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Tribal Lucite Necklace

About this design:

I fell in love with these Lucite beads when I saw them on BP's flash destash a month or so ago, but I didn't purchase them. Then I saw them a few weeks ago and took the plunge. I really like the combo of brown and green. The necklace is reversable, and I believe the Lucite is from the 1970s.


Patinated brass blanks, Lucite rounds and heishi, brass round beads, copper spacers, green rubber tubing, seed beads, and a Lucite button closure.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    WOW!!! SO cool!
    I really love those funky brown and green beads. What’s old is new again. Great patina-on-brass… as usual. Seriously! It’s your “trademark”!!! :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great design…love the patina on brass, and the colors are fab!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Whoa! This is gorgeous! I love your lucite bead find and I never would have guessed that is rubber tubing. Too Cool! Your patina on the blanks is a perfect compliment. What a statement!

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Too cool and loving these greens!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous, Susie!!! Your eye is so good at this!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Totally awesome Susie!! Loving all the greens in this, and the lucite are fantastic! Just wonderful!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Zowie!! Tribal & psychedelic at the same.time. I love that you made it reversible…that is cool. What do you mean “green rubber tubing”?

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for all the great comments!

    Deb, rubber tubing is also known as hollow rubber cord. I have a couple lengths of it it different colors, so I used the green that I had to make the beads in between the hieshi. I just cut it to the length I wanted!

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooohhhhh … aaaaahhhhh … way too cool!! I love vintage lucite/acrylic beads … I have a HUGE stash of them myself … they are always so much fun to work with. You did yours more than justice. :D

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a fun necklace, Susie – - and your patinas are exceptional once again !

  11. miss e
    miss e says:

    I love the patina on the blanks! Are you going to make earrings?

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    So striking! Love the colors, the boldness–pretty much everything.

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Ladies!

    Miss E, there is a pair of earrings in the first photo. I doubt I’ll make a pair using the brass blank, but one never knows….

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Fabulously eye catching! Love how you used the rubber tubing as an accent.

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