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Sunday Morning

I've had this gray rose for forever, and finally decided to do something with it. I've always liked pink and gray together.
Components: china rose, magenta shell pearls, Pink Opal, pink opal crystals, gold heishi, gold Lava Rock, gold lobster claw

Mother and daughter necklaces

We both fell in love with honey opal and impression jasper at our local bead store. So we shared the honey opal and impression jasper and these are...
Components: 6mm honey opal 8mm impressions jasper On my necklace fossilized coral On my Mama's magnesite flower


Just thought I'd share some failures - so you don't make my mistakes. The pumpkin one I really liked until I put it on. The flower beads on the...
Components: 11/0 Seed beads - green, cream, pumpkin, Yellow 15/0 seed beads - green Czech glass purple spacer flowers

La Luna

Good Morning! This morning starts with the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. I thought my necklace would be appropriate. The baroque pearl is like the...
Components: Large hole baroque pearl, blue luster glass beads, tiny gold spacers, beaded tube beads, crimp beads and covers, Tierra Cast toggle

Anchors Away!

Happy 4th of July! The back of this nautical charm has engraving stating "I left my heart in the ocean". It would be appropriate for my father, who...
Components: Nautical charm, red beads, crackled white agate, glass star beads, sodalite, clasp

MOP Flowers

Here are 2 necklaces using the peach MOP flowers. One is more neutral with magnesite and small wooden beads. There other one blue MOP beads and...
Components: MOP flowers and beads, magnesite, wooden beads, crimp beads and covers, lobster clasps

Brass and funky pearls

This necklace is 33 inches long. I attached the brass ring to the chain with spring jump rings and added a brass daisy charm inside the ring. I...
Components: Brass chain, ring, spring jump rings, daisy charm, pearls

More beat up brass

This ring was pounded and scrubbed to a pretty golden texture. Wired on some seed beads and an amethyst shard for good looks.
Components: Amethyst, seed beads, brass ring, wire, and ball chain

Lua Wai Necklace

This necklace looks complex, but is actually super easy to make- just a series of graduated bead links connected to bar links. I think it's just...

Scraps Again?

There was this copper scrap on my work table. It was left over from a struggle on another necklace. The other necklace isn't going anywhere as...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, bone beads, copper beads. metallic seed beads (about 11/0 I think), 6/0 seed beads, my favorite copper chain from LB


I fell in love with this beautiful pendant made by Gaea. The colors are earthy and the finish feels very organic. I was able to use some of my...
Components: Gaea Artist Pallet pendant, Czech flower beads, river shell beads, vintage coral rice beads, oxidized bar links, gunmetal chain, clasp, extender

California Poppies

Made this for my daughter's birthday. She just moved back to CA. Thought the state flower was appropriate.
Components: 1/0 seed beads - yellow, orange, green and Ceylon cream pastel clasp - orange bicone and tulipflowers - Yellow orange

Copper and Turquoise

I had this marvelous idea for a necklace but it didn't work. Idea #2 didn't work either. Same for 3. Rats. So I decided to see what I could do...
Components: sheet copper, turquoise, lapis, coral, copper chain, copper jump rings, ear wires, beads and hand made clasp

Vintage Beads

I've had these beads for 2 or 3 years. They are vintage from West Germany. Every once in a while I would get them out and just look at them and...
Components: vintage glass beads, seed beads, copper chain, hand made clasp

Carved Feather with Hemp Bail

I wanted to create an earthy centerpiece for my necklace by using hemp to create a bail. I loved how it turned out, you could also use waxed cord.

Black Lip Cameo Necklace

I wanted to show a couple of ways to use this cabochon. I used a Vintaj filigree flower to frame it and I also show you a macrame net.

Tranquil Falls Necklace

I love the calming, tranquil vibe you get when pairing browns & blues together. I think the Larimar chips go great with the Natural Agate & the...

Abalone Beach Necklace

For this design, I made a focal using this U-Shaped pendant, Abalone Rounds, and a turquoise spike. This is one of my favorite color combinations,...

Silken Strands

My jewelry making seems to be even more minimalist than usual these days. During the big clean out of the studio, I came across a box of about...
Components: silk cord, various stone, pearls, and beads, metal findings

Birds of a Feather

More ceramic pieces....this time funny birds.
Components: ceramic birds, Quartz Crystal Nuggets, Beryl Morganite, Lucite flowers, Lampwork ring, Czech flower, copper chain and lobster claw

Moon Magic

Tomorrow is the new moon with a solar eclipse. Kitty gave me the large antique silver ornate crescent focal. I added more to it and made the beaded...
Components: Large antique silver ornate crescent focal, crescent moon with star pendant, antique silver spikes, stainless steel chain, dyed sapphire blue jade, sapphire crystal rondelle, jump rings, hook and eye clasp

Summer of Love Necklace #3

Another flower necklace. But different. This one has a vine with repeating blue flowers. Decided to mix it up with random color blocks.
Components: 11/0 seed beads - Pastel Cream Ceylon, blue, tangerine, green - and lots of other colors - pink, red, yellow, blue……

Cactus Flower Necklace

I love these super large rondelles- they have a lovely smooth texture- but It was challenging for me to figure out what to design with them. I...

