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Parade of Colors

About this design:

I had made a bunch of PC beads with the intention of putting them in a bracelet, but once I got started, I just knew this was going to be a necklace! I don't have a clasp on yet, as I didn't realize I was out of cord ends!! LOL


Handmade and painted PC beads, blue ceramic saucers, 8mm lime green and turquoise glass beads, 4mm orange and green acrylic beads, and 1mm leather cord.

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  1. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Yowza your beads are fantastic, love them. Necklace is fab. I look forward to see the clasp you choose.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m loving your pc beads! This is one great necklace. (I recognize the ceramic saucers!)

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Instant happiness! Love the beads you made and the pattern with all of the different kinds of beads. Your necklace makes me smile. :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Thank you beadinggma, Deb and Chick! I have another batch of beads waiting to be painted!
    DEB–I figured you’d recognize those saucers! LOLOL

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love this necklace especially knowing you’ve made the beads but even if you hadn’t I’d still love it.

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    You MADE those beads?? Wow, wow, wow! I just love the colors and patterns! Totally love the necklace!
    What color clay did you start with? How the heck do you make saucers??

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Too cool! I love all the colors! What kinda paint did you use?

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    White PC clay, and I didnt make the ceramic saucers!

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful! Your work is an inspiration to us all.I so agree with Little Round Chick,who wrote,”instant happiness.” My inititial reaction was wow,how colorful and happy. I especially like the fact that the colors are bright,but not overpowering.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Thank so much Nancy….you made my day!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is such a colorful fun piece, and your beads just make it! Great job!

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is so wonderful! Love all your beads, and they fit right in perfectly with this fun piece!

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Somehow I missed the word “ceramic”. Regardless, I just love this piece!

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    LOVE, LOVE your beads and you made a fantastic necklace with them :D

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    I loved the picture without knowing you made the beads. Wow. Just WOW.

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the beads and the end result! How well do the PC beads hold up in bracelets that might get bonked around?

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Becky…the ones I wear seem to do well–but then, I am not rough on my jewelry! I think if you use the colored PC clay they would be fine. I paint mine, because the colors I prefer aren’t offered in the colored clay. So I buy either white, brown or black clay and paint it the colors I want–then I give them 2 coats of sealer.

  18. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love these beads! So colorful! :)

  19. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    and the necklace…sheesh…Love the beads and the necklace too! Can’t complete that thought process!lol ;)

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