17 Jewelry Ideas Using Donut Beads
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]photo credit