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Green Mosaic

I found this neat little mosaic kit online. I added some beads to the chain and....voila! I kept the pendant design simple, as this was my first...
Components: Mosaic glass bits, bezel, grout and chain from online shop. Czech and gemstone beads from Etsy shop and LB.

Channeling VanGogh

This has been one of the most fun artistic journeys I've had! It was a surprise at every turn...alcohol inks are amazing. The photos don't do...
Components: Handmade pendant and beadcap by me using alcohol inks onPC, hemp from LB, handmade copper toggle by me, and glass Pandora style bead from my stash.


Did ya miss me??
I finished this Kumihimo piece a while back in between caring for my elderly aunt in New Orleans. She's never been married & is a...
Components: 1mm leather cord, bronze findings & swirl beads, bronze zebra jasper, amber crystals & seed beads.

Jade dream

After being dormant for a couple of years, the beading virus has awoken again 😉 I just love working with jade and green in general. It felt good...
Components: Materials used: rhyolite, burma jade, canadian jade, silver plated beads and clasp, green snakeskin jasper, fresh water pearls

Copper Rose

I love the way green works with copper, so I decided to try this pendant with some twisted rings. I like how it turned out
Components: Patricia Healey pendant, twisted anodized jump rings, solid copper jump rings, copper clasp

Proud Peacock

Another fun piece for my husband's Honey Do List challenge from July! This one is vibrant and funky! See all my other peacock inspired designs...
Components: Polymer clay focal by Staci Louise Smith, gemstones including carnelian and plated druzy, Swarovski pearls, Czech glass, copper plated chain and findings by Nunn Design.

Fancy Feather

This is one of my designs for the Honey Do List challenge my husband gives me (and anyone who wants to play along with us!) I happened to discover...
Components: Patina green feather pendant, faceted blue green quartz coins, bloodstone puff squares, bronze colored seed beads, TierraCast brass plated clasp with Vintaj patina paint added.

Anna's Grace

This pendant was inspired by my beautiful Daughter Anna,her kindness, beauty, and strength inspire many :-)
Components: Square copper wire, 28 gauge round copper wire, glass cabachon

Primal Beginnings Second Necklace

Well, as I promised, here is the second necklace to my ‘Primal Beginnings Set’ that I posted the beginning of the month. This complementary idea...
Components: Tektite drops, Quartz shards (LB), Agua Nueva & Steel Fire Agate (LB), ASP Steel rounds, Tierra Cast wavy rondelles (LB), crystal rondelles, ASP findings, ASP chain (LB), Steel Handmade Clasp, seed beads.

Granite Donut With Agate & Jasper Sprinkles

I've always admired gemstone donuts but never quite knew how to incorporate them in my work. When I saw this one at a bead show it inspired me to try.
Components: Jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille links, Picture Jasper 4mm cubes, 6mm & 8mm rounds (LB), 8mm Tibetan Banded Agate, Tibetan Agate Rondelles, Table Mountain Granite donut, deerskin lace leather & a clasp I made.

I did it with eggs!

Four wire wrapped pendants that I antiqued with hard boiled eggs! Someone else, awhile back, had posted about using eggs for antiquing metal and...
Components: One dozen eggs, a plastic zip top bag, toothbrush, steel wool, and a wee bit of elbow grease.

Look Homeward Angel Redux

I love thus pendant from Wondrous Strange on Etsy, and made a different necklace, but I was never really satisfied with it. Today I took it apart...
Components: Raku pendant from Wondrous Strange, lampwork beads, polymer clay beads from Winterbird Studio, raku beads, pearls, green garnets, Swarovski crystals, roman glass, horn, labradorite, aquamarine, and white bronze toggle by Saki Silver.

Ocean knots

I made piece for my mom. She likes funky elements so I thought she would love the octopus focal bead. I designed around it with various moonstone,...
Components: Green girl studios octopus pendant Peach moonstone Jasper Agate Glass beads

Primitive Sparkle

Those of you who know me know I haven't been around lately, and even was considering selling off my rather large stash. BUT, it's really hard to...
Components: Iolite nuggets, moonstone nuggets, pineapple quartz, pearl nuggets, and Thai silver clasp.

My Best So Far

To me, this is the best copper work I have done so far! It took hours to make...but well worth the effort!
Components: Handmade copper focal, S connectors, clasp and me. Assorted Czech beads from Etsy and LB, deertan lace from LB.

Bee Dream

I fell in love with this flower, and my husband fell in love with the bees, so this is the result. The wonderful lampwork is by Russian artist Alla...
Components: anodized aluminum chain and wire, glass flower and beads

Peace & Love

This necklace was made for a special young woman in her 20's that loves the 60's era style and music. I wanted to make something that would reflect...
Components: The Twist of Fate chainmaille links are made with Weave Got Maille 4mm ID jump rings. The rest of the necklace is made with various shapes of dyed Howlite.

Inspired by Koi

I was inspired by the sidewalk artwork of the koi fish to make this necklace with Diane Hawkey's amazing koi pendant for the Inspiration in...
Components: Ceramic pendant by Diane Hawkey, Czech glass, ceramic rounds, cracked quartz, teal paisley jasper oval, Vintaj copper beads, size 8 seed beads, Nunn Design copper plated jump rings, TierraCast copper plated clasp.

