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An Earthy Design

About this design:

Sometimes, I have several different components and somehow I will start just seeing them in the same piece. The final click in this design was the African brass and then it came together. Because jewelry is an "extra" in most people's budget, I try to make my pieces as versatile as possible - such as the ribbon necklace being separate from the beaded and chain strands. This design is slightly out of my comfort zone because I am less likely to use these colors. I am so happy with how it turned out because it feels like each component has a place in the spotlight and yet the combo makes them unify.


This is really a LimaBeads piece: The pendant is the Gaea Ceramic Catalina Cerulean on Buff, the metals are the African brass and an etched brass chain, the ribbon is a hand-dyed silk sky blue/green blend. The metal pieces are the Vintaj natural brass magnolia petal bead caps, the antique African brass 3 rope tubes which are on the 2nd strand which is comprised of the brass tubes and Czech glass seed beads in mottled shades of wheat. The third strand is a variety of Miyuki glass seed beads in various finishes, shades, and shapes of browns and golds, accented by clear faceted aqua quartz ovals. The final strand is of handmade green African beads with shimmering brown mother of pearl triangles. The clasp is my handmade Vintaj brass hook clasp with one of the quartz beads included on the hook. I am sure that at least 50%, if not more, are all Lima Beads components. THANKS,LB for having such beautiful products. They make jewelry design so easy:)

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Long time no see…glad to have you back. Pretty piece and very versatile.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Ditto to what Betty said :)

  3. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:


  4. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Absolutly wonderful! These colours come together so well. Everything, simply works! I love the splash of yellow and how the design can be seperated, although if it were me, i’d wear the whole lot!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    OMG! This is positively fabulous! 8O

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is really gorgeous. I love your thought process when creating. Stunning!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh Kathryn, this is gorgeous! Love all the design elements! And these colors are right up my alley!!
    Hope you’re doing well! Long time no see. Glad to see you in the Garden again! :-D

  8. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Simply stunning, each and every piece! I love how the pieces can be worn together, or alone. What a great selling feature.

  9. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Thanks everyone! It is fun to be back!

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