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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)

Summer's End Necklace

I had this ceramic seashell pendant and wanted something that reminded me of the summer, walking along the beach and collecting seashells.
Components: Ceramic Seashell Pendant, seashell copper button (Lima Beads), leather cord, silver beadalon wire, ceramic rondelle beads, white shell rondelle beads, stone focal bead, pink glass beads, czech beads, pink matte beads and brown glass beads

Enchanted Night Garden Necklace

From a pick I did earlier. The hibiscus I had chosen for the pick were to bright, I substituted Czech Montana blue flower windows. Very deep blue...
Components: Vintaj art metal fairy, TierraCast gunmetal monarch beads, Czech 6x9mm dark garden fire rondelles, 4mm Czech polychrome aqua teal rounds, 4mm Czech emerald metallic suede rounds, TierraCast antique pewter-plated leaf button, 8/0 Hybrid metallic suede dk green, 6/0 Matubo 6/0 Opaque blue dark Travertine, 6/0 Czech sueded teal, 8/0 Toho color-lined teal crystal, 11/0 Toho metallic green iris, 11/0 Toho matte blue-plum raku, 11/0 Toho metallic nebula, 4mm cube Toho Aquarius, 7.5mm jump rings enamelled copper Weave Got Maille "Ocean Mix, " .019 silver satin softflex, 2x2mm heavy sterling silver crimp beads

dusky angle wings

I made a pick simply called "wings" quite a while ago. This is the result of that pick. It took me forever but I'm pleased with the finished...
Components: Steel fire agate in 8mm and 12mm, smoky banded agate, Gray Agate matte, Golden Pyrite, Golden Pyrite wings, black water jasper, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Black Sardonyx, Tourmilated Quartz rough nuggets, black line agate, Black Onyx 10mm and 14mm, jet soochow jade 10mm and 14mm, Citrine, natural silk cord, Czech glass in various sizes and shapes.

Climbing Ivy

I had some fun with stencils and Vintaj/Ranger patina paints with this one! I'm loving how the pendant turned out and look forward to doing some...
Components: Vintaj brass blank, copper ivy piece, findings & chain; Czech glass maple leaves, rounds, English cut, & rondelle; TierraCast brass plated heshi; plated hematite rondelle; Vintaj/Ranger patina paints.

Scaly dream

Deco rules! I used these tiny scales to make my version of a flapper necklace. I have matching earrings (around here somewhere).
Components: Aluminum scales, aluminum jump rings, plated clasp

Because I just had to...

I really do appreciate all the kind comments about the simplicity and elegance of design in this necklace. I agree...but my eyes just kept...
Components: brass and opalite

Back to work...

It's been a long time since I posted anything new here. It's been a dry summer, jewelry wise. These leaf components caught my attention the other...
Components: Brass with howlite, Czech glass, horn beads

Winter Feather

As part of the Adornments Retreat, we were paired up with another participant and given matching post cards with pieces of art. This is my...
Components: Polymer clay feather by Humblebeads; etched copper; druzy rounds; Bronzite; Czech glass; Vintaj brass jumpring and eyepins; Nunn Design jump rings, chain and clasp.


I got this ocean jasper cab from lapidarytreasures on Etsy last week and decided it looked like it might have its own little eclipse going on. It...
Components: Ocean jasper cab, copper wire, silver filled wire

Donut del Sol

This crazy lace agate donut is gorgeous! After seeing kye's beautiful granite donut necklace, I just had to make one! Thanks for the inspiration...
Components: Crazy lace agate donut from Etsy, Czech beads and crazy lace agate beads from LB. Handmade chain and deertan lace "bail". Rivet from LB. Other assorted gemstone rounds from Etsy.

Flight of the Monarch

I made the polymer clay butterfly in a class with Heather Powers at the Adornments Retreat last month. I wanted to try some different things with...
Components: Polymer clay butterfly by me; recycled glass rounds, Czech glass flowers, Vintaj butterfly filigree, findings, and chain.

