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Becky Inspired


About this design:

This design was inspired by a pick Becky did called Giddyup Palomino. In the description she asked, what to do with Tiger Eye. Well I myself have tried to use tiger eye and never have succeeded. I would add it to a design only later taking it out, thinking it just doesn't go. So then later in her comment she said, anyone up for a challenge? Well I couldn't get it off my mind and had to start fiddling with it, trying to come up with something. This is what I came up with. The pictures shows the chain being right next to the beaded strand, which it is not when you put it on. It hangs down from the strand.

Components:

Tiger Eye nuggets and rounds, Sunset Jasper rounds, Bronzite rodelles, ceramic rondelle washer beads, antique brass chain, spacers, beads, bead caps and clasp.

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

    Really like the way you did the chain; has a major impact on the design; different and stunning!

  2. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    OOOHHHHHHH! I like it– beautiful work and great design!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow its awesome. Yes, very unique design. The workmanship is impeccable. You should be VERY proud.

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Gorgeous design Wanda! I too have a difficult time incorporating Tiger’s Eye, but you did a fantastic job! I love how you used the jump rings hanging down between the beads. Genius! :)

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks everyone! It is mostly tiger eye, so I’m not sure you can call that incorporating it in. LOL However I was quite surprised at how well the sunset jasper went with it, and the golden ceramic rondelles. The rings in between the beads are the same rollo chain used for the chain strand. I just used three links.

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous design, Wanda – - you made the tiger eye stunning with the addition of the ceramic. Love the pairing with bronzite, too – - have used them together several times myself.

  7. Dropalotta Beads
    Dropalotta Beads says:

    Design success! Your beautiful design and component choices really tamed the ‘tiger’.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I like how the washers mimic the stripes on the tiger eye!! Very nice! Maybe I need to give it a try next time I buy gemstones. (which happens very frequently I’m afraid. :) )

  9. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Neat and unusual design….I would have never thought to have the large beads up at the top!

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love the addition of the chain. Wonderful design.

  11. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Your combination of stones is so spot on. Such warm look and so modern western. A bunch of new ideas. Thanks.

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Great design…love the chain and spacers added to the front! Neat trick to balance out the larger beads on top.

  13. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Beautiful and stunning. Love the colors.

  14. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Great design, very versatile. You did great with the Tigers eye stone picks and the chain adds even more texture and interest. Well done!

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! It was really fun working with the Tiger eye and coming up with a design :) I have had them in my stash forever. LOL Becky, I know what you mean…my purchases happen way to often :)

  16. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Gorgeous! I LOVE tiger eye too but haven’t used it a whole lot either! You did a fabulous job though! Becky and Wanda, I TOTALLY know what you mean…it just seems like I ALWAYS NEED something! ;)

  17. Dill
    Dill says:

    Wow, Wanda, you made the tiger’s eye look fabulous!! I really like how you did the rings in between the beads with 3 links of the roll chain – that looks really neat. And having the chain underneath makes the tiger’s eye share the show, which I think is exactly what tiger’s eye needs. I also really like your use of the ceramic! Amazing piece!

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, well balanced with the chain and I’m going to steal your idea of using chain links as spacers :D

  19. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think tiger eye’s a lovely stone. I’ve used it with black, gray and blue. Really impressed with the chain–looks great and adds to the drama.

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

    Great design!

  21. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Jess, Dill, Asia, Laud and Alice!

  22. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Tiger Eye IS fabulous, and I think it works best like this, nearly on its own — with a few other things on the side, if you like. Before I really started to do jewelry, 15 years ago, I had a fave necklace with just Tiger Eye, which I’d shortened to a choker myself. Used it all the time.
    LOVE the chain spacers — have to put this into faves, to steal ;-)
    This is such a classy piece!

  23. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very nice! Ditto all of the above.

  24. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Monica and Susie!

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