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Dragonflies in Flight


About this design:

My Mom's Mother's Day gift. Believe it or not this pendant was only $2.70!!! The aqua ceramic beads, flower & rondell, were both $1.00 strands. I just got Heather Power's book "Jewelry Designs From Nature" & it gave me the ideas for the beaded wire rings & the way I did the bead caps on the aqua rondells. The Vintaj dragonfly is the clasp. I like the addition of the wooden dragonfly bead.

Components:

Ceramic Dragonfly Pendant. Aqua Ceramic Flower Beads. Aqua Ceramic Rondells. Aqua & Brown Seed Beads. Vintaj Brass Dragonfly. Wood Dragonfly Bead. Brass Beadcaps, jump rings, chain & wire.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Awsomeness!! Love it!
    Lucky you, finding those fantastic bargains.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Dang, this is CUTE!!!!! Your designs are just SOOOOOO cool!!!! :) and :) the wooden bead!

  3. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Deb, I have this very same pendant and in a million years I could never come up with such a beautiful design. I love the mix of components and the colors go so well with the brass.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Mary, Becky & Lois. Lois I think you could….you look at as much stuff as I do.

  5. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Super nice

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous design, Deb! Love how you used the bead caps. :)

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, this is fantastic, I had an idea of some beaded rings too, but yours are so much better more rustic looking then my, I might borrow it :D

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Asia. I borrowed the idea from Heather Power’s book. She had them wrapped at the top like that. I doubled the wire though cause I was using a small gauge.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thanks Deb, I was trying my to be too perfect I really like this look :D

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Had to come back for another look! How come I never find such great treasures to design with? This is so pretty, Deb. Your mom will LOVE it!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fire Mountain Susie. I just entered ceramic pendants & bunches popped up. Beads same place. Its all part of that Blue Moon Beads clearance…they filed bankruptcy.
    Thanks again. Hopefully she does.
    BTW my other $1.00 pendants are at Wally World. That tray on the bottom shelf has $1.00 stuff. I check it every week if I can. Lots of crap but sometimes its good.

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I stocked up on Blue Moon stuff from them, too, but my haul leans toward the metal components like their spacers. I really liked Blue Moon stuff and I am sorry they are disappearing!

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea its sad really. They had pretty cool inexpensive items. I had never seen the ceramic pendants in stores though. Michaels used to carry their line but now its mostly their own stuff.
    I got several of $1-$3 pendants, ceramic beads, 2 different kinds of flowers, some coconut shell beads, some other stuff. Sold some boring books for bead money.

  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love it! Love soooo many of the details…. virtually every inch…. and they make such a harmonious whole!

  16. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    This is really great, Deb! Love it! I really like how you did that clasp, I may have to go looking for Heather’s book to see if I can figure out what you did. :) I’ve been away from the bead table all this week and I’m itching to get back!

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You will LOVE her book!! So many pretty pieces to inspire. So many unusual ways to use components. I got it from Amazon & Bohemian Inspired Jewelry (& a macrame book). Worth using my coke reward points!!
    The clasp is just seed beads strung on some wire & then wrapped at the top. The dragonfly’s tail is bent to hook. I took techiques from 3 or 4 different pieces & used them slightly differently. She is amazing!

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    She didn’t act like she really liked it at all. Never tried it on, barely even looked at it. Just made some stupid comment about it and the bracelet being too fancy because she never goes anywhere.

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Oh Deb! Do you think maybe she was having a bad day? Your necklace and bracelet are gorgeous, and I’d wear them anywhere, even if I was just hanging around the house. I’d feel very beautiful wearing them!

  20. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    These are amazing pieces and you are getting positive feed back from your peers. Take the comments for what they are worth.

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Deb, back much later, here…. I am so sorry your mom was such a pooh about this. She is dead wrong. This is sooo creative and cute!! I hope you can either wear it and enjoy or sell it for a chunk of change at that store that sells for you.

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