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Venetian Mist

I spent my 40th birthday in Venice. These stones just remind me of that day.


I had just watched a documentary on burning man. And this idea popped in my head.
Components: Hemp string. Rough cut citrine or rutilated quarts. Not sure on that. Pyrite chips, pyramid rock crystal with crystal spacer beads and bronze chain and beads. Most from Limabeads.

In Chains

Long chain necklaces
Components: Large silver cone, striped ceramic bead from Lima, silver doo-dads connected to strands of chain hanging on a long silver chain: the other is just a glasx frame with a piece of lace inside and a dangling pearl on a copper chain


This is another one I didn't know how to approach. I didn't want to "weigh down" the stone with a ton of wire work and with its unusual shape I...
Components: Stone, copper wire, Czech glass beads

Waste not want not

I've been trying to improve my wire skills. I have a customer that periodically gives me pendants to wrap and design with. I saw this one and...
Components: Rose Quartz, copper wire, czech glass beads


I want to walk barefoot on a Bahamas Beach, wearing a sundress and drinking a piña colada.
Components: jasper, Amazonite, Aquamarine, seed beads

Tribal Vibe!

Definite statement collar! A side foghorn made from banana bark, accented with camel bone disks, amber resin, and dzi agate. Rockin some tribal vibe!

Circles & Stones

I fell in love with this big jasper slab. I tried to take great care in complimenting the stone and not detracting from it with the rest of the...

Midnight Skies

These woven pieces are so versatile for necklaces, bracelets or earrings. This component could easily stand alone as a beautiful piece, but I chose...


Becky Nunn designed this laid-back glam necklace.


Becky Nunn designed this full-textured necklace. This design will work a wide array of hammered or textured pendants from Nunn Design.


I have been so inspired by ancient Greco-Roman pieces and found these vintage intaglios online and came up with this necklace
Components: Vintage German pressed glass intaglios, Nunn Design chain and components


I have always loved using coins in jewelry and was inspired by ancient Greco/Roman pieces I saw on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Components: Aluminum jump rings, pewter replica coin charms, aluminum wire for clasp

Birthday Necklace 2

My birthday week continues! I traded some bead strands for the beautiful labradorite pendant that I'd had my eye on for a while now. I combined it...
Components: Labradorite and kyanite pendant, matte labradorite wheels, labradorite faceted rondelles, black labradorite rounds, seed beads, and box clasp.

It may never 'feel' right.

Do you have something in your stash that you're waiting to be 'good' enough to use in a piece? This labradorite has been in mine for a few years....
Components: Labradorite cab, pearls, labradorite faceted beads, sterling clasp

The Chain Game

Although the new pave links are stunning with basic chain, I wanted to show you some funky variations just in case you're not a "basic" girl. If...

Birthday Necklace

I went to a bead show a couple of months ago, and a vendor had a bucket of $5 pearl strands...the most crackly, crusty, rustic, broken up pearls...
Components: Raku focals by WondrousStrangeonEtsy, rusty crusty coin pearls, fresh water pearls, blue crackle agate, Labradorite, Czech glass, rough amethyst, rough apatite, Aquamarine, rainbow pyrite, Rose Quartz, swarovski crystal rondelles and crystals, some sort of silverish toggle clasp. Most from LB, some from my LBS. :)

Pearls of Wisdom

I have been making malas again, and as soon as I made this one and posted it on Facebook it was bought by a friend of mine for her daughter as a...
Components: Natural freshwater pearls, pyrite buddha from LB, tassel from LB, hematite spacer beads

Playing with polymer clay..

Merry Christmas folks! This is a necklace I whipped up to give to my sister in law for Christmas (haven't had the time to make a lot of things...
Components: From Lima Beads: Copper wire (which was aged), leather cord (I believe it is 1.5mm or 2mm in natural - this leather is so soft, it is just lovely), clasp. Split rings were made by me, with LB copper wire and aged with LoS, and Irish waxed linen (in an olive colour - 4 ply).. My own stash: PC pendant self made. Indonesian recycled glass beads, from Etsy.

Rain Forrest

This focal is a agate. I think it looks like flowers growing at the base of redwoods. Can't recall exact name. I wanted it to have a organic feel....
Components: Agate focal, tibet bone&silver accent with Green garnet rough oblong and 4mm round, brown potato pearls, brown, white, &tan ceramic beads, bronzite beads, faceted cream onyx beads, faceted pyrite beads, square pink, green garnets jasper rondells.

