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Burst of Colors

About this design:

Holidays. Colors.Necklace is 18" is quite thick and heavy :)
Thinking of making matching earrings or bracelet...


Bohemian Silver lined Glass seed beads 2/10. Cotton strings, Silver plated findings.

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  1. Frida
    Frida says:

    Think this design is very fun Julia!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Such beautiful work. I love the bright colors!

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Frida and Nancy :)

    I was redoing it 3 times … First and second time did with 34 gm of the beads 2/10 but with the different cords and did not like it… Then added another 34 gm of seed beads 2/10 and it worked! So… there are 68 gm of beads. Now… I am thinking if to go and buy another 34 gm tube and make a bracelet for it or… just … earrings…

    We have a Christmas sale this coming Sunday so I am short on time really…

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    That’s amazing.

  5. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    Festive and gorgeous! Would be fabulous on any woman, but especially one with auburn hair…….YOU! All you need to do to sell it is to wear it.

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Cindy and Claire.

    I did sell a few sets by wearing them, he-he…

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    franny says:

    Julia, these necklaces are gorgeous! my first foray into beading was to master bead tubing – its continuous & very meditative, plus i could wander around with a fat caterpillar of beads trailing behind me!.. i think maybe yours are crocheted but i only manage peyote stitch tubes, & i’m still trying to source 14mm bead/end caps to complete them as beautifully as you have.

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Franny.:) Actually I use Kumihimo wheel. No crocheting for me.Crocheting is … scary!!!!!!!!! way too much work…LOL. I do beading for quite a while but kumihimo since Spring.
    When I start the piece with beads I first weave an inch without beads them beads and then in the end another inch without. I tied the ends of the braids next to the beads with the strong thread very tied, then cut the braid 4 mm up from the tied place put a head pin through the braid near beads bending the headed end into the braid, drop a couple of drops of super glue on the threads and put it into the cap so the pin come through it. I then make an eye in the head pin and.. alla!



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    franny says:

    certainly Da-da!, thank you so much Julia, for taking the time in explaining; had no idea what was hidden under those caps!…now i know why they look so beautifully & professionally finished…may have to engineer my own technique to tame my peyote caterpillars!LOL

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gave it to my daughter in law while in Russia in February :) She loves it …

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