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Orange Orange and more Orange

I fell in love with this Orange Sardonyx...Orange being my favorite color.
Components: Orange Sardonyx, Red Rudilated Quartz, Czech flowers, Sunstone, orange seeds, Fire Agate, copper balls, Dyed Turquoise and a tiny pine cone

Black Dahlia Necklace

I normally gravitate towards designing with lighter colors, so this week I wanted to switch it up a bit and use a darker color palette. I love the...

Dark Magic Necklace

For this design, I used moon & star charms, along with moonstone & dark crystals, for a halloween-Inspired lariat necklace that can be worn...

Copper Cloud with Czech Glass Drops

I've never seen a copper cloud... well maybe at sun set when all of the clouds are a-blaze. But I waned a copper storm cloud with rain drops so I...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, Czech glass, pure copper chain and antiqued copper chain

Jungle Picasso Set

I wanted to showcase the copper daisy, so I created a necklace set that could be worn different ways. I chose Jungle Picasso beads of deep...
Components: Jungle Picasso Beads, Copper Discs, Nunn Design Antique Copper Large Daisy Pendant, Czech Glass Ivory Luster Fire Polished rounds 4mm, Czech Glass Fruit Cake Polished Rondelles, Glass Tube beads, Copper Daisy Spacers, Copper Chain, Copper Lobster Clasps

Autumn Necklace II

A fantastic "Lipstick Ranch" rusted iron leaf and several types of Tibetan Dzi beads on maroon waxed Irish linen cord with Japanese seed beads and...
Components: see above

Two Netted Necklace

Started this necklace with a chenille stitch then added the shell pearl. Decided to add herringbone stitch on each end.
Components: 11/0 seed beads - Opaque Matte Forest, 15/0 seed beads - Ceylon Light Ivory, 4 mm orange with gold luster druks, 12 mm Shell pearl White, 6 mm Czech Glass Pearls- Ivory, Gold Filled Clasp

Falling Leaf Necklace

Now that the weather is finally getting cooler here, I wanted to use a fall-inspired color palette for this weeks design. I paired African Opal...

Día de los Muertos Necklace

I've been looking forward to designing something with these sugar skulls, so this week I created this Day of the Dead inspired necklace. To create...

Red Creek Diamonds

All I have left in the red creek beads are rondelles and some pendants I bought many years ago. I love all of the colors and patterns found in the...
Components: red creek jasper, 6mm smooth carnelian beads, brass spacers, hand made red brass hook clasp, oval red brass jump rings

First Falling Leaf of Fall

Fall is approaching so quickly. I saw the amber beads and went for it. It's only 18 1/4 inches long.
The last photo is a Walking stick on my door.
Components: Seed Beads 6/0 - Smoke Topaz Silver Foil Lined, 3 mm round Light Topaz, 4 x 6 mm triangular beads -Light Topaz AB, Gold Plated Leaf, LB Ant. Gold Plated Toggle Clasp Tierra Cast 2 loop, Gold Filled Findings

Ethereal Glow Statement Necklace

This week I had a lot of fun making this statement necklace- I used a mix of gemstones, Czech glass, and crystals to make the focal pieces, and...

Do You Believe In Magic

I love all of the Green Girl Studio pieces...but this little unicorn really caught my eye, as it would be a fun piece to design with.
Components: GGS Unicorn, Denim blue Agate, peanut beads, Quartz Crystal rondelles, silver spacers, pink daggers, Sterling silver chain, silver lobster and waxed linen

Ruby Zoisite Clusters

More sticks only these are Ruby and Zoisite which happens to be one of my all time favorite stones. I put the R&Z sticks in clusters separated by...
Components: Ruby Zoisite sticks, fresh water pearls antique silver chain

Red Creek Jasper Fringe 2 & 1

I really like the color and patterns in the Red Creek jasper beads. So I finally decided to use the rest of the sticks to make a second fringe...
Components: Red Creek jasper sticks and rondelles, 3mm and 6mm carnelian bead spacers, GP chain, hand made red brass hook clasp

