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Minoan Collar

About this design:

Simple, understated elegance? Not this piece. I had fun adding lots of pretties. Hope it isn't too much!


Magnesite, wood, Czech rondelles, Grace Lampwork rondelles, Earthenwood Studios clasp, antique copper links and crimp covers, glass spirals, seed beads

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    Ed C says:

    While it is notmy style, i like the colormix and overall lok ofthe necklace. So it definately goes inthe like column.

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    Ed C says:

    Sorry for all the errors above. We are on a bumpy road east of the Texas state line.

    While it is not my style, I like the color mix and overall look of the necklace. So it definitely goes in the like column.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wowie Zowie!! Thats what came out of my mouth when I first set my eyes on this beauti!! :)
    You are an amazing and talented artist. Going in my faves!!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    This is an absolutely stunning piece, darling! awesome! I love it! :) :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OH! OH! OH! OH! OH! Beautiful colors, gorgeous design, outstanding workmanship!! An incredible work of art Laud!

  6. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Gorgeous seed bead work and overall design. Colors are outstanding. Just wonderful, Laud. I’m learning seed bead stitches and am wondering if what I’m seeing is the Cellini Spiral (tubular peyote stitch)?

  7. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Beautifully composed! Love it! :)

  8. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Laud, this is stunning. Every time I look at it I see something new. Just beautiful!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you, thank you! Lois, you’re right: It’s Cellini spiral.

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow! Absolutley stunning with so many interesting elements! I’d love to see how this drapes when worn.

  11. Gemme Designs
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  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it, Laud!! No such thing as over the top. :) You did good adding all the little details!! Fabulous!!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just gorgeous Laud! Your Cellini Spiral bead weaving is amazing! Love it! :-D

  14. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Stunning work of art, Laud!

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What a work of art! I’d like to be over your shoulder when you created this. The seed bead work blows my mind!

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Laud, this is stunning, have a feeling that I’m at Evans dig in Crete, the colors are just perfect not to mention the craftsmanship! :D

  17. Gail Layne
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  18. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooooohhhhh … aaaaaahhhhhh … x3!!! Gorgeous, utterly utterly gorgeous!!!!

  19. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Awesome beading!!!

  20. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    Wow, this is a really nice piece. I don’t think it is too busy. I think it is very creative. I love the twisting of the seed beads as the main piece. Very impressed.

  21. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh Laud! This is SO Grecian… The blues and browns and whites… The sea and land and sky! The spirals are so lovely, but I like the mix of big chunky colorful stones!

  22. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I love it, lots of desgn features

  23. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Very creative use of beaded beads. Beautiful texture and color.

  24. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks to all for the wonderful encouragement!

  25. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Wow !!! This necklace is just fabulous. I love the design. It has that ancient antiqued feeling to it especially with the choice of your beads.
    I just love this piece of jewelry. Wow !!! What a beautiful necklace. Your color choices, the beads and the design just all mesh together perfectly. I’m loving this !!!

  26. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Not sure what else to say but WOW :)

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