Fruitcake with bees and bird

I love the Czech faceted "Fruitcake" rondelles! I used the Vintaj bee connectors with their little bird pendant. It looks like a birdbath to me.
Components: Czech glass Fruit Cake fire polished rondelles--6x9mm, 5x7mm, and 5x4 pinch beads. 4mm? sueded Flax Czech faceted beads, Vintaj natural brass Bird Garden Cameo pendant, Vintaj natural brass Queen Bee connectors, Nunn Design antique copper plated textured jump ring 9mm, TerraCast Antique copper plated Czech style round button, 6/0 Czech matte purple round seed beads, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed Honeydew rounds, 11/0 Toho Opaque Pastel Frosted Mudbrick rounds, 11/0 Toho Metallic Dark Copper rounds, I covered the crimp beads with 6/0 Toho Frosted Transparent Medium Amethyst. .019 Silver Satin Softlflex, Heavy sterling silver crimp beads

Feather and Flowers

To avoid needing to put this second feather focal away, I made a long necklace! Productive procrastination to the rescue!
Components: Green patina feather focal, Czech glass rondelles and flowers, Vintaj brass findings and chain

Beach Day Necklace Set

"Waste not want not", right?! That is sort of the theme with this necklace. Once I was done making the Campfire & Sunrise on the Water Acrylic...

Classic Acrylic Chain Necklace

Tortoise shell acrylic has been a staple in my life since I began wearing eyeglasses in the 3rd grade ... large, thick tortoise shell glasses....

Campfire Acrylic Necklace

I felt this marbled swirling mix of fiery oranges needed a warmer natural tone of chain to pair with, so I chose antique brass. Using this color...

Sunrise on the Water Acrylic Necklace

The watery color of this acrylic chain was begging for me to finish it off the Shibori Borealis ribbon. All this necklace needed was for 3 links on...

Navy & Gold Acrylic Set

Who knew acrylic could look so sophisticated?! Frosted Navy Blue graduated curb chain finished with a large gold curb chain and hook. This necklace...

Fall Feather

I wanted to combine this fun, fall feather pendant with something so I paired it with a freshwater coin pearl and long chain. I love the mixture of...
Components: patina feather pendant, freshwater pearl, pewter ring, stainless steel chain

Love & Protection necklace

A customer requested a necklace made with this unique pairing of gemstones. I love the calming rose quartz paired with the bright malachite beads....
Components: rose quartz pendant, malachite beads, pewter soon bead, sterling silver bail and brown leather cord

Ode to Summer Passing

This is probably the last really Summer type piece I'll make....complete with flowers and a bird.
Components: Lucite yellow flower, copper bird, verdigris patina, gemstones...Moss Agate and Yellow moss Agate??, ceramic yellow bloom, brass vine, gold Gilder's Paste, Verdigris Gilder's Paste, Apatite Nuggets, vintage tiny wood twigs, handmade hook, turquoise leather lace.

Terrace Dragonfly Necklace

Necklace with a vintage 50s feel.
Components: Vitaj Art Deco dragonfly pendant, 6x9 mm Czech Spring Day Opal Picasso Fire Polished Rondelles, 11x12mm Czech Safari Ornamental Rectangle, 2.5x4mm Czech Agave Trica Beads, 8/0 Toho cool bronze, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed dark red, 8/0 Toho matte black, 6/0 Toho sand-lined crystal, 11/0 Toho opaque vanilla, 6mm white wooden rounds, .019 silver satin Softflex, Heavy sterling silver crimps, matte silver toned hook and eye clasp, small verdigris dragonfly charm. [pendant and Czech glass, some of Toho, and Softflex from Lima Beads]

Once Apon a Time

I fell in love with the new Green Girl Studio Storybook House---my design is kinda weird, but I think in a way it should be--or at least I think so
Components: Green Girl Storybook House, Garnet, Lucite flower, Czech Glass leaves, GGS skeleton key, silver chain, Handmade hook

Green Mosaic

I found this neat little mosaic kit online. I added some beads to the chain and....voila! I kept the pendant design simple, as this was my first...
Components: Mosaic glass bits, bezel, grout and chain from online shop. Czech and gemstone beads from Etsy shop and LB.

Channeling VanGogh

This has been one of the most fun artistic journeys I've had! It was a surprise at every turn...alcohol inks are amazing. The photos don't do...
Components: Handmade pendant and beadcap by me using alcohol inks onPC, hemp from LB, handmade copper toggle by me, and glass Pandora style bead from my stash.