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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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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 »

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

  • Moogie
    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 »

Opinions, Please


About this design:

I bought a strand of (dyed) 'Sky Blue & Chocolate' agate. I found that I had seed beads that went well w/ the color blue, and some choc fwps... but I'm not certain if 'this is it'. Is it 'techinically color coordinated', but lacking in actual eye appeal? Or am I being too self critical?

Note: I do not have coordinating chocolate seedbeads, nor blue fwps, and the blue in the agate fights with blue lace agate's shade of blue.

ALSO: 2 of the pieces have significant amounts of orangey red (like carnelian) in addition to the blue & chocolate... I am stumped on what to do with THEM! Any ideas?

Components:

dyed agate, fwp, sterling silver, pale blue and 'silver lined silver' seedbeads. Picture #2 is the 'backside' of the pendant.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I think it is very sweet, simple maybe but very sweet! i like the pendant focal stone very much, just as it is.

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    It’s lovely just the way it is!

  3. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    I think it’s cute the way it is. If you want to “bulk” it up, make a few more strands of the seedbead/FWP and twist them together through the focal, but I wouldn’t. It’s pretty and sweet the way it is.

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it but I agree acouple more strands would off set the long pendant beautifully! It is an awesome pendant!

  5. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I like it too but agree with that size focal a few more strands would really make that necklace a standout! SLS

  6. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Love the Focal Pendant! I think I too would add more seed bead strands. I think the size of the pendant calls for more strands to balance it out.

  7. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Gorgeous pendant! Really like the colors in it…makes me think of a dirty cowboy! ;p Yeehaw!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty, I like the focal.

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Eeka, that pendant rocks! If you are uncertain, I agree with the Chickies, try adding more strands of seed beads. Do you have any more of the chocolate pearls? If so, could you add a strand of chocolate pearls with silver accents? I really love your design! ;) Could you post pictures of the two pendants with the carnelian type coloring?

  10. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Simple is beautiful but as I was reading the comments I pictured it with several strands twisted as suggested and I think it would be awesome! I luv this mix of colors, soft blue and chocolate brown.

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