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Turquoise Coppered Waters

About this design:

I have had these diamond brown beads for over 10 years. Never found anything I really liked to go with them, until now. My husbands friend went on a trip with his family about 3 hrs away from here. They went to take this train ride that acts out a train robbery. Well they had these little shops at the station, and one had beads in it. He bought me the turquoise stones, and they were the perfect color for my brown beads. Well I was off and grinding my brain gears to put something together. Ta Da!


Leather and czech fire polished rondelles from LB. Turquoise from my good buddy Calvin. My aged brown beads, two little green fluorite rounds, three turquoise glass rounds, copper findings all from my stash.

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  1. B Fencl
    B Fencl says:

    This is really wonderful. You waited for the perfect beads and they are a great together.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooo! Those diamond beads are extraordinary! I can see why you waited for a perfect companion beads. Beautiful necklace!!

  3. franny
    franny says:

    wow!…love those beads, Wanda; placing them with turquoise & copper has made them appear to have a deep rich burgundy & green patina…worth waiting, what a success!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty combo….they work perfectly together! Good things come to those who wait! LOL

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    The patina on your brown beads looks amazing with the new turquoise beads, Wanda ! And the copper is the perfect accent – - -

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    PS Love the title you chose, too !

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    One of my favorite color combinations. Beautiful design. I like the addition of the leather.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I am just in shock that you have a husband WHO BUYS YOU BEADS! Seriously, did you ladies notice that??? MY hubby would not EVER consider doing such a thing! I am SOOOO jealous!! :) Oh, and by the way, I LOVE the finished product!!! :)

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments!

    I’m not sure what kind of bead they are. I’m thinking glass of some sort, cause there is a chip in the one bead I noticed that dangles. So I will have to take it off and restring it. What I meant by aging is the fact that they sat in my stash for over 10 years, just waiting patiently to be played with. :)

    It wasn’t my hubby that bought the beads, Becky. It was his friend of 25 years that did. But my hubby would also buy me beads.

  10. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    The brown and Turquoise are beautiful together. A great design.

  11. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    Just a short addition. When at the coast recently, i was doing some bead shopping when my husband surprised me by buying a strand of boulder opals. It was an extravagent purchase but meant so much that he was supportive of my beading.

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I really like this piece Wanda. Just shows how we should try to hang on to as many beads as we can since some day we can create something beautiful.

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is such a beautiful necklace! I just love the colors and your stash beads really rock it!

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow. Your friend has great taste in beads and you beautifully put everything together. I would think of those 2 colors together, but what do I know ;) .

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lovely necklace Wanda. You sound like me as far as beads…holding on to them. I’ve got a string of garnet chips & a string of freswater pearls I had for at least 15 years.

  16. Ams
    Ams says:

    Gorgeous – just right!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Perfect color combination! You obviously have a real treasure trove for a stash! Love, love, love it! :D

  18. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments. I wasn’t sure about the leather piece, and again you all helped put those thoughts to rest, thanks!

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