Custom Jewelry – Basic Stringing Technique & Miscellaneous

The jewelry shown in this section was either created with a basic stringing technique (which does not necessarily have to be done on thread or wire) or one of various beading techniques that I use too infrequently to warrant an entire section being devoted to it.  While I generally  prefer to use more advanced beading techniques in most of my jewelry, there are times that basic stringing is very effective.  I use it mostly when creating simple bracelets and earrings.  It is a great technique for the beginning beader or for a young beader who is interested in learning how to create their own jewelry.  It is also much more affordable to create, as there are less materials needed.



I love dichroic and fused glass, but I do not have the equipment or space to set up my own glass studio.  I hope someday to change that, but until then I must rely on the offerings of various artisans for those pieces.  Fortunately, there are many talented glasswork artisans who offer beautiful focal pieces  and beads as supply elements.  In the necklace below, I have featured a lovely fused dichroic glass cat pendant (unknown artisan) in a memory wire necklace.  I chose mirror finish Czech firepolish beads in colors that accentuated the pendant and  contributed to the dichroic theme.  The final touch was an interesting  cat toggle clasp.



The necklace below was made with natural Unakite and Coral.  I think those two materials are particularly well-suited together.

The two necklaces below integrate unique materials such as vintage Czech glass drops and natural opal nuggets to enhance art glass pendants.



Last modified on: April 20th 2014.