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Boney James

Not my best work but I need to start producing stuff. Romeo has been coming along, but today he had a terrible day. He's been crying so much it...
Components: Faceted glass beads, rhinestone clasp, metal beads.

Black & Red Shiner

I'm going through much of my stash trying to use up beads (so I can order more!) I've had for quite a while. I found a few red coral rounds and...
Components: Large black/white facet cut agate component; 2-silver Tierracast silver twisted spacers; 6mm red coral beads; TierraCast 6mm silver beaded heishi spacer; silver metal beads; 4mm red coral round beads; black agate rondelles; crimp beads; wire guards, beading wire; silver hook & eye clasp.

That’s a wrap!

I love how this can be wrapped around the neck with the long dangling chain hanging in the front. An unusual mix of colors and sizes make it fun!
Components: Turquoise stones, African trade beads, copper spacers, Czech glass beads, copper chain, copper hammered heart charm, copper hammered links for earrings

Shades of fall

These unique beads have such unusual colors and markings and include all the colors of fall. Wanted to showcase them and not distract from them...
Components: Molten fire agate beads, tiny silver and copper spacers, oval agate stone, sterling fan bail and sterling toggle clasp

This the season (almost)!

I’ve been working on some final Christmas pieces. Aren’t these PC pieces awesome? I bought 3 of the pendants. The left side is a matte finish...
Components: PC gnome charms, PC tree scene charms. The pendants are bezeled with 8/0, 11/0’s, 4 mm pearls.

Cowgirl up!

I saw these beautiful western style beads and fell in love! I love anything turquoise!
Components: Turquoise chips, Czech glass rondells, earring beads and pearls with gold wash. The last of this chain that has worked so well with many of my pieces.

Bronze & Petrol

My inspirations usually happen when I’m picking up or reorganizing. I like the color combo of bronze & petrol blue.
Components: Bronze from Saki, Rio Grande, Greek bronze, Swarovski pearls, & pieces from an old necklace.

Dark Waters

I really wanted to do a fringe piece, and I thought my bugle beads would be perfect for the job. I was originally going to have the fringe go all...
Components: Black Iris bugle beads, 11o blue rainbow luster seed beads, stainless steel clasp/ extender chain/ jump rings/ fish hook ear wires/ head pins

African Beach

I usually go through phases in my jewelry making styles, and my new obsession is with African beads of all varieties. They are so much fun to work...
Components: African recycled glass in 3 sizes (LB), African Ashanti saucers, coconut rondelles (LB), porcelain (LB), carved wood, bone, Chinese knotting cord for necklace (LB), 2mm leather for bracelet (LB), TierraCast button (LB), SP findings.

Czech Gls Button Wirewrap Set

My mom had posted the wirewrap itself ages ago. I finally got around to making the necklace and earrings to it just last year, so I thought I would...
Components: 3mm bicones, 4mm bicones, 4mm Fire polish, gold plated tube beads and bead caps, gold plated findings, 22g gold Parawire, and a Czech Gls button

Purple Bliss

I usually look around and see designs that I like and go off of those, this time I decided to try something all on my own.
Components: Dyed Ocean Jasper rectangle beads, 20g brass wire, 26 g brass wire, toggle clasp and spring clasp, purple oval beads and white crystals.

Fruit salad

I’ve been collecting these fruit beads for a couple years and finally decided to make something with them. This is not exactly as I wanted it. I...
Components: Czech glass fruit beads and flowers. I wove waxed cord through the chain to put farfalle beads on close to the chain. Lobster claw closure with extra jump rings for sizing.

Roses are Red.....and Blue!

I really love flower / flowery beads so, when I saw these flower beads I had to have them. I used them to make these items as soon as I got home...
Components: 1) 12mm and 6mm Red rose stone beads, red and white matte finished glass beads, 4mm opaque red crystals, 20g gold wire, ear wires and toggle clasps. 2)10mm blue polymer clay rose beads, multi-colored round glass beads, 4mm opaque blue crystals, 3mm yellow cube beads, silver 2-hole spacer beads, tiger tail beading wire and toggle clasp. 3) 6mm red stone flower beads, 3mm opaque red crystals, 12g flat silver wire, 16g red wire, 20g gold wire and lobster claw clasp.

