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Jade River

About this design:

The carved jade focal looked like whorls in a river and the olive fire agates reminded me of froth created by moving water. When I added the seed beads, I discovered that one type had tabac coating, which exactly matched the tabac Swarovskis I'd used for a bracelet. They're not really a set, but the colors are perfect together, I think.


Necklace: carved jade rounds; olive fire agates; celadon magnesite, gold-plated beads, end caps and clasp, seed beads. Bracelet: Swarovski tabac squares, button, and marguerites; silver-gold-turquoise Delicas, gold rounds

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Stunning…the artistry in your designs always impresses me. You put so many different beads together and they look like they were made to be together.

  2. PPR
    PPR says:

    Laud: The necklace and bracelet are just stunning and your work and design are amazing. I am working on bead weaving, peyote, etc. and enjoy this new adventure.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, your work is amazing :D

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    OH OH OHHHHHHHHHHHH…amazing! Love it.

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design, Laud!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Laud! You are the bomb!
    I can barely get seed beads strung for an accent and you create entire works of art using the tiny things!
    The bracelet is stunning!

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    DbnRose says:

    Your work is amazing. You are a true artist.

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Your work is stunning, just so amazing!

  9. Frida
    Frida says:

    The necklace is gorgeous! Love the bracelet too :)

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful necklace and bracelet :) ))

  11. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    So cool! Truly art:)

  12. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    Looks like something from a movie about ancient Rome….

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    It could be ancient Rome, but with the carvings, I imagine ancient China. I think the necklace would look good against one of those heavily embroidered silk gowns the nobility wore.

    ‘t any rate, thank you all so much for the praise. You REALLY inspire me to try harder, to try new things–to keep working on designs that delight. Thank you!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    So it looks like there is nothing at all that I can add here except holy cow, are these fabulous!!!!!!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, Becky. Glad you like!

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