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African Safari

About this design:

Another bead I didn't know what to do with, because it was so big(27mm). I didn't like the way it hung just wrapped and dangling. So I decide to wire it across some wire with some stick beads. I liked the effect it had, but had to figure out what to do for the rest. It was described as animal print so I paired it with some of my pilbara jasper that look like spots on a cheetah, and the African brass beads. I also wanted to use leather in the design somehow. I'm not sure if I have to much going on or if it's ok as is?


Vintage Large Tribal Animal Print Lucite focal, Pilbara Jasper, Black Onyx sticks, Lucite black connectors, African brass beads, czech glass, ceramic rondelle spacers, mustard leather lace, brass chain, lobster clasp, and jump rings, wire.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wow Wanda…what a fantastic design! You did a great job with the focal, and all the other components really do have an African feel to them. Just looking at it makes me think of a safari! Love it!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    You stole my word “fantastic” so I will say FABULOUS~!!! Very, very nice piece and love the earrings as well. I think everything looks great just as is. And yes, I’ll think about riding a camel or elephant. That was an unrealized dream…. I wanted to be another Auntie Mame.

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Wanda, stunning design! I love everything. It’s perfect. :D

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    LOVE, LOVE, have the same lucite in my cart on Etsy, just nothing else to go with it :D

  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really great design. Has a real tribal feel to it.

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    Wanda it all works!! and becomes a real oooooohhhhh … aaaaaahhhhh piece. Stunning! :D

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Don’t change a thing in this beauty, Wanda ! Love everything in it and your design is simply spectacular – - -

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Such a great design Wanda!! I love how you have the focal layered and then accented. It really makes it stand out. Everything is perfect.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    It’s perfect! Don’t change a thing.

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much! I wasn’t quite sure with this one. You know how they say less is more, so I thought it was too busy. You all were so nice and confirmed that it wasn’t. Thanks!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Excellent design and … wait for it… I am so going to steal the idea for the leather. :) !!

  13. miss e
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  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Becky and miss e!!
    Lol @ Beacky!!
    That leather part really hurt my hand(lol) It was hard to push the leather through the Greek ceramic rondelles. Steal away, it is a cool effect.

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