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Octopus' Garden

About this design:

This was an exercise in patience. Those little shells were very difficult to work with, kept breaking or I couldn't get the needle through. I like it, but it will take a specific shopper to buy it.


Little bitty stubborn shells, bigger shells, dyed shell pieces, e-beads, seed beads, bugle beads, Green Girl octopus, base metal clasp, Fireline

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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Very, very cool! I hear you on working with those very stubborn little shells, I used some in a necklace for my Nana, and found that they liked to go one way, and one way only, if they’d go at all, onto my wire, very annoying. I can certainly see someone wearing this with something light and summery though, Toad.

  2. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    Yeah, I can too! My husband thinks it’s weird that someone would want to wear an octopus. I think it’s fun.

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    You never know what creatures are a person’s favorites (Mom – bunnies, my Aunt – owls, a friend – roosters, a patient I used to have – frogs). I just bought (on ebay) an Ocean Jasper carved Octopus pendant that is so very cool, I can’t wait to make something with it.

  4. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    You must share when you do. Sounds fab!

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    Toad, this is the Octopus pendant.


  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    This is so cool…love the title!! I wouldn’t have the patience for something like this but the results would be fabulous!! :-D

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    How cool! Looks just like those rows of little suction cups on an octopus. I would imagine you are charging a lot for this one, given all the hard work and patience that went into it! ;)

  8. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    CAS, the pendant is so cool! Wow! You will have an awesome piece when you decide what to do.

    Belly and Queen, thank you!

  9. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Someone’s gonna have to ‘shell’ out a lot of sand dollars for this – and it’ll be worth every penny!
    Another amazing piece!

  10. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    You are so Silly! And thank you.

  11. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    wow, alot of work for sure, but your finshed creation is out of this world.

  12. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    I love your very thoughtful design sense. All the components meld into each other so well. The theme shows through without being corny.

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