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  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
    “A modern, simple, and effective way to show off a beautiful bead or stone!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Great to share this time of year with proms and weddings!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • 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”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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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 »


About this design:

Playing more with PC.


Tektite, Coral both from Lima Beads. Czech glass beads and Javanese lampwork beads from my stash. Handmade copper clasp and headpins.

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  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    THIS IS GORGEOUS! LOVE THE COLORS! :D Asia, WOW, these are fabulous! I just ordered some tektite… I can’t wait to try them out! I never knew what they were until the other day….these are AWESOME. :D

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says: original is this? I’ve never heard of Tektie before tonight. How interesting. Your wire work is outstanding, It looks like ball head pins upside down? Very creative and gorgeous to look at. It looks like an ancient work of art. Is that what you were going for? Fabuous!
    How lucky were you to have those lampworks in your stash?

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    P.S. I just totally LOVE your little headpins!! What a great design! :)

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, what an awesome piece. Asia you have really outdone yourself.

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, LOL Becky, Jess you are going to love tektite it has great texture and it is lightweight :D

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love that focal piece and the way you used those headpins! Fabulous

  8. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Nancy, I didnt know what it was till the other day. Lima has some on clearance. It is quite fascinating if you wanna read about it, here is a link.

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Asia I cant wait to get it! You always have the coolest beads! I love them!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I don’t know what to say Asia, but WOW!! You have outdone yourself again :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty and so creative!

  12. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Ditto all the above. Love it.

  13. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Oh I love tektite and this is a great way to showcase it. Blends beautifully with the red. Love the balled coils. I must get a torch.

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh my goodness! LOVE the pod!! The little downward ball pins are the icing on the cake!! Fantastic colors too. Another piece of art!

  15. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Absolutly stunning! Beautiful work!

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wow, Asia! Your creativity is stunning! Love the colors; design; everything! Kudos to you!!

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice, and very unique pendant.

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much everyone, had a great time with this one, not like the project that I have on my table right now that involves knotting, I’m stubborn , but after a day from hell I might abandon it. Jess, you have some great beads too and actually you beat me to a set from Leese, had the orange red beads in my cart and waiting for her to post something else so I can justify shipping and waited for to long ;) :D

  19. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Asia, I am soooo sorry ;) those beads are absolutely gorgeous in person and her prices are really great too. Great minds think alike! :D You could get her to make you another set…she is working on a special set for me right now based on her machu picchu peru series. I so love her beads but they do tend to sell out rather quickly.

  20. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ok, ladies, spill–who is Leese? and where is her shop?

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Art Glass by Leese? I found that.

  22. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Yes that is her! She has quite an assortment of beads but they sell out fairly quickly. :) )

  23. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I agree with Gail def a work of art. I love the pod too ;)

  24. Asia
    Asia says:

    Yes Becky you got it, have to wait with an order I just bought a whole bunch of ethnic beads and the January sale at Lima, I’m going over my monthly budget, HELP !!! ;)

  25. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this design, Asia! I will have to take a look at the Tektite. AND Leese! Love your PC beads. I must try it very soon!

  26. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you ladies for making me a bit poorer! ;) . I had to look up Leese and I love her beads and must order pronto :)

  27. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow Asia, this is fantastic! Your PC pendant and handmade headpins and clasp top it all off!

  28. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The beads are great…. but I LOVE how you used the ball-ended wire…. looks like stamens.

  29. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Something ate my.comment!!! This is just an amazing necklace Asia. I.cannot get.over the focal you made. Just beautiful with all the tendrils and markings

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