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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.
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 […]
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 […]
Inspired by a midnight vision of waterfalls falling off of cliffs, this necklace was made with freshwater pearls, sea-green aventurine chips, gold and silver mussel-shell coins, mother-of-pearl cube beads, dark shell beads and a sprinkle of aqua semi-precious gemstone beads to accent. It measures 17″ around and has a toggle clasp. I used two strands […]
The inspiration for this necklace was the unique focal piece. Wanting to create a necklace that was worthy of it, I added green and white glass pearls, gold spacers and jade gemstones to round this out to a bright and eye-catching necklace. Learn how to make this necklace.
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 […]
This necklace features red coral coins combined with glass seed beads, mother of pearl chunks, freshwater pearls, banded hematite jasper, and mahogany obsidian. I made it a double strand and added a sterling silver connector to dangle a pendant stone combination. I like the rich combination of textures and colors in this group of stones. […]
An illusion necklace is much easier than it looks! The cord, sold on some beading websites, is called invisible cord or illusion cord. It is also sold as fishing line and the technical name is monofilament. I’ve seen it in black and a translucent white, so this necklace can be made for light and darker skin […]
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 […]
I recently learn how to stitch beaded beads and this set was the result of my first attempt. I created several peyote tubes in three different sizes using pearl colored seed beads (smallest for the earring – largest for the necklace. I strung them on Accuflex along with 4mm Swarovski crystals and 8mm and 4mm […]
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 made this necklace using rose quartz round beads, faceted donut shaped cherry quartz beads, and cultured freshwater pearls. Toggle clasp is sterling silver. The beautiful faceted rose quartz pendant is 1 1/8″ in length. Necklace is strung on 49 strand .019 softflex beading wire. Necklace is 19″ in length.
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 […]
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 […]
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