Autumn Fox

I was looking through my pendant collection and came across this Fox. If my memory serves me right, I bought this from LB about 8-10 years ago. I...
Components: Kylie Parry pendant (LB), ceramic leaf beads, matte ocean jasper beads. Copper wire ( been working on getting this particular wiring pattern down. Evergreen colored suede. Secondary necklace piece are random leftovers from Mr. Mason jar

You Got To Keep It Separated

Orange is my favorite color and I've been stashing pendants away to bring out in the Fall.This orange geode is one of them.
Components: orange geode, Orange Fire Agate...LB, Red Jasper, Spiny Oyster Shell stars, Sunstone, Czech Glass, copper links, sari silk and waxed linen

Happy Glass!

I had a beautiful vintage pendant from Burkina Faso that needed some color. African Glass beads in multi colors seemed to fit the bill! Of...
Components: Vintage Lizard Pendant from Burkina Faso, African Recycled Glass Saffron Mini Donut 12mm, African Recycled Glass Bottle Green Mini Donut 12mm, African Recycled Glass Cherry Red Mini Donut 12mm, African Recycled Glass Caribbean Blue Mini Donut 12mm, African Recycled Glass Sapphire Mini Donut 13-14mm, one last donut bead in a purple amethyst color and finally I used twelve of the Nigerian brass donut beads from my stash. I put them all on doubled Kansa (metallic) Round Leather Cord 1.5mm.

Peaches and Cream

A dainty necklace in Peach (dusty rose -looks peachy to me),cream,Lavender and Teal.
the tiles and hexagon beads are 2 holed.
Components: Seed Beads 11/0 - Dusty Rose, Opaque Rainbow Cream, Teal Green - 4 mm round cats’ eye beads Teal, 6 mm hexagon beads - Ivory, 6 mm square tile beads - Lavender, Silver colored Toggle Clasp

Butterfly Garden Necklace

These Czech Glass daggers are perfect for creating a simple focal element. For this design, I made a bead link with the daggers, and slid it onto a...

Dream Weaver Necklace

This week, I knew I wanted to use these new Czech glass daggers in a design, but I was struggling to come up with an interesting way to use them. I...

Hootie and the OJ

My inspiration came from the OJ (orbicular jasper). I saw it on the main LB page and knew I had to have it. Hootie has been hanging around in the...
Components: Orbicular jasper focal(LB) wrapped with copper wire (square and half round). Bronzite and a cream African white opal and carnelian beads. I made the chain with my stash of Czech beads, Swarovski rounds, gemstone rounds. Copper findings. Oh, and Hootie, he’s a polymer clay kind of guy. Brown suede strap.

Malachite Dream

I started with this 35mm malachite cabochon, which I glued into a stainless setting. It was such a beautiful stone, I wanted to complement it, so I...
Components: malachite cabochon, stainless steel setting, aluminum jump rings, czech teardrop beads, plated silver clasp

Tree of Life

So I made a bunch of silver pendants quite a while ago. Then I wanted to learn wire wrapping and put aside my precious metal clay. I've decided to...
Components: Sterling silver wire (18 gauge), single fire PMC sterling silver, Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline from LB

A birds point of view

I love this Birdseye rhyolite donut . If I could have found a tiny copper bird,I would have added it to this necklace. I made the chain with...
Components: I used this beautiful donut, copper wire, Czech glass melon beads and Czech glass fire polished beads and a few copper rounds.

Sari Silk, Vintage Beads and Tigers Eye

I had set aside certain pendants I wanted to use in Fall designs...the Tigers Eye was one of them. I didn't like the wire bail I had I...
Components: Tiger Eye, brass leaf, vintage wood ovals, vintage Lucite rings, sari silk, two Hessonite Garnets and one Sunstone dangles.

