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17 Jewelry Ideas Using Donut Beads

Desert Jasper Wheel Of Infinity Pendant Project

Desert Jasper Wheel Of Infinity Pendant

For this pendant I hand-form the frame with thick copper wire. I then wire wrap the frame with very thin copper wire while attaching tiny, 2mm copper beads at certain intervals. I wanted to use the very popular gemstone donuts but create a more elaborate look. I call these type of pendants “wheel of infinity” […]

Boho Chic Wooden Multi Strand Layer Necklace Project

Boho Chic Wooden Multi Strand Layer Necklace

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 […]

Exotic Beauty Bloodstone Necklace Project

Exotic Beauty Bloodstone Necklace

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 […]

Oceans Of Malachite And Aventurine Necklace Project

Oceans Of Malachite And Aventurine Necklace

In the heat of summer, I wanted to create an oasis of cool colors. I started with a silver, green, and blue pendant which I wrapped in green 20 gauge wire with a few silver spacers. I combined some of my grandmother’s large malachite beads with aventurine rounds, lapis lazuli chips, green seed beads, silver […]

Green Aventurine Pendant Necklace Project

Green Aventurine Pendant Necklace

I have been creatively thinking about how to dress up a plain donut pendant for weeks now and this weekend I finally came up with something new that I really liked that I have not ever seen done anywhere. I got so excited I made 4 new pendant necklaces – spent my entire Sunday making […]

Horn, Wood & Glass Bead Necklace Project

Horn, Wood & Glass Bead Necklace

The necklace is handcrafted from horn, wood beads, tiger’s eye beads, crazy lace agate beads, glass beads, silk cord, and is finished with a copper hook and eye clasp. It makes a bold statement and is approximately 26 inches long.

Hemp Nursing Necklace Project

Hemp Nursing Necklace

This is a tester hemp nursing necklace. I just used 4 red gem beads, 2 tibetan silver beads and a poppy jasper donut.

Jade Square Donut Pendant Necklace Project

Jade Square Donut Pendant Necklace

When it comes to jewelry, not all donuts are round…this yellow jade pendant is combined with amazonite and ceramic beads on waxed linen cord. The cord is loosely braided and knotted and finished with cord tips and a sterling silver toggle clasp.

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Pretty In Pink Strawberry Quartz Pendant Necklace Project

Pretty In Pink Strawberry Quartz Pendant Necklace

Created with rose quartz, pink czech glass, pink and gold lampwork, crystal, gold and a stunning circular strawberry quartz pendant. The necklace measures 16 and one half inches and the pendant is 1 and one half inches in diameter. I used a gold toggle clasp to finish it.

Fall Passion Beaded Necklace Project

Fall Passion Beaded Necklace

This necklace was designed with jet faceted fire polished glass beads, khaki Swarovski Austrian crystals, and beautiful silver caps. The matching pendant is a large glass donut wrapped with black glass seed beads. The necklace measures 19″, with pendant hanging down 2″.  

Washer Necklace Project

Washer 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.

Turquoise And Coral Dream Project

Turquoise And Coral Dream

A friend of mine had imagined a piece like this for years, but could never find a ready-made one. She asked me to create her “dream” necklace. After a week of emails and questions, I visited my favorite bead shop and found 15mm coral beads, 4mm turquoise beads and a huge 45mm turquoise go-go to […]

Turquoise And Orange Chunky Boho Donut Necklace Project

Turquoise And Orange Chunky Boho Donut Necklace

For this necklace I wanted to do something in a more contemporary “boho chic” style with bright colors, so I combined an orange aventurine donut with turquoise blue Czech picasso beads and a pair of tumbled aventurine nuggets. To add to the chunky look and feel I used a heavy chain with large links. All […]

Nuts & Berries Acai Berry And Coconut Earrings Project

Nuts & Berries Acai Berry And Coconut Earrings

I love bold jewelry, not necessarily the big diamond bold jewelry, but more so stones and off beat beads. I took a more eco friendly and modern route with these earrings. The Nuts & Berries earrings took about an 1 1/2 hours to make to ensure the smoothness of the steel wire to hold the […]

The Krishna Indian Deity Necklace Project

The Krishna Indian Deity Necklace

My love for all things royal and majestic is never ending. When I receive a handmade pendant, something just runs through me and the feeling is heightened even more when I find the complimenting beads to uplift the pendant. The Krishna necklace is constructed on softflex wire for flexibility. I wanted something that would add […]

Bones Necklace Project

Bones Necklace

These necklaces consists of a metal pendant strung on leather cord with a flattened metal tube bead. The leather is long enough that you can either wear it as a long necklace, or wrap it around your neck another loop and wear it as a choker. The metal is oxidized in a way reminiscent of […]

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Hammered Brass Disc Earrings Project

Hammered Brass Disc Earrings

Antiqued brass donut / disc beads are the main feature of these earrings.  Wire-wrapped dangles with green Czech fire-polished glass beads provide movement and contrast. It’s a simple design but striking, and the oxidation gives them an vintage look.

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