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  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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

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

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

  • Medieval Momma
    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 »

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

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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

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

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

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

  • Harmony on Strings
    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 »

  • 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?”:
    “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 »

  • 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 »

Fiesta!


About this design:

Another of the extra long necklaces in party colors. I've made several necklaces in this style and sold them all. So it was time for a new one. Color wise it is like the confetti bracelets... It goes with everything!

Components:

bone, coral, wood, glass, crystal, shell. lava, horn, stones, resin, kitchen sink, fire polished glass and a lady bug

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    I just love these mixed bead necklaces…you have a knack for putting them together. I’m going to try one soon.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Betty. You really should give it a try. It isn’t terribly hard to do.
    The most difficult thing for me is to keep the bead placement random. I want to line them up and make recognizable patterns. So far the best way I have found to do it is to constantly keep checking what I’ve done. I suppose I could put the beads in a closed box box with an opening just large enough to reach in and get a bead. That should be random enough don’t you think? :D

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    …and the kitchen sink… You forgot an element, Nancy. ;) Fabulous set of beads!! :)

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    lisaray2 says:

    Very pretty! These would be great as eye glass holders (the kind that go around your neck so you don’t lose them on top of your head).

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I love this! I have had the same problem when trying to be “random”. I think you were very successful. :)

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Such a happy creation! :)

  7. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    I love your random pick of beads. Where did you find such lovely beads??? How did you end the necklace, I don’t see a clasp in the pics.
    How did you make out at the street fair??

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Fun necklace! Nice random beads ;)

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous design (and I definitely agree that random is hard) ! And your photos are really nice, too – - – How long is this necklace ??

  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    If I had only one necklace to take on a summer vacation, this would be it! Love the go-with-everything design.

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree. This is such a fun piece!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gotta add: so if you did pick up the beads without looking, would you leave a randomly picked up set of 3 in a row of the same basic color or design? :) That would BE random but not LOOK random. That’s the problem I always run into! :) It has to be planned random-ness. :) This is PERFECT!!! :)

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Colorful fun :D

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. It is a fun piece and if I wore necklaces I’d definitely wear this kind.

    beadinggma, I’ve had some of the beads in this necklace for 6 or 7 years. They just got put away and forgotten. Periodically I go through the stash and see what’s there and I still miss some of the beads. It’s like an Easter Egg Hunt… an Easter Bead Hunt…? :D As for ending the necklace, this one does have a clasp but there have been times when I’ve connected the ends together and hid the connection in a bead with a large hole. Using a clasp is definitely the easier way to go. As for the street fair it was fairly successful. I sold the necklace made with discs and washers. Guess some of the more avant-garde customers were out shopping.

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    So fun, great!

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