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Dreaming


About this design:

This piece started with the RR connector as a focal for a bracelet. After I added the Vintaj jump rings, and found that lonely blue bead in my stash it turned out to be a necklace.

Components:

New Jade matte round, Vintaj jump rings, bead cap, natural brass parawire, natural brass dream affirmation ring, natural brass love knot toggle bar and Czech fire polished rondelles all from Lima Beads. Round Rabbit connector. Brass chain and a lonely blue bead from my stash.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    And a great necklace it is, Wanda ! Love that lonely blue bead with the focal – -

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Let them grow as they wish — that is usually my motto too! Love the way it all came together, and those rondelles are to DIE for!! I never take the time to look through all of those glass beads at Lima — guess I should… I’m more into stones, though, and they are so good here, but one shouldn’t forget the glass, I see…

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

    Oh – love it – has an antique feel!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    I would be dreaming too if I got some Round Rabbit pieces, by the time I get home they are all gone, love how the design had decided on its own, love the colors too :D

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Don’t you just love it when the beads tell you what to do? Sometimes I just sit with my plate full of beads, cock my head, and say “ok, I’m listening…” :)

    LOVE it, Wanda!!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Asia, you don’t need Round Rabbit. You have the talent to create–you can make your own! :) I know you can do it! We all know you can do it.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    That lonely blue bead isn’t lonely anymore! LOL Great design and fabulous focal!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Amazing. So pretty and delicate yet very organic. Love it.

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Funny how things don’t work out as you expected, but often way better!
    Very pretty colors and design work!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind words :) I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out. All I needed was that lonely blue bead, that isn’t so lonely anymore. (winks @ Beadaholic)

  11. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This is such a clean design. Nice work. I am a big blue fan.

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    WOW! LOVE how it all came together! And I adore how you hung the pendent!! Fab design!

  13. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Beautiful design!

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    What a lovely brace…oh…necklace Wanda! I love how you used the connector as a pendant. That chain and bead dangle is great.

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much N Taylor, Gail, Beadling and Deb for the kind words!

  16. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    First, I love the green, blue & brass together, so perfect. Second, how awesome that this design came from one little blue bead! You are very creative.

  17. franny
    franny says:

    This has a modern Moroccan feel to it Wanda with the mosaic tile, brass & beautifully blue beads!….lovely & I really like the use of the ring connector at the front.

  18. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Ditto! This is gorgeous! :)

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the color, love the design, love the pendant with its blue bead. :)

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Cat Taylor, franny, Jess and LRC :)

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