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Red, Silver and Blue, I Love You

About this design:

I have had this red coral FOREVER! In fact I had four of them, I let my kids have them in their bead tub because I didn't think I'd ever know what to do with them, even though I loved them!! Three are missing but I found this whilst making jewelry with my 9 year old and I was so excited!! Anyway long story short, this is what I came up with after having this bead for 5 years or so:)


Red Coral (I think), Turquoise, Czech Glass, wire, clasp

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  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is so gorgeous! :D

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    franny says:

    you gotta be kidding…if i had 4 of these beauties i’d wear them on a piece of string!…so glad you’ve found at least one to make into this lovely piece…the design you’ve created with the pearls & turquoise & that yellow stone looks very pretty on!

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is gorgeous! I have a couple of similiar coral beads- you’ve given me some ideas! Thanks!

  4. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Beautiful necklace! Love the story behind this creation…I say keep the beads the idea will come…eventually! And see now you have inspired some one else..isn’t the beading community great!

  5. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I do love this site and the inspiration it gives!! Thank you all.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very pretty! I happen to like Turquoise and red together,and the little white beads break it up nicely. It has such a bright and happy look. :)

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Franny is right!! Next time you have a bead you love, tie the strand around your neck and wear it that way until you are inspired! :) This is very cute!!!!!!!!! Time to have your kids do some hide and seek for lost beadies! :)
    As an aside, my 2 girls went through a few years with sculpy clay. They were in middle school when they created what they called the “booby choir”. I will have to try to use one of their choir ladies in a pick. Kids can be the BEST inspiration!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  9. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    Playful….what a great story.

  10. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    :) It all worked out in the end…. I do however hope I find those red beads one day!! Though I doubt it since I’m always sorting their stuff out;0)

  11. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Love how elegant and simple, yet playful it looks. Great focal bead.

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