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Components: RUBY BEADS

Tangerine Dreams

I grew up in So Calif and remember picking tangerines from the citrus groves on my way to elementary school. The aroma was intoxicating. These...
Components: LB Czech Glass Calypso Green Petal 6x8 mm, 11/0 seed beads galvanized starlight, Orange Botswana Agate, 15/0 seed beads crystal, 2 hole superduo beads- topaz and green God colored clasp

Ugly Bead Bracelet and Earrings Set

Beaded bracelet and earrings. I've had these pinkish beads forever. Every once in a while I look at them and wonder where I got them, (I forget),...
Components: Oval ugly beads, LOL. Cloisone tubes. 4mm bicones. Seed beads sizes 11/0, 8/0 and 15/0. Check glass button. 2 ear wires

Square, Triangle, Square

Peyote stitch and herringbone with glass pearls. I think this is fun.
Components: 11/0 seed beads - blue and jonquil 15/0 seed beads- egg shell Gold colored clasp Gold stainless steel earwires

Seaside Dreams

I wanted to use the aquamarine crystals (March's birthstone) with a beachy vibe chain for a pretty seaside set
Components: Seed bead chain, Swarovski crystals, Zola elements open Dahlia links

Rose Divinity

I just fell in love with these multi matte beads and wanted to create a springy set
Components: multi matte beads, silver spacers, mother of pearl/abalone pendant, leaf toggle clasp

Yellow Multi Flowered Lariat Set

Started this necklace and as usual my mind began to wander - so went from a yellow background to flower color background and back to yellow again....
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Yellow, Red, Rainbow Light Topaz Seafoam, Orange and Frosted Grape 8 mm Cherry Red Candy Glass beads 8 mm flower spacers - seafoam Earwires - Stainless steel

Washed Ashore Necklace Set

For this design, I used the ammonite coin & the Green Girl mermaid pendant to create an underwater-inspired necklace & bracelet. The apatite is the...

Feminine Seafoam and Pink

Another twisted herringbone with matching pendant (removable) and earrings.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Pink Ceylon, Rainbow Light Topaz Seafoam and Frosted Grape 6 mm pink bicones 5 mm flower spacers 3 mm cat’s eye grape beads glass 5x15 mm Czech glass leaves - light green with brownish gold specks earwires and toggle clasp - Stainless steel

Dalmatian set

First time sharing a design. Still learning and open to suggestions
Components: Dalmation jasper

Roaring 20's Garden Party

Zola Element's acetate pieces inspired these 3 pairs of earrings and bracelet. They are so light and fun to wear and, I think, are reminiscent of...
Components: Acetate pieces, sterling silver earrings, wire and rings.

Thanks Crystal Canary - Redo

Redid my Amazonite and Agate necklace thanks to the help I received from Crystal Canary. Used 2 crimps, Beadalon .015 in and crimp covers. Seems...
Components: LB - Black Gold Amazonite Matte Tumbled oval, LB - Emerald Fire Agate Matte Round(10 mm), 11/0 seed beads matte black, 3 mm druks matte black, 2 seed beads green 15/0

Summer of Love #2

Ok - so I did it again. The blue necklace I made like this before has become my go to piece. I wear it frequently. This one is slightly different....
Components: 11/0 seed beads -many colors on a pastel cream ceylon background

Amazonite and Agate

Loved these colors together. The dull matteness of the amazonite looks great with the translucent agate.
Components: LB - Black Gold Amazonite Matte Tumbled oval, LB - Emerald Fire Agate Matte Round(10 mm), 11/0 seed beads matte black, 3 mm druks matte black, 2 seed beadsgr een 15/0

Black Cats Hanging Around

First I made the necklace then wanted to add a kitty (kitties) pendant. Just didn't work with the design on the necklace. So hubby says "Why not...
Components: 11/0 seed beads matte black and aqua, 3/4 inch kitties black glass matte, a few 3 mm matte black druks

Jamaican Vacation

With my last order I received the pattern for the Flowering Peyote Rope by Szdonia Petki. I did step 1 and realized I didn't need the pattern at...
Components: 11/0 seed beads - black, Red, Yellow, Green, Stainless Steel Toggle and Earwires

Red Creek Japer Squares with Leaves

Ok - so I just received these lovely Red Creek Jasper squares and was wondering what to do. Then I remembered K Ralston's bracelet with the tiles...
Components: LB Red Creek Jasper Puff Squares, 11/0 seed beads seafoam and terracotta, glass leaves 5x 15 mm, flowery clasp

CRAW Necklace Set

Decided to try a cubic stitch. This weave has 4 sides. You may be able to see it in the last photo (I took the pic at an angle). When I was...
Components: 11/0 seed beds green, 8/0 seed beads Pink and Silver Lined Lilac, 15/0 seed beads blue/green for the clasp Antique brass toggle Gold stainless steel earwires

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

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.


Components: Carnelian, Champagne crystals 19inchs with rosegold rhinestonestone magnetic casp earring, Carnelian bicone, moonstone peach

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.

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)

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.

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

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.