Embroidered Bead Necklaces

I have to create. If I don’t create something, it feels like there is something wrong with me. Jewelry design began to be a channel for pouring my ideas and creations into. I started to seek out how to create a beaded neck piece to honor a scar I wear since I was 4 years old from a near death experience on the surgeon’s table. I continue to weave beads, crystals, gemstones, costume metal accents in ways to elevate and transform all the elements in a piece to something new. A reawakening, re-imagined adornment.

For years I have had dreams about lions, tigers, bears, wolves, and other animals. I didn’t always understand why, until a beautiful raccoon showed up in my dream and said “help us.” One friend suggested I go to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colorado, a place that rescues wild animals from dire situations. The day after I signed up to volunteer. I dedicate my animal theme jewelry pieces to these animals, which I have come to respect and love.

"Star Edwards' one of a kind exquisite pieces are not only beautiful but reflect her love of spirit and a deep compassion for the animals and their stories" J.L.

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Morelia Close Up
#3 Morelia
#3 Morelia
Animal Instricts
#4 Instincts
Animal Instincts Close Up
#4 Instincts
mother of pearl/wood/metal accents

Morelia was part of a Tarzan show at a circus. She was chained and hit on the head for each show. Sometimes she would be knocked unconscious. When she decided not to fight back anymore, the trainer put her in a trailor truck with no food and water. She was found days later near death. She lives now at The Wild Animal Sanctuary. $1,950
bone/amber/pearl/horn/smokey quartz
metal accents/malachite/garnet/wood

#2 Bear me - front

#2 Bear me-back

#1 Atlantis-back

#1 Atlantis-front
Bear Me
bone/porcelin/tiger eye/crazy lace agate
wood/agate/metal accents/serpentine/horn
of pearl/coral/rhodonite/pearl/abalone/unakite

#5 Dragonfly Magic

#6 Dolphin Dreams

#7 Solo Baby

#8 Lions Gate
pearl/metal accent/magnetic clasp
beaded necklace 4 1/2 x 3 1/2"
Dolphin Dreams
abalone/rhinestone/magnetic clasp
beaded necklace 5 x 4 1/2"
Solo Baby
magnasite/beaded necklace 2 1/4 x 3"
#8 Lions Gate

#10 Chinook

#9 Cholita

#0 Lets Go

#3 Three Bear pendants
coin pearls/pearls/metal accent
white pendent loop 3 1/2 x 2 3/4"

Chinook, a beautiful grey wolf was living in eplorable
conditions, when the USDA forced the zoo to close.
He lives at the Wild Animal Sanctuary now.
metal accents/porcelin/citrine

Dedicated to a bear who was so stressed after having her teeth knocked out and her claws pulled, that she lost all of her hair.
She lives in Pachuca, Mexico.
Lets Go
Three Bear Pendants
Three Foxes
#11 Three Foxes (SOLD)
Lion's Gate
#12 Cata
Cat Royale
#13 Cat Royale
Three Bears
#14 Ursula
Three Foxes
hemitite carved fox/ African zebra glass
agate/onyx/lobster clasp/cord necklace

These fox were rescued from inside a Mall in Iowa where a man had what he called a “wildlife education display” locked inside cages for years. When the mans lease came up for renewal, public outcry shut him down. They live at the Wild Animal Sanctuary now.
red jasper/agate/metal accent
cord necklace/3 1/4 x 3 3/4"

Cata was caged in a Mexican jean manufacturing warehouse for 20 years,
where she languished in dispair, forgetting her true nature. She was almost dead when rescued and it took 8 months before she made her first roar, listening to other lions around her. She reclaimed her “lioness.” She lives
at the Wild Animal Sanctuary now.
Cat Royale
carved amber cat/tiger eye

Chole and Jake are leopards that were found hidden away in air conditioning
ducts, as their "owner" knew that officals were coming to confiscate them. They live at the Wild Animal Sanctuary now.

Ursula + Cubs
lapis/adventurine quartz/metal accents
yellow pendloop/3 1/2 x 2"

Ursula was pregnant when rescued. She with 20 other bears lived in barren concrete pits that were part of a tourist trap/roadside zoo.
The zoo was closed when they failed to pay their mortgage. Ursula was afraid of people, but her joyful cubs helped her heal her distrust of humans. She lives at the Wild Animal Sanctuary now.

