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Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Designer Beads - Polymer Clay

Updated on October 7, 2014

Welcome to Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Designer Beads - Unique Polymer Clay & Wire Jewelry

Welcome to Handmade Beaded Jewelry.

Here on my Handmade Beaded Jewelry site I offer people unique and one-of-a-kind necklace and earring sets! I not only make beaded jewelry, but also create polymer clay designer beads to sell and incorporate into my own handcrafted beaded jewelry pieces. Wire worked jewelry items are also a passion of mine and I am always trying to create something new, something unique.

While I've been a crafter for years and years, handmade beaded jewelry is a relatively new medium for me. I've done the gamut from quilting, scrap booking, sewing clothes and home furnishings, handbags, rolled paper projects, wood working, macrame, crochet, doll making, and ceramics. I've created items for my home, given gifts to family and friends, and even sold items when the opportunity presented. However, creating handmade beaded jewelry, quilting, and handcrafted bags are my favorites.

Something about looking around my jewelry station and setting my eyes on a certain style of bead or a mix of textures gets the creative juices flowing and I have to reach for some beads, some polymer clay, some wire, my tools . . . and the rest of the world just fades away so that all that exists is the small space surrounding me. Everything else just disappears until I put the finishing touches on a piece of handmade beaded jewelry that just makes itself. These necklace and earring sets take on a life of their own without too much planning on my part. Handmade beaded jewelry can fill the requirements of so many styles and the color combinations are just endless.

While I have many necklace and earring sets that I have created in the past that are for sale, I so enjoy getting a request from someone who just bought a new blouse and wants a handmade beaded jewelry set to complement it. Sometimes I get a knock on my front door from a frantic neighbor looking for suggestions of a special accessory for an upcoming event. Sometimes it's a husband looking for something different, unique, something no one else will have, for a wife's special birthday gift. THESE are the times when the ideas come so fast and so hard that it's hard to contain them and capture just the one thought, the one design, that I need for the occasion.

Please, if YOU have a special beaded design in mind for yourself or as a gift for a special someone, drop me a line and let's see what we can come up with. I'm reasonably priced and normally can guarantee a fast turnaround time for a piece of handmade beaded jewelry.

Take your time and look around Handmade Beaded Jewelry for the necklace and earring sets I have available. Visit again soon as I will always be adding new pieces that I've created.

Enjoy,

Michelle Lacroix Toro

Handmade Holiday Jewelry - Giving One of a Kind Jewelry Makes a Big Statement! - Holidays Make Great Occasions To Gift A Special Someone With Handmade Jewelry

Handmade beaded jewelry - spring blossoms
Handmade beaded jewelry - spring blossoms

One of a kind handmade jewelry always makes a statement! And handmade beaded jewelry is definitely no exception.

Think of all the opportunities we all have every year to give thoughtful, unique gifts - Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Christmas, and the list goes on and on. We give gifts all the time to loved ones, so why not give them the gift of uniqueness and beauty.

All jewelry shown on this site, even if already sold, can be specially ordered in the size, color, and arrangement that you would like. If you have an idea of what you'd like to see, write me at micsan07@gmail.com (place the words "handmade jewelry" in the subject line as I don't open emails from addresses I don't recognize) and let me know what you are thinking of. I'll let you know if I can make it or not and we can come to an arrangement regarding the price and shipping.

I'm reasonable and I love to design handmade beaded jewelry! Try ShooShoo Jewelry Designs and see what kind of gorgeous handmade beaded jewelry creation I can make for YOU!

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - blue fussy bezel
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - blue fussy bezel

Classy Handmade Jewelry - Artisan Jewelry - Custom Made Beads

Polymer Clay Jewelry Can Be Created In ANY Color/Color Combination!

Have you ever found the perfect dress or suit, but weren't able to find the perfect jewelry accessory to show it off to its full potential? Or maybe you find a nice piece, but the color or size are wrong for your needs?

When you find a jewelry designer who can make a custom made piece of jewelry to fit your specifications, your worries are all over!

Let ShooShoo Jewelry custom make a jewelry set for you . . . Give me an idea what you're looking for; colors, style, size or length and let me show you what I can come up with. Look through my Facebook photo albums to see if I already have what you want . . . Or like a few items and then message me that you want a new piece of jewelry. Liking a few items in the albums will give me an idea of what your handmade beaded jewelry style or color preferences are and help me to design a piece that is perfect for YOU!

And while you are there, check out the prices of these designer pieces, I sure you'll be pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive ordering a custom piece of handmade beaded jewelry can be.

Bohemian Anklets With Matching Earrings - Wrap Around Boho Anklets to Wear With Style This Summer!

