Finished Jewelry Update April 2021

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Hey beautiful! Today I am excited to bring you an up close look at my latest beaded jewelry creations. It’s my hope that these pieces spark your own inspiration and imagination. Isn’t it fun to see pieces go from random bags of beads and findings to gorgeous finished jewelry?! Please check out the video above to get a full look at the latest pieces, and detailed design info. Feel free to let me know if you have a favorite, or share what you’ve been up to!

A Few of the Finished Pieces Featured:

This necklace, inspired by the contents of the April 2021 Bargain Bead Box, contains items such as the gorgeous dyed lilac quartz beads, a couple of the large crystal coin beads, and the tiny faceted rondelles.

The chandelier focal is something I carefully rigged together with UV resin and E6000 jewelry glue. It’s made up of two round metallic pendants that encase a crescent-shaped chandelier component in the center. The outcome is a very sturdy, solid, double-sided chandelier pendent piece that makes a great statement with the ombre fringe. The antique brass feather charms, and seed beads, came from my stash. 

This is another set, which is made up primarily from the contents of the April 2021 Bargain Bead Box. I am in love with the man-made royal purple shell beads; they have an exquisite coating!

Two strands of this “three-strander” are beaded. The longest segment, which drops from the middle, is airy, due to its being primarily made up of chain, yet contains the stunning, large, round embossed antique brass pendant.

Coordinating earrings accompany this set, which include the same swirly connectors that are used to separate the strands of the necklace.

Yet another set, inspired by the contents of the April BBB. I’ve had this antique brass butterfly for what seems like a very long time; I believe it came from Beebeecraft. Fortunately, I noticed it while flipping through my jewelry findings binder, and inspiration struck for use with the lavender glass butterfly beads. 

The outcome is a sort of whimsical, bohemian, asymmetrical look. Think butterflies haphazardly landing on this piece. Okay…you may need to squint! 😉

The large beaded bead that adorns the top of this golden silk tassel may be seen in the Chameleon Beaded Bead Tutorial. It’s the largest of the Chameleon bead series that I have created, and contains Mobyduo, Irisduo, and two-hole Lentil Czech glass bead shapes. This size fits perfectly over the 2.5″ tassels that we’ve received in the Potomac Beads Best Bead Subscription Boxes.

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Don't Miss my Latest Beaded Jewelry Tutorials:

You can find all of my FREE beading tutorial videos on the Tutorials tab, and each of my original beaded jewelry patterns in the Design Index. Below are just the latest beading tutorials posted this month:

Most of my pieces are inspired by the mystery contents of monthly bead boxes. Curious which bead box is the best (for you)? Check out this video for more info!

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Instant Download Beading Patterns:

Find the growing collection of instant download beading patterns for my original beaded jewelry designs. All patterns are accompanied by a corresponding, free beading tutorial video in case you would like to refer to video instruction while you bead. 

Simply purchase a pattern, and after checkout the link to download the PDF document instantly will be available.

You may easily search the Orchid and Opal Design Index for the name of the pattern you have purchased, and follow the linked image to find the blog post that contains the video. 

Beaded Jewelry Inspiration:

The jewelry in this category may be sold, but I am usually able to recreate similar designs, upon request. Viewing out of stock jewelry pieces also provides a helpful archive of beading inspiration, and a way to see past jewelry creations that have travelled to new homes. Many pieces include materials from past bead subscription boxes that I have unboxed on my YouTube channel.

I am humbled to say that the pieces found in this category have been shipped to satisfied customers in practically many corners of the world! 

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