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Rustic Butterfly

About this design:

This one was difficult for me. I fiddled around with the beads for MONTHS, not being able to make a decision on what to put with the pendant. I was dismayed to find the aquamarine nuggets wouldn't accommodate 20G wire, which meant I had to change my entire plan! I finally just dove in, and this is the result. I like how it turned out, and the silk is soft and comfortable.


Pendant by Round Rabbit. Aquamarine nuggets, large hole pearls, fluorite faceted rice(from a friend), seed beads, leather, patina'd copper washers, copper hook clasp, silk string.

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    love the design

  2. Lulu50
    Lulu50 says:

    Great design! Love it!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow this is gorgeous! I love the braided silk it adds great texture to your design and ties all the colors together. Wonderful!

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow now that is beautiful!!!!

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Love everything about this, especially the braided silk. Great job, Susie !

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    The nuggets are gorgeous as is the pendant, love the design, The braid is just perfect :D

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It’s beautiful Susie!! The braided silk really does give it such a soft look. I love love love the color.

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love all the different textures together. And those pearls on the silk cord! Fabulous!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful piece! So many lovely design touches that add interest and texture.
    How did you ever manage to string even large holed pearls onto the silk??
    It’s great.

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful colors and design, Susie!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Let me add a few hundred “dittos” to what has been said as I drag my jaw off the floor here! WOW!

    This is incredible! I can see how you struggled but the end result is absolute perfection! You should ask a lot for this piece–it is nearly priceless! :)

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the blend of colors, shapes and textures! The end result was certainly worth the struggle!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you for the kind comments! They always make me smile!

    Lynda, the pearls had a 2mm hole in them, and I used leather rather than silk, but the silk would have been great if I had had enough of it.

    Becky, I love this one, and it’ll be hard to part with, but I think I’ll list it soon!

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    EM..all I have is WOW!!
    (and gimme gimme) ;D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Ditto to all of the above: LOVELY colors (and good photos!) — and WOW to the idea to knot pearls on leather cord!

  16. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Lovely! :-)

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fabulous design! Love, love, love the colors! :D

  18. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Very pretty – I really like the mix of beads and fiber

  19. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love this. Love the colors and the stones and the silk.

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