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A Day at the Beach


About this design:

I would just love a day at the beach right now (with a picnic lunch) :D The focal beadsnest lampwork bead was the inspiration for this necklace. The bead is a little pricey for me but all of the beads I've seen like this in bead shops run about $50, twice what lima is asking so in the end it's a wonderful deal :D

Components:

four shapes and sizes of african turquoise, Shell, brass tube for bail, brass clasp, and wonderful beadsnest lampwork bead from Lima! Thanks Lima!

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Really love this, Diane, great design!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Really nice!!! Love the shell in there! :D

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Very pretty

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Oh wow Diane! I think this is a spectacular piece!! I love the way you used the lampwork focal bead! I also love the shell beads! Great job! :)

  5. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    OH, this is just yummy, Diane! You know I am a sucker for turquoise! ;)

  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Love this…great choice of beads to highlight that fabulous focal! Fabulous little turtle, too!! :-D

  7. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Nice!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love this one Diane!

  9. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you, smiling :D

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your design and choice of colors

    Come to the beach in California and have your picnic but wait until July. It is way too cool right now. :D

  11. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    Very nice, I just love the color of turquoise. Beautiful focal bead and design

  12. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Beautiful design!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ohhh! OOOO! Ahhh!
    Turquoise with a beach theme! Fabulous design!Love it all! FAV!

  14. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Fantastic job Diane!

  15. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    It’s fabulous!

  16. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Sooooooooo awesome! Love the turquoise with the shells.

  17. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I just love this one Diane, the turquoise and shells look fabulous together!!!!!

  18. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you for your kind comments everyone :D

  19. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Diane, this necklace is soooo gorgeous, all the stones you have accentuate the turquoise focal perfectly!! :)

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Marvelous!

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