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About this design:

All of the wildflowers are starting to bloom here so I'm inspired to make something "Springy". I'm stepping out of my comfort zone again with the necklaces. I was so in love with the LB hand dyed silk ribbon and saw many of you making great pieces with it so I had to try it. It's been sitting in my stash for 6 months and decided to finally make a go.


Vintaj brass Parawire, chain, headpins and charms, lucite flowers, hand dyed silk ribbon and Czech glass from LB. Pink peruvian opal, amazonite, prehnite, cherry quartz, honey jade, peach aventurine from my stash. Ceramic flower pendant from Walmart.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wow. I love everything about this. Great choice of colors, elements, focal. That’s a particularly scrumptious ribbon, too.

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Laud! Coming from you..that rocks!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love the color and everything about it….you rocked the silk ribbon!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very delicate and earthy. Great colors.

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    Utter perfection Angela! An ooooohhhh … aaaahhhhh x5 for sure … love it! A lot of people would have gone with all green beads, but your addition of soft pinks, blues and yellows is what raises it up. :D

  6. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Absolutly stunning!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    “With cockle shells and coral bells and sweet maids 3 in a row”….. or something like that. :-D Love this, Angela!!!!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    wait…. from WALMART??? seriously!?! well I’ll be….. :)

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This rocks!!

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    beautiful Angela

  11. A me
    A me says:

    This is put together so nicely, just beautiful :)

  12. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    You STINKER!!! you beat me to it; I had just laid these same color beads – EXACTLY – not 30 minutes ago; minus the silk. So, you already know what I think of yours – BEAUTIFUL!!! LOL,LOL,LOL

  13. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Is this where you say – “Great minds think alike” …. ?

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much! Funny you should say that CAS, I started out with just greens but I wanted to bring out the color variances in the ribbon, so it went in a different direction. ;)
    Yes Becky..Walmart! Who’d a thunk it! I actually got two of these for $1, they were a Deb-worthy find for sure. I literally squealed with glee when I found them. Anyone within 5 isles must’ve thought I was nuts!
    LOL Sydney! Sorry to steal your thunder but great minds and all! ;)

  15. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    A truly great creation, Angela ! Don’t you just love Wallyworld – - -

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOL! I can just see you squealing — almost a people of Walmart reaction. :) !!

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh my GOSH!!! ANGELA!!! I am super envious right now!! I have never seen that pendant and I go to 4 Walmarts for work!! I would have squealed also!! Loudly!

    Your necklace is outstanding!! You should do more….out of your comfort zone my foot! It is so so so so pretty!

  18. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Congrats for making the front page! :)

  19. Blooming Ideas
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  20. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Really lovely… especially the pendant.

  21. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Out of your comfort zone??? I’d say not!! Wonderful depiction of spring, love the soft pinks, blues, etc. and that ribbon is the icing on the cupcake!

  22. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Very pretty! I LOVE the colors and your combination of elements! Great design! :D

  23. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Harmony in green! Great design fantastic color! :)

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    PamG says:

    Love it! Thanks for the spring inspiration!

  25. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Everything has been said…just stunning!

  26. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much! :)

  27. Karen aka kidsauthor
    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Such a lovely piece…just love the colors and components!

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    Sondra G says:

    PERFECT for Spring…Great job

  29. DreamingFoxStudio
    DreamingFoxStudio says:

    the colors sing! another beautiful design…

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