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« on: December 18, 2008 12:25:26 AM »

I don't know if I mentioned that in my country there is a very poor choice of beads. Mostly Turkish and some Czech. You can find 7mm bugles in any colour but no 5, 10, 12 mm (or any other size) bugles. So it was a surprise for me when a friend brought me from Holland some lovely aqua green matte 12 mm bugles. Wow, I've never actually seen anything like that. And only a week ago I went to the local shop that carries Czech beads and felt as if in a dream. They just got some new stuff and among all the lovelies there were several bags of long twisted bugles. I just had to buy them. I could see them swing freely from a simple chain. And then I remembered the project I saw in the Beadwork magazine. It is called Sea Grass necklace. Lovely herringbone V-shaped necklace with lovely, rich fringes. Well, my bugles are longer (these are an inch long) so I had to make some small alterations. Like making every other fringe and placing only a picot bead in the place of the ones I skipped. And my necklace is symmetrical. Theirs has fringe placed one bead lower on one side which can easily be corrected and I have no idea why they didn't do it in the instructions. Not that it matters.

So, here's my lovely purple Fringes, fringes, fringes necklace smile.gif

Size 11 dark purple seeds, size 8 lavender seeds and 25 mm silver lined twisted purple bugles. It has a regular lobster claw clasp.


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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008 08:06:57 PM »

Very pretty and elegant! I don't think I've ever seen bugle beads that long before.
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 01:34:21 AM »

Thanks, Julea. I know I've never seen bugles this long before Smiley

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