Finished Jewelry Update, Project Share | Nov. 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 Pieces Featured in the Video:

Click the images below to shop finished pieces.

beaded two strand mountain jade and fluorite beaded necklace

Purple Mountain Jade and Fluorite Two Strand Necklace

All beads, including genuine fluorite and purple Mountain Jade, are from the November 2020 Bargain Bead Box subscription. This piece also includes the purple and gold handmade lampwork beads, gold plated chain, and the 4mm gold plated spacer beads, which were included in this month’s subscription. The two strands are elegantly attached to a classic gold plated ring connector on each side.

Purple and Red Tassel Beaded Lariat Necklace

This necklace incorporates many of the beads, which came in the November 2020 Bargain Bead Box, and it also shows off the three main colors: purple, red, and mauve. I have shared lariat style necklaces before, but this design is different due to the fact that I used a Chinese knotting cord to string the beads and create a knot in between each one. The two ends of the necklace, which are the focal of the piece, are embellished with gold decorative connectors, and three-layer tri-color cotton tassels.

purple and red tassel lariat beaded necklace


The Keystone beaded bracelet tutorial is inspired by the contents of the Pumpkin Festival Collection by Eureka Crystal Beads. Even if you don’t purchase the entire collection, you can find everything you need from their online shop, in all sorts of colors. This pattern incorporates Nib-it, SuperDuo, MiniDuo, and Seed Beads. 

I share multiple colors of these versatile bracelets, which are made with waxed cotton cord. In this recent tutorial video I show you how to make an easy sliding knot bracelet. Examples include both double and single strands on each side. Use with gemstone chip beads, metal connectors, and much more! These bracelets are great for any gender, and age group,


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!