Throwback Tuesday Lima's Lunch Special #4

The silver chevron focal was in the Lunch Special. The beads are 30 inches long with a 5 1/2 inch drop.
Components: Pewter tassel with silver cap, silver chevron focal, red czech beads, black czech bicone beads, crimp beads and covers

Throwback Tuesday Lima's Lunch Special #3

The silver filigree link was in one of Lima's Lunch Specials. I like using this link when I want to create something that looks like it came out of...
Components: Jet Swarovski teardrop, silver filigree link, black diamond with hematite luster crystal, antique silver crystal, etched metallic hematite crystal, jump rings, crimp beads and covers, lobster clasp

Finding peace

This piece I made as a choker. I love the colors in peace jade.
Components: Peace Jade 8mm, silver coin, gunmetal jump rings and stainless steel 24 gauge with stainless steel chain extender.

Broke Down Heart

I wanted a necklace to complete my set for my zippy bracelet and duo earrings and have had this Green Girl heart pendant in my stash for a while. I...
Components: Green Girl Unbreakable Heart pendant, glass bead, 11/0, leather, mini duos.

A Nod to the Earth and Moon

OK - I have to admit that I don't know much about stones. When I opened my package of Blue Calsilica Jasper beads I was so surprised by how much...
Components: LB - Blue Calsilica Jasper Rounds 10 mm, 4 mm glass pearls, 15//0 seed beads clear rainbow, 8/0 seed beads Turquoise

Netted Necklace with Three Stones

Only had 8 of these bead caps and wanted to use one at each end- so could only use 3 of the red stones. Such a flexible stitch. Some tubular...
Components: 8/0 seed beads - Ceylon Pink, 11/0 seed beads - Blue and Red AB, 8 mm Cherry Red Jade rounds, silver colored bead caps, Stainless Steel Toggle Clasp

Under The Sea Necklace

I wanted to create a simple necklace to showcase these new Czech glass mermaid beads- I think they look great paired with the crystal chain!

Treasures of the Sea Necklace

For this design, I used a mix of Czech glass, recycled glass, shells, crystal, and moonstone nuggets to create bead charms for this sea-inspired...



Throwback Tuesday Lima's Lunch Special #2

The Black Water Jasper beads were in a Lunch Special last year. I thought it would look great with the butterfly.
Components: Carved Black Onyx butterfly focal, Black Water Jasper, crimp beads and covers, clasp

Throwback Tuesday Lima's Lunch Special #1

The MOP stick bib was in a Lunch Special in October. I paired it with rice shell beads. It is very lightweight and perfect for summer.
Components: MOP stick bib, rice shell beads, crimp beads and covers, clasp

Woodland Wonder

I didn't expect the druzy to be so big! I used it as my starting point, adding the bead cap to the tassel. The dragonfly charm was the last add-on....
Components: Large druzy, sienna brown tassel, Vintaj magnolia bead cap, dragonfly charm, Mahogany Obsidian beads, Rutilated Quartz, C-lon chocolate .5mm bead cord, gold and antique copper wire, Nunn Design gold textured oval jump ring

Desert Sun

I purchased the Zola Elements Desert Fancy pendant. I chose the beads to compliment the focal.
Components: Z.E. desert fancy focal, sand AB crystal faceted rondelles, Czech glass Pacifica Fig beads, Saffron Fire Agates, blue green magnesite, antique gold deco diamond toggles

Gifts from the sea

When I saw the abalone shell pendant, I thought what a unique piece to work with. The shell is beautiful on both sides, so I will be able to wear...
Components: Green with gold abalone shell pendant, olive green freshwater pearls, shiva eye coins, Czech yellow ivory with mercury luster English cut beads, crimp beads and covers, bead wire, Greek gold fish hook and eye

Tubular Multicolored Lariat

Long lariat of 11/0 seed beads. With flowers and vines and bands. Used a tubular peyote stitch - after the first half was finished I had to reverse...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - raspberry red AB, orange luster, blue, rainbow cream, yellow

Sedona Dreams Necklace

This necklace is mixed with a unique combination of pink tourmaline, African beads, and sparkling fire polished beads. This is a simple necklace...