Bead Stringing & Silver Jewelry Ideas
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This necklace is a nice combination of turquoise and brown colors. I started by twisting 2 strands of natural shell beads together, attaching a silver bail to it. I linked the turquoise howlite teardrop pendant to the bail. For an adjustable size, I attached brown satin ribbon in place of a clasp.
This necklace features 4 strands, each unique, but layer together beautifully. I used one of my favorite color combinations…bronze and turquoise. I made two of the strands more of a random look with seed beads, freshwater pearls, crystals, and turquoise. One strand has a regular pattern of turquoise and copper beads. The final strand holds […]
This beaded gemstone necklace features beautiful 6mm tigerseye gemstones, turquoise rondelle gemstones and a large 1 1/2″ turquoise oval gemstone pendant. A sterling silver clasp and chain allows this necklace to be adjustable. Matching bracelet and earrings are also shown on my website.
This necklace was built around these beautiful lampwork beads, to which I added turquoise, picture jasper, and silver-plated spacer beads. I strung the beads on accuflex wire and finished the necklace with a silver “S” hook. I added an extender chain, so that it can be worn short or longer depending on what neckline you […]
Inspired by a midnight vision of waterfalls falling off of cliffs, this necklace was made with freshwater pearls, sea-green aventurine chips, gold and silver mussel-shell coins, mother-of-pearl cube beads, dark shell beads and a sprinkle of aqua semi-precious gemstone beads to accent. It measures 17″ around and has a toggle clasp. I used two strands […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This bracelet is made of tumbled blue turquoise gemstone nuggets, cranberry-colored freshwater cultured pearls and sterling silver beads. To finish this piece I used a lobster clasp and added a turquoise gemstone and silver puffed heart that dangles off the clasp. I really enjoy using unique gemstones in my jewelry designs.
I made this necklace using rose quartz round beads, faceted donut shaped cherry quartz beads, and cultured freshwater pearls. Toggle clasp is sterling silver. The beautiful faceted rose quartz pendant is 1 1/8″ in length. Necklace is strung on 49 strand .019 softflex beading wire. Necklace is 19″ in length.
This necklace consists of 6 strands of dark, light brown, and bone colored 5mm wood beads. It is 18.5″ in length. The focal pendant is a 2.25″ wooden donut with paisleylike flowers painted on one side (the other side is blank, solid wood). It can be worn with either side showing; just flip the pendant […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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