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Labradorite Mist Dragon

Labradorite is believed to help with travel on other planes while dreaming, it is protective, and is thought to inspire creativity. I liked how the...
Components: Green Girl Dragon Pendant, Labradorite nuggets, natural black shell rectangles, Czech seed beads in aqua, teal, frosted teal, crystal with grey wash. Toho pewter 3mm cube seed beads, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho seed beads, silver lustered quartz crystals.

Amazing Grace

This piece started with the ceramic pendant from Etsy. I added the copper disk for interest and stability. I thought the ceramic pendant was a...
Components: I used all beads from Lima Beads: Carnelian 4mm, African Turquoise chips, Hummingbird ceramic beads, Czech glass beads, copper clasp, 3mm leather lace, and finally BB finding that I got from a clearance grab bag. Wish I had more! LOL

Longing for Summer

Went up to the cottage last weekend to check on things there and came home inspired and so wishing it was summer. The beach looks so different...
Components: Shells, epoxy clay, wire, pearls, metal beads, s-lon cord, chain

Something Simple

I bought a strand of carved orange sardonyx cala lilly beads last summer. I've never seen anything like them before or since. I wasn't sure what to...
Components: Orange sardonyx, freshwater pearl, copper wire, leather lacing


The string of African rainbow beads in my stash kept grabbing my attention, so I decided to make it into a necklace. The pendant is recycled glass...
Components: African glass rainbow seed bead mix, recycled glass pendant, various sizes of hemp and string


Inspired by Alis dream catcher
Components: Green girl web, seed beads, feather charm, shell chips, czech glass spikes, metal rounds (Nunn design), flat leather cord, metallic hemp, waxed linen.

Patina Queen

The rich colors blend with the patina and it's warm but edgy.

Follow Your Dreams

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln designed this boho style necklace. She used bold patina colors to enhance the metal pieces.

" Mr McGregor's Garden "

To keep with the theme I wanted this necklace to have lots of green, I stacked green ceramic leaf, bunny, wood bead and house bead to form a...
Components: Jasper, Soocho Jade, Pyrite, Green Girl Studios peweter beads, African paper bead are all from LB. Art beads Lisa Peters, Elukka, Rich Kibbons, L. Drake, Passion of Beads

Essential Oils Pendant Necklaces

I have started creating essential oils bracelets and necklaces at the request of customers. I love using the lava rock beads that absorb the oils...
Components: lava rock beads, Zola pendants, stainless steel chain

Hawaiian surf

Like Hawaiian leaves, this beaded lei is done with Ogalala butterfly stitch. I use one color for the beads that link the rows. In this version, the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline

Hawaiian leaves

I wanted to make beaded leis for an event in Hawaii. Usually the colors are changed in rows, but I switched colors between the beads that link the...
Components: Czech seed beads, Fireline

Seaside Feather

The amazonite with black tourmaline reminds me of seafoam! It already has a home... Another PMC pendant
Components: Amazonite with black tourmaline (lb), ssf wire, PMC single fire sterling silver legal grade

Crazy Aggie

Another adventure with PMC, I thought I would share. Adding the crystals to the necklace is kinda new territory for me!
Components: PMC one fire sterling silver legal grade with cubic zirconia, crazy lace agate (lb), ssf wire, quartz crystal points

Tiger Watch

I love these patina tiger charms from LB. Originally I thought I'd make a 3 strand necklace, but after making the first 2 strands I realized that...
Components: brass patina tiger charms, vintage turquoise recycled glass tubes, antique brass beaded heishi, Picasso beads, faceted "turquoise" nuggets, antique brass Bali toggle clasp

Turquoise treasure

My own handmade turquoise ceramic pendant with turquoise rounds and ceramic leaves, Czechs beads strung on leather. Lots of fun!
Components: Handmade ceramic beads Turquoise Czechs beads leather deerskin

Black Silver and Gold

I wanted to create a necklace that can be worn day or night. I figure you can't go wrong with black silver and gold combo!
Components: Black silver and gold foil coin shaped beads, open circle silverplate spacers with clear rectangle gold bead inside.

Red Fox

While I was organizing my stash the other day these Red Creek Jasper beads jumped out at me. I had forgotten all about them. I immediately knew I...
Components: Jump rings, handmade clasp, 16 and 20 gauge copper wire, and Red Creek Jasper rondelles (LB I think).

Summer time

This set was inspired by the wood chips, I just had to find something to put them with and my son suggested the spikes. I thought it turned out...
Components: It is made with Tourqoise howtite, smooth wood chips, tiger eye chips and Tourqoise chips.

Fresh From The Oven

This is an assortment of PC pendants I have made. The black and white ones were handdrawn using india ink, then a heavy lacquer was applied after...
Components: Polymer clay, india ink, acrylic paint, lacquer, Artistic wire and leather cord.


Designer Rebecca Nunn design this earthy/vintage inspired charm necklace. This design has a hazy and mysterious vibe to it.


