Lorna Johnston

I have been making jewellery for about 18 months now. I love making really long necklaces and using lots of colour! Beautiful beads inspire me to try and compliment them with a piece of jewellery. I just like making things that can't be found in the shops, due to the nature of the beads being one of a kind.

City Necklace – Copper and Blue Swarovski Project

City Necklace – Copper and Blue Swarovski

Pure copper findings and swarovski crystals in shades of blue. I made this with the London underground in mind, the copper tubing was for the tunnels, the rings for the tracks and the crystals to symbolise the lighting. It has two chains at the back with crystals that dangle down over the shoulders.

Lillyana Bracelet Project

Lillyana Bracelet

I have been making lampwork beads for a while and decided that this flower focal would look good with pearls. I used sterling silver findings and a hill tribe silver heart, just to add a bit more romance to it. It suited a double strand bracelet, due to the size of the bead.

Faith Necklace Project

Faith Necklace

This necklace was inspired by the seasonal time of the year. The SRA glass cross pendant I used is complimented by the handmade green and autumn brown spacers. Clear glass seed beads and Tibetan silver findings help to give the necklace its sparkle. I think this would be quite effective in other colours too.

Goddess Necklace Project

Goddess Necklace

This is a long necklace, that has a romantic touch to it. It is made up of light green foil glass twists, faceted clear glass beads, jade, glass pearls, Tibetan silver, seed beads and a gorgeous goddess bead to finish it off. The twirl on the end is sterling silver wire.

Druid Necklace Project

Druid Necklace

I just loved these beads, they were made by Caron at halo beads. The colours just lent themselves to be blended with black seed beads and some multi-faceted beads, to add a bit more sparkle. The little diamonte heart clasp just finished it off nicely. This is quite long and I did take it apart […]