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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
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Seed Pods


About this design:

More shell chunks and a glorious ceramic pendant by Petra.

Notice the woven seed bead and chain back strand. It's from my trials and errors with previous designs. :)

Components:

Ceramic pendant-Petra of Scorched Earth. Crystals, Vintaj brass chain, parawire, and headpins, Irish waxed linen, seed beads, and shell chunks, all LB!

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the smokey browns with the black and white! That pendant is gorgeous and the little dangles perfect! Love it, Becky!

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very nice. I love black and white. That pendant is awesome.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Wow! Love everything! Love the colors, the way you embellished the pendant, mix of materials, the seed beads, etc, etc.!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    It’s actually the oiled bronze crystals, dark brown not black, and the oxidixed imprint in the pendant is also a very dark brown. But my pics are very dark so I can see why you see black. Thanks for the love!

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design, Becky!

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Love the mix of colors and textures! I wouldn’t have looked at that pendant twice but you’ve made it fabulous! What are those little beads that look half gray and half bronze? They set off the brass wonderfully! Still lusting over those shell chunks too!

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    AWESOME!!! I have overlooked Petra’s multi-loop pendants so many times because I couldn’t envision a way to use them.
    I AM *SO* GOING TO STEAL THIS IDEA!!!!! ;)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great design!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is such an awesome necklace, Becky! I love the design and how you used Petra’s pieces

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That pendant is gorgeous with all those little danglies!!! Love your seed beed & chain back part (even though I cant figure it out 0_o?) Just a lovely necklace!!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks so much, you guys!!! What an ego boost. :)

    Gail-those are the cream with bronzed edge seed beads that LB has with special coating treatments,the Hybrid Frosted Light Beige Apollo 8/0.

    Deb, it is really easy. you just put the linen strand through a chain link between seed beads, go back and forth every 10 links or so, then come back the opposite direction through the same links. I think it looks like lace, at least that is what I was trying to make it look like. :)

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is so beautiful Becky! I love your woven seed beads through the chain, I’ll have to steal that one. ;)

  13. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What an awesome work of art. It looks as if you stole it from the neck of a Goddess.
    (Hope ya don’t get a spell put on you). ;)

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