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Ribbons and Flowers


About this design:

I love the silk ribbons I get from LB and when I saw that I had these floral lampwork beads, the rest just fell into place. I love the simple and soft beauty of these colors and the silk ribbon has all of them muting into one another. I also made a bracelet and earrings and I no more listed this set than it was gone. That is always a good feeling to actually have favorites sell, but then there is a sort of "good bye" when I ship them out. This set affected me like that. I will put up a pic of the bracelet because it was so much fun to make. This set just seems to say spring, beauty, romance, etc to me. Always good things in my book!

Components:

lentil lampwork beads, purple jade rings, green faceted crystals, hydrangea with lavender edges silk ribbon, glass pearls, lilac opal Swarovski crystal bicones

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Wow ! Your photos are fabulous, as is your jewelry – - -

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Gorgeous set and I can’t wait to see your bracelet. I love how you pulled out the colors of the silk ribbon and it all came together! I can see why this one sold so quickly!

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really beautiful

  4. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Oh My!!! What a gorgeous set! The colors are beautiful and the the lampwork beads are to die for! Into my favs!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Beautiful Beautiful. Love the purple jade rings.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Beautiful!!!

  7. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    You all are so incredibly generous! Thank you!

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    beautiful work :)

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    “Spring, beauty, romance…”–exactly right! Gorgeous. I can’t imagine anyone not feeling beautiful wearing this.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Fresh and beautiful! Like a Cottage Garden for the neckline!
    Love all three of your new designs!

    Kathryn, great to see you posting again.
    And I see we are “almost neighbors” now, since your latest move. ;-) Welcome back to the Midwest! :-D Hope all is well!

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is so gorgeous. Absolutly stunning, and the bracelet too!

    I havent ventured into using the silk ribbons as “clasps”; just doesn’t occur to me when I am designing. I reach for the leather lacing though. Maybe if I bought some…! ha!

    You are in my neck of the woods, if the Columbus you mention in your profile is Ohio’s capital! I am near Dayton OH.

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