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moon over memphis

About this design:

I have had these gold glass moons on my bench *forever*. I knew I loved them when I bought them -- I just couldn't figure out what to do with them once I got them home. (Funny thing, this also happens with skirts, sweaters, etc.) :-)

Although much bigger than the beads I normally work with, a single one didn't have quite enough presensce to be a pendant or focal bead. What to do? I figured they were destined for the orphan bead box...

Until I found these carved jade barrel beads in Hong Kong.

I also found some 10mm rounds in the same style. Stay tuned!


Foiled glass, carved jade, faceted glass spacers.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous Susan! Will you organize another bead swap some day? :-)

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

    Pretty yes those carved beads are lovely!!!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Very glam! Those carved jade beads are perfect with that gorgeous foiled glass. I think I need to make a trip to Hong Kong! LOL! :D

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Gorgeous necklace! Love those carved beads!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Perfect combo and design, Susan! I’m with Deb — let’s all go to Hong Kong for a bead-buying trip!!! :D

  6. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    love it, Susan :)

  7. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Love it! Love the carved beads!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow so neat, I want to go too!!!

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    Copper Penny says:

    lovely, it is elegant but rock and roll at the same time.

  10. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors

  11. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Awesome. I love it! Your designs are always so great, and I really like the way that the foiled glass, carved jade and faceted glass spacers go together … beautifully.

  12. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! Love those carved jade barrels. :D

  13. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Beautiful, I think I’m having “bead envy”…Love those beads and what you did with them!

  14. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Really nice together…my kind of colors!!

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