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Boho anklet in gorgeous teals, turquoise, and pinks . . .Boho anklet in ocean inspired colors - blues, teals, pearls, with polymer clay sea charmsMore boho anklets - one each in pink, purple, and sea colors
Boho anklet in gorgeous teals, turquoise, and pinks . . .
Boho anklet in gorgeous teals, turquoise, and pinks . . .
Boho anklet in ocean inspired colors - blues, teals, pearls, with polymer clay sea charms
Boho anklet in ocean inspired colors - blues, teals, pearls, with polymer clay sea charms
More boho anklets - one each in pink, purple, and sea colors
More boho anklets - one each in pink, purple, and sea colors
Handmade beaded jewelry - art glass pendants
Handmade beaded jewelry - art glass pendants

Sea Glass and Art Glass Pendants

Sometimes simplicity is just the best avenue when it comes to handmade jewelry you can use everyday.

Here are some art glass (and the brown piece is made of genuine sea glass) pendants that are simple and yet make a statement about the way you accessorize! These four happen to be sold, however, sea glass and art glass pieces can be ordered at any time to fit your fashion.

Handcrafted jewelry pieces, no matter what kind of bead they are made from, make great gifts, too!

Handmade beaded jewelry - smooth green raku
Handmade beaded jewelry - smooth green raku

Smooth Raku, Anyone?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry Made With An Old Technique

If you like Raku Art, you'll love this smooth green raku necklace and earring set!

The necklace is adjustable from 24"-28" long and is made of handmade smooth green raku beads, black glass beads, black leather neck pieces, silver bead caps and wire, and the 4" extender chain. Matching earrings are also included in the set.

It is a one-of-a-kind piece, as all the beads made from this blended clay lot were used in this set only!

I've also got a large batch of pinky/purple raku beads that I'm just finishing up. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with them (necklace sets or just a few great chunky bracelets), so keep an eye out for these new items soon.

For more views of this necklace and many other pieces of handmade designer jewelry, please visit my jewelry albums on Facebook.

Handmade beaded jewelry - red purple flower pendant
Handmade beaded jewelry - red purple flower pendant

New Polymer Clay Flower Pendant Set

Designer Beads in Polymer Clay

Here is the latest polymer clay flower creation that needs a new home. The flower is made of red clay with purple shading and measures 2.5"L x 2.5"W. The necklace itself is 25"L and is made of handmade wire links of faux pearls, and red and purple glass beads. There are also three dangling strands which measure up to 3" long. Matching earrings have a 1" drop.

This handmade beaded jewelry set is available for $35.

A similar handmade beaded jewelry necklace was recently gifted to a niece of mine since she expressed she liked it so much. I've shown her just below wearing it. Isn't she a beautiful girl?

My Niece Katie Wearing a Flower Pendant Necklace From ShooShoo Jewelry - Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Copper Wire
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Copper Wire

Handmade Beaded Copper Jewelry Is So IN Right Now!

Handmade Beaded Jewelry And Wire - Keeping your Handmade Jewelry Unique

Now that we've accomplished our move from Florida to North Carolina, I'm again finding time to get creative with my handmade jewelry beads and wire. Lately, I've been focusing a lot on utilizing copper wire in different gauges in my handmade beaded jewelry designs.

Here is the newest addition to my designer bracelets made with glass beads and solid copper!

Depending on the look you like to have, all it takes to change the feel of a piece from chunky to delicate is the gauge size of the wire, the size of the beads, and sometimes just how many beads are on the jewelry piece. Let me know what you'd like to see here in handmade beaded jewelry.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Copper Wire Weave
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Copper Wire Weave

Solid Copper Jewelry With A Twist - Copper Wire Weave! Add In Some Handmade Beads and BAM!

Handmade Beaded and Woven Jewelry

While I still love paying with my polymer clay and creating unique beads with that medium, I am also learning to absolutely love all the variations I can bring to handmade beaded jewelry by changing up wire gauges and using new wire weaving techniques.

Here's an example of what can be done using a heavy gauge solid copper wire to make my own chain links and matching the handmade chain with a unique woven wire free form pendant. I added two small black teardrop beads to add a little bit of extra and, voila!

A designer necklace that no one else except for you will ever wear! I don't make doubles or duplicates, although I will create "similars" at times.

I'd love to hear what you think about this necklace at the bottom of this site?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Birds Nest Pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Birds Nest Pendant

Birds Nest Jewelry, Anyone?

Imagine my surprise when I found out how popular Birds Nest Jewelry was right now . . . Never would have thought of adding bird nest jewelry to my Handmade Beaded Jewelry site if I hadn't received a request to create a pink egged pendant for a client.

