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Rainy Afternoon Blues

I am really enjoying working with leather and stones. These long turquoise teardrops I found while on vacation last fall, just called out for a...
Components: Turquoise teardrops, 1mm round black leather, sterling silver ear wires

Big and Bold

I have a red and black cardigan I wear with a black top and wanted something to go with it. Loved the focal and it started there.
Components: Magnesite focal (dyed red and black), red coral, obsidian, glass, silver beads and components.

Monk's Treasure

Interesting lore about Goldstone. I have read that it came to be when a Monk was making a vat of glass and another Monk was walking by with...
Components: Brown Goldstone, Blue Goldstone, Copper

Green Ice

These are the colors of an icy stream in northern Minnesota.
Components: Czech glass, crystal, seed beads from a recent spluge at Lima.

Blue Moon

This is made up of Peruvian Amazonite ovals, Larimar rondelles, peach moonstone drops & freshwater white pearls ~ the pendant is a beautiful...
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace, Larimar pendant, peach moonstone, freshwater white pearls, Aquamarine, silver chain & clasp

Peach Aventurine

Necklace and bracelet of faceted nuggets of peach aventurine, wire bead cage spacers, Czech crystals
Components: Aventurine faceted nuggets and rounds, wire bead cages, Czech crystals

Blue Agate & Crystal

Blue agate and Czech crystals, necklace and matching bracelet, both with a magnetic clasp, so you can put them both together to make a longer...
Components: Blue agate, Czech crystals

Botswana Agate

Necklace & Bracelet featuring Botswana Agate with lovely subtle stripes of black and shades of gray
Components: Botswana Agate, Black Agate

Old and New Favs

I just got my new bead loom from LB! So I had to try out this bracelet style that I love. I'm so pleased how it turned out and Bonus! it perfectly...
Components: Bracelet components are Turquoise Howlite, Picture Jasper, CzechMates, Toho seed beads, C-Lon cord and thread all from LB. Magnetic clasp from my stash.

Purple Dreams

Draped chains and beaded dangles for the purple lovers. Necklace with matching bracelet
Components: Light and dark amethyst, Czech crystals, bead caps, handmade chain

Tourmaline of many colours

Had these lovely tourmaline beads & beautiful small amethyst nuggets that went perfectly with the 4mm/5mm tourmaline. I had to wait for the sun to...
Components: Tourmaline & amethyst, silver findings

Turquoise is on a Roll

Leather cord meets turquoise Czech roller beads. Love how the brown leather sets off the turquoise and antique silver. This pairing has sold a lot...
Components: Czech Roller Beads, Leather Cord in Distressed Brown, Tierra Cast Antique Silver Hook, Tibetan Turquoise Charm

Charmed Necklace & Bracelet

Southwestern style necklace with matching bracelet.
Components: Magnesite, Copper links, Jasper, Czech crystal

Soft Hues

I have been working on necklaces and earrings to match a bracelet that I made a while back. I loved the color combo of the soft blues with the...
Components: Grace Lampwork rondelles, Unicorn beads, Amazonite, Blue Impression Jasper, Light Blue Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, Ceramic beads, Czech glass, Parawire and Vintaj and TierraCast findings, almost all from LB.

Footprints in the Sand

I found a glass matte pendant with a footprint in it and it made me think of the beach and the poem Footprints in the Sand, so I knew I wanted a...
Components: Matte glass pendant and beads, Mother of Pearl, shells, agate, silver wire and components.

Purple Sparkle

I'd gotten a particular cut glass purple strand & just loved all the colors that can be seen in it. Might be AB. The necklace has a bit that falls...
Components: Chinese (?) glass beads, seed beads, silver plated components/findings

Turquoise, Coral and Copper

I have always loved turquoise and coral together - add copper- another thing I love and I was happy with the result. Made this some time ago and...
Components: Turquoise, Coral, copper


Just a sweet set for Christmas! Necklace & wrap bracelet.
Components: Red, Green, & CAB glass beads, silver bead caps, findings & chain

Czech Beauty

As you can tell from my pic, I'm an LSU fan-alum. I also happen to love purple & gold combos.
Components: Czeck firepolished beads, Tierracast nuggets, gold plated findings

Amethyst luster

Still working on my wire technique! I hand formed everything, including the earwires! (so excited and so proud of this set!) Unfortunately, I am...
Components: Hand cut faceted natural amethyst beads (both sizes), rose gold plated copper wire (multiple gauges), natural apricot colored freshwater pearls, pressed glass Czech beads (from LB), Czech glass pendant (from LB)

Color me rainbow

I saw something similar & loved it. So I used my own supplies & came up with this. I love any combo of turquoise/aqua with purple/violet/plum &...
Components: Real turquoise pendant, Swarovski drops, gold plated bead caps & findings, glass & crystal beads

Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda

I remember falling in love with Lynda's (Fresh Baked) necklace that used red with just a splash of Turquoise beads. It inspired me to play with...
Components: Grass Opals 8mm, Dyed Red Agate 4x6mm, Pewter focal, Bali beads, SS ear wires from Lima, SS head pins, and1mm magic stretch cord.

Plum Leaves

I found these beautiful carved feldspar leaves not too long ago. They are such a pretty lavender-gray. Apparently, the keshi pearls I've had for a...
Components: Keshi freshwater pearls, feldspar leaf beads, Bali sterling silver beads, Hill tribe silver toggle clasp. All my stash.

