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Azure Gardens

About this design:

I've had the focal, a glass lampwork bead I got at a Gem Show, for almost a year now, afraid to use it because it was rather costly and I was worried my skills couldn't display it properly. Finally, I decided to make a necklace with it, and this is the result! I also made little spiral beads from twisted Vintaj Brass Wire, and colored the filigree flower with a mix of Vintaj Verdigris and Marble Patinas, then pressed Epoxy Clay in Blue into the center and deep-set a few Swarovskis into that, finally dusting it with Blue-Green-Purple PearlEx.


Vintaj Natural Brass: Chain in two types, Nouveau Swirl Toggle set, Heapins, Fold-Over Crimp Ends, Filigree Flower,Verdigris Patina, Marble Patina, Filigree Bead Caps, Vintaj Parawire in 16 Gauge Round and 21 Gauge Twisted; Swarovski Crystals in Varying Shades: Pacific Opal and Seabreeze Mix Bicones, Crystal AB and plain Crystal flat backs; Glass Lampwork Focal; Genuine Larimar Small Round; Michael's Epoxy Clay; Blue-Green-Purple PearlEx; Genuine Aquamarine Rounds; Genuine Dumortierete Rounds; Leather Lace in Turquoise and White; Dark Blue Freshwater Pearls

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, wish I could see this close up. My eyes are not the best and there’s so much there with the lace and so many elements. Love the weave around the neck – it looks like its all come together most awesomely (is that a word?)!!!!!!

  2. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you! I’ll try and take better pictures with my actual camera-the iPad camera isn’t the best. =^__^’=

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Another stunning piece. I share your passion for all shades of blue. This is just so antique,and romantic looking.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice!! I especially like the pic where you are wearing it because it shows size and placement of the components. Lovely!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    It looks so pretty on you and it does show the dimensions.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Wow! This one is a showstopper! A lamp glass pearl couldn’t ask for better company! So many beautiful, well-combined pieces.

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Beautifully rendered!! Love the antique style and your focal is a show stopper!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful focal, fantastic colors :D

  9. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    love it! :)

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    DrgnFlyDrms says:

    WOW! I’d say your skill level is well above the beads…LOL

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