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Pearl Dream

I like the red pearls, and wanted to use them in a maille piece, so here's what I came up with. I'm not happy with the way it lies, so I'll keep...
Components: aluminum and nickel silver jump rings, 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, plated clasp


The Cocktail Necklace

Pluperfect for a winter holiday, if such a luxury is on your horizon, but then again, if you’re a turquoise girl, and you know who you are, these...
Components: See above.


Wired up again!

I bought those large aqua terra agate beads & I think they have pretty coloring, even though it’s manmade. I’d been wanting to get into my wire...
Components: 45mm aqua terra agate coin, 18g silver coated copper wire, 28 & 30g aqua & purple wire twisted together, assorted crystal rondelles, handmade chain out of same silver wire & crystal links, Nunn Design silver link.


Winter Queen Necklace

Wouldn't this be great for a winter wedding? I love the high quality of the Czech butter cream beads, Czech just has Chinese faceted beads beat for...
Components: Czech 6x9 Butter cream rondelles (Lima Beads), Czech 3x5 opal cream rondelles (LB), Vintaj Vogue 17.5mm Medallion Filigree (LB), Czech matte metallic flax 4mm? (LB), 6/0 Toho lustered light beige (LB), 6/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal (LB), 6/0 Toho galvanized matte aluminum (LB), 11/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal, 11/0 Toho Ceylon opalescent, 10/0 Czech metallic gold, Czech sunflower iridescent button, Weave Got Maille gold-toned jump rings 5mm from "Treasure Mix enameled copper" (LB), Heavy sterling silver crimp beads, .019 silver satin Softflex.


Rhapsody In Color

I love the 20’s style jewelry it goes well with my lacy wear. I try to put different colors together and see how they go. I can get some nice prices.
Components: Zola pendant holder, Zola spacers, crystal pendant, Michaels glass rondals, 8mm sw pearls in mauve. Sw bicone 4mm Aqua.


Skull and Turquoise

Here’s another phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a sugar skull mandrake. I decided to make a short necklace with this one. I made a prong setting...
Components: Anne Choi bead, turquoise cabochon, oxidized sterling wire and sheet, sterling leather bead caps, leather cord, sterling toggle


Skull and Bones

I got this phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a drawing of a cattle skull on both sides and wanted to do something really special with it. I made an...
Components: oxidized sterling wire, an Anne Choi bead, crazy lace agate cabochon, oxidized sterling sheet, white coral, white turquoise and white fossil coral agate.


Autumn Harvest

The Harvest Agates met with the African bronzes and a necklace was made.
Components: Matte harvest agates of different sizes; Bronze peanuts & round beads; Copper swirly clasp.


Dark Skies

It sure seems like it's winter around here already. I've been inspired by the gray, overcast skies and cold temperatures of the encroaching winter....
Components: We've Got Maille jump rings for the Turkish Roundmaille weave. 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Dendritic Opal pendant, 6mm Picasso Marble Rounds, 4mm Black Gold Amazonite Roundelles (LB), and 4mm Moss Opalite Rounds (LB).


Simple Snowflake Necklace

This simple snowflake focal shines when it's paired with this sparkling jewel-toned crystal chain. Holiday style that can be worn all winter long.


Charming Reindeer Choker

Add some holiday cheer to your accessory collection. This adorable reindeer can be worn all winter long. This is a simple and comfortable way to...


Fading into Fall

I just love black amazonite gemstones and all the interesting colors they contain. This Raku pendant that LimaBeads sells is one of my favorite...
Components: Black amazonite gemstones, seed beads, Raku pendant, sterling silver bail


Flutterby

Fun with some of the newer Vintaj patinas and their Lunafly pendant! I was trying to channel some luna moth action.
Components: Vintaj Lunafly pendant, chain, & findings; Czech glass flowers, melons, & rounds; Fluorite puff coins; green aventurine; brass plated clasp


Pink mist and friend

I took a picture on a light background.


Siren Song

Mermaid necklace
I had this Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant lost in my stash. I was working on something else and was looking for a bead and...
Components: Green Girl Shibuichi Mermaid pendant. (LB) Jesse James Bead aqua blue focal. (Michael's) Czech glass baby blue cruellers. (LB) Aqua dyed freshwater pearls. (Hobby Lobby) Rhinestone spacers. (Stash) Gold pressed glass beads. (Michael's) Amazonite rounds 3 sizes. (Stash, destashed by an LB friend) Shell button. (Hancock Fabrics. 😞) Knotted on aqua S-long cord from LBS.


Pink mist and friend

I made another piece similar to this in blue,, and I wanted a pink one.
Components: Pink beads Michaels, Zola clasp and pendant also the silver pieces and tassel, SW 3mm Opel pink.


Orange Squash

These were made with some Red Aventurine cubes I've had for years. Love the look with the copper. The color reminds me of squash. My sister said...
Components: Red Aventurine, copper chain and findings, copper leaf beads and clasp.


Peacock Daggeria Choker

Peyote stiched
Made it to go with Dagger Duo bracelet designed by Lisa Jordan, a Starman pattern
Components: Miyuki Delicas size 11 & 10: DB 376 Blue Grey Matte AB DBM 376 Blue Grey Matte AB DBM 863 Trans Grey Matte DBM 001 Gunmetal / Hematite MiniDuos: Opaque Light Blue Picasso Pastel Lt Brown/Coco (Pearl Coat Brown Sugar) Mini Daggers 2mm x 4mm: Opaque turquoise copper picasso Med Daggers 3mm x 11mm: Pastel Lt Brown/Coco (Pearl Coat Brown Sugar) Daggers 5mm x 16mm: Light Blue Peacock Striped Matte 6# Smoke Fireline thread Silver tone lobster clasp and extension chain


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.


Autumn

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 bracelet...it was just too large...so 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.


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