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Smokey Sunshine

About this design:

I got the Vintage Japanese glass beads circa 1950/60's from a friend (white/yellow/brown) because they intreagued me.


I added lgt yellow fw pearls and smokey quarts rondelles with a button/lobster claw clasp. I think the result is very rich looking. I love the way it came out.

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  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    I love this vintage look. Great colors.

  2. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    The vintage beads are nice.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Cherie, this necklace is fabulous!!! I love vintage beads and these are terrific!!! Great necklace design and color combo with your other beads! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Great design! Love those vintage beads and the way the button will hide the lobster claw. Need to save this one for inspiration!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Cherie, I meant to ask — did you make that fabulous button clasp? I really love it — very clever idea! :D

  6. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    The clasp is a great touch on a pretty piece.

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    This is such a clever design and the colors are fabulous!

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Very nice! and a great way to show off the pretty vintage beads. Like Jeanne said: “save this one for inspiration”. :-)

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Wonderful vintage look…those beads are beautiful! You’ve complimented them perfectly, Cherie, and I love that button clasp. I’d love to know more about that clasp, it’s a great idea! :D

  10. Cherie D
    Cherie D says:

    Thanks for all the great comments. The button has a nice U-shaped gold bottom which the lobster fits onto nicely. I couldn’t decide what kind of clasp would compliment the beads and a toggle just wouldn’t do for this piece. I just happen to have a lovely button and you see the results! I’ve used buttons with seed bead loops on some bracelets but this is the first necklace, but it won’t be the last!!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Cherie, this is gorgeous! Love those vintage beads, and love the clasp idea – mind if i use it?

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