Tibetan dragon

I love this little dragon charm, and I wanted to pick up some of the same colors. The earrings highlight 1920s koi glass pendants
Components: Tibetan dragon charm, glass beads, vintage glass koi pendants, aluminum jump rings

Jungle Foliage

This is my entry for the July Art Bead Scene challenge. You can read more and see the inspiration artwork over on my blog:...
Components: Pendant by Lesley Watt paired with beads made of Czech glass, ceramic, vintage plastic, paper, and blonde wood; Vintaj natural brass chain and findings

Folded Copper Pendant

This my first attempt at folding metal---not too bad, huh? LOL
Components: Leather cord from LB--copper sheet metal, 16g copper wire, Czech round and rondelle beads, glass headpin--also made by me.


In this piece, Becky Nunn layers different kinds of metals. She uses gold and copper open circle wire frames and a copper jump ring, chain, and...


Created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design, this piece is simple yet elegant. Use the silver design as a reference or make one of these necklaces using...

Natural High

I love the look of chunky jewelry even though i dont wear it! Stick and gradual beafs are my favs
Components: Natural amazonite stone stick beads separated by bead caps on wire and some chain

Tiny Pendant

Another type of poppy jasper. I wanted to do something lighter and more delicate than a wire wrapped bezel, so I tried this. As I was setting it, I...
Components: Poppy jasper pendant (TheStoneLab), 22 and 26 gauge copper wire, turquoise nuggets, moonstone briolettes, mookaite beads, leather cord.

Hearts a Blu

I've been in a design rut lately, here's to hoping I'm out of it now! :)
Components: Blue peanut beads, copper spacers, tinned copper heart by Moi, gear from the scrapbopk isle, Czech glass mirror bead.

Polymer Play

I made this necklace for the June Art Bead Scene challenge. I've been playing around a bit with polymer clay and the pendant was the result of...
Components: Pendant made by me with a Nunn Design bezel; Czech glass mixed metallic English cut and copper round beads; O Beads in a mix of metallics; plated hematite cornerless cubes; copper plated jump rings and clasp from Nunn Design.

Inspired by Ali

Always wanted to do something with some of LB's African Trade I saw this design of Ali's,Coastal Shores and thought I would try...
Components: African Krobo Beads, silk string, hemp, recycled beads and a button.

Honey Do List June 2017

This is my creation for this month's Honey Do List challenge that my husband comes up with to inspire jewelry makers. Check out my blog to read...
Components: Ceramic bird pendant by Earthenwood Studio; Nest bead by Green Girl; Czech glass in various shapes and shades of red & black (from Lima!); Birch with Speckles ceramic beads (From Lima); antiqued silver plated chain, clasp, and jump rings; blackened eye pins from Vintaj.

Eyelet Treasure

My late father left a collection of vintage hardware--i.e.--nuts, bolts, screws and these eyelets! I finally incorporated them in one of my...
Components: Tibetan agate rondelles, red creek Jasper rondelles, various Czech beads, and waxed linen cord--from LB. Copper jumprings and fancy hammered S clasp components--made by me. Brass eyelets from vintage collection.

Washed up on the Beach

I lived on the coast and would find small pieces of sea glass. Green was a prevalent color. I live in the desert now and I needed a piece of the...
Components: recycled glass, sterling rounds, shell

Positive Frame of Mind

I was inspired to make this necklace for my sister's birthday after I found the wooden frames on the sale wall at Hobby Lobby. She loves wood and...
Components: Twist of Fate or Barrel Weave chainmaille made with Weave Got Maille jump rings. Also, Picture Jasper cubes, wooden frames (HL), Red Creek Jasper faceted rondelles (LB), Tibetan Agate rounds, and my handmade clasp.

Wrapped Neckwire with Pendant

I dyed the silk ribbon & wrapped the neckwire I've had in my stash for a long time. I wirewrapped the pendant, made the little hammered bail &...
Components: Laguna lace agate & wire from Lima, neck wire & Swarovski crystals from stash, silk ribbon & dye from Dharma Trading.

Skull dream

Twofers. The skull necklace is done with shaggy loops,and the bracelet is E4 in 1. I Love this skull, and it's one of my favorite colors.
Components: skull pendant, nickel silver jump rings, 12 hole connectors, size8/0 seed beads, and gold plated clasp

Heart a flutter

I was so pleased how the horse eye ocean opal beads went with the ceramic focal
Components: All components from Lima beads!💟

Pink Buzzy

Ok, I had two of these antique bees. And branches from Etsy. They worked together well I thought so I made another necklace. Which can bee taken...
Components: Chain from Lima. Bee and branch from Etsy. Accent crystals from a vintage bracelet.

Turquoise dream

OK, here's my second effort wth the Tibetan focal. Which do you prefer?
Components: Tibetan pendant, turquoise heishi, coral cube beads, silver plated cones and clasp

Tickled Pink and Purple Necklace

Eclectic mix of beads in the pink and purple range mixed with gold toned components.
Components: Blue frosted glass beads, acrylic tube bead, gold toned chain and clasp, gold toned artistic wire, round blue speckled beads, rose burgundy speckled beads.

The Path Less Traveled

What to do with leftover or short supply beads? Make an eclectic necklace!
Components: Destash of various beads including wood, acrylic, stone, glass and ceramic.

50 Shades of Clay

50 Shades of Clay Necklace
Components: Silver toned pinch bails, Sculpey clay pendants, Stone round beads, Silver toned clasp, beading wire