Since I got the request for a pink and white speckled egg pendant, I went ahead and made a blue egg birds nest pendant at the same time. Here is that sample and, yes, it is still available.

Would you mind leaving me a comment on the bottom of this site letting me know what you think of it?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Pandora Blues
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Pandora Blues

Pandora Style Beads Are So "IN" Right Now, Aren't They?

Designer Beads in the Pandora Style Bead

Everywhere you turn, there are jewelry commercials featuring Pandora Beads. Let's face it, the Pandora Bead is IN right now.

However, they can get pretty pricey!

Handcrafted Pandora style beads made by local craftsmen are a great alternative to having the style in your jewelry box without cracking open a safe of money.

Here is just an example of Pandora style beads that can be made. Have a favorite color? Let me know and I'll make some designer Pandora style beads just for you!

Handmade beaded jewelry - copper teal large
Handmade beaded jewelry - copper teal large

Copper Wire Bracelets With Style and Appeal - Handmade Beaded Bracelets

I'm going through a period where I'm creating lots of different copper wire linked bracelets that are simply so easy to match with whatever you have on for the day!

This bracelet happens to be made of a combination of 12 and 14 gauge solid copper links and teal colored glass beads. It stretches out to 9" long for a comfortable fit on someone with a slightly wider wrist.

You'll definitely get lots of looks and comments when you put this on.

Only $25, free shipping and handling within the United States.

Handmade beaded jewelry, it doesn't always have to be expensive!

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - round glass pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - round glass pendant

Back to Basics Beaded Jewelry - Gorgeous Colors!

I've been on a polymer clay and wired kick for the past few months, so it was fun to get back to some basic handmade beaded jewelry for a morning. Here's a basic pendant necklace that just glows and shimmers as the light hits the blues and greens that make up this beauty.

The pendant measures 1 5/8" wide (and long, of course) and is strung on a 26" length of clear filament (50 pound weight). It is finished off with silver findings and a silver plated lobster clasp. For the pendants safety and security, THREE large silver jump rings were used to keep the pendant in place.

This is a simple handmade beaded jewelry piece that pops with color and style and can be dressed up or down.

Very affordable at only $30.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Round glass pendant whole
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Round glass pendant whole

Full View of the Above Handmade Beaded Necklace

While the pendant makes this whole necklace pop, the variety of blue, green, and silver beads bring it all together.

Here's a view of the necklace in its entirety.

Handmade beaded jewelry - mixed media leaves
Handmade beaded jewelry - mixed media leaves

Focal Beads Aren't Always Round! Organic Looking Polymer Clay Leaves . . .

Unique and Eyecatching!

So many people think of "beads" as small round colored orbs that come mostly in glass, plastic, and wood.

That is such a bad misconception!

"Beads" in all their glory can be any shape under the sun! Including sun shaped beads!

Focal beads, especially, tend to be in irregular shapes and colors whose main purpose is to catch the eye and get attention.

Here is an example of a "mixed media" focal pendant made of hand crafted polymer clay leaves which are then adorned with hammered copper (and silver) swirls, Swarovski crystals, pearls, metal and glass beads, and pieces of genuine sea glass.

While I have a few of these already created, each one is completely different in color, size, style, and adornment materials used.

Please drop me a line at the bottom of the site and let me know what you think of them . . .

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Star Glass Pendant Kendra
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Star Glass Pendant Kendra

Another Blue and Green Handmade Beaded Jewelry Piece

Made by ShooShoo Jewelry

This handmade beaded necklace is already sold, however, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous blues and greens in this pendant necklace.

I was given the pendant by a client who wished to have a necklace made with it. I was told to "match it" and have the length at 34" long.

This is what I came up with. It's a basic long necklace that has lots of appeal and grace. Since the pendant has a few copper "flecks" buried inside the glass, the findings used to finish this necklace were made of copper also.

Stunning, isn't it?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - mixed media bookmark
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - mixed media bookmark

Copper Hammered Bookmarks With Charm - Handmade Beaded Jewelry Pieces

Organic Looking Polymer Clay Jewelry With Leaves or Wrapped Sea Glass Pieces

I've recently been playing around with real leaves (from the front and back yard!) and using them as patterns when I make polymer clay leaves for jewelry. They've been selling like hotcakes and I've even started making "mixed media" leaf jewelry by adding different mediums to a pair or cluster of leaves for a whole different look and feel.

Then I got the idea to add a clay leaf with a copper wire swirl and a bead to the end of a solid copper wire hammered bookmark. . . WOW! I think it looks great!

