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About this design:

Mauve is such a Victorian color. Add in lavender, and we might as well get out the long, silk dresses.

The bronzed wisteria maple leaves were the true inspiration for this: They're lovely, and filled with subtle colors.


Unicorne lampwork focal; cape amethyst, amethyst, dogtooth amethyst and crazy lace purple agate rounds; Czech glass leaves, flowers, rondelles, polished rounds; bronze-lined crystal magatamas; antique silver bead caps, chain and clasp.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so pretty. What’s nice these days as we can wear just about anything anytime and with anything (within reason of course). I love everything about it.

  2. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    This is soooo lovely and elegant. Silk dresses and parasols, sigh.

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, Nancy, and you’re right. I wore this with a t-shirt! I think it would look best with a collared shirt or scarf.

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, beadingma. Silk dresses and parasols, indeed. I’m going to make a Victorian dress simply because I have know what it feels like to wear one.

  5. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Let us know how it feels.

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I hear the swish of silk! Beautiful colors and design. It wouldn’t be hard to wear this at all. It’s one of those pieces that would make a blah outfit into something special. I can see it with a crisp white blouse and a black blazer. Yowza!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
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  8. Medieval Momma
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  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your necklace is totally Victorian and gorgeous, but I also really like your bracelet. To me it’s just the right mix of beads and dangles – - great job, Laud !

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Wonderful design.

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, Gail, Becky, MM! Paula, I actually started with the bracelet. The first time around, it didn’t quite work. I’d added some of bigger, three-leaf flowers, which overpowered the flat ones, and darker rondelles. The periwinkle rondelles are my all-time Czech glass favorites. Restringing with those, I think I finally got it right.

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is out of the world, love the leafs I’m working on the design with them too :D

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, Kat, Asia. Asia, good luck on the leafy piece. Florals are my favorite designs.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is something right out of Downtown Abbey! I love it–it’s so elegant and Victorian for sure. Be sure to post pics of that silk dress and parasol!

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:


  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Outstanding Laud. Such beautiful colors and components.

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    WOW! An amazing set of jewelry!!! Love the colors and texture and design of these. Stunning!!!

  18. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This set is gorgeous! I love the colors you used too! I like the bracelet design incorporating all the leaves. I just got a bunch in fall colors. Now I know what to do with them. ;)

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