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Florida Icicles


About this design:

We had a day dip down into the 30s... so I wore these Florida Icicles!
I did some simple wire spirals to add a touch of detail but allow the stones to take center stage. I added a string of tiny nuggets to more-or-less frame the chalcedony stick. Impossible to find a matching pair for earrings, but I like that these are similar but different. The spirals on the bracelet mimic the necklace. The large nuggets are on stretchy cord so I didn't need to interrupt the flow of stones with a toggle. I thought the bracelet needed a companion of tiny nuggets like the necklace.

Components:

Chalcedony sticks from LB. Chalcedony nuggets from a very generous friend!

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOVE!!!! :-D !!!!!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Wow, all of these are beautiful. I love your spiral bail. Everything is just so pretty :)

  3. C witt
    C witt says:

    Love this color! I’m from FL. I like your icicles better than the ones here :( Very nice design

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Reaction from Chi-beria: Icicles in FL? Erm…no, except in your wonderful pieces. When it hits 30 here, we’re in tee shirts.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Laud’s right–no sympathy from us Midwesterners… :)

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, no sympathy from me either, love all the details and your wire work not to mention the colors :D

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    OK, me third or fourth with the “no sympathy” up here in the frozen tundra of Maine – :)

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Poor Julie getting no sympathy on.the temps. Remember people it’s all relative.

    I’m loving your Florida icicles. Chalcedony is my new favorite stone actually. Fantastic bail.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    My fave is the bracelet with the silver.

    Deb, I may have missed it said but did you find a job?

  10. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    The best icicles ever! The chalcedony is beautiful!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I am possibly starting a new job the 2nd week in February.
    Nancy I started on your bracelet right before Christmas. And then 1 day I was outside and I heard this horrible crashing clattering commotion. I ran bsck in the house to find one of my lamps on the floor, and 3 design trays with beads laid out, 2 shallow trays with assorted beads and an box full of beads all over.the left corner of my living room. CATS!!!! I thought I never would get everything picked up. Still trying to get things sorted. I still find an occasional bead under the couch.
    Anyway I have to do a.bunch of online training and get some stuff organized because the job requires minimal travel. Lifestyle change for me and animals.

  12. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very nice. Beautiful stones.

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wonderful stones! Love how you accented them ! Beautiful job!

  14. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love the “icicles”! These are great! :D

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    THANK YOU!!!
    Sorry for your truly extreme weather. I’ve heard from so many people that this year is brutal! Come on down to FL… :)

  16. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    btw: I have similar sticks in jasper. I’ll share when I finally use them. I’ll probably do something similar but with brass wire. :)

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What a gorgeous set of pieces with these stones. They have such a lovely translucency.

  18. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the blue in the pendant, and the bail is fantastic! They are all so gorgeous!

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