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Clay Birds

About this design:

I'm seeing birds everywhere! These are unfinished clay and they look very organic and earthy. The little spacers are clay too.
I picked up the chunky matte stone beads at a gem show. The only strand left and they were hiding in with the Dzi agates and turritella.


Lots of clay and matte stones.

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally organic, Julie – - the birds are saved from being too cutsie by their texture. Great design !

  2. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Love the earthy feel of this. Perfect for any time of the yea.

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the birds! And the rustic, artistic look.

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

    Really different and pretty – love the earrings!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the rustic feel of this, Julie! Another beautiful set!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OH Julie I am so in love with this!! Rustic, earthy, natural yet a very elegant look.

  7. Granny Nancy
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  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love them.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    The birds are gorgeous, very rustic and primitive and your choice of stones compliments them so well, I actually got a whole bunch of similar agates just last week :D

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like everything about these pieces!

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks! I haven’t even worn this set yet.
    I think it needs a sweater or something full and heavy… It’s just not cold enough here in FL. I do envy you all with your snow and sweaters… I know. Just shut up!!! We always want what we can’t have……

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It would look nice with a heavier weight nicer pullover top…you don’t have to have a sweater.

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Love these! They would look good with a knit vest or multiple layers too, I would think. So very charming and sweet.

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