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Bead Soup

About this design:

Kalmbach Publishers recently sponsored a "bead soup" challenge. I received some beautiful ceramic beads, added beautiful berry fresh water pearls from LB, sterling silver and black czech druk beads. The pendant drill was a challenge for me as well as incorporating the black glass toggle. I thought that was too pretty to hide in back. Voting has just begun on facebook! Please "like" my necklace if you are so inclined. Thank you!!!


Ceramic beads, pendant and glass toggle from Beads Mosaic in Nanuet NY. fresh water pearls from LB, sterling silver daisies and wire, Czech glass beads

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  1. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:
  2. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Jeannie, I love soup and this one looks delicious. The beads look like Kazuri to me and you have put them together beautifully.

  3. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Very pretty! I hope you win.

  4. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Betty – I thought they might be Kazuri. I really should contact Beads Mosaic and ask.
    Thank you Valley Girl. There are a few gift cards for the designs with the most likes.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Beautiful work.You got my vote!! :)

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Hi Jeanne! How are you? You’ve done a great job with this piece. Good luck with the contest!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely and good luck :D

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    My first thought was–Ooh! That’s pretty. Very striking and dramatic. You got my vote, too.

  9. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I’m good Maria! I pop on every so often. so many new programs at school are occupying my time and sapping my creativity.
    Thanks so much JC, Asia and Laud!

  10. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Lovely! A bold statment! Good luck!

  11. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    That is one gorgeous necklace! :)

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Jeeze Gem Chick..all I can say is “wow!” The colors are stunning,and I’m loving the ceramic toggle. Good luck!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! Love how you used the glass toggle. Gives me inspiration…..

  14. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks for the lovely comments and the votes!
    Elis Mom – I just couldn’t hide that toggle in the back. It’s a fun piece to wear!

  15. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Terrific design! So well thought out. I like to use special toggles in front too. :)

  16. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    That is really nice, I like how you did the toggle too.

  17. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you Lynn and Blooming Ideas!

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice! I can’t add a thing to the other ladies’ comments! *Like*

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