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Octopus Garden In The Shade

About this design:

Finally figured out a design that I could use the octopus focal, I have had for awhile now. I think all the different shades of blue go together. What do you think?


Brazil Amazonite ovals, czech glass rondelles and drops, Conch shell puff coins, turquoise barrels and small rondelles, Indonesian recycled glass and lampwork rounds, antique brass beads, spacers and clasp.

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  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous. Love the octopus focal!

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Darn! I thought the other piece was my favorite. This one is even AWESOM-er!!! The little cluster of buds is SO darn cute!!! I like the mix of stones and shells and glass!!! (and brass shells!)
    And also thanks for the Beatles earworm! :)

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Wherever did you get that pendant? It’s precious & so darn cute. I love your design! I like those little flowers all together.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What a fabulous focal and I love the ocean-y blues with it! Whereever did you get those recycled glass rondelles? They remind me of bubbles (I coulda used them a few days ago!) and just accent that octopus brilliantly!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think you did a marvelous job, what are those buds?

  6. miss e
    miss e says:

    I think it’s great! I love the all the beads together. It adds a nice texture!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I saw that octopus at Michaels and almost bought it 2 different days! This is fabulous!!!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments, it’s always such a wonderful feeling reading them.

    The pendant came from Michaels, Jennifer. I got it over two years ago though.

    Gail the recycled glass rondelles are from yuki designs on etsy.

    Asia those buds are glass from a local bead store here in Calgary. They kinda look like petals, but the hole runs side to side instead of front to back. Or another bead they remind me off is teardrops but only half of it. If that makes sense.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Your welcome Julie for the earworm :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Another fantastic piece….you are on a mega creative roll girl!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I thought I recognized that pendant (cant believe you didn’t buy it Becky). Another fantastic piece Wanda.

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great focal and design! Love the colors, too! You’re on a very creative roll, Wanda!!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Needs, Deb and Maria for your lovely comments :)

  14. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Looks like you discovered this in the ocean, Wanda ! All those blues work so well together and with the focal – - -

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    The oceany colors are wonderful here with your cool octopus pendant! I love the song too!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Paula and Angela for you kind words :)

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yup, I’m kicking myself…. :)

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I could have sworn I saw it in mine recently.

  19. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wanda, I love this piece. The soft blue is so nice to look at and wearing would make anyone feel special. Great look, you rock.

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