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How an Elephant met a Zebra

About this design:

When I saw those gorgeous huge Elephant jasper beads I immediately visualized a desert where I have never been myself but like many seen on TV. The color to me is of hot sand:mustard mixed with brown ...I added Golden Zebra jasper 12 mm coins bought at LB to give it more heat...


Elephant jasper rice beads 12x36; Golden Zebra jasper coins 12mm; Brass metal beads; Tierra cast ancient gold toggle clasp

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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    beautiful necklace!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your choice of beads and colors are perfect for the desert. Love the beads and the design is super. Only one question…which desert and where are the cactus? :D

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    olive penguin says:

    Beautiful necklace and beads! I love your back story too.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Tanja, this is so beautiful! The beads you selected look wonderful together in your great design! Love the story, too! :D

  5. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thanks again, gals! You are so kind to me…

  6. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Little Round Chick!I guess it’s Sahara desert.That was the initial name for the necklace btw and then when I realized that beads have such pretty names I got the story about Elephant meeting Zebra…and to my mind it’s just SAND and no cactus in Sahara… :-( (

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh my goodness! Love how this one came together, it’s so rich and beautiful!

  8. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Gorgeous beads and design!

  9. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thank you!

  10. CAS
    CAS says:

    Lovely … lovely … lovely! Very sere but spectacular!

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    So beautiful! I love the Zebra Jasper coins. They’re interesting to look at! I could spend hours staring at your designs. There’s so much to see. The clasp is also lovely,and really goes well with the stones.

  12. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    What can I say….Love the beads, love the design. I would definitely wear this.

  13. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thanks, girls!

    To Nancy: Your words encourage me to create more! And I will..

    Going to Prague for a few days…intending to visit their bead stores…already in anticipation!

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