Finished Jewelry Update, Project Share | Oct. 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:

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All beads, and the genuine carnelian pendant, are from the October 2020 Bargain Bead Box subscription. This set also includes a three-strand beaded bracelet, with beautiful agate beads, and a simple, coordinating pair of earrings. The pendant is embellished with green Czech glass leaves, carnelian rounds, and crystal bicones. I used size 11/0 Japanese seed beads to hand-bead the leafy design in place. The rest of the necklace includes silver plated brass findings and chain, and genuine carnelian rounds in graduated tones.

This necklace includes beads exclusively from the October 2020 Dollar Bead Box subscription, except for the leaf pendant. I used 24g wire to turn the carved Czech glass focal flower bead into a connector, and included the three Czech glass pillow beads, which coordinate beautifully with the tones of tan and turquoise. The two strands are made up of 4mm Czech glass fire polish beads (top), and genuine golden tiger’s eye stones (bottom).

This is another necklace and earrings set, which includes items from the October 2020 Bargain Bead Box subscription, almost exclusively. Seafoam green crystal beads, and luminous puffed coins compliment the ornate silver plated chandelier style pendant and earring components. The two necklace connectors are repurposed from toggle clasp findings, and the back of the necklace is finished with silver plated brass chain, and an extender for adjustability.

This is another design, which was inspired by the contents of the October 2020 Dollar Bead Box. The two-hole, sky blue candy beads with silver wash are beautifully contrasted with tones of navy blue in the Czech glass bell flowers, teardrop beads, and 3 and 4mm fire polish beads. The back of the necklace is finished with silver plated brass chain, and an extender for adjustability. Coordinating fringe style earrings complete the fun jewelry set.


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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