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Glass Sea

About this design:

If I can't be by the ocean, at least, I can dream about it! I think this piece captures the sparkle of water and the frothy mixture of surf colors.


Grace lampwork beads, seed beads, fire polished rounds, antique gold filigree endcaps, gold-plated button

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  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Annnd now I must pick my jaw up off the floor! ;) Yes, I would say that you captured it PERFECTLY!WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW annnnnd WOW!!!! :) GORGEOUS!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh my! If you could wear a piece of the ocean, this would be how! I love everything about this! The colors are wonderful as are the end caps and that button! The lampwork beads just glow and your beadwork is fabulous, as always! STUNNING piece, Laud!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Simply stunning! It’s as if you captured the sea and surf with each bead!

  4. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Normally I’m not a fan of kumihimo, Laud, but I just absolutely love how you incorporate it into your designs ! This necklace has such perfect balance and definitely sings of the sea – - -

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is so beautiful!

    I’m with Crazy Beader, Kumihimo is not my thing to do, but I do enjoy other’s ability!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, ladies! It’s not kumihimo, which I don’t know how to do. This is twisted herringbone. I think kumihimo gives a uniform rounded shape, but twisted herringbone gives lines of slowly spiralling beads.

  7. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    Very pretty! Love the color choices and can appreciate herringbone work…done it myself and must offer kudos for sticking with it long enough for a necklace! Looks well worth it!

  8. Crystal Canary
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  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! I DO live by the sea, and this is the perfect representation of a sunnyday by the shore!

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

    Love the design and the colors are right on – beautiful necklace.

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    These are my favorite colors! And that engraved clasp is just perfect!

  12. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful. Is that a twisted herringbone stitch.

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Gorgeous Laud!!! This truly captures the colors and shades and variations in our oceans. As an east coast girl, I am used to the ocean being lots of colors all at once. You have totally captured the feel. :)

  14. Diana Toffoli
    Diana Toffoli says:

    great piece, love the colours

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, the colors are just amazing :D

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I don’t even know what to say….except it is just lovely!!

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