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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

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    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

Acorn hollow


About this design:

It is based on my fresh pick, I need opinion, should I loose the seed beads, change to chain or leave it as it is?

Components:

Oval embossed copper blank with heat patina that is slightly domed and tumbled, Grace Lampwork acorn, Poppy Jasper, Czech glass, leaf copper chain, hybrid seed beads all from LB. Handmade copper clasp.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love this! The colors are so deep and rich, and your focal is beautiful! Love the placement of the leaf chain and acorn. What a winner this is!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    THX :D

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Asia…My opinion, if it matters, is that the interesting triple chain balances out the beads and leaves on the other side. It’s a lovely necklace for fall!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you Lynda, I was trying for the balance.

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I agree with FB, the seed bead strands are the perfect size to balance the other side. I love it as is!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you!

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I like it, correction I “LOVE” it as is!

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I’d keep the seed beads, they look great. Love the whole necklace it’s beautiful.

  9. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love it as is! I think the seed beads make the poppy jasper stand out!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Leave it. I love it!!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree as well! The seed beads and chain add balance and texture to the overall piece. It’s beautiful!

  12. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Don’t change a thing. This has it all– color, balance, and lots of interesting details. Great design!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you very much for all your comments, I value everybody’s opinion, I’m going to leave it as it is :D

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well everyone answered your question..lol. But I agree. The seed bead strands definitely add the right balance to the leaf chain and the right amount of texture. They perfectly match your embosse blank whereas the jasper matches the acorn. Your focal is just gorgeous!! I’m coming to visit for lessons in torchwork!!

  15. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love it great design ! Onto my fav!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I’m coming with Deb. :) Asia, can you do a tutorial video? Have your son do the technical work–his generation is good at that. :)

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I love the design and earthy colors but I want to add a small piece of some sort of chain to the right side. But then again, I’m enormously anal and can’t do asymmetrical very easily. Can I come for the touch lessons too?

  18. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    TORCH! Sheesh…

  19. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Intricate. The design is pretty. I would leave it as it is.

  20. miss e
    miss e says:

    LOVE the seed beads, I think they add some interesting textures! I love the necklace! For some reason I have a very hard time with asymmetrical necklaces :(

  21. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great necklace, Asia – - don’t change a thing. Saw it on Etsy, too, and made it a favorite !

  22. Elegance By Dorianne
    Elegance By Dorianne says:

    Asia, I think it is wonderful as it is! So often we second guess ourselves. The creative process is about feeling, not thinking. Just feel darlin!
    Beautiful!

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