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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • 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 »

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    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 »

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    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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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 »

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    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 »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

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    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 »

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    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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    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

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    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 »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

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    kye on “I took a Class”:
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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

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    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 »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
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A Very Symmetrical Design


About this design:

I had this marvelous idea... It bombed. Had another idea... it didn't work either. So there I was with 2 copper circle pieces in search of a new design.
I finally came up with another idea and it worked!

I had the gorgeous Czech beads and I wanted to combine them with the fabulous copper chain from LB. The necklace worked out fairly well but the ear rings? What a pain in the wazoo! Ear rings, simple ear rings, and they didn't want to be put together. I fussed with them made a couple of false starts and finally got somethings acceptable. I probably should have shelved them and saved my self a lot of frustration.

But the Czech beads are sooooo fabulous.....

Components:

copper wire, copper chain, Czech fire polished beads, tiny crystal beads and seed beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    You are right they are fantastic, so is the design :D

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I like the little earrrings. They have character! The necklace is just as FAB as your other pieces. I like a symmetrical piece for a change! ;) I also like how you alternate the pieces within the circles.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Asia.
    When I went back to buy the extra beads only 3 strings were left. I thought about buying all three but decided to leave one string for some other lucky beader. :D

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Julie. Ear rings with character…. OK I can accept that but they may get taken apart so I can start out fresh. :D

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This one is definitely my favorite. I love how the Czech beads are encircled…love the Czech beads!!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love your design and the color of those czech beads are truly beautiful.

  8. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Beautiful design. Czech beads are the best!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    One thing you could do to the earrings without gutting them is to slide one bead onto the fishhook in place of the little coil. I think they are fabulous as is, but I have done that trick on some of mine and it can really help sometimes. :) The necklace is superb!! DOn’t you dare touch that! :) !!!!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great design!

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very nice design, I don’t know what your other ideas where but whatever it took to get to this was worth it! :D Luv the colors and the harmony of it all!!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. This is a great way to start the day. :)

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Czech beads and your necklace showcases them so well. Glad you persevered with the earrings too. Beauties!

  14. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I love your mistakes!!!
    favorite colors!

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Gorgous design :D Love the earings too!

  16. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    WOW…LOVE!!!!!!!

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