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Make New Friends Two

Another Make New Friends Lariat. I'm offering the two necklaces together. One for you, one for a friend.

Sorry about all the postings. I keep...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Blue, Gold, Silver, Czech Glass Faceted Beads in Shades of Blue - 5 mm, Glass silver rounds - 3 mm, Glass Bicones - 4 mm, 6 x 8 mm Bellflowers Blue, Glass Superduos - Travertine with Gold, 18 x 18 Silver Reindeer, 18 x 20 Gold Plated Reindeer


Two Necklace Gemstone Set

In my last order from LB I received some Verde Terra Agate beads and some Pink Opal Faceted rounds. I think they're beautiful together. I added...
Components: LB - Verde Terra Agate Rounds 8 mm, Pink Opal Faceted rounds 4 mm, Labradorite 5-6 mm - Seed Beads 11/0 - terra blush, emerald green, fuchsia - -Glass beads 6 mm fuchsia saucer beads, light green AB rice beads 3mm x 6mm, 14 x 19 mm Czech Glass Leaves- peachy blush, Gold Plated spacers and Toggle Clasps


Heirloom

*The last picture is the BEFORE!*

Now for the "story". A while ago a friend of mine gave me her grandmother's necklace to fix and redesign....
Components: Oh so many! Czech Glass flower beads (LB), freshwater pearls, wire (of course it's me after all lol) fine silver components and other things I don't remember where I got them and what they are exactly


Follow up

A while a I made a necklace using Ancient Roman Glass and a rough cut Labradorite cabochon. The design on the stone was a tree of life. A friend of...
Components: Sterling silver wire, Ancient Roman Glass, Labradorite


Setting a Beautiful Stone

Once again I lost all my description & list of components:(.
Components: Jasper cab, brass filigree & stampings, Swarovski aquamarine & light amethyst, brass beads, Vintaj toggle & other findings. Focal backed with wool felt.


Sparkling Snow Necklace Set

This week, I had gift-giving in mind! By spending approx. $20 on materials, you can create four unique, simple, and budget friendly designs-perfect...


Holiday Blend Necklace Set

Inspired by the holidays, I used Czech glass melons, seed beads, gemstones, and gold accents to create this festive set!


More fun with Two Holed Beads

Having lots of fun with these 2 holed beads.
Components: Seed Beads 11/0 - green, 6 mm Two Holed Beads - Travertine and Black, 2 - 2 mm orange beads, Tierra Cast Ant Gold Plate 14 x 18 mm Toggle


Creek Stompin'

I creek stomped as a kid and always picked up naturally tumbled rocks, so was instantly attracted to this Red Creek Jasper strand at Lima. It...
Components: Red Creek Jasper (sticks, rounds, and ovals), and an assortment of brass beads, and leather bits for the rings.


Ladybugs

Another necklace made in collaboration with a client. This one has a small sprinkling of ladybugs to represent an area they visit in the summer....
Components: 11/0 seed beads- green, 3 browns mixed together, Blue, Peach, ivory, greens, 4mm Czech Glass druks, LB Toggle - Tierra cast Ant gold plate floral toggle


Zeke

The cool autumn weather and an owl hooting late at night when I can’t sleep inspired this set. Actually, a certain owl ( named hootie) asked me if...
Components: I used: Australian green opals(LB), wooden golden jasper(LB), Czech glass ovals and leaves from my stash, matte ocean jasper, and copper findings . Zeke is a polymer clay pendant.


Free Spirit Necklace Set

For this set, I paired these new Czech glass metallic beads with pearls, labradorite, and some antique gold nuggets-which are a great way to add...


