MB Designs

Handmade Woven Crystal, Gemstone and Seed Bead Jewelry

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A New Year and New Goals

beaded jewelryMuriel BadinelliComment

Just as in 2012, I decided that I reached my design potential with bead stringing — I’ve now decided that I’ve reached my bead weaving potential and need to expand my skills. I’m planning on learning and practicing more with bead embroidery combined with bead weaving. I’m learning new stitches and more intricate designs with the goal of publishing more projects and selling in more exclusive boutiques. I’m also focusing on custom designs, so please let me know what kinds of jewelry you’d like to see!

I’m always open to suggestions!


Repurposing Meaningful Objects into New Jewelry

beaded jewelryMuriel BadinelliComment

Years ago my father gave me a necklace, one that I loved at the time, but after a while, it was no longer in style!  It was a beautiful and large cloisonné bead with a peacock design on a silk cord.

Once I started bead weaving, I looked through my things for anything important to me to see if I could give it an updated look.  I pulled out the pendant and thought a beaded bezel would work.

Here's how the pendant looks now...


Now all it needs is a beaded rope!  I love it!!

If you have a piece you would like reworked -- a brooch, and earring or just a bead -- contact me!  I'll come up with a solution for you and I guarantee you'll be pleased!