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Rusty Pinks

About this design:

Love these big PC clay beads by Orly Fuchs Glachen. I decided to use it as a focal and work around its color. I then found the mixed brown silk ribbon I just recently received from Lima, and it had these nice hints of dusty rose in it. I wasn't sure how to incorporate the ribbon in, seeing I don't use it much. This is what I came up with.


PC focal bead by Orly, cornflake copper metal beads, antique copper spacer, bead, chain, jump rings, lobster clasp, link and 20 gauge crafting wire, rubber O rings, Leopardskin Jasper Twisted Oval, Indonesian lampwork glass beads wavy melon mix, mixed brown blend silk ribbon.

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  1. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    I think you did great with the ribbon! I don’t use it much, so it is always a challenge for me, too. Love the pinks. I didn’t used to like pink, but as I get older, I’m getting into it. Great job as usual!

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

    Oh – I like these pinks – nice shade; not insipid. Beautiful w/the brown ribbon; reminds me of a box of chocolate raspberry truffles for Valentine’s Day!

  3. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Nice job! I like the mix of the pink and brown. You should think about entering the Feb Art Bead Scene challenge… I think that this might work really well for the inspiration piece.

  4. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I absolutely LOVE this necklace!!! It is fantastic– the colors, the ribbon integration– everything. Nice work!

  5. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! The ribbon looks perfect with those beads- I’m usually not a huge pink fan, but I love the dusty roses and chocolate browns paired together- very vintage romantic! =^___^=

  6. gypsyheartCin
    gypsyheartCin says:

    I think you fit the silk in beautifully! It lends the perfect touch of softness combined with the rose tones. Love it! ~Cin

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty! Like some of the others, I have never been a pink fan, but this looks wonderful paired with the silk ribbon! Love it!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful. I love pink and think it is a wonderful color that should be used more. Great job.

  9. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love those little rubber o-rings and it is very cleaver to use them as links.

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful design !

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous and this comes from the not so pink me, loving Orly’s beads, can’t order them or I will have to charge 5x more for shipping due to Canada’s fam ous 0.8 inches slot :D

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love everything about this design! Normally, I’m not one for pink, but love this muted palette with the brown tones.

  13. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love pink and you did a beautiful job highlighting it in this piece. Pink and brown are such a fab combo and this necklace really shows that’s. Absolutly gorgeous

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks so much everyone for the wonderful comments!

  15. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great design, Wanda, and you incorporated the ribbon perfectly !

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think this very fresh and flirty, feminine with a funky look. Fantastic!

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the way you incorporated the ribbon! The warm chocolate brown sets off the other elements perfectly!

  18. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Paula, Deb and Gail!

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Drop dead gorgeous. I can see how much thought you put into this creation,and it really paid off… The ribbon is perfect with your choice of beads. I think this would look wonderful worn with a scoop neck cream color or black top.

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Nancy! Once I wrapped up Orly’s bead I was off and looking. I found the Indonesian beads and liked all the colors together that came on the strand. I thought they really fit the Leopardskin beads nicely. Then I was digging through all the ribbons I just purchased and bingo the piece came together.

  21. Francine J
    Francine J says:

    I absolutely love this necklace! Do you sell your work?

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