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Mix match of beads


About this design:

Patricia Healey copper focal point with a mix/match of picassa Czech beads. Vintaj patina flower hanging off. Earrings to match. I have a customer that was in need of something different and this is what I came up with.
I had been saving the Patricia Healey piece for some time. And this was the perfect time to use it.

Components:

Patricia Healey copper, Vintaj patina piece, Czech rectangle beads and assorted beads.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Too,too cool!

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Awesome!
    The PH and Vintaj are a great “matching contrast.” Does that make sense?
    I also like the stack of beads on either side that are asymmetrical yet also matching.

  3. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Thank you. It is a challenge to match but “not” match. Lol

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great job on this one! The elements are so complimentary of each other. Your customer should be very pleased!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I agree! I haven’t had much success. You have given me an example to follow… with other beads and components of course. :)

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is stunning! Great job with the design!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ab fab! What an excellent mix of componants.
    I’d wear this in a flash!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love everything about this piece, sq beads,colors,pendant.Wow. Beautifully designed, I would love to own this.Lucky customer!!! :)

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really beautiful…love Patricia Healey.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the mismatched look :)

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m in total awe of this. I love the focal but the beads on.either side are just killer. I love that the same colors are on either side but not the same shape or order or even size. Really love the square beads!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto to all of the above comments. Fantastic! :)

  13. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    :) thank you to everyone! I appreciate all the kind words.

  14. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE! I love this necklace, but the beads on each side steal the show, gorgeous!

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    You know your asymmetry is a success when the design is both immediately pleasing to the eye, but then, it begs the eyes to wander over every inch of the piece. Well done!

  16. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a fun and fabulous set! That PH focal ROCKS! :D

  17. Frida
    Frida says:

    Beautiful and cool :)

  18. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love a piece that is not totally symmetrical like you did not match up bead for bead. That is SO interesting.

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