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Dragonfly idea


About this design:

I got the Venetian glass bead at 50% sale, it was quite large , then when the Tagua beads and recycled glass showed up at LB it was a perfect color match for my bead.

Components:

Tagua nut beads,recycled glass,Czech glass nuggets, seed beads from LB. Venetian glass bead from my stash.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Another stunner Asia!! Love the bright color mix going on here, and that Venetian bead is fabulous! Gorgeous!!

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    LOVE IT!!! The dragonfly is AWESOME! Does he stay on top of the bead when you wear it? I’m always afraid the cute part of the bead will slip down and become un-noticed.
    I like how you’ve used the aqua seedbeads as spacers and as your clasp. Very clever!
    Yea! Another idea for my Idea List! :)

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That bead is such a stunner!! This is so colorful…I’m impressed you’re usually more earthy or oceany (is that a word?)

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, yes he does, a stuffed him with seed beads this way it’s more secure, took me half a day to figure this out, those are the joys of beading ;)

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    it is absolutely wonderful and beautiful! I love it Asia! :)

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Asia, may I dip in your stash? LOL ;)

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OMG I just noticed his eyes!!! Cute!!!

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this one, Asia. The colors are so happy and inviting!

  9. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    Just beautiful. I love dragonflies!

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful! The bright colors are sure to put a smile on your face when you wear it.

    I like the clasp and the tagua (sp) bead (at clasp) is genius ;)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is so colorful, and that dragonfly just makes it pop!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, I admire the colorful pieces you girls are creating, trying to get out of my color comfort zone :D

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love this, the dragon fly is so cute.Another great piece!!

  14. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Perfection!

  15. nuts4beads
    nuts4beads says:

    Fabulous piece Asia. Your beaded closure loop great touch.

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, I’m glad you liked it :D

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this design!! I had to laugh when you said you stuffed him with seed beads! I learned that trick by trial and error, too! :)

  18. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    The colors and design are wonderful! Love this one, Asia!

  19. Kate
    Kate says:

    What a great mix of media here! Eye catching colors…thanks for stepping out of your comfortzone to share this with us here :-)

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