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Colored Paper

About this design:

I knew I wanted the silver tube bead as soon as I saw, what to do with it was another story. So I paired with some Acai seeds, lampwork and paper beads, and strung it on maroon and blue waxed linen.


Paper beads, acai seeds in burgundy and navy blue, burgundy lampwork with mauve swirls, navy and white porcelain bead, gray Lucite, Antique silver flower clasp, tube flower bead, and spacers, peanut seed beads, wax linen. The earrings have two burgundy lampwork beads, gray Lucite, peanut beads, antique silver earring hooks, bead cap and jump rings.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is just too cute. I like this color combo for year round. I love it.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous too, you are really busy lately :D

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Nancy and Asia! Yah with the show coming up, I’m trying to have lots for my displays. That’s why the overload of designs :) I have two more done, but decided I put enough in lately.

  4. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another great necklace, Wanda – - am glad you included a photo of it around your neck because that really shows how the long tube lays. It’s truly unique in a very good way ! Am eager to see the rest of your photos – - -

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I can see why you wanted that silver tube bead, its gorgeous! Love how you incorporated it into your design making it the focus of the piece but not being dead center.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Alice, Paula and Gail!

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is such fun. I love the tube bead!
    I especially like the idea to use the paper beads. I have some but haven’t used them.

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow! I so agree with Gayle on this. The pics are very nice,but the one on the model really shows the life of the piece. I ADORE the off kilter angle of the tube bead. In the favs it goes. :)

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oopsie doopsie..that’s Gail,not Gayle.
    (You know how I get,when I’m in the bead zone).

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Lol Nancy ;)

    Thanks so much Julie and Nancy Mc!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like the whole necklace, but that silver tube really draws the eye. Interesting, intriguing design!

  13. miss e
    miss e says:

    Great necklace! The paper beads are awesome!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Laud and miss e!!

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