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 email@example.com. We’d love to showcase your creations!
These earrings by Ellen use soutache:
These micro-macrame designs by Ellen Kroll are inspired by the work of Joan Babcock:
Sandra Francour from Sandra Designs on Etsy:
This first design was featured in the September 2015 issue of Bead Style magazine:
This is a bead-embroidered necklace that Linda designed for the 2014 Battle of the Beads. This stunning piece is called Ancient Reef.
This piece by Linda is called Crystal Volcano:
Cindy Holsclaw from Bead Origami:
This necklace by Cindy is called Double Pinwheel:
Marcia DeCoster’s from MAD Designs:
Morning Glory Bracelet:
Santa Lucia Necklace:
Agnes Montano’s Ellipses Necklace:
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…..
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
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.
- Come see and shop this beautiful collection of gems, that were donated to the SDBS.
- Make a beautiful pendant with Alexandra Sydorenko
- “World Behind the Mirror” will be taught on Sunday, February 21st, 2021
- Isabella Lam will be teaching “Blossoms” in March 20-21, 2021
- “Blossoms” Necklace will be a Two 1/2 days of classes on March 20-21, 2021