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Kazuri Bubbles

About this design:

I've had the pendant for eons, purchased on sale when I first started beading. I picked up the Kazuri beads not too long ago at a trunk show. I had originally made a bracelet with them, but It needed something, so I took it apart. I was inspired by a necklace in a magazine, and this is my adaptation. As an aside, I HATE stringing beads on a hard to snug them at the end! But I DO like this design!


Koi pendant from the craft store, Kashuri beads from the trunk show, antique silver spacers, Czech glass, brass filigree rounds, a few freshwater pearls, crimp covers, antique silver clasp.

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Absolutely stunningly gorgeous design, Susie!!!!!!

  2. J Danhaus
    J Danhaus says:

    What an incredibly well-composed piece! I love that it it has elements of symmetry and asymmetry both.

  3. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    I love fish designs and this one is so clever. Love the colors.

  4. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    I adore everything about this necklace!

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    Love it! The beads have so much movement, and the colors are perfect for water. Everything works sooo well together.

  6. Rachel-A
    Rachel-A says:

    Am very jealous… this is beautiful!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty….love the colors!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So pretty. I love kazuri beads and this is a great design.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, you have perfect beads for that pendant :D

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Perfect design for your pendant, Susie – - those beads are just gorgeous ! The drop from the fish is amazing – - -

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    I’m not crazy about fish but this is amazing and I would wear it :D Beautiful colors, combo and beads!!

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is so darn adorable! Love the fishy, and your stringing is perfect! :)

  13. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    “Take me to the River” ……….; That is so pretty; the fish is so BRIGHT – it’s perfect.

  14. BeadyEyes
    BeadyEyes says:

    I LOVE this! Makes me think of the sea. Lovely!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW!!! Fantastic!! :)

  16. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    What a fascinating take on Kazuri beads using them in this very uniquely designed necklace.
    Just love how you designed this and the colors
    are just great. The silver fish makes a statement. Love it.

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is so beautiful, Susie! Love everything about it!

  18. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    It all works so well together– very nice composition!

  19. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love! The pendant is fabulous and you set it off perfectly!!

  20. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you, everyone, for the lovely comments!

  21. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the color! Great design, too. :)

  22. C witt
    C witt says:

    Love this!

  23. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ab fab! the thing that struck me right away,was the fishy hanging on to the crystal. It’s just a beauty. How much fun would it be to wear this?

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yes!!!! your beautiful necklace made the FRONT PAGE!!! Already told you I love it! :)

  25. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    REALLY? I need to go look! Thanks Deb! And everyone else for their lovely comments!

  26. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    I have a friend that raises Koi. She would love something like this. What craft store did you get your pendant? thank you. Beautiful design.

  27. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Rocky. I got the pendant at Michael’s, but a very long time ago. I haven’t seen this pendant there in a while, but I think there are some other similar ones.

  28. jade
    jade says:

    the pendant is beautiful!!!

  29. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    I love this! The fish seems to be swimming along in the deeper part of the sea (away from those pesky hooks!)

  30. L Bowman
    L Bowman says:

    I really love this! It’s really peaceful to look at. Some designs can be so busy, but this is really as though you are looking into the Koi Pond :-) . Beautiful!

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