Summer Savings Week 3: Czech, Recycled, Lampwork & African Glass on Sale through 7/22!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Browse Necklaces

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.

Dapper Badger

My daughter is joining my Etsy shop. Dapper Badger is the name of her section in my shop. All her stuff is macrame hemp cord. The turtles are so...
Components: wood beads, lamp work glass, seed beads, resin beads, polymer clay turtles, on hemp cord.


I made this set with green Aventurine stones. Some interesting things I read about this stone. "Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer,...
Components: I used silver metal pins, jump rings and chain. I added small green glass beads for some added charm.

Next & Last for a while...

I have been wanting to learn how to wrap cabochons & stones for a while now. The brown is a cab with square copper & half round bronze wire. The...
Components: Biggs jasper cab, blue teardrop, pink pearls, Brazilian, regular & Peruvian amazonite nuggets, assorted wires


I've been having a lot of fun combining chainmaille and beads. I love these Zola elements, so I added a beaded shaggy loop chain to finish it off.
Components: Aluminum jump rings, Toho round beads, Zola pendant

Gone Pecan

Why gone pecan? Because as soon as I finished this, my aunt scooped it up! We were visiting her & I always bring jewelry stuff to work on. This...
Components: 16 & 18 g wire in brass, copper & silver colored copper plus bronze 16g round & 22g half round for the donut & bail, black agate donut.


The shell discs inspired this creation. I used their color as my main color and picked various small beads to compliment.
Components: I made this set using sead beads and small glass beads and shell discs. I randomly picked the beads, but kept them in a color scheme to go with the shell discs. I used silver metal pins for each row of beads.

Cthulhu's Calling

A customer requested an octopus necklace and I saw this patina octopus from Limabeads and knew it would be perfect!
Components: Brass patina octopus, brass chain, Czech glass beads, shiva shell bead

Gypsy Charm

I made this using Tourqoise and Amethyst chips with Tourqoise and purple colored shell discs. I enjoy trying different color combinations and...
Components: Tourqoise howtite chips, Amethyst chips, shell disc, silver metal pins and silver metal jump rings.

Yeah, I got nothing

So I have decided to use things other than molds for my pmc. I made the pendant/Celtic medallion using a wax seal. Wasn't sure what I wanted to do...
Components: Garnet from LB, freshwater pearls, pmc focal 16 gauge ssf wire, LOS, beadalon beading wire 49, 18 gauge half round ssf wire for ends

Majestic Ammonite Necklace

Earthy and jewel-like together. A necklace an ancient Priestess Queen would have worn. I used the Gk bronze flower beads to pull the two strands...
Components: Fossilized Ammonite pendant, 8mm dzi-style agate rounds, 12mm smoky topaz faceted Czech glass rounds, Matubo 6/0 chalky white with travertine seed beads, Czech 6/0 deep garnet and lustered purple seed beads, Toho 8/0 frosted transparent dark amethyst, Toho 8/0 semi-glazed lavender, Toho 6/0 frosted bronze, Gk bronze "little flower" beads, heavy oxidized jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex, HEAVY 2x2 sterling silver crimps.

Copper & Vitrail

Here's my second attempt at wire working an entire piece. I used my resin pendant as the focal. The beads are fire polished vitrail rondelles in 2...
Components: 18g copper wire, Czech vitrail rondelles, 28g copper wire for wrapping bail, previously made pendant Edited to say the pics didn't come out the best. I'll try outside on a sunny day!

Red Creek Jasper

I picked up this gorgeous Red Creek Jasper cabochon at a local gem and mineral show a couple of months ago. Finished up the setting in class last...
Components: Red Creek Jasper, sterling silver and fine silver


This was a custom piece I made. I made the feather using a silicone mold and fine silver pmc3. It was fun!
Components: Pmc3 fine silver, ssf wire, beadalon 49 strand beading wire, emerald agate (Lb) and fancy jasper (lb)

Translucent Winter Fire

Here's a gemstone piece I made for the Christmas market, to have something shiny and a bit expensive-looking to contrast with the multitude of dark...
Components: Garnet, labradorite, some kind of agate, and some really, really old beads from my stash which I'm not quite sure about, on waxed linen. Most of them from LB, I think. And the sterling silver parts, and SS pieces of chain.

