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Blue Lotus

About this design:

Blue Lotus was my first posted pick for LB, and all the components came from here. I took forever to decide on a design, but I was pleased with the result. My friend, Dolores, a fabulous artist, made a watercolor painting of the necklace and then turned her painting into notecards.


Gaea blue lotus pendant; Czech fire-polished beads in two shades of topaz and turquoise; Vintaj lotus leaves, bail and clasp; twisted Bronzite; seed beads (including the wonderful teal luster)

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a beautiful piece,Laud! You did a great job highlighting that Gaea pendant. How wonderful that your design inspired your friend!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the necklace and what did you do with those seed beads :)

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    I made two sections of twisted herringbone from seed beads. Starting with the larger #6 teals, I added transparent and opaque turquoise 8s to make a pattern that spiraled between raised parts. The beads gave a nice sparkle and added interest, I think.

  4. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Another terrific design!! Yes the seed beads add just the right touch!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW! both the necklace and the painting! :)

  6. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Beautifully done!

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