#15 Moon Beams
Lady Moon
#16 Lady Moon
I Am Ageless
#17 I Am Ageless
#18 Jonwah
Moon Beams
carved moonstone face/chrysophrase
turquoise/amethyst/pearl/beaded necklace/3 1/2 x 2 3/4"

Lady Moon
mother of pearl/beaded necklace/3 1/2 x 2 1/4"
I Am Ageless
fossilized coral/bone face/pearls
yell pend loop/3 1/4 x 2"
agates/coin pearls/metal accents
beaded necklace/5 1/4 x 4"

Jonwah was rescued from a muddy backyard “zoo.” She was so hungry, she ate rocks and straw. She suffered from brain damage from starving for so long. Jonwah held onto her great heroic need to survive, but her body could not recover from the abuse she endured and passed away while many of us held our heart bursting in tears. She passed away peacefully at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Turtle Poetry
#19 Turtle Poetry
Oh Deer
#20 Oh Deer
Chief Bear
#21 Marley + Eva
Three Only Things
#22 Past Present Future
Turtle Poetry
jasper/metal accent/enameled turtle/
wh pend loop/3 1/4 x 2"
Oh Deer
adventurine quartz
pearl/wh pend loop/2 1/2 x 3 1/4"
Marley + Eva
malachite/porcelin/metal accent
yell pend loop/3 3/4 x 2 1/4"
Marley was rescued from a concrete Georgia pit with other bears. She was so traumatized by this, she stood on her back 2 feets, twirl around for hours a day, looking up at people who would visit the "zoo." Eva is a cub that was taken from her mother and used for photo shoots. When she got to big and dangerous to hold for photos, a woman purchased Eva and donated her to the Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Past Present Future
crazy lace agates/topaz
yell pend loop/4 3/4 x 2"
Branching Woman
#23 Branching Woman
Processing Balance
#24 Processing Balance
Temple of Balance
#25 Temple Of Balance
Shark Bait
#26 Shark Bait
Branching Woman
agate/jasper/horn/petrified sequia
bone face/amber/14kt yellow gold antlers
yell pend loop 6 x 3 3/4"
Processing Balance
computer board/turquoise/coin
Temple Of Balance
mother of pearl/yell pend loop
4 x 2 3/4"
Shark Bait
shark tooth/sterling silver accent
wh pend loop

#27 Amber Fish

#28 Blue Drusy

#29 Abalone Water

#30 Rhondonite-Smokey Crystal
Amber Fish
amber/kyanite/crystal/metal accent
yell pend loop 4 1/4 x 2"
Blue Drusy
agate/wh pend loop 2 1/2 x 2"
Abalone Water
abalone shell/wh pend loop 3 x 2 1/4"
Rhondonite-Smokey Crystal
rhodonite/smoky quartz/yell pend loop
3 1/2 x 1"

#31 Rhodachrosite-Crystal

#32 Purple Haze

#33 Amber-Kyanite Crystal

#34 Rocket Man Crystal
rhodacrosite/metal accent/rhinestone
yell pend loop 2 1/4 x 1"
Purple Haze
amethyst/pearl/crystal/wh pend loop
3 x 1 3/4"
Amber-Kyanite Crystal
amber/kyanite/metal accent/rhinestone
yellow pend loop 3 1/4 x 1"
Rocket Man Crystal
hemitite star/crystal/wh pend loop
2 1/2 x 1"

#35 Crystal yel/pur beads

#36 Copper Grass

#64 Crystal blue beads

#38 Purple Agate
Crystal yel/pur beads
amethyst/pur-yell beads/wh pend loop 2 x 3/4"
Copper Grass
copper in agate/amber/natural copper
br pend loop 3 x 1/4"
Crystal blue beads
blue beads/wh pend loop 2 x 1"
Purple Agate
agate/pearl/crystal/wh pend loop
2 1/2 x 1 3/4"

#39 Turtle Party

#37 Crystal - carnelian

#41 Crystal grey/or beads

#42 Sea Shaman

Turtle Party
bone/j rings 4 1/2 x 1 1/2"


Crystal - carnelian
carnelian/beads/yell pend loop
2 1/2 x 1"
Crystal grey/or beads
grey + orange beads/hemitite
wh pend loop 2 x 3/4"
Sea Shaman
pearl/abalone/mother of pearl/
metal accent/j rings 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"

#48 Lilly Bear

#44 Tree Of Life

#43 Earth Footprints

#45 Snake Eyes
Lilly Bear
crystal/bone bear/wh pend loop
4 1/4 x 3"
Lilly was kept in a backyard for years, with neighbors feeding her junk food. She became obese, 100 pounds overweight. She belly would drag on the ground as she walked. After she was rescued and taken to the Wild Animal Sanctuary, she went into her first hibernation. When she came out, she was 200 pounds lighter!

