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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?”:
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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
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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”:
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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
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  • 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”:
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    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

Graceful Needlepoint


About this design:

LB has these Grace Lampwork beads, but they rarely show up in picks. Take another look! I think they have the charm of Victorian needlepoint.

Components:

Lampwork beads, iris and black seed beads, bronze rounds, antique brass bead caps and clasp, Czech brown-picasso fire polished rounds

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow. Stunning piece. Nice work

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice, Laud! You know what to do with them!! I am always at a loss. :) I need to learn some of those stitches! Gorgeous necklace!

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Beautiful! the iris seed beads are perfect with the leaves in the lampworks. I’ve looked at the beads several times, but always got stuck with the dark background and didn’t think to highlight the leaves. Good choices!!!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Simply beautiful Laud. I especially love your flower stitch. I used to know how to do that but cannot remember.

  5. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    A stunner, Laud. Love everything about it!!!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is a daisy stitch. It’s basically making a circle and then adding the center bead. Not too hard for those who want to try bead weaving.

  7. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    This is outstanding! I love the colors and design. So intricate, and it all just works so well together. Love it!

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That’s why I haven’t been able to get it right. I was trying to start with the center.

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful!

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Deb, you need to make the circle, go past the first (top) bead to the second bead. String on your center, go through the second-to-bottom bead (opposite side) and then the bottom bead. Now you’re ready for the next circle.

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its been a long time since I did that…like 1983 I guess. I just found one of the little hippie bracelets I used to make like that.

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  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is absolutely stunning! Kudos on such a fab piece!!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors and the design, I think this is one of my faves :D

  14. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Beautiful! Those grace lampwork are very pretty :)

  15. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Laud you simply amaze me! Everything you make is a piece of art!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    How awesome is this!!
    Must agree with Medieval Momma…..you are a natural at this!

  17. Laud
    Laud says:

    Don’t know if I’m a natural, but I’ve tried hard to learn. In this piece, I think the beads are the stars.

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Laud…I.have to butt in…you are an artist. There is no.doubt about it.

  19. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Laud, your design is spectacular! 8O

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    JC Hamm says:

    Such beautiful work as always!! :) It really does look like needlepoint.

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    ButtercupD98897 says:

    WOW!!!

  22. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Wow beautiful! I wish I could do half of what this beauty is.I’m lucky to sew a hem.Love all the colors, so feminine.

  23. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks for all the kind words.

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