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About this design:

I was inspired by some old Afghani beads that I had purchased sometime ago. They are all hand cut and natural in shades of purple, yellow and green. I added some vintage red, purple and silver foiled lined beads in various shapes and my metal of choice was silver. It turned out to be something special with the addition of a large heart shape toggle clasp.

Components:

old Afghani nugget beads in amethyst, citrine and green serpentine, vintage foil lined glass beads in various shapes of red,purple and silver. Silver accent beads and a large heart toggle clasp.

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  1. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    This is my first design on Lima Beads. I appreciate the opportunity and have enjoyed other designers creations for several years. I would love to hear your comments.

  2. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Sylvia, I too posted my first design recently after enjoying the talent posted here for several years. This is a colorful, fun piece to wear often. I like it.

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

    Colorful pretty and all the different beads make it interesting besides!

  4. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Sylvia – you’ve just done my colors; I love it. It’s Part-y,Mardi-y Gras-y – Say that 3 times fast OR slow – LOL

  5. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    Thanks for the comments. Keep them coming.

  6. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Love this.

  7. Marianne Y
    Marianne Y says:

    I haven’t posted any of my designs yet, but I am loving seeing everyone else’s … so keep posting them!

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is very colorful and fun. It looks like something you’d find in an exotic outdoor bazaar. I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful color mix and a wonderful pairing of old and new. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this in a vintage jewelry sale. Great job and congrats on your first post!

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely ! Welcome to LB design gallery on your first post!

  11. Salem
    Salem says:

    Love your first posted design! It has a great feel to it. Nice to know we all haunt the place for years on end!

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