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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

Teal & Flowers


About this design:

It's the Antelope Bulahan Wood Bead Contest! We were allowed to enter 3 pieces. Hurray! One of mine was chosen for the final contest.

Click on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152500986271101.1073741854.
184707866100&type=1

You may vote for your 3 favorite pieces. Mine is "G"... Make a comment in the main feed to vote. Leave a comment when you click on my piece if you wish.

There are 3 gift certificates to win... and every jewelry artist needs MORE BEADS!!!

Components:

Teal flowers: Bulahan wood beads, FABULOUS polyclay beads from a woman's group in Africa, falling ring chain (LB) and 20 and 22 gauge parawire (LB). Sweet bird: These ceramic components are from BluMudd. Lots of parawire (LB) on this one too! Flower power: This was going to be a lariat and I found the awesome flower focal in my stash. (This is why we buy everything in sight because we never know when it will be necessary to a design!!!)

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Great sets you’ve created. Love them all.

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love the wood beads and the tribal design.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic job Julie, will go to Antelope Beads for sure, not ordering from the since they raised shipping to Canada a lot, but I love their beads :D

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They are all gorgeous, Julie! I especially love the first set! Such great colors and movement in all three pieces!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love seeing all three sets. Unusual and refreshing to see such creativity with wooden beads.

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great designs, Julie ! Now I know what you’ve been creating since school was out – - -

  7. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Great designs…my fav is the first one. Good luck on the contest!

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I voted for you already and it didn’t even occur to me that I “knew” you from here! Great job on all three pieces! I’m sure you’ll win!! :-)

  9. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    I saw this …was on my I pad and it or me was acting up…I loved this I hope you win… just hoped over there to put my 2 cents in for you! It worked today! So glad I wasn’t too late!

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great designs, Julie! I already voted for you a day or 2 ago. Hope you win!

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

    Beautiful pieces all; particularly like the Teal!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous! Saw it, voted! :)

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    All are gorgeous Julie! I’m particularly fond of the bracelet. Thanks for the link, I’m off to vote now! I hope you win!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Loving all you work…the bracelet is my favorite.

  15. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    All are gorgeous ! Love the first one a fav! Will check site out!Hope you win.

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Marvelous creations! :)

  17. Janet Miriam
    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW, love them all!

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Congrats, Julie. I saw that you placed third. What a great accomplishment. It was a very crowded field.

  19. CAS
    CAS says:

    Congratulations Julie!!! Nice job placing 3rd in the contest. :D

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