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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 »

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    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 »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

  • GemstoneChick aka Lauren
    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Felted Beads!”:
    “So cool! Are these in your Etsy shop?…” read »

Ibotta Bought Beads


About this design:

Strange Title I know. I have an App on my phone that is for shopping. If I buy certain items I get money. I can then transfer it to PayPal and buy beads. I'm lucky that the things you get rebates on are things I eat anyway, like Special K cereal, snack bars, milk, Green Giant veggies. The offers change frequently. If anyone is interested in signing up I can email you my link. And yes I will get a little money if a friend signs up through me. I've had the App since before Christmas and I've cashed in $20 twice. Not bad considering I shop for one on a tight budget.

1st necklace is Green Flight. 2nd necklace Ocean Treasures.

Components:

1) Earthenwood Flying Bird pendand, Czech Luster Verde bellflower, Czech Chartreuse oval, Vintaj bird connector, Vintaj hook clasp, Nunn Design leaf connector and copper leaf, all from LB. Silver foil millefiori beads Michaels, seed beads, serpentine beads, chain from stash. 2) Gaea Earth Ocean Bundle, Vintaj Sand Dollar pendant, Czech Jungle Camouflage rondelles, Vintaj toggle bar, butterscotch waxed linen all from LB. Wood bead, wood ring, seed beads, sea shell and chain from my stash.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So pretty. I love the yellow.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ooooohhh 2 pretties!!! :) Love them both!

  3. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Love the sand dollar design and the wood beads you used. Great mix. Hey Deb, I would love to have that link. I’ll send you a private message :)

  4. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Both are gorgeous designs, Deb!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them both, great balance, fantastic variety of elements yet not too busy, simply gorgeous work :D

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone. I appteciate it. Unfortinately the Sand dollar necklace has to be redone. It may not look unbalanced but it is in weight…..wore it one day and the sand dollat kept crawling up to my right ear. CRAP. I have been trying to think of a way to make the other side weigh the same. Becky saw this on FB and suggested some ideas but they wont add enough. Pooh pooh pooh.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Way cool, Deb! Love ‘em both too!

    Thinking about the weight issue……..
    Don’t know if it would work, but what if you weighted the pendant area somehow? Not sure how……just brain storming.

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They are both fabulous, Deb! I really love the colors in the bird pendant one, those greens look gorgeous together! Sorry that your other one isn’t staying put :( The only thing I can think of to try, would be to move the ceramic beads down to the middle. Have three little ones on the one side then the other four on the other side of the pendant. Then the side with the three beads do the wood, shell and clasp. The one with the four do the Czech glass, but what do I know…just some help for you to try if you want.

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    They are both gorgeous Deb!

  10. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    WOW Deb, they are both GORGEOUS! :) I love them both! Perfect elements! Could you tell me where you got those wood beads on the second necklace? I love those but don’t know where to find them! :)

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks everyone. I sooo appreciate your compliments. The opinion of you Chickies means a lot to me. Thank you also Wanda and Mary for suggestions on fixing the weight issue.
    Funny thing….the bird necklace did the same thing today. That is an issue with asymmetrical necklaces sometimes…..getting not only the balanced look but also the balanced weight. poo again.
    Jess I am pretty sure those wood beads were at Walmart. They have these packs of multiple beads on the counter. One is nothing but wood. Susie always uses them also not sure where she got them. Fire Mountain Gems has a lot of wood beads as well.

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think I got my wood beads at JoAnn’s.

    I have trouble keeping most of my necklaces centered on my neck. I think it has to do more with the movements I make with my head more than anything else. I’m always having to adjust my necklaces!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Me, too, if it helps–the weight issue. :) Whenever you do asymmetry there is always the weight to consider.

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I know Becky and I thought it was pretty even… Those flowers are pretty heavy though. I guess I will add 1 as a dangle and see if it helps.

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Really like both designs. That charteuse pendant is so cool. But I really love the sand dollar necklace. The mix of tide pool colors and wood really appeals to me. Hope your tinkering with the weigh works out soon.

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