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I started this crocheted necklace by picking out one of my favorite colors of C-Lon cord–I love the gold color. Then I chose some small gold and white seed beads, small freshwater pearls and clear sparkly crystals, both Swarovski and Czech. I threaded them all onto the cord randomly making sure I mixed up the […]
This fun beaded bracelet was created with 4mm sparkly brown and, just a touch of, hot pink crystal fire polished beads. Its “wrapped” effect was created by threading the beads with 10 meters of size 2 cotton cord onto soft 1.5mm brown leather cord. I made the catch for the clasp by knotting the ends […]
My grandmother had given me a wooden bead necklace that had crazy safari animals on it along with these cool wooden beads in green and black. I took it apart and began to play with the wooden disks. I had purchased the triangle of bloodstone about a year ago and it was waiting for a […]
The main materials used in this unique bracelet is 8 mm turquoise magnesite stones and bronze leather cord. I started by using the leather cord, making two strands, then I started weaving the stones between the two strand cord so that the bracelet will be wrapped three times around the wrist. Finally, I attached a […]
This is a very simple macrame bracelet hand knotted with a shiny synthetic gold colored cord. the beads are cream colored resin and 8mm honey/amber glass. The knots used are lark’s head and the square knot. It is finished with a loop and bead closure. The closure bead is acrylic. Very easy to make!
I created this silver metal clay necklace to intentionally be charmy and have tons of movement when worn. I attached silver clay rings and random clusters of brown glass pearls and crystal beads to a sterling silver cable chain which I then anchored to a color-coordinated leather cord to make the necklace a little more […]
This necklace is hand knotted using a shiny gold colored synthetic knotting cord and opaque pale olive green 8mm glass beads. The other beads are orange/pink 6mm glass beads. The knots used are larkshead and the square knot. The necklace has a loop and bead closure and is 16.5″ in length.
An illusion necklace is much easier than it looks! The cord, sold on some beading websites, is called invisible cord or illusion cord. It is also sold as fishing line and the technical name is monofilament. I’ve seen it in black and a translucent white, so this necklace can be made for light and darker skin […]
Inspired by my love of knitting as well as my love for beading, I decided to try making a hand knitted bracelet reminiscent of the peyote stitch or loom seed bead bracelet bands. I wanted to make a reversible pattern so that the bracelet could be worn on both sides. I started this “Two in […]
“Cloud of Fortune” or xiang yun, refers to beautiful, auspicious clouds, used especially in describing the skies accompanying appearances of Buddha. I used 18 gauge sterling silver wire hammered flat to form a frame in the shape of a cloud. Swarovski crystals (3mm) in sapphire and light blue are threaded with sterling silver wires inside […]
Supplies NECKLACE 1 card silk cord size 4 silver s-hook clasp pretty pearls, stone, or glass beads (4-5mm) 2mm round silver beads 3 pretty focal beads BRACELET softflex cord silver toggle clasp 2 crimp beads 1 head pin same as above pretty pearls, stone, or glass beads (4-5mm) 1 pretty focal bead EARRINGS 2 silver […]
Whilst on holiday this year I found a shop which sold a lot of wrap bracelets. I thought they were lovely but quite expensive so decided to attempt to make one when I got home. To make the bracelet I have used 4mm gold glass beads, brown leather cord, 1 button and fireline to thread […]
A large jasper pendant forms the focal point of this necklace. Added to this are topaz Czech faceted glass rounds, amber Czech glass rounds, faceted resin rondelles and some silver plated Bali-like beads caps and spacer beads to finish. The seed beads are foil lined dark brown and clear cream, the bugle beads are a […]
This necklace is made with a hand crafted polymer clay pendant in shades of turquoise and blue. (The focal bead is an artists designer bead and has been created in an artists studio in the U.S.A. The bead is totally unique and original, even more beautiful in real life. It’s 3.3cm x 2.5cm). The necklace […]
To create my “washer” necklace, I took two washers commonly found at your local hardware store. I used 2 different sizes, and hammered them to give them texture. I then attached them to an olive green suede cord. I added a few additional beads, and then attached a toggle clasp using 18 gauge wire.
My favorite summer vacation destination is Hawaii. I just love the color of Hawaiian ocean and that is what I tried to capture with this necklace. For calm ocean, I used different sizes of mother of pearl flat shape beads with round shape one. I used opal round beads, roundelles and bicones as well as […]
This necklace is made with a sage green jasper random faceted gemstone focal bead and finished with a couple of silver acrylic rounds mounted on silver plated wire. The ‘loops’ are created using foil lined green/grey seed beads mounted on clear nylon cord. It fastens in the back with a silver plated metal clasp and […]
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