As with anything else I do, I won't make duplicates, but I don't mind making similars (different colors, shapes, and styles, while using the same "basic" idea). This particular solid copper bookmark I'm keeping for myself since it was my first one and I'm an avid reader, too, but I'll be making others with the leaves I pick off the bushes in my yard! :) I've also made a few where I added a large piece of copper wrapped sea glass as the embellishment. Gorgeous pieces, if I do say so myself.

If you have any ideas you'd like to see on the end of YOUR copper bookmark, please write me at the bottom of this site in the Guestbook section or email me at micsan07@gmail.com.

Thanks for all of your input!


Handmade Beaded Jewelry - sea glass copper
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - sea glass copper

A Sea Glass Bracelet With "WOW" Factor!

Designer Sea Glass Jewelry

Here is an 8" bracelet entirely made of genuine sea glass and copper wiring. The sea glass pieces are securely wrapped in the copper wire to ensure their safety and the links and clasp are hand crafted.

The focal piece is a large chunk of white sea glass. It looks like it is a piece of the rim of a mason jar. It has some "frost" to it and, of course, the pitted surface that you expect when you see a piece of genuine sea glass. The two small green and brown pieces that complement the focal glass are also securely wrapped and smooth to the touch.

Because I only have a very few large pieces of sea glass that are curved like this one (it fits the wrist perfectly), don't expect to see too many of this type of sea glass bracelet available. I "do" have two good size chunks of light green glass that would be perfect for this type of bracelet and, after that, only if I find more pieces of glass at the beach.

Asking $45 (includes standard S&H within the U.S. only). Earrings can be made to match this bracelet for an extra $12.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - copper squeeze bracelet
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - copper squeeze bracelet

Copper Wrap "Squeeze" Bracelet Decked Out With Jet Black Beads

Handmade Beaded Jewelry for the Wrist

This copper squeeze bracelet is sure to be a hit with a multitude of outfits. The copper wire gives it a warm casual look and the jet black glass beads make it real simple to mix and match with almost anything in the closet.

I don't expect it to last long on my "available" shelf!

Very reasonable at $22 (S&H is included in that price). Your handmade beaded jewelry item will be mailed within 24 hours of receiving the funds in my PayPal.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Rustic Mushrooms
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Rustic Mushrooms

Designer Beads - Whimsical Mushrooms!

I just made another small batch of these adorable little mushroom charms in different colors. There was one that tickled my fancy so much, I'm keeping it for myself!

While I already have a few of these for purchase, if you would like to order one (or more) in specific colors, please feel free to let me know your requirements. I love hearing what people would like to wear.

Only $15 (includes standard S&H within the U.S. only)

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Stretch Bracelets
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Stretch Bracelets

Stretch-able Bracelets in a Variety of Colors!

I've been so busy getting ready to publish a new "kid jewelry" site that I feel like I've been neglecting this one. But, as soon as everything is up and running on the other site, I'll be back on a daily basis here.

Here is just a sample of a few "stretch-able bracelets" that I've been making lately with Pandora-like beads, crystals, and silver findings. While I've been making some in the smaller sizes for the kids, I also have some offerings for the bigger fry, too!

Only $15 each.

Please let me know what you think of them in the Guestbook below. . .

Handmade beaded jewelry - Orange Iris
Handmade beaded jewelry - Orange Iris

Bold Orange Iris-Type Pendant with Swarovski Dangles

Handmade Beaded Jewelry Using A Polymer Clay Pendant

I was quite happy with the way this handmade polymer clay flower came out and expect it won't be long before it sells. It features a patterned print in orange, red, and yellow and it really stands out among the crowd!

There are also 5 delicate strands of silver wire dangling from the pendant that end in a golden Swarovski crystal. The same wire, crystals, and lot of polymer clay were used for the matching earrings.

I had fun making this one and have a blue and gold one that I'm finishing up today. If there are any special requests for particular colors/combinations of handmade jewelry items, please just send me an email.

Handmade Beaded jewelry - glass gem bracelet
Handmade Beaded jewelry - glass gem bracelet

Kid Jewelry, Anyone?

And the New Site is Up and Running!

Because I've been getting more and more requests from moms looking for unique and durable handmade beaded jewelry for their kids, I've been working on getting a new site up and running specifically for young children through the "tweens".

And it's finally UP! It's not 100% complete, I'm still waiting for pics from one of the nieces, however, enough was available to publish it and then keep adding a bit more every day. Google will "like" my site better if it's built that way, anyway! It'll "rank" better.

So, without further ado, here is the link to Jewelry For Kids. I hope you enjoy your visit there and don't forget to give me a thumbs up at the top of the site!

