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The inspiration for this necklace was the unique focal piece. Wanting to create a necklace that was worthy of it, I added green and white glass pearls, gold spacers and jade gemstones to round this out to a bright and eye-catching necklace. Learn how to make this necklace.
This necklace features red coral coins combined with glass seed beads, mother of pearl chunks, freshwater pearls, banded hematite jasper, and mahogany obsidian. I made it a double strand and added a sterling silver connector to dangle a pendant stone combination. I like the rich combination of textures and colors in this group of stones. […]
I recently learn how to stitch beaded beads and this set was the result of my first attempt. I created several peyote tubes in three different sizes using pearl colored seed beads (smallest for the earring – largest for the necklace. I strung them on Accuflex along with 4mm Swarovski crystals and 8mm and 4mm […]
I came across these lampwork beads for sale and just had to buy them. I combined them with chocolate brown czech glass beads that have a swirl design debossed in them that coordinates so well with the swirl patterns on the handmade beads. I also added triangular shaped silvver metal beads that have a circular […]
The vast majority of my pieces are symmetrical and I wanted to experiment with an asymmetrical design. The large pendants are turquoise dyed jasper and the smaller round beads are amazonite separated with small silver-plated spacers and wire wrapped glass turqoise beads. The final bead dangling from the very bottom is a large, ornate silver-plated […]
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 […]
I like to recycle everything, including my beads. To make this necklace I re-used turquoise chips from a pair of flip-flops. I worked with two different lengths of bead stringing wire. On the longer part of this necklace I alternated the turquoise chips with glass seed beads. After several different trials I decided to use […]
I needed to create more affordable jewelery for a flea market where the main customers were children and teenagers. So I designed a series of floating illusion necklaces with matching earrings. For this one I used glass beads in light- and fushia pink. For bling, I added small silver balls and seed beads with a […]
This bracelet is comprised of round, crimson glass beads and ornate, silver metal bead caps. The central bead has different metal bead caps than the others, and is the only variation is this simple design. I finished it with an antique silver metal hook clasp, which keeps with the design of the bead caps. I […]
This is a beautiful necklace and very simple to design. To make this necklace I took various kinds of beads mixes like glass beads, shells, uncuts, semi-precious, handmade marble glass beads, 4mm glass beads, 11/0 seed beads, bugle beads and some glass flowers. I made two strings of uncut chips, each separated by two black […]
This amazing gemstone beaded bracelet features green aventurine gemstone chips, copper glass seed beads, and a beautiful 1 3/4″ rhyolite gemstone in the center that I have surrounded in sterling silver beads. This bracelet is designed with a toggle clasp and measures 7 1/2″ in length.
This necklace is made with a variety of colorful Swarovski Austrian crystals, pink, orange and yellow fiber optic cat’s eye beads, a variety of faceted fire polished crystals, disc shaped glass beads and much more. I also added silver hearts and silver bead accents throughout. I made the bracelet adjustable so the length is 7 […]
This is definitely a crazy necklace. I loved the octagon shape of this pendant, its beautiful combination of purples, greys and beiges and its large size – a little over 2″ across! The necklace is made up of a lot of different beads, two large silver foil lampwork beads balance out the huge pendant along […]
This necklace was inspired by my love of the ocean. Abalone shell pendant with small brass seahorse charm adorns the front. I also used various colored fresh water pearls, and Czech glass beads and then metallic blue/purple seed beads up and around the back of the necklace where it ends at a brass swirl clasp.
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