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Black and Copper Necklace

I found these 10 mm Black and Copper Lampwork Glass Beads in my stash and wanted to use them in a necklace. Then I saw the LB Copper Bead cap and...
Components: 8/0 Seed Beads Matte Black, 11/0 Seed Beads Matte Black, 15/0 Seed Beads Black, 10 mm beads Lampwork Black and Copper, LB 4 x 6 mm Tierracast dotted Copper Plated Spacer, 6 mm Czech Glass Fire Polished Beads Green, 8 mm Czech Glass Black Beads, LB 14 mm Nunn Design Antique Copper Plated Grande Leaf Bead Cap, LB 4 mm Fire Polished Copper Lined Cryatal Beads, LB 20 x 15 mm Tierracast Copper Plated Heirloom Toggle Clasp


Pink Elephants on Parade

Same stitch as my last project but this one has some fun pink elephants. Maybe I had one too many.
Components: 11/0 Seed BAquaeads - Toho Perm Fin Galvanized Starlight, bronze, Toho Opaque Lustered Lagoon, Sparkly Pink and Dark Bronze -, 8.0 Seed Beads - Aqua, 20mm x 20mm Bright Pink Elephants, 10 mm Tiny Tassels - Pink and Aqua, 6 x 8 mm Brass (?) Beads, 12 x 16 mm Tierracast Gold Plated Toggle


Last bridesmaid pendant

Here's the last pendant! I think this one will be mine! Now to make the earrings!
Components: Malachite, moonstone, sterling silver


An Odd Pendant

I've had this odd pendant for quite awhile and never known what to do with it. It's actually a Polychrome Jasper. Anyway...I'm debating on weather...
Components: Polychrome Jasper pendant, Lapis, Sodalite, Blue Haze Agate, silver chain, ceramic heart and waxed linen


Falling Leaves Pumpkin Necklace

I made this necklace to celebrate fall but I think it works for late summer also. It has falling leaves, flowers and bangles on a pumpkin background.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Pumpkin, Opaque Delica Turquoise Blue, Toho Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze -, 9 x 14 Czech Glass Leaf - Green Opal with Travertine Wash, LB 10 x 13 Czech Glass Crystal Luster Maple Leaf and Vanilla Smoke Maple Leaf, LB 9 x 11 Czech Glass Dark Bronze Leaf, 9 x 14 mm Amber Czech Glass Side Drilled Leaf, 6 x 13 Glass Corrugated Dagger Turquoise, 11 x 13 Czech Glass Oak Leaf - White and Green Opal with Black Wash, 8.5 x 6.5 Tortoise Bellflower, 6 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Red, 6 x 7 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Many Colors, Multi Bronze Beads 3mm and 4 mm, 5 mm CG Melons Topaz, 5 x 6 mm CG Twisted Rondelle Topaz, Turquoise Glass Button


Bridal pendant

Here's the bride's pendant! I'm playing around with scroll work... There's things I like about this but there's things I'm not fond of too... Now...
Components: Sterling silver wire, malachite, kyanite


Serendipity

So this started out as the pendant for the bride... However, the malachite cab I selected wouldn't fit! I didn't want to give up on the frame so I...
Components: Sterling silver, Kyanite faceted flat back cab, blue opalized wood cab (main stone)


Bohemian Love Necklace

I think earthy natural cords accentuate the beauty of the Porcelain and African saucer large hole beads.This is a cool, short necklace that looks...


First Day of High School

My granddaughter goes to high school in 2 weeks🥲 where did time go? Seriously- the older I get the faster time goes! She “put in an order for a...
Components: Lots of seed beads- 8/0’s, 6/0’s. A few pearls. Elonga stretch thread. Oldies playing on my phone!


Terra Agate Coins Necklace

Three beautiful Terra Agate coins are the focal of this necklace.

There are three coins on this necklace - each can be rotated to give the...
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - Many Colors - Browns, Blues, Cream -, LB 25 MM Terra Agate Flat Coins, LB 2 x 5 mm Czech Glass Bali Style Daisy Spacer, LB 6 mm Czech Glass Macadamia Round Druks, 4 mm Czech Glass Blush Pearl Druks, 6 mm Gold Plated Spacer Beads, 4 mm Gold Plated Daisy Spacer Beads, 6 mm Gold Plated Magnetic Clasp


Foolin' Around

This actually turned out better than I thought it would. Except I don't care for the red bicone.
Components: large African glass bead, leather lace, red wood beads, ceramic heart, brass key, silver link that says "harmony" on it and silver hook. I think most of this came from LB..except the link


