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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...


Another Triangle Necklace

Finally realized that beading improves my mood. Decided to play with the triangles again.This one is rather dainty.
Components: 11/0 seed beads- Black and Salmon, Silver-Green triangles 6mm, Superduos, silver colored clasp, stainless steel earwires


Pink, Black and Silver-Green Medallion Set

In my stash were some triangle beads with 2 holes running from the top point on either side and through the wide side. Called kheops. I thought...
Components: 11/0 seed beads Pink and matte black. 15/0 seed beads salmon color, pink 4 mm cats eye bead, superduos - black, pink 4 mm bicones, Kheops par puca 6 mm Green Tweed


Ocean Blue

I love these agate teardrop pendants (the purple too!) and with the addition of the rattan piece, they make great summery necklaces!
Components: Necklace: Agate gemstone pendant, rattan circle, stainless steel chain Earrings: acetate marbled rings, brushed silver links and sterling silver earwires


It's True We're All Blue

These are designs I made with prizes my sister won during the Easter Egg Hunt last year. She loves the hunt but doesn't make jewelry. Since I love...


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


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