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The Lady Violetta Necklace

I’ve loved black and pink together since my high school days; I thought it was the coolest color combination. I decided to do a necklace whose...

Topaz Tree of Life

A couple months ago I was asked to do another custom piece for a friend. This time it was for a 10 year old little girl. My friend wanted something...
Components: Sterling silver wire, blue and white topaz, and czech glass beads

Blue Like Royalty

An eclectic mix of Lima's wonderful selection of Czech beads, finished with a Tierracast button closure.
Components: Czech beads: 3mm faceted Czech beads, 4mm druks, 6mm melons, and 5x7 rondelles Tierracast silver swirl motif button Tuff cord in blue

Peacock on a string

Hi! It's been a LOOOOOOOONG time since I've posted. Life is crazy! Anyway. A friend of mine wanted me to make something for one of her daughters...
Components: Copper wire 16, 20 and 26 and various czech glass beads

Charleigh's Holiday Mala

My other best friend, Charleigh, has also had a very difficult year, so this is her Mala. It is also a traditional Tibetan design (27-27-27-27)...
Components: Tibetan Agate, Red Tiger Eye, Green Aventurine, Green Jade, Copper Eye of Providence Charm, Copper Beads, Copper Bead Cap, C-lon cord, Sari Silk Ribbon, Embroidery Floss

Theresa's Christmas Mala

My best friend, Theresa, has had a very difficult year, so I made her this Mala for Christmas. It is the traditional Tibetan design (27-27-27-27)...
Components: Bronzite, Apple Jasper, Picture Jasper, Antique Soocho Jade, Silver-plated Beads; Silver-plated Bead Cap; C-lon cord; Sari Silk Ribbon; Embroidery Floss

Chevron necklace

I found this project online, it looked simple but fun to do. There is a lot of counting involved, but I feel the end result is worth it! I enjoy...
Components: Size 11 seed beads, silver plated chain, 4mm jump rings, lobster clasp, 20 gauge wire, 2” headpins

Yellow Bird

I love this Vintaj bird! I added some patina and highlights to it.
Components: Vintaj bird from local shop, Czech beads and gemstone beads from LB and Etsy shops. Chain made by me.

The Flapper

A duo of flair, bracelet or necklace.
Components: 3mm rondal, purple tassel, Zola beads and focal, mixture of beads from Michaels. Zola clasps.

Layered Copper Pendants

These are all pendants made by me using copper sheet metal and copper wire, also alcohol inks.
Components: Copper 22g gauge sheet metal, 14g copper wire, czech and gemstone beads from LB and Etsy shops. Other components from local shops


More makings for two holiday markets this weekend.
Components: chain, copper wire, Czech glass beads, leather cuff

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saw these tree focals on your site and thought id customize them to make an ornament for each of my daughters.
Components: Zola Elements Patina Green Brass Christmas Tree Focal, Toho size 11 glass beads in red, white & green, fine wire. Could be embellished with glued on beads.

Holiday earrings

I added a bunch of earrings to my Etsy shop just in time for the holidays. Now I'm planning on devoting my time until Christmas to baking cookies!
Components: Too many to list but most of the ear-wires came from Lima Beads!

Cowgirl necklace

Just something I made on the spur of the moment.
Components: chain, bone beads, carved bone cow skull

Sand dollar necklace

This was my first attempt at creating a different and stylish necklace. I think it turned out pretty good.
Components: Saki White bronze Sand dollar pendant, old lapis charm that I had, antique silver plated beaded drop chain and ball & cog chain

Final Fourth

For the last piece of thrift store belt, I decided to just leave the beautiful burgundy-brown finish and not cover it up with paints and ink. But...
Components: leather, bracelet bar, button

Transformed Trio

Upcycling more used leather belt bracelets...These three are finished and I have another good chunk of the $3 thrift store belt left to play with....
Components: leather, acrylic paint, ink, stone, metal bracelet connectors, Ren Wax to protect the finishes.

Green leaf complete set

So many yummy green beads here! I haven't posted anything here in a while, so I thought that I would go totally overboard with this complete set!...
Components: Czech glass (leaves and rounds), double fluted vintage brass plated steel, and 14k gold fill clasps, earwires and findings


I love the dragonscale weave, and all the color choices you can use. As maillers say, it's a ring eater, and takes a while, but it's so pretty.
Components: aluminum anodized jump rings, plated clasp

Happy Fish

This beautiful sterling silver Hill Tribe fish needed some water in the form of the Turquoise.
Components: Sterling Hill Tribe fish, Turquoise Heishi beads, sterling Hill Tribe star fish and toggle clasp.

Tibetan Smile

Playing with the Coral and several Tibetan beads, this bracelet showed up.
I am always so surprised how these designs and stones just naturally...
Components: Bambu Coral beads 12mm, Tibetan bead from Lima.

Black Beauty

These black Jade beads combine beautiful with the large sterling silver Hill Tribe bead.
Components: Black Jade beads 12mm, sterling silver Hill Tribe bead.

Turquoise Delight

I love these authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal with the Tibetan resin pendant and bead.
Finished with a sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.
Components: Authentic Turquoise beads from Nepal, Tibetan resin pendant + bead, Lima Beads, sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp + beads.

