Gallery of handmade necklace designs.

White Leopard

by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, MD) I started with a straightforward stringing technique but felt that didn’t support the bold character of the boro glass beads. Spent several hours last night remaking it stitched hoop by stiched hoop to ramp up the pizazz factor. Bold boro lampwork glass beads in a white rainbow leopard motif are […]


by Linda Landig. (Olympia, WA) The matte finish and random lines in Picasso Marble gives this set a very sleek, modern feel. Picasso Marble, one of my favorite stones, is paired with garnets, and Thai cornerless cubes. The fine silver clasp is my first handmade clasp. Linda Landig Comments: Picasso marble goes with nearly everything! […]

What to Call This Style of Necklace?

by Sandy. (Ct.)   Rena, I love creating this style of jewelry. The problem is I don’t know what style to call it. I wonder if you can help. Have any ideas? I love using pearls, crystals and pendants in most of my jewelry – and in this necklace I used a recycled earring for […]

Western Cross

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Another western style necklace fit for a cowgirl – or a city girl! This looks great with jeans and a T shirt or dressed up. I layered a smaller silver cross over an antiqued ivory colored one and teamed it with turquoise magnesite beads and silver accents. Joan Williams Lilruby […]

Warm Summer

by Abigail Robichon. (Johannesburg, South Africa) My original necklace like this one was 45cm long, laying on the collar bone. I shortened it and made it a choker. The beads are foil beads and I used copper wire. These ladies from Morocco requested I added the centre piece. It made the piece look worlds apart. […]


by Patricia C Vener. (Hamden CT USA ) I’m not really sure where to put this commanding piece. It’s not exactly a necklace, more a neckpiece. Indeed it is an earlier work of mine that does not fit on my scanner so had to wait until I obtained a digital camera. It is wearable art […]

A Thing of Beauty

by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, Maryland USA) Funny thing about this necklace. I made each of the components separately just because I wanted to experiment with different techniques. There is right angle weave, circular right angle weave, fringing, and circular brick stitch pieces. And, I was really getting off on the color combination. Did you ever […]

A Shore Thing

by Kelly Godfrey. (Wilmington, North Carolina USA) A “Shore” Thing . . . is a “work of art” that can be worn casually or formally. This 16″ necklace is adjustable to 19″, and combines glass blown striped lentil beads with the elegance of clear glass and silver accented bead caps that create a wonderful backdrop […]

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