Children’s Names Necklace

This necklace was a custom piece for a friend who wanted something that incorporated both of her children’s names that she could wear pretty much every day. I asked her what colors represented her children.

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Beaded Autumn Lace Necklace

With this necklace I decided to explore what else could be done with thread and beads strung along a central beaded “spine,” if you will, other than fringing. I discovered looping, and was pleased with the light, lacy look of this piece despite the earthy color palette.

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Northern Lights Multistrand Necklace

You have seen this design before, and you will see it again. As for the theme of this particular necklace, I have always been fascinated by the aurora borealis and I wanted to capture those colors in this piece.

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Mallard Feather Earrings

No ducks were harmed in the creation of these earrings. The feathers in question are found items – molted in one of Boise, Idaho’s many riverside parks.

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Multistrand Fall Leaf Necklace

I am fond of the multistrand necklace and enjoy seeing how many different versions of it I can come up with. This necklace came about because of a particular glass leaf pendant that needed to be front and center.

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Multicolored Fall Leaves Fringed Bracelet

What with the somewhat monochromatic palette I used on the previous three bracelets (all brown, all red, all green), I decided this bracelet needed to have elements of all the colors associated with Fall. And wouldn’t you know, it sold shortly after I finished it.

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Evergreen Leaves Fringed Bracelet

Evergreens are my favorite trees, year-round, no matter where I am. I’ve been pulled to the northern woods and all things therein since I was very small.

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Red Fall Leaves Fringed Bracelet

Did I mention I love Fall? I know I did, somewhere. No season makes me happier (though Winter does come in a close second).

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Brown Fall Leaves Fringed Bracelet

Ever since I first experimented with bead fringe on the Salsa Bracelet I wanted to make more jewelry using the same technique. I love the results of all that extra thread and beads.

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Enamel Leaf Earrings

And again with the leaves! I found these enameled brass leaves hiding in a bargain bin at a craft store and immediately saw the earring potential, so I snatched them up.

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