metaphor for the horrors caused by this...
Components: sculpted flower, blackened stainless steel jump rings, plated bail and clasp.

Pink Tempest Necklace

I was looking for a unique way to use the sari ribbon from Lima Beads and saw some work with tassels made from it and thought, why not? I also...
Components: Sari ribbon, copper colored artistic wire, lava copper toggle clasp (all Lima Beads), peach bi cone beads, silver toned faceted roundelle beads, pink stone focal bead, frosted pink wavy square beads, AB coated grey Czech beads, pink etched beads.

Wildflower Garden Necklace

I still love the Zola elements line from Lima Beads. I've been working on this for a while. I love the explosion of color and textures. It's...
Components: Zola flower focal, Zola slides, Patina Flower button (all Lima Beads), leather string in purple and teal, tarnish resistant artistic Wire (Lima Beads) and various Czech flower beads (some from Lima some from other sources)