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Topic: Great Beads Sale = Great Necklaces  (Read 1208 times)
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« on: August 15, 2013 08:04:39 AM »

So, I managed to l managed to look at the Fire Mountain Gems website in time to catch their Dutch Auction Sale last week, and picked up 30 strands of beads for less than $30.  When they arrived, I was so thrilled with them, I immediately made up a couple of necklaces.  The first one is the whole strand of dyed magnesite chips with silver plated accents, seed beads, and a few Picasso marble beads (the brown rounds). I like the tassel at the bottom, but I am not entirely sure it goes with the necklace, because the seed beads which look perfect in between the magnesite chips look far too green in the tassel. 
The second one has my favorite beads of the order: those huge ceramic focal beads.  Love the shape and the color combo!  I also used some of the Picasso marble beads on this one, as well as feldspar and more silver plated spacers.  I love everything about this necklace.

Any thoughts on the first one?  I have thought about changing out the seed beads for bluer ones, but keeping the design the same. Or removing the tassel and adding a large funky metal something or other.  Or leaving it alone because it ain't that broke, so don't fix it. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013 04:17:53 PM »

I got tons of stuff for ridiculously cheap too!! It was the first time I've hit their 50-199 assortable pricing category... and I only spent $57.81! Thank you FireMountain Gems!

Anyway, those necklaces are stunning! Personally, I like the tassel. The colors are great. I really like the toggle clasp on the second one, too. Great work, would love to see more.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013 12:43:02 PM »

I love the tassel, I wouldn't change a thing about the necklace.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013 06:26:19 AM »

Thanks for the input and compliments!  My mom also said that the tassel didn't bother her, so I guess I will leave it.  Yay, no reworking! Smiley

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