Little Black Dress

I decided to donate to the PTA's silent auction at my son's school. I wanted to do something similar to the bracelet I made a few weeks ago. So I...
Components: Sterling silver earwires Pressed glass Czech beads Natural and unaltered freshwater pearls Non tarnish silver artistic wire in gauges 18, 20 & 26

Mookaite for fall

I love Mookaite and to me this is such warm stone that is just perfect for fall and winter. I wanted the stones to shine in this design so the...
Components: Mookaite ovals and rounds, Vintaj chain and bead caps and clasp, see d beads, Gaea acorn bead are all from Lima Beads. Enamel oak leafs Gardanne Beads, Matte lampwork Amy Hall, Handmade bead caps and headpins.

Did I Mention I Like Amazonite

I'm a sucker for chunky necklaces! I knew I wanted to mix the Amazonite with cultured pearls, but didn't want to just string them together. I had...
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline pillows and rounds, cultured freshwater pearls, silver plated ball head pins, chain and lobster claw clasp, beading wire, silver kidney earring wires.

Tangled up in Blue

What to do with all those leftover beads? Divide them in color groups and crochet a necklace and earrings, what else? There are 8 strands of...
Components: Mixed blue gemstone beads, 24g&16g copper wire, brown suede leather lace, Swarovski Crystal cotton yarn.

Autumn Bounty

I made this necklace and earring set for the silent auction of a local nonprofit organization -

I started with Swarovski Powder almond crystal...

I'll have a Blue Necklace

I don't even wear blue that often, but I love the color of Amazonite. These Amazomite/Black Tourmaline beads look great with Blue Labradorite.
Components: Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline, Blue Labradorite, Amazonite, Sesame Jasper, silver plated chain, ball head pins, handmade clasp from 18g Artistic wire.

Tourmline pendant

I got one of the tourmaline in quartz pendants from LB in a recent order and holy cow, is it awesome! Here is what I did with it.
Components: Dalmatian jasper, black tourmaline round beads, bronze hook and eye clasp, Hamilton gold lobster clasp, wavy disc spacers, gold plated washer spacers, all my stash. Pendant and Saki bronze spacers from LB.

Chalcedony and Tourmaline set

I've had the Chalcedony beads forever and have made them into several different pieces, take it apart and make something else. Here is the latest...
Components: Faceted chalcedony my stash, little tourmaline rounds form LB, Hamilton gold chain (I think from LB), wavy gold plated spacers-my stash, clasps-my stash, gold artistic wire 24 & 26 gauge. Aquamarine bead LB, from ages ago, and a little faceted peridot bead dangle on the bracelet.

Amazonite and Quartz

I wanted to make a statement piece with these Amazonite sticks but it looked too bland by itself. Then I found the Crystal Quartz sticks and knew...
Components: Amazonite and Crystal Quartz sticks top drilled, amazonite 4mm rounds, Crystal Quartz nuggets, beading wire, crimp beads and bead covers, silver plated 2mm beads, chain, daisy spacers earring posts, and spring ring clasp.

Copper and Pearls

My husband is a General Contractor and brought home a leftover roll of copper he had used to roof a pergola. I had been buying precut metal blanks...
Components: Copper sheet metal (not really sure of the gauge), copper wire 20g, copper ball head pins, coin pearls, 2mm round black leather.

Prehnite in Copper Viking Knit

Green and copper, a lovely color combination. My very 1st VK set.
Components: 26g copper Artistic Wire, Prehnite rounds and nuggets, Nephrite Jade pendant.

Going green

Green is my favorite color so I combined several shades of gemstones to get the pleasing pallette in this set.
Components: Sterling silver wire, clasp, three strand link, spacers and beads, Green Aventurine faceted rondels, Canadian Nephrite Jade rounds, Green Rhyolite ovals and Green Serpentine pendant.

Fall Viking Knit

Viking Knit earring and necklace set. This is my third Viking knit project. I just love making all the components for a project myself and not...
Components: Bronze and gold 26g artistic wire, Goldstone and Unakite

Copper Knit Fire

Viking knit wire necklace and earrings. My second attempt at Viking Knit. I thought the agate stones cried out for copper wire and had just learned...
Components: Copper Artistic Wire 26g, 16g copper wire, dyed agate.

Mookaite with Copper

Nice little smooth mookaite nuggets that I combined with a beaded pendant I made. I used some glass seed beads and some Hill tribe silver beads...
Components: Copper wire, Mookaite, seed beads, Karen Hill Tribe Silver.


I felt compelled to make this from the pick I made of the same name,so here it is. I L-O-V-E the freshwater pearls that I got and if anyone from LB...
Components: Amazonite, Lipstick Ranch pieces, turitella agate beads, freshwater pearls, walnut Irish waxed linen-all from LB. Silver lobster clasp and extender chain, aged brass jump rings from my stash. Everything hand knotted with the waxed linen.


An idea that was completely inspired by indecision on my part. I was asked to make a silver chain multi-strand necklace with one strand beaded....
Components: Sterling silver chains, lapis lazuli briolettes, faceted clear quartz beads, dozens of different size jump rings and persistence, in large quantities.