Friday, May 1, 2015

Beading Back Before Time - Early Human

Last time it was all about fossils for me - this time it is all about dinosaurs!
Cave men and women did not have to fear my friendly dino....
When I was in Tucson this year, my booth neighbor, Michelle Davis from
Tangible Light Studio, made the cutest lamp work dinosaurs.  There
was my inspiration for the second installment of the Beading Back Before Time
design challenges!  And in green, too....(one of my favorite colors)

I made two 12mm hand rolled ceramic beads and glazed them lime green to accent the
dinosaurs spots.  I used cats eye beads, crystals, silver spacer balls, waxed linen, silk,
closed rings and a lobster claw clasp.  Since the dinosaur bead hole was vertical, I made
a tassel under him with 3 strands of waxed linen.  What a fun necklace!

Here is a close up shot of the dinosaur.  He is even smiling!  If you'd like to see more
of  Michelle's lamp work beads, her website is and if
you'd like to see more of my ceramic beads, check out my etsy site at  Please hop around and check out some other
cool Early Human jewelry designs!

Lindsay Starr, Phantasm Creations:…/beading-back-in-time…
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame:…/beading-back-in-time-revea…


  1. This is so cute. Love the little dinosaur and the overall design of the necklace. Very nice.

  2. Definitely a sense of fun here! And a great burst of color for spring.