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Dragonfly Pool ~ for Granny/Nancy

About this design:

Like Becky I was asked by Granny/Nancy to make a necklace. Only specifications...Aqua & Silver. Then the beads came...LOTS OF BEADS!! So hard to I picked a design straight out of Heather Power's book (pages 58/59..Thistles & Blooms) but used aquas. I've been in love with that basic design since I bought the book just didn't really want the colors she use. I got.the strand with the shell spikes done and then was.stuck...until she sent..PEANUT SEED BEADS!!!!!! Even better in person!! I used a minimal amount from my stash...the shell spikes and silver bumpy beads. Sorry but the pinch bail would not fit. Let me know what you think Nancy. If you find anything unsatisfactory email me and let me know.


Big list...Ceramic dragonfly pendant. Silver bead cap. Silver wire. Strand 1) white seed beads. Aqua shell spikes. Seafoam czech rondelles. Turquoise beads(?). Silver rondelles. Strand 2) teal and seafoam quartz nuggets. White keishi pearls. Aqua czech leaves. Strand 3) Teal & aqua PEANUT SEED BEADS!! Aqua czech.rondelles. Teal freshwater pearls. Silver toggle clasp. Silver bumpy beads. Silver findings.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my this is so great. This is why I chose you guys to make things for me. There are others and you know who you are.

    This has everything – the Boho look but yet at the same time is both pretty and elegant. I LOVE the aquas so much and this just fills the bill in so many ways.

    Oh, and a direct response to the question about the bail…. wiring it as you have is perfect to add to the Boho look. I’m really not exaggerating… I just love this look to death. Its perfect and more than I could ever have imagined.

    As I’ve mentioned so many times, life has me so overwhelmed that I get so blocked everytime I try to design something. I get ideas galore but they fizzle out in the actual production phase.

    So thank you, thank you, thank you…. you do not need to change a thing.

    And as I said to Becky, I thank you so much for taking time out of your other beading projects and your days to make something for me. I’m so excited to get this and wear it. And remember, whatever extra beads that are left are yours to play with for future projects of your own.


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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is fab Deb! As you well know, that dragonfly focal is one of my favs! You did an awesome design, and Granny Nancy will enjoy this for years to come!

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a great gift, Deb ! The peanut beads are just perfect, too. I’ve been thinking about doing a three-strand necklace and you have inspired me – - -

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OMG! I LOVE this!! Great job, Deb!! That wire bail is da bomb! :) Love the spikes, love the twist, LOVE the peanut seed beads!! :) Perfect mix of design and colors!!!! Nancy chose well! and you did a GREAT job!!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a wonderfully executed piece you have put together with the beads Nancy sent you, it looks fabulous! The peanut seed beads looks great, and I’m sure Nancy will love it for a long time :)

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Yowza,’ve outdone yourself with this lovely piece. It looks like it fell out of the Little Mermaid’s treasure chest or something!!

  7. franny
    franny says:

    absobloodylutely beautiful(this isn’t an expletive, just an expression of appreciation & awe), Deb!…now I know i need Nancy to select my stash & either you or Becky to assemble it, & me?,.. well i can be the admiration society, lol…..Nancy, i’m so happy for you that you are getting things sorted & it must be lovely to see some of your stash & ideas taking shape!

  8. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Simply lovely design. That adorable dragonfly pendant inspired lots of beautiful, creative designs.
    Nancy I am sure you will enjoy wearing it

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you so much everyone. I had to let this one sit in the tray for awhile after the 1st strand was done & I started the 2nd one (which has the quartz). I just wasn’t liking it…I guess I was too set on the way my inspiration necklace looked. Then when I took it out again the idea to put the leaves between the pearls came to me and that was the fix it needed. While it is inspired by Heather’s design it is also different.

    I also love that dragonfly pendant…as you all know. I’m wishing I had bought more and also wish they had more than 2 colors!!

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this Deb!

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