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“Bohemian Wood”

  

Description from Deb Harding: I have a box of wood beads and also a big box of shell beads. I'm thinking of making necklaces along the lines of Asia's Bohomian Big Ball. These would combine a small string of wood beads with 1 random shell, flower, or ceramic bead or a small section of pearls set asymmetrically on either leather or hemp with silk ribbon completing the part around the neck. My neighbor makes beautiful wooden swings and takea them to a local shop to sell. He says he can probaby get the owner to take my necklaces. I'm thinking this would be a fairly easy and inexpensive but still stylish way to start. What do you think?

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Good idea! I have a strand of freshwater clam shells that’s been waiting for inspiration. The shells are heavy; too many would make for an uncomfortable necklace, but with wood or paper, they’d be fine. Your pick suggests a lot of ways to go, so thanks!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea and wood beads are so light. I think with a really pretty button or toggle and ribbon it would look nice. I’m also trying to stretch the more expensive items to several pieces to lower cost.

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Go for it! :)
    I like the wood and pearls/shells together. They are different in texture but will be great together because they are “natural.” Show us what you create!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I will. Gonna work on this tonight. Its beautiful outside today. Going for a bike ride and then walking my big dog.

    I also have some of those Pandora type beads. Going to see if they work.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Good luck, Deb! Your idea sounds great!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Big Dog Bella Boo.

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  7. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Great idea, Deb. cant wait to see your creations. And love your fur baby, Bella.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    2 words: DO IT. :) Love the pup!!! Good luck with potential sales!

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Sounds like a great idea, Deb! I can see all the wonderful creations to behold!

    Bella Boo is a pretty girl!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LOL to the Bella compliments. That’s one big stubborn baby that just walked up in my yard in August 2009. Apparently part Pit and we think Golden Lab. All the neighborhood kids are her best friends. They come knock on my door to see if she can come outside.

    Thanks everyone.

  11. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous pick, Deb! Cant’ wait to see your creations.
    Bella is very cute. :)

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Poor Bella Boo had to wait for silly Mommy to take her silly picture. ;)

    Just remembered: That day Mom was beading with me she used a mess of wood beads that were just hanging around. She called it Wood Nymphs in the Design gallery. She was playing around with alternating the big chunky beads with the tiny spacers.

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, definitely go for it, Bella looks adorable in this picture, not stubborn at all, love the pick BTW too :D

  14. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    I say go for it. I for one love funky wooden necklaces. Great pick.

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Grat pick! Go for it ;)

    Bella Boo is a cutie pie :D

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks again everyone. I sat down last night and played with what I had for awhile. Came up with some ideas.

    I will tell Bella how cute you all think she is. Like she doesn’t hear it everyday from everyone she meets. I should make her the Pitbull ambassador because EVERYONE falls in love with her.

  17. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Excellent!

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