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Look Homeward, Angel

About this design:

I fell in love with this focal the moment I saw it! Unfortunately, it was already made into a necklace. I asked the artist if she could recreate it...she said no. She then disassembled the necklace so I could have the focal. I only hope I did it justice! And I hope the photos are OK. A friend insisted I use his HDMI screen, but I don't have an HDMI compatible computer, so I don't really know what the photos truly look like!


Raku focal by WondrousStrange on Etsy, raku tiles by Keith O'Connor(Please carry these, LB!), poly clay beads from WinterBirdStudio on Etsy, patina'd copper discs, freshwater pearls, roman glass from NumosityBeads on Etsy, antique brass wire and lobster clasp, sari silk from LB!

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Susie! This is SO awesome I don’t know where to begin! I think the pendant is fabulous! No wonder you wanted it. YES YES YES!!! You did do it justice. I like how the sides are nearly almost symmetrical, but different enough to be interesting. Your colors are perfect! The ribbon is perfect too! Are those dotty rondelle beads from Asia??? I want!!! :)

  2. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Amazing. I see why you wanted the focal. Lovely piece.

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    That’s beautiful!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful. Love the focal and the entire design.

  5. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    I conker with all of the above. You did a fabulous job on this. I can understand why you wanted the focal.

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie I’m a big fan of Wondrous Strange and I’m honored that you used my beads with their gorgeous pendant, you definitely got your mojo back, loving it :D

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

    Wonderful – unique piece! Has an antique feel to it; like I might see it in as a reproduction in a museum gift shop! Great job!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I too am a fan of Wondrous Strange, and you picked out a beauty of a focal! Asia’s beads are perfect with it! Love the movement in the whole piece…beautifully done, Susie!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the subtle color shifts in this necklace with the gorgeous raku beads and focal! So much great detail to appreciate in your design. Love this!

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally gorgeous, Susie ! You definitely did more than justice to the pendant and I love each and every one of the details you included. Your photos are magnificent also – - -

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Stunning piece…the focal is amazing, and you did a wonderful job of designing!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    WOW! Magnificent piece,Susie! I love the subtle shifting of color throughout the piece. Absolutely eye catching!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! They mean so much! I have not been well since Dix passed, and I find that my creativity has eluded me.

    Julie, Asia’s beads are great!

    Asia, your beads were the perfct choice for the pendant! I’m not 100%, but I’m on the road to finding my mojo. :)

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very nice!!! :)

  15. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very intriguing design. The focal is to die for.

  16. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous design!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love Raku! Wonderful mix of components.

  18. Janet Miriam
    Janet Miriam says:

    Absolutely stunning and gorgeous!

  19. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    There she is!! I had to keep scrolling just to.find this beauty. I already told you how absolutely gorgeous she is…but you deserve to hear it again. She is mesmerizing.

  20. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Deb! I struggled with her for months…I’m still not sure if she needs more dangles or something, but for now I’m keeping her the way she is!

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