Missing my brother

I have this picture on my bead table. It’s my brother David - he passed away last summer. My sister,Beth and me- holding my hand out. Anyway, I...
Components: These beads are 8 mm wild horse jasper from Arizona and luster white 4mm fire polish beads, and 8mm bronze seed beads. Antique brass findings


As I look out the window and see the wildlife moving to & fro and the plant life starting to grow, I find myself filled with energy & motivation....
Components: Natural wood chips, resin carved beads, spotted ceramic rounds by Rabbit Run, green ceramic rounds, African recycled turquoise rings & rounds, green triangular & other wood beads, leather cord, antique brass bird & findings, crystal rondelle, bone, seeds

Night Sky Luster To You Mister

Love me some amethyst. Most of these Lima beads arrived before noon and I had this finished the same day. The wheel shaped bead is real amethyst...
Components: Purple Softflex wire. 20 guage copper over silver Parawire 8mm twisted copper open jump rings 16mm solid copper ring 10mm pin and loop clasp in copper. Half round copper over silver Parawire Copper wire guards Copper colored crimp covers Silver twisted crimp beads Tiny copper glass beads for spacers Periwinkle Recycled Glass Side Drilled Freeform Drop 43120 Czech Glass Iris Green Leaves 41007 Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Leaves 41005 Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Round 8mm 24715 Czech Glass Eggplant Picasso Tribal Cion 12mm 51402 Czech Glass Bronzed Thistle Fire Polished Rondelle 6x8.5mm There are two more beads that I can't figure out where they came from lol

Cowgirl up

I’ve had this necklace in my shop and took the challenge to make these earrings. I actually made the copper earrings with shorter fringe- to go...
Components: Turquoise and lapis stone that I bezeled with seed beads. I added a bouquet of flowers at the top and a silk sari ribbon with slide knots for easy sizing. The earrings are the new Tierra cast southwest frame and posts. Seed bead fringe.

Stand for Ukraine

Stand for Ukraine 🇺🇦 🌻
The sunflower, Ukraine's national flower, is becoming a symbol of resistance against the country's invasion by Russian...

Indescribable Darkly Yellow Grape Set

I really liked these yellow stars but what to do with them? I finally settled on these equally weird grapey flying saucer or Saturn like beads to...
Components: Antique bronze over copper findings, celitc design connectors, mustard seed starflower coin bead, czech glass, 22 gauge antique bronze over copper wire, 6mm bronze jump rings, 3mm bronze metal spacers with the cut corners, 12mm hole bronze clasp, a few grape colored matte finish seed beads probably 8/0

Salute to the Great Southwest

I started working on this set 2 or 3 weeks ago and really like the way it turned out. Turquoise and copper are a gorgeous combination and offer...
Components: 24ga copper sheet, turquoise, brass, niobium ear wires, hand made brass hook clasp, (LB)antique copper chain

Carnelian stone

This necklace kind of created itself- the large oval Carnelian pendant seemed to go well with the red tulip beads & gold chain and the simplicity...
Components: Carnelian oval pendant, Carnelian rondelles, Czech tulip beads, Hamilton satin gold chain

Snake bracelet and ear wrap

Was going to be a cuff bracelet but I would need to use probably 16g wire or larger so, a hook under the snake head hooks on the bend in the tail....
Components: 18g square gold wire, 26g gold wire, 6mm red and black Australian crystals.

I am the Rose of Sharon

“Are we there yet” remember saying that in the car when you were a kid? Is Spring coming soon? On Tuesday it was 80, today it’s 40. So … in...
Components: Silver spoon cross, patina paint, silver plated chain. Little cross charms and bunny charms. Czech glsss flowers

Stitch markers

These are stitch markers for knitting and crochet. I’ve never personally used them, but have many friends who do. They also make large plastic...
Components: Orphan beads, findings and colorful clasps

Grape Smoothie

Another step out of my color comfort zone! As I was putting away some newly purchased supplies from Lima, I came across some mauve hemp & wondered...
Components: Mauve Hemptique hemp cord, Czech opaque dk purple 1/0, matte purple mix crows, ceramic beads, 2 Czech turquoise glass rings, resin buttons, (bracelet includes various seeds & C-Lon)

Cruella Collection

I've always loved Dalmation Jasper. When I saw the different shapes, this popped into my head. The Czech Glass Jet Picasso carved oval intrigued me...

