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Grassy, Brassy Greens

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This piece started out with the wrapped beads being wrapped with silver instead of brass, but my husband said it looked Christmas-y. I like the brass but I'm still not convinced that it doesn't look like a piece for Christmas only. What do you think?


Green Aventurine thin pillow and square mix, brass clasp and Czech glass moon face from Lima Beads. Focal from Round Rabbit. Brass jump rings, FW pearls and wirelace from my stash.

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  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love the green aventurine and the wire lace. Green is one of my favorite colors. The little pearls look so delicate.

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I don’t think its christmas-y at all. It would be perfect with a cream or brown top in the spring time. Its very organic looking and the pearls really add that extra sparkle. The colors are very warm and earthy. Beautiful piece :)

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

    Love it, love it, love it – springy! Doesn’t look like Christmas at all. Green is beautiful and goes w/lots of other colors!!!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    It is so lovely , not Christmas-y at all :)

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wanda, All of your pieces are so inspirational–as is this one. Not Christmas-y looking at all to me! The brass color adds to the earthiness of the green aventurine. Your eye for color is impeccable, as is clearly seen in all of your fresh-picks. I absolutely love the pearl dangle additions. Keep up the great work.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I love the brass with the Aventurine….its a lovely piece!

  7. NH Sweets
    NH Sweets says:

    So pretty.

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well Wanda that is not even a Christmasy green?? 0_o
    SO what is your hubby looking at?
    I think is delightful. Beautiful color and I love the focal. It is perfect with the adventurine.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Blast auto correct made it adventure before I finished. So now you have adventurous aventurine.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic. Ignore him…Except when he gives you beads. :)

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    I don’t see anything “Christmasy” in this necklace, this is gorgeous, good that you changed the wire color, that focal is to die for, lucky for you I never get a chance to buy from Round Rabbit, by the time I get home all the great pieces are gone, maybe when I have vacation in summer. LOL Becky :D

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Nope, not a Christmas piece at all. I love aventurine bu as Deb said, aventurine is not a typical Christmas green anyway. But its beautiful. I hope it gets a good home. :)

  13. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Nope..Christmas didn’t enter my head at first glance.The only thing that can be wintery,might be the little star shapes on the focal,that could remind him of snowflakes? It’s still a stretch tho. I just think it’s gorgeous. I’m especially taken with the combination of Aventurine and Pearls,and have evil thoughts of “theft.” ;)

  14. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Agree with everyone else that this is definitely a year-round piece, Wanda – - and totally gorgeous at that ! Your wire wrapping and the dangling pearls are so perfectly done, too – - -

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is a gorgeous design Wanda! I love how the pattern on the toggle mimics the one on the pendant! Perfect!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the positive feedback on the Christmas-y part! I think when I did it in silver first he thought the pearls looked like Christmas ornaments, along with the the stars in the focal. I won’t give him a hard time about it though, Becky ;) Since he did purchase a lot of my wish list for me :-D I saw the clasp Angela, and thought it fit perfectly with the focal.

  17. Sharonpearl
    Sharonpearl says:

    A cool and yummy piece – the green seems to convey a light breeze flowing through Palm trees as you sit at an outdoor bar on an island sipping a Pomangranite (spelling?) beverage while gazing at the greenish-blue water. TMI? (Too much imagination :)

  18. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    For once I’m on the same page as the rest of the group! My first thought when I looked at this was Spring not Christmas. Beautiful job and I love that focal!

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    S Metz says:

    Love, love it. Doesn’t remind me of Christmas. Love the focal piece & maybe silver would make it look dull?

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