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About this design:

I love the shine of abalone but wanted something other than the tradional blues and water theme.
The triple fishhook was an easy way to make 3 strands. Yes, I cut the pointy tips off first.


Abalone pendent. Two shapes of rough tumbled emerald. Olivine helix crystals. Tiny green pearls. Abalone ovals, shells and rounds.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    You are so clever! I love this, and I always look forward to all your designs….y’all are inspiration to me!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gorgeous, Julie!!! I am so glad you didn’t want to walk around with little beads of blood all over your neck and decolletage. :)

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Beautiful, that pendant is eye-catching and the way you’ve strung it is amazing! Great Job! :)

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Glad you cut the pointy tips off, Julie! I was trying to use turkey trussing pins for this challenge and had to give up-I kept stabbing myself constantly!
    Love this piece, also!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    A fish hook and at the same time Becky was looking for the cephalopod you girls should have teamed up. LOL Maria

  6. Frida
    Frida says:

    Gorgeous colors and clever use of fish hooks, Julie!! Fishing beads :D

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    How did I miss this one?? LOL! Stunning Julie…I love yoir color choices for this.

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! Love the abalone with the emerald!

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very clever!

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Abalone + emerald = love. Good one!

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