Finished Jewelry Update, Project Share | Dec. 2020


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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goldstone moon and stars handmade necklace

All beads, including sparkly blue goldstone, electroplated agate, and iridescent clear glass stars, are from the December 2020 Bargain Bead Box subscription. I connected the large pendant with the two chandelier earring findings, as well as the loop sides of the toggle clasps. I meant to mention in the video that I snipped off two loops from each of the chandelier earring findings, and used a glass nail file to file the edges smooth.

This original bracelet design incorporates Miyuki Tila, Half Tila, and 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads. I have decided to call this pattern the Pleated Tila bracelet since the center canal of beads become gathered together and form the look of pleating or ruched fabric. Please see the dedicated blog post and video to see how you can make one of your own.

Pleated Tila Beaded Bracelet - Turquoise/Bronze

garland beaded necklace - copper/purple iris

This is another original design, which also has a dedicated blog post, tutorial video, and downloadable beading pattern. I was challenged to create a new design based on some of the contents of the December Beads of the Month Club; Hot & Trendy – theme “Royally-Minded.” This necklace incorporates the three hole Czech glass Bridge Beads and Arcos Par Puca, as well as Minos, Gekko, and 15/0 seed beads, It’s a lot simpler to put together than it looks!

I made several of these seed and bugle bead Russian Spiral bracelets for the tutorial I shared at the very beginning of December. In addition to the bracelets, I also had a lot of fun with the same type of stitch, but using 3mm Fire Polish and 11/0 seed beads instead. I made longer woven ropes and turned them into necklaces. This stitch is a great way to show off beautiful faceted Czech Fire Polish beads, and it works up pretty quickly.

russian spiral beaded bugle bracelet

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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!