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Dancing Starfish on Suede

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I just finished this. Redone at least 4 times. Gift for my friend Kathy. Pendant another clearance item from Michaels 3 years ago. I think the white beads are freshwater nuggets...cant remember. Green glass crystal nuggets. Teal glass pearls. I wire wrapped all the beads. Then arranged them in clusters on jump rings
I added a photo of this in its 1st incarnation. Now you can see why I wasn't happy. I couldn't find the starfish so I was trying to make it without it.


Suede cord. Starfish pendant. Teal wire wrapped glass pearls. Green crystal wire wrapped nuggets. White wire.wrapped freshwater (?) nuggets. 1 oval connector. 7 medium jump rings. 2 large jump rings. Lobster clasp.

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Love it!!! :)

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Your friend will love it!

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I hope so.

  4. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Very pretty. You hv a lucky friend.

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Very very pretty! ( I restring my beads numerous times for almost everything I do.)

  6. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Deb, this is beautiful. I love your design and the use of suede cord. Have been using ultra suede a lot in the last year. Love the use of the glass pearls as well, they look great with that neat starfish!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, your friend is going to love this, beautiful :D

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you ladies. I’m so glad to have finished it since her birthday is today. Way to cut it close. I just couldn’t get it the way I wanted though.

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You know what? I love this!!! It is absolutely FANTASTIC!!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well thank you Becky. :) (blushing)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE it!!

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab necklace! I love it!

  13. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    Absolutely LOVE it! Inspired :)

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Wonderful design, Deb!

    Also think you have freshwater pearls there. One thing one can do to tell glass from genuine pearls is to gently eub the pearl against your teeths. Genuin pearls will feel little like sandpaper while glas almost have no friction. Little hard to explain. One has to try and then one learn the difference.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey Frida,

    The white things you see are freshwater nuggets. They aren’t eeally pearls they are just too cheap. They come in a box of.wood beads and shells that Walmart has. Ive had the boxes for awhile.and hadnt really used them. But I love them because they are so.funky looking. All weird shapes.

    I’ve heard the the teeth thing before. I’ve been a lot about pearls lately because I love them. Real ones, fake omes, glass ones. If glass pearls were okay for Jackie Kennedy then I’m okay with them.

  16. Frida
    Frida says:

    I have tested on freshwater pearls they have the friction to them as well or otherwise I’m imagine it.

    Pearls are beautiful :D

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    First of all I forgot to say thank you Frida, Maria, Mary.& Nata S. Bad girl to me. Second of all I meant to say I have been “reading” a lot avoit pearls. Brain and fingers not.working.together today.

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yes pearls.are beautiful.

  19. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like the combination of delicate and earthy. Is that leather or fabric string? The starfish pendant looks expensive–a good find. I’d say Kathy will be very pleased.

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    The cord is suede..a really soft brown but strong. (some break so easily). I like how the starfish looks almost like he is.dancing.
    Thank you Laud. I’m hoping to give it to her today…she teaches in an elementary school so yesterday’s events struck to.close to home.

  21. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    This design is so nice. It has an earthy but elegant feel to it. Great combination of rough and delicate. ;)

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you.

  23. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice, what a great gift.

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Lynn.

  25. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Lovely piece….

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