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Sea Breeze


About this design:

A friend gave me a late B-day gift of money & told me I had to spend it on beads. No problem. One of the things I got was this kit from SmittenBeads called Sea Breeze. Coming from England of course that took awhile. Then when I did get it I was stumped...for ages. I got the summer issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine & a necklace featured in the Modern Cowgirl projects broke my block. My necklace really looks nothing like it though...

My clasp is one of those gold sun buttons I've had for 10 years & a gold chandelier pendant finding which I cut the loops off.

1st page of mag has full page LB ad that says "Czech, please!"

Mousey & ButterBall have a new toy. A large carpet covered tree from my friend. Her cat crossed the rainbow bridge.

Components:

Sea Breeze kit which includes seed beads in seafoam lined topaz I think, czech glass in sea shell shapes & rounds, dark green & seafoam glass, small gold bead, large plated faceted gold beads, silk chiffon ribbon, gold plated sun button & gold.pendant finding.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Oooo Deb! This is so pretty and beachy! Love it!

    Mousey and BB look like they’re enjoying their new tree very much!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Susie they are asleep on it right now. It’s the best thing in the world to them.

    Thanks Susie…its been in a half finished state for 3 weeks…still not sure.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So gorgeous Deb! Loving the beachy feel of it.

    Our cat doesn’t like his tree. :(

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Really??? He doesn’t like it?!? This thing is huge!!! Much bigger than the ones you see at Pet Smart…she got it at Big Lots.

  5. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    As soon as I saw this I knew it had to be yours Deb. Absolutely beautiful!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I’m from Canada, don’t know if we have a Big Lots here.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You should demand one!! LOL! They sell discontinued and last year models of appliances, furniture, electronics, overstocks from drugstores & grocery stores. Pretty cool stores.

  8. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I love this Deb…it’s gorgeous and now I want to go to the beach! Big fan of BigLots here also, and ours is just one mile away from me!

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb, I agree it’s so beachy! I like how one strand is “full” and the others are little vignettes. Makes it so much more breezy and open.

    Holy Moly!!! BB is getting SO big! Heidi and Hannah have a “condo” like that and I can just peek on the top of 4 levels. It’s huge and it takes over my living room. But they love it!!! And they *DO* own this place, right??? ;)

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful design, Deb!
    Butterball is so big!

  11. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Hey Deb, Love your beachy looking necklace. Its sooo pretty. I have a “cat” house in my living room right in front of a double window. They’re either sleeping or looking out the window. Sometimes I find them sleeping in Teddy’s bed but they love the cat house. Sometimes Maxi will get on the back of the chair that’s right next to the cat house and move the curtain aside so he get a clear view of the yard and street.

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Just gorgeous!

  13. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is just beautiful!!I love the sun button and the silk ribbon. Great necklace!

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone. I was still not really sure about it but the more I look at it the more I’m happy with it. Its one of those that you battle to get it on right because of the syring. I forgot to say it all on S-lon cord.

    LOL Julie yes Mouse is the boss of the house…I sing that to him everyday. BB is his PIC (partner in crime). And yes he’s getting to be a big boy but such a love bug. Nancy you should take a photo of this cat house.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Bah… ” string”….

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! I love this!! Especially the sun button! It looks so light and airy, just what you’d want on a hot summer day.

    Wanda, I didn’t think there was a cat on the planet that didn’t like those carpet covered trees. We have a two story little house from Job Lots that’s used for sleeping, looking out the window and hiding toys. Every time I move it to clean seems to cause alarm, like I’m going to take it away or something!

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you so much & HAHAHAHA at the cat anxiety.

  18. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I think this is your best work yet (of course I love all your pieces. Very striking and love how everything flows together.

    I’m sorry your friend lost her kitty, it was nice of her to give you the tree.

  19. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, there is so much movement in this piece and the beads are amazing :D

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Asia & Peggy. Peggy her cat was 15 I think. Her parents actually found him in the middle of a busy highway and brought him home for her and Marina. He was big cross-eyed demanding Siamese…a big goofball. Keke will be missed.

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OK, Deb, I saw your comment on FB’s Bohemian necklace first and I want to assure you that you definitely do excellent Boho yourself!! This is beyond fantastic! My Raleigh daughter would LOVE it. If you ever head that direction, be sure to let me know so I can hook you 2 up. :)

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh and those kitties and their new possession are beyond adorable!!! You guys are just “beyond” today. :) !!!! xoxo

  23. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This necklace really says “sunshine & seashore”!
    The cats are looking good.
    3 of my original 6 kittens got adopted on Saturday.

  24. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love these soft muted colors, Deb. This is a wonderful summery necklace!

  25. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Very nice. I just love the clasp!

  26. Mahala93 RockChick
    Mahala93 RockChick says:

    Very cool! I especially love the sun and the silk!

  27. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    Love this! It’s all my favorite colors, love the silk tie, I want to do that same thing with sari silk on a necklace! Just beautiful!

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