Save up to 25% on your whole order through Saturday 12/6... and choose a FREE gift with your order!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Shimmering Pond

About this design:

This is my entry for this month's Vintaj design contest. You can see the entries and vote here:

I had a lot of fun making this one. I turned the large dragonfly into a clasp by curling the tail and then gave him a coat of patina. I added another patina-ed dragonfly to the little leaf and made that into a link.


A variety of Vintaj components and patina, czech glass pieces that made me think of ponds, and a chalk turquoise filagree wrapped pendant.

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely colors.

  2. PercyGirl
    PercyGirl says:


  3. No Photo
    Janet Miriam says:

    LOVE the colors and components! Good luck in the contest!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous design! Best of luck to you on the contest! :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is fabulous! Good luck on the contest!

  6. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

  7. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very nice!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.