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browns on brass

About this design:

It started with the little brown "mystery" beads and an idea to wire-wrap the flower agate beads and some other neutrals to make a long funky necklace. Another piece that made itself based on the beads that jumped out of my stash.


Brown matte 8mm & 12mm "mystery" beads, flower agate beads, horse-eye Czechs, recycled glass in desert gold, amber & brown, and lots of Parawire. The 8mm beads have the patterning of turritella but the coloring of picture jasper. No idea what they are, but I have 3 strands so I must have loved them at a good price. The 12mm have a really interesting giraffe pattern. Clueless again! The fun filigree was a "freebie" bead from somewhere.

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  1. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Great stash buster necklace & very pretty indeed! Don’t ya just love freebies!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Great asymmetrical design. Love the wire wrapping around the flowers, and the colors are just gorgeous. Fabulous piece!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow, such a beautiful design! I envy your stash of gorgeous beads, identified or not.;)

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Cool! I’d wear this with jeans and a tee shirt! I really like those patterned mystery beads that you apparently liked a lot too :-)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Another winner Julie! Love the color combo and the focal bead.

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great result, Julie – - don’t you just love how beads sometimes jump out of your stash and onto your design tray ??? Happened to me just the other day – - -

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks so much ladies!
    Turns out my mom LOVES this piece. She said (in passing) “This is the kind of necklace that I would wear.”
    So… We ALL know that this now belongs to my mom and I have to make another for myself!

  8. Laud
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  9. Ams
    Ams says:

    Love it!

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