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seashells and sea stars

About this design:

This design is a redo. I created the original piece (the last photo attached) about a year ago. It has languished in my jewelry box ever since. I happened to come across it by chance the other day and realized I hadn't worn it a single time. I love the lampwork beads and the starfish focal. I thought it a shame that they hadn't seen the light of day. So, I redid it. I'm much happier with it now! The original design had the wire lace and lampwork beads going up both sides and the toggle at the back. The redo has the lampwork beads on one side with the toggle on the other. I kept some of the wire lace along the back of the design. For added texture I added the Czech glass dangles.

In addition, I wanted to share some good news! I opened up my shop on Etsy. I'm so excited!

Take care, Chickies! :)


lampwork beads, copper starfish focal, GGS seashell clasp, Czech glass, Vintaj chain, wire lace, etc.

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your “new” asymetrical design is far more eye-catching. Love the lampwork beads and now the starfish is truly a star ! Gorgeous piece – - -

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Martha, although, I really liked your first piece,I have to say I love this re-do!! It looks more modern and your design is fabulous!
    Congrats on your Etsy shop! You know, I’ll have to check it out!! Good luck with it!

  3. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Love, love, love this! Great job on the re-do and congratulations on your Etsy shop. I’ve been working to get mine set up but am not quite there yet. Good luck!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    I love your use of balanced asymmetry. The lampwork beads are gorgeous and the toggle is so striking that it DESERVES to be in front.

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Martha oh my gosh the redo is fabulous. Not that it wasnt pretty before…it just looked “heavy” in front and I know it wasn’t. The toggle is definitely too pretty to hide so much better displayed on the side. I know you are going to wear it now.

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Love the redo! The balance is spot on with the asymmetrical design.

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Congrats on so many levels. The re-do was a good call. That clasp is far too lovely to put in back, and the dangles add a lot. I also like the addition of the black chain, which highlights the wirelace. All good! Finally, congrats on your Etsy shop. I’ll look you up.

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful redesign! Where’s the beach? And my margarita?
    Congrats on stepping out with your business, too.

  9. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Just wonderful! I love your re-do which seems to set the starfish free (if that makes any sense). Such a nice design :)

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    SO pretty Martha. Love the little glass dangles. They “balance” with the lampwork glass.

  11. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great piece, Martha! Love the items in your etsy-shop, too!

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    That clasp is beautiful and so is the whole design. That focal is amazing. I love beachy/sea/ocean designs.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Fabulous design Martha, love your re-do! As all other say it was good bf but re-do is awesome :D Congrats to your shop :D

    Take care!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is and was beautiful but I do like the redo a tad better. It has more reason to focus on the striking beads the way you have added more wire and less white. i Love the redo!!!

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Martha, Congrats on your beautiful design and your new shop! Everything is just beautiful!

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love this one, so much better being asymmetrical, love that clasp too, had it in my cart on the GGS day, but decided to get only the one with the bees, now I,m regretting it, good luck with your shop :D

  17. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous re-do! Congrats on your shop. :)

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Martha, what a delight to see you here today! :D

    The first design was lovely — the second really “pops”! It looks lighter and more modern — wonderful starfish, design, and colors! :D

    Congrats on your new Etsy shop, Martha! I must go and check it out now! Hugs to you, dear friend! :D

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Martha..this is so beachy and beautiful. I’m fascinated with wire lace. This look like it washed ashore,after a treasure chest broke open.
    Good luck with your shop. :)

  20. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Love the redo…it really flows nicely. Great job on the etsy shop!

  21. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Awesome redo job! Good luck on Etsy!!!

  22. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I knew this was yours as soon as I saw it! VERY NICE!!! The gorgeous lampwork beads really stand out on the new version.

  23. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous. The 2nd design allows all the colors to pop :)

  24. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    @Nancy Mc… you said it perfectly

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Love your new Etsy shop, Martha! Lots of beautiful designs & the name of your shop is so clever! Hugs! :D

  26. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you Chickies! I appreciate your lovely remarks!

    Lynn! How are you, my friend? Thanks for looking at my site! ;) Hugs back at you! :D

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