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Soft Seas

Such soft colors...Abalone mosaic pendant and rounds, paired with soft seafoam colored glass beads, and a touch of gold for glimmer!


Bold Medallion

I love this piece!
Huge silver medallion pendant paired with graduated agate chips.


Jasper Slab Collar

Big jasper slabs with brass chain links = big statement! NJ


Microsuede Choker Necklaces

Making a choker using our 7mm microsuede is so easy! All you need is 13" of 7mm...


A Glow in the Dark Alphabet

Several months ago I sold a pair of ear rings to a friend. They were green glow in the dark cats. My Friend works with special ed children and...
Components: glow in the dark plastic beads, black leather cord


Amazonite and Seed Pearls

I've never worked with little spike beads before so when I saw them I decided I wanted to give a spin. They are very smooth and the colors varies...
Components: amazonite, seed pearls


Blue Coral and Baroque Pearls

I've had this necklace just hanging around waiting to have a clasp put on it. I'm having problems with my eyes and can't get the crimps done...
Components: natural blue coral, baroque pearls, and a clasp to be decided on in the future


Chrysocolla Jasper

This necklace is made with one of my favorite beads, chrysocolla jasper. They are getting more difficult to find but they just seemed to be the...
Components: stainless steel chain, chrysocolla beads, stainless steel spacers


Umpteenth variation...

Yet another version of the ladder necklace...still love this design. This one uses a fine gold chain, and lots of pretty seed beads. Great use...
Components: gold chain, 22 g. gold wire, seed beads.


Latest designs

I've been having more fun with wire. I need to polish up the necklace pendant. I haven't used my LOS gel yet. I have a copper necklace that I will...
Components: Necklace: 18g Brass round wire for main part of necklace, 12g half round wire for bail & 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite, 6/0 seed beads in Moogie's rainbow fluorite blend, brass jump rings, a few bead caps & brass/gold-plated beads. Pendant: 16g brass wire hammered, various closed rings, 28g for wrapping, rainbow fluorite beads. Bracelet: 22g square copper half hard wire, 26g for wrapping, same beads as necklace, 4mm/20g copper jump rings


Geometric Shadows

Recently I've been working on designing necklaces. I tend to want to make bracelets more than anything else and have only attempted a few necklaces...
Components: Jump rings (roundmaille weave), 12mm Quartz & Jasper triangular beads, 6mm Picasso Marble, 4mm cube Picasso Jasper (LB), and deerskin leather.


Ocean Dream

I seem to have two obsessions at the moment. One, the beaded shaggy loops weave, and two, the silver lined aqua beads. I just had a to pick a focal...
Components: Ocean jasper pendant, 8/0 seed beads, 7/64" aluminum jump rings


Mossy Knoll

These colors are my favs. I love earthy, rustic colors best.
Components: PC pendant and beads made by me. Czech beads from LB and Etsy shop. Clasp and jumpings made by me.


Golden Branches

I made this necklace for the March Art Bead Scene challenge. Check out my blog to see the inspiration art and the other designs I came up with....
Components: Polymer clay pendant by Humblebeads, faceted chalcedony, Czech glass saucer & rondelles, vintage German glass, seed beads, Vintaj brass findings.


Sodalite Dream

I love this sodalite pendant, and wanted to show it off. The chainmaille design is byzantine thorn.
Components: annodized aluminum jump rings, sodalite pendant


Spring Green

A repeat of an earlier design but in silver with a hand made embossed leather link.
Components: Prehnite pendant, czech glass rounds, TierraCast Bezel link, Thumbtack head from the scrapbook isle, leather.


copper blue

it is just a turquoise bead and copper wire. It measures an inch and a half long. I am probably going to antique this one as well before I toss...
Components: a copper bead 'horse eye, 20 gauge copper wire, and 26 gauge copper wire.


Pretty in rustic pink

I love the simple design here because it brings out the raw details in the Peruvian pink opal beads. The dark chain and diamond accents make it pop...
Components: Pink opal tumbled beads. My stash. Chain is hand saudered beautifully made. And also wheel opal beads.


Fish on

I have had the fish focal for awhile. It's quite beautiful. And didn't want to only put abalone beads with it. When I saw these labradorite wheel...
Components: Labradorite wheel beads (Lima beads) green bronze luster beads accent (limabeads) my own vintage abalone earrings repurposed for accents. From Taxco Mexico. Taxco abalone inlaid real silver articulated fish from 1964. Chain is antiqued silver tone bookchain.


Easy Does It

Trying out some pendants designs. I like the simplicity of this one....It was the first one I made in this style.
Components: Chain and clasp from my stash. Czech bead was from Etsy and wire from LB.


odalisque

It is a wire work pendant and a couple of foiled lampwork beads. This one has a lot of steps but they are all really very simple. There are a...
Components: Copper wire, two lampworked beads, 1 seed bead.


Spiral Dance

Spiral dance is a glass cabochon surrounded by wire work. Unfortunately the cab does not photograph well. I again find this a very simple design...
Components: copper wire, sheep copper, glass cab.


whirlpool

It has been some time since I have shared a design, so I shall share a few today. This first one is fairly simple, a spiral of hammered copper,...
Components: Copper, pearls, antique greasy glass seed beads size 20/0.


Spotted Necklace

I love to mix and match patterns and colors...the sari and the vintage spotted beads seem to go together.
Components: Vintage spotted beads, Lapis, orange enamel beads, sari silk, one tassel and waxed linen.


Little House

Lots of new beads and other PC pieces....Also made lots of components! Tedious, but what fun!
Components: LB leather cord and gold spacers. PC house, beads, coilbeads, headpins, clasps and jumprings.....All made by me.


3 Kumihimo

I couldn't stay away from Kumihimo too long. I came across those fibers in blues in my collection. Then I had other ideas. I found the gorgeous...
Components: Fancy jasper rounds, 8/0 seed beads & iris green firepolished Czech beads, C-lon cord Menkashi cotton cords & 2 sizes of crow beads Japanese silk threads bundled into cords, gold plated bezel setting, cabochon by Indigo Turtle Art, brass findings


Autumn Colors

This was a past box from my bead club that was on clearance. I love Fall colors as you well know. I added only the chain used, a strip of 10mm...
Components: The beads were wood, ceramic, shell, seed beads and glass. All of the beads plus the main copper leaf and one gold leaf. I added a second gold leaf from my stash.


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


"Festival"

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


Mapuchi

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


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