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Designs by K Duke

Blackbird in red leather

While hunting eggs I found these ceramic beads and immediately thought of red leather. Though I use 1mm-1.5mm leather in my bracelets, I found...
Components: Red leather, black obsidian round tube, black onyx faceted rounds, Grace lampwork Tranquility Vines beads.

Leather bracelets

Leather from Lima, sliders from other sites. I used magnetic clasps (from other sites)on most of the bracelets.

Look to Halloween

Love Halloween and these colors just fell in together. After making Spring and tried a little different variation.
Components: Soap stone flower and melons, brass pearl, black jet, Carnelian and silver beads.


Liked the colors and needed to use this somehow.
Components: Soeap stone flower and melons, green aventurine, champagne pearls, AB bicone and brass beads and chain. Earrings to match.

Wrapped Bronzite

I love bronzite and blue tiger eye together. The labradorite lightens everything up.
Components: Bronzite, Blue Tiger Eye and Labradorite

Identity crisis

The identity crisis is the use of mookite in the necklace. These four beads blended so well with the fancy jasper giving the impression that they...
Components: Fancy Jasper, Mookite and Silver chain

Chocolate Blueberries

I was told this was Brown Opal and I really liked it. The picture doesn't show the quality of the stone and the shades seen when turned in the light.
Components: Brown Opal, Bronzite, Blue Pietersite and Copper

Copper & Nuggets

Had to do something with those nuggets and this is what happened.
Components: Breaciated jasper and copper

Box cars

Choker style. Found these wood rondelles and I like black and brown together.
Components: Banded black onxy, black glass and wood rondelles

Green Turtle

Another large pendant - SOLD
Components: Laminated shell pendant, carved jade, rutilated quartz and zebra jasper

Lady wanted a large pendant

Co-worker wanted a large pendant necklace to give as a gift. This is the one she bought. It is also my first attempt at wire wrapping a cabochon.
Components: Brown zebra jasper pendant, bronzite and shell with silver spacers.

Caribbean Dreaming

I saw this string of beads at a shop and had to make a necklace using all the beads. It just makes me think of the Caribbean and dream of one day...
Components: Amazonite, carnelian and fire agate with sterling silver star fish charm.