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Stitched Diamonds Necklaces

designed by Marie

I have so much yarn at home that it’s driving my husband crazy, so I had to find creative ways to use it up! When I saw these...


Stitched Round Floral Focal Necklace

designed by Marie

There are so many ways I imagined adding yarn to this focal, but I had to start somewhere. I had a wonderful crochet thread...


Sand & Surf Necklace

For this design, I paired wood beads with recycled glass, African brass, and silk chiffon ribbon to create this chunky, layered necklace. This is...


Summer Garden lariat

Was thinking of my summer garden when I made this but used too many of the autumn metallics I think ...makes it more like a late summer or early...
Components: Tierra cast hammertone ring in copper, Autumn metallics czech 2 and 4 mm fire polish rounds, autumn metallics czech 4mm melons, autumn metallics czech bell flower, assorted 4mm and 3mm fire polish czech glass beads, olive rainbow seed beads size 11, topaz seed beads size 8, purple seed beads size 11, czech olivine maple leaf beads, topaz czech leaves, czech small hibiscus flower beads, size 15 chocolate brown seed beads, size 12 needles, wildfire in green


Angel

I made this necklace for my mom. When I saw a tutorial by Lan Anh for the angel on TouTube I knew I had to try making it for her. I just got my...
Components: 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 8mm Antique Soochow Jade (LB), 8mm Antique Soochow Jade Rondelles (LB), 10mm Antique Soochow Jade, and a magnetic clasp.


Inspired by africa

Inspired by africa and sweet janes african bracelet and all of you to get back in my bead room and acomplish something ....Thank you all ....I had...
Components: African trade beads, african glass beads, c-lon, african metal basket beads, tierra cast tube and flag metal beads


Fishie Swims with the Sea-d Beads

I've had this copper plated fishie lobster clasp for some time. Then I noticed that I had some other elements that would go along. I used over a...
Components: 11/0 seed beads (Many LB Tohos) - Blues, Greens, Light Ivory -, 4 mm Faceted Crystals - Green, Clear, Blue - 3.4 mm Drop Beads - Capri Blue -, 12 mm round shell Pearl - Tahitian Blue -, 10 mm Mother of Pearl discs, Mother of Pearl Moon Shaped Bead, LB 4 x 6 mm Copper Plated Spacers, Copper Plated Fishie Clasp


Butterfly Bush

This week I’ve been busy bending & pounding away at wire—needless to say, I had to break away from all that craziness. It’s been a while since...
Components: Green Girl Blooming Flower pendant, Faceted Agate purple & green rondelles, Czech fire polished & flowers, WGM stainless steel jumprings, nickel seeds, bead tips, little butterfly bead


Blu Haiku

This was intended as donation piece for a fundraiser. The organizer decided it would make for a wonderful gift for his sister's 60th Bithday. So I...
Components: copper tube, 11/0 delicas, hammered copper circle blank, Greek ceramic washer.


Blue Lagoon Necklace

For this design, I paired various sizes & shapes of turquoise with amazonite, seed beads, and silver accents to create this long, layered necklace....


Rock And Star

I think the only things that were actually mine are the wire wrapped rock, the star and the leather...and the recycled blue flower beads. The rest...
Components: recycled beads, I'm not sure what the gemstone is, blue flower recycled beads, leather, GGS star button, unidentified rock...all from LB.


Sunflower

I was thinking about the new Van Gogh show in Detroit, and came up with my version of a sunflower necklace.
Components: aluminum and bronze jump rings, glass leaves, copper clasp


More Soochow

This necklace is a companion to a bracelet I posted a few weeks ago. The focal is an adaption from a book by Irina Miech. My cat Agatt decided to...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 20 and 24 gauge Artistic Wire, Antique Soochow Jade 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm rounds (LB), 13x4mm Antique Soochow Jade tubes (LB), plus my handmade clasp.


Fruit Salad or Carmen Miranda

I started with the focal and it reminded me of a fruit salad. Hubby came in and immediately said Carmen Miranda. So I had to watch "The Lady in...
Components: 4 and 6 mm Czech Glass Faceted Cat's Eye Beads - Orange, Yellow, Green -, 11/0 seed beads orange, Gold Plated Infinity Clasp LB


A Few More Pieces

I love the colors in this focal fringe pendant...and had the orange wood beads. I had to do the sparrow over...I think it's better.
Components: fringe focal, orange wood beads, gold spacers, gold chain, vintage black and green wood beads, brass bars, hand painted focal, waxed linen and gold lobster


Saturday Afternoon

Fell in love with this art nouveau butterfly and saw a chance to use some of these Charoite slices I had.
Components: hand painted art nouveau butterfly, Charoite, Olive Jade, Black Lava, Garnet, Czech Glass, brass chain, brass lobster and waxed linen


Blue Crazy

My sister is crazy about blue. Me. Not so much. But every year for her birthday I make her something blue. For some reason I seem to have a...
Components: 18 and 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobius chainmaille weave, 6mm Larimar Blue crazy Lace Agate rounds (LB), 6mm Labradorite rounds (LB), Labradorite Nuggets (LB), 8mm Hermatite Rondelles, Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate flat oval 20x15mm (LB), plus my handmade clasp.


