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Desert Dawn

About this design:

The Patricia Healy pendant was definitely the inspiration here. I tried it with denim blues and then with Celtic greens, but in the end, I decided that softer tones made the pendant stand out. The composition is simple--but is it too simple? What do you think?


PH pendant and clasp, ceramic rectangles, wood squares, Czech glass squares, seed beads

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think the design is perfect for the pendant. Definitely not too simple.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    There is a little hint of blue in the PH pendant, and the czech glass compliments it well. Where you see the blue in the corner of your eye, but it’s drawn to the pendant not the czech beads.(thats what I see when I look at it) Well thought out and designed. Lovely piece.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wonderful design and choice of beads. Love the focal– I have a Patricia Healy maple leaf pendant, and you gave me inspiration for the choice of beads to use!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Beautiful design, Laud!
    I echo the other ladies’ remarks. And I love your use of squares and rectangles!

  5. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I have been looking at your work and every time I see your designs I find it hard to comment. You take elements, put them together in this amazing way and then the photos you share look like “watercolor art” to me. Up to now I have not known what to say but…this piece with the clasp and focal repeating shape and then the squared and and balance.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Laud, I agree with the above! you have such an eye for these designs! fabulous piece as always! :)

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love how you are repeating the shape of the pendant in the beads :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Excellent design. Beautiful desert colors. :)

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Wowza Laud! What can I say that has not already been said. I love this.

  10. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Beautiful color combination and texture!

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The stone beads & the glass squares combine so well!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks to all. I’m glad you didn’t think it was too simple a design; I like it this way.

  13. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    I love, love, love this design. So simple and yet so beautiful. The use of wood and seed beads makes the design.

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