Dancing Dahlia Necklace Set

For this design, I used a mix of gemstones, Czech glass, and African brass to create this lariat layered necklace. I love how the different shades...

Autumn Leaf and a Log

I've had this Red Banded Agate leaf forever and decided to adhere it to a polymer clay log I've had for quite sometime. I used my leftover vinyl...
Components: Red Banded Agate leaf, orange vinyl chips, sari silk, PC log, copper pinecones, acorn and waxed linen, and lucite clasp.

Spiralized Blue

Made this necklace (chenille stitch) in a clockwise direction then decided to add the agates (I believe - not labeled). Then I continued in a...
Components: Seed Beads 11/0 - Opaque Rainbow Cream, Frosted Crystal Grape Lined and Opaque Turquoise, 3.4 mm drop beads Matte Capri Blue AB, 8 mm Blue Agates, Pewter Findings, Stainless Steel Toggle Clasp

Holstein and gunmetal

I was totally inspired by the strap- I love the 🐄 suede. I did have to really think about what components to use. I seldom use gunmetal, so I tried...
Components: Black and white suede leather strap. Picasso agate beads. A few white matte Swarovski pearls, antler bead, dyed magnesite discs, soldered crystal connector, a couple Czech flower bead caps, a crystal bead out of my mason jar and mainly gunmetal findings. I added an additional piece with Australian green opal, green garnet and wood beads. The strap is a sage green

Zen Garden Necklace

For this long-length necklace, I made links with African batiked bone beads, African brass, green aventurine triangles, and rock crystal. I love...

Pink Sands Necklace

When I first saw these African Recycled Glass Saucers, I knew I wanted to use them for a simple focal in a design. I love mixing shapes to add more...

Turqoise Fun

I love turquoise, so I decided to combine several elements to create a fun necklace that wasn't too serious.The chainmaille weaves are helm and...
Components: Aluminum jump rings, annodized aluminum jump rings, Zola dahlia openwork links, czech glass teardrops

Not According to Hoyle - or A Pansy, a Leaf and a Bee

Wanted a three strand necklace with the beautiful enameled pansy and the amethyst and orange beads. I didn't have the correct findings for a 3...
Components: Seed Beads 11/0 - Amethyst Frost Rainbow, Lustered Crystal Terra Cotta Lined, 4 x 8 mm bumpy amethyst and orange glass, 7 x 7 mm Czech Glass Amethyst Bellflowers, 6mm Czech Glass Druks Amethyst, 3 x 5 mm Czech Glass Cut Rondelles Orange, 3.8 x 1 mm Magic Wine O Beads, LB 12 x 14 Czech Glass Leaf, 12 x 11 mm gold plated Bee, 25 x 30 Enameled Pansy, Gold filled and Gold Plated findings, Gold Filled Clasp


I was scrolling through you tube wiring videos, so I tried this one. I like the way the necklace turned out. Then I did the second stone-a little...
Components: The necklace has freshwater square pearls in off white, copper Swarovski pearls, crazy lace beads, a couple pumpkin colored adventurine beads, copper spacer beads and matte copper colored seed beads. I have no clue what either stone is- they’ve been in my stash awhile. Copper wire and findings.

Coconut Palms Necklace

I love how the coconut beads and the rattan ring together create a larger focal. I had to add a pop of color with the turquoise enamel chain. This...

A Sad, Sad Tale

STOP five minutes before you are done! I should have followed that piece of advice with this necklace.

I had this piece finished to the point...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 13X4 reconstructed/reconstituted turquoise rectangular tubes, antiqued copper chain and copper beads, head pens, jump rings

Fun with Rattan Necklaces

For these necklaces, I mixed a variety of Rattan pieces with gemstones, tassels, bead chain, and leather to create unique focals.


Celebrían was the mother of Arwen from Lord of the Rings. This piece is so named because the recipient of the Arwen necklace that I made in...
Components: Labradorite, Aquamarine from LB, Sapphire from LB, sterling silver.