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VioletBlue Floral

About this design:

The matte-ness of the varigated blue beads fell in love with the matte apple green leaves. The pearls fell in love with the blues. So I had to find a way to keep them all together.
Finally finished the earrings. They move a bit when I move.


LimaBeads: Czech apple green matte leaf. Twilight pearls. Pewter floral lobster clasp. Stash: Czech varigated blue rounds.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wonderful! I see why they all fell in love with each other–they’re made for each other.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very nice Julie. The colors were made for each other. So….tell me how the blue beads are atrached…can’t figure it out.

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Love it. All the colors are in sync w/one another.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    As this scrolled into view, it looked like the edge of a pot of African Violets. Don’t you love it when stones fall in love and demand that you make them into a design? You succeeded with this gorgeous design.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    It looks like a blueberry patch! Woohoo!! Love it when you have help from the beads!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb: I used tiny stretchy cord and made a circle of 5 for the blue beads and teeny-tiny silver beads with the knot hidden in a blue bead. I strung 2 pearls, a leaf, a pearl with the circle “around” it, then a leaf and 2 pearls. So the circle actually “floats around” the pearl.

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous ! The colors, leaves and mattes beads work so well. I noticed the bead circles . They look awesome. I guessed they were made with stretchy cord. I am a newbie. ha ha

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Peggy: I tried wire for the little circles but they became stiff and the crimp bead was out of proportion. Try stretchy cord. It’s fun and easy… and quick. :)

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Love the colors and the way it all “fits” together – - great design, Julie !

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Julie, I love the colors and your design! Thanks for sharing your secret about making bead rings. Sounds like a breeze! I’ve been making them the hard way!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh…see some photos I cant tell what’s going on because things are so tiny on the phone screen. Then when you zoom in it gets blurry. Thanks for that info…its kinda what I thought but wasn’t sure.

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    Love this Julie! I was thinking ohh Julie must have done those beadrings with her beloved strechy cord and then I read the comments ;)

  13. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Darling design!

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thanks Julie. I did think maybe wire but the circles looking way too bouncy for that.

    I was working on piece this week. Same idea with the circle and wire. Looked awful and the crimp bead stuck out. I went to Michaels today to get stretchy cord. That were out of the size I wanted which seems to be common there for a lot of beading supplies . I have better luck ordering online and saving gas money. Lol.

    Your work is beautiful. Always a different design :)

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Finally came up with earrings that I like. They “float” around even more than the bracelet.

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