Leaves and Berries

This has been a problem child since I started it. The frame is made of two smaller frames that were on my work table. Neither one was too great...
Components: 16ga and 24ga red brass wire, carnelian, jasper, chrome diopside, 20ga red brass hand made ear wires


Be still and you’ll know which way to go

I was reading about turquoise and a Navajo proverb says “ Be still and the earth will speak to you”. I thought how profound for these troubling...
Components: Kingman turquoise ( the more blue is indicative of copper and the more green is indicative of iron), the rondells are turquoise and spiny oyster, spiny oyster heishi beads, howlite triangles (LB- so glad I got them) and Kingman turquoise in different shaped beads. Swarovski globe beads. Copper findings and brown suede strap.


Mellow yellow

I fell in love with these flower shaped beads and my local bead store was going out of business so..... I’ve thought for awhile that I would use...
Components: Yellow Peruvian opals, Labradorite, Citrine, and swarovski crystals. Oh and a dark grey suede strap.


Triangles

This pair of ear rings had been hanging around for a while so I decided they needed a necklace. With my handy-dandy big pliers and two hammers I...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 18ga copper wire, antiqued copper chain from LB, niobium ear wires


Goodwill Beads

The beads in this set were originally a bracelet that I bought at the local Goodwill store. Their color was what first caught my eye. I looked...
Components: glass beads from a deconstructed bracelet, crystal spacers, 22ga silver plate wire, salvaged antique silver color chain, sterling ear wires, Czech glass tear drop beads


Finally!

I have been cleaning & organizing my jewelry spaces this entire quarantine. I came across these beads & just had to stop & design with them! I’m...
Components: Nepalese beads, raw brass spacers & bead caps, African focal bead, hemp cord


Missing Piece

Since I only had one day to bead, I needed a project that wouldn’t take a week or more to complete as many of my adventures do. So began the hunt...
Components: Walnut/Resin Focal, recycled glass teardrops, resin nuggets, wood, Czech glass, TierraCast bail, ABrass findings


To still the mind? Seriously?

The earring charms were my inspiration. Just love sunflowers! And amethyst is my birthstone, but it certainly didn’t still my mind. The inner...
Components: Canary yellow pearls, gold filigree beads, citrine ovals and dogtooth amethyst rounds. Amethyst chips and blue lapis. Pendant and earring charms from my fav Etsy artist, lamp work beads from Etsy artist. Gold findings


Beautiful Blue

I love this pendant- and have been at a loss to figure out how to complete it. I finally decided to make my own Czech glass chains. Like the...
Components: Pendant and earrings from my favorite Etsy artist. Czech glass from LB and other places over the years. Lampwork beads from Etsy artist. Mason jar (not seen) from the root cellar of my grandparents home. Does everybody know what a root cellar is? Oh, and I put a Swarovski Bicone in the center of the flower.


Bordeaux please

I’ve had these beads at least a year. I couldn’t find them because my bead room is always a mess. Finally found them today. I’m bored, so .......
Components: The pearls and the lilac shadow rounds are all Swarovski . The olive green rondells are preciosa . The wavy discs in the front are Czech glass. I used gold findings and a simple hook for closure. It’s 20 inches long.


Candy set

I was in the mood for some fantasy and these frosted, light reflecting glass rondelles were fun to play with on a sunny day :)
Components: Recycled crystal glass rondelles, Aqua Terra Agate rice beads, dyed leather cord and findings.


Bright White

I love how some gemstones look in a matte finish. White Howlite has a sophisticated yet subtle hue to it which is perfect with a nice summer tan ;)
Components: White Matte Howlite 10mm rounds, sterling silver bead caps, spacers and findings.


blu duo two

Clearly...I need to purchase more colors, but I do love the blue and bronze miniduo combo, and am finding ways to continue with my practice work.
Components: Mini Duos, 11/0's


Galactic Necklace Set

For this design, I used the Galactic mix strand to create a layered necklace & bracelet. I love how these colors look together & how easy the...


Aqua Sands

Just after college, Kevin and I vacationed at my aunt's home on Anna Maria Island in Florida. As we walked down the beach we came across this...


