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Spring's Promise

About this design:

This is the first appearance of flowers in the Spring - crocus, tulips, etc.


LB Carnelian slab, silver beads, faceted carnelian beads and crystal opals. Had on hand amazonite and amethysts and lapis.

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  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty. Love that little bird and the focal.

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors you’ve chosen and that focal is awesome. I love Orange :-)

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful work,Judy. I love to see Carnelian and Amethyst together. The whole design is lovely.
    If I wore this,I’d be touching that focal all day.

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

    Thanks for the comments; believe it or not, this one sold right away, and I could have sold 2 more. Never know what people will like.

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That carnelian slab is awesome. I can see why this sold…great color combo.

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    You never do know what people like. I think that is what makes it exciting. What designers like and the public likes are very different. Designers are looking for creativity while I think most people are looking for wear ability or something they can relate to on a personal level. Go figure.

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

    Del – I think you’re right. I can’t get adventuresome w/my stuff and hope to sell it in the area I live in.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Judy, I think most people have conservative tastes. That is why I like to work with pearls and simple designs. Lima Beads is a fun site and people are open to new ideas which I think is a very good thing for jewelry designers.

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

    I agree; I am not a designer; I just make necklaces. I like to see new ideas and new materials being used. I also love trying out different color combinations.

  10. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    The color composition is so unique! I love the focal, it has such an organic, interesting shape. Beautifully done, and congrats on it selling right away! =^__^=

  11. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    I love it also! I can also relate to not being able to sell the most creative designs. I have to fight myself over this issue constantly. I live in a rural very conservative part of Missouri. If I do what I really want to do,it is almost always hard to sell. A designers’ dilemma I guess.

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    It definitely is with all the greens :D

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    That is one beautiful Carnelian slab, and the sparkle from the opals, gorgeous!

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love the color choices! It’s true you never know what will sell. Can be frustrating for sure!

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

    Thanks everyone. I wanted to mention again that the Carnelian slab was a string of slabs that I got from LB at a reasonable price. I also think the “fake” opals are a good deal.

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