Don't forget that if you have a handmade beaded jewelry design idea that you'd like for me to create, just pop me an email and I'll let you know what ShooShoo Jewelry can make for you.

Big Bold Beautiful Handmade Beaded Jewelry Earrings - Handmade Beaded Jewelry Can Make An Awesome Statement

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Spring Romance Earrings
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Spring Romance Earrings
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Gold Leaf
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Gold Leaf

Organic Looking Pendants Using Real Leaves!

Each Leaf is Unique

I happened upon a jeweled leaf a few days ago and thought I'd try my hand at making some pretty polymer clay leaves to use as pendants. I had no idea how much this one idea would take off!

I have leaf pendants, leaf necklaces, leaf earrings, and I'm thinking of making some leaf "buttons" or fasteners that I can utilize on some of my handcrafted bags or memory quilts. I even thought of making a leaf mobile with some cute "bugs" to hang in a corner of one of my rooms!

Pictured is just one example of what one of my leaf pendants can look like, although this particular one has already been claimed because of its gorgeous gold shading.

Here's the process . . .

I get to go outside and pick leaves from shrubs, trees (even weeds!) that have a nice vein on them. I wash and pat them dry. I roll out a multitude of colors and shades of clay, place the leaves on the clay to get a good vein impression, then trim the clay once the leaf has been peeled off. This can take a little bit since I don't like an even edge on the leaves, I like texture and shape. Then it gets cured in the oven for 30-40 minutes, given an ice water bath, dried, painted with an acrylic paint, wiped off (this gives it the antiquing effect), let them dry again, and decide if they need a little bit of shading with a pearl-ex powder, and seal with a finish.

THEN I have to decide which color wire would complement it best. While silver and gold wire wrapping is more common, I happen to love the warm copper colors that give polymer clay jewelry so much depth and texture. The leaf photo shown here is wrapped with a soft copper wire that really lets the golden orange color of the leaf pop.

So . . . if you look at these and think they are a 2 minute deal, think again! I can spend a few hours creating these (I make batches of 25-40 leaves at a time) and taking them through all the processes. But I happen to think they are worth it.

Having someone pass you and double take because they need to get a second look at what you have around your neck is all I need to think that these little leaf pendants are worth it.

Using a polymer clay leaf as a pendant and adding it to a handmade beaded necklace makes a statement with your jewelry. What do YOU think?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Mokume Gane Set
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Mokume Gane Set

New Mokume Gane Necklace Set With Copper Leaf Links

A Necklace Set With An Organic Look and Feel

For those of you who like a bold look, here's my newest handmade beaded jewelry set in a stunning Mokume Gane style in cream, gold, crimson, and copper. It has a very earthy look as, instead of using traditional glass beads and links, I created copper leaf shaped links to complete the necklace. I also "stitched" the clay pendant in a light copper wire for more texture.

For the dangle at the end of the Mokume Gane Leaf Pendant (which is a leaf shape within a leaf shape), I linked a large bicone bead made of polymer clay and 3 copper wire leaf shapes to finish this piece of handmade beaded jewelry.

Definitely a different approach to what I've been creating so far . . .

Can you drop me a line at the bottom in the Guestbook? I'd love to hear what you think about this newest piece.

Sea Glass Jewelry - Wire Wrapped - Trendy Jewelry - Wearable Art Utilizing Art Glass

Handmade beaded jewelry - Sea Glass Necklace
Handmade beaded jewelry - Sea Glass Necklace

Here's a piece of handmade jewelry where I just wire wrapped small pieces of sea glass to make up a necklace. I also used a large piece of blue sea glass for the pendant and wrapped it up in swirls of gold that give it that ocean feel.

This sea glass necklace has already been sold, however, let me know what color glass you prefer, mixed pieces like this are OK, too, (and length of necklace) and you could easily have one of these treasures from the sea.

This Flower Trio Necklace Set Sold - Rich Swirls of Cream, Gold, and Orange

handmade beaded jewelry - Gold Orange Trio
handmade beaded jewelry - Gold Orange Trio
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Orchid Pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Orchid Pendant

Handcrafted Orchid Pendant and Matching Earrings Made of Polymer Clay

Here's a Handmade Beaded Jewelry Piece Created of Beads and Custom Made Polymer Clay Blossoms

Here is an orchid pendant (with matching flower bud earrings) made of polymer clay and faux pearls. The necklace is 28" long for an elegant look and the orchid is 3" long x 2.5" wide. The bud earrings were made of the same batch of clay as the pendant for a perfect color match. The pendant and earrings were also lightly brushed with a silver pearl-ex powder for a subtle shimmer throughout the piece.

