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Southern Ocean

About this design:

I inherited the dusty-rose/mauve lampwork focal with turquoise foil. The Czech table cut coins and the green line agate puff coins seemed right, but I liked them better with the vitrail cosmic rings.


Lampwork glass focal with foil, Czech glass, green line agate puff coins, Swarovski cosmic rings, seed beads, antique silver clasp

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What a gorgeous set! Your work is always so thoughtful. This set really says ocean to me! Super fine components that really compliment one another. Love the green Agate in there,and the Swarovski cosmic rings are perfection!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, Nancy. I don’t usually like rainbow finishes, but the vitrail combined pink, blue and green–who could ask for more?

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Its really beautiful!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors in this! Reminds me of the colors in the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland, when I was there. Another gorgeous piece, Laud!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty…reminds me of summer at the beach!

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So pretty and I love that focal. The colors are serene and soothing.

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You have the talent to always pick the perfect complements to a focal ! This is such a perfect combination of colors and textures – - totally gorgeous.

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks! I think I was lucky with this one. The aqua glass also came from my friend’s stash. Didn’t know what to do with green agate until I saw it was the same size as the table cut Czech glass. It all sort of fell into place.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    The colors remind me of the ocean in York Beach, Maine in early summer. The color of the ocean is beautiful there. Especially with the sun glinting off the waves. It looks so inviting, but you know one you get in that the coldness will make your ears ache. You go in anyway. Beautiful job, Laude! Makes me want to go back there.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful set, Laud! Just luscious!

  11. pgv72  Patty
    pgv72 Patty says:

    Lovely! The necklace looks like it is a nice weight without being too cumbersome. Sometimes that is a tough thing to balance! Great job!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    It’s quite light. I don’t like to wear heavy necklaces because I find they hurt my neck after a while. The only heavy piece in this is the focal, and there’s just one of those.

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful set Laud! The colors you’ve combined are great together and I love your addition of the cosmic rings! :)

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone!

  15. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Laud, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! EVERYTHING about it is wonderful! It’s a favorite here and on Etsy! Gail’s description of the beach with the icy cold water is so fitting… :D

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