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Menagerie of Dry Fruits

About this design:

The yummy dry apricots colors :)And I love those...


Seed beads 6/0. Fringe drops by Miyuki, Long magatama by Miyuki, brass plated findings and C-Lon from LB.Ear wires are gold filled .

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  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Oh I love these colors. This is so soft and elegant. Julia, do you have an Etzy site?

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Del :)

    No, I do not… I did long ago but… it did not work for me some how… Once a year I do show in my house… last summer I took some to Moscow, Russia and sold some there :)

  3. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    My favorite fruit and my favorite color… and my favorite of your collections. Gorgeous!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You :) :)

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Julia, selling and marketing is a whole different endeavor. How do most people on this site sell their jewelry? I am acquiring quite a collection and I sell mostly through friends and associates, but would really like to market to a larger audience. I used to sell at craft shows but that is a lot of work.

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I love the colors! Julia– try setting up a FaceBook business page. Also home parties usually work well for me. I have an Etsy site but haven’t had much success there. Pinterest is a great place to post as well and drive interest to your site(s).

  7. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I was thinking about Facebook page. I do have one for my paintings at Painting I Love…

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Sublime color scheme Julia. Oh how I love that color! Your pieces are soooo gorgeous.

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Nancy so very much :)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous colors, Julia, you must have a vast stash of seed beads :D

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Asia. Not really… I am done… I have to do some shopping actually but…I also need to paint so I probably will take a break from beading ;) My future paintings calling on me …lol

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    You are so amazing at this technique. These colors are just beautiful, and now I want apricots.

  13. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! I love your skill with color, it’s truly beautiful to behold. =^_^=

    Etsy can take a while to pay off, but I’ve been using all the social media I can to get my work out there, and I got two sales this past week when I hadn’t made any in a year, plus my traffic has improved a LOT. I think with Etsy, you just have to be patient and spend time promoting yourself wherever you can. Your jewelry is gorgeous, and it isn’t something everybody can do!

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love how you’ve use the big leaf with you gorgeous seed bead work!

  15. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Cindy, Sonja and Eeka :)

    I had Etsy account for about a year and then decided that it is not working for me as there soooooooooo many jewelery designers… Maybe I shall give it another try… I will see . after my coming back from Russia in June.

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Julia-I was thinking anout this style of necklace for my daughters wedding and there are not very many designer on Etsy doing this. The one that I did see were no where near this level of expertise and quality.

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, Gail :) I may try Etsy again after the trip :)

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    It is so beautiful. You may want to advertise with a Bridal Registry.

  19. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Del very much :)

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