I decided to make a really luxurious necklace, featuring my favorite colors: purple and green. I made a great many mini-hollow beads, used my special silver coated beadalon, and finished the piece off a pmc clasp adorned with faceted purple and green (synthetic) stones
I made this thing back when PMC was about $25 a packet, and they couldn't be bothered with making the stuff in copper, because it was too cheap to matter. —I love putting multiple textures on PMC, as I did for this clasp.
multistrand necklace with lots and lots of mini-hollows, plus of course many other little glass beads; tiny amethyst and peridot (also jade); strung on silver coated beadalon. Features a stone-set pmc clasp.
multistrand freshwater pearl, jasper & sterling silver necklace by Linda Gioiosa of Malachite Dragon 20feb2020
post about a multistrand necklace made to feature a piece of beadweaving in olive, black & gold I did many years ago. 23apr2017
Long, long ago, my inlaws used to go on missions—to Mexico or Liberia or other places like that, usually to build schools or churches in the local community. Nowadays, that sort of thing is deprecated—it's usually considered more helpful simply to give the money direct to the folks obstensibly...
The semiprecious leopardskin butterfly necklace was a very long time in the chrysalis. Collects the kumistrung necklace pages. 14apr2014
Collects together the tassel necklace pages. Oh, and updates the pink satake tassel necklace page, which was a mess. 10apr2014
This luscious green and purple necklace is full of all the things I love:) It also currently collects together the multistrand pages. 03oct2012
Multi-strand necklace featuring customer-provided fuchsia freshwater pearls, amethyst, garnet, copper, silver and glass beads made to match a pair of earrings. Private collection, 2007. 31mar2008
Multi-strand freshwater pearl, moonstone, white pixie and bali silver bracelet made to match a similiar necklace . Originally posted 09dec06. (Private collection.) 09dec2006
Freshwater pearl and silver necklace. Strung summer 06, originally posted 18oct06. (Private collection). 18oct2006
Two multi-strand freshwater pearl and silver bracelets 2002, originally posted 17oct06. Whereabouts unknown. 17oct2006
I made this...um, I think before we moved. Say it's five years old or so. At any rate, I couldn't sell it, couldn't even give it away; it was such a resounding failure I tore it apart to harvest the beads for the lowly bead curtain. Now that silvered stringing cable is available, I wouldn't e...
Lumpen continued: two purple tassel necklaces, one large, the other a bit more delicate. Strung Oct? 2002; photographed 23oct, 25nov, 19dec2002. 19dec2002
CZs, I presume: they have to withstand the heat of firing
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