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Creamy Coffee

About this design:

I wanted to make a necklace to go with the bracelet I did with the same bone beads. The bead part is strung on a wire with one end connected to a ring, and the other side to the bone 3 hole beads. I finished the middle hole with just a bead and then crimped and covered the crimp. The other two holes I strung on a chocolate silk string and knotted the ends. Then strung the folded half into the brass button and knotted it under the button. Left a loop on the opposite side of the button to go through the ring and come back to hook around the button as the clasp.


Brioche Agate faceted nuggets, Magnesite faceted rounds, bone three hole beads, two beaded wood beads I made, brass ring, button, beads and spacers, chocolate silk string. The brioche agate is from LB that I have been hoarding for two years. The rest of the stuff was from my stash.

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  1. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What a clever design, I love it! The colors are so earthy. This makes a wonder set!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Oops, I meant wonderful.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I am loving this, and of course it goes perfectly with the bracelet….it looks earthy and tribal to me. Love the colors and beads!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I really like this. The design is so neat! I love how you utilized the bone beads with the silk ribbon cord. Great job!

  5. jade
    jade says:

    Wow, both pieces are beautiful! :)

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love it, have the same Brioche Agate and been hoarding it too, love the asymmetry and did you make those seed beads? :D

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Yes Asia I made the seed bead round bead. It’s easy. They are just wood beads that I had in a huge bag of wood stuff from michaels. Then you strung rows of seed beads on.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    They look great, how about a little tutorial?

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree on the tute!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Never did a tutorial. I guess I can see what it involves and try it. Or we can ask Ali to do one, she probably knows how to do it. HAHA!

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Forgot to add, it is a great way to use up seed beads. Plus you can make bigger beads in the color you are looking for.

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous! I love the rugged earthiness and the asymmetry!

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    #1: I want some of the brioche agate!!! OMG!!!
    #2: I also really like the leather lace through the 3hole beads.
    #3: I think you can “create” a tutorial when you “add a design.” I know I’ve seen a link somewhere. Just take some pics as you create. YES, we ALL want to know how to make the seedbead-beads. :)

  14. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    #4: all of the above!

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful work,Wanda. You’re so creative. I like the earthy,tribal and casual vibe.

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    OMG! Love, love, love! What a fantastic design!

    P. S. I wanna learn to make a seed bead too!

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments!

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Add me to list of people that want to make seed bead beads (what a moutful?). That agate is to die for…want some also. Love love love the leather lace clasp…creative use of 3 hole in bone beads!! FANTASTIC NECKLACE!!!

  19. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is so totally unique and creatve, Wanda ! It goes way beyond “stringing” beads – - -

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Deb and Paula!

  21. N Taylor
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