Scraps Again

I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Spent nearly all of December fighting a sinus infection.

These pieces were made from...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, 16ga round copper wire, 24ga round brass wire, freshwater pearl, chain from LB, hand made clasp, niobium ear wires

More Peacocks, Different Flower Bed

The remainder of my Peacock beads. I bought the ceramic flower beads and ceramic disc beads at different times and different places. I swear they...
Components: Dyed Turquoise rectangle beads, Ceramic flower beads, Ceramic disc beads, silver metal spacer beads, 20g silver wire, 24g silver wire, beading wire, crimp beads, jump rings, toggle clasp, lobster claw clasp, and silver stud earrings.

No name

I may have gotten a little carried away, but I like the way the red luster beads looked against the turquoise color.
Components: Turquoise colored Howlite beads, donut and nuggets, red luster beads, silver 20g wire, silver ear posts and silver extender chain.

Solar Druzy & Gold

I’m trying to use all the beautiful pieces I’ve purchased from Lima over the years. These Solar druzy links & charms are some of the many! I also...
Components: Solar druzy with gold, deep violet blue druzy beads, brass wire, brass & gold plated findings & rondelles

Bonus Bling and Ahn Ree

Someone has come to live with us. His name is Henry but the French pronounce it Ahn Ree, with a sort of husky rolling R. And since I am...
Components: Fire Polish rounds. 2 cut silver seed beads. Silver patterned rounds. Decorative patterned silver drops. Silver clasp. Ear wires. Beading thread. Clamshell knot covers.

Fire & Ice Necklace Set

For this design, I used a mix of Amazonite, Goldstone, Peach Moonstone, Coconut Shell, & gold accents to create this matching set. I love how the...

Night Traveller Bracelet and Earrings

A fairly simple charm bracelet in my "Night Traveller" series. Like silver moonlight on a hidden garden with a little dagger for safety. The coin...
Components: Dark blue purple Czech tab flowers and bellflowers, frosted rainbow amethyst Toho, 6/0 Czech glass seed beads, metallic frosted antique silver Toho, Soft Flex beading wire, heavy sterling silver crimp beads. Coin and dagger charms.

Sage Blossom Necklace Set

I used a mix of Czech glass, Green Aventurine, Peach Moonstone, Freshwater Pearls, and gold accents to create this late-summer inspired necklace set.

Under the Sea

Cool colors of the Mediterranean with splashes of patina accents
Components: 4mm and 6mm shades of blue ceramic beads, Amazonite nuggets, Raku oval and donuts brass and patina beads, octopus and Sand Dollar, copper spacers.

New Moon, New Beginnings

I based this set from a pick a few weeks back
Components: Moonstone Pebbles, Pyrite coins, Pyrite moon, Nunn moon, jet pave crystal rondelle spacers, brass toggle, brass chain (lariat), the ring is a Pyrite coin and stainless steel cable chain.


I wanted to see what a necklace would look like with segmented chain and chainmaille as the focal. The bracelet was made with the leftovers.
Components: 18 & 20 gauge wire, jump rings for the chainmaille Twist of Fate weave, chain, 8mm Serpentine (LB), 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade cubes (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp. The bracelet also has Antique Soochow Jade ovals from LB.

The Blues

Made these to wear to my sons wedding
Components: blue fresh water pearls, a few charms and shaped wire earrings


It seems I've broken one of my design rules. The one were I try to do things in odd numbers. But I wanted to see what a half and half design would...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian 4 in 1 chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge wire, Peruvian Turquoise 8mm rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp for the necklace.

