Gypsy@8's Favorites

  • A Stroll in the Garden

    Designer: Carol Horan Reesha Published: March 16, 2007 Technique: Stringing, Wirework The sweet smell in the air, bright greens of new growth, a peek at a first bloom—we must be in the garden on a spring afternoon. Carol found this necklace of faceted...
  • Amethyst Tryst

    Designer: Alison Sly Originally Published: Stringing Magazine Technique: Stringing, Wirework Several shades and shapes of amethyst are showcased in this stone-rich, three-strand necklace.
  • Bangle Bracelet

    Designer: Connie Fox Published: March 26, 2010 Technique: Wirework and Stringing Wire wrapped links create a flexible bangle bracelet.
  • Cherry Blossom Earrings

    Designer: JoAnn Allard Published: April 12, 2006 Technique: Fringe, Stringing Use a simple fringe technique to make these pink earrings. (Instructions for a matching necklace are available in the April/May 2006 issue of Beadwork.)
  • Chirp Chirp Necklace

    Designer: Danielle Fox Published: December 18, 2009 Technique: Stringing Tie a Bow for your FREE PROJECT! What can be easier than tying a lovely little bow, whose ends are literally charming with special dangles? In Chirp-Chirp by Danielle Fox, editor...
  • Dancing Daisy Necklace

    Designer: Melanie Brooks Lukacs Published: March 9, 2006 Technique: Stringing The coordinating pastel colors of these daisy beads inspired this whimsical necklace. Repeating sterling silver elements act as a bold accent without overpowering the colors...
  • Drops of Jupiter

    Designer: Marcella Austenfeld Published: October 11, 2007 Technique: Wirework Simple wirewrapped loops, glass beads, and Thai silver shine in this easy and elegant bracelet. Designer Marcella Austenfeld writes, "I came across borosilicate (boro)...
  • Eastern Ombre Choker

    Designer: Jean Campbell Published: February 26, 2010 Technique: Ladder Stitch, Fringe Stitch and Square Stitch Originally published in Beadwork February/March 2009
  • Easy Teaching Necklace

    This is a great project for teaching beading newbies, as it covers all the basics: stringing, crimping, opening and closing jump rings, and forming wrapped loops.
  • Emily's Rose Garden Necklace

    Designer: Banu Sekendur Published: February 10, 2006 Technique: Stringing This crystal and silver necklace is a great way to perfect your crimping skills.
    by Kat
  • Fireflies

    Designer: Char Jorgensen Published: July 18, 2008 Technique: Wirework You have to go to the fishing section of your local department store and find the glow-in-the-dark beads! These beads have wide holes so you won’t have any trouble slipping two...
  • Frosty Pink

    Designer: Jamie Hogsett Published: January 2, 2009 Technique: Stringing This 2-strand pearl and crystal bracelet was created with elastic, making it easy to slip on and off.
  • Guarding Beauty by Trish Kirkham

    Guarding Beauty by Trish Kirkham: published 4.28.2010: Easy chain and stringing using Thai silver and lampworked beads.
  • Gypsy Wire Bangle

    Designer: Janice Berkebile Published: July 6, 2007 Technique: Wirework This bracelet was made using a figure-eight technique borrowed from coiled-wire basketry and applied to large-gauge wire. The base wire is wrapped with coils of fine silver wire and...
  • Hammered Heart

    Designer: Denise Baum Published: February 19, 2007 Technique: Wirework Sterling silver chain, rose quartz, green freshwater pearls, and blue chalcedony form an asymmetrical necklace as unique as the wearer.
  • Kumihimo Crystal Bracelet

    Designer: Vanessa Blevins Published: February 19, 2010 Technique: Wirework Originally published Summer 2008 in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Learn the beautiful Japanese technique of kumihimo with beads while making a gorgeous kumihimo bracelet to show off...
  • Loop de Loop Bangle

    Designer: Allison Hoffman Published: June 19, 2009 Technique: Wirework Make a fun wire bangle with crystals and two sterling bangle bracelets. Connect the bracelets with silver craft wire and leftover crystals from your stash for an eyecatching and affordable...
  • Night at the Oscars Bracelet

    Designer: Danielle Fox Published: July 9, 2006 Technique: Stringing This three-strand bracelet of yellow beads (seed beads, fire-polished beads, pineapple and lemon quartz, and glass cubes) is red-carpet glamourous. This bracelet was created by the editor...
  • Strap for Pretty Sneaky Snap Clasp

    Designer: Melinda Barta Published: November 13, 2008 Technique: Right-Angle Weave This bracelet starts as a simple strip of right-angle weave, but with just a few embellishments, it takes on a zigzag shape. Best of all, the result is an unexpectedly stretchy...
  • Summer Cheer

    Welcome summer with these delicate earrings. Each colored crystal reflects the many facets of the season . . . from lush greens and pretty floral pinks in June, reds and blues for the Fourth of July, and dusky purples seen in August skies before ushering...
  • Tatted Bridal Necklace and Bracelet Set with Beads

    Designer: Esther Trusler Published: December 3, 2007 Technique: Other These elegant, needle tatted accessories will make any bride feel even more special. Needle tatting is a gentle art that can be traced as far back as the 1850s. Some believe that tatting...
  • Wide varieties of AGATE & drusy quartz that I'm cutting...

    Hey Folks! The last month's issue of Rock & Gem Magazine was all about agates and it's inspired me to cut some of my exotic agates and share some info about agate in general. Agate is basically quartz that has formed in layers in some kind...
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