Eclipse in Turquoise

I love the moon face buttons Lima beads carries. I wanted to create something using the large 32mm size.
Components: 32 mm matte turquoise moon face button, I mainly used 8/0 seed beads in transparent frosted teal, opaque lustered turquoise, aquamarine with silver lining.11/0 champagne crystal beads, some 15/0 seed beads and miscellaneous beads for edging

On Fire

I love the deep orange colour of the facetted Carnelian beads with a sterling silver Afghan focal bead and antique beads. Sterling silver Hill...
Components: Facetted Carnelian beads 9-6mm, sterling silver Afghan focal bead 24 mm, antique Afghan silver beads. Sterling silver Hill Tribe toggle clasp.

Hearts Desire

I love the soft polished Agate slices with the large Hil Tribe sterling toggle clasp and small Hill Tribe beads.
Components: Agate slices, Hill Tribe sterling silver heart shaped toggle clasp, Hill Tribe sterling beads.

Autumn Dream

I love the beautiful colours of the Mookaite beads combined with the gorgeous bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.
Components: Facetted Mookaite beads 14mm, bronze centerpiece and clasp from Saki Silver.

Pearl Dream

I like the red pearls, and wanted to use them in a maille piece, so here's what I came up with. I'm not happy with the way it lies, so I'll keep...
Components: aluminum and nickel silver jump rings, 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, plated clasp

Ode to Butterflies

I love Green Girl Studio stuff and wanted to create something with one of their I chose the butterfly coin.
Components: Green Girl Studio butterfly coin, toggle and floral link, Blue Calcite, various pink beads, vintage pink button, waxed linen.


I like the cuff piece, and all came together. Happiness comes through doors you do not know you left open.
Components: Etsy cuff, oval chain, leaf, Zola clasp, assort beads. Colors to make one happy.

The Cocktail Necklace

Pluperfect for a winter holiday, if such a luxury is on your horizon, but then again, if you’re a turquoise girl, and you know who you are, these...
Components: See above.

Beaded with beads

I made this bead loom bracelet slightly different to the others, it is tapered & then I have added dark pink Jasper beads & then a clasp. I added...
Components: 8/0 seed beads, Czech glass beads & dark pink Jasper with silver clasp. They are ribbon end pieces.

Pretty pearls

Fits anyone bracelet ! I have designed this on cord then added leather with a silver ring, so will fit anyone's wrist! I had these beautiful large...
Components: Large pearls, trade beads & silver beads, leather, silver ring (thank you Lima).

Beaded joy!

I do love making these bracelets. This one has some lovely chocolate brown beads in. I love to wear it, as I have added small pearls too! All size...
Components: Size 8/0 seed beads, various colours. Czech glass & end sliders. All from the wonderful Lima !!

Wired up again!

I bought those large aqua terra agate beads & I think they have pretty coloring, even though it’s manmade. I’d been wanting to get into my wire...
Components: 45mm aqua terra agate coin, 18g silver coated copper wire, 28 & 30g aqua & purple wire twisted together, assorted crystal rondelles, handmade chain out of same silver wire & crystal links, Nunn Design silver link.

Winter Queen Necklace

Wouldn't this be great for a winter wedding? I love the high quality of the Czech butter cream beads, Czech just has Chinese faceted beads beat for...
Components: Czech 6x9 Butter cream rondelles (Lima Beads), Czech 3x5 opal cream rondelles (LB), Vintaj Vogue 17.5mm Medallion Filigree (LB), Czech matte metallic flax 4mm? (LB), 6/0 Toho lustered light beige (LB), 6/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal (LB), 6/0 Toho galvanized matte aluminum (LB), 11/0 Toho gold-lined frosted crystal, 11/0 Toho Ceylon opalescent, 10/0 Czech metallic gold, Czech sunflower iridescent button, Weave Got Maille gold-toned jump rings 5mm from "Treasure Mix enameled copper" (LB), Heavy sterling silver crimp beads, .019 silver satin Softflex.

Rhapsody In Color

I love the 20’s style jewelry it goes well with my lacy wear. I try to put different colors together and see how they go. I can get some nice prices.
Components: Zola pendant holder, Zola spacers, crystal pendant, Michaels glass rondals, 8mm sw pearls in mauve. Sw bicone 4mm Aqua.

Skull and Turquoise

Here’s another phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a sugar skull mandrake. I decided to make a short necklace with this one. I made a prong setting...
Components: Anne Choi bead, turquoise cabochon, oxidized sterling wire and sheet, sterling leather bead caps, leather cord, sterling toggle

Skull and Bones

I got this phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a drawing of a cattle skull on both sides and wanted to do something really special with it. I made an...
Components: oxidized sterling wire, an Anne Choi bead, crazy lace agate cabochon, oxidized sterling sheet, white coral, white turquoise and white fossil coral agate.

Minnie the Mini Owl

I thought this was a cute owl and would make a great bracelet.
Components: Unicorne owl, wood beads, Dendritic Fossil Ocean Agate, brass chain, brass toggle, waxed linen, Czech bead, bit of leaf chain...most all from LB.