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Jewelry Ideas Using Turquoise
This pendant was made from fine silver wire, copper wire and adorned with natural turquoise stones, sterling silver beads and copper beads, oxidized for an antique look, polished and treated with a sealer to stabilize the oxidation and preserve the color of the metals. They were wire wrapped, hammered and polished at every step. Pendant […]
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 […]
I made this antique turquoise piece using 2 sizes of round turquoise beads. You may use from 8mm for the smaller ones and 20mm for the big ones to have this effect. I use wire wrapping technique for each dangle with bronze eye pins to get that antique effect that would match the spider veins […]
The main materials used in this unique bracelet is 8 mm turquoise magnesite stones and bronze leather cord. I started by using the leather cord, making two strands, then I started weaving the stones between the two strand cord so that the bracelet will be wrapped three times around the wrist. Finally, I attached a […]
I started with two pieces of 24 gauge silver plated wire and twisted them together. At various intervals I strung pearls and turquoise gemstones on one wire strand and twisted the other wire around them. I repeated this technique to create 5 strands, and then I tangled the strands together in a random way.
This necklace was inspired by a piece I saw of someone whose work I admire. I wanted to see if I could render something like it but in my own style. I love the boldness of the 20mm round mosaic turquoise beads and the contrast that the antiqued brass leaf motif beads caps provided against […]
I really enjoy working with wire because it is so versatile. I was actually playing around with different shapes when I stumbled upon this design. I used 20ga copper wire and 6mm cracked turquoise beads, with copper jump rings and copper earwires. To make sure that they were the same size I used a ring […]
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 came across these lampwork beads for sale and just had to buy them. I combined them with chocolate brown czech glass beads that have a swirl design debossed in them that coordinates so well with the swirl patterns on the handmade beads. I also added triangular shaped silvver metal beads that have a circular […]
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 […]
This unique pendant was handmade with silver that is hand cast into two different long strands. The bottom one is longer and has a smooth finish and is made into a double branch. The top one is textured and oxidized. Between each of these on the left side is a beautiful rectangular lapis lazuli gemstone. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This necklace is made with a hand crafted polymer clay pendant in shades of turquoise and blue. (The focal bead is an artists designer bead and has been created in an artists studio in the U.S.A. The bead is totally unique and original, even more beautiful in real life. It’s 3.3cm x 2.5cm). The necklace […]
For this 3-strand necklace I started with the faceted oval 10x14mm blue opal stones and added cube-shaped blue opals with light turquoise and darker foiled turquoise colored seed beads. The three strands are 18 1/2″, 20 1/2″ and 21″ in length (including the clasp). The clasp is a metal 3-strand hook with little flowers for […]
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 used round marshmallow turquoise beads, cultured freshwater pearls, and sterling silver chain. The beads are strung on .019 softflex and then crimped onto the chain. I used a round hammered toggle clasp which is wire wrapped to a pearl and then the chain. I love how the pearls work with the […]
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