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Day of the Dead Necklace

I wanted to create a "calaverita" a day of the dead decoration that is used to honor a loved one who has passed. This is an eye-catching seasonal...


Dancing Skulls Necklace

I wanted to make a subtle, sleek design using skulls -- I know, I know, skulls aren't really subtle or sleek. Then I came across our small flat...


Blossoming Branch Necklace

To make this blossoming branch focal, I simply slid daisy spacers onto headpins, and wrapped them around the branches. This is a very simple way to...


Redrum Necklace

I used different shades of red crystals to create the effect of dripping blood for this Halloween-inspired necklace


Spirit of the Plains Necklace

These wood resin sticks make it easy to create a simple focal bib necklace using your favorite color combinations!


Pinterest Study

So I don't know about you guys but sometimes my brain can't come up with anything and the inspiration is running low. So... I spend a lot of time...
Components: Moonstone, copper wire various gauges


"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

I had planned on making this necklace for some time. Then LRC and Robin pushed me over the edge last week with all of the teacup talk. Time for a...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - rainbow blue, topaz, dark blue, 15/0 seed beads light blue - tiny tea set


A whale of a necklace!

I’ve had the vintage button pendant for a long while and love to wear it and decided to put it on a chain. Saw the lovely toggle on Lima—reminded...
Components: Brass chain and toggle, prehnite stick pendant, Green Goddess Studio pendant, vintage whale button pendant.


Tree Frog With Speckles

Wanted to use the tree frog beads so I came up with this design where I was able to use lots of seed beads. I put the glass plate photos first...
Components: LB Tree Frog Speckles Corrugated Round 11 mm, LB Hyacinth Speckle Porcelain Timb;ed Rondelle 5x7 mm. 11/o seed beads, Tanzanite, light brown, topaz AB, and gold


Autumn spice

This piece was inspired by the beads. They are such beautiful fall shades and I felt they were meant to be with this pendant. I just love...
Components: 2 strands 10mm Czech glass desert palm beads, Tibetan white brass large resin amber nugget drop pendant, 49 strand beading wire, wire guardians, #2 crimp tubes, 10” chain, silver metal spacers, lobster clasp.


Dragonfly Druzy

I have been holding on to this dragonfly pendant for a while looking for the perfect beads to go with it. I received the Aurora luster 10mm druzy...
Components: Aurora luster 10mm matte druzy round beads, Tibetan silver dragonfly, silver lobster claw clasp, silver tone chain, silver jump rings and spacers.


All About the Pink

I've been off work for the last couple weeks due to having surgery for an odd eye disease. It's made it somewhat difficult to do any beading. But...
Components: Pink jade faceted rounds, black onyx faceted rondelles, pearls, peach moonstone rounds and wheels, seed beads, and sterling silver toggle. All from Lima, my LBS, or gem/bead show.


Two Hole Beads

So every time I walk past my bead stash the 2 hole beads mock and laugh at me. "Ha ha ha.... can't figure out what to do with us can you..Ha ha...
Components: Light green nib-bits, 2 hole square tile beads 6 mm, superduo beads - beige and brown 2x5 mm, seed beads 11/0 cream and brown travertine, toggle clasp


Love Labradorite

Haven't been creating in quite a while...new puppy and eye issues make it difficult. Managed to put this together the other day and LOVE it!
Components: Labradorite rondelles and pendant, prehnite, and seed beads with gun metal toggle.


Meandering Brass Wire

A couple of weeks ago I got these olive green Czech glass beads from LB. They are English cut and have little splashes of gold on them. I love...
Components: 16ga red brass wire, English cut Czech beads, aventurine beads, GP brass beads, bronze chain, a pearl, textured brass free form shape, agate coin


Hidden Treasures

Would you care for some emeralds? They really are emeralds just not gem quality. The large ones were left over from a necklace I made several...
Components: emeralds, GP brass beads, bronze chain, green blood stone beads and a pearl


Inspired by Elaina

I love these Raffia focals and Elaina's designs with them. Besides, it's time I get trendier!
Components: Raffia focal, Carnelian, metallic gold Lava, A. Gold Hematite, lobster claw


Puppies for Susan

This long necklace is a present for a friend who has two dogs who look a little like these glass beads. I mixed glass, stone and metal beads....
Components: Glas, metal, stone.


Pumpkin Spice Necklace

I was looking through the new chain here at Lima and loved how these three chains complemented each other. I thought these would make a great...


Gilded Autumn Necklace

I used this Indonesian Fossil Jasper along with a gold arc focal and some crystal bead chain to create a simple layered necklace.


