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  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    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 »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

Pearl Shimmer Set


About this design:

I made the necklace in a class in Austin. Just finished this bracelet to go with it. Wore it today with purple, and it looked divine! The pattern for the bracelet is by Laura Boudloche Zeiner.

Components:

freshwater pearls, size 8 delicas, Swavorski crystals, Chinorski crystals, and various seed beads. A lovely Swavorski crystal button forms the clasp.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, this is beautiful!!

  2. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    WOW! O.O so pretty.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, this set is absolutely stunning! I just love your beadwork!!! These colors are amazing and I’m sure this looks fantastic on you! :D

    It’s so wonderful to see you here, Debra! :D

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you so much, Karen, Amanda, and Lynn.

    It’s always good to see you, Lynn!!!! Haven’t been on much. School just seems to get more and more demanding. Spring Break now, though!!!!!!! And not a moment too soon! :)

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

    Hooray for Spring Break!!! :D :D :D

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What I meant was “Hooray for Spring Break — more time for beading”!!! ;)

  7. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Perfect for Spring! :)

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    beautiful design Debra!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Absolutely amazing, Debra…these pieces must have taken days to complete, but they sure are worth the time! Gorgeous! :D

  10. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!

    Yes, definitely hooray for Spring Break! :)
    Went to Austin yesterday and beaded with the ladies I call The Masters. They meet at the lbs Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat and bead. They always have some cool project going on and are always happy (and patient) to teach and help. I go as often as I can in the summer. Had so much fun with them yesterday. Will try to go back again tomorrow despite the expensive gas. :(

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Wow great work. I would go to despite the high price of gas.

  12. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    This is incredible! Do you think we could get a close-up picture? Maybe it’s because I stayed up til 3:30 meeting a deadline, but I can’t see it as well as I’d hoped.

  13. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW, STUNNING !!!!!!!
    How fun to have the “beading masters” to go to… you are so lucky !!!

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    What a beautiful set… looks like a lot of work.

  15. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    What a lovely set! It is gorgeous! I would be wearing it alot!

  16. S walden
    S walden says:

    I am in awe with my jaw dropping! Wow this I can only imagine how hard it would be. I just love it. The bracelet is just so massive and gorgious! Those masters must really know their stuff and what an opportunity. You are right despite the gas issue (argh) I would go as well.

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Debra, this is fabulous! :D

  18. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I love, love, love this!!! And it’s purple!!! :-)

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous! Fantastic! And just plain WOW! I really admire any one who can work with seed beads and come out with something this fabulous. :)

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