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Athena


About this design:

A goddess, I thought, deserved an elaborate setting.

Components:

Seed beads; antique brass focal, links, leaf chain and clasp; Swarovski crystal; impression jasper stone

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its gorgeous…elaborately gorgeous. The side opposite must be another one of those bead weaving patterns? That focal is beautiful!!!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW! You are on overdrive here, woman! ;) Can you show us a closeup of the left side so we can see your seedbead work better? It looks terrific!

  3. PPR
    PPR says:

    Laud: Beautiful work and fabulous design and colors. :)

  4. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Lovely!! I also have a bit of a prob seeing you beautiful work in those pics :)

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Gorgeous! And in the OLIVE greens that Athena would demand! :)
    LOVE the detailed beadwork opposite the flowing leaves.

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful work, Laud! Love the pendant.

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is beautiful, Laud!

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    The focal was kind of an accident. I originally planned just to use the brass piece, but it was so light, it kept turning–not good. My friend bought some stones but didn’t need them all. She gave me one, and the pattern was perfect to back the goddess. Lucky!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    The beadweaving part started out as a three-strand twisted herringbone. You can see that “naked” at the top of the necklace. After finishing another length, I went to the end and added a fringe. Because the underlying beadwork twisted, so did the fringe.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m speachless :D

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    That fringe is mahvelous dahling! You ROCK at this, girl!!

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Lovely!

  13. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Awesome!

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone. This piece took some time, so I’m glad you like it.

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thank you for the close up! Great work :)

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