These Beads Go With Everything!


These turquoise colored ceramic beads seem to match everything.

I love these turquoise-colored ceramic beads. No matter what I combine them with, they always look spectacular. Today’s featured design was just listed on my Etsy site. It was created is in honor of my sister who prefers a simple design over a statement piece. And, she isn’t alone. So, for all the women who like it simple, this one is for you.

And, while the necklace may be simple, it’s far from boring. The strands are choker length. But the handmade pendant hangs down another 4½ inches. Yeah, it’s not a Junebug if there isn’t a little bit of drama!

Yesterday, I showed you how great these beads look with the rock crystal pendant necklace I made. This design pairs the turquoise-colored beauties with their red counterparts. Together, they didn’t need much adornment, so I completed the design with gunmetal chain.

This necklace uses the same beads as the Rock Crystal Pendant Necklace (see yesterday’s post), but they look so different here.

Needless to say, you will see these beads again.


I Almost Kept This One for Me

This Wire Wrapped Agate Necklace almost ended up in my own collection. I love it!

I found this agate slice about three years ago at a shop in a Cincinnati suburb. I thought the piece was gorgeous, but I didn’t know what to do with it. So, I just tucked it away among my other supplies.

Over the weekend, I decided to try and work with this natural beauty and create a pendant. I wrapped five pieces of brass wire together and then shaped the wire around the agate to form the pendant. I tried to imitate the agate’s natural grain with the wire design.

I used a very fine brass wire to add additional crystals and help secure the agate in place.

I tried to imitate the natural grain in the agate with the wire.

To complete the design, I had a few of these beautiful ceramic beads with a nice blue-turquoise color. They complement the agate piece perfectly.

Aside from the fact that I think this necklace is BANGIN’, I really like its strength. Each link is wired together, so you’ll have to be extremely strong to pull this one apart. This one will be around for the ages.


Simply gorgeous!