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Coral Reef

About this design:

I wanted to create a tropical piece to chase away the winter blues.


Lamp work focal, Mookaite, brown turquoise, Czech glass, seed beads.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Love this! It absolutely chases away winter blues. Such pretty colors and lively textures!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh my gosh..I want to touch this!
    The colors are so vibrant,but soothing and earthy as’s Beautifully designed. The focal is wonderful!!

  3. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Very nice and unique piece. Good for you!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I think we all need a winter cruise right now.

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love this, the focal is to die for!

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love this piece. Its so lively and beautiful at the same time. And yes I think a cruise is in order. How about Bermuda or better yet Hawaii!!!! :)

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Thanks! I feel warmer already!
    PS: the wire swirl at the bottom of the focal is a nice touch.

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Stunning color combo! And must add, great photo skills which is so hard to do with jewelry.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love all the different colors and textures! The focal is so gorgeous!

  10. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks everyone. I find it very difficult to photograph jewelry. I really need to buy some proper equipment and Photoshop as well.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What a beautiful, tropical-feeling piece! I feel less cold already! Fabulous, cheery colors

  12. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    I feel like I should have a pina-cola in my hand. It is refreshing to see this aray of colors this time of year. Really love it.I can’t afford the cruise but I can afford the drink. lol

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very lovely!

  14. deleted
    deleted says:

    Very festive – I can hear the surf and steel guitar. Nice! I like you choice of background for the necklace.

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Photos are very hard to do without some editing programs. Have you ever tried the free PicMonkey? I have found it so easy to use and it does what I need with my mediocre photo skills.

  16. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Fresh Baked. I will try the PicMonkey. I take regular pictures with cheap cameras and they come out great unedited. It’s very hard to capture jewelry correctly. I bought a DSLR thinking it would take better pictures and it still does not work. I will have to do more research.

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Del-I also went the DSLR route recently and almost returned it as I was getting the same or worse pictures as I was getting with my iPad. Thankfully, I found a blog on photographing jewelry and learned there are some very specific settings required. I’m still learning but if you’d like to message me here and I’ll be happy to share what I’ve discovered so far. There’s a bit too much detail to hijack the blog with….

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Sure Gail. Er, what exactly do you mean by messaging? An email address? Or is there a messaging function on this website?

  19. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful design and the colors are awesome! I too like the spiral you did on the focal. It’s a very nice touch. :)

  20. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Del- There is a messaging function under “Create and Learn” . Select “Find Beaders” and you’ll see it. I can’t message you until you make some sort of a profile though.

  21. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love this! The colors are great, very well put together and the focal is just amazing!

  22. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! It is so beautiful and colorful and very reminiscent of an ocean getaway! I LOVE this! :D

  23. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful, gorgeous colors :D

  24. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind messages. Gail, I will create a profile.

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