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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

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    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

Embracing Orange


About this design:

Really trying to expand my color palettes. My preferences tend to run into the aqua, teal, turquoise... So I have intentionally been purchasing strands and small amounts of orange beads. Glass, stone, metal, ceramic. Even made some polymer clay pieces in orange. Here's my first necklace using interesting wood bits mixed with orange.

Components:

Orange jade, wood beads, waxed linen, brass chain, and a brass floral button



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    i love this necklace. What a beautiful piece!!!

  2. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    What a nice design…I love the asymmetry and mix of materials! And I know what you mean about getting into a color rut. My bead stash is pretty blue and green heavy.

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    WOW! I am in love with this necklace. The colors, the textures, the design…everything is perfect.

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Ditto all the above! I love orange.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    The orange looks more golden than brash. Very nice combination.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very nice work. I love orange,and your jade beads look great with the other componants.
    Love the side clasp!

  7. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    I love everything about this piece! The mix of shapes really fits together nicely! Orange is so hot this year for fall. Into my faves!

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this necklace, Lynda! Very earthy and organic. Just love it!

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    N radon says:

    You did a great job on your mix of materials. Love the orange jade too!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Love the colors and the way you combined all the different components! Awesome!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for the comments,everyone! It was fun to challenge myself a bit with a new color and work with different shapes and textures.

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I like this alot, and the orange colors are good for fall..

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oooooohhhhhh … aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh … love … adore … love … adore … stunning! I LOVE everything about this necklace … especially the color … gorgeous!

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love, love, LOVE! 8O

  15. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Clean classic design, love your style

  16. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Clean, classic desiogn, love your style

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    Ex pert says:

    Nice, but you should consider adding more color or you’ll still be in the same position. Also, adding turquoise , teal, etc., will make it pop!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I think it’s perfect as it is!
    The brass components are fabulous with the muted oranges! Love the asymmetrics of it too!

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    Katrina S says:

    So fun! Love it!

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