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Lampwork Lizard Necklace

About this design:

This piece was designed around the lizard lampwork bead my dear friend Cindy made and gave to me. The other focal bead on the longer strand was also made by her. She made me the lizard one, my eldest daughter a snake one, and my youngest daughter a lady bug one. I love these beads so much and hope I did this lizard one justice.


Lizard and other focal lampwork beads made by my dear friend Cindy. Howlite turquoise saucer and green impression rounds from LB. Orange fire polished round czech beads, C-Lon cord, 6/0 turquoise seed beads, 11/0 orange seed beads, copper chain, clasp and spacers.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    What a cool and fun piece! How lucky you are to have such a talented friend!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    You certainly did !!!, lucky you too to have a friend who does lampwork :D

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a unique and delightful lizard focal ! And you certainly did it justice – - the difference in the length of the two strands really focuses attention on the lizard. Great design, Wanda !

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the bright colors! The whole effect kind of reminds me of Mexican pottery! I’d say you did the lizard justice indeed.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Yeah! Great job with Lizard!
    Ditto, Gail with the Mexican pottery connection!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lucky you!! That necklace is so cute and colorful! Love it.

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great piece! Love the colors!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you everyone for the lovely comments!

    I had hoped the lizard pendant stood out with the two different lengths Paula. Thank you for noticing and mentioning it. It made me smile :-D

    Yes I am lucky to have a dear friend like Cindy. She is the Best!!

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love all the beautiful color, and the lizard is too cute! Beautiful necklace. I need to try that c-lon cord!

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Such a darling happy necklace! :)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice job, Wanda!! That lizard is so cute and well made and your design with the simple chain and then the other much longer colorful beads was absolutely the way to go to highlight it!!

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Susie, Julia and Becky! :-D

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