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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • 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 »

Seeing things in black & white


About this design:

I just kept discovering new beads with a black and white motif and one evening they just came together. The real reason I love this piece is because it got a place as one of the 20 finalists in the glass category for the Bead Star 2010 contest. It didn't go further, but it has been a real thrill - and continues to be so:)

Components:

Combo of glass, lampwork, mother of pearl,onyx, mix of silver plate and .925 silver



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Kathryn this is lovely I can see why you enjoyed making and looking at this each time a reminder of the winning. Great going. Congrats.

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I ;ove all the black and white great job being in the top twenty! very nice

  3. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Awesome I love all your beads in this!! Congrats On top 20 way to go!!!

  4. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Congratulations on getting in the top 20 of the Bead Star finalists. That must feel great. I love this necklace ~ all the different types and directionality of the black on white is gorgeous.

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Beauty!!! What a thrill to make into the top 20….congratulations, Kathryn!! :-D

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Congratulations on making it to the top twenty finalists! What an amazing accomplishment. This black and white piece is exquisite! 8O Love it!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Congrats on being one of the 20 finalists, beautiful necklace!

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    kapont89 says:

    How thrilling to be among the 20 finalists! Congratulations!! It’s a beautiful piece. :)

  9. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Gongrats. There is really a reason to be proud of yourself :) .

  10. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    this went right to my faves, I just love the black & white its lovely congrads on the top 20 now thats something I am a little jealous I would be happy to get in the top 50 lol

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Cool! very pretty :-)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congratulations Kathryn!! That is wonderful news!
    Your necklace is a beautiful statement of black and white elegance!
    Bead on! :-D

  13. Goldie H
    Goldie H says:

    This is beautiful!

  14. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Congratulations from me as well!! Great job on getting into the finals for Bead Star. I love this necklace … those lampwork beads are all something. I can see why you started a little ‘collection’! SLS

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Congrats on the finals, this is really nice, the beads are so rich looking.

  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I love this design, it is so classy and elegant!! Congrats on getting into the top 20…Way to go!!!!

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats on making it to the Top 20 in the finals, Kathryn!!! So exiting!!! :D

    What a fabulous design of black & white beads — love this! :D

  18. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Oh my goodness – you all are just so nice and so very encouraging! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments! I hope you believe me when I say you have given me great joy because I have seen your work and you are each gifted artists. Thank you again – so much:)

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