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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

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    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

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    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

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    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

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    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Felted Beads!”:
    “So cool! Are these in your Etsy shop?…” read »

Summer Afternoon


About this design:

A hot summer afternoon sun is the inspiration for this necklace and boy have we had our share of HOT summer afternoons here in the Philly area this year!I've had the yellow magnesite beads for a while just waiting for the right accents. Nice warm brown (dyed) howlite disks and copper spacers and beads.

Components:

Yellow magnesite daggers, yellow turquoise ovals, brown howlite, copper spacers ,beads, and toggle (from LB)

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Linda, this design and color combo is simply fantastic! Perfect summertime piece! :D

  2. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    I feel your pain Linda. Here in Charlotte, NC we had over 21 days when it was 95 and above. We’ve even had several days over 100. And with the humidity level hovering around 100% – Phew – we’re sure ready for a break.
    Your necklace reminds me of the sun – I can feel the heat radiating from it.
    Great color combo – love it…..

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Gorgeous!

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Reminds me of the sun too … great necklace!! SLS

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous design! Perfect for summer! ;)

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Beautiful Summery yellow. Great design, love the daggers

  7. Madeline R
    Madeline R says:

    Great design!!!! Lots of fun bright colors!!!!

  8. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Beautiful design..perfect for a hot sunny day!!

  9. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Bright and cool, looks kinda like flames from the sun.

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Such wonderful color !!!!! I really like this !!!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Definitely looks like summer. Golden and glorious. :)

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    Copper Penny says:

    This has such a tribal feel, love the magnesite daggers.

  13. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Lindy, this is beautiful, what a great design with these very cool daggers!!! ;)

  14. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is stunning. I love the bright yellow daggars with the brown howlite. Fabulous.

  15. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Wonderful necklace! I love the sunnyness of it! Beautiful!

  16. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Love love love those daggers! Great design, feelin’ the heat here in Ohio, too!

  17. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks everyone for you encouraging comments and compliments! Cindy, where in OH are you from? I grew up in the Canton area.

  18. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I love this! Bright and Fun!!

  19. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    FAB-U-Lush necklace…but you’ve no idea of what heat is…the water in my pool was 97 degrees at mignight last night. No Whar But Texiz.

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