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Pastel Petals Choker


About this design:

I found these "moonstone" glass teardrops in the clearance bin at my LBS for $1. What a find! I thought the pastel lavendar pearls matched well.
The picture looks like a Jack O'lantern face.

Components:

glass "moonstone" faceted teardrops, lavendar pearls, silver findings.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    These are such an interesting beads, I’ve used them in the past and they have such a ghostly appearance. Are they opalite??? What ever, they are gorgeous in this design and perfect with the lavender pearls. :D

  2. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Thanks, I don’t know what they are I’m guessing sea “opal”.

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Pretty. Ummm what does LBS stand for?

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh it.does look like a.toothy jack-o-lantern. LBS…local bead store?

  5. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Yes & thanks, I thought I would abbreviate; since I talk/write too much all the time! See I did it again! :)

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Pish! I write waaaaaaay more than you. I’m home alone bored so I have lots.to say.

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Pretty! I like the soft colors.

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Lovely!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Soft and lovely!

  10. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I’m also home alone & bored. Home alone with my dog. He usually snores when I’m trying to bead or come up with a new design. His snoring baffles me.

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous design! This could be worn with anything. Opalite goes by a zillion names..and I’ll never know why. It’s one of my fav glass beads,because they’re so versatile. Extra pretty when faceted.
    Love the way you wrapped your brios.You did a little roundish effect with the wire. Very nice!

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    That was my very first attempt at that; little did I know there’s a tutorial on-line! Thanks, they’ve turned out to be my fav earrings. I can wear them with everything!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Pretty!

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Pretty :)

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Lovely set!

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