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About this design:

This is a statement piece. To me it's very bold, exotic and regal-looking. I love wearing it. I have one for myself and one on consignment at a local boutique. When I saw these beads on another website I fell so in love with them. It's a set of 7 graduated seed pod inlay beads imported from the Philippines. They were so beautiful I didn't want to take away from their natural patterns so I just used black beads as their stage.


Seed pod inlay beads, Black Onyx

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  1. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Totally awesome, Cuban Queen! I’ll bet you look just like a queen wearing this gorgeous piece! So glad to finally get a look up-close. I really admired it when it was your icon.

  2. Atomic Toad
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  3. Suleika Alejandra
    Suleika Alejandra says:

    Loved this piece first time I saw it long time back, always wondering what was it made of! Thanks Cuban Queen….seed pods! Love it!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Glad you decided to post this here, it’s wonderful! I bet it feels good to wear, too!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    wow! so glad we got a better look at this necklace! so very interesting!

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Beautiful and so unusual! I love it!

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thank you very much, girls! It’s always kinda scary posting something that you’ve made, it’s like bearing your (beading!) soul and hoping others will approve. But there is always so much positive feedback and encouragement here. Love this site!

  8. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Ivy, I absolutly LOVE this necklace!!!! Your perfectly right, the seed pods are gorgeous with the black to play off!!!!

  9. MaryJo K
    MaryJo K says:

    What a lovely, elegant “fashion statement”. I sure wish my neck was lovely enough to wear your necklace. However…

  10. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    I love it! I love big bold jewelry. :)

  11. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!! The bigger and bolder, the better!

  12. WaterburyJewels
    WaterburyJewels says:

    The necklace is beautiful…..very nice

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ivy, I’m so glad to see this necklace here where we can all appreciate its beauty up close! I just love the way you designed around the seed pods — so simple, yet elegant! :D

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    How did I miss this one?!… Ivy, I love this choker! Very beautiful beads and design!! :D

  15. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Reina
    Reina says:

    I want to wear this! SoOo cool!

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    daydrmbeliever says:

    Very dramatic piece. you have a nice eye for design. I’ll bet this looks amazing on!

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