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Designs by jade

serene beauty

A piece to congratulate a friend who finished her PhD! :) She wears a lot of muted colors, so a bracelet that is nicely timid in color. :)
Components: African recycled beads, recycled glass beads, ceramic beads, and toggle all from LB

Summer Bride

A friend is getting married next month, and wanted me to make her a piece for her honeymoon. :) So, some bursts of color!
Components: beads & chain from LB


I had a funny pendant (from Lima!) I didn't know what to do with...then an idea struck. :) Looks nice with suede, so I'm satisfied! Wore it all...
Components: suede cords (weaved them into a braid) wire and the golden bug from Lima

light, camera, action!

I had a phone accessory that I never use anymore, so I took it apart, and made it into a pair of earrings! :)
Components: stuff from de-stash lot

summer is not over

It is so hot in Indiana, altho school started already! I walk to my campus (takes about 15mins), and I am drenched by the time I get there. So,...
Components: Focal crystals from local store stash box, all other materials from LB.still loving recycled glass... ;)

a cup of sunshine

Orange and yellow are my fav colors, but I never made any pieces featuring those colors. So, here's a first!
Components: Lima's recycled glass beads, toggle bar from a local store.

Sunshine and Waves

A necklace made for an illustrator friend who simply loved the color combo! (And I felt so relieved she liked it..)
Components: LB's connector, the blue beads are also from LB (forgot name!) Other bead chips from local beadstore stash box.

For the kitty lover

A piece made for a friend who loooooves her kitty- this will be her b-day present. :)
Components: chain from a destash lot I had, purple agate, kitty charm from LB, and other beads from local beadstore stash box. :)


A rosary I made for mother's day present. :) recycled beads again!

by the sea

Yes, another recycled beads bracelet! :D
I'm so happy with those beads- they are so fun to work with!

green in the month of May

I am going back home for a month soon, and so, I need to make presents for the many gals I will be meeting! This is one of them...and I'm planning...
Components: some random beads from a stashbox, and green jades.

little mermaid

Inspired by the Disney animation :)
Components: lima chain, lima recycled glass beads (teal, orange) and some beadcaps I got from a local store.

pearls forever

A friend of mine just got her article published in a nice, academic journal...and it was her birthday a while back. So, I made her a pair of...
Components: chains, pearls

welcome to the forest

Three strand bracelet I sent off to a friend who lives in England a few days a reminder that I always think of her! :) all the beads are...

oopsy daisy

I wanted to make a dainty spring bracelet for a friend named Daisy...and then found the daisy connector in my stash (from LB)...!
Components: from LB: Recycled glass rounds (yellow, orange and green), daisy connector And heart toggle, eye pins and chain from local beads store

hum me a tale

A set that has red sards... made for a friend's birthday. She lives across the ocean, so, let me hope that the birdie will fly and make her happy!


I'll bet you know by now that I make simple bracelets...mostly wire stringing beads in nice colors...then adorning them with metal findings (at...
Components: the birdie metal finding is from LB, the hook clasp from a local beads store

green in spring

A custom order by a friend who wanted something green and spring like... I just rummaged through my stash of beads, found some beads (which I don't...
Components: The toggle round part is from LB, but the other stuff are from my local beads store :)

musical notes

Earrings I made for a friend who just heard that she's been accepted to grad school (in theater) of her dreams! :) and a bracelet to go with it...

time goes tick tock

I was looking at the very big crystals, wondering what to do with them...and here is the result!
Components: crystals, metal findings all from a local beads store.