Orchid Starflower necklace

I love pretty buttons! When I put them in a necklace, I put them off to the side so that it will be shown. I felt the colors of the gems...
Components: Czech Orchid Starflower button, tumbled Kunzite, Red Lightning Jasper, wire, seed beads


Bridesmaid #3

So... After my lesson in pendant #2 I didn't permanently set this cab until AFTER it was dipped and then taken out of the tumbler. Ah yeah,...
Components: Sterling silver 20, 24, 30 gauges, malachite cab, Moonstone cab


Bridesmaid #2

Here's another pendant for the wedding... I learned that malachite and liver of sulfur don't really work well together AND I learned where there is...
Components: Sterling silver wire 20, 24, 30 gauges; malachite, Moonstone


The lemon

I called this the lemon because I was disappointed when I received the Silver Leaf Jasper pendant. I thought it would look like the Silver Leaf...
Components: Silver Leaf Jasper pendant, assorted African seed beads, TOHO seed beads, open heart charm, leaf charm, Soft Flex wire, TC 2-in-1 links, crimp beads and covers, lobster clasp and jump ring


Tiles and Hexagons Reversible Necklace

Noticed some tile beads in my stash that were olive green and metallic. A nice mix - I was going to use them randomly but noticed that they were...
Components: 11/0 Toho Seed Beads - Opaque Lustered Lagoon, 6 mm Octagonal 2 holed beads - Chalk Champagne, 6 mm 2 holed tiles one side Olive Green and the other side Metallic (different hues and Blue Turquoise - Copper, Silver, Gold, Green Gold), 4 mm Czech Glass - Gold Acid Wash, 8 mm Magnetic Round Antique Bronze Clasp


Flower Fidget Necklace

I wanted to use this matte gold organic pendant for a wire wrapping project. I thought the new hibiscus flower was a fun touch, plus it spins on...


Pretty as a picture

I didn't want to cover the pendant when I was wire wrapping it. I don't remember the gauge of the wires I used for the pendant or the chain.
Components: Picture jaspers, wires


Something sweet

The pearl, that I used as a focal, looks like a little heart to me. I tried to make one side pearls, and the other side African trade beads. The...
Components: Pearls, African trade beads, beading wire


Patchwork Tiles Necklace

Came up with this design while I was playing with 2 holed tiles. It's mainly greens and bronze but has a few other colors.
Components: 11/0 Toho Seed Beads - Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze and Jonquil White Lined -, 6 mm 2 holed tiles - Green Picasso, Brown Picasso and purple -, LB 6/0 Seed Beads - Dark Bronze, 3.4 mm Miyuki Drop Beads - Yellow Picasso, 15 mm Bronze Colored Glass Button


Wisdom necklace

Simple necklace with my ceramic charm
Components: Ceramic charm by me, bone beads, Czechs beads, apricot beads, strung on leather!


Orange and Turquoise Necklace

I started this necklace with the herringbone and then decided to add beads - then I saw the turquoise pendant and the turquoise beads.
Components: 15/0 seed beads - Toho Light Ivory Ceylon 8/0 seed beads -Tangerine, Root Beer, Pastel Cream Ceylon -, 6 mm Cat’s Eye Beads - Melon, 6 mm flat Rounds - Turquoise, 15 x 20 mm Magnesite Drop Turquoise, 7 x 2 mm Copper Plated Flower Spacers, Toggle Clasp 12 x 15 mm ring and 19 mm toggle


Beach Vibes Necklace

I was drawn to the gorgeous Pink Opal Teardrop this week. The soft pinks inspired me to use shell and Job's Tears which are gray hued with touches...


Island Coconut Necklace

I am in love the green turquoise hues and the unique shape of the Brazil Amazonite Faceted Diamonds. I paired them with coconut and African Trade...


Bridesmaid pendant 1

I am making a set of these pendants for a wedding! I'm so excited because it's the first time I am going to have my jewelry in someone's wedding...
Components: Sterling silver wire, malachite cab, Moonstone cab


Margarita

I’m still entranced with these girls. This one is a matte finish- love it! Her name came with her! I was going to name her Juanita after Barney...
Components: Touch of glass by Brenda Miller cabochon. It’s 1 1/2 inches. 8/0, 11/0’s and 15/0’s. My bail is herringbone stitch ( does it look right?). Leather cord and a little gemstone and crystal chain.


Flutter By Butterfly

I was walking in the yard and I saw a beautiful white butterfly among the leaves. It looked so pretty fluttering in the green - I wanted to...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - Opaque Dark Cream (Delicas), Opaque Lustered Light Beige (Toho Treasures), 2 Bronze, 2 black Delicas - 10/0 Seed Beads - White travertine (Brown), 8/0 Seed Beads - Gold, Superduos - Gray Travertine, Tiny bit of Black Artistic Wire - 24 Ga.


