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Roaring 20's Necklace

Thinking about Valentines Day and remembered that I had some lovely rose pink 8 mm glass hearts in my stash. Started playing with them and came up...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 Pink Ceylon and Rainbow light Topaz Seafoam, Stainless Steel Ear Wires and Toggle Clasp


Floral Woven Necklace set with Little Grape Flowers

I started this piece with the grape triangles - added the flowers and leaves, then attached the triangles together, then wandered into a...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 Grape, Rainbow Cream and Green 15/0 seed beads Green Stainless Steel Ear Wires and Toggle Clasp


Another Lariat- With a Pearl

I started this project with a limited number of beads. Used up the last of the 6 mm Czech Glass pearls so I had to do the ends in 3 mm pearls....
Components: LB - 4 mm Matte White Opal with Blue AB Crystal Faceted Rondelle, Seed beads 11/0 Ceylon Pastel Gray, 4 mm Czech Glass Druk Blue Luster, 4 mm Resin Miracle Bead White, 3 mm and 6 mm Czech Glass Pearls Matte Satin White, Stainless Steel Ear Wires


Cream, Purple/Salmon Necklace and Earrings

I find Peyote stitch to be hard to do - so I have to force myself. Started with the V shaped necklace then added the pendant (a clear 9 mm...
Components: Seed beads -11/0 - Opaque Rainbow Cream, and Purple/Salmon Swarovski Crystal Clear AB (but looks pink on the necklace) Stainless steel toggle clasp and earring wires


Sprinkled Necklace Set

I made this set as a Christmas gift for my Granddaughter. It coordinates with an outfit she loves. She's in High School. She's a beautiful, smart...
Components: 11/0 seed beads in black matte and teal, 4 mm bicones teal, stainless steel earwires and clasp


Woodland Lariat with Dangling Leaves

I saw a youtube video by Nidhi Surana for some very simple leaves - so I decided to add them to a necklace. Actually,I first made earrings then...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - brown, light peach, green (light an dark), cream 15/0 seed beads - blue, cream 8/0 seed beads - rootbeer brown


Birthstone/ aromatherapy jewelry

I wanted to create special sets for my sisters in law as Christmas gifts utilizing their Citrine birthstone and aromatherapy beads. I also added...
Components: Sterling silver; findings, chain, beads, slide letter charms, earrings. Un waxed lava stone beads, Citrine and amethyst (for the LSU fan :)


A day at the beach

Inspired by a week at the beach with my best friend. I originally wanted to use actual shells we found but after painting them I realized I needed...
Components: Copper charms, seed pearls, copper findings, copper beads, copper wire, painted natural shells.


Leopardskin Jasper Necklace and Earrings

Checking out my beads and came across these Leopardskin Jasper beads and the faded coral porcelain beads - then I saw the agate ammonite. I felt...
Components: LB Leopardskin Rice 10 x 8 mm, 10mmfaded coral porcelain beads, seed beads 11/0 in roasted rootbeer, 7 x 2 mm bronze colored spacers, bronze colored toggle


Poufy Pips in Brown and Peach

I started this as a plain chenille necklace and wondered what it would look like if I added some pips - So I added a bunch and liked the look so I...
Components: 11/0 Seed beads frosted rainbow brown and light peach, 7 x 5 mm pips frosted brown ab and rose gold, 6 mm beads brown ab, stainless earwires, toggle clasp


Adirondack Necklace Set with Moose

Made this set to represent the beautiful Adirondacks. Green for the leaves, grass and moss, blue for the water and brown for the bark of the trees...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - blue, brown and green, 15/0 seed beads green little metal pine cones, 4mm brown druk beads, heart toggle, stainless steel gold colored earwires


"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Snowflakes necklace for a winter wonderland. A very festive sparkly necklace.
Components: 15/0 seed beads in clear (icy) and blue (the clear beads are quite a bit larger than the blues), stainless steel toggle and earwires


snowfall

pretty shaped snowflakes
each one is different.
Components: swarovski crystals crocheted beads doing this set took me a very long time!


Stash work

Working in the stash boxes and found these beads. They are dyed agate(blue and black). I also had this great teal colored pendant and thought these...
Components: I used dyed black and blue agate beads. I added some Amazonite cubes, some 6/0 Czech seed beads and silver findings. I used a teal ceramic pendant. I kept the earrings simple with a 10mm round and bead caps. I also made a memory wire bracelet to match.


CARNELIAN, CHAMPAGNE CRYSTALS

CARNELIAN HELLENISTIC GREEK 1st Century B.C. PLAYED A ROLE IN ANCIENT GREEK LIFE
AND RITUAL.
Components: Carnelian, Champagne crystals 19inchs with rosegold rhinestonestone magnetic casp earring, Carnelian bicone, moonstone peach


AMETHYST AND PEARL SET

DARKER,RICHER COLOR AMETHYST AND SWAROSKI
PEARL SET 22 INCHES WITH MATCHING EARRINGS
MAGNETIC RHINESTONE CLASP
Components: DEEP AMETHYST, SWAROVSKI PEARLS RHINESTONE MAGNETIC CLASP. MATCHING EARRINGS


Out of my box

Cleaning house in the bead room is a never ending task, but I got these beads a couple weeks ago on a whim and wanted to do something different. It...
Components: I used ceramic beads from an artist on Etsy. Czech beads from LB, chain from LB. copper findings.


