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“My bead table runneth over”


Description from Julie Shane: My sky blue agate arrived yesterday. It is SO SO pretty. Yep, the transparent lucite flowers are adorable. You know I have crystals in every size.
So here's my "problem"... I have all these teals sitting on my bead table staring at me. I just can't decide what to do next. Do I add shiny silver findings? Or do I use rustic silver and pewter?


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  1. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Beautiful arrangement of colors!
    I wish I had your problem of too many beads – want to trade? I would go with the shinny silver to which I am partial. It always makes things sparkle no matter what color you use. Good Luck – can’t wait to see the final project! :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful, Julie I have the same Agate, had a quick look at it and I’m partial to the rustic silver and pewter, hope to see the creation soon :D

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    I bought the agates, too, and am still not sure how I’ll use them. Which metal to use depends on your vision. I think the rustic would add warmth, whereas the bright silver would be cooler, more elegant. Personally, I may go with antique gold or copper. *shrugs* So many choices!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Goegeous pick Julie. What a horrible problem to have…lol. So.what color finding would actually depend on what you are making…what style you are going for. I prefer shiny silver when I’m using chain and I’m going for a simple look. Rustic metals look good with lots of danglys and drops and different stones/colors. And least that’s what I like when I’m googling jewelry and just looking at the pics.

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Geez, I don’t think you could go wrong with any combination here – - love the blues in your pick and silver/elegant would be my choice. Good luck !

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I little bit of bright copper would take this in a whole other direction…

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful pick, Julie! I think you will have to make two pieces, one shiny and one rustic. :)

  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    I love it :D Think I would have gone with rustic but shiny works too ;)

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Lovely colors in this. I agree with fox hill on this! Make 2 pieces.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I am very late to this party but I agree with everybody–what a rotten problem to have! :) I would personally do silver or pewter but it would all look good!

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