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Deep Blue Sea

About this design:

Thought I was done with the beachy designs, but I seem to have a few more in the works. This one came about when I was inspecting the bright blues in my stash. They recalled the Cellini spiral I started here as a demo, and so everything came together.


Spiral bracelet: Seed beads, antique silver bead caps and clasp. Charm bracelet and earrings: Deep blue mystery jasper, blue line agate, apatite, freshwater pearls, unicorne bead drops, antique silver cones and clasp, dancing ring chain

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I am practically speechless…these are just stunning– from the choice of colors, to the beads and cones….amazing! I love them all, and would wear them in a heartbeat!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Geez Louise Laud!!! Is that ever an eyecatching set?!!??
    That charm bracelet must be just tinkling fun (I love noisey bracelets) to wear. And the spiral is beautiful. Earrings too!! Those cones are KILLER!!

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful, Laud!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my, words escape me…… beautiful!!!!!!!!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m never tiered of your beachy designs this is no exception :D

  6. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Laud, sometimes life’s a beach and when the sea speaks to us we must listen. All of these pieces are really wonderful. Because I am familiar with some of your other creative abilities (such as costuming) I am truly awed by your versatility of talent. Kudos on your beautious creations!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow..I “got nuthin” except wow!! ;)

  8. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Awesome!! :D

  9. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Please tell me Laud; I have looking for chain like this for a whilw, did you make it or you bought it like this? Thanks :)

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ditto. *picks up jaw from floor* wow. :O

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Gemme, the chain comes from LB. It’s called dancing rings. I just checked, and only gunmetal and antique copper are in stock, but LB usually has other metals, too.

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I got that wrong. It’s called falling ring chain, and it’s in stock in silver.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wow!! Fantastic as usual!! :)

  14. franny
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  15. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another fabulous set, Laud – - and there is always a warm beach somewhere in the world !

  16. Laud
    Laud says:

    What a cheering thought! I am NOT looking forward to winter.

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! Ditto to all of the above comments! :)

  18. nutz4beadz
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  19. Peggy3
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  20. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thanks Laud I will check it out :D

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