Lynda Nicolay

I have been beading for a about a year and I like all kinds of styles. I like to try different things all the time.

Emerald Pearl And Torched Copper Necklace Project

Emerald Pearl And Torched Copper Necklace

This necklace is really easy to make. On beading wire I strung alternating emerald potato pearls with black seed beads. On each end I used a split ring and on one side is chain for adjustable length and on the other side is a hand made clasp using 20g silver wire. For the pendant I […]

Jade Gemstone And Crystal Drop Necklace Project

Jade Gemstone And Crystal Drop Necklace

For the drop there is a large oval gemstone with small bicone Swarovski crystals on a long headpin. Attached by a small jump ring is a 4mm round gemstone and attached at the bottom is a large Swarovski crystal. The necklace has a pattern of small bicone crystal, 4mm round gemstone, Bali tube spacer, gemstone […]

Peacock Stone Swirl Earrings Project

Peacock Stone Swirl Earrings

Using a thing-a-ma-jig I formed the earwires out of 18 gauge copper wire and filed the ends to make them smooth. I used the same 18 gauge wire through the 18mm square peacock stone to make the circle on the top and the swirl on the bottom. I bent the circle over the stone after […]

Buddha Necklace & Earrings Project

Buddha Necklace & Earrings

To start the necklace, I cut 3 pieces of beading wire, the first one longer for the focal point of the Buddha. I strung the charm, amazonite 4mm round beads, and bali saucers on the first length of wire and crimped both sides around small round pewter links. The round links are then attached to […]

Copper Twist And Torqoise Earrings Project

Copper Twist And Torqoise Earrings

These earrings were made by using a Thing-a-ma-jig to bend the copper wire. I cut a piece of copper about 7 inches long and made the pattern for the swirl. After putting the bead on the wire I used the same jig pattern to make the top swirl and used the extra wire at the […]

Potato Pearl Bracelet Project

Potato Pearl Bracelet

This bracelet was one of a few designs I made to show a friend for gifts at her wedding. This bracelet used white potato pearls enclosed in bali bead caps with tube spacers in between. Next to each bead cap is a bicone clear Swarovski crystal. The end crimps are covered with crimp bead covers […]

Green Seed Bead Triple Strand Bracelet Project

Green Seed Bead Triple Strand Bracelet

This bracelet is very simple to make and looks great! Each of the three segments has 20 green seed beads separated by a pewter triple spacer. All the crimps have crimps covers over them. The clasp is a lobster clasp. What I like about this piece is that it can be worn as casual or […]

Spiral Tourquiose Necklace Set Project

Spiral Tourquiose Necklace Set

The necklace has a pewter spiral pendant and pewter bead caps bookending 12mm tourquiose beads. Between the large beads are 3 4mm beads separated with flat spacers. One large bead and a cone ends the necklace. The bracelet continues the pattern. Both the bracelet and necklace use a bar and toggle clasp.  

Green Pearl And Hoop Necklace Project

Green Pearl And Hoop Necklace

I started with a piece of silver plated double hoop chain and put small jump rings on both ends. On head pins are two green bicone pearls with a clear Swarovski crystal in between. Near the clasp again on head pins are two different size green pearls with the smaller of the two in the […]

Blue Pearl Bracelet Project

Blue Pearl Bracelet

This bracelet consists of different size blue freshwater pearls, alternating with Bali spacer beads and clear Swarovski crystals. For the clasp, I used a small lobster claw clasp on one side and a split ring on the other side. I covered the crimp beads with bead covers. This bracelet looks great and really sparkles because […]

Blue And Green Shell Pendant Project

Blue And Green Shell Pendant

This set uses silver plated chain attached with jump rings to a beaded section that consists of green shell beads and 4mm blue rice pearls. The shell pendant is attached on the wire by a heavy gauge jump ring. The earrings are on lever back posts with a rice pearl attached by a jump ring […]

Orange Clay Bead Choker Project

Orange Clay Bead Choker

Very simple choker but I really like it. These are orange clay beads, I think 10mm spaced with 4mm black beads. It’s attached in the back with a simple toggle clasp and a piece of silver plated chain. The crimp beads at the ends are covered with silver bead caps. This necklace looks great.