Some More Purple

I'm not sure of what the stone is for the moon...maybe some kind of Agate. I love the moon...but not sure about the necklace I made. The bracelet...
Components: moon pendant, Quart Crystal cubes, Abalone stars, Farfalle, Czech glass, blue and purple beads?, sari silk, Kunzite, Quartz crystal, ceramic bead, Lampwork bead...Grace Lampwork, copper toggle and waxed linen...and brass butterfly and flower


Rustic Cowgirl Necklace

This is a simple necklace full of texture from all of the different shapes of beads. Plus, the teal leather cord make the antique silver beads pop!...


Gilda

Gold and silver gilding over crackled white sidearms aka foghorns. A large and lovely black-and-white agate pendant and a few faceted onyx beads to...


Holly's Birthday

This is a birthday present for my friend Holly...who likes pink. She even dyes her hair pink.
Components: Colbalto Calcite, gold stardust balls, asst. gold charms, Rose Quartz link and tubes, Pink Coral Agates, pink tassel, gold findings and chain....everything from LB except pendant.


Another Alcohol ink project

I watched this necklace being made on you tube, and y’all know I love alcohol ink! I made the pendant with fimo polymer clay and the bead cap to...
Components: I used alcohol ink in stream, Aquamarine, sunshine yellow and lettuce. I used the lid off my hair spray for the pendant size. For the hole where the toggle goes through I used the top of a marker pen. I used copper findings- 14 gauge copper wire. A couple big hole bead from my stash. I used varathane polyurethane clear gloss- 2 coats. I left the back unfinished- I painted that with patina paint. I have 6 more to assemble- but I’ll wait for the sari ribbon. The bead cap I shaped around a big sharpie marker.


Another Chunky Necklace

I made this bezel awhile back and had thought of it as a failure. But....I then thought It looked a little like stained glass. So, I dressed it up...
Components: Pewter bezel, Dumortierite, Abalone stars, a few PC beads, vintage lucite links, Czech glass star and moon, Crystal shards and silver link.


Another Bird Necklace

This is the last bird necklace. I love Nancy's faceted PC beads and thought they went well with the bird. The last pic is my new Fluorite earrings.
Components: ceramic bird, PC beads, silver bead caps, silver beads, Czech glass..LB, Blue Agates..LB, silver links..LB, sari silk, Crystal shard..LB, lampwork ring..LB.


Beading with meaning

I love that blue stone- I think it’s azurite - not sure what the other color is. It was fun bezeling this stone. I think I’ve got the hang of...
Components: 8/0 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads. Azurite gemstone cabochon. Pendant by suzieq and ceramic beads by DarcyWishard. Both on Etsy. Also used assorted Czech glass beads for the chain (stash)


Sunset Cowgirl

We live in a small rural town in the Southwest where there are a lot of horse ranches, cattle grazing, and even a yearly rodeo. Although I am not...
Components: Pink opaque Agate (LB), white Howlite heishi (LB), Magnesite, Cherry Quartz, pink dyed quartz, pink Czech druks, ASP findings


Learning to bezel

Trying to teach myself how bezel and make bails- it’s a real challenge. I just love these quirky girls and the 2 stones were in my stash. This is...
Components: Lots of seed beads, fire line, Swarovski bicones, Czech glass beads.


For the Love of Plants

This is one of Robin's pendants...I finally got around to using it. I like the necklace, but I'm thinking I'll have to do it over. There's a...
Components: Ceramic leaf, Czech glass, vintage wood ovals, Farfalle, art bead, brass chain, waxed linen and a bit of leather


Dragonfly

This necklace just fell into place. Literally. My workspace was a jumbled mess. I had my beads wired up and was playing around to see what worked....
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, 23×23mm Czech Glass Dragonflies (LB), 8mm Australian Olive Green Opal rounds (LB), Green Garnet faceted wheels (LB), and my handmade clasp.


Agates and Copper Necklace

So - I bought some 20 Gauge Square copper wire. Here's what I ended up with.
Components: LB 8 mm Verde Terra Agate Rounds, LB 4 mm Sky Blue Line Agate Faceted Rounds, 4 mm Glass Coral Pink Beads, 5 mm Topaz Czech Glass Flower Spacers, 7 x 2 mm Copper Plated Flower Spacers, LB Vintaj Artisan Copper Spring Green Leaf Charm 9x22mm, LB - TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Vine Hook & Eye Clasp 13x7mm


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