LTD Beads & Jewelry

This week's Handmade Artists Forum member spotlight is on Joan Langerfeld of LTD Beads & Jewelry of Syracuse, New York. Joan says there is a box in her garage simply labeled, "Joan's Stones". She collected them as a child, which was undoubtedly the start of her love affair with all things beautiful and natural. Joan was educated at LeMoyne College and began her career in the graphic arts, eventually operating a local typesetting shop. Years later, however, she decided to return to where her true heart lies, making her beautiful beaded jewelry. "I've taught beading classes locally and sell my jewelry at local stores and craftshows, as well as on the internet. I love classic designs that stay stylish as well as beautiful eclectic pieces. I prefer to use fully natural materials - gemstones that are not dyed, reconstituted or treated in any way. My creations are made with joy." That joy shines through in Joan's beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings -- jewelry that reflects her love of nature, beauty and fun. Here are just a few examples of her amazing talent and stunning designs:

Mother of Pearl Triple Strand Necklace in Teal
Tiger Eye and Citrine Handmade Bead Bracelet
For more beautiful creations from the LTD Beads & Jewelry
collection, click on the title above to check out her blog,
or you can visit her shops on Etsy and Artfire:


  1. NaLa, thank you so much for your post. I really appreciate it.

  2. It is so fun to get a peak into someones start! Lovely picks to feature from a wonderful artist.

  3. Terrific article! I love Joan's pieces and these are exceptional!

  4. I really love those necklaces!