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Autumn Blossoms

About this design:

I wanted to somehow combine these bronzed opal glass beads with flowers but it took me awhile to collect the right color flowers. Then I ran into the issue of how to connect and how to clasp this so I fooled around with wire until I had a link and a button. It took me forever but I think I like it now. :)


Bronzed opal glass beads, LB, Blue Luster Czech glass beads, LB, Vintaj chain and wire, LB, Czech glass flowers and leaves, LB and elsewhere, and tiny seed beads as spacers, LB.

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wow! Those bronzed opal beads are gorgeous! Love the way you layered the leaves under them, and your wire work is fantastic Becky! What a beautiful design!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :) ! Thanks, Wanda! Coming from you that really makes me feel good. :)

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree with Wanda! The design is beautiful. Everything falls into place perfectly, and I love all the flower charms. Great color combo as well!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Talk about a statement piece. That’s wonderful. And ditto to all the comments above. Beautiful!

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow, Becky! You’ve outdone yourself with this one! I don’t usually care for large round beads but I ADORE this! The colors are fabulous, the design phenomenal! I love how the large beads are on the top and the bottom and how you’ve layered the flowers and the leaves. Awesome piece!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Becky, you put a smile on my face this morning :-D

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Simply gorgeous, Becky, and well worth the hours you must have spent creating it ! Love the last photo because it really shows the luster on the large round beads – - -

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Just awesome Becky. I have been in love with those bronzed opal glass beads since LB got them and you have really made them shine. I’m really in love with the flower section…I think you should do a necklace that is just the flowers as well.

  9. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Wow! love, love, love this!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Awwww shucks.. you guys are too good to me. :) Thanks so much!

  11. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Yours is so much prettier than mine but you shall see a photo of it tomorrow!

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a nice compliment Becky :-D Your work is always so gorgeous! You use a lot of bigger gems, and the way you implement them into your designs is fantastic!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Bold and beautiful, fantastic piece :D

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, sent you messages!!!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you Wanda, Asia, and Merilee! :)

    Wanda-I use big stones because I have too many big stones.
    Asia, thank you!
    Merilee–can’t wait!
    Deb–I’m thinking about it….

  16. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! :)

  17. franny
    franny says:

    gorgeous, Becky!….love your colour combo (as usual) esp. the bronze detailing & how you’ve balanced the ‘big beads’ with those delicate leaves/flowers….luvverly!

  18. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ditto what Deb said about the flower necklace!!

  19. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What a fabulous necklace Becky! I love your wirewrapped closure, well worth the time you spent on it! I too have been eyeing those bronze opal beads but didn’t quite know what to do with them. You’ve showcased them wonderfully!

  20. agateannie
    agateannie says:

    Beautiful! I love the dimension and everything else!!!

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