Deep Sea Diving Necklace Set

For this design, I used the Deep Sea Diving mixed strand to create a necklace & a pair of earrings. I love how the different shades of blue stand...


Rustic Feather Set

Time for a change in pace….Lately I’ve been playing with color and my postings have reflected that undertaking. But at heart, I love neutral,...
Components: Lipstick Ranch Iron Feather (LB), Red Creek Jasper faceted rondelles (LB), Wild Horse Jasper faceted nuggets & pebbles (LB), Magnesite, Riverstone, Czech striped picasso & trica seed beads, Jasper focal bead, waxed linen, AB chain & findings


Mermaid Cove Necklace Set

For this necklace, I made the Mermaid bead into a focal by creating a frame using wire with Czech Glass rounds & spacers. I love this...


Windswept turquoise

These gorgeous African Turquoise beads inspired me to create this organic feeling boho set.
Components: African Turquoise, silver metal feather charms, 24 gauge wire, ear wires, micro suede


Shimmery shell

I love this black lip shell for a casual summer necklace.
Components: Black lip shell, Greek pewter spiral bead, crystals, Tierracast bail and natural leather Earrings- pearls, crystals, sterling silver starfish earwires


Amazonite Cubes Necklace Set

I've had these Amazonite cubes for a while and wasn't sure how to use them. Came up with this design with seed beads.
Components: LB Amazonite Cubes 7 mm. 11/0 seed beads - LB Ceylon Impatiens Pink and Ceylon Light Ivory, Silver colored clasp, Stainless Steel Earwires


Long Long Lariat - I Can Still Remember

Started with the medallion - I was going to make a pendant - but changed my mind and decided to add the medallions at the end of a lariat. Went...
Components: 11/0 Seed Beads - LB Ceylon Pink Toho, Light Ivory 5mm 2 holed beads -black superduos, lined pinky-peach twins, Kheops 6 mm Tweedy Copper Czech Glass Pearls - 4 mm and 6 mm Gold Stainless Steel Earwires


Parisian Flair

This set reminded me of Paris (never been there). It's a St. Petersburg stitch sown together in the middle through the last 9 beads. The blue beads...
Components: 3 mm lustrous Czech Glass topaz Rounds, 11/0 Toho Seed Beads Light Ivory, 8 x 5 mm Faceted Rondelles - Deep Sky Blue, Button Clasp - Gold Colored (old), stainless steel earwires (gold)


Serenity Garden Set

This week, I loved these new Czech Glass Hibiscus coins so much that I decided to make a matching set! I think the peach moonstone looks great with...


Down the Garden Path

I started this stitch with the tiles and herringbone stitch then added the leaves, grass and flowers using 15/0 seed beads, flowers and round...
Components: Brown/green tiles 6 mm, 11/0 seed beads in brown and green, 15/0 seed beads in green, orange, silver lined yellow and turquoise, 5 mm yellow flowers, 7 mm yellow flowers, Czech glass druk beads 4 mm in orange and 3 mm gold, 4 mm bicones in orange and blue Brass earwires and clasp


Copper 2 Holed Beads

I found some 2 holed copper colored tile beads and then the superduos - they matched perfectly! Then I saw the burnt orange beads and the rainbow...
Components: 11/0 seed beads -LB Silver-Lined Burnt Orange Toho, Rainbow Emerald Green, Matte Black, 2 holed superduos and tiles in copper, button clasp and loop.


Another Triangle Set!! or Three's a charm?

Used up the rest of my triangle beads (except for four). Instead of using a herringbone stitch this one has a right angle weave to it. These Kheops...
Components: Silver/Green Kheops, 11/0 seed beads - black and topaz, 15/0 seed beads black, superduos topaz, brass earwires and clasp


Wouldn't it be nice?

Maybe a crisp white shirt, khaki capris, strappy sandals and a warm summer day. We can all dream...

Combo of wood beads, Tierracast bail, and...


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