While this set is already made, I am always open to designing other pieces in a color that may be more suited to your needs. Drop me a note in the Guestbook at the bottom of this site or email me.

This set is priced at $24.99 with free standard shipping and handling if mailed within the United States. If mailed outside of the U.S., a $5 standard international shipping and handling fee will be required.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Red Flower Bracelet
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Red Flower Bracelet

Here's a Polymer Clay Red Flower Bracelet

Handmade Beaded Jewelry With Triple Pearl and Red Glass Beaded Bands

Here's another take on the Polymer Clay Flower Pendants . . . a bracelet with a handcrafted polymer clay red flower and matching beaded triple strand band. It's finished off with a gold tone lobster clasp and is wire linked with gold tone wire.

This bracelet measure 8" long, so it's not fitted for a petite wrist, and the focal flower measures 2"x2.5". This particular flower bracelet is only $24.99 with free standard shipping within the United States only.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Pirate Jewelry
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Pirate Jewelry

Pirate Jewelry Anyone? Jack Sparrow Inspired Headband & Jewelry Piece

Each Piece Unique - Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Let's face it, Jack Sparrow has made wearing Pirate Jewelry very cool right now!

But, when I went looking, I found plenty of Pirate Hats, Headbands, and Scarves (hair, too), but where were the jeweled pieces hanging from Jack's headband? I couldn't find any of them even though I scoured eBay and Amazon.

Here's MY take on what our modern day Pirate Jack and Jill's might wear when they are dressing up for a night of fun. The headband and pirate jewelry set costs only $24.99 with free standard shipping and handling within the United States. For sets shipped outside of the U.S., a $5 standard international shipping and handling fee is required.

Can you drop a short note in the Guestbook and tell me what you think of them? I'd love to hear from you.

Handmade Polymer Clay and Beaded Orchid Wrist Corsage - Perfect for the Prom - Give A Clay Corsage To A Special Someone - This Orchid Won't Dry Up & Crumble

Designer Beads - Purple Wrist Corsage
Designer Beads - Purple Wrist Corsage

I had the opportunity to play around with some clay and learned how to make Polymer Clay Orchids in assorted colors. I had a blast creating these and here is a sample of what they can look like as a wrist corsage.

Of course, this beautiful flower would look great as a brooch or attached to a hair pin.

How To Contact Me Regarding Handmade Beaded Jewelry

While leaving a message in the Guestbook at the bottom of this site will gain access to me, the best way is to email me at micsan07@gmail.com. Place the words "handmade beaded jewelry" in the subject line as I do not open email from addresses I do not recognize.

Designer Beads - Unique Jewelry - Flower Buds
Designer Beads - Unique Jewelry - Flower Buds

Polymer Clay Flower Buds - Handcrafted and One Of A Kind!

Handmade Designer Beads

I've been on a roll lately playing with polymer clay and trying to come up with new looks and designs. These came about when I was watching a tutorial from Cindy Leitz (AWESOME polymer clay teacher!) and saw that she had some beads with cane slices placed on a large focal bead. Well, while I liked the look of the flower, I didn't like it on the bead, so I started experimenting and these are what I came up with.

Each designer flower bud bead is individually crafted from cane slices that I've created. Each leaf, each flower is placed one at a time so each bud is totally different from the others. So far, I have buds in orange, purple, golden, and blue palettes and the leaves decorating them come from about five different leaf canes to encourage a more natural look.

Flower buds placed on a leather cord are being sold for $15 each, add $8.00 for matching lentil bead earrings. Free standard shipping and handling if mailed within the United States, $5 standard international fee will be charged when mailed outside the U.S.

If you have a particular color flower you would like to have made, please feel free to email me and I'm sure we can come to an agreement.

Designer Beaded Jewelry - Dragonfly Necklace
Designer Beaded Jewelry - Dragonfly Necklace

Designer Beads - Jungle Leaf Cane Dragonfly Necklace

Unique Dragonfly Pendant

Spring is in the air (at least, it is here in Southern Florida!), and the dragonflies with their iridescent wings should be arriving soon. I love the time of the year when you can sit outside and just watch and feel everything moving around you. The birds sing, the sound of the waves lapping onto the shoreline, and, yes, the insects buzzing around all add in to the peacefulness of being outside in the sun.

Here is one little dragonfly (2 1/4" wing to wing and the body is 2" long") created with some slices of a jungle leaf cane I made a bit ago and some matching glass and crystal beads that make up the body. He is suspended on a 26" long twisted black cord and finished with silver plated findings.

