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  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

Gay Paree


About this design:

I think this is the title of a fresh pick I did awhile ago. Daughter Jana has done some graphic art work for me and I am paying her in jewelry. She chose some pieces to take home the last time she and her husband were here from NC. This is the last set I owe her. Jana spent first a semester in France during college and then after she graduated, she spent a school year there teaching English in a number of schools in Angouleme, France. We call her our French daughter. :)

Components:

hooboy...Nunn frames and pictures of French scenes, resin kit, many types of Czech glass beads, steel Artistic wire, Vintaj natural brass Eiffel tower and dog tag, all LB. Chain, clasp, flex wire, wire guards, findings, and charms all from my stash.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    C’est magnifique!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky this is fantastic, awesome resin work also like the mix of metals :D

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky when I order from BoHulley I get it in about a week, when I order from LB it takes about 2 weeks.

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow! So cool. I really like the resin pieces. ( I must try).

    If alllll those charms are from your stash, I want to see your stash. Ha ha

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow Becky! A whole lotta work and a whole lotta love went into this piece! It’s beautiful!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Very fun!

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This looks like a ton of work went into it.
    It looks fun and noisy, I love it!

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Very very cool, she will love it! I’ve got to try that resin some time.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Hey Beck, this is fantastic. So much to look at! Love it!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, chickies! It did take me a few days. :) There are 42 sets of beads on headpins wired to that chain alone and then there were all the redos to get everything the same length. :) Jana loves danglies as much as I do. She is coming home for a few days for a funeral (her husband’s grandfather passed peacefully) so I can give it t her tonight.

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    Ann-a706 says:

    busy busy busy, nice French look.

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ooh la la! What a beautiful bracelet & earrings, Becky! Jana is sure to love this personalized design & color combo — made with love by you! :D

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you, Ann and Lynn! xoxo!!

    btw, Jana has it now and she LOVES it. :-D There is nothing like a warm fuzzy from your daughter! :)

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sounds like a fair trade, Becky! ;) Hugs!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    All that work–sensational! I love dangles, too, so the bracelet’s going to be fun to wear. The earrings are tres chic.

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you, Laud!! Your pieces are gorgeous. I really value your opinion! :)

  17. franny
    franny says:

    Becky, still trying to absorb all the detail in the dangles…this is an ultra-charm bracelet…& i love the silvery, grey with olive green; so francais, so Paree! with a pop of rose also!…btw, that chain is interesing!??

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Franny, I found that chain at Artbeads on a day they were having a chain sale and was so fascinated by it that I scarfed up 20 feet. You should see it in person. It looks like they stamp cut a 4 petal flower, then curled 2 leaves one way and the other 2 leaves the other way at 90 degrees to the first. I had to take a link apart to make sure. :)

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    BTW, LB chain is always cheaper and very nice but this was just so unusual I had to have it!

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, I think that LB has it too it is called figure 8 box chain, not sure if they have in silver? 20 feet? LOL

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Seriously?? maybe I just never recognized it or was only looking in one metal. Yeah, 20 feet! :) I am a hoarder. what can I say? :)

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    arrrggg just found it. Mine looks thicker, maybe that’s why…. :( Oh well, I got it at 30% off…..

  23. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m not 100%, but it looks similar, have a look, Becky.

  24. Asia
    Asia says:

    That is a good deal no wonder you got 20 feet.

  25. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Asia, I think you’re right. I think LB just started carrying that chain not too long ago!

    Becky, 20 feet?!

  26. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :)

  27. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I just checked the date the chain came in here. I think I got mine the same general time so I wasn’t in the market for more when LB’s chain showed up. Now we know why I am such a ditz about it. :)

  28. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Hey Becky, I was just wondering if you could please tell me the size of the Nunn frames. Thanks!!

  29. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    about 14x11mm. quite small when you are trying to stick a picture inside and your have big fat fingers. :)

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