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Moon with Opals


About this design:

help.

Components:

Pink opal nuggets, pink quartz rectangular tubes, FW pearls, silver seed beads, silver plate chain, toggle, artistic wire, jumprings I made, and silver moon beads. Not sure how much is LB but the wire and seed beads are for sure.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Look closely–you will see my wire wrap on the pendant gives Mr. Moon arms and legs. :) I think that’s the only part I like.

  2. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Some gorgeous stones in here & a nice theme. Perhaps….for me, I’m loving the pendant and the opal side. On the FW Pearl & Moon side, I think I would like it a bit better if the FW Pearls were paired w/ something a bit smaller and that would tie into the other side of the assymetrical flow. Then, at the point where your toggle is placed, have a few dangles, including something on the celestial theme – perhaps a star? or a different moon or a ‘dream’ word bead?

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m not sure what you see wrong with it Becky. The only thing i see that bothers me is length…but thats just a personal preference.
    I busted out laughing at the arm and leg thing…sorry.
    I love the colors, I love the moons. I don’t know what to tell you. Only you can decide.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Maybe if it were just fewer moons and a few more stones from the other side randomly seperated by chain and then a smaller link additional chain.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Jacki, that is helpful. :) Let me tell you how I started-with the pendant and the moon beads. the pink is so pale I was trying to wake it up. Some of the nuggets are low grade from a different source and I brought them on board for the extra colors (almost oranges). The more I tried to add the worse it got. ARGGG and now that you say that, I do have a star toggle. Dang I’m stupid! I think I’ll taker it apart later and try again. Right now I hate it. And, the arm and leg thing has to go. I just like that because it is so goofy and if this does nothing else at least it made you laugh. :)

  6. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Totally agree w/ Deb…it is a personal thing…I think it is lovely the way it is, w/ all the components. Everyone one has personal preference w/ lengths, colors, size etc., If you like it and are pleased with it, that is the the thing that counts here. You can’t go wrong–cause it is beginning it’s life as a gorgeous piece. Hugs!!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, Deb. It’s coming apart. I’ll post different pics when (if :) ) I get it done.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    If I liked it, I wouldn’t be begging for help. :) I would be ignoring you. :) :) thanks for the help!!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Heee! I didn’t notice the arms & legs until I read that, had to go back & look.

    There are times when I make something and I just know it isn’t right…like it was better in my head than how it turned out, or it was better in theory than in practice! I have taken those appart and kept the parts I liked, then took a different tack with the rest. Usually those are the pieces that only get 1 or 2 comments when posted here! :D

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love the pendant! Don’t amputate! If I was going to mess with the rest, I’d mix up the components so it’s not so half-n-half… but go w/asym placement. A star-shaped clasp would be nice….

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I like it. I like the moons. I think I’d like a little bit more of the soft colors on the FW+moon side. Maybe a few near the pendant then go into the asymmetrical. I’d also like a couple pink opals mixed in with the FW+moons. Perhaps there’s too much/too many/too long of a “dark section” so it’s not a subtle enough asymmetrical. Sorry Becky. This makes sense in my head, but don’t know how to say it.
    I like to put pieces away for a few days and then look at it new.

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    btw: I like long pieces. It’s a cool statement. How about a couple more dangles on the pendant to keep Moon company???

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gutted it, removed moons & chain, rebuilt one strand of stones, cut up arms and legs, added one rhodochrosite stone as pendant. None of this would have happened if I had found LB before one of the competitors. I have these junk stones from the other place that I feel obligated to use. :( Tell ya what, chickies, if you don’t already know, Lima Beads has great quality stones.

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Sorry, Eeka, those arms and legs under the moon face were too much even for me. I am done with this. It is still boring but basic and maybe someone will buy it for a nickel. I’m trying something else entirely with the moons and some open star beads I found. I have to go clear my head after that disaster. I hate to waste so much time on something that just won’t behave!!

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Well, Becky, I don’t have to comment since your necklace doesn’t exist anymore!LOL. I ‘ll wait for your next posting!

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    You right Becky about LB stone quality and I will also comment on you new design, but I just have to say that I liked Mr Moon, he was so you! :D

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just wanted to say that I will probably stick to just Pink Opal as pinks and add something in greys or browns to it :D

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Open stars! I think I have those too plus 1 or 2 of those moon faces.

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Oh Miss Becky! The only thing I might have done differently is mix up some of the stones with the FW pearls and moons. Twas a pretty necklace…

  20. Kate
    Kate says:

    Becky- thanks for the shout out on stone quality. Kevin and Ali truly obsess over the stones we carry… I, for one, am glad their neuroses are paying off ;)

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