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Embracing Orange

About this design:

Really trying to expand my color palettes. My preferences tend to run into the aqua, teal, turquoise... So I have intentionally been purchasing strands and small amounts of orange beads. Glass, stone, metal, ceramic. Even made some polymer clay pieces in orange. Here's my first necklace using interesting wood bits mixed with orange.


Orange jade, wood beads, waxed linen, brass chain, and a brass floral button

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  1. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    i love this necklace. What a beautiful piece!!!

  2. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    What a nice design…I love the asymmetry and mix of materials! And I know what you mean about getting into a color rut. My bead stash is pretty blue and green heavy.

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    WOW! I am in love with this necklace. The colors, the textures, the design…everything is perfect.

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Ditto all the above! I love orange.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    The orange looks more golden than brash. Very nice combination.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very nice work. I love orange,and your jade beads look great with the other componants.
    Love the side clasp!

  7. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    I love everything about this piece! The mix of shapes really fits together nicely! Orange is so hot this year for fall. Into my faves!

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this necklace, Lynda! Very earthy and organic. Just love it!

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    N radon says:

    You did a great job on your mix of materials. Love the orange jade too!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Love the colors and the way you combined all the different components! Awesome!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for the comments,everyone! It was fun to challenge myself a bit with a new color and work with different shapes and textures.

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I like this alot, and the orange colors are good for fall..

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oooooohhhhhh … aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh … love … adore … love … adore … stunning! I LOVE everything about this necklace … especially the color … gorgeous!

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love, love, LOVE! 8O

  15. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Clean classic design, love your style

  16. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Clean, classic desiogn, love your style

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    Ex pert says:

    Nice, but you should consider adding more color or you’ll still be in the same position. Also, adding turquoise , teal, etc., will make it pop!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I think it’s perfect as it is!
    The brass components are fabulous with the muted oranges! Love the asymmetrics of it too!

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    Katrina S says:

    So fun! Love it!

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