Picture perfect jasper

Found some great 4mm picture jasper beads. Had a focal with the perfect blue color! The beads accent it well. Bing bong bang it was done! Just...
Components: Picture Jasper focal with solid copper wavy disk. Flanked by agates. Beadalon wire for jasper 4mm beads. Copper caps on a copper chain. Some items from Limabeads😊


The onto moon I fell in love with. And found some grey agate faceted in my stash. And when I saw the Labradorite(Hope it's spelled right.😉 I put it...
Components: Onyx matte moon focal bead. Lab wheel beads. Grey agate beads 10mm & 8mm faceted. Accents of pyrite & aquamarine. Brutalist silver toned heavy chain. Beads on beadalon wire.

Carousel of colour

I wanted to make some thing different, so I just put everything together.
Components: 10 mm purple Rondal, put one in a cage, assorted other beads, saki clasp.

The Lady Violetta Necklace

I’ve loved black and pink together since my high school days; I thought it was the coolest color combination. I decided to do a necklace whose...

Topaz Tree of Life

A couple months ago I was asked to do another custom piece for a friend. This time it was for a 10 year old little girl. My friend wanted something...
Components: Sterling silver wire, blue and white topaz, and czech glass beads

Peacock on a string

Hi! It's been a LOOOOOOOONG time since I've posted. Life is crazy! Anyway. A friend of mine wanted me to make something for one of her daughters...
Components: Copper wire 16, 20 and 26 and various czech glass beads

Charleigh's Holiday Mala

My other best friend, Charleigh, has also had a very difficult year, so this is her Mala. It is also a traditional Tibetan design (27-27-27-27)...
Components: Tibetan Agate, Red Tiger Eye, Green Aventurine, Green Jade, Copper Eye of Providence Charm, Copper Beads, Copper Bead Cap, C-lon cord, Sari Silk Ribbon, Embroidery Floss

Theresa's Christmas Mala

My best friend, Theresa, has had a very difficult year, so I made her this Mala for Christmas. It is the traditional Tibetan design (27-27-27-27)...
Components: Bronzite, Apple Jasper, Picture Jasper, Antique Soocho Jade, Silver-plated Beads; Silver-plated Bead Cap; C-lon cord; Sari Silk Ribbon; Embroidery Floss

Chevron necklace

I found this project online, it looked simple but fun to do. There is a lot of counting involved, but I feel the end result is worth it! I enjoy...
Components: Size 11 seed beads, silver plated chain, 4mm jump rings, lobster clasp, 20 gauge wire, 2” headpins

Yellow Bird

I love this Vintaj bird! I added some patina and highlights to it.
Components: Vintaj bird from local shop, Czech beads and gemstone beads from LB and Etsy shops. Chain made by me.

Layered Copper Pendants

These are all pendants made by me using copper sheet metal and copper wire, also alcohol inks.
Components: Copper 22g gauge sheet metal, 14g copper wire, czech and gemstone beads from LB and Etsy shops. Other components from local shops


More makings for two holiday markets this weekend.
Components: chain, copper wire, Czech glass beads, leather cuff

Cowgirl necklace

Just something I made on the spur of the moment.
Components: chain, bone beads, carved bone cow skull

Sand dollar necklace

This was my first attempt at creating a different and stylish necklace. I think it turned out pretty good.
Components: Saki White bronze Sand dollar pendant, old lapis charm that I had, antique silver plated beaded drop chain and ball & cog chain

Happy Fish

This beautiful sterling silver Hill Tribe fish needed some water in the form of the Turquoise.
Components: Sterling Hill Tribe fish, Turquoise Heishi beads, sterling Hill Tribe star fish and toggle clasp.

Turquoise Delight

I love these authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal with the Tibetan resin pendant and bead.
Finished with a sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.
Components: Authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal, Tibetan resin pendant + bead, Lima Beads, sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp + beads.

On Fire

I love the deep orange colour of the facetted Carnelian beads with a sterling silver Afghan focal bead and antique beads. Sterling silver Hill...
Components: Facetted Carnelian beads 9-6mm, sterling silver Afghan focal bead 24 mm, antique Afghan silver beads. Sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.

Hearts Desire

I love the soft polished Agate slices with the large Hil Tribe sterling toggle clasp and small Hill Tribe beads.
Components: Agate slices, Hill Tribe sterling silver heart shaped toggle clasp, Hill Tribe sterling beads.

Autumn Dream

I love the beautiful colours of the Mookaite beads combined with the gorgeous bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.
Components: Facetted Mookaite beads 14mm, bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.

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