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Ocean Calm

About this design:

Hi Everyone! I haven't posted any pieces for a while but I've been busy creating new designs! This is a new one for me! I've been working on beaded kumihimo patterns for the past few months. I love the braiding, it's my new zen! LOL! This necklace combines a beaded kumihimo braid and a bronze magnetic clasp which I made this week. This was the first time I've used bronze clay and it was a learning experience for me but ,all in all, it turned out nicely.


Size 11/0 Toho seedbeads from LB in Rainbow topaz w/seafoam linging. Handmade bronze magnetic clasp with an Ocean Jasper cabochon.

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  1. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Lindys, this is amazingly beautiful!! I totally love it! You did a great job! Lovely design! :D

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    K Neale says:

    This is lovely and is not over done. great!

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

    Linda, did you write that this “turned out nicely”?!?!?! How about this “turned out to be gorgeous”???? I love this design with that amazing clasp on the side — very versatile! Love the cab you used in it, too. Your kumihimo work is so beautiful — great colors! :D

  4. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    Very striking!

  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Stunning, gorgeous…impeccable design.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Beautiful bronze work..very professional looking :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Stunning love it great design!

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow!!This is absolutely beautiful. Your work is immaculate!

  9. LizaDee - Bobbie
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  10. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Wow, love that kumihimo strand!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Wow!!! This is stunning and elegant. Everything about this is perfect1

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  13. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    The word has to be repeated …it’s stunning!!!!

  14. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks so much to everyone for the compliments!!! Well back to my beading now!

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  16. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! 8O

  17. LizaDee - Bobbie
    LizaDee - Bobbie says:

    Truly, truly exquisite!..Your beading is what mine wants to be when it grows up!

  18. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great work! I love the mix of kumihimo and bronze work – sooo well done!! :-)

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    WOW! What an incredible piece! Beautiful work, I would love to work with seed beads but my attention span won’t allow!! My eyes either ;)

  20. Deborah C Dallas
    Deborah C Dallas says:

    Love it!

  21. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is fantastic – I have the supplies to learn kumihimo but just haven’t taken the plunge – great inspiration to start!

  22. beadelena
    beadelena says:

    omg! That is the most incredible, creative, beautitful piece! I hope you are very proud. It’s also exotic and mysterious. I want it. It makes me feel good to look at it. Do ya think I like…jeez. I have all the stuff here at home to make something and here I sit at the computer. Can you come over a get me out of this chair! Sincerely love it–Elena

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