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  • Althea A
    Althea A on “New Beads from Nancy”:
    “Another beautiful bracelet, Jane. I love those lampwork beads…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Proud of me!”:
    “I agree that this has made you the star beader of the year on your first…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “HEEEELP!!!”:
    “This is gorgeous! I don't know a solution since I haven't made anything that…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “New Beads from Nancy”:
    “So Pretty Jane! At first when I was looking at the pic, I thought the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Ruffles”:
    “What wonderful bracelets! The gold ones got my attention most, which surprises me. I'm…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Proud of me!”:
    “Oh Moogie, stunning work! Perfect choice of seeds to match & accentuate the stone. …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “HEEEELP!!!”:
    “This is surely a beautiful piece with lovely elements. I agree with Beady, I don't…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Newest Earrings”:
    “Thanks you all!! I think I'm really lucky to have this young couple and Hazen as…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ruffles”:
    “I think all of them are great! So many options with the variety of colored…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Proud of me!”:
    “Moogie, it's beautiful! Did you follow the Bronze pony for your bezeling? I love…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Newest Earrings”:
    “Love how you used the little millefiori flowers with the teardrops--they are really tiny! They're…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Proud of me!”:
    “This is lovely Moogie. It's great for Christmas. Love the Peyote bezel around your stone. The…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Proud of me!”:
    “Wow...that looks perfect!! Quite impressive for your first attempt Moogie!! I would love to learn how…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “HEEEELP!!!”:
    “Beautiful components make for a beautiful necklace. I'm afraid stringing the beaded sections will result in…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “My tree 2022”:
    “Lots to see on your tree. So fun and cheerful.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Boney James”:
    “K, Romeo's sweater is adorable on him! It should help him feel safe. I'd…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Newest Earrings”:
    “Lovely earrings. The little millefiori drops are so cute. As is Hazen - she's lucky to…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Boney James”:
    “OMG KR. He's so cute! The plaid looks fantastic on him. What a fun present for…” read »

  • Melody F
    Melody F on “Spiral Collar”:
    “I love the earrings! The collar is worthy of RBG.…” read »

  • Melody F
    Melody F on “Gingko Dream”:
    “Looking through your designs for way back. What fun I'm having. I love the…” read »

  • Melody F
    Melody F on “Ruffles”:
    “I like all of them! I few years ago I made some simple chain…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “My tree 2022”:
    “Isn't it so fun to create tree ornaments? Luckily I only have a 4…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Newest Earrings”:
    “Cute earrings! The second pair is intriguing!! Hazen is cute and lucky to have…” read »

  • K Ralston
    K Ralston on “My tree 2022”:
    “Wow. You really went all out. Lots of work but such a beautiful tree.…” read »

  • JenJouterie
    JenJouterie on “Boney James”:
    “Beautiful design with the lamp-lit beads. I've been lurking on this site admiring everyone's work for…” read »

  • K Ralston
    K Ralston on “Newest Earrings”:
    “These are so pretty. That 2nd pair really intrigues me. Hazen is such a cutie.…” read »

  • JenJouterie
    JenJouterie on “Newest Earrings”:
    “I love the color combinations. The cute little millefiori sliced canes set off the teardrops nicely.…” read »

  • JenJouterie
    JenJouterie on “Mixed Media”:
    “This is beautiful and classic, a great design. I love Deco and this looks like it…” read »

  • K Ralston
    K Ralston on “Boney James”:
    “You guys are all so awesome. Romeo's new sweater just arrived. It's slightly big in the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Boney James”:
    “K. you have enough love and caring in you to help Romeo recover. Don't ever…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Boney James”:
    “K, playing music, especially the soft relaxing kind like Boney should instantly calm his mind &…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Holiday Hoops”:
    “marshplm, maybe you can purchased some of the 4mm beads in rounds & heishis…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Boney James”:
    “Wow. Romeo is warming up to you fast! Too bad he can't dance. Ha.…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Boney James”:
    “Forgot to add I really like your necklace...very appealing to me.…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Boney James”:
    “K. Ralston...you are a wonderful dog mama and Romeo was fortunate to have found you .…” read »

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    marshplm on “Holiday Hoops”:
    “I loved how these looked on the site but I think the 7x5mm gold rice bead…” read »

  • K Ralston
    K Ralston on “Boney James”:
    “Good morning ladies. I thought if no one had seen this yet, I would take it…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Still More of Nancy's Beads”:
    “Thanks again you all for your support!! I have some Millefiori flowers coming today....which I…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Boney James”:
    “I agree with Melody about the lighted beads. So lovely. I'm sure Romeo will find peace…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Still More of Nancy's Beads”:
    “Beautiful Jane. Love the chips and your charms are always right on.…” read »