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Designs by Brenda H

Indian Princess

I love the brown matrix in these magnesite slice beads. They seemed so rustic and ancient that I associated them to some of the Indian Cliff...
Components: Magnesite slices, chips, & nuggets, various wood beads, and Vintaj chain, findings, charm, and clasp hooks.

Treasures of the Sea

This is my version using Lynn's beautiful starfish pendant. I asked Lynn to make mine all silver to go with some Hill Tribe silver snail beads. I...
Components: Silver Starfish pendant, Hill Tribe silver snail beads, natural sea shell beads, silver chain and clasp.

Black Diamonds

My daughters wanted some simple necklaces to wear alone or to mix with longer necklaces. So I made each of them a black diamond and a crystal...
Components: Black Diamond 4mm Swarovski crystals and sterling silver lobster clasp.

Green Turquoise Swirl

I like necklaces with drops, I don't know what they are really called. I've also been on a turquoise kick! It's supposedly really in this year,...
Components: Turquoise beads, LB silver chain, silver beads caps, silver "S" hook clasp, and Hill Tribe silver beads and pendant.

Simple Black Elegance

A simple black bracelet that I feel can be worn "dressy" or with jeans.
Components: Black Onyx 14mm faceted rounds, Swarowski beads, Karen Hill Tribe bead, and silver clasp.

Classic Black

A simple classic black necklace that can be used as is or add various removable pendants.
Components: Black Onyx chips, silver cones, beads, and clasp.

Turquoise Scallop

I feel in love with Kathryn Lobert's Turquoise and Copper necklace months ago. I looked forever to find the bullhorn turquoise beads and I finally...
Components: Turquoise bullhorn beads, Hill Tribe silver beads and clasp.

Sun Sparkles in Tropical Sea

This picture is SO BAD! The chalk turquoise beads are a beautiful agua color and the large silver rondelles remind me of the sparks of silver when...
Components: Chalk Turquoise beads and chips, silver rondelles, beads, and clasp.

Chunky Chain

I've seen a lot of women wearing simple large chain necklaces. This pendant was a great match to the LB Antique Silver Chain.
Components: Antique Silver chain and brushed (dull) silver pendant.

Big Wood Rounds

Don't really know if this is a Summer or Winter necklace. My youngest daughter wanted a brown necklace. I found these large wooden round beads...
Components: 25mm Wood Rounds, Wood Rondelles, Tiger Iron, Magnesite chips, Vintaj hook clasp.

Summer Fun

Just a fun, happy Spring and Summer necklace.
Components: Turquoise, Magnesite Chips, with silver findings.

Zebra Cross-ing

My daughter designed this, I just put it all together. She also wears it with various removable pendants for added bling.
Components: Turquoise, Magnesite, Acrylic Cross, silver beads, and clasp.

Earth and Sky

I wanted something to brighten up the Marbled Coffee Jasper so I added some left over turquoise chips. Not so sure if I like it, but I'll look at...
Components: Marbled Coffee Jasper, turquoise chips, with copper beads and clasp.

Copper Cuff

This is my first and only attempt at making a cuff. It was the hardest thing I've very made and possibly the most unattractive thing I've made. I...
Components: Petrified Green Opal, Yellow Jasper, Copper beads and wire (18 ga./24 ga.).

Bold and Gold

I had these odd overlapping gold beads and some other odds and ends, and this is what I came up with.
Components: African Rainbow Agate, Sunstone nuggets, Bronze pearl coins, gold beads, and gold magnetic clasp.

Blue Crazy Lace and Silver

This bracelet was another stocking stuffer, this one for the oldest daughter.
Components: Larimar Blue Crazy Lace, Bali silver beads and clasp.

Red Desert Cliffs

I made this for my mother-in-law. She lived in New Mexico for many years and loves southwest colors and jewelry. The Red Jasper reminds me of red...
Components: Red Jasper wavy pendant, rice and round beads; copper flower, beads, and clasp.

Purple Crazy

I made this for my youngest daughter as a stocking stuffer. I love the large Sugalite rondelles. And again, forgive the photography, the...
Components: Sugilite Jasper, Bali silver beads and clasp.

Black Beauty

I made this for my mother-in-law. She wanted an all black necklace. The black onyx pendant is really pretty.
Components: Black Onyx pendant & beads, seed beads, gold bail and clasp.

Cherry Fizz

I had the Cherry quartz left over from another project, purchased the freeform pendant, and made another attempt at some wirework. I was more...
Components: Cherry Quartz pendant, beads, & rondelles, 20 ga. silver wire, beads, and clasp.