Grassy Meadow Necklace

I created this focal necklace by simply attaching small pieces of chain to this chevron link, and the ring chain I used works great for attaching...


Fall is in the Air

From a fresh pick that I did a couple of weeks ago—have been so excited to play with the things that I chose and here’s the first result! Asheville...
Components: Mookaite, Apple Jasper, Citrine, copper woodland toggle and leather


Grandma's Garden

Chalcedony with one of Grandma's brooches.

Encourages stillness and calm
Components: Chalcedony and metal


Violet Goddess

Charoite with a vintage pin. Charoite encourages you to bring your gifts to the world
Components: Charoite and metal


Firewood

We had a huge pile of winter wood delivered and it is so brown. First I made a flower from superduos, then a right angle stitch, then just...
Components: LB superduos 2x5 mm beige and brown. 11/o Toho seed beads frosted brown and brick, 4mm Czech glass Druk brown.


Emerald Isle Necklace

The Mermaids fanned tassel works great as a unique focal. The mermaid acetate coins & the hematite links, along with the gold chain really bring...


Champagne Blush Necklace

Make any necklace instantly stand out by adding these great fanned tassel focals! I think the tassels look the best on a longer necklace- for this...


Raku mix

Yellow, Grey & copper fall necklace
Components: Greek Raku discs & oval & rondelles in the harvest yellow & coppers. Oxidized Bronze melon beads; Copper O beads; Brown & Grey snake beeds; Smokey recycled glass rondelles and a copper toggle


Pink and Gray

Saw a very pretty necklace on youtube and there was a tutorial by Sonysree Creations. It was a little difficult but I manged to finish.
Components: LB Hematite round 4 mm, glass pink bicones 4x6 mm, 11/0 seed beads


Purple loves Blue

Inspired by the big dyed agate beads from my stash, this is a simple playful combination of purple agate, blue jasper and tiny amethyst beads.


Dark Night of the Soul Variation #1

From the fresh pick of the same name comes this piece. Star cut onyx and tiny black sardonyx hearts make this necklace simple and elegant. A few...


Malachite Magic

Inspired by the copper wrapped malachite focal from my bead stash (found years ago in a lovely little beach town where I used to live) this is full...


Having a Party

Accompanied the fresh pick of the same name—made with fancy jasper in a variety of shapes and sizes.


Copper Slice Take 2

Well I re-worked it and the balance is much better. The wire hanger is gone and some extra chrome diopside nuggets have been added. I may fiddle...
Components: #! 24ga copper sheet scrap, chain, chrome diopside nuggets #2 24ga copper sheet scrap, green blood stone, leather cord


"And soon I'll hear Old winter's song"

Just noticed some fall color the other day and knew that soon the autumn leaves will come. So I was thinking about the song Autumn Leaves...
Components: LB Czech glass maple leaves 10x13 mmin Vanilla Smoke and Smoky Crystal luster, LB Emerald AB crystal faceted Rondelle 6 mm, LBczech glass luster Opaque rose gold 3 mm round, LB Czech glass Bright green leaves 11/19 mm, LB Czech glass Siam Ruby leaves 11/19 mm, LB Czech Glass Calypso Green Petal 6x8 mm, Czech Glass Fall leaf drop 8x12 mm, LB Czech Glass Spermint with Euby Leaf drop 8x12 mm, LB Czech glass Dark Bronze Leaves 11x9 mm, and lots of other beads including 11/0 seed beads in red and browns and some other colors and 15/0 seed beads in red.


Pretty in Pink

I have so many beautiful butterflies in my garden- sadly this time of the year, they continue south. I always try to plant my gardens with...
Components: I used magnesite butterfly pendants, 2 lampwork beads with butterflies, Swarovski crystals and a big crystal. Seed beads, a pink chain, pink leather cord, Tierra cast findings.


Jewels of The Nile Necklace

I absolutely love prehnite gemstones and I wanted to show off how beautiful they are. I was inspired by African and Egyptian jewelry exhibits I...


Harvest Moon Necklace

I created this focal by simply making a bead link and attaching it to a u-shaped pendant.


Knotted Lodolite

I love doing knotted necklaces. I had a variety of sizes of the same stone so I wanted to create a necklace using a different sizes of the same...
Components: Lodolite, C-Lon


A Copper Slice with Chrome Diopside

I have been debating on whether to post this photo or not. The necklace is so totally weird I'm not sure what to do with it.

It all started...
Components: sheet copper, antique copper chain, chrome diopside nuggets


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