Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Neilie's Birthday Present

Neilie turns the big _ _ on January 2nd!
Labradorite is her favorite gem stone.

Labradorite Multi-strand Necklace

The pendent was the inspiration for this three strand necklace. My daughter-in-Law Neilie had this beautiful pendant. I designed the three strand necklace so the pendant could be removed, and worn in multiple ways....

Neilie's Christmas Gift

Neilie's Labradorite Watch

Neilie's Christmas Gift

Labradorite is my Daughter-in-law's favorite gem stone. I really enjoyed making this beautiful watch for her Christmas present. Think I'll make myself one.......

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Aventurine Rosary Bracelet

Jennifer's Christmas Gift

The subtle shimmer of the Aventurine Aves are reflected in this stunning rosary bracelet The strong green color is the color of healing & hope; reflecting on meditation. Green Aventurine is also known as "Indian Jade". The beautiful paters highlight the unusual and attractive luster of the Aventurine.
A combination of Aventurine Beads, 15mm x 11mm Blue Marbled Glass Bead, Silver Wire wrapping, Sterling Silver Cross, Sterling Silver accent Beads, Sterling Silver Metal, and Sterling Silver Togle Clasp
Length: 9"

Naga Fossil Shell Necklace

Naga Shell Necklace

Naga Fossil Shell Necklace
Shannon's Christmas Gift

Simple, but elegant "Naga Fossil Shell Necklace". A 20mm x 22mm focal Naga Bead, Hill Tribe Silver Beads, Sterling Silver Chain, Sterling Silver Cones, Sterling Silver Lobster Claw Clasp and Natural Stone Seed Beads.

Necklace Length: 20"
Extender Chain: 3"

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Iron Challenge Necklace

Iron Bead Challenge
November 2007

The diverse selective of beads were the primary inspiration for this project. My goal was to complete the project with all the beads provided, while adding only a few focal elements. All the beads in the challenge kit were used, except for one wooden bead, while adding only three other elements to construct the design.
Jade focal beads, Glass beads, wooden beads, glass seed beads, copper clasp, copper chain, and copper wire wrapping
Necklace length: 24"
Focal element length: 3"

Friday, November 2, 2007

Beadingholic Necklace

Three Strand Necklace

Three Strand "Beadingholic" Necklace

Three delicate twisted strands create this unusual selection and unconventional combination of design componets. Brown Rice Pearls, Hemilite, Seed Beads, Czech Fire Polished Crystals, Bronze Clasp and two accent Bronze Beads.This necklace was done as part of the "Beadingholic Group Activity"

Black Netted Cabishon

Black Netted Cabishon

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Beadhive Crochet Necklace Detail

Fall Beadhive Braided Crochet Necklace Detail

Fall BeadHive Crochet Necklace

Fall BeadHive Braided Crochet Necklace

Don't mean to brag, but........
Today I won 1st place in the "Bead Hive" challenge with this lovely necklace

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ocean Jasper Necklace Detail

Ocean Jasper Detail

Ocean Jasper Necklace

Ocean Jasper Necklace
I entered this necklace in my local bead club challenge
and it won 1st place. This was my first attempt at stringing beads!