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Happy Daze

About this design:

These are the Happy Daze Unicorne beads that have been crying out for attention. My first FreshPick with all the yellows was so boring, but I liked the idea of picking up the contrasting blue in the swirls so I made the second FreshPick. That's why I value all of your advice... It's so perfect!
I added a picture of the blues in my stash. I would have used the Montana bellflowers but they were too grayish. The cobalt was too strong. The kynite was perfect and thankfully they were hanging out with the pearls.
I *really* wanted to use the yellow opals because they are SO pretty with the Unicornes. But they just didn't work themselves into the design.


Unicorne Happy Daze set; 9x7 flat oval kynite; 8mm midnight pearls; TierraCast 3mm beaded bead (my go-to tiny spacers!); TierraCast 6petal link (used as spacer); brass findings.

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  1. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    very dramatic, color, texture and design wise!

    Awesome, Julie! :) )))

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Oooo! Everyone plays so well together, Julie! This is a great design! Love the color and movement!

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Dark and dangerous…. I love it! :D

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Looks awesome Julie! The blues really worked well for your happy daze.

  5. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fabulous! When the beads call….we do have to pay attention. ;) Good thing you did because this turned out wonderfully! :)

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I agree with Little Round chick. Dark and dangerous is a perfect description. I’d never think to use Kyanite with the round beads,but they look awesome! Love love love the earrings. ;)

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Kyanite makes it happen and now I’m in a happy daze, Julie :D

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is wonderful. Everyone has said everything I could think of to commend you about the bracelet. It is another piece of art coming from the hands of L.B. beaders.

  9. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Oh! Julie this is fabulous! All of your designs are. I love it! :)

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Julie. This really is a work of art.
    I wish your photos were brighter so I could see all the colors. :)

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think the kyanite’s just perfect. Don’t feel bad about the yellow opals; you can used them in another piece!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yup, yup, yup, yup, uh huh, agree with all of the above! :) Especially that seeing=stealing comment. :) LOVE this!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love how it turned out…great design. I can see.the colors so good in the bead photo but not as well in the design.

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