This week's Circular: The Vault and a Sale on Artist Beads
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Weeping willow and sunshine

About this design:

Based on my pick with the same title, I made it to enter Vintaj challenge, but at the last moment I was not brave enough to do it.


Willow toggle from Humble Beads, Unicorne beads, matte new jade, Czech glass and an assortment of Vintaj components.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is really lovely…you should have entered.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I agree, you should have entered this is quite lovely Asia.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is such a fab piece, Asia! I’m sorry you didn’t enter the contest. It would have gotten my vote!

  4. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Oh my, this is a lovely piece. Next time go for it, your work is very good and this is one that anyone would enjoy owning and wearing. I go to the Vintaj site often and this fits right in with spirit of work I see there.

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thanks, I will try to be more confident next time :D

  6. No Photo
    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh yes! Definitely enter in the future!
    Your design is a winner in my book, Asia!
    A Fav!

  7. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Asia, you should never feel scared to enter the Vintaj challenge! It’s anonymous anyway… :) and your necklace is great!

    I participate almost every month. I will upload my creation here in a bit…we did something sort of similar at the bottom of our designs but I used a filigree ring and wire wrapped branch for the clasp.

    Out of curiosity, what size jump ring did you get to go through the bottom of that clasp? I’ve got a couple I’ve been wanting to use but can’t anything to go through those holes and I just haven’t been up to the challenge of doing a wire bail.

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Very very nice!

    And I love the background.

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia this is SO pretty! You really should have entered. I was so nervous when I sent in a pic last month. I didn’t get many votes, but at least I tried. I’m going to do a piece for June.

    So anyway… This is FABULOUS!!! I love the Humble Beads toggle! The dangle leaves are great. Love the patina coloring.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Asia, you ARE good at this. Repeat after me: I am an artist and my pieces are beautiful and unique. :) I would have voted for this and I love every single thing you make!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you girls for the vote of confidence, you are just to good to me :D

  12. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    I love it! You really should enter the contest! But I’m a great big chicken and have no confidence in my ability to win anything, so I shouldn’t be talking! lol!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.