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Dusty Rose

About this design:

This design is from a pick I did called multi-stranded, which later became a POD. So I purchased it all, and also used my GC that I won from the Halloween contest. So the whole thing came to $17.00 with shipping. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, even though It took me a while to get it right. I also could probably make two more like this with the beads I have left over.


Luster opaque rose/gold topaz 4mm round druks, dark bronze 6mm square, peach picasso turbine, wisteria quartz 5x7 fire polished rondelle, lustered bronze 5x7 fire polished rondell, Tierracast antique copper beaded hook and eye, Tierracast antique copper 3-hole end bar, Tierracast 3-hole beaded 6mm heishi bar and Vintaj bead caps all from Lima beads. Toho seed beads used 6/0 hybrid frosted apollo, 8/0 frosted dark bronze, 8/0 marbled opaque beige/pink, 8/0 transparent frosted rosaline, 8/0 gold lustered transparent pink, 11/0 gilded marble brown, 11/0 gold lustered marionberry, 11/0 transparent rainbow rosaline all from Lima Beads. Copper jump rings, beaded spacers and 6/0 pink seed beads from my stash.

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  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Love the colors and even tho its multistranded, its still so dainty and pretty. Lovely piece

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is fabulous Wanda! Love all the beads, colors and copper in this….great design!

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love it, love the depth of texture/color.

  4. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is very elegant, Wanda – - different from your fabulous asymetrical designs, too. A fabulous result (and am sure you put lots of work into achieving this effect).

  5. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful, elegant and intricate; wish I could see it in person!

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ditto what Judy wrote. I want to touch this!
    Your choice of beads is great here,and your attention to detail..holy cow,what a lot of work!
    This could be worn with anything.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much! It was a lot of stringing and restringing to get it to lay right, but well worth the effort. Plus I have already sold it, so I’m very happy :)

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful soft colors. I love the multistrands and how it tapes at the top.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic and on a budget, inspiring too, have to play with multi-strand , congrats on the sale :D

  10. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    love it! I’m always drawn to lots of beads. If you’re gonna do it..then really do it!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Absolutely beautiful Wanda. I love the colors in this and how you incorporated the three-hole connectors. I can see why it’s already sold. Love it!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the colors and the daintiness of it!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I can see what a job it was to get the right spacing for those 3-holers!! WOW! You di such a great job! No wonder it sold! :)

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much, you are all so kind!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It’s is such a beautiul color Wanda. 1st of all though I’m impressed with your bargain skills!! Then the list of components is daunting!!! And to get the pattern right for each strand to lay correctly!! Impressive!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Deb :) It was one of the cheaper fresh picks that I have picked, ever lol.

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I can see why someone snapped this pretty necklace up! Your patience was rewarded! Love the mix of beads and colors.

  18. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    beautiful color combo :)

  19. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Lynda and Peggy!

  20. Fatima
    Fatima says:

    nice job.. great color combination..

  21. debbiej
    debbiej says:

    This is so beautiful. I’m quite surprised you haven’t made one for sis Debbie Darling. Love it.

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