The jungle leaf cane is quite striking as it was made with pearl polymer clay (in other words, every single color in the wings has a shimmer to it), was hand sanded with 5 different grits of sandpaper and hand polished for a silky finish and feel. The outer tips of the wings shimmer in a jungle green shade and feature stripes in bold yellows, oranges, and reds. The inner wing color is a reddish orange.

This darling one-of-a-kind pendant is only $14.99 with free standard shipping within the United States. There will need to be a $5 standard international shipping and handling fee if mailed anywhere outside of the United States.

PayPal preferred (mgabalot@peoplepc.com), please note the title of the pendant with your pendant payment as I have a few different styles and colors of these creatures available and I want you to receive the one you prefer.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Camouflage Set
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Camouflage Set

Camouflage Flavor? Beaded Jewelry in Camouflage Prints!

Here's a Camouflage Beaded Jewelry Necklace Set sure to please those who enjoy wearing camouflage colors.

This piece of made of handmade polymer clay beads that have been hand sanded and polished (earrings included) and is being sold for $13.99 with free shipping and handling within the United States. A $5 standard international shipping and handling fee will be charged if mailed outside of the United States.

Let me know what you think of this unique piece?

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Delicate Spring Flower Pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Delicate Spring Flower Pendant

Delicate Spring Themed Pendant Necklace

Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Here is one of my newest offerings. Only $19.99 with free shipping and handling within the U.S. I do require a $5 standard international shipping and handling fee if mailed outside of the U.S.

It's a beautiful piece that I won't be sad if it doesn't sell because I like it so much for myself! Perfect for spring

Placing Ribbon on Handmade Beaded Jewelry

How To Attach A Ribbon To A Piece of Handmade Beaded Jewelry

I found this cool video (it's a short one, too) that very simply shows how to knot or attach a piece of ribbon to a jump ring for finishing off a piece of handmade beaded jewelry. It's a beautiful look that can really dress up a piece of jewelry.

Making beaded jewelry from home is enjoying a big come back lately, so I thought some of you might enjoy seeing this.

Please let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment in the Guestbook section at the bottom of this Handmade Beaded Jewelry site.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Tasseled Pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Tasseled Pendant

Designer Beaded Jewelry - Colors of the Sea

This handmade and crafted tasseled beaded necklace and earring set features the colors of the sea - beads that look green and yet blue; always changing, with silver chains and findings.

Priced to sell! Only $29.99, add $3.00 for S&H, total of $32.99 for a one-of-a-kind necklace and earrings set. Feel great in knowing that YOU are the only one who will wear this handmade beaded design.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Coral Orange Pendant
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Coral Orange Pendant

Here's a Handmade Beaded Jewelry Pendant Set in Coral and Orange

Handmade Beaded Jewelry That Makes a Statement!

While the double star-burst pendant brings attention to this piece, the colors of the beads chosen yell "Look at Me!" all by themselves. This handmade beaded jewelry set is very eye catching with its bright orange and coral glass beads and is adjustable up to 26" total length.

Priced to sell at $24.99. Includes matching earrings.

Whether it's a gift to yourself or a gift for someone on your list, handmade beaded jewelry makes a great present!

Designer Beaded Jewelry - A One-Of-A-Kind Sunburst Piece

Handmade beaded jewelry - gold orange sunburst
Handmade beaded jewelry - gold orange sunburst

This is an unusual piece featuring burnt orange glass beads and Swarovski 4mm golden crystals clustered and set above a frosted gold Glass pendant. I included 4 dark brown stone beads that add texture to the pendant and framed it with square cut amber tinted glass beads.

The length of the overall necklace is 22" and there are earrings to match.

This piece is priced to sell at $25.00, which includes S&H within the US. (If shipped outside the US, additional postage will be required) This would make a spectacular gift for someone on your gift list or for yourself!

Handmade Beaded Set - Vibrant Cobalt & Teal Beaded Set

Handmade beaded jewelry - cobalt and teal wired set
Handmade beaded jewelry - cobalt and teal wired set

This item is also priced to sell quickly. At only $19.99 (plus $3 for S&H, total of $22.99), this would make a beautiful gift for a special someone on YOUR list, or keep it for yourself.

Handmade beaded jewelry - gold evening bag
Handmade beaded jewelry - gold evening bag

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Cocoa/Gold/Pearl Multi Strand Bracelet and Earring Set

This set has already sold

This is a handmade beaded jewelry set that I created to complement a gold/cocoa upholstery evening bag I sold through Paybox, which has an online auction component to it. The evening bag was placed with a minimum bid of $25 and eventually sold for $170! I had enough beads left over to make this bracelet and earrings set to send with the purse.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Turquoise Ceramic
Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Turquoise Ceramic

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Turquoise/Lime Ceramic Beads with Silver Accents

This beautiful handmade beaded jewelry set was sold in less 2 hours when I placed it on an auction site. It was made as an adjustable length necklace featuring turquoise and lime green ceramic beads and lots of silver accents. As you can see from the photo, it had a layered multi-strand drop which added to the appeal of this dramatic neck piece.

