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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!

Components:

Foiled glass, carved jade, faceted glass spacers.



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  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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