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Sunlit Sea

About this design:

I bought the Swarovski waves for another piece, where they didn't look right. I think they've found a good home next to the Grace beads. Oh, and I'm proud that everything in these pieces came at steep discount--30-50% off. Lucky me!


Swarovski wave crystals, Grace Lampwork lentils, crazy lace agate ovals and clasp, turquoise impression barrels, Czech glass, antique brass rounds and spacers

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    You are indeed lucky! What a beautiful piece. It does remind me of sun-dappled waters!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m having serious bead envy over everything in this necklace. ..especially those wave crystals. Gorgeous design!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a gorgeous set you have designed Laud! Love the hint of gold from the Grace beads.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ditto what Deb said!! :)

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Ditto for me to except I have to say how gorgeous this set is. Do you sell your things at shows? Or make them for gifts or both. And I noticed there are no bracelets in your designs. But everything you make is so original.

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone. I usually don’t make matching earrings, bracelet, and necklace for one set, though I have three leftover Grace beads I could put into a bracelet or make up as earrings (that’d leave one lonely bead…). I’m determined to open that Etsy shop, but I just haven’t done it yet.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Perhaps a second set of earrings and a pendant – then there would be no lonely beads left at all.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Lovely….the grace beads are gorgeous!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Nancy, what a good idea! When I buy seven-bead strands and only use four in a design, there’s always that extra bead.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Count me in on the serious case of bead envy! Gorgeous design, Laud. You really DO need to open that Etsy shop. You’d have people lined up to buy your stuff (well they can’t really “line” up, but you know what I mean)

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    Sigh. I keep thinking there’s all this stuff I don’t know about Etsy, and I have no idea how to mail stuff out. When I went to the post office, the clerk said the cheapest mailers are $5.60. That seems high to me. Anybody willing to share their Etsy experience?

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, Laud, I just opened a store this week, what I did, I got some pieces in the envelops and went with them to the post office, this way they can weight the items also, I also added some money for extra item as I might be going to the next pay scale. Becky also just opened her shop she might have some pointers too.

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    There is an option to use Etsy discounted shipping rates and the cost is added to your monthly bill. Just buy some padded envelopes at the dollar store and get a cheap kitchen or postage scale.


  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Cool tips. Thanks!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOOO!! I LIKE!!!! :-D

    I’m in the boat with you Laud. :| Keep “thinking” about re-opening my etsy store but all the technical stuff keeps me away. sigh………

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Congrats on your lucky finds! Beautiful set.

  17. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    This is just breathtaking,Laud.I also ohh’d and aahhh’d over your choice of beads. I’ve not seen the crystal wave beads until today. They are gorgeous!!

  18. Laud
    Laud says:

    Swarovski keeps coming up with new shapes. Wave, galactic, wing and aquiline could all suggest water. They even make fish beads!

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Perfect sea colors! Love, love, love the design! :)

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    R DeRose says:

    exquisite, great epiphany in composition!

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