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Swarovski crystals and seedbeads are the main focus of the wearable art featured on this page. The designs are created using off-loom beading techniques

Some of the designs you see below are only offered as workshops at this time.

If a design is available as a kit/instruction manual there will be a link which will take you to the "bead Kits Page".

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Marquise Bracelet
Marquise Bracelet   

This bracelet is a perfect showcase for a unique and famous shape “the Marquise”. The curving, oblong shape of a Marquise is flattering and distinctive.This regal shape which originated in the court of King Louis XIV of France has stood the test of time! The center piece for the bracelet is a multi-tiered bezel which frames out and holds a Marquise crystal stone.A richly textured and beautifully embellished bracelet band is connected to the center piece using loops of pearls.The clasp is a metal channel slide clasp which provides a secure closure for the bracelet.Peyote stitch is used to construct the bracelet.



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Moroccan Lantern Necklace
Moroccan Lantern Necklace   

Moroccan lanterns are some of the most beautiful lanterns in the world.The shapes of the lanterns along with metal cut outs, metal filigrees and sparkling colored bits of glass make Moroccan lanterns exquisite works of art.The inspiration for the necklace pendant comes from Moroccan lanterns. The pendant is made up of a center post of beadwork surrounded by beaded arches, crystals, pearls and capped off with crystal domes.Chenille stitch is used to create the necklace rope.Each end of the necklace rope has an embellished beadwork cap that holds a crystal dome.The necklace rope attaches to the pendant with multiple inter-linked loops of ladder stitch.



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Mystic Three Necklace
Mystic Three Necklace   

Three is a powerful number. It is a numeric symbol of universal significance. Reference to the number three appears in many cultures, mythology and religions. The number three is also important in regards to artistic creativity. There is something about three that works across all mediums, formats and sizes. Three balances, has a point of interest and brings symmetry to art.

Using the idea of three to bring symmetry to the necklace design, three oval crystal stones are used to create the pendant for the necklace. Each stone sits independently within a three tiered bezel. The bezeled stones are connected together using an embellished three pearl component. The necklace straps are made up of segments of beadwork attached together using the same pearl component that is part of the pendant to bring cohesiveness to the design. A double attached pearl component is used for the necklace closure. Peyote stitch is used to construct the design.

Exclusive Design for Beads on the Vine, San Luis Obispo, CA
July 27 thru 30 2017

Please join Laura McCabe, Cynthia Rutledge and me for a wonderful beading Retreat on the west coast! This Retreat is sponsored by School of Beadwork (Melanie Potter). For Retreat details and registration, please click on the link below!

www.beadsonthevine.com



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Isosceles Bracelet
Isosceles Bracelet   

The bracelet is made up of tubular elongated isosceles triangles. An isosceles triangle has two sides that are the same length with the third side of the triangle being a different length. Each triangular unit is constructed using cylinder beads and is capped off with round crystals. Seedbeads and pearls are used to embellish the body of the triangles. The closure for the bracelet is a double set of embellished round crystals that snap to a bottom platform using sewn on snaps.

Exclusive workshop for the Coastal Maine Bead Retreat
Please join Sherry Serafini, Marica DeCoster and me for a fabulous east coast Bead Retreat!!
This Retreat is sponsered by Social Beadia (Sue Burleigh). Click on the link below for Retreat details!

April 27 - 30 - 2017
www.socialbeadia.com



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Starfire Necklace
Starfire Necklace   

The necklace features a multi-tiered starburst shaped pendant. The top tier of the pendant is a circular crown of pearls with a Chaton center. The next tier forms a six point star shape made up of pearls and crystals. The last tier has a starburst edge and frames and accents the six point star shape. The necklace straps use the circular crown of pearls component connected together with compact accented loops of beadwork.



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Tear Drop Necklace
Tear Drop Necklace   

The necklace has an elegant center bridge of beadwork teardrops. These teardrops have a center bezeled Chaton which provides a platform to shape the bezel into a teardrop. Pearls and Crystals add sparkle and texture to the teardrops. The curvature of the necklace is created by connecting each teardrop together with bridging loops of beadwork. Supple pearl and seedbead necklace straps made up of a modified right-angle weave stitch finish off the necklace design. The clasp is a handmade beadwork button with a loop attachment.

Exclusive Design for the Fall Foliage Retreat, Avon, CT
October 21, thru 23, 2016

Please join Marcia Decoster, Shelley Nybakke, Amy Blevins and me for a wonderful beading Retreat on the east coast! This Retreat is sponsored by Bead and Glass Boutique/Bead Elves (Amy Blevins). For Retreat details, please click on the link below!

www.beadretreats.com



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