Members’ Showcase

Check out these wonderful examples of the beautiful work some of our members have done!  If you would like to submit photos of some of your pieces for our website, please email us at sdbeadsociety@gmail.com.  We’d love to showcase your creations!

Ellen Kroll:

These earrings by Ellen use soutache:

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These micro-macrame designs by Ellen Kroll are inspired by the work of Joan Babcock:

E_Kroll_Rust_Macrame her design byt in style of Joan Babcock

E_Kroll_Green_Macrame her design but in style of Joan Babcock

 Sandra Francour from Sandra Designs on Etsy:

This first design was featured in the September 2015 issue of Bead Style magazine:

 

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Sandra Bead Style 9-15 Sandra Fancour Sandra Francour 1 Sandra Francour 3

Linda Roberts:

This is a bead-embroidered necklace that Linda designed for the 2014 Battle of the Beads.  This stunning piece is called Ancient Reef.

Linda Roberts Ancient Reef

This piece by Linda is called Crystal Volcano:

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Cindy Holsclaw from Bead Origami:

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This necklace by Cindy is called Double Pinwheel:

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Marcia DeCoster’s from MAD Designs:

Morning Glory Bracelet:

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Santa Lucia Necklace:

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Agnes Montano’s Ellipses Necklace:

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Kaytee from Simplexities:

This first piece, Protective Amulet, was from a Red Challenge that the San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles Bead Societies did a few years ago.

Details about the piece:  Flash Drive holder; bead crochet, modified netting and various fringing techniques

Coral… traditional protection from harm
Eye bead to ward off the “evil eye”
Hearts for love
Stars to reach for
Flowers, because life is beautiful
Leaves, to remind us that life is cyclic
Dice, to remind us that life is a gamble
“Feng Shui” coins for wealth
3 Cherries for jackpots
Fish for “brain food”
Candy for sweetness
An apple for health
Ladybugs, to find the way back home
And a flash drive to back up and transport those computer files that have become so much a part of our lives…..

Protection Amulet

 

This second piece by Kaytee is from a 2008 Jewel Tone Challenge and is called Too Precious.

Details about the piece:

In addition to “challenge” packet supplies,  the piece contains:

Gemstones:  amethyst, apatite, citrine, peridot

Glass: pressed glass, additional seed beads, bugle beads, catseye, Chinese millifior

Plastic: acrylic pony beads (Hello Kitty heads)

Clasp: Bali silver with faceted garnet

Strung on Fireline Crystal

Too Precious

This next set of images contains African Beads from a box of beads for a women’s charity in Africa.  The earrings are titled Hands across the Water. 

 
African Box of Beads
Hands across the Water