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About this design:

I fell hard for the Grace sable celestial beads, but they're so striking on their own, what to put with them? I settled on a herringbone chain in a variety of silvers and blacks plus tan and garnet accents. The warm garnet fire-polished rounds join with mirror-finish Swarovski bicones to add a little sparkle. Onyx rondelles separate the lampwork beads.


Grace beads, onyx rondelles, Czech fire-polished rounds, Swarovski bicones, Delica seed beads, simple silver plated toggle clasp

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I don’t blame you…those celestial beads are gorgeous! What a lovely piece!

  2. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    It is a striking piece; those celestials are gorgeous; never seen them before. You did the right thing with the chain

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What a fabulous compliment the beaded chain is to the stunning Grace beads! Another beautiful piece!

    Is the chain hard to make?

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


    Drop dead gorgeous!

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Once again, Laud, you’ve created a classic masterpiece ! Love everything about the design – - it has such great balance and those little red seed beads by the toggle are just a perfect finishing touch.

  6. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    WOW! You outdid yourself on this one. Your eye for color and design is amazing. As usual, I am in awe.

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, ladies!

    CB, the red beads by the clasp are fire-polished rounds. They’re ruby luster, so they don’t look like uniform red glass. I picked up the red and cream in the chain, as well, to break up the black/silver pattern.

    The chain is herringbone stitch.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous beads, fantastic design :D

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto to all of the above comments! Excellent color and design. :)

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you all!

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