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Updated Apple Taguas

About this design:

More opinions, please. Per Lois' suggestion and because I thought it needed more "spikes", too, I added magatamas on headpins. How's this? Can I leave it like this?


Apple tagua nuts thick slices, Hemp in 3 colors, picture jasper rounds, Vintaj brass parawire, deconstructed chain, headpins, matte copper magatama seed beads, and lobster clasp. All of it from LB

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:


  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Lois, I tried the hemp and didn’t really like it plus knots with hemp need glue and I didn’t want to glue anything. I think the matte seed beads look like tiny coconuts. ????

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    The magatamas are a fun addition, Becky. I think you can stop any time now and move on to the next miracle of your imagination – - -

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I think I like this one more. The addition of the magatamas makes it look complete with the fullness.

    Imo the magatamas look like thicker branches, and the string thinner ones. I just love it Becky! Both designs are awesome though!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I like this one better, too. You guys have been a ton of help! THANKS!!! :)

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think the dangles add interest. It didn’t strike me as lacking elements before, but I think this is better.

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Oh my GOSH, what a fantastic way to use the magatama seed beeds. And, yes, they DO look like little coconuts!
    I really like your embellishments, but, like others have said, I really liked the original design as well. But, those little coconuts are fantastic.
    Your Tiki-guy is really stylin’ with this one :)

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I’m with Laud. I think the first design is so pretty. I like looking at the patterns in the center of the tagua slices. However, this IS better. Just a little bit more texture.

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks! :) I’m keeping it this way. :)

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m LOVING the magatamas added in!! That adds just the right little touch of spikey!! Oh my gosh I didn’t know they stacked like that…off center to each other. Sooooo cool. Could be my answer to LB not having peanut beads. WHICH I STILL WANT!!

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I love it either way :)

  12. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    A work of art. Beautiful.

  13. No Photo
    Beadaholic1 says:

    I liked it originally, but I love the magatama “spikes”….great, interesting addition!

  14. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I liked it before, but now I like it even more! The magatamas were the perfect finishing touch. :)

  15. Far West
    Far West says:


    are they heavy? they look thick

  16. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, I love either way!

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh my! It’s just wonderful! I LOVE the little “coconuts” I didn’t think it needed anything either but the coconut spikes really make an impact!

  18. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    So fun!

  19. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Wow-za! Fantastic design! :)

  20. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :) Thanks so much!! I am so happy you all like it! :)

    Far West–they are a little heavy but not nearly as heavy as stone or glass that size would be.

  21. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Becky, I just saw this! I love the design, the colors, everything! Wowza! You rock, girl!!

  22. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This looks good enough to eat! :)

  23. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Just check in and saw this and love it!! Great design! It does make me want a fruit salad…

  24. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Looks great the way it is, wonderful design!!

  25. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Simply Love this! great design. It is something I’s wear for sure!

  26. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you all! :)

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