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Summer Heat

About this design:

My friend, Amber, saw a few of the sunflower colored picks a few of you other chickies did (I know one of them for sure was Deb's). She loved the colors and asked for "a long necklace...and maybe some earrings, puhleeeeze".

I had a bit of a tough time pulling all this together after the pendant I wanted to use disappeared but once I settled on this agate focal, it all came together. I hope she likes it and I owe a few of you thanks for inspiring a commission. :)


Pretty much the whole shebang came from LB! Glass flowers and leaves, seed beads, (ok, the silver colored spacers were from my LBS), the chains, the ribbon, the focal, the wire, the clasp, the hummingbirds, the sea glass.... and the idea! xoxoxo!!

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is awesome Becky!! So bright and beautiful! Love the layers! That ribbon looks like a perfect match for the focal.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    These pics make those yellow bellflowers a funny color. They really match better than it looks here. The seed beads and the bellflowers are the exact same color. You have trust me on this. :)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    And thanks! I had the ribbon before the focal so when the other focal was sold out, I was ecstatic that this one matched. :)

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Oh I love the brightness of it all, and the way it flows!

    I’ve been busy baking all day for a friend. Her mother passed away on Wednesday. So I thought it would be nice to make her some food, instead of sending her flowers.

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Ooops forgot to mention what a lucky friend you have!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You sound like a wonderful friend to have yourself. :)

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Sorry I shouldn’t of spammed that on your beautiful post for your friends necklace. Doh sometimes my hands type faster then my brain.

    So sorry Becky :(

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    No, no, no…. I am guilty of that all the time. I totally understand!! I get so starved for conversation that I blurt out way too much, way too often. You have nothing to apologize for!!! This is how we get to know each other!

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Hugs!! :-D

  10. No Photo
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Muy caliente! I love this…that focal with the ribbon is awesome!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is a one hot design, Becky, she will love it :D

  12. foxhill designs vt
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  13. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, this is awesome. Today/tonight is the first opportunity I’ve had to log on to LB since Thursday night. I left Friday AM for NY. I split it up into 2 days. And I was soooo exhausted. I’m getting too old for this.

    Anyway, I wish they had a list of the PODs like for the past week or something like that so I could see who got PODs I missed.

    So I’m checking out the new designs. Yours like I said is awesome.

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    So cool Becky. All 3 strands are unique & yet go together so well. The ribbon is awesome.

    What pendant was gone?

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    This is fabulous, cheery and striking all at the same time! Loves!!

  16. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the design, colors and textures. What more can I say but, wow!

  17. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Becky, your friend should be thrilled with this. I know I would be. So boho chic. I’m a big bad boho chick so I really appreciate this style. Two thumbs way up!

  18. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Nailed it. It so has the sunflower feel! She is sure to love it!

  19. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love the summery feel of it! Sunny, happy necklace! :)

  20. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, this is so fabulous! I love the different layers and the addition of the ribbon. Amber will be thrilled~!

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Deb~ I found a bright sunflower on Etsy and waited too long to buy it. I can’t even remember anymore which shop it was. :(

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh…yea I typed in sunflower pendant there one day & was overwhelmed.

  23. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wow. You’ve inspired me with this palette. Sooo intriguing!

  24. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Amber asked me to tweak it a tad and I agreed–I added 2 of the bright yellow flowers just above the focal and it does tie it together better. I don’t think I will take another pic before I give it to her so you will have to use your imaginations. :)

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