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Designs by Beadelish

Sea Stones - Tide Pool

I wanted to make something out of recycled glass and a wonderful pendant I found.
Components: Anti-tarnish artistic wire, round lava stone beads, recycled glass beads in varying shapes, Gaea Ceramic Rustic Blue Bead Bar 7x19mm (Lima Beads), Peacock Blue Recycled Glass Freeform Ring 17-26mm (Lima Beads), India glass round beads and clear bead rondelles.

Bee Grateful

To coordinate with my Bee Grateful Necklace and inspired by Crystal Canary's Bee Happy Bracelet, I wanted some delicate "bee" earrings.
Components: TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), English Cut Picasso black and yellow beads, Czech pressed flower beads, gold bali style spacer beads, Czech fire polished faceted oval beads, Gold plated fish ear wires, gold plated head and eye pins.

Bee Grateful

I was inspired by Crystal Canary's bracelet, Bee Happy. It reminded me that although life has challenges, it also has many blessings and that I am...
Components: Tarnish-resistant brass artistic wire (Lima Beads); Nunn Design Brass Honeybee Embellishment (Lima Beads), beadalon gold wire, Multi Beryl (A) Star Cut Round 8mm (Lima Beads), TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), Czech pressed flower beads, india glass swirled beads, Czech honey pressed glass oval beads, various destash beads, flower toggle clasp, stone focal pendant.

Pink Tempest Necklace

I was looking for a unique way to use the sari ribbon from Lima Beads and saw some work with tassels made from it and thought, why not? I also...
Components: Sari ribbon, copper colored artistic wire, lava copper toggle clasp (all Lima Beads), peach bi cone beads, silver toned faceted roundelle beads, pink stone focal bead, frosted pink wavy square beads, AB coated grey Czech beads, pink etched beads.

Wildflower Garden Necklace

I still love the Zola elements line from Lima Beads. I've been working on this for a while. I love the explosion of color and textures. It's...
Components: Zola flower focal, Zola slides, Patina Flower button (all Lima Beads), leather string in purple and teal, tarnish resistant artistic Wire (Lima Beads) and various Czech flower beads (some from Lima some from other sources)

Summer's End Necklace

I had this ceramic seashell pendant and wanted something that reminded me of the summer, walking along the beach and collecting seashells.
Components: Ceramic Seashell Pendant, seashell copper button (Lima Beads), leather cord, silver beadalon wire, ceramic rondelle beads, white shell rondelle beads, stone focal bead, pink glass beads, czech beads, pink matte beads and brown glass beads

Sunset In Stone Earrings

Simple, delicate row of sun stone chips going from a deeper orange to almost white with gold plated ear wires.
Components: Gold plated ear wires, gold plated head pins, sun stone chips in colors ranging from peachy-orange to almost white.

Tickled Pink and Purple Earrings

Eclectic Earrings with gold toned findings in tones of pink and purple.
Components: Frosted blue glass beads, gold toned ear wires, pink speckled beads, acrylic beads.

Tickled Pink and Purple Necklace

Eclectic mix of beads in the pink and purple range mixed with gold toned components.
Components: Blue frosted glass beads, acrylic tube bead, gold toned chain and clasp, gold toned artistic wire, round blue speckled beads, rose burgundy speckled beads.

The Path Less Traveled

What to do with leftover or short supply beads? Make an eclectic necklace!
Components: Destash of various beads including wood, acrylic, stone, glass and ceramic.

50 Shades of Clay

50 Shades of Clay Necklace
Components: Silver toned pinch bails, Sculpey clay pendants, Stone round beads, Silver toned clasp, beading wire

Nice Ice Necklace

Part of the "Stone Wear" line I am creating. This has natural stone beads with an AB coating, blue faceted czech glass beads, silver square beads...
Components: Quartz stone beads, blue czech beads, square silver toned rondelle beads, silver toned lobster clasp.

Mystic Dynasty Necklace

I had some extra manufactured stone and acrylic beads on my work space and wondered if I could make them work together. This is the result. It...
Components: Gold toned discs, gold tone bead caps, gold toned brass rondelle beads, man-made pressed stone beads, acrylic nugget shaped beads, czech glass beads, and stone beads.

Plum Passion Necklace

I have been smitten with the new natural stone items out there (I am working on a line called "stone wear"). I love the agates and the jaspers and...
Components: AB coated "spikes"; AB coated slabs; czech gold tone faceted glass beads; gold tone chain and lobster clasp.

Tail of the Comet Necklace

Simple Druzy wrapped pendant that hangs from silver and gold toned chains.
Components: Silver artistic wire, gold wavy pendant back, silver wire wrapped bail and silver and gold toned chains.

Colorful Calla Lily Necklace

Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal with gold plated chain and beaded links with greens, browns, blues, pinks, corals and golds....
Components: Zola Elements Calla Lily Focal, Zola elements round ball beads, twisted picasso Czech beads, sueded metallic faceted beads, Czech luster pink and brown beads, purple english cut facted Czech beads, gold toned bali style beads, teal rondelle beads, and gold plated chain and clasp.

Peacock Earrings

Love Love Love Zola Elements. I am having a blast with them. These are made using Zola elements "fans" with a variety of blue, green and brown...
Components: Zola Elements Fans, Czech beads, Gold toned spacer beads, gold plated earwires.

Tribal Elegance Necklace

I am having so much fun with Zola Elements. I loved this focal pendant and enjoyed pairing it with all types of beads and links....
Components: Zola elements focal, Mykonos watercolor rectangle beads, Czech picasso triangle beads, lampwork gold/green/blue rondelles, gold tone spacer beads, blue cube beads, faceted sueded and fire polished beads, Zola elements beads, gold plated eye pins and a gold plated lobster clasp.

Stone's Throw Necklace

Natural and electroplated stone components form a statement necklace. I made this to go with a sweater I had with a brush stroked pattern in tones...
Components: Lapis-Lazuli, electroplated quartz (purple and blue dipped) and stone chips with gold toned beads, chain and gold plated clasp.

Painted Desert Bracelet

I had a lot of fun making this with Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, dyed layered malechite beads (the crosses) and Stabilized...
Components: Silver toned western style rings, silver plated clasp, Mykonos disc beads, Czech fire polished beads, Stabilized Turquoise nugget beads, and silver toned jump rings.