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Coconut meets Tagua

About this design:

Had the coconut shell chain for quite some time. When I bought it ... I wanted to make something earthy with a ethnic vibe. But there it sat. Until I recently ordered some of the Tagua nut beads. It was a fun and easy piece to make.


Lima: assorted Tagua nut beads. My stash: Coconut wood chain, coconut shell and cat's eye heishi beads, wood beads, leather cord, button (for closure not shown in pictures).

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow what a clever necklace. Taking a break from ironing and packing to leave for NY Friday AM. Anyway, I do like your necklace for beachwear, etc.

  2. Kate
    Kate says:

    Love the use of the new Tagua in there, Terri! That 3-hole nut really threw us for a loop at first, but it looks great in your piece!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Loving everything about this Terri! Great choices of Tagua to compliment your coconut chain.

  4. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is SO cool Terri! It certainly has the earthy vibe, but I can see it dressed up with dark brown and looking stunning!
    I have a lot of the stonewashed tagua on the way. I’m going to use some of your ideas, especially for the spikes and the little rondelle accents at the focal.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great design…love the use of the taguas, and I really like the coconut chain!

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Fresh and funky as well as earthy and ethnic. an all around winner I’d say.

  8. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Thanks so much ladies. I do wear a lot of chocolate brown. I was thrown for a loop as well. Tried to go down through the top with the leather string and out the sides… but wasn’t having much success. I ended up ignoring the 3rd hole. :)

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Terri… looks like you’ve given lots of spiration for the gang. :)

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    “in” spiration that is. my fingers just don’t cooperate.

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very very cool. Love that chain especially.

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous design!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love it , waiting for my Tagua beads to get here, have to be patient :D

  14. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    I saw your pick with the Taguas, Asia!Loved it! I’d be excited too! But as they say “patience is a virtue.” :)

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Awesome. Just has so much panache, it would turn every head.

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Perfect combo! Fab design! I love it!

    KATHERINE T says:

    Jewely (if the spelling is right) is beautiful with your necklace on her! Another great creation!

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