by Tanja Cilia. (Malta, Europe) I had a Murano glass beads necklace that I bought from Rome, but it did not have knots between each bead; so when the catch broke and it fell, most of the beads broke. I saved them to match with others to make a bracelet, but I changed my mind. I bought a packet of crystals, and combined everything with some other blue beads and … [Read more...] about Moonlight Necklace
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by Andrea Isom. (California) I found these teal shell pearls at a bead shop in Hawaii and absolutely loved them! Combine that with all the fun "cluster" designs I was seeing around the web, and voila, a necklace idea was born. Andrea Isom Andrea I Jewelry Andrea I Jewelry Facebook Page … [Read more...] about Pearl Cluster Necklace
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) These pieces were my first designs using dagger beads. The first necklace I used autumn colors, Czech glass, copper and leather. I made the 2nd necklace using colors I could wear year-round, with black Picasso dagger beads, African Turquoise and silver. Chris Rehkop Chris' Closet … [Read more...] about Dagger Bead Necklace Designs
by Daphne. (Greece) The heart is one of my favorite themes for my jewelery. I usually make hearts from wire or copper sheet. In this necklace I used copper, I designed it, cut it and oxidized it with the flame of a candle. I love the color copper gets when it is oxidized. The copper heart was combined with red waxed cords and ceramic … [Read more...] about Love Heart Necklace!
by Rebecca Doremus. (Daytona Beach, FL) I was commissioned to make a birthday piece with yellow and green as the only instructions. I had been wanting to try a new technique with polymer clay and Pebeo paints. While it is a long process, I really like how it turned out. Rebecca Doremus Dragonfly Serenade Jewelry Design … [Read more...] about New Jewelry Techniques Bring Surprises
by Sandy Hirsch. (Reno, Nevada) With the Holidays ahead, the juices to create start flowing. All artists know that and it's relaxing to find that comfortable chair with supplies nearby and give it a go! Many of the pendants I use are fired in our kiln at over 1,800 degrees after hand forming them with porcelain clay. Then I add the rest. I hope you … [Read more...] about Necklaces with Handmade Porcelain Clay Pendants
by Mickey Moore. (Vermilion, Alberta, Canada) An experimental, non traditional necklace that made use of left over and odd pieces. Mickey Moore MickRocks … [Read more...] about Glass and Stone Necklaces
by Lynn. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) I came by this gorgeous silver base from Turkey by chance and I wanted to use it to make a red necklace. I love when I come across interesting red beads, as they are usually not easy to find. The large center bead is a ceramic bead which I was happy to find. Because of the black stripes, I decided to embellish it with onyx … [Read more...] about Red Boho Gypsy Necklace
by Carole Sbordone. (Conesville, NY) I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and try combining a variety of materials. I chose colorful orange and yellow agates, orange crystals, seed beads, and colorful leather strips to combine with antique copper accents. I added a yellow flameworked bead to the center of a copper filigree for an interesting … [Read more...] about Vintage Look Boho Orange & Yellow Necklace
by Lindy Hartig. (San Diego, California USA) Been keeping busy with projects. Pyrite druzy I picked up in Ashland Oregon last year: Magnificent turquoise magnesite statement piece: Seed bead double-ruffle necklace: I love these pearls, and they love me too: Lindy Hartig Lindy Lee Treasures … [Read more...] about Busy Bee Beader Girl
by Babsi Casack. (South Africa) My sister loves African jewelry just as much as I do. Up there in Johannesburg, she has access to a larger variety of beads than I do here in the Freestate province. Sometimes she falls into the bead shops and sends me materials to make a nice necklace for her. Here is the most recent version. Babsi Casack … [Read more...] about African Statement Necklace
by Sharon McKinney. (United States) I love working with different gemstones and crystals. My favorite stone to work with is Jasper and all its variations, but will work with anything that speaks to me. Crystals and their healing properties have always been a hobby of mine and now I use that knowledge to make my jewelry. When working on my pieces, I … [Read more...] about Mixing Gemstones & Crystals