Tree Of Life
carved glass/coin/metal accents/
smokey quartz crystal
yell pend loop/3 x 2 1/4"
Earth Footprints
leaf fossil/jasper/yell pend loop
3 x 1/2"
Snake Eyes
cats eye/metal rhinestone snake
smokey quartz crystal
wh pend loop/3 x 2"

#46 Opal Landslide

#53 Timara Tiger

#55 Eagle Landing

#56 Home On The Range
Opal Landslide
opal/quartz crystal/metal accent
wh pend loop/3 x 2.5"
Timara Tiger
wood/metal accent/yell pend loop
3 1/2 x 2 3/4"
Timara is a female White Tiger that was rescued from a roadside zoo in Ohio that failed to care for their animals. With freezing temperatures, no heat or adequate shelter and nutritional deficiencies, Timara’s coat of hair failed to shine as brightly as it should and she was underweight. She now lives at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Eagle Landing
black onyx/adventurine quartz
yell pend loop/3 1/4 x 2 1/4"
Home On The Range
jasper/agate/metal accent
wh pend loop/3 x 2 1/4"

#54 Max

#57 I Can Fly

#58 Kiss From A Frog

#59 Fish Balance
carved black onyx/metal accents/yell pend loop
3 3/4 x 2 3/4"

Max is a male Kodiak grizzly bear who was a long-time resident at a Florida amusement park, which shut down. After the loss of his brother, Louie, Max was depressed and lonely, much of his hair had fallen out due to the heat in Florida. He was rescued by The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
I Can Fly
garnet/bone face/pearl/metal accent
yell pend loop
Kiss From a Frog
amazonite/turquoise/metal accent
wh pend loop 4 1/4 x 1 1/2"
Two Fish Balance
carved serpentine/pearl/metal accent
yell pend loop/3 x 2"

#66 Sacred Wood

#67 Journey of the Bear

#70 Dolphin GIfts

#68 Stag Guide
Sacred Wood
Petrified palm wood, petrified wood, metal accents
3 1/2" x 2"
Journey of the Bear
Agate, turquoise, metal accents
2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Dolphin Gifts
magnasite/turquoise/metal accent
wh pend loop 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"
Stag Guide
Picture jasper, blue stone, metal accents
2 1/2" x 1 3/4"

#49 Celtic Sun

#52 Stag
#69 King Arthur collar
Celtic Sun
carved howlite/serpentine
metal accent/yell pend loop
3 3/4 x 2"
adventurine quartz/-malachite
metal accent/wh pend loop
4 x 2 1/4"

King Arthur Collar
agate/tiger eye/mother of pearl/carved wood/metal accents
7 1/2 x 3 1/2"

King Arthur is a majestic lion who was rescued from a Nebraska zoo that was closed down.
He lives now at the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

#47Antler Power

Crystal collection

#60 Celtic Bracelet
Antler Power
turquoise/antler/j rings/3 x 4.5"
Celtic Bracelet
carved wood

Recycled Jewelry

Dangle earrings:
Bicycle inner tube tire, credit card and metal

Dangle earrings:
Credit card and metal

Dangle earrings:
Brass and freshwater pearl

Dangle earrings:
Aluminum plates with crystal beads and copper

Dangle earrings:
Aluminum plates

Pendant: Amulet Abacus: brass, amber, ivory, turquoise, wood, rose quartz, carnelian and copper

Amulet Abacus: brass, turquoise, glass, coral, quartz, plastic

Amulet Abacus: brass, wood, crystal, onyx, nickel, silver wire

Necklace: Stone, plastic, metal, pearl, carnelian, coral, tiger eye, silver plate with yellow paste stones, turquoise, horn

Metal, pearl, abalone, quartz, turquoise, wood, glass

Necklace: Guitar pick, copper, plastic, hematite, quartz, pearl, metal with paste stones, electric cord

Three strand necklace:
Rose quartz, amethyst, garnet, glass, crystal, fimo clay, pearl

Three strand necklace:
Horn, wood, pearl, turquoise, glass, metal, tiger eye, copper

Turquoise, onyx, metal crystal, nickel silver

Necklace: Coin, computer keyboard, plastic, wood, metal,
carved soapstone, hematite

Close up of necklace on the left

Necklace: Metal, wood, hematite, jade, onyx, plastic, crystal

Close up of necklace on the left



paper brooches 1


paper brooches 2
Hand Made Paper Pins with Copper


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