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Bad to the Bone

About this design:

Several months ago I made a necklace with large round water buffalo/ox bone beads and rustic brass beads. I had four of the ox bone beads left from that strand. A few days ago I decided to see what kind of a design I could make with them. There is only one left now but I have an idea for it, too.

I have a fairly large stash of bone beads so the biggest problem was finding some that would fit in the openings of the large bones. Mission accomplished! Now I have only one more of the center beads left and it won't fit in the last large bone. Rats! Gotta come up with a new idea. :)

The last two pictures are obviously not bones. :D These are photos of the night blooming epiphyllum that lives in my jungle corner. It was still cool enough when I took the pictures this morning that they had not started to wilt. By noon they will be wilted.

Hummmm, jungle cactus and jungle jewelry....not a bad match after all.


dyed water buffalo bone, bone with batik designs, copper chain

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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    LRC this is so cool! Lovely bones … and horn … and cacti too. :D

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Cool necklace, the bone beads look nice with the copper..

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn and Cas. It’s a bit funky but definitely a fun piece.

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I really like this!! I have some bone beads a friend gave to me. I am still trying to decide what to do with them. So many options, so little time. ;D

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    trinkets says:

    I know this would be “a most often worn” item in my jewelry box ~

    The natural bone & wood are casual but the design on your bone beads could be dressed up easily in a nice summer dress ~
    Very pretty!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Really love this !

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