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I finished playing with the rest of the tubes. I think that will be it for a while. One of the necklaces is made with round tubes and the others are squares. The light blue sodalite has steel beads between the tubes. Where, you ask, did I get the steel beads? They were cut from ball chain!
All of my silver beads were the wrong size so I just snipped what I wanted off two sizes of ball chain. (tee hee)


sodalite and red agate square tubes, mookait round tubes, brass spacers and clasps, silver filled trigger clasp, brass and silver jump rings

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Love all of them. What a clever one you are…then you had to be to teach kindergarten.

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    All very nice,LRC! Of course,I’m especially fond of the Agate,with it’s wonderful orangy glow!! Yum yummy yum! ;)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love them all! I am especially enamored of the sodalite version!

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    JC Hamm says:

    They are all gorgeous, I would have a hard time trying to make a choice! So I guess i would take them all. :)

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I like the sodalite, too! An under valued stone for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them all, thanks to you I have some tubes in my bag :)

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I love all of these, Nancy — great colors & fab designs! Clever use of the ball chain, too! :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Everyone. I just might have to go on another tube marathon…..some day. There is a great variety of them so I can’t ignore the ones I haven’t worked with. :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I love all your tube designs. But the orange agate is definitely my favorite.

  10. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    My fav is the second earthy pinkish one. Nice work! I would wear all of them.

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very nice,indeed! The orange gets my top vote!!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such wonderful necklaces, Nancy. The design patterns remind me of a beautifully colored Morse code. And I love how you’ve used ball chain bits.
    How clever of you to even think of cutting these apart!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the nice comments. It is a real boost to get the day started this way. :)

    Lynda, I spent several years teaching art at a small private school. My budget was very limited so I learned to look at things from a totally different perspective. My motto was: I’ve done so much for so long with so little now I can do anything with nothing. Everything is fair game! :D

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    They are all lovely but I love the mookaite best.

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    They are wonderful :D

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