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Fossil Coral Beaded necklace


About this design:

Fossilized coral cabochon became the inspiration for this piece.

Components:

Fossilized coral cabochon, seed beads, glass beads

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    The craftsmanship looks excellent. This is a beautiful piece.

  2. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Thanks, especially flattering since this is my first beaded/cabochon design!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a wonderful piece, Miannda! I love your beadwork — it is fabulous! Perfect color choices to go with your beautiful cab! Welcome to the Design Gallery! :D

  4. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Really love this! Very eye-catching. It also gives me a little hope when I get the nerve to try this technique myself.

  5. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow I really love this, must of been a job to work on all those seed beads…

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    Brenda H says:

    This is fabulous!!!! I’m just getting into bead working, it’s fun but can be challenging at times.

  7. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    A really beautiful piece.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful!

  9. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Stunning. I have just started to do some beadwork I hope my first bezel is half as good as your work!

  10. S Oetting
    S Oetting says:

    Beautiful!!! I love working with seed beads, and this gives me inspiration…

  11. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  12. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Beautiful design. I love the end caps and the way you broke up the spiral weave with the larger beads!

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    L Wheet says:

    Beautiful! I would love to learn how to make this.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Wow…beautiful beadweaving. I love the way you picked up and enhanced the colors in the fossil coral with the seedbeads. Also, as Jeanne commented, the segmenting of the herringbone spiral really makes this piece pop.

  15. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Beautiful piece, I love fossil coral and you have made it so elegant with your beadwork and the lovely design. Gorgeous!

  16. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Great design and craftmanship.

  17. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Love!

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