First Signs of Spring

I thought at first I had chosen the wrong color beads for this necklace. But...maybe not...I think it all blends in. I have received medical...
Components: ceramic pendant, Czech glass, sea glass, ceramic beads, copper chain and waxed linen


Do The Bunny Hop

Here I go with another necklace....I had all these black and white beads from another project.
Components: ceramic bunny pendant, White banded Agate, matte white beads, vintage black discs, vintage black and white barrels, silver chain, silver lobster and waxed linen


Summertime

The ceramic pink flower pendant is mine, and everything else is, as well....but Nancy added the great watermelon and strawberry beads. I 've been...
Components: ceramic flower, silver link, pink wood beads, flower beads, raspberry vintage beads, Green Aventurine, wood watermelon beads, silver chain and waxed linen


2021

I'd like to say there is hope for this year. At least in my little world. I've received both my shots and my two best friends will soon enough get...
Components: pewter bezel, vintage links, Czech glass, Multi Beryl, Pc beads, Agates, silver chain, waxed linen, ceramic bird ( again), Quartz Crystal, Turquoise, silver toggle


Pirate's Treasure

My wonderful brother in law, Bill Knall, gave me this 8 reale coin. It was minted in Mexico City in 1808, the same year that Charles IV was forced...
Components: 1808 silver coin, sterling silver bezel, aluminum chain


Resourceful Debbie

As my shop has 90 + pieces in t, it's time to give it away. The pendant here ..the "aya" pendant stands for resourcefulness and endurance ...that's...
Components: Brass pendant, "roman glass" beads, . African tumbled w/ raisin band bead, waxed linen and Farfalle. All from LB.


Little Sparrow

The pendant is wonderful....hand painted..I'm just not sure I like what I did with it. I thought I would post it anyway. Actually, looking at it I...
Components: bird pendant, Rutilated Quartz, Farfalle, Tiger Eye, Mookaite, Czech glass, Dendritic Agate, gold chain, gold toggle.


Spirals and Flowers Lariat

Well, I just love lariats. Made with 2 different stitches. Can be worn many ways.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Antique French Fuchsia, Dusty peach, Pink Ceylon, Gold


She Sells Sea Shells By The Seashore

I was scrounging around my box of beads I hadn't looked in in awhile....and came across these seashells. I'm not sure if they are real, but thought...
Components: flower beads, Green Aventurine, plastic seashells, Farfalle beads, gold chain, gold toggle.


A Blast from the Past or Pink And Black

I love this stitch but wanted to try something other than seed beads. So I decided to use the crystals. It ended up looking very feminine. The last...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Black 4mm Pink Bicone Crystals, 4 mm Pink Round Faceted Crystals, 4 mm Black Round Faceted Crystals, 4 x 6 mm Pink Faceted Crystals, LB Tierracast Black Toggle Clasp


Practice, practice, practice....

Another old shell inspired me to practice an entire pendant. One that looks a bit more finished. I still need more practice. This is another old...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire 20 gauge and an old oyster shell from some dirt road in Florida!


Picture Jasper Pendant

The purple jasper beads and picture jasper donut went so well together I decided to create a necklace pulling these colors together.
Components: Picture Jasper Donut, Picture Jasper Beads, Purple Jasper Beads, Irish Waxed Linen, tan and purple seed beads, Copper beads, Copper Toggle Clasp Set


Neck Mess Layered Necklace

These necklaces are easy to make & are great for layering together for a statement-making look, or just wearing a couple if you like to keep it...


Windowpane Sampler

I've been so inspired by Beady's necklaces. I'm trying to teach myself odd count peyote. I did make beaded dog colors several years back and they...
Components: I used lots of 11/0 delicas. 6 lb fireline. #10 needle.


Halcyon Days Necklace

For this design, I paired Aquamarine with Fossil Jasper to create this long, layered necklace. I love using this brown & blue color combo in...


Everything Purple

Nancy had everything purple to create this Earthenwood ? Amethyst lovebirds necklace.
Components: ceramic pendant, vintage Millefiori dangles, Grace lampwork violet lentil, Czech glass, Aquamarine nuggets, I think PC nuggets, silver chain, waxed linen and silver lobster. Most items from LB.


Ready for Feedback!?

I finally purchased some of the silk selvage or whatever it is, ribbon, maybe. Anyway, I thought I would try to do some pendants/tassels and,...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire 18 or 16 gauge, silk ribbon, copper plated chain, Artistic Wire Tarnish Resistant Silver 18 gauge, Golem Beads Sun Design (blue and white) and Dragon Eye, Vintage patina, black.


M Frazzled Cat

I have a frazzled cat of my own...so I quickly identified with the Patricia Healy pendant. The last pic is Sidney, my cat, lolling in the sunshine....
Components: PH pendant, all but the two wooden tubes are from Nancy's stash...so I would just be guessing as to what they are.


Luna Moth Necklace

Silk ribbon and an assortment of tiny gemstone beads make a luscious backdrop for this versatile Luna Moth Link Pendant. Designed by Tracy Proctor.


Perfect Day Necklace Set

Versatility, warmth, happy colors, mix & match, sky blues, storm clouds, wood, African brass & recycled glass ... these were all part of the word...


Gem Wrapped Succulent Pendant

Wire wrapped gemstones surrounding this delightful Succulent Charm makes a gorgeous pendant! Try different gemstones, Czech Fire Polish beads, or...


Multicolored Floral Lariat

I really fell in love with the green beads. They are a little toward an aqua color.

Lots of little spring flowers in cherry, pink, and cream...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Green, Pastel Frosted Shrimp, Frosted Cherry and Ceylon Light Ivory -, 4 mm Glass Rounds - Coral Pink


Lavender Sky Necklace

Amethyst is one of my favorite gemstones, so I was really excited to design something with these nuggets. I paired them with pink opal, aquamarine,...


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