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Designs by Ed C

A Green Zebra

I have been saving the Green Zebra Jasper for quite some time. When I purchased the stones it was with my daughter in mind. We have been traveling...
Components: Green Zebra Jasper, Red Aventurine, Lapis, Mother of Pearl sticks. I do not remember what the two small green beads are. SS bail, clasp, and other findings.

The Last of the Rhyolite

I used up my stock of rhyolite making a necklace for my daughter in law and, as she is a gold person, I used warmer secondary colors and gold...
Components: Rhyolite, Red Jasper, Red Aventurine, gold filled bead caps, clasp and other misc findings.

Soft Colors with a Period II

My wife was showing the daughter her necklaces and the daughter said she "really needed" a necklace made from the amazonite and yellow jade. What...
Components: Amazonite, Yellow Jade, Carnelian, SS beads, clasp and other misc. findings

Rhyolite & Silver

I had some leftover rhyolite, from an earlier necklace, which my daughter expressed an interest in. In the earlier necklace I had used gold for the...
Components: Rhyolite, Yellow Jade, Carnelian. Sterling silver beads & bead caps, SS chain & clasp, ear wires, & misc findings.

Crazy Llace

Here is a necklace I designed for wearing with just about anything.
Components: Silver Crazy Leaf, Howlite, tiny silver beads, silver chain and clasp.

Black & White

Here is a black and white necklace I put together for my daughter.
Components: I am not sure if the stones are Onyx or Agate. I have seen them listed both ways. The white sticks and beads are Howlite I purchased from LB.


Design based on my Fresh Pick of the same name with some minor stone substitutions that retained the colors of the fresh pick.
Components: Unknown green oval, Imitation Coral ovals from b&m stores; Brazil Rainforest Jasper chips, Red Jasper sticks, Mookaite sticks, Czech Milky Topaz & Light Beige squares, dark amber recycled glass, & Carnelian faceted puff coin all from LB. Gold findings from various sources.

Soft Colors with a Peroid

This necklace is loosely biased on my Fresh Pick by the same name but with some major changes. I used gold findings instead of silver and did not...
Components: Amazonite, horse eye, square tube, bricks, and round pillows from b&m stores; Carnelian & Aventurine beads from unknown source; Yellow Jade thin pillows, Amazonite, cubes, TierraCast antique gold (pl.) Sunburst toggle, Stampt antique gold (pl) filigree ball all from LB.

Impression Jasper Designs

My first ever Fresh Pick (dated 03/03/13) was built around Impression Jasper and other elements I thought would complement the jasper. Here are two...
Components: Impression Jasper barrel & rondelle 8mm, Impression Jasper thin pillow 30 x 22mm - LB. Amazonite sqr. 7mm. LB, Amazonite sqr. tubes, Imitation coral ovals. Antique silver clasp & bail - LB. Antique silver beads, An Impression Jasper focal in the first and an improvised focal in the second.


My sister who's birthday is in February asked if I would make her an Amethyst necklace if she bought the stones. What brother could refuse?
Components: Amethyst focal from the Whitte, Amethyst rounds, findings fro my stash. A simple design.

Antique Green

I found the rhyolite at a retail store and really liked their color. I added stones from LB and some from my stash to create this necklace. I
Components: Canadian Jade, Fossil Coral, Amber recycled glass, White Howlite stick, Antique gold chain and findings, all from LB. Selected Mookaite sticks.

Laughing with the World

This necklace was made for my daughter in law who is always happy and cheerful.
Components: Dyed Magnesite, silver chain and clasp

Blue with a Touch of Red

This necklace was made for a sister in law who's favorate color is blue.
Components: An unknown Jasper dyed blue, Lapis, blue glass beads, Coral, silver spacers, chain, and clasp.

Tiger Eye

This is the necklace I made my daughter in thanks for her helping me get started making bead necklaces. It is the fifth necklace that I made.
Components: Tiger Eye, unknown orange beads, silver findings.

All about Unakite

We found the Unakite pendent in the museum shop at the Whitte Museum and then acquired the other pieces to build the necklace.
Components: Unakite and Red Jasper

Green & Orange

I chose an interesting green stone as the major element and complemented the green with orange for my second project.
Components: Again I do not know what the stones are in this necklace.

"Happy" Birthday Present

This is my first beadwork project. My daughter helped me build the necklace last Christmas.
Components: Unknown stones and silver findings. I think the stones are dyed jasper.