Designer Rebecca Nunn created this simple necklace with fun little details. This is a necklace you could wear everyday.

Swirling out of Control

I bought the bail months ago with no idea of what I wanted to do with it so it got put away. I bought the raku swirl a bit later but it was too...
Components: Tibetan Beads, seed beads, ribbon, flat wire for the clasp and recycled glass from LB. lampwork beads and bail from Etsy. Copper beads from stash.

The Enemy is Near

This pendant is from Josephine Beads and it has a samurai decal on it, I pulled the colors from it and made a knotted bib necklace with a wide...
Components: From Lima Beads are Fire Opal, Czech glass, bead caps, chain and waxed linen. From my stash stripped seed beads, trade beads, turquoise ovals, Grubbi ceramics, polymer clay JBDRustic, lampwork Garden of Beads.

What a difference a gauge makes

Now equipped with wire that are in gauges conducive to weaving, I made this necklace. I am donating it and a few other pieces to a local woman's...
Components: Amethyst, gold plated wire - gauge 20 and 26, gold plated chain and findings

Well - Abalone Floral Story - A Sampler

After I took a wire weaving class, I was gung ho to try to work on my own creation. Weeeelll - here it is. Lol. I couldn't wait to get the right...
Components: 18 and 24 gauge artistic wire, chain, fresh water pearls, Abalone shell focal flower

Valentine Hearts

I joined a monthly bead club from Canada. I liked that every month they chose a theme and sent a theme card in the box. So the challenge for me was...
Components: The LB Czech beads I used are the cobalt beads and the red heart beads, I also used a Zolo chain from LB. The main gold heart is from my stock. The gold chain is from LB.

Purple Passion

I first saw this pattern in a magazine, Then I went to the website and realized that the center of the pendant was a Czech button. I made my...
Components: My exact Zolo pendant is gone. But, It was similar to the Tibetan style Coin Focal that is on sale. I looked and saw many Zola Focals that could be used this way depending on the size of your pendant. I used Swarovski pearls, Czech beads, and seed beads. The little square gold Czech beads are from LB.

Triple Concho Bolo Necklace

Large hole beads, especially these Czech glass ones, make the perfect embellishment to a bolo necklace. I especially love using several bail slides...

Arrowhead Bolo Necklace

This arrowhead employs all the great colors of the Southwest that made bolo necklaces so popular while being fashionable and sparkly :)

Flower Bow Bolo Necklace

The simplicity of this bolo is what makes it so appealing and trendy. I combined silver and gold in the slides and opted for tying a bow rather...

Beat of My Heart Bolo Necklace

This heartbeat is perfect for a choker or a bracelet. Pair it with the icy blue microsuede and matte black cab concho and you have a funky yet...

Turquoise Nugget Bolo Necklace

This eye catching color is sure to get you ready for Summer! For this bolo, I chose to have 2 chokers with slides slipped onto the front centers of...

Turquoise Points Bolo Necklace

While most trending bolos out there right now are made with the 3mm cord, the 5mm offers the great option of giving you a heavier look. I love...

Copper and Jade..

My first go at a Y style necklace. I had been playing around and learning some polymer clay bead techniques and tried to make a pod style pendant...
Components: Antique Soocho Jade rondelle's, Czech orange flower beads, Czech seed beads, antique copper wire and leather cord from Lima Beads. Ball chain in antique copper also from LB, along with the small goldish/amber sea glass nugget pendant. Clasp, chain links, split rings, wire cord ends, made by me with 18 gauge antique copper wire and hammered for strength, all from LB. Green recycled glass disk beads from my own stash. PC pod pendant, made myself.

Lilac Blooms

I used the jump rings to make a mobius chain and then suspend the "flowers" from it.
Components: annodized aluminum jump rings

Zola Blue

I love the Zola elements, but I just can't decide if I like this treatment or not. Thoughts?
Components: Zola pendant, annodized jump rings, Toho 6/0 beads

Joie de Vivre

This piece is to celebrate joy of life. The focal is a copper washer stamped "choose Joy"...I didn't stamp and patina it as my stamping skills...
Components: copper washer, bird, Chrysoprase, Apatite, African paper beads, African glass beads, orange coconut beads, Indo Lampwork, copper chain and sari silk.

Colorful Calla Lily Necklace

Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal with gold plated chain and beaded links with greens, browns, blues, pinks, corals and golds....
Components: Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal, Zola elements round ball beads, twisted picasso Czech beads, sueded metallic faceted beads, Czech luster pink and brown beads, purple english cut facted Czech beads, gold toned bali style beads, teal rondelle beads, and gold plated chain and clasp.

Tribal Elegance Necklace

I am having so much fun with Zola Elements. I loved this focal pendant and enjoyed pairing it with all types of beads and links....
Components: Zola elements focal, Mykonos watercolor rectangle beads, Czech picasso triangle beads, lampwork gold/green/blue rondelles, gold tone spacer beads, blue cube beads, faceted sueded and fire polished beads, Zola elements beads, gold plated eye pins and a gold plated lobster clasp.