CHAMPAGNE&PEARLS SET

CHAMPAGNE TOAST TO ALL THE BEADERS!
Components: CHAMPAPANE CRYSTAL, SWAROVSKI PEARLS, GOLD RHINSTONE CLASP. MATCHING EARRINGS


I’m singing in the rain

I just fell in love with this little lampwork bird and the lampwork beads in the earrings. I’ve had this Victorian style necklace for awhile- it’s...
Components: Antique gold Victorian chain with champagne colored and crystal beads. I added the little bird and the square crystal AB beads. The last pic is of the back chain ( pearl luster)


PETERSITE SET

THE STONE IS A PROTECTION STONE
Components: PETERSITE. ROUNDS SWAROVSKI BCONES ROSEGOLD RHINSTONE CLASP


SPARKILING STARS

THE SPARKLING STARS AT NIGHT
Components: SWAROVSKI, CRYSTALS PEARLS, BICONES MAGNETIC CLASP WITH MATCHING EARRINGS


Château du Bois Necklace Set

The Amethyst & Gold in this necklace really make the Terra Agate stand out, and the tassels are great for adding a simple focal element.


EMERALS AND MOONSTONES

EMERALDS, MOONSTONES
Components: EMERA SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL, MOONSTONES, MAGNETIC CLASP


Sun and Surf

Inspired by the last of some fun colorful dyed agate beads from my stash (see “Purple loves Blue” design!) this combination of colors is new to me...
Components: Saffron fire agate, jasper, large dyed agates, sterling silver beads


Autumn Harvest

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I had these wonderful agate tube beads in my stash and had been mulling what to do with them. Then I...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, sterling silver beads and findings


Makeover Set

Wire wrapped earrings and pendant. This is the rest of the set I made for Tracy, along with the Messy Makeover Bracelet I posted the other day....
Components: Pendant - Square glass bead, 1 oblong bead and one small round. One dangle. 1 crystal rondell. Craft Wire. Earrings - large round and small round beads, dangles, craft Wire, ear hooks.


multi moonstones

new moon full moons
Components: multi moonstone crystals, magnetic clasp matching earrings


FRESH WATER PEARLS SO ELEGANT

black onyx looks like the hurricane clouds
the sea pearls are puffs of white clouds
you see in fla.
Components: faceted small black onyx sea pearls magnetic clasp matching earrings


POTATO PEARLS

INSPIRED ME ABOUT ALL THOSE POTATO FARMS OUT O LONG ISLAND, NY WOW NOW THEY ARE VINEYARDS!
Components: POTATOE PEARLS, FACETED LAPIS LAZILI MATCHING EARRINGS


BLUE OPALS

BLUE WATERS OF THE CARRIBEAN
Components: BLUE OPALS, MAGNET CLASP. MATCHING EARRINGS


soft pink

26 inches of rose quart for love
fresh water pearls and crystals
with matching earrings
Components: 26 inches of rose quartz, fresh water pearls crystals, magnnetic clasp


LOVE THAT TURQUOISE

SOUTHWEST!
Components: TURQUOISE SQUARES, SWAROVSKI CORAL PEARLS WITH MATCHING EARRINGS


REGAL RUBIES

REGAL RUBIES
Components: RUBY RONDELES, MOONSTONES, MAGNETIC CLASP MATCHING EARRINGS


Flower Fun

It seems that I can't stop making these flower focals. I keep thinking about all these "what ifs?" What would it look like to combine three...
Components: Weave Got Maille jump rings for the 2 in 2 chain, 18 & 20 guage Artistic Wire, Czech Glass 8mm Aquamarine Chandeliers (LB), Czech Glass Beachside Mix 6x9mm Rondelles (LB), Czech Glass 6mm cubes, 4mm Czech Glass coins, Super Duos, Rullas, 11/0 seed beads and my handmade clasp for the necklace.


Little Green Apples

Little Green Apples is an asymmetrical design made of small bright green beads accented with African Batik Bone spheres connected to green metal...


Cowrie Cluster

The Cowrie Cluster is a unique design of Cowrie Shells, Botswana Agate beads, Topaz and cream crystals individually wire wrapped and connected to a...


The Leaves

The Leaves is a cluster design made Greek Copper leaves with Ethiopian Brass beads, aqua beads and crystals individually wire wrapped and clustered...


Leftovers

I’m on a continuous roll to use parts of my stash and leftovers. I’ve made several pieces with the green garnet wheels and I thought the carnelian...
Components: I used green garnet wheels and chips. Carnelian wheels and rounds. Copper findings.


MULTI GEMS

THE ART AT THE MET.ORG
EGYPTIAN EXHIBIT
Components: TURQ, CORAL LAPIS LAZIL MAGNETIC CLASP ROUNF RHINESTONES MAGNETIC CLASP 22 INCHES LENGTH


Traci's Pendant and earrings set

Wire wrapped pendant and earrings.
Components: Silver craft Wire, silver beads, long white matte drop beads, ear wires, bead caps, 2mm crystals, chain.


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