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Will You Be My Honey Bee?

About this design:

Couldn't sleep last night cause I couldn't get designing this necklace out of my head. So I got out of bed and finished it.


Brown circle agate, Fossil Coral(red), Autumn agate, Honey calcite, Yellow Opal nugget, Polymer clay bee pendant and flight word bead from beadsbyearthtones etsy, peanut seed beads, seed beads, czech flowers and leaf, glass beads, vintaj brass clasp, jump rings and bead caps, antique brass spacers. All the gemstones are from Lima Beads except the honey calcite.

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a delight, Wanda ! Sorry to hear it kept you awake, but think it was well worth it – - -

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gaaaa I’m loving this!! It is eclectic and earthy. Peanut bead envy also…love that color.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh this was definitely worth losing a night’s sleep over. Great piece Wanda

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I can relate to the sleeplessness…..sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and HAVE to do a sketch for a watercolor! We just have to strike while the iron is hot! This is a real gem Wanda….love everything about it. The design and choice of beads and components is spot on. Fabulous job!!

  5. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Great piece Wanda…I find myself working in the wee hours as well, yawnzzzzzzzz

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Me, too! I hate it when the design plays over and over in my head as I try to tweak it but sometimes I come up with a solution and then I can sleep. :) This is adorable!

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I’ve done that too! Looks like hopping out of bed was worth it! Love the design and the colors.

  8. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous design Wanda and love how you use the peanut beads in this necklace!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such an appealing, warm design, Wanda! Love the bee pendant with the honey colored agate. It’s so nice to hear that someone else is afflicted with wee hours jewelry making frenzy. When I can’t sleep…I don’t count sheep, I design jewelry in my head, too.

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love the warm tones and the texture of this piece. The peanut seed beads are great, too!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow, what a fabulous necklace! Your colors are beautiful, especially loving the soft pinks to match the bee pendant. I must get some of that brown circle agate too! ;)

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the lovely comments! Sometimes it is best to just get out of bed, and finish or start whats in your head. I’m glad I did with this piece :)

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Adorable!!! The bee and the honey nugget are perfect. I like the subtle but significant “flight” link.
    I have started a little “journal book” with lots of random sketches and ideas… Isketch something really quickly so I don’t lose the idea. Some of the designs will come alive and some will probably lead to other newer ideas…

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Julie!

    Can’t wait to see your sketches come to life :)

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, I do the same as Julie just doodle when I get idea :D

  16. debbiej
    debbiej says:

    Just finished stocking you. As always they are all beautiful. This one has a bead that looks like honey.

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Asia and Sis!

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