Finished Jewelry Update February 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:

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All beads, and most of the findings, in this set are from the contents of the February 2021 Bargain Bead Box subscription. I mixed the small aqua rondelles with the crackle agate that contains coordinating shades of aqua and other neutral tones. I like how the crackle agate picks up some of the warm brown of the copper findings with its small dark brown inclusions. I would have added daggers to the bottoms of each strand on the earrings, but I did not have enough. Fortunately, I was able to include the smaller copper drops on each end, since they were included in the box contents.

The February 2021 Bargain Box featured many items that had a teardrop, or drop-like shape. Since the faceted teal quartz was one of the focals, I built a necklace and earrings set around it. The top is wire wrapped, and includes a loop that is strung onto a longer strand of chain, and embellished with tiny antique copper drops. The shorter strand contains coordinating round quartz beads, and the crystal briolette drops. Chandelier earrings, with coordinating beads and chain, complete the set.

Aqua and Teal Leafy Beaded Agate Toggle Pendant Necklace

This piece is one of my favorites of the month. I created striped  “bead caps” with 11/0 Miyuki Delica and 15/0 seed beads to embellish the tops of the spike agate pendants. One pendant hangs slightly higher than the other off of a front toggle clasp closure. Coordinating glass leaves hang gracefully from the front portions of the knotted sections, and continue to the top of the pendants.

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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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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!