Beading Creations

The leash stays out of the way and out of your peripheral vision.

The leash stays out of the way and out of your peripheral vision.

No more misplaced glasses!

No more misplaced glasses!

I started making lanyards a few years ago for myself and as gifts for a few friends. Then, when I hit my mid-40’s, I gave in to the inevitable and joined the rest of my book group in needing reading glasses. The funny thing about “readers” (or “cheaters” as some people refer to them) is that you don’t need them all the time, so I was continually setting them down and then searching for them again a few minutes later.

Beaded eyeglass leashes solve the problem of misplaced glasses and allow the wearer to keep those “cheaters” handy with a personalized style.

Below are some samples of my beading creations:

Weekend creations

I’ve now gone beyond leashes and lanyards, and I make more earrings than I can possibly wear in a year — and yes, I sell those, too. 🙂

Traditional Eyeglass Leashes

[Reading glasses are shown for scale purposes only and are not included.]

Beaded Eyeglass leashes, multi-colored

*These single strand, lightweight eyeglass leashes have 10/0 multicolored glass seed beads with a single color-coordinated bead on each end, separating the crimp beads.   Each bead strand is double-crimped with crimp bead covers, measures approximately 28 inches in length and comes with clear adjustable rubber end pieces.

These next two examples were made-to-order for someone who asked for something simple in black and white and a second one much like the first only mostly black.

Beaded Eyeglass leash, B&W

*These single strand, lightweight eyeglass leashes have 10/0 black and white glass seed beads with 8mm black and white druk beads and a pair of pressed glass black beads to spice up the mix.   The strand that is mostly black also has several fire-polished faceted glass beads to catch light and add a touch of “bling.”

Beaded Eyeglass Leash, mostly black (some white)

All of the eyeglass leashes shown above are very lightweight and simple in style, with clear/silver or clear/gold adjustable rubber end pieces (depending upon the color scheme).  Each bead strand measures approximately 28 inches in length.  

I make each leash with Beadalon™ durable multi-strand beading wire, which is both strong and flexible. The 49-Strand .018 Nylon-Coated Stainless Steel beading wire ends are double crimped and covered with crimp covers.

Quality ingredients help to make a long-lasting product that will be used and enjoyed.
I shop carefully for my supplies in order to keep prices down (and keep my husband happy). For my first two orders, I wanted to keep the cost below what it would be for the customer to go elsewhere, and I ended up selling for less than it cost to make them… live and learn!  I am now carefully going through my receipts and making a spreadsheet so that I can price my work fairly.

I am happy to work with you to create a special one-of-a-kind piece. The base price for a simple eyeglass leash is $12. Costs may be higher depending upon materials used. Shipping is not included in the price.

Some of my seed beads are Vintage Venetian Glass Beads (approximately 100 years old) so you just might be getting a piece of Italian history with your order! Semi-precious gemstonesSwarovski™ or Precosia  crystals, among other special beads, will affect the price of the finished creation.

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Lanyards

Cobalt blue and yellow, with Vintage Venetian seed beeds and Millefiori beads

~SOLD~ Cobalt blue and yellow, with Vintage Venetian seed beads and Millefiori beads

Brighten up your day by wearing a specially created lanyard to display that ID badge at work!  Each of my beaded lanyards measure approximately 31-34 inches in beaded length (your own height and personal preference are taken into consideration) and includes a split ring and lanyard hook.

Red and black lanyard  with 8mm round black Jaspar beads, Jet lentil-shaped beads,and Vintage Venetian red glass seed beads

Red and black lanyard with 8mm round black Jasper beads, Jet lentil-shaped beads,and Vintage Venetian red glass seed beads

I make each Lanyard with Beadalon™ durable multi-strand beading wire, which is both strong and flexible. The 49-Strand .018 Nylon-Coated Stainless Steel beading wire ends are double crimped and covered with crimp covers.

Quality ingredients help to make a long-lasting product that will be used and enjoyed.

Many of my seed beads are Vintage Venetian Glass Beads (approximately 100 years old) so you just might be getting a piece of Italian history with your order! Semi-precious gemstonesSwarovski™ or Preciosa Crystals, among others, will effect the price of the finished creation.

~SOLD~  Lanyard by special order, inspired by stained glass

~SOLD~ Lanyard by special order, inspired by stained glass windows

I am happy to work with you to create a special one-of-a-kind piece. The base price for a lanyard is $25. Costs may be higher depending upon materials used. Shipping is not included in the price. 

Beaded Lanyard: black with golden amber and tomato-red hues accents. Floral motif shell beads, 8mm black Jasper round beads, black seed beads (some Vintage Venetian) along with black accent beads

~ SOLD!~

Turquoise-coloured Lanyard made with Vintage Venetian seed beads, Millefiori beads, and "fire-polished" Czech beads

This is one I kept for my own use: Turquoise-coloured Lanyard made with Vintage Venetian seed beads, Millefiori beads, and “fire-polished” Czech beads

Lanyard with pink foil-lined heart, pink Swarovski crystals, clear Vintage Venetian glass seed beads, pink glass Czech beads and  pink fiber optic beads.

Lanyard with pink foil-lined heart, pink Swarovski crystals, clear Vintage Venetian glass seed beads, pink glass Czech beads and pink fiber optic beads.

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