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« on: October 02, 2011 11:44:58 AM »

Hi everyone!  Here's some of my recent work.  Please let me know what you think, which are your favorite, what I could do better, etc.  Thanks!

1) Autumn "Cluster" Necklace

This one isn't actually french beaded, but it's still really pretty.  This was commissioned by a bride in Washington (state) who was married on the first day of fall and wanted a rich, autumn-y necklace to make her simple gown more special.  I think it came out beautifully, and the bride loved it.  There's lots of swarovski crystal, along with some glass, carnelian, red agate, and bronzite.






2) Snowflake Necklace

This is a class sample that I'll be teaching in November.  I love the snowflake, and I plan to make a bunch of them as ornaments to give to my mom for Christmas this year.  It's made with 2mm swarovski crystals and 15/0 japanese seed beads. The necklace is glass and swarovski crystals.






3) "Champagne and Rubies"

I found these beautiful silky matte vintage czech pearls and knew I had to make something with them.  However, my french beading is always the focal of each piece, so it took me a while to figure out how to make something that would compliment the pearls but would stand out as the clear focal.  I used 15/0 seed beads, swarovski crystals, and antique copper accents.



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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 12:39:30 PM »

Very beautiful - they are all so full of character and so unique.  Love the colors in all three, and the asymmetry in the last one.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011 01:26:23 PM »

These are gorgeous! I like the first and last the most, and the beaded snowflake is so cool.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011 01:59:20 PM »

All of these are beautiful! I especially love the champagne and rubies, it's absolutely stunning.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011 05:36:50 PM »

Those are AMAZING!!  How beautiful!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011 03:55:42 AM »

These are SO beautiful, I especially like the first one!
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011 02:53:12 PM »

The first and last are my faves too. Gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011 06:21:58 PM »

They are all beautiful, but if I had to pick, I think it would be champagne and rubies. You do wonderful work.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011 10:03:22 AM »

The Autumn Cluster necklace is definitely my favorite. I just love how the colours blend together and POP right off the page
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011 11:39:35 AM »

I absolutely LOVE the second one! But they are so neat and beautiful all of them!
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011 08:51:28 AM »

Thanks to everyone who's commented! I love to see how different everyone's preferences are!
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011 05:51:42 PM »

Wow! All three are just gorgeous but my favorite is definitely the Champagne and Rubies one ^_^
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011 06:21:59 AM »

Wow!! These are all incredibly stunning!  I need to learn how to do this!  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011 04:18:31 AM »

These are all gorgeous, but that first necklace makes me drool. You have an a amazing gift.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011 05:14:56 AM »

Love the autumn necklace!
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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2011 05:26:26 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011 03:48:34 PM »

Wow! I love love love the third one! Amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011 02:54:24 PM »

So beautiful, great job!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2012 11:49:50 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012 07:54:10 PM »

Awesome! Thank you so much, sweets4ever! I'm honored!
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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2012 10:41:28 AM »

These are gorgeous! Love the one autumn one  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012 07:32:41 AM »

Congrats on your win, you so deserve this.  This three are all stunning work.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012 03:37:23 PM »

Really love the design on these - they are wonderful!
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012 12:31:59 AM »

wow! this is very very nice! love it!
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