While I will NOT make a duplicate of this necklace set, I have enough of the same beads to make another very appealing turquoise/lime ceramic and silver finding necklace if anyone is interested.

Handmade Beaded Jewelry - Light Green/Gold Eyeglass Holders with Matching Earrings

Handmade beaded jewelry - green gold necklace set
Handmade beaded jewelry - green gold necklace set

This simple, but colorful eyeglass holder has a total length of 40" and comes with matching earrings. The primary colors are leaf green and gold with golden glass and metal accents.

$20 total (free shipping if mailed within the U.S. - additional postage will be required if shipped outside of the U.S.)

Handmade Beaded Bracelet - Fashionable Beaded Jewelry To Suit Any Occasion

Handmade beaded jewelry - chunky bracelet
Handmade beaded jewelry - chunky bracelet

While most of my handmade beaded jewelry comes in the form of necklaces and matching earring sets, I do occasionally do other things like bracelets, anklets, and beaded purse handles.

Here is a chunky beaded bracelet that I enjoyed putting together. It is shown pinned to a model neckline, but it IS a bracelet, not a necklace. It will be large is you have a petite wrist, or are very young, but should wear well on an adult of regular proportions.

I am asking $25 total (free shipping if mailed within the U.S. - additional postage will be required if mailed outside of the U.S.) and will accept PayPal (for immediate shipment) or check/money order (item will be shipped as soon as payment clears my bank).

I can create other handmade beaded jewelry bracelets of this type. If you have a certain color or color combo in mind, please let me know and I can create exactly what you are looking for.

I'd love to hear comments from you on my handcrafted jewelry sets. If you liked them or have suggestions on what else I could create.

Would you also take a moment to give me a thumbs up at the top of the page?

I so appreciate it. I hope you enjoyed your time on this lens and please come visit again.

Thank you,

Michelle

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      BagsNMore 6 years ago

      Nice site.

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      AceEmbroidery 6 years ago

      Very nice site, can you make chunky bracelets?

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      WaterMom 6 years ago

      I'm a WaterMom, I absolutely love the vibrant blues you use in your jewelry. Very nice site and very nice jewelry!

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      Jeffersway 6 years ago

      Very nice jewelry sets, love the colors you used.

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      Very nice. I love the blues.

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      Absolutely Beautiful! You are a wonderful artist! I will be back to see more of your art!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Amazing work, truly amazing. Lensrolled to Peyotes Bead Work: Turn Glass into Cloth

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      mekon1971 6 years ago

      Wow, you do some beautiful work!

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      Jesusine 6 years ago

      Couldn't pick out just one favorite, I actually have a few here. Very, very nice pieces.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I like handmade, I even tried some necklaces....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A Lovely Lens with some Beautiful Jewellery , you are very Talented. I Love the Beaded Dragonflies Designs. Thank you for visiting my Lens , Lynda.

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      evierose 5 years ago

      You've got some really nice stuff on this lens.

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      madhu2219 5 years ago

      great stuff..

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Very pretty polymer clay and wire-wrapped jewelry!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Wow! You really have an eye for creating some interesting beaded jewelry pieces. I used to find a ton of sea glass on the beach, but it's getting more scarce now. Of the pieces of jewelry shown, I favor the chunky bracelet. So funky!

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      Barbara2659 4 years ago

      Your jewelry is incredible. I love to work with polymer clay, but I can't remember anything turning out this pretty! I need to try again, huh?!

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 4 years ago from United States

      @Barbara2659: Oh, definitely, it's an addiction like no other! :) I have lots of information regarding polymer clay jewelry on shooshoojewelry.com. Check it out and let me know if you need anything else to get you started again.

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      remicallens 4 years ago

      Very nice designs.

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      Beautiful jewelry! I admire anyone who can make such pretty pieces.

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      Nadin Art Design 4 years ago from Israel

      amazing article, loved read your story

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      Monisha Jayesh 12 months ago from Kerala

      Oh dear!! You just took off my breath on that orchid pendant and those buds on earnings....pendant bloomed out and earnings yet to bloom!!

      Natural but authentic idea...those flower pendants of purple, pink and cream swirls ...wow!!

      And I kept in mind to mention you that the ORANGE IRIS was ....what? ...can't explain!!!

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