Neutral Chic

I wanted to make a "go wih everything piece"' plus I loved the rondelles and the PC pendant I made LOL
Components: Marbled rondelles, cocoa flower beads, chain and clasp from my stash, Czech stone beads and other Czech beads from Etsy. Handmade PC pendant. The rest is from LB.

Beautiful Cab

I buy some cabachons from an Etsy shop which happens to be going out of business this month. I don't remember what this stone is but I think it's...
Components: Chinese crystal cubes, brass chain, brass filigree, green jasper rectangles, wire, Saki bronze beads, brass hook clasp

Delicado Necklace

This delicate necklace is an airy piece that is lightweight yet full of little details. Tierracast is on-trend by creating this lariat styled...

Seaglass setting

Getting a jump on summer with some beachy pieces- necklace earrings and bracelet set
Components: Aqua blue seaglass rounds, chain, bead cone, tiny metal spacers and wire wrapping

Good Vibes Tassel Necklace

I made this piece with Wood Beads I already had but used Lima's Gemstone rondelles to accent the wood beads. Add a tassel and some charms and you...

Stone's Throw Necklace

Natural and electroplated stone components form a statement necklace. I made this to go with a sweater I had with a brush stroked pattern in tones...
Components: Lapis-Lazuli, electroplated quartz (purple and blue dipped) and stone chips with gold toned beads, chain and gold plated clasp.

The Bling Version

Having got the idea, this fell together simultaneously with the other, as a possibly more customer-friendly version (or not, but the party version...
Components: Czech beads from LB, big glass nuggets found at a flea market, bronze wire (the real thing), leather lace.

Cast Ashore

I really don't know what happened... I was thinking of making a lariat... and I was planning a choker with those pebbles and the wire. But they...
Components: Small flat pebbles that I drilled holes in. Sterling silver wire, leather lace sewn together at the ends, and some exquisite Czech beads from LB!

Dragon fly sunset

One day I fired 15 pmc3 pieces and this was 1 of them. I have much more and am excited because I bought some AWESOME molds (moulds? I can never...
Components: Pmc one fire sterling silver (legal grade), ssf wire, faceted natural carnelian and 49 string beadalon beading wire

Copper beach sunset necklace

Another in a series of my recycled glass pieces. This time using an antique copper finish chain, and a variety of colors and shapes of the...
Components: Recycled glass pieces, large link antique copper chain, suede cord, hand-made clasp. Tropical charms with hand applied patina, brown suede cord.

Frog and Fossil Necklace

For a powerful Medicine Person or Shaman. Fossils often are affiliated with ancestor dream work and frogs with rebirth or transition.
Components: Fossil Donut, Turitella oval, 8mm zigzag Tibetan-style agate rounds, grey agate rounds, "eel" Czech daggers, soft grey short Czech daggers, oyster shell heishi, Job's Tears (Asian grass seed), pyrite mini skull beads, green zebra heishi (LB please get more!!!), matte silver Czech 6/0 seed beads, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed lavender, 11/0 shiny gunmetal Toho, 11/0 shiny lavender grey Toho, 11/0 matte slate blue Toho, frog charms-pewter, thick silver colored wire, .019 silver satin soft flex, sterling silver crimp beads.

Battle Axe Beaded Necklace

I was inspired to make this after I saw the Black agate battle axe pendant and decided to make my own design with it and faceted fancy jasper...

A Fairy's Home in the Woods

I saw this fairy house and it was too cute to pass up. Plus, a friend of mine is struggling with some health issues and I thought this would cheer...
Components: Fairy house in PC...brass Vintaj woodland branch and fairy, Lucite flowers in burgundy and blue, seeds, 1mm met. copper leather cord, copper chain and homemade copper hook.