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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.

Three Green Rocks

Apparently green is still my favorite color. Seems almost every time I start a new design it winds up being done in green. The three green stones...
Components: blood stone, chrome diopside, jasper, GP spacers, chain and clasp, hand made red brass ear wires

Ocelot Patterened Jade Set

I've posted a picture of the ocelot bead necklace before but decided to post it again with its bracelet and ear rings. This is definitely an...
Components: jade with an applied pattern, copper beads, spacers, sticks and pendant, antique copper chain, ebony and sandal wood beads (in the bracelet), niobium ear wires, hand made copper hook clasp. memory wire

Sodalite Handshake

I really loved the Zola elements Figa Fist and based the whole design around that. Sodalite has such a lovely denim color too.
Components: Sodalite 12mm round, Zola elements figa fist, small cable chain, lobster claw silver plated clasp, lotus silver bead, greek design flat bead.

It's Raining On The Sun

Playing with some new beads. These crystal drops made me think of the sun and rain drops. And somehow the idea that it's raining on the sun seems...
Components: 18 and 24 guage gold tone wire. Crystal drops in gold. Ear wires. 2 14mm gold rondell crystals. 11/0 Myuki delica beads.


I wanted to make a very simple set that was light weight with spring colors.
The necklace is strung on 3 short sections of memory wire and has a...
Components: memory wire, glass chips, dyed magnesite, antique silver chain

Fauny Spring Necklace Set

After starting this necklace I remembered some wooden beads in my stash. I think they work.
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Browns, Greens - Light and Dark, Ceylon Light Ivory-, 4 mm Czech Fire Polished Beads Matte Crystal Marea, 3.4 mm drop beads, 12 mm wooden beads, Copper Clasp, Brass Earwires

Celebration Time or Sprinkles

I started this necklace with the tan and cream beads and thought it needed color. So I added 7 more colors of seed beads. Then it reminded me of...
Components: Seed beads 11/0 - Cream, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Gray, 3 mm glass beads - Tan, 6mm Glass Pearls - Cream, LB -Clasp - Tierracast Ant. Gold Plate Beaded Hook and Eye 14 x 7 mm Gold Plated Spacers 5 mm, Gold Filled Earwires

New and Used Parts

This is the only other set I have finished. The brass discs and balls are from an old necklace and the tubes are a recent purchase. The chain is...
Components: antique brass discs, tubes, balls and chain, red brass wire and tiny brass spacers

Jungle Green and Copper

This is the first piece of jewelry I've finished in quite some time. I had surgery the first week of November and that interrupted my thought...
Components: blood stone pendant and beads from LB, 3mm and 6mm pure copper beads and 20ga wire, African turquoise, antique copper chain from LB and hand made clasp, niobium ear wires

Copper Owl Set

Quite a few years back, we had a pair of Great Horned Owls nest in a large tree in the back of our property. They had a baby owl—he was so cute &...
Components: Patricia Healy copper owl (LB); Green Garnet faceted slabs (LB); Sunstone rondelles; Czech leaves, flowers (LB), green coins (LB); copper spacers; soldered rings; handmade copper hook patinated & waxed. **Bracelet also includes: Nunn owl charm (LB); Carnelian (LB), Czech leaves (LB), glass crystals, rolo chain, ball head pins, misc spacer beads

Sol Dorado Necklace Set

I love these new Czech Glass sun coins- they're perfect for adding a simple focal piece to your designs! For this necklace set, I paired them with...

Knotted Necklace & Bracelet

This design was created by one of our amazing order team members, Lindsay! You may remember Lindsay from our anklet challenge as the winner. She...

Signs of Spring Necklace Set

I love the spring vibe the colors of this design give off- the perfect pick-me-up for the cold & grey days we've been having! I paired this new...

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


*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.


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

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.


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