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My Little Elephant

About this design:

So, I got this cool pendant, and had a hard time with the design. Go simple...go elaborate. Big vs. small. I had some African sand cast beads that I thought would be perfect, but they were definately not! So, after alot of fiddling around, this is the current design. It may change, but I'm going to sleep on it. My camera batteries died before I got any more photos, so I'll post more tomorrow.


Round Rabbit elephant pendant, porcelain saucers, seed beads, bone discs, lampwork discs, lucite saucers, crystal rondelles, ceramic rounds, copper bead caps, liver stone faceted rounds, brass gear and lobster clasp...and a few other things, I'm sure!

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wonderful! I see lively, and fun, and witty. The pendant is great on its own, but those porcelain bead are a perfect match, and the colors of the other beads just keep the eye moving.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I think it’s perfect as is… it!

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Adorable, I can’t imagine what you would do to make it any better.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Don’t change it!!! It’s great like it is.Very stylish and tribal looking.

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    Wonderfully cool! With elephants you just kind of have to go BIG!! Perfect mix of bead colors, sizes, textures and shapes. An oooohhhhhhhh … aaaahhhhhh elephant! :D

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie,love the Round Rabbit pieces, your design is perfect with the great mix of beads, textures and sizes :D

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Think everything about this works very well – - the size of the beads is perfect for the pendant, your slightly asymetrical design add interest, and the whole thing looks very much in proportion. Great necklace !!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just love the Round Rabbit elephant, he is so cute! Those porcelain beads really go well with him, and the chunky..ness of the design is wonderful. I think it fits well with the elephant focal(chunky beads, big elephant) Fabulous piece Susie!

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Very pretty! Perfect design for your awesome elephant pendant!

  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I can see why you wanted to create something with this adorable pendant! Sleeping on a design is often a very good thing to do. Get some perspective.
    Whatever you decide in the end will be the best, I’m sure. Meanwhile…if you haven’t already enjoyed this little video, you might like to see it. This little baby elephant frolicking in the ocean gives greater meaning to cuteness.

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks everyone, for the kind words!

    Anyone need peanut seed beads? I know I do!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love the elephant!! What a cool chunky necklace Susie!! You’re so creative!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oops I know that elephants love peanuts…wonder if they love peanut seed beads also?? I know I do!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOVE this!!!!! but the elephants need PEANUT SEED BEADS!!! :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Awesomely tribal!! Beautiful, Susie!

    peanut seed beads, peanut seed beads……….

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