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Rocky Mountain Blue Skies


About this design:

Used some earthy browns with some soft blues and a little white, to create my rocky mountain sky picture.

Components:

Brioche Agate faceted nuggets, Turritella Agate 8mm rounds, ceramic and blue glass rounds, blue glass little saucer shaped beads, ll/0 seed beads, wood tube beads, 2 PC round beads, antique spacer beads, oval hammered links, 3-hole end bar, jump rings and chain.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Gorgeous color combination and another stellar design, Wanda !

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    The design is very pretty and I love that strand of bright blue, it really sets off the rest of the necklace. Gorgeous!

  3. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I can see the landscape inspiration– just gorgeous!

  4. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    I love it!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Loving the colors and combinations in this piece. There are so many interesting components! Great design!

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This necklace has so much to LOVE!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Perfect title, Wanda, the 3 strands are perfect for the bigger brioche agate nuggets, well balanced :D

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    Love those blue touches! I can see your blue skies.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all for the kind words!

  10. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Divine combo of colours and textures. The short strand of the little blue beads provides such a beautiful focal supported by the hunky browns. Luv it, of course!

  11. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Great design. Love the blue beads.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Great design Wanda. The 3 strand section is especially fantastic with the blue touches..

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW! The mountains hold a special place in my heart and you’ve nailed that mountain feel with this one, Wanda!
    Seems this could be a ‘reversible’ necklace…. wear the multi-strand portion or the chunky portion in the front……Hmmmm?

  14. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Great design – interesting and gorgeous all at once. I lived in Denver for a period, and I would say, Yes, you have captured it!

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Strains of “Rocky Mountain High” seem to be dancing through my head. Fabulous job depicting mountains and a crisp blue sky. Love the three strand design! The contrasting blues really set off the wonderful deep brown. What are the two white and brown striped coins? They’re fabulous!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Merilee, Del, Deb, Mary, Judy and Gail!

    I’ve tried it both ways Mary, and it works :)

    Gail those white and brown striped round beads are PC clay from Beadsbyearthtones.

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks Wanda! No wonder I really liked them, I love just about everything she makes!

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Cool. I like the tiny bright blues with the larger softer blues… all framed with the earthy browns. Just fant-abulous…!!!

  19. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Absolutely lovely! Everything goes together beautifully, and I love the clasp placement! =^__^=

  20. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Gorgeous!

  21. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Julie, Sonja and Alice!

  22. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    As I love very colorful jewelry (red, yellow, blue white, green, etc.) so do I love earthy jewelry – and I love this

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