Category Archives: Jewelry

Necklace redo

I restrung a necklace that was originally a bracelet. The beads were strung on two elastic cords, which wore out after a while. I decided I liked the beads better as a necklace. I made them into a necklace a … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Embroidered fabric brooch

I’ve been seeing a lot of appliqu├ęd and embroidered clothes in the stores recently. While I love the idea, I thought it would be easier to create portable embroidery that I could add to whatever top I wanted to! How … Continue reading

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Necklace to match blueberry earrings

Another blue necklace? Seriously, there’s no such thing as too much blue jewelry. I made this necklace to match a pair of earrings that Safet gave me, “because it’s Thursday.” Wow! I think the berry part is made of sea … Continue reading

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Jewelry I made for me!

My favorite bead store in Walnut Creek is having a moving sale, so I had to take advantage! I made these earrings in the same style as the gold ones I made for Irema: Here’s what they look like on. … Continue reading

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Earrings I made as gifts

Happy New Year! I made two pairs of earrings as gifts this month. Both were inspired by very expensive earrings that I saw in a catalog. I thought, I can make something like that! Here are the earrings I made … Continue reading

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Beaded brooch for my Mom

I made this brooch for my Mom’s birthday: The swan pattern is actually a traditional Dutch cross stitch pattern that shows up in old samplers. Before I made the pattern in beads, I tried to make it as cross stitch, … Continue reading

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Pearls from Fiji

My parents with to Fiji this summer and my Mom brought me back some black pearls to make jewelry for the girls and me. This is what I made for Irema: The photo isn’t great, but the earrings and the … Continue reading

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